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Regarding the chrismas lights... on a 9' pole, it doesn't make sense they'd only use one 6' strand of lights... I'm looking at a pic that Valeria sent me, and it doesn't look like they used icicle lights either, unless they twisted all the icicles together with the main strand. I don't know, ugh... I guess I'll have to play with a strand when I take mine out for xmas and see what they look like LOL! I think we'd need at least 2 strands per pole, though. That is getting to be a bit of a lot in the suitcase...

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Originally Posted by chiquita8302 View Post

 

Regarding the chrismas lights... on a 9' pole, it doesn't make sense they'd only use one 6' strand of lights... I'm looking at a pic that Valeria sent me, and it doesn't look like they used icicle lights either, unless they twisted all the icicles together with the main strand. I don't know, ugh... I guess I'll have to play with a strand when I take mine out for xmas and see what they look like LOL! I think we'd need at least 2 strands per pole, though. That is getting to be a bit of a lot in the suitcase...

I was just wondering the same thing...there is no way a 6ft strand is going to make all the way down a 9ft pole with a 12in diameter and look good. I think she did send me a picture of icicles but I think the regular strands look better. think I may just do without the lights, I don't know if I want to deal with traveling with them to and from. I am having 8 Tiki Torches, 25 candle bags, 3 lanterns with votives and tee lights on the tables...hopefully that will be enough light/decor. She is a lot nicer to you than she is to me, I must have made her mad. lol 

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well ladies, it's my turn. we leave in the morning! 

 

two of my guests aren't going to make it due to a medical emergency. 13 of our guests live in the areas of NYC that  

have no power or water. Most of them appear to be safe and sound otherwise. We have no idea if they will go ahead and come to Mexico or not. the airports are scheduled to open tomorrow, and most of them are on Flights Friday/Saturday. I guess we'll see who shows up! 

 

luckily, they were open to giving us a refund on the meals if the NY guests don't make it. but we're crossing our fingers. 

 

just a wee bit of last minute stress. thanks Sandy! 

 

 

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Originally Posted by AllieH View Post

 

well ladies, it's my turn. we leave in the morning! 

 

two of my guests aren't going to make it due to a medical emergency. 13 of our guests live in the areas of NYC that  

have no power or water. Most of them appear to be safe and sound otherwise. We have no idea if they will go ahead and come to Mexico or not. the airports are scheduled to open tomorrow, and most of them are on Flights Friday/Saturday. I guess we'll see who shows up! 

 

luckily, they were open to giving us a refund on the meals if the NY guests don't make it. but we're crossing our fingers. 

 

just a wee bit of last minute stress. thanks Sandy! 

 

 

Well, I wish you and your guests a safe journey! I work in the aviation industry, and for the most part, I would think your guests from NY should have no issues with their flights (all the airports are open except Laguardia-and the hope to be open by tomorrow). Hope they didn't get too much damage to their homes!

 

Best wishes for a beautiful and stressful wedding! Remember to breathe, and enjoy the moment! pinkie.gif

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YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY Allie!! I teared up a little bit just thinking about how exciting it is that it's finally here for you!! I feel like I've been along for the ride with some of you girls for so long now that it makes it that much more exciting! grouphug.gif Have sooo much fun, can't wait to hear alllllllllllll about it!!! I wish you the best as far as your guest go! No matter what it will be GREAT!!

 

And Shannon... I think I'm going to play around a little and see what happens. I'm going to do these lights with candle bags but no tikis. I bought candle bags and tea lights i'm going to try once here first, but then bring down with me. They will set them up for me, without a rediculous cost from what Valeria said. And they sell the white bags at target in the section wtih all the other lunch bags and zip lock stuff... i read online about them, and they are the same thing pretty much as what you'd get down there, but for only a couple bucks! Valeria recommended approx 30 candle bags.

 

I was just looking at centerpiece options as I was going through all of my e-mails... I think I might rent a hurricane glass with the candle in it, with some rose petals sprinkled on the tables. As much as I odn't like "renting" a vase, I think it's cheap enough ($15.00 for the vase and probably a $50 bag of petals) that it is worth it not to have to worry about trying to bring glass down there. Then I can cross that off of my lists of things to worry about!!

