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#5791 fraggle42

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    Posted 11 May 2012 - 01:18 AM

    Originally Posted by mexicanbride 

    Awesome review Jill.  Do they provide you with transportation to the ceremony with the symbolic ceremony?  Everything looked amazing :)

     

    Thank you for the info about kids...it is very reassuring we have been mainly concerned with the food and if we would have to bring a weeks worth of bottled baby food with us!

    Excellent review Jill. Thank you. I am a bit put off by the prayers in the ceremony. Can anyone tell me if this is standard in the legal ceremony too?



    #5792 fraggle42

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      Posted 11 May 2012 - 08:17 AM

      Hi I have been looking at the tripadvisor forum for restaurants at the resort. Not for the wedding meal. Just in general for the holiday. Does anyone have any preferences, recommendations? Also can anyone tell me how many people can be seated at the Mikado show table? And we are staying in the Tulum section - I know we can use restaurants in Akumel and Coba sections but can we also use the Sian Kaan restaurants and facilities or is this an exclusive area? I am sure we have enough to choose from in the other 3 areas but I am just curious.



      #5793 stylishmeNC

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        Posted 11 May 2012 - 09:52 AM

        Originally Posted by mexicanbride 

        Awesome review Jill.  Do they provide you with transportation to the ceremony with the symbolic ceremony?  Everything looked amazing :)

         

        Thank you for the info about kids...it is very reassuring we have been mainly concerned with the food and if we would have to bring a weeks worth of bottled baby food with us!


        Yes, they do provide transportation. As both my mom and dad walked me down the aisle, the three of us just hung out in the shade outside of the villa while everyone else gathered at the snack bar and then when it was time a guy came with a golf cart picked us up and drove us over to where we would start walking (which was a less than 1 min walk, but it was nice to feel special with the little ride).

         

        We had four kids in our group - ages 9, 7, 3, and 6 months old - and everything went well with them. Granted the baby was still breast feeding so they didn't really have to worry about much for her, but otherwise I would say the resort is very accommodating.



        #5794 stylishmeNC

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          Posted 11 May 2012 - 09:55 AM

          Originally Posted by fraggle42 

          Excellent review Jill. Thank you. I am a bit put off by the prayers in the ceremony. Can anyone tell me if this is standard in the legal ceremony too?


          Yeah, the prayers were a little much for my taste and I was surprised by them, but overall it was a really nice ceremony. If we had known in advance I think I would have talked to our WC about it and had it taken out or something. So now that you know, it might be something that you can ask your WC about and discuss in more depth. They really do an amazing job to make the whole day perfect for you, so don't be afraid to ask about things at all :)



          #5795 andrea2006

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            Posted 11 May 2012 - 10:55 AM

            My Husband and I are not religious either, but I thought the symbolic ceremony was very nice.  They did have a few prayers, and honestly I don't really remember much about them!  I was just so excited to be marrying him it didn't really matter what the minister said..all I remember about the words he said was I thought it was very beautiful (and thankfully short!) 

             

            So as a non-religious person it didn't bother me, I didn't think it was over the top or anything. 



            #5796 Sunshine2680

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              Posted 11 May 2012 - 12:10 PM

              Hi ladies - do you meet with the minister at all before the ceremony? Just to get a general idea of how it flows etc?
              My FI and I are thinking of doing our own personal vows - so it would be nice to have this organized ahead of time...



              #5797 Emily2012

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                Posted 11 May 2012 - 12:35 PM

                Awesome review Jill.  Do they provide you with transportation to the ceremony with the symbolic ceremony?  Everything looked amazing :) Thank you for the info about kids...it is very reassuring we have been mainly concerned with the food and if we would have to bring a weeks worth of bottled baby food with us!

                I took, baby milk as he was only 8 months but they do have cows milk if your baby is on that when you go, I also took 2 powder food that is mixed with cool boiled water just in case and only used half, I'm sure you will be fine, I also took nappies, wipes, swim nappies although he was naked most the time as swim nappies gave him nappie rash. Xx

                #5798 mexicanbride

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                  Posted 11 May 2012 - 08:06 PM

                  I feel so much better about taking our baby girl down!!! I can't wait :) We are having a pool side reception and looking into getting the Chinese lanterns!  Any suggestions as to how many I should bring down with me?

                  Thank you all again for everything you girls have been amazing the info has been so helpful...this forum is a big part of why we booked with the resort!!



                  #5799 TATrisha

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                  Posted 12 May 2012 - 07:26 AM

                  Are you staying at the Akumal side or the Coba side.  If you're staying at the Coba side, lanterns will be difficult to string up.  But I think they'd look really cool in the hammock area of the pool which is empty during the reception.  You could make that into a kind of dance floor, although most likely everyone will end up in the pool.


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                  #5800 stylishmeNC

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                    Posted 12 May 2012 - 01:22 PM

                    Originally Posted by Sunshine2680 

                    Hi ladies - do you meet with the minister at all before the ceremony? Just to get a general idea of how it flows etc?
                    My FI and I are thinking of doing our own personal vows - so it would be nice to have this organized ahead of time...


                    No, you only meet with your WC. We read our own vows and also had a reading that Steve's sister read and we just told Eugenia during our meeting with her when we got down there and she passed that information along to the minister. Everything flowed very well during the ceremony and it was great.

                     

                    I just watched our video again and this is the order of ours (symbolic):

                     

                    Opening prayer (very short)

                    A little speech about marriage and the support of friends and family.

                    A very short passage from the Bible.

                    A talk about the importance of marriage and your relationship.

                    Reading of Corinthians.

                    The "I Do" Vows

                    Our own Vows

                    Exchanging of Rings

                    Signing of the Certificate (we had a song for this which was suggested on this board and I thought it was nice to have)

                    Reading by Steve's Sister

                    Prayer blessing the marriage (again short)

                    Presentation of Couple & Kiss






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