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About Ashleen7

  • Birthday February 3

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  • Wedding Date
    January 24, 2014
  • Wedding Location
    Mexico
  1. HI Ladies! We are getting married at the OCT this month and I am geting concerned b/c I keep seeing posts about there being no nightlife there. We had planned to have the reception from 7 - 11 then go to the disco for the rest of the night... but apparently ther is no disco! I was told that the pool bar turns into a disco but now I am reading that it's only on certain nights. Does anyone have any info on this? Should I extend the reception? Thanks!
  2. Jan. 25th - we're going from the 22nd - 31st. My TA was taking care of a lot of the communications with the resort but I was cc'd on everything and we weren't waiting weeks for responses.
  3. We are getting married in January and we've been deailing with Claudia. She's been fairly quick on the responses (within a day or two) so maybe you'd like to reach out to her? Here is the email address I've been using groups.hpc@oceanhotels.net. I hope this helps!
  4. Not sure what you're budget is but we came across these on imprint.ca (Canadian site but they are a subsidiary of a US company if you are there). They are the best of both worlds that come with a sipping lid AND a straw lid. You can also personalize them. We are thinking of doing a nice monogram. I hope this helps! http://www.4imprint.ca/search/mugs/product/C116088/Hot-and-Cold-Tower-Tumbler-20-oz.
  5. That price seems to be a bit steep for our 60 guests - especially when we're at an all inclusive. Has anyone done anything different? Booked a group reservation at a restaurant? We'd love to find an alternative option! Thanks
  6. That would be wonderful! My email address is ashleen7@hotmail.com
  7. What is everyone's take on the cocktail hour? Do you pay extra for it? Do you send your guests to a certain place to hang out for free? We're getting married at 3 but want to put the reception off until at least 6 but don't want our guests bored in between. The cocktail hour seems a bit pricing for what it is. Help!
  8. We're getting married here in January 2014! The correspondence has been a little slow but I have been assured by brides who have recently married there that this isn't anything to be concerned about. When they do get back to you they will send a spreadsheet that has all the details (cake, flowers, ceremony, reception space, etc) with pictures. Once you've decided, you send the form back to them. I know it's easier said than done but try not to get too nervous around this. I got the following tips from someone who was married their earlier this year: "Communication between the wedding planner (s) and myself was extremely slow and very frustrating; however, our travel agent assured me time and time again; not to become anxious or frustrated as everything would be handled efficiently when we arrived at the resort and met with the wedding planner. I didn’t listen very well and there were many times; our travel agent intervened and expedited the replies from the resort on my behalf. You’ve heard the cliche – “Live and Learnâ€. Do yourself a HUGE favour. It is April and your wedding is scheduled for January. Do not waste another minute worrying about whether or not the wedding planners at the resort are answering your e-mails. I told myself if I had it to do all over again I would do the following: 1. plan to arrive at least 3 days ahead of our guests 2. rest; be assured and trust your travel agent has made the resort well aware they are hosting a destination wedding and she will ensure all accomodations and travel arrangements are made for yourselves and guests. You shouldn’t have to worry about this. 3. Upon arrival; there will be a message for you with a time and place to meet with the wedding planner which gives you plenty of time to specify what your expectations are. What you have to keep in mind is these wedding planners are contacting and making wedding arrangements everyday. THEY ABSOLUTELY KNOW WHAT THEY ARE DOING! Without knowing whether you will be married prior to heading to Mexico, your budget, number of guests attending, etc. – difficult to make recommendations a) If within budget - Bride, groom; parents & wedding party should stay in Privilege rooms Use photographers who work at the resort. We only hired photographers for pics as guests arrived and during the ceremony. Took our own photos during reception. c) Get married in front of Bldg. #1 – most private of all sites available and very close to Privilege rooms as well as swim up pool/bar where majority of adults staying at the resort use. Privilege rooms also have their own private pool which offers peace and quiet when preferred. d) Unfortunately; I forget the name of person who married Kirsten & Chris; but she was AWESOME! I want to say name was Adina; but can’t be sure. e) Have 3 songs on ipod for ceremony – 1 playing as guests arrive, 1 as parents and wedding party walk up the aisle and YOUR wedding song as you walk up the aisle. g) We hired a 4 pc. Mariachi band to play for 45 min. following ceremony on beach while guests enjoyed drinks & h’ordeaurves h) Reception followed an hour later on Terrace outside of Wedding office is really nice. i) Hire DJ to play your own music choices brought with you on ipod Most importantly.......Your guests will find there way around the resort, do what they want to do – do not feel obligated to ensure everyone is enjoying themselves. You are not responsible for anyone else’s happiness, but your own. RELAX and know – This will be YOUR day!! I hope this helps!
  9. We're getting married here in January 2014! The correspondence has been a little slow but I have been assured by brides who have recently married there that this isn't anything to be concerned about. When they do get back to you they will send a spreadsheet that has all the details (cake, flowers, ceremony, reception space, etc) with pictures. Once you've decided, you send the form back to them. I know it's easier said than done but try not to get too nervous around this. I got the following tips from someone who was married their earlier this year: "Communication between the wedding planner (s) and myself was extremely slow and very frustrating; however, our travel agent assured me time and time again; not to become anxious or frustrated as everything would be handled efficiently when we arrived at the resort and met with the wedding planner. I didn’t listen very well and there were many times; our travel agent intervened and expedited the replies from the resort on my behalf. You’ve heard the cliche – “Live and Learnâ€. Do yourself a HUGE favour. It is April and your wedding is scheduled for January. Do not waste another minute worrying about whether or not the wedding planners at the resort are answering your e-mails. I told myself if I had it to do all over again I would do the following: 1. plan to arrive at least 3 days ahead of our guests 2. rest; be assured and trust your travel agent has made the resort well aware they are hosting a destination wedding and she will ensure all accomodations and travel arrangements are made for yourselves and guests. You shouldn’t have to worry about this. 3. Upon arrival; there will be a message for you with a time and place to meet with the wedding planner which gives you plenty of time to specify what your expectations are. What you have to keep in mind is these wedding planners are contacting and making wedding arrangements everyday. THEY ABSOLUTELY KNOW WHAT THEY ARE DOING! Without knowing whether you will be married prior to heading to Mexico, your budget, number of guests attending, etc. – difficult to make recommendations a) If within budget - Bride, groom; parents & wedding party should stay in Privilege rooms Use photographers who work at the resort. We only hired photographers for pics as guests arrived and during the ceremony. Took our own photos during reception. c) Get married in front of Bldg. #1 – most private of all sites available and very close to Privilege rooms as well as swim up pool/bar where majority of adults staying at the resort use. Privilege rooms also have their own private pool which offers peace and quiet when preferred. d) Unfortunately; I forget the name of person who married Kirsten & Chris; but she was AWESOME! I want to say name was Adina; but can’t be sure. e) Have 3 songs on ipod for ceremony – 1 playing as guests arrive, 1 as parents and wedding party walk up the aisle and YOUR wedding song as you walk up the aisle. g) We hired a 4 pc. Mariachi band to play for 45 min. following ceremony on beach while guests enjoyed drinks & h’ordeaurves h) Reception followed an hour later on Terrace outside of Wedding office is really nice. i) Hire DJ to play your own music choices brought with you on ipod Most importantly.......Your guests will find there way around the resort, do what they want to do – do not feel obligated to ensure everyone is enjoying themselves. You are not responsible for anyone else’s happiness, but your own. RELAX and know – This will be YOUR day!! I hope this helps!
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