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We actually did not think about guests staying around at first, but as luck would have it we are already planning on staying 5 nights at DRC and then 7 nights or so at Secrets Maroma - I think if you can swing it money wise, the change of scenery and the added privacy might be nice.

 

On a side note, nice to see some activity on this blog, I was starting to miss all the ladies :)

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Maracas start at $4.50 usd each for a simple design, two-tone maraca. An example of that would be Lacy Romance or White Flowers in my blog. It's $5.00 (total order) for each additional color and $.25 per maraca for line of text (i.e. $.25 for date, $.25 for location, $.25 for names).

You can check out her site and she is on Facebook for all the different designs - as they are all hand painted you can pretty much get whatever. I have already spoken to Mishka and what I love is they also deliver these to your hotel, depends on where but I believe DRC was USD 40 delivery charge

Thanks Boo - Her stuff is awesome. Did you order maracas from her?

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Thanks Laura & Boo, I really want an outside photographer and don't want it to break the bank with the cost plus the extra surcharges! sad.gif My TA never mentioned anything about a per person charge - yikes!

Boo - that is insane about the cost markup of the DJ!! I guess this destination wedding idea isn't going to be as cheap as my fiance thought
Most of the outside vendor fees I've seen have been $500 actually. I know El Dorado and Azul both charge $500 so when I saw that the DJ fees were higher, I just accepted the fact that it was probably an outside vendor fee "baked" in. If you bring an outside photographer from the States or Canada though they consider him/her your guest so it's not an issue. However, if you bring an outside photographer from Mexico they will charge you an outside vendor fee. I wouldn't be afraid to negotiate.
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Hey ladies - my fiance and I are going to Dublin for our honeymoon...we're crazy I know...so we fly from Houston to Cacun (in cancun for a week) then on sunday after our wedding fly from Cacun to Houston and on Monday Houston to Ireland..ahhhh jetlag. We decided that since we're going to be on a beach for a whole week we might as well go somewhere where we can do nothing or do a lot of sight seeing. Depending on how exhausted we are :)

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Awww! Laura 2210 you're wedding is soooo close that's super exciting! It's going to be amazing!!

Thanks for the info about the maracas!

 

I just found a website worth a look too: Mexican Sugar Skull | Offering Day of the Dead / Dia de los Muertos Mexican Folk Art, Sugar Skulls, Calaveras de Azucar, Molds and more - for the paper banner things - super cute!

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On a side note - are any of you brides planning on moving to a different resort or different area for your honeymoon? My FI wants us to fly someplace completely different for our honeymoon like Jamaica but I'm not sure how easy it would be to get a flight from Cancun there huh.gif
We will be staying at Secrets Maroma for our honeymoon! We were going to fly to Costa Rica and stay at Paradisus but it got to crazy!

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Boo,

Who are you having take your pictures? Are you getting married at Maroma or DRC?? BTW- In November I stayed at Secrets Capri and the guy there took some shots of us and they were fantastic... his name was Jaime Torres. I am in contact with him but I want to make sure we have a FANTASTIC PHOTOGRAPHER. I am big into pics and want to make sure we have some fantastic unique shots! Congrats you are getting married a week after us. When do yu arrive? We are heading to maroma for our honeymoon Sunday the 14th~

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Oh, I just wanted to share with you guys.. I wanted to have maracas at the ceremony because I saw on the forum somewhere a picture of maracas on the chairs at the ceremony with a little tag that says "shake at the kiss"...It looks really cute and I think that everyone shaking the maracas would make a great picture! So, I found also that there is someone, who is also on the forum, who makes these. Her name is Mishka from Mishka Designs. She is super nice and her maracas are hand painted and really pretty. She is in Puerto Vallarta and will ship the maracas directly to the resort. I thought this was great..they look beautiful and I don't have to worry about buying them down there or packing them to take with me! Here is her website...
Mishka Designs' Blog: A Maraca By Any Other Name...
and here is the thread about her work...
http://bestdestinationwedding.com/fo...maracas-51655/

By the way...I just noticed my ticker is down to just days...yikes!!

I love the maraca idea! Thanks so much for sharing. Ana might be seeing a lot of maracas this year :-)

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Maracas start at $4.50 usd each for a simple design, two-tone maraca. An example of that would be Lacy Romance or White Flowers in my blog. It's $5.00 (total order) for each additional color and $.25 per maraca for line of text (i.e. $.25 for date, $.25 for location, $.25 for names).

You can check out her site and she is on Facebook for all the different designs - as they are all hand painted you can pretty much get whatever. I have already spoken to Mishka and what I love is they also deliver these to your hotel, depends on where but I believe DRC was USD 40 delivery charge
Thanks for all of the great info!

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