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About Jacquelyn05

  • Birthday 07/18/1987

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    Manassas, VA

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  • Wedding Date
    October 08, 2017
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    Generations Riviera Maya
  1. My travel agent is with World Bound Travel. We got transport to and from the airport for my husband and I and our guests. My husband and I had a private SUV. We got a $1000 flight credit with a certain # of rooms booked. We got a choice of a free cocktail hour, credit towards one of the resorts preferred photographers, or spa package mani, pedi, hair treatment, hair styling, brides rehearsal style, brides hairstyle on wedding day and mani and pedi for 1 member of the bridal party. Upgrade to 1 bedroom suite. Free events (2 hour cocktail hour, free 3 hour private dinner, or both based on # of rooms booked.) Hope this helps!
  2. So sorry for the delay. We moved November 1 so I'm just now getting my life together. LOL! Thanks! We seriously had a blast. I used DJ Mix. My travel agent is with World Bound Travel. Feel free to let me know if you have ANY questions. I've also added more photos to drop box since we got everything back from our photographer. Over 1500 photos!!!
  3. Hey ladies!! I'm baaack! I'll give you a guys a rundown as best as I can remember it. LOL! My HUSBAND (AHHHHH!!!) and I arrived Thursday October 5th at Generations. Our travel agent upgrades all her brides and grooms to private transfer from the airport to the resort so we had a private SUV which was niiiiice. You couldn't tell us ANYTHING. LOL!! Check in was pretty standard. The lobby was nice. They pour glasses of welcome bubbly for you and get you all situated. It was about noon when we arrived so our room wasn't ready yet but they took our bags and gave us a ride to the resort (the lobby is a separate building), and told us to check in at the butlers lounge in about an hour to see if our room was ready. We got over to the resort building (Generations) and had lunch at Chef Market. (Buffet style restaurant) The food was great, we had several shots of tequila to get the party started and then headed to the butlers lounge to check on our room. The room was ready so they programmed our key and called a golf cart to take us to our building. The room was FANTASTIC! The living room ended up being so nice for when we had guests come to hang out, the dining room table ended up being the staging area for all the decorations I brought, the view was breathtaking and the bathroom was well up to my standards. There was welcome fruit, champagne and the bags were brought up promptly. Our cake vendor picked us up from the resort so we could do a cake tasting off site. That went well. Once we got back, we unpacked, enjoyed the view, layed around and then showered and got ready for dinner. Our travel agent made us reservations at the Wine Kitchen which was good and the rest of the evening went well. We returned to the room to find a fresh bouquet of flowers and cute chocolate covered strawberries. We started hearing more about Hurricane Nate and started getting worried as it was supposed to do damage Saturday when the majority of our guests were arriving. A few of our guests added a day to their trip so they arrived Friday. We met up with them for lunch at Chef Market which was nice. (More shots of tequila) We met with our wedding coordinators in the Butler's lounge and went over all the details. Everything was as it had been sent over to them the month prior. Saturday the rest of our guests arrived. My husband somehow managed to see almost all of them at some point while he was running around handing out welcome letters. (He's a keeper.) At some point someone brought up a little box with a loofah and chocolate scented lotion, body scrub and linen spray. Super cute. Our welcome dinner was in chef market and the food was amazing. They brought plates of salad, rice, potatoes, veggies, and then fish chicken and steak. Basically buffet style on the table. All the meat was super tender and ridiculously delicious. As I'm sure you've guessed, tons of shots. We went to upstairs to Sling Bar and continued the party after dinner was over. Super nice laid back bar with Hookah if that's your thing. Oh...and hurricane Nate gave us no issues. Sunday...THE BIG DAY!! One of the wedding coordinators came up about 4 hours before hand to go over the weather forecast with us. We had already quickly learned that the weather was FAR from predictable there and you could never rely on the weather forecast as it LITERALLY changes by the minute. So when it showed rain in the forecast starting about 6, 7pm we weren't sure what to do. Our back up location was Jade restaurant at Generations so we asked to go see it. My husband was not the least bit thrilled about the possibility of not being able to use the Sky Deck. Totally understandable. However I was much more willing to be inside and know we would be comfortable AND that we wouldn't be losing out on money. (If we chose to stick with the sky deck and it rained, they would move us, but the food and the DJ would be done.) So after a little discussion, we agreed to have the reception at the restaurant. The ceremony would stay on the Pier and the cocktail hour would stay on the sky deck so we could at least have the experience up there. We went back to our room and the butler called to let the Mr. know his grooms room was ready. His room was stocked for 3 people as it was just him and his best man....he had enough alcohol for a small army. LOL! Once I got myself ready, someone came to my building to pick me up on a golf cart. They drove me over to the butlers lounge where they had me wait until they got word from the pier that they were ready for me. You will be able