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#17791 Cj1053

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Posted 02 August 2014 - 02:50 PM

That would be so cute! Something else we did that everyone seemed to love is I bought boxes of silk fans from Michaels and had one places on everyone's seat for the ceremony and then have the bridal party theirs at the reception. It def whooped with the heat! I think I paid $15 per a box of 15 fans.

Sooooo helpful!!! My dress is full length!! I'm buying a little white romper!


I shocked at the amount of free upgrades we got!
-my husband (feels so good to finally say that) and I were upgraded from basic room to honeymoon suite
-cousin upgraded from basic adult room to premium
-my parents upgraded from premium to swim up premium
-1 couple upgraded from basic family side to adult swim up
-1 couple upgraded from basic adult side to swim up
-1 couple upgraded from basic adult to honeymoon suite.
-my aunt and uncle from England stayed 2 extra nights because their flight was cancelled and they were upgraded to the honeymoon suite.
We had 21 rooms booked in our block. How they picked and chooses who was upgraded and who wasn't I don't know. The hotel did tell is they were booked solid. So whether they have our wedding party preference I don't know. Everyone was so happy with their rooms and I wish I could just click my heel and be back at the resort :)

I read on trip advisor how all these people that stay there are getting free room upgrades when they check in.
how can I get my guests that come to my wedding to get free room upgrades? :)

Has anyone thought of Chinese lanterns? Wonder of te resort would allow that?

We asked
To have Chinese lanterns (as in the ones you release) at a webinar we did and they said no :(
We used paper lanterns as decorations for
Our reception

Edited by Cj1053, 02 August 2014 - 02:52 PM.


#17792 atyson03

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Posted 02 August 2014 - 03:45 PM

@Cj1053 your dress is SO cute!!!! i love it! and i love that you had lace because that is what ive been looking at! 



#17793 Cj1053

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Posted 02 August 2014 - 04:36 PM

@Cj1053 your dress is SO cute!!!! i love it! and i love that you had lace because that is what ive been looking at!


Thank you so much! :) that's really sweet. I shopped forever and was so happy with my decision, but man it was HOT! lol

#17794 Cj1053

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Posted 02 August 2014 - 05:12 PM

Well, I am sad to say we are back from Mexico. It was so amazing! We didn't want to leave.

Arriving, check in was smooth and they truly do everything possible to make this a wonderful experience for you. They gave me my letter with the time to meet with the wedding planners and I had a trial hair appt at that time. They said "you're the bride, we will get this changed".

We knew ahead of time that we were upgraded to the honeymoon suite and oh-my-goodness! The room is a beachfront suite with a wrap around balcony with the most beautiful views at the resort. We were both in awe. I don't want to ruin any surprises, but they do some very sweet and romantic things for you throughout your stay. Def enhanced the experience. We got to pick the type of pillows we wanted and the scents for the bed and for the room.

The pictures I've seen of the resort don't do it justice. It's incredible. I'm a big traveler and this is by far one of my best experiences at a resort or hotel. Every staff member is kind, helpful, smiling and willing to go above and beyond.

