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If there's any Grand Paraiso ladies here and need some answers, I might be able to help. Had my wedding there in Nov 2009.

 

Going back again this year for a vacation in November with my parents and his parents. :)

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Del Mar Brides-

 

Is it true that you only get one ala carte restaurant reservations for a 4-night stay??

 

Maybe this is a new rule? My TA just spoke with them yesterday and this is what the head of their group department told her.

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That's what I have been told too. To me that is the ONLY negative thing about staying at the Del Mar. However, the wedding night dinner does not count towards that. So if they were there for 4 nights they would have 2 nights with buffet. I have read some places that if there is room at the restaurant you may be able to get in, but that's not guaranteed. Kind of a bummer, but if people are really looking to pay less they may not care. You can still stay at the Lindo and have unlimited a la cartes. That's what we are doing.

 

Hope that helps!!

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Oh no about the ala carte dinners! I had asked my TA about that and she wasn't sure, but if you're hearing it straight from the hotel...I guess that's true sad.gif Oh well, maybe we'll do the Lindo instead. And I'm sorry if I missed it in the posts already, is there a private reception at the Lindo? I didn't think.

 

LDeeken & Lindobride - are you in Chicago or the suburbs? I'm in Joliet :)

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Oh no about the ala carte dinners! I had asked my TA about that and she wasn't sure, but if you're hearing it straight from the hotel...I guess that's true sad.gif Oh well, maybe we'll do the Lindo instead. And I'm sorry if I missed it in the posts already, is there a private reception at the Lindo? I didn't think.

LDeeken & Lindobride - are you in Chicago or the suburbs? I'm in Joliet :)
Yeah the ala carte think kind of stinks. But like I said, if your guests are more concerned with saving money then they might not care. And then if they do they can stay at the Lindo. We have a combo of both.

We live in Lake in the Hills near Crystal Lake!

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Hello Iberostar Brides!!!

 

Ok, after switching places like 8 times I think I finally choose the perfect resort for my wedding!! (Iberostar paraiso del mar) I have a few questions and it'd be awsome if some of you would be able to answer :)

 

We are looking to be at the resort on April 9 2011 (Sathurday) I heard that you have to be at the resort at least 3 working days prior to you wedding, is that true? If yes, would that mean that I'm just going to be able to have my wedding on the 14th (Thursday)?

 

I also would like to contact the wedding coordinator to see if I can book my wedding date, does someone has her email adress?

 

Is it true that the cost of the wedding is 2450.00$?

 

Thank you sooooo much, can wait to hear from one of you!!!!

 

Mags :)

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Hello Iberostar Brides!!!

Ok, after switching places like 8 times I think I finally choose the perfect resort for my wedding!! (Iberostar paraiso del mar) I have a few questions and it'd be awsome if some of you would be able to answer :)

We are looking to be at the resort on April 9 2011 (Sathurday) I heard that you have to be at the resort at least 3 working days prior to you wedding, is that true? If yes, would that mean that I'm just going to be able to have my wedding on the 14th (Thursday)?

I also would like to contact the wedding coordinator to see if I can book my wedding date, does someone has her email adress?

Is it true that the cost of the wedding is 2450.00$?

Thank you sooooo much, can wait to hear from one of you!!!!

Mags :)

This is the list for Del Mar/Beach... though not sure if this is for 2010

Iberostar Paraiso del Mar - Iberostar Paraiso Beach an all-inclusive resorts are located between Puerto Morelos and the charming town of Playa del Carmen. This Iberostar resort is designed in perfect harmony with the ecology and the environment and is situated on a 3/4 mile of beautiful white sandy beach (“Playa Paraiso”) surrounded by 35 acres of lush and abundant gardens. Transfer time from the airport approx. 30 minutes. Standard rooms have one king size bed or two double beds, private balcony or terrace, A/C, ceiling fan, hairdryer, satellite color TV with remote control, direct-dial telephone, safety-deposit box and mini-bar. Attractive lobby and main restaurant (with show cooking). The complex has 6 specialty restaurants, a pool bar and 9 more bars. Night club, discotheque. Imaginatively-designed pool area with separate children’s pool and extensive sunbathing area (sun loungers, parasols and towels free of charge). Also shops, supermarket and hairdresser’s. Access to the Internet for an extra charge. Imaginatively-designed pool area with separate children’s pool and extensive sunbathing area (sun loungers, parasols and towels free of charge).

