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#4331 Smoylan

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    Posted 21 March 2012 - 07:52 AM

    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!



    #4332 nsg4729

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      Posted 21 March 2012 - 09:05 AM

      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.



      #4333 mrsbruff2b

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        Posted 21 March 2012 - 09:14 AM

        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 

        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.



         


        Married: 20/06/12 - Our 11 year anniversary~

        Wedding @: Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort (Cancun, Mexico)

        Honeymoon @: Le Blanc Spa Resort (Cancun, Mexico)


        #4334 coconoir1908

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          Posted 21 March 2012 - 10:09 AM


          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 

          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.



           



          #4335 coconoir1908

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            Posted 21 March 2012 - 10:24 AM


            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 

            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?



             



            #4336 coconoir1908

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              Posted 21 March 2012 - 10:35 AM

              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 



              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 

              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.



               



              #4337 Speckles121

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                Posted 21 March 2012 - 10:44 AM


                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

                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. 
                 



                 



                 



                #4338 LoNicole

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                  Posted 21 March 2012 - 10:55 AM

                  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?



                  #4339 Jamie5280

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                    Posted 21 March 2012 - 11:00 AM

                    YAY!!!!  So excited for you!!!!  

                    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. 

                    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



                     



                     



                    #4340 mrsbruff2b

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                      Posted 21 March 2012 - 11:36 AM

                      Finished my aisle decor DIY starfish raffia!!

                       

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                      Married: 20/06/12 - Our 11 year anniversary~

                      Wedding @: Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort (Cancun, Mexico)

                      Honeymoon @: Le Blanc Spa Resort (Cancun, Mexico)





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