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#11 giraffexx

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    Posted 17 December 2009 - 06:18 PM

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    Originally Posted by olsontco
    I forgot to answer about the shipping. Now... I fedex'd everything priority about 3 weeks before my wedding. If you decide to do this there are definitely things you need to know. 1. Do not ship shells - we were decorating with sand dollars at the welcome dinner. They do not allow you to bring shells into Mexico. This held up a box. They ended up shipping it back to me and then I just brought it with me (which is funny, since I ended up bringing these items anyway). 2. Make sure you list out everything that is the box. Put all over any of the documentation that this is for a wedding. I shipped maracas in a box, I shipped towels in another box, I shipped my koozies in a box, then I shipped some odds and ends in another box that included sunblock. The towels got through with no problem, but the other items were held up for a while. If you have everything labeled properly (which I didn't) it will help. Once we got everything there we were so glad we went this route. BUT... it was a little bit stressful. 3. You will ship it directly to your wedding coordinator. So... just have them be on the look out for it all.

    Hope that helps. Feel free to ask any questions you may have!!!!!


    Thank you!!! Very good to know :)

    #12 jesmcan

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      Posted 17 December 2009 - 06:54 PM

      Congrats!! thank you so much for posting this! - we are using Samuel and Ivan as well. After seeing your pictures, it makes me that much more excited :)

      Thank You
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      #13 ChicagoPT

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        Posted 17 December 2009 - 07:41 PM

        Congrats! gorgeous pics!

        #14 jesmcan

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          Posted 17 December 2009 - 07:59 PM

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by olsontco
          I forgot to answer about the shipping. Now... I fedex'd everything priority about 3 weeks before my wedding. If you decide to do this there are definitely things you need to know. 1. Do not ship shells - we were decorating with sand dollars at the welcome dinner. They do not allow you to bring shells into Mexico. This held up a box. They ended up shipping it back to me and then I just brought it with me (which is funny, since I ended up bringing these items anyway). 2. Make sure you list out everything that is the box. Put all over any of the documentation that this is for a wedding. I shipped maracas in a box, I shipped towels in another box, I shipped my koozies in a box, then I shipped some odds and ends in another box that included sunblock. The towels got through with no problem, but the other items were held up for a while. If you have everything labeled properly (which I didn't) it will help. Once we got everything there we were so glad we went this route. BUT... it was a little bit stressful. 3. You will ship it directly to your wedding coordinator. So... just have them be on the look out for it all.

          Hope that helps. Feel free to ask any questions you may have!!!!!

          Thank you so much for all the great info about shipping!!

          I meant to ask what did you choose for your menu choices and how was the food?
          The Royal PDC & Kool Beach Club 11.12.10

          #15 cbell

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            Posted 17 December 2009 - 08:04 PM

            Love your pictures, thanks for sharing! You looked beautiful...your dress, hair flower, and hair were perfect!

            #16 olsontco

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              Posted 18 December 2009 - 11:09 AM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by jesmcan
              Thank you so much for all the great info about shipping!!

              I meant to ask what did you choose for your menu choices and how was the food?
              This was our menu for the reception.

              Spring salad with goat cheese & almond oil (PE-1)
              Princess cream soup with green asparagus au mint flavor(PE-2)
              Beef fillet with Dijon mustard varnished with Proven┬žal herbs (PE-1)
              Fruit mousse with warm chocolate sauce (PE-3)

              We added shrimp to the main entree and they charged us $5 a plate extra for this, but I thought it was worth it. I thought the food was excellent! All of my guest kept commenting on it as well. The salad was a little different and not exactly what I was expecting... but, it really was good! The service was fantastic.... it really blew my expectations away!
              Entree
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              Dessert
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              Tres Leche Cake - fabulous!
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              #17 ~Stephanie~

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                Posted 18 December 2009 - 12:50 PM

                Thank you for the review! Everything looks amazing and I'm so happy to see another Royal bride review! Congrats!
                ~Stephanie

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                #18 becks1581

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                  Posted 19 December 2009 - 09:57 PM

                  Thank you so much for your review. Everything, especially the bride looked beautiful and it's so great to hear positive feedback about a Royal wedding!

                  Were you happy with Mayan Hospitality for the lounge furniture? Your set up looked really impressive and I haven't heard of anyone using them before. Their website looks like they also do catamaran charters...it would definitely be nice find one company that can take care of multiple wedding to-do's!

                  #19 mlabbe

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                    Posted 19 December 2009 - 10:08 PM

                    Wow, it looks great! The lounge was such a great idea, and it looks like everything came together nicely. Congrats!

                    #20 olsontco

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                      Posted 21 December 2009 - 11:24 AM

                      Quote:
                      Originally Posted by becks1581
                      Thank you so much for your review. Everything, especially the bride looked beautiful and it's so great to hear positive feedback about a Royal wedding!

                      Were you happy with Mayan Hospitality for the lounge furniture? Your set up looked really impressive and I haven't heard of anyone using them before. Their website looks like they also do catamaran charters...it would definitely be nice find one company that can take care of multiple wedding to-do's!
                      YES... Mayan Hospitality was wonderful to work with. Rafaelle is the person I delt with, I believe he is the owner, and he was extremely responsive to my emails. Also, he actually had his florists work something up special for me in my price range for my centerpieces. It was like he was my own decorator. Also, I cannot tell you how the lounge furniture added to the entire reception 'feel'. I believe it truly made the reception-- it was something a little 'extra' for my guests... and was completely worth it. He will match the pillows and small centerpieces (in the lounge area) to your theme and colors. Definitely contact him!!!!
                      Soon to be Mrs. Howell




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