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Originally Posted by Shannon Burgess View Post

 

It's almost time for me to leave for MEXICO...we leave at 6:55am Tuesday January 1st...getting married on January 5th....For those of you that have already been through this, any last minute advice...anything that you forgot or that you wished you'd done before hand or something you wish you would have had with you?? Anything would be helpful!!  I'm beginning to pack now so I'm getting very nervous confused.gif

A few little things which might be odd, but are useful:

1) a small sewing kit (with white/ivory thread)

2) a few safety pins

3) nail polish remover (you can buy pads which are sealed, so no chance of bottles leaking)

4) hair bobby pins

5) blank Thank you cards (these came in so useful! A few guests did some special and unexpected things for us, and a thank you note was awesome to have. It was also useful to be able to thank the WC, and give them a tip discreetly- should you choose to do so.)

 

And don't be nervous! All you really need- your dress, shoes, FI clothes and your rings! Just know you have planned for your special day, and the WC and staff are going to make it your perfect day cheesy.gif

 

And if you're still stressed, let me know and I can send you a full packing list! plane.gif

Originally Posted by mstigger View Post

 

Let's do this again;

 

700

Invitation

 

 

All of the invitations :)

These look great! And your guests are going to love them humble.gif

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Originally Posted by AllieH View Post

 

I'm excited for you Shannon!!!! 

 

If you can, take a list of all of your decorations/wedding items that you have for them to set up, and directions for where you want it. I had a couple of last minute phone calls on our wedding day from the WC asking about where I wanted this or that. Ok - really glad they asked, but at that point, it didn't matter lol 

 

Also, if you are brining an iPod for the ceremony, make sure you have the songs all labeled for the events - guest seating, parent seating, bridal party walk, groom walk, bride walk, etc. rather than the names of the songs. It'll be easier for them to know when to switch to the songs. 

 

lastly, if you see a bartender named Victor from NYC, tell him Steve & Allison said hello! 

 

Most importantly - enjoy every moment. know that there will be hiccups or something that could have been done differently, but it won't change the big picture. You're getting married, surrounded by family and friends. Happy wedding!!!!! 

 

 

Thanks AllieH, I'm working on my list right now!! Was I supposed to tell them ahead of time if I needed a table set up for Wedding Favors? I LOVED your umbrella idea and I remembered seeing a pink and a green on at Hobby Lobby, went by yesterday only to find them ripped...Where did you get yours? 

 

May I ask what you walked down the aisle to? I have been looking for days and just can't seem to find that perfect song!! 

 

If I see Victor, I will tell him you two said Hello. Did you tip as suggested? I think my husband (still very strange using that word) went to the bank and got $100 in ones, do you think that will be enough for 11 days? 

 

How many days were you there before your wedding? Were you able to scope out Tucanes and suggest how you wanted it set up? I'm taking some random docorations that I'm hoping I can fit in somewhere. 

 

So much to do, so little time!! Must remember your advice....Enjoy every moment!!! 

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Originally Posted by murmel View Post

 

A few little things which might be odd, but are useful:

1) a small sewing kit (with white/ivory thread)

2) a few safety pins

3) nail polish remover (you can buy pads which are sealed, so no chance of bottles leaking)

4) hair bobby pins

5) blank Thank you cards (these came in so useful! A few guests did some special and unexpected things for us, and a thank you note was awesome to have. It was also useful to be able to thank the WC, and give them a tip discreetly- should you choose to do so.)

 

And don't be nervous! All you really need- your dress, shoes, FI clothes and your rings! Just know you have planned for your special day, and the WC and staff are going to make it your perfect day cheesy.gif

 

And if you're still stressed, let me know and I can send you a full packing list! plane.gif

These look great! And your guests are going to love them humble.gif

Murmel...I will definitely add those to my list!! If you still have your full packing list I would love to have a copy of it just to make sure I'm not forgetting something that I'd really like to have. Thank You!!! 

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Originally Posted by AllieH View Post

 

We got all of our photos a couple of days ago (all 800!!!). I've now posted a review, including pics of the ceremony & reception sets up, and our reception food. Just thought I'd share it with the EDR brides! 

 

http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/products/el-dorado-casitas-royale-by-karisma-all-inclusive/reviews/6756

 

 

I can only hope my wedding will be as beautiful as yours!! You did a great job with everything! 

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Important question girls...how did you communicate in Mexico...amongst each other at the resort and with people back home? Did your cell carriers offer Mexico plans? Or did you do calling cards? What is the best/cheapest way? 

