Jump to content

Recommended Posts

 

 

Originally Posted by JoanneIreland View Post

 

Congratulations Celina!! So delighted that you had a great wedding day. Congrats on becoming a Mrs! Enjoy the rest of your stay and then hurry home safely to give us the full review!!

 

Ditto!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hello,

 

I am getting married on May 12, 2011 at the palace. We have approximately 30 people and chose the Mint Breeze package. We've been trying to keep things simple but I just couldn't go with the new photo company at the resort.  It seemed very expensive for the product you get.  We tried to work with them and didn't get very far. I am going with William Sanchez instead. He was recommended by Ivan Luckie and has been great to deal with.  I have to spend approx. $500.00 for a two night stay for him (barcelo policy) as he has to travel quite a distance so the $300.00 fee wasn't an option. He wont even use the spare room the 2nd night. Has anyone managed to get around this with the hotel?

I am not splurging on any make-up artists or extras as we are having a fairly large after-the-fact party when we return that I must be financially concious of. I have not pre-booked any spa services or wedding day hair etc. and hope its all ok that I do that all when I get there.  Apparently my wedding coordinator just had a baby. I wasn't notified she was off but Claudia has been covering.

I have enjoyed reading everything on this blog it is so helpful thank you.  I do have some information on currency I got from my travel agent I will try to post here if I can figure it out.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I am getting married May 12th, 2011. I am trying to keep things simple but just couldn't go with hotel's photography I am going with William Sanchez. I have to pay for two nights (approx. $500 U.S.) for him to stay at the hotel. The $300 fee wasn't an option because he has to travel. I am pretty frustrated the hotel makes brides do this. 

 

Here is the information I got re currency from my travel agent:

 

The Mexican Government passed a new law which goes into effect in Mexico
beginning September 14, 2010. With this new law, the use of American Dollars
(CASH) to make purchases in Mexico will not be as free as it has been in the past.
Many repeat guests to Mexico who have become accustomed to freely using
American Dollars (CASH) in Mexico will notice the difference. Other payment
methods such as credit cards of all types and all issuing banks, Travelers Checks,
Mexican pesos and non-American foreign currencies (such as Euros or Canadian
Dollars) are not affected in any way by this new law.
The most noticeable differences to Apple Vacations†customers will be:
• Hotels and Exchange Booths will only be able to change a maximum of
$1,500 USD CASH per person per month into Mexican Pesos. Previously
there was no limit.
• Businesses (including Amstar DMC in Mexico) will only be able to accept a
maximum of $100 USD CASH per transaction - but the number of transactions
per customer is not restricted.
• Certain businesses may not be able to, or may choose not to accept American
Dollars for any purchase at all (this may include shops, etc).
If a customer wants to purchase an excursion (for example) that costs $139 US
dollars per person, he/she will only be able to pay $100 of this amount in USD
CASH and the remainder will need to be in another form of payment (credit
card, Mexican pesos, etc).
Vacationers should never carry large amounts of American dollars with them to
Mexico, but instead they should consider either using a Credit Card, taking or
locally withdrawing Mexican Pesos, or use Travelers Checkâ€s (of any currency).
AD5726

 

 

Cheers, K

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I was just at the Barcelo less than a month ago. Paying with American money didn't seem to be an issue. I'm getting married in July and as far as I know cash seems to accepted.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have Claudia on hold for my wedding. When I get my confirmation I plan to book her for sure! She sounds great. Congrats! Hope I get lucky with the weather too.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Was going through and cleaning out my computer and found my pre-wedding newsletter from my wedding last year and figured I'd post it in case anyone is interested. Borrowed a lot of ideas from other girls newsletters in creating mine. Hope this will be helpful to some of you!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pre-Mexico Newsletter.pub

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A few comments:

 

- I started looking at this site in Dec of 2009 and people were having trouble contacting their coordinators then.  It's just something you need to accept if you are getting married at Barcelo.  I maybe had 5 emails from Barcelo total throughout the planning process (I sent them much, much, much more)  and was one of those people who basically planned my wedding on the spot.  My wedding was not perfect, but it would have been in far worse shape if I was unorganized.  If you are lucky enough to actually get e-mail responses from your coordinator before the wedding, print them and bring them to your meeting.  Make a list of everything you want and need to talk about at your meeting.  Bring your program and photos of things that you really want (like flowers).  Have a timeline of the day.  I know most of you are already on board with this, but I was sitting next to people at the wedding office who were not doing these things.  I can tell you many things would have fallen through the cracks had I not been proactive enough to have my "wedding folder" with me.  Also, if you reeaaallly need a quick answer to your questions, just call the resort by phone.

