Paradisus Riviera Brides - POST HERE!
Posted 27 August 2008 - 03:56 PM
Posted 28 August 2008 - 08:10 AM
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Posted 29 August 2008 - 09:19 AM
I think they can reserve your tables and you can have rehearsal there (for free). That way, you can entertain your guests too! That is what I was planning on looking into anyway.
Posted 29 August 2008 - 10:14 PM
Posted 03 September 2008 - 06:21 PM
i can't wait to see your review from your site visit!
Posted 03 September 2008 - 07:07 PM
I will start by saying that I am sooo happy and excited that we chose the Paradisus â€“ bar none excellent food, service, great hotel and two wonderful wedding planners. I had been corresponding with Perla for a few weeks before and had arranged to meet with her and Daniela (the former WC at Dreams Cancun and now Perlaâ€™s assistant).
We arrived on Friday around 1:00 â€“ we rented a car from the airport and that was absolutely no trouble. Check in was great â€“ quick, efficient and our room wasnâ€™t ready so we went for lunch and just walked around the resort.
At 2:30 we met with Perla and Daniela in their office â€“ we spent the next two hours going over all the questions and information I brought. I basically gave them a binder with all the things we had discussed previously (with pictures and prices agreed on) and we went through all of those.
I also had specific questions about everything â€“ welcome dinner, ceremony, reception, food, decorations etc. and we spent a large chunk of the time going through these. They also have a few mock tables set up but I would suggest pictures always work best â€“ we picked our linens and flowers.
In terms of centrepieces, I took down three boxes with me and Perla is storing them in her office until November. She wanted $50 per table (and I got everything for 10 tables for $135 taxes included).
I should also say that I had confirmed with Perla our menus for both dinner and cocktails weeks before we went (including prices). Perla suggested we do the tasting the following day (Saturday) which was fine with us.
On Saturday everything was set up in the private banquet hall, including a table with the linens we had chosen the day before. We were able to try all our appetizers (melon and prosciutto, beef brochette, chicken satay, mini sopes, shrimp with pineapple, vegetable strudel and quesadillas), and all the courses for our dinner (soup, salad, and all three main options) as well as the dessert.
Food was amazing, they had the banquet captain serving so we also got an opportunity taste the wines. We werenâ€™t too excited about the red and you can bring in your own (with a corkage feee I am still waiting on the cost for this!)
All in all we were super happy with the food. Perla had also arranged for me to have a hair trial with Leticia on Saturday â€“ bring pictures as she doesnâ€™t speak a word of English but she did a great job and pretty much followed the pics to a tee.
On Sunday we chilled, Monday we went into Cancun to check out Costco and Walmart, and then met again with PErla on Tuesday to iron out all the last minute details. We also met with Victor from SWANK AUDIO; super nice, he is on Paradisus property and does the sound and music for all their functions etc.
We also had a chance to eat at all the a la cartes â€“ Everything was awesome â€“ loved the Mediterrean but everything was really really good â€“ buffet always had a nice variety and healthy options as well which was nice!
We are having our welcome dinner in a private section of the buffet. Because of the time of year we are going - the resort is almost full, they would not close down one of the four a la cartes for our welcome dinner (which I totally understand) and there is no charge for the buffet - Perla is also setting up all my oot bags ahead of schedule and we will have a signature drink..
Thatâ€™s my quick summary! Any questions fire away!
Posted 03 September 2008 - 09:03 PM
Posted 03 September 2008 - 11:04 PM
Glad that you are happy with everything.
Posted 04 September 2008 - 07:26 PM
Also, did they charge you extra for your signature drink (what a great idea! - is that at the welcome dinner or the wedding)?
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