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#621 americanadia

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    Posted 18 October 2010 - 10:02 AM

    Hi,

     

    We are having our wedding diner at the Carribean restaurant because yes it was an extra on the terrasse...  We choose instead to have the reception on the terrasse for 3 hours after diner which is an extra as well.  Keep in mind that you can negociate the price that Ana will give you.  The carribean restaurant has an open area so it seams to be nice

     

    I am bringing my own decoration...  bows for the chair and for diner table as well.  There was way too many extras for everything...  and I didnt ask, but I am not paying for Ana to set everything.  If she doesnt want to do it for the fees we are all ready paying for the rest, I will do it with my bridesmaid...  but I really think it shouldnt be a problem...  I think she has an asistant as well...  Ana seams to be a very nice and understandable person.  I dont worry too much about her service since everybody said she was amazing!

     

    I've been told that it is better to negociate as much before leaving since there your kind of on the spot couple days before the wedding... 

     

    I manage to lower most of her price...  and she even found me a free option for the flower since I didnt really like the ones she was showing me at first.

     

    It surely depend on what package you are choosing but even for inclusion there is always some extra if you want something different or more.  I have a package from Transat so I am not sure what are the package offered by the hotel. 

     

    For the cake...  to me it is a detail.  I have no clue when and where.  But dont forget that Ana will be there to make sure everything is going well so I wouldnt worried about that onless you wanted to do something different ....?  I also think she will direct the guest and make sure everybody knows whats going on.  Plus, you will meet with her the day after your arrival so she will explain to you everything and you can do a rehersal diner and tell your guest then...  Apparently she will follow us every minute the wedding day and make sure everything is ok.

     

    ...  Enjoy your planning, it seams a lot but it is so much fun to do!  I will surely miss it after the wedding

     

    Nadia

     

     

     

     

     



    #622 OCTbridetobe

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      Posted 18 October 2010 - 10:35 AM

      Thanks Nadia, so when is your wedding? Do you have a lot of guests coming?

       

      My guest count is still up in the air. . .still have a few months for people to decide!



      #623 OCTbridetobe

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        Posted 18 October 2010 - 11:45 AM



        Originally Posted by MCRtoBE 





        Hey Nadia!

         

        My goodness, I see why you are stressed! So since it is not the same Maggie...that means there will be 3 weddind there that week for sure. We are having a big wedding we are now ar 65 people total and it awesome but scary at the same time. To be honest, not sure if i have everything ready, or what i really need to get ready. I feel af the days get closer i am for sure getting more worried about waht i have forgotten to do, however, excited because i am sure it will all turn out anyway, and a little hard due to me doing most of the planning, I towork full time, however, i have no little ones. We meet with the marriage commissioner today as Daniel does not want to do the blood tests and junk in Mexico. We will be acyually married on Novemeber 6 the day before we fly out! So we are also planing that ltiile wedding here and the dinner. Where are you staying on the second week? We are staying at the Elderodo Royal.

         

        I am not sure the Count down...I know that sounds still, but it makes me more worried about everything i need to get done. Haha so funny, my colours are ivory, red and a bit of chocolate brown. No we are taking no decorations with us. I am sure it will be perfect with out that. We are bring a little someting for welcome bags, however, that is about it. We were thinging abouth doing a candy bar...but not sure yet...that just make for more work and planning, and packing. I believe we are having the menu two...beef wellington. you? Well we were planning to have it on the terasse, however, I want to make sure because it is outside we will not be charge the $27 per person charge for a out door reception, so since Ana still take a lifetime to reply to your emails, we are not sure what we will be doing. I know i sound a little grumpy about that and it is because I am. My dress is strapless and more of a full bottom without the stuff making it big...I am not sure if i am in love with my dress anymore and it it way too late now to do anything about it. I am trying to look at it and tell myself i like it! I guess you will see it when i see you there, What does yours look like? it is pretty exciting!!!Yay!

