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#901 Sharon99

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    Posted 04 March 2011 - 12:41 PM

    Great thanks for the info. I didn't want to just email her that question & bug her. Oh I am a year & 2 months away...2012!! I want to get as much planned now that I can! lol! I am crazy!

    #902 Mrs091011

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      Posted 05 March 2011 - 09:44 AM

      Thanks ladies......on Thursday, I am exactly 6 months away! Im really excited but stil have TONS to do.....I havent even ordered my invites! This site is great....I'm getting really great ideas......

      #903 McCarty2B

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        Posted 07 March 2011 - 12:32 PM

        @Mrs091011 - When are you getting to the resort?  We are leaving on September 8th.  Also, how many people do you plan to have and what are your colors?

        #904 kdziadosz

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          Posted 08 March 2011 - 08:53 PM

          Review of our wedding:


          I'm sorry I didn't post this earlier- but things have been quite crazy since we got back!

          We got married on 1/29/2011... and wish we could rewind back to that day!!!

          We arrived on Wednesday before the Saturday ceremony- and had 55 people join us.  A majority of our guests were there Thursday through Monday, some stayed for an entire week.  Many tried to change their flights because they were having so much fun!



          The resort:

          Amazing.  Top notch.  We stayed in the Excellence Club Rooftop pool suite.... and it was great!  It was a little chilly to really enjoy the pool- but we did hang out on the rooftop a few times and the view was beautiful!  The "excellence club" was a nice perk... although our guests were perfectly happy without the "club" status and thought the overall service was fantastic anyways.  We really enjoyed coffee service every morning- as well as late night room service after a night of drinking (came in handy after the reception).  The concierge was so nice and made sure that everything was perfect for the whole week of our stay.  The resort is very secure and we felt very safe in terms of walking the beach and walking/jogging the property just outside the gates (there is a nice walking/jogging path that goes towards the golf course.... great for runners!)


          The wedding:


          Again- Amazing.  We had a beach wedding and wouldn't have done it any other way.  We saw another couple doing a ceremony in the Gazebo and it looked spectacular- but we really wanted the beach- so we stuck with the plan.  It wasn't too windy and it really turned out nice.  We had the guitarist play during the ceremony- he did such a nice job and it really added a nice touch.  Our cocktail hour was held at the x-lounge- we only made it to the last 15 min or so because of pictures- but everyone said it was a lot of fun.  The food and cocktails served there were great!  Our reception was at the Event Terrace- beautiful.  Again- it was a little chilly- but after the music started- everyone was sweating on the dance floor!!  Our DJ (DJ Mannia) was great and played all our songs we requested and we didn't have a problem with music... we extended the reception by an hour because it was so fun!  Our photographer was Juan Navarro and he also did a great job.... our pictures are so beautiful- he is a very talented photographer!

          Yamina- what an amazing person!!  She is on top of everything and will go out of her way to make your wedding the best you could imagine.  I can't explain in words how wonderful she made everything.


          The food:

          Very good.  We are foodies... and I have to say... the food here was better than most other luxury all-inclusive resorts.  We really enjoyed the food for our wedding as well as many of the restaurant food.  Our favorite restaurant was Chez Isabelle- definitely make a point to go there.  Wasn't too fond of the mexican restaurant.. but the Lobster House and the asian restaurant were really good. 

          Our wedding cake was SO good!  In fact- we had some left over because many of our guests were full from the dessert already- so we had them package it for us and they would bring it to us throughout the rest of the week when we asked for it!


          The spa:


          My bridesmaids and I all had our hair and makeup done at the spa and they did a really nice job.  Lots of pictures to choose from- no one was unhappy with the results- everyone looked great!  They picked fresh flowers for us to put in our hair- added a nice touch to the pictures!

          We had a few spa treatments that were very nice- kinda pricey- but very relaxing and worth every penny!


          The beach:

          Beautiful!  The sand was racked every morning and the water was perfect... a little chilly... but refreshing. 


          The pools:

          My only complaint.  Most of the pools were pretty cold.  It was the end of January- so the weather was in the upper 70's... making it a little cool to swim in an unheated pool.  I didn't have a problem with it- but I did have some complaints from guests.  Unfortunately- you won't find too many resorts in Mexico that will have multiple heated pools.  That didn't stop anyone from swimming in the pool with the bar... there were still plenty of people enjoying the water- just took a little courage :)



          We would recommend a destination wedding to everyone- it's the way to go.  We had so much fun and all of our guests said it was the best wedding they have ever attended.  The resort was fabulous- can't wait to go for our anniversary!

          A few recommendations-

          Make an overall "agenda" but don't get upset if you don't stick to it... and make sure your guests realize this is a vacation... not every moment needs to be planned!

          If you are going in winter/early spring- plan on it being a little chilly at night.  I gave all the female guests pashminas... they loved them and used them on the chilly nights!

          Don't put too much in the gift bags... I put advil, gatorade packets, chapstick, sunblock, pashmina, sun visor, and an itinerary in each bag... my guests used all of it- but probably could have done without the gatorade packets.


          If you have any questions- feel free to ask!

          You will all have a wonderful wedding!!!  Enjoy :)




          #905 Sharon99

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            Posted 09 March 2011 - 06:33 AM

            kdziadosz congratulations!!! Sounds like you had a beautiful wedding!

            I am doing everything the same except for the ceremony will be in the gazebo. Same vendors as well. I am glad to hear the DJ was great. I heard good & bad reviews so this definitely made me feel better! Question, how long did you book Juan for and did the flower the spa put in your hair wilt throughout the daynight? I am doing a flower as well and was now thinking of going fake.


            #906 steph2011

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              Posted 09 March 2011 - 07:08 AM

              Congratulations!  Thank you so much for your detailed review.  Your pictures are amazing!  Juan did an incredible job.  It looks and sounds like you had a wonderful time.


              Best Wishes!



              #907 aeluzu

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                Posted 14 March 2011 - 07:15 PM

                Who is up next ladies? I can't believe that I have less than 3 months left at this point!! I'm wondering if I'm behind on planning. Yamina hasn't asked me to make any decisions, so I'm assuming that all of that will take place upon arrival. Is that the case for you guys? I cannot believe how quickly time goes by!! Before I know it, I'll be in Mexico :)

                Amanda & Marc
                June 11th, 2011
                EPM! Are you ready for us?

                #908 SparkleSun

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                  Posted 15 March 2011 - 07:05 AM

                  Well after a year of planning and anticipation my day as come and gone!  I am going to put a detailed review in the proper section, but for the most part everything was fantastic.  More info to follow when the jet lag wears off a little :)

                  #909 KeraSmiley

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                    Posted 15 March 2011 - 09:48 AM

                    Mine is coming up soon!!! May 20th wedding, May 17th arrival. A little more than 2 months! Whooo hooooo!!!!

                    #910 KeraSmiley

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                      Posted 15 March 2011 - 09:56 AM

                      can't WAIT to hear about your experience! :)


                      Originally Posted by SparkleSun 

                      Well after a year of planning and anticipation my day as come and gone!  I am going to put a detailed review in the proper section, but for the most part everything was fantastic.  More info to follow when the jet lag wears off a little :)


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