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#5701 shellee

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    Posted 01 May 2012 - 03:17 PM

    i get in on the 14th!! im so excited! when are you there till?

    Originally Posted by TSilva 

    Now that you mentioned, I have not heard from her in 3 weeks myself...off topic, but I noticed your wedding date is October 17th, I'm getting married on the 12th and also staying at Coba! When do you arrive at the resort? Perhaps we will cross paths.

     

     

     



    #5702 TATrisha

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    Posted 02 May 2012 - 04:47 AM

    Welcome back Rachael!!!!!  I'm so glad to hear that you had a wonderful experience.  I think that's the end result is that everyone panics and once it's time for their wedding they realize it was for nothing.  The wedding coordinators are amazing, the resort is awesome, and it'll be the time of your life!  So happy for you!!! 


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    #5703 Cynlee143

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      Posted 02 May 2012 - 07:41 AM

      Everyone's wedding sounds amazing and always have great things to say about the wedding coordinators! Ahh just a relief since we're leaving soon :). For any brides that got married at the hammock, where is the best place to send my group for drinks after the ceremony ( ours is at 3:00 pm). Also, how much do you tip the restaurant staff and wedding coordinator for their service on your big day? Thanks!

      #5704 Emily2012

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        Posted 02 May 2012 - 08:33 AM

        Ok so I'm going to attempt my review whilst little one is playing. Arrival We arrived at the hotel aprox 5.30 pm and was greated by some of our guests that was already there which was lovely, we had a cocktail waiting for us and check in went ok, I was kind of expecting me and chris to get a private check in but didn't happen, although it didn't really matter. Rooms When we opened our door I was bait disappointed as I had emailed eugenia specially to request a decent view and not to be on the ground floor as we like to relax on the balcony in the evening. We had a bush in front of us and a ground floor room!!! We went to reception and requested we move rooms ( we don not normally complain but I didn't want it to spoil our hol) they moved our room and got a half decent view but not the best. That evening we just went the Buffett had a drink and off to bed for a fresh start in the morning. Meeting Our meeting with eugenia was at 10.30 on our first day which was great as we didn't have to do anything then until the wedding day. The meeting went smoothly and eugenia had all the notes from emailed I had sent so was all organised. I handed over extra bits for the day I had taken, petals, crystals for tables, lilac material for hammock etc.... We had to then go to the hacienda for our blood tests which was quick and easy once we had waited for the hacienda bus to arrive. Over the next few days are guests started arriving, we had a night out for the you gowns at the hacienda night club which was fun. The night before the wedding I had booked a table for 16 at one of the resturants and was disappointed that they could not sit us all together or even near each other there was two tables on complete opposite sides of the resturant which was annoying as we wanted this time to spend with our family before the big day. Me and chris spent the night apart he in our room me with my parents and didn't see each other until I walked down to him on the wedding day. The wedding day All the girls met for breakfast at half seven we had champaign breakfast in the Buffett, it was great until it suddenly started to rain, lol everyone kept saying its good lick it will clear! I then went back to my moms room with the mother of bride, maid of humour, 3 bridesmaid flower girls and my hairdresser and beautician, luckily mom and sis had adjoining rooms so we had more space to get ready, we spent the morning having our hairs done, chatting drinking champaign ( we had brought in the airport going) it kept showering outside and then brightening up so I was ok with that! The girls went and got lunch to bring to the room it really was perfect. The photographer came at 3.20 I had to leave my dress hanging as he wanted pics before I was ready, it was a little rush putting the dress on after pics but worked out fine, by this point it was raining real bad( the only day of rain we had by this point) eugenia rang and said she needed an to no there and then if we wanted to change the evening disco from poolside to inside as it couldn't be changed to inside at a later time, as it was raining we decided to change inside which I was gutted about as I had imagined it being out side and had seen some whilst there that looked ace, any how we choose inside and good job we did. The flowers came, I had white roses and the bridesmaid had white and lilac roses, they was nice. The photographer left and the buggy came to pick us up I said to one of the bridesmaid why we going the beach when it's raining and then it stopped the sun came out as if it new I was on my way lol. By this point I was getting emotional but not yet crying I was just soooooo excited to get to chris. We met eugenia at the beach bushes so chris couldn't see beyond, she weed the music and off I went. I walked down to Eva Cassidy songbird and it was amazing, I had a little cry but not as bad as I thought, when I got to chris it was great, he told me a looked beautifull and had a tear in his eye ( he never cries) the waves was soooo high it was great to watch as we said a vows, it truly was the happiest day of my life, I didn't notice the pho trapper taking all his pics ( we used acricife and had Diego) we signed our documents to train marry me, dj sammy I'm in heaven can delight version, Charlene soraia wherever you will go, it went so fast. Eugenia had put the lilac material out on the gazebo which looked fab, it was windy so it was flapping about and wished she had wrapped it round the post instead but it still looked ace. After the ceromony we had a champaign toast and the saxophonist play for 45 mins he was great, some friends wrote our names in the sand in a heart and looked ace in the pics..... 2 guests went up to the resturant dolce vita at 5 to check the tables a put out name cards petal etc... It looked great Food Was at half five guests went in first the us (bride and groom) they clapped us in as we sat down, food was served straight away, we had ham and melon to start, chicken and pasta and our wedding cake for pudding, all of it was great specially the cake which was three milk, we then had speeches shots of tequila and then headed to the disco, we had carts waiting outside to take all the guests to the ballroom, it had started raining again at this point so we was happy with the ballroom, it was set up nice, dj was the resort dj he was ok we had to ask him to turn the music up a few times lol.... I would have him again as it saved a lot of hassle sorting songs out, the bar was fine to and we even managed to get a big bottle of tequila for our reception back home from the bar, we had our first dance Charlene sorya whereever you will go and partied the night away. We loved our wedding and would do it all again. We enjoyed the rest of our hol with guests and had a day on our own at explore which was ace. I will try at add some pics for you. Xxxxxxxxxx http://www.facebook....35360206&type=1

