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Hi

I am getting married on September 2 nd. I can't wait!! I am considering Claudia Rodriguez for our trash the dress session. How did you find her?
Can you also tell me me if you had received your wedding certificate on the spot or will they send it to you by mail. All those legal documents will they be legal in Canada or you will have to legalize them once you get back

thanks!

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Claudias team is amazing. She said it takes about six weeks to get the photos and video. Eric took my pics. As soon as I can post the pics he took I will. I dont know why the Kodak link isnt working

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@ Bride Chill a

 

Were you happy with your flowers and bridesmaids flowers? I was afraid 'since' meant starting... and we'd have to spend more. The pictures look good in the catalog so it is reassuring to know you can get good flowers for the starting prices. (backed up to your big review and saw you loved your bouquet! Not crazy about the bridesmaids, but that was more of a communication problem. I think we'll know to point to pictures :).

 

Thanks also for the tip about going with the basic package. I think we will come out cheaper that way too. Only $20 for the flowers lining the aisle? That is awesome. Any flower "negotiating" in terms of pricing?

 

Thanks for the tip about the cat urine! My son and I are highly allergic to cats so that might have been bad. My daughter decided she didn't like that idea... she had read some negative things about the disco and thought it looked a little dumpy... and doesn't like to dance anyway. We are now thinking of having drinks poolside with a steel drum band after dinner at the Italian Buffet... although that will get very pricey. $400 poolside, $900 steel band for 1 1/2 hours, plus ~ $400 bar service. We're paying, so I just have to decide how much I'm willing to go for. Still beats paying $100 a dinner that I would pay here.

 

We ended up dumping out of the group contract because they needed our exact guest list, down to the name by June 30 to hold our rooms until December, with no name changes allowed after June 30, and anyone booking after June 30 would not receive the group rate. We had a handful of guests who weren't ready to finalize their travel plans this early...whether they were coming or their travel dates. So, we decided to have everyone book their own room via Sandos website or expedia or wherever. Ten of us (ten rooms) managed to get a great deal right off the Sandos website... with rooms cheaper than the group contract offered anyway. We are still waiting for our return deposit though...after a month... and the communication back and forth is very painful. They are a reputable place, so I'm sure we'll get our deposit back... but nothing happens fast there. (Except for Maria...she always answers my emails same day!)

 

Been a while since I checked in here... my question for the day is what service people used to get from the airport to Sandos? I think we want to book a direct ride in a private van... we'll have 5 people in the group I come in with.

 

You all are incredibly helpful! Thanks!

 

 

 

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Sure....I purchased/paid for my bouquet, 5 bouquets for my bridesmaids, 2 corsages, the gazebo with tulle, the minister and flowers that line the aisle. I paid $50 for my bouquet, $35 for each BM, $20 for each corsage, $220 for Gazebo with Tulle, $350 for the minister and $20 for the flowers that line the aisle. I think that's about it, but I feel like I'm forgetting something.

 

There won't be any surprises so long as you are clear in what you want. I would recommend writing it all down on what you agreed on, to confirm it all in your appointment with Maria. You'll be fine.

 

Hope that helps!

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@ keilag.... Were you happy with the steel drum players? We are thinking of having steel drum players.

 

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ok. So I just returned from my wedding at Sandos. It was perfect. We did the ceremony on the bech then a cocktail hour with appitizers while the steel drum players played. Then the itallian buffet. I opted out of the disco but found a great back up. We took a 5minute cab ride to Fusion. They have a fire show and salsa dancing on the beach every night. I bought one round of drinks and 3 orders of chips and salsa. for 20 people it was $85.00 everyone had a blast and it was so romantic and autentic.

Playa Del Carmen Mexico Beach Hotel Bar & Grill

Maria did a fantastic job.....I used Claudia Rodriguez for pics and the video. They were amazing as well. Let me know if you have any questions

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@ keilag.... Were you happy with the steel drum players? We are thinking of having steel drum players.
they were awesome!

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If you ladies want to see some pics I can add you as a facebook friend and then you can look at the Kodak gallery and the ones I just posted from my MIL. My name is Keila Gronewold. if you send a friend request just note you are from this forum and I will accept you =)

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For all the past Sandos brides, anyone have experience with the resort's DJ? Does he do more than man the iPod?

 

Thanks in advance!

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