ohh..one more question, what did you do for centerpieces? Do you have a picture? After all of the comments about the wind, I have been investigating the battery operated candles. =) Thinking of doing a glass vase with sand, shells, and a candle...but would LOVE recommendations from others...not sure how I'm going to get everything down to Mexico. Eeeks!
Secrets Maroma Brides
Posted 25 October 2012 - 11:48 AM
Originally Posted by K3nelson
Your wedding dress is beautiful! Thank you for the tip on the salon. Did you get your hair done there?...love it!
Was wonder if you could share where you got the chair sashes and the star fish...really cute!! I'm debating between the chair covers and non chair covers...really like what you did. Congratulations again and thank you for sharing your experience! - Karin
I did get my hair and make-up done there and was a bit nervous about it. She was great though and they had all MAC make-up so it's pretty legit.
The chair sashes I got from weddinglinensdirect.com and the starfish were from qualityshells.com. Both of the orders came super quickly and as advertised.
I'm sure some nights are windier than others, but we had no problems with our candles and we had a lot of them on each table. We found some beachy lanterns and put sand and seashells in them with a tall candle. We also bought mini lanterns with tea lights in them online and had them stamped with the "Secrets Maroma Beach" and the date. We had a bunch on each table and let people take them home. We only had 3 tables so it came out to ~75$ for all three. We wanted to keep it kinda simple & beachy.
Here's what they looked like.
Posted 25 October 2012 - 08:06 PM
ceremony setup - 3 centerpieces (we moved them to reception for later)
Juan was AMAZING!! could not ask for a better photographer!!!
they printed these menus for us (no charge)
we did gazebo cocktail hour and dinner.. perfect!!
we got moved inside the seaside restaurant d/t rain..
set up was still beautiful - they moved fast and everything was perfect..
The day we got there, we met with Cecilia and she showed us everything and we went over last minute details - she is a miracle worker - she is absolutely amazing!! I did a trial hair and makeup at the spa with Blanca - she is AMAZING!!! she did exactly what I wanted but even better than i imagined (bring pictures of what you want and she will do exactly that).. on the wedding day I had my hair/makeup appt at 130... ceremony started at 430.. everything was perfect. Cecilia does everything and it is all perfect!!! We had an Ipod w/ speakers for the ceremony and cocktail hour - it was perfect. We were set up for reception at gazebo terrace but got moved inside d/t rain... so we ate dinner inside and did our first dances and then moved outside for DJ... DJ was amazing! So much fun!!
If you have any specific questions just ask!!!
If you want to see more pics send me a private message : )
best of luck ladies - seriously dont worry about a thing - this resort is absolutely perfect and Cecilia is the best!!!
I am SO happy with everything!!
Posted 25 October 2012 - 08:08 PM
they had these menus printed for us (no charge)
dinner got moved inside b/c of rain (set up was still beautiful)
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Posted 28 October 2012 - 02:26 PM
Great review! I'm surprised that you didn't have a bar set up. I didn't either but I thought it was because there were only 9 of us.
hi ladies! they wouldnt let me post my review here for some reason - so it is posted under the resort reviews here http://www.bestdesti...ma-beach-resort ENJOY!! : )
Posted 02 November 2012 - 10:57 AM
Thank you so much KCDawn for this overview!!! Congratulations on what sounds like a beautiful wedding!! I am just starting the planning process with SMB and so far this forum looks like a HUGE help!!!! I had not even considered not having a DJ. It sounds like you had a bigger group and it worked! I'm so happy to hear that is an expense that I may be able to save money on! This whole planning is a bit overwhelming at times!!
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