Secrets Maroma Brides
Posted 04 February 2010 - 12:57 AM
Hope that helps.
Posted 15 February 2010 - 01:33 PM
Posted 15 February 2010 - 01:58 PM
| Originally Posted by shanenlynn |
My fiance and I are trying to decide if we want to go forward with making plans at Secrets Maroma Beach. We've been having a very difficult time getting answers, pictures, pricing info from the Wedding Contact at the hotel. If anyone could please share with me (even by email, etc) pictures of their events, any pricing lists you may have gotten from the resort, etc when you made their plans I would greatly appreciative! thanks so much!
Don't worry - Cecilia will get back to you shortly - they are just on a different schedule then us American's
Posted 15 February 2010 - 02:09 PM
I did receive this price list (see attachment). It is pretty recent. I just booked with them in January. Some of the things on the list are included in some of the packages. I am just doing the included wedding (with no private reception).
Hope this helps!
Posted 16 February 2010 - 03:41 PM
I'll be leaving this Sunday, and our ceremony is on Friday Feb 26th. I'll be sure to post my review and some photos when I get back. If any of you ladies that have been through this before have any last minute advice or reminders for me, please let me know!
Thanks for everyone that has helped me through this forum!
Posted 17 February 2010 - 06:41 PM
Does anyone have any info they can give me about doing a site visit and staying at the resort? Just wondering what kind of incentive they give - some others will give a discount and put the money spent on the stay toward the wedding.
Any info is appreciated
Also, is anyone using Juan Navarro that Cecilia recommended or are you using the house photographer? What about a DJ or Band for the reception?
Posted 17 February 2010 - 11:45 PM
I also met with Juan Navarro photographer and saw some of his work. It was very good and affordable so we have upgraded our package to package 4 and are also doing a Trash the Dress shoot the day after the wedding.
We are also using DJ mania that Cecelia recommended. I have talked to lots of people on here about their services and have heard nothing but good things.
The good thing about using these vendors is that you do not have to pay for them to come to the resort like you do with outside vendors.
Posted 18 February 2010 - 12:04 AM
I've read several reviews about the photographer that is included in their wedding packages and he didn't get rave reviews. Since the pictures are one of the most important spends for the wedding, I didn't want to take that chance. We've booked the Secrets Ultimate Wedding, so I guess we will just have both photographers now. Hope everyone can place nice.
Posted 18 February 2010 - 01:33 PM
We planned to do a destination wedding so we could spend a week with our family and friends, and also so that we didn't have to stress too much about the actual day!! If you are a person who is extremely hands on, and wants to control everything down to the last detail, I wouldn't recommend a DW.
Cecilia was relaxed and lovely. She did a fabulous job with the flowers, and arranging our tables for the reception. The meal we had for our wedding was one of the best we had at the resort- the steak was perfect- and believe me- If you're from Alberta, you know your steak!!! As for hair and make-up, I did my own make-up, and in hindsight would have done my own hair too!! I had my hair done at the spa and it was not really my style, but, whatever. It's just hair!! If I had had time I would have restyled it myself, but I ended up just rocking what I had to work with. My MOH's hair, however, was fabulous!!
We would have loved to have an outside photographer for the day of the wedding, but unfortunately that wasn't in the picture ($$) for us, so we crossed our fingers and went with what was included in the package. We had Alex and Tony, from Juan Navarro, and they got some great shots. We were very specific in our requests for horizontal, symmetrical shots, and no cheesy special effects, to which they basically complied. We purchased an extra disk from them with all of the pictures- my only tip is barter!! You're in Mexico!!
We were lucky enough that we were able to arrange a separate photo shoot and TTD while we were on our honeymoon- and for this we used the wonderful, amazing, kind and uber talented, Daniel Aguilar. Ladies- if you are looking for a photographer, he is your guy!!
Secrets Maroma was a beautiful, lovely place, and we feel very fortunate that we were able to spend 2 weeks, oceanfront, there. The food was great, the beach is divine, and the service was just incredible. My Husband and I are both beach people, but we we discovered the benefits of the pool at this resort- the pool service is amazing!! Also- I have a severe shellfish allergy, and I never worried once- they always made sure that whatever I ordered was grilled on a separate surface, and safe for me to eat. Wow.
If you choose Secrets for your wedding, my only tip is to not sweat the small things. Relax. Enjoy. Smile. No wedding is ever perfect. But at least yours will be in paradise!!!
0 user(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users