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#4381 theriouxs

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  • Wedding Date:October 22, 2014
  • Wedding Location:Barcelo Maya Tropical

Posted 13 February 2014 - 03:33 PM

Hello fellow brides,

 

I just got back from my wedding, and thought it's only proper to write a review right away, since I found it so useful to read other people's reviews when I was preparing for my own wedding.

My now husband proposed to me back in July, and we were married on January 31, 2014 at the Barcelo Maya Tropical resort. I sent out invitations mid August, and have them RSVP'd by mid November. We had 16 people in our wedding (very private), and used the Mint Breeze package. For the live music we used the Sax (it was accompanied by the keyboards, which was a bonus), it was absolutely amazing! we had 4 songs (one for the groom, and all the wedding party, one for me, one for the signing of documents, and one at the end; you can pick the timings yourself). For the songs I picked as follows: Songbird by Kenny G; Unchained melody; Besame mucho; and Somos Novios.. all very romantic, and brough both myself and my fiancee in tears.

The minister spoke perfect english, and the ceremony was very beautiful. We had the legal ceremony, and did the blood work and all at the resort. My experience was very pleasant, the best and the less painfull blood work I've ever had in my life! I didn't even notice a pinch!

Our ceremony was at sunset, started at 5, went on till about 5:35-5:40, then we had some shots by the beach (the ceremony location was Palmeras beach at the Tropical hotel). The hotel staff block off the beach area just for the wedding, so there's no one wandering out and about. There were few people on the beach, also looking, and taking pictures but didn't bother me at all!

We also had the cocktail (it's not included in the package), but since it was only $16/pp for an hour and we only had 16ppl it was well worth the money spent (they set up a bar, Mexican themed appetizers (we picked), and music; all included in the price! great deal i found!)

For the reception we have moved to one of the conference rooms. When my WC Tania showed it to me few days before I was a bit disappointed, as it seemed a bit too dark, but when we walked in on the wedding day, it was everything and more what I have ever pictured. They set it up so nicely, it's unbelievable the transformation effect the room had!

Our colors were hot pink and orange, my bridesmaids were in purple, so very vibrant!

If i can give you an advice is to spend money on Hupa! best decision I've made, those flowers were absolutely gorgeous, fresh!

My and my bridesmaids bouquets were beautiful, colors vibrant!

We used Styling trio to do our hair and make up. I found Adrian and his helper absolutely amazing! those guys did fantastic job and we looked like we walked off the magazine cover (but natural at the same time).

For the photos, we used Jaime Glez photography. I will shortly write a full review on him and his wonderful wife Magda. They were absolutely amazing and their prices are so reasonable for the quality and the amount of pictures you receive! He covered the getting ready, ceremony, coctails, reception, and the following morning we had the 3 hrs of sunshine pictures!) we got the best of both worlds getting the sunset and bright sun pictures!

Oh, one more thing, we used the hotel DJ. I didn't mind him personally, but my fiancee didn't like him at all. We gave him a list of songs we wanted, he only played 25% of them, the rest he picked himself, and they weren't that great. I have also asked him to MC couple of games during the reception, he said it was the first time he had to do those, but I give him props for trying and doing a good job at it.

I'm sure I will later think of something else, if you have any questions please ask, I'll be happy to answer!

Thank you so much for your post! So very helpful!

 

I too will be hiring the Styling Trio and an outside photographer. What did the resort charge you for them to be able to work on the grounds?


No problem. To those that requested the details I just sent them to your email. Just let me know if you cant open them,


@NurseNurse0101

 

I would be interested in the location options. 

Got the email thank you so much!


Hi LoriGran!!!

 

I have booked my trip... :) its all paid for. Deposit deadline is Feb 1st for our guests.. that's why planning hasn't started yet. My travel agent is a destination wedding specialist who is going to be my middle woman when dealing with the W/C in mexico. I didn't bother sending invites. We made a webpage with all the info on it :)

I am in the middle of dress shopping mostly... we did pick the strawberry package.. looking like we are having about 35-40 people.... but we will know better by Feb 1st :)

 

I am excited to start planning!! October is so far away!

NurseNurse0101,

 

I am getting married in October 2014 at Barcelo Tropical. i am also from Vancouver and am using a planner here. I am using Marsha Steeves; how about you? I am getting a little frusterated as i havent even heard from the wedding planner and i am nervous that i wont get the reception location i want if we wait too long! I feel like i am in limbo just waiting to meet with her!

