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#821 kowaln85

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    Posted 14 February 2011 - 10:07 AM

    Do you have any pictures of the thai restaurant? What made you decide to have it there? What food did you have? Getting married in May and just trying to figure out where I want the dinner. Did you have a reception there too @ the Thai? Did you have a DJ? Have tons of questions if your willing to answer them because I don't seem to be getting much of a response from the Mara. Thanks so much! :) Kowaln85@yahoo.com.



    #822 April2011Bride

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      Posted 15 February 2011 - 10:38 AM

      Hey ladies,

      For those who have already had their wedding. I have received my set menus for the dinner. Has anyone heard anything about the restaurant "La Vaqueria"? Not many of the set menus have very appealing options.

      Has anyone looked at the set menu's sent out by Mara? I have read that the Mamma Mia restaurant is really good as well as the Miso. Man I am torn as to what to choose as the set menu's are so limiting.

      Also, for the "alternate" yuppa location, will this accomodate 3 groomsmen and 2 bridesmaids standing up at the front with my fiance and I? It looks pretty small. We have approximately 30 guests coming with us to Mexico and I want to ensure this location will accomodate everyone.

      Mara does not seem to think space will be an issue, however from pics it looks small. Thanks ladies.



      #823 Madi

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        Posted 15 February 2011 - 11:00 AM

        This is a fantastic site!!  So many of my questions are being answered...thank you everyone!!!  I am getting married the first week of May at the Grand Sunset.  Can anyone suggest what to do after the reception...there are about 25ppl?  We decided to go with one of the alcarte but we are a little disppointed that we get kicked out after 1.5 hours.  We are booked at 6-730...we wanted to go to the disco but need to figure out what to in the meantime. Suggestions????



        #824 kplewins

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          Posted 18 February 2011 - 10:20 AM

          Although we spent the night at the Thai Beach huts, we then went to the disco---its fun, esp if your whole party goes there.   Wear your dress!



          #825 kplewins

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            Posted 18 February 2011 - 10:26 AM



             

            Originally Posted by April2011Bride 

            Hey ladies,

            For those who have already had their wedding. I have received my set menus for the dinner. Has anyone heard anything about the restaurant "La Vaqueria"? Not many of the set menus have very appealing options.

            Has anyone looked at the set menu's sent out by Mara? I have read that the Mamma Mia restaurant is really good as well as the Miso. Man I am torn as to what to choose as the set menu's are so limiting.

            Also, for the "alternate" yuppa location, will this accomodate 3 groomsmen and 2 bridesmaids standing up at the front with my fiance and I? It looks pretty small. We have approximately 30 guests coming with us to Mexico and I want to ensure this location will accomodate everyone.

            Mara does not seem to think space will be an issue, however from pics it looks small. Thanks ladies.


            We had 35 people!  Check out the pics:

             

            http://all-about-pho...mony/index.html

             

            Click on the top of the page to go to the different parts of the ceremony/reception/ect

             

            Mama Mia was awesome...we made our rehearsal dinner there, as our reception was at the Thai Beach.

             

            Let me know if you have any other questions.
             



            #826 kabee55

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              Posted 20 February 2011 - 08:03 AM

              Hi everyone!

              Did anyone had their reception on the poolside? If so could u please send me pictures?

              Any reviews on Le fleur restaurant?

              Any infos will be greatly appriciated!

              My email is kabee55@hotmail.com



              #827 kabee55

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                Posted 21 February 2011 - 02:40 PM

                Hi gujarwala,

                 

                I saw the pics you posted and your wedding looked amazing! I'm getting married in September and have Alejandra as a WC. But she never answers the email. I always end up calling her. what would u suggest to do after the  actual ceremony? While we take our pictures,we wanted a cocktail hour but they're charging 15$ per pers. Any cheaper suggestions?

                 

                Thanks for your help!



                #828 AlbertaCarrie

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                  Posted 23 February 2011 - 10:47 AM

                  MARRIED!!!!!!!!!!  Will post pictures soon!

                  Alejandra was the coordinator.  She was tough to get ahold of in the months before, but when I titles my emails as URGENT, she responded.  Once there, she was very accommodating.  I changed my flowers a few days before the wedding and changed the cake the morning of- and although the cake was pushing the limits and we were lucky to get it changed, we were very thankful.

