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Originally Posted by Rachel Terry View Post

 

Hey everyone!

 

After experiencing the notorious Cecilia limbo over the past few days we've received our paperwork for the deposit and extras.

 

I literally laughed out loud when I saw they wanted close to $200 for upgraded table clothes. I am thinking of just buying some from one of the mega wholesale wedding sites like save-on-crafts.com or koyal wholesale.

 

Also, I have seen some brides post about taking a jambox down there with them for the reception. I was thinking about doing this as well since the speaker only costs $300 verses $599.40 for three hours sound system from the resort.

 

Any thoughts?

 

Hey Rachel!  We are taking a BIG JAMBOX for our welcome bonfire and reception.  We purchased ours at Verizon for $225 (30% off as an "accessory") by adding a line.  You can also do this with other phone companies who carry them if you change your plan in almost any way that would make you "resign" a new contract.  We have been playing with it, and believe me, it is PLENTY loud -- especially for the price.  We refused to pay $600 for music, because we are having a big reception for friends and family when we get back...  Good Luck!  :)

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Hey Rachel!  We are taking a BIG JAMBOX for our welcome bonfire and reception.  We purchased ours at Verizon for $225 (30% off as an "accessory") by adding a line.  You can also do this with other phone companies who carry them if you change your plan in almost any way that would make you "resign" a new contract.  We have been playing with it, and believe me, it is PLENTY loud -- especially for the price.  We refused to pay $600 for music, because we are having a big reception for friends and family when we get back...  Good Luck!  :)
Thank you! That is definitely something to consider since we have Verizon. Another thing I was thinking about was asking to trade the Mariachi band. We are doing the Ultimate package and the band usually costs about $600 to play, the same amount for 3 hours of reception music! I think I am going to ask if we can trade one for the other. If I find out anything, I will be sure to post it on here!

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Also, has anybody worked with Maya Floral, aka the infamous "Marvin the florist"? I just got an email back with some pictures of flowers and some prices but have not had the time to sit down and compare if it would be cheaper to order them directly through him plus the $70 vendor fee. I must say though, these flowers are breath taking! Apparently he works with a lot of the resorts in the area including Secrets.

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Originally Posted by Rachel Terry View Post

 

Hey everyone!

 

After experiencing the notorious Cecilia limbo over the past few days we've received our paperwork for the deposit and extras.

 

I literally laughed out loud when I saw they wanted close to $200 for upgraded table clothes. I am thinking of just buying some from one of the mega wholesale wedding sites like save-on-crafts.com or koyal wholesale.

 

Also, I have seen some brides post about taking a jambox down there with them for the reception. I was thinking about doing this as well since the speaker only costs $300 verses $599.40 for three hours sound system from the resort.

 

Any thoughts?

I thought the same thing about the upgraded tablecloths, LOL! We actually rented detailed overlays from a local vendor  (@ $18 each), purchased chair sashes and matching napkins (less than a dollar each @ weddinglinendirect.com), and purchased satin ivory table cloths.I also made each chair sash ring with the starfish to accentuate it.  I was actually more concerned about seeing the actual product (to make sure the color matched well), to feel more confident about what I was working with :)! However, from seeing other weddings while I was there, you can be assured they all look amazing!!! 

 

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Originally Posted by Rachel Terry View Post

 

Also, has anybody worked with Maya Floral, aka the infamous "Marvin the florist"? I just got an email back with some pictures of flowers and some prices but have not had the time to sit down and compare if it would be cheaper to order them directly through him plus the $70 vendor fee. I must say though, these flowers are breath taking! Apparently he works with a lot of the resorts in the area including Secrets.

We used Marvin, and LOVED them! There should not be an additional vendor fee . . they are a preferred vendor. We went back and forth, ALOT, before we finally came to mutual agreement on pricing and style. I highly recommend them!  They provided the boutinerres, hair flowers, corsages, aisle decor floral arrangements (which we then used as reception table centerpieces), and boughets. 

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by msop04 View Post

 

 

Thank you, Jen!! LolaTX had a great idea to buy some wedges with the same height for easier walking and just use the heels for photos - do you think that would work for the petate and the wooded walkway/deck to the beach? ...my dress alterations are dependent on what size heels I have!

Oh ya wedges would work for sure.  

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Originally Posted by Rachel Terry View Post

 

Also, has anybody worked with Maya Floral, aka the infamous "Marvin the florist"? I just got an email back with some pictures of flowers and some prices but have not had the time to sit down and compare if it would be cheaper to order them directly through him plus the $70 vendor fee. I must say though, these flowers are breath taking! Apparently he works with a lot of the resorts in the area including Secrets.

Marvin was amazing and there is no outside vendor fee - when you order flowers through Cecilia she goes to Maya Floral as well.  Contacting Marvin directly was way easier so I did it that way as well.  

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Originally Posted by Jen Eeson View Post

 

Marvin was amazing and there is no outside vendor fee - when you order flowers through Cecilia she goes to Maya Floral as well.  Contacting Marvin directly was way easier so I did it that way as well.  

 

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Originally Posted by Rachel Terry View Post

 

Also, has anybody worked with Maya Floral, aka the infamous "Marvin the florist"? I just got an email back with some pictures of flowers and some prices but have not had the time to sit down and compare if it would be cheaper to order them directly through him plus the $70 vendor fee. I must say though, these flowers are breath taking! Apparently he works with a lot of the resorts in the area including Secrets.

 

I had Mayan Floral and its work has been more then my expectation.

I have contacted him directly in order to have fast answers and I have sent him some pictures of what I liked as canopy decorations and bouquet.

Here you can find my canopy with Mayan floral arrangment:

 

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