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melanderic2017 last won the day on April 5 2017

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About melanderic2017

  • Birthday 09/23/1988

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    Ottawa, ON

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  • Wedding Date
    May 09, 2017
  • Wedding Location
    Royalton Riviera Cancun
  1. Here's my wedding & Resort Review. We got married on May 9, 2017 The Wedding Day: The wedding day was incredible. I couldn’t have asked for a better day! We had a total of 30 guests for our big day (including us). It started in the spa where my mom and I got our hair and makeup done. The service at the front desk of the spa seemed a bit lacking (no smiles at all) but once we sat down to get our hair done, the ladies were great! My hair and makeup stayed in place for the entire wedding day, I can’t believe it! A huge shout-out to Laura. Our day couldn’t have gone the way it did with
  2. Hi Shakdaniel! I think your budget would be realistic if you brought a lot of your decor from home. The decor and flowers are the most expensive part at the resort. You're looking at paying I believe it was $1500-$2000 for the Sky Terrace (Can't remember exactly).... Plus which ever wedding package you include. Private Dinners are about $30-$40 per person for a 3 course set meal. The DJ is expensive, at $315 per hour. We opted for outside photography. It's an $850 charge, plus the photography. All-in-all though, my wedding is costing me about $10,000 USD for 32 people. (We opted for the
  3. I don't think it'll be the covered area but I'm not sure yet I went with one of their basic DJ packages without the lights. Didn't feel I needed a lighting package for dancing As long as there's good music, I'm ready to go!
  4. We're actually doing large pillar candles around the beach bar (fake ones) instead of the string lights! We want to keep it more romantic You should look into these! No dance floor for us, we're going to use the space in front of the bar on the wood floor as a dance floor!
  5. No way - I'm May 9th I get to the resort on the 6th. Can't wait to see your setup at the beach bar - my reception is there too! What are you doing for Decorations, centrepieces, etc.... Did you go with the string lights?
  6. We haven't factored in travel to that cost, but we did get a discount for having a certain number of rooms booked, and applied some of it to our trips. The rest was given to our siblings. We're looking at about $1400 CAD each for our all-inclusive travel & resort stay, with our discount (That's roughly $1100 USD). I've always wanted some dreamy pictures, as they will be the memories that last forever. To me it's the most important part of my day, as I want it to be remembered in the best way possible! I ended up spending about $3500USD on the photographer, for 6 hours. This includes I
  7. We decided to have them make them for us! With 33 people, all-inclusive, including DJ, outside photographer, flowers, and the whole wedding, I'm looking at about $15,000 CAD (So about $11,000USD)
  8. We're doing 3 vases with electronic lights at the bottom, rocks at the bottom, filled with water and some tropical flowers. One of the vases will have starfish accents in each centrepiece.
  9. I think they're much larger pillar candles than normal, and different heights. I would just be putting them around the perimeter for the most part I believe. Plus we get free tiki torches! So the combination will be really pretty
  10. Hi there! I don't know about the setup fee, but My planner recommended pillar candles that were way cheaper than the string lights! The beach bar is pretty lit up on it's own from the picture's I've seen so you may want to look into that option?
  11. Congrats Valerie!!! I found that working with a destination wedding planning company, I was able to get all of my details and pricing in advance, which is a blessing in disguise! I know that I ended up asking for a custom menu in regards to wanting the Mexican Family Style menu, served as a plated, and they were able to give me pricing. So I imagine if it's something they already have or make, that you may be able to incorporate it into your menu. It may not be the same price obviously, since an hors d'oeuvre size is totally different than a starter course for a meal Hopefully that helps
  12. Congrats on your big day!! My last day at the resort is May 13th, but who knows we might cross paths! Looks like there's a ton of brides that week, let's all say hi to each other on our wedding days My wedding date is May 9th - Beach ceremony, followed by the Nautica beach bar!
  13. Sending you a quick e-mail with the quote my destination wedding planner sent to me
  14. Hi Tina! Let me know if there's anything I might be able to help with. I've been working on my wedding there for a while with Luxe Destination Weddings, and they've been super helpful to give me a full quote in advance So I have the full breakdown in my pricing! Good luck, it's right around the corner now!! Melanie
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