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#6211 christy12

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    Posted 18 October 2012 - 05:55 PM

    awesome thanks!
     



    #6212 claruickie

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    Posted 20 October 2012 - 06:23 AM

    UK Brides - Wedding Insurance?

    Who have you gone with for your Wedding insurance?  This totally slipped my mind so not done anything yet but I am going round th the twist reading all the options available.

    Any feedback appreciated

     

    Thank you

    Kirstin x



    #6213 claruickie

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    Posted 20 October 2012 - 06:34 AM

    Hi again

     

    Not sure how to start a new thread hence writing on here.  

     

    Its 8 months til our wedding but would like to get some idea of the flowers available at the hotel also the choice of weddign cake.

     

    WC said they would be in touch 4 months before wedding but you guessed I'm rather impatient!    Not just that would like an idea of costs of flowers if not impressed with those given with the package.

     

    If anyone is able to post or email me any details I would aprecite it.

     

    Thanks in advance

    Kirstin x



    #6214 dbourassa

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      Posted 22 October 2012 - 08:15 AM

      Originally Posted by claruickie 

      Hi again

       

      Not sure how to start a new thread hence writing on here.  

       

      Its 8 months til our wedding but would like to get some idea of the flowers available at the hotel also the choice of weddign cake.

       

      WC said they would be in touch 4 months before wedding but you guessed I'm rather impatient!    Not just that would like an idea of costs of flowers if not impressed with those given with the package.

       

      If anyone is able to post or email me any details I would aprecite it.

       

      Thanks in advance

      Kirstin x

      Hi Kirstin

       

      If you email your WC, she will send you the info early for you to look at. I have Eugenia, and she did for me. I didnt like any of the flowers they had sent as options, so I googled a bunch and sent several ideas her way, and then she came back with the pricing. Pretty much all were included in my package except the one I sent with Orchids, they were very pricy. Im am not sure how much say we have for cakes. We said what kind we wanted, and that was it. We didnt get a book of different styles. I think its just what the baker makes.

      Hope this helps a bit.



      #6215 Sunshine2680

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        Posted 23 October 2012 - 06:55 AM

        Originally Posted by claruickie 

        Hi again

         

        Not sure how to start a new thread hence writing on here.  

         

        Its 8 months til our wedding but would like to get some idea of the flowers available at the hotel also the choice of weddign cake.

         

        WC said they would be in touch 4 months before wedding but you guessed I'm rather impatient!    Not just that would like an idea of costs of flowers if not impressed with those given with the package.

         

        If anyone is able to post or email me any details I would aprecite it.

         

        Thanks in advance

        Kirstin x

         

        dbourrassa is right - your WC should be sending you a brochure of the flowers available. Like she said - you can pretty much get any flower you want - but if its not in the brochure..expect to pay more...A LOT more.
        I actually went outside the resort for my flowers as the quote was literally $1000 more through the resort than with a florist from Playa del Carmen. So i would figure out what you want for flowers first...and see what is included in the brochure and go from there. I think roses... white calla lilies..irises......bird of paradise...gerbera daisies...white daisies..casablanca lilies.. stargazer lilies...and aster are all included. If you're going for exotics like orchids it will cost you a fair bit more.
         



        #6216 dbourassa

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          Posted 24 October 2012 - 10:39 AM

          Originally Posted by Sara Tamargo 


          My fiance and I chose our music and we saved it in a usb memory .. :)

          Hi Sara

           

          I actually received an email from my WC today, and she said that we should bring our music in either cd format or on an ipod. I thought I would share the info.


          Dallas



          #6217 adriennej

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            Posted 24 October 2012 - 02:05 PM

            I'm wondering how much the private poolside reception costs? My wedding isn't until April and Maria said we won't start planning until December/January (which naturally stresses me out... I would love to start planning now!!! I'm sure a lot of brides feel the same way.) But  if someone could tell me what the total cost of the private reception is... including DJ and any other cost associated with the private reception. Also if they offer a location outside for a private reception other then pool side? or is that not a good idea?

            Would love to have some feedback, really appreciate it ladies!!

            Adrienne



            #6218 shellee

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              Posted 24 October 2012 - 04:41 PM

              Hi ladies!!!!!!!!!!!! just got back from our AMAZING wedding! we had a blast! to answer some of your guy's questions. *flowers* at your meeting with the wedding coordinator she will bring a big book with all of the different options for you to choose from! i didn't pick till i got there and had nooo problem getting what i wanted. As for the *music* part we loaded all of our songs on my husbands Iphone and used it for both the pool side reception and the ceremony and had NO problems at all!

