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#421 lgregorash

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    Posted 23 December 2009 - 11:50 PM

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    Thanks for the insight Leanne.

    I feel a little better that they do this with everyone. I'm just going to have to keep dreaming about the beautiful sun and sand to ease my anxiety for the next 3 months :)
    Hey no problem Amanda, I know that those 3 months are going to fly by for sure !!! awwww yes the beautiful sun and sand.... its definintaly keeps me motivated! I am just looking forward to an awesome vacation. I saw you wrote u guys stayed there last year, if you have any tips about the resort itself, I would love to hear them. We visited the resort last year while on vacation so we kinda have a feel for it but it's always a learning experience going to a new resort !

    I say, Enjoy the Holiday season !!!

    #422 AmandaMc

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      Posted 24 December 2009 - 12:19 AM

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      Hey no problem Amanda, I know that those 3 months are going to fly by for sure !!! awwww yes the beautiful sun and sand.... its definintaly keeps me motivated! I am just looking forward to an awesome vacation. I saw you wrote u guys stayed there last year, if you have any tips about the resort itself, I would love to hear them. We visited the resort last year while on vacation so we kinda have a feel for it but it's always a learning experience going to a new resort !

      I say, Enjoy the Holiday season !!!

      The resort is AMAZING! Here are my recommendations/suggestions:
      - bring snorkel gear bc there are lots and lots of fish to see
      - make reservations for the a-la-carte the day you get there!! They fill up quick!
      - The crepery is AMAZING and you must try it every night!
      - The buffet on the Riveria Maya side (North Side) is much better than the other one, more variety
      - The shows are absolutly fantastic and I recommend them highly
      - Sports bar is very cool to check and play pool after the shows but before the disco, which is also really great too.
      - If you like ceasers, they make them perfectly!

      Any other questions just ask!

      #423 Meyer2010

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        Posted 27 December 2009 - 04:47 AM

        Great info Amanda, thanks! We have 6 weeks to go and I'm getting really nervous as we don't have a photographer yet. Ours fell through and now I'm scrambling!

        Does anyone have any suggestions

        ~ Erica

        #424 AmandaMc

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          Posted 27 December 2009 - 12:11 PM

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          Great info Amanda, thanks! We have 6 weeks to go and I'm getting really nervous as we don't have a photographer yet. Ours fell through and now I'm scrambling!

          Does anyone have any suggestions

          ~ Erica
          Erica,

          We are bringing our local photographer to mexico with us. its more expensive as we have to pay for his room, but we feel it's worth it to get the pics we want.
          I have heard a lot about mexican photographers just not showing up, so at least you have some room to book another!

          good luck!
          Amanda

          #425 Tifuhhknee

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            Posted 27 December 2009 - 03:14 PM

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            Great info Amanda, thanks! We have 6 weeks to go and I'm getting really nervous as we don't have a photographer yet. Ours fell through and now I'm scrambling!

            Does anyone have any suggestions

            ~ Erica
            Have you looked into Sascha Gluck? (I think I spelled his name correctly). He has done weddings in that area and his pictures are very good and reasonably priced. His site is Destination Wedding Photographer for Cancun and Riviera Maya and the rest of the World
            Destination Wedding: April 21, 2011
            At Home Reception: May 7, 2011
            25 guests + bride + groom booked

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            #426 DBnov09

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              Posted 27 December 2009 - 08:22 PM

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              Hi Everyone

              Thanks on the advice for DJ. I think we might just go for the Ipod. Thus far we have 65 people coming to the wedding which was a bit more than we originally planned so I just wanted to make sure people have a fun time during the reception.

              I also wanted to inquire about the food menu for the private reception. They sent me the menu with the options and they all looked fine to me. I was wonering for people that had the private reception which menu choice you picked and what you thought of the food.

              Thanks

              Maya
              Hi everyone! We got married Nov 19, 2009 and had the time of our lives. All our guests said it was the best wedding they had ever been too. The service was unreal!! I'm still working on an actual review :P Just wanted to comment on the DJ service. We brought an ipod and planned to pay for the DJ service during speeches and first dances only then just have them play the ipod to say on the cost (40 vs 100 $ per Hr). However he was doing such a fantastic job that we just asked him to say. He used our ipod and was then able to take requests of songs we had prepared and mixed them really well. We were really happy with keeping him. Just a thought. The decision was easy to make in the moment though after a few toasts :) haha.

              #427 Meyer2010

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                Posted 28 December 2009 - 10:21 AM

                Thanks for passing on this info. I will definitely check Sasha out!

                :)

                ~ Erica

                #428 AmandaMc

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                  Posted 29 December 2009 - 12:21 AM

                  Silly question...

                  Does anyone know if going into the ocean with a wedding dress will totally ruin it? I would LOVE to get a few pictures in the water but don't want to ruin my dress.

                  #429 Meyer2010

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                    Posted 29 December 2009 - 09:27 AM

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                    Silly question...

                    Does anyone know if going into the ocean with a wedding dress will totally ruin it? I would LOVE to get a few pictures in the water but don't want to ruin my dress.
                    That is definitely not a silly question girl! I've heard that the ocean will almost clean the dress and not ruin it. The only thing you have to worry about it is getting it caught on rocks or coral and ripping it. Do you plan on wearing it again?

                    ~ Erica

                    #430 Tifuhhknee

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                      Posted 29 December 2009 - 05:37 PM

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                      Does anyone know if going into the ocean with a wedding dress will totally ruin it? I would LOVE to get a few pictures in the water but don't want to ruin my dress.
                      Not silly, LOTS of brides do a "TTD" or Trash the Dress session for a destination wedding. You can search the forum for trash the dress information. Maybe do a search for the type of fabric that yours is. I figure I'll do one, then rinse my dress in the tub/shower to get the salt out and let it hang in the room to dry. A little scared because I want to wear it for the at home reception, but I'm sure dry cleaning can fix most of any spots on the dress I may encounter.
                      Destination Wedding: April 21, 2011
                      At Home Reception: May 7, 2011
                      25 guests + bride + groom booked

                      My Wedding Planning Notes




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