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#3951 Jamie5280

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    Posted 27 February 2012 - 09:00 AM

    Hello Ladies,

     

    Hopefully everyone had a great weekend!

     

    Coco-Thank you for the e-mail!!!

     

    Lee-Love the suit!

     

    So, as it turns out, FI is starting to get kind of mad as well with the lack of communication and talk of outrageous fees!  He is not happy!! Which in turn stresses me out, as he is usually the calm one!!!

     

    Also, I feel that like I am going to forget something major to do!  Does anyone have any suggestions of what I absolutely have to take care of before I go down there?!?!  Then at least I can compare my lists!H

     

    Thanks!!! 

     

     



    #3952 Jamie5280

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      Posted 27 February 2012 - 09:31 AM

      We also go the groomsmens outfits!  Here is my FI wearing the shirt we bought for the 2 guys.  The pants will be the same as FI's which is a flat front light brown color slack.  We had to order their sizes as they didn't have them at the store. 

       

      I can't believe I didn't take a pic of FI in his wedding attire, but I will eventually!  :) 

       

      IMAG0216.jpg  Shirt the groomsmen will be wearing!



      #3953 Smoylan

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        Posted 27 February 2012 - 11:00 AM

        Congratulations SFedEsq !!

         

        Just an FYI the catholic ceremony is only symbolic. I wanted to do that but we would have had to have and pay for a civil ceremony as well.  I was doing the catholic to please our parents, so we ended up going with a civil ceremony only. One of my most favorite parts of a friend's ceremony 5 years ago (Aventura Spa Palace) was how they signed their documents, witness' signed the documents and they did their thumb prints right in front of us. It was so beautiful and meaningful to watch because its not a typical part of a ceremony with JP or priest around here. I knew I wanted that part from the beginning!

        Also, if you were to get married before leaving, I dont think the priest would marry you, it would be a JP. It was all very confusing, so we scratched it right away. I was a little bummed becuase the pictures of the Catholic Gazebo (a thread on here) were beautiful...and I believe it is air conditioned  Maybe someone who went through the catholic ceremony could clear up the logistics a bit further! I still havent picked reception locations yet. I have about 28 people booked. :)

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        Originally Posted by SFedEsq 

        Hey there brides and wives -- My fiance and I got engaged at the beginning of February (the Giants won a superbowl ring and I got an engagement ring. Wish they'd win every year). In any event, I haven't done much concrete planning yet, but my fiance and I are pretty much set on Moon Palace. Hence, how I found this forum. Having skimmed some of the posts though it seems response times in the Miami office leave something to be desired, so I was hoping I could direct two big questions to you ladies and see if you can give me some clarity before we take any concrete steps with Moon Palace.

         

        First, legal marriage in Mexico: I'm not so excited about this proposition for a variety of reasons. I see some couples choose a civil ceremony before they leave the states and have a symbolic ceremony at the resort. My fiance and I are planning on a Catholic ceremony. Can anyone tell me...If we are not legally wed in Mexico, can we still have a Catholic ceremony? 

         

        Now, the second hang up: I always envisioned an outdoor reception and I know Moon Palace has some fantastic outdoor venues. But, I'm marrying in to a very large family and what I thought would be a 30-50 person affair is looking more like it could easily be a 100-120 person affair. Are there outdoor venues at Moon Palace that can accommodate such a crowd? Or would we be relegated to one of the ballrooms on property?

         

        From what I've read so far, this is an incredibly helpful exchange of information and ideas. If we ultimately settle on MP, I look forward to joining in the fun. Congratulations to all of you!

         



         



        #3954 mrsjdh2b

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          Posted 27 February 2012 - 11:35 AM

          I spoke with Beatriz on Friday and we are still like 100 days out from our wedding. We really didn't get anything nailed down except for our next planning session on April 2. If you haven't already spoken with your coordinator you'll need to know your confirmation number for your reservation and you'll need to know how many guests you are expecting and number of rooms nights that you have, until then they won't reserve any events for you. Hence the reason we went ahead and scheduled another planning call. Also if you didn't know you and your FI rooms count towards your free events she did confirm that for me.

           

          Now I was told by Lily back in the fall that we had the Bugambilias Gazebo confirmed but Beatriz said she wasn't sure of that. *lakjdlkfjlskdjfa;djkfl;adjf* Wasn't happy to hear that at all!!!

           

          As far as our TA issues go my FI called and complained to our TA's assistant and then I sent our TA an email expressing our disappointment in the lack of communication with our guests. She gave me the response of not having any messages from any of our guests. She did ask that I send their phone numbers and she would call them so I'm waiting to hear from them on whether or not she did.

           

          As of Friday we had 41 room nights reserved, so we are slowly edging closer. Half of our wedding party hasn't book yet and we still have a few that have said they are going but we need to confirm with them. So it looks like we might be closer to the 60 nights than the 75 but I'll be happy with that. Our AHR is going to be the big blowout so it's all good to me.

           

           

          SFedEsq - Congrats and Welcome!!

