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We just got back from Sandos where we were married!! It was beautiful, Paola is so good. Just after our wedding they closed the beach, they are removing the sand whales and putting a big pipe in under the sand so the beach will be even nicer! I will post a couple pictures from our wedding in a few days.

Two things, I have left lime green chair ribbons that I brought for my wedding with Paola for future brides to use. Also if you are having your dinner at a buffet definitely go with the Italian. As for the room upgrades, originally they had just upgraded us to a hacienda suite which wasn't as nice as our Junior Riviera. I asked Paola if they had any rooms that had a separate living area and they upgraded us to a master suite for the full two weeks! It was really nice, but there are not many so if the resort is full you are SOL. The resort is big and there are lots and lots of things for your guests to do. I honestly liked staying in the Riviera section because at night it was nice and quiet.
Congrats Jilli!!
Cant wait to see your review and pics of sandos when you get a chance!
Oh and of your wedding of course. That was very nice of you to leave the chair sashes with Paola....Im sure other brides will be thankful that colour is available to them now too.

COngrats again!!!

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Congrats Jilligirl!

 

I'm so happy to hear it went so well! Thanks for the info on the buffet and the room upgrades! Can't wait to see your pictures!

 

What did you all do after dinner, etc?

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Congrats Jilligirl! I am glad to hear everything went so well!

 

Question for all: Has anyone gone with live music for the ceremony? Jilligirl, what did you do?

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Cara,

 

We are not doing live music.

 

ALL,

 

Does anyone know how many minutes driving it takes to get to the MAC on 5th Ave in Playa? I know it's on 5th and 12th but I'm not sure where that is in respect to the Resort and I can't seem to figure it out on google maps.

 

Thanks!

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Thanks everyone!!

 

We used our ipod for the ceremony and it was perfect!! Here is a little something about the mac makeup. They do not do makeup like they do here. Here its 50 bucks and they use all their products and what not. They do not do that there. I spoke with the manager before hand and from what I understood they did. When I got there on my wedding day I found out they don't, you have to pay like 150 or something and buy all the products. Luckily there was a young woman working there alone and she studied makeup in Canada for years! She did my makeup for 50 bucks and it was even better then here. It only takes like 10 mins to get to the MAC but they may not let you get your makeup done, I got lucky and found someone who really wanted to help me. SHe does do makeup on her own on the side and I think I may have her car somewhere. Let me know if you want it.

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Thanks Jilligirl!

 

I work for MAC so I have the managers name and number so I'm going to call him and see what the deal is and if we can work something out. It sounds weird how they operate so different there. I'm just looking for my bridal party to get their makeup done...cause I sure don't want to do 6 people on my wedding day!

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Has anyone used anything besides what the resort provides to officiate the wedding service? $350 sounds like a lot of money for 20 minutes of work, especially since itâ€s just a symbolic ceremony.

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Has anyone ever stayed between the dates of Dec 21-30, and what sort of room rates did you pay?

 

We were just quoted $191 per person per standard cheapest room.... and that just won't work for our extended group. Looks like we may be back to the drawing board. That would be $550 a night for myself (mother of the bride), husband and 14 yr old daughter. Nobody would come at that rate!

 

We KNOW we saw Internet deals ... actual discounted rates... over this time period last year that were not anywhere near this high. We will try to negotiate, I guess. Thankfully, we have plenty of time, although we have one guest who already booked airline... so no going completely backwards on the destination!

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Has anyone ever stayed between the dates of Dec 21-30, and what sort of room rates did you pay?

We were just quoted $191 per person per standard cheapest room.... and that just won't work for our extended group. Looks like we may be back to the drawing board. That would be $550 a night for myself (mother of the bride), husband and 14 yr old daughter. Nobody would come at that rate!

We KNOW we saw Internet deals ... actual discounted rates... over this time period last year that were not anywhere near this high. We will try to negotiate, I guess. Thankfully, we have plenty of time, although we have one guest who already booked airline... so no going completely backwards on the destination!
Hi Cara,

Don't worry about the price as it stands for your dates right now...they WILL go down! When we first got our prices quoted to us about 8 months ago they were really high! That's normal. What they do is try to sell as much as they can at regular price before discounting it. You will be fine.

I can't believe my wedding is in two weeks today!!!

Jennifer

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