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#5401 fraggle42

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    Posted 07 March 2012 - 12:34 PM

    Hi,

     

    I am planning a hen party (British term for bachelorette party) at the resort. We still plan to visit coco bongo but not as part of the stag or hen parties because not all guests will want to come - for the same reason as you - money spent on the holiday.

     

    I am not worried about having the night at the resort. As you say, the night will be what you and the girls make of it.
     

    Originally Posted by stylishmeNC 

    Oh yes... another question... of all the reviews and everything I haven't read much about the disco on site... does anyone have any opinions on it? (But maybe if they are really bad keep them to yourselves until after March 28th when I leave so I don't read them.... LOL)

     

    After spending all the money on the all-inclusive resort and trip I know that most of my guests don't want to spend any more so I planned on having a little 'Sexy Librarian" Theme bachelorette party just at the resort. So after the Welcome Dinner we are having (just in one of the buffets) all the girls are going back to my room and are giving me gifts of either lingerie or books (depending on comfort level) and then I have to guess who gave me what... for every wrong guess I have to take a drink! So after this game and whatever I was just planning on heading to one of the bars and then the Disco for some late night fun where we will mostly meet up with all the boys....

     

    Anyway, I guess the point of this post was just to get a little reassurance that this plan will be fun even thought its not the planned trip to Coco Bongo... although it should be with the group of people going... we can party anywhere and have fun :)



     



    #5402 TATrisha

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    Posted 07 March 2012 - 12:46 PM

    Originally Posted by sjust 

    I wanted to say thank-you to everyone.. I don't participate too much on here but certainly have read every page... ;)  You all offer such good advice.  Tlseegee thank-you for your wealth of information and pictures.  I really appreciate it.  I do have one last question for you.  What did you say about the music and the old CD players?  What kind of file do I need and which do I need to avoid?

    I'll be sure to write a detailed review when I get back. 


    Best wishes Sarah!!  I cannot wait to hear how amazing your wedding was! 
     

     

    For the music, it cannot be MP4s (what iTunes are).  It has to be able to play in a very old cd player.  Some people have had luck with MP4s, however it's definitely not worth it to risk it if you can avoid it!  Cheryl's disc, for instance, did NOT play for the ceremony.
     

    Originally Posted by stylishmeNC 

    For those of you that did the after-dinner, pool-side reception with the DJ.... do you think that bringing Glow Sticks would be a fun option and would work? As in is it dark enough that they would be seen, or is it possibly a little too bright and we would be better off not spending the money?

     

    Thanks once again!

    Jill


    I think glow necklaces would be more fun than glow sticks.  Just personal opinion :)  But it's DEFINITELY dark enough.  We had glow ice cubes at my wedding and they were awesome.  It really made me wish I brought glow necklaces.  The dance floor would have been awesone! 

    Make sure your photographer gets some awesome pictures of the glow-sticks... they make for super fun photos!



    Originally Posted by stylishmeNC 

    Oh yes... another question... of all the reviews and everything I haven't read much about the disco on site... does anyone have any opinions on it? (But maybe if they are really bad keep them to yourselves until after March 28th when I leave so I don't read them.... LOL)

     

    After spending all the money on the all-inclusive resort and trip I know that most of my guests don't want to spend any more so I planned on having a little 'Sexy Librarian" Theme bachelorette party just at the resort. So after the Welcome Dinner we are having (just in one of the buffets) all the girls are going back to my room and are giving me gifts of either lingerie or books (depending on comfort level) and then I have to guess who gave me what... for every wrong guess I have to take a drink! So after this game and whatever I was just planning on heading to one of the bars and then the Disco for some late night fun where we will mostly meet up with all the boys....

     

    Anyway, I guess the point of this post was just to get a little reassurance that this plan will be fun even thought its not the planned trip to Coco Bongo... although it should be with the group of people going... we can party anywhere and have fun :)


    Everything that I have heard is that the disco is fun, but it's loud and it's hot.  As long as you go into it knowing that, you'll have a blast I'm sure.

     

    As for your bachelorette night... seriously, that sounds like SO much fun.  You'll have a fantastic time!!


