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#61 Jodimichelle

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    Posted 19 March 2009 - 09:37 AM

    Hello Ladies!!

    It has been awhile since I have been on this site and I am not sure if I had read it somewhere on this thread, but I was wondering if anyone has had a band for their wedding or is planning on having a band for their wedding? Can anyone recommend a Mexican band?

    Just yesterday I went to a bridal show...and the event was mostly for those who are planning their wedding back in the states... flowers, Limo, Djs and bands....I went there mostly to get ideas. Anyway..I was watching one band, and they were amazing. Of course they performed with their entire band (10 person band) but they did a great job. So now I am "thinking" of having a small band.

    Please let me know!

    Jodi
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    #62 Jodimichelle

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      Posted 19 March 2009 - 09:39 AM

      SBERTLING- Thanks so much for sharing your pictures! Loved everything!!
      (I thought I wrote this message awhile ago- but I have been having trouble with this site lately..)
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      #63 bryonandkiuana

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        Posted 24 March 2009 - 05:15 PM

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        Originally Posted by jordanandkeri
        So we are all booked for November 11th,2009 at 11am for our wedding at the Sandos, Is anyone else getting married that week(so we can know more people)
        Thanks so much,
        Jordan and Keri
        PS..if you need a great travel agent I have one that got us a super deal on the rooms!
        Hi Jordan and Keri,

        Please send me your travel agent contact information. I'm looking for great deals & we have our wedding date set @ Sandos Riviera for november 6th, 2009!

        #64 jordanandkeri

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          Posted 25 March 2009 - 03:41 AM

          hey!
          Her name is Dixie and she works at City Express Travel American Express and her phone number is 604.533.5305. She is great!
          We are arriving at the hotel on November 2nd for our pre-honeymoon so we will be at the hotel around the same time as your wedding.
          Hope this helps and let me know if you need anything!

          #65 bryonandkiuana

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            Posted 25 March 2009 - 08:04 AM

            Great. Thanks. I'll give her a call.

            #66 bryonandkiuana

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              Posted 30 March 2009 - 07:19 PM

              Hi Ladies,

              Now that our date is set, I have a few questions for you all. I'm hoping that you could help me out...otherwise, I'll try to contact the WC.

              1) does anyone know how many days in advance you have to be there for the symbolic ceremony. I'm getting married on friday. can i check-in on wednesday?
              2) does anyone know if you could bring your own dj? or bring another dj into the resort for your reception?
              3) does anyone know who the photographer is for the resort? and/or if you could bring your own photographer?

              thanks ladies. I really appreciate your help!

              #67 Bicky11

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                Posted 31 March 2009 - 10:24 AM

                Hey all...just got married at Sandos Playacar on March 26/09. The whole thing was beautiful. Just wanted to say that everything was perfect so no need to worry. THe resort is huge, food is great and service is awesome. The beach is beautiful, flowers were perfect...i was really worried before going down since there is not too much information available but everything was just right. We emailed back and forth with Lupita but once we got there Paola was our coordinator, she was really good. I got my hair done in the salon...for the bride it is an automatic $100...they only charged me $80 since my hair was fairly simple...they do an amazing job on hair at the spa. We just had friends and family do our photos so i cannot provide much info there. The beach set up is beautiful. There is a photographer on the resort, there are some photos in the office when you have your interview and they are very good quality so you would probably be safe going with the resort photographer. You cant really take a DJ because there is no private reception unless you pay for one somewhere on the resort. Maybe email Lupita and ask her. IF you bring your own photographer you have to pay the extra $70+ for them to come on the resort as you would if you had guests coming from off resort. The reception is just held in one of the restaurants so you cannot do speeches or anything like that because there is no mic and it is open to the public. The wedding cake they provided was nice as well. Hope this information helps.

                #68 bryonandkiuana

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                  Posted 01 April 2009 - 01:18 PM

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                  Originally Posted by Bicky11
                  Hey all...just got married at Sandos Playacar on March 26/09. The whole thing was beautiful. Just wanted to say that everything was perfect so no need to worry. THe resort is huge, food is great and service is awesome. The beach is beautiful, flowers were perfect...i was really worried before going down since there is not too much information available but everything was just right. We emailed back and forth with Lupita but once we got there Paola was our coordinator, she was really good. I got my hair done in the salon...for the bride it is an automatic $100...they only charged me $80 since my hair was fairly simple...they do an amazing job on hair at the spa. We just had friends and family do our photos so i cannot provide much info there. The beach set up is beautiful. There is a photographer on the resort, there are some photos in the office when you have your interview and they are very good quality so you would probably be safe going with the resort photographer. You cant really take a DJ because there is no private reception unless you pay for one somewhere on the resort. Maybe email Lupita and ask her. IF you bring your own photographer you have to pay the extra $70+ for them to come on the resort as you would if you had guests coming from off resort. The reception is just held in one of the restaurants so you cannot do speeches or anything like that because there is no mic and it is open to the public. The wedding cake they provided was nice as well. Hope this information helps.

                  Thanks much for the information. It is greatly appreciated! So glad to know that your hair turned out fabulous. It costs alot but at least its worth it! Did you have a symbolic or legal ceremony? How was the minister/judge? Thanks again for all the information & you have any pics, I'd love to see them.

                  CONGRATULATIONS!!

                  #69 Bicky11

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                    Posted 02 April 2009 - 11:06 AM

                    Hello again...we had a legal ceremony...we didnt meet the judge at all before the ceremony...she was just there, performed the ceremony then left...a female-she seemed nice enough-didnt speak english so we had a translator from the hotel staff ($40 USD). I do have some pics up on facebook if you wanted to add Sabrina Randall from Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada to your friends that way you can access my pics...we dont have any of the ones taken with the good cameras back yet but will soon and I will post them once I get them back, for now we just have the ones taken by friends and family up but you are all welcome to check them out if you want.

                    #70 candiekiss

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                      Posted 02 April 2009 - 12:23 PM

                      Quote:
                      Originally Posted by Bicky11
                      Hey all...just got married at Sandos Playacar on March 26/09. The whole thing was beautiful. Just wanted to say that everything was perfect so no need to worry. THe resort is huge, food is great and service is awesome. The beach is beautiful, flowers were perfect...i was really worried before going down since there is not too much information available but everything was just right. We emailed back and forth with Lupita but once we got there Paola was our coordinator, she was really good. I got my hair done in the salon...for the bride it is an automatic $100...they only charged me $80 since my hair was fairly simple...they do an amazing job on hair at the spa. We just had friends and family do our photos so i cannot provide much info there. The beach set up is beautiful. There is a photographer on the resort, there are some photos in the office when you have your interview and they are very good quality so you would probably be safe going with the resort photographer. You cant really take a DJ because there is no private reception unless you pay for one somewhere on the resort. Maybe email Lupita and ask her. IF you bring your own photographer you have to pay the extra $70+ for them to come on the resort as you would if you had guests coming from off resort. The reception is just held in one of the restaurants so you cannot do speeches or anything like that because there is no mic and it is open to the public. The wedding cake they provided was nice as well. Hope this information helps.
                      I have a question about your wedding. I'm a little frustrated b/c like you said there really isn't a lot of information out there about this resort and I'm just now finding out about some extra costs. 1) How many people did you have? We have about 70 people that are coming and if the reception is just in one of their restaurants how is it going to accommodate all of us? I can't believe they charge $18 per person for open bar and $39 for food when it's an all-inclusive.

                      AARGH!!!




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