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#2141 MrsSheppardToBe

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Posted 28 February 2014 - 04:46 PM

Ladies,

Where is everyone having their reception? We were thinking of having it in the ballroom. Just for the air conditioning and extra privacy. Opinions?

 I'm using the lobby terrace for my reception.  I just didn't see the point in going all the way to Mexico just to have my wedding reception in a ballroom.  I think the outdoor reception gives it that little something extra and showcases the destination wedding more.



#2142 bicoastalimages

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    Posted 28 February 2014 - 04:59 PM

    We just shot a wedding at Ocean Coral & Turquesa and the terrace is definitely worth it when it comes to your reception location! Private and such a beautiful spot overlooking the pool and ocean :)

     

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    #2143 Leslied

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    Posted 01 March 2014 - 03:43 AM

    Ladies,

    Where is everyone having their reception? We were thinking of having it in the ballroom. Just for the air conditioning and extra privacy. Opinions?

     

    We are having our reception on the outdoor lobby terrace as well.  I totally agree with Jenna's comment...why go to Mexico to be indoors!  We wanted the Mexican feel and being outdoors with the warm air, sounds of the ocean and overlooking to ocean is just what we wanted.  

     

    If it is any reassurance, it is warm during the evening but, not to the point where you would want to be in an air conditionned room.  Have you been to the resort already?  There is always a nice little warm breeze going on during the evening and it's kinda nice.  It's just comfortable...not excessively warm and not too cold.

     

    Leslie :)



    #2144 bicoastalimages

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      Posted 02 March 2014 - 07:08 AM

      @Leslied You won't regret choosing the terrace! It's very breezy and the evening weather here in April is usually perfect. Tip: it doesn't hurt to plan on having a very light shawl for dinner on the off chance the temperature dips a little. With the wind evenings can sometimes feel chillier...well that is until you get dancing! :)



      #2145 emily a

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        Posted 02 March 2014 - 02:37 PM

        Has anyone had Cynthia as their wedding planner? I've sent her multiple e-mails to no response asking for availability in terms of planning a welcome dinner etc. and have gotten no response for over a month. I'm wondering if she's still there? I've been using the regular weddingsoct e-mail address and I'm wondering if anyone has a better one to use?

         

        Thanks for any help, ladies!



        #2146 Leslied

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        Posted 03 March 2014 - 03:00 AM

        @Leslied You won't regret choosing the terrace! It's very breezy and the evening weather here in April is usually perfect. Tip: it doesn't hurt to plan on having a very light shawl for dinner on the off chance the temperature dips a little. With the wind evenings can sometimes feel chillier...well that is until you get dancing! :)

         

        Thank you for the tip and information ;)  I can't wait!!  Less than 8 weeks to go!! :)



        #2147 MrsSheppardToBe

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        Posted 03 March 2014 - 09:42 AM

        Has anyone had Cynthia as their wedding planner? I've sent her multiple e-mails to no response asking for availability in terms of planning a welcome dinner etc. and have gotten no response for over a month. I'm wondering if she's still there? I've been using the regular weddingsoct e-mail address and I'm wondering if anyone has a better one to use?

         

        Thanks for any help, ladies!

         

        Cynthia was my original coordinator, however I also haven't heard from her in months!  All my emails are being replied to by either Pamela, Ana, and more recently, Vanessa.  I'm not sure that Cynthia is there anymore, but all my emails are being replied to in a week or 2 by one of the other coordinators.  What I'm also doing is printing all the emails just in case there is any confusion when I get there.

         

        Thank you for the tip and information ;)  I can't wait!!  Less than 8 weeks to go!! :)

         

        Wow!!  Coming up so fast!  You must be so excited!  Can't wait to see pictures when you get back :)



        #2148 SarahWember

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        Posted 03 March 2014 - 11:09 AM

        We are having our reception on the outdoor lobby terrace as well.  I totally agree with Jenna's comment...why go to Mexico to be indoors!  We wanted the Mexican feel and being outdoors with the warm air, sounds of the ocean and overlooking to ocean is just what we wanted.  