 

And I am a pain in the ass- I am non-stop with asking for more details lol you shoudl see the e-mails, there are like 15 different colors in them from all of our back and forths. I can't help it, I'm a Type A. lol. But I am sure she is no different to either of us- she doesn't know us from one another haha!! I have just been trying to make sure not to assume anything negative is going to come from our communication based on the past stories from here (even though I worry that there will be!), and am just trying to make sure I ask questions and get answers regarding any possible issues that have come up in the past so I can prevent the problems ahead of time. She seems to be very pleasant and reasonable to work with thus far, I have to say! She hasn't made me feel like I'm getting ripped off on things, other than the fact that some of the prices of the rental/sale items are a little silly ($18.00 for one stargazer lilly if I want one in the centerpiece- are you joking?)... but the set-up she seems like she's trying to be reasonable.

 

Pretty soon we'll be in Allie's shoes, heading down to MEXICOOOOOOOOO :-)

 

-Chris

 

Originally Posted by Shannon Burgess View Post

I was just wondering the same thing...there is no way a 6ft strand is going to make all the way down a 9ft pole with a 12in diameter and look good. I think she did send me a picture of icicles but I think the regular strands look better. think I may just do without the lights, I don't know if I want to deal with traveling with them to and from. I am having 8 Tiki Torches, 25 candle bags, 3 lanterns with votives and tee lights on the tables...hopefully that will be enough light/decor. She is a lot nicer to you than she is to me, I must have made her mad. lol 

 

Originally Posted by AllieH View Post

well ladies, it's my turn. we leave in the morning! 

 

two of my guests aren't going to make it due to a medical emergency. 13 of our guests live in the areas of NYC that  

have no power or water. Most of them appear to be safe and sound otherwise. We have no idea if they will go ahead and come to Mexico or not. the airports are scheduled to open tomorrow, and most of them are on Flights Friday/Saturday. I guess we'll see who shows up! 

 

luckily, they were open to giving us a refund on the meals if the NY guests don't make it. but we're crossing our fingers. 

 

just a wee bit of last minute stress. thanks Sandy! 

 

 

 

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HELLO LADIES!! After reading this thread and all of the bazillion posts, I'm finally deciding to post! Figured it'll be useful to have other brides that will be heading down to EDR late next year.  Our date is 10/4/13.  Really getting into the decision making now, private dinner, cocktail hour, photography, etc.  Exciting!!!! Anyone else doing an August, Sept, Oct, Nov 2013 wedding?

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Well, I wish you and your guests a safe journey! I work in the aviation industry, and for the most part, I would think your guests from NY should have no issues with their flights (all the airports are open except Laguardia-and the hope to be open by tomorrow). Hope they didn't get too much damage to their homes! Best wishes for a beautiful and stressful wedding! Remember to breathe, and enjoy the moment! :pinkie:
Thank you! So far we know 3 aren't going to make it because their Flights were cancelled and not rescheduled until sunday. 6 have said they will make it, and the last 4 are unknown. Ahhh Mother Nature ! Resort is beyond gorgeous, staff is amazing! Beautiful weather too. I'm so happy ( so far) that we chose edr. We had 5 brides on our flight yesterday. Flight attendants were awesome with the dresses. No issues with our 5 bags of luggage with customs either. Green lights for both of us and we were through.

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Hey Allie, who did you fly with and do you remember how far out you booked your flights? best to book early or closer? We're going next October and are curious since flights aren't available just yet..

 

Thanks!

Nicole
 

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I highly recommend going with a travel agent. We were trying to do it ourselves, but soon learned it would be too stressful. The TA will have access to chartered flights and other information you don't. For example, they might already be able to see flights that are booked that far out. Having one has been really helpful, as they do this for a living. Plus this way, all our guests have to do is call her to arrange everything. Much fewer phone calls to the FI and me :)

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I highly recommend going with a travel agent. We were trying to do it ourselves, but soon learned it would be too stressful. The TA will have access to chartered flights and other information you don't. For example, they might already be able to see flights that are booked that far out. Having one has been really helpful, as they do this for a living. Plus this way, all our guests have to do is call her to arrange everything. Much fewer phone calls to the FI and me :)

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