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#921 VancityBride

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    Posted 06 June 2011 - 09:50 AM

    Im using Julieta. I got her info from a friend of mine that just got married in Nov 2010 and she said that Julieta was amazing. So i contacted her and she will do whatever you want her to do. Just sent her pics of what your vision is and she will make it come to life. Here is her website: www.floresjulieta.mex.tl

    Im getting her to have 3 vases on each table with a rose inside the water, with candles sitting on top of the water, then rose petals scattered on the table with candles on the tables as well. Then she is also going to do some under table lighting to give it that romantic feel. That is costing me about $88/table. So that not too bad. Figuring that the hotel charges $50/centerpiece. We might as well spend a little more and get exactly what you envision. But yes check her out.. ive heard great things.



    #922 takelly

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      Posted 07 June 2011 - 02:43 PM

      Hi Samantha,

       

      I had the same concern but I specifically asked Sabrina about whether the birth certificates or divorce decree were required and she said they were not.  I am a little surprised but I don't know where to double check the requirement.

       

      Perhaps one of those who were recently married could provide some insight on this?
       

      Originally Posted by samcalv1 

      I've sent our details and scanned copies of our passports to beautyweddings, and they have e-mailed me back to say they have everything they need, but they haven't asked for our birth certificates?  What legal documentation do we need to take with us as we are having a legal ceremony and we are from the UK.

       

      Also thinking of having our wedding meal at the La Vaqueria  has anyone on here eaten at this a la carte is so what did you think???? Thanks x



       



      #923 samcalv1

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        Posted 08 June 2011 - 05:41 AM

        I also asked whether we needed to bring anything else and she said no all she needed were our scanned passports......

         

        Have you made any choices yet regarding which a la carte restaurant???? Hopefully I am going so sort everything out over the weekend and send all my choices to Mara.... I am thinking of La Vaqueria ..... ...      

         

         

        Originally Posted by takelly 

        Hi Samantha,

         

        I had the same concern but I specifically asked Sabrina about whether the birth certificates or divorce decree were required and she said they were not.  I am a little surprised but I don't know where to double check the requirement.

         

        Perhaps one of those who were recently married could provide some insight on this?
         



         



         

         



        #924 lea_rai

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          Posted 08 June 2011 - 11:33 AM



          Originally Posted by samcalv1 

          I also asked whether we needed to bring anything else and she said no all she needed were our scanned passports......

           

          Have you made any choices yet regarding which a la carte restaurant???? Hopefully I am going so sort everything out over the weekend and send all my choices to Mara.... I am thinking of La Vaqueria ..... ...      

           

           

           

          Hi there!

           

          All we needed was our passports and if you're having a legal (Civil) ceremony your witnesses will have to provide their passports, travellers visas as well.  We needed to bring our passports, travellers visa, $320US for the Apostillate Certificate $50US for the Judge's Transportation Fee to the meeting with Pamela at the resort.

           

          Here's a bit of the email that Sabrina from Beauty Weddings sent me...

           

          Hello Leanne Raible & Severine Erickson, please receive kind greetings.

          My name is Sabrina Lopez, and I'm the person who will take care about the legal proceed of your civil wedding at Princess Hotel. 

          Requirements: please read carefully. You only have to follow these easy steps!

          1- Couple and the 4 witnesses, need  to be at the hotel with 4 working days in advance, weekends are not taken as labor days for City Hall. In case you don't have the 4 witnesses, the hotel can provide them for an extra cost of US 10/each. This cost must to be paid in cash the day of our meeting at the hotel.


          2- Couple and the 4 witnesses, need to bring copy & original passports, at our meeting.


          3- Couple and the 4 witnesses, need to present the tourist cards you will receive at the airport, at our meeting. You must fill out this form with exactly the same name as in your passport.


          4- The service include: legal assistance via email, legal documentation at the hotel, blood test, Apostillate Certificate (legalization of marriage certificate), and sending the Apostillate certificate to your home by private courier.
          The legalization of the marriage certificate "Apostillate" allows you to have a legal marriage in your country and this proceed will take about 3 months.

          The Apostillate Certificate proceed will take about 3 months. The Apostillate Certificate IT IS NOT A TRANSLATION of your marriage certificate. It is a legalization that the Central City Hall adds on your marriage certificate that allows you to having a legal marriage in your country.

