This was in my inbox from Calgarybride but I thought that others might like to see some of the answers too:
In the location of the wedding, the pictures are very possible with the group as well as with just the two of you. If you want the mayan ruin and some of the other 'locations around the resort like we did in TTD, you will need the golf cart for that.
The appetizer shot was my friend Juan who came from Cozumel, he didn't know why us polite Canadians weren't eating the food, so he grabbed the tray and started serving...lol! And yes we saw a lot of bellies that night, remember we were there in August and it was sooo hot. The guys were opening up their shirts almost before supper was over. That would be one complaint about the Palapa, it does not have fans and it gets pretty hot in there.
They recommend the hair and make up to take two hours, I went at 1:30 and was back to my room by about 4... my family was starting to panic thinking they had a runaway bride on their hands... I wasn't worried... they pick you up last, you have all the time in the world!
The make up is not airbrush, but it is sprayed at the end with a staying spray which made the make up last.
Emergen C is able to be purchased at health stores, and I do believe I have seen them at Walmart now. You might be able to get a deal if you go to an independently owned health store. I bought mine through Amazon, along with many of my other things... this was a mistake, there were so many extra charges 'shipping' 'duty' etc. It did not make is any cheaper.
If you want to go off and do independent shots with just you and your hubby 3:30 or 4 would be a good start time. But keep in mind, the earlier in the day, the hotter it is.
How many guests will you have?
The Presidential package for the legal ceremony was only $6000 ish Canadian for 10 people and another $500ish for the extra 25. And that included everything you want. The symbolic is cheaper than legal. Just check your numbers, you might be getting up there?
We didn't want or need all the other extras either, but they sure were nice when we did get them
We paid extra for the premium bar, got a few tequila snobs in our group so wouldn't have heard the end of it if they were served Jose Cuervo...lol and don't worry we got our money's worth on that tequila! lol
Also, if you have any non drinkers or kids in your group, you can let your coordinator know that and they will charge you a smaller fee for pop or juice. This way you aren't paying bar prices for the people who won't be drinking.
Any other questions, I don't mind!
calgarybride2015, on 21 Aug 2014 - 3:02 PM, said:
Congrats and thanks for your review.
We are also doing the palapa/private beach but I am just upgrading from the free package as I don't want the extras in the pres. package. I can't believe you didn't decide until you got there! I am scared someone else will snag it.
Thanks for the info on what you needed to do - we are doing a symbolic ceremony so lots won't apply!
Did you just move from the ceremony to pictures to palapa or did you and your husband go off alone? I plan to do group shots, then my guests get an open bar for 1 hour when we do shots alone. We aren't doing a TTD.
You got a lot of photos! I looked thru them all. A couple made me LOL (appetizers/mother of groom shot and the open shirt on the dance floor).
Glad to hear the DJ is worth it!
Glad that it all went off great!!! I am happy for you and great pics! It's funny how different brides at the same resort have such different photos even though they used the same one.
- what time do you think hair/makeup should start (how many hours before ceremony?)
- is the makeup airbrush?
- where did you find Emergen C in Calgary?
This is my idea
330-400 quick toast and group shots
400-500 cocktail hour for guests / photos for me and my groom
600-1100 reception/cake/dance, etc. then off to disco (I had thought they opened at 11!!!)
Upgrade to palapa approx $980
Having free wedding package
Beach BBQ menu approx $32 per person
Open bar $8.45 per person past 3 hours included
Chair sashes $2.95/each
Extra for bouquets, bouts, rose petals
Hair/makeup $225 ish? (I have short hair so hope she goes easy on me)
Golf cart $85
I plan to upgrade my bouquet and was quoted $42
hmmm I am sure I am missing something. I know I must be!
Anything you didn't expect to pay that they reminded you of?