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#1961 vanessav53

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    Posted 29 March 2014 - 07:59 AM

    @JaxBchKay- I am going to be using a photobooth at my reception. I will let you know how it turns out ( my wedding is in two months) I have been to a few friends weddings where they had a photobooth and it was one of the best things I've seen at weddings. I told my fiance whatever the cost we had to have one. For me it was important. They give you a copy of every photo from the booth as well as give one to the guests to take home. So you don't really need a guest book because the worker will put the photo in a book and let the guests sign it. Also they have a video recording the entire time in the booth ( guests don't realize this) and you get a copy of hte DVD to see some funny moments. We are only doing it for 2 hours to keep costs down but I think that is plenty of time. 

     

     

    As for the chairs. I am having mine moved from the ceremony to the reception since the chair sashes will still be on it,etc. I think there is a charge ( $2/chair) to move but it's better than renting two sets of chairs! That would get expensive. Again I can let you know after my wedding how that works as well. 



    #1962 meganwitt

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    Posted 29 March 2014 - 10:21 AM

    Thanks for all your timeline posts, ladies!  After reading them, I am considering moving my cocktail reception to later to allow my fiance and I enough time to take photos and not miss our cocktail reception.  I was concerned about people getting bored in between, but if there's a bar nearby, they could always grab a drink there.  Plus, it might give guests a moment to go back to their rooms to freshen up, etc.  And of course be a part of group shots.  Here's what I'm thinking for our timeline now:

    5 - 5:30 ~ ceremony
    5:30 - 5:45 ~ champagne toast (past brides, is 15 minutes accurate?)
    5:45 - 6:30 ~ photos
    6:30 - 7:30 ~ cocktail reception
    7:30 - 9pm ~ dinner, speeches, toasts, first dances, garter & bouquet toss, cake cutting
    9pm - midnight ~ drinking and dancing

    @meganwitt, I am using amorcitocorazonstudios.  I love their work and have seen so many positive review about them.  Are you doing a TTD session as well?

    @JaxBchKay, happy to hear you're ahappy with Juan Carlos!  I was also bummed to see how much it costs to do the lanterns.  They are so pretty and my heart was set on them, but it's just so expensive.


    Ladies, I am totally blanking on how many hours are included in the Divine package for the reception :S  Is it 3 or 4 hours?  

     26 more days until I am a wife  :D

    No I'm not doing a TTD shoot. We are having a reception back home a month later and I might wear my dress. Also I think my mom was be sad if I ruined the dress and so would I. Are you doing one?



    #1963 JaxBchKay

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    Posted 29 March 2014 - 01:54 PM

    @meganwitt- a TTD session is also known as a Rock the Frock session, you don't have to ruin your dress. If you do some fun shots around town, or in a cenote, the dress is usually just cleaner at the end. It's the paint, saltwater or beach shoots that can damage it. Anyway, just thought I should mention you dot have to rule it out because you want to wear your dress again.

    #1964 JaxBchKay

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    Posted 29 March 2014 - 07:28 PM

    @JaxBchKay- I am going to be using a photobooth at my reception. I will let you know how it turns out ( my wedding is in two months) I have been to a few friends weddings where they had a photobooth and it was one of the best things I've seen at weddings. I told my fiance whatever the cost we had to have one. For me it was important. They give you a copy of every photo from the booth as well as give one to the guests to take home. So you don't really need a guest book because the worker will put the photo in a book and let the guests sign it. Also they have a video recording the entire time in the booth ( guests don't realize this) and you get a copy of hte DVD to see some funny moments. We are only doing it for 2 hours to keep costs down but I think that is plenty of time. 
     
     
    As for the chairs. I am having mine moved from the ceremony to the reception since the chair sashes will still be on it,etc. I think there is a charge ( $2/chair) to move but it's better than renting two sets of chairs! That would get expensive. Again I can let you know after my wedding how that works as well.


