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I leave in 10 days!!  We also plan to scope out the markets for some maracas too.  We are bringing our own centerpieces and a couple of decoration items, but we are trying not to go overboard.  I am super excited and nervous.  

 

I have to admit on Friday I found out we got switched to Claudia and they are asking me to fill out a checklist of items that I feel like I have already discussed with Ana. I was a little upset at first because I feel like we are back tracking.  We did call her though and it seems that this is typical protocol and everything should still be planned as it was before. 

 

Good luck to everyone with their upcoming weddings, it looks like quite a few are taking place in the next couple of weeks!

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I leave in 10 days!!  We also plan to scope out the markets for some maracas too.  We are bringing our own centerpieces and a couple of decoration items, but we are trying not to go overboard.  I am super excited and nervous.  

 

I have to admit on Friday I found out we got switched to Claudia and they are asking me to fill out a checklist of items that I feel like I have already discussed with Ana. I was a little upset at first because I feel like we are back tracking.  We did call her though and it seems that this is typical protocol and everything should still be planned as it was before. 

 

Good luck to everyone with their upcoming weddings, it looks like quite a few are taking place in the next couple of weeks!

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Originally Posted by Nancy McKay View Post

 

Good luck Guilaine87

 

I'm also from Hamilton getting married on Aug 8/13

 

I will be interested to hear how the wedding went and what options you went with

 

Congratulations

 

Nancy McKay

Hi Nancy,

 

What a small world! I will forsure have a review when i return. So far I will give you what we have decided on. We went with the paradise package, I really wanted a more private reception and there will be 33 of us going. We selected the lobby Terrace as our ceremony and reception location. If the beach was completly private I would have done the ceremony there. I booked Sascha Gluck as my photographer. I have heard great things about him through a few brides in these threads and love his work. So far i don't intend to bring too much down with me. We are staying an extra week so i already will have to bring enough stuff for two weeks, plus my dress. I am hoping i will be able to get a few little touches in town or see what the resort can add. It sounds like they do a few little extras that most people don't expect.

Good luck with all your planning!

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Originally Posted by Nancy McKay View Post

 

Good luck Guilaine87

 

I'm also from Hamilton getting married on Aug 8/13

 

I will be interested to hear how the wedding went and what options you went with

 

Congratulations

 

Nancy McKay

Hi Nancy,

 

What a small world! I will forsure have a review when i return. So far I will give you what we have decided on. We went with the paradise package, I really wanted a more private reception and there will be 33 of us going. We selected the lobby Terrace as our ceremony and reception location. If the beach was completly private I would have done the ceremony there. I booked Sascha Gluck as my photographer. I have heard great things about him through a few brides in these threads and love his work. So far i don't intend to bring too much down with me. We are staying an extra week so i already will have to bring enough stuff for two weeks, plus my dress. I am hoping i will be able to get a few little touches in town or see what the resort can add. It sounds like they do a few little extras that most people don't expect.

Good luck with all your planning!

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Originally Posted by lbaker View Post

 

 

I did mini-maracas as favors, but we brought them with us. I ordered plain wood ones from Etsy, then painted them myself and added the message tags. We took a day trip to Playa, and I'm sure you can find some there. I don't know about Puerto Morelos. From what I could tell driving through on shuttles, it's not much of a tourist town. I wouldn't recommend looking there. Here is how the maracas turned out:

 

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I also did nothing for centerpieces, because frankly we didn't want to pay for them. We set up the tables in a square instead of rounds, and with all the glassware and dishes, we didn't miss centerpieces. OCT did bring set up my bouquet, added candles and sprinkled gems without charging us, which was very nice. This is how it looked:

 

 

 

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Happy to answer any other questions you have!

 

Laura

Hi Laura,

 

Those maracas turned out great! I wish I had more time. I doubt I would be able to order those in two weeks. I think I am going to plan a trip to playa. Atleast if I can't get maracas I am sure i would be able to get my hands on something else. The table setting looks amazing. That is so great to see that they added in those extra touches. That helps to see how it could look without center pieces. You are right, with all the glasses and plates, you don't miss them. We don't want to pay for them either. I feel like the ones they offered were pretty expensive for what they were and it's only a few hours for the reception.

