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#281 TealMarie

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    Posted 12 April 2013 - 09:00 AM

    Originally Posted by zeman321 

    We have decided that we don't want the hassle of trying to get everything to the resort and are thinking of delivering the OOT bags a week or two before the trip with a letter saying how excited we are to spend time with our friends and family. ( And maybe sneak a bottle or two of Corona into the bags!) I know it;s cheating, but I really don't want to drag all that to Mexico along with chair sashes etc! 

     

    I would love to know the answer to how long the walk is also!

    That's not cheating, that's a great idea. 



    #282 Mayerlis

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      Posted 12 April 2013 - 10:07 AM

      I also had to remind them to not charge me! They got back to me within a week.

      My ceremony is at 3pm so I made my appointment for 10am. They scheduled 2 people at a time so I believe the last person who will be getting their hair done is at 12:30.  That should give us time for pictures and just relax before the ceremony. 

       

      Do any of you ladies know how the alcohol works for the reception? I'm having my reception in Barcelona and I was wondering if they have a bar set up or how that works.



      #283 TealMarie

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        Posted 12 April 2013 - 12:27 PM

        Originally Posted by Mayerlis 

        I also had to remind them to not charge me! They got back to me within a week.

        My ceremony is at 3pm so I made my appointment for 10am. They scheduled 2 people at a time so I believe the last person who will be getting their hair done is at 12:30.  That should give us time for pictures and just relax before the ceremony. 

         

        Do any of you ladies know how the alcohol works for the reception? I'm having my reception in Barcelona and I was wondering if they have a bar set up or how that works.

        My ceremony is at 2pm and they scheduled me in at 9am, so we have similar timelines (two people scheduled at a time). My only concern was for the girls going after me at 10:30am. It says hair takes 2 hrs and make up 1hr so that feels like it's cutting it close. But maybe it doesn't actually take 2 hrs to do their hair?

         

        Good question about the bar set up. I also want to figure out if they'd be able to do a few signature drinks for us.



        #284 ampanda52

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          Posted 15 April 2013 - 08:46 AM

          My wedding is at 5 and they have us set for hair and MU at noon and 1 (2 at a time for each time), so that all sounds about right. 



          #285 TealMarie

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            Posted 15 April 2013 - 09:32 AM

            Originally Posted by ampanda52 

            My wedding is at 5 and they have us set for hair and MU at noon and 1 (2 at a time for each time), so that all sounds about right. 

            Oh, well maybe it doesn't take 2 hours for hair? That's good! Okay, I will stop worrying about it now, thanks ladies!



            #286 TealMarie

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              Posted 11 April 2013 - 01:25 PM

              Originally Posted by rhiham 

              Alright ladies, the day is approaching! I have two months and eleven days until the big day!

               

              I have everything purchased for my OOT guest bags but I'm wondering what other people are doing in terms of putting the bags together before arriving at the resort or after you get there?  I think packing everything will be a lot easier if we keep everything separate (Advil packets stay in their box, sunscreens stay in their box, etc.) but on the other hand once I'm at the resort I don't see myself really wanting to spend any time putting OOT bags together!  I wanna be having FUN before my wedding haha

               

              We can't decide if we want to do a sand ceremony or not...my thinking is we either do a sand ceremony and DO NOT recite our own vows, or we recite our own vows and DO NOT have a sand ceremony.  Fiance is a tad bit opposed to reciting our own vows, because he thinks it's kinda cheesy.  But I think the sand ceremony is cheesier!  I like the idea of doing vows...feels more genuine.  Plus we are really trying to keep the ceremony simple.

               

              I'm also trying to decide a song I want to walk down the aisle to...any previous brides know how long the walk down the aisle takes when doing the beach ceremony?  Trying to find the perfect song...

               

              Would love other brides' opinions on this stuff - I feel like I'm honing in on the final details and this is the hardest part! Buying everything was EASY lol

              I was wondering the same thing about OOT bags. Not only is it easier to transport together but it sounds like they search through your bags and you have to produce receipts. I imagine this would move along quicker if you had all of your sunscreens together, advil packages, etc. The only thing I thought is that the first night I'm there maybe I will stay up late, put all the bags together and be done with it? I don't think I'll go crazy with the little tags with sayings on everything, which admittedly are cute but it would be time consuming putting it all on.

