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#4521 Cdunn514

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    Posted 16 August 2011 - 08:23 AM


    That is a good idean, I had not even thought of that, thanks!
     

    Originally Posted by aquamaniac 

    A little FYI on bug bites, I tend to react to any bite with a big red welt. So, if you get a few and don't want this to ruin your pictures take an allergy pill such as Reactine right after you get bit. Clears them right up!
     



     



     



    #4522 Sunshine2680

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      Posted 16 August 2011 - 08:32 AM


      Not sure about the flowers - I didn't really like the ones Jazmin sent - course it doesnt help that those pics look like they're from 1980! ha ha
      I'll be sending Jazmin a pic of the bouquets I want - and if she can't do them - I'll just use the florist I found in PDC

      I've put my deposit down for Styling Trio Riviera to do my hair and makeup - I've heard mixed reviews about the salon at the resort and i really dont want to take any chances.
      Meanwhile - I'll be getting some trials done here at home and take pictures - to send down


      As for the cake- I think i'll be upgrading to a larger cake - because its still quite small..and i'll be keeping the mini desserts that come with the buffet menu!

      Very interesting about the skeeters. i was there in Jan 2010 and didn't get bit at all. My parents will be heading down this November so I'll ask them to take note - as my wedding will be the same time next year.
       

      Originally Posted by andrea2006 

      Thanks for all the tips!  I have a bunch more questions

       

      Jazmin just sent me the bouquet options and I really like the white flower bouquets, I personally don’t prefer the ones that are really long stems and you have to kind of cradle them.  Are there any previous brides that chose their bouquet from the catalogue that could post pictures on here?  I am finding it hard to pick, I wish the catalogue showed different angles of each bouquet.  Also for any one that has had a bouquet that didn’t have a holder and just had the stems (long or short) did you find that the green in the stems leaked or got on your dress?

       

      I can’t decide if I should get my make-up trial done at home and get some pointers on how to do it myself, or get a trial and have it done at the resort.  For anyone who had their make-up done at the resort, did it last all day? 

          

      As for the wedding cake, did anyone get the larger cake plus a dessert?  I am worried that if we buy a bigger cake plus a dessert no one will eat the cake; I am really leaning towards just getting a bigger cake and no dessert form the menu.  What did previous brides think of their cakes? 

       

      As for mosquitoes, I have been to this resort twice, last time was in Feb 2010 (when we got engaged) and I never saw a single mosquito on the resort or on our excursions (though there were a lot of black fly type things when we went to a cenote).  I still plan on bringing a small bottle of bug spray just in case but I don’t know if it would be worth putting in oot bags?    



       



      #4523 crystalz

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        Posted 16 August 2011 - 08:41 AM

        great. my dad gets eaten alive by mosquitos and were going end of october beginning november. ha ha bug spray it is!!



        #4524 crystalz

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          Posted 16 August 2011 - 08:43 AM

          I agree I do not like the ones you have to cradle. But I really want calla lillies and that seems to be the bouquet you cradle, hopefully they can do calla lilly bouquet that I can hold normally. Also, I need suggestions... I asked for white callas with pink accents... which flowers do you think will go good with callas?

           

          Originally Posted by andrea2006 

          Thanks for all the tips!  I have a bunch more questions

           

          Jazmin just sent me the bouquet options and I really like the white flower bouquets, I personally don’t prefer the ones that are really long stems and you have to kind of cradle them.  Are there any previous brides that chose their bouquet from the catalogue that could post pictures on here?  I am finding it hard to pick, I wish the catalogue showed different angles of each bouquet.  Also for any one that has had a bouquet that didn’t have a holder and just had the stems (long or short) did you find that the green in the stems leaked or got on your dress?

           

          I can’t decide if I should get my make-up trial done at home and get some pointers on how to do it myself, or get a trial and have it done at the resort.  For anyone who had their make-up done at the resort, did it last all day? 

              

          As for the wedding cake, did anyone get the larger cake plus a dessert?  I am worried that if we buy a bigger cake plus a dessert no one will eat the cake; I am really leaning towards just getting a bigger cake and no dessert form the menu.  What did previous brides think of their cakes? 

           

          As for mosquitoes, I have been to this resort twice, last time was in Feb 2010 (when we got engaged) and I never saw a single mosquito on the resort or on our excursions (though there were a lot of black fly type things when we went to a cenote).  I still plan on bringing a small bottle of bug spray just in case but I don’t know if it would be worth putting in oot bags?    



           



          #4525 Cdunn514

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            Posted 16 August 2011 - 08:43 AM


            Thanks, I am hoping that the mosquitoes will not be a problem in January.

             

            For the bouquet this is the picture i sent them and they said that it should not be a problem at all with them doing this, and then i am going to have just the lilies with long stems for my bridesmaids which again she said should be fine:

             



            Thanks for all the tips!  I have a bunch more questions

             

            Jazmin just sent me the bouquet options and I really like the white flower bouquets, I personally don’t prefer the ones that are really long stems and you have to kind of cradle them.  Are there any previous brides that chose their bouquet from the catalogue that could post pictures on here?  I am finding it hard to pick, I wish the catalogue showed different angles of each bouquet.  Also for any one that has had a bouquet that didn’t have a holder and just had the stems (long or short) did you find that the green in the stems leaked or got on your dress?

