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Coco- I cannot wait for your review and to see all your DIY's come to fruition!!

LadyDi- After seeing your pics, I am rethinking my wedding photo package and going bigger....

 

My 90 day mark will be here on Tuesday! (3 months from today we leave for Mexico!) Has any WC's contacted you on this day or have you all emailed them first? My TA has been in touch with Janinia and Ive emailed with Joannis, but I dont want to "bug" anyone until then....

 

AND My FI brother (BM) still hasnt booked his trip (although he has a flight already and its his room nights that will give us unlimited functions). My TA also leaves for vacation today. So annoying! fryingpan.gif

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Traumatized!!  So, today was my scheduled planning meeting with my Wedding Planner, Beatriz in the Miami Office.  We were supposed to meet at 12:30pm today to go over all my questions, book locations, and go over all the wedding details.  Well, I didnt hear anything from her and I called the Miami office and they told me she no longer works there!!!  What!!!  And no one called to reschedule or anything?  So, she proceeds to tell me that 'Kalena' is now my wedding planner and she is really a on-site wedding coordinator.  And from what I have read on this site about planning with Kalena, I am in for a nightmare!!!  Stressed already about this because now I have no one to answer all my questions.  I already called Kalena and left a message, and about to send a follow-up email to see when we can discuss, but if anyone has any advice or has worked with Kalena and has some good news....please let me know.  Right now, I"m feeling traumatized!!  Maybe I should give her a fair chance though.....sigh!  My wedding is June 14th, so I am within the 90 day window.

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I have only heard good things about Kalena from the MP reviews.  So much so that I actually requested for her to be my on-site.
 

Originally Posted by nsg4729 View Post

Traumatized!!  So, today was my scheduled planning meeting with my Wedding Planner, Beatriz in the Miami Office.  We were supposed to meet at 12:30pm today to go over all my questions, book locations, and go over all the wedding details.  Well, I didnt hear anything from her and I called the Miami office and they told me she no longer works there!!!  What!!!  And no one called to reschedule or anything?  So, she proceeds to tell me that 'Kalena' is now my wedding planner and she is really a on-site wedding coordinator.  And from what I have read on this site about planning with Kalena, I am in for a nightmare!!!  Stressed already about this because now I have no one to answer all my questions.  I already called Kalena and left a message, and about to send a follow-up email to see when we can discuss, but if anyone has any advice or has worked with Kalena and has some good news....please let me know.  Right now, I"m feeling traumatized!!  Maybe I should give her a fair chance though.....sigh!  My wedding is June 14th, so I am within the 90 day window.



 

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Kalena is awesome to say the least.  I have heard nothing but dynamic things about her.  So much so that I requested her or Valarie for our wedding day.  We have the latter. 
 

Originally Posted by nsg4729 View Post

Traumatized!!  So, today was my scheduled planning meeting with my Wedding Planner, Beatriz in the Miami Office.  We were supposed to meet at 12:30pm today to go over all my questions, book locations, and go over all the wedding details.  Well, I didnt hear anything from her and I called the Miami office and they told me she no longer works there!!!  What!!!  And no one called to reschedule or anything?  So, she proceeds to tell me that 'Kalena' is now my wedding planner and she is really a on-site wedding coordinator.  And from what I have read on this site about planning with Kalena, I am in for a nightmare!!!  Stressed already about this because now I have no one to answer all my questions.  I already called Kalena and left a message, and about to send a follow-up email to see when we can discuss, but if anyone has any advice or has worked with Kalena and has some good news....please let me know.  Right now, I"m feeling traumatized!!  Maybe I should give her a fair chance though.....sigh!  My wedding is June 14th, so I am within the 90 day window.



 

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I say take your photog! No vendor fees, unlimited pictures from start to finish, the counting of room nights so that you can get free events etc.  However; I would definitely have him witness a wedding or two while he is there so that he can see the timinig of it all.
 

