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Hi Deanne,


Thanks for your message.  :)


Great question about the ceremony language.  That is something I didn't even think to ask!  I would also like to know the answer to that one.  We are doing the legal ceremony as well.  We couldn't decide between the Gold package and the Dreams package.  We also wanted to see how many guests we would have before we committed to one.  I asked Connie about this and she e-mailed me back saying that we could secure our date with the $250 deposit under the Gold Ceremony and could later switch to the Dreams if we wanted to.  I'm assuming that they are ok with letting you go up in price.  So, this is what we are going.  According to the prices that Connie sent me the legal ceremony is also included in the Gold, Silver and Basic packages. 

I didn't look as far as you did for resorts.  I was sort of set on the area and went from there.  I really think that Iberostar is a great choice. I'm sure we can let each other know of any bumps that may hit us along the way. 

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Originally Posted by JanetandDan2014 View Post

 

Thanks so much Jessica, Sandy and Trace for the info I have gotten from this thread.  :)  I know a couple of you have privately e-mailed with me as well and you have been so helpful!

 

My pleasure!!! Here's my person email if you need anything else: msjesiscalynne@gmail.com

 

For the language, you can request for an English speaking judge/officiant for $25 or $50. It's worth it though in my opinion.

 

I have a question for Trace and Sandy. When you had your ewdding on the beach, do you have to sign the papers before you kiss/say I do? I saw one wedding on youtube where they exchanged their vows, kissed, said I do and then signed the papers and THEN walked back down the aisle. Obviously I'd like to do the paperwork before our personal vows, kiss and "I now pronounce you..."

 

5 more weeks!!!!!! holy crap :) yay.

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Originally Posted by JanetandDan2014 View Post

 

Thanks so much Jessica, Sandy and Trace for the info I have gotten from this thread.  :)  I know a couple of you have privately e-mailed with me as well and you have been so helpful!

 

I agree completely!  I don't think I would have even considered the Iberostar if it wasn't for all of you.

 

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Originally Posted by Jessicalynne View Post

 

 

My pleasure!!! Here's my person email if you need anything else: msjesiscalynne@gmail.com

 

For the language, you can request for an English speaking judge/officiant for $25 or $50. It's worth it though in my opinion.

 

I have a question for Trace and Sandy. When you had your ewdding on the beach, do you have to sign the papers before you kiss/say I do? I saw one wedding on youtube where they exchanged their vows, kissed, said I do and then signed the papers and THEN walked back down the aisle. Obviously I'd like to do the paperwork before our personal vows, kiss and "I now pronounce you..."

 

5 more weeks!!!!!! holy crap :) yay.

 

My pleasure ladies! This site helped me so much but there wasn't a lot about the Tucan/Quetzal at the time so I'm glad we all are paving the way for others!

 

Unfortunately Jessica I can't answer this question as I didn't get legally married in Mexico, we did that in Canada before we left as we were wary about having a complete stranger perform the ceremony and whether there would be a language barrier. Esp since we really wanted to write our own script/vows it was just easier that way. This is something that Alejandra I'm sure will be able to answer for you though....

 

5 more weeks??! So pumped to see your pictures, you are going to have a BLAST! Seriously, choosing the Iberostar was the best decision we made, it all came together so seamlessly - even with a massive group like ours. And don't worry, if you get there and have some last minute changes or upgrades they are so good about it so just go with it and make those changes! This is your week, afterall :)

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I have a question for Trace and Sandy,

 

How was the food for your wedding dinner?  I've been looking at the menu options that Jessica sent me and it really doesn't sound like there are very many dishes served. I find this especially worrying as neither one of us likes fish or seafood.

 

What do they mean by 'Standard Decoration'?  What does that include both for the ceremony and the reception?

 

Are white chair covers included with the price?

How much extra do they want for coloured sashes?

 

What do you think is better value: the Gold star package (with the rest being a la carte) or the Dream wedding package with more included, but a significantly higher price?

 

Thanks!!!!

 

Deanne

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Originally Posted by Canadagoose View Post

 

I have a question for Trace and Sandy,

 

How was the food for your wedding dinner?  I've been looking at the menu options that Jessica sent me and it really doesn't sound like there are very many dishes served. I find this especially worrying as neither one of us likes fish or seafood.

 

What do they mean by 'Standard Decoration'?  What does that include both for the ceremony and the reception?

 

Are white chair covers included with the price?

How much extra do they want for coloured sashes?

 

What do you think is better value: the Gold star package (with the rest being a la carte) or the Dream wedding package with more included, but a significantly higher price?

 

Thanks!!!!

 

Deanne

 

Hi Deanne,

Check out my review on trip adviser, it may help answer some questions for you! http://goo.gl/rwb8L

 

To answer your questions here - the food was fantastic. I was actually blown away by the quality as I was expected average, hotel food and what we received was well above any of our expectations! Like you, we are not fish/seafood people and went with the steakhouse dinner (Which was also our favourite a la carte.. bloomin onion appetizers there!!!) So, our meal included a salad to start (wedge style, beautifully presented and very tasty) then soup (onion, nothing special). Main course was grilled ribeye presented on grilled pineapple with potatoe/veggies and it was DELICIOUS! We were able to have a vegetarian option for those who wanted, but we had to gather the #'s in advance. We chose the veg lasagna for them and I was told it was delicious in itself. For the children, we had them send chicken fingers/fries.

 

My set up would be a really good representation, I believe, of "standard set up" as I paid zero dollars for any additional decor. White chair covers, white fabric canopy, burlap runner, microphone, DJ to play my ipod before and during ceremony. The same can be said for our reception, we had it in the convention centre and the only decor I brought from home the maracas as take-aways for the tables and some oversize balloons I had got for cheap online. Everything else was the work of Alejandra, I paid not one extra cent for any of the table decor you see in my pictures. It should also be said that I am soooo not picky about a "theme" , all my request was white, white, white. And what I saw was beyond my expectations considering my limited opinion. **Disclaimer!** Some might say the table set up is "too simple" but I hate at weddings when there isn't even room on the table to put your camera down or you can't see the person across from you because of some centerpiece you forget about the moment you have your first drink. The menus on tables were a surprise to me as we had never talked about that with Alejandra and although we had sent along a pre-determined seating chart, I hadn't given anything thought at all (bride brain) about how we might display it. She saw the oversight and took care of it by printing out a fantastic display and setting up a table for it without even a single drop of sweat on my part.The lighting was compliments of my DJ, DJ Doremixx who was by far the best DJ we've ever had the pleasure of partying to in North America. No lie. He was that good and worth every single penny. The only thing I would have not done was put up the tacky "cory and tracy" banner, but my Mother had dragged it all the way from Canada without me knowing it (it was up at my shower) so who was I to say no? meh.

 

We were never offered the Gold package so I can't compare for you, although I do know that Alejandra did a quick comparison in pricing at our request at our meeting after we arrived and the dreams package ended up being better value for us due to the amount of people we had (95). 

 

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I am so sorry it has taken me a little while to get back on here. Life has been kind of crazy/busy lately (a good crazy though!) please feel free (anyone!) to personal email me. Soliveirar@live.com Also their was someone who emailed me and for some reason i cannot find you email so am unable to respond...to whomever that was please email me back so i can send you all the resort information i have. I am currently at work and on this site on my phone so i may have missed questions/a few posts. As for food, we did the steakhouse restaurant and we loved it! The onion ring appetizer was to die for! As for the signing paper work before or after i dos....i believe we did it right before the idos/kiss. Then walked back down the isle and at the end was champagne ready for us. Back to work i go feel free to email any questions as i dont get a chance to come on here as often as i would like

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