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#551 kard613

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    Posted 18 April 2013 - 11:22 AM

    I placed 2 seperate orders for a total of 70 maracas and haven't had any problems. I think maybe less then 5 out of all of them had any marks so I decided just to deal with it. 

     

    They did mistakenly send me light blue instead of bright blue so when I thought that was the case I asked them to send me samples of them both which they did with no problem. Seeing the two blues side by side and how similar they were I decided to just keep the light blue rather then waste time, money and resources. I've had great dealings with them



    #552 catgirl

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      Posted 18 April 2013 - 11:26 AM

      That's good to know.  I hope they get back to me soon.  :)

       

      Originally Posted by kard613 

      I placed 2 seperate orders for a total of 70 maracas and haven't had any problems. I think maybe less then 5 out of all of them had any marks so I decided just to deal with it. 

       

      They did mistakenly send me light blue instead of bright blue so when I thought that was the case I asked them to send me samples of them both which they did with no problem. Seeing the two blues side by side and how similar they were I decided to just keep the light blue rather then waste time, money and resources. I've had great dealings with them



      #553 MMK0386

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      Posted 18 April 2013 - 11:36 AM

      Has anyone used Amols for maracas? We received our shipment last night and 11/15 pairs of the pink were pretty dinged up and 8/15 pairs of orange the same way. I sent an e-mail to the sales department as I was instructed when I called this morning asking for replacements.  Anyone have the same issue?

      I ordered from there as well and 99% of mine were perfect. Maybe you just got a funky batch. :/

      I placed 2 seperate orders for a total of 70 maracas and haven't had any problems. I think maybe less then 5 out of all of them had any marks so I decided just to deal with it.  They did mistakenly send me light blue instead of bright blue so when I thought that was the case I asked them to send me samples of them both which they did with no problem. Seeing the two blues side by side and how similar they were I decided to just keep the light blue rather then waste time, money and resources. I've had great dealings with them



      #554 catgirl

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        Posted 18 April 2013 - 12:38 PM

        Amols has responded and said they would ship out replacements right away.  Yay!



        #555 Avborges

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          Posted 19 April 2013 - 08:43 AM

          Originally Posted by catgirl 

          Amols has responded and said they would ship out replacements right away.  Yay!

          Hi Catgirl, 

           

          We were thinking of buying our maracas in Mexico.  What made you get yours in the US?   Can you please add pics and the price?  Maybe we should rethink!



          #556 shannonmarie

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          Posted 19 April 2013 - 09:06 AM

          We really wanted to do maracas and planned on ordering from Amols as well. I have since decided against it. I just don't feel like dragging down 60+ maracas. I already have enough to bring. I've read on here that maracas can be rather pricey down there. You would think they would be cheap but I think the best deal is Amols if you don't mind the hassle of bringing them down

          62 guest booked, plus Bride and Groom!


          #557 catgirl

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            Posted 19 April 2013 - 09:08 AM

            Hi.  We decided to get everything here because we are only flying in 3 days before the wedding and will have other things to do like stuffing the guest bags, assembling cake boxes, etc on the 12th and did not want to run around playa looking for maracas and then having to tie the tag to them.  We want to have everything done and packed the weekend of June 1 and if we need people to take things with them, then we have time to sort that out.  I am hoping that 6 suitcases at 70 pounds each will be enough :P (we each get 3 bags as part of being AA Executive Platinum and we are also in first class.) 

             

            Since we are only doing a weekend celebration, we want to spend as much time as possible with family and friends and not be worrying about wedding stuff.  :)

             

            This is what we purchased:  We ordered 15 pairs of each.

             



            Hi Catgirl, 

             

            We were thinking of buying our maracas in Mexico.  What made you get yours in the US?   Can you please add pics and the price?  Maybe we should rethink!



            #558 catgirl

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              Posted 19 April 2013 - 09:29 AM

              Strike that, I am so off on my days.  We are only flying in 2 days earlier than our wedding, so really no time to run around playa.  :P

              Originally Posted by catgirl 

              Hi.  We decided to get everything here because we are only flying in 3 days before the wedding and will have other things to do like stuffing the guest bags, assembling cake boxes, etc on the 12th and did not want to run around playa looking for maracas and then having to tie the tag to them.  We want to have everything done and packed the weekend of June 1 and if we need people to take things with them, then we have time to sort that out.  I am hoping that 6 suitcases at 70 pounds each will be enough :P (we each get 3 bags as part of being AA Executive Platinum and we are also in first class.) 

