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Hi Shannon,  Great Thread. Congrats on your wedding. Saw the pictures on the Now Jade thread... absolutely beautiful! Makes me even more excited for my wedding in November. I am trying to do some DIY projects, just wondering what are the best things you made/brought to Mexico and what could you have done without. Also, how did you make out packing/getting everything to Mexico? Thanks, Trisha
Thanks Trisha! I wanted to keep things simple and we did not want to drag down a lot of extra luggage. We each had one checked bag for our own clothes & only one extra bag packed FULL... That bag contained welcome bags for our guest.. We had 60 and did one bag per couple. Kept them simple, survival kits, koozies, deck of cards, welcome note, ect... For decor, we only brought some picture frames, chair sashes, bubbles, menus, & programs.. That's it, and squeezing it all into one pretty large checked bag without going over the 50lb weight limit was hard. I honestly couldn't imagine if we took down anymore decor. In my opinion, it is not needed. We did splurge and just used the resort centerpieces. We got 8 @ $65 each. Expensive, but worth it in our opinion. Would not want to lug down all the vases/glass in our luggage. My motto is always less is more & I'm so happy I stuck with it. So in all honestly, don't sweat the small stuff, do a little DIY projects that don't take up too much time or room.. Towards the end of my planning, I had a "to-do" list of some small things I wanted, like paper lanterns, acyrlic ice, etc & I just said screw it! So happy I didn't waste the time or money on it. It's not needed. The location itself is absolutely amazing without all the headaches!

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So how was your wedding.  Any pictures yet 

My apologies! I should have posted the link to my review on this thread as well! Didn't even think about it! Our wedding was absolutely amazing! Check out my review along with some pictures here:

 

http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/products/now-jade-riviera-cancun/reviews/7403

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Your review was amazing! Thank you so much for all of the tips.... However, now Im stressing because I haven't started anything and I only have 4.5 months to go!

Did you provide the officiant with a script or was that provided?

How was the beef and shrimp entre? I'm thinking of just having that to make things easier.

Where di you get your fans and chair ties? They are both the same color of my wedding and look perfect!

Congrats on your wedding and thanks again!

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Your review was amazing! Thank you so much for all of the tips.... However, now Im stressing because I haven't started anything and I only have 4.5 months to go! Did you provide the officiant with a script or was that provided? How was the beef and shrimp entre? I'm thinking of just having that to make things easier. Where di you get your fans and chair ties? They are both the same color of my wedding and look perfect! Congrats on your wedding and thanks again!
Thank You! And congrats on your upcoming wedding. Everything will be perfect! We did provide our own ceremony script, I used this forum and took bits and pieces of other brides scripts that they shared. Gave it to Deisy at our meeting and the officiant read it word for word. (they do provide a script if you chose to go that route) Im sure you can request a copy to read what it says. The beef and shrimp was great and so was the mahi mahi. Our fans were from here: http://m.paperlanternstore.com/9fupahafan.html And the chair sashes from: http://www.tableclothsfactory.com/Hot-Pink-Chair-Sash-p/a16a_sash_orgz_fush.htm Best of luck to you! ;-)

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I received my brochures from Vistaprint today! Can't wait to send them out. I feel like it's a tad too early to send them, but who cares, I think I'll do it anyways! Hoping it'll get people excited! I can't believe I can say "my wedding is NEXT month!" LL LL
Wow I love these! They are awesome! Great job! I am sure your wedding was beautiful!

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Do you have a template for the travel brochures you'd be willing to share?

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@@mckievme I just saw your post., sorry for the delay. the brochures are from Vistaprint. they have tons of templates on that website! 

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