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#51 kristin928

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    Posted 28 January 2009 - 08:54 PM

    Kblocker- from what I understand you have to get an apostile document to get married legally. Just so you know what I did........I got new birth cert copies (official) from the county we were each born in. Then I sent apostile requests back to each county and paid the fee. If you go through a private company, they will charge you around $150 per document. I got my document in Sacramento and it was around $20 for the apostile stamp. I sent my fiancee's off to Washington- Kitsap County and it was around $18 for his apostile stamp. Be aware that these documents become property of QR, Mexico and you won't get them back. That is why I paid for official copies so that I still have my originals.

    Music- I got a quote from the Music company and the price was $1300 for 4 hours or around $800 to rent just speakers and bring your own Ipod. I think we are going to bring out own IHome or some speakers and after dinner play them on the beach. I know they want to make money off you but I don't think they will tell you to put it away! If so, you know the bar will be playing music- it just might not be your choice of music!

    Centerpieces- I will bring my own but can't decide on what I want yet......It's hard since you have to fly everything down there along with my OOT bags!

    Makeup/Hair- I have a picture of the hairstyle I want that the resort will hopefully copy. I had MAC do my make-up locally and I am purchasing it on my own. I plan on showing the mock paper sheet the MAC lady here drew on (like colored pencils) and give that to her.....but I did read on the Moon Palace Thread that the makeup lady there didn't like it. I think I am going with MAC's powder foundation- it's light and the lady told me it won't smear off with sweat (in case it's hot). I am lucky and don't need to wear a lot of foundation to hide blemishes- THANKFULLY!

    Flowers- My bouquet comes in the package I bought but for my other bridesmaids I am going to order 2 dozen roses from Rebecca and tell her they are for my mom. If that doesn't work, I will go into town and buy some. I plan on bringing ribbon and pins and making my own bridesmaids bouquets. We did this for my friends wedding this summer and they turned out so cute! Everyone thought they were professional! Plus we got to make them together which was half of the fun! Just an idea for you ladies (thanks to the girl at Moon Palace who did this too!).

    #52 kblocker

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      Posted 29 January 2009 - 12:21 PM

      Well ladies,

      I attached a copy of the ceremony and the ceremony procedures given by Rebecca if you guys are interested. This is the legal ceremony though. As for the music, we will just do the ipod thing. No sense in paying so much for so few people when we are having an AHR also.

      I do have centerpieces for the AHR, so I will just be bringing those down for the centerpieces. They are just cylinder vases with orchids in them and maybe some candles. I plan on trying to carry them on the plane if possible so I know they don't get broken.

      For flowers, I don't have any bridesmaids so I will just buy the bouquet.

      For the make up and hair I don't know yet. Ajs3531- if you have contact information for that lady, I would love to get it. It might be fun to get my hair and makeup done somewhere other than the resort.

      Now I understand about the apostille documents. I better get my butt moving.

      Thanks again guys!

      #53 kblocker

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        Posted 29 January 2009 - 12:26 PM

        Of course, I forgot to attach the ceremony. I don't need to attach order of events. it is pretty short. This is it copied straight from the e-mail

        Hello Kathy :

        5:00 PM Groom will be waiting for the bride
        Bride entrance
        the judge stars the ceremony ( aprox 15 minutes )
        walk out of the wedding huppa ( if you would like your guest could throw rose petals )
        After will be the toast with all you guest
        If you would like to buy a photography package you will be for 45 more minutes aprox in a photography session ( with David Pe±a )( package A ) or let me
        know if you prefer the basic ( 100 color photos )
        ( your guest could be at the lobby bar until the events start )

        6:00 pm If you want a private event cocktail or dinner or both let me know in order to separate the areas. or it could be at 6:00 PM at the restaurant with out charge and no music.

        Regards Rebeca

         

         

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        #54 ajs3531

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          Posted 29 January 2009 - 06:10 PM

          Here is email from the hair/makeup lady:

          Hi Andrea i have this link if you like to see my work
          Hair design and make-up Photo Gallery by SunHorse Weddings at pbase.com
          And at Papillon Weddings & Events - Ceremonies

          Anne Marie Cote
          corazoncito14@hotmail.com
          isla-mujeres.Mexico
          ( 011 52 ) 998 214 45 70
          ( 011 52 ) 998 999 00 97


          I'm thinking for the centerpieces if it might work to bring down plastic cylidar things? Might be easier on the plane but might look super cheezy : )

          #55 kristin928

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            Posted 04 February 2009 - 11:23 PM

            Hey ladies,
            I thought you might enjoy a few pictures of the hotel from my visit in May 2008. I hope they aren't too big!
            Also, I just posted pictures of the wine charms I made in the DIY section (sorry but I don't know how to post a thread here).
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            #56 jlmaki

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              Posted 06 February 2009 - 02:09 PM

              Hi IMP Brides-
              I'm new to the forum and planning way ahead (out of necessity) for May 1, 2010 at Isla Mujeres Palace. I would love to hear more info on how you booked your guests. I have been working with destinationweddings.com but I have read some bad reviews and now I am unsure (but there are also great reviews, conflicted!) and want my guests to have the best rates and service possible. Whatever info you have would be greatly appreciated!

              And I hope you'll share pics after your big day! congrats!

              #57 MonicaL

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                Posted 06 February 2009 - 08:15 PM

                Hi everyone, I am doing the sunset wedding at Isla Mujeres and received this information from my awesome WC. The catamaran says 30 max, but they do have another catamaran that fits 50 max. I hope it helps.

                 

                 

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                #58 ajs3531

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                  Posted 07 February 2009 - 01:08 PM

                  Yay! There sure are getting to be a lot of us IMP brides : ) I just finished our website - lots of Isla info - spenceandann.com

                  jlmaki - we had a travel agent who has been booking our guests which so far has been really easy although I know kristen on this board has some info about using a timeshare guy who can get an even better rate.

                  Good luck!

                  #59 kristin928

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                    Posted 07 February 2009 - 02:08 PM

                    Hi ladies,
                    For booking our guests rooms I am using a Palace Timeshare holder who has over 150 weeks at any Palace resort per year.
                    Feel free to check out my website kristinjosh.com and can learn more about Chuck from there. FYI- His rates have gone up to $130 now per hotel room booked. We were able to lock in the cheaper rate since we have been working with him since early last year. If you have any questions for me, feel free to PM me. I also have guests that are staying at the hotel for 3-5 nights. Chuck now has the option to do this but it doesn't include all the perks.
                    Good luck!
                    Welcome jkmaki! By the time your wedding rolls around you should receive lots of information and advice from us! I went to IMP last May and yes, there are good and bad things about it. BUT, I found that with every hotel I looked into getting married at! The one thing I did learn is that I had to stop second guessing myself. Feel confident with your choice :) Ok, that's my two cents worth!

                    #60 jlmaki

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                      Posted 16 February 2009 - 11:27 AM

                      Hey IMP Brides-
                      did any of you bring in your own photographers? Have you seen any of the work done by the onsite person? You all must be getting so excited!!




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