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#241 Chante

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    Posted 19 April 2011 - 04:42 AM

    hey everyone !

    Just found that site wich is very helpfull. We have not made our choice yet on the resort we are going to get wed but are thinking about the GSirenis.

    Our choice is between the Dreams Riviera Maya and the GSirenis.

    Could anyone send me some pictures of their wedding ? And, why did you choose the GSirenis ? What made you decide ?

    my email is chantal.villemaire@radio-canada.ca

     

    thanks a lot in advance !



    #242 suemun

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      Posted 20 April 2011 - 05:29 AM

      My daughter got married at GS on Monday the 18th and we did the Presidential package.  It was wonderful and the wedding planner gave us the Presidential Suite for them.  That room is georgous and they hosted a few get togethers in their room for the group the days leading up to the wedding, as they had a full bar that was re-stocked daily. 

       

      The spa did a great job with the hair and her make-up was awesome, then they let the mother of the groom and I do our own hair, and when we were running behind, the girl jumped in and finished mine (or she didn't like what I was doing ha ha).  Anyway, in answer to Eylssa's question about hair and make-up - they did a great job.  No need for back-up. 

       

      We had the wedding at the beach and the reception was a private one in the palapa right behind.  It was decorated with the flowers from the alter on the main table and the chairs from the wedding site, with the white covers and bows.  It looked awesome.  They pick up  all of your guest by cart totake them to  the wedding site 30 min before the wedding time, then bring in the men of the wedding party, and then the bride and her group.  The wedding co-ordinator stays with you to tell you when to walk up the aisle etc. 

       

      There was champagne and hordorves on the beach right after the ceremony, but not much of the food was even touched.  That was included in the package we had. 

       

      The wedding planners stayed and when we realized that the bride and groom forgot to tell them the first songs they wanted and the DJ didn't have them, the two wedding planners left to download the songs and returned with them.  They were still there when we left at 10:30 ish to make sure that people got on a cart to go where they wanted to go.  They were very discrete but they were both there throughout the whole wedding. 

       

      I think it was the best wedding I have ever attended, and I heard that from a few guests as well.  I would hightly recommend it.



      #243 smokey82

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        Posted 20 April 2011 - 06:23 AM

        Hi Suemum,

         

        Sounds like you had a fantastic time and your review is re-assuring as there is very little written about this resort

         

        I have a few questions i was hoping you would be able to answer?

         

        How long were you at the GS for and did your daughter get the presidential suite for her entire stay?

         

        What food did you get for the reception?

         

        Did your daughter use the resort photographer?

         

        Do you have any photos?

         

        Thanks again for the review !!!



        #244 elissa

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          Posted 20 April 2011 - 10:03 AM

          thanks you so much! i feel better : )



          #245 Kbodchill

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            Posted 20 April 2011 - 10:15 AM

            Look at all the Sirenis Brides joining the forum! Welcome everyone!!!

             

            @Suemun, THank you so much for the wonderful review! It sounds like your daughter's wedding was lovely! And I'm glad to hear the Presidential Package, the Presidential Room, the palapa and the ceremony worked out for you! That's exactly what I'm planning on doing next year! Your review is VERY reassuring, thank you for posting!! :)



            #246 suemun

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              Posted 21 April 2011 - 05:23 AM

               

              They were here for 1 week and are now at another resort for the honeymoon, and her dad and I are here for two weeks.  First one with them and second on our own.  Yes she got the presidential suite for her entire stay.

               

              For the reception we got the food from the El Rancho.  We had cream of lobster soup, fruit salad, steak and steamed veggies, and wedding cake for dessert. We altered the menu a bit.  There were 34 of us and we chose to have the reception dinner the night before for all the guests at the Rancho and they had steak, stuffed baked potato and corn, so we wanted the reception dinner a little different.  I have to tell you that the wedding cake is amazing.  It is not a normal cake and everyone raved about how good it was.  We chose to have it as dessert as the planner told us that otherwise people would not eat it.  Good call on her part because it was soooo good. 

               

              Her MC asked everyone the night before at the rehearsal, to take lots of pictures and that we would share a site later for everyone to post their pictures.  We had head that the wedding photographer wasn’t very good.  They were given 10 free pictures and they chose them and yesterday we went down to pick them up.  They are 5 x 7’s and the quality was good enough that her dad and I chose to purchase 6 more ($8.50 per picture). 

               

              I do and if you want me to send you some, e-mail me at suemun@shaw.ca.  Put Kym’s pictures in the subject line so I don’t delete it thinking it is spam before I read it ha ha.

               

              You are all very welcome.  I checked this site many times before we came and got lots of great info from it and I am now paying back.  If there is ANYTHING that you want to know and I can check for you while I am still here, please feel free to ask.  I am here till the 27th so feel free to ask for whatever you want till then.  

