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May '08 Occidental Grand Xcaret brides....where are you??

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#21 violethaze2b

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    Posted 30 June 2008 - 10:55 AM

    Awww, Thank You!!! I joke that the kids couldn't wait to give me away lol. My parents couldn't make it so my kids giving me away only made sense. :) Yup disappointed in the color of some pics because they kept telling me they were editing and here I have dark uncropped pics. Hopefully fixable for the photo book they make me.

    I did pick out the flowers once there. If you want something specific you can see if they can accomodate you but the flower availability is different there than from the US. I considered taking my own silk bouquet so that I could keep it but figured it would be more to pack and a dust collector after awhile.
    The resort just automatically puts down the petals :)

    Thank you on the hair :) My first ever updo. The salon was great. I got to meet the ladies when I decided to get a manicure so that was nice but I didn't opt for the trial. Just went in the morning of the wedding with a picture of what I wanted . . . which wasnt much different than some of the stuff they had in their books. I pulled out 50 hairpins that night lol. I wouldn't even bother with a trial, I was already so busy with stuff and trying to enjoy the resort that even trying to make it to the nail appointment was a drag.

    I had no info given to me on the ceremony. The gentleman performing the ceremony just did his bit, was a little humorous, and we got to say our I dos and have the kiss (3 times lol) and we were happy with that. We aren't very religious or formal so it worked for us. You can customize the way you want it from what i understand though.

    I picked out the cake once there yes :). And they can make any flavor cake you can think of. I know this because they asked me and I couldn't think of a darned thing lol. I wound up with one layer lime (yum) and one layer vanilla for the groom. I can't remember upgrading so I am thinking I didn't. I just told her that I needed enough cake for my group :)

    If you have cake ideas you can send that too them to see if they can do it. The wedding coordinator can do lots for you. I even had her order flowers for the mothers in my group that were coming in to the resort with me that mothers day :o) though she did forget to put cards in them.

    Good luck with your planning!! :) Try not to stress too much, don't make more work than there needs to be, and be Happy!
    If you have any other questions just ask :)

    Originally Posted by Leslie-Xcaret09
    Beautiful pictures! Your kids are adorable....i love how they walked you down the aisle! I would ask Cancun studios about the lighting because some of the pics are a bit dark and ya would think they could fix that!

    A couple questions... did you pick out the flowers that you wanted once you got there?? Did you bring the rose petals that are on the ground on the way to the gazebo or do they automatically do that or do you have to ask?

    Your hair looked great! How was it at the spa? Did you get to do a trial?

    Did they send you a copy of the ceremony before you got there?

    OK one more Did you pick out the cake once you got there? Did you upgrade it at all?

    Congratulations again on your beautiful wedding and thank you so much for sharing the pictures!

    Excited to be Mrs. Hayes

    #22 anita

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      Posted 22 September 2008 - 09:17 PM

      Great review!

      #23 DRod0214

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        Posted 01 October 2008 - 11:33 PM

        Great overview. It is very helpful. Sorry things didn't go as planned; that is one thing that is scaring the bones out of me, lol

        #24 violethaze2b

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          Posted 06 October 2008 - 09:28 AM

          Good luck with your planning! Don't let others disappointments worry you too much. Remember there are at least two sides to every story. I can see how I could have been more organized and diligent in my planning and just took for granted that the coordinator would have her shit together. It depends on the coordinator too. I think a good one will tell you what they can offer, ask questions, and give suggestions. Mine did none of those.
          All in all it was a beautiful experience that those around us keep talking about
          Planning can be fun, make the most of it!
          Excited to be Mrs. Hayes

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