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#1641 JoannaBanana

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    Posted 14 April 2016 - 04:13 PM

    I completely understand and was in the same boat at 3 weeks left, but as long as you and the groom make it to the resort with your wedding dress, everything will be fine. I brought almost no decor with me and everything turned out beautifully. Your day is going to be perfect!

     

    Glad to hear you say that.  I'm not bringing anything with me for decor at all!  I didn't upgrade decor either.  I'm worried about my playlist (lack of) shoes (don't have those either), and favours (boy I'm a slacker)


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    #1642 calgarybride2015

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    Posted 15 April 2016 - 08:32 AM

    Glad to hear you say that. I'm not bringing anything with me for decor at all! I didn't upgrade decor either. I'm worried about my playlist (lack of) shoes (don't have those either), and favours (boy I'm a slacker)


    I didn't have a play list for the reception. My WC asked me at dinner what he should play haha. I had only chose the 3 songs needed for the ceremony.

    It's sandal season now so I bet (if you want sandals) a quick trip to the mall will yield plenty of selection.

    Not sure on favors. I ordered maracas but you won't have time to ship. Hmmmmmm

    -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

     

     


    #1643 JoannaBanana

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      Posted 16 April 2016 - 08:17 PM

      I didn't have a play list for the reception. My WC asked me at dinner what he should play haha. I had only chose the 3 songs needed for the ceremony.

      It's sandal season now so I bet (if you want sandals) a quick trip to the mall will yield plenty of selection.

      Not sure on favors. I ordered maracas but you won't have time to ship. Hmmmmmm

      I'm picky, and I was ready to cry from not finding what I needed.... But finally
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      #1644 calgarybride2015

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      Posted 17 April 2016 - 06:42 AM

      Those are perfect and can be worn after too!!!


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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

       

       


      #1645 nkavanaugh

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      Posted 17 April 2016 - 08:27 AM

      Ladies just curious did most of you use Pesos or USD for tipping?

       

      Love those shoes @JoannaBanana

       

      Any of the brides that got married in the last couple weeks use the spa for hair/makeup? What were your thoughts and what time did you start getting ready on the wedding day?

       

      How were the mosquitos recently at the resort? Do I need to bring tons of bug repellant?



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      #1646 krystalball

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      Posted 17 April 2016 - 08:52 AM

      Ladies just curious did most of you use Pesos or USD for tipping?

      Love those shoes @JoannaBanana

      Any of the brides that got married in the last couple weeks use the spa for hair/makeup? What were your thoughts and what time did you start getting ready on the wedding day?

      How were the mosquitos recently at the resort? Do I need to bring tons of bug repellant?


      We've been using pesos exclusively on the trip as the exchange rate is much better. A few of our guests used USD only, which is fine too but you get better bang for your buck with pesos. When a local tells you something costs $X in US or $Y in pesos the exchange rate they are using is terrible if you pay in USD.

      We did hair and makeup at the spa for myself and two bridesmaids and it turned out perfectly. We started at noon and finished at about 2:30pm (wedding was at 5pm). There are only two ladies working there, so I would budget a conservative 2 hours for every 2 people getting hair and makeup done.

      I'm currently getting eaten alive by mosquitoes in Playa del Carmen, but didn't get bit much on resort. I know a few people who got a few bites so I would bring some bug spray, but I don't think you need a ton.
       
       
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      #1647 calgarybride2015

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      Posted 17 April 2016 - 03:54 PM

      I also would use peso, not only is the exchange better it is their currency! Just ensure you give enough - i.e. Don't tip $1 peso for a dollar tip $10 peso :) or whatever. Don't waste your money in converting to US haha this is a large pet peeve of mine

      We had 4 of us. We started with 2 stylists but they brought in a 3rd. Ok for hair but recommend sticking to one lady for the BMs makeup as you'll find they vary in what they do. My one BM felt her makeup just wasn't the same as the other two so their stylist re did it. -- id recommend Carmen and Isis. We started at 9am and with a quick lunch at the spa restaurant got back to our room shy of 200pm! Remember that shuttle can take time to make its rounds to the spa so budget extra time for this.
      If you do a trial of hair the wedding day goes faster (I found anyways)

      I was there in Jan 2015 and had no issues with mosquitos


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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

       

       


      #1648 nkavanaugh

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      Posted 20 April 2016 - 04:32 PM

      Thank you ladies! I went with pesos! And thank you for the spa timeline @krystalball that is super helpful! Just curious we have 103 guests and the max for the Palapa is 100, I have been waiting to hear back from Diana for about a week if they will let us use it anyway. I'm in a bit of a panic because I really have my heart set on it and its part of why I chose the hotel and package I chose. What do you guys think? Anyone else use the Palapa with over 100?



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      #1649 calgarybride2015

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      Posted 21 April 2016 - 04:16 PM

      I mean you are only 3 over. I would just be firm and say that's all you'll take! If it's your dream how can you not right? :)


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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

       

       


      #1650 JoannaBanana

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        Posted 21 April 2016 - 04:37 PM

        Does anyone know what the canapes are all about?


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


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