               

              As for my review i have nooo clue where to write it so i will do it here ;)

               

              Arrival at the resort: This was our second time visiting the resort so we had a pretty good idea as to what was going to happen for check in. The hotel staff are soooo helpful and friendly upon arriving at the resort! due to being the bride and groom we were able to check in super quick, got our ''welcome'' drinks and had our bag delivered to our rooms all withing 20 minutes max! when we got to our room we had a chilled bottle of champagne waiting for us with resort t-shirts and a pretty flower arrangement. on the night stand we found a letter from our WC giving us the time of our meeting the following day.

               

              The wedding coordinator: We had Maria, as everyone else has said, she was AMAZING! we met her the following day after our arrival. when we had met with her we had brought all of our extras that we wanted (programs, extra candles, etc) in a suit case and gave her all of the directions as to what to do with it all. We only had one blip in the meeting and that was about our dinner. We had a specific seating arrangement that i didn't want to change. She had advised us that the restaurant was to small to have it set the way that we wanted it. She could tell that it was really what i wanted and had the manager of the Le Gourmet open the restaurant so we could go in and map it out to the way that we wanted it. so all in all it wasn't really a blip after all ;)

               

              Our stay:   As I had said before this was not the first time we have stayed at this resort. It is a big and beautiful place to stay! The grounds are well kept and the staff are so friendly. We had 52 guests in total and not a SINGLE complaint by any of them. If I could recommend any restaurant it would be the Don Pablo. It has amazing food and service! During the days we spent most of our time at the Coba pool. It was always an fun happening place to be. If you are looking for a more low key, calm place to hang out I would recommend the Akumal beach. Out of all of the buffets the Coba is by far the best (biggest and most selection). Overall we had an awesome stay and really enjoyed the resort for the second time

               

              The Big Day:  Let me just start by saying we purchased the ''unforgettable'' package (well worth it). The day started with my girls and I suntanning at the pool until around noon. By then we all headed to on of my BM rooms and had our hair done by a friend (who's a fabulous hairdresser!) We had one of my other bridesmaids run and grab a bottle of champagne from the near by snack bars so we were able to have a few drinks to calm the nerves. Maria had all of our guests (and the groom and his grooms men) meet in the main coba lobby for a 5 o'clock pickup. Our wedding was at 5:30 at the tulum gazebo. At 5:20 my girls and I were picked up on a private trolley and were taken to the gazebo. When we had arrived Maria and my father were waiting at the end of the isle for us to start our walk. The music was seem-less. Another thing that I do have to mention is that we only had a ''symbolic'' wedding since we legally got married back home. We really wanted our good friend to marry us while in Mexico and the only way to do this was by forfeiting the judge and legal part of the Mexican one. After the ceremony was over the string quartet played as we had our champagne toast as husband and wife with all of our guests. We then headed down to the beach for a few bridal photos (which were done by a family member). We opted to only use the 15 free that came with our package. After the photos we were taken by trolley to Le Gourmet where we had our yummy dinner. The dinner was from 7-9. We used the entire time! Once the dinner was over we headed to the pool right across from the restaurant for our poolside reception. We had the ''special cocktail'' and used the resort DJ. Both were the smartest choices that we could have ever made! the DJ was great! played every song we asked and the bartender allowed my guests to order whatever they wanted with no extra charge to us. The reception ended at 11pm and all of the guests that were still into partying it up(including us) headed to the hacienda to dance to the live band then ended the best day ever at the disco!

               

              I have included a few of the resort free photos that we got. If any of you have any questions feel free to shoot me a message ;) I will be happy to answer anything! AND I MUST ADD THIS SITE HAS BEEN NOTHING BUT HELPFUL WITH THIS ENTIRE PROCESS!!!!!! Thank you sooooo much!

               

               

               

               

               

               

               

               

               

               

               

               

               

               

               

               



              #6219 fraggle42

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                Posted 25 October 2012 - 05:32 AM

                Great review and love the photos. Congratulations.



                #6220 AndreaandAaron

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                  Posted 25 October 2012 - 05:43 AM

                  Beautiful wedding!  CONGRATS!  Might be a silly question, but what is the 'special cocktail'- an extra add on to the pool side reception?

                   

                  Thanks in advance!






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