BASIC CIVIL package

Legal Civil Ceremony
US$2,550 (incl. tax & service charge)


Register fees / Civil Judge *
Marriage License, Apostil seal and legal fees
On site wedding coordinator
Decoration of the wedding area
Bride’s bouquet
Groom’s buttonhole
Fresh Flower arrangement for the wedding table
Traditional Wedding Cake decorated with fresh flowers
Champagne for the ceremony for you and your guests
CD Music for the ceremony
1 bottle of sprinkling wine in your room on the wedding day
Wedding dinner at one of our A La Carte Restaurants
Fruit basket and a bottle of red wine upon arrival to the hotel
Two honeymooners t-shirts
1 day at the Wet area of “El Spa” for the bride & the groom
Children under the age of 12 years old are free of charge.

This wedding package is for 2 to 10 people.

When the group is larger than 10 people the charge is US$ 18 per extra person.
(Including tax and service charge)

* The Judge does not perform weddings on Sundays, Eastern, November 1st and 2nd (All Saint’s day), December 24th and 25th and New Years (31st and 1st) & Mexican National Holidays.

DREAM PARADISE BLESSING PACKAGE

Religious Ceremony (Not Legal)
US$2,550 (incl. tax & service charge)


Minister’s Fees
On site wedding coordinator
Decoration of the wedding area
Bride’s bouquet
Groom’s buttonhole
Fresh Flower arrangement for the wedding table
Traditional Wedding Cake decorated with fresh flowers
Champagne for the ceremony (for you and your guests)
CD Music for the ceremony
1 bottle of sprinkling wine in your room on the wedding day
Wedding dinner at one of our A La Carte Restaurants
Fruit basket and a bottle of red wine upon arrival to the hotel
Two honeymooners t-shirts
1 day at the Wet area of “El Spa” for the bride & the groom
1 Spa bridal package (includes the bride test hairstyle, 1 bride’s hairstyle,
manicure & pedicure for the bride)
2 “New Weds” Bathrobes
Special Flower decoration in the room on the wedding day
Children under the age of 12 years old are free of charge.

This wedding package is from 2 up to 10 people.

When the group is larger than 10 people every extra person has a charge of US$18 per person. (Including tax and service charge)

This ceremony is performed by a Non-denominational Minister in English, it is not legal neither here nor in your country, it’s just a religious ceremony.

DREAM PARADISE CIVIL PACKAGE

Civil Legal Ceremony
US$2,900 (incl. tax & service charge)


Register fees / Civil Judge *
Marriage License, Apostil seal and legal fees
On site wedding coordinator
Decoration of the wedding area
Bride’s bouquet
Groom’s buttonhole
Fresh Flower arrangement for the wedding table
Traditional Wedding Cake decorated with fresh flowers
Champagne for the ceremony (for you and your guests)
CD Music for the ceremony
1 bottle of sprinkling wine in your room on the wedding day
Wedding dinner at one of our A La Carte Restaurants
Fruit basket and a bottle of red wine upon arrival to the hotel
Two honeymooners t-shirts
1 day at the Wet area of “El Spa” for the bride & the groom
1 Spa bridal package (includes the bride test hairstyle, 1 bride’s
hairstyle, manicure & pedicure for the bride)
2 “New Weds” Bathrobes
Special Flower decoration in the room on the wedding day

This wedding package is from 2 up to 10 people.

When the group is larger than 10 people every extra person has a charge of US$18 per person. (Including tax and service charge)

* The Judge does not perform weddings on Sundays, Eastern, November 1st and 2nd (All Saint’s day), December 24th and 25th and New Years (31st and 1st).

CATHOLIC WEDDING PACKAGE

Religious Ceremony (Not Legal)
US$2,050 (incl. tax & service charge)


Catholic Priest to officiate the ceremony
Decoration of the Chapel
Brides bouquet
Grooms buttonhole
Natural floral centerpiece for the head wedding table
2 natural floral arrangement for the Chapel
Traditional white frosting Wedding Cake decorated with fresh flowers
Champagne for a toast after the ceremony
CD Music for the ceremony
A bottle of sparkling wine in your room on your wedding day
Wedding dinner at one of our A La Carte Restaurants
Fruit basket and bottle of red wine on wedding couple arrival date
Two Iberostar honeymooner T-shirts
1 day at the Wet area of “El Spa” for the bride & the groom
Wedding dinner at one of our A La Carte Restaurants

This wedding package is from 2 up to 10 people.

When the group is larger than 10 people every extra person has a charge of US$18 per person. (Including tax and service charge)

* This ceremony is performed by a Catholic Priest in English, it is not legal neither here nor in your country, it’s just a religious ceremony.

