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Originally Posted by TIGERLILYODP View Post

 

im in a dillema im not sure what to do.im meant to be getting married in sep with my family flying out with us.Last wk my mum got news that she has advanced lung cancer.its incurable but she will have chemo.she may not have long....im devestated.my mums wish was to see me get married.she wont be able to fly.so she wont be coming to mexico.i cant believe this is happening.I thought about getting married in the uk then going as planned to mexico but not telling all the guests we are already married.my fiance isnt too happy with this as i appreciate its all not what we wanted he and myself would be fibbing to everyone,we would be having our hen and stag party after we were married.i just want my mum to be with me.i look at pictures of where im meant to get married and cry because i think my mum will never be there.....i dont know what to do .i even thought of postponing it but then mum will never see me marryDoes anyone have any suggestions ? thanks so much kara xxxxxxx

I totally understand and we are in a similar situation. My Fi dad is in the exact same situation. And of course he is so upset thinking that he may not be able to go. Our wedding isn't until Jan 2014. Luckily the cancer is going slower than anticipated. November they said 6 months to 1 year. We are at 6 months and he still feels good. They only found it because of a nasty infection he had. It's hard because if something happens the week we plan to get married, we may not go. Also, if he is in the hospital that week, my Fi's mom probably won't come either which is devastating. Our plans are to go with the flow. We are going to get married here with only close family. We are going to do it in his parents backyard but will wait as long as we can so that we don't come across the same issues of having the actual date and the symbolic date so far apart and the stag/stagette technically after we're married. But, its worth it to include the family and have those memories. We are crossing fingers that somehow the big C holds off long enough for him to come but are trying to be realistic at the same time. Travel insurance doesn't cover it so we know it is not likely. It is a crappy situation to be in. Knowing one of the best and worse moments in a persons life will happen so close together.

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Does anyone have any advice on a farewell brunch? I am thinking of setting something up but was wanting to maybe here from someone that has and how they went about it!

 I am getting married July 21, 2013. Also my reception is on south beach and my ceremony is in north beach if anyone had those same locations I would love to here what you did for decorations and lighting!! Maybe see some pictures! My email is danelifernandez@yahoo.com or pm me on here. Whatever works!

 

Thanks so much !

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I am starting to get furious. I posted on here a couple of days ago. Eva was our wedding coordinator and now with her being gone I have no one responding to my emails. It has been TWO weeks not two days. I cannot believe how unprofessional this resort is!! If it wasn't for the glowing reviews of everyone's wedding I probably would have backed out of this place! HORRIBLE with responding! My wedding is in 3 months and I have nothing but a date, ceremony, and reception location. Literally nothing else done! Does anyone have a direct email for one of the other coordinators? I only have the main email from website which is the one I was dealing with Eva at.

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While I am at it... I still have many questions and I would love some input! Especially since who knows if I will ever get answers from a planner or how long that will take!

 

Our ceremony is on the beach and I think we have decided to use our Mariachi Trio for the ceremony. We do need to request a microphone for the ceremony as well right?

 

If you had a sand ceremony (as we are with our 4 kids) who read the script for it? A family member or the officiant?

 

Cocktail Hour... we still have not picked a location or decided if we want to have one or try to swap it for something else. If you had one wher would you recommend the location be? If you didn't have one.. were you happy with that choice? What did you exchange it for? Where did guests hangout in lieux of having one?

 

Here is my biggest gray area....  DJ and reception. Okay, so... we have chosen to have our reception at Seaside Grill, I love that it is sort of indoor/outdoor best of both worlds. What I don't know is if the restaurant is shut down soley for us? Are we right in the restaurant with other people? We have about 20 guests right now including 4 kids. As far as music goes... do we gt a DJ for 20 people or do you think that is overkill? Should we justs it down and have dinner and not even have a reception? If we have do have the reception and they don't give us Seaside Grill to ourselves... how do you have a DJ with a restaurant full of other people.

 

So as you can see I have a MILLION things in my head and no coordinator helping! UGH! Any help would be SO appreciated!!

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Originally Posted by ckl22 View Post

 

Congrats on your upcoming wedding!! I am considering having my wedding here and I reached out to the resort to get pricing for 2014 and have not heard back and its been over a week, this sounds to be somewhat typical but I would really like to make a final decision soon. Would you be willing to email me what they have sent you? Also do you have any pictures of each of the ceremony sites or know how many people each can hold?  Any info you have and are willing to share would be sooo helpful!! Thanks so much in advance!! 

-Cassie (cassie.liban@gmail.com)

 

 

 

You might want to try one of the BDW Travel Agents.  We Specialize in Destination weddings and I am a past Dreams Bride.  

 

You can contact us:  Contact a Destination Wedding Specialist HERE and I will direct you to the best agent that fits your needs.

 

You can read some of our reviews here: Wright Travel Agency ~ Destination Wedding Specialist Reviews HERE

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Originally Posted by Savs1027 View Post

 

 

I dont know what smart jeans are, but men can wear jeans. John didn't wear slacks/trousers at all the entire trip (except for the wedding day!) so it's definitely allowed. :)

 

We even saw several people allowed in the restaurants with shorts on. 

Thank you Savs! :)

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Originally Posted by JustNoelle View Post

 

Hey Brides,

 

Does anyone know the procedures for a sit-down dinner? What the minimum/maximum amount of people they allow? Is there an extra cost? How many options do my guests have to chose from? How soon in advance I have to give my WC my guests' meal options?

 

I will be sending my formal invitations out by the end of the month and I need to know if I should include a meal option (chicken, beef or fish) on the RSVP cards. I would email my WC but I know it will take a few weeks for her to get back to me and I am kind of in a time crunch. 

 

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Hey JustNoelle,

I'm not sure about the minimum/maximum but I have 45 guests (including me and my FI, photographer & assistant) for the pool deck with a sit down dinner.

 

I was able to get three options for dinner, (chicken, beef and fish) from the ultimate package and I have to provide meal choices to Gina 30 days beforehand.  I included the options on the RSVP (I included a picture).  I also numbered each RSVP with a guest specific number to help me keep track.

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Hope this helps!

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