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#1331 Daivina2015

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  • Wedding Date:February 14, 2015
  • Wedding Location:Riviera Maya Grand Sirenis
  • LocationCo Cork,Ireland

Posted 24 February 2015 - 01:47 PM

Hi ladies!I am just back to Ireland after 2 weeks of Paradise!!!!It was amazing,awesome,fantastic,great!!!!So,Marcela is amazing you are in the best hands ever!She knows and understands everything the bride wants!All the team was amazing!So our ceremony started at 4pm.My husband left at 3 and I got ready with Marcela,she helped me with the dress and collected me with the golf car,before that they collected all our guests and My husband;)My hairstyle and make up were done by my friend who is a stylist,my bouquet was brooch and I did flowers and buttonholes for the guests myself,we were 14 people.Our colour was yellow,so I have Marcela all deco I brought with me,also she did amazing job with flowers on the gazebo and she used Tiffany chairs with yellow ribbons without white covers.She was helpful,efficient organised.After the ceremony we had a half hour sparkling wine and appetisers toast on the beach(our ceremony was not in Palapa,we were on the Mayan beach near the ruin),then guests were brought to the lobby for a drink and we had a 2 hour photosession with Adventures photos,our photographer was Ulisus.He was amazing!Ver pleasant and understanding!He is artistic how I like;)I will try to download some pictures here,if only I knew how;)))At 6:30 we had reception in a Mexican restaurant and we had Michael Minitelli DJ,he is great!I wrote a playlist what we and our guests like and he had everything for us:)After the reception we went to the disco;)Weather on that day was great,a bit rainy though,but not too hot;)I like Ribiera Maya side more than Mauan beach as it's closer to everything apart disco,we stayed in the 18 building,19 is the best but you have to pay for the sea view;)It's close to spa,dolphins,sea ,pool ,theatre and lobby;)So everything was great!!!!If you go swimming with Dolphins choose Leo as your guide and package that includes photos as taking photos additionally will cost 950 pesos per person;)We went to Xichen Itza,had Irving as our guide he was brilliant!Also we went to deep sea fishing but me and one little boy didn't feel very good so basically just had deep sea ride no fishing;(If you have any questions feel free to write me and ask anything;)And don't forget to book your a le carte restaurants through your consierge before 3 pm better every Wednesday;)I would recommend Japanese,Brazilian and Mexican;)Also,would rev commend French as service and food is amazing!Even though you have to pay extra;)It's worth it;)Also,as newly weds you will get French and honeymoon dinner for free;)Honey moon dinner we had was ok,on the beach,but it was too windy and chilly so I would recommend those going soon to take more cardigans and jumpers with you to wear at night;)Yes,as Calgary bride said be very careful checking your bill and pay it before hand so that not to pay not for your stuff;)Defo visit spa as water circuit now is charged for the room not per person,it's 350 pesos per room;)I was 3 times the most perfect way to cure hangover;)For my hen I had Swedish massage,my masseur was Offelia,she was ok,but not enough pressure for me,my friends had deep muscle one on the beach for the Valenyine day,ir was amazing!We had the most amazing beach party on Saturday;)A good idea is to combine it with your wed and finish your party with the beach party;)Michael Minotelli is the most amazing DJ;)We had Amber package for the wedding;)The most amazing thing happened when my husband lost his wedding band after wedding and newlyweds from Canada Rebecca and her husband found it on the coral while snorkelling the day we were leaving,do they together with Marcela found us near the bus and gave it back!Hope she is in this group and I am so grateful For dverything they did!Fantastic people!Therefore girls,don't forget to engrave your names and wedding date on the bands just on case;)So girls good luck to everyone and write me should you have any questionsxxxxxdaivinosezoterika@gmail.com

#1332 calgarybride2015

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  • Wedding Date:January 21, 2015
  • Wedding Location:Grand Sirenis Riviera Maya
  • LocationCalgary, AB

Posted 25 February 2015 - 05:56 AM

@Daivina2015

Congrats on your wedding and I'm so glad it went as you dreamed. I know it's hard to trust but now you've done it - you can tell others to trust that they are awesome!!

I didn't get the beach dinner included did you? Hubby's cousin bought us that as a gift. We just got the French restaurant. Awesome you got both ;)

Sorry you can't post pics here as I'd love to see them. Maybe post a link to Facebook or photbucket? I can try to give you instructions if you want to post here. Let me know.

I didn't know of a beach party but we arrived on Saturday so that's probably why. I have no Idea the name of our DJ but it sounds like you loved yours as much as we loved ours.

Sooooo glad someone found your hubby's ring omg. That would have sucked. I was so scared to wear mine I locked it in the safe.

Overall what is your impression of the resort and service?


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Edited by calgarybride2015, 25 February 2015 - 05:57 AM.

