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me, my husband (aww) and my brother and his wife on the rooftop bar (where we had drinks, and our first dance)

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We have photos! YIPPEE!!!

 

You look absoluely stunning Louise.

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Thanks honey! my hair stayed curled for approx 20 minutes!! the heat doesn't let anything last!!! i had to tie it up in the end cause my GOD it was hot!!!

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yeah no probs! i did a bit of a touch up about 10pm but nothing major!

 

go for mineral primer and mineral foundation! best stuff EVER!

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Thanks for the email address Woodslou - actually have a load of questions so I may take you up on the offer but you may live to regret it.

 

Your pictures look fantastic - and you look STUNNING!  I think we want to go for  a beach wedding to rather then a gazebo thingy.

 

Quick question - I am really unsure how to go about securing the booking.  I have been in contact with the hotel itself and they are happy to do it.  My problem is that I feel a bit mean insisting my guests do it through them?  Did you do it like that or did you go via someone like Thomsons or Thomas Cook.  I just feel like a package deal may end up being more suitable.

 

Thanks

 

Mel

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ok, a few things i found

 

1. the beach wedding is gorgeous, so pleased we did it. But it's HOT!!! really hot!!! some of the gazebo's are air conditioned and that might be a smarter move!! The Catholic Chapel (where they were going to move us to if the weather was bad) is the best i think, beautiful views and glass walls so it stays cool!  If you deffo want to go for a beach wedding, pay extra for some umbrella's for people! and after the wedding when you have pics, have an umbrella set up to the side (with some cold water) for you both to run under inbetween pics!

 

2. I WISH I had set up a group contract. why don't you speak to some travel agents about it? you don't have to book directly with the MP then, but it's definitely best to book as a group. I know it's not as convenient as doing 'as you go' but honestly, it's worth it. how many people do you think you'll have going? when you have a certain number of room nights etc you get free events. it's sooooooooooo worth it. that's the only regret i have from the entire process!

 

fire away with questions! i'm bored at work! xxxx

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I think you could be right about the heat - I was there in June (Grand Mayan, Mayan Riviera) and it was bloody hot then!  We had a number of days with rain as tropical storm Alex hit while we were out there.  Did you get  any rain?  Maybe a gazebo would be better -we have some oldies in our group hence we are going to Mexico instead of Thailand (We were trying to find a venue half way between NZ and UK) and Im a bit worried aboutthem standing round in the heat.  We are looking to get married Saturday 6th August, which I believe is about a year and 1 week after you? 

 

So how did you book yours then?  I think we are going to invite 50 but I know what its like, probably 25 of them will turn up which is just fine by us.  I just think they are all talking about staying in other resorts or moving about and I feel really confused and not comfortable with saying Oi!  You have to stay here and you have to book it like this!  LOL  I'm a bit of a panicker and my friends keep telling me I have to stop thinking of everyone else!

 

How did your flowers turn out?  Who did your pictures?

 

 

Thanks for this, I really hope you wont mind me bombarding you with questions for the next few months at least!  Cant wait to see your report!

 

Mel xxx

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I think you could be right about the heat - I was there in June (Grand Mayan, Mayan Riviera) and it was bloody hot then!  We had a number of days with rain as tropical storm Alex hit while we were out there.  Did you get  any rain?  Maybe a gazebo would be better -we have some oldies in our group hence we are going to Mexico instead of Thailand (We were trying to find a venue half way between NZ and UK) and Im a bit worried aboutthem standing round in the heat.  We are looking to get married Saturday 6th August, which I believe is about a year and 1 week after you So how did you book yours then?  I think we are going to invite 50 but I know what its like, probably 25 of them will turn up which is just fine by us.  I just think they are all talking about staying in other resorts or moving about and I feel really confused and not comfortable with saying Oi!  You have to stay here and you have to book it like this!  LOL  I'm a bit of a panicker and my friends keep telling me I have to stop thinking of everyone else How did your flowers turn out?  Who did your pictures? Thanks for this, I really hope you wont mind me bombarding you with questions for the next few months at least!  Cant wait to see your report I would go for the Gazebo. honestly it's still very beautiful, and in your photo's you'll still see the beach and sea behind you, but it will be so much more comfortable for everyone involved!! the first day it rained ALL day, constantly! we were like 'uh oh' but it was totally fine after that! the day before the wedding it rained for about 1 hour, that's it! We booked ours through a travel agents, but we just said to people 'this is the date, this is the venue, you have to stay at The Moon Palace for at least THAT night but go ahead and do what you want' and they did just that! we were lucky, we had 31 stay at The Moon Palace, and my Brother and his Wife booked to stay at The MP just the night of the wedding. we had two guests stay elsewhere and we booked them day passes for the day. In hindsight I would of spoken to our TA and asked them to sort out a group contract. i don't really know how they work tbh, but the benefits you get, it's worth it. speak to the people you KNOW are going to book and ask them what they want to do. they can always stay somewhere for say 5 nights, and then one or two nights at The Moon Palace if they don't want to spend too much money. the 'only' problem with that is, for our guests that did that, when they moved back to other hotels they wanted to come back to the MP! haha! but the free private events thing is worth trying to get What package are you doing at MP? i went complimentary and my bouquet was gorgeous! really lovely! the other flowers we got from Marvin at Maya Diseno Floral marvin@mayadisenofloral.com.mx who was fab. we had no probs with external vendor and it was 66% cheaper than the MP!! we had a friend in our party who took lots of photos, but we hired David Pena from The Moon Palace and he was good. nothing spectacular, but i'm glad we got some pro ones. if you have the budget, i would advise going external, but if you dont or if you're like me and not too worried about the pics, resort photographers are fine! our DVD is soooooooooooooooooo brilliant! if you can only do one, do the DVD!! ask away, i love to talk about it and im bored at work! xxxx

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Louise you look stunning in the photos you posted.You really do look like you had the time of your lives.

Im going to pick your brain about your curls or lack of.Having chosen to curl my hair do you have any tips to make it last.Did you build products into it and spray the life outta it?

 

Nicky i didnt try the pufumes infact im not sure what i achieved yesterday lol

Im waiting for my son to come home and start the planning thread yay my turn

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