to see in a picture or 2 that the humidity is NO JOKE! I totally underestimated it. Definitely keep that in mind. My hair from the butlers lounge to the pier (less then 2 minutes) was 2 different heads of hair. They did a great job with start and stop on the music. LOL. The minister did a great job. And then we were married! It did indeed rain so we only managed to get a few photos right after the ceremony. Which ended up being great because we got to spend more time with our guests during cocktail hour (Free through our travel agent). We headed to Jade and had appetizers and drinks until the reception. Our signature drink was the blue lagoon. The waiters and the wedding coordinators checked in on my husband and I constantly which was nice. They did an amazing job with the set up of the restaurant to accommodate our needs. The MC came over and introduced himself and double checked names for pronunciation so that was nice as well. The food again was amazing. I'm really hoping my photographer got pictures of it because I did NOT. But it was the BBQ deluxe which was set up buffet style in the middle of the restaurant. Again, the meat was tender, the sides were great and it was good variety of everything, desserts included. The DJ literally kept the party going. They broke up glow necklaces and balloons and it was a party right up until the last second. He did a great job of feeling out the crowd and going from 1 song to the next without missing a beat. We got back to the room and had a cute little towel bouquet on the bed with rode petals. We also had another plate of chocolate covered strawberries. Breakfast the next morning was sooo good and it was sooo much food. Which was needed after....you guessed it...lots of shots. LOL!!! Needless to say even without using the Sky Deck everything ended up being perfect. We would have been completely MISERABLE even without the rain because it was so humid. It wouldn't have been nearly the good time as it was indoors in the air conditioning. There wasn't a single thing I would change and people are STILL talking about how our small group of 27 felt like a party of 100. All of our guests have already inquired about whether or not it's weird to return with us yearly for our anniversary. I don't think it is. I've attached some pictures below. They're a little bit of everything. Some are pictures my husband and I took and others are guests pictures. Feel free to ask any and all questions you may have. www.facebook.com/Jacquelyn05 https://www.dropbox....8zJ0tKtn1a?dl=0
  4. I"ll give you a guys a rundown as best as I can remember it. LOL! My HUSBAND (AHHHHH!!!) and I arrived Thursday October 5th at Generations. Our travel agent upgrades all her brides and grooms to private transfer from the airport to the resort so we had a private SUV which was niiiiice. You couldn't tell us ANYTHING. LOL!! Check in was pretty standard. The lobby was nice. They pour glasses of welcome bubbly for you and get you all situated. It was about noon when we arrived so our room wasn't ready yet but they took our bags and gave us a ride to the resort (the lobby is a separate building), and told us to check in at the butlers lounge in about an hour to see if our room was ready. We got over to the resort building (Generations) and had lunch at Chef Market. (Buffet style restaurant) The food was great, we had several shots of tequila to get the party started and then headed to the butlers lounge to check on our room. The room was ready so they programmed our key and called a golf cart to take us to our building. The room was FANTASTIC! The living room ended up being so nice for when we had guests come to hang out, the dining room table ended up being the staging area for all the decorations I brought, the view was breathtaking and the bathroom was well up to my standards. There was welcome fruit, champagne and the bags were brought up promptly. Our cake vendor picked us up from the resort so we could do a cake tasting off site. That went well. Once we got back, we unpacked, enjoyed the view, layed around and then showered and got ready for dinner. Our travel agent made us reservations at the Wine Kitchen which was good and the rest of the evening went well. We returned to the room to find a fresh bouquet of flowers and cute chocolate covered strawberries. We started hearing more about Hurricane Nate and started getting worried as it was supposed to do damage Saturday when the majority of our guests were arriving. A few of our guests added a day to their trip so they arrived Friday. We met up with them for lunch at Chef Market which was nice. (More shots of tequila) We met with our wedding coordinators in the Butler's lounge and went over all the details. Everything was as it had been sent over to them the month prior. Saturday the rest of our guests arrived. My husband somehow managed to see almost all of them at some point while he was running around handing out welcome letters. (He's a keeper.) At some point someone brought up a little box with a loofah and chocolate scented lotion, body scrub and linen spray. Super cute. Our welcome dinner was in chef market and the food was amazing. They brought plates of salad, rice, potatoes, veggies, and then fish chicken and steak. Basically buffet style on the table. All the meat was super tender and ridiculously delicious. As I'm sure you've guessed, tons of shots. We went to upstairs to Sling Bar and continued the party after dinner was over. Super nice laid back bar with Hookah if that's your thing. Oh...and hurricane Nate gave us no issues. Sunday...THE BIG DAY!! One of the wedding coordinators came up about 4 hours before hand to go over the weather forecast with us. We had already quickly learned that the weather was FAR from predictable there and you could never rely on the weather forecast as it LITERALLY changes by the minute. So