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#2811 noonie

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    Posted 11 May 2010 - 09:56 PM

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    Awesome review noonie!! Thanks! I am getting married in August and working on my ceremony script. Did you write yours? If so, u had to send it to Ana beforehand?
    we got married legally and you cant write or change that script, its set. there is a place in the ceremony where you can say something personal, but our guy didnt give us the chance, but we didnt have anything anyways, the ceremony they did was great, really heartfelt & i was happy with it. cant honestly remember what was said, it went so fast & was a blur of happiness:)

    #2812 reaganlane

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      Posted 11 May 2010 - 09:59 PM

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      My wedding was at 3 and origionally I was thinking the same thing too but we realized that there is a extra fee for early tee times and the free golf is about an hour away. So you figure if they went really early then maybe they would make it back on time. We didn't chance it and the guys didn't think it was worth the extra fees. Also, our wedding was April 10 so it was a very busy time for the resort so we could not get the additional room for the grrom the night before. So we ended up just hanging with everyone all day hitting the spa etc... The spa is awesome! After my hubby to be took his shower he went to someones elses room to finish getting ready while the girls were in our room. They ended up at the lobby bar for a bit before the ceremony and it was perfect!
      Yeah, after talking to some of the guys, it may be too much of a crunch the day of the wedding. Maybe they can do it the day before? I really hope we get the extra room for the groom. I thought that was one of the best parts! Also, did they do anything to your room for your honeymoon night or is this something you have to set up seperate? I really want a special honeymoon night! :)

      #2813 reaganlane

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        Posted 11 May 2010 - 10:03 PM

        Noonie - great review! I'm glad you were just honest. :) Helps us brides out! As for the bars and pools...did they stay open late? We are going to have a young adult crew going also and they will shut the place down! LOL! Did you get the honeymoon suite? If so, was it ocean front and what did you think of it?

        #2814 noonie

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          Posted 11 May 2010 - 10:05 PM

          for the rowdies, you will get complaints. we wernt bad at all, just loud, laughing & having fun. 2 of our friends were rolling each other down the hall on a room service cart & people complained. we had fun in the pool & people complained. you will have security guards watching you on the beach after dark if you choose to drink there. empty ur fridges & mini alcohol bottles every day to get re stocked cuz the bar shuts down at 1am, or order booze by room service. they also stopped serving us shots and took forever to bring drinks when we showed up for lunch. the service changed when they saw we were young & wanted to have fun. there are kids EVERYWHERE so its the parents complaining. when we walked to the pool the first day, i was concerned. TOTAL family resort, not geared for rowdies at all. i wouldnt have chosen a different resort but wish they had been a little nicer towards fun young people. we had about 40 people go out of their way to tell us how fun & funny we were & how they have never seen a group have so much fun & laugh so much.

          #2815 noonie

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            Posted 11 May 2010 - 10:06 PM

            the bars shut early, night club at 1am & if they feel you are too rowdy & drunk, they stop serving.
            didnt see the honeymoon suite but heard it was nice:)

            #2816 reaganlane

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              Posted 11 May 2010 - 10:12 PM

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              Originally Posted by noonie
              for the rowdies, you will get complaints. we wernt bad at all, just loud, laughing & having fun. 2 of our friends were rolling each other down the hall on a room service cart & people complained. we had fun in the pool & people complained. you will have security guards watching you on the beach after dark if you choose to drink there. empty ur fridges & mini alcohol bottles every day to get re stocked cuz the bar shuts down at 1am, or order booze by room service. they also stopped serving us shots and took forever to bring drinks when we showed up for lunch. the service changed when they saw we were young & wanted to have fun. there are kids EVERYWHERE so its the parents complaining. when we walked to the pool the first day, i was concerned. TOTAL family resort, not geared for rowdies at all. i wouldnt have chosen a different resort but wish they had been a little nicer towards fun young people. we had about 40 people go out of their way to tell us how fun & funny we were & how they have never seen a group have so much fun & laugh so much.
              My wedding is in October so MAYBE there won't be many families vacationing then! I've got people leaving their kids at home to get away and have a good time so I pray there aren't too many there!

