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#2321 Jass7

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    Posted 18 September 2012 - 07:27 PM

    Hi ladies!!! I'm back and MARRIED!!

     

    I will write a long review this weekend. Been so busy since coming back. But I have to say the wedding was amazing!

     

    I will leave you with a picture! More to come soon! :)



    #2322 Momoarc83

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      Posted 19 September 2012 - 11:18 AM

      Originally Posted by danak71 

      Congratulations!

      Thank you!



      #2323 Momoarc83

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        Posted 19 September 2012 - 11:25 AM

        Originally Posted by Jass7 

        Hi ladies!!! I'm back and MARRIED!!

         

        I will write a long review this weekend. Been so busy since coming back. But I have to say the wedding was amazing!

         

        I will leave you with a picture! More to come soon! :)

        Congrats!!! How beautiful!  I can't wait to read all about it!



        #2324 MsBlissMpls

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          Posted 20 September 2012 - 04:53 PM

          Congratulations Jass7!!! Can't wait to hear all about it :) You look amazing!



          #2325 Amanda Gardner

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            Posted 20 September 2012 - 06:00 PM

            What type of keys does the resort have for rooms? I am getting room key holders for my OOT bags.

            #2326 crnasmb

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              Posted 23 September 2012 - 02:30 AM

              Hi Amanda, 

              The resort has the typical credit card style room keys. Good luck with the OOT bags...I had so much fun with them and my guests raved about them:)

              Shannon



              #2327 crnasmb

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                Posted 23 September 2012 - 02:32 AM

                Hi Amanda, 

                The resort has the typical credit card style room keys. Good luck with the OOT bags...I had so much fun with them and my guests raved about them:)

                Shannon



                #2328 crnasmb

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                  Posted 23 September 2012 - 03:25 AM

                  Hi brides and grooms to be!

                  I have been home from my fabulous destination wedding for almost a month now so I thought it was time to finally sit down and write a review since I was able to gain so much useful information from past brides. 

                   

                  Resort-

                  My husband and I had visited EPM 2 years prior so we already knew how fantastic the accommodations, food, and service were.  This visit was just as perfect.  We travelled from 8/17-8/28 (wedding was 8/21).  We had stayed in the 2 story roof top terrace during our first visit so we booked the same room category and absolutely loved it. All the rooms are great though...all of my guests stayed in the standard room and they were all very happy with their room.  As mentioned before, the bathroom is a little different but it's manageable.  Two of my girlfriends that had never met shared a room and they came up with a good system of putting an ipod on when they had to use the bathroom, the docking station was right there. 

                  The food was outstanding, I never had a bad meal.  Actually I gained 5 pounds in 12 days so it goes to show how good the food and drinks were.  The room service was awesome for those afternoon siestas. 

                  We probably spent $100-$150 in tips (not including any of the wedding tipping).  You don't have to tip but these men and woman work so hard with such great customer service.  One day I had the same waiter bring us room service breakfast, drinks by the pool then he was our server at dinner.  We would give $1 per round of drinks by the pool, $3-5 for room service $2-3 for lunch and $5-$10 for dinner.  The tips just depended on how many small bills we have.  Like I said, you don't have to tip but if you look around at other guests it seemed most people tipped at least a little.  The drink service around all the pools was amazing.  If you throw a few dollars their way then your drink will never get empty. 

                  It seemed our room was cleaned later in the day than most of my guests but that was no big deal.  I have nothing but wonderful things to say about the resort and staff. 

                  WEDDING

                  Ceremony-

                  It was perfect and so incredibly amazing! I couldn't have asked for anything better.  We arrived on Friday 8/17 and met with Llenny on 8/18.  She had a folder with all of the million questions/requests I had sent her over the past year.  She was extremely organized and such a doll.  We had a 5pm wedding at the beach gazebo and would highly recommend it over the beach.  It was still very hot and very sunny at 5pm so it was nice to give some relief from the sun to us and our guests.  The pictures were amazing at the gazebo and it was nice to then take a bunch of pictures on the beach. We hired Javier Rojas to play the guitar for the ceremony and he was beyond amazing.  His price is a bit high for less than an hour of service but his music totally set the mood and was absolutely perfect. We had a symbolic ceremony and it was beautiful.  The ministers name was Roxanna and she was very good but her accent was a little strong.  Even now when we watch the video from the wedding it's hard to understand some of the things she was saying.  She was great before the wedding about emailing me back with questions about the ceremony.  I had two of my closest family members who were not in the wedding party do the two ceremony readings and it was beautiful and very sentimental. The weather was perfect the entire day (and the entire 12 days we were there!)

