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Call me a dummy, but what's a journeyman?
I would never call you a dummy! I didn't know any of this stuff before I met FI either. So in the electrician union (I think it may be the same for plumbing union) a person starts out as an "apprentice". They do that for 5 years, and go to school every year (for my FI it was 6 weeks a year). At the end of that time they take a test, and get licensed as a "Journeyman" if they pass. The pay is way higher, which I'm super psyched about! We may be able to afford this wedding after all!

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You girls have been chatty!

 

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I think I just think that way of Cancun in general....What was the main difference between the 2 resorts?

btw..just friend requested you on facebook...I swear I'm not a stalker..just figured you would have more wedding pics on there :)

Yeah, itâ€s definitely only like that during spring break from what Iâ€ve seen. Iâ€ve been to Cancun in March & May and never experienced that “Spring Break†mode that I see on MTV 

 

Ohhhh I was wondering who friend requested me! I have less wedding photos on FB than I do on my links since I havenâ€t gotten my disk of all my photos yet. Have you seen my photogs blog or any other links? There are tons of friend photos up there though.

 

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FI and I are thinking about Cozumel for our "honeymoon". Has anyone been and have suggestions on places to stay?
Iâ€ve been to Cozumel for a day snorkel trip. Itâ€s very small, the water is unbelievable but I wouldnâ€t recommend staying there from what Iâ€ve heard. My photographer stayed out there a few days to snorkel before I arrived in Mexico and he said a “5 star resort†out there is more like a 2 star. Just less bang for your buck I guess.

 

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Thanks Amy....lime green it is.

 

I'm a Federal Agent, but normally just refer to myself as a Cop because it just sounds so condescending and formal, which is not me at all. I don't like it, but I started young and have 14 years left until retirement, so I just focus on the sliver lining. I also feel bad complaining about a job in this economy when so many are without.

Thatâ€s awesome!!!! I actually said “whoa cool!†when I read this. May I ask why you donâ€t like it? Just seems like a really interesting job, always different and unique and fighting crime so to speak. OMG I sound like a little kid…

 

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I requested the same thing but was told that the sky deck was for wedding ceremonies only. I would still ask if I were you, maybe they'll tell you something different.

 

With all your creativity? I'm sure you can!!

 

I'm a pharmacist at a hospital out here and I think you all know I work overnight.

 

Call me a dummy, but what's a journeyman?

Yeah, I inquired too about having my cocktail hour up there immediately following my ceremony up there and they wouldnâ€t let me.

 

Thanks, when it comes to getting my way, Iâ€m pretty good at it wink.gif

 

I actually didnâ€t know you worked overnight! How do you like the totally opposite from the norm schedule?

 

LOL, I thought the same thing, youâ€re not a dummy! Or we both are wink.gif I just Googled it: A journeyman is a trader or crafter who has completed an apprenticeship. A journeyman was a craftsman who had fully learned his trade and earned money but was not yet a master. To become a master, a journeyman had to submit a master work piece to a guild for judgment. If the work were deemed worthy, the journeyman would be admitted to the guild as a master.

 

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HATE HATE HATE my job! I'm desperately trying to find something else.

 

I'm glad to hear you're getting overtime and being compensated for those crazy hours you're working!! I'm technically salary but get an hourly wage and my boss refuses to pay overtime. So, I refuse to work overtime :)

Really?? What do you do? Well we were salary, doing crazy hours and then they realized it was illegal and we went down to 8 hours a day and it turns out this job isnâ€t an 8 hour a day job, itâ€s a MINIMUM of 10, 12 even better. Sad.

 

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Same here......started very young and since my job is covered under law enforcement retirement too I only have 15 years until I can retire and I'll only be 48!!! I guess I'll start my second career then. Sad that I'm already thinking about retirement but hey you gotta have something to look forward too!
Wow!! Thatâ€s unbelievable, retirement @ 48? Iâ€m jealous.

 

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It will FLY by! I can't believe I have been engaged almost a year! Well, the trips/excursions are ALL included in my package, so I think I got the best of both worlds. Ok, to clarify...the base rate for the basic room right now is $685 per night. We researched and researched and negotiated and negotiated with my TA...and got it down to $460 per night ($230 per person). We also booked 25 rooms, so that helped I'm sure. There are only 2 types of rooms at Le Blanc...Royal Deluxe (ocean view and lagoon view) and Royal Governor's Suite. We upgraded to the Royal Governor's Suite because it has a bigger balcony and a bigger area (Ryan and his groomsmen will get ready in here). I think the look of the room is exactly the same though. EXCEPT, the balcony size...I think there is basically no balcony. That is why we upgraded...AmyF can give you all the details though. She and KatKen. I am just going off pure speculation. I am not sure if the rooms are as nice as AS or not, but I have heard the food and drinks are amazing. I think it is true gourmet food. Once again though...pure speculation! Even though trip advisor sucks, they have some great pictures of Le Blanc from guests. I think there are like 1500 or something. Another cool resort I loved was the Banyon tree Mayakoba. It is so fabulous, but I do not think it is all inclusive.
SO freakin†excited for you it gives me chills!

 

You can eat for free at ANY of the Palace resorts with your wristband, cool feature but once you go to Le Blanc, you wonâ€t want to go anywhere else.

 

Itâ€s VERY anti-spring break… when you walk in it feels like youâ€re in a giant spa. The music is sooo calming and the vibe is super chill.

 

Lindz, check out the giant iguanas at the giant chess board & giant Jenga, D and I played both and had a blast, especially with the fearless iguanas at our feet!