               

              Since we are only doing a weekend celebration, we want to spend as much time as possible with family and friends and not be worrying about wedding stuff.  :)

               

              This is what we purchased:  We ordered 15 pairs of each.

               

              http://www.amols.com.../orange-maracas

               

              http://www.amols.com...og/pink-maracas

               



              #559 natalieblev

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                Posted 19 April 2013 - 10:36 AM

                Originally Posted by MMK0386 

                Ok girls, finalizing the ceremony script and making the programs has been on my list for FOREVER!!! I am doing this week. PERIOD! I can't stand it anymore and I need to knock these things off my list. 

                 

                We are having a legal ceremony the morning of the wedding in private bc I REALLY want the wedding date to be the date we chose- it's our anniversary! Then, the actual ceremony will be "symbolic." The reasoning is that I could not alter the legal script at ALL and it was AWFUL!!

                 

                Here is the script I came up with (with a lot of help from the internet and BDW!!) Please let me know what ya'll think!!

                 

                 

                Symbolic Ceremony

                 

                BRIDE: Megan King

                GROOM: Daniel Wilson

                WEDDING DATE: Thursday, June 28, 2013

                WEDDING TIME: 5:30

                WEDDING LOCATION: Beach Gazebo

                 

                Music playing

                Guests are taking seats

                 

                Processional: (different music)

                Seating of the Parents:

                Gary and Kathi walk down aisle

                As Dan walks my mom down the aisle, the BM and Minister take their places entering from the right and then Dan takes his place on right next to Mabry

                 

                Bridal Processional: (diff music)

                Reyna walks down aisle

                Laura walks down aisle

                Caley walks down aisle

                Sylas walks down aisle

                Wedding march begins- dad walks me down aisle- mom stands to signal all guests to stand

                 

                Giving Away of Bride:

                Minster- "Dually blessed is the couple which comes to the marriage altar with the approval and blessings of their families and friends. Who has the honor of presenting this woman to be married to this man?"

                 

                Dad- "Her mother and I do.”

                Kiss dad, he hands me off to Dan. Dan and Dad shake hands/hug and Dad sits down.

                 

                Opening Remarks and Welcome:

                Minister- “We are gathered here in the sight of God and these witnesses to unite Megan and Daniel in Holy Matrimony. On behalf of Megan and Daniel, it is my honor to welcome you and thank you all for traveling such a great distance to be here today as it is a testament to the amazing amount of love and support they have in each of you. Many of you have given them much happiness, unconditional love, encouragement, and guidance through the various stages of their lives. They would like to sincerely thank you all for being here to celebrate their big day. A special and respectful acknowledgement must also be made to those friends and family members who were unable to attend, or have passed on, but whose spirit remains alive and strong in all our hearts.”

                                                                                                                                                       

                                                             

                Opening Prayer:

                Minister- "Let us pray- Our Father, love has been your richest and greatest gift to the world. Love between a man and woman which matures into marriage is one of your most beautiful types of loves. Today we celebrate that love. May your blessing be on this wedding service, protect, guide, and bless Megan and Daniel in their marriage. Surround them and us with your love now and always. In your son's name, Amen."

                 

                "You may be seated."

                 

                The Charge to Bride and Groom and Pledge:

                Minister- “Megan and Daniel- This marriage ceremony does not mark the beginning of a new relationship. Rather, it is an acknowledgement and celebration of a relationship that has been thriving since you met. Marriage is the mutual commitment of two people sincerely in love who share the same dreams about life.”

                 

                “More than that, it is the intimate sharing of two lives. It is a sharing that does not diminish, but enhances the individuality of each partner. The institution of marriage is not to be entered into lightly as it symbolizes commitment on every level. Together you will continue to meet the challenges and obstacles of life head on with honesty, integrity, and loyalty.”


