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#741 Marls

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    Posted 13 September 2012 - 05:28 PM

    Originally Posted by NSinyerd 

    Hi there,

     

    I have been in contact with Yeniza and I am trying to book the wedding date.

    We arrive April 20th in the early evening. We want to have the wedding on April 22nd because I don't want to spend the entire time stressing! She has recommended to me that we have it on the 23rd but that would mean it would be on the 4th day of our holiday and I want to go on excursions off the resort and have fun but don't want to stress about things happening (example: me falling and getting a cut on my face and ruining my photos!). From past brides experiences do you think it is reasonable timing for me to meet with the planners and make last minutes decisions to get married on April 22nd?

     

    Thanks in advance for any advice!

    Nicole


    Hi NSinyerd,

    The only reason it would matter is if you want to do a legal ceremony, other than that I think it is totally up to you! I arrive May 3 and have our ceremony May 6, but ideally I wanted it May 8, so even later. But now that I read your comments, I think you're right, you don't want to stress the whole time. I think the one day would be enough time, but they may be recommending that because of another wedding/commitment they have to a bride during the same time, and may be concerned you won't get enough time to plan with them. Or in case something isn't as planned on the 21st, they have the 22nd to figure out how to resolve that. I think it's totally up to you, if you want if the 22nd then go for it! :)



    #742 NSinyerd

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      Posted 18 September 2012 - 01:18 PM

      Hey there,

      Can you tell me a bit more about the Palapa and the extra costs?

      I am wondering what decorations (if any) are included? As well as chairs and tables?

      Also, what time of day did you get married?

       

      Thanks!

      Nicole



      #743 Selina Newman

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        Posted 20 September 2012 - 08:29 AM

        3 weeks tomorrow now until I get married can't believe how quickly it has come around :-)

         

        Nicole - I have booked 3pm for our wedding not sure if that was a bit early though....

         

        x



        #744 sheenajokelly

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          Posted 20 September 2012 - 05:49 PM

          I'm getting married at 2pm in November, as the sun sets at 5 (our photographer suggested no later than 3 for the best photography light).. I would suggest checking the sunset calendar for the date you're getting married to pick the best time! 



          #745 NSinyerd

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            Posted 21 September 2012 - 08:57 AM

            Originally Posted by sheenajokelly 

            I'm getting married at 2pm in November, as the sun sets at 5 (our photographer suggested no later than 3 for the best photography light).. I would suggest checking the sunset calendar for the date you're getting married to pick the best time! 

            Hi Sheena,

            Who are you using for a photographer? Thanks for the advice



            #746 NSinyerd

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              Posted 21 September 2012 - 09:25 AM

              Originally Posted by janette34 

              We had an amazing week at the Grand Sirenis and things couldn't have gone better, my only regret is not staying for two weeks!  I don't have all my photos yets but here are some that the on-site photographer took.  The quality is actually much better than it appears but they are scanned onto my computer so some of the detail/sharpness has been lost.  Although I don't have a picture of the palapa set up yet I can tell you it was absolutely amazing!!!  Elizabeth was my wedding coordinator and totally went above and beyond my expectations.

              wedding 003.jpg

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              And a pic of our TTD with Juan Navarro

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              Hi Janette,

              You may not respond because you haven't been on here for awhile! But I have a couple of questions or maybe someone else can help answer them!

              1) You used the resort photographer? what was the costs and who did you have specifically? I have heard some bad things on here about the resort photographer but your pictures are amazing!

              2) I love the star fish in your wedding location decorations and have been wanting something similar. Do they provide these or did you bring your own? If they provided do you remember the costs for the additional decorations/colors, etc? And if you brought them yourselves did you have to pay an extra fee to use them?

               

              You day looked amazing and i really hope ours does too!

               

              Thanks,

              Nicole



              #747 NSinyerd

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                Posted 21 September 2012 - 09:26 AM

                Originally Posted by janette34 

                We had an amazing week at the Grand Sirenis and things couldn't have gone better, my only regret is not staying for two weeks!  I don't have all my photos yets but here are some that the on-site photographer took.  The quality is actually much better than it appears but they are scanned onto my computer so some of the detail/sharpness has been lost.  Although I don't have a picture of the palapa set up yet I can tell you it was absolutely amazing!!!  Elizabeth was my wedding coordinator and totally went above and beyond my expectations.

                wedding 003.jpg

                wedding 011.jpg

                wedding 006.jpg

                And a pic of our TTD with Juan Navarro

                TTD.jpg

                Hi Janette,

                You may not respond because you haven't been on here for awhile! But I have a couple of questions or maybe someone else can help answer them!

                1) You used the resort photographer? what was the costs and who did you have specifically? I have heard some bad things on here about the resort photographer but your pictures are amazing!

                2) I love the star fish in your wedding location decorations and have been wanting something similar. Do they provide these or did you bring your own? If they provided do you remember the costs for the additional decorations/colors, etc? And if you brought them yourselves did you have to pay an extra fee to use them?

                 

                You day looked amazing and i really hope ours does too!

                 

                Thanks,

                Nicole



                #748 sheenajokelly

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                  Posted 29 September 2012 - 06:05 PM

                  We booked Dean Sanderson Photography :) There was another bride on this forum that I was in touch with who recommended him! He does great work. 



                  #749 sheenajokelly

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                    Posted 29 September 2012 - 06:24 PM

                    I've looked at the resort photographers website www.fotocaribbean.com.x , and lots of the photos don't look very professional (bad lighting, shadows)  no editing really or creativity. they are nice pictures but you could basically have someone from your wedding group take your pictures and they'd look the same.. and they're super expensive!! That's my opinion anyway.. I'm pretty big on photograpy though, my pictures are top priority lol

                     

                    And also, I believe the decor you are interested, she brought those with her, I remember reading something about them. I wanted to have the blue sashes for the chairs, but only white fabrics are included (we booked through Transat weddings). they said its $400 pesos (approx $4 canadian) per sash!! So I bought a Lot of 50 from ebay for $25 total.. 



                    #750 janette34

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                      Posted 29 September 2012 - 08:53 PM

                      @Nicole,

                       

                      There wasn't an additional charge for the resort photographer, we had it included in our package, basically it was just coverage of the wedding and a dozen printed pictures.  Since my sister in law had travelled with us she offered to do our pics, they did show us the prices for purchasing extra photos from the resort, but I can't remember what the cost was.

                       

                      I took all my own decor with me and there wasn't any extra charges for setting it up.  I gave Elizabeth two large suitcases full of items and a handful of pictures of how I wanted things and they did a great job putting it all together.






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