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#421 ~Katie~

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    Posted 09 March 2010 - 07:06 AM

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    thank you Katie...

    so i think we goin with shooting star... and we have about 60 guest.. so thats 40 x 65.. but my worry is the extras like for centerpieces.. sashes.. decoration for gazebo on beach and rose petals, reception liquor/beer, extra for cake.. im so nervous about budget i could cry lol
    Just talk everything through with Ana. She does take several days to get back to you, but if you list out all your questions, she will answer every single one.

    I actually changed to this resort as it worked out a lot cheaper than where we were originally booked, so it could be worse. You do get a lot included in your package (especially shooting star) that in other resorts they would charge you all extra for.

    Once you get an email back from Ana you'll know more what sort of budget you're dealing with. She's also very accommodating that if you haven't got money for things, she'll come up with alternatives or places you could save some money.

    I am VERY happy that I made the choice to move to this resort and I haven't regretted it once.

    Good luck!

    #422 ~Katie~

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      Posted 09 March 2010 - 07:17 AM

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      Hi all!
      "Soon to be..", one thing that saved me some $ is that the flowers I bought/used to decorate my arch Ana split beautifully into 3 and made them into stunning centerpieces for my 3 tables. The big colorful one for my head table was included in my package. Try not to over worry about decor because the place is so stunning you wont need as much as you think
      Katie long time no talk, love your new siggy! Beautiful, you must be getting so excited!!!
      I know it's been ages! you'll have to start coming on here more as I get closer to my wedding so I can ask you loads of silly questions that probably don't matter! lol

      ah thanks :) it was just one I had from a photoshoot I did with my mum....in 2 weeks I'll have ones from my boudoir photoshoot! so excited (and scared!) about that!!

      and I am getting sooooo excited! got loads of stuff done this weekend so we're getting down to just the finer details now which is a huge relief. it's going to be here sooo quick! ust under 8 weeks now until we fly out!

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      Bonnie, it seems you really dont like the idea of having your wedding at OT, which is fine. I can understand your objections. The fee to "protect the reef" we only ever paid to use the sailboats provided there and I thought it was a good deal to use a sailboat anyways. There's big menu at all the restaurants so your guests wont need to spend the extra $ for lobster etc if they dont want to, you'll have lots of other choices. The "Privledge" package was gifted to us by a family member and I didnt notice it much. It was nice to have Crown Royal, otherwise I just felt cool having the nicer bracelet. Good luck to you wherever you choose to go but please have some etiquette when talking about OT as many other brides have already chosen this as their wedding location and your comments are probably only giving them grey hairs. Hope your wedding is everything you have dreamed of.
      Cheers, Lin.
      Bonnie, you sound determined not to like this resort, which is totally fine - that's your porogative - everyone likes different things, but like Lin's said, please do remember that some of us have already chosen this resort. Good luck in your search for a hotel :)

      #423 prettypigpig

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        Posted 10 March 2010 - 01:38 AM

        Katie,

        I am not determined to hate this resort, but I am just not the type to book a resort for my wedding based on pics and brochures without a visit there and get all the issues (bed bugs and no diet coke...etc) settled first. I will go to check it out in June.

        So far 100% of previous OCT brides are super satisfied (which is a good sign), and I am very happy with Ana, the WC, she is very responsive and answered all my questions (another good sign too). 70% of Tripadvisor folks liked it (which is an ok rating), except the bed bug victims (it can be skin allergies, and not bugs), diet coke addicts (only privi guests can have them), the turtle season (the terrace looks nice and someone said that I can see baby turtles going into the ocean, which can be very cute), the picky eaters (I grew up and fed with hotel/restaurant food, so I guess I will test it once I get there), weird/funky mold smells (again, it is common in Mexico, I just need to bring a candle).
        Price is reasonable, kids friendly and their rooms aren't expensive. I am just doing the "avocat du diable".
        AGAIN, I won't book anything until I have a visual confirmation, again being an analyst, I tend to over-analysed everything.

        Bonnie

        Married to Mr. El Khaiat on July 4th, 2011 @ Royal Playa Del Carmen


        #424 Angelfire

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          Posted 11 March 2010 - 02:29 PM

          Just got likely one of my last emails from Ana before we leave. I am very impressed with how organized she is and that everything has been thought of. Sounds like she is meeting when we arrive at the hotel. Even though it take a day or two to rrespond she has been very good with booking additional things for us (ex: couple's massage for day after wedding). She has also given me direct contact with the person performing our ceremony so I can ask questions.

