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#5281 CafeDelMar21

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    Posted 18 May 2012 - 11:42 AM

    I am planning on doing the sand ceremony. I am making my own picture frame holder and just going to use sand from the beach for one and coloured sand for the other. I am going to empty it out and have extra sand so we can make it at home again so it wont be a giant mess (bring back the extra sand in ziplock bags). But I didn't know there was a fee. Too bad Moon Palace, I don't need them to read anything for me, I just need space on the table (ridiculous for them to charge for something like that, I can get my MOH to read the ceremony literature which you can find online). 

    Originally Posted by stefn1218 

    Hi Ladies,

     

    Did anyone do/is planning on doing a sand ceremony? We're trying to decide if we want to do one.  I've heard it is a pain flying back with it because the sand shifts? Do you know if the MP offers anything for the sand ceremony or do we have to bring everything with us? We are doing a symbolic ceremony. Thanks!



    #5282 Mca1116

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      Posted 18 May 2012 - 11:59 AM

      If I were you I would just check with your wedding coordinator about the cost. When I had Beatriz she told me the fee was for them to set it up, so I said I would just have one of my guests set it up for me before our ceremony started and she told me that was not allowed. So we just decided against it. Just an FYI... She also told me it was $250 to setup any decorations at the reception. I'm not having anything fancy just a centerpiece and I was like I'm not paying $250 for them to put a bowl of flowers on the table. I'm just going to ask my FI sister to take care if that for us. She said the only thing they didn't charge for was putting the place cards out. I also have a new wedding coordinator So maybe she will tell me something completely different!

      I am planning on doing the sand ceremony. I am making my own picture frame holder and just going to use sand from the beach for one and coloured sand for the other. I am going to empty it out and have extra sand so we can make it at home again so it wont be a giant mess (bring back the extra sand in ziplock bags). But I didn't know there was a fee. Too bad Moon Palace, I don't need them to read anything for me, I just need space on the table (ridiculous for them to charge for something like that, I can get my MOH to read the ceremony literature which you can find online). 



      #5283 Renewing32

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        Posted 18 May 2012 - 12:11 PM

        I am planning on doing the sand ceremony. I am making my own picture frame holder and just going to use sand from the beach for one and coloured sand for the other. I am going to empty it out and have extra sand so we can make it at home again so it wont be a giant mess (bring back the extra sand in ziplock bags). But I didn't know there was a fee. Too bad Moon Palace, I don't need them to read anything for me, I just need space on the table (ridiculous for them to charge for something like that, I can get my MOH to read the ceremony literature which you can find online). 

        Wow, it totally seems like they try to nickel and dime you for everything. My best friends want to be bridesmaids and they are singers, so i thought about just having them sing a song during the sand ceremony instead of reading anything. Figured it would be just as nice.
        Just as stir crazy as my first wedding!

        #5284 stefn1218

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          Posted 18 May 2012 - 02:01 PM

          That is RIDICULOUS! WHAT set-up?! We're also going to have my FI's brother-in-law officiate, so there is literally NOTHING extra for them to do. And our ceremony is on the beach, so it's not like there is any extra clean up if we spill!  well, I'll definitely ask about it, but if I hear the same thing, I think I'm just going to ask the FI's bro-in-law to take it up with him? Thanks for the response ladies! CafeDelMar21, I am (was?) planning on a DIY sand frame, will you keep me posted on how yours turns out?



          #5285 stefn1218

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            Posted 18 May 2012 - 02:03 PM

            Originally Posted by CafeDelMar21 

            I am planning on doing the sand ceremony. I am making my own picture frame holder and just going to use sand from the beach for one and coloured sand for the other. I am going to empty it out and have extra sand so we can make it at home again so it wont be a giant mess (bring back the extra sand in ziplock bags). But I didn't know there was a fee. Too bad Moon Palace, I don't need them to read anything for me, I just need space on the table (ridiculous for them to charge for something like that, I can get my MOH to read the ceremony literature which you can find online). 

            Also, when I was reading through the DIY threads on this someone wrote that they also used sand from the beach but forgot there are sometimes chunks of rocks and shells....so her sand got clogged going in.  Just a heads up, maybe strain it or something before the ceremony? 