 

I am almost ready to fire and re-hire! Any suggestions?



#4382 NurseNurse0101

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  • Wedding Date:October 29, 2014
  • Wedding Location:Barcelo Maya Tropical
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Posted 13 February 2014 - 06:34 PM

IrinaPatrick,

I
I am using maritime travel out of Langley. The lady we have directly deals with the resort. Our ceremony location and reception location are held for us. When is your wedding?


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#4383 Mikecantarell

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    Posted 14 February 2014 - 10:03 AM

    Hello Girls,

     

    Barcelo is a great place for a destination wedding, there are beautiful places for your wedding. Take a look at this great wedding full of magic moments.

    :P 

     



    #4384 IrinaPatrick

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      Posted 14 February 2014 - 11:41 AM

      Thank you so much for your post! So very helpful!

       

      I too will be hiring the Styling Trio and an outside photographer. What did the resort charge you for them to be able to work on the grounds?


      Got the email thank you so much!


      NurseNurse0101,

       

      I am getting married in October 2014 at Barcelo Tropical. i am also from Vancouver and am using a planner here. I am using Marsha Steeves; how about you? I am getting a little frusterated as i havent even heard from the wedding planner and i am nervous that i wont get the reception location i want if we wait too long! I feel like i am in limbo just waiting to meet with her!

       

      I am almost ready to fire and re-hire! Any suggestions?

      Hi,

       

      Originally they said it'll be $150 external vendor charge for Styling Trio, and $500 for the wedding photographer, but they didn't charge me anything. I think they forgot about $150 for the makeup/hair, and as for the photographer, I have rented them a room the night of the wedding at the Beach resort, and they were guests at my wedding, so no $500 fee paid, as I introduced them as my friends and included them in my guest count. Hope this helps.



      #4385 LoriGran

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      • Wedding Date:July 25, 2014
      • Wedding Location:Rivera Maya
      • LocationMexico

      Posted 15 February 2014 - 01:41 PM

      Is anyone going with an outside vendor for flowers? If so who are you using? 

       

      Thanks! 



      #4386 theriouxs

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      • Wedding Date:October 22, 2014
      • Wedding Location:Barcelo Maya Tropical

      Posted 15 February 2014 - 06:47 PM

      IrinaPatrick,
      I
      I am using maritime travel out of Langley. The lady we have directly deals with the resort. Our ceremony location and reception location are held for us. When is your wedding?
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      Nice! My wedding planner should be doing the same but again I still haven't heard from her!

      Oh we'll!

      #4387 theriouxs

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      • Wedding Date:October 22, 2014
      • Wedding Location:Barcelo Maya Tropical

      Posted 17 February 2014 - 09:21 PM

      Hola Barcelo Maya Palace brides! Congrats on your upcoming weddings!   :) This post is for any brides interested in affordable decor for your big day.
       
      I'm a newlywed from Vancouver, Canada that lives down here in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico. I have quite a few decor items leftover from our wedding in May, mostly in a rustic vintage style. I've decided to rent things out to brides that don't want to lug things like vases & mason jars down here to Mexico, and have priced things quite fairly compared to the resorts' prices. 
       
      I have a lots of different types of bottles, mason jars, vases and lanterns, as well as a variety of other items like wooden signs & frames, table runners, rustic birdcages, string lighting, paper lanterns and even a portable sound system.

      If you want a Style Me Pretty or Ruffled type of wedding in Mexico without a huge price tag, I'm your gal! So far no one has had to pay an outside vendor fee at all, as they tell their WC that they have brought the decor themselves. I'm also always interested in buying items that brides bring down and would like to sell after their weddings, please send me photos of anything you'd like to sell!
      If you'd like to see some photos and a price list, please send me a PM with your email address and I'll send you all the info. Also if anyone has any questions about the area, ask away! I've lived in Playa Del Carmen for two years and know the whole coast quite well. Happy planning ladies!
       
