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#301 Jennybell1

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    Posted 06 November 2009 - 05:40 PM

    Originally Posted by jilligirl
    The bonfire thing was super expensive, Paola came back with a quote of 500 or something and then a fellow from the band said he would come down with his drums and play for us at a bonfire for 600. Not really worth it, some other resorts do beach bonfires for only 80 dollars an hour or something. She sent us pictures of the two buffets but no menu examples. If anyone wants to see the pictures of the two buffets let me know!
    Hi Jill,

    Can you send me the pics please?

    #302 keilag

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      Posted 07 November 2009 - 03:12 PM

      my date is booked for June 18th!

      #303 Jennybell1

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        Posted 07 November 2009 - 11:57 PM

        Originally Posted by keilag
        my date is booked for June 18th!
        Congrats! One more thig to knock off your list.

        I'll be booking my date at Sandos a month before your wedding.....seems to far away for you Im sure....but I can bet you its worse being me and waiting even longer....lol

        #304 adj

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          Posted 09 November 2009 - 12:10 PM

          Hi Ladies, Since you all have been so helpful. I figured I should return the favor. Here is some info I got from Paola.

          1. In the Symbolic Packages where it says "Sparkling wine for wedding toast", Is that only for the bride and groom? or is it for everyone else (our guest as well)? If not how much extra would it be to have a toast for everyone?
          Answer:The sparkling bottles for the toast at the end of the ceremony are for 30 people, as well as for the cake. The upgrade is $3 usd per every extra person

          2. Do you have a menu for hord'oeuvre and cocktail hour?

          Please find it attached (open bar document) I put at the bottom of the post

          3. Is there a bar area near where the wedding takes place?

          Around 3 minutes walking; but is not too close.

          4. How much would it be for Cake if you have more than 30 people?

          The upgrade for the cake is $3 usd per every extra person.

          5.How many rooms do you have to book to get a free wedding reception?

          This promotion only applies for the wedding packages. The private reception has an extra charge.

          6. Do you have a menu of the restaurants on site?

          Could you tell me how many people are you estimating? So I can give you the options available for your group?

          These are our Restaurant choices (included in the wedding package semi-private section):
          A la carte restaurants: Oriental, Gourmet or Steak house.. open time at 6pm (Groups with more than 15people have a set menu (same food for everybody)
          Italian or Mexican buffet .. open time at 6:30pm (Reserved area for the whole group)
          **microphone is not allowed.
          ** children are not allowed in Gourmet restaurant.

          One important point is: no more than 20 attendants you can get a dinner reservation in one of our a la carte restaurants, more than 20 attendants, your dinner will be reserved in one of our specialty buffet restaurants.
          Note: People that are not guests of the resort will need to pay a day pass $77 usd.

          7. Do you have any video packages?

          Video basic= 20 min edited in DVD price is 650 USD
          Video elegant= 40 min edited in DVD price is 950 USD

          Photography prices: 2009 & 2010
          10 photos = 150USD (no CD, no photo album)
          20 photos = 270USD (no CD, no photo album)
          ** 30 photos = 450 USD
          **60 pictures = 650 USD
          ** 90 pictures = 850 USD

          **Note: prices include print pictures & pictures in a CD ROM & a Caribbean photo album.

          Check pictures in: { Photoshop by Hotelshops }

          8. What time does your disco open and close?

          The disco opens at 11pm to 2am every day of the week

          9. Is it possible to have like a VIP area in the disco?
          I can reserve for you two tables; but the disco is not divided for a VIP area.

          Our Disco is available for private events as well from 7pm to 11pm, since it opens its doors for the rest of our guests.
          Additional cost is 280USD per hour plus 15% per service. It includes: drinks, microphone, DJ and screen for slide show.
          **Children are allowed just in private events. (younger than 18 years old)

          10. What time does your nightly shows normally start?
          We have one show at the plaza at 8:30pm and another one at 9:30 pm (lasts 45 minutes)

          11. What is the process to reserve a wedding at your resort?

          If you would like to move to the next step please find enclosed the wedding contract, fill it and scan for me in order to confirm the wedding date with your hotel booking number. There is no need for a deposit or credit card information.

