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Originally Posted by justgotengaged...nowwhat? View Post
Hi everyone, I am a MC April bride, my wedding date is April 26th. I just emailed Maritee (Claudia?) so I am waiting for a response from her. She must be swamped with emails!
Just a few questions:

I am doing a symbolic ceremony, do I need to bring my marriage license with me for this?My fiance and I are going to a JP within the next month, so I am not sure if I will receive it in time.

Also, what type of decorations does the resort provide for the reception? It is my understanding I have to bring most of the decorations. Are chair sashes provided, or table runners? I am trying to make a list. What about the paper lanterns I see in a lot of photos, do brides bring those?

I am less than 4 months out and I suppose I have some decsions to make, I wonder if it's a bad thing I am not stressing over any of this!
Hi!

I am getting married May 18, 2010 and try to be relaxed too! But to answer your questions you do need proof you are married for the symbolic ceremony. Getting married before you go with the JP should give you some kind of paper/certificate even if the official one isn't there yet. You pretty much have to bring down any decorations you want. They do white table cloths, chair covers, etc but bring sashes if in your wedding color if you want them or table runners etc. I bought paper lanterns at Michaels for our reception so you'd have to bring those too. Let me know if you have any questions because I was they May 2009 for a vacation and site visit and got to see things and ask questions. I met Maritee and was really looking forward to working with her but I'm sure Claudia will be just as good! Congrats!

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Thanks Mexican Beach Bride! I appreciate the prompt response. Ok so my reception is at the Parrot Bar, so how many paper lanterns is enough? 5? 10?

I do not have all of my rsvp's in, so I feel like I shouldnt be ordering sashes, table runners, etc until I have a firm head count.

 

Also, what are you bringing for the tables? I plan on puchasing flower centerpieces, but I am thinking that might look too bare, and the tables will need something else?

 

Sorry if these questions are redundant. :)

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My reception was suppose to be at the Parrot bar (but moved due to weather) and I had bought 10, 14" white lanterns from Ikea. It cost me $100 I believe.

 

They do have some chair sashes to choose from, I brought my own. For other decorations for the table at dinner I bought table runners, large sea shells, starfish, and sea shell place cards settings for the table. Plus, we had one of our favors which was a square glass plate with blue starfish on the bottom filled with sea shell and starfish chocolates wrapped at each person's spot as well. They brought the flowers from the ceremony to the dinner and placed it in the center of the table and had lit cadles along the table.

 

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I bought plastic cups and napkins from Michael's that had, "Eat, Drink and be Married" in tourquoise for our reception and they hung the lanters and used some of our chair sashes and table runners there as well.

 

I have lots of pictures posted on my Facebook if you want to add me or you can also find lots on the Facebook group, Majestic Colonial Brides.

 

Good luck and happy planning!

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Hi Karen! I actually just saw your pics on FB! They came out beautiful, congrats. Thanks so much for the info. I know I should be searching through the other threads on this site for ideas, so I appreciate your post. It's a little overwhelming for me right now! I have been just enjoying the engagement phase, now its crunch time.

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Any other questions just feel free to PM me...we also did the symbolic ceremony. When you do your legal stuff at home you will get the paperwork you need from the JP right then and just have to bring it with you to your meeting with the wedding coordinator.

 

I had Maritee and sad to hear she is no longer there. I had a great experience working with her even though everything about my wedding had to be changed due to the rainsad.gif

 

I did so much plannning and in a way I'm glad to have that all done with but wish I could do the whole wedding/trip again as it went by way too fast! Plus I would love to get away from the snow and cold!!

 

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Hi Karen! I actually just saw your pics on FB! They came out beautiful, congrats. Thanks so much for the info. I know I should be searching through the other threads on this site for ideas, so I appreciate your post. It's a little overwhelming for me right now! I have been just enjoying the engagement phase, now its crunch time.

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Yeah I found out Tuesday that Maritée was no longer there, 2 weeks before the wedding. Claudia was very polite, sent an e-mail introducing herself and stating that she would look at my file and confirm everything with me again. I'm a bit peeved because we have 14 rooms booked and you need 15 to get a free wedding. I asked if they would consider a discount since we are 1 room short and that's not going to fly lol

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Has anyone ever been upgraded with a child?? The only room category we can stay in other than the standard is a 1 bedroom suite and I was just wondering how possible this might be :-)

 

Also, how is it going to an all inclusive with a 20 month old?? lol

 

THANKS LADIES!!!

 

-Nicole-

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Has anyone ever been upgraded with a child?? The only room category we can stay in other than the standard is a 1 bedroom suite and I was just wondering how possible this might be :-)

Also, how is it going to an all inclusive with a 20 month old?? lol

THANKS LADIES!!!

-Nicole-
Hey Nicole....we were there last August and saw a few people with toddlers. Be prepared to push your stroller everywhere cause there is a lot of walking to get from one end to the other for a little one. It was pretty informal everywhere so the toddlers looked like they were having a good time but I expect you'd have the same challenges as bringing a 20 month old anywhere on vacation. They need their naps, etc. and it is always a bit difficult away from home.

Good luck!!

Kim

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Yeah I found out Tuesday that Maritée was no longer there, 2 weeks before the wedding. Claudia was very polite, sent an e-mail introducing herself and stating that she would look at my file and confirm everything with me again. I'm a bit peeved because we have 14 rooms booked and you need 15 to get a free wedding. I asked if they would consider a discount since we are 1 room short and that's not going to fly lol
Can't you find a travel forum where people going to Majestic might post and try to get someone to say they are with you...it's a long shot but there are boards for everything these days so might have a shot at it?

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I'm not sure if this is the case still or not but we just got married in November and they told us in order to qualify for the "free wedding" with 15 rooms booked that we would have had to have had our 15 rooms booked by Oct.08 for anything in the 2009 year.

 

As we only got engaged in November '09 we obviously did not qualify. Seemed bizarre as travel rates weren't even out at that time and we were almost a year away from our wedding date when I inquired but that was the case.

 

I know there were many girls on the Majestic Colonial Facebook group that had many reasons for wanting to have them make an "exception" if you will, and they would never budge on it.

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