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  1. Quote: Originally Posted by Barrierunner Does anyone know how much it cost at the hairdresser per person? I think I am going to let the hairdresser do my wedding hairdo as I still can't decide on the style and due to the humidity, I think I won't be able to leave it down with curls. Thanks! Hey Barrierunner, it is $50 per person - you are free though, it is included in the package!
  2. Congrats Chantelle, can't wait to see pics!
  3. Quote: Originally Posted by boigurltravellers Hello everyone! WOW everyone is such a wealth of information. I am getting married at this resort in August, I wish I knew about this forum earlier! Can anyone suggest which restaurant would be great for a party of 30?! My fiance and I want the have the private dinner, but Yahimara said we need to pay extra for the gala set up as well...does anyone know what she means? It will be greatly appreciated! Hi there, I think for a party of 30 people you could get away with one of the smaller a la cartes - the Romantico maybe? There was a
  4. Quote: Originally Posted by truelove4life I would love to see some pics as well!! rhealeigh@hotmail.com Sent pics! From my ceremony in the gazebo and my friend's on the beach... they help you make your decision! Siobhan
  5. Quote: Originally Posted by PaulsGirl Congrats on your wedding Siobhan! You looked gorgeous! We had a blast for our wedding week at the ILA as well. We chose the beach ceremony for ours. It was HOT but the breeze was amazing. I'd do it all over again in a heartbeat. We had our private dinner from 6:30-8:30 in Del Chef but had the Steakhouse menu. They forgot our lobster dinners, but when Yahimara found out she quickly arranged for us to have them at our a la carte dinner the next night instead. All worked out just fine! We had booked our dinner originally from 6:30-9:30 b
  6. Quote: Originally Posted by RonNMel Thanks Siobhan! One more question. LOL You mention bringing the seating plan, but did you know before hand how the tables were going to be set up? It makes a difference if they are tables of 6, 8, 10, round, one long rectangle, etc. We knew that the tables in the steakhouse sat 4 and that they would be pushed together to create bigger tables. We wanted big square tables (4 smaller tables pushed together) but it didn't happen. They had set them up as long rectangular tables, ours varied from 7 to 10 people per tables. Round tables are not an o
  7. Quote: Originally Posted by RonNMel I did think of one question. For the flowers, were the Easter Lillies the ONLY choice offered? Though flowers are really not a huge deal to me, I have to agree with you. It is disappointing when you see all the beautiful tropical flowers that grow freely all around the resort. Also, can you describe the ceremony a bit more in details? Like, how do everyone know when and how to enter, where to be placed, etc.? What about the music? It's from a CD? Can you hear it well? Nope, not the only choice...you can also have carnations or ros
  8. Quote: Originally Posted by Tilly in the Sun Hey again Chevy! Thanks so much for answering those questions. ONe more...for the music (first dances, walking down the aisle ect) did you have burned CD's with your music, or an IPOD? We had our songs burned to CDs as Yahimara told us originally there were no iPod hookup. For the sake of keeping things simple, I had three songs I wanted played during our ceremony - one for the bms walking down the aisle, one for me and one for after we kiss and walked back down the aisle together. These were the only 3 songs on the CD which I marked C
  9. Thanks RonNMel! I will try to track some pics of Sam's ceremony on the beach and post. The pier is at the Varadero Golf Course. More info about that in my review! There is a microphone...I think everyone could hear just fine at both loactions. I just posted a review under Wedding Reviews!
  10. We returned home last Saturday from our wedding in Varadero, Cuba and the entire experience was much more than we ever could have imagined! Our wedding coordinator Yahimara wasn't always the best at returning emails so we were slightly concerned that things would be missed. This was not the case at all, she had every email I'd ever sent and was very organized. Shortly after we arrived at the resort, we met with Y to discuss some basics. Y needed a few things from us at this time as well, so be sure to have: You and your fiance's tourist cards (you get them on the airplane)
  11. Quote: Originally Posted by Tilly in the Sun Awww congrats on your wedding!! Your pics look GORGEOUS!! More please!! LOL!! Can`t wait to read your review :-) Which restauraunt did you have your dinner atÉ We have the same number of guests going as you guys, so we wanna make sure there is enough space for everyone. Did you do the private dinnerÉ Where was your ceremonyÉ I don`t think I have seen that place yet....looks breathtaking!! LOVE your dress btw Sorry about the zillion questions...I know you must be overwhelmed with getting back to normal life. CONGRATS again!! xo
  12. I have a zillion things to tackle at work today but i just wanted to quickly let you girls know we picked the best resort ever to get married!! Yahimara was a sweetheart, the wedding was perfect, the resort itself is AMAZING and I am so sad to be home! Our photographer sent a few teaser pics, which I have attached! Full review with tips to come! umbrella.doc gazebo.doc pier.doc
  13. I wasn't sent this notice, mind you I haven't heard from Yahimara in weeks so I'm sure that we'll find out about it on Saturday. At least it's only $40... Hey Lisa aka PaulsGirl, we don't fly out until 8:30pm on May 1, so I will try to find you and let you know about any issues that may come up during the wedding - hopefully none! Only 2 more sleeps! Leaving very early Friday morning so I'm not counting Thursday nite lol Wish me luck, girls!! Expect loads of pictures when I get back Siobhan
  14. Hey Tilly, we are doing a seating plan for our guests - we have 80 coming so Yahimara recommended having one. She said to go with 6-8 people at each table, but I've been thinking about having 4 big tables of 20 people instead - I think it will be a nice way for our guests to get to know each and since it is tables of 4 being pushed together, I don't see why it would be a problem. Still waiting to hear back from Yahimara though! And yes, we are ridiculously excited! I can finally say 'we're leaving next week'! I had better start packing! Siobhan
  15. I have and yes, I am! Mainly about the issues like food poisoning and bed bugs concern me. Definitely not letting it ruin my day or anything, I think it's pretty funny that the really, really bad reviews usually finish with "And the weather was terrible all week!" People will complain about anything and everything if they are stuck inside during what was supposed to be a tropical vacation, so we have to take them all with a grain of salt...not to worry, it's going to be perfect girls!
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