          12. If I want to change the package can I do so, and if so when is the last day i can notify with an upgrade package?

          In our appointment three days prior the wedding

          13. What are your group rates for 2010?
          If you would like to know the hotel tariffs or availability, you would need to check this with your travel agency or if you will have more than 16 rooms directly with the Sales department Sandos hotel with Rosa Maria Cerqueda and her e-mail is grupos@sandoshotels.com . If you will have less than 16 rooms contact

          14. Do you have flowers/sashes/decorations in fuchsia pink and orange?

          Yes we do, have those colors of flowers and ribbons as well

          15. Do you have any more photos for the different symbolic packages?

          Yes please find them enclosed… the basic set up (Sandos Symbolic) is with no arch or gazebo, the Caribbean and Riviera Packages have it.

          16. How soon do we have to come to Mexico to meet the requirement for a symbolic wedding?
          At least two days prior the ceremony.

          17. How much extra would it be for steaming service for the dress?
          Between 30 to 60 usd depending on the complicity of the dress.

          18.Do you have any tour offers? If so to where and what are they?

          Regarding the excursions I will ask you to please contact your travel agent, they will offer you all the tours that you would like. And if you booked directly with Sandos you can contact : iroche@hotelbeds.com Ivonne Roche. For sure she will be able to make the best suggestions and prices for your group.

          19. Do you have premium liquor at this resort?
          Yes we do, only in the select club bars; but not in the regular bars (upgrade for the select service with a different wrist band)

          20. What do you have to do to get the Riviera Symbolic Package for free?
          The only packages you can get for free are the Sandos Symbolic or Caribbean Symbolic depending on the amount of rooms that you will have. If you have 32 rooms for 7 nights, then you can get the Caribbean Symbolic Package for free and cover the difference of price to upgrde to the Riviera Package.

          Buffet Menus
          Buffet Menus prices include basic bar service : House wine, Beer, Sodas, Water

          USD 49 PER GUEST
          MINIMUM 30 GUESTS
          Buffet of Natural Salads
          Buffet of Special Salads
          Shrimps Cheviche
          Shrimp Cocktail
          Fish Cheviche
          Nopal Salad
          Russian Salad
          Tortilla Soup or Lima Chicken Soup
          Beef Barbecue
          Pibil Pork
          Chicken with Mole
          Chile with Carne
          Marinated Pork
          Fish Fillet Veracruz Style
          Beef Fillet Brochettes with Cheese
          Grilled Cambray Onions
          Rice Mexican Style
          French Fries
          Sliced Poblano Peppers
          Mixed Vegetables Stir Fry with
          Butter Sauce

          USD 49 PER GUEST
          MINIMUM 30 GUESTS
          Buffet of Natural Salads
          Buffet of Special Salads
          Moroccan Salad
          German Potatoes Salad
          Greek Salad
          Walporf Salad
          Shrimp Cheviche
          Asparagus Soup or Minestrone Soup
          Beef Fillet Chop Sue
          Pork ‘Pastor’
          Orange Duck
          Beef Fillet with Red Wine Sauce
          Lasagna a la Bolognese
          Broiled Daufi nase Potatoes
          Mediterranean Fish Stew
          Mashed Potatoes
          Rice and Vegetables
          Mixed Vegetables

          USD 54 PER GUEST
          MINIMUM 30 GUESTS
          Buffet of Natural Salads
          Buffet of Special Salads
          Potatos Salad with Smoked
          Tuna Salad
          Shrimps and Surimi Avocado
          Calamari Salad
          Tuna Carpaccio
          Shrimps Soup or Seafood Soup
          Garlic Shrimps
          Mussles Sailors Style
          Andalusan Calamari
          Mediterranean Seafood Stew
          Breaded Fish Sticks
          Stuffed Grouper Fillet
          Mixed Seafood
          Grilled Salmon Seak
          Rice Pilaf
          Steamed Potatoes
          Steamed Vegetables

          *** Desert for these buffet menus

          Wedding cake

          OPEN BARS

          (Max. 4 Hours)

          Ron Bacardi Blanco
          Ron Bacardi A±ejo
          Vodka Smirnoff
          Vodka Wyborowa
          Gin Gordons
          Jimador Reposado
          Tequila Cuervo
          Brandy Don Pedro
          Scotch red Label
          Red and White National Wines
          XX Beer - Bottle
          Sodas and Juices

