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#3601 *Krista*

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    Posted 12 April 2010 - 01:50 PM

    Has anybody heard anything about a new fee for the judge/minister? On the website, it says the cost is now $600, which I'm assuming is included if you are buying a package (or getting the free package), but that is much more than it used to be. Also, I saw a bride post something under a thread about free weddings that say there was a $300 new surcharge for the judge because of a new law or something. Has anyone else heard anything about this??
    July 10, 2010 ~ This was the day I married my best friend, the one I laugh with, live for, and love... ~ Mrs. Allen

    #3602 bsf&jpg

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      Posted 13 April 2010 - 11:21 AM

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      Originally Posted by krista.baird
      Has anybody heard anything about a new fee for the judge/minister? On the website, it says the cost is now $600, which I'm assuming is included if you are buying a package (or getting the free package), but that is much more than it used to be. Also, I saw a bride post something under a thread about free weddings that say there was a $300 new surcharge for the judge because of a new law or something. Has anyone else heard anything about this??
      When I asked Claudia Wedd Coord, I asked her to break it down for me and this is what she said:

      Marriage Certificate $120.00
      Blood Exam $165.00
      Transportation $50.00

      #3603 *Krista*

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        Posted 13 April 2010 - 12:13 PM

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        Originally Posted by bsf&jpg
        When I asked Claudia Wedd Coord, I asked her to break it down for me and this is what she said:

        Marriage Certificate $120.00
        Blood Exam $165.00
        Transportation $50.00
        Thank you!! That's helpful because I didn't know the price of the blood exam had gone up. Is the marriage certificate an added cost, or is it included in the wedding package? I don't remember seeing any part about the cost of the marriage certificate - or is that for the certified translated copy that you can request to get 2-4 months later?
        July 10, 2010 ~ This was the day I married my best friend, the one I laugh with, live for, and love... ~ Mrs. Allen

        #3604 AchiCAp0547

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          Posted 13 April 2010 - 12:41 PM

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          Originally Posted by jaynreneewed
          OMG – I’m starting to think this whole destination wedding thing was a bad idea. Is anyone having trouble with their travel agent? The whole reason why I choose Tulum was because it has an amazing kids club and I was told kids under 12 stay free (just pay for their air fare). Now my travel agent is telling me that this promotion ran out. I am going to have some very angry gusts- most of them already booked flights. Is anyone else running into this problem?
          Urgh, I am sorry, I cannot help you with the kids club, but I can tell you that my TA SUCKED too. She was SO horrible, about not ever EVER getting back to me, never knew what was going on etc., that I told my guests NOT to use her. Sharon Malespena from Apple Vacations, she was just horrific... I honestly don't know how she stays in business....
          So I'm sorry you are having a hard time =(

          #3605 MnM2Mexico

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            Posted 13 April 2010 - 01:02 PM

            that sucks... my TA has been pretty good- who are u using? I went thru DestinationWeddings.com and my TA warned me about that promotion occurring occasionally throughout the year. She said we could just wait until the promotion happens and book the kids then. Unfortunately the kids we invited can't come, so we never had to deal with this... could you switch travel agents? If you're event isn't that close, maybe you can start using someone else that you like a little bit better? I'm sorry you're having issues with that- who needs that stress?

            #3606 MnM2Mexico

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              Posted 13 April 2010 - 01:22 PM

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              Originally Posted by AchiCAp0547
              Urgh, I am sorry, I cannot help you with the kids club, but I can tell you that my TA SUCKED too. She was SO horrible, about not ever EVER getting back to me, never knew what was going on etc., that I told my guests NOT to use her. Sharon Malespena from Apple Vacations, she was just horrific... I honestly don't know how she stays in business....
              So I'm sorry you are having a hard time =(
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              Originally Posted by taranyc
              Cheri,

              I love your music!!!!! How much fun is that going to be for all of your guests! The kids are going to be so cute and I love the Star Wars Theme at the beach..awesome! I was smiling just reading your post. Are you going to have a wedding favor cd with those songs and others on it?

              xoxo,
              tt
              thx for posting this! I'm a month away, and realized this morning I didn't know how many songs to pick for before during and just after the ceremony. and i love your non-traditional picks. So cool.

              #3607 Cheri

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                Posted 13 April 2010 - 03:47 PM

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                Originally Posted by MnM2Mexico
                thx for posting this! I'm a month away, and realized this morning I didn't know how many songs to pick for before during and just after the ceremony. and i love your non-traditional picks. So cool.
                :)!!!! Thanks!

                #3608 MnM2Mexico

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                  Posted 14 April 2010 - 01:26 PM

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                  Originally Posted by Cheri
                  I have a music question. Are you girls counting on your wedding coordinator to handle the music for your ceremony? I am going to rent the speakers as that was the advice from past brides, but am not too sure how the music part plays out. I am thinking of having 6 songs total; one when everyone is being seated, one for my flower girl, one for my ring bearers, one for me walking down the isle, one as background music during the vows and one as we're exiting. How in the world is that going to work? Do I need to bring shortened versions of the songs or will the coordinator know what to do?? I' m so lost on this subject, would appreciate any input!
                  On another subject, are most of you planning on going straight into your cocktail hour or are you leaving a gap so you can get pictures without missing the cocktail hour yourselves? These last minute thoughts are creeping up and haunting me!
                  We decided (or rather, the hotel WC decided for us) to have an hour gap between ceremony and cocktail hour. The ceremony is at 4pm, and should be over by 4:30pm, and the WC said it's too hot to for a cocktail hour then (?) so we'll have the cocktail hour from 5:30- 6:30 and reception 6:30-9:30 (even though i am going to make sure it goes 'til 10!). I didn't mind, since that means we can go to the cocktail hour too. We have the Mexican trio playing. should be fun!

                  #3609 MnM2Mexico

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                    Posted 14 April 2010 - 01:32 PM

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                    Originally Posted by clinicalgal
                    Hi Ladies!
                    We are interested in organizing an excursion for our guests. Something along the lines of a catamaran that can pick us up from the resort and goes to an area with caverns. I'd like there to be food and drinks on board and for the excursion to last about 4 hours. I haven't been able to find any threads about brides planning something like this and recommended vendors... has anyone else seen anything along these lines or can advise me where to look? Thanks in advance!
                    we booked a catamaran tour for our guest (48 booked and counting!) with Paradise Catamarans after I did a lot of research online (tripadvisor.com) and spoke with a few vendors over the phone. We sail May 16th-- and I'm happy to include a review when we get back. They are a one boat operation, with a max of 50 people capacity, and they operate out of Puerto Adventuras. They are picking us all up in a bus, and said it's about a 40/45 min drive from Dreams Tulum. I can't wait!!

                    #3610 MnM2Mexico

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                      Posted 14 April 2010 - 01:35 PM

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                      Originally Posted by northernflasher
                      Just thought I´d let you girls know im sitting here in Dreams resort right now, one week after my wedding and im still smiling.

                      You have all picked the most amazing location for your wedding. ´
                      My day was truly the happiest of my life. I cant wait to fill you all in on my return.

                      Natalia is wonderful, you are in the very best of hands.

                      Happy planning, dont worry everything will come together just right for your special days.

                      One more whole week to go...

                      Promise a review on my return.

                      XXXX
                      Thank you for posting that! I am officially 33 days away from our wedding day, and am feeling a freak out coming on! So happy to hear you are happy.




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