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  • Wedding Date
    January 24, 2015
  • Wedding Location
    Ocean Coral & Turquesa, Riviera Maya
  1. Hi Ladies!! Just got back from our wedding in OCT this past weekend....so I wanna give you guys all a detailed review of the wedding/resort stuff. First...the resort: We had a fairly large group with us, 50ppl all imxed, young singles, families with young kids, older parentals etc. etc Everyone LOVED the rooms and the resort. Our Transat associate, Mauricio, really treated us well upon arriving, and he does a lot of excursion bookings for the groups where he'll get the bride & groom free, so definitely make contact with him if your planning any excursions. The resort itself is great, check in was super simple & fast, our rooms we're ready right away, a number of ppl in our group got upgrades for free & we never got hassled by any "time share" sellers, despite what the critics say on Tripadvisor. Food is good, the Restaurants are definitely MUCH better than the buffets, although the Italian buffet was very good and they have several special theme dinners on the patio in front of the Restaurants. The sensai, definitely one of the best....Mike's Café best cappuccinos/lattes/desserts Route 66 I would skip for dinner, but it makes for a great late night snack spot as its open 24hrs. The beach it is true isn't as clear & turquoise as im used to seeing in Mexico, although it is their winter there. But definitely the morning is clearer then the afternoon when the tide brings in the seaweed. But the waters super calm, soft sand and shallow....great spot. the pools are amazing, pool bar definitely the most fun, but the kids area offers lots of stuff for the kiddos too. Everyone loved the place, so its a good spot for a wedding! OKIE so the wedding.... First & foremost let me tell other brides DO NOT USE THEIR SALON!!!! even if it is included in your wedding package, trust me skip it!!! you're better off doing your own makeup & hair or hiring someone else or any other option. I brought pics and everything with me, & I didn't even want anything fancy, just hair down with curls. Turned out a disaster!!! with no time to re-do, so my MOH had to do damage control & luckily I had a veil so it covered it most of the night....but that is the #1 thing I was disappointed with. I coulda done better on my own. It was SUPER crispy hairsprayed and she didn't even finish....told me to come back at 1 to take out the curlers...my wedding was at 2. not impressed. The makeup....she did aok on the foundation etc....but the eye makeup: it looked like I got punched in the face with 80;s frosty white shadow!!! like cheekbone right around to eyebrows. NO JOKE. I had to hide my face walking back to my room so no one could see me. I wiped it off & redid myself. So overall total waste of my time. I could have been doing it myself or having my friend do it & been so much happier. The wedding coordinators: Claudia & Maria, both super sweet and they did a really good job. it was basically stress free and they did everything I asked. The only thing I would suggest is confirm what time they pick you up in your room & also confirm about the champagne bottles. I had to call for ours & they ended up sending us both the girls and the guys one loll Not too big of a deal but just maybe confirm those details. They really set up everything and even though, you literally have no idea whats going on, they do everything & it all works out. Another thing to mention is they do a seating board for you if you mail them your seating plan. I did not know this, so just letting you girls know to save you some time. Also, the Ipod music playlist worked beautifully!!! they have a guy who takes care of it, he's very good! you don't have to stress or pay extra for a DJ! Also the wait service was great, food delicious! and they set up your own bar on the terrace area...totally like having your own hall back at home. Be aware they do do a lot of weddings at this resort....on our day there was a smaller group on the next door terrace but honestly it didn't affect our party at all, so I wasn't bothered. Its pretty far off so not like your side by side. My flower arrangement was BEAUTIFULLLLLLLL and I really gave them no direction, I just said the colours & picked a bouquet from the catalogue & it was soooo pretty! The wedding was everything I wanted....stress free! and so much fun. everyone had a blast, loved the food. I heard no complaints! Also, don't even bother paying for extra time, as the Pool bar has DJ set up at night, so its literally like a little club every night on the pool deck by the bar...SO MUCH FUN!!! they have lights, DJs, MC and a bar. done! we had a blast! All in all ladies, don't stress they have everything set up & in the meeting you just go through everything you'd like them to do. They are so nice and accommodating honestly! Just don't use their hair & makeup!! I also got my dress steamed at the resort $30USD, and they bring it in for you all ready to go. The morning after breakfast delicious! with champagne and on the wedding night they dress up your room...more champagne! loll have fun ladies and enjoy!
  2. @@Marciemarce Yes I totally think the salon prices are crazy...my girls decided to do their hair & makeup themselves....im still getting mine done at the salon as its included in our wedding package....but I gotta say im pretty scared I wont like it as I haven't seen many pics of girls' hair who've used the salon at the resort. I figure I can always fix it afterwards?? lol Question: anyone know if the resort prints out a menu for the reception? I was going to do my own, but with xmas & everything, im totally not feeling like it. Please let me know if anyone has info on this! @@MHyde congrats on your wedding! and merry Christmas to you as well!
