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#1941 Nancy McKay

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    Posted 13 April 2013 - 06:34 PM

    [quote name="guilaine87" url="/t/33243/ocean-turquesa-coral-brides/1890#post_1894647"]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! We also went with paradise. We have 30 people. And also hose the terrace for ceremony and reception. Can't wait to hear about your day. Nancy

    #1942 guilaine87

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      Posted 11 April 2013 - 01:04 PM

      hey Ladies,

       

      We leave in 16 days for Mexico and we are sooooo excited. I feel like I still have so much to do, but I am confident that when I have my appointment when I arrive everything will be sorted out. I really want to do maracas as guest favors, and I feel it only makes sense to buy them in Mexico. I know that I can probably get these in Playa del carmen, but I was wondering if anyone has been to Puerto morelos and knows if that is something we would be able to find there. OR did anyone else do maracas and can tell me where to get them? I am also unsure of center pieces at this point. I asked what the resort had to offer and what they sent was floral arrangements and they were quite pricy for the size and i didn't love them. I didn't want to have to bring anything with me as I already have quite a bit to bring. Did anyone get anything down there? If so what did you do?

       

      Thanks so much!



      #1943 Nancy McKay

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        Posted 12 April 2013 - 10:28 AM

        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



        #1944 lbaker

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          Posted 12 April 2013 - 10:30 AM

          Originally Posted by guilaine87 

          hey Ladies,

           

          We leave in 16 days for Mexico and we are sooooo excited. I feel like I still have so much to do, but I am confident that when I have my appointment when I arrive everything will be sorted out. I really want to do maracas as guest favors, and I feel it only makes sense to buy them in Mexico. I know that I can probably get these in Playa del carmen, but I was wondering if anyone has been to Puerto morelos and knows if that is something we would be able to find there. OR did anyone else do maracas and can tell me where to get them? I am also unsure of center pieces at this point. I asked what the resort had to offer and what they sent was floral arrangements and they were quite pricy for the size and i didn't love them. I didn't want to have to bring anything with me as I already have quite a bit to bring. Did anyone get anything down there? If so what did you do?

           

          Thanks so much!


          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:

           

           

          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



          #1945 lbaker

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            Posted 12 April 2013 - 10:37 AM

            Originally Posted by Nancy McKay 

            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


            I got married there January 29, 2013. My full review is here, if this helps:

             

            http://www.bestdesti...ve/reviews/6998

             

            - Laura



            #1946 FutureMrsMT

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              Posted 12 April 2013 - 12:29 PM

              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



              #1947 Archlily

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                Posted 13 April 2013 - 10:13 AM

                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!



                #1948 guilaine87

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                  Posted 13 April 2013 - 05:23 PM

                  Originally Posted by Nancy McKay 

                  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!



                  #1949 guilaine87

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                    Posted 13 April 2013 - 05:47 PM

                    Originally Posted by lbaker 


                    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:

                     

                     

                    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



                    #1950 guilaine87

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                      Posted 13 April 2013 - 05:52 PM

                      Originally Posted by FutureMrsMT 

                      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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