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Hopefully we can meet up while you're there Jemma!  I leave on Wednesday! 

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This is not entirely true.. My ceremony was legal and it was in English. I thought it was going to be in spanish but it wasn't!

The onlt difference i'm aware of is there is less papers to sign at the ceremony and no finger prints (or bloodwork)

 

Originally Posted by Tlseege View Post

There are a few differences that anyone who is familiar with Mexican weddings would notice, but I am not sure that most people would.

 

1, it will be in English instead of Spanish

2, you won't have to sign and ink the paperwork (although i believe the GBP will do this for you if you'd like)

 

and then you don't have to arrive early and you don't have to get blood taken.  My sister's cousin-in-law is getting married in Mexico and they are getting married the day after they arrived.  I instantly knew it wasn't legal.

 

So it really depends on your crowd, but to the normal non researching individual, it'll look legit.



 

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Really?!?!?!  It wasn't translated into English?  But you gave blood and all that jazz right?  That's really weird.  I have never heard of a legal ceremony at the GBP not being in Spanish.  Has anyone else had a legal ceremony in English only?

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Yea it threw us all off lol Cause I was under the impression it'd be in Spanish and translated into English but right when the ceremony started the judge began speaking english and one of my bridesmaids was joking around saying "man, i thought my spanish was just really good" ha ha. Yes, Richard and I both did blood work, had the bruise for a week to prove it lol and we signed 5 sheets and finger printed it.

 

Originally Posted by Tlseege View Post

Really?!?!?!  It wasn't translated into English?  But you gave blood and all that jazz right?  That's really weird.  I have never heard of a legal ceremony at the GBP not being in Spanish.  Has anyone else had a legal ceremony in English only?



 

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Thanks Ad2012!! I'm so happy to hear that seats opened up for your flight! Were using Maritimes Travel, and flying with air transat. Oh, and yes Eugenia and I are finally talking.... although the replies are quite slow, as expected lol. Does anyone know if you can just rent the sound system +lights for the private reception? I'm a bit scared to use the resort Dj after the last review....

 

ps- have you had any luck finding photographers yet?

 

          
 

Originally Posted by AD2012 View Post

Hey Cynlee, 

 

We actually found out today that 6 extra seats opened up for our flight leaving out of Edmonton on May 6th. She has provided us with separate flights & accommodations, they were quite high compared to what weâ€re paying. Which is to be expected. 

 

Are you going through a local agent? 

 

Jazmin gave us the option of Dolce, Arlequin & Frutos Del Mar. Iâ€d ask your coordinator about it. Have you had any luck getting a hold of anyone yet? 
 



 





 

 



 

 

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Weâ€re with Air Transat too, when I asked our TA about an itinerary I was told that Air Transat doesnâ€t release that information closer to the departure date. 

 

Yes, we found a photographer. We really liked Chrisâ€s work but he a little out of our price point. We ended up securing a local photographer that has done some work for a couple friends. 

 

Iâ€m also interested in renting the sound & light equipment for the reception. Based on the last review and what Iâ€ve read from other posts, Iâ€m not quite sold on their DJ. 
 

Originally Posted by Cynlee143 View Post

Thanks Ad2012!! I'm so happy to hear that seats opened up for your flight! Were using Maritimes Travel, and flying with air transat. Oh, and yes Eugenia and I are finally talking.... although the replies are quite slow, as expected lol. Does anyone know if you can just rent the sound system +lights for the private reception? I'm a bit scared to use the resort Dj after the last review....

 

ps- have you had any luck finding photographers yet?

 

          
 



 

 



 

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AD2012,

 

    I've asked Eugenia about renting the lights and sound system, so i'll let you know what she says :). My TA said the same thing about Air transat. Hopefully, they release the flight info soon... our big day is coming soon!! lol

 

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DJ Bijan was great....www.mayanvibes.com- he has a great sound system (and we had a large party)!

 

Also, we rented extra lights from the resort (you can also pick different colors)- Eugenia coordinated it with the resort!

 

 

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Andrea-

They provided string for our lanterns....during our cocktail party at El Mar on the beach...as well as at our pool side reception at the White Sands Main Pool in Akumal...

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Hey Everyone,

 

I am looking at getting maracas when I'm down there.  I will need around 95.  The wedding co-ordinator wrote back to tell me that they're $8 each at the Hacienda... Is this true?  Has anyone bought them there before?  I swear that I saw a post where someone thought they were cheaper, but, can't find it now.  I'm also wondering if anyone knows if the Hacienda sells starfish?  I'd need about 20 of them.

Thanks,

Sarah

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