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Just thought i would mention that we are getting married April 16/13, we purchased 20 paper lantern and are going to hock a baterie operated light in it. We are thinking of leaving them behind at the resort but if anyone is thinking of using some we could arrange it with Ana you might just need new lights or batteries to put in. We are waiting on the arrival of the lights so thats why im not sure how long they last with batterie. Just leave me your email and i will be in contact, im also waiting on the price to rent the pole to hock them on i imagine it cant be that much.

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Originally Posted by acd8809 View Post

 

Hi Josie Fiorda,

 

I am thinking about getting a wedding planner to help me deal with OCT.  My wedding is in May 2013, and I am having an extremely difficult time communicating with both Angelica and Ana.  These ladies take forever to answer an emial (if they even bother), and when they do, they onoy address half of the questions.  Do you mind my asking how much it cost you to hire Sun Lovers destination wedding planners?  It may be worth the cost if it reduces a lot of the stress!

 

Thanks for any advice or info you may have!

 

Amanda    acd8809@yahoo.com

 

Hi Amanda, honestly hiring Kim at SunLovers was the best decision I made!  When things got bad she was right in there making it better. She contacted the resort for me. She has done a few weddings at OCT so she knows Ana quite well. Even visited the resort. I can't tell you what she will charge because he rates vary based on your wants and needs.  I'll give you her email.  Send her an email and let her know that I referred you. I'm sure she will be more than happy to give you a quote.  kcrosby@sunlovers.ca 

Again for me, it was worth her fee to not have to deal with the stress of it all. Just tell her what you want and she will make it happen. Seriously, stress free! 

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Originally Posted by FutureMrsMT View Post

 

Does anyone know if the updated 2013 prices are available yet?

Dear FutureMrsMT:

 

I was wondering the same thing.  My wedding is in May 2013, but I put down a deposit around June of 2012.  If you paid a deposit in 2012, does that mean the 2012 prices are "locked in" for your wedding, even if your wedding is in 2013?

 

I never received (or have seen) a new price list for 2013.  It should be out by now, my goodness, it is late January already.  Has anyone seen a new 2013 price list?   

 

Amanda

acd8809@yahoo.com

 

Originally Posted by ajhutch View Post

 

haven't seen a new price list but was told when we originally booked in July that it would be an additional $200 for the paradise package.

To : Future MrsMt and ajhutch:

 

Here is the new 2013 Price List for OCT.  I hope you can open it.  If not, send me an email and I will email it to you. 

 

 

 

 

Amanda

acd8809@yahoo.com

Wedding packages OCT ingles 2013 .pdf

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Just thought i would mention that we are getting married April 16/13, we purchased 20 paper lantern and are going to hock a baterie operated light in it. We are thinking of leaving them behind at the resort but if anyone is thinking of using some we could arrange it with Ana you might just need new lights or batteries to put in. We are waiting on the arrival of the lights so thats why im not sure how long they last with batterie. Just leave me your email and i will be in contact, im also waiting on the price to rent the pole to hock them on i imagine it cant be that much.
I was also thinking of using paper lanterns and my wedding is May 9th. it would be wonderful if you could leave them behind.What colors are your lanterns?

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Archlilly- I hired the DJ in addition to the wedding package, I hired the DJ through the resort. He was not at all interactive but the was ok with us. If you are looking for someone more interactive I would hire someone else if that the route you choose to go. That being said there is a sound system available for use, I'm nit sure if that's package dependent or not. I have read many reviews on the forum of brides who have brought I pods etc... And sed the resort sound system and it went fine. Just got home today will follow up with detailed review and more photos once they available from our photographer. Also the day I was leaving they were setting up a reception on the beach, I will send that photo as well but I wasn't impressed with the location they chose. They set it up right beside and around a large yellow football goal post. But other wise it looked beautiful!

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Hi Ashley, the lanterns are white with a slight beige line going around, you could always get colored lights, if you wished for them to be a different color. If you go on ikea and look up white paper lanterns there is only on model of round white ones.

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Originally Posted by ajhutch View Post

 

@acd8809 - Your last concern in your post was my exact concern and deciding factor as to whether we were going to book a dj outside of the resort.  We are having a group of only 25 people but I really want to make sure things run smooth and flow without any of my guests feeling like they have to MC and keep the flow going etc etc.  I emailed 2 different DJ's that I found online, both were within $25 of eachother and ultimately we chose to go with DJ Bob ( http://weddingdjrivieramaya.com/ ).  From the reviews it just seemed like he would be very outgoing and a fun person to keep things moving for us and interact with the group.  The other DJ that we looked into was http://www.mayanvibes.com/testimonials.htm .  Both seemed to have great reviews on how they could read the crowd and keep the party going but DJ Bob had the additional outgoing MC part that appealed to us.   

 

I don't know if you intend to add the additional hours onto your night but we are going to have our reception from 7-12 (paying for the additional 2hrs for the dj). When we calculated the cost for booking DJ Bob, with the vendor fee, the price was VERY similar to the cost the resort would have charged us for an unknown DJ with the additional time.  I hope that helps you with your decision...

Thanks for the info, ajhutch.  I am going to email DJ Bob right now.  I definitely have ruled out the resort DJ after reading several neagative comments about him, in addition to my own gut feeling when he responded to my email.

 

Amanda

acd8809@yahoo.com

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I have not heard anything. She said she doesn't work with animals. I do have a lead where to find one. If it pans out I will let you know. My groom also wants the donkey badly. There was a bride on here that has had one there she got it thru a another service. I'll keep you posted.

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Danitree- Your wedding sounds like it went off without a hitch! So wonderful to hear.

 

I'm a bit dissapointed that the resort DJ (DJ Kano) was not very interactive. We have him booked for 3 hours during our reception next Saturday and we really hoped he would liven the party up. We made a playlist of only about 25 songs, just to give him ideas - but hopefully he will be able to have his own dance party recommendations.  My fiance and I wanted someone to keep the crowd going, and it doesn't sound like he is very interactive, but my fiancee still feels the music transitions would be better with a DJ than an Ipod so we'll give the resort dj a chance too.

Danitree - did you find his playlist to be okay?

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