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Originally Posted by mrskatieperry View Post

 

I'm back from my wedding!!!!  It was amazing--the resort is FANTASTIC!!!!  We felt SOOOO happy we picked Dreams--it was...well, a dream:) 

 

I will write a good review when I get back.

 

Here's one of my favorite pictures:):)

 

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Congratulations!! Cant wait to read your review... I love the picture!

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Originally Posted by LindseyM View Post

 

So we leave for Mexico in 34 days and I am starting to figure out how to pack.  I am nervous.

 

Besides our clothes we need to bring down...

 

-My bouquet, 3 bridesmaid bouquets, and corsages/boutonnieres 

-Sand and sand ceremony kit

-Wine stopper favors

-Beach towels for OOT bags

-20 Embroidered OOT bags

-Sunglasses for OOT bags

-All of the other contents of the OOT bags

-Welcome letter, itinerary, guest book mad libs cards, and programs

-Cake Topper * "I Do" letters

-Starfish place cards

-Menus

-Gown, jewelry, shoes, etc.

-Kevin's wedding day attire

 

I think that's it but it's very overwhelming!  We are also flying US Air direct but we will have to pay for our bags, I believe, so that sucks.  I am hoping I can do it by Kevin, myself, my mom, and my dad all taking an extra bag.  I will check the boxes that the favors and beach towels are in.  They will count as bags...then I will try to get the rest of the things in two bigger suitcases.

 

My main concern are my flowers.  Does any one have any suggestions on how to bring down silk/real touch bouquets?  I don't want to check them in a suitcase for fear they will get tossed around and ruined, but I will if I have to.  I thought about putting them all in a carry on bag.  Does anyone have any suggestions?  I can't believe how soon my wedding is!

 

34days!! I bet your excited :)

 

Can you take on the plane a small carry on suitcase?

 

Anything i dont want to check in im going to put in a small suitcase that i can take on the plane with me. Hopefully nothing should get ruined!

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Originally Posted by RobynKelly View Post

 

Dominique 161 you are a star!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

thank you so much I have been searching for pictures of a reception at the seaside grill for weeks!

 

Finally back on the wedding planning! how are you getting on?

 

I still have so many questions!

 

Robyn

 

Hey Robyn

 

I think i have nearly finished planning!! cheesy.gif

 

I just need some sandals, bridesmaid dresses and a couple of accessories, How is your planning getting on?

 

Im happy to help with any questions

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Originally Posted by LaurenR View Post

 

How much is your wedding going to cost on average? Did you receive any perks or incentives to book here? Thanks for the help!! 

 

I think my wedding is going to cost £10,000

 

That's for everything, Wedding Package, DJ + Dance Floor, Photography, Hoilday, Flights, Excursions, Spending Money, Wedding Attire & Accessories

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Originally Posted by WPGBride View Post

 

 

Definatly do the Dolphin Swim.

 

We did Xplor and it was not what we were expecting. It was an all day event where the shuttle bus picks you up at 8:00am or earlier. We were there before the park opened so we were lucky there were no lines. The ziplining at first was great but once we got around to 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th we wanted to stop because once you've done one you've done them all and there is a lot of stair climbing to get back to the top and if you don't get there early lines with 100+ people (just like an amusement park) I think there are like 14 ziplines in total and its an entire circuit. The amphibious vehicles are controlled and on a track so you can't get that ATV experience of going fast and racing (if that's what you're looking for) If you get stuck behind someone going 20 then thats what you'll be going the whole course. The only great thing about this park was the cenotes, where you can swim and do raft paddle. So we ended up leaving by cab, after 3 hours once we went through all those attractions. They were not exciting enough to repeat any. I could not imagine staying for the entire 8 hours for the shuttle to come back to pick us up.

Headsup: When they say all inclusive drinks, they mean non-alcoholic beverages, they do not have any liquor at this adventure park.

 

All in all if you want a natural experience of seeing the REAL jungle and not a tourist adventure park I would suggest picking a smaller park.

 

We did end up redoing the ATV's with a small group and it was amazing. A couple of hours of riding your own ATV, with no speed limit and crazy twists and turns through the jungle. They also stopped off at a real cenote you had to walk through the jungle to get to and there we took a break and were able to go swimming. They also stopped off at a cave where Mayans used to use to perform ceremonies and live. Great tour I will have to find the name of the place and really reasonable price.

