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Wafflesmom Moon Palace Planning Thread - January 23, 2016

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#441 Wafflesmom

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Posted 16 February 2016 - 06:15 PM

Review continued:

Day 2

Surprisingly, I did not wake up with a hangover! Unfortunately I couldn’t say the same for Der lol. While he slept in, I organized all our décor and made sure everything was clearly labelled. Our meeting was scheduled for 11am so Der and I headed to the wedding office (in the Nizuc lobby), along with our four witnesses. We decided to pick Derrick's mom and dad, my mom and my brother as our witnesses. For Quintana Roo, if you want your parents' names on your marriage certificate (for civil weddings), you needed to have your birth certificates apostilled and translated. We opted to not do this to save on headaches. As a work around, by having them as our legal witnesses, they're still on our marriage certificate! Sneaky huh?

So we arrive at the Moon Palace Wedding Department and it is impressive. It's big and each coordinator has their own office. We met Laura again and she quickly had an assistant photocopy our witnesses visitor card. She also had them review their names and age that we had previously provided them as it was going to be sent to the registry office. It's a good thing she had us review it since Der's dad celebrated his bday on Jan 9 so his age had changed. Once that was done, all our witnesses were able to go off and enjoy the morning while Der and I stayed with Laura to go over the wedding and get our blood taken.

Having seen what she had done the night before for our welcome dinner, I was already impresses by Laura. So coming into the meeting, I was relaxed as I knew I was in good hands. She went over every aspect of the wedding again to make sure she had everything right. We talked about ceremony set up, reception set up, décor and music for the ceremony. She was so detailed and even talked me through things I never considered like how to make sure to get our room cleaned early for photos, and who would be getting me for the ceremony. I also made sure she set up a separate table for our photographers so they could eat.

During the meeting, she informed us that the person who would be taking our blood had arrived. So off we went to the room he was in and he had us sign a few forms. I decided to go first. They really made it a point to show us that everything was sterile and clean. He showed me the new package of gloves before he put it on. Then be showed me the vial with the needle in it and I had to verify that he broke the seal on the vial in front of me. This is to certify that it's a new unused needle. He did the same to Der. I'm not afraid of needles so it was really painless and quick. Der's was even quicker. As soon as the needle went in his arm, he filled the tube! Even the guy was impressed lol. The whole process took only 5-10 mins.

We continued our meeting with Laura and we proceeded to show her all the decor I brought. She jotted down notes of how and where I wanted them displayed. She asked us if we wanted a rehearsal and she was so detailed that Der and I didn't feel the need to go over it. So after 2 hours, we left and headed off to get something to eat.

The rest of the day was spent by the pool. I was happy to see that all of our guests were all lounging by the pool together! It was really nice to see that everyone had already clicked.

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That night, we all decided to have dinner at Momo's (Asian cuisine). The food here was awesome, we went three times during our stay! One of my bridesmaids arrived that night and so we decided to spend a nice night chilling at the swing bar.
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#442 pjay

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Posted 16 February 2016 - 06:38 PM

Yay! Love your review so far. It's super detailed!! Can't wait to hear the rest :)

 

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#443 Wafflesmom

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Posted 16 February 2016 - 06:56 PM

Thanks @perianjay! I thought I'd add a lot about the blood test since I couldn't find a lot of info on that. I now have to draft wedding day review :)

Oh and I should have mentioned that the pic above in the pool us actually me freaking out since a cat decided to walk under my pool lounger! And you know how scared I am of cats!!!!

Edited by Wafflesmom, 16 February 2016 - 06:57 PM.

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#444 pjay

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Posted 16 February 2016 - 07:06 PM

Hahaha! There are so many cats at that resort!

 

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#445 ashhtayy

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Posted 16 February 2016 - 08:08 PM

@Wafflesmom Reading your review gets me so excited for our wedding! Thanks for taking the time to break everything down - so helpful for all brides, even at different resorts.

Can't wait to read more :)

#446 calgarybride2015

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Posted 17 February 2016 - 06:41 AM

Love the reviews so far. Haha on the cat. That happened to me once but with a massive iguana. I think I caused a scene :P
Glad the blood tests went well. Did you bruise at all? All of a sudden I was reading this and was like 'omg what if she bruised' lol. The nurse in me.


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#447 Wafflesmom

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Posted 17 February 2016 - 07:19 AM

@ashhtayy thanks hun. I thought having it detailed for future brides would be a little bit more helpful. Plus, it helps me relive the wedding week too lol

@calgarybride2015 I have an irrational fear of cats so of course everyone thought it was amusing that it chose to walk under my lounger. I had to jump in the pool because I knew I was safe there lol

No bruising from the blood test :) It was really quick too. I know what you mean though. I had blood drawn once and the nurse kept moving the needle around because she couldn't find a vein. My whole inner arm was bruised, literally black and purple. A coworker actually pulled me aside the next day and asked if everything was ok at home. She thought I was getting abused! She's really sweet for being concerned but I had to laugh
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#448 pjay

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Posted 17 February 2016 - 07:21 AM

I had to laugh at the part about your coworker asking if everything was ok because you were so bruised. The same thing happened to me once too lol. This nurse could not find my vein and I had so much bruising after lol


 

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#449 deecol

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Posted 17 February 2016 - 08:32 AM

Awwww @Wafflesmom I love your lemondrop wedding review so far! I really appreciate not only your detailed review but also the legal wedding aspects of it as I'm also having a legal wedding! Thanks so much!


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#450 Wafflesmom

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Posted 17 February 2016 - 06:59 PM

Aww thanks @deecol. I actually enjoy writing the detailed review because I had such a great time. I honestly have no regrets and Der and I are thrilled at his everything turned out. it wasn't the perfect wedding but it was perfect for us ;)
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