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#2491 shannonmarie

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  • Wedding Date:June 14, 2013
  • Wedding Location:Now Jade Rivera Cancun - Pergola
  • LocationCharlotte, North Carolina

Posted 19 April 2013 - 07:49 AM

Originally Posted by ChocoTaco7568 

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I hope so, I’m Feeling pretty good with where I stand, but I also dropped a few projects. Quite frankly, my hours at work increased and I got tired of doing stuff. While there were a few details that may have been a nice touch, in the end I didn’t deem them necessary (ceremony programs, ribbon wands etc)

 

To do in no particular order in the next 4 weeks:

Purchase another bandeau bikini (need to avoid tan lines for the first 3 days)

Complete Reception playlist (songs chosen but not organized)

Complete mock-ups for WC use

Get E-Ring polished and photo ready

Purchase frames for all signage (picked out, just need to make the trip)

Figure out veil situation (maybe alterations)

Contact USPS to hold mail delivery for 2 weeks

Contact banks for out of country transactions

Order Bouquet charm

 

I also have a series of appointments the days leading up to departure (shellac mani/pedi, brazilian, lash extensions...)

 

How are you two making out?!?!?

I'm ready for the most part. I've also dropped a few small things that I just don't feel like buying and I've just gotten tired. The last things on my list are:

 

Order Chair Sashes

Buy Make Up

Pick up dress

Bachelorette Party!

 

I'm sure there may be a few small things I'm missing, but I cannot think right now.

 

One thing that's driving me absolutely nuts are people that have RSVP'd but not booked! My attitude when this all began was "If they don't book 2-3 months in advance, they more then likely aren't coming!" WRONG! I have about 20 people who swear they are coming but have not booked or picked out meal choices. It is very rude and inconsiderate. Especially when I am making welcome bags for everyone. I'm at the point now, where I am running out of supplies and refuse to order more. The last people that book, will not receive a bag. I will politely tell them that they missed the deadline and we did not know they were coming. 

 

Have you already sent your planning form off to Pilar?


62 guest booked, plus Bride and Groom!


#2492 ChocoTaco7568

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    Posted 19 April 2013 - 07:55 AM

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    Originally Posted by hortonk 

    Oh my gosh that is SO exciting!!!! Cant wait to see photos and read your review! :)

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    Originally Posted by EmmA1025 

    OMG soo close! How many guests are you having?? Also, did you go with an outside photographer?

    I can't believe I'm in the final month of my 23 month engagement, definitely an exciting moment! I'll be sure to post a review upon my return and if I have it in me I'll also post a planning thread, but hopefully I can get the planning thread going before we depart.

     

    We'll have 22 guests including the Bride & Groom and we contracted Sassha Gluck for our wedding photography. 



    #2493 EmmA1025

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      Posted 19 April 2013 - 08:12 AM

      Originally Posted by ChocoTaco7568 

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      I can't believe I'm in the final month of my 23 month engagement, definitely an exciting moment! I'll be sure to post a review upon my return and if I have it in me I'll also post a planning thread, but hopefully I can get the planning thread going before we depart.

       

      We'll have 22 guests including the Bride & Groom and we contracted Sassha Gluck for our wedding photography. 

      thats great! Im looking forward to the review! Also, are you going to have a dj? And how long are you staying at now jade? Im not sure what to do with that part.. Im thinking maybe 5 nights at now jade and then id like to go off to a different resort to be alone and celebrate our honeymoon alone for another 5 days but not too sure yet.. what are your plans?



      #2494 hortonk

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        Posted 19 April 2013 - 08:30 AM

        Originally Posted by EmmA1025 

        thats great! Im looking forward to the review! Also, are you going to have a dj? And how long are you staying at now jade? Im not sure what to do with that part.. Im thinking maybe 5 nights at now jade and then id like to go off to a different resort to be alone and celebrate our honeymoon alone for another 5 days but not too sure yet.. what are your plans?

        Depending what your budget is, I would HIGHLY reccomend Secrets Maroma for your last 5 days. It is an amazing resort on the most beautiful beach I have seen! You would not be dissapopinted!!



        #2495 ChocoTaco7568

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          Posted 19 April 2013 - 08:31 AM

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          Originally Posted by EmmA1025 

          thats great! Im looking forward to the review! Also, are you going to have a dj? And how long are you staying at now jade? Im not sure what to do with that part.. Im thinking maybe 5 nights at now jade and then id like to go off to a different resort to be alone and celebrate our honeymoon alone for another 5 days but not too sure yet.. what are your plans?

          No DJ, we just didn't think it was necessary.  We're a high energy, fun spirited group and many of us love to dance; we tend to make a party wherever we are. 