         

        I too am excited to meet you both. Hope all your planning goes well!:)

         

        Michelle



        Michelle,

        I see that you are doing the non-legal or symbolic cermony in Mexico, that is what i am doing also! If you don't mind my asking, did or do you know if Ana is going to give you a "break" on the cost of the wedding package since you don't need the marriage license & legal fee's?

         

        Thanks- I can't wait hear to hear AWESOME your wedding is! Not too much longer, right?

         

        Jessica



        #624 americanadia

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          Posted 19 October 2010 - 11:35 AM

          Hi Jessica,

           

          My wedding is on November 10th and we have 19 adults and 4 child...  Only 18 days before my departure!!!

           

          ...and for the wedding license and legal fees... they are not includ in the package It is an extra $1000 US just for the fees for us !

           

          There is some places you can safe a little, but at the end it happens only once in a life time and you still want it your way...  just make a list of your priorities I guess.

           

          Nadia

           

           

           



          #625 americanadia

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            Posted 20 October 2010 - 04:10 AM

            Michelle,

             

            Ana got back to me yesterday and she told me she didnt had time to finish look trought my thing but she would send me my final check list today...  We'll see!

             

            Nadia 



            #626 OCTbridetobe

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              Posted 20 October 2010 - 08:31 AM

              Thanks Nadia, I try to keep reminding myself to not get too caught up in the budget!!

               

              Wow your wedding will be here quick!! How exciting!! I hope you'll share some pictures I bet it will be beautiful!!



              #627 americanadia

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                Posted 21 October 2010 - 04:25 AM

                Michelle,

                 

                Still havent received my checklist...  Ana was supposed to send it yesterday.  Did you get yours?  Hopefully today.  It will make me fell better when I'll know I have most of it done... 

                 

                My exams are on tuesday, ... than I ll be FREE! 

                 

                I found another idea for the welcome bags.  I printed 2 local receipe ( Sopa de lima & Motulenos Huevos) with a description of some of the local food like quesedilla, ... for those that never been plus some of my people dont speak much english and I also printed the information about the Jungle Spa...  apparently it is something amazing.  Found it on Trip advisor by taping activities in Puerto Morelos.

                 

                If you have more ideas let me know :)

                 

                Nadia



                #628 MCRtoBE

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                  Posted 21 October 2010 - 01:16 PM



                  Originally Posted by OCTbridetobe 





                  Michelle,

                  I see that you are doing the non-legal or symbolic cermony in Mexico, that is what i am doing also! If you don't mind my asking, did or do you know if Ana is going to give you a "break" on the cost of the wedding package since you don't need the marriage license & legal fee's?

                   

                  Thanks- I can't wait hear to hear AWESOME your wedding is! Not too much longer, right?

                   

                  Jessica


                  Hey Jessica, we are getting married the day before we go. To answer your question...this is ana's response...

                  If you have the non legal wedding, the wedding package will cost the same because we have to pay the external minister, unless you bring your own minister I will give you 200 usd if you bring your own. 

                   

                  so we are bringing our own...who happens to be Daniels Aunt...now we will get $200.00 back!

                   

                  I am so excited...i cant believe it is almost here!:) November 11!

                   

                  Hope that helps you!

                   

                  Good luck with your planning!

                   

                  Michelle


                   



                  #629 MCRtoBE

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                    Posted 21 October 2010 - 01:31 PM



                    Originally Posted by americanadia 

                    Michelle,

                     

                    Still havent received my checklist...  Ana was supposed to send it yesterday.  Did you get yours?  Hopefully today.  It will make me fell better when I'll know I have most of it done... 

                     

                    My exams are on tuesday, ... than I ll be FREE! 

                     

                    I found another idea for the welcome bags.  I printed 2 local receipe ( Sopa de lima & Motulenos Huevos) with a description of some of the local food like quesedilla, ... for those that never been plus some of my people dont speak much english and I also printed the information about the Jungle Spa...  apparently it is something amazing.  Found it on Trip advisor by taping activities in Puerto Morelos.

