Since I started this thread I think its only fair to say that my wedding went on and my husband and I had the time of our lives. Though not as many guests showed up as had RSVP due to the media sensation that gave Mexico really bad press, we had the time of our lives. None the less our day came and went and it was MAGICAL. My father did not go but my mother did and in the end the few people that did show up really showed me that they genuinely cared and wanted to be there for our special day. My mom was a bit antsy because we had lots of things going on for our guests. However we made sure all hotels were close to each other and we provided transportation where ever we could. We hosted a welcome cocktail on the 29 at the Aavlon followed by a Mayan ceremony. One of our wedding guests did have her purse stolen, as she left it unattended on the beach at night. This happened while we were all on the beach late at night having cocktails and dancing to brazilin drums so no one heard or saw anything. So just be careful where you leave things laying around. Luckily only a cell phone and make up were lost.
The following day we had our Catholic ceremony at the Gran Caribe Real- Cancun. The chapel was amazing everyone always felt safe. It really is a great hotel. Again Mm mom was a bit worried as we did not host the reception on site she wanted everything to be in the tourist area, to feel safer Unfortunately I did not plan it that we. We were married on a catholic chapel on the beach but I wanted a true authentic Mexican wedding in an hacienda. We shuttled everyone just outside of Cancun to the private estate It was a 30 min drive. The hacienda is not in the tourist area what so ever but it was a private residential estate so everyone felt equally safe.
In the end we had the wedding of our dreams, I just wish that we had not already paid for all the people that RSVP and did not show up. Many backed down too close to the wedding date so we could not get our money back as far as the catering was concerned. We could have easily saved 4k on food alone. None the less getting married in Cancun was the best decision we ever made.
We splurged on caviar to lobster tails, cigar rollers and fireworks to fire dancers unlimited international open bar accompanied with a variety of dishes and deserts for the dinner. The we had even more food and drinks for an after party and live band, live mariachi, l it was by far the best thing we could have ever done. We had a fairy tale Mexican wedding that we would have NEVER been able to afford in the US. I planed the wedding of my dreams and IM GLAND that I had the support of this forum to help me stay sane and not throw all the plans I made for over a year. ( I was so very close)
To sum it all up go to M©xico and live your dream. We were all super safe and NOW EVERY ONE THAT DID NOT GO AND after SEEING the pics of the wedding and how calm and safe everything was, are kicking them self in the butt. They missed out on going to beautiful Cancun and having a blast!
Tidbits of the wedding Mayan ceremony and coctial and a tiny bit of us arriving to the hacienda
Getting ready on the BIG day and Trash the dress!