          This weekend I'll be packing all the decor I'm taking, so I'll have a better idea of what's in there for my May brides !!! I've been collecting stuff since June!!

          only a couple weeks!!! I can't wait!!

          #425 prettypigpig

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            Posted 13 March 2010 - 12:13 PM

            OK OCT brides! I just saw new pics taken for a OCT bride on Sascha Gluck's blog. Beautiful pics and again...we can see the location as the same time!

            Bonnie

            Married to Mr. El Khaiat on July 4th, 2011 @ Royal Playa Del Carmen


            #426 SoontobeMrsBerrios

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              Posted 13 March 2010 - 02:37 PM

              Angelfire as a May bride i look forward to hear from you as soon as you get back!!!!!.. Im so excited for you!

              #427 Lin&Scott

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                Posted 13 March 2010 - 04:42 PM

                Best Wishes Angelfire!!

                Katie, I cant wait to see your boudoir pictures (LOL... did I spell that right?), I can only imagine how excited you're getting. I was there and wedding, wedding, wedding was all I could talk about!! How are things going with family? Mine was being really difficult, and some of them being control freaks, when it got closer to the date, hope you're having a better time!
                Keep up the good work ladies, Lin
                Life's good when you're a Mrs!

                #428 ~Katie~

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                  Posted 15 March 2010 - 05:34 AM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by Angelfire
                  Just got likely one of my last emails from Ana before we leave. I am very impressed with how organized she is and that everything has been thought of. Sounds like she is meeting when we arrive at the hotel. Even though it take a day or two to rrespond she has been very good with booking additional things for us (ex: couple's massage for day after wedding). She has also given me direct contact with the person performing our ceremony so I can ask questions.

                  This weekend I'll be packing all the decor I'm taking, so I'll have a better idea of what's in there for my May brides !!! I've been collecting stuff since June!!

                  only a couple weeks!!! I can't wait!!
                  How exciting!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                  I've asked Ana for a list of what she still needs from me (trying to be helpful!) but she hasn't got back to me yet. I think I know what I need to confirm/decide, but I just want to make sure I've covered everything. I have no doubts though that whatever doesn't get sorted before we leave will be sorted out as soon as we get to the resort. We've got a meeting booked with her the morning after we arrive, and with all the rave reviews people have given her I have no worries at all :)

                  Amber - did you get all your packing done this weekend? I'm so excited for my countdown already...I can't imagine how excited you must be being that close!!!!!!!!!!!

                  have you got everything sorted? Anything left to do?

                  #429 ~Katie~

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                    Posted 15 March 2010 - 05:56 AM

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                    Katie, I cant wait to see your boudoir pictures (LOL... did I spell that right?), I can only imagine how excited you're getting. I was there and wedding, wedding, wedding was all I could talk about!! How are things going with family? Mine was being really difficult, and some of them being control freaks, when it got closer to the date, hope you're having a better time!

                    Keep up the good work ladies, Lin

                    Hey Lin....I know, I'm so excited and scared! part of me is really looking forward to it and part of me just wants to get it over with! but I will make sure I share my pics (if I can)...not sure if I get them on CD or not!

                    oh yes, it's getting quite interesting with families! for some reason my mum doesn't seem to be that involved or excited about it all; FI's family are quite argumentative and every time any of them have a row with anyone else, the first thing to come out is 'I'm not going Mexico' .....but on the whole it's all ok. For us I suppose now it's a lot more simple as everyone is on a package holiday there and on our booking and they're all paid up so no choice now!!

                    and yep, I totally feel like a broken record talking about it all the time!! BUT, it's not totally my fault - if people want to ask me what I did at the weekend, they have to be prepared for it being wedding-related!! haha.

                    Think when it's all over I'm going to be jealous of everyone still waiting to get married!!

                    #430 bcbride

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                      Posted 17 March 2010 - 01:19 AM

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                      Happy planning and congratualtions to you all!!
                      Lin
                      I just wanted to say a BIG THANK YOU TO Lin for sharing this info about MyPublisher... I decided to try them too :) Their layout options are just beautiful and the program is very user friendly. I ordered mine last friday and I came home today and found my album waiting! Only 2-3 business days! WOW! and the quality of the images (colours and clarity) is amazing, and the binding is professionally done! Thanks again Lin! The only thing is if you wanted to make diff books (for diff people) you would have to order/pay for shipping separately. But if you have a Costco card and go through costco.com, you can get 20% each order, so that helps some :)




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