Thanks for the review! It sounds like you had a great time! The dinner serivce is slightly worrisome; we have a group of almost 70 now, so that could be a problem! The only big group meals we have are our welcome brunch, which is basically open to the resort but we have a reserved section, our rehearsal dinner at Portofinos, and the wedding, which will be private at La Laguna.
I'd love to see any pics you have of flowers, centrepieces, etc.
I have a lot of the same questions as JND! I;m debating doing menus and ceremony programs right now. Its been so tough communicating with Rocio about these issues, and now I feel like I am running out of time...
Originally Posted by Caroline1110
I feel bad I haven't posted a review yet, I've just been so busy. Anyway, you shouldnt have problems booking the spa, but you should do that ASAP if you have a bridal party as well trying to get in. It $155 for hair and make-up and they do a fantastic job! I would definitely recommend the services at the spa.
For menu, you can only choose one item per course for everyone. Trust me though, it's the way to go. The resort does not do well at cooking dinners for big numbers. The times we went for dinners in the restaurants, we had 33 people usually at 3 separate tables. I didn't expect it to be perfect but most times, one table would be finishing dessert when the other was finally getting the first course. We ate at Portofinos (would recommend) and other than the soup being a Luke warm, the food was the best a week. Also, even though we were told we would be eating in the restaurant, we were in a very private area overlooking the lagoon. It was perfect.
Also, the vanilla wedding cake awesome. Looks wise, it was simple - white with fresh flowers (I'll post a picture). It was one tier, with 7 layers. Just a side note, stay away from any desserts that say "mousse". GROSS! Instead of a typical mousse, they are made with gelatin. We had mousse chosen as our dessert at the dinner (then have the cake during dancing), but we scrapped that because we did not want to have the mousse served.
I wasn't going to write a review now, but I also want to say we used a resort photographer and we would recommend our photographer, Marco. The pictures were great and the bonus is you get them pretty well the next day. Everyone commented on his quality of work.
Also, I think there was an earlier question about translation of legal docs. We got married legally here, then did a symbolic ceremony there. For us, that was way easier and much cheaper.
Anyway, if you have any questions let me know. Things have been do busy with Christmas life, it may be easier to put my opinions in shorter stints.
I will add pictures though, my computer is acting up tonight.
YES! I'm having mini panic attacks when I think about it. We now have a few people who are possible last minute additions, so we are working all of that out, too. I;m realizing that we all chose a pretty expensive resort to get married at! Paying for the package and paying for the private reception and we are looking at an expensive day! Ah well.....
I chose the more expensive package... Can't remember what its called. It includes having my dress steamed.
What kind of shoes are you looking for??
Originally Posted by JND2012
Manda, which package did you go with?
OMG your wedding is in LESS THAN A MONTH!!! I just got goosebumps writing that! Do you feel ready? It seems like I've felt completely behind ever since starting, jeesh. We just ordered our caketoppers, my BM's dresses should be arriving this week, our guestbook is in the works, FH's suit is being made. I need to find SHOES!!! *sigh* lol