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About yuniedo

  • Birthday October 24

Wedding Information

  • Wedding Date
    May 14, 2016
  • Wedding Location
    Secrets Maroma
  1. @@Bestwithage you're exactly a week after me! Planning, what planning??? LOL I've been so busy with work and our engagement ceremony (an elaborate traditional Vietnamese tea ceremony) that I haven't done anything for the wedding. I've both my dress, but need to lose weight soon so I can fit into to (against everyone's advice, I bought it for my ideal weight!). Cecilia is really hard to get a hold of, just keep emailing. That's what I do. She eventually responds after a week or so. Every bride here, on the Cancun FB page, and my own friend who got married at Maroma last year, will ass
  2. Did any Maroma bride do the Ultimate package and would you be willing to share the ceremony video that was included? I'm debating on whether to use this, in addition, to the videographer or negotiate for a credit. Thank you so much!
  3. Fellow Maroma Brides, I just wanted to pass along some info I received today from Cecilia. The external vendor fee is only $100 (just like the external guest fee). I've had a lot of trouble trying to reach Planner 1 (the preferred vendor) and with help from other brides on here, I know they are a lot more expensive then other vendors in the area. I've gotten some quotes from some other party rental companies and so far, it appears that they are much cheaper (even with the external vendor fee) than Planner 1. Just wanted to share since I felt like Planner 1 was the only option (either
  4. @@FutureMrsReed That was our thinking too, a lot of our guests would have had to travel anyways. I'm from SoCal and the fiance is from DC, we could meet in the middle in the Midwest or we could meet in the middle in Mexico! I have not worked out my photo situation yet! That's what I'm working on right now. My problem is that I'm not really a pictures person (I don't take any, keep any or display any). While I would like to have a few nice photos, I won't be keeping an album to share with others. However, I would really like a short video that captures the essence of the whole day (I would
  5. @@FutureMrsReed We had the same problem with some people, a few even took it upon themselves to send us suggestions for cheaper places to hold our wedding. I gagged when I saw the places (and a lot of the cheaper places were not all inclusive so once you factor in everything, it wasn't that much cheaper). Can you go to Mexico for $1000? Absolutely. But the experience is going to be way different than if you spent $2000. Not to say that cheaper places aren't nice and wouldn't work for other people who have different priorities or constraints. But we personally didn't want to ask people to come
  6. Hey everyone, I've had to take a little break from planning because of work, but I'm back! So we're sure now we want to do our reception on the beach instead of by the gazebo because we want to do one long dinner table for all 40 guests. I had a question regarding lighting for past beach brides, how much did you use? I'm envisioning 4 chandeliers and A LOT of candles in the center of the table, running the entire length of the table. Do you think it will be enough light once the sun goes down? Secondly, for those who used the spa for hair and makeup, were you happy? Thanks every
  7. @@MissFrench thanks for the tip! I contacted her and am waiting for her to come back from a trip to discuss details. She has amazing prices! Are you using her for anything?
  8. @@KayRae thank you so much for all of your assistance! @@MissFrench do you mind if I contacted you for some questions, especially about Mayan Florals?
  9. @@KayRae of course I looked at your videos and pictures Gorgeous! My email is Yune.T.Do@@gmail.com. Im particularly interested in Tiffany chairs, long rectangular tables, more elaborate flowers, candles and candle holders, either string lights or strong lanterns - I believe all things you incorporated! Out of curiosity, did you compare prices between planner 1 and Mayan florals (a preferred vendor I believe)? Are the rectangular tables your used (ones not needing linens) more expensive than the ones needing linens? Did you get the colored LED lights through the DJ or planner1?
  10. @@KayRae Thank you for that insight! I did get to watch two weddings while I was down there and they were absolutely gorgeous. The staff did try to focus their attention on the area behind the wedding gazebo, clearing it of the seaweed so the pictures would look a little better. Again, I know Mother Nature will do what she likes, but I appreciated the staff's efforts. Im still waiting for Cecilia to email me the prices for all decor upgrades. But if anyone still has a recent copy on hand and would be willing to share, I would be really grateful! Also, I know the pool gazebo is t
  11. @@KayRae thanks for the response! I just met with Cecilia today and she confirmed that we can use both live and LED candles! We put down our deposits and have actually even ironed out a lot of the details for our wedding next year! For all the brides from 2015, and specifically brides recently, did you have a problem with the seaweed? I was at Maroma last year in April and the beach was spotless with no seaweed. But there is so much seaweed now! There are mounds and mounds and the hotel has a tractor and a couple of people out there all day trying to clean it up. But it's so sad watch
  12. @@KayRae @@MissFrench Thanks so much ladies, I've reached out to different TAs and its been really helpful! Does anyone know if Maroma allows regular candles or do they require LED candles? It looks like I'll be a Maroma bride on May 14, 2016!
  13. Maroma brides, which travel agent did you use and were you able to get good rates through them? There is a slight chance that I may not have any kids attend the wedding at Dreams Riviera Cancun and would like to move it to Secrets Maroma, if that will be the case - I love the resort, have been three times, once for a wedding, it's such a dream! But my agent is saying that it would be at least $1400 per person for three nights (based on double occupancy), more as we go up the room category. This doesn't seem to make sense since I just went on Maroma's website and it's currently on $122
  14. @@smileitseb I'll keep my fingers crossed for sunshine on your wedding day! Plus, my experience with Mexico has been that it rains for a little bit and tend to pass quickly. General question for everyone, did you use a TA or did you do your room blocks/airfare through the resort? And if you used a TA, would you rec them? I'd appreciate any recs since I've never used one before. Thanks!
  15. @@jenna85 did you use a TA or did you do your room block through DRC? And did you get any promotions, i.e. free/upgraded rooms or a cocktail welcome party? I'm really worried about the resort being sold out, I guess I need to move on this! @@BeachBride2016 if you have any questions you want answers to, I'd be happy to ask them on my visit (if you haven't already found them on this website).
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