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#2311 jill16

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 02:40 PM

Hey I just emailed u. So did u use the resort photography/videography? Hair? Makeup? Did u get married on the beach? Ours is beach ceremony then private reception on terrace....just looking to get more information...

#2312 SarahWember

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  • Wedding Date:May 16, 2014
  • Wedding Location:Riviera Maya, México
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Posted 25 July 2014 - 08:00 AM

Hey I just emailed u. So did u use the resort photography/videography? Hair? Makeup? Did u get married on the beach? Ours is beach ceremony then private reception on terrace....just looking to get more information...

Got your email. I did not use the hotel photographer or videographer. We used Samuel Luna for pictures...he is AMAZING, I mean, just awesome and def worth having an outside vendor for photography. We didn't get our video back yet, but I'm looking forward to that. We got married on the beach in front of building 1-- this is important, because the other area reserved for weddings is not private. You are basically walking down in the middle of beach chairs, it's not ideal, in my opinion. Building one was very private. We did the reception on the lobby terrace- it was gorgeous, but had to move inside half way through because it started to rain a bit, but that was totally fine!  I wil email you pictures of the terrace and the beach area. We also rented gold tiffany chairs in place of the white ones that are included...I'll send it all over to you today! And yes, did hair and makeup at the salon and LOVED it.


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#2313 Nmevans

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    Posted 29 July 2014 - 04:41 PM

    Hello everyone. I'm getting married May 8, 2015 at OCT. I have about 35 guest so I don't know what package is the best to get and I need some insight on reception information please. My email is nmevans10@gmail.com.

    #2314 MHyde

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    • Wedding Date:December 16, 2014
    • Wedding Location:Ocean Coral & Turquesa
    • LocationCalgary, AB

    Posted 07 August 2014 - 10:49 AM

    Hello Brides!!

    I was wondering if anyone dealt with the spa on their vacation, especially with doing group bookings? I was thinking of getting all of my bridesmaids a gift certificate there for a spa day probably the day before the wedding...Not sure if they are overly priced, or I could possibly get a deal if I book my 5 bridesmaids and me??

     

    Thanks!



    #2315 ReeBik

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      Posted 07 August 2014 - 12:53 PM

      Ladies, I haven't been on here in awhile, but wanted to report back after our FABULOUS wedding at OCT on May 23, 2014.  Our wedding coordinator, Daniel, was absolutely AMAZING!!!!!!  I will never be able to say enough good things about him or the entrie wedding staff.  I will admit, we got off to a bit of a rocky start only because it seemed like I had a new coordinator every month (apparently, they have high turnover), but once Daniel was assigned to us, it was easy breezy!!!

       

      We arrived the morning of Wednesday, 21 May.  Check in was a breeze, and we were immediately introduced to Daniel and informed of our appointment that afternoon for our walk-thru.  We choose to do our ceremony and reception on the Lobby Terrace because my 84-year-old grandmother would not have been able to get up the stairs to the rooftop terrace.  I was a little worried about other resort guests hovering, but if they were, we did not even notice!!  Daniel sat with us for 2.5 hours going through every single detail of the wedding and walking through the space to discuss set-up options.  It was definitely a team effort between the 3 of us!!!

       

      My fiance and I decided on orange and pink as our colors so they would pop off the gorgeous blue ocean.  We had a very large wedding (105 guests - to date, the largest wedding OCT has ever done).  We decided to take all our own linens with us because the resort did not have enough and would have had to rent them.  We were quoted about $1800 for the linens (napkins, orange runners, and chair sashes), but I ended up finding linens for around $200 and chair sashes for like $96 and some change.  We decided it was well worth packing them down there to save that kind of cash and had NO problem donating them to the resort when we left (what were we going to do with them??).  I printed all of our programs, escort cards, and table numbers which we hauled down there as well along with our wedding favors (beverage koozies... easy for us and our guests to travel with).  Daniel and the team took great care in setting everything out just as we'd discussed.

       

      For anyone having doubts about OCT... don't.  Every single one of our guests has said on multiple occasions that it was THE best wedding they have ever been to, and I fully believe part of that is due to Daniel and his ability to flawlessly execute each brides vision!!!!!

       

      ****** We brought in our own DJ, photographer, and makeup/hair, all of whom are friends that would have been invited anyway.  We did not have to pay an outside vendor fee because of this.

