Originally Posted by Mwise17
Hmmmm.....theres the vibe again!
I am getting the feeling it will be much easier doing a symbolic ceremony! I wonder why the Judges don't speak english as well as the ministers??
Any other ladies out there care to share why they chose one over the other? (symbolic ceremony vs. legal)
I was told you had to have your birth certificates translated into Spanish, then your legal marriage certificate would be in Spanish, which you would then have to translate back into english. We just thought it would be easier to do it all in Canada.
Plus it worked out quite well for us. My mother has been ill for many years and is bed-ridden. So she got to attend my "wedding". We had a judge come to the nursing home and he married us in front of my mom. So even though she couldn't attend my Mexico wedding, so was there for my legal one!
Originally Posted by Mwise17
I am not sure what to do....Chris and I guess-timated and block booked a number we thought we would hit no problem. That means we had to pay a non-refundable deposit for each spot. What we didn't expect was so many guests to rsvp yes, and then tell us they aren't going through our travel agent, and they will wait last minute to get a better rate, or they have "points" with a company and are booking with them etc. etc. I don't want to make them book with our group, but there are other reasons besides just the money we would lose...I am afraid the resort will book up (which we all know it does), and what if they overbook and our entire group needs to move (again, has happened as we all know). I outlined the importance of booking as a group on our website, but I guess it didn't help much.
Not to be nosy, but what rate did you get? And is it for the room only, or a package deal (ie. flight/transfer and hotel)? We had some people tell us they would wait, do it on their own, and then they realized our rate was far better. Also they should know that there is only ONE company that can sell access to the Sensatori property from Canada (other than booking through the hotel directly which would be really expensive). Sunwing still has exclusive rights to that hotel. Let your guests know you have arranged a group rate and it's a confirmed room....if they wait to long they might miss out.
Good luck! I know how frustrating it can be. We lost some of our deposit because guests flew in from other cities than we had planned for....but in the end all of our guests got a rate they were really happy with.
Originally Posted by mrsclerville
Where did you ladies see this bonfire setup? Where is it held? I haven't seen it in the services catalog at all.
The Bonfire is on the actual hotel website, under Family (I think?). We were just not happy with the times they offered...who wants to make smores at 6pm???? At the resort they offered 7-9pm, but I thought it was still too early. They will set up the bonfire down on the beach, I think there was 2 locations offered, but not entirely sure anymore.