Posted 05 June 2009 - 03:47 PM
The only tiny problem - which none of us could control - we has was that it rained on our wedding! Fernanda kept me in the loop with any back up plans though and definitely kept me calm. It was just so annoying b/c it was bright and sunny all day until about 4 PM, then the clouds and thunder rolled in. It wasn't bad enough to move ceremony locations though, Thank God, so I still got to have my beach wedding I'd always dreamt of. Our cocktail hour was supposed to be on the pool deck, but it was moved inside to the Caribe foyer (which was still very very nice), and our reception is when it really started coming down (only for about 30 minutes, then it stopped), but luckily we had it in Mitachi restaurant so we were safe! Everything was so great that I hate to point out anything negative, b/c in the big scheme of things these are not big deals at all. However, its worth a mention. I'm pretty sure that my wedding cake was tres leches even though I asked for regular plain vanilla cake w/ buttercream frosting. The cake looked PERFECT though - exactly like the picture I had given Fernanda. It just wasn't the best tasting - I am not a tres leches fan. Also, the salad we served was not the one we ordered. Same dressing, just different salad. Overall, the food was phenomenal, as was the service. My parents said that our reception meal was the best meal they had in Cancun (entree was filet mignon and salmon).
There was a slight mix up with the Welcome Bags. They were given to the bell boys to deliver, and over half of them were never delivered. This was a little upsetting at first (bell boys said they were not allowed to deliver to rooms that had "Do Not Disturb" signs up, but they were supposed to be given at check-in, when those signs should not have been up yet)...but we ended up giving them to Fernanda who set them out at the reception, and in the end almost everyone took one.
We also had our Welcome Reception there, on the Caribe terrace. This was beautifully decorated, and the food and service and bar were all awesome. The rooms, pools, and beach were all fantastic. The beach to the left was very rocky, so we stayed to the right side where it was fine. There were some rocks in the water though, but I bet its like that all over Cancun now. We loved our Junior Suite...it was SO nice!
I ran into Kelly, who got married there the day before me, and she said her wedding was also perfect. I spied on it from our balcony and it looked gorgeous.
I'm SOOOOO glad I chose the Hilton to have my beach wedding at. I would not have changed a thing, if I got the chance to do it all over again. Well, maybe I would have done a cake tasting before hand. But that is it! Fernanda is such a saint, and I know she pretty much works around the clock. We did give her a $100 tip, but she deserved more. No one ever said the Hilton was cheap...so by the end both DH and I and our family was pretty broke!
I am going to try to post a full review later. I won't get my pro pics back for 4-6 weeks, but of course I will post those as soon as I get them back from Citalli. She was such a sweetie, by the way.
Good luck to the rest of you ladies and let me know if you have any questions!
Posted 12 June 2009 - 11:27 AM
Yay yay yay!
Posted 26 June 2009 - 09:24 PM
Posted 29 June 2009 - 11:49 AM
In response to your question, Im copying and pasting the email that Fernanda (WC) sent to me...
"In order for us to honor you the group rate and guarantee the date and function space we require a minimum of 30 room nights. This can be 10 rooms for 3 days, or 15 rooms for 2 nights etc.
Letâ€™s say you reserve a total of 30 room nights, in order for you to donâ€™t get any financial damages you will need to reach al least 90% of your room block.
Letâ€™s picture it this way:
30 room nights = 100%
27 room nights = 90%
This means that if you (attendees and you) book at least 27 of the 30 room nights contracted you will not pay any financial damages."
Posted 09 July 2009 - 02:19 PM
I'm glad to hear that everything was wonderful and that you had a fabulous wedding! Congratulations! I can't wait to read your full review and to see your pictures. Did you do a TTD session with Citalli? By the way, did the hotel make your cake?
I have 30 days left and I'm a wreck trying to tie up loose ends but Fernanda is such a sweetie and she puts me at ease.
Well, I hope that you had a great honeymoon and I'll be waiting for your review!
Posted 09 July 2009 - 02:24 PM
Posted 12 July 2009 - 06:05 PM
Posted 13 July 2009 - 12:02 AM
We got our photos and everything back from Citalli! Here is the link to our pro pic wedding slideshow...the TTD pics are at the end. There are a ton more pics that aren't on the slideshow that are equally good or better. I can't say enough about what a good job Citalli did!
Here is the link: Jessica & Adam | May 24th 2009 | Hilton, Cancun Mexico
Posted 14 July 2009 - 04:57 PM
your pictures were amazing! you looked so beautiful wow!!!
I am having eric do our pics who also works with citlalli and claudia!
we are unfortunately no longer going to be having the wedding at the hilton, they had a buy out of the hotel on our date whole long story won't go into too much detail. But i wanted to thank you for all your helpful reviews it really did help me in my planning process even though i am back at the starting line again:)
you were a stunning bride and congratulations on being a MRS.!!!
Posted 15 July 2009 - 02:55 PM
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