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  1. Thanks for the photos, Matt! And thank you everyone else for the feedback. You just re-confirmed everything I thought I already knew about Sara - she's wonderful! and I have my full trust in her.


    Although, Sara I've also been emailing you since the beginning of April. I haven't received a response. I've been emailing on your saratamargo.com email address.. When you get a chance, I have a few questions if you could get back to me. Thanks :)


    Also, I didn't realize she would fly in - I thought she was local to the RM. I am only getting trials on myself as well as wedding day hair/makeup for me, and hair for both mothers. Sara confirmed my date knowing this so I hope it's not an issue! My wedding date is June 17th - Matt is she still going to be staying with you?


    Thanks again everyone!

  2. I've booked Sara Tamargo but wanted to get some advice from other brides that have used her...

    there seems to be little information out there.. but the few she has worked with seem to absolutely recommend her. I'm super excited to have her do my make-up and hair, I know it'll be great...


    ... but I was a little leery that after booking she did not require a deposit or contract. It's so laid back, I feel like there's no way for me to tell if she'll show for my wedding - just have to take her word for it I guess. I know she comes from a reputable place being the sister of Sol from Del Sol..... Bridezilla in me wants a contract to confirm everything! cheesy.gif


    Could anyone post a review on this thread and photos if you've worked with Sara for your wedding? I would love to see and love to hear.



  3. Hi -

    I'm going to be using Sara Tamargo and would love to hear from other brides that have used her for their wedding.

    She seems really nice and a doll to work with, but I was a little concerned w/ the communication via email and the fact that their is no contract/deposit or confirmation. Everything is just really laid back.

    I'm sure she'll show, but I would feel a lot better hearing from others about their experiences.



  4. I am currently looking to rent a white vinyl dance floor for my wedding on June 17th at the Grand Palladium.

    So far I am only coming across lighted dance floors, but that's not something I really want. Does anyone know pricing or can recommend someone that I could rent it from?

    Since the lighted floors are being quoted at $750, I am really looking to spend under $500 for the vinyl.




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  6. Edward Berger Veil, #4357

    2 Tier, Elbow-length, w/ Blusher

    Color: Diamond White

    Clean edge, Scattered Rhinestones throughout.


    Retails for $200, I got a great deal and paid $85. Asking $70 obo.

    $6 Flat Shipping.

    I've listed it on ebay so the best thing is for you to purchase thru the listing. The Photos are also there for you to see.

    If you'd like it right away please send me a message and we can work something out, or just use Buy It now.


    I bought this before my dress, and when it came in, the color no longer worked. I need an Ivory veil.


    any questions just ask :)


  7. Also girls - Rocio has a floor plan for the private reception that she can send to you for seating charts. She actually requests that you do do a seating chart for her reference. She will be able to send you the square table option and the round table option. I specifically remember her telling me the round fits 10, they use a specific chair for this table so they are able to fit more, and also this chair is the one you are able to put the chair covers on so it looks nicer. Ask her for photos!

    For the square tables, they pretty much do 2 people on each side, totaling 8 people for these tables. They can do linens, but not chair covers since they still use the restaurant chairs for these tables.


    Again, call me crazy but I was just there with her 3 weeks ago. She is super friendly and willing to send photos and seating charts, all you have to do is ask! :)

  8. I think there is a lot of confusion here...

    to have a REAL private reception (min 40ppl) at Gran Azul or La Laguna - there is a fee for dinner per person, ranging from $50-$60. I have the menu list sitting right here with me that Rocio just gave me March 22nd. You have to choose 1 menu for all of your guests, there are about 12-15 to choose from, and most are $55... there are only a few that are $60. Here is where you can bring a DJ.... you get 4 hours for the reception, but you are also in a buffet restaurant this is closed off only to your party so I doubt they would kick you out if it ran over. Rocio and I had discussed having my reception from 6:30-10:30.. which I think is plenty of time. Beforehand I am having a 1hr 45min cocktail hour, so my guests should be pretty winded by 10:30... hopefully!


