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#1301 birdie2322

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    Posted 23 February 2012 - 07:50 PM

    Hello Ladies!!!! 

     

    Brand new bride to be here. I just found this site and have decided to have my wedding at the GRP riviera gazebo. You ladies have been so helpful. Thank you so much!!!

     

     



    #1302 FranticBride2be

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      Posted 27 February 2012 - 06:13 PM

      Hey Everybody

       

      I think we have everything organized!  I'm just trying to finish off the last few details.  All our guests have fully paid, and we actually had a couple last minute additions to our group. 

       

      I'm half way through making name cards for the tables, half way through table numbers, and have an idea of what I'm doing for programs.  Those are the only crafty things I'm bringing down to mexico.

       

      I just bought my shoes for the wedding, I bought the bridesmaids shoes (they're all different but the same concept), the bridesmaids dresses, and the boys all have their pants.  I also have a really cute hair clip and I know what I want my hair to look like.  I'm going in for my dress fitting tomorrow (yikes), and then I'm all finished up:)

       

      Hows everybody else's planning going?  Are you bringing anything down with you (programs, name cards, to go bags...)

       

      E.

       

       



      #1303 FranticBride2be

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        Posted 27 February 2012 - 08:06 PM

        Hey Everybody, 

         

        I know VancityBride had some questions about the DJ.  I was also curious about the DJ services offered by the hotel.  Did they organize everything?  Did you give them a playlist?  Did they play a entrance song, a first dance song, last dance song? 

         

        I really want to know if the DJ added a lot to the reception, if it was worth hiring the DJ.

         

        Thanks!

         

        E



        #1304 coconut

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          Posted 28 February 2012 - 03:52 PM



          Originally Posted by mimibride 

          hum, do you think i will have to pay more, if my photog is a guest staying at the resort? :S



          hi!

          i'm doing the same thing. no i dont think you'll have to pay more but you'll have to pay for him as the other guests at your wedding. i'm having the dinner at chill out so it costs me 100$ for him to be there !

          if you have any question, feel free to ask!



          #1305 Pierre Violle

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            Posted 01 March 2012 - 02:59 PM

            Hello Princess brides!  I really enjoy shooting weddings at the Princess.  The variety of locations and feels for both ceremonies and receptions is great!  Check out Wedding at Princess Resort, Riviera Maya, Mexico. Wedding at Princess Resort, Riviera Maya, Mexico.

             

            Wedding at Princess Resort, Riviera Maya, Mexico.

             

            Wedding at Princess Resort, Riviera Maya, Mexico.

             

            Wedding at Princess Resort, Riviera Maya, Mexico.



            #1306 DanielaP

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              Posted 05 March 2012 - 05:44 AM

              Hello,

               

              I want to start out by saying I am fairly new to this and find it extremely helpful. I am getting married July 16,2012. I had initially booked my wedding at the Now Jade but after reading so many reviews and not fully content with the location of the resort, I just changed it to The Sunset Princess. I have so many questions and was hoping that some of you brides that have been dealing with the resort longer could please help me. The ceremony I have decided will be in the round gazebo. We really want to have a private event  for the reception, I am just not sure we understand our options very well. If we go with the Gala does that make the reception private, and if so what are my venue options for the Gala? Also I was told I was able to take my own photographer but had to pay a $200 vendor fee but am I also able to bring in my own florist with a fee?

               

              Thanks,

              Daniela



              #1307 FranticBride2be

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                Posted 05 March 2012 - 09:54 AM


                Daniela, 

                 

                We're getting married end of April.  We're using the Gala menu and a private room.  We're also using the round gazebo.  It sounds like we're having pretty similar weddings!

                 

                How many people do you have coming?

                 

                For the Gala menu, we were able to present our guests with a couple of options.  We allowed them to chose 1 of 3 selected menus (one meat, one fish and one vegetarian).  We also have a kids menu (hotdog or hamb.).  Each of these menus is a different price, so it just depends on how many of them you book.  The gala menu also includes beer/wine and soda, so we're not providing an open bar on top of that.

                 

                For the room, there are at least three options that I've heard of.  There's the Jalisco room which is really big, and then two smaller rooms.  We chose the crystal room.  It has floor to ceiling windows and is good for the number of guests we have (about 60).  The room rental for the evening cost us $200.  The tables and chairs and basics are included, so we just ended up getting flowers/centrepieces from the resort.  I was planning on bringing in an outside florist, but Emma helped me change a lot of the flowers that they provide (ie from roses to tiger lilies), so it ended up being cheaper to just go with the resort.  I'm not sure if there's a fee to bring in a florist, but I would assume there is. 

                 

                We are getting the most basic package, because we have enough rooms in platinum booked, and then we are just paying for extras here and there. 

                 

                We found it was really difficult to get information from the WC, but as we got closer to the date, she was really attentive.  She even called a couple times to make sure everything was working out.  

                 

                I hope that helps! 

                 

                E. 

                 

                 

                Originally Posted by DanielaP 

                Hello,

                 

                I want to start out by saying I am fairly new to this and find it extremely helpful. I am getting married July 16,2012. I had initially booked my wedding at the Now Jade but after reading so many reviews and not fully content with the location of the resort, I just changed it to The Sunset Princess. I have so many questions and was hoping that some of you brides that have been dealing with the resort longer could please help me. The ceremony I have decided will be in the round gazebo. We really want to have a private event  for the reception, I am just not sure we understand our options very well. If we go with the Gala does that make the reception private, and if so what are my venue options for the Gala? Also I was told I was able to take my own photographer but had to pay a $200 vendor fee but am I also able to bring in my own florist with a fee?

                 

                Thanks,

                Daniela



                 



                #1308 FranticBride2be

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                  Posted 05 March 2012 - 09:57 AM

                  Hey!

                   

                  On another note, I just realized my stagette is a full week earlier then I thought it was!  I'm going to to Whistler Mar 23! I can't believe its march already, time really flies! 



                  #1309 DanielaP

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                    Posted 05 March 2012 - 11:08 AM

                    Thanks for the reply FranticBride2be. I am having about 30-40 guests still have not yet confirmed everybody. So if I am understanding correctly the private Gala room rental is $200 and in addition I would pay per person based on the menu as well as pay for my wedding package am I correct? Do you have any pictures of the rooms or know where I can find some? How much are they charging you for centerpieces?

                     

                    Daniela.



                    #1310 FranticBride2be

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                      Posted 06 March 2012 - 09:51 PM

                      Daniela, 

                       

                      Yes, that's what we're doing.  We're paying a per plate charge, plus $200 for the room for 4 hours.  Im also paying for our wedding package.  I don't have pictures of all of the rooms, I'd email the coordinator about that.  For centerpieces, they sent me two different pdf's with different centerpieces.  I think it would be best to email about that.  I originally didn't get the second pdf, so I showed her a picture of what I was looking for, and she sent me a second pdf, so there are generally more options then they first present to you:)

                       

                      Good luck with your planning

                       

                      E. 

                       

                      Originally Posted by DanielaP 

                      Thanks for the reply FranticBride2be. I am having about 30-40 guests still have not yet confirmed everybody. So if I am understanding correctly the private Gala room rental is $200 and in addition I would pay per person based on the menu as well as pay for my wedding package am I correct? Do you have any pictures of the rooms or know where I can find some? How much are they charging you for centerpieces?

                       

                      Daniela.



                       






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