          COST__US 320 DOLLARS This amount has to be paid in cash at the moment of our meeting at the hotel.

           
          5- Before the wedding, you will need to cover the expenses of the gasoline of the judge and the cost of US 50 DOLLARS IN CASH. 

          Please fill out this form completely and send me back in the same format I'm sending you,
          Also it is necessary you
          send by email the scanned copy of passports (of you both and the witnesses) to check the correct information at the personal file. 

           

          The 'form' she's talking about asked for was:

          INFORMATION OF GROOM, INFORMATION OF BRIDE, GROOM`S PARENT INFORMATION, BRIDE`S PARENT INFORMATION, WITNESSES INFORMATION (basically just full names, addresses, occupation, age, etc)

           

          As for the dinner, I'd have to say that La Vaqueria was probably my least favourite of all the Al a Cartes... It was good, but not great.  Not sure if this is an issue for you, but there's not much choice for anyone who's not a big 'meat-eater'.  Also their desserts where not all that good.  We had our reception at Mamma Mia (Italian), everyone raved about how amazing the food was and you get a private area just off the main area of the restaurant... also our service was very good.  I would also recommend La Haceinda (Mexican)... this was probably the best meal we had the entire trip!!

           

          Also, if you're still undecided about your cake at all I highly recommend the Tropical Fruit... it was the BEST WEDDING CAKE I've ever had.  So moist, light and refreshing... especially after eating a hugh meal!  They also did a beautiful job decorating it... I brought down my own cake topper & ribbon to coordinate with our colours.  I've included some pics for you too!

           

          Please let me know if I can help with anything... I know how hard it is to try and plan all this stuff from a different country! :)

           

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          Take care,

          Leanne

           

           
           


           

           



          #925 takelly

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            Posted 08 June 2011 - 02:25 PM

            Thanks for the feedback Leanne!

             

            I have another question for anyone who has experience with the resort.

             

            We are having a group of 40 people and we are all staying in the Platinum Suites on the Grand Sunset Princess side.  We were thinking of having a welcome dinner or cocktail hour and wanted to know if anyone knew of any great meeting places within the resort for a small group get together such as this. We are doing an Al a Carte dinner or the reception and I am not sure whether or not we would be permitted to have two group dinners without incurring extra charges.  I am hoping to avoid having to pay additional fees but I do need to ensure we have a large enough area to accomodate us.

             

            Any advice is greatly appreciated!



            #926 samcalv1

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              Posted 09 June 2011 - 01:07 AM

              Thanks Leanne your info is a great help, I was hoping for La Vaqueria but now not so sure, what did you have in Mamma Mia I know lots of people have said it is lovely there....... I haven't chosen cake yet sorting it out the weekend.......  Have you or anyone else on here have the vows they use for the wedding ceremony????  Also what were your flowers like?

               

              Thanks again Leanne I really appreciate it as I am starting to panic a little bit!!!!!

              Originally Posted by lea_rai 



               

              Hi there!

               

              All we needed was our passports and if you're having a legal (Civil) ceremony your witnesses will have to provide their passports, travellers visas as well.  We needed to bring our passports, travellers visa, $320US for the Apostillate Certificate $50US for the Judge's Transportation Fee to the meeting with Pamela at the resort.

               

              Here's a bit of the email that Sabrina from Beauty Weddings sent me...

               

              Hello Leanne Raible & Severine Erickson, please receive kind greetings.

              My name is Sabrina Lopez, and I'm the person who will take care about the legal proceed of your civil wedding at Princess Hotel. 

              Requirements: please read carefully. You only have to follow these easy steps!

              1- Couple and the 4 witnesses, need  to be at the hotel with 4 working days in advance, weekends are not taken as labor days for City Hall. In case you don't have the 4 witnesses, the hotel can provide them for an extra cost of US 10/each. This cost must to be paid in cash the day of our meeting at the hotel.


              2- Couple and the 4 witnesses, need to bring copy & original passports, at our meeting.


              3- Couple and the 4 witnesses, need to present the tourist cards you will receive at the airport, at our meeting. You must fill out this form with exactly the same name as in your passport.


