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#1571 May12

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    Posted 02 April 2012 - 03:24 PM

    Oh boy...how frustrating!! I'm sure she will get back to you soon. Just bank on an extra $60 or so for extra flowers...seems to be the going rate! Your wedding will be beautiful and everything you expect. :)

     

    I had asked a lot of the questions I've been reading about and here's what I got back...

    Make-up: They do not do airbrush make-up. (They also do not do gel manicures either if anyone was wondering that) The spa does have a staging room while we're there where we can get ready or have snacks and juice.

    We also asked about the "lovebirds" massage that comes with the gold package and they do it at 2 times....9am with the hydrotherapy following at 10am or hydrotherapy at 5pm with the massage at 6pm.

    DJ/ Reception time: We have the house DJ and they do play for 4 hours. Nayeli did confirm that the Reception would be 4 hours from 7-11 (Based on our ceremony starting at 5:30)

     

      

     

    Originally Posted by MsBlissMpls 

    Just some simple stuff like how much it would cost to add a few white peonies into the bouquet that comes with our package, etc. I'm past frustration and have moved on to surrender. I have my sweet groom, awesome dress and my cute cake topper. I'm just done with it all. When I do finally get to meet N. I don't want to have any frustration built up in me because I'm sure she is doing her best. I just want to be happy & calm. So deep breathes & maybe a yoga class tonight!



     



    #1572 stefkva

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      Posted 02 April 2012 - 05:33 PM

      Ohhhh I know how you feel! I still haven't heard back on several things as well so I haven't even been able to finalize anything really.

      Just some simple stuff like how much it would cost to add a few white peonies into the bouquet that comes with our package, etc. I'm past frustration and have moved on to surrender. I have my sweet groom, awesome dress and my cute cake topper. I'm just done with it all. When I do finally get to meet N. I don't want to have any frustration built up in me because I'm sure she is doing her best. I just want to be happy & calm. So deep breathes & maybe a yoga class tonight!



       



      #1573 May12

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        Posted 03 April 2012 - 02:08 AM

        Yum...that cake sounds fantastic! Will that be your wedding cake or the desert?

        We are also doing a mix of Gold/Silver for our menu, and changing it up a bit....We decided to not do a soup option being that our reception is outside and it just seems too hot for that. So we ended up with...Appetizer: A tuna tartar to start(not on menu options), Salad: the hearts of palm salad (on the silver menu), Entree: the filet and scallops(on the silver menu) OR a  chilean sea bass with a shitake lobster risotto(not on menu options) Desert: the chocolate agavero cake(which ROCKS!)

        The ones that aren't an option on the menu choices, we discussed "alternatives" for appetizers and needed a fish dish that could be the seafood equivalent of the filet. This is what we chose, but they are really open to whatever you want to do. We just asked the chef what would go with the filet and palm salad as a starting palate and let him come up with options from there. We also received a list of vegetarian options but it ended up that none of our guests went in that direction anyway.  

        Are any of you ladies doing sparklers at the reception??



        #1574 May12

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          Posted 03 April 2012 - 02:10 AM

          Yum...that cake sounds fantastic! Will that be your wedding cake or the desert?

          We are also doing a mix of Gold/Silver for our menu, and changing it up a bit....We decided to not do a soup option being that our reception is outside and it just seems too hot for that. So we ended up with...Appetizer: A tuna tartar to start(not on menu options), Salad: the hearts of palm salad (on the silver menu), Entree: the filet and scallops(on the silver menu) OR a  chilean sea bass with a shitake lobster risotto(not on menu options) Desert: the chocolate agavero cake(which ROCKS!)

          The ones that aren't an option on the menu choices, we discussed "alternatives" for appetizers and needed a fish dish that could be the seafood equivalent of the filet. This is what we chose, but they are really open to whatever you want to do. We just asked the chef what would go with the filet and palm salad as a starting palate and let him come up with options from there. We also received a list of vegetarian options but it ended up that none of our guests went in that direction anyway.  

          Are any of you ladies doing sparklers at the reception??



