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#1 danielleesme

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Posted 01 January 2016 - 02:31 PM

Hi everyone! My name is Danielle and I am new-ish! I have been on here since May, but haven't actually posted anything because most of my questions are answered right in the forums. I am getting married on 5 May (4 months and 4 days! Ahh!), and as I have already used this site so much, I thought I would say hello  :)

 

Me and my fiance (Chris) are from Vancouver Island (BC) and currently live outside Whistler. We are getting married in Playa del Carmen, and we are so excited! We chose a DW, because, like so many couples, having family across the country was difficult to choose a spot. We discovered that an all inclusive in Mexico was cheaper than travelling 7 days to Toronto or Kelowna. Plus, this was a compromise from my lovely fiance, who actually wanted to elope vs a big wedding  ;)

 

Current projects are favours and decor. Did any of you have any troubles bringing edible favours/OOT bags into Mexico? That was my only fear, but I didn't want to spend the money on non-edible favours because so many get left behind.

 

Thanks everyone for all the insight so far; looking forward to being more visible on this site!

Talk soon! ^_^

 

 


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#2 ashhtayy

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Posted 01 January 2016 - 05:09 PM

@danielleesme Hi Danielle! Congratulations on your upcoming wedding. Which resort are you getting married at?

 

I love Vancouver Island. We are many, many, many years away from retiring but when we do, that's where I want to be. My fiance lived there for a year and I loved visiting. Mike's family all lives in BC and we are in the Toronto area. We chose a DW for the same reasons you did.

 

A lot of ladies bring their OOT bags down with them. I've read making sure to pack your receipts is always a good idea. Not sure about edible favours. I'll be interested to hear what past brides reply. We are stuck on favours - no idea what to do. A lot of brides do maracas and I like that idea but my sister-in-law did that so we want to switch it up a bit.

 

Good luck with your planning!



#3 nadiakat17

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Posted 01 January 2016 - 05:34 PM

We brought candy w no problem. I'm not sure what's exactly allowed so just pack more questionable items on bottom ( when they looked in our bags at customs they just opened the top rustled it and then closed if)

#4 dreamweddings

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    Posted 02 January 2016 - 09:34 AM

    Hi everyone! My name is Danielle and I am new-ish! I have been on here since May, but haven't actually posted anything because most of my questions are answered right in the forums. I am getting married on 5 May (4 months and 4 days! Ahh!), and as I have already used this site so much, I thought I would say hello  :)

     

    Me and my fiance (Chris) are from Vancouver Island (BC) and currently live outside Whistler. We are getting married in Playa del Carmen, and we are so excited! We chose a DW, because, like so many couples, having family across the country was difficult to choose a spot. We discovered that an all inclusive in Mexico was cheaper than travelling 7 days to Toronto or Kelowna. Plus, this was a compromise from my lovely fiance, who actually wanted to elope vs a big wedding  ;)

     

    Current projects are favours and decor. Did any of you have any troubles bringing edible favours/OOT bags into Mexico? That was my only fear, but I didn't want to spend the money on non-edible favours because so many get left behind.

     

    Thanks everyone for all the insight so far; looking forward to being more visible on this site!

    Talk soon! ^_^

    @danielleesme, we have had Brides in the past bring candies as edible favors, and mini tequila bottles. my question to you is,what type of favors are you looking to bring? 

     

    Happy Planning!


    Dream Weddings Riviera Maya- We pay attention to your wishes and coordinate closely with you to ensure your wedding or event is planned to perfection! Supporting you brides and help you feel less overwhelmed during the wedding planning process.

    Have fun the best is yet to come!

     

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    #5 danielleesme

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    Posted 02 January 2016 - 10:16 AM

    @danielleesme, we have had Brides in the past bring candies as edible favors, and mini tequila bottles. my question to you is,what type of favors are you looking to bring? 

     

    Happy Planning!

     We thought about doing MMs, and we found that they can be sent to us in individual packaging. I was thinking about contacting Customs before we actually order them, but the general consensus that I have read is that candy is typically okay, so *fingers crossed!

     

    Thanks so much for the lovely welcome! :D


    @danielleesme Hi Danielle! Congratulations on your upcoming wedding. Which resort are you getting married at?

     

    I love Vancouver Island. We are many, many, many years away from retiring but when we do, that's where I want to be. My fiance lived there for a year and I loved visiting. Mike's family all lives in BC and we are in the Toronto area. We chose a DW for the same reasons you did.

