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#1641 munnjeni

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    Posted 07 May 2009 - 09:02 PM

    Hey ladies....we tipped Brad and Nicole. Kelly was with us the day of but that was the first time I met her so I did not tip Kelly. We actually did bring cash with us down to Mexico for all of the tips. We labeled envelopes and gave them to the best man to distribute so we did not have to worry about handing them out. He gave the first one to Nicole and she offered to distribute the rest so even our best man didn't have to worry about it.

    I have a couple of teaser pics on license to Still which is Nate Cordova's blog. He is supposed to be posting more but you can see the lighting was amazing...Jamie...it should be perfect right after the ceremony for you!

    #1642 brittbrodin

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      Posted 07 May 2009 - 09:16 PM

      We also brought cash to tip Kelley; my dad married us, so no need to tip him :-) J/K!! Love the teaser pics Andi & Jeni! I just got access to mine from Beth Lloyd so I'll share them soon!!
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      #1643 verh0016

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        Posted 08 May 2009 - 09:34 AM

        Ladies - Maybe a silly question, but I still have to ask - when you say cash - did you tip USD or pesos? I like the idea of giving the tips to the best man, but I worry about bringing so much cash with me. Maybe my best bet will be to get pesos when we arrive and then give it to the best man at that time.

        Jenn - We just booked Nate Cordova (our original photographer from Mpls. is now pregnant and cannot travel in Nov.) I'm curious about your review - but wow the teasers look great. I can't wait to see more photos of your day on his blog.

        Britt - Hurry. Can't wait to see you photos!!
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        #1644 Andi

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          Posted 08 May 2009 - 10:25 AM

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by verh0016
          Ladies - Maybe a silly question, but I still have to ask - when you say cash - did you tip USD or pesos? I like the idea of giving the tips to the best man, but I worry about bringing so much cash with me. Maybe my best bet will be to get pesos when we arrive and then give it to the best man at that time.

          Jenn - We just booked Nate Cordova (our original photographer from Mpls. is now pregnant and cannot travel in Nov.) I'm curious about your review - but wow the teasers look great. I can't wait to see more photos of your day on his blog.

          Britt - Hurry. Can't wait to see you photos!!
          We just gave them USD...my reasoning for this was that with the conversion rate of 13pesos to 1USD, they would really get more bang for the buck with USD...you know what I mean? For us it didn't matter...actually was much easier to NOT have to hurry and exchange it when we got down there.






          Jeni - your teasers are amazing!
          Brittany - Hurry it up girl! I want to see those photos!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

          #1645 JaimeLynne

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            Posted 08 May 2009 - 11:24 AM

            Jeni - great teaser pics, love it!

            verh - I don't think it would matter. If that's what you need to do, then go ahead and do it! :) I'm sure they'll appreciate the tip no matter what :)

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            We all stayed at The Marriott in P.V., and Honeymooned at The Royal Plantation in Ochos Rios, Jamaica!


            #1646 jajajaja

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              Posted 08 May 2009 - 12:19 PM

              Jeni- Nate was the second shot at our wedding over a year ago. He had some really beautiful pictures. I loved them. The teasers are awesome so no doubt you're getting some great photos.

              Brittany- I'm so excited to see you pics too! Beth was our photog and she's a doll!
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              #1647 JaimeLynne

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                Posted 09 May 2009 - 09:59 AM

                FYI girls ~ Nicole says the BDW starfish @ LC must be retired after me. It's on its last leg

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                Also, after you, the starfish needs to be retired. It is breaking and very weak – I told Andi already and I was worried to take it into my hands in case something happened. Maybe someone else can bring one down as well – a new one ~ Nicole
                We are starting to get our final details sorted out!

                I still need to work on our song list for the DJ, set up seating arrangements, send her a pic of the centerpieces I like (fresh cut limes in a small vase with fuschia flowers set it in ), etc.

                We are meeting Nicole @ the lighthouse in the Marina for drinks 1 week from Wednesday!! Holy cow, I can hardly believe it! I feel like we've totally bonded (mostly through emails though I did meet her in person a year ago), and it's like seeing a friend you haven't seen in, well, a year! haha! Can't wait to run and give her a lol

                Uhhhm, what else? I guess that's all I can think of to add to the thread for now!


                ~ Jaime & Martin ~
                "Rain or Swine! 2-0-0-9"

                We had 24 people attend our wedding in Las Caletas, Mexico on May 24th, 2009!

