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@JBandDJ- I also struggled with whether or not to bring down my own centerpieces then I realized, there are so many other things I will be worried about that the last thing I want to think about is lugging centerpieces to Mexico.  There are just way too many variables that can interfere like what if things break or don't go through customs.  I basically would send Ana a picture of something you have in mind and I am sure she can get it for you. Remember to always negotiate with her.  I am not positive that the what you want she will be able to replicate exactly but I think it is still better than bringing things down there on your own. If you are going to be down there a week before your wedding you can even go the Walmart in Cancun and see what you can whip up for centerpieces (glass bowls, vases etc) but why chance it?  Hope this helps. 

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I am booking the Paradise package for 65 guests for my wedding January 2013.  Ana's been kind, but only responds to my emails every 1-2 weeks.  I was wondering if anyone might be able to help me out... Since the package is for max. 40 guests, there is a fee of $45 per additional guest. Does this $45 include ceremony seating, as well as reception dinner/drinks for the extra guests? Is there any other hidden costs for the additional guests?  Thanks for the help!

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Hey Guys!

 

Just got back from my wedding at the Ocean Coral and Turquesa! It was absolutely phenomal, everything ran so smoothley and there was absolutely no worries about anything for my wedding. I had the beach wedding and the spot it wonderful as it is on the far side of the priviledge beach and that area is pretty dead. so there was no one around and we recieved a free upgrade for our room so we had an ocean front suite right beside the weding site! we opted for the dinner at the villia marina which has an outside eating option and the space was big enoughr for one huge table which was perfect for the thirty two of us. afterward we did the a dance on the lobby terace whic hwas wonderul as your have a whole side of the terrace and we played music and danced all night. There was a beach party that night so it was perfect as we all moved down there after.

 

The hotel was perfect for a wide age group of people, it was spotless, lots to do and the food was wonderful. We stayed for two weeks and it was nice to have the second week to our selves afterwards as it was busy first week there. There was at least six other weddings there in my two weeks so i seen lots of different ways people did things. If you have any specific questions ask away!

 

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for our wedding we did the sunset package and had to pay for extra guests And the cost we were given was the cost for everything ceremony, dinner drinks,. There was no hidden costs for our wedding. I know it seems long for ana to answer questions but she really is fabolous and everything came together smoothly for our wedding. I found as our wedding got closer she responded quicker. We had a meeting with her our first day at the resort, when we checked in we were given a time in an envelope to meet with her and sort out the final details. this was perfect and she had everything we talked about in emails in order perfectly. We found t hat for the small changes we wanted to make i.e. we added extra time to our dance reception we just did that day with her and we had no problems.
 

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I am booking the Paradise package for 65 guests for my wedding January 2013.  Ana's been kind, but only responds to my emails every 1-2 weeks.  I was wondering if anyone might be able to help me out... Since the package is for max. 40 guests, there is a fee of $45 per additional guest. Does this $45 include ceremony seating, as well as reception dinner/drinks for the extra guests? Is there any other hidden costs for the additional guests?  Thanks for the help!



 

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I just got back from my wedding and we decided not to go with the centerpieces and did not regret it for a second. They put nice table clothes on everything and bring the bows from your ceremony chairs to the dinner chairs. They also bring the flowers you have from the ceremony over as well. its definitly personal perference but we found with such a beautiful view and astmosphere all around us we did not miss centerpieces at all!
 

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Hey ladies!  I'm trying to decide whether to bring/ship center pieces. I would rather not but I don't really know what the table set up looks like?  We are doing the reception on the lobby terrace.  What do you think-are centerpieces necessary?  I don't know if there is anything else I should be doing.....keep wondering if I've forgotten something...... 

 

Any tips would be greatly appreciated!msnwink.gif



 

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-Countrybride:  Thank you so much for the help and the info about the extra wedding costs; I feel much better :) And,  Congratulations! It sounds like an amazing wedding day!

We were thinking of using the lobby terrace for our reception space, but hear that it is incredibly windy.  Do you think the wind was much of an issue?

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@CountryBride- Thank you so much for this post! Another satisfied OCT bride! I always get excited to read these kinds of posts!  Congratulations! and if you have any pictures, please post.:-) 

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We were on the lobby terrace for the reception and it was windy that day but we didnt notice any wind up there. We actually spent a few nights up there with the group having drinks in the evening and I dont remember noticing any wind problems. On the lobby terrace there are these wonderful couch like cabanas which are fun too for everyone to sit and lounge if they want during the reception.
 

Originally Posted by leahbecker View Post

-Countrybride:  Thank you so much for the help and the info about the extra wedding costs; I feel much better :) And,  Congratulations! It sounds like an amazing wedding day!

We were thinking of using the lobby terrace for our reception space, but hear that it is incredibly windy.  Do you think the wind was much of an issue?



 

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What time of day of your ceremony?  Ours is booked for 5pm, but I'm worried it will be dark right away....should we switch to 4pm??

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