              #2817 reaganlane

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                Posted 11 May 2010 - 10:15 PM

                Noonie- PLEASE share your pics when you receive them. I hired Claudia as my photographer and I'm so excited/nervous. I know she will do amazing, but seeing new pics puts my mind to ease. Was Freddy good at having you pose and stuff? I can't wait!!!

                #2818 lilly129

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                  Posted 11 May 2010 - 10:53 PM

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                  Originally Posted by roxmysockz
                  This is what i've seen elsewhere on the board is the legal/civil ceremony script... can anyone confirm if this is the script they used?
                  I have an email in to Ana about this - I forgot to ask at my site visit

                  I read on one girls planning thread (married at dreams tulum) that she was able to swap out ocampo's reading and add a few other lines/readings.
                  Here's what she got approved
                  (Copied and pasted from her blog - sorry I can't remember who!!!)


                  LEGAL CEREMONY

                  WE STRONGLY REQUEST NO RELIGIOUS REFERENCES OF ANY KIND

                  ENTRANCE
                  NAME… SINGS & PLAYS GUITAR SOLO, “SWEET CHILD O MINE.”
                  NAME…. TO START SINGING BEFORE THE BRIDAL PARTY ENTERS,
                  NAME…. WILL INDICATE TO YOU WHEN GUESTS ARE TO STAND.
                  BRIDE WILL ENTER AT A SPECIFIC POINT IN SONG TO ALLOW FOR WHOLE SONG TO BE PLAYED & HEARD BY GUESTS.
                  BRIDAL ENTRANCE ACCOMPANIED BY
                  1.NAME (FATHER)
                  2.NAME (MAID OF HONOUR / SISTER.)

                  BRIDE AND GROOM STEP FORWARD TO LIGHT THE CENTRAL MEMORIAL CANDLE.
                  Officiant: “These candles are a symbol that our love for those no longer with us burns bright within our hearts and today as always their spirits shine upon us.”

                  WELCOME
                  Officiant: “On behalf of Groom and Bride it is my honor to welcome you and thank you all for travelling such great distance to be here today.
                  According to the laws of this country we are gathered here to join the bonds of matrimony which is an honorable status.
                  As witnesses of this important act there are present here:
                  1.NAME……………. 2. NAME………………..
                  3.NAME…………… 4. NAME………………..
                  Who will sign the marriage document.”

                  READING TO REPLACE OCAMPO’S LETTER
                  Officiant: “It was once said that falling in love is like being the first to discover the most beautiful thing in the world, to find something so lovely that no-one else had even noticed. Love often starts in little ways. It comes quietly with a smile, a glance or a touch but you know it’s there because suddenly you’re not alone.
                  Love means finally finding a place in this world that shelters you and is your very own, where you feel you have been forever and where you will live, grow and learn.
                  The beautiful thing about love is that its an experience we share with all people throughout the world, and yet to everyone who falls in love it is the most unique and precious thing in the world.”

                  VOWS
                  Officiant: “ I now ask two questions to your witnesses,
                  1.Are Groom and Bride persons you know well?
                  2.Are there any objections for them to be joined in legal marriage in Mexico?”

                  “ Groom do you accept Bride as your beloved and wedded wife?”
                  Groom responds: “Si Accepto”
                  Groom please repeat after me:
                  “ From this day forward I promise you these things….
                  I will laugh with you in times of joy…
                  And comfort you in times of sorrow…
                  I will share in your dreams…
                  And always support and encourage you…
                  I promise to love you in good times and bad…
                  I will help you when you need it…
                  And step aside when you don’t…
                  You are my best friend…
                  And I will love and respect you always…”

                  “Bride do you accept Groom as your beloved and wedded husband?”
                  Bride responds: “Si Accepto”
                  Bride please repeat after me:
                  “ I do not need you, I choose you…
                  I choose you today in witness of all the people who love us…
                  I choose you tomorrow in the privacy of our hearts…
                  I choose you in strength and weakness…
                  I choose you in health and sickness…
                  I choose you in joy and sorrow…
                  I will choose you, over all others…
                  Every day, for all the days of my life.”

