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#541 marymobley

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    Posted 13 June 2010 - 04:59 PM

    Hello All!!!

    WE SET OUR DATE!!!! April 29, 2011!!!

    Does anyone know if they are able to adjust the Gold or Silver package menus at all? They are just too fancy for my guests. My dad is a meat and potatos man, so a filet with mashed potatos for something more simplified would be ideal.

    So far, cooresponding with Yamina has been great. We've usually given her a couple of days to respond to emails, but call if we haven't heard anything by then.

    Also, does anyone have any pictures of the reception sites to choose from?

    We are so excited and happy to have this message board to talk to all of you!

    Thanks,

    Mary

    #542 ncarolinadaisy

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      Posted 13 June 2010 - 11:05 PM

      Hello everyone! I am so excited that I found this forum. All of you have been so helpful! My fiance and I will be getting married there 10/28/2010. After pouring through this thread over the past 3 hours I feel pretty good about our decision to have our wedding at EPM! If any of you have links to pictures or information/documents that Yamina has sent you please send them my way. Anything would help! Thanks a bunch!
      October 28th 2010
      EPM Here We Come!!
      www.justproposed.com/benandmelissa/

      #543 caroline0277

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        Posted 14 June 2010 - 11:58 PM

        Hello ladies,

        We got back from our wedding just a few weeks ago and had a really great time! We had 44 people with us over Memorial Day weekend and I think our guests had an amazing time. It was definitely a busy weekend for the resort but they did a great job overall. Get to know the staff (and tip upfront) we felt it really paid off.

        If I could say one thing about Yamina... it would be that we all pick destination weddings for one reason or another... and the greatest benefit of a destination wedding is that you can trust someone else to take care of the details. I sent her ideas (and to be honest over-thought so much of it) but she did an incredible job. I didn't go into any of this with a super-specific idea in mind- I just wanted it to be nice and to have a great time- what I realized as soon as we got there was that Yamina is more of a quality person than her emails could ever describe... she has high standards so no matter what you ask for I am sure she will do her absolute best to deliver. I will post pictures tomorrow but if I could change two things, the first would have been the timing from the ceremony to dinner. We had our ceremony at 5:30 and tried to dinner at 6:30... it was way too soon. We should have done dinner at 7pm. And the only other thing to keep in mind is that unless humidity is your friend be cautious about how you do your hair. :) You know how your hair behaves best and let that drive how you do your hair. :)

        I would say... all in all - don't worry - you will have a wonderful time!

        #544 ncarolinadaisy

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          Posted 15 June 2010 - 12:44 AM

          I am so glad that you had a wonderful time! I can't wait to see your pictures. What photog did you use. I am still in search...it's driving me nuts!
          October 28th 2010
          EPM Here We Come!!
          www.justproposed.com/benandmelissa/

          #545 marymobley

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            Posted 16 June 2010 - 03:12 PM

            Ladies!!!

            I need help! Does anyone have any info on the average cost of a great photographer? Who did you or are you using? It is the most important aspect to me, but I can't spend a fortune. Help!

            Thanks,

            Mary M :-)

            #546 ncarolinadaisy

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              Posted 16 June 2010 - 08:07 PM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by marymobley
              Ladies!!!

              I need help! Does anyone have any info on the average cost of a great photographer? Who did you or are you using? It is the most important aspect to me, but I can't spend a fortune. Help!

              Thanks,

              Mary M :-)
              I am using William Sanchez. He is about the cheapest that I have found without taking cheezy prom-like photos on the beach. He is $1000 for 4 hours. I am signing my contract and booking him as we speak. His photos are beautiful!

              Destination Wedding Photographer Riviera Maya, Playa del Carmen, Cancun | William S¡nchez

              You will also have to pay for him and his lighting assistants event pass which is $70 each.

              Good luck!
              October 28th 2010
              EPM Here We Come!!
              www.justproposed.com/benandmelissa/

              #547 uhleesa

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                Posted 17 June 2010 - 03:37 PM

                Hey ladies,
                I'm new to the forum. I've read all your posts and it's been really helpful. The date I wanted at EPM for a Saturday in August 2011 is already booked and I was wondering if it was possible to hold a non-legal ceremony on a Sunday. Does anyone know if EPM allows weddings on Sundays? I just don't want to have a Friday wedding and have my guests take off 2 days to come. Many are in grad school and it would be nearly impossible to do that. Thanks!

                #548 ncarolinadaisy

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                  Posted 17 June 2010 - 06:06 PM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by uhleesa
                  Hey ladies,
                  I'm new to the forum. I've read all your posts and it's been really helpful. The date I wanted at EPM for a Saturday in August 2011 is already booked and I was wondering if it was possible to hold a non-legal ceremony on a Sunday. Does anyone know if EPM allows weddings on Sundays? I just don't want to have a Friday wedding and have my guests take off 2 days to come. Many are in grad school and it would be nearly impossible to do that. Thanks!
                  Welcome! Yes they do allow Sunday weddings. Here is some info she sent me along with the blackout dates. Good luck!

                  * Symbolic Wedding Ceremony, non documents are required. Bride & Groom must arrive in Cancun at least two (2) business days (Monday - Saturday) prior to the wedding ceremony to meet with the wedding coordinator. The Bride & Groom must be at the resort by check-in time (3:00PM) or earlier in order to consider day of arrival as the first day.

                  * Civil Wedding Ceremony, please find enclosed our legal requirements. The Bride & Groom must arrive in Cancun at least three (3) business days (Monday - Saturday) prior to the wedding ceremony to meet with the wedding coordinator and submit all documents. The Bride & Groom must be at the resort by 12:00 Noon or earlier in order to consider day of arrival as the first day.

                  Do not Send any Original Document by Mail or Courier.

                  All wedding ceremonies must be reserved in advance. All reservations must be booked at least Fourteen (14) business days prior to arrival.

                  Ceremony times: 11am, 3pm, 5pm (April to October)

                  11am, 2pm, 4pm (November to March)



                  Dress code: Formal or semi-formal, no shorts or bathing suits allowed during the Ceremony Performance.

                  Payment policy:
                  The total Due to Wedding Package and additional catering service should be done upon arrival at least 72 hours prior of the Ceremony Date.

                  Visa, Master Card & American Express are also accepted.

                  BLACKOUT DATES



                  2010:

                  Wednesday September 1st

                  Thursday September 16th

                  Monday November 1st

                  Tuesday November 2nd

                  Monday November 15th

                  Saturday November 20th

                  Friday December 24th

                  Saturday December 25th

                  Friday December 31st



                  2011:

                  Saturday January 1st

                  Monday February 7th

                  Monday March 21st

                  Thursday April 21st

                  Friday April 22nd

                  Saturday April 23rd

                  Monday May 1st

                  Thursday May 5th

                  Friday September 16th

                  Tuesday November 1st (Only Symbolic)

                  Wednesday November 2nd (Only Symbolic)

                  Monday November 21st

                  Saturday December 24th

                  Saturday December 31st
                  October 28th 2010
                  EPM Here We Come!!
                  www.justproposed.com/benandmelissa/

                  #549 caroline0277

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                    Posted 17 June 2010 - 07:57 PM

                    I thought the photographer that came with the package, Juan Navarro, was great. I will see if I can attach his packages. I thought he was quite reasonable.

                    #550 uhleesa

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                      Posted 17 June 2010 - 08:12 PM

                      Thanks for the info! I'm waiting to hear back to see if the date is available...crossing my fingers!




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