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#3621 MnM2Mexico

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    Posted 16 April 2010 - 02:30 PM

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    Please dont worry, I know you will but it truly was the best day of my life, yes we had hiccups and hitches but honestly if you dont let things get to you the day will be wonderful. I spent so long stressing over the finer details that really I could laugh now at all that wasted time cos none of them mattered on the day, all that mattered was the man I love standing at the end of the aisle smiling at me, looking like he might jump for joy and I swear the whole place could have fallen down around my ears and I wouldnt have cared!!!.



    I dont have the exact timing but its really not very far at all I would say 30 secs to a min tops.
    THANK YOU!! i'm just eating up your calming words- and really appreciate the tip on the cocktail hour! at first I thought it was a little weird, but i feel better about the hour gap between the end of the ceremony and the cocktail hour now.

    #3622 MnM2Mexico

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      Posted 16 April 2010 - 02:42 PM

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      Cheri,
      Sorry its been a while since i responded. Ive been so busy and stressed.
      But Yeah i am taking decor with me. I am actually planning on bringing everything with me. I was reading that some past brides tried sending stuff to the Resort but didnt clear customs.
      I have spoke with past brides that said they took some candy and as long as they had reciepts there were able to take the items.
      Also Once you land in Cancun there is a Wal*Mart so that if you forget anything you could go there!! i think from the resort it's a 2hour ride. Im not sure but thats also an Option.
      Well I hope you have a Great week...
      Hi Danielle,

      I am wondering what decor you are planning to bring with you? I am getting married three days after you! and I'm curious if you are going to do any additional lighting? Also, I successfully shipped three boxes via FedEx to the hotel, customs was not a problem, and it only took 4 days to get there, but the shipping was expensive...

      #3623 MnM2Mexico

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        Posted 16 April 2010 - 02:53 PM

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        Hi Michele,

        You at the closest to my date i have seen on the forum. I am starting to read all the reviews which are unreal and have helped a lot. I am still undecided for a few things such as my reception location and whether or not i will to "OOT bags" for my guests upon arrival. Are you planning a reception back home for the guests who won't make it? My Fiance and I are from opposite sides of Canada so I am planning the reception at my parents home and also one at his parents cabin. The additional receptions are more difficult to plan than the actual wedding itself.

        Hope your planning is going well,

        Amy
        Hi Amy! Sorry it took me this long to find this post- but i think you and I are the closest in wedding dates on here! And we're about a month away, i can't believe it! For a reception location, I originally wanted the Dolphin Pool but it was booked so they gave me the Relax Pool, which is fine. My ceremony will be near there, the cocktail hour is there, so it'll be easy and self-contained i think...

        for gift bags, i did customized water bottles and these novelty margarhita sunglasses (totally tacky but hilarious) and at the reception i have mini-maracas that i hand painted in our wedding colors.

        I need lighting though! The relax pool looks dark, so i'm trying to think of what I can do to brighten it up without having to pay the resort a ton of money and without spending a lot here too...

        we are doing an at-home reception for the guests that couldn't make it- but not until July or August and truthfully i haven't even thought about it yet we've been so busy...

        where is your reception going to be? are you excited? I'm loosing my mind!

        #3624 absonnek

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          Posted 18 April 2010 - 07:33 PM

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          Originally Posted by MnM2Mexico
          Hi Danielle,

          I am wondering what decor you are planning to bring with you? I am getting married three days after you! and I'm curious if you are going to do any additional lighting? Also, I successfully shipped three boxes via FedEx to the hotel, customs was not a problem, and it only took 4 days to get there, but the shipping was expensive...
          Just a heads up!
          I just had my wedding there on 4/10 and I sent my box FedEx too...it made it there quickly; however, expect an additional fee when you get there. My only box had a $33 fee (on top of the rather expensive shipping). Annabel says once girls find out about it they usually request the box to be sent back to the US.

          #3625 vlynnw

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            Posted 18 April 2010 - 08:08 PM

            Question about sending boxes to the resort. Did you go through a customs broker at all? and how far in advance did you ship things?
            Veronica & Adam - May 6, 2011 - Dreams Tulum

            #3626 northernflasher

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              Posted 19 April 2010 - 06:19 AM

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              Originally Posted by absonnek
              Just a heads up!
              I just had my wedding there on 4/10 and I sent my box FedEx too...it made it there quickly; however, expect an additional fee when you get there. My only box had a $33 fee (on top of the rather expensive shipping). Annabel says once girls find out about it they usually request the box to be sent back to the US.
              OOOH Congratulations, thats exciting, yours must have been one of the weddings I saw in my last week, dont forget to post pics.
              Michelle X

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              #3627 absonnek

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                Posted 19 April 2010 - 02:01 PM

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                Originally Posted by vlynnw
                Question about sending boxes to the resort. Did you go through a customs broker at all? and how far in advance did you ship things?
                I did not not use a broker because I've never heard of that...went through FedEx just because that's what the brochure had said to do. I sent things a month in advance but I could have waited a couple days since it took less than a week to get there. Also...if you put your OOT bags together before you send them know that they might not be intact when you get your box at Dreams. Some of mine were ripped..unsure if it was in shipping or if the box was opened somewhere along the way.

                #3628 taranyc

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                  Posted 19 April 2010 - 08:34 PM

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                  (9) DECOR

                  Tikki torches decoration (per event) $150 (includes 5-6 torches)
                  Linen (per table) $18 (white is free)
                  Overlay (per table) $18
                  Overlay decorated(per table) $20
                  Special Color napkin (per pax) $4 (white is free)
                  Bows for chairs (per chair) $5
                  Carpeted walkway $60
                  Luminaries $2
                  Aisle runner 80$

                  Centerpieces:
                  A small vase is $12; large vase is $16
                  Candles are $6
                  Steam with orchids (submerged in water) $18 each

                  Hi everyone. I just wanted to add to the post above from page 1 of the forum (which has been awesome. thank you sunbride!)...based on my correspondence with Aurora.

                  I am doing the free package option and paying the additional site fee for our reception. Aurora has told us that the white tablecloths are "free" up to 20 guests, and then $18 per table...same for the napkins. I am pushing back, but there has been a lot of back and fourth. Hopefully the white options will stay free and my only charge will be the $150 setup fee.

                  To have an orchid in a vase, I was quoted $30 per stem.

                  Anyhow, I'm working on other options...just wanted to let y'all know.

                  tt


                  #3629 Maur

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                    Posted 20 April 2010 - 12:20 PM

                    Very excite just booked my wedding Dreams Tulum April 22, 2011 YAYYYYY

                    #3630 vlynnw

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                      Posted 20 April 2010 - 12:49 PM

                      absonnek - thanks, that's good to know

                      Maur - congrats on booking your date, it's just a relief to have it done!
                      Veronica & Adam - May 6, 2011 - Dreams Tulum




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