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#2891 Smoylan

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    Posted 13 December 2011 - 11:02 AM

    Im only having a shower because we are having an AHR. The majority of our guests won't travel to Mexico. ( Im sure of it, alothough everyone was invited) For our guests traveling we dont want any gifts, shower or wedding...xmas and birthdays for that matter as well!! That is so nice of the girls to want to do that for you!! maybe they can host a bon voage party or something??

     



    #2892 Smoylan

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      Posted 13 December 2011 - 11:17 AM

      Its been a while since Ive been on here because we are renovating a house and have 1 month to do so...I mean gutted kitchens and bathroom...its so stressful right now!!! The last thing on my mind is the wedding...until yesterday----I met with my TA and a Palace representative from here in MA. I discussed the cost of the "reception" and they reminded me of the number of free nights you will receive with the bookings....so that made it a little easier to ponder a reception as even a choice. We are also having an AHR so I'm still up in the air about it. One of my BFF's got married at the Aventura Spa Palace 5 years ago and we (35 of us) had the dinner reservation, and went to the lobby bar after wards....it wont matter what you do, everyone will have a blast!!



      #2893 kris10kay

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        Posted 13 December 2011 - 11:35 AM

        How did you tell your guests who are traveling to not buy you a shower or wedding gift? I don't want them to spend anymore then they already are!



        #2894 coconoir1908

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          Posted 13 December 2011 - 01:35 PM

          On my website on the registry I had a blurb about it and then for my guests who are coming I advised them personally via FB etc.. that they do not have to purchase us a gift... for those that argued and still wanted to, I simply asked that they keep the gift home and we will get it upon our return. 
           

          Originally Posted by kris10kay 

          How did you tell your guests who are traveling to not buy you a shower or wedding gift? I don't want them to spend anymore then they already are!



           



          #2895 alaharri

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            Posted 13 December 2011 - 02:50 PM

            My info says you have to be booked under a membership, and stay for 7 nights.



            #2896 ctracey1785

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              Posted 13 December 2011 - 03:32 PM



              Ohh thats such a good little blurb to put on there!! I'm stealing it, thanks!!

              Originally Posted by coconoir1908 

              On my website on the registry I had a blurb about it and then for my guests who are coming I advised them personally via FB etc.. that they do not have to purchase us a gift... for those that argued and still wanted to, I simply asked that they keep the gift home and we will get it upon our return. 
               



               



               



              #2897 coconoir1908

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                Posted 13 December 2011 - 06:18 PM

                kris10kay & ctracey1785,

                 

                Here is what I state on our website: 

                 

                Traveling to our wedding to be apart of our special day is the greatest gift that we could receive.  However; upon request we have been asked to create a registry for those that would like to purchase a gift in lieu of travel.

                Thank you in advance for your gift.

                With Love and Appreciation

                Chanel & Derick
                 

                Originally Posted by kris10kay 

                How did you tell your guests who are traveling to not buy you a shower or wedding gift? I don't want them to spend anymore then they already are!



                 



                Originally Posted by ctracey1785 



                Ohh thats such a good little blurb to put on there!! I'm stealing it, thanks!!



                 



                 



                #2898 AlmostMrsRJF

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                  Posted 13 December 2011 - 06:48 PM

                  That's such a tricky situation.  Will the upgrade really make you feel better about the situation?  Or does it feel like a "shut you up" thing?  If it's the first, get the upgrade.  If it's the second, well I'm not sure what to say then...  I'm new to the forum so I don't know your background, so I'm hope I'm not stirring up any issues.  He did offer so he must want you to be happy.  Just decide on what will make you happy.
                   

                  Originally Posted by summer12 

                  OPINION NEEDED!!

                   

                  Okay ladies I need to know what you would do in this situation.  My FI and I were talking about my ring today.  He had bought a ring for another girl once but they broke up before he gave it to her.  I have known that since before we were engaged.  Somehow in conversation he mentioned that he spend more on her ring then he did on mine.  I of course was not super happy about this.  Especially when I found out he spend over double the amount on her ring.  Now, I'm not very materialistic, but that hurts me because to me the man I marry should think I deserve the best right?  He says he didn't like the ring he got her and liked the one he got me.  But now since he knows he hurt me he said he has to upgrade my ring.  If you found this out what would your reaction be?  I tried the whole "it's not the ring I'm marrying" thing but to be honest I wouldn't mind something bigger.  Ugh, after all this $$ stuff with my parents and I "materialistic me" needs a bigger ring? 

                   

                  Anyways... thoughts ladies?  Tell me I'm not the only one that would feel this way?



                   



                  #2899 AlmostMrsRJF

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                    Posted 13 December 2011 - 06:56 PM

                    These are great!  I love your theme too!  I'm so undecided on mine.  I think I'm just going with a classic romance theme, but I'm not sure. In any case, I hope that my programs come out as nice as yours have! 
                     

                    Originally Posted by ndvidul 

                    Wow, what an amazingly productive weekend on the Wedding front!  I really and truly haven't felt this "put together" about the wedding yet at all... it is an amazing feeling!  We booked our hotel & flights today --- finally!!  Yippeeee!!!!

                     

                    Also, I finished the first Ceremony Program tonight.  Couldn't wait to share it with you all!  I'll finish them this week along with my other projects.  Enjoy!

                     

                    P.S.  I finally was able to use my new Crop-a-dile tool and Circle Cutter for this --- woot, woot! 

                     

                    P.P.S.  I got the idea for this booklet from the book The DIY Bride Crafty Countdown by Khris Cochran... which I got 40% off of course at Joann's!  haha!

                     

                    P.P.P.S.  I left out a few pages that have the excerpts from our readings & the hand ceremony blessing.  I LOVE the quotes that I put in here, hehe!  OK, this is enough post scripts.  Bed time for me, friends!  Happy planning this week!

                     

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                    #2900 AlmostMrsRJF

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                      Posted 13 December 2011 - 07:09 PM

                      I'm sad to hear that you're going through this.  All you can do is be there for him through this and make sure this doesn't put a damper on your special day.  Are you having a party at home afterwards? 
                       

                      Originally Posted by beatyea 

                      Hey Ladies,

                       

                      I'm just getting back on here after about a week off since it was my birthday so I put aside wedding planning for a bit!  And I needed a break since (here comes the venting) we just found out for sure that my fiance's family isn't coming to the wedding.  And when I say we found out I mean that I got back the RSVP reply with no!!!  Not even a phone call or anything to apologize- I guess to them its no big deal that their oldest child is getting married!  I just feel horrible for my fiance, but he says he is ok with it because this is how they are.  They have used every excuse to get out of it- his mom doesn't like to fly, his dad doesn't think Mexico is safe, they don't have the money, they have to help his brother with money for his surgery he doesn't have scheduled, etc.  Basically they don't want to go because it is outside their comfort zone.  I wish they could have sucked it up for their son and even just came for a few days.  Then my fiance talked to his mom about maybe financially helping his brother come and what the options could be, but she said not to since he isn't really concerned about coming.  I guess its hard for me to understand this because my family, who are not as financially well off, would do anything to be there and wouldn't miss it for the world.  Hopefully my family's support and our friend's is enough for my fiance because they all love us very much.  Ahhh sorry for the vent!

                       

                      Anyways....

                       

                      LOVE love LOVE all of your DIY projects!!!  Very impressed and I'm sure your guests will be also with all of your hard work!   I need to get cracking! haha



                       






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