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In the Palapa you get different entree options. I gave everyone a menu for the dinner with out "Welcome to Mexico" booklets that I made and asked them to pick an entree. We just had to give the list to the coordinator before the wedding day (I think a day before was ok). Everyone could pick steak, surf n' turf or salmon and they even had a vegetarian option that had 3 choices as well. The coordinator made name tags with everyone's dinner choice (small print in the corner) so the waiters knew who ordered which dinner. You could even get your guests to pick before you get there if you wanted.

 

There were 4 choices of cake: strawberry, chocolate, vanilla and cheesecake. We had strawberry and it was very good; white cake with strawberry filling. I just let them decorate the cake with ribbon (can choose from colours that she has) and flowers. If you wanted something specific I am sure you can ask.

 

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Originally Posted by MRS2012 View Post

Oh that would be great...so guests could just select between the surf and turf, steak OR salmon that night...or do they have to decide ahead of time?  I thought for sure we'd all have to have the same thing!  I got a super deal on some stationary that I could use as menu cards...and pre-print them before we leave...as long as I was fairly certain what the options would be.

 

From what I've read, the wedding cake is always the same flavour.  Did anyone take pics along of how they wanted it decorated...or do you just go with whatever the chef feels like doing with it?

 

 



 

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Oooo...thanks for these tidbits...I daydream constantly about all of these little details : )  We are totally going to take the dessert with the beach meal + the wedding cake.  I'm going to bring some boxes and plastic forks to send all of the leftover wedding cake with those guests who would like some.  They can just put it in their fridge and enjoy it over the next couple of days...I know there is no shortage of food around the resort, but sometimes it's nice to have a bit of a different treat to enjoy late at night! Corbeil...was the vanilla cake that you mentioned the tres leche cake that is their speciality?  I think others have mentioned that cake and how fantastic it is.

 

So, another question I have for those who have done a GS package that includes a rehearsal dinner...were all of your guests allowed to go to the rehearsal dinner (we'll have around 40)?  Was this over and above the guests' allotment of a la cartes for the week?

 

Did the B&G and/or the guests cut off the wristbands the day of the wedding?  Any issues getting new ones?  Just don't want wristbands in the photos...

 

For those who got married out at the palapa...is it absolutely out of the question to have the carts run those folks back to their rooms who want to "freshen up" while we are having pics done between the ceremony and the cocktail hour?

 

Ok, I'm sure I'll think of other things, but that's it for now...

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Oooo...thanks for these tidbits...I daydream constantly about all of these little details : )  We are totally going to take the dessert with the beach meal + the wedding cake.  I'm going to bring some boxes and plastic forks to send all of the leftover wedding cake with those guests who would like some.  They can just put it in their fridge and enjoy it over the next couple of days...I know there is no shortage of food around the resort, but sometimes it's nice to have a bit of a different treat to enjoy late at night! Corbeil...was the vanilla cake that you mentioned the tres leche cake that is their speciality?  I think others have mentioned that cake and how fantastic it is.

 

So, another question I have for those who have done a GS package that includes a rehearsal dinner...were all of your guests allowed to go to the rehearsal dinner (we'll have around 40)?  Was this over and above the guests' allotment of a la cartes for the week? 

 

We had 34 guests and all were allowed to go to the rehersal dinner and no it wasn't counted as their allotment of a la cartes for the week

 

Did the B&G and/or the guests cut off the wristbands the day of the wedding?  Any issues getting new ones?  Just don't want wristbands in the photos...

 

We did not but were told if we wanted to we could.  I actually don't even notice it in the pictures. 

 

For those who got married out at the palapa...is it absolutely out of the question to have the carts run those folks back to their rooms who want to "freshen up" while we are having pics done between the ceremony and the cocktail hour?

 

You would have to check with the wedding planner but I think there is not enough time for that.  They have one cart that transports guests - it is too far to walk.  There is champagne and appies for them, and the palapa is right behind so they can go there as well.  The washroom is very clean and large so if they want to "freshen up" there they can.

 

Ok, I'm sure I'll think of other things, but that's it for now...

 

 

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Oh...and to those that had their hair and makeup done at the spa, how much time did you allow for that?

 

My daughter had her hair and make-up done at the spa, as it was included in the package we bought.  They did a great job and she was there for about 3 - 4 hours.  They also did the maid of honors hair and make-up and we all got dressed there.  Then we were picked up there to go to the wedding site directly. 

 

 

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New to the site but not new to the Grand Sirenis!  Just got engaged the weekend before last and we will be going in November of this year to get married!  I have been to the resort a few times before and my FH has been there every year since it opened.  We love it so much there!!!  Just wondering if any of you very helpful brides or bride-to-be's could pass along any pictures you might have to me of any ceremony or reception options.  I am just waiting to get confirmation of the date and then the real planning can start!  If they could be sent to kpeeke@secure-energy.ca that would be greatly appreciated!  Thank so much!!

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Congrats!  Have you been there before?  I'm getting married there on April 24, 2012 and stayed there in 2009.  Can't wait!

 

Originally Posted by Selina Newman View Post

Officially booked now so getting married at the GS on the 12th October 2012 so excited cant wait :-)



 

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