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  1. hello all you GSP and GRP brides to be!! i am leaving for mexico in 6 days!!! OMG so excited!!! i am going crazy with last minute stuff, but i packed our OOT bags yesterday and am happy to say we fit it all in two pieces of luggage and 30 pounds each! better than i was expecting! just wanted to check whether any of you need specific info or pics while i am at the GRP next week? we have 42 guests and are having the beach ceremony and beach party reception, as well as a welcome reception/margarita party by the pool the night we arrive and i will be sure to post pics when i get back (nov 23). we're also staying in the swim up room, but hoping to get upgraded to the villa!!! let me know if there are any specific questions you haven't been able to get answered by damarys and i will ask her when i meet with her on Monday. i'm still a little in the dark as far as the photographer, etc, but apparently all will be revealed when we arrive! wish me luck!!!
  2. Hi all, I'm getting married at Grand Riviera in less than 5 weeks!!!! OMG, so soon!!! Just wanted to let you all know Damarys gets soooooo much better as you approach the wedding date. At first she was taking about 3 weeks to respond to my emails - now that we are closer to the date, I hear back from her within a day, so i am very encouraged! i guess she is just busy with current weddings... I have some info I thought might be helpful - Damarys let me just send in photos of bouquets and cakes that I liked, and she got me a quote from a florist. I splurged and got all orchids, and it was still pretty reasonable. and I just heard yesterday that the table linens do come in white covers with white bows, and that you can choose the colours of the flowers for the arch. Happy planning everyone!
  3. i love 3 on you. we have same taste! i tried 2 of your 4!!! you look beautiful!
  4. hey all, i'm lost! i can't seem to search for raffia fans on the OTC website and the site is HUGE!!! can someone send me the link to the fans?
  5. Hey ladies, I had to add my 2 cents cuz i have had some relative success in the cellulite department with a cream. it's not gone, but def better. I've been using Biotherm Celluli-Choc for about a month and i can totally see a difference! I was shocked! My mom actually bought it for me. But ethrodson is right, it's all about the massaging. but if the cream gets me to actually do the massageing every day i think it's worth it!
  6. reading this post inspired me to get some stuff done so i could catch up to you guys. not quite there, but we did find my FI's wedding suit this weekend! he looks very handsome. was very fun, i felt like i got to see my groom! we also picked the GM outfits. feeling good that all the "attire" is done! but still so many things to do...eek.
  7. I got the phrase books shipment today!!!! Yay! Was my first OOT bag package so I was very excited. The books are great, a bit bigger than i thought (maybe 5 by 4 inches but soft cover and thin), but makes them look more expensive It has basic conversational spanish, and alot of useful phrases for ordering food, bartering, and medical. i am very pleased! and I got them in 5 days! And another plus, they are super light! I ordered 40 and they will be easy to pack.
  8. I was debating the same thing. I think I will leave our names off the bags and mugs too. Thanks everyone!
  9. Hey all, I was looking all over for the "Spanish for Dummies" for my OOT bags that were $1 at Target but couldn't find them in Canada. I just found $2 Spanish phrasebooks at Chapters and they ship free in Canada on orders over $39...thought I would share.... They are pocket size and super cute, I'm thrilled!!! chapters.indigo.ca: Easy Spanish Phrase Book: Dover: Books
  10. I'm looking for some too. Let me know if you find anything good! Good luck!
  11. Hi MissyR! Those look great and I've been looking for something cheap that would ship to Canada! Thanks for posting them! PS: i'm posting a thread for spanish phrase books in Canada, check it out.
  12. Hi Ron, Welcome! I am getting married at the Riviera Princess (next door) and I spoke to my wedding coordinator last week - she said she would send me pics of her latest weddings. I will post them whenever I get them from her. Good luck with your planning! Nice to have a groom on here!
  13. didn't work out today because i did my first bikini boot camp class yesterday and I can barely walk or laugh today!!! ouch! and i have to do it again tomorrow...
  14. EmmaB

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    i'm been debating getting one for weeks but i am so getting one now! thanks gals!
