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#1831 adales

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    Posted 15 April 2011 - 10:39 AM

    When are the majority of your guests leaving?  Maybe you can plan something entertainment wise for Sunday afternoon.  Just a thought.....

     

    Originally Posted by jszy10 

    Thanks so much for the advice Nicole!!  That definitely helps.  Our plan so far...

     

    Wednesday -- Arrive at the resort with 3/4's of our guests  (we have a small group of 17) 

     

    Thursday -- Wedding meeting (i'm assuming?). welcome cocktail party

     

    Friday -- I like the idea of the 'playacar palace play day'!!  We were thinking of doing a group to zipline, but I'm thinking more and more of skipping that.

     

    Saturday -- Wedding Day!!  The boys are going on a deep sea fishing trip in the morning (yes I know, groom on a boat..the day of..lol) and the girls are spending the morning at the spa.  Our wedding is at 5pm.

     

    Sunday -- Brunch, TTD session

     

    We are staying at the resort until the following Friday, so we will have Monday - Friday to honeymoon!  We are planning on doing Xcaret and swimming with the dolphins during that time. 

     

    Now that I have it mapped out, I feel like I need more entertainment??  Any other suggestions?  We aren't doing any private events because of the cost -- we have such a small group and are spending a lot of money on the AHR too.  I just couldnt see spending a lot on private events when everything is free.



     



    #1832 jszy10

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      Posted 15 April 2011 - 12:27 PM

      The majority of my guests are leaving Monday...do you think a pool party get together would suffice for Sunday?  I do sort of feel like I don't want to plan too much because I know a lot of them want to do some tours to use their resort dollars and do their own thing.



      #1833 sxcT

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        Posted 15 April 2011 - 12:50 PM

        I think its a good idea.  That is what I plan to do that way its convenient for ppl to come and go as they please. 
         

        Originally Posted by jszy10 

        The majority of my guests are leaving Monday...do you think a pool party get together would suffice for Sunday?  I do sort of feel like I don't want to plan too much because I know a lot of them want to do some tours to use their resort dollars and do their own thing.



         



        #1834 lilbuddha

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          Posted 15 April 2011 - 04:06 PM

          Hi Ladies!

           

          So I am two weeks from leaving....

           

          Here is our lineup

           

          Sunday: Fly out with 61 guests lol.  Our travel agent has the majority of guests with the exception of about 13 flying out together on the same flight.  So in theory the party should start around 6 am at the airport.  That night at 7:00 pm we are having a Welcome Dinner on Maracas Terrace.

           

          Monday: We are having a Vollyball Tournament at 4 pm.  We had T-shirts made for all the guest with their nick name printed on the back and their number...(Bride side vs. Groom side)

           

          Tuesday: We are having a Tequila and Cigar party at the Spa Terrace at 8:30 pm.  Back when we met Yazmin last July we had mentioned the idea to her.  She happen to know a vendor who provides people who come and hand roll cigars. So we are doing that with a tequila "lesson" and desserts

           

          Wed: The men are going zip lining and jet skiing the women are heading to Playa for the Day.

           

          Thursday is the wedding.  Girls meet at the Spa at 10 am  and having a mini spa day.  Wedding starts at 6:00 pm

           

          Friday: Majority of guests leave.

           

          Saturday: Hubby and I are heading to Moon Palace for our honeymoon for a week.

           

           

          The last 2 weeks has been super stressful  in wedding planning and I am doing everything not to become a bridezilla.  Back in November Yazmin gave me a quote for the centerpieces.  Two weeks ago Wilma quoted me a price that was  over a thousand dollars higher.  I explained that we relied on the price that Yazmin gave us.  She told me that it was impossible to do the centerpiece at that price.  Today the director of the bridal department called me.  He stated that they would not honor the price that Yazmin gave us.  I am of course really stressing out now.  I emphasized that when working through email I am relying on the prices given to me.  I also told him if he will not honor this price then how do I know he will honor any of the other quotes I have received????  He stated that they will just not this one.

           

          I honestly don't know what to do.  We went down for a site visit specifically to meet the people there and make sure this wouldn't happen.  It doesn't matter. 

           

          Other than that everything is pretty much done with the exception of my dress...which is still having issues. I swear this wedding has become a comedy of errors.  I am sure that once I see all my friends and family it won't seem as bad.  I am just so bummed because even above the dress, the flowers were important to me.  I love to garden and well....they just make me happy.  I am sure that sounds really stupid but last July Yazmin seemed to get it and I was so excited to find someone who understood.  I just can't believe the resort is not willing to work with me when this is their error.   Just be sure to go through your emails and reconfirm as much as possible if you have switched coordinators.

           

          On the up side....welcome bags are done just need to be assembled when we get there, programs are on their way, grooms ring will be ready for pick up on Monday and I have finally figured out place cards that won't blow away in the wind lol.

           

           


          Mia & Pauly May 5th, 201163 guests + bride & groom.....and counting.

          #1835 adales

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            Posted 15 April 2011 - 04:10 PM


            I also think that is a great idea, that way your guests can relax and they are still free to do as they please.  That is why we decided to throw in the beer pong tournament.  We figured it would be a fun thing to do while we are at the pool.
             

            Originally Posted by jszy10 

            The majority of my guests are leaving Monday...do you think a pool party get together would suffice for Sunday?  I do sort of feel like I don't want to plan too much because I know a lot of them want to do some tours to use their resort dollars and do their own thing.



             



            #1836 adales

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              Posted 15 April 2011 - 04:12 PM

              Can I have more details on this tequila and cigar party?  Are you using tequila from the resort?  Also, how much is the cigar guy charging you?  Do you have to buy him a day pass?

               

              Originally Posted by lilbuddha 

              Hi Ladies!

