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#801 c&j

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    Posted 01 June 2011 - 01:54 PM

    Hi everyone,

     

    I am in the process of booking at SMB.  I wanted to get some feedback from everyone regarding the wedding package they booked.  I am thinking of booking one of the 2 packages other than the free one, but there are some things that are included that we do not need.  I was wondering if any of you have chosen one of the upgraded packages and negotiated for other items you wanted instead of what was included in the package?  For example, one of my guests is going to do my hair and makeup, so I will not need those services.  But I am interested in renting a sound system and having a bonfire for a welcome dinner.  Any information and advice is appreciated.  Thanks in advance!

     

    Carissa


    Secrets Maroma Beach

    1.8.2012


    #802 SMB2B

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      Posted 01 June 2011 - 01:55 PM

      hi angel,

      i think we may have spoken before? congrats on your day.  we must have seen each other cos our wedding was on 18 may and honestly was pretty identical to yours!!  

      it was just the 2 of us.  valeria was also my planner.  now she is very sweet but my experience is the same as you.  she was 40 mins late for our first meeting. my hubbie was getting mad!! she did not really apologise either.  we married on the beach and i did not book any sound system etc and i dont think this made any difference.  i loved loved loved my flowers.  they were delivered to the spa when i was getting my hair done.  i liked my hair but was not made to feel special in the spa.  i was expecting a glass of bubbles too!!  and octavio was my photog! AMAZING! he came early for me too and loved all his work. i would love to see your pics and compare?  i will pm you the pass to his website if you would like to swop pics.  valeria was also late to the room for me as i needed help to put on my dress this really delayed things!  there was a rain shower before our ceremony so the beach was empty so was perfect for us!  the minister was lovely.  after the ceremony we had the 3 milk cake and champers then went off for photos.  we had to pay a tip to get access into the hacienda too.  i just offered $10 and the man said ok.  we were meant to have a private dinner on the beach in the evening but the resort cancelled due to the rain :(  we went to the italian instead and had one of the private booths.  i really expected the bath to be ready after our meal but nothing!!  this was disappointing!!  

      on the whole i loved my day and am sure all future smb brides will too!

       

      xxx



      #803 bellajovie

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        Posted 01 June 2011 - 06:22 PM

        Hey Carissa,

        I've been working with Cecilia and you can definitely switch out items in the packages.  I have the ultimate package and like you I'm not using the hair or make up service, and I'm bringing my own officiant.  In return, I am am able to the get the sound system for the ceremony. Of course everything has to equal out as far as the value but she'll let you know what will work.  So...simply ask!

        Hi everyone,

         

        I am in the process of booking at SMB.  I wanted to get some feedback from everyone regarding the wedding package they booked.  I am thinking of booking one of the 2 packages other than the free one, but there are some things that are included that we do not need.  I was wondering if any of you have chosen one of the upgraded packages and negotiated for other items you wanted instead of what was included in the package?  For example, one of my guests is going to do my hair and makeup, so I will not need those services.  But I am interested in renting a sound system and having a bonfire for a welcome dinner.  Any information and advice is appreciated.  Thanks in advance!

         

        Carissa



         



        #804 c&j

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          Posted 02 June 2011 - 05:30 AM

          Thanks for the info!  By the way...I was going to book Jan 14th, but then I saw you booked it, so now we are probably going to book Jan 7th!  What dates will you be there?
           

          Originally Posted by bellajovie 

          Hey Carissa,

          I've been working with Cecilia and you can definitely switch out items in the packages.  I have the ultimate package and like you I'm not using the hair or make up service, and I'm bringing my own officiant.  In return, I am am able to the get the sound system for the ceremony. Of course everything has to equal out as far as the value but she'll let you know what will work.  So...simply ask!
           



           



           


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          1.8.2012


          #805 cole379

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            Posted 02 June 2011 - 08:38 AM

            Do Valeria and Cecilia share the jobs? How does it work if you wish to work with Cecilia but Valeria always responds to the emails?



            #806 bellajovie

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              Posted 02 June 2011 - 08:41 AM


              Yay, another January bride! 

              Thanks for the info!  By the way...I was going to book Jan 14th, but then I saw you booked it, so now we are probably going to book Jan 7th!  What dates will you be there?
               



               



               



              #807 bellajovie

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                Posted 02 June 2011 - 08:43 AM

                You know, I've been trying to figure out how Valeria and Cecilia divide the weddings.  Up until this point, I've only worked with Cecilia (and hope it remains that way).  Do you think it may be based on the size of the wedding or possibly the day of the wedding?  I think you should be able to simply ask through email if you can work specifically with Cecilia...it's worth the try!
                 

                Originally Posted by cole379 

                Do Valeria and Cecilia share the jobs? How does it work if you wish to work with Cecilia but Valeria always responds to the emails?



                 



                #808 c&j

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                  Posted 02 June 2011 - 12:34 PM

                  I did a site visit when I was down in Mexico in January and I met with Valeria.  I am pretty sure Valeria is new and she is kind of Cecilia's assistant.  So I wouldn't be surprised if Valeria takes care of the smaller events whereas Cecilia does the larger ones.
                   

                  Originally Posted by bellajovie 

                  You know, I've been trying to figure out how Valeria and Cecilia divide the weddings.  Up until this point, I've only worked with Cecilia (and hope it remains that way).  Do you think it may be based on the size of the wedding or possibly the day of the wedding?  I think you should be able to simply ask through email if you can work specifically with Cecilia...it's worth the try!
                   



                   



                   


                  Secrets Maroma Beach

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                  #809 NEMMERZ

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                    Posted 03 June 2011 - 04:58 PM



                    Originally Posted by c&j 

                    I did a site visit when I was down in Mexico in January and I met with Valeria.  I am pretty sure Valeria is new and she is kind of Cecilia's assistant.  So I wouldn't be surprised if Valeria takes care of the smaller events whereas Cecilia does the larger ones.
                     



                     

                    Cecilia is the BOMB.she can multi task like nothing i have ever seen

                     

                    She did everything i requested and more.....

                     

                    You see that woman run all over the resort making sure things are perfect

                     

                    I never meet Valeria or had any relations with her...

                     

                    Wish I could help.......out with the Valeria situation, its unfortunate because Cecilia is Just that GOOD.....

                     


                     

                     



                    #810 scdoc3

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                      Posted 04 June 2011 - 06:07 PM

                      HI All,

                       

                      I am trying to decide between the El Dorado Maroma and the Secrets Maroma? I've read such great things about the Secrets Maroma but I haven't seen any reviews on El Dorado Maroma..so I wanted to hear all your thoughts on this place as well. Any advice is appreciated!

                       

                       






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