           

          Me and my Groom will be at NJ for 4 night, and our guests for 3 nights.  We are then relocating to El Taj in Playa del Carmen for a week and about half of our guests will be relocating and staying at various hotels in the Riveiera Maya for 3 or 4 nights.



          #2496 ChocoTaco7568

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            Posted 19 April 2013 - 08:37 AM

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            Originally Posted by shannonmarie 

            One thing that's driving me absolutely nuts are people that have RSVP'd but not booked! My attitude when this all began was "If they don't book 2-3 months in advance, they more then likely aren't coming!" WRONG! I have about 20 people who swear they are coming but have not booked or picked out meal choices. It is very rude and inconsiderate. Especially when I am making welcome bags for everyone. I'm at the point now, where I am running out of supplies and refuse to order more. The last people that book, will not receive a bag. I will politely tell them that they missed the deadline and we did not know they were coming. 

             

            Have you already sent your planning form off to Pilar?

            Yes, I sent my planning thread to Pilar about a week ago.  She confirmed receiving it, but has not provided me with an estimate to date.

             

            Oh the joys of guests and RSVPing.  Of my 24 invites sent, I only received 3 RSVPs and I gave the option to RSVP via our wedding website or with the pre-stamped return envelope. And we only had 6 guests choose their meals not including two people that I know have very sensitve food allergies.  Aside from these two people, I will not follow up with any one and they will just get what I have chosen as the default.



            #2497 ironman

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              Posted 19 April 2013 - 09:17 AM

              Originally Posted by remykion 

              I had a quick look on Tripadvisor today - Wish I hadnt bothered! reviews wasnt very impressive! ;-(

              I know... I absolutely cringed when reading some of them a week or so ago. There's been a steady stream of bad reviews lately. Not much we can do now though, we've confirmed our date and our guests have booked.

               

              Hopefully the resort reads the reviews and improves upon what was wrong.



              #2498 EmmA1025

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                Posted 19 April 2013 - 09:28 AM

                Originally Posted by hortonk 

                Depending what your budget is, I would HIGHLY reccomend Secrets Maroma for your last 5 days. It is an amazing resort on the most beautiful beach I have seen! You would not be dissapopinted!!

                yes ive heard about this resort a lot actually and it looks great.. im not sure how much they charge but i will deff look into it some more. thanks!



                #2499 EmmA1025

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                  Posted 19 April 2013 - 09:30 AM

                  Originally Posted by ChocoTaco7568 

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                  No DJ, we just didn't think it was necessary.  We're a high energy, fun spirited group and many of us love to dance; we tend to make a party wherever we are. 

                   

                  Me and my Groom will be at NJ for 4 night, and our guests for 3 nights.  We are then relocating to El Taj in Playa del Carmen for a week and about half of our guests will be relocating and staying at various hotels in the Riveiera Maya for 3 or 4 nights.

                  Ive been thinking the same thing... since im not really sure how many guests we will have i dont know if i want to pay for the dj but the only thing is i heard the now jade is very secluded and not much nightlife so if everything is shut down by 12-1am im a bit nervous as to what to do. lol



                  #2500 aarosenthall

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                    Posted 19 April 2013 - 10:22 AM

                    Hey all! I just wanted to let you all know that we are back and everything was great! I will work on a formal review hopefully this weekend, but wanted to send out a couple things for anyone that is in the planning stages as I wish I would have known.... The resort's idea is from from ocean front- you may have a glimps of the ocean if you had binoculars- to the point that literally almost all my guests ended up upgrading to the preferred side. This made me feel a bit bad although no one really seemed to mind paying the difference and were very happy with their new rooms. If I would have know, I would have been more clear and also gotten a group rate on the preferred side from the beginning. With that being said, I also want to note that Teresa was great from vacations for less. We had a huge snow storm in Denver and I had people jumping on flights not even knowing if they would have a room when they arrived. When they landed, Teresa had taken care of it all. For those of you planning on staying at the resort after they wedding as a honeymoon, it is not really that as you run in to your friends and family everywhere, them asking you to dinner, etc. unless they are leaving early, just be prepared it may not be what you think of. Looking back now, I would have switched resorts. Honestly, that is about the only two downfalls, pilar and staff were wonderful, we did a private dinner at tamarinds which they closed for the night which was awesome, could not have been more pleased with the flowers, attention to detail, the dj, they pulled it together awesome. We used adventure photos for a ttd which was unbelievable at the cenote, really it was great!!!! Stay tuned for pages of re-cap- Oh, and they did menu cards for me without even asking in matching wedding colors!




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