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#4551 andrea2006

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    Posted 21 August 2011 - 10:58 AM

    Yeah I am not too happy about the cake options...they seem very plain.

     

    -CDlillad:  I noticed in your facebook pictures that you had a 3 tier cake.  Was there an extra charge for that, or was it included because you didn't have a dessert at the restaurant? 

     

    I will probably be having white for almost everything in my wedding so I was hoping to have some colour on my cake....maybe I will ask if i bring down my own ribbon they can wrap each tier with it or add coloured flowers.  I have been kinda bummed since Jazmin sent me the cake options, but I guess I shouldn't complain when so far I love everything else I have picked for the wedding.

     

    I was reading in earlier posts that if you don't buy extra champagne for the toast after the ceremony they provide a fruit cocktail?  Have any recent brides done this or was it just something the hotel used to do? 

     

    Also this may seem a bit picky but I know the last two times I was at this hotel you have to wear wrist bands, I haven't noticed any wrist bands in any other wedding pictures, do you get to take your wrist band off for the wedding?  Also can the wedding guests take theirs off too and was it a big hassle to get a new one after?  It may be picky but I hate the idea of all my guests having those wrist bands on in all my pictures!

     

     

    Thanks!! 
    (6 months to go!!)



    #4552 Sunshine2680

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      Posted 22 August 2011 - 05:38 AM

       Don't know about the hors d'oeuvres  - but if you're worried about money for dinner - don't be - because the standard is to have your dinner at one of the A la Carte restaurants (depending which resort you're at) - but its considered part of your 'All-Inclusive' option.
      Even if you have just your cocktail reception leading into the dance - you'll be paying for private bar service anyway..as well as DJ etc etc.

      Originally Posted by lmadore 

      I have been trying to search this thread for inforamation regarding passed horderves (but there is many different spellings so perhaps this is why)  I am thinking of just having passed horderves and snack type foods at the cocktail reception/dance with no sit down supper.  I recently went to a Cuba wedding and to be honest after sitting down and eatting a 4 course meal that last thing I wanted to do was drink/party/dance. The best part of that moment of the wedding was the speeches (so very heartfelt).  Easily done.  Guess the biggest concern would be the timing of it all,  Wedding, law low time, for people to grab a bit somewhere, then cocktail reception?  And to be honest the reason Im choosing a destination wedding is because of saving money, I have a large family, many of whom have expressed interest in coming (what the grand total will actually be who knows) but if I have to start paying for extra ppl it could add thousands on to the bill.   So now,  has anyone else thought about doing the same? Gotten any quotes regarding pass horderves or the like?  or have pictures of the possible sites for the cocktail hour? I was hoping a terrace or near the beach.  A beach party I think would be the greatest, have to decided that one for sure before I buy my shoes.



       



      #4553 Sunshine2680

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        Posted 22 August 2011 - 05:41 AM


        Ya - we resigned ourselves to the fact that our cake will be kinda donkey. I just decided that I'll put a bunch of fresh flowers on it to pretty-it-up! lol
        And we'll make up for it when we have our 'Open house' at home..we'll go all out for the cake then

        I have heard through the grapevine that you can remove your bracelet for wedding day..but not confirmed 100%. Maybe email Jazmin and ask her. Not sure about all the guests but I know the bridal party shouldn't be an issue
         

        Originally Posted by andrea2006 

        Yeah I am not too happy about the cake options...they seem very plain.

         

        -CDlillad:  I noticed in your facebook pictures that you had a 3 tier cake.  Was there an extra charge for that, or was it included because you didn't have a dessert at the restaurant? 

         

        I will probably be having white for almost everything in my wedding so I was hoping to have some colour on my cake....maybe I will ask if i bring down my own ribbon they can wrap each tier with it or add coloured flowers.  I have been kinda bummed since Jazmin sent me the cake options, but I guess I shouldn't complain when so far I love everything else I have picked for the wedding.

         

        I was reading in earlier posts that if you don't buy extra champagne for the toast after the ceremony they provide a fruit cocktail?  Have any recent brides done this or was it just something the hotel used to do? 

