I will let you know as soon as I hear back from her. Thank you @TaraW for that information! I will confirm with Estrella as well. That would be very helpful to many of my guests her who prefer not to stay on the Palace side!
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Posted 06 August 2015 - 10:18 PM
Congrats @CellineSouza and thanks for posting those pictures, you made a beautiful bride!
How did you find eating outside? Was it windy at night? We are planning to have a beach cermony infront of the tropical resort, but worry it might be cool or windy. Right now I am making reception decisions with menu and tables etc. How was the food?
Are you writing a review? We would all love to hear more about your wedding it sounds perfect!
Hello everyone! I had my wedding at the Barceló on July 18th. My ceremony was at the gazebo and the reception at Coral Beach, both at the Palace. My husband and I went with the Strawberry Package and my wedding coordinator was Estrella, who by the way is awesome! Everything was perfect and if I could change anything I would have added more time to the reception. As everyone always says, it went by too quickly!
We had a total of 31 people, and everybody had a great time.
If anyone has any questions I would be more than happy to help! I'm attaching some pictures so you guys have an idea of how my wedding was set up.DSC02337.JPGDSC02294.JPGimage13.JPG20150718_191336.jpgDSC_0257.JPGDSC_0208.JPG
Hi @bluecastr1, did you wc organize and book the dj for you guys? I asked mine (Jasmin) about it and with her broken english I have found some things hard to understand in email and she just said yas and gave me the email, so not sure if I am supposed to email the dj or not?
@Ivydulce2015 The hotel DJ (we had DJ Aztecca) was great! Our friends and family had so much fun dancing and everyone commented on how good he was
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Posted 07 August 2015 - 05:20 AM
@kimmyd2 We just booked the DJ through the WC. When you arrive they will have a sit down with you and go over all of your selections for a final time. I did tell her ahead of time that we wanted the DJ. You should try to specify DJ Aztecca if you can because he was awesome! We also did an extra hour of reception time and it was by far the most worth the money! I can't imagine it being an hour shorter, it went by so fast!
Posted 08 August 2015 - 05:58 AM
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Posted 08 August 2015 - 07:05 AM
Married on 2015/01/21 at the Grand Sirenis Riviera Maya with 43 guests in attendance
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Posted 20 August 2015 - 12:56 PM
This forum has been so helpful, I'm so happy I found it!
I have a few questions for my upcoming wedding (Apr 25/16). The only thing I have confirmed so far is the date and time which will be 6pm. Hopefully it'll be a bit cooler by that time? My WC is Yasmin, but we haven't really chatted much yet.
We have 34 guests so far and I'm estimating that we will have probably 45 - 55 guests in total. Most of us are staying at Barcelo Maya Colonial. I'm leaning towards the Strawberry Passion package, but the only snag is I really don't want live music during the ceremony. Has anyone used this package and were you able to arrange the use of a sound system so that you could have your own music playing?
Is the 3 hour reception enough? I'm probably going to go pay for a DJ and dance floor.
I have 5 bridesmaids (I know, that's a lot for such a small wedding! hehe) and I'm wondering if the spa was able to accommodate 6 girls for hair and make up. Should I book really far ahead or should I be okay waiting until we arrive at the resort?
I'm really struggling between a beach location and an air conditioned location. If anyone has any more suggestions that would be great as well.
And finally - what sort of stuff do you think is really necessary to bring with you with regard to decorations. I was thinking purple sashes for the chairs, maybe some center pieces, favors, gifts for each guest when they arrive and lanterns.
Thank you in advance for all your advice, and congrats to all of the brides and grooms.
Posted 23 August 2015 - 04:34 PM
Congrats on your upcoming wedding! I'll be there getting married a week before you and we will still be "hanging around" the resort on our honeymoon when you tie the knot too!
I'm getting married at 5:00pm because it should be a little cooler AND we want to take advantage of both the sun and the sunset pics as well.
I'll share some thoughts to your questions that you asked!
Reception length - The one constant I have read on this blog from bride after bride, regardless of how big or small their wedding is, is that three hours is NOT enough time for your reception as it goes by quickly! We are having an even smaller wedding (about 20 people) and the one thing I am investing in is adding an extra hour to the time. After that we have the option of moving to the disco but I don't want to break up the party earlier if people are enjoying themselves. Adding that enxtra hour willl take a bit of the rush out I think.
Reception location - it seems like brides tend to opt for the AC areas when they have elderly guests, etc that may need it more, but if that's not a concern for you then I think it's really about preference and what you envision from your day. If you consider a closed reception area without any windows then you could be just about anywhere for your reception instead of in Mexico ..... for us i think that we've all come to such a beautiful place for the wedding and I want to enjoy that fact right down to the last moment of our wedding day! I dont think I've read on here about any bride that has regretting their choice of a beach reception. Really its just about what you two want for your day!
Decorations - I am bringing just a few things down to enhance the table a bit: our wedding favours obviously, some table scatter (gems) that I purchased inexpensively online, rhinestone napking rings that a friend gave me, a dozen beautiful glass votives, battery operated candles (given the beach wedding location!) and small mirrors for the table that I plan on leaving behind. I decided that because i'm not bringing a whole lot of extras with me anyhow, I didn't want to spend 7.00 USD each [10.00 CAN] to rent a small plain glass candle holder for a few hours when I can just as easily bring some more beautiful ones with me in my carry on and leave them for my guests to take home if they wish. It cost me about 30.00 CAN to buy everything and to get exactly what I want instead of renting what I don't really want, so that just seemed like way more sense to me! We may buy some maracas when we get down there for the "shake and kiss" (Cheezy I know! But better sounding then the clinking of the glasses all night! haha!) but that's about all we are adding. Again, it all depends on what you want for your day! Many brides bring lots of items with them to fully complete their vision, and I think that is totally fine and wonderful because that's what they want.
Anyhow I hope this helps a llittle bit! I'm sure other brides can help you with your questions about the Spa accomodations and the live music, etc.
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