I am finally getting time to sit and write a review, so I figured this is a good place to start. We only had our ceremony at the Majestic Elegance, and our reception was at the Jellyfish (haven't gotten to that one yet, as it will be a long one too, but soon...).
We booked our date (May 9th, 3pm on the beach) in April of 2011, but prior to that, it had been on hold and Sandra was really good about kepping us in the loop and letting us know what was happening. I probably emailed Sandra a hundred times with stupid questions, and they all were answered, no problems.
The hardest part of everything was doing the paperwork translations, and they were still pretty easy. We sent down all of our papers, and the passport copies of our witnesses (my brother, my sister-in-law, and my husband's sister). This was the biggest problem that we had. I had gotten an email back from Sandra saying that everything was good and there were no problems. When we met with Andreina on May 7, we found out that witnesses can NOT have the same last name as the bride or groom. Which would have been fine if we'd known before. Thankfully my SIL never changed her last name, so that was OK, and my best friend was able to sign for us as well. This was by far the biggest glitch that we had.
Now, when we got to the ME, we did not receive our letter saying when and where our meeting was, so we went on Sunday morning (the 6th) and asked the front desk. Apparently Sunday is the day off for the co-ordinators, as no one was there. Monday (the 7th) we tried again and got in touch with Andreina, who was our assigned co-ordinator. We asked about our meeting, and she informed us that our meeting was scheduled for May 8th at 10am. This wasn't going to work at all for us. We had planned a golf day for all the guys, and I had my hair trial. Oh, and it was the day before the wedding!! My husband explained our situation, and Andreina said that she would see what she could do. We got our letter saying to meet her at 4pm on the 7th, by about 1pm. I think she managed to squeeze us in between a ceremony and a reception...but we both really appreciated it, and it eased the stress off of us both.
We took everything that needed to be set up to Andreina for the meeting. We had lots of stuff. We had fans, parasols, sand ceremony, and paint brushes (I will post a pic, got the idea from Etsy..."To brush the sand from your toes...") and a basket and sign for those, and CDs of our music. We had to go over all of our selections again, for colours and what we've decided over the course of the year. We also had to bring down my dress and my husband's suit to be steamed (my dress had the train hooked up on the hanger, and they didn't take it down before steaming, so it was a bit wrinkled, but not bad...and it my it back to where I was getting ready, not my room, so I was happy...)
On the ceremony itself, we hadn't chosen a song for signing the papers, but Andreina selected Lucky, by Jason Mraz and Colbie Callait, which was great, because I love that song!!
The salon was really good, I had made the appointments with Sandra when I sent in paperwork, but I went to confirm them anyways (especially now that the Colonial lost their Spa). Everything went great, just be sure that you take extra bobby pins and hairspray...my hair was falling out by the time we got to the reception...my makeup looked great though...
I think that is about it...any questions, please don't hesitate to PM me or catch me on here...
Now pictures (thanks to Caribbean Emotions)!!