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#2391 Tammi1025

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    Posted 08 April 2015 - 06:11 AM

    Heyyy !  I just wanted to introduce myself and start communicating with all of you other future brides.  I just booked this resort for my wedding in 2016.  I just received confirmation yesterday and I am super excited =) I visited this resort October 2014 and loved it! 



    #2392 Matt Adcock

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      Posted 08 April 2015 - 08:11 AM

      Hello Ocean Coral and Turquesa wedding planners! Congratulations to you all, a lovely choice of venue for a destination wedding. The resort has a "homey" feel to it, we love the colorful architecture set amidst the palm trees and rustic palapas. Great place for a beach ceremony and a terrace reception.

       

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      Happy planning, please let us know if we can assist with anything!



      #2393 BeachBrideJess

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      • Wedding Date:November 22, 2015
      • Wedding Location:Ocean Coral and Turquesa
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      Posted 10 April 2015 - 06:08 PM

      Have you ladies seen the wedding the resort posted on there facebook page??? Its Absolutely beautiful!



      #2394 meganlocke7

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        Posted 11 April 2015 - 08:49 AM

        To previous OCT Brides: how long did you have between your ceremony & reception?  Our ceremony is at 4 and im thinking we should have the reception at 7:00 to allow time for the champagne toast, photos, and then have 7-10 reception with 10-10:30 free to freshen up for the pool party.. any thoughts or feedback?

        Thanks!

         

         



        #2395 MrsRothman

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          Posted 20 April 2015 - 04:43 PM

          Hi!

           

          I am extremely disappointed and frustrated right now.  My fiancĂ© and I recently decided to cancel our home wedding and book a destination wedding.  We heard wonderful things from our friends who frequently use their timeshare there.  I was so excited to talk to someone about different options and book our wedding!  However, NO ONE WILL TALK TO US! I have written numerous emails, filled out two injuries on their websites and called their hotel.  The hotel says they do not deal with weddings and the only way to reach the coordinator is through long distance calling or email.  I am so frustrated we would be giving them at least 50 guests and they do not return emails?  Has anyone else had this problem?  

           

          Perhaps one of you can help?  The questions I want to ask them are:

           

          1. Are there any blackout dates?

          2.  What are the seasonal prices?

          3. Is there a minimum amount of days my guest would have to stay? 

          4.  Is there a minimum amount of days the bride and groom must stay?

          5.  How do you find vendors (florists, photographers, dj?)

          6.  What are the locations for ceremony? reception?

          7.  Is there a fixed menu? Can we pick our menu?

           

          Any information you can give would really help!  I know nothing about destination weddings! I would love to get married here based on the great reviews and my friend's experience but this lack of communication is so frustrating! Thanks again!



          #2396 Kirstie89

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            Posted 26 April 2015 - 11:03 AM

            Hi everyone!

            We have just booked our wedding for the OCT for August 2016 from the UK. Looking forward to reading everybody's tips as I'm a bit of a worrier! We have booked the romantic package although we will probably only have 15-20 guests. Still very early stages so don't really know anything about the packages other than a very basic outline.mhas anybody had the romantic package and asked to upgrade the reception meal to an outside venue? Also lots of people seem to have married on the terrace not the beach...is there any particular reason for this? Basically I want to know everything and anything please! Looking forward to sharing our wedding journeys together. Kirstie :-)

            #2397 jill16

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            Posted 28 April 2015 - 06:40 PM