                  I brought my own photographer from Slate Photographics based out of Edmonton www.slatephoto.ca BEST INVESTMENT EVER!!!!!!!

                  I got my hair done at the resort and it turned out better than what I could have done myself, so I was happy.  I did my own makeup- 2 keys to that were a good primer makeup base and then a fix spray to set it for the day- and boy did it last perfectly!

                  We met all of our guests- 27 of us in total and did family, guest pics @ 2, then the guest went down to the beach for 4pm and the ceremony started at 4:30. Awesome!  We had the male minister and he spoke very clear and the vows they had prepared for us were perfect!!  We had initially wanted to write our own vows, but this was almost as good!

                  The new gazebo area they have set up was perfect!  I loved it more than the original gazebo.

                  Our CD for our ceremony music was a CD-RW, and it wouldn't work... so be sure your cd is just a CD-R.... Luckily, that was the biggest problem of the day, but they had back up music which suited our style just great- nobody knew that it wasn't our music until we told them.

                  We hung out at the beach so everyone could get their photos of us, then our guests had an hour or so to go back to their rooms- change into long pants for dinner, etc.  We used the time for photos of the 2 of us.

                  I made the mistake of thinking our dinner was at 6:30..... but it was really at 6.. So luckily we got everyone together and the restaurant was really accommodating (they say they will cancel the reservation if you are more than 10 mins late) so luckily we had some guest who showed up early- my mom, to make sure everything was set up as I wanted it!

                  Our dinner was at La Fondue.  EVERYONE raved about the dinner- and we heard numerous times that it was the favorite dinner of the whole time at the resort.  We had the Princess salad, onion soup, chicken fondue and petit fours for dessert- yum!!! The portions were very large and the waiting staff was awesome!  We timed it so we cut the cake and it was served right before the dessert which was really a bunch of little chocolates and cream puffs. We got the chocolate cake and it was so moist and delicious!  Not at all like the cakes they served at the buffets which we often found dry. We were more than impressed with La Fondue and so were our guests! I think the timing really depends on the restaurant- we had our own private area and didn't feel rushed at all.  We didn't get out of La Fondue until 9:30 and at that point met our guests at the sports bar.  We went to the bar in the courtyard for a few mins where we had a first dance with the live band, then took a couple night photos on the middle boardwalk in the centre courtyard.  For the crowd that's more into clubbing, the disco would be the place to go, but we were more about chilling and visiting.

                  We had one guest that wasn't staying at the resort- he had no trouble getting in that day, and they didn't even charge him for a day pass- they gave him a wristband and he got all inclusive for the day. 

                  The next morning, we did a "trash the dress" session with the photographer and those are some of my favorite photos!  Again, those will be posted soon!

                   

                  Our overall stay at the resort was very good.  We were more than happy with the service, we felt safe and secure, and the November explosion definitely did not impact our stay one bit!  My husband got his open water SCUBA certification while we were down there (we stayed an extra week after our guests left) and the resort instructors were awesome.  The beach was great and there were more than enough pools to accommodate the a full resort- along with the lounge chairs too!  We went to 5th ave in Playa Del Carmen a few times- if you're looking to buy anything there, be up on your bartering skills!!! Shop around, and walk out if you don't get the lowest price possible!

                  We stayed in in a swim-out suite and couldn't have been happier with our choice.  The size of the resort made it tough for some of the older guests, but not too many complaints there... I enjoyed all the walking because it helped me justify resort eating. LOL.

                  No one got sick- we drank bottled and unbottled water at the resort and of course yummy drinks, too!

                   

                  Hope this info can help a few of you.  Let me know if you have any specific questions.  Congrats and good luck to all!!!!



                  #829 Kelsey

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                    Posted 24 February 2011 - 09:59 AM

                    Congratulations AlbertaCarrie!! Sounds like you had an amazing time, I cannot wait to see pictures!!  We have just 6 weeks to go and I am just finalizing small details.  



                    #830 lamon006

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                      Posted 24 February 2011 - 04:25 PM

                      Yes, congrats on your marriage! We are getting married April 29 and can not wait. Your post was so helpful (especially about the CD's); thank you for taking the time to do it.






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