                  EXCHANGE OF RINGS
                  Officiant: “Today, you join yourselves together for life, as friends and lovers,
                  husband and wife. The rings you are about to exchange are the symbol of never ending love and commitment each of you feel deep within your soul.

                  Officiant: Bride and Groom please join hands and Groom repeat after me..:”
                  “These are the hands of your best friend…
                  That are holding yours on our wedding day…
                  As I place this ring on your finger…
                  May it always remind you of my never ending love…
                  And may it always remind me of the precious treasure I have in you…
                  Wear this ring with joy…
                  For your love has made me complete.
                  Groom places ring on Brides finger.

                  Officiant: “Bride repeat after me…”
                  “These are the hands of your best friend…
                  That are holding yours on our wedding day…
                  As I place this ring on your finger…
                  May it always remind you of my neverending love…
                  And may it always remind me of the precious treasure I have in you…
                  Wear this ring with joy…
                  For your love has made me complete.
                  Bride places ring on Grooms finger.

                  COINS CEREMONY
                  NAME stands and hands pouch of coins to Groom. Reads:
                  “It is a Mexican tradition for the Groom to present the Bride with 13 coins on their wedding day.
                  These coins symbolize the promises which have been shared and the elements for a happy life together that the groom pledges to provide.
                  As the bride accepts these coins she shows her unconditional faith in the groom and the promises they have made.”
                  Groom pours coins into Brides hands
                  “The coins symbolize:
                  LOVE
                  TRUST
                  COMMITMENT
                  RESPECT
                  JOY
                  HAPPINESS
                  HARMONY
                  WISDOM
                  WHOLENESS
                  NURTURING
                  CARING
                  CO-OPERATION AND
                  PEACE.”

                  SIGNING OF THE MARRIAGE DOCUMENT

                  NAME TO PLAY GUITAR DURING SIGNING OF MARRIAGE DOCUMENT.

                  SAND CEREMONY
                  NAME comes to stand with Bride and Groom and reads:
                  “Today me, dad and Bride will join our lives together.
                  The separate bottles of sand symbolize our lives before today,
                  And everything we are and everything we will ever be as individuals.”
                  Bride, Groom and NAME pour Sand
                  “As the sand is poured the individual sand no longer exists but will be joined together as one,
                  Just as these grains of sand can never be separated again,
                  From this day forward this is how our family will be.”
                  Group Hug.
                  NAME sits down.

                  PRONOUNCEMENT
                  Officiant: “ Groom and Bride,
                  With friends and family we send you forth on life’s journey together.
                  May the love and happiness you share today be with you always.
                  In the name of the law and the society and with the authority from the Solidaridad Municipal here in Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico,
                  I now declare you husband and wife,
                  You may kiss the Bride….

                  Officiant: “May I be the first to introduce to everyone Mr and Mrs NAME

                  #2819 RCBlondie

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                    Posted 12 May 2010 - 04:38 AM

                    sorry to double post this but just hope someone may have the answers...thanks!

                    a few questions for those who have been married at DRC, or those who may just know the answers...

                    1) how much to tip Ana? and when is the appropriate time?

                    2) we need to buy table decorations and was thinking of going to Walmart in Playa Del Carmen, has anyone been there? Or other suggestions or where to buy candle holders (the glass vase type), flower petals, etc...

                    3) anyone else getting married around the end of May and would like to discuss sharing their decorations? Yes, this May! All of a sudden the wedding is here and there are a few last minute things we need to organise! Oppss!

                    Thanks!
                    Rachelle
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                    #2820 SDbeachgirl

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                      Posted 12 May 2010 - 07:25 AM

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                      Originally Posted by reaganlane
                      My wedding is in October so MAYBE there won't be many families vacationing then! I've got people leaving their kids at home to get away and have a good time so I pray there aren't too many there!
                      We went over thanksgiving and there were sooo many people...including kids. I was a little worried about having my guests frustrated when we had our wedding in may. I think it is all about timing. We just left the resort. We couldn't believe how few people...including kids were there. It was so nice!! I would say that as long as you don't plan to go over a holiday or spring break you should be ok.




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