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Hello! Hope everyone's planning is going well. For the cocktail hour would you recommend la habana or the lyrico bar? I looked back at past posts but didn't find any information on them. I have no idea what the difference is. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated! I have 24 guests that will be attending. 

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Hi Everyone,

 

I see it was mentioned that La Habana can be rented out, what is the fee for this and do they restrict the time allowed to rent it out?

 

I go through highs and lows about stressing about the details, as I'm sure we all do!  Sometimes I go into freak mode about the timing, the decorations, how to keep my people happy and entertained, but other times I remember a wedding I attended in Jamaica that had no fancy details and it was Amazing!  Everyone that will be attending is my closest friends and family, so just having this time together will be enough, I thinksad.gif, I hope, lol.

 

It worries me to hear there is yet another coordinator, but again, it's a done deal at this point so to he** with it!

 

Couple questions for the upcoming brides:

Have any of you requested your attendees to be in the same section of the resort and can they accomodate this?

Can you request to be on the side of the gazebo if you are being married there?

Who's getting married prior to departing (to avoid all the mx rules and regulations) and are you wearing white to the court house?

Anyone brining their own ipod docking station to play music and have you heard any restrictions (besides dinner which i'm pretty sure they do not allow).

 

Elissa and Shes, I'm so excited for you both! And I can't express enough how all your comments have helped me immensly!  Thank you for being on this site and sharing all your ideas and thoughts, I am so happy to have this site to ease all my worries and help me figure this whole process out!

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you can shorten songs through itunes.  All you do is highlight the song, right click choose "get info" then select the "options" tab and from there you can change the start time of a song and the end time.  hope this helps!

 

Thank you, I will definitely give this a try.

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Originally Posted by Stephanie072007 View Post

 

Hello! Hope everyone's planning is going well. For the cocktail hour would you recommend la habana or the lyrico bar? I looked back at past posts but didn't find any information on them. I have no idea what the difference is. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated! I have 24 guests that will be attending. 

Hi Stephanie - I have been to the resort before.  From what I recall La Habana bar is in the hotel lobby.  It is air conditioned and is very nice.  It's in a big spacious area of the lobby and there are tables that I believe they could reserve for you and segregate your group  a bit.

 

Here's some pics I had taken of La Habana - the lobby is magnificent.

 

This is the actual bar.

 

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This is one of the seating areas - behind the waiter you can see the bar.  There are also tables to the right of the bar and to the right of where we were sitting (to right of waiter). 

 

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The Lirico Bar is an indoor/outdoor place.  Tne bar is inside, in the main grounds, but they have seating outside on the large patio.  This is where they have their nightly entertainent on the stage there.  Here is an aerial photo I found online.  The building in the back of the photo (with roof) that's the Lirico.  They have large window/doors that open up so you can come out to that patio area and sit there to listem/watch the nightly entertainment.  This is where we are habing our cocktail hour.  Again, I believe they reserve off a section for you.

 

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Originally Posted by Jez111213 View Post

 

Hi Everyone,

 

I see it was mentioned that La Habana can be rented out, what is the fee for this and do they restrict the time allowed to rent it out?

 

I am unsure if they allow you to "rent out" the La Habana since it is in the main lobby.  Although it doesn't hurt to ask.  I've read that they will reserve a section of the bar for you.

 

I go through highs and lows about stressing about the details, as I'm sure we all do!  Sometimes I go into freak mode about the timing, the decorations, how to keep my people happy and entertained, but other times I remember a wedding I attended in Jamaica that had no fancy details and it was Amazing!  Everyone that will be attending is my closest friends and family, so just having this time together will be enough, I thinksad.gif, I hope, lol.

 

Don't stress.  It will all fall into place!  I was the same way, but now I am in a good happy place.  LOL!  pinkie.gif

Everything will be fine - everyone is there FOR YOU.  They will  be happy and in vacation mode and it will be PARADISE!

 

 

It worries me to hear there is yet another coordinator, but again, it's a done deal at this point so to he** with it!

 

Don't worry about another coordinator - I did for like 2 days.  Over nothing.  I finally got some emails from her  (Erika) and she had all my details in check!  Her English was better than Ariadna's.  I mean, they must have a phone book file on me by now!  haha

 

Couple questions for the upcoming brides:

Have any of you requested your attendees to be in the same section of the resort and can they accomodate this?

 

Our TA, Wendy Hicks requested this for us.

 

Can you request to be on the side of the gazebo if you are being married there?

We are staying in the 2 story jacuzzi suite,  We requested the suite that overlooks the Gazebo.  I believe it is Room #2046.

 

 

Who's getting married prior to departing (to avoid all the mx rules and regulations) and are you wearing white to the court house?

