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  • Wedding Date
    November 07, 2015
  • Wedding Location
    Generations Riviera Maya
  1. @@ErinSullivan I used Flores Riviera Maya. www.floresrivieramaya.com/eng/ They are very responsive and happened to have a fall sale. I got about 20% off bouquets and centerpieces so that saved quite a bit. @@Christinagiovanni beautiful video! I'll be happy if it is not sold out as they say but it would also suck if that's not really the case as they turned away guests that wanted to book
  2. @girlinthecity97 thanks for the reassurance! @@Christinagiovanni it's interesting you noted how the Hotel wasn't busy during August. I thought that wouldn't be a problem for us either since our wedding is in November but it turns out Generations and quite a few of the hotels in the area are sold out! So looks like we will have packed surroundings. I totally did not expect this but I'm ok with it. It caused a few problems for last minute guests who wanted to book and now have to stay at other hotels miles away. El Dorado, Azul, all sold out!
  3. @@rtscent @@girlinthecity97 thanks for the tip re spotify. That will probably work better, I'm sure I can find more of the obscure stuff on there. Unfortunately we don't really have any other viable options for an MC. We have less guests than expected and a lot of the guests on my side aren't the best public speakers or have really strong accents. There is no one else we feel comfortable asking. We will figure something out. I'm staying positive! I am a little nervous and excited but can't wait for the time to come. I'm kinda over planning at this point, lol. @@Christinagiovanni your pictures are gorgeous! I think I saw some of your pics on ig while browsing the Generations hashtags. I hear you on the money saving stuff. In retrospect we could have gone much more simple and not done welcome bags or flowers. But we found a vendor (not Vanessa) who quoted us MUCH cheaper than Generations and even Vanessa for ceremony, centerpieces, boutonnieres, etc. the whole bit. In the end one thing I've heard from several brides on here is that lots of things turn out to be not as important as you think. All people really care about is good food and music. One question: did you get to rehearse?
  4. @@girlinthecity97 thanks for your feedback. Hope you are enjoying married life! The countdown is on for me as I have about 5 weeks left until the big day! The DJ friend we planned on hiring fell through also late in the game so we just hired Mega DJ. Good to hear he mixes well. Only thing is my family is from Haiti and I will need to find songs to play that will be available on iTunes, I guess that is the easiest thing to do. Just one question, our coordinator told us we need an MC because the DJ does not MC. The most capable person in our eyes is also a groomsmen. I was going to ask if the DJ would at least do the wedding party announcements and our friend can take over. Do you have any insight? Is Mega DJ bilingual? @@Kalie25 unfortunately I do not have skydeck reception picture either. I asked for pier reception pics as that is where our reception will be taking place. But my coordinator Ana was able to provide them so I'm sure they will send you some all you have to do is ask.
  5. @@rtscent thanks! FYI I just wanted to update everyone and provide a tip for planning purposes. If you are doing a room block with your Travel Agent make sure you have a realistic gauge of the number of guests and set aside enough rooms. Also keep your guests informed and make sure they understand that the deadlines to reserve are important! We blocked 6 rooms at a time expecting at least 5 or six reservations a month (we weren't really sure about the ultimate guest count and didn't want to come out of pocket a ton up front). Well, most of our guests waited until the week of deadline and now both Generations and El Dorado Royale are all sold out of rooms! Our wedding is in November and we certainly were not expecting both hotels to sell out completely but oh well. Not only that, quite a few of the hotels in the area are now sold out. So now we now have guests that may not be able to attend because there are no more rooms. Stay on top of your agents and make sure they keep you informed on the bookings so that they can properly advise you if the hotel is low on rooms. Ultimately it's really on the guests to book in time, and our agent did warn us this could happen. Just passing the info along.
  6. @@rtscent Did you get a chance to go over to the El Dorado side? We have a majority of guests staying there and I was wondering if the beach there was a little bit better?