            #5286 CafeDelMar21

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              Posted 18 May 2012 - 04:21 PM

              I just sent Joanis an email, so I will let you know what she says about it. I mean it's not like they have to do anything extra for it and I have seen tons of people's pictures with a sand ceremony so I can't imagine it costing or costing that much.

               

              Also, on the $250 for decoration set up, I found a loophole. If you are having Zuniga decorate or bring flowers for you, they said they would do small decoration set up for you (since they already charge a set up fee for their items). I asked to have favours put, napkins, candle holders and fans, and they are doing my center pieces and they said they wouldn't charge me anything extra... I am not saying it would happen to everyone, but it would be good to talk to Zuniga and see if they could help you out.

               

              Originally Posted by Mca1116 

              If I were you I would just check with your wedding coordinator about the cost. When I had Beatriz she told me the fee was for them to set it up, so I said I would just have one of my guests set it up for me before our ceremony started and she told me that was not allowed. So we just decided against it.
              Just an FYI... She also told me it was $250 to setup any decorations at the reception. I'm not having anything fancy just a centerpiece and I was like I'm not paying $250 for them to put a bowl of flowers on the table. I'm just going to ask my FI sister to take care if that for us. She said the only thing they didn't charge for was putting the place cards out.
              I also have a new wedding coordinator So maybe she will tell me something completely different!

               

              It does feel like they try to nickle and dime you, but I mean, I am having a "free wedding" so I guess I can't blame them. I am just trying to find loopholes for all of this :P You may want to ask your coordinator if they can give you a second microphone since the ceremony only comes with one microphone and it seem you are having more than one person singing... But it would be so lovely if you have someone sing :D

              Originally Posted by Renewing32 


              Wow, it totally seems like they try to nickel and dime you for everything. My best friends want to be bridesmaids and they are singers, so i thought about just having them sing a song during the sand ceremony instead of reading anything. Figured it would be just as nice.

               

              I wish I had someone that could do the ceremony for me.. but what can you do. I am going to try and follow a threat on the DIY, but I will post it once I am done :) This is the thread 

              That is RIDICULOUS! WHAT set-up?! We're also going to have my FI's brother-in-law officiate, so there is literally NOTHING extra for them to do. And our ceremony is on the beach, so it's not like there is any extra clean up if we spill! 

              Also, when I was reading through the DIY threads on this someone wrote that they also used sand from the beach but forgot there are sometimes chunks of rocks and shells....so her sand got clogged going in.  Just a heads up, maybe strain it or something before the ceremony? 



              #5287 mrsjdh2b

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                Posted 19 May 2012 - 09:37 AM

                Hi ladies! Im in the truck going to have our secret wedding! Hope everyone has a great weekend!

                June 9, 2012

                Moon Palace Cancun Mexico

                75 room nights book with TA

                41 guests and still counting!


                #5288 leenancy

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                  Posted 19 May 2012 - 10:57 AM

                  Yay! Congrats, have fun with it!

                   

                  Originally Posted by mrsjdh2b 

                  Hi ladies! Im in the truck going to have our secret wedding! Hope everyone has a great weekend!

                  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

                  #5289 shan0487

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                  Posted 21 May 2012 - 05:05 AM

                  YAAAY! You're married!!!! :)

                  Originally Posted by mrsjdh2b 

                  Hi ladies! Im in the truck going to have our secret wedding! Hope everyone has a great weekend!


                  #5290 mrsjdh2b

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                    Posted 22 May 2012 - 09:22 AM

                    Yes it was short and sweet! We went to a late lunch with the pastor and his wife afterwards. Went home changed, went to Lowe's to get light bulbs, ceiling fans & porch lights then went to my BIL & SILs for a crawfish boil. It was so awesome because no one was the wiser so periodically my sweet husband would come and whisper in my ear something about me being his wife finally and we would both laugh and all the people were looking at us like we were crazy. Haha! It was a very good day! Glad to have that taken care of so we can focus on packing and finishing the new house.

                    Originally Posted by leenancy 

                    Yay! Congrats, have fun with it!

                     

                     

                    Originally Posted by shan0487 

                    YAAAY! You're married!!!! :)


                    June 9, 2012

                    Moon Palace Cancun Mexico

                    75 room nights book with TA

                    41 guests and still counting!





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