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  1. Thanks ladies! We just got our professional photos back, I am going to post some more for everyone to see! Things that might help when planning: Flowers – Beautiful, the FREE bouquet was gorgeous and so was the free boutonniere. (We didn’t pay for extras, just used the complimentary ones and it was more than enough) Location – Beach Ceremony is on the beach outside of the ROCKSPA. Big crowd watching you along the beach and pool area. Its going to be HOT... There is no shade.. luckily our ceremony was short and many of our guests brought umbrellas to shade themselves. We did our cocktail hour and reception on the sunset terrace, which was so beautiful.. we watched the sunset over the lagoon. It does get a tad windy so keep that in mind.. we had some centre pcs that kept falling over, Also lighting is minimal but we made do without paying for extra (might be difficult for speech makers we had someone use their cell as a flashlight LOL) ** We ended up not doing the double ordearves and instead did ordearves and dinner because we had already been there for 4 days and had eaten at all of the restaurants and didn’t want it to be repetitive. I am a vegetarian and they always made me special, delicious meals. They even gave me a card so when i went to a restaurant they knew to make me something without meat OOT BAGS - We made OOT bags filled with crosswords, suduko, cards, eye masks, gum, sanitizer, first aid items (band aids, polysporn, Tylenol, tums) Everyone kept saying how much they loved the OOT bags and most used the first aid items. Excursions - We did a snorkelling trip and used the resort credits which was fun. Other than that we just went into town on our own. My hubby and I have been to Mexico 3 times previous so we’ve done all of the adventure parks, pyramids, etc. but if you have never been I would suggest XPLOR and COBA (because you can still climb it) Cyntia is awesome and will accommodate any request she can for you, she and the staff truly go above and beyond to make you feel like royalty. Let me know if you have any other questions!
  2. Ah, what an amazing experience! Just got back and I wanted to share some photos with you! (taken on my camera, not our professional ones) Cintya (on site coordinator) was beyond amazing! Seriously, she was so great! Ceremony - Perfect, lots of spectators. (but could be my hubbys fault since he was at karaoke the night before and invited the entire hotel to watch LOL) Reception on Sunset Terrace - Perfect, great view, romantic! There was a group of 22 of us (most of us are frequent travellers) and every single person had nothing but positives to say about the staff, food, beach, gym, location, and resort in general. Everything was above and beyond our expectations (which were high). Also - I am a vegetarian and they gave me a card to present to all of the wait staff, in which I usually got a delicious special made meal All in all, I recommend this resort to everyone whose looking to have an amazing wedding and week with their friends and family.
  3. Hello lovely brides to be! I am writing this from my jacuzzi at The Hard Rock Cancun! Today was our first day here, arriving at 2. This place is absolutely amazing. The staff treat you like royalty and spare no expense in doing so. I've already sat down with Cyntia, my on site coordinator and everything is 100% planned for Friday. In all, our wedding (not including hotel and air) cost us $1500. We are having a Bali bed, one large rectangular table for the dinner and IPOD station (a technician runs this) and mic/sound system. I brought one centre PC and 4 small table pcs, chair sashes, aisle decor, OOT bags, and part favours from home. The ceremony is on beach and cocktail hour/ reception will be held on the sunset terrace, where the views are amazing. We recieved a free room upgrade for our entire stay (which happens to be one of the best suites in the building) and our view is exceptional. I could go on and on about this place but will save that for after the wedding, where I will be able to post photos. I love this place, best vacation ever and it's only the first day. (We travel a lot btw) Will keep you posted after Friday and feel free to ask any questions!
  4. Cocktail Hour 1. Kiss me – Jason Walker 2. Fly me to the moon - frank Sinatra 3. Don’t worry, be happy – Bobby McFerrin 4. One love – Bob Marley 5. Over the Rainbow - Israel Kamakawiwo'ole 6. Kokomo – Beach Boys 7. Get up stand up – Bob Marley 8. At Last – Etta James 9. Margartiaville – Jimmy Buffett 10. What a Wonderful World 11. Island in the sun – Weezer 12. Come around – Collie Buddz 13. Baby, I love your way – Big Mountain 14. No women no cry – Bob Marley 15. Bubbly – Cobie Caillat 16. Eric Clapton - Wonderful Tonight 17. Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrisson 18. Spanish Lullaby – Madonna 19. Im Yours – Jason Mraz 20. Dancing in the Dark – Bruce Springsteen 21. Leaving On A Jet Plane - David Isaacs First Dance 1. Im Yours – Jason Mraz Father Daughter Dance Daughters - John Mayer Dinner 1. Come as you are - Little Roy 2. Papa Was a Rolling Stone - The Pioneers 3. Susan Cadogan – Fever 4. Angel of the Morning - Joya Landis 5. Ain't No Sunshine - Horace Andy 6. I got you babe –Chrissie Hynde/UB40 7. Sweat (A La La La La Long) – Inner Circle 8. I want you back – Lenny 9. Can’t help falling in love with you – UB40 10. Stand by me – Lenny 11. Sly & Robbie- D'yer Mak'er 12. Wish you were here – Alpha Blondy 13. Luck – Jason Mraz 14. Angel – Shaggy Love Letter - Katchafire 16. Easy Like Sunday Morning – Tanja Rotsch 17. Da'Ville- Always on my Mind 18. Bob Marley- Turn Your Lights Down Low 19. Gyptian- Beautiful Lady 20. Jammin – Bob Marley 21. Beres Hammond- Tempted to Touch Sugar Sugar - Bob Marley & The Wailers 23. Murder she wrote – chaka demus and pliers 24. 