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#2421 FutureMrsRobart

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    Posted 20 April 2010 - 08:36 AM

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    I thought that too. You will be fine I just have the worst friends ever. lol

    Also I had payed for one of the rooms for my bridesmaids and they backed out.
    This may be the time it pays to have frugal friends lmao Either they aren't dropping the money to come, or they wouldn't dream of wasting it once they put it down. That bridesmaid thing would have me fuming though. How on earth if you were paying for her stay and she was actually in the wedding could she justify pulling a stunt like that?? Ugggh. {{{{HUGS}}} to you and 'hopes' for me I guess. I can't say I want to experience that :-s
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    #2422 lilly129

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      Posted 20 April 2010 - 09:09 AM

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      Today was good - some of the initial wedding favors we ordered came this a.m., I found and ordered my wedding gown and FI and I started Day 1 of the P90x together. I'm pysched :-)
      Wow congrats on finding your dress!!!

      #2423 FutureMrsRobart

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        Posted 20 April 2010 - 09:13 AM

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        Wow congrats on finding your dress!!!
        Thanks babe - like I said hopefully the replica assimilates the authentic gown :-s I'm clueless how to post pics otherwise I would share :-)
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        #2424 lilly129

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          Posted 20 April 2010 - 09:15 AM

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          I think that it said it would rain every day that we were there and it rained for like 20 min one evening and everyone at the resort was surprised that it rained for so long! And the weather forecast changes hour to hour :) I think you will be fine!! Definitely don't stress about the weather!


          Megan...the template I have for the list and times of events is on my mom's computer which just crashed the other day so unfortunately I can't post it for you However, it was very, very east to do! She did it in Microsoft Word. If you need help figuring it out, let me know and I will try to re-create it and post for you. I'll post a picture of it...
          Also, I got chocolates from Ah Cacao, which is located in Playa del Carmen for favors for my wedding. It was a great suggestion from somebody on here (sorry, I don't remember who!!) and it was a hit. I contacted them through their website before I left for Mexico and paid for the chocolates by paypal. I arranged with Ah Cacao for the chocolates to be delivered the day before the wedding and they were delivered right to the hotel concierge with no problems. They only charged $8 for delivery fee and a taxi ride to Playa costs $50, so it was a great deal! They have lots of stuff depending on how much you want to spend. Did you get stuff for your OOT bags yet? One thing that I put in mine that was used a lot in Mexico and at home was chapstick. I got mine from this website ( Click the image to open in full size.

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          Ohhh that was me! I have the pdf for the chocolates - I'm attaching it here for you.
          Also - I have templates for my bridesmaids and groomsmen, which I'm sure you can tweak for all guests - I'll attach those as well. I bought a10 sized cards (3.875 x 9.25) at Michaels - it was in the wedding aisle - Mix and Mingle by Gartner studios (I bought white and then ordered pink envelopes from Paper Presentation to stuff them in).

           

           

           

           

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          #2425 lilly129

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            Posted 20 April 2010 - 09:22 AM

            Megan I'm so sorry you had guests back out Your wedding is going to be amazing and it's totally thier loss! Everyone who does go is going to come back talking about how great it is and they will have missed out an a fantastic time.

            We had friends who are getting married in June confront us and basically tell us they think it's selfish of us to have a destination wedding - the exact quote was "don't you feel guilty asking your friends to spend so much money to fly from Boston to Mexico and stay for 3 or 4 nights?" And the next sentence out of his mouth was "oh Ron are you coming to my bachelor party in London?" WHAT?! Seriously - some people are crazy. So after that conversation we decided it was absolutely thier loss.

            Stay focused on your friends and family that are excited - it'll keep you excited! And us! We're all excited for you and can't wait to see pictures and hear how wonderful it was...you're soooo close!

            #2426 FutureMrsRobart

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              Posted 20 April 2010 - 09:30 AM

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              Megan I'm so sorry you had guests back out Your wedding is going to be amazing and it's totally thier loss! Everyone who does go is going to come back talking about how great it is and they will have missed out an a fantastic time.

