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#5401 BeaBride

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Posted 05 September 2013 - 11:57 AM

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We are planning on checking one extra bag- I didn't want anyone else to have the responsibility of bringing anyting or dealing with paying customs fees (which people have had to do). I did have to limit my choices as to what I could bring as I belive 50lbs is the weight-limit for most airlines. I originally wanted to bring photos of my familiy members wedding photos with frames and all but it just seems like too much and I don't want to risk anything being lost at the reception. In the end I decided I could only bring things I wouldn't be heart broken if they weren't returned.

 

We are packing - 24 "Welcome" Kits, Menues, place cards, starfish wine stopper favors, 3 candles & holder for unity ceremony,to-go flat cake boxes, 12 tea lights & glass holders, and that's it. We have left most everything in it's original packaging for the trip but I will affix our labels to the cake boxes and our personalized  tags for the wine stoppers when we arrive. Make sure you bring extras just in case anything breaks. I am packing everything in shoe boxes as they take up little space and I feel like they will survive the trip better.

 

We decided to just use the resort white linens & flowers (bought extra centerpieces) ...that will save some room in my suitcase & fuss...

 

If you bring breakables, I would bring extras just in case. The only breakable things I brought were the mercury glass candle votives and 2 broke in transit despite leaving them in their original packaging and carrying them on board with us.  Good thing I had extras!  

Also, you can only bring $300.00 USD worth of merchandise so they can get sticky with you at the airport if they want.  With all the decorations, it definitely was worth more than $300.00 but I wasn't worried. I brought lanterns and because I had them in my carry-on and they saw them on the xray, they wanted to see them.  I showed them, told them what it was for and how much they cost, and they let me through. The centrepiece lanterns were in various carry-on bags with different people in different lineups, so they didn't see them all, and I only had 3 with me.  They just get sticky because they don't want people bringing merchandise and selling it there.  I haven't heard of any bride getting anything taken away though.



#5402 BeaBride

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Posted 05 September 2013 - 12:03 PM

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We decided to just use the resort white linens & flowers (bought extra centerpieces) ...that will save some room in my suitcase & fuss...

 

I was a bit stressed about the linens when I was planning because I didn't want to pay for overlays and and I thought things would look too plain with only the resort's white linens and my fake rose petals BUT my white table linens were really pretty. Their white linens have a criss- cross type of white embroidery on them and they're kind of satin looking.  I was expecting very plain white linens.  I wish someone had told me that before so I wouldn't have been so worried about it.  There are some things that just aren't worth the extra $$$.  It WILL be beautiful and you don't even have to put a heck of a lot of effort into it to make it look nice.  My advice would be to keep it simple but elegant.



#5403 amanda2

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    Posted 06 September 2013 - 07:04 AM

    Did any of you bring your own paper lanterns down?  Did you need a certain length in order to string them up on the beach reception site?  It seems pretty expensive to rent them from the resort (for 10, they charge $250 + tax + setup).  



    #5404 hezmshaw

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      Posted 06 September 2013 - 05:59 PM

      Ok ladies.. Help me out here if you are already married at dreams tulum. Can you bring your own fabric for the canopy? Can you set up your own decorations? I love this... (See picture) but $630 for 30 min or so seems pretty darn steep.Posted Image

      #5405 BeaBride

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      Posted 07 September 2013 - 07:10 AM

      Hezmshaw:

       

      FIrst of all, I did not have a beach wedding. However, I know that past brides have brought their own fabric.  Somewhere in these over 5000 posts, brides have talked about how much tulle they were bringing, etc.  You are allowed to set up your own decorations but depending on where they are being set up will depend on the time in the day they will allow you to set it up.  Some days there are 3 weddings so that will affect things as well.  The wedding locations also play into when things can be set up.   

       

      Also, I'm pretty sure that the wedding planners will not allow you to set things up that require electricity or things that require a ladder to set up (probably for liability?), so I'm thinking that they probably don't allow you to set up the canopy.  I would check this with your wedding planner. 

       

      From experience with dealing with my wedding coordinator in email, I would just tell her what I was planning on doing.  If she had a problem with anything, she would write back and tell me it was not possible.  Also, when I had questions, I would number them and then she would just respond to my questions directly below them.  Their English is pretty good but sometimes things get lost in translation over email so I tried to be as clear and concise as possible in order to get my questions answered promptly.  She always got back to me within 24-48 hours.



      #5406 photoisforever

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        Posted 07 September 2013 - 04:45 PM

        You're so right, BeaBride - about communicating as clearly as possible - always a good thing to keep in mind for optimal results....good info :)

         

        hope it all works out just the way you want it to!!! Cheers :)

         

         

         

         

         

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        #5407 MariaMiyuki

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          Posted 08 September 2013 - 08:06 PM

          Mine is coming up, too! November 11th! 



          #5408 MariaMiyuki

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            Posted 08 September 2013 - 08:12 PM

            Does anyone know how many hours in advance the shuttle picks you up to take you back to the airport? We purchased our flight, hotel and transfers as a package through Dreams. I have heard conflicting information from Dreams about how long it takes to get to the hotel from the airport-- I've heard both an hour and a half and 45 minutes. Trying to figure out if we will be able to fit a brunch in on the last day!



            #5409 hezmshaw

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              Posted 09 September 2013 - 03:55 AM

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              Originally Posted by MariaMiyuki 
               

              Mine is coming up, too! November 11th! 

              We'll be there at the same time :)  I tried for the 12th for our wedding but it was booked up, so we're getting married pretty far into the week.  We're there from Saturday the 9th until Saturday the 16th, wedding is on the 14th.



              #5410 hezmshaw

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                Posted 09 September 2013 - 04:03 AM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by BeaBride 
                 

                Hezmshaw:

                 

                FIrst of all, I did not have a beach wedding. However, I know that past brides have brought their own fabric.  Somewhere in these over 5000 posts, brides have talked about how much tulle they were bringing, etc.  You are allowed to set up your own decorations but depending on where they are being set up will depend on the time in the day they will allow you to set it up.  Some days there are 3 weddings so that will affect things as well.  The wedding locations also play into when things can be set up.   

                 

                Also, I'm pretty sure that the wedding planners will not allow you to set things up that require electricity or things that require a ladder to set up (probably for liability?), so I'm thinking that they probably don't allow you to set up the canopy.  I would check this with your wedding planner. 

                 

                From experience with dealing with my wedding coordinator in email, I would just tell her what I was planning on doing.  If she had a problem with anything, she would write back and tell me it was not possible.  Also, when I had questions, I would number them and then she would just respond to my questions directly below them.  Their English is pretty good but sometimes things get lost in translation over email so I tried to be as clear and concise as possible in order to get my questions answered promptly.  She always got back to me within 24-48 hours.

                 

                 

                I have mixed feelings on the correspondence with Nayeli, I feel like when I ask her, "can I do this?" she's just referring me back to the options they sent... I know, I read those, I'm asking about something else lol.  And sometimes it takes days and days to hear from her (over a week last time), but other times she's really quick - I know they're busy with many weddings... so I'm trying to be chill about it.

                 

                I think I'd feel better about it if I wasn't simultaneously having issue after issue with our travel agent.  I completely understand how bridezillas happen now... lol.

                 

                Thank you for the information.. I'll put together an email asking her about the canopy, I'm hoping to avoid paying over 600 to add some color lol... I'll also search this thread.






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