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    #5403 Rachael

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      Posted 07 March 2012 - 01:05 PM

      Quote: Now if only I could convince them of this form of payment!! If you spray the living crap out of it, it should hold a curl, however I would be more concerned about the wind.  It's really windy, and your hair will definitely be in your face, so just keep that in mind.   For my wedding I had two 18 month old girls.  They had SOO much fun.  The "kids pool" is just perfect for them!  As for the milk, they do have it at every meal, and if you ask, you can usually get a carton of it. I would book your spa appointments early.  10 or 10:30 if you can.  It's better to have more time to relax with your ladies than to be stressed out.  Especially if something goes wrong or communication breaks down while getting your hair done.    Yeah, hair down... wind... meh.  It's definitely humid, so if humidity will wreck your curls then I wouldn't risk it, but usually they'll stay curled with massive amounts of spray.  I would at least pin part of it up so that it's not in your face during the ceremony and pictures.

      Thanks Trish...Not sure what to do, think I may go with it up....Then I wont be pushing it out of my face all the time! :) x
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      #5404 Rachael

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        Posted 07 March 2012 - 01:09 PM

        Gena...Im exactly the same as you ...With a 1PM wedding and NO way of changing the time!! I too have quite a heavy dress! What time do you girls think for my hair appointment with a 1pm wedding? Krama...Which coco bongos did you go to? I heard there was 1 in Riviera Maya and 1 in Cancun. Is the Riviera Maya as good as Cancun?
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        #5405 Rachael

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          Posted 07 March 2012 - 01:10 PM



          Originally Posted by fraggle42 

          I have just received the flower info from Jazmin and the petals are $12 per bag.
           



           



          Thanks Fraggle42 ...Silly me ...Wasting money on artificial petals!! x


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          #5406 Rachael

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            Posted 07 March 2012 - 01:16 PM

            Hey Everyone, I'm leaving on Saturday and the wedding is on Tuesday.  Very exciting...  We have 102 people going, so it's going to be a once in a lifetime trip.  Unfortunately, my neck is just clearing up from ringworm (fungus) and then woke up today and my eye is swollen... never had anything like this in my life and then right before the wedding BAM!  Oh well, I'm banking on makeup (and medication) to do the trick.  I wanted to say thank-you to everyone.. I don't participate too much on here but certainly have read every page... ;)  You all offer such good advice.  Tlseegee thank-you for your wealth of information and pictures.  I really appreciate it.  I do have one last question for you.  What did you say about the music and the old CD players?  What kind of file do I need and which do I need to avoid? I'll be sure to write a detailed review when I get back.  Thanks, Sarah

            Sarah Have a fab time :))))) you must be so excited!!!! Hope you get sorted and the medication clears it all up....Typical isnt it that something like this happens just before your wedding! ....I'm sure you will have a fab time and it will all be perfect x
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            #5407 KRama

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              Posted 07 March 2012 - 04:54 PM

              Originally Posted by Rachael 

              Gena...Im exactly the same as you ...With a 1PM wedding and NO way of changing the time!! I too have quite a heavy dress!
              What time do you girls think for my hair appointment with a 1pm wedding?
              Krama...Which coco bongos did you go to? I heard there was 1 in Riviera Maya and 1 in Cancun. Is the Riviera Maya as good as Cancun?


              Quote:

              Originally Posted by fraggle42 

              We have been to the one in Cancun years ago and it was an absolutely fantastic night so we are definitely going this time too. How long does it take to get to coco bongo from the hotel and did you by your ticket and transport through the resort?

               

              We went to the one in Playa Del Carmen. I haven't been to the one in Cancun but I've heard it's just as good, if not better, than the Cancun one. I honestly can't remember how long it took (too many bevies perhaps!) but I think it was about 1/2 an hour betwen the resort and Coco Bongo, maybe less. We bought our tickets through the resort. Coco Bongo has a rep on site that will organize everything for your group.



              #5408 sun surf sand

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                Posted 07 March 2012 - 06:36 PM

                Thank  you for the excellent tip to ask point blank about the additional meals instead of the theme menu.  Today I heard back from the coordinator and YAAAY they are still an option : )  So we are now booked for a private poolside dinner followed by the poolside reception, I am really excited it’s starting to feel real!



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                Posted 07 March 2012 - 07:15 PM

                Oh I am so happy that you were able to book a poolside dinner!  I think you will LOVE IT!!!!!


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                #5410 Tracy Taylor

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                  Posted 08 March 2012 - 10:55 PM

                  I was just wondering what you guys were quoted for a poolside dinner/reception? 

                   

                  Is anyone planning their dinner at the Italian resturant? If so how private is the area from the other people eating. I'm very worried about this. 






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