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#331 Shahlo

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    Posted 09 June 2011 - 11:25 AM

    Congratulations Selina! We are getting married at the GS on January 18th, 2012 very excited about it as well. This is an amazing site, you are going to find so many wonderful ideas for your wedding and it's gonna become even more exciting. Check out everything that fabulous ladies on this site have done!
     

    Originally Posted by Selina Newman 

    Officially booked now so getting married at the GS on the 12th October 2012 so excited cant wait :-)



     



    #332 Selina Newman

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      Posted 09 June 2011 - 12:51 PM

      Thank you lovely ladies :-)

       

      Janette - its my first time to mexico so all a bit scary about going somewhere new but still very excited.  You will both have to let me know how your weddings go as yours are both before mine.

       

      Ow not long until we will all be wifeys

       

      xx



      #333 janette34

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        Posted 09 June 2011 - 03:06 PM


        We really enjoyed our stay when we were in 09, you have nothing to worry about.  The nightly shows were good, their theatre is huge, the pools are great as is the lazy river and the beach is stunning!
         

        Originally Posted by Selina Newman 

        Thank you lovely ladies :-)

         

        Janette - its my first time to mexico so all a bit scary about going somewhere new but still very excited.  You will both have to let me know how your weddings go as yours are both before mine.

         

        Ow not long until we will all be wifeys

         

        xx



         



        #334 Shahlo

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          Posted 10 June 2011 - 07:41 AM

          Hey Selina,

           

          My sister's friends got back from GS yesterday and they absolutely loved it. The resorts was amazing and there are various shows every night. They absolutely loved it and are going back there again next year. They are well-travelled girls, so if they liked it I am sure it's a great place.
           

          Originally Posted by Selina Newman 

          Thank you lovely ladies :-)

           

          Janette - its my first time to mexico so all a bit scary about going somewhere new but still very excited.  You will both have to let me know how your weddings go as yours are both before mine.

           

          Ow not long until we will all be wifeys

           

          xx



           



          #335 Selina Newman

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            Posted 10 June 2011 - 11:14 PM

            Ow thank you for the feedback really excited now but seems like I have ages to wait.

             

            xx



            #336 Shahlo

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              Posted 11 June 2011 - 08:37 AM

              It'll go by so fast, Selina, you won't even notice. One thing though after it's time for you to book if you are going with the presidential package ask your WC to book the presidential suit for you. We were late just by a little bit and were not able to get the suit. I am sure all the rooms will be nice, but it would be great to get the presidential suit :)
               

              Originally Posted by Selina Newman 

              Ow thank you for the feedback really excited now but seems like I have ages to wait.

               

              xx



               



              #337 Selina Newman

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                Posted 12 June 2011 - 11:25 AM

                We have gone with the Silver package in the end so we can just add the extra's on which we want thought it would save some money that way.  Thanks for the tip though :-) 

                 

                We have upgraded our room with Thomas Cook to a junior suite with a sea view not really sure what extra's you get in the junior suite......

                 

                xxx



                #338 donnaalec11

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                  Posted 12 June 2011 - 01:06 PM

                  Hi there

                   

                  Just got back from the grand sirenis on wednesday.  Well what can i say.  One word.  Amazing.

                   

                  Hotel  The Hotel is spotless. The rooms are really spacious.  Unless you have the presidential suites which there are only 3 of all the rooms are the same size.  the bath is huge and does take some time to fill but well worth it.  The grounds are really clean and the pools are too.  We were situated near the pool bar next to el rancho so we spent quite a lot of time there.  the cocktails are fab.  Miami vice a definate must.  

                   

                  Food  The buffet restaurant has lots to offer and they do have themed nights which are really nice too. There is always pizza and pasta cooked fresh in your choice of sauce if you don't find anything else.  Also steak, chicken and fish cooked fresh as you wait.  The kids loved it because they could just eat what they wanted.  The a la carte's ,  el rancho(steak house)  I wasn't bothered about this one, my soup was cold and the steak a bit tough although the buffet starter was nice, didn't enjoy the mexican either i found it a bit bland.  the Italian, japanese and brazilian are a must they were really nice the brazilian being my favourite,  i tried to get in the second week but left it too late to book. 

