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#1361 MOrdonez

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    Posted 19 November 2013 - 07:56 AM

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    Originally Posted by LucyLuckyToes 

    Hi All,

    So most of you seem to be doing what we are doing and getting married before you head down. I'm Irish and we married in March and now my family is asking when are we going to get married in NY as they all want to fly over. How did you let family know that you already did the deed ans they should just enjoy the destination ceremony?? Stressed!!!

    We just kept stressing to everyone that the wedding is in Cancun in November and that was it - we were not going to have 2 ceremonies......we kinda muttered over that the 'legal paperwork' would be done prior to leaving  with our parents only cause we made the mistake of saying that the wedding was symbolic and we don't need witnesses...... but didn't say much more than that.



    #1362 mariposa6102

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      Posted 19 November 2013 - 09:00 AM

      Quote:
      Originally Posted by LucyLuckyToes 

      Hi All,

      So most of you seem to be doing what we are doing and getting married before you head down. I'm Irish and we married in March and now my family is asking when are we going to get married in NY as they all want to fly over. How did you let family know that you already did the deed ans they should just enjoy the destination ceremony?? Stressed!!!

      We also did the same thing that @MOrdonez mentioned.  We had our civil ceremony in July and only told our immediate family and NO ONE ELSE!  We didn't want to take away from our Nov wedding in Cancun.  We actually still pretended to be engaged.....calling each other fianc©s, not wearing our bands yet, I still had my bridal shower and bachelorette party, etc.  We just felt like we personally wanted to "preserve" our moment for our Cancun wedding and if we told ppl about the civil marriage, it would downsize the "feeling" for us and everyone's experience.

       

      So no one ever found out and when Nov came along, and it still was magical.  I honestly feel like I'm officially married now =).  And after the wedding, I spilled the beans to some and told them we were already married since July.  People jokingly were saying that they felt cheated and they came to Cancun for nothing and they would have cancelled their trip if they knew.....all with laughs tho as they were sipping on their umbrella drinks on the beach =) lol.



      #1363 crcombs

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        Posted 19 November 2013 - 09:18 AM

        We also plan on getting married before we go to Cancun and don't plan on telling any of the guests. Like it was mentioned we didn't want to take away from the "wedding" experience for them.



        #1364 MrsWilletteToBe

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        Posted 19 November 2013 - 03:57 PM

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        Originally Posted by MOrdonez 
         

        We asked that when we paid our final invoice and they said to just let them know. We have had a couple more people added to the group but I will let her know this week. I can let you know how that goes.....but I think it will be fine.

        Yes, definitely let me know if there are any issues!! thank you in advance!



        #1365 MrsWilletteToBe

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        Posted 19 November 2013 - 04:00 PM

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        Originally Posted by crcombs 
         

        We also plan on getting married before we go to Cancun and don't plan on telling any of the guests. Like it was mentioned we didn't want to take away from the "wedding" experience for them.

         

        Quote:
        Originally Posted by mariposa6102 
         

        We also did the same thing that @MOrdonez mentioned.  We had our civil ceremony in July and only told our immediate family and NO ONE ELSE!  We didn't want to take away from our Nov wedding in Cancun.  We actually still pretended to be engaged.....calling each other fianc©s, not wearing our bands yet, I still had my bridal shower and bachelorette party, etc.  We just felt like we personally wanted to "preserve" our moment for our Cancun wedding and if we told ppl about the civil marriage, it would downsize the "feeling" for us and everyone's experience.

         

        So no one ever found out and when Nov came along, and it still was magical.  I honestly feel like I'm officially married now =).  And after the wedding, I spilled the beans to some and told them we were already married since July.  People jokingly were saying that they felt cheated and they came to Cancun for nothing and they would have cancelled their trip if they knew.....all with laughs tho as they were sipping on their umbrella drinks on the beach =) lol.

        Same with us--we will get married here in Denver the week before we leave for Cancun, but only our parents will know.  Even when we do it legally at the courthouse, we are opting for the straight signing of paperwork and no actual ceremonial anything there--we definitely want the Christian ceremony in Cancun to be the only real ceremony we have.



        #1366 macyhickman09

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          Posted 19 November 2013 - 07:16 PM

          Hi everyone! I am curious as to how pictures will work.  My ceremony is at 5:30 and the reception is from 6-9.  However, we want couple and family photos.  When would we take couple photos if the reception starts right after the ceremony?  Has anyone run into this issue. Will they let us not eat dinner until 7 in order to give us time to take photos while the guest are at the reception? Thoughts please!!!!!!!



          #1367 meowybells

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          • Wedding Date:May 8, 2014
          • Wedding Location:Gran Caribe Real
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          Posted 19 November 2013 - 09:13 PM

          Hi! I am also in contact with Alina with Floreira Riviera Maya, just waiting on quotes. I have also been in contact with Julieta from Cherry Blossom Flowers art decor in Cancun. She has been great answering my questions and sending me quotes that are within my budget, this is their email address sales@cherryblossom.com.mx. Hope you can find this helpful =)

          Thanks! I'll check them out as well. Right now the quotes I'm getting from Floreira are really good. A little over half the price I would've paid if I got the flowers from the resort! :)

          #1368 macyhickman09

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            Posted 21 November 2013 - 12:23 AM

            I'm still struggling with a photographer. I am kind of down to 3: Ivan Luckie, Juan Navarro, & Samuel Luna! Does anyone have any recommendations? It is such a huge decision!



            #1369 MOrdonez

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              Posted 21 November 2013 - 08:32 AM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by macyhickman09 
               

              I'm still struggling with a photographer. I am kind of down to 3: Ivan Luckie, Juan Navarro, & Samuel Luna! Does anyone have any recommendations? It is such a huge decision!

               

              Did you search under vendor reviews - There is a few reviews on each of them....I think.


              #1370 chirobride

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              • Wedding Date:October 18, 2013
              • Wedding Location:The Royal Cancun / The Hyatt Zilara

              Posted 21 November 2013 - 10:42 AM

              Hi I am getting married at the Royal in Oct 14 but I am researching photographers and videographers and becoming quite overwhelmed I would appreciate it so much if you could PM me the spreadsheet as well...also how far in advance from your date did you book your photographer?






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