        #5705 Sunshine2680

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          Posted 02 May 2012 - 08:55 AM

          Sounds like all in all it was a great day! Thanks for sharing! Unfortunately your link to the pics on Facebook didn't work :(



          #5706 Emily2012

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            Posted 02 May 2012 - 09:04 AM

            It really was great, I'll try again to upload some pics. X

            #5707 TATrisha

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            Posted 02 May 2012 - 10:30 AM

            Great review!!  I can't wait to see pictures.  I think we can't see them because we aren't friends with you :(  Can you upload a few directly to the website?

             

            How many photos did you end up buying from Acricife.  Did their prices change at all?


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            #5708 Rachael

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              Posted 02 May 2012 - 12:44 PM

              Aww Emily, I thought of you as we arrived on the 16th and I knew you were getting married that day. So pleased you got to get married on the beach :) Thee night was really bad it poured down. We were gutted we arrived to that! So pleased you enjoyed it. I loved it too and carn't believe its over so quickly!

               

              Congratulations xxx

               

              Do you know if we can change our name yet or do we have to wait for our certificate to come through? I got a document of Maria but she wasnt sure if we could use that
               


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              #5709 Rachael

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                Posted 02 May 2012 - 02:15 PM

                I have wrote a review and on a totally different thread, how do I link it to here?


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                #5710 mexicanbride

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                  Posted 02 May 2012 - 04:28 PM

                  Hi, I am looking into the GBP for a wedding in Feb. 2013.  Is does anyone have any information on having a symbolic wedding instead of a legal ceremony? If you have to be there 4 days before the wedding leaving any other day except Sunday your wedding will be the day before you leave!  If anyone can help of has any info it would be much appreciated...I feel way behind already :S






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