Originally Posted by MsHarryWinston View Post

I think that I want to take my photographer with us if we end up doing getting married in Cancun. He's done almost all of my photo shoots for modelling and I cant imagine anyone but him doing my wedding. He said that I can pay him in a trip, so all I would have to pay is his flight and hotel for 3-5 nights at MP and that's it, yaaaaaay! SO roughly $2,500. For that I get him ALL day from the moment I wake up right until we shut the honeymoon door in his face, lol and then a trash the dress the next day. (And then being in Mexico he will go all photog crazy on me and we will end up doing a bikini shoot, yaaaaay!). And I'm pretty sure if I bat my eyelashes at him and ask really nicely he will take a few group pics of us all over the trip too. We will probably end up with a good 1,000 pics taken out of it.

I was having a bit of an inner battle of whether or not to pay the extra money to take him with us or just use the MP photogs (cause I'm a budget bride), but I honestly can't imagine not having my wedding pictures be up to the same caliber as my modelling ones. It's my WEDDING for crying out loud. I just can't leave that up to generic Mexican hotel photogs. I'm trying to think "financially responsible" thoughts. But I'd hate to have regrets after not taking him and I'm afraid that I would. :(

 

What say the group? Pay less money and use the MP photogs?

Or suck it up, save my pennies, and drag my photog to Mexico?



 

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Thanks Speckles121, detail is my middle name LOL .  Now if I can only get caught up with all the work work that I put off (while at work) because I was planning my wedding.  SHHHHH......... LOL 

 

Originally Posted by Speckles121 View Post



ohhh Coco you always go above and beyond..all the attention to detail is fabulous. i cannot wait to read your review!!! its fastly approaching!!!

 

 



 



Mrsjdh2b you are far too kind. 

 

It's so funny because I'm such an April baby (diamond girl) but I've been blessed to have these since I could remember.  So I defintely through FI through a loop when I said I either wanted a Pink (dark pink) or Blue (vibrant or vivid but not dark) Sapphire or a Padparadscha Sapphire (I love the range of color but was leaning more toward the pinkish orange.)  He looked at me half crazy and said "Where do I get those from"  So I shipped him off to NY LOL 

 

PM your choice of color maybe I can look on this end if you like.  I know that you rock the CL's and we pretty much have the same taste in shoe from what I've seen from your pictures. 
 

Originally Posted by mrsjdh2b View Post

Coco!!!! OMG I love your ring!!!! I'm a September baby and love me some sapphires! It's gorgeous for a gorgeous lady. BTW I'm still on the hunt for the perfect shoes! :)

 

For those that had Beatriz for your WC I emailed Janina a couple of days ago and she has reassigned Cristina Valdiviezo and she would be contacting me soon. So if you haven't heard from anyone contact Janina and she will get you in contact with your wedding coordinator.

 

Ladydi - I'm so glad that you posted about Smile Market. Makes my heart feel better about not hiring outside. Pictures are important but so is staying within my budget.



 

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work??? whats that?? i spend all my time on this website, etsy, google and when im not at work im doing school work for my masters programs or looking at houses bc we recently started that process. like yourself i'm physically here at work everyday but mentally checked out other places smile120.gif
 

Originally Posted by coconoir1908 View Post

Thanks Speckles121, detail is my middle name LOL .  Now if I can only get caught up with all the work work that I put off (while at work) because I was planning my wedding.  SHHHHH......... LOL 

 



Mrsjdh2b you are far too kind. 

 

It's so funny because I'm such an April baby (diamond girl) but I've been blessed to have these since I could remember.  So I defintely through FI through a loop when I said I either wanted a Pink (dark pink) or Blue (vibrant or vivid but not dark) Sapphire or a Padparadscha Sapphire (I love the range of color but was leaning more toward the pinkish orange.)  He looked at me half crazy and said "Where do I get those from"  So I shipped him off to NY LOL 

 

PM your choice of color maybe I can look on this end if you like.  I know that you rock the CL's and we pretty much have the same taste in shoe from what I've seen from your pictures. 
 



 



 

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Can you guys PLEASE help me???!!! LOL

 

I am new to this site... my fiance and I are eloping this June to Cancun to get married and I cannot get ANYBODY to email me back about what dates are open.  Can someone please leave me the contact information for a wedding coordinator? I really want to get this booked before prices go up April 1st.