             

            I can’t decide if I should get my make-up trial done at home and get some pointers on how to do it myself, or get a trial and have it done at the resort.  For anyone who had their make-up done at the resort, did it last all day? 

                

            As for the wedding cake, did anyone get the larger cake plus a dessert?  I am worried that if we buy a bigger cake plus a dessert no one will eat the cake; I am really leaning towards just getting a bigger cake and no dessert form the menu.  What did previous brides think of their cakes? 

             

            As for mosquitoes, I have been to this resort twice, last time was in Feb 2010 (when we got engaged) and I never saw a single mosquito on the resort or on our excursions (though there were a lot of black fly type things when we went to a cenote).  I still plan on bringing a small bottle of bug spray just in case but I don’t know if it would be worth putting in oot bags?    



             



            #4526 Sunshine2680

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              Posted 16 August 2011 - 10:15 AM


              i think either pink gerbera daisies - or pink roses?
              oh! or pink star gazer lilies!

               



              I agree I do not like the ones you have to cradle. But I really want calla lillies and that seems to be the bouquet you cradle, hopefully they can do calla lilly bouquet that I can hold normally. Also, I need suggestions... I asked for white callas with pink accents... which flowers do you think will go good with callas?

               



               



               



              #4527 TATrisha

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              Posted 16 August 2011 - 11:28 AM


              My thoughts in purple :)
               

              Originally Posted by andrea2006 

              Thanks for all the tips!  I have a bunch more questions

               

              Jazmin just sent me the bouquet options and I really like the white flower bouquets, I personally don’t prefer the ones that are really long stems and you have to kind of cradle them.  Are there any previous brides that chose their bouquet from the catalogue that could post pictures on here?  I am finding it hard to pick, I wish the catalogue showed different angles of each bouquet.  Also for any one that has had a bouquet that didn’t have a holder and just had the stems (long or short) did you find that the green in the stems leaked or got on your dress?  Oh that book of flowers is terrible!  Ick.  I just sent her an image for what I wanted my bouquet to look like.  It included orchids until she told me the cost, then it became simple with lily and roses.  I did NOT want the big bow that is shown in many pictures nor did I want the white bouquet holder thingy.  So I brought down my own ribbon and asked for simple cut stems with ribbon wrapped around.  The green from the stems didn't get on my dress at all, but make sure you have paper towel to dry them off when you take them out of the vase.

               

              I can’t decide if I should get my make-up trial done at home and get some pointers on how to do it myself, or get a trial and have it done at the resort.  For anyone who had their make-up done at the resort, did it last all day? 

              I had my make-up done at the resort and it lasted very well (mius the lipstick... bring your own to reapply!), however it wasn't dramatic (i don't wear makeup normally so this was important to me).  I'm not sure if you got heavy makeup done (like a smokey eye or something) if it'd last.

                  

              As for the wedding cake, did anyone get the larger cake plus a dessert?  I am worried that if we buy a bigger cake plus a dessert no one will eat the cake; I am really leaning towards just getting a bigger cake and no dessert form the menu.  What did previous brides think of their cakes?   I got the larger cake and was told there would be no other dessert, but the buffet had them anyways.  More people at the cake than the little desserts.  Probably because the little desserts were available every day at the normal buffets so the cake was special.  And it was delcious!

               

              As for mosquitoes, I have been to this resort twice, last time was in Feb 2010 (when we got engaged) and I never saw a single mosquito on the resort or on our excursions (though there were a lot of black fly type things when we went to a cenote).  I still plan on bringing a small bottle of bug spray just in case but I don’t know if it would be worth putting in oot bags?    For the OOT bags I just got a few OFF towelette packages... and yeah, I wouldn't spend the money on the SPF/bug spray for all the OOT bags, but I'd definitely recommend it as a just in case for yourself.  Nothing worse than squitos up your dress :)



               

               


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              #4528 crystalz

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                Posted 16 August 2011 - 01:12 PM


                Oh my the pink starfazer lilies actually do look good with it!! thanks :)
                 

                Originally Posted by Sunshine2680 


                i think either pink gerbera daisies - or pink roses?
                oh! or pink star gazer lilies!

                 

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                #4529 vickib

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                  Posted 17 August 2011 - 04:02 AM

                  We were there Feb of 2010 and didnt really have a mosquito problem.  My FI is allergic to mosquito bites and although we go prepared, he was fine!  I have been reading Tripadvisor and right now I understand that the mosquitos are really bad.  Guess its the time of year.

                   

                  Originally Posted by Cdunn514 

                  For anyone who has been married there or to the resort before, are the mosquitoes really bad? I have read a couple of reviews on tripadvisor and the people on there were complaining that this was a problem, I am just wondering if i should put some mosquito spray in my OOT bags?



                   



                  #4530 Fally

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                    Posted 17 August 2011 - 02:03 PM

                    Hello All,

                     

                    I am new to the forum, I am getting married this November 30, 2011 at the Gran Bahia Principe Akumal on the beach.  We are doing dinner in the Dolce Vita, and will have a private two hour dance bar reception after.  I am wondering does anyone have any advice or have any pictures!!!!  It would be greatly appreciated:)  I am most curious about the Dolce Vita and the reception area.....how did everyone like it ect.?!

                     

                    As well, has anyone done welcome bags as I am thinking on doing those as well I am just thinking of the easiest way to transport them down there.

                     

                    Thanks for anything you guys can provide!!!!

                     

                    Fallon- Future Mrs. Woods :)






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