Jump to content

Photo

Sandos Playacar Brides!


  • Please log in to reply
1093 replies to this topic

#681 kristamarie

kristamarie
  • Newbie
  • 104 posts

    Posted 21 January 2011 - 12:06 PM



    Originally Posted by hwilley218 

    I'm using Octavio Montes as well- His prices really are great and his work seems pretty great too.  I'm not that concerned about the pictures as some might be though.  But he has had great reviews and I know a few brides from Sandos have used him, so it makes me feel a little more comfortable that he is familiar with the resort.  I'm doing simple welcome bags of mugs, welcome letter, crossword puzzle, magazines, waterproof tip/card carrier. My only concern is how to get them to the guests.  Maria said that we could have delivered to the rooms for $3 per bag or give them to the front desk to give out at check in.  I just don't know if I want to personally deliver them- maybe I should wait until I have more of the guests travel info (they're coming from all over the US)  and I can meet them when they check in...



    Hwilley218,  how are you getting your bags down there? and is it $3 a bag if they had them to the guest at check-in or onlky if delivered?



    #682 mjeeward

    mjeeward
    • Newbie
    • 12 posts

      Posted 21 January 2011 - 07:29 PM

      ColoradoBride11-

       

      Great idea of adding tequila shots in the bags! 

       

      The cost for liquor is $10 per person per hour, so I assume that pays for the extra bartenders.

       

      We're also going to hire a dj for $50/hour. Originally we were just going to use our i-pod, but Maria said it'd be $30 per hour to rent the speakers. For $20 extra we figured we'd use the dj.

      Also - I was concerned that we'd have to rent or provide lighting on the beach, but she said that they provide that. Hope this helps!



      #683 Jennybell1

      Jennybell1
      • Member
      • 661 posts

        Posted 23 January 2011 - 10:38 AM

        Miconnelly -

         

        I just place my order the other day and wont be getting it until sometime in mid July this year - but I think that is bc she knows I am in no rush and also bc she has quite a few orders on the go right now.  I ended up ordering a mango orane calla bouquet for myself, an ivory calla and orange hibiscus bouquet for my MOH, two small ivory cala bouquets for my FG's and then a white calla bout for the BM and two mango orange calla bouts fro my FI and son.  My MOH and FG's bouquets will be wrapped in a turquoise satin ribbon with an thin ivory ribbon overlay and my bouquet will be wrapped in an invory ribbon with a thin turquoise satin ribbon overlay.  In total not including shipping for the floramatique flowers, I was looking at around
        $237.00 CAN.  However I am originally from Hamilton, Ontario and we are going down to Windsor, Onatrio in July for the engagement / pre-wedding reception put on by his mom. So Im sure one of my friends from the Hammer can pick up my flowers and bring them to Windsor for us.  Then we will just take them back to Calgary on the plane.  I'm really excited to get them...and her pictures of what my bouquest and what not would look like were a great start, so it should be intersting to see how she progresses with them.  I like that she sends picutres along the way so you can see what she has come up with and then make any alterations you may want.  As I have heard some other companies out there where they just ship and you have no clue what your getting prior to you receiving them in the mail.  I'm sure they must be abler to do something with blue flowers in your bouquet....you'll have to post pics once you have something from her.  Good luck!



        #684 hwilley218

        hwilley218
        • Site Supporter
        • 75 posts

          Posted 24 January 2011 - 07:07 AM



          Originally Posted by kristamarie 



          Quote:
          Originally Posted by hwilley218 

          I'm using Octavio Montes as well- His prices really are great and his work seems pretty great too.  I'm not that concerned about the pictures as some might be though.  But he has had great reviews and I know a few brides from Sandos have used him, so it makes me feel a little more comfortable that he is familiar with the resort.  I'm doing simple welcome bags of mugs, welcome letter, crossword puzzle, magazines, waterproof tip/card carrier. My only concern is how to get them to the guests.  Maria said that we could have delivered to the rooms for $3 per bag or give them to the front desk to give out at check in.  I just don't know if I want to personally deliver them- maybe I should wait until I have more of the guests travel info (they're coming from all over the US)  and I can meet them when they check in...



          Hwilley218,  how are you getting your bags down there? and is it $3 a bag if they had them to the guest at check-in or onlky if delivered?



          I believe it's only $3 dollars if you have them delivered and free if they hand them out at reception (at least thats the way Maria made it sound).  I'm just planning on bringing all my OOT stuff and other wedding stuff in my checked luggage.  When I leave I'll probably have an empty bag...lol- but I guess shipping your stuff down there isn't reccommend since it might not show up on time (gets caught up in customs)


          Sandos Playacar May 7th 2011

          #685 kristamarie

          kristamarie
          • Newbie
          • 104 posts

            Posted 25 January 2011 - 07:07 AM

            Are any of you guys doing a "basic" package?  Do we have to pay for the arch for the ceremony?  Maria emailed me that the Arch is $240, but i'm not sure if she meant to put flowers on it, or just the arch itself is that much money.  I would think the Arch was a "staple" in the package.  

