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#2611 Julie2011

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    Posted 15 March 2010 - 02:55 PM

    Thanks Sunny and Susie!!!
    That makes me feel much better about it

    #2612 Jules

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      Posted 15 March 2010 - 09:26 PM

      Well ladies, I'm officially starting to lose it.
      We leave in a week and a half and things are just piling up. I picked up my dress yesterday, only to get it home and realize they did not complete the alterations properly. I even tried it on in the store. My mind is just so full and racing all the time I couldn't even focus long enough to realize there were problems!
      It is not even just wedding details that have me going, those are pretty much all taken care of. It's dealing with the little wedding things and work on top of that. I am a teacher and I'm waist deep in report cards (due Thursday). Now I'm in a bind as I have to try and get the afternoon off to take my dress back. I work 45 minutes out of town so by the time I get home the bridal salon is closed.
      I'm constantly running around in the evenings to get last minute gifts, go tanning, drop luggage containing OOT bag goodies to my aunt, a hair appointment this week, a makeup consult, and now a suprise stagette on Friday! I was fine not having one... Bah!! Is it March 27th @ 6:00a.m yet? I need to be on that plane!

      #2613 Erica_Bellerive

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        Posted 15 March 2010 - 10:22 PM

        Awww Jules I feel for you! I am a student teacher finishing up my final practicum right now. I have no idea how you are fitting everything in. Just try and pick your battles. If there are things you can let go of, that really don’t matter, just let them go LOL. Ask yourself how much it will matter once you are on the beach sipping a cocktail. I hope things look up for you soon. You are getting SOOOOO close.

        I just can’t tell you how excited I am getting for the big day to arrive. I’m sure many of you are feeling that same. My bridal shower and stagette are come up fast as well. They are being held on the last weekend of March (12 days away)! I have taken over my own shower planning LOL. With the wedding being so easy and stress free, I felt the urge to plan and decorate something. Needless to say my step-mothers house is going to look fantastic when I’m through with it.
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        #2614 Chrissy&Ryan

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          Posted 16 March 2010 - 11:49 PM

          Hi Ladies,

          Im getting married at Tulum on May 11th...only 53 days to go!!!! Im having my dinner at Gran Tortuga and wondering if anyone else has had their reception there. Can you do your speeches there? Play light music? We are having a poolside reception after dinner but they only gave us 90 minutes and we want to use all that time for dancing :)

          I would appreciate any and all advice.

          Chrissy

          #2615 SusieQ

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            Posted 17 March 2010 - 09:03 AM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by Chrissy&Ryan
            Hi Ladies,

            Im getting married at Tulum on May 11th...only 53 days to go!!!! Im having my dinner at Gran Tortuga and wondering if anyone else has had their reception there. Can you do your speeches there? Play light music? We are having a poolside reception after dinner but they only gave us 90 minutes and we want to use all that time for dancing :)

            I would appreciate any and all advice.

            Chrissy
            Hi Chrissy
            We were married at the Tulum Feb.2nd and had our reception dinner at the Gran Tortuga. They do not let you change the music, they have their own. We did do speeches there because again we wanted to use as much time for the music and dancing.
            The restaurant is really nice, they tuck you into one corner away from other guests. You start with the salad bar which has tons of different food to suit anyone and then they bring meat and seafood on large swords and cut it onto your plate. It is so good and you get so full..
            We had the poolside reception aswell and for 2 hours 8.30 to 10.30.. We used our own ipod (big mistake) the wind and a show at the theatre drowned our music out.

            I hope this helps
            Sue

            #2616 labgirl

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              Posted 19 March 2010 - 01:45 PM

              Has ANYONE SHIPPED THEIR WEDDING DRESS TO THE BAHIA? My daughter's dress is very full and we are contemplating shipping vs. buying it a seat on the plane. What has eveyone else done?
              Thanks!! Her wedding is May 21 at the Bahia Tulum Gazebo....I am soo excited!

              #2617 HereFishie

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                Posted 19 March 2010 - 02:04 PM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by labgirl
                Has ANYONE SHIPPED THEIR WEDDING DRESS TO THE BAHIA? My daughter's dress is very full and we are contemplating shipping vs. buying it a seat on the plane. What has eveyone else done?
                Thanks!! Her wedding is May 21 at the Bahia Tulum Gazebo....I am soo excited!

                I wouldn't. It's not worth the risk. What if it never makes it there?? Everyone always warns against even shipping your decorations/favours down ahead of time for this reason. I would rather fold it very tightly and deal with the steaming/pressing once there than send it ahead of time!

                #2618 TATrisha

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                Posted 19 March 2010 - 02:12 PM

                DO NOT!!! Ship your dress!!
                Things don't arrive in Mexico on time, get caught up in customs, etc. DO NOT SHIP IT! You will be very upset if your dress doesn't make the trip.

                The dress should fit fine above the seats in the overhead bin. You might have to cram it, but it's better to get it steamed at the resort than having to try and find a random dress to wear on your big day!

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                #2619 courtneybgorman

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                  Posted 20 March 2010 - 01:26 PM

                  I put my dress in the overhead compartment and thought that I would need to get it steamed, but from all the humidity in mexico i didn't even need to get it done.

                  #2620 midnight24

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                    Posted 20 March 2010 - 02:53 PM

                    has anyone purchased maracas or regular size somberos at the resort (the hacienda)? just wondering what the cost is? we have an idea for the photog we are thinking of doing...just trying to budget another 'extra' cost.

                    thanks!




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