                     

                    If you have more ideas let me know :)

                     

                    Nadia



                    Hey Miss!!!

                     

                    Yes i have recieved the list...I had my travel agent contact her:/

                     

                    here it is however, it is just made to fit our wedding

                     

                    Wedding Check list

                     

                    November  11Th, 2010 @ 3:00pm

                    Michelle & Daniel

                     

                    Couple arrival date: November  7th, 2010

                     

                    Hotel Ocean Coral and Turquesa

                     

                    Wedding date: November 11th-2010

                     

                    Time: 15:00pm

                     

                    Type of ceremony; Symbolic ceremony (Non Legal wedding performance by a minister)

                     

                    Wedding package: Shooting star

                     

                    Group of 67 people include bride and groom

                     

                     

                    September 8th..Meeting with Ana Bautista & Arianna Iturralde to review all the arrangement at the coral lobby @ 10AM

                     

                    The payment for the wedding and extras will be paying after the meeting with the wedding coordinator

                     

                    You can pay by credit card, visa / master card, travel cheque or cash

                     

                     

                    November  11th-2010—WEDDING DATE!!!!!!

                     

                    Ceremony: lobby terrace

                     

                    Time: 15:00hrs

                     

                    Set up:  chairs with white covers and gazebo with white tule..

                     

                    Please advice your guests that they need to be at the lobby 15 minutes before the ceremony start and so the groom.

                     

                    The bride will wait in the room to be picked by the wedding coordinator

                     

                     

                     

                    Flowers:

                     

                    -Bride bouquet, groom boutonniere, bridesmaid bouquet , 1 extra boutonniere include in the wedding package.

                    -2 flowers arrangements to decor the gazebo + 1 flowers arrangement

                     

                    Flowers can be confirm upon arrival

                     

                     

                    Sound system will be set up on the beach for the ceremony (CD player, Speaker and microphone) you can bring your own music, either CD or Ipod.

                    1 song for bridesmaid+ groom men

                    1 song for the bride

                    1 song end of ceremony

                     

                     

                    The ceremony will last 20 minutes approximately

                     

                    A glass of sparkling wine will be served after the ceremony for the toast..

                     

                    Wedding cake flavour: could be chocolate, vanilla, strawberry or coconut

                     

                    Cocktail will follow right after the ceremony

                    Menu: Caribbean

                     

                    Dinner reception

                    Place: Lobby terrace

                    Time: TBA

                    Menu: # 2

                     

                     

                    Set up. White lines for the tables chairs..

                    Open bar for 3 hours

                    The layout of the tables for dinner:...the picture did not turn out!

                      

                      

                    Head table

                    dj

                    cake

                    Space for dancing

                    bar

                    Guest book

                     
                     

                    Please send a list of song that you want to play the DJ.

                     

                    After dinner you can go at the lobby bar aqua lounge that is open until 2am or at the sport bar.

                     

                     

                     

                    The following morning what time do you want you champagne breakfast in Bed?

                     

                    You do have include your hair style and make up.. what time do you want me to book? at 1pm?

                    If anyone needs any appointment let me know..

                    Do you want the red bows for the chair decoration?

                     

                     

                    **we will review all this details in our meeting. **

                     

                    Please advice if there is anything wrong or missing let me k 

                     

                    She did say sorry it took so long, so that was nice.

                     

                    I am suprised you have not got one too! Keep in mind this fits the package we choose. hope this helps miss...trust me you have everything covered! good to hear you are almost done! So close........Woot Woot:D

                     

                    Michelle



                    #630 MCRtoBE

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                      Posted 21 October 2010 - 01:36 PM



                      Originally Posted by americanadia 

                      Michelle,

                       

                      Still havent received my checklist...  Ana was supposed to send it yesterday.  Did you get yours?  Hopefully today.  It will make me fell better when I'll know I have most of it done... 

