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Haha,..sorry I just saw this before I posted my other reply.  I haven't finalized everything yet, what about you?  I can't wait!!!!

Originally Posted by April2013JM View Post

Hi Momoarc83!  My fiance and I are getting married at EPM on 4/20/13 as well!  Have you finalized all of your selections etc yet?  Just 96 more days to go!

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Originally Posted by Momoarc83 View Post

 

Hey!! I'm getting married on 4-20-13 too! 5pm on the beach!  We have 80 people coming! I'm wearing my hair half up.  Most brides on here say to wear your hair up because of the wind, but I will chance it because I never wear my hair up...and I would much rather it down. I've heard that the makeup artist there is great and they use good makeup (MAC).  I wil lbe using them for my hair/makeup.  The nightlife is good there.  There are nightly shows at the outdoor theater that usually last until 11:30ish.. The nightly shows are cool-one night there was a Michael Jackson impersonator who was great!  The next night was a fire show with dancing. And the next night, they had a guy playing guitar and singing-he was AMAZING!  Then there is a discotech (bar with dancing) nearby that stays lively until 2am.  When we visited last March, we ended up at the discotech every night almost until 2.  It is small, but not too small. And, it's a lot of fun.  We never left the resort to go to Cancun because the resort is just so amazing.  But, the year before we ventured off to Cancun one night-but regretted it.  It was way too crowded and was silly to spend money when you already have everything incuded at your resort.

 

*Hope to meet you when I'm down there!  What time is your wedding and how many people do you have coming?

Hey!  That is great that you have been to EPM before so know kind of what to expect!  I wish my fiance and I could have made a trip there before hand.  We are getting married at 3pm on the beach - it will just be the two of us, my parents and his parents.  Our vision is to have a small (very small in our case) and intimate wedding.  We'll be throwing a big party once we get back to the states.   I think that is great you're having 80 people come to your wedding!  If my fiance and I had done more planning in advance (maybe if we started a year or more ago), we would have definitely decided to invite more people.

 

That's good to know that they use MAC; it gives me something to work with so I can start planning what look I want to go for.  :-)  Hair half-up sounds like a great idea! 

 

Are you going to bring your dress on the plane with you or are you going to ship it?  I'm not sure what to do.

 

Are you doing any excusions while you are there?  I'm tempted to just be a 'hermit' and soak up all the activities and fun there is at the resort. 

 

We definitely have NOT finalized everything yet.  Time has flown by and all of a sudden, we were less than 100 days away!  I emailed Nayeli this morning to see where we are with the planning and what else we need to do. 

 

I'm not sure if you've arranged transportation to/from the airport, but we are using Four Seasons (referred to us by EPM).  They have been very pleasant, quick and easy to work with. 

 

I'm sure we will definitely get to meet once we are there.  :-)

 

Up until a week or so ago, I haven't really felt like a 'bride' but holy cow - I sure do now and am super excited!!!

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I am soooo happy to find this website! I look forward to spending many days reading previous information. Thank you in advance for any information you will share with me. This is so exciting!!!!

One question to start with:

I have a friend that will be coming to my wedding. She is a photographer so she will be bringing her camera. I think I saw somewhere that you have to pay to bring your own vender. Does anyone have specifics on this? How do they determine if its a vender or just a guest taking pictures. I am not paying her to do my photography but I know she will take pictures because it is her hobby. Because of this I am not going to use a photographer at the resort.

Any thoughts?

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Originally Posted by maggiemiller View Post

 

I am soooo happy to find this website! I look forward to spending many days reading previous information. Thank you in advance for any information you will share with me. This is so exciting!!!!

One question to start with:

I have a friend that will be coming to my wedding. She is a photographer so she will be bringing her camera. I think I saw somewhere that you have to pay to bring your own vender. Does anyone have specifics on this? How do they determine if its a vender or just a guest taking pictures. I am not paying her to do my photography but I know she will take pictures because it is her hobby. Because of this I am not going to use a photographer at the resort.

Any thoughts?

If your guest is staying 3 nights or longer, the "outside vendor" fee no longer applies. We're bringing our photographer that did our e-pics because we felt like we wanted to have someone shoot our wedding that had gotten to know us...not to mention she gave us a fabulous rate! Anyway, since she's booked at the resort for 3 nights, we won't have to pay the fee. I would still send that question to your wedding coordinator just so you have his/her response in writing so you don't have any issues in the event their policy changes at some point between now and your wedding date.

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Your wedding will be beautifl and intimate!  The beach is beautiful and you will love it. 

 

I am "carrying" my dress on the plane.  I've heard other brides say this is the way to do it.  And, most airlines will hang your dress for you in a special closet.  There is NO way I would ship it...not only because it could get lost, but it could also get mishandled and damaged.  I would def bring it as a carry on if I were you. 

 

Our travel agent has arranged transportation to and from for us.  She has been a breeze to work with too. 

