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Lin....firstly CONGRATS on being a Mrs now!!

 

second...thank you so so so so much for taking the time out to post that review - it's so unbelievably helpful to hear how it all went, and so much detail!! it's great! (I might nick some stuff for our pre-wedding brochures if that's ok!!)

 

and OMG, your dress was gorgeous! you looked stunning in it...that was definitely the perfect dress for you.

 

I'm so glad everything went well for you :) I already think Ana's great so to know what she's like and how great she is when you're there is a really reassuring thing to know.

 

congrats once again!!

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CONGRATULATIONS Lin and new hubby!!! Wow your wedding looked so amazing and you looked so beautiful! I agree with Katie, your dress is gorgeous :) I love your wedding colours too!

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review, it is soooo helpful! So glad to hear everything went well! I am glad to hear Villa Marina has good food, that's where we are having our semi-private reception dinner, and I am planning on choosing the beef and shrimp skewer entree yum!

I had a couple of questions if you don't mind, your hair looked so pretty, did you get it done at the resort salon?

Did you fly with Transat? how was their service?

Thanks again! It's my turn soon, our wedding is on the 16th, getting so close!!!

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oh yeah, on the subject of hair...did they do your hair AND make-up? what did you think of it?

 

I am panicking I'm going to have communication problems with what I want them to do, or they just won't be as good as I want them to be - major panicking here!!

 

Thanks soooooo much!!

 

Not long BC bride!! What date do you fly out?

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Hi there, I just wanted to say congrats to Lyn (this is my first time on this message board so I am sorry but you do not know me)

 

I have just returned from a wedding and Ocean Coral, and I wanted to reassure all you brides that your guests will have a wonderful time. We were treated so well, our friends, Rich and Kristi, who got married had a blast and were really pleased with how everything turned out. They too had great photos, and they were very different to Lyn's (they were taken in different areas of the hotel). The private dinner was great, we had the steak and shrimp and it was delicious.

 

Congrats to all of you who have chosen this hotel, you will not be disappointed!

Aimes.

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Thank you Katie and BCBride!

 

Wow after that loooooong review I cant believe I forgot to mention the important hair and makeup!! You go the the same place- The Spa- for both. The ladies started a little late. *You'll learn everything's in "Mexican Time"* LOL!! I had my bridesmaid's hair at 11 and Maid of honor and I at noon. We still finished ahead of time for my 3 o'clock ceremony.

I brought pictures from the internet of how we wanted our hair, but they have a book with a lot of pictures there, and they know how to do all those hairstyles. We stayed with my picture for my final hair, (never did a practice!), but the girls found a picture in the book they liked better than the pictures we brought for their hair. They're all very, very nice but do not speak english at all, or well. The makeup lady spoke english best but still very little. To get a laugh out of them tell them you know fellow Mexican Dora the Explorer! LOL!

Don't pay for the florest to give you flowers there's TONS of flowers growing at the resort, I picked the ones in the girl's hair and one of the hairstylists got all my little white ones. One last thing about the hair- HAIRSPRAY! Hope you're not allergic because they use A LOT!! rolleyes.gif

Makeup, they have a lot of stuff in a big metal box but they'll ask you what colors etc you like. SO know your facts before you come. Luckily my MOH helped me out, other wise I'm sure the Makeup lady (who also did my hair), would have chosen good colors. I had her lighten the makeup 3 times though, I am used to little or no makeup but it turned out BEAUTIFUL and perfect!

Well that's that, hope I helped!

pinkie.gif Mrs. Bissett

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Lin,

 

First of all, congratulations, and thank you so much for your amazing review!

 

I'm getting married in January 2010 and am planning to take our guests to Chichen Itza and Xcaret, and maybe the Isle of Women, so really appreciated your review of those. I'm curious to know which tour operator you used for the trips - did you use the one at the resort (Transat/Nolitours/Trafic Tours), or book with someone else? Did they negotiate with you for a group rate? Also, at Xcaret did you buy the evening dinner that is served along with the show, and if so, how was it?

 

Also, I'm so curious to know how Transat handled your wedding gown on the plane. I have a 100% silk dress that cannot be steamed and will be really hard to iron because of all the detail, and I'm SOOOOOO worried about it getting wrinkled on the plane. Also, did you have to fit your dress into one of those little plastic bins to go through security at the airport? I am SOOO worried about the dress getting crushed/wrinkled and would love to hear how you handled it.

 

Thanks!

Clarissa

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Originally Posted by Aimes View Post
Hi there, I just wanted to say congrats to Lyn (this is my first time on this message board so I am sorry but you do not know me)

I have just returned from a wedding and Ocean Coral, and I wanted to reassure all you brides that your guests will have a wonderful time. We were treated so well, our friends, Rich and Kristi, who got married had a blast and were really pleased with how everything turned out. They too had great photos, and they were very different to Lyn's (they were taken in different areas of the hotel). The private dinner was great, we had the steak and shrimp and it was delicious.

Congrats to all of you who have chosen this hotel, you will not be disappointed!
Aimes.
thanks so much for the feedback Aimes - you would not believe how reassuring it is to hear reviews from people who've just come back from there.

glad you all had a wonderful time too :)

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Morning!

Aimes so glad you also had a good time at OT!! Did your friend use the photographer provided by the resort? If not then that could explain a difference in pictures, could you perhaps post a few wedding shots so all these wonderful brides can get a look at different options? Thanks!

Clarissa we booked Excaret through Hugo the Transat Rep, I dont know if we got a deal it was bought for us by a family member, we got the Plus package which is SO worth is but didn't get the dinner. It's $35 and we ate lunch late on purpose at 3 so we werent hungry by dinner, we just used our Plus coupon for chips and a drink for the show. Trust me you'll be filled for HOURS when you eat at Excaret! LOL! Citzinitza (sp?) was a gift, booked through someone else. The catamaran to Isle of Women was booked through Jesus and he was fantastic, he works at the pool huts selling different excursions. He was least pushy of all of them, we liked that. He always said, "You're on holiday, knowone knows you, so have fun!"

About the dress, I called ahead of time to let Transat know, I was going 1st class so the extra carry on was not a problem anyways but the dress was in my garmet bag, put through the xray machine, and was folded in half to fit in the upper cabinets on the plane. Perhaps call ahead and ask, be firm with them and explain your situation. I asked on the plane and was told they would not hang my dress for me. I didnt care because we steamed my dress at the resort and the lace coudnt really wrinkle. Good luck! I'm sure once you explain they'll find somewhere to hang it. wink.gif

shots.gif Have a good weekend everyone!

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Thanks Lin for sharing your experience with the salon :) I will definitely bring lots of pictures and hope for the best!

We leave on Sunday Dec. 13th, 8 more days! I cannot wait to meet Ana in person, I'm sure that will ease my stress :)

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