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Christinagiovanni

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About Christinagiovanni

  • Birthday 07/22/1988

Wedding Information

  • Wedding Date
    December 31, 1969
  • Wedding Location
    Generations Riviera Maya
  1. I don't think i ever shared my trailer from my wedding .. We hired Sarani to do our videography, we haven't received our video from them yet but my husband owns a studio so we got the raw footage from them and put together this video of our own
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    Our Wedding

    Generations, Riviera Maya 8/29/15
  3. @@CnBWedding i dont know what they consider "sold out" because they had said that my hotel was sold out as well.. & there was 10 people there besides my rooms lol. I mean i know the hotel only has 144 rooms (which is another reason i choose the hotel) but my guests only took up about 40 of them. I guess it depends on the check in/check out dates. try searching different search engines, I know the hotel sells rooms to search engines and maybe thats also a factor?? but there was no way my hotel was sold out even though thats what they said. @@ErinSullivan the pillar candles are part of the "Pure Glamour" package. I also purchased a case of 75 votive candles from quickcandles.com that i added to the tables as well & i brought those with me. My outside vendors are based in New york. My DJ & photographer are some of the best ones here in New york.. if you pay flight & hotel for them it waives the outside vendor fee. email me at cferraro722@@gmail.com if you want me to pass you their personal information. I attached a close up photo of my tables. Pillar candles (Pure glamour package) but you can ask them to quote you just on the candles if you don't want the entire package, along with votive candles, table numbers and some rose petals. It was perfect;)
  4. @@CnBWedding Yeah for the menu we had the the Italian family style dinner but I had them plate the appetizer and pasta and not just leave it on the table for my guests to serve themselves. I had them place 2 large plates on the table for the main course and that's all my guests served themselves was the dinner .. I added in the lobster tails and lamb chops as extras which was veryyy goood. We did have a rehearsal .. I grabbed my guests the night before and we went to the chapel and I organized it all. Didn't need a coordinator to be there with me or anything we did it on our own .. It's important to go through the motions with your bridal party so they know what to expect and what to do. It worked out great everything was wel organized @@CnBWedding I browsed through some posts and saw u were concerned about the beach.. The beach is fine I attached a picture for you.. And honestly majority of my guests were with me for 6-7 days and we never went to the beach we hung out in the pool the whole time and at the pool bar .. No one cared to much to be on the beach when everything is by the pool.. Even the outdoor BBQ spot is on the side of the pool so it was convenient to jump out of the pool and grab a bite to eat Also I must add that I was very happy choosing the end of August for a wedding date. It rained one day the whole week for a couple hours in the morning and that was is. The hotel itself might of had 10 people there other than my guests which I LOVED. I had 80 people who everyday whether we were at breakfast or at the pool or at dinner or in the lounge at night it was always all of my guests everywhere .. We basically had a private event every night .. Lol, may June July are popular months but busy months as well so there's always going to be more people booked at the hotels. There always wasn't any lurkers or strangers in any of my Pictures from guests outside of my wedding party because like I said maybe there was 10 people there lol And the only flowers I did was Rose petals for the reception tables Bouquet for my maid of honor Boutonnière for my dad, my husbands dad, and the best man Corsages for my mom and my husbands mom @@Kalie25 Don't get your heart set on locations until you go to the brides dress rehearsal. Even after I attended I still changed my locations lol. I originally was doing sky deck for ceremony and reception on pier but I ended up doing the chapel for the ceremony & pier for the reception. I attached pics in the above posts. Dont waste your money on flowers if you don't care for it I also attached photos of my decor in the above posts. I only did rose petals on the table and saved myself $1500 in Centerpieces. I also did large vases next to my Dias and only my maid of honor had a bouquet. At the end it made no difference and saved a lot of money.
  5. I got married in August at generations. We did the chapel for the ceremony (I wanted a traditional feel in a destination) and it worked perfectly.. And guests were nice and comfortable in the air condition.. Cocktail hour was on the rooftop and reception on the pier. Luiz was our butler he was amazinggg.. Coordinators on site were okay they did their job. I worked with Ingrid the whole time planning and she's an off site coordinator i would of liked her to be my onsite but it was fine. The hotel was beautiful majority of my guests had the rooms with the pools on the balcony they loved that. The restaurants were very good, hotel overall was very clean and everything is brand new and very modern. ive attached some photos for you future brides any questions about the hotel feel free to ask I saved a lot of money by not doing flowers for the tables or bouquets for the girls (it didn't even matter no one noticed and the money was saved) I didn't do welcome bags and no one cared I did a favor at the wedding instead. There's so many things to cut out and save money on .. Originally I had everything u could imagine planned and as we got closer I realized it was a waste so I saved the money on it. I had 80 guests come and everyone had a great time... If anyone needs help email me cferraro722@@gmail.com for a quicker response ???? Enjoy the pics ????????
  6. @@EriLu11 Most of your questions can be answered by just reading through these posts. I believe the sky deck at GRM is just about 100% completed & it looks beautiful.. I have some pictures from my WC I can't send them to you if you'd like .. Just email me at cferraro722@@gmail.com
  7. Yes! Send me the pictures of sky deck cferraro722@@gmail.com @@ChiTiff
  8. The swamp behind the hotel really didn't bother me. I thought it actually looked kind of cool lol-- I mean it has no interference with your wedding or your guests plus everything else about GRM is amazing so who cares about it.
  9. @@nicatella @@ChiTiff Customizing is actually a whole lot cheaper. Are you going to the brides dress rehearsal? During the presentation in the ballroom you get to look at different linens and colors that you can choose. It's actually a whole lot cheaper if you choose your own, my tables are $250+ centerpiece so in the memorable wedding packages they are about $400 a table ..
  10. @@ChiTiff You can customize everything. At the brides dress rehearsal they had tons of linens and different colors and patterns .. You don't have to go with the preselected themes
  11. @noob awesome your going to love it! when i went to the brides dress rehearsal in june, even though i'm not doing the beach ceremony they did tell me that those blocks and everything in the ocean wouldnt be there for next year. they were actually expanding the beach thats why it looked like that. also the break in between i dont know how i feel about that.. your allowing your guests to just wander to wherever they want and then come back for 8pm? you might lose some people in between that lol. when you go to the dress rehearsal they give you 20% off of food and beverage prices and also $500 credit as well towards food and beverage so that might help you with pricing. it also depends how many people you are having. if it's a small party then it shouldnt too bad. i went through a travel agent and held each room with a deposit.
  12. Just received an email from my coordinator at GRM .. Like my fiancé & I had previously discussed you are able to fly in an outside DJ as long as they are staying a minimum of 3 nights to waive the $800 resort fee. @@kmk2016 maybe your hotel has different restrictions
  13. This was one of the first things we had discussed with the hotel when we sat down with them. I'm emailing my coordinator now to confirm .. Hopefully that's not the case
  14. Hello all! My fiancé and I went to the brides dress rehearsal in June. We stood at the El Dorado Royale and we toured the Generations riviera maya. We fell in lovee with this resort! We booked our wedding for August 29,2015 .. I'm so excited & can't wait! We are working with Funjet vacations for the hotel room block and we are working with Ingrid as or coordinator. So far so good everyone is very responsive .. Waiting for the sky deck pictures to be sent to me. Does anyone know when it will be completed by? We are also flying down our own dj company as well. If anyone wants the info I will be more than happy to send it to you!
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