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      #2316 aborgesbride

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      • Wedding Date:January 24, 2015
      • Wedding Location:Ocean Coral & Turquesa, Riviera Maya

      Posted 07 August 2014 - 02:27 PM

      @ReeBik

      I'm bringing my own linens as well, what size did you need for the table overlay?
      Congrats by the way!!!!
      Congrats by the way!

      #2317 aborgesbride

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      • Wedding Date:January 24, 2015
      • Wedding Location:Ocean Coral & Turquesa, Riviera Maya

      Posted 14 August 2014 - 09:44 AM

      @SarahWember

       

      hi Sarah would you be able to email me some pictures of hair & makeup that the resort salon did for your wedding?? I wanted to have an idea of the work they did so I can show my bridal party....haven't been able to get any pics so far.

       

      Thanks so much!!

       

      amanda.borges81@hotmail.com



      #2318 Kayla88

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      • Wedding Date:July 15, 2015
      • Wedding Location:Ocean Coral
      • LocationAlberta

      Posted 16 August 2014 - 08:35 AM

      I'm so excited we just officially booked the Ocean Coral for our wedding! We will be getting married July 16 2015. :) Anyone that has any advice for me that would be great. I'm going to sit down and read all the entries on this forum since its seems that you all have so much knowledge :)



      #2319 BeeJewell

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      • Wedding Date:April 3, 2015
      • Wedding Location:Ocean Coral and Turquesa
      • LocationLondon, Ontario

      Posted 16 August 2014 - 10:56 AM

      Ladies, I haven't been on here in awhile, but wanted to report back after our FABULOUS wedding at OCT on May 23, 2014.  Our wedding coordinator, Daniel, was absolutely AMAZING!!!!!!  I will never be able to say enough good things about him or the entrie wedding staff.  I will admit, we got off to a bit of a rocky start only because it seemed like I had a new coordinator every month (apparently, they have high turnover), but once Daniel was assigned to us, it was easy breezy!!!

       

      We arrived the morning of Wednesday, 21 May.  Check in was a breeze, and we were immediately introduced to Daniel and informed of our appointment that afternoon for our walk-thru.  We choose to do our ceremony and reception on the Lobby Terrace because my 84-year-old grandmother would not have been able to get up the stairs to the rooftop terrace.  I was a little worried about other resort guests hovering, but if they were, we did not even notice!!  Daniel sat with us for 2.5 hours going through every single detail of the wedding and walking through the space to discuss set-up options.  It was definitely a team effort between the 3 of us!!!

       

      My fiance and I decided on orange and pink as our colors so they would pop off the gorgeous blue ocean.  We had a very large wedding (105 guests - to date, the largest wedding OCT has ever done).  We decided to take all our own linens with us because the resort did not have enough and would have had to rent them.  We were quoted about $1800 for the linens (napkins, orange runners, and chair sashes), but I ended up finding linens for around $200 and chair sashes for like $96 and some change.  We decided it was well worth packing them down there to save that kind of cash and had NO problem donating them to the resort when we left (what were we going to do with them??).  I printed all of our programs, escort cards, and table numbers which we hauled down there as well along with our wedding favors (beverage koozies... easy for us and our guests to travel with).  Daniel and the team took great care in setting everything out just as we'd discussed.

       

      For anyone having doubts about OCT... don't.  Every single one of our guests has said on multiple occasions that it was THE best wedding they have ever been to, and I fully believe part of that is due to Daniel and his ability to flawlessly execute each brides vision!!!!!

       

      ****** We brought in our own DJ, photographer, and makeup/hair, all of whom are friends that would have been invited anyway.  We did not have to pay an outside vendor fee because of this.

       

      Congrats!! Im so amazed by the number of people that made it to your big day!! Our deposits are due by aug 20 so were just starting to find out who of the people we invited are not going to be able to make it down, a bit disappointing but oh well!!

       

      Unfortunately i don't have enough posts on here to be able to open your pictues and the website wants me to pay 30USD to do so…crazy!! wondering if you mind emailing them to me??  jewellba@gmail.com

       

      Thanks and congrats again…hope you're enjoying the married life!!

       

      Britt



      #2320 ReeBik

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        Posted 18 August 2014 - 09:47 AM

        @ReeBik

        I'm bringing my own linens as well, what size did you need for the table overlay?
        Congrats by the way!!!!
        Congrats by the way!

        I only brought runners (12 x 108) and napkins (18 x 18).  I used their white tableclothes.






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