Originally Posted by NIKKI2013
Ok, So Next week we leave on Tuesday morning for Mexico!! Our wedding is on March 22 @ 5. We went with the strawberry package. We are having our ceremony under the gazebo and our reception at the grill palmeras. We are bringing our friends that do photography and videography and we are paying for their trip plus an additional $500 on top with still can in cheaper than any other package that we found in Mexico. Plus they will be taking picture through out the entire stay. We are going to have about 40 people attending the wedding.We didn't upgrade our wedding cake but I am getting an outside vendor to do a special surprise cake for the groom( www.zaidamarcos.com). I bought a cake topper off of etsy.com that just says Mr. & Mrs. Anderson.We payed for an outside Dj-Discomovilcancun-Ricardo. We were able to pay the entire balance through pay-pal. He also will bring his generator in for $200. Our wedding coordinator Victoria and she really has been pretty good on responding. At the beginning it was a little frustrating but the closer the wedding was getting the better she got about responding.We are having our rehearsal dinner off the premises of the hotel at Latitude 20.( http://www.tripadvis..._Peninsula.html) They have great reviews and they have been good on helping us make arrangements. We did get vans for everyone to be transferred back and fourth to and from the hotel. It was $6 a person round trip.For our OOT bags we bought koozies, cups, snacks, hand sanitizer, Alive,and a brochures made off of vista prints(http://www.vistaprin...774828104&GNF=0). We purchased our koozies and cups from http://www.discountfavors.com/. They turned our great and the price was good. I cant wait til we leave. Any advice or heads up from previous brides at Barcelo Maya Palace Deluxe is greatly appreciated.
Congrats..it comes so fast! The only advice I have is to not stress about anything because the Barcelo is gorgeous and the wedding coordinators are amazing!
We had our wedding at 5pm also and it started to get dark about 5:45, although with daylight savings (I think Mexico has it same as US right? haha) you will have more light. We had to do pictures before and kind of rush afterwards to get pics in before dark. I would have done a 4pm wedding if possible but definitely glad we choose a later time as there were a lot less people on the beach and around the outside of the hotel in general (most people either getting ready or having dinner).
You definitely do not need to worry about adding more cake, especially since you are having another one. We did 2 tiers for 30 people and barely ate the smaller tier! The dinner is 4 courses, with a dessert, and SO much food. Luckily they brought the leftover cake to our room the next day and we brought it down to the lobby that night to have everyone help finish:)
Have an amazing and unforgettable time!!