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#1681 mekanabr

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    Posted 01 May 2011 - 09:52 AM

    We are bringing our own photographer but she didn't ask about a safe... But I know they have them in the room, you just have to pay extra when you use it.  Maybe they could use a lock on a large suitcase and keep all their equipment in there if they didin' t want to pay or if it wasn't big enough.  One thing to remember though is that all of their equipment should be insured (if it isn't then they shouldn't be traveling with thousands of dollars worth of equipment), so I certainly wouldn't stress out too much trying to figure that stuff out for them.  Obviously you want their stuff to be safe but the safety of their equipment shouldn't be your main concern...you are the bride- you have enough things to worry about already!  :)



    #1682 ehpage

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      Posted 02 May 2011 - 05:52 AM

      Hey Ladies well I just got home!!!

       

      Wedding was beautiful, quick and simple!!!

       

      We met with Chandlyn (who is very kind and sweet btw) our meeting took all of 10 minutes to say yes no to whatever I wanted. I had brought my own chair sashes, table runners, centerpieces etc.. so I just dropped everything off at the front desk including my sand ceremony and they set everything up perfectly for me!

       

      Wedding day she picked me up at the front lobby and drove us down the the end of the walkway to the Gazebo.

       

      Wedding ceremony took only 15 minutes and we had NO RAIN!!!

       

      I had the free package and had 26 people with me and didn't have to pay for chair covers but we did have to pay 25 per person for the additional people over 16 that were allowed for dinner.

       

      dinner was at the italian, we did no speeches etc cause we wanted to keep it simple. Everyone enjoyed dinner and it was a great night.

       

      WARNING - Hotel photographer was HORRIBLE!!! soooo glad I brought one down with me. I don't think they use a UV filter on their camera as all the pictures were hazy and it would appear they need more modern equipment.. the stabalizer on their camera was all over the place. I took the 5 pictures included in my package and that was it.. I didn't even want those 5!!

       

      I met Tris down there and she was a sweetheart!!! I will post pics as soon as I have them uploaded. Feel free to ask any questions!!

       

      Erin



      #1683 mekanabr

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        Posted 02 May 2011 - 09:31 AM

        yay Erin, Congrats!!  So happy for you!!!  I'm glad you didn't get any rain and it sounds like you had the perfect day!  What did food to you choose for your dinner and how was it?  Did you do anything after the dinner for a reception?  I'm happy to hear that you brought stuff for them to set up and they did it as you had wanted, I was worrying about that.  Can't wait to see pics!!



        #1684 acw271011

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        Posted 02 May 2011 - 09:49 AM

        Congrats Erin!!  glad everything went well.  it's such a relief for the rest of us!! lol  can't wait to see pics!!!  let's hope we all get to say "no rain"

         

        first question - the resort did your sand ceremony??? I've already seen here that it got left to the groom to bring with him and set up! if there is any chance I can get them to do it that's great. it's the only way to make sure it gets done the right way. my other half has already asked what the heck we're supposed to do with this thing???  which confirms what I've always believed and that is that all men are hopeless!!  lol  but we love them anyway!!!

         

        Originally Posted by ehpage 

        Hey Ladies well I just got home!!!

         

        Wedding was beautiful, quick and simple!!!

         

        We met with Chandlyn (who is very kind and sweet btw) our meeting took all of 10 minutes to say yes no to whatever I wanted. I had brought my own chair sashes, table runners, centerpieces etc.. so I just dropped everything off at the front desk including my sand ceremony and they set everything up perfectly for me!

         

        Wedding day she picked me up at the front lobby and drove us down the the end of the walkway to the Gazebo.

         

        Wedding ceremony took only 15 minutes and we had NO RAIN!!!

         

        I had the free package and had 26 people with me and didn't have to pay for chair covers but we did have to pay 25 per person for the additional people over 16 that were allowed for dinner.

         

        dinner was at the italian, we did no speeches etc cause we wanted to keep it simple. Everyone enjoyed dinner and it was a great night.

