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#901 samcalv1

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    Posted 12 May 2011 - 11:31 AM


    This is the e-mail address I have been using to speak to Mara if it helps

    Thanks samcalv1.

     

    I don't have an exact date of the wedding but I will be at GSP the 11th - 20th. I submitted the inital form last week but have not had any response. I have even tried calling the hotel but I can never get through. I have printed everything from their website in regards to the wedding but I find that the packages have a lot of extra that I wouldn't need. I'm trying to find out if I can manipulate any of the packages to fit what we are looking for.



     



    #902 sonymp

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      Posted 12 May 2011 - 02:07 PM

      Samcalv1, thanks for the email address. My cousin booked the trip with a TA but this is going to be a surprise. My fiance and I don't want a big fuss. So we are just doing this behind everyone's back. I'm located in Conneticut. The dress is the only thing I have so far. I've only begun to start planning this wedding. That's why it is so frustrating not to get in touch with anyone at the hotel. As stated before I have printed everything I could find on their website but it's not much. I will try the email address you provided and hopefully someone will get back to me within a week.

       

      What are your plans? Have you already booked your location? Are you using the gazebo? Do you have a photographer? Are you bringing your own photographer or using the hotels? Sorry for all the questions but you are the only one that has provided me with anything. Thanks



      #903 samcalv1

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        Posted 13 May 2011 - 12:21 AM


        No probs glad I could help, we are only having a small wedding so far there is 9 of us and two of them are my children!!! Hoping for the Gazebo and I have booked Claudia Rodreiguez as my photographer her pics look fab...... My daughter who is 8 is my bridesmaid and my son  who is 14 is giving me away.... Sorted out my dress and Natasha's dress (my daughter) got to sort out the suits for my FI..... probably do that next month, also we have picked the music..... Haven't decided on flowers or cake yet tho.... Happy planning xx
         

        Originally Posted by sonymp 

        Samcalv1, thanks for the email address. My cousin booked the trip with a TA but this is going to be a surprise. My fiance and I don't want a big fuss. So we are just doing this behind everyone's back. I'm located in Conneticut. The dress is the only thing I have so far. I've only begun to start planning this wedding. That's why it is so frustrating not to get in touch with anyone at the hotel. As stated before I have printed everything I could find on their website but it's not much. I will try the email address you provided and hopefully someone will get back to me within a week.

         

        What are your plans? Have you already booked your location? Are you using the gazebo? Do you have a photographer? Are you bringing your own photographer or using the hotels? Sorry for all the questions but you are the only one that has provided me with anything. Thanks



         



        #904 VancityBride

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          Posted 16 May 2011 - 03:07 PM

          Helloo..Im soo happy to hear that your wedding was amazing. Im hoping that you could help me with a few questions that i have..plllsss Im having my wedding there April 2012.

           

          You said that you met with your WC day 2 of ur trip..Did u have a choice of when she would meet with you? how long was your meeting with her?

           

          Did you love your hair and make-up from the resort? Did you bring a pic of your own pic of your make-up that you wanted or did they just do it?

           

          Regarding the cocktail hour.. I was thought that snacks would be provided.. Did u have any?  Where was ur cocktail hour? Did u have a choice of where you could have it?  Was it worth it?

           

          With your music/ipod what connections did you need?

           

          You say that the ceremony only last 15mins??.. Ive heard the ceremonies are about 35mins.. But i guess it depends on your minister. Id better go over my timings for everything again.
           

          Now im a little confused about there being a riveria side and a sunset side... Is there a difference?

           

          You mentioned a platinum side...What rooms is that.. was it worth it?

           

          I hope that wasnt too much.. Sorryyyyyyyy

          I just really need the help.

          Thanks!!!!!!

           

           

          Originally Posted by Tamara2 

          Hi all!!

           

          Its been a really long time since I've been back from my amazing wedding at the Grand Riviera Princess in March. Hope I can remember everything....

           

          We had 38 guest arrive. 30 of which all stayed in the platinum side (Well worth every penny) They don't give you a limit on the A La Cartes per week and to have a private pool, it was amazing. it turned out to be a great meeting place...

           

          We had Mara as our WC... a little scared going to the resort, I had read some brides that had a signed contract weeks before getting to the resort... Us we didn't get anything picked out like flowers, cake, our dinner until 2 days after we got to the resort. We gave Mara our wedding favors, so on the day they would be at our place setting for dinner....

           

          We had the legal ceremony... We met with the legal representative the day before the wedding. we gave our blood and signed a couple forms and basically when on our way... They told us that the Marriage Certificate should arrive in 3 months... I was actually surprised it arrived in Canada 6 weeks. in Spanish.... 

           

          The wedding day started with me eating breakfast with family & sitting by the pool until my hair appointment at 12 (noon) by one of the girls in the spa, my brides made also had a appointment at the same time... There is only two chairs so make sure that you leave enough time if others want there hair done too.. I forgot my picture in the room to show how i would like my hair, but they had a binder of pictures that I went through and found one that I loved.. my hair dresser did not speak any English, if you do not have a picture explaining if could be difficult..