               

              So I am two weeks from leaving....

               

              Here is our lineup

               

              Sunday: Fly out with 61 guests lol.  Our travel agent has the majority of guests with the exception of about 13 flying out together on the same flight.  So in theory the party should start around 6 am at the airport.  That night at 7:00 pm we are having a Welcome Dinner on Maracas Terrace.

               

              Monday: We are having a Vollyball Tournament at 4 pm.  We had T-shirts made for all the guest with their nick name printed on the back and their number...(Bride side vs. Groom side)

               

              Tuesday: We are having a Tequila and Cigar party at the Spa Terrace at 8:30 pm.  Back when we met Yazmin last July we had mentioned the idea to her.  She happen to know a vendor who provides people who come and hand roll cigars. So we are doing that with a tequila "lesson" and desserts

               

              Wed: The men are going zip lining and jet skiing the women are heading to Playa for the Day.

               

              Thursday is the wedding.  Girls meet at the Spa at 10 am  and having a mini spa day.  Wedding starts at 6:00 pm

               

              Friday: Majority of guests leave.

               

              Saturday: Hubby and I are heading to Moon Palace for our honeymoon for a week.

               

               

              The last 2 weeks has been super stressful  in wedding planning and I am doing everything not to become a bridezilla.  Back in November Yazmin gave me a quote for the centerpieces.  Two weeks ago Wilma quoted me a price that was  over a thousand dollars higher.  I explained that we relied on the price that Yazmin gave us.  She told me that it was impossible to do the centerpiece at that price.  Today the director of the bridal department called me.  He stated that they would not honor the price that Yazmin gave us.  I am of course really stressing out now.  I emphasized that when working through email I am relying on the prices given to me.  I also told him if he will not honor this price then how do I know he will honor any of the other quotes I have received????  He stated that they will just not this one.

               

              I honestly don't know what to do.  We went down for a site visit specifically to meet the people there and make sure this wouldn't happen.  It doesn't matter. 

               

              Other than that everything is pretty much done with the exception of my dress...which is still having issues. I swear this wedding has become a comedy of errors.  I am sure that once I see all my friends and family it won't seem as bad.  I am just so bummed because even above the dress, the flowers were important to me.  I love to garden and well....they just make me happy.  I am sure that sounds really stupid but last July Yazmin seemed to get it and I was so excited to find someone who understood.  I just can't believe the resort is not willing to work with me when this is their error.   Just be sure to go through your emails and reconfirm as much as possible if you have switched coordinators.

               

              On the up side....welcome bags are done just need to be assembled when we get there, programs are on their way, grooms ring will be ready for pick up on Monday and I have finally figured out place cards that won't blow away in the wind lol.

               

               



               



              #1837 lilbuddha

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                Posted 15 April 2011 - 05:13 PM

                The resort will provide the different types of tequila (but you can bring your own as well).  They are supplying a bartender who can tell guests about the differences in how they are made and how to "taste" them.

                 

                The cigar guy is actually through their decor vendor deco cancun.  So you don't have to buy them a day pass.  The hand roller was about $300.00 and that comes with 30 cigars.  Your guests can purchase more from him while he is there if they choose to.

                 

                Originally Posted by adales 

                Can I have more details on this tequila and cigar party?  Are you using tequila from the resort?  Also, how much is the cigar guy charging you?  Do you have to buy him a day pass?

                 



                 



                 


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                #1838 adales

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                  Posted 15 April 2011 - 07:15 PM


                  Do you have his info or should I ask my WC Cristina for it?  That sounds really fun and I think that would be a great thing for the guys to do for my FI's bachelor party.
                   

                  Originally Posted by lilbuddha 

                  The resort will provide the different types of tequila (but you can bring your own as well).  They are supplying a bartender who can tell guests about the differences in how they are made and how to "taste" them.

                   

                  The cigar guy is actually through their decor vendor deco cancun.  So you don't have to buy them a day pass.  The hand roller was about $300.00 and that comes with 30 cigars.  Your guests can purchase more from him while he is there if they choose to.

                   



                   



                   



                  #1839 jszy10

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                    Posted 16 April 2011 - 03:26 AM

                    Ahh Mia!!!  I can't believe you are that close!!  I'm so sorry you have to deal with that pricing issue.  I think that is absolutely awful :o  Have you emailed Yazmin back about the quote and the fact that they aren't honoring it?  I would definitely bring it to her attention too.

                     

                    Good luck with the rest of your planning and regardless, have an amazing time!!  It sounds like you have a lot of great things planned!!



                    #1840 Banksnelson

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                      Posted 16 April 2011 - 09:15 AM

                      Hey ladies! Got back from ASP yesterday! Our wedding was April 8th. We had a great time overall but had quite a few things go wrong. I almost think if I write a review I might scare people haha. A couple quick things I wanted to share since I got so much help from here:

                       

                      Warning!! - I hired LaLuna for photography and was planning on just getting them guest passes like so many other brides have done. LaLuna also told me they had been to the resort with guest passes before with no problem. Well when I had my meeting with cristina and told her the names for the guest passes she says "they are photographers" and made me pay for a room for the night for them in order for them to be allowed in. I tried to argue and told her it was not fair when I knew that so many other brides had done it, and I cried, but it got me nowhere. She said so many people have been hiring outside vendors so they had to crack down on it.

                       

                      We went to Xplor and had a great time! The ziplinig was really fun. They have 2 huge courses. The bad thing was that we booked it through one of the vacation planners at the resort and he told us that we could use our vacation dollars. When we checked out however it was charged to our bill and we were told that it is not part of the vacation dollars.  So we ending up spending way more money then expected between this and the whole photography thing!

                       

                       






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