when it showed rain in the forecast starting about 6, 7pm we weren't sure what to do. Our back up location was Jade restaurant at Generations so we asked to go see it. My husband was not the least bit thrilled about the possibility of not being able to use the Sky Deck. Totally understandable. However I was much more willing to be inside and know we would be comfortable AND that we wouldn't be losing out on money. (If we chose to stick with the sky deck and it rained, they would move us, but the food and the DJ would be done.) So after a little discussion, we agreed to have the reception at the restaurant. The ceremony would stay on the Pier and the cocktail hour would stay on the sky deck so we could at least have the experience up there. We went back to our room and the butler called to let the Mr. know his grooms room was ready. His room was stocked for 3 people as it was just him and his best man....he had enough alcohol for a small army. LOL! Once I got myself ready, someone came to my building to pick me up on a golf cart. They drove me over to the butlers lounge where they had me wait until they got word from the pier that they were ready for me. You will be able to see in a picture or 2 that the humidity is NO JOKE! I totally underestimated it. Definitely keep that in mind. My hair from the butlers lounge to the pier (less then 2 minutes) was 2 different heads of hair. They did a great job with start and stop on the music. LOL. The minister did a great job. And then we were married! It did indeed rain so we only managed to get a few photos right after the ceremony. Which ended up being great because we got to spend more time with our guests during cocktail hour (Free through our travel agent). We headed to Jade and had appetizers and drinks until the reception. Our signature drink was the blue lagoon. The waiters and the wedding coordinators checked in on my husband and I constantly which was nice. They did an amazing job with the set up of the restaurant to accommodate our needs. The MC came over and introduced himself and double checked names for pronunciation so that was nice as well. The food again was amazing. I'm really hoping my photographer got pictures of it because I did NOT. But it was the BBQ deluxe which was set up buffet style in the middle of the restaurant. Again, the meat was tender, the sides were great and it was good variety of everything, desserts included. The DJ literally kept the party going. They broke up glow necklaces and balloons and it was a party right up until the last second. He did a great job of feeling out the crowd and going from 1 song to the next without missing a beat. We got back to the room and had a cute little towel bouquet on the bed with rode petals. We also had another plate of chocolate covered strawberries. Breakfast the next morning was sooo good and it was sooo much food. Which was needed after....you guessed it...lots of shots. LOL!!! Needless to say even without using the Sky Deck everything ended up being perfect. We would have been completely MISERABLE even without the rain because it was so humid. It wouldn't have been nearly the good time as it was indoors in the air conditioning. There wasn't a single thing I would change and people are STILL talking about how our small group of 27 felt like a party of 100. All of our guests have already inquired about whether or not it's weird to return with us yearly for our anniversary. I don't think it is. I've attached some pictures below. They're a little bit of everything. Some are pictures my husband and I took and others are guests pictures. Feel free to ask any and all questions you may have. www.facebook.com/Jacquelyn05 https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ii0ro2q8nombrwj/AADFwF1Lav6DryZ8zJ0tKtn1a?dl=0
  5. Everything was absolutely amazing. I seriously don't regret the decision at all. Anybody here is welcome to stalk my Facebook and check out some pictures. I'm currently trying to put together an album of pictures to post specifically on here. Feel free to ask ANY questions and I'll try to get them answered. http://www.facebook.com/Jacquelyn05
  6. Thanks so much! I'm so sorry I never saw this. We're down to 47 days!!! *SQUEALING* (I just copied this from another thread I posted on, but it should answer your questions.) My ceremony is on the pier and the reception is on the sky deck. I just so happened to book last year when there was a promotion to get the location fee ($500) waived. Prices with the resort are steep, however convenient as you won't incur the outrageous $800 outside vendor fee and you know set up and clean up will be taken care of. I did manage to "bypass" my outside vendor fee. (As I'm someone that's HUGE on clarity.) My contract stated that the outside vendor fee would be charged for vendors that come onto the property." It didn't state that even if I go off the property and pick up the items I would still be charged. SO needless to say after a little back and forth, they honored that. I'm flying in my photographer from home and he's staying as a guest so no vendor fee. I'm using Love & Lace Wedding Decor for my wedding favors and I'd definitely use her for decor if I needed any. She'll deliver and pickup and she's amazing to work with. I'll pick up the favors off-site. I'm having my cake made by Arte en Pastel. She delivers as well so I'll pick up the cake off-site. Reception- I'm going with the BBQ Deluxe. I love the options and variety it'll give everyone. I'm still debating on the $1,500 lighting for the sky deck. *EEK* I can't bring myself to justify it yet. LOL! All in all I'm beyond excited. And I WILL post pictures once the celebration is over. Feel free to let me know if you have any questions along the way. And yes! Please send me the light option you're referring to please. Is it the $1500 string of lights or something new?