                “This beautiful setting should remind us that, like the ocean, human life is an ebb and flow- spirit and emotions move in cycles. To be in a relationship does not guarantee an eternal summer. To make a sincere and honest commitment does not promise an end to all struggles. What a good relationship does offer, much like this ocean, is the opportunity for renewal. A successful relationship recognizes that after every fall and winter, spring and summer will come again. A flourishing relationship takes more than just love. It takes trust, to know in your hearts that you want only the best for each other. It takes dedication, to stay open to one another, to learn and grow, even when it is difficult to do so... and it takes faith, to go forward together without knowing what the future holds for you both.”

                                                                                                         

                Reading:            

                Minister- "I now invite Kathi, Mother of the Groom, to read a passage from the book of Corinthians.

                 

                Kathi- “If I speak with human tongues and angelic as well, but do not have love, I am a noisy gong, a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy, and, with full knowledge, comprehend all mysteries, if I have faith great enough to move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give everything I have to feed the poor and hand over my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing.”

                 

                “Love is patient, love is kind. Love is not jealous, it does not put on airs, it is not snobbish. Love is never rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not prone to anger; neither does it brood over injuries. Love does not rejoice in what is wrong but rejoices with the truth. There is no limit to love’s forbearance, to its trust, its hope, its power to endure.”

                 

                “Love never fails. Prophecies will cease, tongues will be silent, knowledge will pass away…There are in the end three things that last: faith, hope, and love, and the greatest of these is love. 1 Corinthians 13:1-8; 13”

                 

                Vows:

                Minister- “Thank you, Kathi.”

                 

                “Megan and Daniel, as you prepare to take these vows, give careful thought and prayer, for as you make them you are making an exclusive commitment one to the other for as long as you both shall live. Your love for each other should never be diminished by difficult circumstances, and it is to endure until death parts you.”

                 

                “As God's children, your marriage is strengthened by your obedience to your Heavenly Father and His Word. As you let God be in control of your marriage, He will cause your home to be a place of joy and a testimony to the world."

                 

                 

                “Daniel do you accept Megan as your beloved and wedded wife, to love and honor her, stand by her side, in good times and in bad, in sickness and in health for as long as you both shall live?”

                 

                Dan responds: “I do”

                 

                 

                 

                 

                “Dan, please repeat after me: 

                 

                Megan, from this day forward I promise you these things….

                I will laugh with you in times of joy…

                And comfort you in times of sorrow…

                I will share in your dreams…

                And always support and encourage you…

                I promise to love you in good times and bad…

                I will help you when you need it…

                And step aside when you don’t…

                You are my best friend…

                And I will love and respect you always!”

                 

                Minister- “Megan, do you accept Daniel as your beloved and wedded husband, to love and honor him, stand by his side, in good times and in bad, in sickness and in health for as long as you both shall live?”

                 

                Megan responds: “I do”          

                              

                 â€œMegan please repeat after me:

                 

                Dan, I do not need you, I choose you!

                I choose you today in witness of all the people who love us,

                I choose you tomorrow in the privacy of our hearts.

                I choose you in strength and weakness.

                I choose you in health and dis-ease.

                I choose you in joy and in sorrow.

                I will choose you, over all others…

                Every day-for all the days of my life.”     

                 

                Minister- “Will everyone please rise?”


                “Will you, the cherished family and friends of Megan and Daniel, witnessing these vows, do all in your power to support them in their marriage, love them, and encourage their love for one another from now until forever?

                 

                Guests- “We will”

                 

                Hand Ceremony:

                Minister- “Thank you. Please remain standing.”

                 

                “Megan and Daniel, as you stand beside the ocean, may your love always be as constant as the tide; waves flowing endlessly from the depths of the sea. Just as water is the eternal force of life, so is love. Love is the force that allows us to face fear and uncertainty with courage.”

                              

                “You have just sealed your relationship with the exchanging of vows to each other as well as a blessing from your family and friends. Although you will be sharing one life, never forget that you are two separate people. Cherish and affirm your differences. Love each other. Keep your commitment primary. Together you will laugh and cry, be happy and angry, share and grow- sometimes together, sometimes separately.”

                 

                “Before the two of you met, your lives were on separate roads ... each going in different directions and seemingly leading to different destinations. But somewhere along the way (through some twist of fate) you did meet, and you fell in love. Today, you find yourselves standing here together at the threshold of a new path, and have promised to forever join your once separate journeys into one.”