                  Reception-

                  Our cocktail hour was at the X-Lounge, it was gorgeous and perfect since it was right on the beach. 

                  We had the reception for our 25 guests on the event terrace (CECO terrace).  Again, I would highly recommend this because it's very secluded from the rest of the resort so you feel like you are at your own private wedding.  We did not use the in house DJ, we used Ivan Gomez from dj doremixx.  I found his name on a different thread and after contacting him and seeing his prices we went with him.  The 2 mails addresses I have for him are djcunmix@gmail.com and ivan@doremixx.com.  Even after paying the $300 vendor fee it was quite a bit cheaper to go through him for the services we wanted.  

                  We had the gold wedding package which was perfect and we also extended our reception by one hour.  The food was excellent.  We had the caesar salad to start (yummy), the seafood bisque (not my favorite) and a choice of chicken and mahi mahi OR beef and scallops for the main course.  Everyone raved about the food so I know it was good.  I loved the look of my cake and the flavor was good.

                  The only thing I would change for the reception is the lighting on the tables.  I had 'purchased' through the resort 10 tee light candles for the table and they wouldn't stay lit because of the Caribbean breeze.  I would recommend the candles that look like tee lights but are battery operated.  We brought paper lanters for them to hang and upgraded some of the centerpieces. I decided to have all of my guests sitting at one rectangular table, it worked out great.

                   Photographer/Videographer-

                  We used in the house photographer Juan Carlos and again I can not say enough about his amazing service.  Every single person I show my pictures to comment on how beautiful his work was.  He was with us from the spa all the way to the end of the reception.  We went next door to the resort after the ceremony for pictures and the pictures were beautiful.  We did not have any issues with bugs/flies/mosquiotos like other brides had.  Juan and his crew were awesome to work with.  We had a meeting with him 3 days after the wedding to look at all the edited photos and the edited video from the whole day.  I cried like a baby watching it! Everything was set to music and the video was beyond perfect.  One of the best decisions we made was to choose him for our wedding.  When we left to go home we had a 10x12 coffee table style photo book of 100 of the best shots, the wedding dvd, a disc with all of the edited photos (200 pics) and 2 discs with every picture he took (over 2,000!) and of course the copyright permission to make copies of all the photos.  He was amazing to work with!

                   

                  I will try and figure out how to post pictures. I'm sure there are a lot of details I left out so please ask me anything.  You will have the time of your lives!

                  Shannon 



                  #2329 KlazNov17

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                    Posted 24 September 2012 - 07:46 AM

                    Originally Posted by crnasmb 

                    Hi brides and grooms to be!

                    I have been home from my fabulous destination wedding for almost a month now so I thought it was time to finally sit down and write a review since I was able to gain so much useful information from past brides. 

                     

                    Resort-

                    My husband and I had visited EPM 2 years prior so we already knew how fantastic the accommodations, food, and service were.  This visit was just as perfect.  We travelled from 8/17-8/28 (wedding was 8/21).  We had stayed in the 2 story roof top terrace during our first visit so we booked the same room category and absolutely loved it. All the rooms are great though...all of my guests stayed in the standard room and they were all very happy with their room.  As mentioned before, the bathroom is a little different but it's manageable.  Two of my girlfriends that had never met shared a room and they came up with a good system of putting an ipod on when they had to use the bathroom, the docking station was right there. 

                    The food was outstanding, I never had a bad meal.  Actually I gained 5 pounds in 12 days so it goes to show how good the food and drinks were.  The room service was awesome for those afternoon siestas. 

                    We probably spent $100-$150 in tips (not including any of the wedding tipping).  You don't have to tip but these men and woman work so hard with such great customer service.  One day I had the same waiter bring us room service breakfast, drinks by the pool then he was our server at dinner.  We would give $1 per round of drinks by the pool, $3-5 for room service $2-3 for lunch and $5-$10 for dinner.  The tips just depended on how many small bills we have.  Like I said, you don't have to tip but if you look around at other guests it seemed most people tipped at least a little.  The drink service around all the pools was amazing.  If you throw a few dollars their way then your drink will never get empty. 