                   

                  Wedding  Absolutely amazing.  I had most dealings with Cecilia although i did meet pamela and araceli.  They are fantastic cannot do enough for you.  I met with Pamela the day after we arrived and we went through everything with her.  They really do know what they are doing.  The flowers i wanted were not in season so i had to choose another flower for my bouquet which they helped with as i wanted the leaves wrapped back so they told me which would look the best and they didn't disappoint.  flowers were stunning and the button holes were done the same way.  We got married on the private beach in front of the palapa.  It was rather a windy day the day we got married so we got a bit windswept down there but i'm sure if cecilia could have stopped the wind she would have.  She couldn't do enough for us.  we moved from the beach for photographs as i was worrying about my hair falling out because of the wind,  we had some more photos done down in front of the sirenis on the beach there as the wind did calm a bit after the ceremony.  From here we were took to the palapa which looked absoulutely stunning.  We had the beach menu salad for starter followed by soup then steak or salmon followed by chocolate brownie then wedding cake. The food was gorgeous, The cake was lovely too.  We did hire the dj and he did a great job. We had such a good night that we paid for an extra hour as we didn't want to leave.

                   

                  Spa  My hair and make up was perfect.  I got married at 5 and we had to be at the spa at 10.  both myself and my sister (bridesmaid) had hair and make up done.  there is just the one lady that does both and she was amazing.  i was very impressed with what she did.  We thought that 10am was early but it worked just right for us it was about half 10 when she started and we were finished for around 3ish she also fixed my nail for me too. she takes her time she is a perfectionist but thats what you want on your special day.   we then got ready down at the spa and the photographer arrived at 4 to take pictures.  so although it might sound like a long time, as we though that too, it wasn't really it, was better as we didn't feel rushed, although i did leave my hoop for under my dress in the room so i  had to get someone to fetch it down to us,  still not sure who did that for me but it was down at the spa within 5 minutes.  

                   

                  We did have an upgraded room as we had the platinum package and it was stunning.  four poster bed, 2  40" flat screen tv's and every games console you could wish for although we never used them  the kids did sneak in there at times for an hour out of the sun.  so wasn't a bad thing.  we also had a shelf of top brand full bottles of every spirit you could wish for as well as the well stocked mini bar.  We also had gourmet bites almost every day too. plus snacks such as pringles, chocolate bars and biscuits.  It was beautiful.  they went to town on the room on the wedding night too i'll not spoil your surprise but the room was stunning.  They really made us feel special.

                   

                  Photographer   My photos are amazing.  you wouldn;t know it was windy looking at my pictures.  I was worried about this showing on the pictures but they are fantastic.  They took over 300 pictures and i wanted them all.  the dvd we had done is beautiful too although you can hear the wind at the ceremony it was hard to hear what was being said when we were actually there so i knew it would be like that on the dvd.  It was just unfortunate that i picked the windiest day out of the 2 weeks to be married on. although we did have a really bad rain one of the days we were there and there was a wedding too so mine didn't seem that bad i was gutted for the bride that day.   

                   

                  I loved everything about the Grand sirenis, the people are so friendly. I would definatley return there and if i could i would get married all over again because i had such a fantasitc time and it goes by in a flash.  so all you sirenis brides to be,  enjoy. because i did.  every minute of it. xxx  Donna & Alec Lindsay



                  #339 janette34

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                    Posted 12 June 2011 - 02:15 PM


                    thanks for your review, makes me even more excited!
                     

                    Originally Posted by donnaalec11 

                    Hi there

                     

                    Just got back from the grand sirenis on wednesday.  Well what can i say.  One word.  Amazing.

                     

                    Hotel  The Hotel is spotless. The rooms are really spacious.  Unless you have the presidential suites which there are only 3 of all the rooms are the same size.  the bath is huge and does take some time to fill but well worth it.  The grounds are really clean and the pools are too.  We were situated near the pool bar next to el rancho so we spent quite a lot of time there.  the cocktails are fab.  Miami vice a definate must.  

                     

                    Food  The buffet restaurant has lots to offer and they do have themed nights which are really nice too. There is always pizza and pasta cooked fresh in your choice of sauce if you don't find anything else.  Also steak, chicken and fish cooked fresh as you wait.  The kids loved it because they could just eat what they wanted.  The a la carte's ,  el rancho(steak house)  I wasn't bothered about this one, my soup was cold and the steak a bit tough although the buffet starter was nice, didn't enjoy the mexican either i found it a bit bland.  the Italian, japanese and brazilian are a must they were really nice the brazilian being my favourite,  i tried to get in the second week but left it too late to book. 

