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Boo -- I just e-mailed you a link to a photobucket album...let me know if it doesn't work or you don't get it!:-)

Oh, and forgot to mention in the e-mail, there are a few in there of the band we had during our cocktail hour...this was not a band booked through SMB, just FYI:-)

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Thanks Simistar I got the email! Thats good to know about the band - we are considering a mariatchi trio for after the ceremony for 45 min. Simistar did you get Cecilia to upgrade the set up at all? In terms of linen or bows on the tall round tables? There are some vendors that do lounge furniture but its soo expensive...

 

Quick question to all the girls - from the pictures and this blog it seems most people are choosing 3, 4 pm even in the fall, so about an hour before sunset for that time. I booked 2 pm on November 19, 2010 and I believe there is already a second wedding that day at 4 pm, also at the beach so I cant make it later anyway but is 2 pm not a good time? is it too bright compared to the softer light later on? I first went with two cause I figure 30 min. for ceremony, 30 min for us to hang out at the cocktail hour and take group pictures and then us we want pictures in two locations then another 1.5 hours for that so we aimed to finish every by 5 before it gets dark... are we starting too early?

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I was reading one of the other blogs and came across this amazing guy and his steel drums, I am way over budget already but as we will have the speakers and microphone I figure (will double check with Cecilia) plug in an ipod and have a cd of his for pre-ceremony although if anyone knows a good and cheap steel drummer I would love to know

 

here is the link Steel Drum Music :: Videos

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Thanks Simistar I got the email! Thats good to know about the band - we are considering a mariatchi trio for after the ceremony for 45 min. Simistar did you get Cecilia to upgrade the set up at all? In terms of linen or bows on the tall round tables? There are some vendors that do lounge furniture but its soo expensive...
We didn't pay to upgrade the decor at all, we just went with what was included... And then we brought chair bows, centerpieces and table runners.
SMB staff/Cecilia will put out whatever decor your bring for no extra charge...at least there was no extra charge when we did it:-)

Kits55 did lounge furniture...not sure how much she paid, but maybe she got a good deal and can offer some advice...?

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Quick question to all the girls - from the pictures and this blog it seems most people are choosing 3, 4 pm even in the fall, so about an hour before sunset for that time. I booked 2 pm on November 19, 2010 and I believe there is already a second wedding that day at 4 pm, also at the beach so I cant make it later anyway but is 2 pm not a good time? is it too bright compared to the softer light later on? I first went with two cause I figure 30 min. for ceremony, 30 min for us to hang out at the cocktail hour and take group pictures and then us we want pictures in two locations then another 1.5 hours for that so we aimed to finish every by 5 before it gets dark... are we starting too early?
I'm surprised they booked another wedidng for so close to yours??
When we first looked into SMB we were told they have a max. of two weddings a day -- one in the morning and one in the late afternoon/evening....

I can't speak for anyone else, but we chose to get married close to sunset b/c we wanted to have our ceremony during sunset...
It all depends on what you want...
We actually did pictures before our ceremony for better light, so if you have your ceremony at 2pm, you won't have to worry about that:-)

Are you having a reception after...? If so, I don't think you're starting too early necessarily... you'll just be giving your guests a long break between the ceremony and the reception... If you're okay with that, and have the photographer for enough hours to stay all that time, it should be fine I would think?:-)

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Thanks Simistar, I really dont think I sleep anymore, this blog is great wink.gif

 

We are doing a reception dinner / dancing back at Dreams Riviera Cancun as we will have some kids joining us, reception will be set up by 5 with dinner brought out by 6 pm, but then it also got me thinking that our open bar and music will likely be done by 9 then, seems kinda early

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odd ball question - we signed contract with Cecilia but I have been trying to wire funds ever since and I cant get an answer for the address of the beneficiary, do any of the girls who already got married at Secrets know this?

 

For beneficiary I got IXE BANCO S.A.FIDEICOMISO

 

thanks, sorry I just feel so anxious that there are still loose ends

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Boo, Did you get any help on this yet?

This is the account name that was written on my contract: Name of Account: Hoteles Del Caribe Holdings Inc.

 

My mom sent our deposit there back in July 2009.We mailed a check to a bank in Houston,TX and the check was made out to the account above.

 

Let me know if you want more info.

 

~Lynnea

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thanks - yeah sorry I guess I made a comment on the other Secrets Maroma thread but not this one, yes it was like close your eyes, take a deep breath, and push go and low and behold Cecilia actually confirmed the deposit - horay! so yes its all systems go

 

I am having a hard time getting a good linen vendor, so I am thinking of now just buying cocktail table and linen for the little table under the gazeebo and bringing them with - Cecilia's answer to how much material to buy, whats the height etc. - is that the table are retractable so whatever - how tall do you girls think those cocktail tables are? how tall and wide is that little table? or should I really just buy stuff thats too long and just tuck it in?

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Hello, fellow SMB brides! Does anyone know how much it is to have a private dinner in the wine cellar? I know one of the brides on this forum did that but I can't find pricing for it in the docs that Cecilia has sent so far.

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