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@@phdtck1 Hey girl! welcome to our forum!!! :)

 

I went back and forth about the gazebo as well. It's really the reason I chose DRC because I never wanted to get married on sand, always overlooking the beach bc I want me and my fiance to wear shoes! I've talked to several brides and looked at endless videos and you're right, you will most likely draw an audience. However, most ppl say everyone is respectful and they did not notice them during their ceremony, aka not a distraction. Also if you decide to have it at the gazebo, tell your photographer and videographer to try to get shots without those ppl! we are having it at the gazebo and I think it will be fine :)

 

I'm getting married in 15 days and we are having 58 guests. Amazing that you have 80 people! and they already submitted their deposits, thats awesome. 

 

Also, look up the Cancun Brides and Cancun and Riviera Maya Brides groups on Facebook....lots of DRC brides on there, and we share info everyday!

 

Also, I was originally signed up for the Pool Terrace but am so glad I changed it to the Pool Deck, it seems MUCH better!

 

p.s. when asking specific brides questions, it is good to mention their @ name so they get a notification, otherwise they may miss it!

@@smileitseb Thank you so much for your response and the great tips!!   I hope the resort will change our pool terrace to the pool deck as well.  What is the theme of your wedding? You seem to be super glam which I love! We are doing a mix between vintage glam. So our colors are blush and gold mostly - with pops of a soft magenta/berry.  Though we having a destination wedding, I decided to splurge on my gown and my girls are wearing long gowns as well. We want to create a nice juxtaposition with the casual beach and our glam theme.  Did you manage to keep your budget reasonable? We decided to plan a destination wedding because it is super expensive to have a nice wedding in Atlanta considering the number of guests we would end up with (possibly (350+). we just bought a house and renovated it last year so there was no way that we would finance a super expensive wedding just a year later.  I must say though, the wedding in Mexico is starting to add up, but I am wondering if we need to exclude some details that we are planning for.

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@@Lbrennan0 yes you can have tea lights if you are in the ballroom. You can't light flames outside as I recall.

 

@@phdtck1 I think it's hard to keep your budget reasonable, but you have to remember that the reason you are doing destination is to save money. I'm definitely spending a little more than I planned with out of town bags and such, but other than that, I'm keeping the wedding itself within our budget. I'm also having a gazebo wedding because I wanted the benefit of the beach, since it overlooks the water, but I didn't want sand in my toes or dress. Good luck in your planning and ask as many questions as you'd like. This is an awesome thread.

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post-277044-0-88065500-1429535738_thumb.jpg@@phdtck1 yes my wedding theme is really glam lol. Even though we are getting married by a beach, I didnt want a beach theme at all!! (no seashells etc). your colors seem really gorg too! I splurged on my dress too and my girls are in long dresses too! seems like we have kinda similar style :) I just moved from Atlanta after living there for 7 years so I know exactly what u mean by costs of nice weddings there! my budget is pretty reasonable i think. I had a number but I've gone over it by about $800 right now lol but that's because my wedding coordinator keeps showing me stuff that I must have! my newest addition is this loveseat for our sweetheart table LOL

 

@@Sheaka @@Lbrennan0 I'm getting married outside, on the pool deck, and you can definitely have candles fyi.

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@@smileitseb I love this picture. My coordinator better not show me anything. I don't know how strong I will be!

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leave in 10 days and I do in 13!!! I still have to do the following:

 

get perfume

thank you signs

jewelry for bridesmaids

white silk robe for getting ready

underwear for wedding

pay videographer final deposit

get picture frame for the polaroid guest book table

print a few engagement pictures to put on guest book table

finish vows

finish ceremony script

finalize wedding day timeline

give list of must get photos and video to photog/videog

make tags for welcome bags

get ring cleaned

pick up bands

make additional placecards

get all makeup for backup in case dont like resort makeup

finish wedding planner form

get pesos

finish thank you letters to my bridesmaids

PACK

 

LOL ok i didnt think i had that much to do left but i think i do smh lol :) 


@@Sheaka lolol girl when is your wedding again? she shows me so much stuff saying how wonderful it will look and I'm such a sucker haha

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attachicon.gifloveseat.jpg@@phdtck1 yes my wedding theme is really glam lol. Even though we are getting married by a beach, I didnt want a beach theme at all!! (no seashells etc). your colors seem really gorg too! I splurged on my dress too and my girls are in long dresses too! seems like we have kinda similar style :) I just moved from Atlanta after living there for 7 years so I know exactly what u mean by costs of nice weddings there! my budget is pretty reasonable i think. I had a number but I've gone over it by about $800 right now lol but that's because my wedding coordinator keeps showing me stuff that I must have! my newest addition is this loveseat for our sweetheart table LOL

 

@@Sheaka @@Lbrennan0 I'm getting married outside, on the pool deck, and you can definitely have candles fyi.

@@Sheaka Oh my gosh!!! I absolutely love this concept!! If only you could see my pinterest page...I think we are soul sisters!!! I was hoping they would have this type of chair for me and my future hubbie...and my hope was to incorporate metallics (silver and gold)!! Did the wedding coordinator put all of this together after you met with her a few times? I cannot wait til month 3 so I can jump in!! 

 

I guess we are similiar because of the Atlanta in us!!! LOL. I am definitely looking forward to your pictures!   :)  Are you wearing a veil?!! 

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@@phdtck1 well we have never actually met lol but we exchanged lots and lots of emails! I find a lot of ideas on pinterest and she makes it happen!. I'm not wearing a veil, are you? wearing a jeweled headpiece instead :)

 

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