Gran Bahia Principe Akumal/Tulum/Coba - POST HERE!
Posted 10 April 2010 - 04:17 PM
Posted 11 April 2010 - 11:41 AM
Posted 11 April 2010 - 03:38 PM
for my bridesmaids i'm playing 'you're my best friend' - vitamin string quartet tribute to queen YouTube - You're My Best Friend
all the songs i'm using are instrumental
Posted 11 April 2010 - 04:41 PM
Posted 11 April 2010 - 08:42 PM
That is awesome your moh is doing your hair!
Posted 11 April 2010 - 08:43 PM
That is awesome your moh is doing your hair!
Posted 11 April 2010 - 08:59 PM
We've been back a week now, so I figured I should let you all know how it went! It was a great week but very busy. We were always being pulled in five different directions and didn't have that much down time, but it was still awesome.
I'll sum things up and give you my opinion/tips quickly. We had our meeting with Karla at the beginning of the week, just went over all the details we had already arranged and then finished up what we hadn't. I picked flowers down there, ended up with Gerbers, not want I had hoped for but they turned out great. We also picked our cake then, vanilla/raspberry, very yummy. I gave her the decorations for the poolside reception and our CD for ceremony music. (We had 4 songs, 1 for the girls and myself, 2 for the signing, and 1 for our exit).
After leaving our meeting we realized she forgot to tell us about the blood work so we had to go back and get the paper work. It was a bit of a wait at the clinic as there were 2 other couples in front of us, but everything went smoothly once inside. Forgot to get a receipt though!
There was no rehearsal, we got told things as they were happening the day of. Our flowers were delivered to the room in the afternoon. We started getting ready, my BM's did my hair. I had Claudia Rodriguez for photos, she came 1 hour before the ceremony to take getting ready pics. WE ended up being late b/c after making me look perfect, my BM didn't have enough time to get herself ready!! Karla was calling and calling our driver, but it all was fine.
I was so focused on just getting things done, I didn't really listen to what Karla told my dad and I! Walking down the aisle was great! My dad wanted me to slow down, but I told him I've waited long enough!! Once up there, my FI came down the steps of the gazebo to get me, and said something about a kiss that both my dad and I interpreted as my FI and my dad kissing?!! He actually was asking if my dad wanted to give me a kiss! So my dad was like, No I'm not giving you a kiss, and went to sit down.
I ended up holding onto my boquet the entire time, not realizing I should have given it to my BM! Also, during the signing and fingerprints, we had our back to our guests so they had no idea what we were doing. If you can remember, give someone your flowers, and try to have the judge/WC put the paper work on the other side of the table so ppl can see what you are doing.
We got a little confused walking away as we weren't sure how far to go! So we eventually stopped and came back to have champagne. Only to get interrupted by the resort photographer trying set up a meeting to give us our 10 included pics/sell us more. I was very irritated by this as when we suggested a time the next day he kept saying he was busy. I was getting pissed that he is doing this 10 seconds after we get married and then can't decide a time. Very unprofessional.
We had pictures, then headed to dinner at the Portofino. The food was excellent and there was no one else in the restaurant. We were in a raised area in the center of the restaurant. Service was excellent as well. I couldn't eat much b/c the heat/humidity was getting to me and my dress was sticking to me like glue by then! But everyone said it was excellent. There would have been time to do speeches while ppl ate if you want. We left ours until the reception.
The jacuzzi pool was set up for us and it was cute. Unfortunately, our crowd did not end up to be very energetic partiers, so it was a lot of sitting around talking to the ppl you knew. We had lots of music on our laptop, but our GM didn't pick great songs to play, so very few dancers. Speeches worked well, we had a speaker and mic. In the end, I'm not sure the reception was worth it for our group. There was a reception the next night, same spot, and it looked the same, lots of ppl just sitting around. You can easily do that in the lobby or one of the other bars. Might be worth saving the money. As well, we cleaned up our own decorations, as Karla didn't tell us if she would do it our not? I didn't want to leave them there until the next day, possibly to lose them, as I'm using them at home too.
Great surprises in the room that night. Both from the resort and our friends! Overall, it was a great day, I was tired though b/c our wedding day was at the end of the week and the week was starting to catch up with me! I keep telling Drew, I want to go back and do it again!!
I'm writing this really quick, so it's all over the place, if anyone has specific questions just ask.
Oh, and if you want your dress steamed, apparently you have to ask about it a few days in advance as it will go to the launders? I asked Karla about a steamer the day of the wedding and she was kind of confused by my request and said I would have had to send it away a few days earlier.
Okay, that is all for now good luck to all the upcoming brides, it is going to be an incredible week that you won't forget anytime soon! Very hard to come back to reality
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