    I can't wait to hear how it all goes for you! I was thinking 2 hours is plenty. Also thanks for the chair info, $2is certainly better than another $10

    #1965 vanessav53

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      Posted 31 March 2014 - 01:11 PM

      Ladies-
      I just wanted to let you know that I spoke to Juan Carlos( the new wedding coordinator) this morning for about 30 minutes. He is amazing. One of the things I wanted to note for some of the brides is he had EVERY LAST DETAIL of information that I had emailed Anel and Ramon over the past few months. He read through every email and outlined every detail I needed him to. So what I want to assure you is that if you are sending emails and NOT getting a response DON"T WORRY they have everything documented and yes, I know it would be nice to get a response but don't worry because they are capturing it. Another thing I wanted to mention is that Juan came from north Carolina as a wedding coordinator so I think that culturally he understands the U.S. brides and the need for a timely response :) and he's new so he's not burnt out yet for long hours so I think he will be a GREAT asset to all of us getting married in the coming months.

      Anyway I have been so annoyed and slightly paranoid previously on being totally in the dark and 30 mins with him today made everything SO MUCH better. Hope this helps make some of you feel a bit better too!



      #1966 gannonham

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      Posted 31 March 2014 - 06:57 PM

      @vanessav53, thank you so much for your reassuring words.  I am betting married in less than a month and have been waiting for a response from Ramone since last Saturday.  I followed up again yesterday, but still nothing.  I am relieved to know that they are working behind the scenes to make our dream wedding come true.  Has anyone else heard from Ramone lately?  I had been dealing with Anel until she put me in touch with Ramone last Saturday.

      @meganwitt, we are still deciding whether to do a TTD.  I'd really like to, since I love how these photos turn out, but I just don't know if I want to spend the day away from our resort and away from our guests.  If we were to do one, I wouldn't want it to ruin my dress.  I think we would just do them in town or maybe in the water ... but no paint - that would break my heart :)

       



      #1967 CurlyKristen

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      • LocationPuerto Morelos, Mexico

      Posted 31 March 2014 - 08:59 PM

      Hi everyone! I was wondering if anyone had their wedding website up and running? Do you have a good picture of a map of the resort grounds and a picture of the area with our resort listed on it so our guests can see how far it is from the airport or how far away their resort is from ours? Or any advice on what is important to include in the website? I would love to see some of the websites from the brides that have gotten married or are currently planning. Thanks!



      #1968 DinaQtobe

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      • Wedding Date:November 21, 2013
      • Wedding Location:Now Sapphire

      Posted 01 April 2014 - 02:02 AM

      Hi everyone! I was wondering if anyone had their wedding website up and running? Do you have a good picture of a map of the resort grounds and a picture of the area with our resort listed on it so our guests can see how far it is from the airport or how far away their resort is from ours? Or any advice on what is important to include in the website? I would love to see some of the websites from the brides that have gotten married or are currently planning. Thanks!

      I haven't touched my website since a few weeks before we left, but maybe this will help:

      http://dinapatrick.o...851257/31110520

      I changed it as we moved closer to the wedding by adding the "what to pack" tab, and rearranging some of the tabs.  For example, I moved the "Booking" tab lower after the RSVP date.



      #1969 CurlyKristen

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      Posted 01 April 2014 - 10:00 AM

      @DinaQtobe Thanks so much for sharing! This helps me a lot :)



      #1970 omontes

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        Posted 01 April 2014 - 12:15 PM

        No I'm not doing a TTD shoot. We are having a reception back home a month later and I might wear my dress. Also I think my mom was be sad if I ruined the dress and so would I. Are you doing one?

         

        Hola megan, welcome to BDW!

         

        You can reuse your dress after the TTD, your dress is not ruined SERIOUSLY!

         

        If you do the TTD, you can do whatever you want because the idea is fun, please take a look of these photos of TTD.

         

        http://www.OctavioMontes.com

         

        Brides at water
         
        Sunset at Cancun
         
        I recommend you to do! 
         
        if you have doubts or questions gladly attend you your doubts.
         
        Have a nice day, Greetings!    :)





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