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#1451 calgarybride2015

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Posted 24 September 2015 - 12:27 PM

That does suck! @JoannaBanana I have no idea how we got it. Not sure if it was the amount booked or a perk at the time? But it was first come first serve so we almost missed it. Got the last seats.


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#1452 Caddya

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Posted 25 September 2015 - 06:41 PM

@JoannaBanana I'm from Toronto, so it may work well. Maybe you could send me a private message with her contact (if possible)?

 

Ladies, has any of you contacted a photographer to decide the time of the ceremony? I'd like to take photos right after the symbolic ceremony but I'm not sure how long before the sunset. Any ideas?



#1453 JoannaBanana

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    Posted 25 September 2015 - 07:04 PM

    PM sent. I booked 5-6 and my ceremony is at 5. I got the basic package. According to the internet sunset should be at 7ish for May. I think that should work!

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


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    #1454 calgarybride2015

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    Posted 25 September 2015 - 07:27 PM

    @JoannaBanana I'm from Toronto, so it may work well. Maybe you could send me a private message with her contact (if possible)?

     

    Ladies, has any of you contacted a photographer to decide the time of the ceremony? I'd like to take photos right after the symbolic ceremony but I'm not sure how long before the sunset. Any ideas?

     

    Generally it is suggested to start your ceremony 2 hours before sunset.    Gives you time for the ceremony, group shots, and then bride/groom shots if that is what you are hoping to have done.     The big thing I was told for the Mayan is that you don't get nice sunsets like here at home, the sun just vanishes and it's dark out. 


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    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

     

     


    #1455 JoannaBanana

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      Posted 25 September 2015 - 07:46 PM

      Nice sunsets = Negril!

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      #1456 calgarybride2015

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      Posted 25 September 2015 - 08:35 PM

      Nice sunsets = Negril!


      Jamaica is on the list :)
      Maybe for our 1 year in January!!!!


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      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

       

       


      #1457 yycbride2016

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      Posted 26 September 2015 - 06:11 PM

      Our ceremony is at 4pm but I'm now thinking I should change it. Do you think 3 or 3:30? Wedding in late Feb....


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      #1458 calgarybride2015

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      Posted 26 September 2015 - 06:39 PM

      Our ceremony is at 4pm but I'm now thinking I should change it. Do you think 3 or 3:30? Wedding in late Feb....


      Our sun set at 530pm in January. I had originally booked for 330pm as I was told to start 2 hours before. I moved it to 300pm because I was worried they'd start late and we'd run out of time for pics. There was no concern, 330pm would have been fine. We needed exactly 2 hours for ceremony, toast, group pics and bride/groom pics. That's with 45 people total. More people would need more time. Also if you make sure you put someone in charge of all the group/family photos you want and they move it along/get people ready that helps speed things up!



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      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

       

       


      #1459 emjay84

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      Posted 30 September 2015 - 02:36 PM

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      They sent me back a suggested time for the ceremony at 5pm and that gives me 30 min only during cocktail hour for photos before our dinner. I'll have to email back to say no, the latest I'll have a ceremony is at 4pm to allow for more time.
      Also I am going to email back bc it says dinner on the beach (not palapa)? That was not the impression I had.... I thought the reception was all in the palapa.




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      #1460 calgarybride2015

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      Posted 30 September 2015 - 02:53 PM

      Yikes!!!  Generally cocktail hours are an hour! So seems weird you'd be quoted a 30 min one! I was told nothing was priced in 30 mins only an hour. I'd book your ceremony 2 hours before your dinner. Better to be safe than sorry.

       

      Also how many people will be at the spa with you? You yourself will take 1-2 hours for your hair and makeup, then travel back to the room and getting ready.... Especially if you want 'getting ready pics' that can't all be done in 2 hours.  EDIT - unless the 4pm pick up is for guests, and yours is closer to 5pm? Then that might work.

      We had 4 of us for hair and makeup. We started at 10am and didn't get done till closer to 1. Had a quick bite at the spa restaurant and made it back to the room by 145pm just in time for the photographer. I was picked up shortly before 3.    Depending where your room is, you might not want to walk in the heat. we had to wait for the shuttle and it takes about 10-15 mins per round.  

      I'd say atleast budget 1.5 hours at the spa for yourself. I had a trial so I found the wedding day went quicker. We had 3 stylists for the 4 of us.

      Hmmmm maybe clarify that beach is palapa?! It may be a typo. I am not sure why you'd eat outside and head inside for speeches.  That's my guess that it's a typo.

      Hope that helps some


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      Edited by calgarybride2015, 30 September 2015 - 03:00 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

       

       





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