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#711 Ellabaja1983

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    Posted 08 March 2011 - 09:45 AM



    Originally Posted by JND2012 

    Thanks for your information, Laine!  It's so nice to hear from people who are actually getting (or have gotten) married there.  I'm glad that everything turned out. 

     

    For those of you who are getting married legally at home - are you using a wedding package or do you use the vow renewal packages?  I never thought of that until reading your posts.  Are you telling your guests that you'll be legally married before?  I was hoping to avoid telling them...  there's already been a lot of drama about us being "selfish" for having a destination wedding, I'm sure that would cause some uneccessary stress.



     We went with one of the renewal of the vow packages.  We have only told a select few (my mom, MOH, and BM) that we did it already, otherwise, no we are keeping it quiet!  We decided not to tell anyone, and it was recommended by our TA to keep it quiet.  Otherwise we'd have people who wouldn't go "because we were already married."  I had talked to Rocio and she said not to worry, they wouldn't do anything different in the ceremony to let on that it wasn't the legal ceremony! 


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    #712 JND2012

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      Posted 08 March 2011 - 02:16 PM



      Originally Posted by Ellabaja1983 





       We went with one of the renewal of the vow packages.  We have only told a select few (my mom, MOH, and BM) that we did it already, otherwise, no we are keeping it quiet!  We decided not to tell anyone, and it was recommended by our TA to keep it quiet.  Otherwise we'd have people who wouldn't go "because we were already married."  I had talked to Rocio and she said not to worry, they wouldn't do anything different in the ceremony to let on that it wasn't the legal ceremony! 


      That's such a good idea!  I never even thought of that - and they're so much less expensive.  Thanks =)

       



      #713 Ellabaja1983

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        Posted 09 March 2011 - 05:19 AM

        No problem!  Our biggest hang up was having to have 4 witnesses there with us three business days in advance.  We didn't want to have to force people to go early, and then leave right after the wedding basically...  So, it just worked best for us...it might not for everyone, but like you said, it also makes it less expensive too!


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        #714 Ellabaja1983

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          Posted 11 March 2011 - 06:33 PM

          Stephy, how are things going?  Your day is just a few weeks away....  Everything coming along well??


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          #715 StephyD

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            Posted 11 March 2011 - 08:25 PM

            Thanks for checking in :)

             

            I'm getting nervous!!!!  I'm having my 2nd bachelorette party tomorrow :)  (My friends and family live 10 hours away... so I had one back home in February, now I'm having another one in town for my friends here).  It'll be nice to relax a bit!

             

            Everything is under control... I just need to finish up my playlist for the cocktail and pick the song for our mother/father dance... AND PACK!  I want to start packing next weekend...

             

            We wanted to do a rehearsal dinner for our parents and bridal party... but if we do, we have to have a set menu, which I'm not willing to do.  Either that or eat at one of the buffets... Not sure what we are going to do!  We are already eating at the buffet for our welcome dinner on the evening of our arrival... I don't want to force another buffet on everyone or a set menu either.  :(  We thought about eating outside of the resort but it would cost way too much...

             

            Leaving in 2 weeks!!!!!!!!!!!!!  :D :D :D :D :D



            #716 Ellabaja1983

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              Posted 12 March 2011 - 04:43 AM

              I'm glad to hear that things are going well!  You are almost there, and you don't have much to do, which is great!!!  We decided to do our welcome dinner at one of the buffets, that way we weren't forcing a set menu on people and we didn't have to pay extra for the meal.  I'm sure you will figure something out!!

               

              I can't wait to hear how things go and hopefully see some pictures!!  How long are you staying there for??


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              #717 Ellabaja1983

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                Posted 12 March 2011 - 04:45 AM

                Oops, I also meant to say....enjoy your 2nd bachelorette party tonight!!!


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                #718 Caroline1110

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                  Posted 12 March 2011 - 09:21 AM

                  Hi,

                   

                  I'm new to this site, but also getting married at the White Sands resort in November. We are opting for the renewal of vow package and getting married 'quietly' before we go, as we decided to decrease the amount of things we would need to do there. We will be getting married a week or two before we leave. To my understanding, the renewal of vow package is the same as the wedding packages just minus the legal fees associated with being married down there.

                   

                  I know for us, we will not be telling anyone we are already married when we get there. I think it would make the trip feel less special for our guests.



                  #719 Caroline1110

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                    Posted 12 March 2011 - 09:30 AM

                    Hi everyone,

                     

                    I'm new to posting on this site, but I have been reading all the posts, and there is a wealth of info here. Congrats to everyone getting married. We have booked our wedding for November 10, 2011.

                    Just a question, I'm in the process of trying to decided where to have our cocktail reception. I have been given the choice of La Laguna and Gran Azul. Does anyone know if one appears to be a better choice than the other? Laine described La Laguna as beautiful, but I don't remember seeing anything posted here about Gran Azul. Also, I have received several pictures of flower samples. Does anyone know if they are all the same price, or do the prices vary depending on the flowers you choose.

                     

                    Thanks,

                    Caroline  



                    #720 Ellabaja1983

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                      Posted 13 March 2011 - 07:20 AM

                      Welcome Caroline!  I haven't seen anything about Gran Azul on here either, but that is where we are having our reception.  I have seen some pictures on the Grand Palladium Addict website of both, and both look beautiful.  I would be able to tell you more after our wedding, but that won't be until the beginning of May, when we return....  Regarding the flowers, I think it depends on what you want.  For my bouquet that is included in the package, I have seen some samples, but decided to just go with "something tropical" that includes orange flowers.  We are getting Calla Lilies for the guys, and we have to pay quite a bit more for those because they are not available there (they have to ship them in).  So, I don't know that I can completely answer that question. 

                       

                      Feel free to ask anything more, and we'll help you out!


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