         

        Also this may seem a bit picky but I know the last two times I was at this hotel you have to wear wrist bands, I haven't noticed any wrist bands in any other wedding pictures, do you get to take your wrist band off for the wedding?  Also can the wedding guests take theirs off too and was it a big hassle to get a new one after?  It may be picky but I hate the idea of all my guests having those wrist bands on in all my pictures!

         

         

        Thanks!! 
        (6 months to go!!)



         



        #4554 KRama

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          Posted 22 August 2011 - 06:57 AM

          Yes, wrist bands can be removed for the wedding day. Our wedding party and parents clipped their bracelets off but I think most of our guests left them on. You just go back to the front desk the next day and tell them you were part of a wedding and they'll give you new ones.



          #4555 lmadore

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            Posted 24 August 2011 - 10:06 PM

            Does anyone know what the maximum numbers are for the difference reception sites? Me and FI were just talking about the guest list tonight and well.. it seems that there will be a lot of invites, I figure before I invite all these people I should atleast make sure I can have what I want even if a lot of them come. Got a big family on my dads side and well I just went to a family reunion this summer and our wedding was what most asked and even some said that cant wait to go :) so I figure sure, why not, lets just see how many people will actually go.  100 ppl atleast on that side, and you know how it is, you invite one, u feel like u have to invite another.  I dont figure most of them will go but some people can surprise you. Does this sound crazy? And Im not doing it to get a bunch of gifts, I dont even want that, but all this wedding invite etiquette is making me nervous. Some crazy rules.



            #4556 sun surf sand

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              Posted 25 August 2011 - 07:32 AM

              After many hours spent lurking and getting such great information from all of you, I thought it was time to finally post because..... we got our date confimred yestereday YAAAAYY! November 29, 2012 at 3:00pm on the Akumal side.



              #4557 Fally

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                Posted 25 August 2011 - 02:11 PM

                Hello again:)

                 

                I think I am overwhelming Eugenia as all the things on here I didn't even think about yet, and I only have less than three months to go!

                 

                I am getting prices on the poolside dinner as my Mom does not want us eating with other guest, so bonus she will be paying for it!:)  I hope it is not too outrageous, as I don't want it to be too expensive for her.

                 

                I am going with the three tiered cake, I requested she did not say it was more money?  I didn't ask, so I assumed she would have told me but I will confirm this later.  I am also inquiring on chair bows for the ceremony, as I think the punch of color will look nice on the beach.  I will be bringing additonal fabric for the hammocks, as I saw some pictures on here that looked really nice with the extra fabric.  Plus, I think the petals look really nice on the aisle so I might go with those too. 

                Is anyone else thinking on doing these decorations?

                 

                I think I might be doing my giftbags down there instead of bringing everything there, possibly just printing of the schedule of events here and bringing those.  I hope they are able to do it as it would be less stress for me to bring them all down there:)

                 

                I did send some pictures of flowers I liked and they agreed they can do something like those.  I will try and attach so people know what I sent.

                 

                Another thing I learned was you can book a rehersal dinner in the buffet area the night before for no cost!!!!!!!!  Thought you all might want to know that:)

                 

                If you don't already know Eugenia is off all of September, so I am trying to get tons confirmed and finished before she heads off.

                 

                I hope any of this helps people:)  I appreciate this forum so much, I felt LOST before it as I am not a planner at all and I would have forgotten about all of these things so thanks ladies!!!!!

                 

                ~Fallon

                 

                P.S- How do I put my info in the right hand corner?



                #4558 Fally

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                  Posted 25 August 2011 - 02:26 PM

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                  #4559 sun surf sand

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                    Posted 25 August 2011 - 02:31 PM

                    After many hours spent lurking I thought it was time to finally post since YAAAAY we got our date confirmed yesterday!!!! November 29, 2012 at 3:00pm on the Akumal side.



                    #4560 TATrisha

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                    Posted 26 August 2011 - 08:30 AM

                    Hi Ladies!