-Kim

Married on 2015/01/21 at the Grand Sirenis Riviera Maya with 43 guests in attendance   :)

 

Planning Thread - http://www.bestdesti...s-riviera-maya/

 

Wedding Pictures http://www.bestdesti...ra-maya/page-36

 

Wedding Review http://www.bestdesti...31#entry1885600

 

 


#1333 Daivina2015

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  • Wedding Date:February 14, 2015
  • Wedding Location:Riviera Maya Grand Sirenis
  • LocationCo Cork,Ireland

Posted 02 March 2015 - 03:20 PM

Kim,I would like you to guide me how to post the pictures,tried to do it,but I am rubbish at this site unfortunately;(Assistance urgently needed;))))Yes,resort,service is great.However,service becomes much better after tip:)Resort changed to a better side since last year.I really like the holiday makers,atmosphere is friendly and nice.Didn't like consierge being pushy with this upgrade thing,making you become a VIP member etc.The only thing that really irritated.On the whole,good choice of food,good drinks,clean,tidy friendly,lots of activities.However,beach has those unpleasant rocks,not very pleasant to step in the sea.Related to beach dinner,Maybe it's a difference between European and American brides,maybe it's a present from Thomson,not sure why you didn't get it:(Really,have nothing huge to complain about.Maybe evening show was a bit of a high school play level,but I had friends to spend time with and was sometimes too tired to watch it,so didn't really need it a lot;)Animation team works hard all day but they are not too pushy,that is really very good,if you want to be more lazy;)If there are any more questions,feel free to ask ladies;)

#1334 JoannaBanana

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    Posted 02 March 2015 - 05:57 PM

    Thanks for the great info!

    My Planning Thread (Grand Sirenis 05.12.16)http://www.bestdesti...-grand-sirenis/<p>


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    #1335 krystalball

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    • Wedding Date:April 9, 2016
    • Wedding Location:Grand Sirenis Riviera Maya
    • LocationToronto, Canada

    Posted 06 March 2015 - 12:33 PM

    Did anyone that booked the Grand Sirenis get pricing for both the Mayan Beach and Riviera Maya sides and allow guests the choice? I want lowest price and limited walking for some guests (so they would book under Riviera Maya) while others will have the cash and want the ocean view rooms close to the beach (so they would book under Mayan Beach).

     

    Do I have to cater to the majority and make everyone book under Riviera Maya (most people will be happy)? Or maybe I'm over thinking things here, lol


     
     
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    #1336 calgarybride2015

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    • Wedding Date:January 21, 2015
    • Wedding Location:Grand Sirenis Riviera Maya
    • LocationCalgary, AB

    Posted 06 March 2015 - 01:10 PM

    Did anyone that booked the Grand Sirenis get pricing for both the Mayan Beach and Riviera Maya sides and allow guests the choice? I want lowest price and limited walking for some guests (so they would book under Riviera Maya) while others will have the cash and want the ocean view rooms close to the beach (so they would book under Mayan Beach).

    Do I have to cater to the majority and make everyone book under Riviera Maya (most people will be happy)? Or maybe I'm over thinking things here, lol

    Over thinking. If in Canada you would get a quote for one or the other with the airline. Ours was RM side. Our guests who wanted to upgrade to ocean view (that's the only difference) did so at check in. Each side has stuff near the rooms - pools, Buffett, etc so I wouldn't worry about this. They aren't that far apart. Maybe a 5 min walk from main lobby. Mayan side is closer to beach but again not that far from RM side IMO


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    Edited by calgarybride2015, 06 March 2015 - 01:11 PM.

    -Kim

    Married on 2015/01/21 at the Grand Sirenis Riviera Maya with 43 guests in attendance   :)

     

    Planning Thread - http://www.bestdesti...s-riviera-maya/

     

    Wedding Pictures http://www.bestdesti...ra-maya/page-36

     

    Wedding Review http://www.bestdesti...31#entry1885600

     

     


    #1337 krystalball

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    • Wedding Date:April 9, 2016
    • Wedding Location:Grand Sirenis Riviera Maya
    • LocationToronto, Canada

    Posted 06 March 2015 - 01:40 PM

    Thanks @calgarybride2015! Didn't realize that guests would have an opportunity to upgrade to an ocean view after the fact.


     
     
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    #1338 calgarybride2015

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    • Wedding Date:January 21, 2015
    • Wedding Location:Grand Sirenis Riviera Maya
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    Posted 06 March 2015 - 02:04 PM

    Thanks @calgarybride2015! Didn't realize that guests would have an opportunity to upgrade to an ocean view after the fact.


    We had 3 couples do it at check in. Each paid a different price as an FYI.


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    -Kim

    Married on 2015/01/21 at the Grand Sirenis Riviera Maya with 43 guests in attendance   :)

     

    Planning Thread - http://www.bestdesti...s-riviera-maya/

     

    Wedding Pictures http://www.bestdesti...ra-maya/page-36

     

    Wedding Review http://www.bestdesti...31#entry1885600

     

     


    #1339 calgarybride2015

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    • Wedding Date:January 21, 2015
    • Wedding Location:Grand Sirenis Riviera Maya
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    Posted 09 March 2015 - 07:41 PM

    @Daivina2015

     

    I thought you could just upload to your gallery here but I have been trying to figure out how and can't seem too.

