Good luck with your call! I will be doing the same. I received this email on Friday Morning:
Hoping this e-mail finds you well.
First of all I would like to introduce myself as the Groups and Weddings Manager for Excellence Playa Mujeres, unfortunately Ileana is not working with us anymore and from now on I will be your main contact.
I have been working for Excellence Group for more than 4 years and Iâ€™ve been doing Destination Weddings for more than 7 years and I have all your information on file.
Since we are having a wedding on the 31st, is it possible to do the rehearsal on Friday at 5:30 pm?
If you have any question please do not hesitate to contact me."
Are you going to leave the resort and go into Cancun to do your shopping? We were thinking of doing the same but was afraid that cab rides would equal out to be over $100USD and couldnt justify it (just yet). I really would like to get some authentic stuff for our guests though so it may be worth it.
Originally Posted by May12
Holy crap! Ileana just sent us an email at 5:45pm on Friday confirming our flowers....unless it was someone else using her email, like she did when I thought I was emailing Gustavo. This is getting VERY frustrating! How did you find out Ileana was gone? I'm going to call the resort today to see if I can get any answers...I'll keep you all posted!
As for the bottle openers...BRILLIANT! We are so on board with that...my fiance is looking for personalized cork screw/bottle openers online now...I'll let you know if he finds something good! I remember trying to open a corona in the door jam and then found the bottle opener in the bathroom the next day.
In our OOT bags we are bringing down with us mint tins, excedrin, tums, sunscreen, shout wipes, bug spray and now a bottle opener. We are actually going to be doing a ton of shopping while we're down there. We found "Mexico" or "Cancun" beach bags at Mercado 28 for about $4 each! We'll fill them with the things we're bringing down but also picking up Mexican chocolate, little bottles of kahlua and tequila, a lime,(along with our favorite margarita recipe) and possibly a throw blanket(those woven ones that they handmake). We'll also have to get (probably at the resort) a map of the area with things to do. Our favors at the reception will be handpainted blown margarita glasses and of course maracas! Last time we were down there we ran around pricing things and found that buying most of it there will make our lives a lot easier from a packing perspective and it's also authentic and way less expensive! We still have to lug down the bridal party's bags and buri fans for the ceremony...we'll have a suitcase just full of that stuff.
As for the ceremony music, we have music picked out, but I too am nervous about it not sounding right. It's a REALLY long walk from the convention center and I'm wondering if I'll even be able to hear it! Great call with the guitarist...I think it's the way we're leaning now. YOU LADIES ARE AWESOME! I am so glad I came across this website and found you! THANK YOU!