      Here's a couple of photos of some items we used in our wedding and that are for rent, but I have lots more available. You can click on the photos to view the larger versions:
       
      attachicon.gif01-Details.jpg
      attachicon.gif02-HangingBottles5.jpg
      attachicon.gif03-MasonHanging3.jpg
      attachicon.gif04-WelcomeSign.jpg
      attachicon.gif05-Lindsey&Isaac3.png
      attachicon.gif05-TableSetUp3.jpg
      attachicon.gif06-TableSetUp14.jpg
      attachicon.gif07-TableSetUp9.png
      attachicon.gif09-Lantern1-Gold2.png
      attachicon.gif10-PaperLanterns&ExposedBlub.png



      Can you please send me the pictures to my email? Nikkiandjayrioux@gmail.com

      #4388 604bride

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        Posted 18 February 2014 - 02:56 PM

        Hello Ladies. We are booked for August 16th 2014 and went with the Tangerine package. I have PDFs of the chair ribbons, menu and tablecloth/ chargers if anyone is interested.

        Hi there! would love the PDF's! could you please send to lvaldriz@yahoo.com? thanks so much


        Can you please send me the pictures to my email? Nikkiandjayrioux@gmail.com

        hi! unfortunately, i cannot open the attached files on this forum. could you please email them to me at lvaldriz@yahoo.com? 

        thank you!



        #4389 MrsHK

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        • Wedding Date:May 22, 2013
        • Wedding Location:CabaƱas Tulum & The Beach Hotel | Tulum, Mexico
        • LocationFrom Vancouver, BC | Living in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico

        Posted 19 February 2014 - 08:44 AM

        Can you please send me the pictures to my email? Nikkiandjayrioux@gmail.com

         

        Sent!  :)


        Are you interested in an affordable decor rental in the Mayan Riviera, Mexico? Send me a message! Most of the items I have are a rustic, vintage style.

        And the Next Day, We Were Married: http://www.luckygirl...mikee-e-session
        Our Tulum Wedding - Parte Uno: http://www.luckygirl...iesta-parte-uno
        Our Tulum Wedding - Parte Dos: http://www.luckygirl...iesta-parte-dos

        Tulum Wedding Video: http://loveandrum.co...o-katy-mikee-hk
        Anniversary! One Year Later: http://www.luckygirl...lladolid-mexico

        #4390 DevonAnn

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        • Wedding Date:August 1, 2014
        • Wedding Location:Barcelo Maya Palace Deluxe

        Posted 19 February 2014 - 01:13 PM

        Hola Barcelo Maya Palace brides! Congrats on your upcoming weddings!   :) This post is for any brides interested in affordable decor for your big day.
         
        I'm a newlywed from Vancouver, Canada that lives down here in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico. I have quite a few decor items leftover from our wedding in May, mostly in a rustic vintage style. I've decided to rent things out to brides that don't want to lug things like vases & mason jars down here to Mexico, and have priced things quite fairly compared to the resorts' prices. 
         
        I have a lots of different types of bottles, mason jars, vases and lanterns, as well as a variety of other items like wooden signs & frames, table runners, rustic birdcages, string lighting, paper lanterns and even a portable sound system.

        If you want a Style Me Pretty or Ruffled type of wedding in Mexico without a huge price tag, I'm your gal! So far no one has had to pay an outside vendor fee at all, as they tell their WC that they have brought the decor themselves. I'm also always interested in buying items that brides bring down and would like to sell after their weddings, please send me photos of anything you'd like to sell!
        If you'd like to see some photos and a price list, please send me a PM with your email address and I'll send you all the info. Also if anyone has any questions about the area, ask away! I've lived in Playa Del Carmen for two years and know the whole coast quite well. Happy planning ladies!
         
        Here's a couple of photos of some items we used in our wedding and that are for rent, but I have lots more available. You can click on the photos to view the larger versions:
         
        attachicon.gif01-Details.jpg
        attachicon.gif02-HangingBottles5.jpg
        attachicon.gif03-MasonHanging3.jpg
        attachicon.gif04-WelcomeSign.jpg
        attachicon.gif05-Lindsey&Isaac3.png
        attachicon.gif05-TableSetUp3.jpg
        attachicon.gif06-TableSetUp14.jpg
        attachicon.gif07-TableSetUp9.png
        attachicon.gif09-Lantern1-Gold2.png
        attachicon.gif10-PaperLanterns&ExposedBlub.png




        Can you send me photos/info to my email as well? Devon_mcwilliams@yahoo.com


        Thanks!




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