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#1541 nibsmom

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    Posted 23 January 2009 - 12:08 PM

    I haven't heard much about the make up at the salon at the MP. I'm a little nervous too, as I can't even put blush on myself. I was thinking I might go to the Aveda salon I normally go to to get taught how to put on my wedding make up. Or, there was a woman, Katie, who did my make up at the BD shoot I did this past weekend, and she was excellent too.

    I really don't want to risk it. My skin is too sensitive to have something get messed up and then have to be scrubbed off and redone...that would result in a red faced nightmare...especially if the makeup isn't formulated for sensitive skin...ugh. I HATE having sensitive skin!!!

    #1542 Cindy&London

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      Posted 23 January 2009 - 12:34 PM

      I have only heard not so great things about the make-up artist at MP. So, I'm opting to do it myself.

      nibsmom - I'm going to my local MAC store and seeing if they can't point me in the right direction. Do you have MAC or Sephora? The girls there are usually pretty good at helping with make-up for your skin type. Have you tried mineral makeup?? It's so great!! It's light and powder only, no cakey foundation! My friend also has extra sensitive skin and she uses it and loves it. It's has such amazing coverage. It evens out my skin on those blotchy days! I'm just worried about my eyes.. I bought all new brushes and now I have to learn how to use them LOL!

      Good Luck ladies, I'm sure you will look beautiful :)

      #1543 soccergurl3

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        Posted 23 January 2009 - 02:01 PM

        hey ladies,

        I am getting married at MP on July 15th 2009. I am having a problem tho! I really really want a sit down plated meal where i can decorate the reception hall and make it more unique. The problem is that i may only have 18 people coming to the wedding and i know they always tell you that you need 20 people to have the reception. This is really heartbreaking for me because i don't want to jsut have a dinner in a restaurant like every other day of the week i want it to be special. Do you think they will make it work for me? Because if not this won't be my dream wedding at all!!!

        #1544 Cindy&London

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          Posted 23 January 2009 - 02:04 PM

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          Originally Posted by soccergurl3
          hey ladies,

          I am getting married at MP on July 15th 2009. I am having a problem tho! I really really want a sit down plated meal where i can decorate the reception hall and make it more unique. The problem is that i may only have 18 people coming to the wedding and i know they always tell you that you need 20 people to have the reception. This is really heartbreaking for me because i don't want to jsut have a dinner in a restaurant like every other day of the week i want it to be special. Do you think they will make it work for me? Because if not this won't be my dream wedding at all!!!
          I'm sure if you talk to your WC they could probably suggest something. If you are only 2ppl off I don't see why they couldn't accomodate you. I hope it works out for you :) Good Luck!!

          #1545 Camie78

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            Posted 23 January 2009 - 08:26 PM

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            Camie thank you.Hey I was reading your post and I didn't know that you could be married already and still do civil nup's. All the research I've done seemed like if you were married already you could only do vow renewal.Wow that's great that you can do is again in cancun. My WC in cancun is named Nancy. We have spoken a few time's but with 96 days let I'm thinking she'll be hearing from me very soon. I decied to go w/ the
            75$ center pieces the tall one.I have five tables on the terrace so the damage to my pockets not to bad... LOL. I'm doing the deluxe package which is the 2,200 w/ the 25 room block deal. I'm also doing the guest bag's in the guest rooms. I'm thinking of giving them 1.Under water disposable camera, 2. A little bottle of "Special Bew" the one w/ the worm in it .I am SUPER excited. Oh camie that's again for checking the pic's thing.
            Katt
            Katt,

            We are doing the catholic ceremony in Cancun which is not a legalizing (is that even a word??) ceremony. So, the choice was to either have a quick civil ceremony before the catholic ceremony or get married in the states and then have only the catholic one in Cancun. Getting married in the states is cheaper so this is why we chose to go this route. My MIL is requiring this catholic service, so I'm just going along with it, otherwise, we would have just had the civil service in Cancun :)

            I also heard back from my WC today on the pictures and some other stuff. My FH wanted to do the formal dinner, so we are back to doing the cocktail hour followed by dinner. Here goes:

            1. Our cocktail reception is from 7-8 at Venado Garden and then our private reception is from 8-10 at Venado Terrace. We'd like to use the 4 hour music package for both the cocktail and private receptions. Will someone from the resort move the speaker system from the cocktail reception area to the private reception?

            IN THIS CASE WHAT WE CAN DO IS TO HAVE TWO SPEAKERS, ONE CLOSER TO THE GARDEN AREA AND ONE AT THE RECEPTION. ONCE YOU FINISH THE COCKTAILS, THE TECHNICIAN WILL TURN THE 2ND SPEAKER TO HAVE THE FULL SOUND AT THE RECEPTION.

