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#1 JessiTaylor

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    Posted 27 February 2012 - 12:59 PM

     

    Well we've chosen our dream venue despite the costs - xcaret eco-park. They handle nearly everything - venues, some decorations (candles lightign path, floating candles in river, very simple candle and pebble centrepieces), food, drink, staff, lighting, staff - hostess, security, paramedic, entertainment (cant use outside bands or musicians)

     

    Thigns they dont handle -

     

    any specific decorations i want not included in the package - but these would be pretty limited

    finding the judge and legal documents

    flowers

    photographer

    arranging transport for guests

    wedding cake

    wedding favours

     

    They suggested we use an extra outside wedding co-ordinator...but given they cost around 1,000 dollars or so and there are so few details i need to arrange - should we just handle it ourselves? (well...mainly mexican fiance given he's fluent in the language)

     

    or am i risking things going to hell if i dont use a professional? im really wavering



    #2 JayKay

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    Posted 02 March 2012 - 02:33 PM

    I think those are definetly things you can handle yourself.  That being said as long as you have the time and are willing to do it. 

     

    Originally Posted by JessiTaylor 

     

    Well we've chosen our dream venue despite the costs - xcaret eco-park. They handle nearly everything - venues, some decorations (candles lightign path, floating candles in river, very simple candle and pebble centrepieces), food, drink, staff, lighting, staff - hostess, security, paramedic, entertainment (cant use outside bands or musicians)

     

    Thigns they dont handle -

     

    any specific decorations i want not included in the package - but these would be pretty limited

    finding the judge and legal documents

    flowers

    photographer

    arranging transport for guests

    wedding cake

    wedding favours

     

    They suggested we use an extra outside wedding co-ordinator...but given they cost around 1,000 dollars or so and there are so few details i need to arrange - should we just handle it ourselves? (well...mainly mexican fiance given he's fluent in the language)

     

    or am i risking things going to hell if i dont use a professional? im really wavering



     



    #3 ChocoTaco7568

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      Posted 02 March 2012 - 03:25 PM

      I agree 100% with JayKay. Happy planning! 



      #4 TammyWright

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      Posted 02 March 2012 - 03:31 PM


      i think it really depends on YOU.

       

      if you have a super stressful job or too much on your plate, it might be worth it to hire someone to take care of those details.  I know for me, I did most of the wedding planning myself but did hire an outside wedding coordinator when things started too get too much for me.

      Originally Posted by JessiTaylor 

       

      Well we've chosen our dream venue despite the costs - xcaret eco-park. They handle nearly everything - venues, some decorations (candles lightign path, floating candles in river, very simple candle and pebble centrepieces), food, drink, staff, lighting, staff - hostess, security, paramedic, entertainment (cant use outside bands or musicians)

       

      Thigns they dont handle -

       

      any specific decorations i want not included in the package - but these would be pretty limited

      finding the judge and legal documents

      flowers

      photographer

      arranging transport for guests

      wedding cake

      wedding favours

       

      They suggested we use an extra outside wedding co-ordinator...but given they cost around 1,000 dollars or so and there are so few details i need to arrange - should we just handle it ourselves? (well...mainly mexican fiance given he's fluent in the language)

       

      or am i risking things going to hell if i dont use a professional? im really wavering



       


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      #5 JessiTaylor

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        Posted 03 March 2012 - 07:21 AM

        thanks for all your comments! i think im leaning towards doing it myself =)

         

        in terms of time...i definitely have a lot of it (i cant work here in mexico until i sort out visa issues..which is a long slow process!) i guess its a paranoia that ill screw something up, but then i figure that a wedding co-ordinator doesnt guarantee happiness and a smooth ride (take the jennifer smith thread for example). its great that there are so many vendor reviews on here so i dont feel like im picking blindly

         

        photos, cake, flowers and transport i can definitely do. fiance can take care of finding a judge as im pretty sure that would be tricky to do given my lack of fluent spanish. at least i finally sorted the venue and date,previously i felt like i was taking 3 steps forward 4 steps backwards and never getting anything done haha



        #6 Realcdngirl

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          Posted 05 March 2012 - 11:39 AM

          We're getting married next door at Occidental Xcaret. Have you thought of contacting them to find out which officiant they use?

           

          The park is beautiful though, you won't need alot of decoration at all :)



          #7 JessiTaylor

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            Posted 05 March 2012 - 12:28 PM

            actually that would work...i was even debating staying there and asking if i could pay a fee to have them handle a few details like flowers even if the wedding wasnt there

             

            Or...being seriously cheeky...if its one of the resorts where a certain number of rooms get a wedding package...do you think i could have the package without the wedding hahaha im assuming not! i bet theyve never been asked it before =) "i already have my wedding pretty much sorted, so i want the free wedding package minus the ceremony but yes to flowers and the cake please" :P






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