MAYAN WEDDING PACKAGE

K’AN NIKTE’MAYA (Not Legal)
US$2,150 (incl. tax & service charge)


Mayan Guide to perform the ceremony
Mayan ceremonial decoration
Mayan altar
Special pre-Hispanic live music
On site wedding coordinator
Decoration of the wedding area
Bride’s bouquet
Groom’s buttonhole
Natural floral centerpiece for the head wedding table
Traditional white frosting Wedding Cake decorated with fresh flowers
Champagne for the ceremony for you and your guests
CD Music for the ceremony
1 bottle of sprinkling wine in your room on the wedding day
Wedding dinner at one of our A La Carte Restaurants
Fruit basket and a bottle of red wine upon arrival to the hotel
Two honeymooners t-shirts
1 day at the Wet area of “El Spa” for the bride & the groom

This wedding package is from 2 up to 10 people.

When the group is larger than 10 people every extra person has a charge of US$18 per person. (Including tax and service charge)

* This ceremony is performed is not legal neither here nor in your country, it’s just a religious ceremony.


OPTIONAL SERVICES (NOT INCLUDED)

Photography / Video*
Package of 40 photos (15cm x 21cm) US$ 240
Package of 60 photos (15 cm x 21 cm) US$ 360
Each extra photo US$ 6
DVD (Edited approximately 40 min) US$295

* For more information please contact the Photoshop directly by checking the web site or by e-mailing the address below
http://www.fotocaribbean.com.mx or photocaribbean@hotmail.com

Outside Photographers are NOT allowed **

Flower
Bridesmaids bouquet US$ 20
Buttonhole US$ 7
Corsage US$ 15
Flowers for hair US$ 7
Flower petals US$ 15
Small centerpiece US$ 15
Standard centerpiece US$ 20
Extra flowers for arch US$ 80
Flower Arrangement for aisle US$ 35
(Prices based in tropical flowers)

Live Music (to be paid in cash to the wedding coordinator prior the wedding date)
Mariachis (45 minutes) US$ 350
Mexican Trio (45 minutes) US$ 350
Violinist (45 minutes) US$ 350
Marimba (45 minutes) US$ 300
(More musicians available upon request)

Spa Treatments (our luxury Spa offers an entire world of sensations just for you)
Brides hairstyle US$ 110
Manicure US$ 39
Pedicure US$ 55
Relaxing Massage – 50 minute US$ 99
Relaxing Massage – 30 minutes US$ 68

*Discover at Spa Shop the new Sensual Honeymooners Collection
** In case you are interested in having an external photographer or videographer, a fee of

US$ 300 must be paid to the Photoshop directly before the wedding day.

SPECIAL EVENTS (NOT INCLUDED)

Cocktail Party (price per hour)
Aquabar *groups larger than 20 people
Shopping Center Kiosk *groups larger than 40 people
Includes international open bar US$ 6 P/P P/H
Includes international open bar & appetizers US$ 12 P/P P/H

Tropical Restaurant Rental US$ 800
(Private Reception for 4 hours)
Tropical Restaurant “El Faro” 6:30 PM to 10:30 PM
**Groups larger than 50 people

DJ (for any special events) US$ 200

Disco Rental (from 8:30 PM to 10:30 PM) US$ 600

Open bar & DJ Included
**Groups larger than 30 people.
**For more than 40 pp, every extra person is $ 12USD.

Day pass for Non-Iberostar guests US$ 50
Night pass for Non-Iberostar guests US$ 35

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Yes, you have to be there 4 business days if you are having a legal wedding (plus your 4 witnesses), but not required if you are having a blessing wedding.

 

And more info...

 

REQUIREMENTS FOR A CIVIL WEDDING

 

For the wedding ceremony or the renewal of the vows you need the following documents:

 

Passports

translated into Spanish by an official translator with an “Apostille attached”. (An official translator can be found in the yellow pages of your city).

 

If you are a US Citizen, you need an "Apostille", which is a form of international certification. The "Apostille" is requested from the entity who registered births in the county or state you were born at (usually the Secretary of State or the Department of Health). You should send your birth certificates to the Secretary of State and enclose a letter stating that you are getting married in Mexico and that you need an Apostille. They will then return your documents.

 

You will need to send your birth certificate to such entity, along with a letter stating that you are getting married in Mexico and that you need an Apostille. They will attach this "Apostille" to the birth certificate and will then return the documents to you.

 

If you are Canadian, please contact the nearest Mexican Embassy or Consulate in order to legalize your Birth Certificate. For more information please contact the web page below:

 

http://www.embamexcan.com/CONSULAR/F...gMarried.shtml

 

If you are British, you need to contact the Legalization Department of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

 

The Judge might keep the birth certificates, thus we recommend you to bring certified copies rather than the originals.

