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Originally Posted by FireyNurse View Post

 

 

Check with your bank/card provider about fees, we didn't have any issue with ours for the wedding, the exchange rate was great and no huge fees associated. when we previously went to Mexico and rented a place in town we were there for an extended amount of time and shopping like locals so we needed to use pesos. when we looked into our cards, my hubby's bank charged crazy fees for international card use on his debit card and mine did not. We now are both with my bank because of the ease for travel and cheap cost for international bank machine use.

Yes, I agree... all banks are different so future brides should check with their banks.  The exchange rates are great - just be aware of the fees.  We called our banks before and still had issues when we got there.  We did, however, use a capitol one which apparently does not have any foreign transaction fees - but double check just to make sure.  We also used our delta card to max out on miles.  It was our debit cards that seemed to charge the most fees - if I remember right and both were wells fargo visa cards.  

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Originally Posted by Fitzgerh View Post

 

Oh this helps so much! Was it possible to have the wedding paid for before you arrived and pay the extras when you arrived? We are not trying to fly to mexico with all of that cash ahhh!

 

Me too!!!! Ugh we are going to look like drug dealers haha!! The wedding package, photographer, hair/makeup and officiant adds up to a lot of cash to be carrying. I'm sure we would get the best deal if we converted here, but is it worth it?

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Originally Posted by karla5280 View Post

 

I talked with Claudia my planner and she gave me the email address of the person performing the ceremony and they reponded back to me with questions and asked what we wanted to have included.  Ask for the contact info of the person performing and they can help you.

 

Really?! That's amazing! I will definitely ask her for contact information!

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Awwww I haven't been in here for the longest time. I stopped planning for awhile but will get back into it once I get my airfare and stuff booked.

 

Great to see you ladies in here planning!
 

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Quick questions. .. when booking a room for the photographer did you book the room for only one guest? AND did you book the room in the photographer's name or your own? I'm pretty sure I have read the answer somewhere on here before but i have no idea how far back i need to go to find the answer now. Thanks!

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Quick questions. .. when booking a room for the photographer did you book the room for only one guest? AND did you book the room in the photographer's name or your own? I'm pretty sure I have read the answer somewhere on here before but i have no idea how far back i need to go to find the answer now. Thanks!
Yes, thank you! I was needing this info also

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Quick questions. .. when booking a room for the photographer did you book the room for only one guest? AND did you book the room in the photographer's name or your own? I'm pretty sure I have read the answer somewhere on here before but i have no idea how far back i need to go to find the answer now. Thanks!
I booked the room on the mybarcelo.com site and booked it under the photographers name and address/phone number, I chose the room for 2 guests and I put a note in the section where I could and stated 'this room is for ... (Name of photographer) and his assistant to attend Charity's wedding' I have the photographer the confirmation booking number. If you are booking the room and your wedding isn't for a little while make sure you wait and keep checking back and get a good Barcelo Happy Days rate! It will save you hundreds!

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Hello, would any one have current set menu options for the beach party - dinner and appetizers for cocktail party? I have not been able to get anything from the WC and really need to know what's offered before we book our date.

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Hello, would any one have current set menu options for the beach party - dinner and appetizers for cocktail party? I have not been able to get anything from the WC and really need to know what's offered before we book our date.
I was married November 2012 and I can assure you this food is amazing! Everyone in at our reception raved about all our selections until the day they left!! These are the menu options we were given for the 2012 Strawberry package: MENUS SALADS Tomato Salad with Goat Cheese Pesto Dressing Sea Scallop and Mango Ceviche, Key Lime Essence Thai Roast Beef and Cucumber Salad, Onion ringd Curried Marinated Chicken and Tomato Salad Shrimp Cocktail with Avocado Slices and Cilantro Proscciuto Ham in Crispy Grissini SOUPS Genovese Minestrone Soup with Garlic Croutons Asparagus Soup Chicken and Lemon Soup from Merida Onion Soup, with Gruyere Cheese Crostini Lobster Bisquet MAIN DISH Grilled Portobellos and Chicken Breast Pan Seared Fish Medallion, Parmesan Cheese Risotto, Asparagus and Red Bell Pepper Coulis Terriyaki Beef Tips and Vegetables, Chorizo and Potatoes Sofrito Beef tenderloin Wellington Surf & Turf ( Beef tenderloin with Lobster tail) Grilled Lamb Chops, soft Polenta, Red Onion Marmalade, Balsamic Vinager Sauce DESSERTS Sweat Creme Brulee Caramelized Apple Fruit Cocktail Luke Warm Half Baked Dark Chocolate Fondant Three Chocolate Mousse Strawberry Cheese Cake White Chocolate and Raspberry Tiramisu VEGETARIAN MENU Green Salad with dressings Selection Asparagus Soup Grilled Mediterranean Vegetables with Balsamic Dressing ( Red Bell Pepper, Yellow Pepper, Mushrooms, Zucchini and Eggplant) N.B: Some dishes are subject to season or market availability, and number of guests in party

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