Hey everyone! We are actively planning our wedding for Feb 4th 2017. I am on wedding planner 3 unfortunately but I've at least had one phone call so far! We are staying at Caribe with approx 50 guests. We aren't exactly going all out cost wise because we recently had our son. He will be 10months old when we go. So not only dealing with wedding planning but also being a new mommy. We picked destination though because of the cost effectiveness and ease and of course the vacation! Really looking forward to the resort as it looks beautiful and like it has plenty to do. This will be my 4th trip to Mexico and 3rd to the Mayan. Beyond ready to go now.
Questions for past brides or brides that have more information than me!
Reception/Cocktail: going a little different than most as we are having a section blocked off in the buffet for dinner and we are turning our "cocktail" hour into a 3 hour reception afterwards. Has anyone done this? Or does everyone splurge on the big reception? I did see it done at Occidental Grand and it looked fine to me!
Room upgrade: sounds like most got sent to the Palace for their upgrade? Anyone object and try to stay in their section with a nicer room? Caribe was recently upgraded so I'm ok not being in the palace... The palace is also quite the hike back to our friends and family and with the baby to take around I don't want to be far!
Planner... I had Christian, then Itzel & now Marcela. Anyone else with Marcela?
Hair & Make up: I'm debating between Rose by Dahena and Beso Brides. Sounds like Beso is who most used but they won't seem to budge on price. I've had two friends get married there recently and said the resort spa is a waste of money for hair and make up, it's also soooooo expensive! Who did you use? What's the vendor fee? 150$ American? I've tried asking for prices in Pesos and none will budge on that but Rose has the best prices so far. Not sure I'm too keen to have Beso sneak on the property as guests... I'm not out to break any rules.
Huppa: do I have to get a huppa in order for something to get married under? Blueberry dream package, my mother is making all of our flower arrangements and we are travelling with them. (Silk).
Look forward to hearing from you all!