     

    What I do is have a free account with www.photobucket.com

    Once I upload them to this site, I use the 'share' feature and copy the 'img' code right into my messages here and the picture pops up!  (I take out the html part of the link but you don't have too)

     

    Let me know if you need more help.


    ohhhhh, I guess you go to the 'gallery' link at the top of the page and then once in there you can make a new album.

    Then once you upload them there just let us know and we can go view them.


    -Kim

    Married on 2015/01/21 at the Grand Sirenis Riviera Maya with 43 guests in attendance   :)

     

    Planning Thread - http://www.bestdesti...s-riviera-maya/

     

    Wedding Pictures http://www.bestdesti...ra-maya/page-36

     

    Wedding Review http://www.bestdesti...31#entry1885600

     

     


    #1340 acw271011

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    • Wedding Location:We tied the knot in Runaway Bay, Jamaica and renewed our vows in Mexico on our 4th Anniversary
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    Posted 09 March 2015 - 08:05 PM

    Hi ladies!I am just back to Ireland after 2 weeks of Paradise!!!!It was amazing,awesome,fantastic,great!!!!So,Marcela is amazing you are in the best hands ever!She knows and understands everything the bride wants!All the team was amazing!So our ceremony started at 4pm.My husband left at 3 and I got ready with Marcela,she helped me with the dress and collected me with the golf car,before that they collected all our guests and My husband;)My hairstyle and make up were done by my friend who is a stylist,my bouquet was brooch and I did flowers and buttonholes for the guests myself,we were 14 people.Our colour was yellow,so I have Marcela all deco I brought with me,also she did amazing job with flowers on the gazebo and she used Tiffany chairs with yellow ribbons without white covers.She was helpful,efficient organised.After the ceremony we had a half hour sparkling wine and appetisers toast on the beach(our ceremony was not in Palapa,we were on the Mayan beach near the ruin),then guests were brought to the lobby for a drink and we had a 2 hour photosession with Adventures photos,our photographer was Ulisus.He was amazing!Ver pleasant and understanding!He is artistic how I like;)I will try to download some pictures here,if only I knew how;)))At 6:30 we had reception in a Mexican restaurant and we had Michael Minitelli DJ,he is great!I wrote a playlist what we and our guests like and he had everything for us:)After the reception we went to the disco;)Weather on that day was great,a bit rainy though,but not too hot;)I like Ribiera Maya side more than Mauan beach as it's closer to everything apart disco,we stayed in the 18 building,19 is the best but you have to pay for the sea view;)It's close to spa,dolphins,sea ,pool ,theatre and lobby;)So everything was great!!!!If you go swimming with Dolphins choose Leo as your guide and package that includes photos as taking photos additionally will cost 950 pesos per person;)We went to Xichen Itza,had Irving as our guide he was brilliant!Also we went to deep sea fishing but me and one little boy didn't feel very good so basically just had deep sea ride no fishing;(If you have any questions feel free to write me and ask anything;)And don't forget to book your a le carte restaurants through your consierge before 3 pm better every Wednesday;)I would recommend Japanese,Brazilian and Mexican;)Also,would rev commend French as service and food is amazing!Even though you have to pay extra;)It's worth it;)Also,as newly weds you will get French and honeymoon dinner for free;)Honey moon dinner we had was ok,on the beach,but it was too windy and chilly so I would recommend those going soon to take more cardigans and jumpers with you to wear at night;)Yes,as Calgary bride said be very careful checking your bill and pay it before hand so that not to pay not for your stuff;)Defo visit spa as water circuit now is charged for the room not per person,it's 350 pesos per room;)I was 3 times the most perfect way to cure hangover;)For my hen I had Swedish massage,my masseur was Offelia,she was ok,but not enough pressure for me,my friends had deep muscle one on the beach for the Valenyine day,ir was amazing!We had the most amazing beach party on Saturday;)A good idea is to combine it with your wed and finish your party with the beach party;)Michael Minotelli is the most amazing DJ;)We had Amber package for the wedding;)The most amazing thing happened when my husband lost his wedding band after wedding and newlyweds from Canada Rebecca and her husband found it on the coral while snorkelling the day we were leaving,do they together with Marcela found us near the bus and gave it back!Hope she is in this group and I am so grateful For dverything they did!Fantastic people!Therefore girls,don't forget to engrave your names and wedding date on the bands just on case;)So girls good luck to everyone and write me should you have any questionsxxxxxdaivinosezoterika@gmail.com

     

    Congrats on being a Mrs! It sounds like you had a fabulous wedding and it all turned out beautifully. Definitely post pics! Would love to see them!


    I said "yes" again to the love of my life at Grand Coral Beach Club, Playa del Carmen, Mexico on our 4th anniversary - October 20, 2015

     

     

    http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/topic/78874-acw271011-so-this-is-not-a-planning-thread-but/

     

     

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