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Any Occidental Grand Xcaret brides out there?

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#91 EmenGeeRoxx

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Posted 07 August 2009 - 03:44 PM

Originally Posted by sarah310
I'm bringing my own. The response I got from Marialma was that they either had to be guests of the hotel, or you had to pay the $65 guest pass to bring them in for the night.
Marialma told me $125 USD per vendor. Does this mean $65 for the day pas + $60 for their dinner?

#92 Cancun Studios

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    Posted 08 August 2009 - 02:12 AM

    Originally Posted by sarah310
    Beautiful Leah! I love the pictures - and the scenery and the couple are gorgeous. I can't wait to see the place!

    Do you know if the couple used the hotel centerpieces and plate chargers? or did they bring their own decorations?

    Also -- as a photographer did you like the gazebo? i'm thinking it's a little dark and am hoping there is space to hold the ceremony outside the gazebo but still with the beautiful background.

    Thanks again for sharing!

    As the onsite photographers at the resort, we have seen our share of wedding set-ups. The majority of the weddings are held in the gazebo however, the grassy area in front of the gazebo or across from the gazebo make fine settings with the same beautiful ocean background.

    #93 irishmatrimony

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      Posted 09 August 2009 - 10:46 AM

      We got married at Xcaret in March of this year. The free ceremony is for 15 people or less I believe... We ended up paying for a private ceremony since we had 38 guests plus ourselves and two of our guests were musicians from Ireland and we needed the space for them to setup. We also rented them some sound equipment. Marialma was so fantastic! The buffet food at the wedding was fabulous and better than the resort buffet. The food though at this resort is the best we've had at any all-inclusive and we've both been to the Dominican, different resort in the Mayan, Manzanillo and Puerto Vallarta! Our wedding was our second vacation there... we got engaged at the same spot a year earlier! The resort photographers were also fantastic! It is well worth the money as they know the great spots for pictures and how the sunlight will fall at different times of the day. Hope this helps!

      #94 DRod0214

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        Posted 09 August 2009 - 02:19 PM

        im having my wedding here and am so excited. I took a look at it with my fiance last november and it is a perfect place in so many ways. Cancun studios are doing our pictures and we are very excited

        #95 dawnandjeremy09

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          Posted 10 August 2009 - 12:39 AM

          I am the bride, or was the bride from Leah Stafford's photographs. We were married June 19th. The chargers were free and part of the package. We did the private reception with the Carribean buffet @ $40 a person. The food was good. The centerpieces were $50 each. I didnt have to pay any service charge for Leah because she was a guest of the resort. I did pay for her to eat dinner, which is normal at any wedding. The reception at the beach club was really windy which was good to cool down my guests but bad for all the tea light candles I brought which wouldnt stay lit. I also made a bunch of luminary bags which the decorations were blowing off of because it was so windy. I would definitely bring covered candle holders if you want candles. If you have other questions you can email me @ dawnandjeremy09@gmail.com

          #96 EmenGeeRoxx

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          Posted 10 August 2009 - 02:20 AM

          Thanks for the tip on the wind! Never thought of that

          So I clarified with Marialma that the $125 is $60 for the morning pass and the $65 is for the evening pass. This entitles them to everything on the resort. However the dinner at the wedding is extra. So what I am going to have the vendors do is eat before the reception at one of the buffets. Otherwise it will cost me $200US per vendor if I do a 5hr reception which is ridiculous.

          How much did the sound system cost to rent? And was it sufficient?

          #97 sarah310

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            Posted 10 August 2009 - 08:58 PM

            Thanks for the tips Dawn and IrishMatrimony! it's always great to hear from past brides.

            emengeeroxx -- do you need your vendors during the day? you could save $60 by having them come at 3pm. (night passes usually start at 5pm but Marialma said they let people in at 3pm for weddings)

            #98 EmenGeeRoxx

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            Posted 11 August 2009 - 08:29 PM

            Our wedding is at 3:30pm in PDC. We'd want the photographers/videographer at the Xcaret for around 1:30 to take some pics/video. Hopefully Marialma can give us an adjusted rate since they probably won't be doing any eating or drinking between 1:30pm-3:00pm. They'd simply be working.

            #99 Tisha316

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              Posted 12 August 2009 - 10:33 PM

              I am debating on this one too!!

              #100 EmenGeeRoxx

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              Posted 18 August 2009 - 09:24 AM

              Can anyone help me out with pics? I need pics of the beach club. I want to see the layout of the place. Thanks!

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