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Thats actually quite nice 82 turtles, thanks for putting up the pcture....I am gonna email Elena and ask her about it.....I will let you know what she says

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Originally Posted by 82turtles View Post

 

btw, Morgan, just checked out your Zazzle shop & postcards for Mexico. I was looking for something just like that yesterday after I saw another bride's cute vintage Hawaiian postcard STD's! 

I've bookmarked your page and will be in touch if I decide to go with that idea! Need to probably set a date and location first before I get carried away with DIY projects... wink.gif

 

 

 

Thanks!  You can actually order them right through zazzle & type in whatever you want on the back.

 

Originally Posted by baezas View Post

 

Elena sent me prices for a Mariachi "band" for the ceremony, a bit dear, is 400 $ for 45 min....you can chose the songs you want them to play. To rent the sound equipment is 45$/h.

 

82turtles, I tried to PM re the bamboo structure but doesnt let me (?)....would you mind putting a picture here if you have the chance? thanks

 

 

$400 for such a short time does sound like a lot, but when you figure that many people getting dressed, packing up their instruments & showing up it makes sense.  One thing I really wish I had was a mariachi band playing as soon as we headed down the aisle.  I saw one wedding where they busted out into a dance right there after the wedding. 

 

But, it was really hot on our wedding day & after the toast, people headed somewhere cooler while we took pictures.  So maybe it wouldn't have really added much. 

 

The sound system was free for us & we had music playing from a cd we gave them.  Mike & I walked out on the rocks & danced.  A picture from that is on our wall.  Maybe it's still my avatar? 

 

 

 

 

 

I think it's weird to have the tent & the bamboo.  If your wedding is during a sunny part of the day or during summer, rethink not having the tent.   Most of our guests are from south texas & used to the heat, but june in mexico was unreal.  It was so sticky.  I think everyone would have been miserable without shade.  We were only having a quick ceremony, but they have to get out there before you.  Then things will always run late, because it's just more laid back in mexico.  I was ready early, but my ceremony still started late.  So total it was probably about 45min-1hour outside for our guests for a 15 min ceremony.  That tent was a lifesaver.

 

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Yep, it's still my avatar.  They let the CD keep running after the ceremony & everyone else was cleared away.  We didn't have a reception, but this was our first dance. 

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Thanks!  You can actually order them right through zazzle & type in whatever you want on the back.
 



$400 for such a short time does sound like a lot, but when you figure that many people getting dressed, packing up their instruments & showing up it makes sense.  One thing I really wish I had was a mariachi band playing as soon as we headed down the aisle.  I saw one wedding where they busted out into a dance right there after the wedding. 

 

But, it was really hot on our wedding day & after the toast, people headed somewhere cooler while we took pictures.  So maybe it wouldn't have really added much. 

 

The sound system was free for us & we had music playing from a cd we gave them.  Mike & I walked out on the rocks & danced.  A picture from that is on our wall.  Maybe it's still my avatar? 

 



 

 

I think it's weird to have the tent & the bamboo.  If your wedding is during a sunny part of the day or during summer, rethink not having the tent.   Most of our guests are from south texas & used to the heat, but june in mexico was unreal.  It was so sticky.  I think everyone would have been miserable without shade.  We were only having a quick ceremony, but they have to get out there before you.  Then things will always run late, because it's just more laid back in mexico.  I was ready early, but my ceremony still started late.  So total it was probably about 45min-1hour outside for our guests for a 15 min ceremony.  That tent was a lifesaver.

 



Chk out or minister in the pic above. We were married at 10:00 am this past June. He was outside the tent at first standing behind the table, but he started sweating so bad they had to move the table under the tent!

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Oh wow, Tonia, looks hot!

 

We are looking at a sunset (4-4:30pm) wedding time in November, so not sure how hot it'll be. You never know though.. we'll just have to see! Still torn between a few resorts at this point. Wish I wasn't so indecisive!!!

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Good Luck deciding! We LOVED the CAT and so did all of our guests if that helps any:) Also on the tent, they set it up on the morning of your wedding bc they do private dinners on the beach in that exact spot at night. So they set up and tear down everyday!! Anyway...you can talk to Elana when you get there and go over exactly what you want. I was able to see a wedding the day before mine so I got to see exactly what it looked like in advance :) Good Luck and remember it is worth all the STRESS!! It was the best day of my life:)
 

Originally Posted by 82turtles View Post

Oh wow, Tonia, looks hot!

 

We are looking at a sunset (4-4:30pm) wedding time in November, so not sure how hot it'll be. You never know though.. we'll just have to see! Still torn between a few resorts at this point. Wish I wasn't so indecisive!!!



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FYI....

I just got an email from Elena, and apparently she is moving to another hotel! We will all have a new coordinator now! The new woman's name is Pilar. Has anyone met her? Hope she is as good as I hear Elena was!

 

Kristen

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Yeah I got that email as well - she can still reached on the same email address - luckily all my plans are in place as we leave on 14th Jan - just home Elena passes all the information on! x

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Hi Ladies,

I am brand new to BDW's and we are concidering Catalonia Rivier Maya in Puerto Adventuras for our DW in October 2011. We have about 40 guests ranging from age 9 to 85 coming to our DW and about 9 kids between the ages of 9 and 14.  Do you this this resort has a little for everyone? From reading above, it sounds like the wedding coordinator is leaving, does anyone know anything good or bad about the new one? Any info is much apprecaited on anything you'd like to share. Like I said I am new to all of this, so it can get a little confusing and stressful at times trying to figure all this out :).

Thanks a bunch!

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