 

- I had no issue paying with USD anywhere.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now


  • Best Destination Wedding Sponsors



    Facebook Pinterest Google+ Twitter
  • Posts

    • After the wedding, the wedding dress purchased at a high price can be kept in the wardrobe, or it can be sold as a second-hand wedding dress for some cash. If you're in the market to sell your wedding dress or looking to buy a used one, you may be tempted to turn to large online marketplaces like Ebay and Craigslist. While these popular websites are great for listing and buying everyday purchases, a website specifically for used wedding dresses can probably offer you a better deal and a more user-friendly service for this very niche (and important) wedding day purchase.  Tips for Selling Used Wedding Dresses
      Whether you aren't the sentimental type or you're just savvy, selling your used wedding dress is an easy way to recoup some money from your wedding. If your dress is in good condition, consider listing it online over selling it to a thrift store, where your listing will reach a greater volume of potential buyers and can be more easily shared and promoted. A used wedding dress in great condition and under two years old can usually sell for 50 percent of the retail price. And, if your dress is a more recognizable brand like Oscar de la Renta or Vera Wang, you could make closer to 60 percent of its retail value. Even if your gown isn't designer, don't give up hope—since there's a large demand for all kinds of second hand wedding dresses, a designer label doesn't necessarily mean your dress will sell faster. Not to mention, mermaid dresses are also in high demand, so you shouldn't worry if you're not a sample size. Tips for Buying Used Wedding Dresses
      Buying a used wedding dress can be a bit of a gamble, but as long you're cautious, it's a thrifty way to snag a designer wedding dress for half the retail value. Plus, if you get lucky and buy a wedding dress from someone with a similar body type, you may not have to make too many alterations, which also cuts down on your costs. As long as the gown you found looks to be in good condition (if you can't see it in person, make sure photos show it clearly from all angles or ask to Skype with the seller to get a better look), a used wedding gown can be a terrific deal. A few tips: Since your dress will have to be custom-tailored to your body regardless, a larger size is easier to work with where alterations are concerned. Fabric can always be subtracted, but adding more fabric that perfectly matches the rest of the gown can be difficult (not to mention expensive!). And because you're getting the wedding dress for a steal, you can put some of the money you save toward making sure it fits like a glove (and some extra dry-cleaning if necessary).
    • When brides takes off her wedding dress and begins her marriage life,the first problem after wedding is to modify her name. You have a marriage license with your new last name, doesn't mean you've officially changed your name. Which aspects should be paid attention to to change the surname?
      1. Get your marriage license.
      Before you can change your name, you'll need the original (or certified) marriage license with the raised seal. Call the clerk's office where your license was filed to get copies if one wasn't automatically sent to you. 2. Change your Social Security card.
      Visit the Social Security Administration's website and fill out the application for a new Social Security card. You'll keep the same number—just your name will be different. Mail in your application to the local Social Security Administration office. You should get your new card within 10 business days. 3. Change your license at the DMV.
      Take a trip to the local Department of Motor Vehicles office to get a new license with your new last name. Bring every form of identification you can get your hands on—your old license, your certified marriage certificate and, most importantly, your new Social Security card. 4. Change your bank accounts.
      This one's a biggie, especially if you're setting up a joint bank account, or if you have one already set up. The fastest way to change your name at your bank is to go into a branch location, bringing your new driver's license and your marriage certificate. You should request new checks and debit and credit cards on top of changing the name attached to your accounts. Something to note: You might get hit with fees for requesting a new debit card. 5. Fill in the blanks
      Once you have a social security card and driver's license in your married name, other changes should be fairly easy. Some places only require a phone call; others may ask for a copy of your marriage certificate or social security card. Be sure to notify: -Employers/payroll
      -Post office
      -Electric and other utility companies
      -Credit card companies
      -Schools and alumni associations
      -Landlord or mortgage company
      -Insurance companies (auto, home, life)
      -Doctors' offices
      -Voter registration office
      -Investment account providers
      -Your attorney (to update legal documents, including your will)
      -Passport office
      -Airlines (to transfer over your miles)