 

Dreams also offers snorkling equipment and you can do snorkling tours through the hotel. As well as for a reasonable fee you can scuba dive at the reef! Only an in pool intructional course needed before going out to the reef. I would definatly suggest doing this it was beautiful. And if you want good quality photos bring an underwater camera from home it might be cheaper than the hotel gift shop disposables.

 

Hope this helps for excursions! My husband and I did so much I'll just stop there.

 

Thank you WPGbride, this is so helpful

 

Me and my furture husband definitely want a real jungle experience so we will avoid Xplor.

I have seen alot of jungle experiences online but i dont know what company i should book through. Do you know any?

 

Will definitely do the dophin swim, my daughter will be 3½ so hopefully she can join in.

 

Thanks again!

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You look BEAUTIFUL!! I love your dress. Can't wait to hear your review =)

Originally Posted by mrskatieperry View Post

I'm back from my wedding!!!!  It was amazing--the resort is FANTASTIC!!!!  We felt SOOOO happy we picked Dreams--it was...well, a dream:) 

 

I will write a good review when I get back.

 

Here's one of my favorite pictures:):)

 

kleinimages2012-06-0439980-L.jpg

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Originally Posted by RollerBride View Post

 

 Don't forget about table number and table number holders! and your bridal party gifts!  :) i'm less than 50 days away!!! i can't wait much longer.

Crap!  I do have Table #s...Bridal party got their gifts at my bachelorette party to save having to bring them!

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Originally Posted by Rach0636 View Post

 

Lindsey,

 

Im so excited for you! I wish mine was sooner! :) I have a couple questions for you. How much did you spend on your OOT bags and where did you get everything from? Im trying to decide whether or not im going to do them or not since everything is seeming to be much more expensive then I thought!

 

Also, would you mind sending me any copies of your welcome letter, itinerary, etc? That would be so helpful just to get ideas! My email is Rach0636@aol.com.

 

Thank you!

Sure, Rachel!  I can send you copies later on today once I am home.  I am not sure what the actual bags are costing yet.  My fiance works for CHOP and they have a "gift guy" they use so he went through him.  I will let you know what the cost ends up being.  Each bag is around $15 without the embroidery.  We thought it'd be special if we put last names on the bags for each room.  The single guys going get a book bag with their name on it.  I went to the travel section of our Bed Bath and Beyond and Target and got bandaids, mini advils, mini tums, tissues, aloe, mentos, hmmm some other things I can't remember and we are putting them in little travel cases I ordered online.  We also a filling travel bottles with biodegradable sunscreen that we ordered online in bulk for our excursion.  In Mexico, when you snorkel they require it.  It's so expensive in the gift shop so we're giving everyone some.  It has a label that says "Lindsey & Kevin's Magic Sunscreen" on it. I got Do Not Disturb signs customized for our wedding.  We also had water bottle labels made and will add water bottles to the bags as well.  Then the hotel is going to do a room drop for them. All of the customized labels and signs came from Etsy.  If you'd like, I can track down the actual seller for you.  :)

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Oh I like your idea of customizing them for Bridal Party!  I think I will have to do that!

Originally Posted by RollerBride View Post

 

 

Sorry for all the posts, i'm bored at work again.  Here is the sample itinerary I'm working on. I will have a few different versions. This is the version for my MOH....

 

Thank you for making the trip to beautiful Mexico to share our special day with us. Below you will find an itinerary of events we have planned for your stay.


 

Thursday August 2, 2012

Meet & Greet with Wedding Guests

Time: 8:00 pm

Location: Rendezvous Lobby Bar

Now that everyone has arrived in Mexico, we would like to get you all together to meet and mingle with one another.


 

Friday August 3, 2012

Heather: Ceremony Rehearsal

Time:

Location:


 

Family Dinner

Time: 6:00 pm

Location: Himitsu


 

Saturday August 4, 2012

Heather: Hair & Make-up Appointment

Time: 12:00 pm

Location: Spa


 

Wedding Ceremony

Time: 4:00 pm

Location: The North Beach


 

Cocktail Hour

Time: 5:00 pm

Location: Desires Lounge

Enjoy some cocktails and appetizers after our Ceremony


 

Reception

Time: 6:00 pm

Location: Pool Deck

Table Number: ______


 

Kip and Kateâ€s room number: _______

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