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#101 Cheriedolan

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    Posted 26 February 2009 - 11:06 AM

    Could someone that has recently been to the OCT help me out? I have been seeing on the news the past couple of days that the US is warning about the dangers of traveling to Mexico. They showed gun fire and a war zone on the TV this morning, telling college students not to travel there for spring break. I am ready to book my daughters wedding there for August 2009 and am getting concerned. Did you or your guests at anytime feel unsafe? Did you see any kind of conflict or anything that would bring you concern? Thanks much!

    #102 bcbride

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      Posted 26 February 2009 - 10:01 PM

      Hi Cherie, I have never been to Mexico, but I have traveled in Asian countries/cities that some may consider more of a "travel risk" than Mexico. I think it all comes down to knowing how to travel smart, not flashing your dollars/jewelry, travelling in groups, knowing which areas are out-of-bounds, etc. I haven't heard about the war zone, (is it in Riviera Maya?) And i guess it all depends on your guests' comfort level...

      #103 shorty

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        Posted 26 February 2009 - 10:58 PM

        Default Ocean Turquesa & Coral Brides?
        Hi everyone!

        I'm booking my wedding at the Ocean Turquesa in december 09 and was hoping people could offer feedback and/or that we could post anything!!!!!!!!!!!!! i was trying to find pics of of other weddings to see the layout but no such luck!!

        Thanks!
        krista

        #104 bcbride

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          Posted 27 February 2009 - 01:34 AM

          Hi Krista, welcome to the forum :) I just sent you reception and ceremony set up pics that I got from here as well. Happy planning!

          #105 silentderra

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            Posted 27 February 2009 - 11:00 AM

            Welcome Krista.
            Ohhh I hope there is no trouble in Mexico..I haven't seen the news reports about that..?? Cross my fingers I guess..I am leaving in less than 2 weeks now..YEE HAA!!

            Kaycee, did they have a steamer for your dress? I am getting my last fitting today. My dress was a tad snug...LOL and long. Got the length adjusted and lost about 10 pounds so it should be good. Ohhh the things we must do as women!!! Do you think any of our fiancees worry about their weight?? LOL

            Alrighty, got to get packing..moving to Colorado the day after we get back from Mexico..holy cow.. 29hr car ride.

            Have a great weekend ladies,

            Shelley

            #106 shorty

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              Posted 27 February 2009 - 11:37 AM

              hey bc bride I funny receive those pics thanks agan!:)

              #107 Tenniz

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                Posted 02 March 2009 - 06:20 PM

                Hey ladies,

                My fiance and I have this resort pegged as one of our fav choices for our DW January 2010. It looks great so far, except for one thing... We're emailing with Ana about booking the buffet or booking a specialty restaurant for the supper. Has anyone heard any rationalization why we would have to pay $20-$50 per person for a meal that they would be getting for free otherwise (with the all-inclusive package of course)?

                My sister got married at the Akumal Beach Resort January 2008. They told her as well that she needed to pay $30 per person to book a restaurant for their supper. She told them that we'd just grab a few tables in the buffet and go eat there instead. One week later they emailed her and told her they'd book her into the Mexican restaurant free of charge.

                We're hoping something like this happens for us. :) It doesn't make sense why they would charge you for one meal that you would be eating anyway, especially when you're bringing 50 people for one week into their resort. It's huge revenue for them! We'll see what happens with it, and I'll keep you posted.

                Tennille


                #108 bcbride

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                  Posted 02 March 2009 - 08:59 PM

                  sounds like a great plan Tennille, keep us posted!
                  Shelley, your wedding is so soon! you must be super excited :) if you don't mind me asking, did you end up booking a master suite or jr. suite? did you avail of the privelege package? im still not sure if its really worth it (privelege) since my FI and I are not really picky about alcohol brand names... I wonder though if we have the "privelege" to reserve at the restaurants, could we reserve for the whole group that way?

                  #109 map

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                    Posted 03 March 2009 - 05:07 AM

                    bcbride- what is this 'privelige' pkg you speak of?
                    Shelley- Yay for your wedding approaching soon!...then am I the next one? Yikes!

                    #110 silentderra

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                      Posted 03 March 2009 - 10:21 AM

                      you are the next one Map!! I am very excited and nervous..still have a couple questions for Ana..But I will call her this week. I get more answers that way.

                      Tenniz...I am paying 20 pp for dinner at the Villa Marina Restaurant. I guess because they shut down the whole restaurant just for our group for 1.5 hrs-2 hrs...? My fiancee didn't like that too much either or understand it but I just told him that that's just the way it is....How could he argue..LOL We could have a free dinner at the buffet in our own area but I can't really see my $1500.00 dress at a buffet. That statement also worked on my fiancee.

                      BC...my room is the most important thing to me when I travel..so I get the best. I booked the Deluxe Master Suite with jacuzzi on the balcony. I am all about the ocean..have to see it, hear it and smell it from my room. I would usually wait to get there to upgrade but because it's March break I didn't want to risk not getting it. Upgrading when you get there would be cheaper. We paid 2000.00 CAD each compared to our guests who paid 1500.00 CAD(March Break). We do have priviledge everything including making reservations ..not sure if for the whole group but we will try. Not really concerned about better liquor either.We're in Mexico.LOL A couple of my guests are upgrading to priviliedge when we get there so I will let you know what they spent to get it

                      I will let everyone know in detail about everything as soon as I can...remember that I am moving to Colorado the day we get back to Canada so it'll be a few days after the 20th..If I have down time at the resort..I'll do it there. Maybe a quick daily post...?? I'll try. we are bringing our laptop and have internet in our room(supposed to) Alrighty, must get to work.

                      Shelley




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