 

I would say AS one upâ€s Le Blanc ONLY in the fact of the swim-up suites with large patios. You just canâ€t beat them, they are unbelievable and my favorite feature of the hotel. LeBlanc has a 6inch balcony maybe, itâ€s pretty much nothing. We got the Honeymoon Suite on the 8th floor that came with a 24 hour butler. The suite is nice, smaller than AS standard suite but nicer in the fact that the Jacuzzi is better, there is a fridge with booze and snacks and better tv channels than AS, not like that matters 

 

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I work as an air traffic controller in Toronto. Been there for 11 years and love the job. The only downside is the shift work, which can be tiring.
Iâ€ve always wanted to see that in action in person, what a rad job!

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Good Morning

I know some of you have mentioned a new coordinator through Karisma, I guess Cecile is gone now also and that is who I was working with....So has anyone worked with Faye yet?

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I would never call you a dummy! I didn't know any of this stuff before I met FI either. So in the electrician union (I think it may be the same for plumbing union) a person starts out as an "apprentice". They do that for 5 years, and go to school every year (for my FI it was 6 weeks a year). At the end of that time they take a test, and get licensed as a "Journeyman" if they pass. The pay is way higher, which I'm super psyched about! We may be able to afford this wedding after all!
That's wonderful news! We have a few friends working on their 'apprenticeship' and it can be very hard. So congrats to your FI for reaching journeyman!

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Iâ€ve been to Cozumel for a day snorkel trip. Itâ€s very small, the water is unbelievable but I wouldnâ€t recommend staying there from what Iâ€ve heard. My photographer stayed out there a few days to snorkel before I arrived in Mexico and he said a “5 star resort†out there is more like a 2 star. Just less bang for your buck I guess.

Eek! Seriously? That kind of makes me nervous. FI and I are staying at Cozumel Palace for our HM...my TA said it was a really nice resort, and I know FI wanted to get some diving in (I'm kind of scared to scuba, but I told him I'd get certified with him because he's really excited about it)

Of course...hopefully we won't be leaving the hotel room much anyway...hee hee.

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That's wonderful news! We have a few friends working on their 'apprenticeship' and it can be very hard. So congrats to your FI for reaching journeyman!

Aww thank you so much! I'm so proud of him it's ridiculous. He's really worked his booty off the last 5 years and has totally earned it :)

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Hey guys...here is a great OOT or BM gift find...thought I would share.
http://bestdestinationwedding.com/fo...recious-61348/
I love this idea. What a great BM gift.

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Same here......started very young and since my job is covered under law enforcement retirement too I only have 15 years until I can retire and I'll only be 48!!! I guess I'll start my second career then. Sad that I'm already thinking about retirement but hey you gotta have something to look forward too!
yeah, I hope to have my student debt paid off by 48!! hahahaha. Retirement?! i don't think I'll ever know that word. ;-)

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Eek! Seriously? That kind of makes me nervous. FI and I are staying at Cozumel Palace for our HM...my TA said it was a really nice resort, and I know FI wanted to get some diving in (I'm kind of scared to scuba, but I told him I'd get certified with him because he's really excited about it)

Of course...hopefully we won't be leaving the hotel room much anyway...hee hee.
I just googled it and saw photos, it looks gorgeous and has great reviews, I wouldn't be worried. Sorry, I didn't mean to freak you out! It's a much more rural area than Cancun/Riveria Maya that's really all I was saying. It's PERFECT for diving, the water is some of the best in the world! I saw a GIAAANTTT Sting Ray when snorkeling, so crazy.

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Haha no worries Amy, I'm not freaked out! Actually, more rural and low-key sounds perfect to me! I want to pretty much lay by the pool, maybe do some snorkeling/scuba diving, and enjoy being married to my husband...oh, and unlimited alcohol will help wink.gif

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Good Morning
I know some of you have mentioned a new coordinator through Karisma, I guess Cecile is gone now also and that is who I was working with....So has anyone worked with Faye yet?
We now Have Faye as well! My TA likes her but i haven't had a dealing with her yet. I just found out today.

OK Ladies I NEED TO VENT! Deep Breath
Long story short - I had reserved thru Cecila May 30th for my date but not put down the $200. My TA and FMIL were going back and forth between 2 resorts AS and The Royal Cancun. Unfortunately when you accept other people's $$ towards paying for the wedding you have to play nice and my FMIL being a former TA wanted to make sure we got the best deal. (She really did get us an awesome rate). Well for one reason or another that I do not know nor care at this point. All the dates for Memorial Day Weekend and the weekend before are now booked for AS. I lost the 30th. Cecila is gone. This all went down this morning. I had a minor freakout (possibly due to the fact that I am control freak and felt like things were out of control). After calming down, talking to the FI, Talking to my mom, talking FMIL I have a new WC (Faye) New wedding date (May 15th 2011) and feel back to normal. I really wanted May 30th but oh well. This morning was basically throw money at the 15th and see if it sticks. I will know for 100% sure in 24 hours. My FMIL and TA got Fabio on a call and basically got it done. AS was really understanding of my problem but booked is booked. It's our own fault for not putting the $200 down in the first place.
WHEW - Thanks! I just had to get it all out and type it to feel better.
NOTE: Ladies of Memorial Day weekend 2011 - I am sad we won't get to do that shot together. Also a word of warning. According to Fabio and Faye Thursday May 26th - Mon May 30th are BOOKED Solid with brides. They also said that there were some big groups. I would make sure your TA's and guest know that resort is going to be full that weekend and it's probably a good idea for guests to book ASAP. Again I am hearing this 3rd hand from my TA but might be something to be aware of.

Is Anyone else getting married on the weekend of May 13 - 15 2011?

Thanks for letting me get that all out. Good news I am offically (in 24hours when they email me confirmation) A Paying AS BRIDE!!!! YEAH! I am so excited!

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