            2. I understand that the self cd/iPod package does not come with lighting. Do you recommend getting additional lighting for the dancing portion? I assume we will be eating dinner until about 9pm and then only dancing until 10pm or whenever the max time is allowed. Do you think that the additional lighting is needed for only about an hour of dancing time? Will the lighting from the resort be enough to light up Venado Terrace a little bit so that we are not in pitch black dark?

            THE SPOTLIGHTS WE OFFER ARE ENOUGH TO LIGHT IT UP, THE SOUND LIGHTING (LEDS) GIVES TO YOUR PARTY THE SENSATION TO BE AT THE DISCO, SO WE RECOMMEND TO ADD IT, HOWEVER IT'S UP TO YOU:) THE 2009 PRICE FOR SOUND LIGHTING IS $189 USD.

            3. Is it possible to do the bride & groom and family session prior to the ceremony?

            IF YOU DON'T MIND TO SEE THE GROOM BEFORE THE CEREMONY, IT'S FINE. WE WILL SUGGEST TO HAVE THE SESSION AT 5:00PM, EVERYBODY MUST BE PUNCTUAL. PLEASE CONFIRM THIS SO WE CAN MAKE A NOTE OF THIS SPECIAL CONCESSION.

            #1546 Camie78

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              Posted 23 January 2009 - 08:34 PM

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              Originally Posted by soccergurl3
              hey ladies,

              I am getting married at MP on July 15th 2009. I am having a problem tho! I really really want a sit down plated meal where i can decorate the reception hall and make it more unique. The problem is that i may only have 18 people coming to the wedding and i know they always tell you that you need 20 people to have the reception. This is really heartbreaking for me because i don't want to jsut have a dinner in a restaurant like every other day of the week i want it to be special. Do you think they will make it work for me? Because if not this won't be my dream wedding at all!!!
              I also believe that they will make it work for you. I know that we are going to be on the cusp of 20 people and I mentioned when I first started that we would be very close and it was no problem. At the end of the day, they are getting the extra $$ for the private function. One thing to note is that plated dinners are only an option for an indoor reception (you could do buffet if you wanted as well). For outdoor receptions, its buffet only.

              #1547 Camie78

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                Posted 23 January 2009 - 08:41 PM

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                Hey Cammie - Just and FYI - We met Father Pierre and he is really nice and accomodating. We flew our own priest down but we met Father Pierre on the last day we were there. Just in case you were wondering about the person who will be marrying you :)
                Betsy, you are a mind reader! I also want to thank you for all your help, you've put my mind at ease and I appreciate all your help!

                I am nervous about Fr. Pierre because we sent him all of our original documents from the church here in Dallas AND we sent them to the address that the Deacon told us to which was different than the address that is listed on the website. I believe the Deacon actually talked to someone at this address because he had the name of Fr. Pierre's assistant and everything. I did a return receipt (or whatever it is called, which by-the-way was totally overpriced) on the package that I sent and I never received anything back. Now I am wondering if they ever received it. Along with this, I sent a copy of the documents to the address on the MP website and then a copy to the Miami office just in case. Both of which have been confirmed.

                I've emailed Father Pierre a couple times to see if he received our originals and he has not responded and it appears as though no one can get a hold of him. I'm slightly freaking out about this - I just hope that if worse comes to worse and they will allow the copies to replace our originals that are currently MIA.

                #1548 Camie78

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                  Posted 23 January 2009 - 08:55 PM

                  I've got a very dumb question. What does OOT stand for? I've been trying to figure this out for several months now and I know what it means, just can't figure out the words that make up the acronym.

                  Anyway, so for our 'OOT' (LOL) bags, we are doing a canvas tote with a beach towel (prewashed to prevent any color bleeding when they get wet), and a couple trial size items including: heartburn medicine, sunscreen, Tylenol, Pepto Bismol, and Chapstick.

                  Those items were in high demand at this past wedding I went to, so that's what I am going with. They'll be confused why I included a medicine cabinet but they'll soon figure it out after their 5th frozen fruity drink:)

                  #1549 COLCUBA

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                    Posted 23 January 2009 - 09:44 PM

                    Hi!

                    I think the acronym stands for "Out of Town".

                    :)

                    #1550 soon2bemsleblanc

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                      Posted 24 January 2009 - 01:22 PM

                      Do we have a choice where to hold the cocktail reception? I am wondering if this is a private location and if we are allowed to bring in things to decorate? Camie, what does the venado garden look like? Do you have any pictures?? I think the lighting isn't a bad idea and the price isn't too bad!

                      Also does anyone know if the day of the wedding counts as one of the three days we need to be there? We are getting married here and having a symbolic ceremony there but I still think we need to be there early. Is anyone doing this? We both need to get passports and I'm not sure whether to get one now or wait until May (we are just going to the courthouse to marry ourselves) and then get a passport with my new name?


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