 

So frustrated!!

 

Also, does anybody have the video/photo packages available through SmileMarket?

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YAY!!!!  So excited for you!!!!   woot.gifDoin' my happy dance!

 

I love when I get home and there are boxes waiting for me!!!  Per usual, everything looks absolutely amazing!!!  Your guests are in for a major surprise with all your wonderful ideas, OOT bags, decor, etc....  Can't wait to see how everything comes together!
 

Originally Posted by coconoir1908 View Post

Well ladies,

 

This time next month, we will be gearing up to have our Welcome dinner on the Arrecifies Terrace, just after getting over our hangover from the CunCrawl the night before.  shots.gif  So as I had 3 packages waiting for me upon my return home, I wanted to share 2 of those with you (don't worry the 3rd is for my son and I am sure that you have no need to see his tennis shoes aka sneakers.)

 

Here are our towels from http://www.towels4less.com aka http://www.cottonfruit.com  we purchased the 30x60 Terry Velour Beach towels.  The colors on their website are quite vibrant and rich however; in person they are not the same.  Hell with the resolution, I used several computers to compare prior to purchasing.  Nevertheless, for our purpose (OOT bags) for 64 people they are quite fine.  If I had a smaller group of 15-20 and I wanted to do monogram towels, I would definitely shop at Kohl's, Macy's (on sale) and then find a local vendor to monogram for the thickness of it all. However; again for a large group these towels are perfect and long.  Customer Service was awesome, I worked with Dita and they send you updates on everything.  The turnaround on these with embroidery from start to finish of your approval and payment is about a month or so. 

 

The blue are for the guys of course ;-) 

 

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Also, I ordered candy from http://www.oldtimecandy.com they are great. You can order things in bulk or by piece.  I pretty much save my "empty" calories for alcohol cheers.gif however; I have a weakness or Now n Later's and Swedish fish and FI loves Bazooka's, Razzles, and Blow pops haha.. I love me some him, he's so sweet.  So, that is what I ordered along with some Mary Jane's for my old old school guest and the assorted tootsie rolls.  We are not doing a candy bar, however; we wanted our guest to have something sweet with them just because.  For those that are doing an all out candy bar and need to seriously by in bulk or want to shop by color check out http://www.acandystore.com or http://www.candyfavorites.com (I never purchased from them so I can not rate them.)

 

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I also purchased ring pops which is an Ode to my Blue Sapphire Engagement Ring (I love colored bling) but didn't know if it was going to be Blue or Pink (I'm an AKA) so you know I have to rock my Pink & Green ;-)  

 

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Sorry to hog but I pretty much won't do a pre-planning thread and just do an looooonnnggg review.  Last but not least (previous purchased received last week) our welcome & cocktail napkins.  Our welcome napkins fit with our "pop of color" posted in the thread a ways back.  Our cocktail napkin is all about my color (Pink, Fuchsia) and my FI's color Blue is all about the reception.  TEAM WORK woot.gif

 

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Okay that's it ;-)

 

 

 

 



So TRUE!  I'm done cryin'.  Moving on to happier things!  I can't wait to marry my best friend and that's all that matters now!  :)  (((HUGS)))



Originally Posted by coconoir1908 View Post

My dear love,

 

Have you ever heard that friends are for a "season, a reason, or a lifetime"  Well, only you & them can define where they fall, however; it looks as if they did a pretty good job of this on their own.  Keep your heart light and pure as it seems by way of this forum and our emails that it is.  People, themselves have a very good way of defining WHO they are, and where they want to be in your life.  I have 2 sayings that I tell my staff (all 35 of the buggers so I say it often) 1 "I don't let anyone live in my head rent free"  translation if you aren't paying me money to occupy my precious time for some BS then I don't want to hear nor will I hold onto the drama.  2nd "it is what it is"  translation as much as we want to have control over many, as much as we plan for things to go right, it every well may not. 

 

In the sentiments of Chelsea XOXO :-)
 



Tell hubby this is different.. well kinda sort of LOL  hell we have shared addresses, job information etc. so I think we are okay..  despite the modge podge smell LOL



 



 

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