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Leaving in the morning ladies!!!! Woot woot on my way to get married and have an amazing vacation :). Forecast is 27 and sunny all week:D. I will post pics when I'm back......

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Wow... your big day is tomorrow! :) All the best for your wedding day and for teh two of you! Let us know how it went when you are back!

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Can anyone give me a review on the DJ that Ana provides for the wedding reception?  The contact name she gave me is DJ Nico Cano.  I am a little worried about this aspect of the wedding.  Anyone who had this DJ at their wedding reception?  If you can give you me a review that would help settle my nerves.  sad.gif

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Congrats ladies, can't wait to here about all your experiences. I booked my site visit for Memorial day weekend. It all seems so real now. I will take a million pictures when I go an upload. Still a bit away but super excited. I too would like to know the hotel DJ experience.. Thanks!

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Hi Ladies, we just got back from our wedding on March 22, 2012 at OCT, and it was amazing!! We had 55 guests join us from across Canada and a few from the US. You will not be disappointed with the resort, all of our guests (including us) were so impressed with the service, food, etc. We had some who had little kids with us, and the kiddie pool was perfect for them. The rest of us spent most of our days at the pool bar. The food and a la carte restaurants were excellent, no complaints at all! Every night there's either a DJ, karaoke, dancing or something going on at the pool bar until midnight, then we'd all usually head to The Score for the rest of the night.

 

We had a meeting with Ana and Karen (who was assigned to us as our primary WC, and was awesome) the first morning we got there. We brought a lot of our own decorations down with us, so gave them to her that morning. We had our ceremony on the beach near the Privilege area (a lot more private) at 4 pm. We were originally going to have our reception on the Lobby Terrace, but once we had a tour we were lucky that the Creperie was available which is right next to the pool, so we had it there. I'd highly recommend asking about this location if you can!

 

We used the resort DJ, who was awesome. We provided him with a song list a few weeks before the wedding, that they had on hand (if you email him he'll email you files of all of the music they have). They didn't speak the best English, but everyone said it was the best dance party they'd been to. They also included lighting which was great. We also used the resort videographer as we wanted a good video for our family members who weren't there, it turned out really nice. We negotiated a different price for only an hour of service, instead of the 2 hours that was listed in their services.

 

I had a hair trial the first day that I got there with Litzy at the spa (she does all the wedding hair and make up), and really liked it. But, beware she uses a LOT of hairspray! It was good for me, because it was really windy on our wedding day, but was a little much. My little sister also got her hair done on the wedding day, and didn't like it as it didn't look soft or natural due to all the hairspray. I just kept reminding Litzy that I wanted mine soft and natural, and it was pretty good. Litzy also did my makeup on the wedding day, and it was georgeous!

 

Ana customized a package for us based on our requests, and it was a combo of the Paradise and Sunset packages. We  had the full sit down dinner for all our guests, we chose the mixed greens salad, surf and turf, and caribbean cake. Ana also organized a menu tasting for us at our request on the first night, was great so we could try everything out! Our reception was from 7-12 pm, and was absolutely amazing.

 

My best advice, and my fiancee had to tell me to do so, was to just sit back and enjoy the week with our family and friends and not worry about all of the details. The wedding day went perfectly, you'll be in good hands! I'll post some pics once we get them from our photographer, Juan Navarro! Feel free to PM me if you have any questions.

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