  7. @@rtscent Thanks for those tips! I can't believe she did that to your veil! I would be so upset. I ordered a Cathedral length veil that is also meant to be the stand out detail so I can only imagine. So far I have heard from a few other brides on here that the coordinator and staff need work. I am trying to not have to rely on Lomas for much of anything, given the reviews (and their prices). On the advice of a friend I appointed a point person in my family to make sure everything is going according to schedule and to bug the coordinator for me. Our wedding will be at 4pm and we hired a friend for the photography, and now It definitely seems like we made the right choice.
  8. @@rtscent Congrats to you and your new hubby!!! I am curious as to how everything went and was wondering when you have time, if you could give a review/pointers. Our wedding is not until November and the Bride's Dress rehearsal has been sold out so I am trying to get as much info as I can until we can have a site visit. Hope all is well!!
  9. @@girlinthecity97 do you have a direct email for vanessajaimes? I tried sending her a message via her online form almost two weeks ago and she hasn't gotten back to me.
  10. @@girlinthecity97 I would love to see pics of sky terrace if you have them. We booked the pier for the ceremony and sky deck for the cocktail/reception. Since we were expecting closer to 80 our WC convinced us to go this route as the deck is more spacious. I feel like I need a floor plan or something lol I'm having a hard time visualizing the terrace setup. She sent a couple of pics but I still find it hard to visualize. In some of the pics there looks to be a wall or structure in the middle, i'm assuming the one side you are talking about would be for the cocktail hour. I don't want the guests seeing the reception before hand either so maybe I will ask to have the cocktail at the pier.
  11. @@girlinthecity97 Vanessa definitely seems like a good option. We have 7 each in our wedding party and I want to get corsages for the moms. Soooo I can see the potential savings based on what you are saying lol. Your bouquet was absolutely gorgeous! I found this poster on etsy (etsy is everything). Each guest would sign a branch. I like this and the finger print ones. https://www.pinterest.com/pin/509610514060445330/ Congratulations again! I'm happy everything turned out nicely and I don't want to keep bugging you with questions. You have been very helpful :-)
  12. @girlinthecity ahhh! Seems like everything went overall, that's good news. * Our wedding is on a Saturday and we arrive Tuesday. I was definitely thinking this is enough lead time. Some of our immediate family members are arriving as early as Wednesday, which is crucial because I'll rely on them for help assembling the OOT bags (I plan to distribute them at the welcome cocktail hour Thursday night, and again at the rehearsal dinner Friday). I will try not to stress although I definitely anticipate being a nervous Nelly. But I'm grateful to have help a few days prior. A friend of mine who got married over the summer gave me a good piece of advice as well; have a point person who knows all the details for the weekend and have all guests direct questions and concerns to them so that you are not stressed with that in the middle of getting things together. We appointed DF's mom for that. I am so happy and relieved the guests enjoyed the resort! * Packing Prep - I am kind of nervous about it because I have a feeling I may end up bringing more than expected but my goal is to travel with no more than 5 suitcases between us. I am going with the full memorable moments package décor and only adding candles and table numbers, so aside from that just escort cards, our guestbook poster, favors, OOT bags and items. I was hoping with some crafty packing I could just use one HUGE suitcase for all of that, that's probably unrealistic though lol. * I REALLY want a videographer but it's so expensive! I need to figure out how to work this in the budget. My questions: - I saw that you used an outside vendor for flowers. Was it just for your bouquet? Did it seem worth it? I am waiting on our WC to get back to me with prices on the bouquets and boutonnieres, but I think I should get a backup option. Was your person good to work with? -Where was your private white party? We don't get to find out where our rehearsal dinner is until we get there which I'm cool with but I was just curious how that turned out. -Cruise - I really want to do this Sunday after the wedding. Would you mind sharing the details of which one you booked? @girlinthecity I think we posted at the same time as you answered a few of my questions, lol. We hired a DJ of our own (a friend of ours) but thanks to your advice I may have to go back and do a cost/benefit analysis. Also the cigar roller sound great! I think my DF would love that.
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