           

          We were done around 1:30ish I walked back to my room to get ready and my flowers were already delivered. (sitting on the bed) and my dress was hanging ( back from getting steamed) I was a little worried about house keeping taking my dress to have it pressed but I'm glad I did. they did a fabulous job.  Also when i arrived back to my room. there was a fruit tray and champagne... Love it!!

           

          2:00 my family & friends came to help me get dresses, by that time my photographer (Claudia Rodriguez) was talking pictures of us getting ready. 2:45 the trolley was there to pick us up (room for 6 people) and took us to the beach.... We had the beach reception.... It was beautiful.... I was soo pleased with how everything turned out. the day before my husband and I took a peek at another wedding that was going on and talked to the "music guy" to make sure we have the right connections for our Ipod. he asked us to make sure that the songs are in order and on the day of the wedding to explain it again to him.... 

           

          3:00 was the ceremony. it lasted 15 mins. after the ceremony We have our first dance... while we were talking picture we had an open bar for a hour. ( we had the Royalty package which the open bar was included)

           

          7:00 dinner at the tapas a la carte... it was an amazing dinner. we had a green salad, Gazpacho soup, Roasted Chicken & Ice Cream for dessert. and of course our wedding cake. tons of food.

           if you decide on this ala carte and wish to make speeches.... remember that there is flamenco dancers/ show and this takes 30 mins out of your dinner ....

           

          after the dinner we all gathered in the main lobby bar until they closed the bar around 11pm...

           

          all in all i was very pleased with everything that went on with the day and how it unfolded. I only wish I we would of ate at another al a carte, and made it at 730 or 8pm...

           

           

           

          a couple of you asked about US/ Pesos.... we brought 100. US $1.00... & 1000. Mexican pesos in 20's & 50's for tips.. anything else we just used our Visa & MasterCard... 

           

          We didn't know until we checked out... They do not except travelers cheques if you want to pay for the wedding fees.... only Visa or cash.... 

           

           

          I know I'm forgetting something...

           

          To all the soon to be brides.... GOOD LUCK. they day goes by really fast so enjoy as much as you can.... :)

           



           



          #905 sonymp

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            Posted 18 May 2011 - 03:51 AM

            Am having a really frustrating time trying to get anyone at the GSP contact me back. It has now been 2 weeks with no word from any WC. Has anyone else had this long of a wiating period? 



            #906 samcalv1

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              Posted 19 May 2011 - 07:36 AM

              Has Mara left the hotel??? I've just received an e-mail from Francelia Perez....... Does anyone know anything?  Also had an e-mail from Sabrina Lopez from beautyweddings who I think sorts out all the legal work?  Has anyone on here dealt with them? Thanks x



              #907 takelly

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                Posted 19 May 2011 - 06:14 PM

                Hi Samantha,

                 

                I haven't heard who my new wedding coordinator is from the resort but I have heard from Sabrina.  She does look after the legal paperwork and set up the appointment for the bloodwork for me.  Her turn around time for responses has been pretty quick!

                 

                Originally Posted by samcalv1 

                Has Mara left the hotel??? I've just received an e-mail from Francelia Perez....... Does anyone know anything?  Also had an e-mail from Sabrina Lopez from beautyweddings who I think sorts out all the legal work?  Has anyone on here dealt with them? Thanks x



                 



                #908 samcalv1

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                  Posted 20 May 2011 - 12:23 AM


                  Ok thanks, how are your plans coming along???
                   

                  Originally Posted by takelly 

                  Hi Samantha,

                   

                  I haven't heard who my new wedding coordinator is from the resort but I have heard from Sabrina.  She does look after the legal paperwork and set up the appointment for the bloodwork for me.  Her turn around time for responses has been pretty quick!

                   



                   



                   



                  #909 takelly

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                    Posted 20 May 2011 - 09:48 AM


                    We have just finalized all of the bookings...looks like 38 in total!!  Next week we start shopping for dresses.  How are thing going on your end?
                     

                    Originally Posted by samcalv1 


                    Ok thanks, how are your plans coming along???
                     



                     



                     



                    #910 samcalv1

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                      Posted 20 May 2011 - 11:27 PM

                      Gosh you've got a few coming!!!! There is 9 of us xx I've picked and ordered the bridesmaid dress, FI is picking his suit on Tuesday, my next door neighbour owns the bridal shop I've ordered my dress from saw her y'day and she told me looks like my dress will be in on 2nd June!!!!! Sooo excited can't wait to try it on ........ Waiting for the rings to be ready now, FI fits but they made mine but it should be any day now...... I've had forms from Sabrina which I'll sort out over the weekend so it is all go LOL xx  Also sorting out invites for my AHR are you having one?
                       

                      Originally Posted by takelly 


                      We have just finalized all of the bookings...looks like 38 in total!!  Next week we start shopping for dresses.  How are thing going on your end?
                       



                       



                       






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