         

        WARNING - Hotel photographer was HORRIBLE!!! soooo glad I brought one down with me. I don't think they use a UV filter on their camera as all the pictures were hazy and it would appear they need more modern equipment.. the stabalizer on their camera was all over the place. I took the 5 pictures included in my package and that was it.. I didn't even want those 5!!

         

        I met Tris down there and she was a sweetheart!!! I will post pics as soon as I have them uploaded. Feel free to ask any questions!!

         

        Erin



         


        I said "yes" again to the love of my life at Grand Coral Beach Club, Playa del Carmen, Mexico on our 4th anniversary - October 20, 2015

         

         

        http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/topic/78874-acw271011-so-this-is-not-a-planning-thread-but/

         

         

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        #1685 Dutchie600

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          Posted 02 May 2011 - 10:07 AM

          Wait Wait Wait... WEBSTREAMING!?? I didnt even THINK of that.. where, when, how much and who???



          #1686 ehpage

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            Posted 02 May 2011 - 04:09 PM

            Ok, 1st off.. I looked into the webstream too cause my sister too was pregnant and couldn't come.. it is 100% NOT live.. basically they will video it, and then broadcast it (like youtube) later on.. it is by no means a LIVE FEED.. and the same guy who the hotel would have put you in touch with offered it to me for 150.. knock him down if you really want to do it.. but it's NOT LIVE.

             

            The sand ceremony, yes they set everything up for me. I dropped everything off at the front desk and even drew a diagram how my centerpieces went together.. it was perfect when I arrived.. however they did loose my centerpieces.. which wasn't a major deal cause i prob would have left them anyways.. but they DID loose them...

             

            If you DO happen to choose the hotel photographer you MUST go see them the next day to get your pictures printed... They told me that you must give 3 days notice.. and if you get married within the 3 days god knows how you get your photos.. I argued with the guy (who was VERY ignorant) and he finally put them on a disc for me...

             

            I had caprese salad, penne napeleno (sp), chicken risotto, and tiramisu and it was all delish!!!

             

            pics attached!!!

             

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            #1687 a084596

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              Posted 02 May 2011 - 04:18 PM

              What a gorgeous dress - you look absolutely beautiful!
               

              Originally Posted by ehpage 

              Ok, 1st off.. I looked into the webstream too cause my sister too was pregnant and couldn't come.. it is 100% NOT live.. basically they will video it, and then broadcast it (like youtube) later on.. it is by no means a LIVE FEED.. and the same guy who the hotel would have put you in touch with offered it to me for 150.. knock him down if you really want to do it.. but it's NOT LIVE.

               

              The sand ceremony, yes they set everything up for me. I dropped everything off at the front desk and even drew a diagram how my centerpieces went together.. it was perfect when I arrived.. however they did loose my centerpieces.. which wasn't a major deal cause i prob would have left them anyways.. but they DID loose them...

               

              If you DO happen to choose the hotel photographer you MUST go see them the next day to get your pictures printed... They told me that you must give 3 days notice.. and if you get married within the 3 days god knows how you get your photos.. I argued with the guy (who was VERY ignorant) and he finally put them on a disc for me...

               

              I had caprese salad, penne napeleno (sp), chicken risotto, and tiramisu and it was all delish!!!

               

              pics attached!!!

               

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              #1688 a084596

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                Posted 02 May 2011 - 04:19 PM

                erin,

                do you have a photo of your centrepieces.  I don't want to bring glass so I'm not sure what to do.  What did you do for your flowers?  Are they from Tai? They look real nice.



                #1689 dcamp

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                  Posted 02 May 2011 - 04:21 PM

                  Hey everyone! My fiance and myself just booked our wedding for Nov 4th, just over 6 months away! I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions... things to bring and what not.

                  Any help would be greattt!

                  Dana



                  #1690 mekanabr

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                    Posted 02 May 2011 - 05:51 PM

                    Thanks for sharing Erin, you photos are beautiful and I love your dress!  You look fabulous!






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