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#1121 happywife

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    Posted 10 July 2013 - 07:21 AM

    Originally Posted by Jennypert 

     

    Hello Happy Wife, I'm getting married on June 6, 2014 at Azul Sensatori Resort in Riviera Maya Mexico.  It is very family friendly with about 440 rooms.  You can probably work out a contract that will be less than $1000 per person for 5 days.  You should also look at Azul Beach and the Playacar Palace.  I visited both before deciding on Azul Sensatori.  They were very nice but I felt AS was better for my family.  Have fun with your planning.  I certainly am!!

    Hello,

     

     Thank you for this info. We decided on a small boutique hotel in the heart of playa, they have given us great quotes and our guests can choose between all inclusive or not.



    #1122 happywife

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      Posted 10 July 2013 - 07:22 AM

      I was just curious, what are you ladies budgets? We are expecting 20-25 people and we have set a budget of 12-15k this is not uncluding our travel.

       

      Including:

      invites

      STD

      photos

      reception

      ceremony

      music

      coordinator

      welcome party



      #1123 moodyc82

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      Posted 10 July 2013 - 08:42 AM

      Originally Posted by happywife 

      I was just curious, what are you ladies budgets? We are expecting 20-25 people and we have set a budget of 12-15k this is not uncluding our travel.

       

      Including:

      invites

      STD

      photos

      reception

      ceremony

      music

      coordinator

      welcome party

      Our  budget is $7,000. The package at our resort includes the video and the pictures and all the bouquets, ceremony, reception, cocktail hour and lots of extras etc and is $3,000. My dress was $750 and our STD came out to $110 with shipping and everything. Our DJ is $850 and WC free. Were just going to go as a group to a restaurant as a welcome dinner and eat for free since it's all inclusive.



      #1124 hclibby1982

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        Posted 10 July 2013 - 08:43 AM

        Originally Posted by dj3985 


        Ooooo yes I love this idea! I will look into it, and come up with some ideas. I feel the Same way, our family and close friends are coming a long way and spending a lot to share this day with us. It is an AI, so hummm ill have to get creative. Thanks :)
        I'm sending my std out on Friday :)

        Very cutie STDs! Did you do them as postcards, magnets or just paper?  We did ours as magnets it makes me very happy to see them on everyone's fridges now!

         

        I've started designing my invitations now, hopefully I'll be done and approve the final proof by mid next week so I can place our order!!



        #1125 hclibby1982

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          Posted 10 July 2013 - 08:49 AM

          Originally Posted by happywife 

          I was just curious, what are you ladies budgets? We are expecting 20-25 people and we have set a budget of 12-15k this is not uncluding our travel.

           

          Including:

          invites

          STD

          photos

          reception

          ceremony

          music

          coordinator

          welcome party

          We're having around 50.  When I did our budget I included our stay, travel and honeymoon so it's about $23K, excluding that stuff it's about $18K which also includes my dress, flowers, favors, wedding party gifts, and rings, etc.  



          #1126 dj3985

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            Posted 10 July 2013 - 08:50 AM

            Yes, im doing the cozumel palace. check out the palace resorts if u havent already.



            #1127 dj3985

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              Posted 10 July 2013 - 08:51 AM

              Cool! I did postcards :)



              #1128 MissJali

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                Posted 10 July 2013 - 09:05 AM

                I'm thinking we're spending about maybe $8k for everything.



                #1129 RaynDrop

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                  Posted 10 July 2013 - 09:33 AM

                  Originally Posted by MissJali 

                  Rayn these are the bags I got.http://www.discountm...pper-tote-bags/

                   

                  I figured people could reuse them for groceries later on. They're actually spacious inside but the only headache is that if you apply the iron directly on the bag, it melts. So a fellow bride gave me the tip of using a towel on top. I've been trying to get a Dominican remedy called "rapidita/hangover helper" for my oh shit kit and adding a bottle of Mamajuana saying "drink on!" LOL 

                   

                  Those look like nice bags.... I am (of course) having a bad dilemma!  I purchased ones @ Christmas Tree Shop.. really nice huge canvas bags with a zipper for about 4 bucks a piece.  I just recently was looking at items for sale from other brides on here and someone was selling bags that looked almost identical to the once I already had.  She was asking $ 1 each and with shipping they were about 2 bucks a bag.  I thought for sure I would just return the ones to CTS but the bags are a little different and I don't know which ones I like better.

                   

                  The second set I got are the same length but not as tall and do not have a zipper, which I like about them.   I kinda of like that the second ones are smaller because that might more of a size that people would use again.  I don't think I will have a hard time getting all my stuff into either of them.  So I'm stuck (sorry for the rant) haha

                   

                  Good tip about the transfers!   I already bought the stuff to do a stencil BUT I'm scared to do anything to them (and of course I need to pick a bag first *sigh*)

                   

                  AND

                   

                  I love your hangover helper and Mamajuana!  Super cute.  I wanted to add alka seltzer day after remedy... but they don't seem to make it anymore.  I did find this stuff on amazon called Drinkin Mate. It has mixed reviews but I think I will end up getting it because it's cute.  I didn't think to add alcohol with it, but I love the idea!


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                  #1130 SoonMrsD

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                    Posted 10 July 2013 - 09:50 AM

                    Originally Posted by MissJali 

                    Rayn these are the bags I got.http://www.discountm...pper-tote-bags/

                     

                    I figured people could reuse them for groceries later on. They're actually spacious inside but the only headache is that if you apply the iron directly on the bag, it melts. So a fellow bride gave me the tip of using a towel on top. I've been trying to get a Dominican remedy called "rapidita/hangover helper" for my oh shit kit and adding a bottle of Mamajuana saying "drink on!" LOL 

                    I've tried the rapidita and it works wonders! They sell it in the grocery stores or bodegas I should say. Great Idea, I'm borrowing it ha ha

                    Good Luck on finishing girl!






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