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#2151 kshannon

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    Posted 25 June 2012 - 05:23 AM

    We did a "street" style TTD in Isla Mujeres with the in house photographer...didn't want to roll around on a beach or cenote...not the best look for us! :) It was $550 and we had him as long as we wanted him. He paid for cabs and ferries to and from, and rented a golf cart to ride around on...it was a blast!   

    Hi there!! Have you seen any pics yet from your wedding? Did you use the in-house VIP for both wedding pics and TTD? I'm questioning using them..

    #2152 KlazNov17

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      Posted 25 June 2012 - 06:36 AM

      Originally Posted by danak71 

      Have you tried looking on ebay? I'm not sure what material you're looking for but here's a link I found for coral organza...but I'm sure you can search for satin as well:

       

      http://www.ebay.com/...#ht_2808wt_1142

      Thank you!  This helps a lot!



      #2153 KlazNov17

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        Posted 25 June 2012 - 06:37 AM

        Originally Posted by danak71 

        Have you tried looking on ebay? I'm not sure what material you're looking for but here's a link I found for coral organza...but I'm sure you can search for satin as well:

         

        http://www.ebay.com/...#ht_2808wt_1142

        Perfect! Thank you!!



        #2154 May12

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          Posted 25 June 2012 - 09:03 AM

          Hola! We have THOUSANDS of pictures and we're still trying to figure out which ones we want for our "book" that he is putting together. We had Juan Carlos(the in house photographer) for everything... an excursion to Tulum and Playa Del Carmen, Spa day for the wedding party, welcome cocktails, rehearsal dinner, wedding-including getting ready, ceremony, cocktail hour and to the VERY last minute of the reception, and TTD in Isla Mujeres. Here is a link to a slideshow he did for us that we put up on YouTube. It'll give you a taste of all of it....




          Hi there!! Have you seen any pics yet from your wedding? Did you use the in-house VIP for both wedding pics and TTD? I'm questioning using them..



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            Posted 25 June 2012 - 09:37 AM

            Hey Shannon!

            We had our reception at the CECO Terrace and I did the same thing...thank god because I must have re-flat ironed my hair 3 times! So, YES, there is a private bathroom there. We grabbed the shoe bin basket from the room, lined it with white cloth napkins and filled it with the necessities. Nayeli said she had a basket for us, but that was actually perfect so we just went with it. Don't forget a Tide stain remover stick! It came in handy!

            They can also move the flowers from your ceremony to the reception so because of the crazy wind the night of our wedding, they ended up in the bathroom and looked great! I have a pic of us in there, but for some reason I can't upload it. I'll try again later for you...

             

            -Sheryl

             

             

             

            Originally Posted by crnasmb 

            Hi All, 

            I think I may be the next bride up! I get married at EPM on 8/21/12.  Even though I do not post much now I will be sure to write a very detailed review upon my return since I have received so many great tips and advice from all if you.

            I have asked Nayeli at least 70 questions in the last 6 months and I think I am finally at the point that I don't have anything else to ask her.

             

            One quick question for past brides tough-

            I am planning on having my reception on the event terrace (weather permitting of course..) Is there a private bathroom there where I can put a basket of things for my guests like bandaids, hairspray, tylenol, gum etc.. and to also store some makeup for any touch ups I may need? I worry that if it's a bathroom that the other hotel guests can use that the things may get taken.  

             

            My advice for future brides is this... If you want any of the extra things, make sure you email Nayeli now about pricing.  Some prices for things she quoted me 8 months ago has now gone up but she will honor the old pricing.  Examples of the 'extras' that she has tried to charge me more for are: guitar player for the ceremony, vendor fee for using an outside DJ, and other decor type items.  

             

            Happy planning!

            Shannon



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              Posted 25 June 2012 - 09:50 AM

              We checked out the ball rooms inside the CECO Terrace and they look like any other room you'd see at a wedding or conference. Our concern was that we'd have to add a lot to it to make it look special where outside on the Terrace is just stunning all on it's own. We were worried about the heat as well, but it wasn't too bad being that the wind was non stop. Should have re-thought the design elements we had...wind never entered my mind in the planning process. The thing about the summer is that it is during hurricane season so you run more of a risk with rain and wind. We've been there at the end of August/beginning of September and it was hit or miss during the day with rain, but beautiful at night.   

              Originally Posted by alexis17 

              Thanks!  While you were there, did you see any inside options for reception?  I want it outside, but we're unsure if that will be too uncomfortable in July.  Does anyone else have any experience there in the summer?



              #2157 alexis17

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                Posted 26 June 2012 - 05:02 AM

                Thanks so much, I appreciate your info!!  The WC will have a back up for rain, I'm assuming...right??  :)



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                  Posted 27 June 2012 - 06:11 AM

                  They always have some kind of backup for you and it will depend how many people you have and if you have a DJ. Some locations you can't have a DJ.

                  We had 31 and a DJ so our back up was the foyer of the CECO Terrace (believe it or not). There is a big circular reception desk that they transformed into a bar, and although we ended up having it outside, they still set it up in there. Our entire reception was set up inside because of rain earlier, and then they moved it back on to the Terrace last minute(when it dried up), but they left the bar and DJ set up inside. We decided to do it there vs one of the rooms because the foyer is actually pretty nice...leather couches, art...similar to the lobby.  You can see in there with some of the reception pics we have, if you saw our pics on the YouTube slide show. (and the DJ "stuff" was inside, but the speakers and MC with his cordless mic was outside with us.)

                  Another thing to think about with some of the other locations is how long you can have the reception if you have a DJ. Some places need to be over by 10. Ours ended at 11:30 and we would have been able to extend it if we had a que earlier...With DJ Mania you need to tell them an hour and 15 minutes before the end of the reception, if you'd like to extend it. They told us 5 minutes before the last song...not sure where the time went, but it was too late for us to extend it.  SOOOOO, if you are thinking about possibly extending your reception time but don't want to do it ahead of time just in case the crowd winds down, etc... (we wanted to see what the vibe would be before we committed to an additional cost) Tell the DJ during your meeting a few days before, and the Captain during the reception that they need to alert you of the time and ask THEN if you'd like to extend the wedding.

                  Hope that made sense! :)

                   

                  Originally Posted by alexis17 

                  Thanks so much, I appreciate your info!!  The WC will have a back up for rain, I'm assuming...right??  :)



                  #2159 Ally Marquis

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                    Posted 28 June 2012 - 04:57 AM

                    alexis

                     

                    we had rain on our wedding day.   we still had our ceremony at the gazebo, but since it was raining we couldnt have our reception on the spice terrace so we just had it inside the restaurant. we ended up going outside before we left just so we could our father/daughter, mother/daughter and our dance. 
                     



                    #2160 ExcellenceBride

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                      Posted 28 June 2012 - 11:14 AM

                      Hi everyone! I'm getting married in March 2013 - YAY! Is anyone else experiencing the anxiety of Nayeli not responding to emails? I actually call her now (sucks for my cell phone rates) but it's the only way to get an answer. Did anyone else experience this?

                       

                      Also, did anyone have a rehearsal dinner?


                      Appreciate any insight to possibly ease my worries.

                       

                      Best, Kim






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