Jump to content

Photo

Excellence Riviera Maya


  • Please log in to reply
584 replies to this topic

#501 krmiller

krmiller
  • Jr. Member
  • 239 posts

    Posted 11 June 2011 - 04:23 PM


    No problem at all.  Nayeli was really nice.  She had everything organized when we met with her the day we got there.  I would just make sure she knew all of the things that were really important to you!!  The Lobster House is so pretty at night.  You are going to LOVE it.  For the ceremony music I made 2 cds.  One was with 3 songs...what the bridesmaids walked down to, what I walked down to & the song that we walked back up the aisle to.  They have a sound system out there that everyone could hear really well.  The other cd was 5 songs that I wanted to be played while everyone was waiting (they all had to be there at 4:30 & the wedding was at 5:00).  My Husband said that they didn't really play very much of that cd.  The cocktail hour was set up to be on the pier, but it was really windy, so most of our group just hung out where they were serving the drinks at the bar.  It is on the beach.  We were very lucky that it really wasn't hot during the ceremony.  It was overcast, so the sun wasn't beating down on us.  With the wind though, if it was sunny, it still wouldn't be too hot.  We all went barefoot on the beach for the wedding & all of the pictures on the beach.  It wasn't too hot at all.  Good luck with everything.  You are going to love the resort.  Congratulations! 
     

    Originally Posted by Saydi1014 

    HI, thanks so much for your feeback! So much appreciated! We are getting married there in less than 2 weeks!!! So getting very excited, but of course a little anxious :) So its a relief to hear everything went so well.

     

    How was Nayeli to work with?

     

    We are gettign married on Friday and plan on having the reception at the lobster house too :) We have 45 people coming with us.

     

    Can I ask what you did for music during the ceremony? Did you have the cocktail hour at the lobser house too? Also what time was the ceremony? and was it too hot on the beach?!

     

    also, did you wear shoes for the ceremony? or did you just go barefoot?

     

    sorry for all the questions, just getting excited!

     

    Thanks again for your messgage and feedback. Congrats!!!

     

     



     



    #502 steph2011

    steph2011
    • Newbie
    • 82 posts

      Posted 13 June 2011 - 06:40 PM

      KRMiller,

       

      Thank you for posting all of this information.  It's so nice to hear that you had an amazing time, despite a few minor setbacks.  When you have pictures ready, please post them.  We would love to see your wedding!

       

      In regards to your reception, did you have centerpieces on the tables?  If so, did you bring your own or did the resort provide them?  I would love to hear how everything was decorated.  Were you happy with the flower choices for the ceremony?  Any additional info would be great!

       

      Thanks and congratulations!



      #503 krmiller

      krmiller
      • Jr. Member
      • 239 posts

        Posted 15 June 2011 - 05:45 AM


        I will definitely post some pics when I get them back.  We had the resort do our centerpieces.  Nyeli had a book with a lot of different options & we just chose the ones we wanted.  I think 2 were included in the package & we got 2 extra since we had 4 tables.  The extras were $50 each, but I'm not sure if we were really charged for them.  The flowers for the ceremony were non-existent!!!  I didn't notice that until looking at pics that there was not a centerpiece on the table at all.  It was just a plain white table with the sand for the sand ceremony, which she provided.  We didn't even know we were going to do a sand ceremony. 

         

        I just want to add that I am very laid back & wasn't really picky about things.  I wish I would've cared a little more about the flowers & decoration. 
         

        Originally Posted by steph2011 

        KRMiller,

         

        Thank you for posting all of this information.  It's so nice to hear that you had an amazing time, despite a few minor setbacks.  When you have pictures ready, please post them.  We would love to see your wedding!

         

        In regards to your reception, did you have centerpieces on the tables?  If so, did you bring your own or did the resort provide them?  I would love to hear how everything was decorated.  Were you happy with the flower choices for the ceremony?  Any additional info would be great!

         

        Thanks and congratulations!



         



        #504 Saydi1014

        Saydi1014
        • Newbie
        • 15 posts

          Posted 05 July 2011 - 07:07 AM

          All brides planning your wedding. I just got back from our wedding a few days ago. Everything was amazing!! We had 45 guests that attended and everyone LOVED the resort and had such a great time. Nayeli was great!!! You have NOTHING to worry about!!!  Let me know if you have any questions!!!!

