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#1 Lorentba

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    Posted 13 July 2014 - 03:46 PM

    Hi everyone!

    This is definitely the site I have been looking for to help with my destination wedding! I am so excited to have stumbled upon it when looking for ideas for our invitations.

    My fiance and I are planning on getting married at the Excellence Playa Mujeres resort in Mexico next September and I have a million questions for any brides who have gone through the process, any help is appreciated!

    So first thing's first....we have our travel agent all set and she is currently working with the resort to book our date. After that do I contact the wedding planner at the resort? I don't really know the whole order of everything yet since we are so early in our process. I am sure the planner at the resort has all my answers but I would love feedback from brides who have actually gone through this process.

    Also, where do I find the process for getting married at the resort? We were thinking about doing the real ceremony there but after reading some things I am unsure.


    I'll leave it at that for now!! Thanks for all who respond :)

    #2 malyna

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    • Wedding Date:November 14, 2015
    • Wedding Location:Excellence Playa Mujeres

    Posted 13 July 2014 - 06:16 PM

    I am also getting married at EPM. YAY! Which agency are you working with?

     

    After my TA booked my date for me, she sent an email "introducing" me to the wedding coordinator. Then, the wedding coordinator sent me a bunch of files and said can contact her again 3 months before the wedding to start planning.

     

    I've been assigned Laura.



    #3 jennifernoel1

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    • Wedding Date:October 23, 2015
    • Wedding Location:Montego Bay
    • LocationFort Lauderdale Florida

    Posted 13 July 2014 - 06:28 PM

    @Lorentba

     

    First thing congrats!!!!

     

    Now to all the planning. First you need to contact the hotel and see if your date is available. If you have done so read the contract thoroughly and review any outside vendor fees.

     

    Second don't just jump on the first TA do some research and have different agencies contact the hotel and get rates. You would be surprise to see the difference in prices 

     

    Start looking for photographers and videographers.

     

    picked a theme/colors

     

    Did you pick your bridal party/

     

    Save the dates, ***As soon as you get TA I would suggest sending that out so guest can start making payments towards the trip.

     

    WELCOME AND CONGRATS!



    #4 maredith

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      Posted 14 July 2014 - 12:17 AM

      Congrats! I'm just in my beginning phase of planning my DW! Spreading good vibes to you and any other brides planning theirs! :)

      #5 Moments That Matter

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        Posted 14 July 2014 - 10:47 AM

        Welcome to our forum community, Lorentba, and Congrats on your EPM wedding coming up next Sept!!! as you said, this is a great place for lots of helpful advice, ideas and support - so well done of starting off brilliantly :)

         

        Here's one of the magical wedding "moments that matter" Linc captured at one of his recent Excellence Playa Mujeres weddings to inspire you further......to see more check the album link here: Excellence Playa Mujeres Wedding

         

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        Wishing you all the best with your plans - cheers!!!.......team MTM :)


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        #6 zupochka

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          Posted 14 July 2014 - 11:52 AM

          Congratulations and happy planning!



          #7 helenk

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          • Wedding Date:October 24, 2015
          • Wedding Location:Iberostar Rose Hall Suites - Montego Bay, Jamaica
          • LocationHouston, Texas

          Posted 19 July 2014 - 09:36 PM

          Congrats, welcome and happy planning! First thing to do is definitely contact the resort and book the date! The date we first wanted ended up being booked! It turned out better for the date we got but still those dates go early! Then you start thinking about photography and what is included in your package! All I've done so far is book the resort and photographer. I'm struggling to pick decor colors right now (no bridal party).


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          Good luck!


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          #8 MJTK

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          • Wedding Date:March 17, 2015
          • Wedding Location:Grand Palladium Mayan Riviera
          • LocationSaskatchewan Canada

          Posted 28 July 2014 - 10:43 PM

          joining here is a great start. .just spend hrs on here and you will find all your plans a tasting to take shape
          Oops plans will start to take shape

          #9 calgarybride2015

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          • Wedding Date:January 21, 2015
          • Wedding Location:Grand Sirenis Riviera Maya
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          Posted 30 July 2014 - 12:33 PM

          Congrats!

           

          After I decided on a resort (between wedding packages from the resort and pricing thru the airlines), I then made sure they had availability for the wedding date I wanted -- when they said yes and I booked it, we then proceeded to book our travel packages.

           

          Then I sent out invites.

           

          Now I am doing all the fun stuff.

           

          (invites, wedding website, colors, bridal party, favors, decor, extras, photography, phew!)


          -Kim

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          #10 Tatimrivera

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          • Wedding Date:October 10, 2014
          • Wedding Location:Iberostar Rose Hall Suites
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          Posted 30 July 2014 - 11:45 PM

          Definitely make sure to book your date with the resort. Once you pick a TA send save the dates out ASAP. Then begin doing your research of the resort (this should take place before booking and after).
          I found planning easier when I sat down with my FI and we discussed what we want and don't want.
          **** But first things first do not stress on things you can not change (guest attendance, attitudes, family, late RSVP cards and things being perfect).

          Congrats and may you have a stress free planning.
          Good Luck :)





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