  7. I found my travel agent at a Bridal Show. Her name is Susan Lupisella with World Bound Travel. She's great. And 1300 definitely sounds steep for the location fee as I was definitely under the impression they were $500 each normally priced. The resort quoted you that price or destinationweddings.com? PS- 47 days to go!
  8. Hey ladies. I'm down to 88 days until my Wedding at Generations. There was never a 2017 thread so I posted occasionally on the 2016 thread and I figured I'd post here since it's getting so close. *SQUEALING* My ceremony is on the pier and the reception is on the sky deck. I just so happened to book last year when there was a promotion to get the location fee ($500) waived. Prices with the resort are steep, however convenient as you won't incur the outrageous $800 outside vendor fee and you know set up and clean up will be taken care of. I did manage to "bypass" my outside vendor fee. (As I'm someone that's HUGE on clarity.) My contract stated that the outside vendor fee would be charged for vendors that come onto the property." It didn't state that even if I go off the property and pick up the items I would still be charged. SO needless to say after a little back and forth, they honored that. I'm flying in my photographer from home and he's staying as a guest so no vendor fee. I'm using Love & Lace Wedding Decor for my wedding favors and I'd definitely use her for decor if I needed any. She'll deliver and pickup and she's amazing to work with. I'll pick up the favors off-site. I'm having my cake made by Arte en Pastel. She delivers as well so I'll pick up the cake off-site. Reception- I'm going with the BBQ Deluxe. I love the options and variety it'll give everyone. I'm still debating on the $1,500 lighting for the sky deck. *EEK* I can't bring myself to justify it yet. LOL! All in all I'm beyond excited. And I WILL post pictures once the celebration is over. Feel free to let me know if you have any questions along the way.
  9. Hey dolls! I'm getting married October 8, 2017 at Generations Riviera Maya. We've been booked since June 2016, so now that the new year hit it's been game on with nailing down vendors, menus, etc. I will say it's bee a struggle finding pictures of past brides weddings, food, decor and what not. So I'm hoping to find some people willing to share. I'm a visual kinda girl and it's just easier to envision when you have a real life picture. So here's the rundown: We have guests staying at Generations and El Doradao Royale. We liked that it will give guests the ability to basically get 2 for the price of 1 given that they can freely access both resorts. But we wanted people who weren't bringing kids to be able to stay somewhere without kids. lol. We are having our ceremony on the Pier and the Reception on the Sky Deck. We took advantage of a promotion where we got both locations free. I ain't mad at that! We're planning on doing a welcome dinner or cocktail hour for our guests Saturday night when they arrive. The wedding on Sunday at 5pm. And then possibly an excursion Monday. Everyone will go home Tuesday. We're having our cocktail hour from 6-7 on the sky deck right after the ceremony. And we're going with the BBQ Deluxe for our reception dinner and I have read nothing but great things about it. I haven't come across recent pictures though, so if anyone has anyone or knows of a thread that has some...PLEASE point me in the right direction. I read a few mentions of a DJ All Music but not sure where to find info on him. The Lomas site only has a DJ Mix and DJ Max. lol. I'm leaning toward DJ Mix since it's a DJ and an MC. I thought about doing a fire show for my guests Monday night as a thank you and farewell. Has anyone else experienced them? And how was it? Thanks in advance ladies! I'm SOOOOOO excited. And feel free to ask me any questions. I'd love to see pics of those that are good and married by now.
  10. Do you have the info for Mego DJ? I only see DJ Mix and DJ Max on the Lomas site. Thanks in advance! Do you remember which one you went with? DJ Mix or DJ MAx?
  11. @@jhercule Awesome! We're going with the BBQ Deluxe. And where did you get your bridesmaid dresses? Soooo cute.
  12. I just did the exact same thing. They look so amazing!
  13. @@jhercule I just looked at your photos on Instagram!! Amazing! Everything looked so great. What menu did you go with for your reception? And who was the DJ!? Everything looked beautifule and it truly looked like you had an amazing time. Thanks in advance and congrats!!!