  15. the latest is that people can't believe we're getting married in mexico since a tourist got killed there last month. 10 people got killed in toronto last week! sigh... but my mom has finally come around (after 6 months) and seems to be getting excited, and we have 35 booked already, expecting about 50, and they really are my most favourite people. the people that really matter will make it. we still have a few grumblers, but i really think they would be the ones grumbing any way we did it. so at least this me me and FI are happy! good luck! and don't take it personal! you'll have the best wedding ever so it will all be worth it! good thread.
  16. Thanks ladies! i'm going to try to negotiate something. we've already booked our resort, but since i never hear back from my WC i'm thinking i could just go down and get all the info i need in one day...wish me luck!
  17. Good job everyone! I've been a slacker, but i start bikini bootcamp tomorrow, yay! hopefully it's magic.
  18. This may be a stupid question - but did any of you get free accomodations for your site visit? I'm thinking with all the money we're spending it's the least they can offer...am i being naive We're thinking of going in August. Thanks!
  19. November bride here and I am freaking out cuz you guys have done so much more than me!!! i've sent out my invites, but only cuz everyone was harassing me about resort details etc so i skipped the STDs and just sent out invites in april. i bought my dress a few weeks ago (yay!) and the BM dresses are ordered. that's it! but i just joined this site and spent the weekend researching OOT bag ideas, so hoping to order that stuff this week. thanks for this thread - it will light a fire under my a**!!! ps: Yari - LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOve your ring!
  20. Quote: Originally Posted by nylalany Private event meals cost between $35 and $85 per person, depending on the menu choice. I can post the menus here if people are interested? Open National Bar is included in the first hour. You can upgrade to International for another $5 per person. Additional hours cost $15 per person for National and $20 per person for International per hour.) Please heed my review about only having wine served despite having International Open Bar during my private event in a conference room. Here are the service prices I received, but didn't use, because I was only having a private event. Live Caribbean Trio……………………………………US$350.00 per45 min. Mariachi………………………………………………US$700.00 per 45 min DJ Service…………………………………………….US$600.00 per 45 min Video Coverage Ceremony only…………………………US$500.00 Private Beach Party …………………………………..US$60.00 per person +15% service Additional Bouquets…………………………………...US$45.00 each Additional Boutonnieres……………………………… US$15.00 each Additional Corsages……………………………………US$25.00 each Basket of Petals……………………………………… US$30.00 each Center Pieces………………………………………….US$50.00 each Wedding Cake and Toast Time…………………………….US$14.00 per person Canapés………………………………………………….US$ 12.00 per person/hour Open bar with Internationals drinks ………………………….US$ 20.00 per person/hour Open Bar With National drinks...........................................U S$15.00 per person/hour btw, nylalany, i would love to see the menu! i haven't gotten that info out of my WC yet! Thanks so much!
  21. Hey dinzers, Yup, we're going through air transat. I actually booked through a travel agent in oakville since i had used her before, and she ended up gettin the best rate by far - $1500 a person taxes in and this includes an upgrade to the regency platinum club for all guests. Her name is Sharron Harrington from Upper Oakville Travel. other travel agents quoted me $1800 and up (itravel said $2000!). the GRP is charging me $14 per person for each guest over 10, and that includes the champagne toast, wedding cake and chair at the ceremony. the beach party is $60 pp, minimum of 40 people, and includes private dinner, booze, DJ, decor and dedicated wait staff. debating renting a dancefloor on the beach for $600 for the older peeps. The down side to this place is with over 40 guests your only option for the reception is the beach party or a conference room. a la cartes can't accomodate more than 40. but i think a beach reception will be super fun! and the WC is organizing a private welcome reception margarita party for us by the pool for $16 pp that includes "canapes". hope this helps! good luck deciding! let me know if you have any others Qs. Is great to find another Toronto DW bride.
  22. those flowers are super cute and they really do complement the STDs. Good researching!
  23. your brochure is fab! your guests will find it totally helpful. I would love the working copy too - another thing to add to the list!!!
  24. Thanks so much Jaime! I can already tell I'll be having a ton of those mango margaritas!! I'm having a hell of time getting anything out of my coordinator though. I'm trying to arrange a private welcome reception for my guests (thinking about 50) and a private last night send off dinner too. Haven't gotten any info whatsoever about flowers, music or the in house photographer there either - does anyone have any info
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