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#2701 darball16

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    Posted 17 May 2013 - 10:28 AM

    We both love June....but my wedding will be June 6th 2014....  still a year away : (      I am excited for you......you must be going crazy with excitement! How long are you going for? What type of room did you and soon to be hubby...decide on getting?



    #2702 May12

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      Posted 17 May 2013 - 12:44 PM

      Hola Brides to Be!

      I figured I'd check in while having lunch poolside at EPM! :) We're here for our 1 year anniversary and this place is still just amazing! Had to chime in about the cake.....BIGGER IS BETTER! Trust me, there are no rules here. We had 31 people and 3 tiers, all different flavors. People had seconds, and we brought the rest back to our room which we nibbled on for days after the wedding. Delish! Something to remember....the timing is different in Mexico. In the States, we prolong dinner throughout the entire reception time. Here, you sit down and eat all courses, including the cake, and THEN you go dance. We weren't completely sold on this so started to shake it up at our reception and left the cake sitting out a bit.Once we did the cake cutting, it had melted a bit...my fault. Still delicious but kind of droopy! Follow their lead and you wont have that problem...or not, it will still be good and you'll have a blast!

      There is a wedding today we may go spy on, and has been 1 every day this week! 100% capacity here so heads up to have your guests book EARLY!  An English couple just did a legal ceremony yesterday that Nayeli officiated. We ran into them afterwards at the Martini Bar and they were just glowing...said it went super smooth and really have just been beaming everytime we run into them.

      I'll post more as we see more!

       

      Hasta la vista!

      Sheryl

       

      Katye, you're right around the corner!!!! Getting excited?? :)

       

         

      Originally Posted by kshannon 

      Hi there!!! Congrats to you too! We went with a really simple cake for 30 ppl.. and we went with the one thats included in the gold package. We have 40 ppl coming, so it may not feed everyone, but I figured that with desert, not everyone would be eating it anyway... so we downsized ;) As for the kind of cake, we went simple- vanilla cake with strawberry filling and buttercream icing. Hopw this helps you make a decision!!!! OMG I CANT WAIT!!!!



      #2703 ExcellenceBride

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        Posted 19 May 2013 - 05:46 AM

        Hi ladies,

        I got married on March 28th and I've received a few emails regarding my experience so I figured I'd post here as I know how invaluable this forum is to brides to be - so here goes:

         

        1. Be mindful of the wind...omg, the wind. At night it drops the temps a lot.
        2. We were blessed, had beautiful weather on our wedding day so only believe the weather forescast the day of or a few days prior cause it pretty much called for rain all week. Now the day before our wedding was AWFUL. 70 and cloudy and windy. I was devastated and so worried that my wedding day was going to be the same but thank god it wasn't. Yes I prayed :)
        3. Be sure to ask to use the inside of CECCO too. They have a bar there and that's also where we had our cocktail hour with the Mexican trio.
        4. If you can, do a tasting of your meal. We also had a private rehearsal dinner at Chez Isabelle and we did a tasting of that meal and our reception dishes. Glad we did. Though they were delicious - one was very salty so we had an opportunity to let the chef know.
        5. The food on our rehearsal dinner was PERFECT. Probably everyones favorite meal of the week. It was pricey to have a private rehearsal dinner and rent equipment to play our slideshow but it was more than worth it.
        6. The dinner at the reception, although amazing, it was lukewarm :( I was so upset. But what could I do.
        7. I ended up moving the cake cutting inside after dinner and speeches (we skipped the garter and bouquet stuff...most of my folks were married. So it was great because they have couches and the bar is there. I also had my photos, relief station and flip flops for the girls inside CECCO at a table.
        8. Once dancing started, the wind was not an issue because we all warmed up and the wind calmed down.
        9. Not sure who you are using for photographers but ours was the house photographer. They were good, not great. They were also late so we have NO photos of Corey getting ready.
        10. I was also not too happy with our table floral arrangements but again, what can you do. Everyone loved how I did long tables and brought my own lanterns. In the end, no one cares. They also forgot to bring the flowers from the alter to our sweetheart table. Sigh. again, what could I do.
        11. I gotta say though, the staff that helped us during our reception were phenomenal. Amazing, amazing!
        12. Are you having a DJ? Make sure to have a playlist for him. I did...people loved the music. It'll give him a guide and he was a cool guy. When he was getting ready to play the song 'Shots' by LMAFO and Lil Wayne, he coordinated with the waiter to bring shots to all of us at the dance floor. So awesome!!!

