Catalonia Riviera Maya
Posted 21 January 2009 - 03:22 PM
The walk for your grandfather might be too long especially in sand. They should be able to put something down so he can use his chair right up to the site and then walk you thru the guests! That would be nice.
This resort is very nice... and small so if you do have to run back to your room for stuff, it’s very close. Lots of great photo spots!
I would also suggest getting the Pure Chill Out bar for your reception. They decorate it very nice and it looks fantastic at night.
Let us know if you have any more questions.
Lincoln *& Lori
Playa Del Carmen Wedding Photographers - Mexico - Cancun - & Mayan Riviera
Posted 22 January 2009 - 01:49 PM
We just got back yesterday from our wedding at the Catalonia (Carson did our photography and he was amazing by the way!). I did my hair myself but the first day we were there, Cora asked if I needed someone to do it and she would arrange it. I'm not sure about make up.
Elena and Cora (the wedding coordinators) are very helpful so they might be able to help your grandfather in his wheel chair. I'd send Elena an email and see what she thinks.
I agree with having the reception at the Chill Out bar. We reserved the terrace by the creperie, but I'm not sure it was worth the extra money to do that again.
I'm not sure if you've seen the other Catalonia thread, but Morgan got married there over summer and has some really useful information. If you have any questions about the resort or anything else please let me know - I'd love to help!
Posted 22 January 2009 - 04:42 PM
Congrats Kerid!! How do you go about booking an outside photographer/videographer. I am not too happy with what i saw of the company the hotel uses. Also, did you hire a dj and how does that work? Did you send them a playlist or make a cd??
Thanks Again everyone. I certainly appreciate your help!
Posted 22 January 2009 - 06:42 PM
I ended up paying for a private reception on the creperie terrace. It was really nice but I wouldn't spend the money to do it again. I would have had everyone meet somewhere, like the chill out bar, or the sports bar - our group spent a lot of time in there.
We did the Coba trip like Morgan did and everyone loved it. 6 of us also went to Akumal to do a little snorkeling. I would definitely recommend that for a cheaper excursion. It's only about 15 minutes away. We spent about $10 USD per person for a van (roundtrip) and then $35 USD for 2 hours of snorkeling and a little boat ride after. We probably could have negotiated better prices but at that point I was tired of negotiating!
Morgan did such a great job of reviewing everything... but if anyone has questions please let me know.
Oh yeah! the spa is open and it's beautiful, but the prices are a little high. They re-did the gym since I was there and it was very nice as well, but only 2 treadmills, 2 ellipticals and 1 bike, so when the sun wasn't out it filled up fast. Also, our travel agent told the resort the list of everyone who was in our group and most people got upgraded to nicer rooms (the new ones near the spa). I was really happy about that.
Overall, everything was fantastic and it's worth it to keep nagging Elena!
We also had an awesome photographer - Carson Day - but I already wrote a review about him. I think he took pictures of the resort so I'll post those here when I get them.
Posted 23 January 2009 - 08:07 PM
My sister made CD's to play during our reception at the Creperie. We had to pay $40/ hour to play them but could hardly hear them But they kept playing my sister's mix at the creperie all week so that was funny! I think there's also a dj that you can hire from the resort but its more expensive.
Posted 24 January 2009 - 02:09 AM
Lincoln and Lori with Moments that Matter Photography did an AMAZING job and I highly recommend them! We had 40 people attend the wedding and every single person raved about the job they did. I would suggest getting in touch with them. You only get married once so I would say get great photographers to capture the memories. You should take a look at the 2 slideshows they've just put together as a sample on their website.. its really great. Let me know if you have any questions at all..
Posted 24 January 2009 - 11:10 PM
Posted 25 January 2009 - 10:48 PM
I have contact moments that matter. I do love their work and you looked beautiful (love the hair!!) I am also contacting Carson. They both look like they do awesome work!!
Posted 11 February 2009 - 07:16 PM
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