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#2931 valsalerno

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    Posted 26 March 2012 - 09:35 AM

    I ordered white calla lillies and they were included in the package for my bouquet.  But I will warn you the ones that I got were dead.  When I say dead, I mean brown dead spots on the decaying petals.  Claudia showed them to me on my wedding day and I asked her to get new ones so that I did not have to walk down the aisle with dead flowers.  When she sent me the new ones as I was getting ready, they were still dead. No different than before, except perhaps worse.

     

    Even Adrian (styling trio) told me that he had never seen such an awful bouquet at the Barcelo.  They ended up refunding me only partially for the cost of my bouquet and my bridesmaids (which were not included in Strawberry package).  This partial refund was NOT worth the stress on my wedding day.  My advice- I may have had a one off experience, but don't chance it.  If you want white calla lillies, go with an outside vendor or don't get them at all!!!!



    #2932 knootbaar

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      Posted 26 March 2012 - 01:00 PM

      We are having both the ceremony and recepetion at the Coral Beach.  I am so excited, but nervous at the same time.  We are trying to decide on photographer right now.  Hopefully we will see you there!  How many guests are you having?

       

      Originally Posted by MexicoHereICome 



      Knootbaar, I am getting married at the Palace as well on Oct 6, 2012 @ 6 pm. Where did you choose to have your reception? We are at the Palace pool area. We re getting so excited! Maybe I will see you there. 



       



      #2933 Jj777

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        Posted 26 March 2012 - 09:10 PM

        OOhhh  I am so excited! We are getting married April 13th at the Coral Beach.  It is coming up so quickly, I still feel like I have so much to do.  I guess it is because I really don't know what to expect.   This forum has been such a great help for all the planning, lots of valuable information here!



        #2934 FireyNurse

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          Posted 26 March 2012 - 10:23 PM


          It seems to be the census that the dance floor is not really necessary, thanks for the feedback ladies! That sure saves us a bunch of $$$!

          Originally Posted by Brenners 

          I agree with valsalerno.  We had our reception at Playa Azul as well on the beach - no dance floor.  We did not have a problem dancing on the sand and our guests had a blast!

           



           



           



          #2935 MexicoHereICome

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            Posted 27 March 2012 - 11:00 AM


            We are trying to pick the photographer as well, I am finding it nerve racking to plan a destination wedding as well. So far we have about 50 guest but I'm thinking when its all said and done we will have anywhere between 70-90. I am overwhelmed by how many guest are actually willing to travel to Mexico for our wedding we were thinking originally 30 people TOPS!! The amount of people are kinda blowing my budget right out of the water but hey, the more the merrier I suppose.

            Originally Posted by knootbaar 

            We are having both the ceremony and recepetion at the Coral Beach.  I am so excited, but nervous at the same time.  We are trying to decide on photographer right now.  Hopefully we will see you there!  How many guests are you having?

             



             



             



            #2936 funinsun

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              Posted 27 March 2012 - 09:55 PM

              We are getting married May 19 as well! Our wedding is at 4:30pm what time is yours at? I can't believe how fast it came!



              #2937 kbrandriet

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                Posted 28 March 2012 - 12:56 PM

                Hey I see you mentioned you are looking at having 70-90 people coming to your wedding.  The more people I talk to about our wedding the more that keep say they are going to come too.  I was thinking 30 tops as well but we are looking right now at 50+ and we aren't getting married until February 2013.  What are you going to do with such a big group? Having dinner on the beach or even a dinner in banquet room gets to be really expensive does anyone have any other idea's that won't break the bank to do with your whole wedding party??

                Would love your suggestions or idea's :)
                 

                Thanks!



                #2938 MexicoHereICome

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                  Posted 28 March 2012 - 06:28 PM

                  I'd love some ideas as well, originally I had picked a destination wedding far away for 2 reasons. #1 being VACATION, #2 being I thought it would save me money just buying a package and maybe having to pay for a few extras. I guess it was my fault for inviting too many people, but I thought "hey who would really travel to Mexico (of all places) to see me get hitched"  I guess I am loved way more than I ever thought either that or everyone else just wants a reason to go on vacation as well. But I'm determined that if they are gonna travel all the way there for me I have to do something nice for them. Between OOT bags and paying for all the extra people etc...its adding up quick!  There is always the blueberry package (I think, that is a cocktail party and includes unlimited people) you could go to a buffet after and to the club for dancing! Just an idea, I myself want the traditional reception (so I most likely will be picking up some extra shifts at work)

                   

                  As for past and future brides....when it comes to the photographer how much time is a good amount?  I'm trying to determine how much time I need! 
                   

                  Originally Posted by kbrandriet 

                  Hey I see you mentioned you are looking at having 70-90 people coming to your wedding.  The more people I talk to about our wedding the more that keep say they are going to come too.  I was thinking 30 tops as well but we are looking right now at 50+ and we aren't getting married until February 2013.  What are you going to do with such a big group? Having dinner on the beach or even a dinner in banquet room gets to be really expensive does anyone have any other idea's that won't break the bank to do with your whole wedding party??

                  Would love your suggestions or idea's :)
                   

                  Thanks!



                   



                  #2939 kisekae

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                    Posted 28 March 2012 - 07:05 PM

                    Does anyone have an idea of what things NEED to payed in cash? For example I know for having an outside photographer the $300 fee can only be paid upfront in cash. And for those things that do require cash payment, does that mean in Peso's or can I use Canadian Dollars?

                     

                    I'm leaving in 3 weeks and just trying to figure out how much money I should be taking with me on top of cash for tips.

                     

                    Thank you, all you lovely brides! 



                    #2940 kisekae

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                      Posted 28 March 2012 - 07:09 PM

                      Although it does end up costing a lot more than it originally seems when you think about a destination wedding, I wouldn't worry too much just yet. We had about 55 people saying they were going to come in the beginning, and now our final wedding count is 35. When it comes to actually booking, a lot of people dropped out, it just depends. 

                      For the photographer, we really wanted ours to be with us for the whole day since I wanted photo's of me getting ready in the morning with my bridesmaids, through the ceremony, and right into our reception. We were lucky and found a photographer who was willing to stay the whole lot of it. 






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