  14. Hello Ladies! My wedding is set for October 8 2017 at Generations. So I may be on the wrong thread but I haven't seen one started for us 2017 brides yet. I've read through a TON of these posts and they're all great. Anyways...I'm SUPER freaking excited. All of our deposits were due last weekend June 5th and I believe we had about 43 or so people pay. We used a travel agent that I met through a bridal Expo here in Northern VA and shes been amazing. We have guests staying at Generations and El Doradao Royale. We liked that it will give guests the ability to basically get 2 for the price of 1 given that they can freely access both hotels. But we wanted people who weren't bringing kids to be able to stay somewhere without kids. lol. We are having our ceremony on the Pier and the Reception on the Sky Deck. We took advantage of a promotion where we got both locations free ($1000 savings) We're planning on doing a welcome dinner for our guests Saturday night when they arrive. The wedding on Sunday at 5pm. And then possibly an excursion Monday. Everyone will go home Tuesday. We're having our cocktail hour from 6-7 on the sky deck. And we're going with the BBQ Deluxe for our reception dinner and I have read nothing but great things about it. I haven't come across recent pictures though, so if anyone has anyone or knows of a thread that has some...PLEASE point me in the right direction. I read a few mentions of a DJ All Music but not sure where to find info on him. The Lomas site only has a DJ Mix and DJ Max. lol. A couple questions...is anyone doing welcome bags for their guests? If so what kind of items are you putting in them? I was thinking of a simple tote bag with sunglasses, sunscreen, a tumbler, Advil, some type of favor, a weekend itinerary, and maybe some other odds and ends. Also are you guys still doing formal invitations? My travel agent mentioned that it's just an extra expense because people are confirmed so it's kind of a given that they'll be there. I'm SUPER non-traditional so I'm beyond ok with that. Especially the saving money part of it. I thought about doing a fire show for my guests after our welcome dinner the night they arrive. Has anyone else experienced them? And how was it? Does anyone recommend any particular excursions? I saw someone rave about a catamaran cruise. I was thinking ziplining, ATVs, a cruise or snorkeling. Something fun to do on everyone's last day. Thanks in advance ladies! I'm SOOOOOO excited. And feel free to ask me any questions. I'd love to see pics of those that are good and married by now.
  15. Hello Ladies! My wedding is set for October 8 2017 at Generations. So I may be on the wrong thread but I haven't seen one started for us 2017 brides yet. I've read through a TON of these posts and they're all great. Anyways...I'm SUPER freaking excited. All of our deposits were due last weekend June 5th and I believe we had about 43 or so people pay. We used a travel agent that I met through a bridal Expo here in Northern VA and shes been amazing. We have guests staying at Generations and El Doradao Royale. We liked that it will give guests the ability to basically get 2 for the price of 1 given that they can freely access both hotels. But we wanted people who weren't bringing kids to be able to stay somewhere without kids. lol. We are having our ceremony on the Pier and the Reception on the Sky Deck. We took advantage of a promotion where we got both locations free ($1000 savings) We're planning on doing a welcome dinner for our guests Saturday night when they arrive. The wedding on Sunday at 5pm. And then possibly an excursion Monday. Everyone will go home Tuesday. We're having our cocktail hour from 6-7 on the sky deck. And we're going with the BBQ Deluxe for our reception dinner and I have read nothing but great things about it. I haven't come across recent pictures though, so if anyone has anyone or knows of a thread that has some...PLEASE point me in the right direction. I read a few mentions of a DJ All Music but not sure where to find info on him. The Lomas site only has a DJ Mix and DJ Max. lol. A couple questions...is anyone doing welcome bags for their guests? If so what kind of items are you putting in them? I was thinking of a simple tote bag with sunglasses, sunscreen, a tumbler, Advil, some type of favor, a weekend itinerary, and maybe some other odds and ends. Also are you guys still doing formal invitations? My travel agent mentioned that it's just an extra expense because people are confirmed so it's kind of a given that they'll be there. I'm SUPER non-traditional so I'm beyond ok with that. Especially the saving money part of it. I thought about doing a fire show for my guests after our welcome dinner the night they arrive. Has anyone else experienced them? And how was it? Does anyone recommend any particular excursions? I saw someone rave about a catamaran cruise. I was thinking ziplining, ATVs, a cruise or snorkeling. Something fun to do on everyone's last day. Thanks in advance ladies! I'm SOOOOOO excited. And feel free to ask me any questions. I'd love to see pics of those that are good and married by now.
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