              We had friends who are getting married in June confront us and basically tell us they think it's selfish of us to have a destination wedding - the exact quote was "don't you feel guilty asking your friends to spend so much money to fly from Boston to Mexico and stay for 3 or 4 nights?" And the next sentence out of his mouth was "oh Ron are you coming to my bachelor party in London?" WHAT?! Seriously - some people are crazy. So after that conversation we decided it was absolutely thier loss.

              Stay focused on your friends and family that are excited - it'll keep you excited! And us! We're all excited for you and can't wait to see pictures and hear how wonderful it was...you're soooo close!
              Are you serious?? Thats nuts not mention RUDE! On our Facebook group that we have for our guests - we clearly state that we would love to see everyone there but completely understand if they can't. Its your wedding day therefore no it is not selfish. Nobody is 'asking' anyone to spend crazy money. That decision is up to them. Some people ... No manners, I tell you.
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              #2427 sunrize_79

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                Posted 20 April 2010 - 09:39 AM

                Just returned from our wedding at DRC on April 11, 2010. Don't even know why I was stressed to begin with. Ana and Yazmin did a perfect job. Everything was better than we could have ever dreamed of. We had already stayed at the resort in November and did our Engagement shots with Adventure Photos (onsite photographers) and they were amazing so we stayed with them for the wedding. Anel and Juancarlo did a fantastic job. We are having our reception in our home town this Saturday and so I will post our wedding pics after that! Happy planning ladies!!!

                #2428 FutureMrsRobart

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                  Posted 20 April 2010 - 09:44 AM

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                  Just returned from our wedding at DRC on April 11, 2010. Don't even know why I was stressed to begin with. Ana and Yazmin did a perfect job. Everything was better than we could have ever dreamed of. We had already stayed at the resort in November and did our Engagement shots with Adventure Photos (onsite photographers) and they were amazing so we stayed with them for the wedding. Anel and Juancarlo did a fantastic job. We are having our reception in our home town this Saturday and so I will post our wedding pics after that! Happy planning ladies!!!
                  Congrats!!! Glad that everything went well. Can't wait to see your pics :-)
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                  #2429 beachykeen

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                    Posted 20 April 2010 - 09:45 AM

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                    Just returned from our wedding at DRC on April 11, 2010. Don't even know why I was stressed to begin with. Ana and Yazmin did a perfect job. Everything was better than we could have ever dreamed of. We had already stayed at the resort in November and did our Engagement shots with Adventure Photos (onsite photographers) and they were amazing so we stayed with them for the wedding. Anel and Juancarlo did a fantastic job. We are having our reception in our home town this Saturday and so I will post our wedding pics after that! Happy planning ladies!!!
                    Congrats! I'm so glad everything went well! Can't wait to see your pics!

                    #2430 amberm410

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                      Posted 20 April 2010 - 09:53 AM

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                      I don't quite understand how using Juan works. Did you have him booked far in advance? Did you then have to pay for his services since he is no longer the resort photographer? I love his photos compared to the resort photographers but I am trying to keep my cost down. Thanks and Congrats I LOVED your Dress! So beautiful!
                      Juan Navarro is actually a DRC resort approved photographer so once I let Ana know I wanted him she booked him for me. She actually gave me him as an option but I know sometimes she doesn't mention all the options sometimes so if you just ask she can arrange him for you. Another girl had him as her photographer the day after mine. I just paid the resort and they paid Juan. I believe (can't remember) it was the exact same price as the resort based photography company. I stuck with the package 4 which was $1050 USD and we received a book with about 96-100 photos as well as some 8 X 10's and some 5 X 7s. We also got a cd of all these pictures. Then on top of that we paid extra after the wedding for cds that had over 1200 pictures on them with all rights for us to print as we need etc.. It was a really good deal and they did an awesome job.




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