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  • Wedding Date
    May 24, 2015
  • Wedding Location
    Generations Riviera Maya
  1. @@Christinagiovanni your pictures turned out gorgeous. I agree with the flowers and gift favors, a huge stress over nothing.
  2. @@CnBWedding you should consider asking a wedding guest who is not apart of your wedding party to host your wedding reception. Maybe a funny uncle or a friend who is good on the mic...you will also have to prepare a timeline and a script for your host so he knows when to make announcements and what to say. A tip for your playlist is to consider Spotify. I had family members from Panama who wanted to hear songs you can't find on Itunes and we were able to find just about everything on Spotify. You can download the app onto any computer, ipad, or phone and have your DJ pull songs from there. We sorted our playlists by themes. For example (dinner music) (dance music) (cake cutting music) (line dancing) etc. This way your DJ and Host can switch gears really easily throughout the night. At my wedding everybody kept wanting to do the wobble, so we kept playing it! We had a nice reggae mix for my central american and west Indian relatives too. You can also make the playlists available offline so if there is a WIFI issue, it won't stop the music. Good luck, everything will be great.
  3. @@CnBWedding yes we spent a lot of time at El Dorado / El Dorado Casitas. Its very close, you can walk or hop on a golf cart. I highly recommend to eat lunch at JoJos or Isla at El Dorado. AMAZING. I really liked all of the restaurants between all of the resorts. I had vegan and super picky guests and they all raved about the food. Every night we partied at Gaucamaya, the outdoor club at El Dorado. Super Fun. As far as the beach goes, there are pockets where the beach is better than others. You may find an area that works for you. The El Dorado has more beach to work with. Generations is day by day. Somedays the beach is OK , and others its full of seaweed. So for everyone getting married here, do not get your hearts set on the beach water. Just being real. There are many great things about the resort, but the beach is not one of them. Good luck, Robyn
  4. @@Maurindy2016 honestly the beach at GRM isn't that great. It is an eye sore. Some days the water is nicer than others, it depends on the seaweed. It did bother me but I was prepared for the not so perfect beach. My guests still enjoyed themselves and nobody was complaining about it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk A tip is to plan a day trip to Maroma beach or another beach that is nicer as a group excursion. We did a catamaran cruise to maroma beach and it was nice Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Congrats on the thread. I just got married in Riviera Maya May 25 at Generations Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. @@nsands1184 glad to hear about your flying down your photographer. Good choice. The pier will be perfect at 4pm, and you'll have plenty of light after your wedding for lots of pics. The only thing I forgot was my flutes and garder. I also forgot my favors which was a big one! My guests told me to forget the favors bc they didn't want to bring more stuff back, and I gave them all $250 resort credits upon check in. My onsite coordinator was Maritza. Request someone else if they give her to you. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. @@CnBWedding it sounds like you're in great shape!!! I'm so glad you have someone in place to deal with the onsite team as well as your own photographer! Everything will be awesome. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Here are the issues that I had that you all should know about.... You will have to stay on top of the onsite coordinators basically they are unorganized and I had to practically harass my coordinator the day of my wedding. My cousin ended up taking on that job for me. My wedding was at 6pm and we didn't hear from her until 4pm. If you purchased your photography through lomas please make sure you get the shots you want. My photography package was close to 5k and Sarani rushed through my pictures and I never even got a shot with my bridesmaids ....the good news is that my husband had a lot of friends there with professional cameras... Do not have your wedding at 6pm like I did. Lomas assured me that my pictures would turn out beautiful however after the ceremony we lost all light and the sky deck was pointless and looked gray in my background. I would recommend a 4pm or 5pm wedding if you want nice pictures. The onsite coordinator also balled up my 12ft royal length veil into a knot behind me before she sent me down the aisle. To this day I still do not know why she did this. I didn't realize she did this until I saw footage that my cousin took the next day. I spent my whole entire honeymoon trying to contact the coordinator for an explanation. This ruined all of my pictures from behind, and this may not sound like a big deal to some, however for me it really was. My veil was my most important detail and they practically ruined it. After finding out about this, filing a complaint etc, I never once heard back from the wedding coordinator. She never even contacted me to say she was sorry or for acknowledging my complaint. Make sure to have a close family member put on your veil. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. @@CnBWedding I plan on writing a review this week. Overall everything did turn out gorgeous but I do want to caution everyone about Lomas travel and what I would do differently to ensure you're getting everything out of having a beautiful destination wedding Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Shoutout to @@ChiTiff who is getting married this Weekend at GRM! I'm so happy and proud of you sis you are pulling off a true Lifetime event that I'm sure you and your guests will be talking about for years to come . Happy wedding weekend!!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. @@salutvie The only limitation to the amount of people is the free group reservation that they throw in that is not apart of the free private events promo. That free group reservation is good for up to 40 people so just use that for your rehearsal dinner or farewell brunch since not all your guest may or may not be present for that I'm using my free group reservation as my welcome lunch event and I will have several guests that won't be in town yet or can't make this event so I should be okay with that 40 person Max When I signed my contract I just blocked the minimum required which was 10 rooms so I wouldn't be stuck with potentially paying the full deposit in case all of my guess didn't pay on time. By the time The deposit was due I had over 21 rooms booked so I was good. Today I'm at about 35 rooms paid in full and they all are at generations. You can split your room block between GRM and EDR that has seem to work out just fine for some of the past bride on this board. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. @@salutvie the free events promo, you will still have to pay for any decorations, music, speakers for your own music, candles, lighting etc. I'm using my free events promo for my welcome lunch, rehearsal dinner & cocktails afterwards "white party", and our wedding reception. My wedding is on Monday May 25th, so this worked for me. I was going to have a farewell brunch with my free events but decided to cancel, I didn't want to have too many events and overwhelm my guests. So the free events does come in handy. Just know that you can only pick 1 food item for the main course, if you allow 2 options, you have to pay $5/person. For example, I have 2 options for my wedding reception (fish and steak) so I have to pay about $250 for food altogether, which still isn't bad.... I like the free events promo, b/c you can have all the events you really want, just be conscientious of your guests and their time. @@salutvie If you lock it in now, can they honor the cheaper rates per person? My rate is $698/person 3 nights / 4 days. Maybe if you can get a good deal on flights to keep everything under $1300 total per person that won't be that bad, and if your guest have over a year to make payments then they cannot complain! If you give notice, then there is no reason for them to say you're being unreasonable.
  13. @@salutvie you will need the flights more than a catamaran cruise! Plus your guest will have a better experience if they are able to have group flight and make payments towards everything. Take the photo or spa credit and use it towards makeup and hair OR you can gift the spa credit to your bridal party instead of coming out of the pocket for gifts...If you have a good relationship with your agent, I'd say do it! You will need the comfort of working with someone you can count on. I'm glad we can help you with these little tid bits, boy do they matter later!!! @@ChiTiff the $250 credit was through my travel agent (DW)
  14. @@salutvie, honestly I've had a good experience with destination weddings, I'm not sure if beachbums would be any better. One thing that I didn't like about destination weddings is that they didn't handle the flights for my guests. If Beachbums handles and coordinates flights then I would go with them and ask them to match destination wedding's catamaran cruise at least.
  15. @@salutvie I received the same promos you did. The free events promo is critical! This will save you a lot of money. The only things that I got that you should ask for are the following: $250 guest credit per room (can be used for the spa/ wine bottles/ & private candlelight dinners) Free Catamaran Cruise when you book 10 rooms or more plus a $1200 credit for Food & Beverage on the cruise
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