         

        If it is any reassurance, it is warm during the evening but, not to the point where you would want to be in an air conditionned room.  Have you been to the resort already?  There is always a nice little warm breeze going on during the evening and it's kinda nice.  It's just comfortable...not excessively warm and not too cold.

         

        Leslie :)

        I also agree! The number one reason we did not go forward with a traditional wedding in Chicago was becaue we didn't want it to be indoors, and the one outdoor venue we really wanted was booked for 2 years! I've said before, I know someone who was married here last year in May...her reception was on the terrace and she said it was so amazing. So much that she didn't even need much in the way of decorations because with the moon, the ocean, etc...the atmosphere is just right! We have 2 more months until ours! I'm getting really excited!!


        Sarah

        #2149 BeeJewell

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        Posted 13 March 2014 - 03:50 PM

        Hey ladies!!

         

        Im brand new to the forum and have (after a couple of dedicated days) made it through the whole forum..phew! I have not yet booked my trip or wedding yet as I wanted to make sure id thoroughly researched the resort before booking.  We are plannong for april 2015...sounds like you girls are so much closer to your big day than I am!

         

        So far my corispondance with vanesa has been not too bad but it makes me feel anxious just thinking about "locking down" the terrace for the day of our wedding.  I guess I need to make sure of that the day I give my deposit!

         

        We are considering bringing our own photographer down from home... our travel agent has told us that commonly the "perks" you get with booking a group is that every 11th trip or 6th room or something like that will be free so the bride and groom usually go for free.  However with the number of guests wer expcting i am anticipating having a few *extra* rooms for free, so were thinking of hiring a photographer here to travel down with us and give them the free room and the she can capture our weddding (and hopefully some other great moments too).  I surprisingly havent heard anyone else mention this method on the 7 years of converstation on here...

         

        Anyways, i feel so overwhelmed by all the info ive read on here I dont even know what questions I have for you girls!  So just wanted to say hi :)

         

        looking forward to hearing alll about your weddings!!

         

        britt



        #2150 MrsSheppardToBe

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        Posted 13 March 2014 - 04:14 PM

        Hey ladies!!

         

        Im brand new to the forum and have (after a couple of dedicated days) made it through the whole forum..phew! I have not yet booked my trip or wedding yet as I wanted to make sure id thoroughly researched the resort before booking.  We are plannong for april 2015...sounds like you girls are so much closer to your big day than I am!

         

        So far my corispondance with vanesa has been not too bad but it makes me feel anxious just thinking about "locking down" the terrace for the day of our wedding.  I guess I need to make sure of that the day I give my deposit!

         

        We are considering bringing our own photographer down from home... our travel agent has told us that commonly the "perks" you get with booking a group is that every 11th trip or 6th room or something like that will be free so the bride and groom usually go for free.  However with the number of guests wer expcting i am anticipating having a few *extra* rooms for free, so were thinking of hiring a photographer here to travel down with us and give them the free room and the she can capture our weddding (and hopefully some other great moments too).  I surprisingly havent heard anyone else mention this method on the 7 years of converstation on here...

         

        Anyways, i feel so overwhelmed by all the info ive read on here I dont even know what questions I have for you girls!  So just wanted to say hi :)

         

        looking forward to hearing alll about your weddings!!

         

        britt

         

        Welcome and congrats!!  I think it took me about 6 months or so to book the resort.  I exhausted my travel agent, getting rates from almost every resort (and finding something wrong with almost all of them).  Once I found this resort I knew this was the one.  And I am getting married on the rooftop terrace which I think is a gorgeous setting for a wedding ceremony.  I'm very happy with my decision, and I wish you all the best with the big decisions you will be making!  Don't worry, once you've picked a resort and have the deposits paid for your block of rooms it all gets SO much easier!


        Edited by MrsSheppardToBe, 13 March 2014 - 04:14 PM.





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