                     

                    Wedding  Absolutely amazing.  I had most dealings with Cecilia although i did meet pamela and araceli.  They are fantastic cannot do enough for you.  I met with Pamela the day after we arrived and we went through everything with her.  They really do know what they are doing.  The flowers i wanted were not in season so i had to choose another flower for my bouquet which they helped with as i wanted the leaves wrapped back so they told me which would look the best and they didn't disappoint.  flowers were stunning and the button holes were done the same way.  We got married on the private beach in front of the palapa.  It was rather a windy day the day we got married so we got a bit windswept down there but i'm sure if cecilia could have stopped the wind she would have.  She couldn't do enough for us.  we moved from the beach for photographs as i was worrying about my hair falling out because of the wind,  we had some more photos done down in front of the sirenis on the beach there as the wind did calm a bit after the ceremony.  From here we were took to the palapa which looked absoulutely stunning.  We had the beach menu salad for starter followed by soup then steak or salmon followed by chocolate brownie then wedding cake. The food was gorgeous, The cake was lovely too.  We did hire the dj and he did a great job. We had such a good night that we paid for an extra hour as we didn't want to leave.

                     

                    Spa  My hair and make up was perfect.  I got married at 5 and we had to be at the spa at 10.  both myself and my sister (bridesmaid) had hair and make up done.  there is just the one lady that does both and she was amazing.  i was very impressed with what she did.  We thought that 10am was early but it worked just right for us it was about half 10 when she started and we were finished for around 3ish she also fixed my nail for me too. she takes her time she is a perfectionist but thats what you want on your special day.   we then got ready down at the spa and the photographer arrived at 4 to take pictures.  so although it might sound like a long time, as we though that too, it wasn't really it, was better as we didn't feel rushed, although i did leave my hoop for under my dress in the room so i  had to get someone to fetch it down to us,  still not sure who did that for me but it was down at the spa within 5 minutes.  

                     

                    We did have an upgraded room as we had the platinum package and it was stunning.  four poster bed, 2  40" flat screen tv's and every games console you could wish for although we never used them  the kids did sneak in there at times for an hour out of the sun.  so wasn't a bad thing.  we also had a shelf of top brand full bottles of every spirit you could wish for as well as the well stocked mini bar.  We also had gourmet bites almost every day too. plus snacks such as pringles, chocolate bars and biscuits.  It was beautiful.  they went to town on the room on the wedding night too i'll not spoil your surprise but the room was stunning.  They really made us feel special.

                     

                    Photographer   My photos are amazing.  you wouldn;t know it was windy looking at my pictures.  I was worried about this showing on the pictures but they are fantastic.  They took over 300 pictures and i wanted them all.  the dvd we had done is beautiful too although you can hear the wind at the ceremony it was hard to hear what was being said when we were actually there so i knew it would be like that on the dvd.  It was just unfortunate that i picked the windiest day out of the 2 weeks to be married on. although we did have a really bad rain one of the days we were there and there was a wedding too so mine didn't seem that bad i was gutted for the bride that day.   

                     

                    I loved everything about the Grand sirenis, the people are so friendly. I would definatley return there and if i could i would get married all over again because i had such a fantasitc time and it goes by in a flash.  so all you sirenis brides to be,  enjoy. because i did.  every minute of it. xxx  Donna & Alec Lindsay



                     



                    #340 MRS2012

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                      Posted 12 June 2011 - 04:33 PM

                      Congratulations Donna and Alec and thanks so much for posting your review!

                       

                      My biggest question at this point is how much really needs to be done/organized/booked ahead of time...do convos increase in frequency and things just all come together the month before you arrive there (or, eep...the day you meet with them!)?  I've not had much luck getting a response to my e-mails to the WCs (although my TA can get them on the phone, get the question dealt with and get back to me in about 5 minutes)!  I'm wondering about things like the room (did you have the presidential suite for the full two weeks?)...the spa appointments for the day of the wedding...where you booked your rehearsal dinner, etc.  At what point do you think we really need to make sure that the bookings are all in place or risk not getting what you had hoped for?  






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