          #1575 stefkva

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            Posted 03 April 2012 - 03:32 AM

            The menu sounds great! Did you have your guests already decide what meal option they want? Does N need headcount already for each meal option or can the guests just choose when they sit down at the reception? How many options can we choose? I'm still a little unclear about the menu. These are all questions I'm still waiting to hear an answer back from N :/  

             

            The cake flavors above will be our wedding cake. The agavero cake sounds delicious!

             

            We are thinking of doing sparklers. I think that's arranged through the DJ right? We might still do the lighted dance floor so will see if the DJ will throw in the sparklers :)
             

            Originally Posted by May12 

            Yum...that cake sounds fantastic! Will that be your wedding cake or the desert?

            We are also doing a mix of Gold/Silver for our menu, and changing it up a bit....We decided to not do a soup option being that our reception is outside and it just seems too hot for that. So we ended up with...Appetizer: A tuna tartar to start(not on menu options), Salad: the hearts of palm salad (on the silver menu), Entree: the filet and scallops(on the silver menu) OR a  chilean sea bass with a shitake lobster risotto(not on menu options) Desert: the chocolate agavero cake(which ROCKS!)

            The ones that aren't an option on the menu choices, we discussed "alternatives" for appetizers and needed a fish dish that could be the seafood equivalent of the filet. This is what we chose, but they are really open to whatever you want to do. We just asked the chef what would go with the filet and palm salad as a starting palate and let him come up with options from there. We also received a list of vegetarian options but it ended up that none of our guests went in that direction anyway.  

            Are any of you ladies doing sparklers at the reception??



             



            #1576 IliaPSU

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              Posted 03 April 2012 - 06:16 AM

              I was having a hard time choosing the menu and decided to do a tasting once we get there.  It is $25pp and we get to taste 3 hot apps, 3 cold apps, 1 soup, 1 salad, 2 entrees, and a dessert.  The food is very important to me and I didn't want to risk getting anything mediocre.  It means we can't put together a nice printed menu or anything, but I figured that was probably unnecessary anyway.  I'm leaning towards the filet entree, only because I had something similar at the French restaurant and LOVED it, so I'm hoping that it is just as good.


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              #1577 caroline0822

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                Posted 03 April 2012 - 06:37 AM

                Has anyone had a wedding at EPM with around 100 guests? We are looking into it for this coming Novemeber 2012 and I am curious where on the property to have all my events: 

                Ceremony - beach

                Reception- ???? beach or Azul Restaurant

                 

                Welcome party first night - Any ideas?

                Rehearsal Dinner - Any ideas/suggestions?

                 

                THANKS Ladies, 

                Caroline



                #1578 caroline0822

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                  Posted 03 April 2012 - 06:44 AM

                  Can I ask how many guests you are expecting?

                  We are inviting 200 and expecting 100 to attend and I just found out our only options for the reception are beach, Azul restaurant or pay the extra $5,000 for Xalam Balam.

                   

                  THANKS! 



                  #1579 caroline0822

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                    Posted 03 April 2012 - 07:46 AM

                    Hi Amanda, 

                     

                    My date is Novemeber 30, 2012...so close to 2013. 

                     

                    We are just getting some more details from the Excellence Playa Mujeres but had looked at a number of places. We are hoping to lock our place and date in this week or next. 

                     

                    Where are you thinking? And when. 


                    CAroline 



                    #1580 stefkva

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                      Posted 03 April 2012 - 05:09 PM

                      We initially wanted to do the menu tasting and Gustavo said that wasn't possible. It's good to know that it is still an option! For the menu, do you get to pick a couple entrees for the reception and each guest chooses what they want from those options? How does that all work? 
                       

                      Originally Posted by IliaPSU 

                      I was having a hard time choosing the menu and decided to do a tasting once we get there.  It is $25pp and we get to taste 3 hot apps, 3 cold apps, 1 soup, 1 salad, 2 entrees, and a dessert.  The food is very important to me and I didn't want to risk getting anything mediocre.  It means we can't put together a nice printed menu or anything, but I figured that was probably unnecessary anyway.  I'm leaning towards the filet entree, only because I had something similar at the French restaurant and LOVED it, so I'm hoping that it is just as good.



                       






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