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  1. Hi. Robin, here's what I did for my wedding: 1. Skybar reception. There was a bar up there full stocked w/ liquor and 2-3 bartenders, just like bars at any club/lounge. It was nice and we didnt need to do anything extra. Where is your reception? 2. Flowers: I got gold package, I only got flowers from the groom, groomsmen, and they give me as part of the package, a bouquet of flowers. I ended up using it as flowers for the podium at the ceremony. I didnt think it looked that great, colors were to bright for my liking (green and pinks). 3. Welcome Party: we held a welcome party
  2. @Scrudele6: 1. I did cocktail drink for the cocktail hour. It's free, part of the package. Per my wedding coordinator, it was up to me to have one. So I chose a mojito. They have a really good chili habanero drink at one of the Legend's bar at the resort, I would recommend that (if you like things a little spicy), I would recommend looking at the menus and seeing if you like any of theirs, and request that. 2. If you bring outside stuff, I would be careful with customs as they will charge you a tax on it if it exceeds a certain amount ($200 I think). 3. I used boutineers from
  3. Thank you @@robynm10 ! Our professional photography photos came in the mail today! I will be posting pictures soon! @@smiles4u I am sure everyone using this forum felt the same way during the planning process. So you are not alone! I found so much more useful information on this site than even talking to the coordinators on the resort. I feel like they are really overwelmed over there. Last I was there, there were only 3 cooridinators in charge of all the weddings. For such a money maker, I would think they would put more resources out there to plan weddings. I had my weddi
  4. @@scrudele6 hi Stephanie : - We had about 2 tables of 32 (64 seats) and it left plenty of room for dancing, and then the DJ was in the corner. I think you could add another row of tables and fit guests, because we still had plenty of room for a dance floor. - The teatro is covered .. kinda like an auditorium feel, but it does have an open area to the side. I wanted something with a tropical background, and that's really what I was going for being on a resort, so I did not want anything indoors. Plus I didn't have to spend money on extra floral decor. That's just me though.
  5. hi Robyn: I had 3 centerpiece garlands for my table (1 on each table, and 1 for my sweetheart table). It was $465 EACH, but I thought it was worth it because I had minimal decor, and it really did make the reception pretty. I also upgraded and got Gold Tiffany Chairs ($7/per chair), Ivory linens ($40/table), Napkins ($3/pp), Gold charger plates ($5/plate). Over all I spent about $3000 for the table decor. I made my own faux flowers for my self, and 3 bridesmaids-- It was so much cheaper, and it looked 100% better than what they had offered. You do get 1 complimentary bouquet, but it
  6. @nyarcher1215: What package are you getting? For gold package, ceremony at the gazebo, I had a choice to decorate isle with shells or lanterns. I chose shells, but perhaps you can ask if you can use the la terns for your tables so you don't have to pack them? Whatever you pack, use a hard case luggage and include a nite in Spanish that the items are used for your wedding decor. I used faux flowers for my ceremony as well. You cannot tell in pictures! And it holds up wel in the heat! Here's a pic. That is correct, the resort does not do reservations. But somehow, for weddings I
  7. Thank You @@Clarianne! Feel free to ask questions-- I know this forum was super helpful during the planning. Hair & makeup-- made appointments for 3 bridesmaids and myself. For gold package -- mine was complimentary-- so make sure they don't charge you! They did charge me originally but I mentioned it, and it was credited. First of all, it was extremely humid! I wanted my hair down, so they curled it a lot and then don't mess w/ it. Or be prepared to bring a curling iron to re-curl if your ceremony is later in the day. Seriously though-- don't waste your money doing hair t
  8. Anyone need anything for their wedding - invitations, decor, etc? I have an 40% off coupon from weddingpaperdivas.com
  9. Hi Friends! Made it back from our wedding! Overall, everyone had a marvelous time at the resort and wedding! Weather was PERFECT- thank God! Here's my review and some helpful tips: GOLD package # Guests: 57 (47 adults , 10 kids) Symbolic Ceremony: Venue: Stone Gazebo @5-5:30 Cocktail Hour (@5:30-630) + Reception: SKY Bar 6:30-11) Color scheme: palm trees, gold, pinks, gray, white I'm really glad I chose the Stone Gazebo. Weather was nice and sunny and standing under neath, there was a really nice breeze blowing through. And it was shaded for our family and friends and h
  10. hi ladies, will be leaving this coming for my wedding NEXT FRIDAY!!! Can't believe after months of going on this site, it's my turn. My wedding cooridnator was Yanin, and after I read Mexiweddings review, I reached out to Barbara (her boss) with my concerns. And she has confirmed Yanin is no long working for the Excellence group. There were so many complaints from brides, who spent so much time and money planning their wedding, all for her to not do her job. I am glad of this news because it was stressing me out! Barbara is my wedding coordinator now. I'll have to catch her up to spe
  11. Great advice! Thank you, I will definitely set up my table at home and take pictures of where I want everything to go. They just need to match it up! Do you remember the size/dimension of that welcome table and the bride/groom? Did anyone pay to have their welcome bags delivered to the guests rooms? I wasn't going to do that, but I wanted guests to get it right when they check in, I feel like it makes it feel like they're appreciated. My concern is of course, they don't, or worse give it to the wrong guests? I am having a welcome party on Thursday, the night before our wedding da
  12. Anyone know how the decorations works ? I am bringing things to decorate our welcome table, table numbers, etc. When does set up start? And can I have friends supervise or help decorate? After the review from @@mexiwedding I'm afraid my WC will not follow through Lastly, anyone know the resort themes for each day of the week this month?
  13. Oh No, @@lizzjameson...can you share what those issues are so that we know what to expect??? hi Ladies ! Our wedding is in less than 3 weeks. I've been monitoring the weather and it looks like it's raining the next 2 weeks due to tropical storm brewing in the gulf. Question: I'm planning to bring a few items to the resort for decorations as well as programs, table numbers, etc. I'm considering packing everything in a big box (within acceptable size limits at the airport). Has anyone done this or had experience with sending your stuff over there? I'm worried about going through cust
  14. @mexiwedding: I hear you!!!! I am also very fearful not getting my makeup right also . So sorry you have not heard from Yanin in 3 weeks...that is a hell of a long time!!!!! I have an email from her about how to do the place cards to indicate meals: She suggested using some sort of color scheme to indicate what meal everyone is getting. For mine, I am going to do it color coded backings, also I have typed out entrée choice on their name card along with the table number. Hope that helps, if not, I can forward you an email with a sample she sent. What information did you inc
  15. wow it's coming up!!! how's your planning coming along??? Mine is a couple of weeks after yours. Are you doing any wedding programs?? And are you doing out of town welcome bags? I am doing them, but I don't know what to fill it up with that won't be to heavy. I have 62 guests coming.
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