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#21 calgarybride2015

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Posted 07 August 2015 - 05:28 AM

Wow that is fantastic they have all put down deposits!!!  I think we invited less people because we feared they would all come -- hahah doesn't that sound hilariously terrible?  We invited around 64 and had 42 come!

 

To be honest, I didn't have a back up for rain and didn't even ask about it.   What I would assume is that you would have your ceremony in the chapel, then the palapa or the a'la cartes are sheltered.   It won't rain, so don't worry :) :) :)

 

All the ideas you are throwing around for your wedding locations sound fantastic.  The area by the palapa is gorgeous, so you really can't go wrong with any!!!  You will figure it out.


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#22 deecol

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Posted 07 August 2015 - 05:34 AM

@nkavanaugh Congrats!  We're getting married 4 days apart!!!

 

I absolutely adore your bridesmaids dresses and was looking for something similar.  How long did they take to ship? - I hope you don't mind if I get these for my girls too! I've been searching for a dress like crazy and this is the first dress my Groomzilla has actually liked too lol

 

I have some family in Mira Gut, it's close to Cape Breton I think :S I haven't been in years!

 

wow! Almost 100 guests!  That's great :)  Not often you hear of that many for a destination wedding.  Maybe for favour you could do the mug idea you spoke about and do some custom beach bags?  With that quantity it may not be too expensive, and would be a lot easier to pack.


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#23 nkavanaugh

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Posted 07 August 2015 - 11:57 AM

@deecol oh my gosh of course I don't mind!! It's such a steal I feel like the word needs to be spread about this website!! Lol I received mine in Ontario after about a week (ordered my sisters to have a look) and my girls got there's for sure within ten days in Nova Scotia! It was definitely pretty quick! I'm not sure what your colours are but the coral is gorgeous! It's called the royal engagement dress on the website and they have loads of colours!! I hope it works out for you guys :)

I am thinking mugs for sure is the way to go lol I will just have a suitcase of mugs at this point!

Mira is amazing!!! That's about 15 minutes from my home town but lots of summers spent on the gut! Lol

I'm sure our groups will end up being in Mexico around the same time which is awesome!!!


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#24 calgarybride2015

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Posted 07 August 2015 - 12:00 PM

Lol of you'll have more than one suitcase of mugs! I did tumblers and got about 42 in a large 30 inch suitcase. Unless you can stack the ones you decide to get inside eachother :)


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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

 

 


#25 nkavanaugh

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Posted 07 August 2015 - 12:02 PM

@JoannaBanana Adriana did mention that if you use the beach that the palapa is your back up! Which as long as we could move chairs and tables over would work somehow I'm sure lol!

We invited probably about 160 in total so it is honestly super shocking that this many are coming, I'm sure some will maybe pay the deposit then back out but we're looking at a pretty big number! We planned super early lol after we reached a year of being engaged I felt like it was time to make a decision and a lot of our friends are getting married in the next year so I wanted to throw a date out there! Lol it's nice that you guys have a later deadline for your guests tho! I felt like ours came so quickly and yet the wedding is still a ways away!


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@calgarybride2015 oh jeez. Lol this number is making some things difficult. We have a friends who lives in Mexico and is coming I might just start sending everything to them.. Lol


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#26 deecol

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Posted 10 August 2015 - 08:27 AM

@deecol oh my gosh of course I don't mind!! It's such a steal I feel like the word needs to be spread about this website!! Lol I received mine in Ontario after about a week (ordered my sisters to have a look) and my girls got there's for sure within ten days in Nova Scotia! It was definitely pretty quick! I'm not sure what your colours are but the coral is gorgeous! It's called the royal engagement dress on the website and they have loads of colours!! I hope it works out for you guys :)

I am thinking mugs for sure is the way to go lol I will just have a suitcase of mugs at this point!

Mira is amazing!!! That's about 15 minutes from my home town but lots of summers spent on the gut! Lol

I'm sure our groups will end up being in Mexico around the same time which is awesome!!!


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I ordered them :) in the coral as well - thanks again so much!  My girls love them and I'm sure will love them even more when they arrive.

 

omg the Gut!!! I spent a couple summers there jumping off the bridge.  My family there are the Steeles' - would be crazy if you knew any of them!

 

Can't wait to see the rest of your planning :)  so exciting!!!



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#27 deecol

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Posted 17 August 2015 - 08:51 AM

@nkavanaugh I got the dresses!  They arrived in a week!  They are even prettier in person, can't wait for my girls to try them on!  Thanks for the suggestion :)



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#28 nkavanaugh

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Posted 23 August 2015 - 09:42 AM

Ah Im glad they you liked them @deecol there stuff is seriously so nice for the price point! I forsee a few outfits for the week in Mexico coming from there!

 

Has anyone who traveled with Air Transat brought their own décor with them? I am starting to get a bit worried about trying to travel with décor and wedding favors on top of my stuff for ten days. There extra weight prices are ridiculous from what I can see its about $15.00 a kg, which is crazy. I have thought about upgrading but we are surprising our families by meeting them in Halifax to fly to Mexico with them (they think we are coming from Toronto) so I don't really want to upgrade and end up being separated anyway. I have kind of stalled on purchasing anymore because I am a bit worried about how to manage it. I really wanted to do the mugs from the Factory 21 vendor on Etsy as favors but traveling with 100 seems impossible. Any past brides have experience? Or any future have a plan?

 

Also curious if anyone has ever ordered from chaircoverfactory.com  I am lusting over their gold sequin table runners, just wonder if the quality is good?

 

I have finally decided on a theme/colors, hoping to go kind of nautical, with coral, gold and navy as our primary colors.

 

I feel kind of in limbo with the planning and have no idea what I should be doing next..



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#29 calgarybride2015

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Posted 23 August 2015 - 10:45 AM

We had an upgrade to first class with Air Canada so between us and our 2 kids we got 6 free bags. We then each had carry on - 2 per person (bag/purse and small suitcase). In total we had about 11 bags.

Def know your airlines carry on limits and use those to the max. Don't just carry a purse but carry a weekender bag and a small suitcase, etc.

Also you may not end up sitting in economy anywhere near your family so it may be worth it just to upgrade. Unless you plan to select your seats and theirs beforehand? We had 31 people on our flight and they were scattered everywhere. Just a thought.

I carried 48 tumblers. I got most into a 30 inch suitcase. Depending on the cup size and if you can stack them it's doable.

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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

 

 


#30 nkavanaugh

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Posted 24 August 2015 - 04:13 PM

That's a good point @calgarybride2015 we may not end up seated anywhere near them so it might just be easier to upgrade, something to think about. I had kind of just assumed we would all end up near each other somehow, there are 65 of us flying from Halifax, I'm not really sure how big the Transat planes are. Good to know about the tumblers where did you end up purchasing yours from?

 

Its funny I kind of went in this wedding thinking it would cost me less then a wedding at home.. LOL.



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