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Alison, Thanks for posting the price of a cab ride. Some of us were considering heading to a club but weren't sure how much it would be to go. Do you know if there is a shuttle schedule to other resorts?

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There is a shuttle to the other resorts that leaves in the morning and comes back in the afternoon.  It's not the most conveinent times and only runs once a day.  I never used it so I don't know the times it runs.

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this is actually VERY different from what I've heard. I've heard nothing but great things about the salon and that they do your hair EXACTLY like the pictures...?! just per others' report
 

Originally Posted by akotha View Post

Alright I am getting paranoid.  I keep reading bad reviews of Palace hair and makeup experiences.. not necessarily MP.  I have yet to see a good review.. can someone point me in the direction of one??  I'm also looking into bringing someone in to do my hair/makeup.. did I read that they have to also have a day pass purchased for them??  I just don't think I can factor that charge into my already over-budget-budget. 



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I have a brochure of all the spa services in email if you want to PM me your email address?? VERY reasonable prices i think...especially since it's free with vacation dollars (up to $300)

Originally Posted by BeautifulBrideAngela View Post

HOLY COW!  THat is a heck of a deal!

 

I think I need to book some spa services if they are that cheap!

 

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Originally Posted by blondy View Post

Hi Angela,

I was told by the spa that, yes you can use your vacation dollars.  The cost I was given for my hair, makeup, pedicure, and manicure was about $133 US - not sure how the costs break down.  You can ask your wedding coordinator to give you the contact info for the spa manager to ask specific questions.


 


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I just asked my WC about the wedding script and how much you could change things.  She told me that there is a new justice of the peace and the doesn't like the wedding service changed much.  She said you can add your own vows and do a family reading (I don't have one I don't think) but that's about it.  I had always been told you could change quite a bit so I was surprised you couldn't do much.  Here is the script she sent me

 

 

IN THIS BEAUTIFUL PARADISE OF CANCUN, MUNICIPALITY OF BENITO JUAREZ, STATE OF QUINTANA ROO, MEXICO, WE ARE GATHER TO CELEBRATE THE CIVIL MARRIAGE OF (NOVIO: NAME AND CITIZENSHIP) AND (NOVIA: NAME AND CITIZENSHIP), YOUR WITNESSES ARE (NAMES AND CITIZENSHIP

IN THIS ESPECIAL OCCASION YOU SHOULD RECALL THE MOMENTS WHEN YOU FIRST MET AND ALL THE EVENTS THAT MAKE YOU COME TO THIS PLACE AT THIS TIME.

YOU ARE HERE TODAY IN THE PRESENCE OF YOUR WITNESSES AN THOSE WHO ARE CLOSE TO YOU, TO AFIRM YOUR LOVE AND DEVOTION ONE TO ANOTHER.

WE ARE HERE TO JOIN THIS MAN AND THIS WOMAN IN THE BONDS OF MATRIMONY, YOU  ARE ENTERING INTO A UNION THAT IS THE MOST CLOSE AND INTIMATE ONE, IT IS THE MOST PRECIOUS RELATION SHIP BETWEEN TO PEOPLE, FROM TODAY ON YOUR LIFES WILL BE GREATLY AFFECTED, WITH THIS VOWS YOU WILL ACCEPT A GREAT RESPONSIBILITY, YOUR ARE TRUSTING ONE TO ANOTHER YOUR SUCCESS AND HAPPYNESS FOR THE FUTURE TOGETHER; AN NOW IN  ORDER TO LEGALIZE THIS MARRIAGE WE WILL SIGN THIS DOCUMENTS.

 

TO CONTINUE WITH THIS CEREMONY, I WILL SAY SOME VOWS TAKEN FROM A LETTER  WRITTEN BY A MEXICAN PHILOSOPHER IN THE LAST CENTURY, SR. MELCHOR OCAMPO, HE WROTE THAT: MARRIAGE IS THE ONLY LEGAL WAY TO FOUND THE FAMILY, TO PRESERVE MANKIND, AN TO AVOID THE IMPERFECTIONS OF HUMAN BEINGS, WHO ARE ABLE TO GET THE PERFECTIONS OF HUMAN RACE IN THE CONYUGAL DUALITY.

