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  1. Hi Katman! The fiesta was a total success and everyone had a great time. Looking back, we probably would not have had the AHR at all. We felt our wedding in MX was so perfect that planning another event was somewhat anti-climactic. Although we were burned out from planning, spending $ and more planning it was a wonderful party where all of the family/friends were able to celebrate with us at home. It was fun, but a lot of extra work. Essentially--you plan TWO recpetions! Its work, so be prepared. I guess we could've just had a BBQ and made it much more chill, but that's not how I do th
  2. Hi! I hope I can answer a few of your questions. Did you hear back from Gabriela? They can be very busy and slow to respond, so be persistent! At MCR, there are 3 A la Carte restaurants and 1 buffet. During your stay, you are able to make a reservation at one of the open restaurants pending availability--each day or dine at the buffet. I believe what the "Dinner Reservation" of the Tides package means is that you will be at one of the 3 restaurants--a semi-private dinner. You will not have a fully private dinner--other resort guests will be at the restaurant, but you will have spac
  3. Hello! I cannot speak to to distances between the Dreams and MCR--b/c I don't really remember, but this was the breakdown of our wedding package/food/bev. When we were at MCR in February, the Tropical Fairy Tale Wedding for $1890 includes cost for....(things may have changed?) Wedding Cermony (legal might add to the costs? we got married in a church, so this did not apply to us) 24 guest's appetizer, 3 course meal, cake and open bar (you don't really pay 'extra' for an open bar, I feel this costs covers the extra staff involved to set up for your private event, private bartender,
  4. I thought the Melia was pretty chill. I think its all about who you end up there with. The other guests....There were some crazy party animals by the pool a few days, but the pool is so large and has almost a 'divider' for a more chill atmposhere on the other side, across from the swim up bar. The grounds are HUGE so you have space to getway and relax or hit the pool bar and get tipsy. The hotel bar had entertainment every night. A live band, karaoke, dance night, fire thrower/dancer night, etc. So people are busy with the fun and not visiably wasted...ya know? Our guests ranged fr
  5. We had our reception at the Melia and I would not change a thing! It was amazing! Check out my Melia review: http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/products/melia-cabo-real-all-inclusive-beach-golf-resort/reviews/4256 I believe the price was $45 for each additional guest beyond 25 ppl...right? Not shabby if you think that covers alcohol, appetizers, salad, main course and dessert + a cake! Not to mention--you get the ceremony items included in the price. Have you emailed Vanessa for the details or reached out to her on Facebook? One thing that was a decision-maker was that the
  6. Hello! I wanted to follow up my original post with my actual review! I really loved how I looked on my wedding day! I told Neysa that I wanted to look like the most beauitful version of myself and I think she hit the nail on the head! :-) I've attached a few photos of my hair and makeup. Neysa was very professional and very talented. I did not do a trial run b/c I wasn't sold on any one hair style. I just wanted my bangs off to the side and romantic and classic. I had a very clear idea of what I wanted for makeup, so I brought my own lip color and had a photo example of the make up wh
  7. Hey there! We did decide on MCR and loved every minute! The wedding planners are wonderful and our wedding reception was amazing--perfect--magical! I agree with you 100%! Good luck in 2012! And...just some advice...book the 10 piece mariachi (worth every penny!) band and have sparklers during your first dance! Quote: Originally Posted by meghmarie I am having my wedding at the Melia Cabo Real in March 2012! I visited Melia recently and I didn't get the old and boring vibe! I didn't get to see the rooms while i was there (which may have told me a lot more. .. ) but t
  8. In response to Vbbbtk: I know...its sneaking up so quickly! I am in the midst of all the last minute details! We are not doing a grand entrance, just hanging out. Nothing too formal. THANK YOU for suggesting s'mores! Why didn't I think of that? Of course we need s'mores! :-) Thanks! I will update you on how it went! Thanks! In response to Sarah2010: The taco bar, hands down is the best! Easy, simple and who doesn't love tacos?! We got married in Feb and our AHR is 4 months after...I think it would be OK to wait 6 months, but in all honesty--it costs a pretty penny to rent a
  9. Hi! Our AHR is just a month away, so I am in the midst of it all! We ended up simply stating "Open House" on the invite. I was so torn, because I wanted people to know this was an RSVP'd event (we included a RSVP postcard with the invite)--but that is was also casual and dinner/cocktails would be served. The plan is to have the taco bar, dessert bar and beverages set up all evening. People can eat when they want, come and go as the please. We decided to hire entertainment--to keep people engaged in the party, so we have a Mexican Mariachi Duo playing for 2 hours, a moonbounce for the kid
  10. I think its OK to leave out your madien or lasts names since its a little more casual. Most people will know who you are without your last names included. Mine was very simple. The RSVP card had our last name, so in case someone was confused--that should have cleared it up! Good luck!
  11. OMG...I read this and almost choked! Not trying to be rude, but it is against all proper etiquiette to even state where you are registered on an invite--let alone tell people that you want cash! I just want to pass along proper etiquiette for other brides...just because you are planning a relaxed and fun destination wedding doesn't mean you should throw all rules to the wind. Just my two cents! Thanks!
  12. Hi! I am lost...we are planning a Wedding Fiesta to celebrate our Mexico nuptiuals but I am having trouble...we want a semi-casual backyard fiesta (tent, tables, cocktail tables, bonfire, slideshow, etc.) where guests show up around 5pm, dinner starts at 6ish (taco bar with all the fixings, dessert bar, margaritas, beer, wine, soda, etc). Sounds all buttoned up, right? But my problem is I don't want all guest rushing the buffet and 6PM when its ready--I want it to be a casual, a more open house feel, but I don't want to say "open house" b/c people tend to think it's optional then...I am req
  13. I totally agree! I booked Neysa for my hair/make-up and my entire bridal party's hair! I can't wait!
  14. Hi! There is not a late night disco--but they do have entertainment on certain nights. When I went on our site visit, they had a live band on Saturday night, Sunday night was Casino/Cards and DJ on Monday night--which was so much fun. Everyone was dancing! It changes by the week/season. I love the Melia and would highly recommend!
  15. Hi there! Do you have any examples of the coasters? That is such a cool idea! We are giving away insulated mugs with our wedding logo on it as a Welcome Gift, along with a welcome letter and the schedule for the wedding events. Plus all the women at the wedding will get a pashmina (with a tag: To have and to hold..and to keep you from the cold!). I figure guys don't really care too much about a favor--so we'll focus on keeping the ladies warm at our February wedding! The men will be happy with a mug to keep their beer cold! :-) Example of the Welcome Bag (which doubles as g
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