Hi Shanna! welcome to the roll call. Congrats on your upcoming wedding. I can't wait to see your dress! I coveted lace when I first started looking. good luck with the planning.
Originally Posted by shan0487
Hi I just wanted to introduce myself! My name is Shanna and I am from St. Louis (well the Illinois side). We just got our wedding confirmation yesterday!!!! Our date is November, 23, 2012 at Sun Palace in Cancun. I am so excited!!!! I bought my dress a couple of weeks ago and I love it- it is all lace- very Mexico to me! My save the dates should be arriving today and I can't wait to send those out!!
Nikki - how are you feeling??
YAY for a location and date!! I'm a little envious, as I just loved the hammocks and infinity pool at Now Jade. your wedding will be AMAZING!
Originally Posted by MissNikki
So drum roll please I have now set aside November 26 2012 at jade now for our wedding!!! We have the date set aside as out TA is gone until the 6th and we need to mke sure we can get a flight package!!!
But I am happy to have finally picked a resort!! Hope that it stays nice all the brides coming back love it so I'm excited!! We went with the 26th as out wedding day as its the date we got engaged .
thank you for the compliment on my dress!!
yeah, the resorts can sure nickel and dime you for stuff. we decided against the legal ceremony in Mexico for a number of reasons - cost, blood tests (ick!), translating documents, etc. it was just a whole lot of work. plus the requirement that we had to be in Mexico 3 business days before the ceremony didn't work for us. we are going to go to the courthouse here to do the legal paperwork - no vows, no rings, etc. just get our license, and go back 3 days later to sign the paperwork (we have a 72 hour waiting period in Texas to get married).
from what I've read, the Dreams/Secrets resorts have some of the better "freebie" wedding packages. but my impression they've turned into wedding factories - and that wasn't what I wanted for my (our) Big Day. so I went with EDR, and yes, will probably pay a little more for my wedding. I'm ok with that decision. I've also been able to ask for little things and get exceptions along the way from EDR from what their rules "officially" say (menu planning, photographer is one of my guests - no outside vendor fee, we're planning to arrive on friday for a monday wedding).
now, when it comes to paying $10 to rent a glass vase for the centerpiece...I will probably throw up a little bit. we'll see.
Originally Posted by ScorpioLove12
I'm planning to be a August 2012 Bride at the Now Sapphire in the Riviera.
Me and my Fi are really both excited about the whole "destination" part of the wedding but becoming super discouraged at all the rules that Mexico has in place to lace their pockets.
Are you planning to have legal ceromonies? All of the requirements surrounding how many days we have to be there BEFORE the wedding, and the blood test and the translation of documents is a bit much.
When reading reviews on different sites, no one seems to talk about this part of it.
We're also starting to feel like the Now Sapphire has a bit more $requirements$ than other resorts that do not seem to be built into the wedding packages they offer.
Can anyone offer any feedback or comparisons for the resorts you are planning to use?
Oh and Allie... Great Dress! Congrats!