Sorry, I have been a bit busy! Imagine my surprise to find a new forum. It will take a bit of getting used to, but I am sure it will make sense soon. Hmmm....my picture doesn't work anymore. Going to have to figure that one out later
So I am about to order my FREE brochures from VISTAPRINT... I am finding out that it's not really FREE. I have to pay for $5 per picture download and shipping is like $11 for standard shipping. I guess overall it's cheaper but didn't realized that it will cost me about the money I am saving from the FREE promotion. Is this typical?
It seems to be the norm from what I have seen. Prices are good, and shipping is average from any other printer. Overall we have found the "FREE" promotions are still a great price.
Originally Posted by daniepps
Good morning ladies! I see if you miss a week you miss a lot on here!!!! What's up with the new look and why are our tickers gone???? Well if we still had the ticker mine would say "3 DAYS!!!!" I can't believe it's here already. We're on the way to the courthouse now to do the legal ceremony and then we leave for Mexico early tomorrow morning. I've been packing and getting everything together which is why I haven't been on here in a week but we're pretty much ready to go. I forgot to take pictures of everything for my planning thread before I packed it so I guess I'll take pictures in Mexico when we unpack.
Adios Ladies!!!! I'll definitely post some info when I get back.
BTW: Amybermuda I loved, loved, loved your pics!!!!!
I think I missed you. But wishing you all the best for your wedding down south! Hope the weather is wonderful and you have lots of fun
Originally Posted by KittenHeart
I made a spreadsheet of everyone with the day they were arriving and their flight arrival times. When we landed the airport in Cancun and headed to the hotel, I timed how long it took from the time we left the plane, got through customs, got our bags, got our ride and arrived at the hotel and met everyone in the lobby as they arrived to check in and gave them their OOT bag. I missed a few that arrived early but I just called the front desk, found their room and walked it over to them.
I had planned on meeting everyone as they arrived. I will have to borrow the spreadsheet idea to keep myself on track.
Originally Posted by beaz2be
Ok looking for opinions here. Originally I wasn't really into having a "color scheme". I figured my wedding color was "white" and my theme was "beach".
HI Everyone!!! My date is confirmed!!! Yeah! I have a little worry.....I've been looking at tripadvisor pictures.....do any of you know if the water is really brown????
No the water is not brown! (silly tripadvisor) We were down there in April. The beach right in front of the resort has a fair bit of coral, so it can be a bit tricky to walk into. As well there is seaweed, but the resort scoops it up 2 times a day. Besides it's the ocean, it's normal to have some seaweed. If you want the perfect sand beach, sand walking into the water....walk north along the beach for about 5 minutes. Just at the point the water is stunning and no coral!
Originally Posted by chong
Wow. you are super organized. I was going to give everyone their OOT bag when we meet on Fri night for dinner. I might have consider doing what you did. Did you guys have cell phone? I am just trying to see how we all are going to make it through with the cell phones.
I don't know about anymore else, but neither FI or I have ever managed to get our cell phones to work down there
Originally Posted by chong
I think I am doing the bridal hair for $85. I was told that this for up do's and if any of my bridesmaids wants to have up do's, this is the option they have to pick. If not, they can pick $44 shampoo and blow dry. I haven't decided on the hair style yet but might be partially up or all up.
It says we have to wash our hair before coming to the salon. Is this true, anyone? they don't wash our hair???
Your hair will hold better, if you wash it the night before.
Originally Posted by Less is more
Good morning! I'm slipping this post in before work. but I was up all night thinking about this so if any one can offer suggestions please respond. Ok. FI and I originally decided to switch resorts from AS to an Eldoroado for our honeymoon. we booked the honeymoon suit at AS but really wondering if switching resorts is truely worth it. Are the Eldorados better than AS? Does anyone know how nice the honeymoon suit is at AS? Has anyone seen any of the Eldorado resorts? Need help making a decision so all your ladies advice is appreciated.
FI and I stayed at the El Dorado Casitis in April for a few days. It was a lovely experience. Very private and quiet, so it would be great for a honeymoon. There was also tons of resturants and if you stayed in the Casitis section, they had beach butlers that brought you food and drinks as you laid at the beach. Not sure if that answers your question? If you want more specific details please ask.
Originally Posted by TLGnhci
I was considering going to the El Dorado for a night or two as well.
Girls, when you get 20% off a private event, say your reception - what exactly does it take 20% off of? And I read that someone asked about the ceremony flowers, are they transferred to the reception site?
And, is it lame to not hold a cocktail party and just have guests mingle at a lounge/bar for an hour?
I think as long as you tell your guests where and when to be, who cares? Have fun at the bar and enjoy the music together. Both the mojoito bar and the adult bar (by the adult pool) had live music every evening.