               

              Extra info

              • The presidential suite comes with free internet for the week.  You must bring a cable with you as it is not wi/fi.  If you don’t (like we didn’t) you can purchase one for $103.00 pesos in the gift shop.
              • Any place around the lobby is wi/fi as we saw lots of people with laptops there. 
              • Internet is not free for other guests but it is not much.  You can purchase by the week, or by the time.  There is a place to go to use computers if you don’t bring your own. 
              • There is no place to print things but the wedding planner will print stuff for you – a few pages.
              • Above the Air Transat desk they have put up 8.5 x 11 sheets of paper announcing weddings and activities for the weddings.  We went to the business centre and put one on word then had the wedding planner print it off for us and posted it there and also at the concierge desk in our building.  You would be smart to bring this with you if you can.  It would have been way easier.  Their computers have certain keys in different places and it is more difficult to use than the ones we are used to.
              • There are 10 or so 3 storey buildings on each side of the resort.  10  are for the Grand Sirenis Mayan Beach and another 10 or so for the Grand Sirenis Resort Mayan Rivera.  We were all at the Beach resort and the presidential suite is at the Mayan resort.  That gave them a bit of privacy also but it was an easy enough walk to get from one to the other. 


              #247 suemun

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                Posted 21 April 2011 - 05:31 AM

                 

                They were here for 1 week and are now at another resort for the honeymoon, and her dad and I are here for two weeks.  First one with them and second on our own.  Yes she got the presidential suite for her entire stay.

                 

                For the reception we got the food from the El Rancho.  We had cream of lobster soup, fruit salad, steak and steamed veggies, and wedding cake for dessert. We altered the menu a bit.  There were 34 of us and we chose to have the reception dinner the night before for all the guests at the Rancho and they had steak, stuffed baked potato and corn, so we wanted the reception dinner a little different.  I have to tell you that the wedding cake is amazing.  It is not a normal cake and everyone raved about how good it was.  We chose to have it as dessert as the planner told us that otherwise people would not eat it.  Good call on her part because it was soooo good. 

                 

                Her MC asked everyone the night before at the rehearsal, to take lots of pictures and that we would share a site later for everyone to post their pictures.  We had head that the wedding photographer wasn’t very good.  They were given 10 free pictures and they chose them and yesterday we went down to pick them up.  They are 5 x 7’s and the quality was good enough that her dad and I chose to purchase 6 more ($8.50 per picture). 

                 

                I do and if you want me to send you some, e-mail me at suemun@shaw.ca.  Put Kym’s pictures in the subject line so I don’t delete it thinking it is spam before I read it ha ha.

                 

                You are all very welcome.  I checked this site many times before we came and got lots of great info from it and I am now paying back.  If there is ANYTHING that you want to know and I can check for you while I am still here, please feel free to ask.  I am here till the 27th so feel free to ask for whatever you want till then.  

                 

                Extra info

                • The presidential suite comes with free internet for the week.  You must bring a cable with you as it is not wi/fi.  If you don’t (like we didn’t) you can purchase one for $103.00 pesos in the gift shop.
                • Any place around the lobby is wi/fi as we saw lots of people with laptops there. 
                • Internet is not free for other guests but it is not much.  You can purchase by the week, or by the time.  There is a place to go to use computers if you don’t bring your own. 
                • There is no place to print things but the wedding planner will print stuff for you – a few pages.
                • Above the Air Transat desk they have put up 8.5 x 11 sheets of paper announcing weddings and activities for the weddings.  We went to the business centre and put one on word then had the wedding planner print it off for us and posted it there and also at the concierge desk in our building.
                • There are 10 or so 3 storey buildings on each side of the resort.  10  are for the Grand Sirenis Mayan Beach and another 10 or so for the Grand Sirenis Resort Mayan Rivera.  We were all at the Beach resort and the presidential suite is at the Mayan resort.  That gave them a bit of privacy also but it was an easy enough walk to get from one to the other. 


                #248 janette34

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                  Posted 21 April 2011 - 04:51 PM

                  Suemun

                   

                  Thanks for your review.  I am currently planning my wedding at the Grand Sirenis in April 2012.  I have received the wedding packages from the WC, but the prices are in pesos.  If you don't mind I was wondering if you could share what the presidential pkg cost in USD



                  #249 suemun

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                    Posted 21 April 2011 - 07:26 PM

                    They are all priced in peso's so it depends on the the currancy exchange is at the time of payment. 



                    #250 MJKH

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                      Posted 22 April 2011 - 11:50 AM

                      janette34 - the easiest thing to do is go to a conversion site...like xe.com...where you enter the amount and the currency...then enter which currency you want it converted to

                       

                      that will give you an up-to-the-minute rate






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