                We all stayed at The Marriott in P.V., and Honeymooned at The Royal Plantation in Ochos Rios, Jamaica!


                #1648 munnjeni

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                  Posted 09 May 2009 - 10:03 AM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by verh0016
                  Ladies - Maybe a silly question, but I still have to ask - when you say cash - did you tip USD or pesos? I like the idea of giving the tips to the best man, but I worry about bringing so much cash with me. Maybe my best bet will be to get pesos when we arrive and then give it to the best man at that time.

                  Jenn - We just booked Nate Cordova (our original photographer from Mpls. is now pregnant and cannot travel in Nov.) I'm curious about your review - but wow the teasers look great. I can't wait to see more photos of your day on his blog.

                  Britt - Hurry. Can't wait to see you photos!!
                  We did pay in USD same reason Andi did...the conversion rate is better but I think thye appreciate whatever you can give so whatever you feel more comfortable with. Todd & I brought money with us and kept it on us until we got to the hotel and kept it locked in the safe the entire time until the wedding. My parents also brought part of the money down too so we didn't travel with all of it. Again, it is totally up to you.

                  Having the best man take care of the tips was great! We gave him everything the day before the wedding so on the day of we did not have to worry about a thing. One less item on our plate.

                  As for Nate Cordova...he was an amazing photographer. He has so much energy and has such a great time shooting weddings. He lays in the sand, jumps up on counters runs and slides on one knee just to make sure he gets every photo. You can tell he has such a passion for photography. He arrived around 2pm and starting taking photos of Las Caletas, us getting our hair done and my flower girl (9 years old) loves to be in front of the camera so I think she hijaked him for about 30 minutes to take photos of her and tried to help him decide which photos to take. I have only seen the pictures that are on the blog but I can't wait to see the rest. Based on what I have seen so far and how much fun we had with him that night, I would highly recommend Nate!

                  One note though...Nate took a check for the deposit so when I showed up to Las Caletas, I brought my checkbook with me to pay him the rest. Apparently he does not have an account in Mexico so we had to meet up with him the next day to pay him in cash. Just prearrange whether he wants you to send a check to his US address for final payment before the wedding so hopefully it is that much less cash you have to bring or figure out other payment arrangements.

                  #1649 Andi

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                    Posted 09 May 2009 - 03:04 PM

                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by JaimeLynne
                    FYI girls ~ Nicole says the BDW starfish @ LC must be retired after me. It's on its last leg



                    We are starting to get our final details sorted out!

                    I still need to work on our song list for the DJ, set up seating arrangements, send her a pic of the centerpieces I like (fresh cut limes in a small vase with fuschia flowers set it in ), etc.

                    We are meeting Nicole @ the lighthouse in the Marina for drinks 1 week from Wednesday!! Holy cow, I can hardly believe it! I feel like we've totally bonded (mostly through emails though I did meet her in person a year ago), and it's like seeing a friend you haven't seen in, well, a year! haha! Can't wait to run and give her a lol

                    Uhhhm, what else? I guess that's all I can think of to add to the thread for now!

                    Oh man...that sucks about the starfish...but I will say though that it was VERY fragile...the pick that it was attached to was not very sturdy so when you pushed it into the flowers you had to do it VERY gently...Nicole was worried that it would break when I had it and was EXCITED to get it out of her hands that day...she didn't want to be the one to break it ....probably out of fear that us crazy BDW LC brides would come hunt her down!

                    Can I come meet for drinks too? hmmm I think I still have vacation time collected up at work, I think we are ready to go back now!....also it was funny, yesterday Reggie had a bad day at work and told me we were moving to PV! I thought "AWESOME! I am in!" He even started sending me listings from craigslist of places to rent on the beach

                    #1650 brittbrodin

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                      Posted 09 May 2009 - 03:08 PM

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                      Originally Posted by LC_Rachel
                      Jeni- Nate was the second shot at our wedding over a year ago. He had some really beautiful pictures. I loved them. The teasers are awesome so no doubt you're getting some great photos.

                      Brittany- I'm so excited to see you pics too! Beth was our photog and she's a doll!
                      Okay, so I talked to Beth yesterday and she said she could put a slideshow together for us...I just have to choose the images! So I hope to have it done soon!!!!! I know, I"m DYING to see it to! :-)

                      Andi - Brent an I have been talking about the same thing! With the whole swine flu scare it is super cheap to fly to Mexico, so I'm in!! A little flu scare isn't going to stop us!!! :-)
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