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#2641 Allie2012

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    Posted 14 March 2012 - 02:26 PM

    Hey Alison,

     

    Welcome back!!!! Awesome to hear that your honeymoon was amazing :)

     

    A couple of questions.......

     

    Where did you guys end up having your reception? What did you choose for your menu, I'm having a hard time deciding on this!

     

    I can't wait to see your pictures, please post some when you get them :)

     

    Allie
     

    Originally Posted by AlisonDawn 

    Hey ladies!

    I am back from my honeymoon which was AMAZING!!!

    So if anyone has any questions about the wedding or resort, feel free to ask! I'll be able to answer now!

    Also, we should be getting the "photographer's favourites" photos soon for both the wedding and TTD! So I will post the links as soon as I get them! I can't wait!



     



    #2642 Julie Carson

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      Posted 18 March 2012 - 07:51 AM

      Welcome back! I can't wait to hear all about everything! 



      #2643 FutureMsWalters

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        Posted 19 March 2012 - 09:07 PM

        Hey Kristee! How lucky are we to get your inside scoop?!! Thank you for your willingness to help :) I have 3 questions for you...

         

        1) Is there somewhere in town that I could venture out to & buy my own tiki torches for my reception?

         

        2) Is there a local florist in Puerto Aventuras?

         

        3) Are there any bars/clubs/pubs that you could recommend for a stagette party?

         

        Thank you so much in advance :)

         

        Jaq



        #2644 FutureMsWalters

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          Posted 19 March 2012 - 09:42 PM

          Hey ladies!

          I've read a lot of complaints about the cost of the DJ & I have to say I totally agree. I'm actually a wedding DJ in BC, Canada so I emailed Jacki & told her, no offence, but $220/hr was preposterous lol! She got back to me right away & offered me a discounted price of $500 for the whole wedding, ceremony & reception!! Now I might be a little bit biased here, but a having a DJ can make a wedding go from good to AMAZING so I think $500 is totally worth it. Just sayin, hope this helps some of u beauties :) xo



          #2645 MrsRobinson12

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            Posted 21 March 2012 - 05:08 AM

            Hello ladies! I am back!

             

            Here is the Trip Advisor review I wrote:

             

            I returned a few hours ago from this resort. I wanted to quickly write a review because I find reviews on trip advisor to be very helpful.

            The reason we went to Mexico was to get married. We travelled with about 25 friends and family.

            The ride from the airport was just over an hour. We had a great bus ride with a great host who kept the beers coming. Check in was pretty good, they could use a few more people at the front desk when a big group arrives. We were upgraded to the honeymoon suite which was awesome. Our room was not ready for a while so we tried to find some lunch. At this time, which was around 3:00, the only place open was Seaside Grill. We sat down and no one came to serve us for about ten mins until we got up and asked. The service was very slow and I did not enjoy the food. We got to our room an hour later and it was beautiful. Huge wrap around belcony with a jacuzzi tub. Big bathroom with two sinks and large shower. Did not have any problems with water on the floor. Our bed was so comfortable. The maid service and turn down service were great and took place everyday. I noticed some of my friends rooms smelt a bit moldy, but not all rooms.

            The resort itself is very small. I liked it since we were with a large group, it made it easy to find everyone. It was a bit run down but overall looked pretty good. We spent most our days on the adult side of the resort. We loved the pool and swim up bar. I did not go in the family pool once. There were quite a bit of children but it didnt bother me. The worst part of this resort was the beach. It was almost non - existent. In the water there was so many rocks and coral, which some of our group cut their feet on. This is the main reasom that I would not return to this resort.

            The food was overall very good. Hardly went to the buffet. The crepes and waffles outside the buffet were awesome. For lunch we usually got room service. The free 24 hour room serivce was a big plus. At dinner there were a few choices. Portofino was by far the best restaurant. We went there four nights. All of the food we tried was awesome. We tried the sushi restaurant once and I could not even eat it, I thought it was the awful. Some of our group liked it. We went to the Mexican restaurant once and it was okay. Good soup and desert. The main meals were okay, no one was blown away. The decor was lovely inside. Never tried Oceana because the menu was so small, but my parents said it was not geat and my mom got sick after.

            We went to the Martini Bar a few nights and had a great time. The dj played whatever we asked for and the drinks were great. One night the entertainment staff worked hard to get our Jets NHL game on for us in the bar which was so awesome.

            Our wedding day was perfect. If you are considering a destination wedding this is the place to go. Jacki, the wedding coordinator is awesome. She was so helpful before and during. The ceremony was beautiful. Cocktail party in the swing up bar was great as well. Our dinner was set up on the beach and I could not have asked for more. The food at the wedding was EXCELLENT and everyone told me it was the best wedding they have ever been to. The only crappy party was the reception is only thee hours. We had just turned on our dance music and 20 mins later we were told to wrap it up. We took our party to the bar after which was good too. A few tips to future brides is not to worry about and spend money on the small details like decoration and centerpieces. Our set was great and they used flowers from the gazebo for centerpieces. I am also so glad that I did not waste $1000 on a dj and dance floor. It is not needed at all. Another tip is to get the ultimate wedding package. We got breakfast in bed the next day, the best couples massage ever and a private dinner on the beach the day after our wedding. So worth the exta costs.

            Overall I was very glad I chose this resort for our wedding, but because of the lack of beach I would not return.

            I hope this review helps. Feel free to ask me any questions!

             



            #2646 AlisonDawn

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              Posted 21 March 2012 - 10:24 AM

              Amanda your wedding details sound EXACTLY like mine!!  Jacki really does take care of everything!!

              We also only had about 20 - 30mins of dance music before everything was wrapped up and moved over to the bar, which was probably more fun anyway!! Doing shots with friends and family is such a fun time!! lol

              For our centerprieces, Jacki also used the wedding flowers and I am SO happy I didn't spend extra money for something else. These were free and they were beautiful!

               

              I think the best advice I can offer future brides (especially since MrsRobinson's wedding went down almost EXACTLY like mine) is that if you really want dancing at your reception, ask Jacki for a longer reception. Even just an extra 30 mins would give you about an hour of dancing. 

              Aside from that, trust in Jacki, she is amazing  :D



              #2647 FutureMsWalters

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                Posted 21 March 2012 - 11:47 AM

                We're going to skip the cocktail hour (seeing that we're at an all inclusive & over 1/2 our guests will be getting pictures with us anyway) so the resort is giving us an extra hour at the reception! Anyone else doing that??



                #2648 Julie Carson

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                  Posted 21 March 2012 - 08:31 PM

                  I didn't know that was an option! I think that is really good idea! Especially since the extra costs per person for cocktail hour I would love to get rid of. 



                  #2649 Julie Carson

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                    Posted 21 March 2012 - 08:38 PM

                    So without a cocktail hour, will your guests just go to the reception while you take pictures? Do you think will go ok?



                    #2650 MrsRobinson12

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                      Posted 22 March 2012 - 05:07 AM

                      My guests actually loved the cocktail hour. They got to see the mariachi band play and have 6 different appatizers. It was nice that they had something to do while we took pictures, since it took almost an hour to take pictures of the newleyweds. The family / bridal party pictures took less than 10 mins. I would reccomend a cocktail party.






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