                    It seemed our room was cleaned later in the day than most of my guests but that was no big deal.  I have nothing but wonderful things to say about the resort and staff. 

                    WEDDING

                    Ceremony-

                    It was perfect and so incredibly amazing! I couldn't have asked for anything better.  We arrived on Friday 8/17 and met with Llenny on 8/18.  She had a folder with all of the million questions/requests I had sent her over the past year.  She was extremely organized and such a doll.  We had a 5pm wedding at the beach gazebo and would highly recommend it over the beach.  It was still very hot and very sunny at 5pm so it was nice to give some relief from the sun to us and our guests.  The pictures were amazing at the gazebo and it was nice to then take a bunch of pictures on the beach. We hired Javier Rojas to play the guitar for the ceremony and he was beyond amazing.  His price is a bit high for less than an hour of service but his music totally set the mood and was absolutely perfect. We had a symbolic ceremony and it was beautiful.  The ministers name was Roxanna and she was very good but her accent was a little strong.  Even now when we watch the video from the wedding it's hard to understand some of the things she was saying.  She was great before the wedding about emailing me back with questions about the ceremony.  I had two of my closest family members who were not in the wedding party do the two ceremony readings and it was beautiful and very sentimental. The weather was perfect the entire day (and the entire 12 days we were there!)

                    Reception-

                    Our cocktail hour was at the X-Lounge, it was gorgeous and perfect since it was right on the beach. 

                    We had the reception for our 25 guests on the event terrace (CECO terrace).  Again, I would highly recommend this because it's very secluded from the rest of the resort so you feel like you are at your own private wedding.  We did not use the in house DJ, we used Ivan Gomez from dj doremixx.  I found his name on a different thread and after contacting him and seeing his prices we went with him.  The 2 mails addresses I have for him are djcunmix@gmail.com and ivan@doremixx.com.  Even after paying the $300 vendor fee it was quite a bit cheaper to go through him for the services we wanted.  

                    We had the gold wedding package which was perfect and we also extended our reception by one hour.  The food was excellent.  We had the caesar salad to start (yummy), the seafood bisque (not my favorite) and a choice of chicken and mahi mahi OR beef and scallops for the main course.  Everyone raved about the food so I know it was good.  I loved the look of my cake and the flavor was good.

                    The only thing I would change for the reception is the lighting on the tables.  I had 'purchased' through the resort 10 tee light candles for the table and they wouldn't stay lit because of the Caribbean breeze.  I would recommend the candles that look like tee lights but are battery operated.  We brought paper lanters for them to hang and upgraded some of the centerpieces. I decided to have all of my guests sitting at one rectangular table, it worked out great.

                     Photographer/Videographer-

                    We used in the house photographer Juan Carlos and again I can not say enough about his amazing service.  Every single person I show my pictures to comment on how beautiful his work was.  He was with us from the spa all the way to the end of the reception.  We went next door to the resort after the ceremony for pictures and the pictures were beautiful.  We did not have any issues with bugs/flies/mosquiotos like other brides had.  Juan and his crew were awesome to work with.  We had a meeting with him 3 days after the wedding to look at all the edited photos and the edited video from the whole day.  I cried like a baby watching it! Everything was set to music and the video was beyond perfect.  One of the best decisions we made was to choose him for our wedding.  When we left to go home we had a 10x12 coffee table style photo book of 100 of the best shots, the wedding dvd, a disc with all of the edited photos (200 pics) and 2 discs with every picture he took (over 2,000!) and of course the copyright permission to make copies of all the photos.  He was amazing to work with!

                     

                    I will try and figure out how to post pictures. I'm sure there are a lot of details I left out so please ask me anything.  You will have the time of your lives!

                    Shannon 

                    I'm so glad to hear everything went so smoothly! I am 8 weeks away and starting to freak out a bit. Did you get your hair done at the resort or did you do it yourself? Also, would you mind telling me what your day of timeline was like? When did you start gettign ready etc? Was Lleny there for the majority of your wedding?  Also, did you use your own script for the ceremony or the one the minister already had?  We are using the in house photographer as well so I am glad to know he was so good. I can't wait to see pics and sorry about all the questions!



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