             

            Also, is anyone doing thier own make-up? 



            #686 Pinz

            Pinz
            • Newbie
            • 38 posts

              Posted 25 January 2011 - 10:42 AM



              I am doing the free package because we are doing a Mayan ceremony.  I am getting my make-up done at the resort, I have heard really good reviews about the spa there.

              Do you have the 2011 sandos wedding guide?  If not I can email it to you it spells out pretty clearly what is included in each package.

               

              Cheers

              Originally Posted by kristamarie 

              Are any of you guys doing a "basic" package?  Do we have to pay for the arch for the ceremony?  Maria emailed me that the Arch is $240, but i'm not sure if she meant to put flowers on it, or just the arch itself is that much money.  I would think the Arch was a "staple" in the package.  

               

              Also, is anyone doing thier own make-up? 



               


              Lindsay

              #687 abba1006

              abba1006
              • Newbie
              • 6 posts

                Posted 25 January 2011 - 12:07 PM

                Hey do you know if the 2011 wedding guide is different than the 2010???



                #688 ColoradoBride11

                ColoradoBride11
                • Newbie
                • 32 posts

                  Posted 26 January 2011 - 08:14 AM



                  You'll probably buy souvenirs or things like that while you're down there so you'll be fortunate to have an extra bag



                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by kristamarie 



                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by hwilley218 

                  I'm using Octavio Montes as well- His prices really are great and his work seems pretty great too.  I'm not that concerned about the pictures as some might be though.  But he has had great reviews and I know a few brides from Sandos have used him, so it makes me feel a little more comfortable that he is familiar with the resort.  I'm doing simple welcome bags of mugs, welcome letter, crossword puzzle, magazines, waterproof tip/card carrier. My only concern is how to get them to the guests.  Maria said that we could have delivered to the rooms for $3 per bag or give them to the front desk to give out at check in.  I just don't know if I want to personally deliver them- maybe I should wait until I have more of the guests travel info (they're coming from all over the US)  and I can meet them when they check in...



                  Hwilley218,  how are you getting your bags down there? and is it $3 a bag if they had them to the guest at check-in or onlky if delivered?



                  I believe it's only $3 dollars if you have them delivered and free if they hand them out at reception (at least thats the way Maria made it sound).  I'm just planning on bringing all my OOT stuff and other wedding stuff in my checked luggage.  When I leave I'll probably have an empty bag...lol- but I guess shipping your stuff down there isn't reccommend since it might not show up on time (gets caught up in customs)



                   

                  I'm doing the basic symbolic package and paying for the arch seperately. It does cost another $240 which I think is silly because you're not keeping the damn thing LOL

                  I'm getting my hair and make up done at the salon in the resort... I'm horrible at doing my own makeup and I want it to stay on and not look shiny (hopefully) in the pictures. I may even pay one of the make up artists to come over before pictures at touch me up

                  Are any of you guys doing a "basic" package?  Do we have to pay for the arch for the ceremony?  Maria emailed me that the Arch is $240, but i'm not sure if she meant to put flowers on it, or just the arch itself is that much money.  I would think the Arch was a "staple" in the package.  

                   

                  Also, is anyone doing thier own make-up? 



                   

                  They are- the prices are slightly higher in the 2011 but not by much.

                  Hey do you know if the 2011 wedding guide is different than the 2010???




                  **Marrying my best friend on November 3rd 2011 @ the Sandos Playacar Beach Resort and Spa**

                  #689 Pinz

                  Pinz
                  • Newbie
                  • 38 posts

                    Posted 26 January 2011 - 10:20 AM

                    If you are worried about being too shiny for your pictures get blotting papers.  They range in price, I got the high end ones for $18.  This was recommended to me by my photographer.

                     

                    Cheers


                    Lindsay

                    #690 MVPHairMakeup

                    MVPHairMakeup
                    • Newbie
                    • 91 posts

                      Posted 26 January 2011 - 10:24 AM

                      Hi KristaMarie!

                       

                      While there is a level of comfort doing your own make-up you sometimes end up with the same look. You can buy different shades of shadow and products to withstand the heat but your application will be the same. This is your opportunity to look like you only better! When you use a professional, you get a more precise application and your professional can shade, highlight and prime your face as a painter would a blank canvas. In my experience I have found that my brides are comforted that they can relax and let the artist do their magic while she sits and relaxes and she also looks great in her photos. Your professional should be open to your ideas and concerns but always giving you facts about what is best for you. Most importantly, enjoy this time, it goes by sooo fast :)






                      0 user(s) are reading this topic

                      0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users