          (Max. 4 Hours

          Ron Bacardi Blanco
          Ron Bacardi A±ejo
          Ron Bacardi Solera
          Vodka Absolut e
          Vodka Smirnoff
          Gin Gordons
          Jimador Reposado
          Tequila Cuervo
          Brandy Fundador
          Don Pedro
          Scotch J:B
          Scotch Red Label
          Scotch Buchanas
          Cocktails: Red and White National Wines
          XX Beer – Bottle
          Sodas and Juices

          (Max 4 Hours)

          Ron Bacardi Blanco
          Ron Bacardi A±ejo
          Ron Bacardi Solera
          Ron Habana Club 7 Years
          Vodka Absolute
          Vodka Smirnoff
          Gin Beefeater
          Gin Gordons
          Tequila Don Julio
          Tequila Cuervo
          Jimador Reposado
          Brandy Fundador
          Scotch Chivas Regal
          Scotch J:B
          Scotch Buchanas
          (Baylis,Grand , Marnier, Ama-
          etto, Disarono, Kaluha, Sambuca
          Red and White National Wines
          XX Beer - Bottle
          Sodas and Juices
          Prices subjects to change without notice and do not include taxes (10%) and Tips (15%)

          Cockatail Hour Hor'dorves

          Set Menu 1 35 Usd per guest
          Exotic Shrimp salad
          Cream du Barry
          Chicken Cord³n Blue a la forastera style
          Cheese Cake

          Set Menu 2 50 Usd per guest
          Stuffed Avocado with Shrimp Cocktail
          Asparragus Hojaldre with Holandesa Sauce
          Rib- eye au Ma®tre d´hotel
          Black Forest Cake

          Set Menu 3 60 Usd per Guest
          Garlic Shrimps or Smoken Salmon
          With sour Cream
          Asparragus Cream
          Salmon Steak with Capers Sauce
          Or Grilled Rib Eye with Chimichurri Sauce

          Set Menu 4 65 Usd per Guest
          Asparragus Cream
          Grilled Lobster
          Beef Chateau brian with Green Pepper Sauce
          Alaska Ice Cream
          --Vanilla, Chocolate, Strawberry--

          **Prices include: House wine, Beer, Sodas & water
          Not Included 15% per service and 10% taxes

          #305 Jennybell1

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            Posted 09 November 2009 - 06:23 PM

            Wow thanks for posting that info!!!

            #306 MayBride2010

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              Posted 10 November 2009 - 12:48 AM

              I know there are some of you getting married way before me but I am soo nervous already!! I really hope my guests love the resort. I think that is what is stressing me out the most.

              #307 amberrayne

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                Posted 12 November 2009 - 12:21 AM

                Did anyone have any trouble getting in contact with Paola initially? I emailed her two weeks ago with no response. Just wondering if this is normal? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!!!

                #308 adj

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                  Posted 12 November 2009 - 12:38 PM

                  Hi Amberrayne,

                  Yeah at first I did. She didn't respond to my first e-mail till a week and a half later. I am still waiting for response from the second one. I am not sure if its normal or she is overwhelmed with wedding inquiries? if there is something in particular post it maybe one of the other ladies might have an answer or can forward you some information.

                  #309 amberrayne

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                    Posted 12 November 2009 - 02:04 PM


                    Thanks for your response. I have done so much research on this forum that I feel like I have a pretty good idea of what is offered at the resort. That is why it is my first choice! :) My main concern is confirming my date with Paola. As soon as I do that I feel like I can relax a little-hopefully I will hear from her soon!

                    #310 vande12

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                      Posted 12 November 2009 - 03:27 PM

                      I am getting married at the Sandos Resort in 13 days! Wondering if people have any advice on hair stylists at the resort and if they had any problems with how it was done or held up. For those of you waiting for a response from Paola, she is very slow in responding to emails but she has gotten everything in order just fine. Sounds like that is very typical as i'm sure she gets a ton of emails and coordinates weddings every day.
                      Hopefully I will have great news and information to share with everyone in a few weeks.

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