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  1. Sorry it took so long to reply. I had to study for an exam and submit a couple of essays last week :S I just want to start off by saying that for those that are concerned because there is no disco, there is ALWAYS something going on, at night, by the pool bar and being outside is 100x better than being stuck inside some club, in my opinion. TropicLover - Ok, the day we were married, it was SOOOOOOO windy. It was one of the windiest days in the 17 days that we were there. I was okay with it because I was praying that it would not rain. The wind wasn't bad on the lobby terrace, but the beach OMG it was windy. My bridesmaid with the curly hair regretted not wearing it up because it kept flying in her face! Modizzle - The resort will be great for 70 people. There were always huge group of people everywhere and they have a little bit of everything to accommodate different people (like the 4 VERY different pools). Seriously, the downfalls to the resort are barely worth complaining about. I mean, I'm not at all a fussy person. For example, the toilet is in a separate stall and it's a frosted glass door that doesn't go all the way to the ceiling. It is in the bathroom which is open concept, so god-forbid you forget to take your Dukoral. It was awkward at times, but really not that big of a deal. There were so many great things about this resort that those small things are so minor. Everyone we travelled with said it was their favourite because of the staff and entertainment.
  2. I just posted a bunch of pics of the wedding day on my profile for everyone. Enjoy =D
  3. My schedule was: 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm Quick Lunch 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Hair and Make-Up for the Bride 3:00 pm - 4:00pm Getting Ready/Getting Ready Photos 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm Wedding Ceremony on the Lobby Terrace 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm Wedding Photos/Cocktail Hour for Guests 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm Wedding Reception After the reception, there was karaoke in the lobby followed by beach party!! I got to party on the beach in my wedding dress!! They set up a sound system and a bar down there! Super cool!
  4. Hey gals! I posted a review for you all in thanks for all of my questions that were answered by this forum. I've included pictures of our wedding in the lobby terrace since I was unable to find any pictures of actual weddings held there. Keep in mind that we did not opt for any additional decor besides chairbows and the Moroccan lanters, which we brought along with us. You can purchase flowers for the arch which look beautiful, but I didn't want to spend the additional $400.00 for it. Here is the link to the review: http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/products/ocean-coral-turquesa-all-inclusive/reviews/5763 If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. My email is abby_villeneuve7@hotmail.com. We were there for 17 days, so I'm fairly acquainted with the resort. Also, I have over 1000 pictures of our wedding and a few of the resort, so if you would like to see more, please don't hesitate to ask!
  5. Hey everyone! I was married at the OCT on December 14, 2011 outside on the lobby terrace. This resort is so great, it really is. The entertainment is wonderful! There is always something going on every night ie. beach parties, make your own martini night, tequila tasting, casino night in the lobby, karoke in the lobby...I could go on, and on. We stayed for 17 days and there were enough a-la-carte restaurants that we never got tired of the food. Even the buffet does a theme night 7 days a week. There are 4 pools - a kid's pool, an activity pool, a party pool (the one with the pool bar) and a quiet pool (on the priveledge side that anyone can use). I HIGHLY recommend the 45 minute walk to Puerto Morelos. It is such a great little town!! Along the way, massages on the beach get cheaper and cheaper. Right outside PM you can have a 1 hour couples beach massage for $25 (you could talk them down to $20). Also, snorkling in PM is only $20 for 2 hours! Some of the people who offer snorkelling seem a little sketchy, but we went with Crispy Bacon (his name is crispy, but everyone calls him crispy bacon), and he was an amazing swimmer and we felt very secure with him. There are all kinds of little shops in PM and they are BY FAR cheaper than the vendors that visit the resort on Friday night and the ones you visit if you choose to take the free Cancun shopping trip. Coco Bongo is a MUST. I really wasn't interested in going, but it was an amazing show!!!!!!! I'm quite certain our guests enjoyed that the most. The show was absolutely mind-blowing! Now, about the wedding. Ana (who I arranged everything through) and Karen (who were there the day of) were so accommodating! They