  3. Hi everyone, has anyone used the salon at the resort for their bridal party?? is the wedding hairstyle cost for bridesmaids $110USD? or is that just for a bride....that seems a little high for just bridesmaid styles. and the makeup seems pretty pricey too. $85USD?? usually makeup here is 50-60$ for bridesmaids. hope they do a good job for that price. Also if anyone has a spa pricelist for 2015 please share! I only have the 2014 one.
  4. @@Kayla88 Hi, I also received word about areli, just sent an email to all 3 email addresses I have for the resort asking who I should direct my final guestlist and checklist to...hopefully no more turnovers until I get married, Jan 9th.....its gets a little stressfull, hoping ppl remember your requests, but I plan on bringing all my emails that have been confirmed for all our choices, so I have a back up. fingers crossed, nothing gets lost, and the next coordinator is as good as Daniel & areli.
  5. @@Kayla88 good luck at the wedding! if you are using the resort salon & makeup please share your experience afterwards or pictures! thank you! So I just contacted the other coordinators now, since my coordinator was Daniel. I am hoping I don't have a problem hearing back from them because I amtrying to upgrade my package from romantic to paradise, since we had more ppl book than expected. Should be okie to upgrade since we had already reserved the terrace for the reception, at least im hoping its okie! @@JustynaB were these side by side terrace receptions small wedding groups?? I cant imagine having a wedding side by side, we have almost 50ppl coming, so I hope we get a private reception as stated in the package details.
  6. All I know wa daniel was awesome at gettig back to me so kinda nervous...when's ur wedding? @@MHyde. Mine is January..I'm stressing a little
  7. . Oh no! Daniel was my only contact! That's a little scary! From what I understand a civil and symbolic ceremony are the same except ones legal and the other isn't. And from what I knoe you can customize with readings etc as you wish. If you search "ocean turquesa wedding" on youtube there's a few there
  8. @@SarahWember hi Sarah would you be able to email me some pictures of hair & makeup that the resort salon did for your wedding?? I wanted to have an idea of the work they did so I can show my bridal party....haven't been able to get any pics so far. Thanks so much!! amanda.borges81@hotmail.com
  9. @@ReeBik I'm bringing my own linens as well, what size did you need for the table overlay? Congrats by the way!!!! Congrats by the way!
  10. hey Jenna, I don't think I got your pics in my inbox, could you try again? THanks! @@jill16 So I talked to Daniel & he said they don't have the tequila bottles through the resort, but he sent me some info about a store nearby that does sell them. He said you would have to go as soon as you arrive though to order enough I guess? not sure if theres another company to outsource in the area either? I think im just gonna do the tequila bottles at the reception we're gonna have here...Its pricier, but I don't really want to be shopping for wedding supplies on the trip. Let me know if you find a company there that you can order from in advance. Amanda
  11. Hey ladies does anyone know if Oceans T&C have options for wedding favours that you can order?? Specifically thinking of little tequila bottles.... The thought of bringing a whole bunch of wedding favors down with me is scary, so I was thinking maybe they have some options there?? Thanks, Amanda
  12. @@MrsSheppardToBe Hi Jenna, Was wondering if you had any pictures of hair & makeup that you wouldn't mind sharing?? I wanted to show my bridal party examples of the resort salons work so they can decide if they want to go that route or do their own. amanda.borges81@hotmail.com Thanks! Amanda
  13. @@JustynaB Could you send me the menu options I got everything else but that amanda.borges81@hotmail.com As for DJ, that's what I read that the dj just literally played music you selected, no MCing...I thought it wasn't worth the $$, so I'm doing iPod playlist. They have someone to run it for you. A lot of brides have said it worked great. I'd be interested in getting costs on lighting too, it looks so nice, plus save me the trouble of bringing lighting. @@BeeJewell I know I'm in the same boat waiting on confirmation if I can reserve lobby terrace for reception but haven't heard back. I plan on re-emailing today.
  14. @@MHyde Welcome Megan, im getting married in January just after you. Have you received the wedding checklist for your selections?? they just sent me mine, and some of the information like guest list & table set up & salon appts. I won't know until later once everyone has booked, so not sure if I just fill out what I know so far & send it back or what? I still haven't gotten a confirmation that I can have the reception upgraded to the lobby terrace though. I'll let you know if I get any other information...so far I've received the photography packages, wedding checklist & guestlist form.
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