                 

                “To symbolize this union and the importance of the individuals within the marriage, each of your family members and friends here today has been given a small polished stone that represents their unique individuality, the roles they played in your individual paths, and their presence at your wedding today.”

                “You also each have a stone of your own that symbolizes your previous separate lives, separate sets of friends, separate families and the different life’s journeys that you once traveled. I ask that everyone please hold the stone that you have been given. Fill your stone with hope, love, positivity, a prayer, or a blessing for happiness and good will for Megan and Daniel for the future of their marriage.”

                 

                “Now, please come forward and add your stone to this vase, which Megan and Daniel will display in their home to be reminded daily of the love and support they find in each of you as well as your presence on this special day.”

                 

                (Guests come up and place stones in vase- possibly play a song.)

                 

                Minister- “The union of these stones has now symbolically joined your once separate lives. Through you, just as the stones have been combined, so now are your friends and family joined. Your once solitary life’s paths are also now one, and all that was once separate is now shared. In this sharing you both will find new strength and joy as together you forge a new life path.”

                 

                “Stones stand the test of time. Over time they can even become stronger and more beautiful. Let these stones be a reminder and a memorial of the love, blessings and support that your family members and friends have provided you here today.  And what God has joined together, let no man separate.”

                 

                Exchanging of the Rings:

                Minister- “The vows which have been exchanged are but words that are fleeting and the sound of them is soon gone. The wedding ring is a symbol of eternity and the promises which have been made. It is an outward sign of an inward and spiritual bond which unites two hearts in endless love.”

                 

                “Daniel and Megan please join hands.”

                “These are the hands of your best friend, young and strong and full of love for you, that are holding yours on your wedding day, as you promise to love each other today, tomorrow, and forever. These are the hands that will work alongside yours, as together you build your future. These are the hands that will passionately love you and cherish you through the years, and with the slightest touch, will comfort you like no other. These are the hands that will hold you when fear or grief fills your mind. These are the hands that will countless times wipe the tears from your eyes; tears of sorrow, and tears of joy. These are the hands that will give you strength when you need it. And lastly, these are the hands that even when wrinkled and aged, will still be reaching for yours, still giving you the same unspoken tenderness with just a touch.”

                “Our prayer for you today is that both of you will use these hands to build a marriage where all your dreams come true.”
                 

                “And now as a token of your love and of your deep desire to be forever united in heart and soul I ask you, Dan, to repeat after me:”

                 

                “Megan, I give you this ring as a symbol of our vows; and with all that I am, and all that I have- I honor you. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, with this ring, I thee wed.”

                 

                Minister- “Now, Megan, please repeat after me”

                 

                “Dan, I give you this ring as a symbol of our vows; and with all that I am, and all that I have, I honor you. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, with this ring, I thee wed."

                 

                 

                Pronouncement:

                Minister- “I now pronounce you husband and wife!”

                 

                Kiss:

                Minister- "Dan, you may now kiss your Bride!"

                 

                Presentation of Bride and Groom:

                Minister- "It is now my privilege to present to you for the first time, Drs. Daniel and Megan Wilson!"

                 

                Recessional: (music plays)

                Gary and Kathi exit

                Mom and Dad exit

                Wedding party exits:

                Caley and Sylas

                Laura, Reyna and Mabry

                Bride and Groom

                 

                Group Picture and Toast

                Very beautiful and touching! I am just like you. I refused to let the resort just use the plain 5 minute version and so I hired a pastor that is a missionary in DR. He wrote two amazing scripts and let us add in and decide which one. I am so thankful I found him because it was just not feeling right for me before so. 



                #560 MMK0386

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                Posted 20 April 2013 - 05:21 AM

                Very beautiful and touching! I am just like you. I refused to let the resort just use the plain 5 minute version and so I hired a pastor that is a missionary in DR. He wrote two amazing scripts and let us add in and decide which one. I am so thankful I found him because it was just not feeling right for me before so. 

                That's awesome! I have to say, now that it's done I'm happy with what I wrote and it's nice to be able to say I wrote it, but for what we had to pay to have the symbolic ceremony in addition to the price for the legal ceremony, I can't believe they didn't give me some script options like the pastor you found did for you. Oh, well, though- right? Lol I'm just glad I came up with something nice and sentimental and meaningful but not an hour long! Haha




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