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#361 CaraW

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    Posted 16 September 2009 - 09:24 AM

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    Wow Cara I can't believe you already have 55 booked- that's awesome! My wedding isn't far behind yours and I only have 3 booked- I better get on my guests :)
    haha well we lucked out and got a really good deal, because of an error that our tour operator made when they provided a quote, so they said they would honor the rate but we had only a month to get our deposits down. I guess some people could still back down, but 55 people have paid their deposits, so I'm hoping they all stick with it! :)

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    I just realized our weddings are really close together!
    Hey! Our weddings are on the same day!!! Yay for May 14!!! :)

    #362 *Linds*

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      Posted 16 September 2009 - 08:02 PM

      Quote:
      Originally Posted by CaraW
      haha well we lucked out and got a really good deal, because of an error that our tour operator made when they provided a quote, so they said they would honor the rate but we had only a month to get our deposits down. I guess some people could still back down, but 55 people have paid their deposits, so I'm hoping they all stick with it! :)



      Hey! Our weddings are on the same day!!! Yay for May 14!!! :)
      Yay!! IT will be a good day for sure!
      Loving married life! <3

      #363 jennib31

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        Posted 01 October 2009 - 06:06 PM

        I understand everyone's frustration. I think that everyone would be able to come to our wedding given enough time heads up. We let everyone know what we were thinking x-mas 2008 and now the save the dates just went out. I will expect alot to change their minds and not attend - I will try not to have hurt feelings.

        The costs for us are really adding up too! I thought the destination wedding was supposed to be more economical!

        #364 Meyer2010

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          Posted 01 October 2009 - 09:37 PM

          Yes, I think everyone will go through a few disappointments. We invited 50 people and I think we'll have about 35. Still not bad of a turn out!

          Just keep your heads up and keep on planning!

          #365 EmenGeeRoxx

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          Posted 02 October 2009 - 01:27 AM

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          Originally Posted by svetayasofiya
          Wow..... sounds like we are all experiencing the same disappointments. I am lucky all our family is booked, but last night (the day before final payment was due) my fiancee's two groom men backed out. I was shocked to say the least because they committed months ago and even paid deposits. They've known for a year about our plans and now all of a sudden... one can't afford it so the other is backing out too because he doesn't want to go alone. I couldn't believe it. I was working hard last night trying to get him a good rate for single occupancy and he says "if I knew ____ wasn't going to come I wouldn't have booked because I don't want to go alone". I was so hurt by that comment, I started to cry and said you'd miss your best friends wedding because you don't want to go alone? I was so upset I had to hang up. The worst is my fiancee is really upset and extremely hurt, but he tells them it's ok. NO IT'S NOT!! He even said to me last night that in the beginning he didn't think anyone would come, then when they all put down their deposits he got all excited... backing out like this is such a blow. He has one friend coming now. I have three bridesmaids and he has a best man. We are all going to be lopsided, lol

          But seriously.... how do you get past the selfishness of others? We are really starting to see who our true friends are. I dunno... if it was me I would have been saving for months and without question would be there.
          Sorry to hear. We ran into the same issue. My fiancee originally had 5 bridesmaids but 3 backed out. I had already asked 5 of my closest friends to be groomsmen and they all accepted. Now with only 2 bridesmaids it created an imbalance so I decided to cut 3 groomsmen. I decided keeping the guys who were partnered with the 2 remaining bridesmaids. Luckily my uys are cool and totally understood; no drama and no fuss. I still have them part of the wedding doing some important stuff for us like that veil, cord and coin (cultural stuff).

          It works out as the 2 bridesmaids who remain are way more responsible and caring. The others who backed out seemed to be in their own little bubble and who wants that? I don't have patience for that sh!t.

          All in all we have 78 people now confirmed. However there are a few key people that we really wanted to come who promised and now they backed out. My fiancee was really hurt and disappointed, but I told her not to worry about those people. What matters is the 78 people who have booked and are coming to spend an amazing week with us. Those are the people that took the time to save and plan their vacation so they can spend the week with us. Those are the truly important people and we are grateful for them.

          #366 BagLover21

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            Posted 02 October 2009 - 07:36 AM

            Hey everyone. I'm new to this thread. I got engaged 2 weeks ago today on September 18th and I am looking to be an August 7, 2010 bride. We are choosing between the El Dorado Royale, Aventura Palace and getting details about Riu Palace Riviera Maya. EDR seems to be the frontrunner, but want to thoroughly look at everything before we decide. The goal is to decide by the end of this weekend so I can get started on STDs. WISH ME LUCK!!!!!!!
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            #367 mwcfarms

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              Posted 02 October 2009 - 10:03 AM

              Congrats and much happy planning.

              #368 Meyer2010

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                Posted 02 October 2009 - 10:52 AM

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                Originally Posted by BagLover21
                Hey everyone. I'm new to this thread. I got engaged 2 weeks ago today on September 18th and I am looking to be an August 7, 2010 bride. We are choosing between the El Dorado Royale, Aventura Palace and getting details about Riu Palace Riviera Maya. EDR seems to be the frontrunner, but want to thoroughly look at everything before we decide. The goal is to decide by the end of this weekend so I can get started on STDs. WISH ME LUCK!!!!!!!
                Good luck Baglover21 and remember to relax and have fun planning!

                We're here for you if you need anything!!

                #369 justsho2

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                  Posted 02 October 2009 - 03:49 PM

                  hey guys...
                  i think it's important to remember that coming to a destination wedding is a HUGE financial commitment from our friends and family...and i really don't think we can fault them or think they are selfish for not coming.
                  I'm also keeping my fingers crossed that some of my and my fiancees' friends will come (many are excited and SAY they will come)...but we are preparing ourselves for the reality that it just might not be possible for many of them.

                  #370 *Linds*

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                    Posted 02 October 2009 - 09:25 PM

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                    Originally Posted by BagLover21
                    Hey everyone. I'm new to this thread. I got engaged 2 weeks ago today on September 18th and I am looking to be an August 7, 2010 bride. We are choosing between the El Dorado Royale, Aventura Palace and getting details about Riu Palace Riviera Maya. EDR seems to be the frontrunner, but want to thoroughly look at everything before we decide. The goal is to decide by the end of this weekend so I can get started on STDs. WISH ME LUCK!!!!!!!
                    Congrats! I am getting married at the Riu Palace Riviera Maya so if you have any questions about it I'd be happy to help!

                    Happy Planning! :)
                    Loving married life! <3




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