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  1. I meant to post the above reply to Brit Canuck! Also you asked about Caribe, we had Santos and I can't say enough great things about him - especially since my hubby hates getting his pic taken, he took some amazing shots of our whole group and just us together, I highly reccomend him. I got the 6 hour package, we got 3 albums to take home, 6 postcards, 30 5x7's and a cd with over 700 pictures, I am really happy that is something I chose to spend money on. If you want to see any more of our pro pics I can add you on fb, I posted a few on here recently if you got a chance to see them.
  2. I had my reception dinner at Spoon and it was lovely. The food was delicious, all the guests were happy with dinnner. There are several waiters there to serve your drinks, (no shortage of wine going around!) and food to the guests and it is your own private section of the restaurant. We didn't want any speeches, but my parents and bridal party gave a few short informal speeches/toasts and was very nice. We had a great dinner and then went to the Mojito Lounge after to party. I got really lucky as there was a live band playing that night and someone requested a song for us and the band dedicated a song to us, otherwise we weren't going to have an "official" first dance so that was amazing! I had my flowers from the ceremony at church brought back to the restaurants and used those as our table centerpieces, as well as getting coloured runners and candles which was very affordable. We were all pretty hot though and all the guests were using the wooden fands we had palced on the chairs at the ceremony, so I'm glad they came in handy and they looked good in the pictures!
  3. Thanks ladies! I was really happy with Caribe, ask for Santos he was amazing. Justine- we got the suit and linen shirt at Tristan America, I'm from Toronto not sure where you are from! I loved my dress I can't wait to wear it again in Aug for our AHR. Must get on that lol. Tisha and Maggie I loved your pics! I have lots on fb too hard to upload many here î–
  4. Hello Ladies, I know there are lots of new brides on here who I don't know, but I wanted to say enjoy your wedding planning! I am missing mine already! We got married April 25 at AS and I have been M.I.A before and after the wedding on this site, but I couldn't have done it without this website and all the support (and ideas!) I got from everyone. Just thought I would check in and say hello! Congratulations to all the April and May brides, those were the girls I got to know the best! I just wanted to say that our wedding was amazing and I don't have a single regret about doing destination. I just have to get some motivation to write my review! Our wedding was just a bit different as we had a catholic ceremony at El Dorado and got our pictures taken there on the beach, which was gorgeous, and then had our reception dinner at Spoon. I got even luckier as I didn't plan a private reception after and ended up having a live band at the Mojito Bar, it was perfect. I will see if I can post any pics. For the photographer, I used Caribe from the resort and had no idea who my photographer was until the day of the wedding, but I must say I was absolutley thrilled with my pictures, considering I blindly booked the package and had no idea who would be showing up that day. I am more than happy with my pictures, he was so professional and knew all the right shots to take. i was especially worried bc my now husband (lol - still funny to call him my husband!!) hates getting pictures taken, so the photographer did a great job. Our photographer was Santos, we got the 6 hour package which came with 3 albums completed and a dvd with all the pics on it to take home. I know of a few girls thinking of doing destination/or in the process of planning one and I can't say enough great things about the wedding. Even my mom who was not on board at the start, had a blast and told me several times what a great week and so nice for the families and our friends to get to spend some time together. So thought I would try and share some pics. I miss my room, the sun and my daily margarita lol. What an amazing week. My only complaint is that we stayed a week with our friends and family and then they left! We stayed at the same resort, should have maybe went somewhere else for our honeymoon. We were missing the party lol and had already seen every show and ate in every restaurant. Anyways, it was all good and I would do it again in a heartbeat.
  5. I vote to wear your dress again! I am going to wear mine at our AHR June 11. Both my grandmothers will be there as they are not coming to mexico, besides who else gets to wear their dress twice, I can't wait!
  6. Hello! I have been lurking around reading posts here and there to keep up with everyone, but haven't had much to post, I am pretty ready!! I can't believe we are in April already! I am so excited and nerves kicking in now, about making sure I have not forgotten anything!! My FI still has to hem his suit pants and I pick up my dress this weekend, so crossing my fingers it will fit perfectly!! My travel agent (he is Karisma certified) sent us our room upgrade to the Premium swim up so I'm excited about that as well! We will be at the resort April 20- May 4 so I know I will be there at the same time as a few of you girls, hopefully our paths will cross! Just a little nervous about how it will go with photographer, we are going with Caribe, but that's who we booked so I think I will recruit my Aunt to follow us around and make sure photographer is taking the right pics etc. After reading that last review I will have to be very alert and hope we get all the right pictures. Thanks for the advice. Ok, just checking in and saying hi. This forum has really helped me along the way for wedding planning and having a place to vent and get ideas, I just want to say thank you to all the brides on here who have given me advice and reassurance in this fun and often stressful time.
  7. I ordered my favours and parasols from weddingfavours.ca, they came in quickly too!
  8. Hey, I have been reading about decisions of everyone regarding photographer times. I am so torn on this first look!! I tried to talk to FI about it, if I really want to he will do it, but he asked me, don't you want to see each other for the first time at the church?! Which I think I really do. I have booked our photographer from 2-8, (I am considering it an investment!!), so I want to get all the photos we need and plus we are travelling with our guests from Sensatori to EDR Chapel for ceremony and back, we rented 2 mini buses to transport the guests there and back, so I guess photographer is coming along with us, I guess he can take pics, that will be nice! We leave Sensatori at 3:30 and ceremony is at 4, then back to AS and reception dinner at 6:30. I have no idea how long our ceremony is going to be and I am assuming we will do all our pics back at AS, but I really have no idea how it's going to all work but really only leaves about a good hour right after the wedding I would think. This first look would be a great idea, then we could do pics from 2-3:30. Also I want some getting ready pics of just the girls, but that won't take an hour and a half! Hmmm . . . for 6 hours, I would really like to get all the wedding party pics and family pics I need! Starting to stress about this! Any advice would be welcomed!! = ) thank you!
  9. I spent an hour this morning shopping on The Knot only to find sadly they don't ship here. My SIL lives in Cali so I could ship it there, but then she has to ship to me and I will have to pay duty (oh and wedding is in 55 days lol). Thanks so much for all the links, guess I have to start all my shopping over again!
  10. Less is more: that is amazing news that you had such an incredible wedding, brought a tear to my eye! that was so stressful for you and you deserved to be treated like a million dollars after all that! Can't wait to see pics! Congratulations!!
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