25. Everything I Do - Bryan Adams 26. Jack Johnson – Better together 27. How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You), James Taylor 28. Buffalo Soldier – Bob Marley 29. Lost without you – Robin Thicke 30. My Girl by Slim Smith Dancing 1. Tequilla - The Champs 2. Mony, Mony – Billy Idol 3. Red Red Wine – UB40 5. Electric Avenue – Eddy Grant 6. Girls just want to have fun – Cyndi Lauper 7. No Games – Serani 9. Rum & Redbull – Beenie Man 10. Its still rock & roll to me - Billy Joel 11. Rude Boy – Rihanna 12. Louie, Louie by Toots & The Maytals 13. You rock my world – Michael Jackson 14. Heaven – DJ Sammy 15. Seniorita – Justin Timberlake 16. Gold Digger – Kanye West 32. Love in this club – Usher 33. Turn Me On - Kevin Lyttle 34. Underneath it All – No Doubt 35. The Joker - Steve Miller 36. Rude – Magic 37. Lauryn Hill - Can't Take My Eyes Off You 38. Jay-Z – Young Forever 39. mambo #5 - lou vega 40. Crazy in Love - Beyonce/Jay Z 41. Yeah - Usher w/ludacris 42. Get low - Lil jon 43. If you steal my sunshine – LEN 44. I’ve had the time of my life – Dirty Dancing 45. Seven Nation Army – The Dynamics (possibly) 46. La Bomba - Ricky Martin
  5. Happy New Year Everyone! 28 DAYS until I get hitched at The Hard Rock Cancun! I can’t believe how quick time has flown. I will be sure to post photos of our trip when we return. Cheers!
  6. I don't want to be mean or anything but this is a forum for THE HARD ROCK HOTEL CANCUN. If you don't have videos/photos or anything to help these brides out it would be appreciated that you don't advertise here. It seems like this forum is getting junked up with unrelated venue videos. Thanks!
  7. @tanyalaneh Sorry to bother you again but my wedding coordinator said there are 2 locations on the 3rd floor. Do you remember if it was the Sunset Terrace or the Garden Terrace? Thanks!
  8. @tanyalaneh Awesome, thanks so much for all the helpful tips! You have been a great help! Im glad everything turned out wonderfully for your wedding. Best wishes!
  9. @tanyalaneh Okay thanks! Did you pay extra for lighting or did they have lights set up for you? Did you end up getting your photos yet or does it take a while? I love the ones you posted so far!
  10. @tanyalaneh In your opinion what is the best place to have a cocktail hour/reception at the hotel? The privacy aspect of the beach worries me so I am considering a different location. Thank you!
  11. Quote: Originally Posted by tanyalaneh We had an amazing time! I couldn't have asked for a better experience. Everything was better than I could have imagined. I'll list and review some things...but if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask. The hotel itself was great. The food was wonderful, the drinks were plentiful, and the staff was very helpful...I have no complaints about the hotel...other than...the lobby bar is in the middle of the hotel. Since this is not an adults only resort, there were kids everywhere...including the bar area. Also, the discotheque does not open until 11:30 at night...which by that time most everyone was tired from all the activities during the day. Other than that...everything else was pretty great! The actual wedding day was so easy! They handled everything and I didn't have to worry about anything. Cintya is so very sweet and made sure everything went perfectly. I also had a friend be in charge of getting everyone down to the beach on time for the wedding...this helped a lot. I went with the complementary package and just changed a few of the details. First off I got rid of that gold tree branch thing. I went with hot pink roses for all of my flowers...including the ones in the vase at the alter. I changed the gold vase to a clear glass vase as well. The flowers were beautiful and I was really happy with the quality of my bouquet, the bridesmaids bouquets, and the groomsman's boutonnieres. The reception was held on the Breeze Terrace on the 3rd floor instead of the planned Infinity Terrace. Cintya said it would be better so we went with that and she was right. Everything was set up beautifully. You have your own personal bar and bartender. It was a buffet dinner, but it was tastefully done and I have no complaints. We chose the Mediterranean Buffet and the food was delicious! The only thing I changed on the menu was the fig tart to a fruit tart. One thing to consider...I had a hard time deciding if I wanted to spend the money to set up an ipod speaker system...I believe it is $395 for just 2 hours. I decided against it and I'm glad I did. There was another wedding reception just below us with a loud DJ and all. We were able to listen to their music and I didn't have to pay for it. So, you may want to check to see if there will be other receptions going on at the same time and what their music situation will be. I don't believe we would have been able to hear ours with the one below us going on as well. We used the hotel's affiliated photographer from Ocean Photo Studio. I was a little worried about using them without knowing which photographer we were going to get and seeing their personal work beforehand. I went with the deluxe photography package for $1,755. I am still waiting on getting my pictures and video back. However, in the meantime they sent me some pictures so that I could use them for our home reception. I'll post them in a separate thread so I don't take over this one. Please feel free to ask me anything about our experience. It sounds perfect! Im so happy for you guys, congrats! Our reception/cocktail hour is going to be on the beach.. curious what your thoughts about the beach were? Did you have any musical instruments play at your ceremony? We are having a harpist but my concern is hearing her over the waves. Did you find it windy or cold? Thanks!
  12. I would love to know how everything went on August 17th? Any photos or advice you can offer?
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