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#531 shan0487

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 12:34 PM

For Marvin I paid $165 for my bridal bouquet and $65 for each bridesmiad bouquet- well worth it in my opinion as the flowers were gorgeous! And way cheaper than the resort!



#532 RachelHolmes21

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    Posted 11 September 2013 - 04:51 PM

    I figured I would pay the iPod hookup fee too. My FI is really picky about music and is going to hand pick every song anyways. So he can create the playlist. I'm flying down my own photog too and her assistant. She is greatly discounting her rate for opportunity to go to Mexico. She too will do my boudoir photos, bridal s, and anything I want in Mexico. :D. Is it June, yet?

    #533 RachelHolmes21

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      Posted 11 September 2013 - 05:00 PM

      My group is a dancing, partying group. I thought long and hard about the DJ and ultimately, I couldn't justify spending $2k. I figure we can use the Ipod for "first dance", intro to the wedding party, during dinner etc. And if it just isn't loud enough, we'll go party next door. I've heard the sme tips about the florist. .. have someone meet them out front to avoid the fees.

      #534 RachelHolmes21

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        Posted 11 September 2013 - 05:04 PM

        For Marvin I paid $165 for my bridal bouquet and $65 for each bridesmiad bouquet- well worth it in my opinion as the flowers were gorgeous! And way cheaper than the resort!

        I haven't heard much about Marvin. I will have to add him to my list. Did you get married at PP? did thepeople at the resort do your makeup?

        #535 shan0487

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        Posted 12 September 2013 - 08:05 AM

        Quote:
        Originally Posted by RachelHolmes21 


        I haven't heard much about Marvin. I will have to add him to my list. Did you get married at PP? did thepeople at the resort do your makeup?

         

        Maya Floral is Marvin's company.  I got married at Sun Palace and I only had the resort do my hair and my MOH did my makeup.



        #536 Sehausle

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          Posted 12 September 2013 - 09:45 AM

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by traylynn 
           

          Holy Batman these budgets make me not wanna have a destination wedding.  I keep saying lets go to the court house and he wants a big wedding.

           

          don't worry - if you want extras it can really add up. If you're looking for a basic ceremony a lot of resorts give it to you free.



          #537 RachelHolmes21

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            Posted 12 September 2013 - 10:09 AM

            Maya Floral is Marvin's company.  I got married at Sun Palace and I only had the resort do my hair and my MOH did my makeup.

            Awesome. Thanks for the info!

            #538 agale86

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              Posted 12 September 2013 - 12:02 PM

              I used Marvin with Maya Floral for my wedding in June. I paid $165 for my bridal bouquet. The cost saver here was... i got the bridesmaid bouquets for $75 apiece and then used them as my center pieces for the reception. It was perfect! It saved us so much money not buying 5 extra center pieces too!

               



              #539 RachelHolmes21

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                Posted 12 September 2013 - 01:44 PM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by agale86 
                 

                I used Marvin with Maya Floral for my wedding in June. I paid $165 for my bridal bouquet. The cost saver here was... i got the bridesmaid bouquets for $75 apiece and then used them as my center pieces for the reception. It was perfect! It saved us so much money not buying 5 extra center pieces too!

                 

                 

                Your flowers are gorgeous! I love the bright pink and blue together. I was thinking of reusing my BM bouquets for centerpieces as well. I know i am definitely going to keep it simple, floral centerpieces just not sure if i want to purchase separate ones or not.

                 

                Thanks for the info!



                #540 flo628

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                Posted 15 September 2013 - 12:36 PM

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                Originally Posted by MrsTobeD 
                 

                I am planning on having 50-60 guest.

                I am having a DJ since I want to have a reception at the resort and I don't think an iPod will work for that many people, the photographer and video was like a 35% of the budget. You can use the resort linens free if you keep the white and I just bought a bunch of linen for my engagement party, be aware they are HEAVY! a box with 16 was about 50 pounds. 

                 

                I also think outside florist is the way to go as long as they don't come inside the resort to do the set up (outside vendor fee), but I also found out that flowers in MX are more expensive in general than here in US, even if you are using a non resort vendor. 

                 

                Quote:

                Originally Posted by RachelHolmes21 
                 

                How many room nights will you have? I am hoping get most of the "free" events by booking at least 75 room nights and i am not adding in a DJ (that cost is just insane we will go next door to senor frogs). I am also contemplating bringing my own linens, and using an outside florist. I dont really plan on using any other the resorts "rented" items that cost a fortune.

                 

                I heard that even baby breaths in Mexico were ridiculously expensive.






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