were very calm and organized and maintained great contact. They have a desk in the lobby, so they're always easy to find if you have any questions. I literally had to do nothing. They arrange everything and show up to pick you up the day of. The hair and make up included in the package were great! It was exactly what I wanted (I brought a pic and my hair extensions). We booked Juan Navarro as our wedding photographer and we are amazed by our pictures. He was VERY affordable and we opted for the package with the photobook. The photobook is such great quality with the very thick (almost cardboard-like) pages and some really cool effects. Our wedding wasn't anything fancy. Outside on the lobby terrace is much more private than I had expected. Ok, so now the food...we opted for the beef wellington meal...everyone RAVED about it. It was SOOOOO good!!! They really put extra effort and detail into preparing the meals for the wedding. I should mention that we opted for the most expensive package (the one with the outdoor reception). I just couldn't imagine having it at one of the restaurants. Our reception was very private. People inside the lobby can see you, but you don't even notice because you're having so much fun! So the package with the outdoor reception comes with servers and they're always making sure you have something to drink. They often would make a tray of drinks and serve them, so you had new drinks to try. Oh, and we opted for the cocktail hour which was great! Our guests had snacks and a place to hang out while we were off taking pictures. All in all, we had a blast at our wedding and throughout our stay at this resort. If you would like any additional information, or pictures, please feel free to ask. My email address is abby_villeneuve7@hotmail.com and I'd be happy to answer any of your questions. I found it difficult to find information about this resort and often resorted to this forum for information and now it's time for me to give back! . I wish you all a very happy wedding at OCT!! Here is a link to our pics on our photographers website http://www.juanphotos.com/blog/weddings/ocean-coral-turquesa-destination-wedding-abby-hugh-puerto-morelos-riviera-maya-q-roo-mexico-2/ Here are some other pictures you may find useful in trying to envision the lobby terrace ceremony and reception. On our way! Walking down the aisle Exchanging rings Now a Mrs. The cake In the background is the table (we opted for one large rectangular table due to small size) and bar You can kind of see the overall layout in the background of this pic
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  7. WOW! Your pictures are beautiful and you look AMAZING! Thank you so much for sharing your review. We're getting married at OCT on December 14, 2011 and I find your comments really useful (especially regarding the electricity, photographer, etc.). Definitely handy to know before we leave. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. I know a few people personally that have been to that resort and they really enjoyed it.
  8. Me too!! The rooftop ceremony sounds so exciting. When I heard about it, it seemed so intriguing! I haven't decided where we will have ours yet. We just booked for December 14, 2011. Have a blast! I hope everything goes flawlessly for you and your soon-to-be hubby!! We'll all be right here waiting to hear about it!
  9. Hey all!! I've been searching for a place to have our destination wedding and when our travel agent suggested this one we had a look and it seems perfect for us. The price is very reasonable and the resort is beautiful. I'm so thankful for this forum and all of your comments, experiences and feedback. We are planning on getting married sometime the first week of December 2011 with guests leaving from Edmonton and Ottawa. A couple of questions I have are: 1) Has anyone experienced the rooftop wedding? 2) How bad is the seaweed? I keep seeing comments about it and I'm slightly concerned. 3) Does anyone have any pictures they could send to me at abby_villeneuve7@hotmail.com or that I could view on FB - Abby Villeneuve (I think there are a couple but in my pic I'm wearing a coral coloured dress. 4) Do the wedding packages come with photographer (doesn't specify in the package I was sent) as well as centrepieces? I appreciate your responses! Abby
  10. Wonderful Wedding Experience!

    Hey everyone! I was married at the OCT on December 14, 2011 outside on the lobby terrace. This resort is so great, it really is. The entertainment is wonderful! There is always something going on every night ie. beach parties, make your own martini night, tequila tasting, casino night in the lobby, karoke in the lobby...I could go on, and on. We stayed for 17 days and there were enough a-la-carte restaurants that we never got tired of the food. Even the buffet does a theme night 7 days a week. T
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