           

           



          #505 BunnyBride

          BunnyBride
          • Site Supporter
          • 49 posts

            Posted 16 July 2011 - 04:01 AM



            Thank you so much for your review!  I am in the process of hoping to book at Excellence for May 2012. About the welcome dinner, if you dont mind me asking, how much was it? I am trying to see if we can do a welcome dinner as well.  Just dont know if the budget will allow it:(

            Originally Posted by krmiller 

            Hey ladies, I recently got home from our wedding at ERC & wanted to give you a few tips.  The resort is amazing!!!  All of the employees are so nice & always have a smile on their faces.  My husband & I agree that they made the week & wedding great, especially Daniel!  We had our welcome dinner in the foyer, the wedding on the beach & the reception at the Lobster House.  Our wedding was on a Friday, so the Lobster House was closed.  It was PERFECT!!!  I'm so glad that we decided to have the reception there.  There was a breeze coming off of the ocean, so it was a little cooler than the Foyer.  I was pretty laid back throughout the whole process, but wish I would've been a little more picky.  There were a few things that were really disappointing, some a lot more than others.  First off, we didn't feel like anyone at the resort knew we were getting married there...from the time we checked in until the time we left.  You would think bringing in about $40,000 to the resort they would!!!  We had 33 guests with us.  We never got a banner on our door(very minor), but just little things like that.  The biggest issue for me was that they never cut the wedding cake.  We did our cake cutting thing and it just sat there for a while & then it was gone.  They asked us at the end of the night if we wanted it & we said yes, of course we never saw it again.  We had the Caribbean trio scheduled for the cocktail hour, but they never made it (flat tire or something). 

             

            Most of the guests said that our wedding was the best one they had ever been to.  They all had such a great time at the resort & didn't notice all of the little things.  DJ Mannia was awesome!!  We would definitely recommend him.  Everyone was up dancing the entire night.  We used Juan Navarro & he was amazing!!  We had so much fun & can't wait to see the pics. 

             

            We really did have such a great week at ERC.  The resort is the perfect size & always had fun activities going on.  I can't wait to go back!

             

            Let me know if you have any questions & I will try to answer.  Good luck!! 



             



            #506 krmiller

            krmiller
            • Jr. Member
            • 239 posts

              Posted 17 July 2011 - 06:08 AM


              It was only $20/person.  That included a ton of food & drinks for 3 hours!!  They just set up a buffet & there was so much food left over.  You can choose from 5 or 6 different types of food, like Mexican buffet, Caribbean buffet, etc.  It was nice to be able to have everyone eat together on another night besides the wedding night.
               

              Originally Posted by BunnyBride 



              Thank you so much for your review!  I am in the process of hoping to book at Excellence for May 2012. About the welcome dinner, if you dont mind me asking, how much was it? I am trying to see if we can do a welcome dinner as well.  Just dont know if the budget will allow it:(



               



               



              #507 steph2011

              steph2011
              • Newbie
              • 82 posts

                Posted 17 July 2011 - 07:01 PM

                Saydi, I'm glad to hear your wedding was amazing! Congratulations! Did you have a wedding package? Where was your ceremony and reception? Any details and pictures you can provide would be great! Thank you.

                #508 BunnyBride

                BunnyBride
                • Site Supporter
                • 49 posts

                  Posted 20 July 2011 - 12:58 PM


                  Thank you! That isn't bad.
                   

                  Originally Posted by krmiller 


                  It was only $20/person.  That included a ton of food & drinks for 3 hours!!  They just set up a buffet & there was so much food left over.  You can choose from 5 or 6 different types of food, like Mexican buffet, Caribbean buffet, etc.  It was nice to be able to have everyone eat together on another night besides the wedding night.
                   



                   



                   



                  #509 tsc2012

                  tsc2012
                  • Newbie
                  • 25 posts

                    Posted 24 July 2011 - 07:16 PM

                    Hi - to those have already gotten married; did you use the hotel wedding photographer? do you have any feedback?



                    #510 krmiller

                    krmiller
                    • Jr. Member
                    • 239 posts

                      Posted 25 July 2011 - 04:00 AM

                      I'm so glad you asked about this.  I was meaning to write on here about them.  I would definitely NOT recommend them.  We got the gold package that included some pics & a wedding video.  We just used them to take pics while we were getting ready since we had already hired an outside photographer.  I think we got 24 pics that came with the package & we had a hard time finding 24 that we liked.  We actually bought some of my husband's sister & brother in law that we just happened to see on the screen to complete the 24.  There were a few good ones, but I am so glad that we didn't use them the entire day.  The pictures were all 5x7 & had a white border around them which made them look cheap.  The same guy that took the pictures shot the wedding video.  He was pretty annoying & was talking to us & some of the guests during the ceremony.  Right after we exchanged rings, he said, "show them to the camera" & other little things like that.  Our photographer that we hired was pretty irritated with him for doing that & because he kept getting in the way.  I just watched the video this weekend with my Sister & it is pretty bad.  It is titled "Our Wedding's Day"  It keeps going in & out of focus, but it is nice to have to show our grandparents.  Hopefully they don't get dizzy trying to watch it!!  I would've been pretty upset if I would've paid for it!!  Maybe they do a better job if you are actually paying for it, but I wouldn't want to take a chance.  We used Juan Navarro & he is reasonably priced.  Let me know if you have any other questions. 

                       

                      Originally Posted by tsc2012 

                      Hi - to those have already gotten married; did you use the hotel wedding photographer? do you have any feedback?



                       






                      0 user(s) are reading this topic

                      0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users