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Originally Posted by J&E2011 View Post

 

Hi Ladies!

I'm getting married in Playa as well. We're thinking about getting cigars while we're in Mexico to give to our guests as favors, and we'd like to make monogrammed matches and bring those with us. Does anyone know if these can be shipped in advance or if I can bring them with me in the plane?

Will greatly appreciate your input, Thanks!

 

If you go to the TSA website: http://www.tsa.gov/travelers/airtravel/prohibited/permitted-prohibited-items.shtm#9 , it says that you can't bring matches on planes, I think it states you can bring one book of matches on your carry on but none in your checked bags..... so I would say definitely ship them if you can!

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Suzy- Katia was also my WC.....I LOVE HER!! I was so sad when she called me to let me know she was going on maternity leave! who is your WC now? mine is Elvy.....I spoke to her once last week and she seems nice.....Katia mentioned to her and their boss to please take good care of me! we had become really close.....

 

I wouldn't be too happy if they had changed my location without my concern either!

 

Originally Posted by Suzy831 View Post

Alright, so I'm getting really really frustrated... I booked my wedding almost a year ago and since then I am now on my 4th WC... my last one Katia was awesome, but she is on maternity leave now... so I e-mailed my new WC about my reception on the beach behind the gazebo and it interfering with the wedding that is scheduled at the gazebo at the same time.... and she writes back that my reception was moved to the beach by Pelicanos!!! Okay, in every email and message from my other WC's I've specifically stated that I wanted my wedding on the beach behind the gazebo (just because I wanted everything in the same area so people didn't have to walk far to get to places) and I was told it was booked there... in all of my paperwork I sent them, it says "Reception: Beach behind Gazebo".. so can they just move it without asking me?? How is the beach by Pelicanos?? Is it nice? Is it nicer or worse than the beach area behind the gazebo??? I'm sooooo annoyed... but not sure if I can really do anything at this point. I know a beach is a beach... but just when I think I have everything figured out and organized, something else changes without me knowing!! :(



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I have Elvy too. She is okay, but Katia would answer my questions so thoroughly and attach pictures, etc. She was great! I know everything will work out in the end, but it is just hard to plan a wedding when you are so far away!

 

Originally Posted by Bride2B22 View Post

Suzy- Katia was also my WC.....I LOVE HER!! I was so sad when she called me to let me know she was going on maternity leave! who is your WC now? mine is Elvy.....I spoke to her once last week and she seems nice.....Katia mentioned to her and their boss to please take good care of me! we had become really close.....

 

I wouldn't be too happy if they had changed my location without my concern either!

 

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Originally Posted by Suzy831 View Post

Alright, so I'm getting really really frustrated... I booked my wedding almost a year ago and since then I am now on my 4th WC... my last one Katia was awesome, but she is on maternity leave now... so I e-mailed my new WC about my reception on the beach behind the gazebo and it interfering with the wedding that is scheduled at the gazebo at the same time.... and she writes back that my reception was moved to the beach by Pelicanos!!! Okay, in every email and message from my other WC's I've specifically stated that I wanted my wedding on the beach behind the gazebo (just because I wanted everything in the same area so people didn't have to walk far to get to places) and I was told it was booked there... in all of my paperwork I sent them, it says "Reception: Beach behind Gazebo".. so can they just move it without asking me?? How is the beach by Pelicanos?? Is it nice? Is it nicer or worse than the beach area behind the gazebo??? I'm sooooo annoyed... but not sure if I can really do anything at this point. I know a beach is a beach... but just when I think I have everything figured out and organized, something else changes without me knowing!! :(


 


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Hi J&E - i've asked and begged and begged to allow items to be shipped ahead of time.  my wedding coordinator said the resort doesnt allow this....unless i've been misinformed?

 

btw im from jersey city too!  welcome!

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The resort is definitly not big, I'm guessing but I would think The Royal and Gran Porto would be considered small compared to other resorts.  When we went in April we noticed wedding groups meeting up and hanging out by the pool or on the beach. 

 

 

thanks guys...i guess it looks pretty big from the pictures i've seen.  does it get crowded by the pool or on the beach?  my wedding is april 10 and alittle nervous there will be tons of people there because of spring break.

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Originally Posted by Heidi82 View Post

 

JHarris - LOL that is really funny about your guys and the speedos!  Now for the scary part (and this is really embarassing) - My dad really does wear a speedo!  He wears is at the pool, the lake, wherever!  AND he has no shame and thinks it's normal!  OMG...I keep telling my FI that I should warn people that are coming to the wedding and will see him at the pool....hahaha nervous laugh...sad.gif  BTW, what part of Houston do you live in?

 

Suzy831 - I asked my WC through the Real Resorts Basecamp website - If we wanted to change our location, do we need to let her know now or can we let her know 2-3 days before the wedding when we arrive at the resort.  Her answer was now.  So we changed our location to the ballroom and it's a done deal.  Not sure why it had to be now, since the ballroom location seems to be the back up in case it rains, but I guess it's better safe than sorry.  Do you have the basecamp website set up?

 

All ~

I checked my contract and they did put in there that a 2nd deposit is due and a final payment, but I didn't pay attention to it at all when I signed it!  I also just checked my basecamp website and their is a tab at the top that says 'Milestones'.  When I clicked on it, it showed the date when the 2nd deposit is due and also the date the final payment is due, 45 days before the wedding.  That is helpful and a good reminder.  :)

 

Hope all is well with everyone!  8 days until I go wedding dress shopping!!