Restaurants: we tried Spoon, Tapaz, Le Chic, the Mexican restaurant and Caribbean restaurant. I will fill you in on Le Chic in a moment. As for the regular restaurants, Tapaz was our favorite. So delicious with a great vibe and atmosphere. We went there the first night with a group of 13 and sat at 2 big tables and had a BLAST!
We didn't get to try the Italian restaurant but heard good things about it.
I would suggest doing Spoon for just breakfast or if you're in a hurry..not so much for dinner...we didn't make it there for lunch.
The Caribbean restaurant (for dinner) was our other favorite behind the Tapaz one. This was a big hit with the group. They also do breakfast and lunch. Lunch is strictly burgers.
We did the private candlelit dinner on the beach....DO IT! The food was delicious and it was a moment for my husband and I to have alone time after a crazy week..and obviously it was romantic. We did this the day after the wedding. My parents also did it and had an amazing time. They said it was their favorite meal and recommended my aunt/uncle to do it and they ended up booking it as well.
Now to Le Chic....WOW. If you are in the honeymoon suite or premium this is free. You can upgrade and pay for the wine pairings or the extended meal but the basic meal was MORE than enough. They will seat at most parties of 2 or 4, so you can't go with a group. This is similar dining experience as a Tapaz restaurant where you get small portions of different foods. We tried a total of 15 and it took 3 hours. I know it sounds long, but the time flew and we had such a great time and I tried some of the most amazing/unusual/creative/ tasteful food. To eat here you have to make reservations through the concierge in building 5. You will regret it if you don't try it.
We did our rehearsal dinner at Spoon. They sectioned off an area with curtains specifically for our group. We had arranged for maracas to be placed at everyone plate for when they arrived. The maracas were a big hit and into the dinner guests would start shaking them for us to kiss. When we arrived the wait staff was serving a signature cocktail to everyone in our wedding colors which I liked. The meal was not the regular food they serve for dinner. It was a 4 course plated dinner. They provided a printed menu with our names on it. There was a Cesar salad, soup, choice of chicken or steak, and then a dessert. I had the steak and was very impressed!
While tipping is not required, it is appreciated. We would tip at meals, but one time we didn't have cash on us and it was no big deal. We did tip decently at the rehearsal dinner and the reception. I will talk more about the reception later, but I literally had a wait staff member show up with a new drink for me any time my drink got below half full. They worked their tails off and we wanted to show our appreciation.
More to come shortly.... :)

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Edited by Cj1053, 02 August 2014 - 05:19 PM.


#17795 Tiffany Fox

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    Posted 03 August 2014 - 04:26 AM

    @Cj1053 Thanks for your update!!! I'm getting pretty excited!!!
    How were the WC's with decorating? During your meeting did you just tell them what you want and they decorated or did you have pictures?
    How was the food at the reception? I'm soooo nervous. I'm bringing most of my decorations and I want to take some of them back with me.
    I want to host a pre-anniversary party next year and stage the beach with our actual decorations.
    Were all of your guess's in close proximity?
    Did you like your hair from the salon?
    Thanks for the welcome @murmel

    This place is genius!!!! You ladies are really calming me.

    #17796 kmk2016

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    Posted 03 August 2014 - 06:09 AM

    Murmel is right.... Read through as much/all of both this thread and the Official thread for Sensatori and all your answers are found! Great resource and will totalling assure you! It may take a few evenings reading- but sooo worth it since many brides have the same questions and it's great to be able to find answers to your questions from brides who have gone through it!

    #17797 Cj1053

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    Posted 03 August 2014 - 07:12 AM

    @Cj1053 Thanks for your update!!! I'm getting pretty excited!!!
    How were the WC's with decorating? During your meeting did you just tell them what you want and they decorated or did you have pictures?
    How was the food at the reception? I'm soooo nervous. I'm bringing most of my decorations and I want to take some of them back with me.
    I want to host a pre-anniversary party next year and stage the beach with our actual decorations.
    Were all of your guess's in close proximity?
    Did you like your hair from the salon? Thanks for the welcome @murmel
    This place is genius!!!! You ladies are really calming me.

