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#1 JC0721

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    Posted 14 January 2009 - 01:35 PM

    Hola!

    I'm in the researching phase and looking for reputable (independent) wedding planners that service the Playa del Carmen area. We are not planning on going the AI route. I have been in contact with Ajua Weddings and Caribbean Blue weddings - any feedback on these or any others would be appreciated!

    P.S. We are planning an intimate Catholic ceremony, hopefully at the Capilla Nuestra Senora del Carmen on(?) 5th Ave in Playa.

    Thanks for any help!

    #2 MomentsThatMatter

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      Posted 14 January 2009 - 01:45 PM

      Lori and I have been working with Ajua Weddings and the people. They are great to work with and will go out of there way to make sure things are going right.
      They company includes expats the USA and local Mexican expertise to make sure nothing is lost in translation between you and the challenges of doing an independent wedding.
      Best of luck. Email us if you need any further help.
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      #3 EmenGeeRoxx

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      Posted 14 January 2009 - 03:48 PM

      Quote:
      Originally Posted by JC0721
      Hola!

      I'm in the researching phase and looking for reputable (independent) wedding planners that service the Playa del Carmen area. We are not planning on going the AI route. I have been in contact with Ajua Weddings and Caribbean Blue weddings - any feedback on these or any others would be appreciated!

      P.S. We are planning an intimate Catholic ceremony, hopefully at the Capilla Nuestra Senora del Carmen on(?) 5th Ave in Playa.

      Thanks for any help!

      What is the Capilla? I am trying to book my wedding at the same church but they said there were 2 places I can do it. This Capilla and the regular church? Communication was a bit difficult so if you can clarify this for me it would be great!

      #4 poohshek

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        Posted 15 January 2009 - 01:28 PM

        I will recommend checking out Yazmin too. Good luck!

        Yazmin De La Mora - Weddings & Catering

        #5 JC0721

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          Posted 16 January 2009 - 06:13 PM

          To EmenGeeRoxx,

          The one I'm referring to is the chapel (air-conditioned!) on 5th Ave, and right by the beach. It's a perfect compromise to having a Catholic wedding and having it by sand and ocean. I believe the other one is more downtown (someone correct me if I'm wrong) and is a church.

          #6 EmenGeeRoxx

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          Posted 19 January 2009 - 11:31 AM

          Thanks I think the chapel is what we will do also.

          Do you know how to transfer money to the church. It's all confusing. They gave me a Banamex number, branch number, and account number with a key. Then some confirmation key to enter. Not sure EXACTLY how this all works. My spanish is the suck so that is probably why. They gave me an email address so I could write more clearly but no one has responded.

          Also do you know if you can do a rehearsal the day before the wedding?

          #7 michp

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            Posted 19 January 2009 - 08:40 PM

            Emengeeroxx...
            Can i ask how did you get in touch with anyone from the chapel?

            My sister is planning her wedding reception at the royal and wants to get married in the chapel too. The wedding coordinator at the hotel didnt have info for us on the church.

            Did you book the church already?
            Do you choose a priest from this chapel or do you have to find your own?
            Do any priests speak english?

            Sorry so many questions but thought you may be able to help us out:)

            #8 EmenGeeRoxx

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            Posted 19 January 2009 - 08:47 PM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by michp
            Emengeeroxx...
            Can i ask how did you get in touch with anyone from the chapel?

            My sister is planning her wedding reception at the royal and wants to get married in the chapel too. The wedding coordinator at the hotel didnt have info for us on the church.

            Did you book the church already?
            Do you choose a priest from this chapel or do you have to find your own?
            Do any priests speak english?

            Sorry so many questions but thought you may be able to help us out:)
            Hi MichP. Your sister and I have the exact same plans. Their hours are 9am-1pm Playa time. I am on EST so 9am means 10am for me.

            I called them at 011-52 (984) 873-0188 and spoke with Rosa. I am bringing my family friend (who is a deacon) down so I am able to specify my ceremony time. If you are using their priest then you are limited by what times they can offer. I think they have priests that do speak english.

            This may also help you out. Thanks to Antonia321 for the info

            Here are the Requirements for Couples marrying Outside of their Parish

            1. Contact your parish priest/deacon regarding marriage
            preparation. He is responsible for your marriage preparation and
            instruction.
            a. Your parish priest will assist you with obtaining the
            necessary documents, permissions and dispensations (if needed).
            b. He is responsible for forwarding the following information and
            documents to the chancellor of your diocese for review:
             a letter of recommendation stating that:
             you have been prepared according to the marriage preparation
            guidelines of your diocese;
             permission has been granted for the marriage to be celebrated
            in Mexico (Canon 1115);
            c. a current original copy of the Baptismal, Confirmation,
            communion certificate of the Catholic party.
            d. an Affidavit of Freedom to Marry for each party signed by a
            competent person (e.g. parent, relative or close friend) and the
            signature witnessed by a pastor/priest/cleric of the person vouching
            for your freedom to marry.
            e. the completed Pre-nuptial Investigation form used in your diocese.
            f. if applicable:
             a dispensation for disparity of worship
             a dispensation from canonical form
             permission for Mixed Religion

            2. Provide the following information:
            o Bride and Grooms names, addresses, home and work phone numbers;
            o the name of the priest/deacon responsible for the marriage preparation;
            o the name of your parish, address, phone and fax numbers
            o copy of your Pre-Cana class reservation and your certificate,
            when completed;

            3. All these documents must be received 30 days prior to the
            ceremony. The Church strongly suggests mailing the documents at least
            2 months ( 60 days) to give
            allowance for mail delays and to give time for examination of
            documents and requests for additional or corrected documentation, if
            necessary.
            Document Shipping Instructions: Documents are to be shipped directly
            to Nuestra Se±ora del Carmen in Playa del Carmen. Please follow
            instructions below.
            Required Shipping Agents: Fed Ex or DHL
            (No UPS, USPS or US Post Office Priority Mail) DO NOT USE the US Post
            Office International Priority Mail, it may not arrive and cannot be
            tracked beyond the US border. The minimum arrival time of US Priority
            mail, if it gets delivered, can be three weeks to three months. UPS
            also is not recommended.
            Shipping Address for Documents:

            Nuestra Se±ora del Carmen
            Calle 12 Norte entre 15 y 20 Avenidas Norte
            Col. Centro
            77710 Playa del Carmen, Q. Roo
            Mexico

            #9 michp

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              Posted 19 January 2009 - 08:56 PM

              Thanks sooo much for all that info!!

              #10 EmenGeeRoxx

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              Posted 21 January 2009 - 04:46 PM

              Can anyone give STEP BY STEP directions how they gave a down payment to the church to hold their wedding date? Did you mail it, do it electronically...what was the EXACT process? Thx.




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