Thanks so much for your help. I will let you know if I have more questions.

 

Guilaine

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Originally Posted by lbaker View Post

 

 

I did mini-maracas as favors, but we brought them with us. I ordered plain wood ones from Etsy, then painted them myself and added the message tags. We took a day trip to Playa, and I'm sure you can find some there. I don't know about Puerto Morelos. From what I could tell driving through on shuttles, it's not much of a tourist town. I wouldn't recommend looking there. Here is how the maracas turned out:

 

700

 

I also did nothing for centerpieces, because frankly we didn't want to pay for them. We set up the tables in a square instead of rounds, and with all the glassware and dishes, we didn't miss centerpieces. OCT did bring set up my bouquet, added candles and sprinkled gems without charging us, which was very nice. This is how it looked:

 

 

 

*

*

 

Happy to answer any other questions you have!

 

Laura

Hi Laura,

 

Those maracas turned out great! I wish I had more time. I doubt I would be able to order those in two weeks. I think I am going to plan a trip to playa. Atleast if I can't get maracas I am sure i would be able to get my hands on something else. The table setting looks amazing. That is so great to see that they added in those extra touches. That helps to see how it could look without center pieces. You are right, with all the glasses and plates, you don't miss them. We don't want to pay for them either. I feel like the ones they offered were pretty expensive for what they were and it's only a few hours for the reception.

Thanks so much for your help. I will let you know if I have more questions.

 

Guilaine

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Originally Posted by FutureMrsMT View Post

 

Hi Ladies,

 

We leave in 9 days for our wedding, and I am getting pretty nervous and excited. I want to thank everyone here for your ideas, experiences and support. I have faith when I get there that Ana and her team will take care of us! I'll be posting a review when we return!

 

- Jessica

 

We leave in 14 days and arrive the day before your wedding.

Congrats and Good luck!

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Originally Posted by FutureMrsMT View Post

 

Hi Ladies,

 

We leave in 9 days for our wedding, and I am getting pretty nervous and excited. I want to thank everyone here for your ideas, experiences and support. I have faith when I get there that Ana and her team will take care of us! I'll be posting a review when we return!

 

- Jessica

 

We leave in 14 days and arrive the day before your wedding.

Congrats and Good luck!

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Originally Posted by Archlily View Post

 

I leave in 10 days!!  We also plan to scope out the markets for some maracas too.  We are bringing our own centerpieces and a couple of decoration items, but we are trying not to go overboard.  I am super excited and nervous.  

 

I have to admit on Friday I found out we got switched to Claudia and they are asking me to fill out a checklist of items that I feel like I have already discussed with Ana. I was a little upset at first because I feel like we are back tracking.  We did call her though and it seems that this is typical protocol and everything should still be planned as it was before. 

 

Good luck to everyone with their upcoming weddings, it looks like quite a few are taking place in the next couple of weeks!

Hope you are able to find maracas too! I am sure there has to be some out there somewhere.

I think Claudia is fairly new. I was told a few weeks ago she was taking over for Angelica. I am sure everything will work out fine.

 

Congrats and good luck!

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Originally Posted by Archlily View Post

 

I leave in 10 days!!  We also plan to scope out the markets for some maracas too.  We are bringing our own centerpieces and a couple of decoration items, but we are trying not to go overboard.  I am super excited and nervous.  

 

I have to admit on Friday I found out we got switched to Claudia and they are asking me to fill out a checklist of items that I feel like I have already discussed with Ana. I was a little upset at first because I feel like we are back tracking.  We did call her though and it seems that this is typical protocol and everything should still be planned as it was before. 

 

Good luck to everyone with their upcoming weddings, it looks like quite a few are taking place in the next couple of weeks!

Hope you are able to find maracas too! I am sure there has to be some out there somewhere.

I think Claudia is fairly new. I was told a few weeks ago she was taking over for Angelica. I am sure everything will work out fine.

 

Congrats and good luck!

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