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#11 JenniferH114

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Posted 28 January 2015 - 02:41 PM

@breezie - I believe your dress counts as your "small personal item" but I'm sure most airlines aren't going to say anything about it anyways. Then you could also be a small carry-on size suitcase. I hear some airlines will let you hang it in the captain's closet. I'll have to start buttering them up as soon as we get to the airport!!


Edited by JenniferH114, 28 January 2015 - 02:41 PM.


#12 calgarybride2015

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Posted 28 January 2015 - 04:17 PM

I had 3 suitcases for wedding items and 3 for personal between our family of 4. Thankfully all that baggage was included as we had a free upgrade to first class.

I had a large suitcases of tumblers with oh shit kits inside. I had another small carry on size suitcase of maracas and then another large suitcase of treasure chest, vases. Frames, candle holders, etc. Nothing was breakable.

I didn't purchase any linens or sashes etc. Either used what was included or rented from the resort.

I got my maracas from Amols. I then used a sharpie to add our wedding info :)




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Edited by calgarybride2015, 28 January 2015 - 04:18 PM.

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#13 LisaAnthonyPoppy

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Posted 28 January 2015 - 05:01 PM

@calgarybride2015 my maracas are from Amols too! I bought all red!

#14 calgarybride2015

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Posted 28 January 2015 - 05:06 PM

@calgarybride2015 my maracas are from Amols too! I bought all red!

I got the multi colored ones. Only ones I wasn't overly impressed with was yellow. Looked like they needed a second coat of paint. They are cheap and perfect!!!

If you wanna see them in action, I posted some pics on page 36 of my planning thread.

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Edited by calgarybride2015, 28 January 2015 - 05:07 PM.

-Kim

Married on 2015/01/21 at the Grand Sirenis Riviera Maya with 43 guests in attendance   :)

 

Planning Thread - http://www.bestdesti...s-riviera-maya/

 

Wedding Pictures http://www.bestdesti...ra-maya/page-36

 

Wedding Review http://www.bestdesti...31#entry1885600

 

 


#15 LisaAnthonyPoppy

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Posted 28 January 2015 - 06:55 PM

@calgarybride2015 I'm gonna check out your pics and planning thread!

#16 acw271011

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Posted 28 January 2015 - 08:23 PM

Just as an FYI in general the resorts discourage sending items down to them just in case, as was mentioned, they get lost or damaged in transit.


I said "yes" again to the love of my life at Grand Coral Beach Club, Playa del Carmen, Mexico on our 4th anniversary - October 20, 2015

 

 

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#17 rachelia160

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Posted 29 January 2015 - 05:30 AM

@rachelia160 you are totally right! I have read that not a lot of decoration is needed because of how beautiful the location is! 

 

We are doing the ceremony on the beach (which of if have over 80ppl- which im hoping not) then i may have to change it... 

the cocktail hour is at the orange lounge, which i have heard mixed reviews about this....not too sure if its nice or not. Seems to be... and our reception is in the Bamboo Room- again based on amount of guests. My FI and I both have HUGE families and we cut out list down to 143ppl thinking that a lot wouldnt come. But man were we wrong everyone seems to want to come! 

 

What about you?

 

@JenniferH114 thank you so much!! I didn't even think about the carry on!!! So I can bring a carry on as well as my wedding dress and same for my man he can bring a carry on as well? 

 

 

Beach ceremony, beach bar cocktail hour, and Castaways reception for me!

 

I originally had my cocktail hour at the Orange Lounge as well but changed my mind after I went to visit--and there isn't a bar right there so I'm guessing drinks take longer since they have to go up to the lobby bar to get them, and it's a little less private since it's smack dab in the middle of one of the main walkways. I spied on a cocktail hour at the beach bar and it seemed nice cause the guests could still see the bridal party taking pictures on the beach and they were able to call down different guests to get some group shots, so I just thought it seemed like a better option for me. I think that's what I would recommend, but it's obviously up to you!

 

Have your guests started booking yet? It'll be interesting to see how many people you end up with! We invited a lot of people too--pretty much whoever we would have invited if we were at home, I figured we'd just see who ended up wanting to go.  So far we have 50 guests booked, which I think will be about it, unless a few surprise people book closer to the date. It's definitely more than I expected, but I'm thrilled!  I bet you'll be surprised at how many people you end up having!



#18 smileitseb

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Posted 29 January 2015 - 06:02 AM

@JenniferH114 Have you ordered your maracas yet? My wedding is in May too and I'm trying to figure out the timing of when I should!


@calgarybride2015 wow I was planning to get my maracas from Maracas Mexico this whole time because I really want them personalized but buying the cheaper ones from Amols and then using a sharpie to personalize ourselves I think is a really great idea!!


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#19 breezie

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Posted 29 January 2015 - 07:07 AM

@rachelia160 thanks for the info! I email Ariadna to see if i can change the location for the cocktail hour!! No one has booked yet! With a wedding date if October 20th I asked that everyone be booked no later than September 1st. Do you think thats leaving it too late?

 

Is anyone else using the soloist for the cocktail hour?

 

 

I will check out Amols!! Thanks ladies!  :D

 

@smileitseb i too was thinking about get the Maracas from Mexico when i got down there, but i have this huge fear that i wont be able to get them personalized of find the colours i want LOL. 



#20 JenniferH114

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Posted 29 January 2015 - 07:07 AM

@smileitseb - I haven't ordered yet because I'm trying to hold out to see if a few "maybes" are coming. I'd rather avoid having to order too many extras for just in case. Maracas Mexico told me to order at least two months in advance and they said the sooner the better since wedding season starts to pick up around that time. I'm thinking I'll order by the end of February (unless I get some of the RSVPs back sooner).

 

@breezie - Maracas Mexico is a company that does personalization (colors, writing, names, pictures, etc.). They are located in Mexico so they ship right to your wedding coordinator at your resort with no hold-ups.


Edited by JenniferH114, 29 January 2015 - 07:09 AM.





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