               

              We're not doing a sand ceremony because we just wouldn't keep the sand thingy. I'm sure they're pretty but we don't have lots of decorative stuff in our house. Your FI may think vows are cheesy but the day is about love and no one is going to rib him for his vows. We'll definitely be doing our own vows, especially since we can't personalize the legal ceremony.

               

              You're getting so close! It sounds like you have it all pretty organized. Soon you'll be having fun and relaxing down there!



              #287 TealMarie

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                Posted 11 April 2013 - 01:30 PM

                Has anyone been in contact with the spa at ERC? I've been trying to make hair and makeup appointments for myself and my bridal party but the communication has been hard. I feel like I write carefully worded emails with specific questions, but they never answer them. They respond back with questions to the same things I already sent them (ie: how long is your hair? when is your wedding day?). Ummm, I already told you all of that, but okay here it is again and then I resend my original questions and get....no answers back. 

                 

                I also told them I wanted all of us to be done by a specific time and then they sent me a tentative booking and some of the girls won't be finished until just before the ceremony. Ummm no, I'm trying to avoid stress.

                 

                I haven't been anxious about very much for this wedding but I really want to have at least an hour before the ceremony to chill out with my girls, my Mom and FMIL, relax and get into my dress when the photographers arrive. I've had so many girlfriends tell me to make sure to schedule extra time to get ready, because stuff happens. Maybe I should just go through Gloria.



                #288 zeman321

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                  Posted 12 April 2013 - 06:04 AM

                  Originally Posted by rhiham 

                  Alright ladies, the day is approaching! I have two months and eleven days until the big day!

                   

                  I have everything purchased for my OOT guest bags but I'm wondering what other people are doing in terms of putting the bags together before arriving at the resort or after you get there?  I think packing everything will be a lot easier if we keep everything separate (Advil packets stay in their box, sunscreens stay in their box, etc.) but on the other hand once I'm at the resort I don't see myself really wanting to spend any time putting OOT bags together!  I wanna be having FUN before my wedding haha

                   

                  We can't decide if we want to do a sand ceremony or not...my thinking is we either do a sand ceremony and DO NOT recite our own vows, or we recite our own vows and DO NOT have a sand ceremony.  Fiance is a tad bit opposed to reciting our own vows, because he thinks it's kinda cheesy.  But I think the sand ceremony is cheesier!  I like the idea of doing vows...feels more genuine.  Plus we are really trying to keep the ceremony simple.

                   

                  I'm also trying to decide a song I want to walk down the aisle to...any previous brides know how long the walk down the aisle takes when doing the beach ceremony?  Trying to find the perfect song...

                   

                  Would love other brides' opinions on this stuff - I feel like I'm honing in on the final details and this is the hardest part! Buying everything was EASY lol

                  We have decided that we don't want the hassle of trying to get everything to the resort and are thinking of delivering the OOT bags a week or two before the trip with a letter saying how excited we are to spend time with our friends and family. ( And maybe sneak a bottle or two of Corona into the bags!) I know it;s cheating, but I really don't want to drag all that to Mexico along with chair sashes etc! 

                   

                  I would love to know the answer to how long the walk is also!



                  #289 ampanda52

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                    Posted 12 April 2013 - 08:37 AM

                    TealMarie,

                     

                    It took a really long time for the spa to get back to me.  If I remember correctly, it was almost a month because I forgot I emailed them!  They did eventually give me times and pricing for everyone.  They gave me pricing for myself too but I reminded them it was included in my package and they adjusted it.  It probably wouldn't hurt to ask Gloria.  She will probably refer you to the spa anyway, like she did me, but atleast she'll know.  Also, FYI, I'm getting married in July and I just asked her for an estimate of my charges and she sent me an invoice for what my bill will be.  It breaks down all of your choices and she had everything spot on so I'm feeling much better about everything.  I was worried their would be pop up charges I wasn't thinking of.  I would suggest you doing the same when your date gets closer!



                    #290 ampanda52

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                      Posted 12 April 2013 - 08:41 AM

                      I'd also love to hear about how long the walk is and what songs brides have chosen to walk down the aisle to.  I'm trying to decide on the wedding march or something else.  My bridesmaids are walking to The Forrest Gump theme song.  I know it sounds weird but it's really great and everyone always recognizes it but can't place what song it is.  :)






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