     

    A lot of ladies bring their OOT bags down with them. I've read making sure to pack your receipts is always a good idea. Not sure about edible favours. I'll be interested to hear what past brides reply. We are stuck on favours - no idea what to do. A lot of brides do maracas and I like that idea but my sister-in-law did that so we want to switch it up a bit.

     

    Good luck with your planning!

    Hello Ash, thanks so much for the welcome! VI is lovely, and although it rains a lot, the temperatures stay close to 0 and rarely snows (basically everyone knows about the "Snow Storm of 96" because it snows so little and that was a decent sized storm for us!  ;) ) It is definitely a great place to live, but we moved for work. (I miss the ocean more than I actually care to admit!) Where on the Island did Mike live?

     

    Chris' family is all over GTA and southern ON, and I lived in Hamilton when I was a kid. His sister is smack downtown TO, (literally across the street from Rogers Centre), and we love visiting!

     

    I found an Canadian Etsy site (I think while going through this site actually!)

    https://www.etsy.com...10d3b:239071202

     

    where they make mini pinatas. I am in LOVE! I thought it would be cute to fill them with personal MMs in our wedding colours? My sister in law did MMs as well, but she did them in etched shot glasses, so they are kind of different? It is hard to find something different, especially with the CAD dollar being so low. Fingers crossed it picks back up!  :unsure:

     

    We are getting married at the Sandos Playacar Beach Experience, in Playa del Carmen! Where are you getting married?

    Thanks for the warm welcome!  :wub:


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    #6 cruisebride2016

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    Posted 02 January 2016 - 10:36 AM

    @danielleesme I attended a wedding in Riviera Maya 3 weeks ago and they gave us personalized M&Ms that were individually wrapped. My friend and I were talking about wedding stuff during their wedding week and she never complained about getting the M&Ms there, but I didn't specifically ask about them.


     
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    #7 danielleesme

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    Posted 02 January 2016 - 11:07 AM

    @danielleesme I attended a wedding in Riviera Maya 3 weeks ago and they gave us personalized M&Ms that were individually wrapped. My friend and I were talking about wedding stuff during their wedding week and she never complained about getting the M&Ms there, but I didn't specifically ask about them.

     

    Oh this is so excellent to hear! :D Thanks so much for your insight! I am probably stressing more than I have to! #weddingbrain  ^_^


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    #8 dreamweddings

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      Posted 02 January 2016 - 12:14 PM

      @danielleesme yes M&Ms are fine to bring into mexico.  They can be prepacked.  

       

      LOL to #weddingbrain


      Dream Weddings Riviera Maya- We pay attention to your wishes and coordinate closely with you to ensure your wedding or event is planned to perfection! Supporting you brides and help you feel less overwhelmed during the wedding planning process.

      Have fun the best is yet to come!

       

      This is where I will be posting all videos about most common question about Destination wedding

      :)  https://www.facebook...64036763874450/

      Dream Weddings Riviera Maya
      weddingsinplayadelcarmen@gmail.com
      http://www.dreamwedd.../Home_Page.html

      Happy Planning!
      Joyce


      #9 Moments That Matter

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        Posted 02 January 2016 - 01:40 PM

        Hola, welcome to our forum community, "new-ish" Danielle & Chris, and Congrats on your upcoming Playa del Carmen dw!!!

        Great choice of locations - as evidenced by the numerous wedding couples who choose our incomparable Mayan Riviera as their wedding destinations  :wub:

         

        The numerous resorts to choose from in our area are experts in their fields, and sure to make your entire process so much easier! Have you decided which venue is the best fit for your Big Day?

         

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        #10 Wafflesmom

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        Posted 02 January 2016 - 05:30 PM

        Hi @danielleesme I'm so glad you've decided to start posting! Everyone on here is awesome, I've made some lifelong friends on here.

        And yay, another BC bride! My in-laws live in Nanaimo so we're in Vancouver Island often. It's so beautiful there, and a lot more laid back!

        How's your wedding planning coming along? I'm planning on bringing lollipops and adding them to our OOT bags. I have stickers to place on the bags that say "sucker in love". So cheesy, I know lol. My friend who also did a destination wedding did the personalized m&m's and had no problem bringing them over. So yours should be fine. I saw those piƱatas and love them! What a great idea
        My planning thread: http://www.bestdesti...anuary-23-2016/

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