 

The birth certificates do not need to be translated into Spanish. In case the Judge requests to have a Spanish version, they will have to be translated in Mexico by an official local translator (at an extra charge).

 

Copy of divorce decree (in case you are divorced). It is necessary to be divorced at least one year in advance of your Civil Ceremony in Mexico. This is a government law and there are absolutely no exceptions here. The divorce certificate has to be translated into Spanish (if Bride is divorced). “Apostille” is mandatory and needed.

 

Tourist cards - which every foreigner obtains on the aircraft on the way down to Mexico.

 

Please note that the judge will NOT perform the legal ceremony if he does not receive all the necessary documents.

 

Blood test - it has to be made at the hotel in Mexico and it costs 154 USD per couple (to be paid in cash to the doctor).

 

4 witnesses with their picture ID (passport or driver's license) and a copy of their tourist card, which they will receive on the airplane. In case you do not bring any witnesses, the hotel will provide them.

 

Important

The bride and groom and their witnesses have to be in Mexico for at least 4 working days before the wedding, to get all the necessary legal papers arranged.

 

The judge does NOT accept ceremonies for: Sundays, Easter week, the 1st and 2nd of November, the 24th and 25th of December and the 1st of January.

 

Please note that once you get the marital contract you have to inform your local authorities about the change of marital status and proceed to register your marriage.

 

The wedding couple and their witnesses must be in Mexico for at least 4 complete business days (Saturdays, Sundays & Public Mexican Holidays are not included) before the wedding, not counting the arrival date or the wedding date, to meet with the wedding coordinator and submit all the required documents and go over the wedding details.

 

Marriage License Apostille (for USA and British Citizens) – After the wedding you will receive your Marriage License. In order to make this valid in your country, we will obtain the Apostille for the Marriage License as well. The procedure takes 3 to 5 months, as soon as we have it back, you would receive by courier mailing. After that, it has to be translated into English in you country and registered in the city hall.

 

Marriage License Original Copies – every extra copy is 10 USD payable in cash. This procedure takes around one month. As soon as we receive it we will mail it by courier mailing.

 

The marriage is legal only in Mexico. If you want to make it legal in your country you have to pay $ 45 USD extra in order to take the Apostille. You will receive this paper by mail 2 months after the wedding.

 

BOOK YOUR WEDDING AT IBEROSTAR

 

Due to the high amount of weddings requests that we have, we kindly ask you to request the wedding date as soon as possible.

 

Iberostar has a policy of having only one wedding per day, as we believes it should be your special day. If you would like to reserve the date, please contact us to check the date availability and send you the booking format requesting information such as your names, arrival date, the requested wedding date and time, type of ceremony and approximate number of guests; please enclosed a copy of a credit card and photo ID (both sides) as a guarantee for us to save the date.

 

Iberostar does not require a deposit and we do not make any charges prior to the wedding day, all the wedding charges will go on to the room account which you can settle during your stay. The hotel accepts credit cards (Master card, Visa & American Express – In Mexico we do not take Discovery CC), travelers checks and cash.

 

Here at the Iberostar Hotels and Resorts we understand that all couples have their own ideas of how they want their special day to be, we try to be as flexible as possible so please feel free to forward them to us (restrictions apply).

 

The Judge does not perform weddings on Sundays, Public Mexican Holidays, Easter, November 1st and 2nd (All Saint’s day), December 24th and 25th, New Year 31st and 1st.

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Hi! I'm having my wedding in June 2010 at the Lindo. The wedding coordinators are telling me that I can't choose the rehearsal time at the chapel ahead of time, because they don't know if it's available. And also that I can't choose the rehearsal restaurant beforehand, because they don't know if it's available. And also that they can't guarantee that our guests will be put in rooms close to each other. I have less than 30 guests. How is it possible that the coordinators don't know? My wedding is more than a month in advance. It costs alot of money to have a wedding at Iberostar, and I'm not getting the few things I'm requesting. I tried politely to explain my frustration, and they responded with "This is how all the hotels of the world work." Does anyone have any insight for me? Thanks!

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For me the rehearsal, was only a dinner which I thought was weird, but whatever. The booking of restraunts happened on the 2 day we were there... they will go over everything on the first or second day even though I filled out the paperwork they sent the month before the wedding... this is actual confirmation and finalization.

 

Our guests were not next to each other but in the same building and not that far from each other, so it wasn't that bad.

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