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#691 txbrideinmexico

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    Posted 28 March 2013 - 07:31 AM

    Has anyone having a Catholic wedding had difficulty getting in touch with the priest? We fedexed our documents down over a month ago. I have confirmation from the tracking number, but I was hoping to have the church themselves tell me that nothing was missing. I've sent 4 emails and still nothing. Anyone else? I also want to set up a meeting with the priest for when we get there to discuss last minute items for the mass. As of now we haven't submitted our reading choices or anything. Anyone else? I know I should just pick up the phone and call but I usually handle these things in my short breaks at work so emails are much easier to deal with...



    #692 mariposa6102

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      Posted 29 March 2013 - 11:39 AM

      Originally Posted by Kelly718 

      Hi everyone, I just book for a photographer for those of you who are still looking. He seems very nice and patient. I asked him a handful of questions and he responded to them all.

      Check him out

      http://www.samuellunablog.com

      I looked at hi website and it does seem as though he does excellent work.  I he pretty affordable?  Will you have to pay the $350 "outside vendor" fee?  Do you know how he compares to the work and prices that GCR photographers offer?  Thanks for sharing your findings of Samuel!



      #693 mariposa6102

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        Posted 29 March 2013 - 11:59 AM

        Originally Posted by BridetobeABCD 

        I submitted my deposit to reserve my wedding date for January 25,2014. I got a confirmation email back stating that my wedding planner is now Estela. For brides that have been married or are planning their wedding - what has your experience been with Estela? Any and all information would be greatly appreciative !!! Also any information or tips from this point on would be great with communication with the wedding planner and organizing up until the big day !!!!

        Thanks so much !!

        My WC is Estela too!  I just recently spoke with her over the phone last weekend to discuss booking out reception location.  She does speak English, however, her accent is a bit thick.  So it's not super hard to understand her, but I did have to ask her to repeat some things.  Since I understand Spanish, I just had her speak Spanish to me.  Anyways, so far, she's been good at providing me all the info I had ask for.  And she has been quick to reply to her emails.  Her hours are good too....she works from 2pm-10pm central time, Sun-Thurs, which is good because she's available after your "work hours" and on Sundays if you're not working.



        #694 joannaleigh

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          Posted 29 March 2013 - 01:55 PM

          Originally Posted by txbrideinmexico 

          Has anyone having a Catholic wedding had difficulty getting in touch with the priest? We fedexed our documents down over a month ago. I have confirmation from the tracking number, but I was hoping to have the church themselves tell me that nothing was missing. I've sent 4 emails and still nothing. Anyone else? I also want to set up a meeting with the priest for when we get there to discuss last minute items for the mass. As of now we haven't submitted our reading choices or anything. Anyone else? I know I should just pick up the phone and call but I usually handle these things in my short breaks at work so emails are much easier to deal with...

           



          Our on-site coordinator set up a meeting with the priest for us. I brought my chosen readings and he just asked what they were and was happen I had them chosen. He said it works best if each reader brings a copy of their reading up to the pulpit so I asked my wedding coordinator to make fresh copies for the wedding day and it wasn't an issue. We had forgotten to choose someone for the psalm, but quickly asked a relative and it worked out okay. Just make sure to bring the original letter from your parish and your baptism certificates and it should be fine.



          #695 crcombs

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            Posted 30 March 2013 - 05:55 AM

            Hi all! Congratulations to everyone! I love this site and I'm not getting married until July 2015 sooooo reading all these posts and different things are exciting but nerve wrecking. I have made notes and changed my mind 50 times. We are at a stand still until the 2015 prices are posted. I was wondering if the pricing was majorly different between the Royal and Gran Caribe? I love what the Royal offers but want to still make things affordable for my guests. I watched on the webinar last month and they remodeled so the terrace doesn't have the green floor anymore. Since I'm new to the site I am not able to view pics or videos. If anyone doesn't mind can you please email me the information chalonda26@yahoo.com Thanks and happy planning!!!

            #696 NinaO

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              Posted 30 March 2013 - 08:25 AM

              I really wanted to reply to mariposa6102 concerns. I have been several times to cancun and surrounding areas. We have done most of all the tourist excursions, malls, etc. it is very safe all over from isla mujeres to tulum. We even rent a cheap little car when we go and take off on our own adventures. Since we have done the excursions we like to find more local things. We go to cenotes too. We ride the bus that runs up and down Cancun. Also safe and cheap! You have to realize that there only way of life is tourism. There is no other industry. So not only do they do it well but they are great people! They also have classes for the employees even fairy pilots take to all learn hospitality, and English. So please venture out. It's beautiful. Several recommendations if anyone interested.

              #697 Kaitlyn Wawryko

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                Posted 30 March 2013 - 10:17 AM

                Know of any cenote that allow TTD sessions in or around cancun?

                #698 Kaitlyn Wawryko

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                  Posted 30 March 2013 - 10:18 AM

                  Also what is everyone doing for a rehersal dinner? I was thinking maybe go to a restaurant early enough that it would be slow. I don't want to have to fork out any more money...

                  #699 NinaO

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                    Posted 30 March 2013 - 08:50 PM

                    I do not know about the TTD but have visited @4 cenotes. Your photographer would know and send you I to. But the are small so I imagine that he will go to one that is more private because they are open to public and it's very cheap. Like $3 dollars. Plus they have become very popular the last 2 years and I have noticed they are trying to turn them into more of a tourist thing. So there would be people in the way. They now have restrooms & snacks. Lol our TTD is super early at a cenote in July. Not sure where. My photo guy has awesome pis so I'm just going with whatever he says.

                    #700 Kaitlyn Wawryko

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                      Posted 31 March 2013 - 09:13 AM

                      Oh ok thanks for the heads up :)




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