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I must disagree about it being such a steal. You must be forgetting that your guests are paying almost $400/per night - per/person to stay at the resort. Just cause its cheaper to have a wedding in Mexico than it is here... doesn't make it a "steal"

 

My biggest frustration is that if you have let's say for example 60 guests attend considering they are "all-inclusive" at your wedding & staying at your same resort...they paid an average of $1,500.00 for a 4 night stay (not including what their all gonna spend once their down there) ...so that's a total of $90,000...( not pesos )

and then the bride and groom have to spend an additional $15,000 so that their guests could sip champagne and eat one of 3 following dinner options...not even their choice of food because that's the "rule". Not only should the champagne be INCLUDED....the food should be INCLUDED. I'm not saying the photographer should be free, or the chair decorations should be free, or the DJ/mariachi band should be free...but food & drink should be included...that's the point of an all-inclusive & that's what your guest pay for when they pay for "all-inclusive".

If you think the resort pays their staff anywhere near minimum wage to serve your guests glasses of champagne, think again.

 

anyway...enough out of me.

 

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We reserved the gazebo for our wedding, but I haven't seen any pictures of any wedding in the gazebo at the Lindo, only the Del Mar. We initially wanted to have our wedding on the beach, but I wasn't into other people watching. I know other brides have said you don't notice, but I just wasn't comfortable with that. However, if we completely hate the gazebo when we see it in person we will probably have the wedding on the beach as our backup. I will be sure to post pictures and a review either way.
I didn't realize that the Lindo had a gazebo. It'll be interesting to find out what it's like. Any idea on how many guests you can have if you have it in the gazebo?

You're getting so close Michelle!! :)

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I didn't realize that the Lindo had a gazebo. It'll be interesting to find out what it's like. Any idea on how many guests you can have if you have it in the gazebo?

You're getting so close Michelle!! :)
I believe the gazebo is actually the pyramid on top of the wave pool at the Lindo. The Del Mar has an actual gazebo in the garden, which is the picture that I saw and thought we were getting until I later found out that it was not. I have not seen how the pyramid is set up for the wedding, and my main concern is if they allow people in the wave pool during the ceremony. We will check it out and confirm when we get down there, but if we hate it we will probably have the ceremony on the beach.

We leave in 1.5 weeks! I can't believe how fast the time goes. I am starting to go into freak out mode because we were trying to pack some more stuff tonight and I think we are going to need to pay for a 5th check bag, or we are going to need to give a suitcase to Mike's parents. Our wedding stuff alone is taking up 3 checked suitcases, and we still have carryon items. I wish we could just ship stuff down to Mexico, it would be so much easier!

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I believe the gazebo is actually the pyramid on top of the wave pool at the Lindo. The Del Mar has an actual gazebo in the garden, which is the picture that I saw and thought we were getting until I later found out that it was not. I have not seen how the pyramid is set up for the wedding, and my main concern is if they allow people in the wave pool during the ceremony. We will check it out and confirm when we get down there, but if we hate it we will probably have the ceremony on the beach.

We leave in 1.5 weeks! I can't believe how fast the time goes. I am starting to go into freak out mode because we were trying to pack some more stuff tonight and I think we are going to need to pay for a 5th check bag, or we are going to need to give a suitcase to Mike's parents. Our wedding stuff alone is taking up 3 checked suitcases, and we still have carryon items. I wish we could just ship stuff down to Mexico, it would be so much easier!
Oh, that makes sense. I forgot about the wave pool pyramid.

It would be so much easier if things could be shipped!! I'm starting to wonder about the packing myself. I don't feel like I have a lot to take down with me, but it all adds up pretty quickly. Are you taking a lot for decorations?

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Oh, that makes sense. I forgot about the wave pool pyramid.

It would be so much easier if things could be shipped!! I'm starting to wonder about the packing myself. I don't feel like I have a lot to take down with me, but it all adds up pretty quickly. Are you taking a lot for decorations?
I feel like we are not taking that much (I'm working on my planning thread right now so that will be up soon so you can see all my stuff), but it takes up room in suitcases quickly! Our OOT bags took up a whole suitcase so that really screwed us up. We got straw bags so they don't pack flat. I love the bags, and if we had any more guests I probably would have had to get different ones.

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I feel like we are not taking that much (I'm working on my planning thread right now so that will be up soon so you can see all my stuff), but it takes up room in suitcases quickly! Our OOT bags took up a whole suitcase so that really screwed us up. We got straw bags so they don't pack flat. I love the bags, and if we had any more guests I probably would have had to get different ones.
A planning thread....very cool, looking forward to it!

I'm been contemplating cheating a bit with the OOT bags and mailing them out to my guests about a week or so before we leave so they can pack their own...lol. I doubt I'll do that, but it would make it easier :)

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You did a great job Michelle! You're wedding is going to be beautiful!! I love your necklace....did you get it at Macy's?
I got the necklace at Von Maur and the earrings at Macy's. This is the 3rd pair of earrings I bought. The others were longer and bigger, but I didn't think they looked right on me.

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I got the necklace at Von Maur and the earrings at Macy's. This is the 3rd pair of earrings I bought. The others were longer and bigger, but I didn't think they looked right on me.
They're very pretty pieces. The necklace is the style I've been looking for. It's all going to look really good with your dress.

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