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Originally Posted by Shannon Burgess View Post

 

Important question girls...how did you communicate in Mexico...amongst each other at the resort and with people back home? Did your cell carriers offer Mexico plans? Or did you do calling cards? What is the best/cheapest way? 

 

Do you have Skype or FaceTime? using either of those on wifi would be the best way to communicate via voice or video conference with folks back home w/out an international plan. depending on your carrier/phone, international plans may not be available. as far as communicating while we're there - we used Facebook since we all had wifi lol and we'd just call between the rooms. you can get texts w/out having an international data plan. depending on your carrier of course - incoming texts were like 10 cents, outgoing were like 50 cents each. we turned off the cell service and just used wifi while we were there. we could also email back home to check on our dogs and such. 

 

 

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Originally Posted by Shannon Burgess View Post

 

Thanks AllieH, I'm working on my list right now!! Was I supposed to tell them ahead of time if I needed a table set up for Wedding Favors? I LOVED your umbrella idea and I remembered seeing a pink and a green on at Hobby Lobby, went by yesterday only to find them ripped...Where did you get yours? 

 

May I ask what you walked down the aisle to? I have been looking for days and just can't seem to find that perfect song!! 

 

If I see Victor, I will tell him you two said Hello. Did you tip as suggested? I think my husband (still very strange using that word) went to the bank and got $100 in ones, do you think that will be enough for 11 days? 

 

How many days were you there before your wedding? Were you able to scope out Tucanes and suggest how you wanted it set up? I'm taking some random docorations that I'm hoping I can fit in somewhere. 

 

So much to do, so little time!! Must remember your advice....Enjoy every moment!!! 

 

 

Oh no, you don't have to tell them ahead of time. When we did our meeting with the onsite WC team, she asked what other tables we would need, what we had, etc. So they provided the tables for the cake, the favors/place cards and the guest book - no problem at all. They drew up the layout while we were sitting there - I honestly didn't care about that and trusted them to put tables where they would work the best. And they did for the most part. Our table was right front and center, his mother's close by, but my family was towards the back. Oh well - that's what I get for not being specific. lol We didn't take the time to scope out Tucanes, but we could/should have!! 

 

I walked to Vitamin String Quartet's cover of Bruno Mars' "Just the Way You Are". 

 

Unconventional, but fun and totally "me". If you like it, let me know and I can email you the file. wink.gif

 

We were there 5 days before our wedding. I'd take $200 in $1, but that's just me. We tipped room service, bellman, bartenders and some of the waiters daily. We tipped housekeeping at the end of our stay, and our concierge too. 

 

I ordered the parasols from lunabazaar.com - my husband ripped 1 of them right after the ceremony when he tripped over it (BOYS!!). I loved that the WC staff moved them to Tucanes for us, and then set them up to hide the big rip. We didn't ask to have them moved, they just did it. 

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Originally Posted by Shannon Burgess View Post

 

Important question girls...how did you communicate in Mexico...amongst each other at the resort and with people back home? Did your cell carriers offer Mexico plans? Or did you do calling cards? What is the best/cheapest way? 

we usually skype...have it on our phone.

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Originally Posted by Shannon Burgess View Post

 

I can only hope my wedding will be as beautiful as yours!! You did a great job with everything! 

 

thank you!! Yours will be amazing too. Remember that the onsite wedding team are professionals, and dream weddings is what they do. Don't hesitate to ask if there's something that will make your stress less or your stay/wedding easier while you're there. I think EDR's unofficial motto is "Anything is possible in Mexico" - so many of the staff members told us that during our stay.

 

We were blown away by many of the little things the staff did that we didn't expect. Noone said "no, can't make that happen". 

 

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by AllieH View Post

 

 

thank you!! Yours will be amazing too. Remember that the onsite wedding team are professionals, and dream weddings is what they do. Don't hesitate to ask if there's something that will make your stress less or your stay/wedding easier while you're there. I think EDR's unofficial motto is "Anything is possible in Mexico" - so many of the staff members told us that during our stay.

 

We were blown away by many of the little things the staff did that we didn't expect. Noone said "no, can't make that happen". 

 

 

 

 

 

Hey Allie, did you ever hear any complaining about the menus being too fancy? Also, how did everyone act about the dress code at the fancier restaurants? Did everyone comply or go low key if there are other places that don't require such a dress code?

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