    During the meeting with the WC I had a binder full of stuff. I felt very dorky but they said they prefer it this way so they know exactly what the couple is wanting. I made a diagram of the reception area and where and I wanted the tables and the table numbers. I then had a list of each table and who wa sitting at that table (for seating cards). We did the seated meal that had an appetizer and dessert with choice of either salmon/chicken or lobster/steak. I had provided the numbers to the Miami WC ahead of time and at the meeting I provided a list based on the break down of tables who had what meal and at the actual wedding. It went very smooth. I had taken pictures of table set ups and had written table numbers on the pics so they would know which table we wanted what at. Unfortunately, some of our decorations broke along the way. My dad had heavy duty wrapped and packed with bubble wrap and everything, so that was a bummer, but I made sure to bring some extras just in case. For the most part the tables looked how we wanted except for the small changes they had to make due to things breaking. The one thing I wished was different was that I had vases at the table for the bridesmaids flowers. My WC said they would cut the flowers to fit the vases but when I saw them they hadn't cut them and they looked too tall in the vases. In the end though there is so much other stuff going on that I really didn't care. Everyone thought things were beautiful. My favorite decorations by far were the paper lanterns hanging in the reception and the icicle lights on the poles. It really made a big difference as I saw another wedding without them. I provided pics of the ceremony and the sheers and they did it exactly the way I had pictured. I also provided the WC with a schedule of events. I thought at the actual wedding the WC would be around more but from what I saw he would come and go. The 2 things I wished he helped more on was
    -after the ceremony everyone was to go to the bar for drinks until reception. He didn't announce it and everyone was standing around in the way when we were trying to do photos. My husband had to try and make an announcement but still the guests hung around. This was slightly frustrating as the photog said we only had 20 min of good sunlight left to do pics and our guests were hanging around in the photog way. I had to end up asking guests to kindly leave so we could do the photos. This really cut into our photo time. I felt that the WC should have done a better job at handling this. Also at the end of the night we had planned to do a dance alone while everyone went to the send off. The WC wasn't around and so my husband had to announce everyone to go to send off location as we were doing one last dance alone. Yet we still had guests standing right next to us as we were dancing. In the grand scheme of things it wasn't the end of the world but we had discussed these things in the meeting and more assistance would have been helpful. As for everything else they did a really good job!
    You will get your decorations back. They pack everything back in the bag you provide them and they deliver them to your room on another day.
    I wouldn't worry about the food. Everyone literally raved about the food at every dinner. I heard so many things from our guests about how they loved the food. I even saw guests taking pictures of their food. I sent you a message about the spa. Let me know if you didn't get it. I was in love with my hair, but it took a few tries at the rehearsal to find the right look. Ao unwound recommend to every bride to do a rehearsal. But they will really do whatever to make you happy. My mom got her hair and makeup done by Macel and I was very impressed. If possible id specifically request him. We found a picture in a book for my mom and he did it just like it. My advice is make sure you do your appts with enough time. My hair was at 3 and make up 4 with the wedding at 6. My makeup took about 20 min but hair took much longer and I felt so rushed after. I got back to my room at 520 and had to be ready by 545. I know it sounds early but I would suggest hair at 2 and makeup 3 if you're getting married at 6.
    As for guest location...we were semi close to one another. A few people on family side but most were on adult side. In the end the resort isn't too big and everyone always ended up at the adult pool so it wasn't hard to find people. Let me know if you have more questions :)

    Edited by Cj1053, 03 August 2014 - 07:18 AM.


    #17798 icoangel78

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    Posted 03 August 2014 - 07:36 AM

    @Cj1053 how was the dinner food. we are having the same menu as you and I'm afraid the steak may be too dry

    #17799 Cj1053

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    Posted 03 August 2014 - 08:32 AM

    @Cj1053 how was the dinner food. we are having the same menu as you and I'm afraid the steak may be too dry


    It was wonderful! I had steak a few time while at the resort and it was amazing. Every dinner I had while we were there I loved. Our guests had many compliments about our wedding dinner....as well as the other dinners. I'll find someone that had pics and post them as I saw quite a few guests taking pics of their food.
    Sorry about previous post. It's Le Chique. I have some photos from my sister in law. First is pic of a dessert at Caribbean restaurant. 2nd is room
    Service. And the rest are Le Chique.

    #17800 icoangel78

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    Posted 03 August 2014 - 08:49 AM

    I was curious of the food at your dinner reception actually. I was told they would cook the steak entree all the same and can't be requested made to order cook. I like mine medium rare and afraid the dinner reception may come out to too dry




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