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#1771 normas09

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    Posted 07 June 2013 - 01:49 PM

    That's a great time!!

     

    They are pretty responsive... probably a few days. If its more than a week, I would recommend calling them. I would suggest buying a calling card so it's not expensive. Let me know if you need the phone number. 

     

    Also, don't forget to check your spam box! When they responded to me, it went to my spam box and I didn't even think about looking there till after I called. haha

     

     

     

    Originally Posted by newmrskassner 

    Normas09 - I have a request (e-mail) in to the wedding department for any day in the last week of May at the 4pm time slot.  I am waiting to hear back from them.  How long does it typically take before I should try to contact them again?  I don't want to drive them crazy already, but I also don't want to lose out on that week!   :)
     



    #1772 normas09

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      Posted 07 June 2013 - 01:51 PM

      Yikes! That is outrageous. I don't have the bouquet prices but I know I've read that you can bring in your own wedding flowers, if it turns out that is how much it costs. Sorry, can't be more help.

      Originally Posted by jengullage 

      Hey everyone,

       

      Does anyone have any examples of prices of what bouquets are going to cost?? On the website it says that for a tropical bouquet-something like what Chrestena had, was going to cost $500....that seems completely outrageous to me and I am having such a hard time figuring out what to do.  

       

      I chose the mayan pearl package in white-so it comes with a white bouquet, but I was going to give that to my maid of honour and get a tropical one for me since you can't substitute, but for $500 I can't justify it.  Anyone have prices from them for this stuff??



      #1773 junomei

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      Posted 09 June 2013 - 10:55 AM

      Hi Ladies,

       

      I'm just starting to think about centerpieces for the reception, and was wondering if you ladies who are getting married, or who have got married, might be able to shed some light for me. Specifically, what comes with the wedding packages, I'm going with the Pearl packages with everything in white, and have about 70 guests on the invite list so far and doing a formal sitdown reception, haven't decided if we'll do plated or buffet yet either. What are the options for the guests tables?

       

      Thanks a bunch in advance ladies!

      Liana



      #1774 KylieD

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        Posted 10 June 2013 - 07:43 AM

        Originally Posted by brebuisson02 

        Hi Carlotta,
        Will you be at the resort before your guests arrive? If so you could meet them in the lobby when they arrive (if you know around what time they will be getting there at) to hand them their OOT bags in person .. Or like normas09 said possibly ask Vanessa if they could make an exception to hand them out a little bit later. What are you all putting in your OOT bags?? I'm just starting to think about mine & will start putting them together this summer .. I'm excited!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

        Hi KylieD & Welcome!
        To answer your questions .. I am pretty sure outside photographers are allowed; do you mean you want to bring your own from home or you want to book one from mexico?? I am flying out my photographer & they were fine with that because he will be staying at the resort for the week.. but I'm almost positive that other photographers from mexico are allowed too. As for the day/night passes .. I'm not too sure how much they cost but I'm curious as well because I may have a couple  guests staying at a different resort that would need the passes for our wedding day. If you hear of anything let me know.. & I'll do the same!
         

        Hi brebuisson02,

         

        I just heard back from Grace and she told me the guest passes are $60us per person. Hope that helps!



        #1775 brebuisson02

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          Posted 10 June 2013 - 04:08 PM

          Originally Posted by KylieD 

          Hi brebuisson02,

           

          I just heard back from Grace and she told me the guest passes are $60us per person. Hope that helps!

           Awesome thanks for the info KylieD!



          #1776 jencadiz

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            Posted 11 June 2013 - 04:42 AM

            Hey all, Just thought I would share some new insight on the decor for the Karen Bussen packages. I was thinking I could choose one of the color options and add a second color through some DIY decorations. Apparently adding decorations to the chairs, space, tables is not permitted. I'm sure it has something to do with the integrity of the designer's vision. Anyway, what you can add color through are programs, favors, table cards. I was a bit bummed about this at first, but the silver lining is that it means less DIY work for me! Just thought I would pass it along.

            #1777 jengullage

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              Posted 11 June 2013 - 04:49 PM

              Liana- I know that you can set the tables up in a variety of ways.  Whether it is round tables scattered about, or in my case I am doing a "U" shape since we only have about 22 guests that is the best option for us I think.  

               

              Caseylynn- Thanks for the info on the rose petals.  I will want to order those for sure!

               

              Carlotta- I can't remember how far back your post was about a videographer (I am pretty sure I remember you saying you did extensive research trying to find one).  Who did  you end up choosing?? We are in the process of doing research and want to book one now but we are noticing a very big difference in price and in quality! We can't afford to pay thousands of dollars, but we don't want to go too cheap and get a really bad looking video.  Right now we are finding some that are about 1700 usd, and they make really great videos, and the resort is offering for cheaper, but I don't have a lot of examples from them to really get a sense of their style.  Are we in the right ball park for quality based on what you found? Who are you going with if you don't mind me asking?