                    I just finished organizing all the information from this thread.  Hopefully soon we'll have a master list where you can go and get all the answers to your questions since most have been talked about several times over the years.


                    The one thing I'm missing is the up to date symbolic ceremonies.  Here is what I have.  Does anyone have anything current with new prices?

                     

                     

                    SYMBOLIC CEREMONY
                    (November 1st 2009 – October 31st 2010)
                     
                    STANDARD PACKAGE
                     
                    Fees for the symbolic ceremony and thev minister (not catholic). (In Mexico religion and state are separated, this ceremony does not have legal value, is only a blessing or a renewal of vows, in this case the couple does not have to bring any legal documentation)
                    Marriage ceremony with music from CD (clients can bring theirv own music)
                    Decorated location; wedding location will be assigned uponv arrival.
                    Dinner at one of the specialty restaurants:v
                    oA la carte - if the wedding party is less than 15 people
                    oSet menu – wedding groups bigger than 15 people
                    It will count as one of the dinners allowed to during their stay for the rest of the wedding party, dress code required.
                    Free upgradev for the wedding couple (upon availability)
                    Special fruit basquet in roomv upon arrival
                    Room special decoration on wedding dayv
                    Special amenities inv the room.
                    Professional services of a wedding coordinator.v
                     
                    TOTAL PRICE (taxes included): 820.00 US
                     
                    DELUXE PACKAGE
                     
                    Fees for thev religious ceremony and the minister. (In Mexico religion and state are separated, this ceremony does not have legal value, is only a blessing or a renewal of vows, in this case the couple does not have to bring any legal documentation)
                    Marriage ceremony with music from CD (clients can bring theirv own music, 4 songs are suggested).
                    Decorated location; the wedding locationv will be assigned after arrival.
                    Floral bouquet for the bride and buttonholev for the groom.
                    Wedding cake and 3 bottles of domestic sparklingv wine.
                    Dinner at one of the specialty restaurants:v
                    oA la carte - if the wedding party is less than 15 people
                    oSet menu – wedding groups bigger than 15 people
                    For the rest of the wedding party, it will count as one of the dinners allowed to have according to their stay Dress code required. Please be punctual
                    Flower arrangement on the table of the judge and marrying couple.v
                    Special fruit basquet in room upon arrivalv
                    Free upgrade uponv availability.
                    Special amenities in the room.v
                    Room special decoration onv wedding day
                    Club Car for bride’s transportation to weddingv location
                    Professional services of a wedding coordinatorv
                     
                    TOTAL PRICE (taxes included): 1,160.00 USD
                     
                     
                    MAYAN BLESSING
                    (November 1st 2009 – October 31st 2010)
                     
                     
                    MAYAN CEREMONY PACKAGE
                    Fees for thev religious Mayan officer “Shaman”. (In Mexico religion and state are separated, this ceremony does not have legal value)
                     
                    ………….It is a traditional cultural ceremony where ancient Mayan blessed love of wedding couples in harmony of nature and with the authorization of the Gods, the 4 elements and the 7 spiritual directions, the smoke of copal cleans all souls and allows an eternal blessing of love, with the sound of the sea shells and the colors of the flowers……. in this case the couple does not have to bring any legal documentation
                     
                    Marriage ceremony with music of drums and sea shellsv partly performed in Mayan language and translated into English.
                    Decoratedv location; wedding location will be assigned upon arrival.
                    Dinner at one ofv the specialty restaurants:
                    oA la carte - if the wedding party is less than 15 people
                    oSet menu – wedding groups bigger than 15 people
                    It will count as one of the dinners allowed to during their stay for the rest of the wedding party, dress code required.
                    Free upgrade for the wedding couple (uponv availability)
                    Special fruit basquet in room upon arrivalv
                    Room specialv decoration on wedding day
                    Club Car for bride’s transportation to weddingv location
                    Special amenities in the room.v
                    Professional services of av wedding coordinator.
                     
                     
                    TOTAL PRICE (taxes included): 900.00

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