 

When we were in Mexico last year, we did some exscursions at Xcaret, which was about an hour and a half away.  It is a park with plenty of activites.  We snorkeled the cenotes (BEAUTIFUL), saw some ruins, and swam with the dolphins (highly recommended!).  It was quite expensive, but fun!   You can also zip line there too.

 

We did not do any activities at EPM, we just mainly hung out by the pool and drank pina colodas all day and soaked up the sun!  But, there are many activities to do there.  You can do yoga on the beach, volleyball, kayaking, etc.

 

I am emailing Nayeli today to see what needs to be done as far as planning goes.  And, I too am starting to feel like a bride too--I am getting excited- it will be here before we know it!

 

 

Originally Posted by April2013JM View Post

Hey!  That is great that you have been to EPM before so know kind of what to expect!  I wish my fiance and I could have made a trip there before hand.  We are getting married at 3pm on the beach - it will just be the two of us, my parents and his parents.  Our vision is to have a small (very small in our case) and intimate wedding.  We'll be throwing a big party once we get back to the states.   I think that is great you're having 80 people come to your wedding!  If my fiance and I had done more planning in advance (maybe if we started a year or more ago), we would have definitely decided to invite more people.

 

That's good to know that they use MAC; it gives me something to work with so I can start planning what look I want to go for.  :-)  Hair half-up sounds like a great idea! 

 

Are you going to bring your dress on the plane with you or are you going to ship it?  I'm not sure what to do.

 

Are you doing any excusions while you are there?  I'm tempted to just be a 'hermit' and soak up all the activities and fun there is at the resort. 

 

We definitely have NOT finalized everything yet.  Time has flown by and all of a sudden, we were less than 100 days away!  I emailed Nayeli this morning to see where we are with the planning and what else we need to do. 

 

I'm not sure if you've arranged transportation to/from the airport, but we are using Four Seasons (referred to us by EPM).  They have been very pleasant, quick and easy to work with. 

 

I'm sure we will definitely get to meet once we are there.  :-)

 

Up until a week or so ago, I haven't really felt like a 'bride' but holy cow - I sure do now and am super excited!!!

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i would HIGHLY suggest doing your gown as your carryon. When you get to the desk at your gate just make friends with one of airline personnel and they will likely speak to the crew and either hang the dress in one of the crew closets or in my case they actually hung it in the cockpit with the captain so that it would not get wrinkled :)

 

I would highly recommend wearing your hair up and being careful about a veil with the wind...the staff at the spa do a great job! And finally, yes the resort nightlife is pretty quiet but Cancun is just a 20 min cab ride south and lots of fun!

Originally Posted by April2013JM View Post

First of all, I just want to tell everyone 'thank you' for sharing all of your information here, it has been very helpful!  My fiance and I are getting married at EPM on 4.20.13...just 98 days left to go!  We are doing a very small intimate ceremony - my fiance and I (obviously) and both sets of parents.  We will be doing a big party/reception with friends and family once we get back to the states.  

 

One of my first questions is - did or are any of you ship your wedding dress to EPM?  If so - who did you ship it through, cost, any complaints or advice?

 

For the brides that got married or are getting married on the beach - are you wearing your hair up or down?  I am assuming it will probably be windy, so maybe an up-do would work best?  Is anyone getting their hair and/or make up done at the spa/salon at EPM?  I am definitely getting my hair done there, but am going back and forth on whether I should have my make up done there as well or do it myself.

 

Does anyone know what the 'night-life' at the resort is like?  I am expecting it to be fairly quiet - but is there entertainment...people dancing, music etc?  Has anyone ventured into Cancun one night to go out?

 

Thank you so much in advance for your advice.  : )

 

xoxo

Soon to be Mrs. M!  

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I'm not sure if you've arranged transportation to/from the airport, but we are using Four Seasons (referred to us by EPM).  They have been very pleasant, quick and easy to work with. 

Can you please forward the contact information you have for Four Seasons? I'd like to compare their rates for ground transportation to what I was quoted by another company. Thank you so much!

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Hi danak71!  Of course!  By the way - I mistyped the name of the company - it is Seaons Tours.  I contacted them via email at : transfers@seasonstours.com  Their phoone number is: +52 998 872 8623 and their website is: seasonstours.com  Once you email them, they will email you back asking for your flight information.

 

The woman that I emailed back and forth with is Vanesa Goig.

 

The cost is $145.00 round trip (from airport to EPM and then EPM to airport for returning back home).  The price of $145 is for up to 4 people and they transport you in either a Suburban or Explorer.

 

They do have vehicles to transport up to 10 poeople and the price for that (round trip) is $185.

 

They said there is no need to pay in advance - that the cost will be charged to your room.  EPM uses them exclusively from what I understand which is great because they are very familiar with how to get there and the process of getting through the security gates etc.

 

I hope this helps! :-)

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