 

Anyone brining their own ipod docking station to play music and have you heard any restrictions (besides dinner which i'm pretty sure they do not allow).

 

Elissa and Shes, I'm so excited for you both! And I can't express enough how all your comments have helped me immensly!  Thank you for being on this site and sharing all your ideas and thoughts, I am so happy to have this site to ease all my worries and help me figure this whole process out!

 

Thank you very much!!!!  I am so happy I was able to help in any way possible.  I owe a lot to this forum and the brides here so I will contiune to pay it forward and help as I can!   xoxo

 

I leave in 2 days!  WOOT HOOT!  xoxo

 

 

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Elissa I betcha you're seating at the edge of your seat right about now! eeee, i'm so excited for you & I can't wait to hear all about it. I'll be sitting here waiting ..inpatiently! haha. I hope you enjoy and love every moment of it!! <3 Ours is a little less than 3 weeks away, and I'm getting overly anxious. I'm trying to make sure I have all things. I need to do a "packing" trial. haha, Make sure I won't forget anything! Which I feel so bound to do! Been shopping way too much, that I'm actually getting tired of it. Who ever thought that'd happen! Still need cake topper, welcome bags, songs in order, ect! ahh!

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OMG - I cannot believe we leave tomorrow!  I am just about ready!  I am here at work and I cannot wait to get out of here!

 

I hear ya about the shopping - I just got back from shopping on my lunch hour.  I AM DONE - at least until Mexico!  lol  Maybe some makeup tonight though.  I have my eyebrow & bikini wax appointment this evening and then we are going to look at some makeup.  I had bought a new MAC lipstick to wear on my wedding day and I may want to change my blush.

 

Finished my songs on my iphone last night...did some last minute table seating changes....now ready!

 

Yours will be here before you know it!!!!

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Originally Posted by elissae View Post

 

OMG - I cannot believe we leave tomorrow!  I am just about ready!  I am here at work and I cannot wait to get out of here!

 

I hear ya about the shopping - I just got back from shopping on my lunch hour.  I AM DONE - at least until Mexico!  lol  Maybe some makeup tonight though.  I have my eyebrow & bikini wax appointment this evening and then we are going to look at some makeup.  I had bought a new MAC lipstick to wear on my wedding day and I may want to change my blush.

 

Finished my songs on my iphone last night...did some last minute table seating changes....now ready!

 

Yours will be here before you know it!!!!

Congrats! So excited! We leave in 40 days!! Keep us all posted when you get back!!!thewave.gif

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Congrats Elissa... Will be stalking you on FB the next week or so and already love the pic you have posted this morning...

I miss this site & know no-one on here anymore really, have been talking to previous BDW brides today on FB and thought id stop by and see whats going on.

It will  be 5 weeks on Monday to our 2nd anniversary and we miss the RPRM so much...

Good luck to all you lovely brides to be, It will be amazing :-)

Im so jealous, dont get me wrong I love being a wife and wouldnt change it for the world although secretly I still wish i was planning so i had it all to look forward to again and had all the lovely ladies on here to plan with

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Ladies, you have ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to worry about. Erika is TOP NOTCH and my wedding was perfect! She paid attention to every detail I asked for. She's the best wedding coordinator I've dealt with out of the 3 and she and I only started talking the week before my wedding! Her English is fantastic and I must say, she is a busy girl !! There was a wedding like EVERYDAY we were here. I am leaving today and arrived 11 days ago!!!!! Be patient with her. I love her!!!!!

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Hi Ladies!

Our wedding was last week and we the prime example of what happens when your beach wedding gets rained out!  We were in Mexico 10 days and it only rained (poured!) one day- the day we got married!  The original plan was to hold the ceremony on the beach and the reception on the beach as well.   The rain plan moved our ceremony to the Don Manolo patio under the over hang and inside Chili's restaurant.  Everything turned out great in the end! I attached some pics so everyone knows the back up plan.... they are not the professional photos, just some shots that my friends took.

As for the experience overall, I agree with Elissa... Erika did a fantastic job as the coordinator and is an excellent communicator. The photographer from Adventure Photos, Sergio, also did a great job capturing the wedding and their photo booth was a HIT with our guests. I was so very happy with the ladies in the spa... they had several pictures of hair options and did a great job with our make up and nails.  My only word of warning is to lock your belongings up the entire time you are there!  Unfortunately my phone was stolen from my suitcase as well as $40... likely by the housekeeping service but I can't confirm it  Entirely my fault for not using the safe for everything!  This was the only downside of the wedding.  Everything else was great!!  The staff was very, very helpful and the resort is in tip top condition.  

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