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#311 Maurindy2016

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    Posted 25 March 2016 - 11:58 AM

    @mexiwedding: 

    You know I asked the wedding coordinator abt the sparklers, and they only referred me to Mannia.  If you find a vendor for the sparklers will please let me know?  Thanks



    #312 SusanMarie813

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      Posted 25 March 2016 - 04:55 PM

      Someone on the boards gave me the person to get them from. I'll see if there is anyway I can find info.


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      @mexiwedding I had 50 people. I did photographer and added tables and chairs. With my flight and hotel 10 days we spent approx 18k. That included oot bags filled with stuff (not all of it was worth it) invites, my gown etx.


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      #313 emmycita

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      • Wedding Location:Finest Playa Mujeres
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      Posted 26 March 2016 - 08:10 AM

      @mexiwedding sorry for the late reply! Our schedule is as follows: 

       

      3:30-4:00 Photos of Guys getting ready and then head to greet guests.
      4:00-4:30 Photos of Girls getting ready and bridal portraits with fresh makeup
      4:30-5:00 Ceremony
      5:00-5:30 Champagne toast and group photo of everyone at the wedding 
      5:15-5:30  Family and group photos
      5:45-6:45 Cocktail hour

      7:00-11:00 Reception

       

      I'm curious about the decorations that you were told are included for the ceremony:  rose pedals, seashells/starfish OR candles - what package do you have? We have the Gold package, with the Dunas light up promo but Viviana never mentioned any of this... 

       

       

      @SusanMarie813 How did you get the photographer to swap out the photo package for Trash the Dress? I inquired with both Viviana and the resort's photographer directly and they were firm about not being able to swap it out for anything other than the included ceremony photography. 

       

      Also, I noticed several questions about what everyone's doing for group travel arrangements and thought i'd share what we did: We are using a travel agent who has booked the entire group in with Transat Holidays. We got really good rates and Transat throws in a whole bunch of perks for group travel (such as 16th and 32nd rooms free) and priority boarding, dedicated in cabin storage compartment for the dress.. etc. Additionally, our group in flying in from two different destinations and Transat just made it all easy. The agent acts as a coordinator. She handles all the payments, communications, seat bookings, etc. It's a blessing not to have to coordinate 40 people's travel preferences! 

       

      51 Days to go! 


      Finest Playa Mujeres May 16th 2016!

      #314 SusanMarie813

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        Posted 26 March 2016 - 08:14 AM

        @emmycita the package was for 24 photos. I told them I had a photographer already and wanted to use my photos for something else. I said a trash the dress shoot. They had no problem. I went directly to the photo studio not through the coordinator. If they didn't do it for me I would have fought them on it. No where when I was getting married did the package state it could not be adjusted.


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        #315 Maurindy2016

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          Posted 28 March 2016 - 07:25 AM

          @susanmarie813:  From the picture above the lighting for the Sky Bar looks like it has color illumination.  Is that correct?  This is part of the lighting package that comes with Mannia DJ?  I was going to put lighting , but if that's how the place looks, I don't think I will get extra lighting.  My concern was that when it gets dark, you couldn't see the nice view of the resort. 

           

          What is your recommendation?



          #316 SusanMarie813

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            Posted 28 March 2016 - 07:27 AM

            I didn't add any lighting at all. DJ I got the basic package that came with the wedding package. $1300 I don't recall lighting included.


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            #317 mexiwedding

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              Posted 28 March 2016 - 07:43 AM

              @emmycita I love your schedule of a Champagne Toast and group photo. Did you have to pay extra for a champagne toast or is that included with our package? I really don't want to miss my cocktail hour so want to get pictures done beforehand as well. Where ais your ceremony being help? Are you just going to have the Officiant announce for everyone to stay at the venue for pictures or will you be meeting your guests somewhere else? (i.e. the beach)

               

              We have the most expensive package (I think it is Gold??). We had asked them to sen us a picture of what was included with the Stone Gazebo decor and their photo included seashells so I followed up to ask what other options we had. Maybe you can try asking the same? Don't let them charge you extra for it!

               

               

              I also agree with @SusanMarie813 and plan to argue if they do not let us use our 24 photos for something other than the wedding day. We are hoping to use ours for our Welcome Fire Show the night before.



              #318 Maurindy2016

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                Posted 28 March 2016 - 07:48 AM

                @susanmarie813:  Thank you so much for posting so much of your wedding details. It has been really helpful! 

                 

                I was reading through your cereomony scripts:  So they minister performing the cereomony signs ur marriage certificate?

                 

                I thought that since weddings in Mexico was not legal, that I would do a courthouse ceremony in the states, and that they are the ones who are signing the marriage certificate. 

                 

                Can you clarify this process?  And did you get married first before going to cancun?  Thanks.



                #319 SusanMarie813

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                  Posted 28 March 2016 - 07:51 AM

                  We got married in NY before. We sign a certificate at the ceremony but our official marriage certificate is from the states.


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                  #320 Maurindy2016

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                    Posted 28 March 2016 - 07:52 AM

                    @texheather:  I was wanting to make awedding program as well.  Would you mind sharing what information you are putting on that program? 






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