    If you have under 40ppl (over 40 you MUST pay extra for a private reception as above) you can have the complimentary reception (you don't have to pay) where you are offered a blocked-off space in one of the restaurants - they can even decorate for you. This is not something I would consider fully private... so to say it is private would be misleading. You are basically cornered off in one of the restaurants but there are still guests tables surrounding your area. You cannot have a DJ or do your dancing in the restaurants, you would have to take it somewhere else after dinner. Most girls I think have just went to the lobby bars, disco, or pool areas.

  9. To all the brides that have not done site visits:

    I just wanted to let you girls know that the wedding team at the Grand Palladium is EXCELLENT. They really are running a top-notch office there.

    I had been in contact with Rocio before visiting at the end of March and I was a little concerned with the slow responses. When I sat down with her during our site visit, I can honestly say all of my anxieties and worries lifted off my shoulders and I felt a breath of fresh air. She really is the most professional. helpful, kind, excited, organized, knowledgable wedding coordinator. They have everything in files, all of the upcoming wedding folders are labeled with the couples name and are filed on their desk. They honestly print everything you tell them via email and keep it in this file for when they meet with you 3 days before the wedding.

    Rocio is so excited to do the most elaborate weddings, which I thought she was going to cringe when she met me!... she actually jumped up and down when I told her to be prepared that I'd be the crazy bride with all the decor and flowers. I was concerned before I went that I would need an outside planner for the day-off, but after meeting with Rocio and her team, I have no doubt in my mind that they will be able to handle even the toughest request that I throw at them. They really DO want your wedding to be just as perfect as you imagined. You can tell right away they love what they do.

    If anyone has any questions you'd like to ask me, feel free to PM.. I actually stayed at the resort for 8 days during my visit, met with the wedding team, and really took down every detail imaginable pertaining to my wedding. I have photos galore, decided on the private reception location, ate TOO much food, picked a cocktail location, and spent a lot of time appreciating the Catholic Church (it's called a chapel but it is in NO way a chapel! it's huge and gorgeous!)...

    Good luck to everyone getting married here! You've made a perfect decision :)

  10. Quote:
    Originally Posted by lalanyc View Post
    Hi adrida-

    You must be very excited for your site visit!! Hope it goes well.

    Yes, I'm planning a Catholic wedding. I've had more success meeting w/ the priest in Mexico (we did a site visit several weeks ago) than our priest here in NY! It's been IMPOSSIBLE. I've called the church secretary at least half a dozen times and also left messages for the priest at least 3 times. Short of going to mass and cornering him afterward, I am not sure what else to do.

    W/ regard to your concern, the church secretary gave us a bunch of attitude when I told her we werent getting married here (eek.gif what the?!! lol)! However, we have to have an approval letter from our local parish in order for the priest in Mexico to marry us, so....

    I'm hoping this added effort will make us appreciate our ceremony that much more! haha rottentomato.gif
    lalanyc -
    It's so funny that you said that about your home priest.. I'm actually kind of going thru the same thing right now! We registered in our parish a few months ago after attending Mass there every Sunday for the past 3 years... I called a week or two ago and spoke w/ the receptionist about the Pre-Cana and meeting w/ the priest. Luckily I did not get the same response that you had, she was just rather like "OH! wow! Congratulations!" The priest wasn't in that afternoon and she was going to have him call me back. Well, it's going on 3 weeks now and I have yet to hear from him.. I guess I could be the better person and pull him aside after church one Sunday but honestly I'm terrified! Since we are just doing our site visits this coming week, I figured I would hit the ball hard when I got back. Since Pre-Cana takes time and so does getting an approval letter, I'm trying to get it all out of the way as soon as I can. I would be devastated to have had planned a beautiful wedding, only to find out I couldn't get approved for it. Ah! I can't even go there.
    How were you able to meet w/ the Mexican priest? Do you mind me asking who you are using? Does he speak English? I would love to meet up with a priest while we are there next week.
  11. to the girls that are getting/have been married in the Riviera -

    What are the photographers you used that have $1800 packages? Dying to know. Even if you paid for them to travel.

    I haven't been able to find any photographer that can come in any less than $3000 for a package with 5+ hours.

    I was going to suck it up and pay the $3500, but I really wish I could get more for my money.

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