              4- The service include: legal assistance via email, legal documentation at the hotel, blood test, Apostillate Certificate (legalization of marriage certificate), and sending the Apostillate certificate to your home by private courier.
              The legalization of the marriage certificate "Apostillate" allows you to have a legal marriage in your country and this proceed will take about 3 months.

              The Apostillate Certificate proceed will take about 3 months. The Apostillate Certificate IT IS NOT A TRANSLATION of your marriage certificate. It is a legalization that the Central City Hall adds on your marriage certificate that allows you to having a legal marriage in your country.

              COST__US 320 DOLLARS This amount has to be paid in cash at the moment of our meeting at the hotel.

               
              5- Before the wedding, you will need to cover the expenses of the gasoline of the judge and the cost of US 50 DOLLARS IN CASH. 

              Please fill out this form completely and send me back in the same format I'm sending you,
              Also it is necessary you
              send by email the scanned copy of passports (of you both and the witnesses) to check the correct information at the personal file. 

               

              The 'form' she's talking about asked for was:

              INFORMATION OF GROOM, INFORMATION OF BRIDE, GROOM`S PARENT INFORMATION, BRIDE`S PARENT INFORMATION, WITNESSES INFORMATION (basically just full names, addresses, occupation, age, etc)

               

              As for the dinner, I'd have to say that La Vaqueria was probably my least favourite of all the Al a Cartes... It was good, but not great.  Not sure if this is an issue for you, but there's not much choice for anyone who's not a big 'meat-eater'.  Also their desserts where not all that good.  We had our reception at Mamma Mia (Italian), everyone raved about how amazing the food was and you get a private area just off the main area of the restaurant... also our service was very good.  I would also recommend La Haceinda (Mexican)... this was probably the best meal we had the entire trip!!

               

              Also, if you're still undecided about your cake at all I highly recommend the Tropical Fruit... it was the BEST WEDDING CAKE I've ever had.  So moist, light and refreshing... especially after eating a hugh meal!  They also did a beautiful job decorating it... I brought down my own cake topper & ribbon to coordinate with our colours.  I've included some pics for you too!

               

              Please let me know if I can help with anything... I know how hard it is to try and plan all this stuff from a different country! :)

               

              L&Scake.bmp

               

              L&Srestaurant.bmp

               

              Take care,

              Leanne

               

               
               


               

               



               



              #927 lea_rai

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                Posted 09 June 2011 - 12:00 PM

                Takelly,

                 

                We did a 'Welcome Dinner' at one of the buffets... If you're staying on the Sunset side then you could talk to your WC to arrange a reservation at the Sunset Buffet (which is the better of the two!).  We were not charged extra and it was a great way for people to get to meet each other if they hadn't done so already.  Most of our guests arrived on the Sunday or Monday before the Wedding (Thurs) and we had this dinner on the Tuesday evening.  I would suggest if you do plan on doing this, make sure your guests are aware before they start making plans of their own... especially if all of your guests are staying Platinum as they can make all their dinner reservations when they arrive.

                 

                Samcalv1,

                 

                We had a four course dinner which included, Caprese Salad (Tomato Boconccini), Seafood Bisque, Cannelloni au Gratin, then Tiramisu for dessert.  Then we had our Wedding Cake... So Much Food!!  You could definitely get away with having just 3 courses then your cake.  Most of our guests say they preferred our wedding cake to the Tiramisu.

                 

                As for my flowers, they are in the pic above with the cake... here's another few shots of them... As you can see they'll match the flowers at the ceremony site to your bouquet.  The flowers at the ceremony site will be moved to your Reception to decorate that area for you... They did a great job!

                 

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                I hope this helps...

                Leanne.

                 

                 

                 



                #928 lea_rai

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                  Posted 09 June 2011 - 01:10 PM

                  Oh... I forgot to mention that I did have a copy of what was said in the ceremony but I can't find it anywhere in the 100's of emails that I have.  I believe Sabrina from Beauty Weddings sent me a copy... You can email her at your@beautyweddings.com and I'm sure she can provide a copy for you. 

                   

                  Take care!

                  L.

                   



                  #929 samcalv1

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                    Posted 10 June 2011 - 12:10 AM

                    Thanks Leanne I will e-mail her you've been a great help x



                    #930 samcalv1

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                      Posted 10 June 2011 - 12:10 AM

                      Forgot to say you looked amazing in your wedding pics xx






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