 

Heidi - Now that is hilarious!! Too bad my wedding is a month earlier than yours - your Dad would have some company. rolleyes.gif

 

I'm at Greenway Plaza/West University area. How exciting!! Where are you dress shopping? I got my dress at Now & Forever Bridal near corner of Richmond & Kirby. Maison de Mode in Village and Mia Couture on West Gray are great places as well. I will have to caution - If you go to Brickhouse Bridal - make sure they tell you everything about that dress before you sign the contract. They tried to scam my sister into buying a cheap dress for $$.

 

Where has this year gone!! Crazy that it's almost 2011!!! ACK!! That just means more stuff to finish and decide. shots.gif

 

 

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Originally Posted by Suzy831 View Post

 

 

 

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It is right behind it. I would talk to them about this for sure.  I'm sure the people having their ceremony wouldn't appreciate it etiher. 

 

When we initially contacted The Royal that was one of our main concerns knowing that they did multiple weddings a day and they ensured me a sitiuation like the one you mentioned wouldn't happen. 

 

Now maybe the ceremony that is going one is only the couple and no guests etc so it won't interfere with your reception.  We say a couple "couples" getting married by themselves or renewing vows when we were there.

 

I e-mailed my wedding coordinator about this, and I'm hoping I get a response soon... now for those brides who have already gotten married here, if you decided to make changes last minute, like if I wanted to move my reception location to a different area of the beach, and I didn't decide this until I got down there, like 2 days before the wedding, are they accommodating to changes?? Or are they strict about stuff? I guess I just feel like I'm not going to really get an idea of what things will look like, etc. until I am down there, and I'm not getting very many answers from my WC.... ??

 

 

Suzy - My understanding is that you need to decide now on the location for ceremony and reception since they coordinate several weddings a day. Are you able to do a site visit before the wedding? We're hoping we can to give us a better idea of the layout and noise factor. I remember Lisa telling me that she was near the gazebo and didn't really hear anything from the other weddings there - that's definitely a plus!!

 

I have heard some of the WCs are slow to respond but they do keep a file on all your requests and emails. You might try calling and seeing if you get more of a response?

 

Janna

 

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Originally Posted by Suzy831 View Post

 

 

 

Quote:

It is right behind it. I would talk to them about this for sure.  I'm sure the people having their ceremony wouldn't appreciate it etiher. 

 

When we initially contacted The Royal that was one of our main concerns knowing that they did multiple weddings a day and they ensured me a sitiuation like the one you mentioned wouldn't happen. 

 

Now maybe the ceremony that is going one is only the couple and no guests etc so it won't interfere with your reception.  We say a couple "couples" getting married by themselves or renewing vows when we were there.

 

I e-mailed my wedding coordinator about this, and I'm hoping I get a response soon... now for those brides who have already gotten married here, if you decided to make changes last minute, like if I wanted to move my reception location to a different area of the beach, and I didn't decide this until I got down there, like 2 days before the wedding, are they accommodating to changes?? Or are they strict about stuff? I guess I just feel like I'm not going to really get an idea of what things will look like, etc. until I am down there, and I'm not getting very many answers from my WC.... ??

 

 

 

Suzy,  honestly I would be happy with this move.  The Pelicanos beach is A - bigger and B - more "out of the way" for normal guests on the beach.  I realzie how frustrating it can be to have a change like that made with out your approval, but honestly I think you will like it better....also it is not a big difference distance wise - 3-4 minute walk?!?

 

 

 

 

Originally Posted by Suzy831 View Post

 

Alright, so I'm getting really really frustrated... I booked my wedding almost a year ago and since then I am now on my 4th WC... my last one Katia was awesome, but she is on maternity leave now... so I e-mailed my new WC about my reception on the beach behind the gazebo and it interfering with the wedding that is scheduled at the gazebo at the same time.... and she writes back that my reception was moved to the beach by Pelicanos!!! Okay, in every email and message from my other WC's I've specifically stated that I wanted my wedding on the beach behind the gazebo (just because I wanted everything in the same area so people didn't have to walk far to get to places) and I was told it was booked there... in all of my paperwork I sent them, it says "Reception: Beach behind Gazebo".. so can they just move it without asking me?? How is the beach by Pelicanos?? Is it nice? Is it nicer or worse than the beach area behind the gazebo??? I'm sooooo annoyed... but not sure if I can really do anything at this point. I know a beach is a beach... but just when I think I have everything figured out and organized, something else changes without me knowing!! :(

 

 

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Originally Posted by GC2008 View Post

 

Hi J&E - i've asked and begged and begged to allow items to be shipped ahead of time.  my wedding coordinator said the resort doesnt allow this....unless i've been misinformed?

 

btw im from jersey city too!  welcome!

 

 

GC - My coordinator said it would be fine to ship items.  That they need to be sent to your coordinator somehow labled with your names/wedding date.  The only down side is that they say they aren't responsible if it doesn't arrive.  Also with customs, things can get held up - I have heard that it is BEST to include your receipts of the items you are sending with them - that it helps it get through customs faster.  Just a thought....

 

 

 

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