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Originally Posted by KCDawn View Post

 

We're getting married at the Gazebo, so take my opinion with a grain of salt if you wish, but I LIKE IT!!! The dark wood is beautiful against the lighter colors of the sand, ocean and sky. It also looks more substantial and permanent. The old one looked like something temporary they popped up on the beach. Granted, it looks a little plain without any added decoration, but so does the old beach setup and the Gazebo. I think there's a lot more you can do with the new one to dress it up. I immediately thought of these ideas for you guys (all taken from this site)...

 

Colored draping.  Anything with color, whether it's flower or fabric will pop against the dark wood.

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Crystals, crystals and more crystals!

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The crystals are to die for, but I love the big tropical leaves with the white flowers at the base  too.  Those would like nice in the front on each side.

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Strands of flowers for a more romatic look....

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This makes me want to change my location.  It's definitely different than what you were all planning for but there is a lot of potentional!   

Thanks for these lovely ideas... especially the crystals.  Are these all options or pictures from secrets weddings?

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Originally Posted by LolaTX View Post

 

 

 

Cri Cri sent me the photos too . . I think its pretty big! I liked the smaller one with the white flowy dressing on it.  What are our options for beach ceremony? Is this it?

I am a little late on this... could one of you PM me the pic of the new one.  I think I may have seen it but not sure and if so I LOVE IT

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No, these aren't from weddings at Secrets.  These were just inspiration pictures to give ideas how to dress up a similar structure. 

Originally Posted by nicc80 View Post

Thanks for these lovely ideas... especially the crystals.  Are these all options or pictures from secrets weddings?

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So I leave for Mexico in one week!

Today I made my escort cards and finished my table numbers. I need to make and print my welcome letters and steam my chair sashes as they are super wrinkled.

I also made my appointment to have my hair and make-up done at the spa. I am doing a trial as well. This is probably what makes me the most nervous. Just not knowing if it will look good or not.

I've also decided to change up my centerpieces a bit, so I need to do a trial on those today to see how they look.

 

For anyone who is curious on how I am getting all of my things to Mexico, I have decided that instead of packing all of the decor into suitcases, I am packing it into 2 cardboard boxes. That way I won't have to check the bags on the return trip. One box is almost completely full of maracas and chair sashes, and the other is OOT bags and the rest of the decor. I really wont bring most of it back.

 

 

Okay, well I guess I should get busy. I can't believe I am leaving in one week to get married in such a beautiful place!!!

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Don't worry about hair style an make up, i had the trial 2 days before and you can change if you don't like anything. I got married yesterday and they were very nice and professional and the result was better then the trial! One suggestion, if you don't like hair in front of your face during the ceremony you must choose a wrapped hair style with a lot of fixing-spray, in the beach it's very windy! Congratulation and have a good trip!

So I leave for Mexico in one week! Today I made my escort cards and finished my table numbers. I need to make and print my welcome letters and steam my chair sashes as they are super wrinkled. I also made my appointment to have my hair and make-up done at the spa. I am doing a trial as well. This is probably what makes me the most nervous. Just not knowing if it will look good or not. I've also decided to change up my centerpieces a bit, so I need to do a trial on those today to see how they look. For anyone who is curious on how I am getting all of my things to Mexico, I have decided that instead of packing all of the decor into suitcases, I am packing it into 2 cardboard boxes. That way I won't have to check the bags on the return trip. One box is almost completely full of maracas and chair sashes, and the other is OOT bags and the rest of the decor. I really wont bring most of it back. Okay, well I guess I should get busy. I can't believe I am leaving in one week to get married in such a beautiful place!!!

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Hi all!  I wanted to tell everyone that has a wedding coming up good luck!  I feel bad that I missed telling ckrn before she left!  I didn't realize so many were at once.  CriCri- I hope your wedding was amazing!  I can't wait tell you give all of us your review :)  BeachBride-  I don't know if you have left yet, but GOOD LUCK!!  I am sure all of your planning paid off :)

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Hi Ladies,

 

We had our wedding on May 12, 2012 and it was wonderful.  I am excited for all those that are there now and will be going.

You will have a wonderful time.

 

Cri, it was so nice to meet you.  Receiving well wishes from you and your husband-to-be made us forget the little things and reminded us of the real reason we were there - to begin life together with the one we love and share that moment with our loving family/friends.

 

I will try and get to a full review later, but for now here are a few quick tips:

 

Concierge is very useful.  We ordered maracas for the ceremony through the concierge who lives in Cancun City.  Very authentic.

 

Best food is the grilled dishes and from the steakhouse.  If you are going to choose Gold or Platinum for your dinner reception entrees, I would try negotiating with Cecilia to ask for the steaks from the steakhouse.  If it is included in the resort, why not make it available as a dinner reception item.

 

If you are using the Sound System for your ceremony, just put all the songs in a single playlist on your iPod and go over it with the technician.  It will go off without a hitch.

 

The forum was so helpful and I will be posting more in days to come to help future brides.

 

Please feel free to PM me with any specific questions.

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