         

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        #2704 Jaclyn Robyn

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          Posted 21 May 2013 - 07:32 AM

          Hello,

           

           I am new to this website. I recently got engaged in mexico this past march my fiancee and i are looking into having our wedding june 2014 at the excellence playa mujeres. Where do I begin any tips/suggestions/recommendations..

           

          ** looking to have an incredible/small/ chic/tropical wedding but also looking to keep cost down where i can HELP

           

           

          soon to be tropical bride :)

           

          jackie



          #2705 Jaclyn Robyn

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            Posted 21 May 2013 - 07:47 AM

            hello we are planning on a june 2014 wedding at excellence playa mujeres what package did you pick? flowers?cake

             

            any tips/suggestions?



            #2706 Jaclyn Robyn

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              Posted 21 May 2013 - 07:58 AM

              hello! which website did you purchase the maracas from? 

               

              any tips/suggestions/recommendations new to this website looking to have june 2014 wedding!

               

              jackie



              #2707 Jaclyn Robyn

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                Posted 22 May 2013 - 03:22 AM

                Originally Posted by May12 

                Hola Brides to Be!

                I figured I'd check in while having lunch poolside at EPM! :) We're here for our 1 year anniversary and this place is still just amazing! Had to chime in about the cake.....BIGGER IS BETTER! Trust me, there are no rules here. We had 31 people and 3 tiers, all different flavors. People had seconds, and we brought the rest back to our room which we nibbled on for days after the wedding. Delish! Something to remember....the timing is different in Mexico. In the States, we prolong dinner throughout the entire reception time. Here, you sit down and eat all courses, including the cake, and THEN you go dance. We weren't completely sold on this so started to shake it up at our reception and left the cake sitting out a bit.Once we did the cake cutting, it had melted a bit...my fault. Still delicious but kind of droopy! Follow their lead and you wont have that problem...or not, it will still be good and you'll have a blast!

                There is a wedding today we may go spy on, and has been 1 every day this week! 100% capacity here so heads up to have your guests book EARLY!  An English couple just did a legal ceremony yesterday that Nayeli officiated. We ran into them afterwards at the Martini Bar and they were just glowing...said it went super smooth and really have just been beaming everytime we run into them.

                I'll post more as we see more!

                 

                Hasta la vista!

                Sheryl

                 

                Katye, you're right around the corner!!!! Getting excited?? :)

                 

                   

                I am newbie here! any tips/suggestions/recommendations still waiting to hear our finalize date! 



                #2708 May12

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                  Posted 22 May 2013 - 09:47 AM

                  Hi Jackie!

                  CONGRATULATIONS!!!

                  We had maracas which we purchased while we were down there. Venture off the resort (via cab) and you'll be able to get great authentic maracas for only a dollar or 2 a piece, depending on the size. The less you can bring down the better, because trust me, you'll be bringing down way more than you think! Great shopping areas for OOT bag items and favors are at Mercado 28 downtown or at Plaza Caracol and the flea market area in the hotel zone. Walk around, price things out and negotiate! Also, pay in Pesos...it's less expensive that way. (you'll be able to take Pesos out at an ATM machine inn the airport, the resort, or any bank machine.)



                  #2709 darball16

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                    Posted 23 May 2013 - 10:21 AM

                    Congrats Jackie.....how exciting. I am getting married at Excellence Playa Mujeres in June 2014 as well : )    We chose the Silver Package...keeping the wedding small...but classy and laid back. What do you vision your wedding to be?

                     

                    Darlene 



                    #2710 Jaclyn Robyn

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                      Posted 25 May 2013 - 11:01 AM

                      monica tried facebook messaging you last week set wedding date for june 21 2014 hope to hear back from you!






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