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#9071 Rach0636

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    Posted 12 June 2012 - 02:36 PM

    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

    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!



    #9072 AM2012

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      Posted 12 June 2012 - 02:48 PM

      I leave in 8 days!! I am soo excited! I have 4 checked bags with just wedding stuff..thank goodness my family and my fiances are flying down with us to help carry all that. The thing that takes up the most space is definitely the OOT bags. I am also making a detailed set up list with photos to make sure that everything looks the way i want it to. I will post my review when we get back!!! YAY



      #9073 RollerBride

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        Posted 12 June 2012 - 03:07 PM

         

         

        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 Kate’s room number: _______

        Originally Posted by Rach0636 

        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!


        Kip & Kate

        August 4, 2012

        Dreams Riviera Cancun

        www.kipandkateswedding.com

        30 guests


        #9074 ginaf61987

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          Posted 12 June 2012 - 04:05 PM

          Originally Posted by Dominique 161 

           

          Hello!

           

          We and my furture husband plan to do alot of excursions. Xcaret, Dolphin Swim, Chichen Itza, Xplor

           

          Ive been emailing Amstar to get an idea of prices, you can with them at the resort.

           

          but i'm but sure if they are the cheapest

          They have alot of things to do at the resort. Every night you get a paper that tells the things to do the next day. We had alot of excursions planed and ended up cancelling one cause we were worn out and just wanted to relax at the resort. We went to the Xcaret and did the swim with dolphin's they were both great. My Hubby and them did the Xplor and said it was alright.



          #9075 tkb08

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            Posted 12 June 2012 - 04:43 PM

            Mariposaazul,

             I was wondering when you got the confirmation for the outside photographer fee?  I booked with Del Sol and now Dreams is throwing up alot of roadblocks.  I am very persistent but it would help if I had some details of your's... anyone else in this same situation??



            #9076 mnunez2

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              Posted 12 June 2012 - 05:39 PM

              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!

              Omg I'm so excited for you I can't believe it's so soon- to bad we are going to miss each other! I'm carrying a ton also- we are flying with Frontier and your allowed one free checked bag each additional is 20 dollars. I think you should just carry on your bouquets because its not worth taking the risk of checking them!

              #9077 mnunez2

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                Posted 12 June 2012 - 05:42 PM

                Congrats Mrskatieperry! Can't wait to hear your review!

                #9078 NJ2012

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                  Posted 12 June 2012 - 07:00 PM

                  Originally Posted by LindseyM 

                  We're taking our group on a catamaran trip.  We got some prices online by googling Cancun Snorkeling Trips but we decided to wait until we get down there.  There are people in the lobby that will assist you with booking these things.  :)

                   

                  Originally Posted by tigerlily2435 

                  Is anyone doing any excursions?  If you are, what company are you booking them through?  Thanks!

                  hey guys

                  I've looked into this and have decided what were going to do. we feel like were getting a good deal on the catamaran.

                  first i asked our TA and obviously they are more expensive then the resort, so i got a recommendation from gina.

                  she lead us to ALEJANDRA OROZCO....

                  giving us a private catamaran for a discounted price. (as long as you guarantee or at least pay for 25 people)

                  4 hours, open bar, snacks, snorkeling and all fees and tips included for $81 per person.

                  we wanted to do a lunch, but what they offered was definitely not worth it for the quality, and we figured since were going 10-2 that you can eat breakfast before and lunch after.

                  he's giving us a 10% discount, and if your going to pay in cash when you get there it will save you the paypal fee, or the cc fee on top of the exchange fee!

                  email me if you want me to send you the pics he sent me joda724@gmail.com

                  heres the info... very responsive, very helpful, and very reasonable.

                   

                   

                  Alejandra (Alex) Orozco
                  YOUR CANCUN DMC
                  Director of Sales
                  Dir. Phone  011 52 998 880 59 99 / 998 271 17 21
                   
                  Making your Next incentive worry free

                  http://www.YourCancunDMC.com

                  NEXTEL:  011 52 998 275 32 78 / 72*827721*1


                  #9079 Mariposaazul

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                    Posted 12 June 2012 - 08:36 PM

                    Mariposaazul,  I was wondering when you got the confirmation for the outside photographer fee?  I booked with Del Sol and now Dreams is throwing up alot of roadblocks.  I am very persistent but it would help if I had some details of your's... anyone else in this same situation??

                    Stay persistance. Thats their technique to get you to desist. Explain how important for you is having del sol. Get them to commit in an email. Another thing i did was have the photographer call himself and fight for their business.

                    #9080 WPGBride

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                      Posted 12 June 2012 - 09:02 PM

                      Originally Posted by Dominique 161 

                       

                      Hello!

                       

                      We and my furture husband plan to do alot of excursions. Xcaret, Dolphin Swim, Chichen Itza, Xplor

                       

                      Ive been emailing Amstar to get an idea of prices, you can with them at the resort.

                       

                      but i'm but sure if they are the cheapest

                       

                      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.






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