           

          ladydi - Girl you have no idea about the AHR and all the troubles that I have had with my future MIL. We shall not even go there because there will be a lot of nasty words coming out of my mouth!! :) Now as for Mexico bring it on bc I'm so ready to just lounge by the pool and get my drink on!!!

           

          Lee - FI's looking might fine in his threads!!

           

           


          June 9, 2012

          Moon Palace Cancun Mexico

          75 room nights book with TA

          41 guests and still counting!


          #3955 mrsjdh2b

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            Posted 27 February 2012 - 11:37 AM

            Gina Bina - don't fret yet, we sent out our invitations in September for our June wedding and still have people that haven't booked. Read my post above and even some of our wedding party hasn't booked. It will all work out!!


            June 9, 2012

            Moon Palace Cancun Mexico

            75 room nights book with TA

            41 guests and still counting!


            #3956 SummerDawn

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              Posted 27 February 2012 - 11:54 AM

              Coco what color are the drink stirrers? I might be interested



              #3957 leenancy

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                Posted 27 February 2012 - 12:15 PM


                Aw our FI's match, cute :) Yes, the quality is great! I am impressed, especially with the price.
                 

                Originally Posted by coconoir1908 


                He looks Awesome!  It's the same color that we chose.  Isn't the quality fab?
                 



                 



                 


                I love that color! Tommy Bahamas? I recognize that store. We've been in and out of there looking for outfits too. I'm surprised we don't run into each other more often, lol. Can't wait to see your FI's gear.

                 

                Quote:

                Originally Posted by Jamie5280 

                We also go the groomsmens outfits!  Here is my FI wearing the shirt we bought for the 2 guys.  The pants will be the same as FI's which is a flat front light brown color slack.  We had to order their sizes as they didn't have them at the store. 

                 

                I can't believe I didn't take a pic of FI in his wedding attire, but I will eventually!  :) 

                 



                I spoke with Beatriz on Friday and we are still like 100 days out from our wedding. We really didn't get anything nailed down except for our next planning session on April 2. If you haven't already spoken with your coordinator you'll need to know your confirmation number for your reservation and you'll need to know how many guests you are expecting and number of rooms nights that you have, until then they won't reserve any events for you. Hence the reason we went ahead and scheduled another planning call. Also if you didn't know you and your FI rooms count towards your free events she did confirm that for me.

                 

                Now I was told by Lily back in the fall that we had the Bugambilias Gazebo confirmed but Beatriz said she wasn't sure of that. *lakjdlkfjlskdjfa;djkfl;adjf* Wasn't happy to hear that at all!!!

                 

                As far as our TA issues go my FI called and complained to our TA's assistant and then I sent our TA an email expressing our disappointment in the lack of communication with our guests. She gave me the response of not having any messages from any of our guests. She did ask that I send their phone numbers and she would call them so I'm waiting to hear from them on whether or not she did.

                 

                As of Friday we had 41 room nights reserved, so we are slowly edging closer. Half of our wedding party hasn't book yet and we still have a few that have said they are going but we need to confirm with them. So it looks like we might be closer to the 60 nights than the 75 but I'll be happy with that. Our AHR is going to be the big blowout so it's all good to me.

                 

                 

                SFedEsq - Congrats and Welcome!!

                 

                ladydi - Girl you have no idea about the AHR and all the troubles that I have had with my future MIL. We shall not even go there because there will be a lot of nasty words coming out of my mouth!! :) Now as for Mexico bring it on bc I'm so ready to just lounge by the pool and get my drink on!!!

                 

                Lee - FI's looking might fine in his threads!!

                 

                 



                 


                05.27.2012 @ Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort

                38 Guests + Bride & Groom Booked, 79 Room Nights

                10 Guests Booked @ Other Resorts
                2 Guests booked through other services

                #3958 Jamie5280

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                  Posted 27 February 2012 - 01:45 PM


                  Thank you!!  and yes, that is Tommy Bahama's!  I am actually amazed we don't run into each other!  At least we will catch up next week! :)

                  Originally Posted by leenancy 

                   


                   


                  I love that color! Tommy Bahamas? I recognize that store. We've been in and out of there looking for outfits too. I'm surprised we don't run into each other more often, lol. Can't wait to see your FI's gear.

                   

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                  #3959 coconoir1908

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                    Posted 27 February 2012 - 02:42 PM

                    The stirrers are solid white.  I used Avery labels to customize and add on color.
                     

                    Originally Posted by SummerDawn 

                    Coco what color are the drink stirrers? I might be interested



                     



                    #3960 Laura1220

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                      Posted 27 February 2012 - 04:35 PM

                      Thanks for the great advice coco!


                       

                      Originally Posted by coconoir1908 


                      Laura1220 I see that your wedding date is in 2013 so I truly wouldn't plan on hearing from someone immediately.  However; knowing that communication is SLOOOOOOOOOOWWWWW....  I would start to put your questions together by category: i.e. Welcome dinner, ceremony, cocktail hour etc.. under each of these start listing your questions.  That way when you do hear from your new person you can shoot them an email and have everything documented!   We have a phrase that we use in our health centers and it goes like this "If it wasn't documented it wasn't done."  Verbal carries little weight in many daily processes. 

                       

                      Good luck to you



                       



                       






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