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#201 SBlake

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    Posted 03 March 2008 - 01:54 AM

    Do you think its weird to get married on a monday? We were waiting to hear back from Sandra for two weeks if she had a date available and the only one she had was a monday. We were considering a saturday in january but the price jumps by $1000 for a weeks stay. I'm not worried about myself but I'm worried about our guests. I have my heart set on dreams resort, nothing else looks good now! Do I go for the Monday with the great deal or the Saturday in January and have guests pay more? Help!!!!

    #202 Olive

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      Posted 03 March 2008 - 10:47 AM

      My opinion…days of the week don’t mean much when you’re on a beautiful beach! When you think back to a great vacation you never woke up and said ahhh it’s Monday…you said ahhh it’s a perfect day! If the flights and price work out best for your guests then I would take the Monday.

      #203 rabbitnow

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        Posted 03 March 2008 - 12:18 PM

        We are having our wedding on a Tuesday...but in October. Figuring since people are coming in already does it really matter what day the wedding is on But a $1000 difference might make or break a trip for a lot of poeple. You and your FI should just decide what's improtant to you more people show up or you have it on a day that you imagine to be right. Good Luck

        #204 can't wait!

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          Posted 03 March 2008 - 12:46 PM

          It is not unusual!!!! Many resorts have weddings (sometimeS 2 or 3) a day, EVERYDAY!! When you are on vacation you forget what day it is...except for the day you have to leave because everyone dreads it. Soo I say, no one will care your wedding is on Tuesday. What they will care about is if it costs way more!!

          Also, just a possibility. Ask if a certain time is available for your wedding, not a day. Sandra may have a 5 pm wedding scheduled but has 1pm available but doesn't suggest it because most brides want a sunset ceremony. If you don't mind getting married late morning or early afternoon the day you want may be available. It's worth asking!!

          #205 SunBride

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            Posted 03 March 2008 - 02:33 PM

            I personally think day of the week doesn't matter one bit, I never even gave it a thought when I was planning. Although I can see if people are flying out for just the weekend, then you'd want a weekend wedding, but from Canada most people take a full week package as it's cheapest so I never thought about it at all.

            As for the hunt for videographer info, I have finally received a response from Oscar Video, Dreams Tulum's videographer. There is a sample on his website Oscar Video - Cancun - Riviera Maya, I just had never been able to find it. You go to the page called "web events" which is a calendar of events (the weird thing is all the months are empty), and then you click on "demo" at the bottom. The video is 8 minutes long and is a highlights video of the guests before the ceremony, the ceremony, group photos, and then bride and groom wandering on the beach and the dock (it's not taken at Dreams Tulum).

            If any past brides happen to watch the video can you please let me know if it's pretty similar to your video? I want to know what to expect. Ideally I would have liked to see several samples but at least one is better than none. I know somebody mentioned their video started with some shots of the resort, this one didn't have that but I think I would like mine to start that way.

            I asked him other questions - like if I could get the full video + the edited video, as I really want the full video of the ceremony. I also asked if I pay for 1 hour if he'll be there for strickly one hour or stay a little longer (like hour and a half) but he didn't answer so I emailed him back asking those questions again.

            Overall I thought the video was decent, not as good as others I've seen but I can see how most people would find it good enough. There were a few transitions I really did not like (the heart one, and the side to side one in between group photos) but I could probably just request that he only use the fade transition.

            So now I have to decide if I want to pay 380$ for a one hour video with him, or 500$ for a 2 hour UNEDITED video from Mayan Riviera Wedding Mayan Riviera Weddings - Wedding photography & video (I would edit it myself using Windows Movie Maker) or 800$ for a 2 hour edited video + full ceremony footage from Paul at Playaweddings Playa Weddings - Videography in Playa del Carmen and the Riviera Maya

            Anyways I realize I'm providing lots of info but I'm just hoping this might be usefull for future brides or maybe somebody will be able to answer the questions I still have.

            #206 SBlake

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              Posted 03 March 2008 - 07:40 PM

              Thank you so much for responding. My mother and FI think it sounds weird but we're not having a traditional wedding as it is! Plus, who travels to Mexico for two nights? I don't think it would be worth it! Now I just have to convince my mother and most likely his mother. My sister said it wouldn't matter to them because they'll be there whatever day we want and for at least a week! I wish mothers would be so easy going! thanks so much for putting my mind at ease. I tend to over analyze things!!!

              #207 alin & mako

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                Posted 03 March 2008 - 08:01 PM

                I agree. The day of the week does not matter anymore once you get on that plane. I think your guests will appreciate the less expensive price than a Sat Wedding.

                #208 Virg

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                  Posted 03 March 2008 - 09:53 PM

                  Thank you for the video link. Who knew Kenny G was so popular with weddings
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                  #209 Callie

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                    Posted 04 March 2008 - 01:49 PM

                    I think getting married on a Monday is a great idea...but stay away from Dec 15th, that one is mine! :)

                    #210 alin & mako

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                      Posted 04 March 2008 - 07:59 PM

                      I've spent several hours looking at the 3 videographers web sites and videos and I liked Playa Weddings quite a bit more than the other two. To me, the fact that you can hear actual noices from the video instead of just music really makes a difference. Playa Weddings is offering to do a 2 hour shoot for $800.00, does he say how long his edited clip is? Will he give you the raw footage too? I rally liked them.

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