            hey ladies...we just returned last week from or wedding april 14th... id luv to pay it forward and answer any questions as I had some help with mine!  our wedding turned out great for the most part..great weather, beautiful resort.I was disappointed in the beach which I kind of was expecting but hopeful it would surprise me haha, they do a lot of weddings here and I felt like just a number the next day when I went to the wedding office to get my stuff, they hardly even made eye contact with me and didn't really care about finding my stuff either, oh well, the communication the whole time was horrible (which I think is very common for us brides)...when we got there it was better. my wc maria seemed to understand everything I wanted (I sent multiple emails to confirm little details and also printed it out for her to give her when I got there)....she did drop the ball with a few minor things...but things that mattered to me...ex. seaweed on the beach, fuschia bows on the gazebo, she lost some of my wedding stuff that I wanted to take home, the bride and groom entrance song was wrong.. which was the technicians fault too I guess, she didn't communicate well about times etc, which in turn made us late about 30 minutes and ended with a kind of rushed photo session...  anyways...im here to answer any questions if  have any.....we upgraded the sunset pkg to the lobby terrace (since we were only doing a symbolic ceremony and the next pkg higher includes a legal ceremony which is way more expensive...we had 23 adults and 3 kids so they just charged accordingly to the 20 adults that was included in the sunset pkg...so I guess it depends on what type of ceremony ur doing and how many people u want. but im glad I did it that way, saved some cash too...


            hey ladies...


            hi not sure if my post went thru...



            #2398 InternationalBride

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            • Wedding Date:June 26, 2015
            • Wedding Location:Ocean Coral & Turquesa, Puerto Morelos Mexico
            • LocationShanghai, China

            Posted 04 May 2015 - 07:25 PM

            @MrsRothman
             
            Do you mean the Ocean Coral & Turquesa at Puerto Morelos?  <Sorry - new to this thread and not entirely sure I'm at the right place....>  
             
            It IS very difficult to get in touch with them.  It usually takes more than a week for an email reply, and the wedding coordinators are constantly quitting (they've gone through 4 since I started this journey in November).
             
            I have no idea about blackout dates, but we booked through a travel agent (Liz Moore Destination Weddings, agent Keeley Dahl), and she was able to get all 35 of us in for a week at the end of June for $165/room/night.  2 people/room ($85/person/night), all inclusive.  June is low season, I believe.
             
            Not too sure about the resort's minimums, but our travel agent required a 10 room minimum, each for at least 4 days in order to get the group rate.  OCT is now near-sold out for June, I believe, so booking through an agent was probably the right choice for us.
             
            OCT has its own florists/DJs/photographers whom they have some sort of relationship with.  If you want to use vendors OTHER than the ones they provide, there is a fee.  Not sure how much exactly, but I think it's quite a lot.
             
            For locations, I understand they've got beach, lobby terrace, and rooftop terrace available for the ceremony and/or reception.
             
            They have a menu with several options you can choose from (everyone will be served the same things, so you much choose for all your guests).
             
            Does anyone know if there is a way to upload files to this?  OCT sent me a range of materials that I can post here in case it helps anyone.  I'll see if I can figure it out.


            OK, I can't at all see how to add content to "My Library".  Anyone know how to do this?

             

            OCT sent me the 2015 packages info and pricing; the menu; the flowers catalogue; the photos catalogue; and the cake catalogue.  Happy to post them if I can figure out how  :rolleyes:

             

            Anyway, hi, I'm Danielle.  My H2B and I are getting married at OCT in Puerto Morelos, Mexico on June 26th this year.  We're doing the Paradise Package.  Naturally I'm terrified.  The WC is super difficult to get in touch with and it seems every month or two there is a new person doing the job.  Huge leap of faith at this point.  Hope all goes well.

             

            I believe the wedding coordinator (for now) is Cecilia, but I've also heard of a Claudia.  #freakingout

             

            Good luck, brides!  Good luck to all of us  :P



            #2399 InternationalBride

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            • Wedding Date:June 26, 2015
            • Wedding Location:Ocean Coral & Turquesa, Puerto Morelos Mexico
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            Posted 05 May 2015 - 06:17 PM

            Has anyone tried to release sky lanterns at OCT?

             

            I know it was previously not allowed, but it's become more popular in Cancun in the last few years, and I wonder if anyone's tried it recently.  I really really really want to give these to our guests to release!

             


            Still can't figure out how to attach anything...


            Edited by InternationalBride, 05 May 2015 - 06:16 PM.


            #2400 jill16

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            Posted 12 May 2015 - 11:50 AM

            I ended up doing a sparkler send off at the end of the reception...found a place after months of research that was cheaper than the resort and they delivered them right to me in the lobby. not sure about sky lanterns I didn't see them once while I was there.






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