    • Planning to get married? Let’s discover some great wedding venues in Bangalore. The increasing demand for the wedding venues in Bangalore makes it very difficult for both the bride’s and groom’s family to get hold of a marriage hall that is suitable for the marriage. As they say, marriages have to be organized in a grand fashion. The atmosphere and the ambiance of a wedding make it memorable for a lifetime. Though there are a plenty of wedding venues in Bangalore, there is only a handful of them that are really good, Offering the best possible experience.  Some of the most popular wedding venues in Bangalore are: THE TAMARIND TREE: Tamarind Tree has the old world charm. This is one of the best wedding venues in Bangalore that boast about its eco-friendly surrounding. Built in the middle of a few acres of garden filled with lush greenery and trees, which also includes the tamarind tree after which it was named, a pond, a stage for the band, classic looking pavilions for the guests to sit, and a lot of spaces around the area. The premise has two large kitchens with a very special fully stocked bar and a lot of space where the guests can dine comfortably. The place can accommodate up to 1000 guests. Customer Reviews : Address: 88, Kanakapura road, Anjanapura post, Avalahalli, Royal Park residency layout 2, 9th phase. JP Nagar, Bangalore 560062 THE COURTYARD HOUSE: The courtyard house is located off Sarjapur Road, the premise is a unique and unconventional property suited for various events, namely weddings. The outdoor space of courtyard house draws in people looking to get away from the traffic and noise in the city, well within the city limits. The green grass and tall trees make for great photographic backdrops making it popular for wedding events. Customer Reviews : Address: Janatha Colony, Gunjur Palya, Bengaluru 560087 RITZ-CARLTON:   The Ritz-Carlton has over 277 spacious rooms and suites and is one of the most luxurious hotels in Bangalore. Seven luxurious restaurants, the Ritz-Carlton spa, and tastefully appointed meeting spaces make it ideal to host marriage occasions. Customer Reviews : Address: 99, Residency Road, Shanthala Nagar, Ashok Nagar, Bengaluru 560025 BALAN FARM CONVENTION CENTER: Balan farm is a green, wooded island of peace and serenity nestled quietly in the busy rapidly developing JP Nagar. Neighboring the Brigade Millenium Apartments and L&T South city it spreads across two acres of an old orchard retaining the ancient fruit-bearing trees and landscaped gardens. Balan Farm convention center JP Nagar has over 10,000 sq ft of the tiled canopy without any walls blocking and it makes for a really good view. Customer Reviews : Address: 99/4, Nataraja Layout, JP Nagar 7th Phase, Bengaluru 560078 HYATT MG ROAD: Hyatt a 5 Star hotels in Bangalore is located on MG Road. The guest rooms are colorful with a great view of the city, this makes it an ideal place for private ceremonies with 2300 sq ft of meeting and event space. The Hyatt MG road, Bangalore also has restaurants like the Pink Poppadom, Liquid Lounge, and Bar. Customer Reviews : Address: 1/1, Swami Vivekananda Road, Someshwarpura, Ulsoor, Bengaluru 560008 BUNGALOW 7 Bungalow7 offers a unique setting for a wedding, pre-wedding and post-wedding functions. The place hosts a variety of public and private events all within a stunning heritage setting of central Bangalore. Customer Reviews : Address: 7, Hall Road, Richards Town, Bengaluru 560005 GAYATRI VIHAR MANTAPA: Gayatri Vihar is one of the most luxurious wedding halls situated on Palace ground. It boasts of a massive one lakh sq ft area which can easily accommodate up to 5000 guests. The ambiance of the place makes it ideal for community gatherings and private parties. Customer Reviews : Address: Jayamahal Palace Ground, Bengaluru 560080
    • My best friend is getting married with his long-term girlfriend next month. As a best friend, I want to give them the best present they would ever receive on their special day. I am planning to buy them plane tickets and book them for a one week trip abroad. However, I am torn between Ukraine ski trip and a tour to Lima, Peru. My best friend loves skiing and his future wife is a chef, so I presume she would want to experience a Peruvian taste. Now, I am confused. Which is which? I would appreciate it if you guys will leave a comment to help me out with this. Suggesting a way better idea which will accommodate the two activities for the soon-to-be wedded couple is a big help too. Thanks!    
    • Hello all!! I'm getting married next week. Every arrangement has been done by my sister for my special day. When I joined in an MNC I was troubled with severe headaches and as per my colleague's instruction, I took an appointment in a nearby eye clinic. And after an eye examination in Toronto, the eye specialist diagnosed hypermetropia in me. And the doctor prescribed eyeglasses for me. The doctor suggested me to wear eyeglasses during the working time. But I used to wear it sometimes not every day. Then I was troubled with severe eye strain and headache and mom was scolding me to wear eyeglasses every day. I thought of saying goodbye to eyeglasses forever. I'm planning for a Lasik eye surgery soon before my marriage. I don't know whether I'm eligible for Lasik eye surgery. I'm tensed about its recovery time and its complications. Can someone help me by sharing your views?  
  • Topics

×