               

              Jen



              #1778 Carlota1981

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              Posted 12 June 2013 - 03:10 PM

               

              Carlotta- I can't remember how far back your post was about a videographer (I am pretty sure I remember you saying you did extensive research trying to find one).  Who did  you end up choosing?? We are in the process of doing research and want to book one now but we are noticing a very big difference in price and in quality! We can't afford to pay thousands of dollars, but we don't want to go too cheap and get a really bad looking video.  Right now we are finding some that are about 1700 usd, and they make really great videos, and the resort is offering for cheaper, but I don't have a lot of examples from them to really get a sense of their style.  Are we in the right ball park for quality based on what you found? Who are you going with if you don't mind me asking?

               

              Jen

               

               

              Hi Jen, of course!! The videographer is Matias Zalazar, from Indigo Wedding. We found him in January after looking for options. For the same time, other videographers asked us 900 usd!

               

              This is the website:

              http://indigowedding.com/

               

              How many hours are you looking for? We have just wanted to have a video like the Chrestena. We talked with Matias and he told me no problem. So we booked him and an assistant for 90 minutes for 400 usd. If you dont book an assistant is 300 usd.  We just wanted to have the before moments, ceremony and after. But I know he has several packages so you save money.

               

              He is an Argentinan guy based in Playa del Carmen and I liked his videos. He is very flexible so you can ask him how exactly you want the video. 

               

              For example, in a lot of the videos he has in his website this starts with people talking while a song sounds and mix with some images without words. I prefered to have an structure as Christina's videos, I mean no people talking (except the minister).

               

               

              We payed the 40% of the total amount thourgh Paypal. He is going to give us our video before leaving Mexico. Living in Spain neither the videographer nor the photographer wanted to pay the high costs of delivering so both are giving us our dvds some days later. 

              For 400 usd we are going to have 2 videos: one of 4-5 minutes and other longer of 15-20 min

               

               

              Matias speaks English so you can talk with no problem with him. He is also available for Skype sessions if you want to ask him directly any questions. 

               

               

              Hope to be helpful    ; )



              #1779 aak2fast4u

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                Posted 12 June 2013 - 05:02 PM

                Hi Everyone!!! We are getting Married July 26th at 4Pm - Catholic Ceremony!! I have sooo much to do and its less than two months away!!  Thanks for all your posts-- so helpful!

                Anyone recommend a great photographer? 

                 

                We are having the ceremony from 4-5pm

                Pictures with group until 5:30

                Photos around the resort while our guests have cocktail (hopefully with mariachi band) until 7

                 

                Reception in La Laguna from 7-11 with DJ Doremixx and the lit up dance floor (I think). 

                 

                Then the "after party" at Sunset Disco

                 

                The night before we are going to do a Rehearsal dinner form 6:00-7:00 in Portofino I think (for 28 of us) 

                 

                Then we are having a White party - Welcome Beach party for our guests from 8-10 pm

                Fire Dancers performing at 7:45-8:15pm 

                Super Excited!!! 

                 

                I need to open the purse strings and start finalizing everything!! (Slightly stressed!)

                Our videographer is Cancuun Wedding video, paying $2000 for 5 hours and a highlight video 

                 

                Any recommendations - please help!! 

                 

                Excited but stressed Bride to be ! 



                #1780 normas09

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                  Posted 12 June 2013 - 06:52 PM

                  Hi aak2fast4u,

                   

                  Congrats on your upcoming wedding! It sounds like you have everything almost set! I love your idea of the white party. I was thinking about doing either the fire dancers or the water drum show too but at the Las Rocas location. Are you using the itzaes group? Also, do you know if their is any fire restriction for the Rocas area?

                   

                  I don't have prices yet but I started making a list of photographers that I like and will contact for pricing. Here is a rough list so far:

                   

                   

                  Claudia Photo Studio- http://claudiaphoto.com/asociados.php

                   

                  Pierre Visual Studios-


                  Hi Everyone!!! We are getting Married July 26th at 4Pm - Catholic Ceremony!! I have sooo much to do and its less than two months away!!  Thanks for all your posts-- so helpful!

                  Anyone recommend a great photographer? 

                   

                  We are having the ceremony from 4-5pm

                  Pictures with group until 5:30

                  Photos around the resort while our guests have cocktail (hopefully with mariachi band) until 7

                   

                  Reception in La Laguna from 7-11 with DJ Doremixx and the lit up dance floor (I think). 

                   

                  Then the "after party" at Sunset Disco

                   

                  The night before we are going to do a Rehearsal dinner form 6:00-7:00 in Portofino I think (for 28 of us) 

                   

                  Then we are having a White party - Welcome Beach party for our guests from 8-10 pm

                  Fire Dancers performing at 7:45-8:15pm 

                  Super Excited!!! 

                   

                  I need to open the purse strings and start finalizing everything!! (Slightly stressed!)

                  Our videographer is Cancuun Wedding video, paying $2000 for 5 hours and a highlight video 

                   

                  Any recommendations - please help!! 

                   

                  Excited but stressed Bride to be ! 






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