MARRIED PEOPLE SHOULD BE, AND WILL BE, SACRED ONE TO EACH OTHER, MORE THAN TO THEMSELVES.

MAN AND WOMAN HAVE THE SAME RIGHTS, BUT THEIR RESPECTIVE OBLIGATIONS.

 

EACH ONE SHOULD HAVE AND WILL HAVE: RESPECT, FIDELITY, TRUST, TENDERNESS, AND LOVE,  LOTS OF LOVE.

DO NOT FIGHT ONE WITH ANOTHER, USE YOUR HEAD INSTEAD OF YOUR HANDS TO CORRECT SOMETHING WRONG.

BOTH OF YOU SHOULD BE AWARE ON THE GREAT RESPONSABILITY OF BEING PARENTS OF FAMILY, BECAUSE YOU SHOULD PROVIDE YOUR CHILDREN WITH: ATTENTION, GOOD EXAMPLE, EDUCATION, RESPECT, FOOD AND LOVE. THEY SHOULD SEE IN YOU A WORTHY EXAMPLE TO FOLLOW DURING THE REST OF THEIR EXISTENCE.â€

FOR ALL THIS REASONS AND IN THE PRESENCE OF YOUR WITNESSES I ASK YOU (NOVIO) WILL YOU HAVE THIS WOMAN TO BE YOUR LAWFULL WEDED WIFE TO LIVE TOGETHER IN THE ORDINANCES AND THE STATE OF MATRIMONY, TO HONOR AND LOVE HER, FOR SICKNESS OR HEALTH, AND KEEPING YOU ONLY OWN TO HER FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE.

(NOVIA) WILL YOU HAVE THIS MAN TO BE YOUR LAWFULL WEDED HUSBAND TO LIVE TOGETHER IN THE ORDINANCES AND THE STATE OF MATRIMONY, TO HONOR AND LOVE HIM, FOR SICKNESS OR HEALTH, AND KEEPING YOU ONLY OWN TO HIM FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE.

IN THIS SIGNFICANT MOMENT YOU WILL INTERCHANGE YOUR WEEDING RINGS AND SAY YOUR OWN VOWS ONE TO ANOTHER.

 

SO ON BEHALF OF THE LAW AND THE SOCIETY AND WITH THE AUTHORITY GRANTED TO ME BY THE MUNICIPALTY OF BENITO JUAREZ, IN THIS BEAUTIFUL PARADISE OF CANCUN, I DECLARE YOU HUSBAND AND WIFE.

 

CONGRATULATIONS! AND YOU MAY KISS THE BRIDE!

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Kyndall, we got that ceremony script too. From reading it, FI thinks we have to come up with our own vows to say to each other as we exchange rings. What do you think?

 

We wanted to add a sand ceremony and will just have one of our guests read it.

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Having a symbolic complementary vow renewal at MP for my 20th anniv on 7-13-11.

With the symbolic complementary package what is included as far as photography, receptions, dinners..

We will probably end up with 15 guests staying 7 days...

 

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I do not like the ceremony script. I want to hire a minister to perform most of the ceremony. I will ask that the justice of peace just do what is needed to make it legal. I dont understand this new policy of not allowing changes to the ceremony script. This is our wedding, why should there only be words spoken that do not move us or have meaning for us? And I definitely can not get married without any mention of God!!! I am waiting for a reply to my question of hiring an outside minister and limiting the function of the justice of peace to just the legal stuff. Hopefully they will be okay with that.

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That's funny, I had asked for the script (I am doing a symbolic ceremony) and it was very religious.  We were permitted to alter it (and I changed most of it) and sent it back to the coordinator who said she would send it on to the minister.  Perhaps there is a difference between a civil vs symbolic ceremony?

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