Thanks ladies. I love the ring truthfully. It was such a surprise that Doug did it! We definitely had to get my e-ring fixed one way or another and I had mentioned wanting to get it reset but I really didn't believe he would go for a whole new setting. if you look at my wedding band with the new ring I was hoping that the sides would sit together better. If you look, the new ring is hanging over the side, and I'm afraid it's going to irritate my fingers. It does feel a bit odd but I haven't had my wedding band on for 3 weeks so it might just be that. I'll see how it goes.
@Wafflesmom yeah the schedule was a struggle simply because we're off site from the resort. Initially Valentin wanted $435 to have Samuel onsite then $105 for each of the Styling Trio people. It's for a grand total of 2 hours!! That's what I couldn't get my head around. If we were onsite at the resort, that's totally different. I would pay whatever fees were needed since we would be using all of the resorts resources. But we're not. So we were looking at a half hour each way into PDC and that would be times 3 - in for hair/makeup and back to get dressed, then back in again to Grand Coral. Grand Coral doesn't have a dressing place which would have been perfect! Thankfully Joyce talked to the resort and they're allowing us to have them in for day passes instead of the outside vendor fee, which saves both time and money. Big relief!
@cagarybride2015 I know! Thanks. I wish there was a way we could get you in on the night out too!!
@perianjay Looking forward to tonight too!! It will be nice to see everyone again!
Ooops @Wafflesmom Sorry I forgot to add our schedule. Just ignore the references to "bride" and "groom". I tried using our first names and everyone got all confused. In Mexico a renewal is just as if it's a wedding so I've given up trying to separate it out. Go with the flow!!!
10:45 Styling Trio arrives at Valentin Imperial
11:00 to 12:00 Guest hair and makeup with Styling Trio
12:00 to 1:00 Guest hair and makeup with Styling Trio
1:00 to 2:30 Bride hair and makeup
2:15 Samuel and assistant arrive at Valentin to start getting ready photos with last few minutes of bride hair & makeup
2:15 to 3:15 Getting ready photos
3:15 to 3:45 First look
4:00 Doug and guests depart Valentin to Grand Coral
4:30 Depart Valentin Imperial with Son to Grand Coral
5:00 to 5:15 Renewal Ceremony
5:30 to 6:00 Photos with friends and family
6:00 Guests depart to Casa del Agua
6:00 to 7:00 Bride & Groom photos and travel to Casa del Agua
7:00 -> Final photos - cake cutting
Drinks and Dinner