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Great, just what I wanted to hear!!!! Bring lots of ones and tip everyone- easy enough!!

 

I'll prewarn everyone that the ATM only gives Pesos and to bring small bills!! Thanks again and love your new profile pic! :)

Originally Posted by mpweddingplan View Post


We just used US dollars the entire time. My suggestion is to bring a bunch in small bills. We tried to tip everyone and it makes a difference. If you are having trouble waiting on drinks, toss a couple $1's on the pool side servers tray, and you will not even have to ask for another drink. American dollars spend just as well in Mexico, probably even better tbh. I think the workers prefer the USD as its exchange rate is always getting better.
Word of warning:
1) if you make purchases in Mexico using USD, they are required to provide you will your change in pesos. So bring a lot of smaller bills to avoid acquiring a ton of extra pesos.
2) the ATM machines on the property only give out pesos. We had a bunch of guests who were not able to locate an ATM that dispensed US Dollars.
3) if you get stuck with a bunch of pesos at the end of the week, give them out as tips, or there is a window at the Cancun airport to exchange them.
4) the people at the font desk will sometimes be able to break a $20 bill USD for you if you need it, but don't count on it.

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Did your dj friend bring music with him or did you go off of what PSAV had?? I'm just curious if I should bring some of our music as well
We actually sat down and planned the entire playlist from pre-ceremony music to the very last song of the night at the reception. We then gave that list to our DJ friend, who came as a guest and a friend, but also happens to run a very successful wedding DJ business here in Myrtle Beach. He put our entire playlist on both his iPod and a couple CD's (just in case). He brought that stuff with him and played our entire playlist for us. I would suggest bringing an iPod with all the music you like on it, and let the PSAV guy work off of that. They can plug it right in and play the music you selected.

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I hope I'm the only one having to deal with this for all you ladies sakes' but I thought I would share just in case....

 

So my Cancun lady finally emailed me the things she told me she would email me when we spoke on the phone 2 weeks ago.  She tried to tell me on the phone that I was limited to the new promotions- the 3 hour max unlimited function per day.  (I booked on Feb 7th, the promotion changed March 1st, I did not ever sign a contract as they told me they did away with contracts I'm guessing somewhere in Early 2012- I have a group contract with Funjet through my TA which confirms my group promotions as the originail unlimited events for unlimited hours AND I have emails with Janessa- my Miami contact telling me that I still got the old benefits).  So I told her this on the phone and she said to send her what I had and she would take a look, well a week and a half went by and I still hadn't heard anything so I emailed her Monday night and she finally responded last night and told me there had been miscommunication before and I only get the new promotion with the 3 hour max---- OH hell no-- you just flipped on Bridezilla and watch out.  I was quite nice in the email because I know it's not her fault, she's just doing what she is told, but really?! I have proof- so I said in the email (which I copied my TA in) and told her if she did not honor the promotion I would get my TA and Funjet involved until this was settled....OMG I'm so angry right now.... So I just had to vent and hope no one else is going through this and I hope we get it settled soon or there will be lots of drinking this weekend, haha. angry.gif

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Originally Posted by Speckles121 View Post

 

I've booked PSAV..I didnt even know thre was a price difference..although she did send me a word spreedsheet of all the music..and I will definately be emailing her a list ofa songs a month ahead..I dont know if thats all the music they had but most of it is in Spanish and not to mt liking. But so far Miroslavia has been awesome to work with! I booked them in APril and my wedding is in December!

 

Thanks Speckles, very helpful. You will have to let me know how you like them.

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I got an email from Ocean Photo Studio as well this week. At the bottom of the email it had the Smile Market logo, so I'm guessing it's just a subsidiary or sister company or something. Either way, I'm not using them. Del Sol all the way!

Originally Posted by CurlyBride View Post

Hi ladies...

 

1st off... Congrats mpweddingplan, so glad you were able to enjoy yourself and the weather passed. cant wait to see pics!!!

 

 

So I just received an email from Ocean Photo Studio saying they cant wait to work with me blah blah blah.... im confused. I thought the hotel photograhper is Smile Market..... are they the smae company??? i see some of the vender reviews for Ocean Photo Studio say smile market. Has anyone else had this issue yet? Past brides... do you know anything about this?

 

Thanks so much!!!

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So we finally got our engagement pictures back..here are a few for those who I am not friends with yet on fb! We are bringing the same photographer with us to Cancun!

 

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Originally Posted by shan0487 View Post

 

I hope I'm the only one having to deal with this for all you ladies sakes' but I thought I would share just in case....

 

So my Cancun lady finally emailed me the things she told me she would email me when we spoke on the phone 2 weeks ago.  She tried to tell me on the phone that I was limited to the new promotions- the 3 hour max unlimited function per day.  (I booked on Feb 7th, the promotion changed March 1st, I did not ever sign a contract as they told me they did away with contracts I'm guessing somewhere in Early 2012- I have a group contract with Funjet through my TA which confirms my group promotions as the originail unlimited events for unlimited hours AND I have emails with Janessa- my Miami contact telling me that I still got the old benefits).  So I told her this on the phone and she said to send her what I had and she would take a look, well a week and a half went by and I still hadn't heard anything so I emailed her Monday night and she finally responded last night and told me there had been miscommunication before and I only get the new promotion with the 3 hour max---- OH hell no-- you just flipped on Bridezilla and watch out.  I was quite nice in the email because I know it's not her fault, she's just doing what she is told, but really?! I have proof- so I said in the email (which I copied my TA in) and told her if she did not honor the promotion I would get my TA and Funjet involved until this was settled....OMG I'm so angry right now.... So I just had to vent and hope no one else is going through this and I hope we get it settled soon or there will be lots of drinking this weekend, haha. angry.gif

 

 

You know I booked the wedding in December, and I have no clue what my contract stated...I recently was told by my coordinator that the private events were 3 hours and the extra hour fees were $60 or $80 per table (can't remember off hand) per hour.  I just assumed that's what my contract stated but now I'm definitely going to go back and read it!!!

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Originally Posted by Speckles121 View Post

 

So we finally got our engagement pictures back..here are a few for those who I am not friends with yet on fb! We are bringing the same photographer with us to Cancun!

 

557365_10151081054202092_1567901057_n.jp

 

 

311775_10151081051647092_128527395_n.jpg

 

 

 

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Love your pics!!!  They are perfect!!  Love the piggyback pose and background cheesy.gif

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Def go back and check- I'm sure yours says unlimited events for unlimited hours...I'm so upset they did not give me a contract to sign in Feb, ugh!

Originally Posted by mwells View Post

 

 

You know I booked the wedding in December, and I have no clue what my contract stated...I recently was told by my coordinator that the private events were 3 hours and the extra hour fees were $60 or $80 per table (can't remember off hand) per hour.  I just assumed that's what my contract stated but now I'm definitely going to go back and read it!!!

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Originally Posted by airica26 View Post

 

Hi Ladies, 

 

I am looking into booking my DJ. PSAV or JSAV. Anyone have any comments or recommendations? JSAV is about $200 more expensive for the exact same thing and I am wondering if they are a better choice for any reason.

 

Also, how far ahead did everyone book their DJ and audio?

Do you have an email for PSAV?  I sent them and JSAV an inquiry and only JSAV got back to me.  I want to compare their rates.  The JSAV quote mainly explained the equipment they will provide and hardly anything about the DJ services except that there is one.  Does anyone know what the DJ Services included?  Do they provide any props, lighting, etc?  Do we need to provide them with a CD or IPOD to play?

 

Thanks!

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