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#1 akdbride2be

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    Posted 08 January 2012 - 04:08 PM

    Hi! I'm new to the forum, Arizona Bride getting married in Mexico!!! just joined today and excited to hear some feedback, see pictures, get advice, etc. I've been engaged for almost a year and my wedding date is approaching this upcoming summer, on July 28th, 2012. I will be having a beach ceremony and have opted for an outside reception at the Gazebo Terrace. First off, I have never been to this resort nor will I be taking a site visit. My fiance chose this resort after rediculous amounts of research and word of mouth. We anticipate between 50-60 guests and I'm hoping for a smooth wedding experience. I'd love to hear from brides out there who have been married around the same time and had a reception outside? How was it? Were you dying from the heat??


    My current concern is that my wedding coordinator Cecilia was incredibly helpful when we were first determining where to have our wedding and asking her about the process, since then it has been hit or miss. A few things I'm concerned about: 

    1) Order and organization of rehearsal dinner and wedding day; she doesn't seem to think we need to do a rehearsal of the wedding day, when the bridesmaids / groomsmen will walk, etc. Is this normal????? How will order be kept? I don't want to stress wondering when I am supposed to walk, where people will be standing etc? 

    2) Outdoor lighting - I'm super obsessed with the soft paper lanterns look / having them hung outside and around the wedding reception; she doesn't seem to understand my vision even after numerous pictures being sent and has asked me if I'll be shipping these items out to Mexico for my wedding. Has anyone else had this problem? I'd love to see what you all have done for outdoor lighting, etc. It's one of the most important things to me and I'm concerned about the set-up and making my vision come to life. 


    All feedback thoughts welcome - maybe I'm over analyzing! :)


    #2 Moments That Matter

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      Posted 09 January 2012 - 03:30 PM

      Congratulations and welcome to the forums! Secrets Maroma is such a wonderful location for a wedding! Don't forget to check out the abandoned mansion just down the beach for a some Rustic Mexico images!

      Here is a link to the TTD images at the mansion: Secrets Mansion 1.jpg


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      #3 favorsmr

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        Posted 11 January 2012 - 06:32 AM

        Welcome to the forums.  Having read through the boards, it looks like some resorts will do rehearsals, some will do a rehearsal for a fee. I have also read that some brides will do a run-through with their bridal paty on their own, without the assistance of the resort.  My opinion is a rehearsal, no matter how short, is helpful to make sure everyone at least has an idea.  Is your WC saying they won't do one, or just saying that she doesn't think you will need it? 

        #4 boscobel

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          Posted 11 January 2012 - 12:43 PM

          Congrats and welcome to the forums!


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          #5 jfremin25

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            Posted 01 February 2012 - 02:26 PM

            Does anyone know how strict SMB is on the 18 and older rule? My FI's sister will be 17 at the time of our wedding and we really want her to come. My travel agent said that most of the time they don't check age if you look old enough. Does anyone know anything about this or the check-in process? Do they ask for your passport or just the person who the room is registered to?

            #6 JayKay

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            Posted 01 February 2012 - 05:50 PM

            Welcome!  Happy wedding planning!

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