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#1 JessiTaylor

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    Posted 07 November 2012 - 10:11 AM

    Hey everyone!

    Since all the threads on chapels.and priests are way out of date i thought id start a new one!

     

    So for Catholic Brides in 2013:

    Where are you getting married?

    Are you bringing a Priest or using one in Riviera Maya?

    Hows the process going?

     

    Im getting married in the St Francis of Assisi chapel in Xcaret. We were bringing our local parish priest but he's now unable to come so we're now looking for a local one. Everything is going really well but there has been a lot of paperwork. I had to go back to London (my hometown, i now live in Mexico) to get the papers i needed. We just completed the pre-cana!



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      Posted 07 November 2012 - 10:18 AM

      Great idea Jessi ! all the best with your research + planning process.......happy journey !


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      #3 Emily11386

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        Posted 07 November 2012 - 01:51 PM

        Hi, We are getting married at the chapel at The Gran Caribe Real in Cancun. We are using the priest provided by the resort. :)
        May 10, 2013 at The Gran Caribe Real/ Royal Cancun
        33 adults (including bride & groom) and 3 kids booked!

        #4 monicamb

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          Posted 09 November 2012 - 09:27 AM

          What month are you getting married? I'm thinking June for mine. Also at the chapel.



          #5 LCB803

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            Posted 09 November 2012 - 03:04 PM

            Hey everyone! Since all the threads on chapels.and priests are way out of date i thought id start a new one! So for Catholic Brides in 2013: Where are you getting married? Are you bringing a Priest or using one in Riviera Maya? Hows the process going? Im getting married in the St Francis of Assisi chapel in Xcaret. We were bringing our local parish priest but he's now unable to come so we're now looking for a local one. Everything is going really well but there has been a lot of paperwork. I had to go back to London (my hometown, i now live in Mexico) to get the papers i needed. We just completed the pre-cana!

            Thanks, Jessi, for starting this thread! We are getting married in Nov 2013 at a small Catholic chapel at a private beach wedding/event venue called Playa del Secreto, about 15 min from downtown Playa del Carmen. We are bringing our own priest because it was a top priority to be married by an officiant who knows us... Fingers are crossed that nothing goes awry with this plan because our wedding is on a Sunday, which will preclude a local priest from being available to serve as a backup plan! (The Saturday we wanted was booked.) Planning isn't too tough yet, but we still have a year and I haven't found out yet about what all we will have to do (paperwork-wise). We will start our Parish's formal marriage prep program this winter. One thing to pass along to you other brides from my wedding coordinator: if you're on a budget, don't spend too much on flowers for the church- apparently any flowers you bring in have to be left behind as an offering! Also, if anyone needs a brief review of possible Catholic ceremony venues, I've seen 3 in the Riviera Maya-- the chapel at Real Resorts Gran Caribe; my own choice, Playa del Secreto; and the Chapel del Carmen in downtown Playa on 5th Ave (loved it!) Good luck to everyone!

            #6 LCB803

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              Posted 09 November 2012 - 03:06 PM

              P.S.: The Chapel del Carmen is the one pictured in the last four photos in Zazil's post, above. I took several of my own photos when I was there in July that I can share with anyone who is interested.

              #7 LCB803

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                Posted 09 November 2012 - 03:15 PM

                What month are you getting married? I'm thinking June for mine. Also at the chapel.

                I was in Cancun July 1st-5th this past summer and it was HOT. Like, absurdly, uncomfortably, ridiculously hot. I (and my wedding coordinator) wouldn't recommend a date in June unless it is one of the first two weekends. My original date was Memorial Day weekend 2013, and she thought at would be perfect. (We pushed it back though to Nov because my sister is pregnant and due in May!) I just got back from a second trip to Riviera Maya this past Wednesday, and the weather was great; the only drawback was that it started getting dark really early :( We will likely have to start the ceremony at 3:30pm to ensure we have the right light for photos after the ceremony. My WC also said January-March are not ideal because even though the weather isn't cold (chilly at night, but not COLD), it can be very, very windy... Who knew?? April- early June, and late Oct-Dec are best. If you do any earlier than mid-Oct, there is a risk of hurricane.

                #8 monicamb

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                  Posted 10 November 2012 - 11:09 AM

                  Thanks for the info. 



                  #9 JessiTaylor

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                    Posted 13 November 2012 - 07:29 AM

                    Well, we are officially getting married by father Bernard Quinn! We're still a little disappointed our priest here can't make the trip with us but glad that we have one now! He said he can do a bilingual wedding which is perfect for us - so all the family can have an idea of what's going on! Now just need to work out the details of what will actually happen, in terms of readings and whatnot






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