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About emjay84

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  • Location
    Alberta, Canada

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  • Wedding Date
    November 07, 2015
  • Wedding Location
    Grand Sirenis Mayan Riveria
  1. I had done it differently and sent formal invitations to everyone way in advance (10 months in advance) as I had already had my travel agent and wedding plans finalized... and in the invite was the date people had to get their deposits in.
  2. Those white curtains in the middle are always there but then hanging lit up laterns are extra ($10 each) Married Grand Sirenis on November 7, 2015
  3. Hi ! Late to the thread, we had 72 guests plus us two and it wasn't too tight plus I think we even had one table removed or moved to the side to make extra space to dance as there were a lot of people no longer sitting at their seats. So see if that's an option for you guys and then just have some seats on the sides of the palapa if need be ? Are you doing plated dinner or buffet, if buffet that takes up quite a bit of space in the palapa so that's something to consider if you're concerned for space. I love your dress and the coral colours for your bm's . I'll attach some photos of our girls to show you how nicely yay color popped against the ocean background Married Grand Sirenis on November 7, 2015 My bm's chose their own dresses in coral colours Married Grand Sirenis on November 7, 2015
  4. I haven't worked with Aranza but the whole wedding office is so helpful, I am sure she will be awesome. I can send some photos of my cake and the laterns. We had 6 men and 5 women in our wedding party and they were able to accommodate that for our head table. I had The Tiffany chairs and didn't add anything to them bc they are nice on their own. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk T Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. You are so organized, everything looks great. I haven't scrolled through the whole feed but if you need pics of anything (ie venue etc) or info let me know - we had our wedding there Nov 7th with 72 guests- it was a blast! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Yes it's just different liquor for each level, i remember the top tier was like grey goose and middle was absolut, Bombay - we went with the middle one. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. No it didn't seem cramped at the tables of 10 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. We have maximum of 10 per round table, some tables had 8 people bc of the way our family seating worked out Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Some pics of the wedding area by palapa Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Got the script for the vows, my fiancé and I read them yesterday very sweet. I've attached my timeline. I will be getting makeup done by my brother in law who is a MUA on the side however want to avoid the external vendor fee so he will have to do it in the room. We are thinking then makeup before hair at 1045am, and prior to that have breakfast with the girls at 9am. One worrying thing is that I can't get our "presidential suite" until about 2pm. So that means we would get makeup done in regular room- then head to salon for hair (noon-2) and then have to transport our dresses (hoping someone can do this for us) to the suite to finally get dressed, snap some girl pics and head down to ceremony around 345pm. Has anyone had to switch rooms mid-day? Also- my own photographer is worried about the short timeline for photos (430-6 cocktail time) - I feel that's pretty normal hey? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. no problem, yes from my understanding you have to choose a main entree from the restaurant if you have more guests. And, they gave me the choice of also stating if there were any vegetarians. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk @@calgarybride2015 do you by chance remember or have those vows in writing. My fiancé would prefer to know them in advance to practise (nerves about speaking in public)! I asked the wedding coordinator to send them to us but haven't received them yet. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Hey hey I'm posting the menus for you to look at. I heard the ceremonies are about 30 minutes in length. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk my timeline is the same Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Thanks ladies, I emailed them last night with my response. We have about 70 guests including us there If anyone would like me to post the menus from the restaurants for rehearsal dinner then let me know and I'll do so. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. They sent me back a suggested time for the ceremony at 5pm and that gives me 30 min only during cocktail hour for photos before our dinner. I'll have to email back to say no, the latest I'll have a ceremony is at 4pm to allow for more time. Also I am going to email back bc it says dinner on the beach (not palapa)? That was not the impression I had.... I thought the reception was all in the palapa. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Hi all I also asked about adding the lights that go up the sides of the palapa as I saw it in a photo but didn't get a direct response about them, and didn't see it in the cost of extras. So I don't think it's still offered or if it is, it is expensive. We didn't get a dance floor bc like others have said, using that money elsewhere. We also went to one wedding where so many people dancing that some had to be off the dance floor and some fit on - made it a bit awkward. I am going with the BBQ menu as well. We are in Palapa till midnight and then continue party with whoever wants to stay up in the disco. For the cocktail hour, we got a high table with chairs plus the lounge furniture (for those with mobility issues) so people have a place to sit if need be. Hope the info helps I am as well very grateful for this forum. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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