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#411 can't wait!

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    Posted 31 August 2008 - 09:59 PM

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Melissa24
    Sorry Ladies, it has been a couple of days. Sunbride thanks for the measurments of the gazebo, that helps so much.

    Now I have two new questions, it the DJ worth the price?
    I am totally worried about the hotel photographer not getting the pictures that I want, does anyone have suggestions on a reasonable outside photographer?

    I am very excited though, I ordered my flower girl basket and ring pillow, and also our favors. More things to check off the list!

    Several of the brides on here have used the resort photographer. Actually, the latest review we got included pics from the resort photog. From what I have seen and read, the photogs are good but it helps to tell them exactly what poses, pictures you want. As for the DJ...several brides have said it is NOT worth it. They basically just play music, don't MC anything. And if all you need is something/someone to play music, it may be best to just rent an ipod machine. Several of us on here have hired the services of DJ Mannia. He has excellent reviews and is reasonably priced. You can do a search on this forum to get more info on DJ Mannia or email them at: info@manniacancun.com.mx

    Good luck!

    #412 latinalocany

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      Posted 31 August 2008 - 11:31 PM

      Quote:
      Originally Posted by Lulu
      I'm so happy that I picked Dreams Tulum for our wedding...especially because there is so much useful information on here about the resort and planning a wedding there...thank you Sunbride for putting this together!

      So to introduce myself...

      Username Lulu
      Names (optional, first names only) Mike and Lisa
      Date & Time Feb 3, 2008 @ 4:00pm
      Wedding package - Complimentary one
      Wedding extras (and cost charged) - not sure yet
      Type of ceremony - Symbolic
      Coordinator - Landy
      Number of guests - 16 booked so far
      Ceremony location - beach
      Reception location - not sure yet
      Photographer - Citlalli Rico
      Videographer - not having one
      welcome Lulu, this is a great forum, everyone is very helpful!! and lots of great info!!!

      #413 alin & mako

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        Posted 01 September 2008 - 02:26 PM

        Quote:
        Originally Posted by MonoAmor
        We will be arriving on the 10th and staying 7 nights. It sounds like there will be a couple of us there in that time period. Its exciting! I have to admit that finding this forum has been the most comforting thing that could have happened! Thanks for all the advice!
        Great! I arrive on Nov 2 and leave on the 11th, so maybe we can meet at some point. Good luck with the planning!!

        #414 nueland

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          Posted 01 September 2008 - 03:47 PM

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by alin & mako
          Great! I arrive on Nov 2 and leave on the 11th, so maybe we can meet at some point. Good luck with the planning!!
          We arrive on Nov 8 and get married on the 12th.... Sounds like there will be several of us there all at the same time!

          #415 SunBride

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            Posted 01 September 2008 - 04:51 PM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by Lulu
            I'm so happy that I picked Dreams Tulum for our wedding...especially because there is so much useful information on here about the resort and planning a wedding there...thank you Sunbride for putting this together!

            So to introduce myself...

            Username Lulu
            Names (optional, first names only) Mike and Lisa
            Date & Time Feb 3, 2008 @ 4:00pm
            Wedding package - Complimentary one
            Wedding extras (and cost charged) - not sure yet
            Type of ceremony - Symbolic
            Coordinator - Landy
            Number of guests - 16 booked so far
            Ceremony location - beach
            Reception location - not sure yet
            Photographer - Citlalli Rico
            Videographer - not having one
            Welcome from a fellow Canadian!

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by Melissa24
            I am totally worried about the hotel photographer not getting the pictures that I want, does anyone have suggestions on a reasonable outside photographer?
            Do a search in the "mayan rivera forum" there are so many threads. A few common suggesetions for cheaper and still great local photographers are Vanessa Vargas and Martha Roque.

            #416 dreamstbride

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              Posted 02 September 2008 - 01:16 AM

              WOW!!! there will be lots of brides that week!

              How exciting!!!

              We should all get together!!! maybe for margaritas!!!

              #417 Theresa08

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                Posted 02 September 2008 - 11:44 AM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by Melissa24
                Sorry Ladies, it has been a couple of days. Sunbride thanks for the measurments of the gazebo, that helps so much.

                Now I have two new questions, it the DJ worth the price?
                I am totally worried about the hotel photographer not getting the pictures that I want, does anyone have suggestions on a reasonable outside photographer?

                I am very excited though, I ordered my flower girl basket and ring pillow, and also our favors. More things to check off the list!
                I think the DJ was definitely worth it. We danced all night.

                Also, for my ring bearers, I used large clam shells instead of pillows. It was so adorable. I got the idea from a picture I saw on this site.

                #418 cendcar

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                  Posted 02 September 2008 - 04:57 PM

                  Hello all,

                  For those ladies who are having Oct and Nov weddings, what is your timeline for the day of the wedding? I am having a 4:30 ceremony so that we can do dinner at sunset but I am wondering if that might be too late. Any suggestions?

                  #419 cendcar

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                    Posted 02 September 2008 - 05:01 PM

                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by Melissa24
                    Sorry Ladies, it has been a couple of days. Sunbride thanks for the measurments of the gazebo, that helps so much.

                    Now I have two new questions, it the DJ worth the price?
                    I am totally worried about the hotel photographer not getting the pictures that I want, does anyone have suggestions on a reasonable outside photographer?

                    I am very excited though, I ordered my flower girl basket and ring pillow, and also our favors. More things to check off the list!
                    Hi Melissa!

                    Regarding the DJ...I was going to also have a DJ but I just don't think it will be worth hiring a DJ for just 30 people. Also, the hotel DJ does not MC. So we decided we are just going to bring our iPod. This way we can still dance and if we decide to have a bonfire or go to the disco, don't need to worry about the DJ.

                    Aslo, where did you order your flower girl basket from?

                    Thanks!

                    #420 SunBride

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                      Posted 02 September 2008 - 05:17 PM

                      Quote:
                      Originally Posted by cendcar
                      Hello all,

                      For those ladies who are having Oct and Nov weddings, what is your timeline for the day of the wedding? I am having a 4:30 ceremony so that we can do dinner at sunset but I am wondering if that might be too late. Any suggestions?
                      I know you asked Oct/Nov brides but I thought I'd throw in my answer anyways :)

                      Here was my schedule for the day based on a 6pm sunset time. It seems crazy to have started so early, but it was great not to be rushed at all. We could have started an hour later though and it would have been just the same (hair did no take very long, this was based on a worst case scenario of hair takign 2 hours).

                      I wanted lots of time after the ceremony for photos with my husband, so we took a lot of the other photos (alone, with the bridesmaids, each of us with our families) before the ceremony. we probably could have done it in an hour less though (we were done and sitting around having drinks about half an hour before). So I guess really we could have started about an hour and a half later and still not been rushed (which, coincidentally, is the schedule I originally had, but my photographer make me give her more time because she was really worried about not having enough time)

                      9am: hair appointments (planned 2 hours as worst case but only took 1)
                      11am: get dressed and do make-up
                      12pm: photos of me alone and with bridesmaids
                      1pm: photos of me with my family
                      2pm: photos of groom alone and with family
                      3pm: ceremony and toast
                      3:45pm – 4:30pm: group pictures
                      4:30pm – 6pm: pictures of bride and groom (only took about 1 hour)
                      6:30pm: dinner

                      Sunset time in Oct is 6:30pm in early oct and 6:15pm by the end of oct. So your sunset time is actually very similar to mine.




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