                       

                      My exams are on tuesday, ... than I ll be FREE! 

                       

                      I found another idea for the welcome bags.  I printed 2 local receipe ( Sopa de lima & Motulenos Huevos) with a description of some of the local food like quesedilla, ... for those that never been plus some of my people dont speak much english and I also printed the information about the Jungle Spa...  apparently it is something amazing.  Found it on Trip advisor by taping activities in Puerto Morelos.

                       

                      If you have more ideas let me know :)

                       

                      Nadia



                      Hey miss!, yes she did...we had to have out travel agent contact her.

                      It may not help you as it is specific to our wedding but here it is....I am sure after seeing this it will all be good!

                       

                      Glad to hear you are almost free from exams, it will feel so great!

                       

                      Wedding Check list

                       

                      November  11Th, 2010 @ 4:00pm

                      Michelle & Daniel

                       

                      Couple arrival date: November  7th, 2010

                       

                      HotelOceanCoral and Turquesa

                       

                      Wedding date: November 11th-2010

                       

                      Time: 16:00pm

                       

                      Type of ceremony; Symbolic ceremony (Non Legal wedding performance by a minister)

                       

                      Wedding package: Shooting star

                       

                      Group of 67 people include bride and groom

                       

                       

                      September 8th..Meeting with Ana Bautista & Arianna Iturralde to review all the arrangement at the coral lobby @ 10AM

                       

                      The payment for the wedding and extras will be paying after the meeting with the wedding coordinator

                       

                      You can pay by credit card, visa / master card, travel cheque or cash

                       

                       

                      November  11th-2010—WEDDING DATE!!!!!!

                       

                      Ceremony: lobby terrace

                       

                      Time: 16:00hrs

                       

                      Set up:  chairs with white covers and gazebo with white tule..

                       

                      Please advice your guests that they need to be at the lobby 15 minutes before the ceremony start and so the groom.

                       

                      The bride will wait in the room to be picked by the wedding coordinator

                       

                       

                       

                      Flowers:

                       

                       -Bride bouquet, groom boutonniere, bridesmaid bouquet , 1 extra boutonniere include in the wedding package.

                      -2 flowers arrangements to decor the gazebo + 1 flowers arrangement

                       

                      Flowers can be confirm upon arrival

                       

                       

                      Sound system will be set up on the beach for the ceremony (CD player, Speaker and microphone) you can bring your own music, either CD or Ipod.

                      1 song for bridesmaid+ groom men

                      1 song for the bride

                      1 song end of ceremony

                       

                       

                      The ceremony will last 20 minutes approximately

                       

                      A glass of sparkling wine will be served after the ceremony for the toast..

                       

                      Wedding cake flavour: could be chocolate, vanilla, strawberry or coconut

                       

                      Cocktail will follow right after the ceremony

                      Menu: Caribbean

                       

                      Dinner reception

                      Place: Lobby terrace

                      Time: TBA

                      Menu: # 2

                       

                       

                      Set up. White lines for the tables chairs..

                      Open bar for 3 hours

                      The layout of the tables for dinner:

                       

                       

                      Head table

                      dj

                      cake

                      Space for dancing

                      bar

                      Guest book

                       

                       

                      Please send a list of song that you want to play the DJ.

                       

                      After dinner you can go at the lobby bar aqua lounge that is open until 2am or at the sport bar.

                       

                       

                       

                      The following morning what time do you want you champagne breakfast in Bed?

                       

                      You do have include your hair style and make up.. what time do you want me to book? at 1pm?

                      If anyone needs any appointment let me know..

                      Do you want the red bows for the chair decoration?

                       

                       

                      **we will review all this details in our meeting. **

                       

                      Please advice if there is anything wrong or missing let me know! 

                       

                       

                      Hope you have a great day!!

                       

                      Yay, it is almost here

                       

                      Michelle






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