I'm really sorry that I'm so late in getting back to everyone post-wedding!! We just got back from MX last night and it has been a bit of a whirlwind. The ceremony and reception were GORGEOUS. There were some details missed, but overall everything went fantastic. I had the Gold package and 36 guests. We went with DJ Mannia for the reception and also extended for an additional hour. All my guests were raving about the resort and also how beautiful/fun the wedding was - I even got a few "this is the best wedding we have ever been to!" comments.
Lleny was MIA during the reception and there was a bit of confusion about when the party ended, but we were able to figure out - that was the only large issue that came up. Also, I was very disappointed that they did not deliver the leftover cake to my room, or even the sand jar from our ceremony. But again, I got over it and focused on the bigger picture. Our final invoice was also incorrect, like $400 extra in centerpieces in correct, but they fixed it right away and I didn't have any other issues. But definitely check and double check your invoice.
For those considering the paper lanterns at the reception, I LOVED it and thought it added a really nice ambiance to the event terrace - totally worth it. And don't worry about LED throwies or anything like that, they had lights for them and everything (but there was a $100 charge to hang them).
My hair and make up went well, but I would caution that any brides planning on getting married on the beach, GET AN UPDO. I had my hair half-up, thinking that since our wedding was in the gazebo, it wouldn't be too windy. It was fine in the gazebo, but when we went to the beach for pics, it was ruined and I basically had to redo it. I wish I had just done an updo and not had to stress about it all day.
Our DJ was fantastic and the MC did a wonderful job. We gave him about 40 songs that we wanted played and let him choose the rest and they were spot on and really got the party going. Our photographer was Juan Navarro and he was super friendly and though he was taking tons of pictures, you didnt even notice him there. I'll reserve my final judgement on him until we see the pictures, but I'm hopeful.
If you have any questions, feel free to ask away! I'll try to check in regularly. I'm so jealous of all of you, I would go back and do it all over again in a minute!!