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When is your wedding datehuh.gif im curious what ur guests are paying for 3nights if you dont mind me asking...and whats ur color scheme...we could share some decor if its same colors
My wedding date is November 13,2010. When I orginally did the website, the pricing is what is stated below. My cousin said it has only changed about $20 since I sent my SAVE The dates out, which i sent out a year in advance.. Also I have a Charter plane or people can book their own airfare....The Charter Plane airfare has changed as well, it has come down. I am doing a brown and green and using a purple as my accent color. I'll be more then happy to give you any of my stuff when its over!! I'll never use it again. What is your color scheme?? Here are the prices i got quoted for:
3nights/ 4days Thursday November 11th to Sunday November 14th
- Land only (hotel)- $393.95 per person
- Land and Charter Plane- $1030 per person

3nights/ 4days Friday November 12th to Monday November 15th
- Land only- $393.95 per person
- No Charter Plane for these dates. Will need to book on own or
Sharon can book this for you as well on the standard airline whichever you prefer!
4nights/ 5days Thursday November 11th to Monday November 15th
- Land only- $516.00 per person
- No Charter Plane for these dates. Will need to book on own or
Sharon can book this for you as well on the standard airlines. Whichever you prefer!
7nights/ 8days Thursday November 11th to Monday November 18th
- Land only- $882.00 per person
- Land and Charter Plane- $1590.94

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Oh it does! thank you so much! BTW I loved your personalized tote idea! One quick question did you have a hard time in the beginning getting in touch with the WC? Also did you go through a TA? Howmany days before did you arrive? SOrry for all the questions! :)
No worries about the questions! I feel like I owe it to the forum to answer questions. I had so many questions answered pre-wedding. I actually didn't have a difficult time getting ahold of Ana in the beginning because I think I was one of the first brides to book. I booked about 3 months before the resort opened. However, a few months into it I had a hard time getting answers and actually even towards the end I had to get my travel agent involved. I think she might be getting better because she now has some help. When I was there, there was no problem getting ahold of them. I did go through a TA. TA Jill, who is also on this website, was very helpful in helping me find the location. We didn't do a group rate though. We arrived on Sunday and got married on Friday. You don't need to get there that early, but we chose to. We met with Ana on Sunday night and then I saw her just about every day for additional questions.

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For those that had their hair and make-up done... or will be getting theirs done:

Are you using your own make-up and tools and having them do it or do they have supplies?


I use bare minerals because I normally sweat my makeup off (I live in Texas) but I'm not sure if I should have them use my own make-up or not.

When I was a BM in Hawaii (much less humidity than Texas) the make up artist used liquid and I was shiny all night. It's pretty humid in Puerto Morelos, right?
I had my make up done and she used her own makeup. I loved it! I didn't sweat much though. I'm sure you could give her your makeup if you prefer. I just wanted to make sure that she used something that stayed on. I thnk mine stayed on all day. I got it done at 2pm and it was still on by the time I went to bed (probably midnight)

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Thank you so much fro sharing your website. This is the stage that I am in as I am just waiting to confirm a July 2011 date. Love how you added pictures of the resort. You really did a nice job.
LOL Thank you so much!!! The website was so easy to work with, totally use them! you are more then welcome to use the pictures if you want! I think you can just copy and paste or I can email them if you need. My family and friends all laugh that I put all that up there but I saw another wedding website that had like nothing on it and it was soooo boring! Good luck with everything......don't listen to everything your hear on here, it can get you very stressed out for no reason! Everyone is different :-)

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We just got married on Sunday, June 13, 2010 at 6:00 pm at the gazebo.

Here is my review:

The Good-

We arrived on Tuesday, June 8th and met with Ana in the evening. She is very friendly an she took us around the property to show us all of the ceremony, cocktail hour and reception locations.

We had our ceremony at the gazebo, cocktail hour at the jacuzzi and reception on the deck.

I gave Ana written instructions on how I wanted everything that I brought down to be laid out for the ceremony & the reception. Here I thought that this would make things easier.

The resort is very pretty and clean. All my guests were really happy that we chose this resort.

The Bad:

Rehearsal was set for the morning of the wedding day at 9:00 am. We are a group of late 20's to early 30's. Ana was a whole hour late to rehearsal. Needless to say, that really pissed me off. She did not even bother to call to let me know, we had to go to the front desk to hunt her down. She told me on the phone that she would be 20 minutes late. 20 minutes later we had the front desk call her again and she said another 15 minutes. She did not start my day off well. It also set back the rest of my wedding party for their hair/makeup appointments at the spa.

Ana finally met us up at rehearsal and apologized many times, she had to knock off the price of the flowers and let all of my guests coming from other properties with no day pass fees.

The ceremony was beautiful and cocktail hour went smooth.

Here is what made my day bad again...when I got to the reception, and the emcee announced that we were going to cut the cake. The cake was not even at the reception, they were literally rolling it in and that was embarassing. After we cut the cake, they never brought it back out.

We rented the sound system and the technician or whoever lost my cd. Thank god my husband (now) had all our songs backed up on his Iphone. And the tech refused to turn up the music. The contract states that music has to be turned off at 11pm. It was not even close to the time. My uncle had to go and confront him.

The spa messed up all my aunt's appointment times at the spa. That was not needed. I'm was really fortunate to have my friend who is an makeup artist and hair stylist come down to get me ready for the wedding day. All my aunts and my mom were not happy with the results with hair and makeup from the spa. Ladies, be warned, they do not do a good job.

Overall, the wedding events looked really pretty, but I was not happy with all the things that went wrong. Ana did what she could to make things better.

DRC has over 388 weddings scheduled this year and this should be second nature to them. And they still do not have it down and that was really stressful.

They picked the wrong bride to mess with!
I'm sorry you had so many bad experiences. I have to say that I experienced the same thing with the rehearsal. Mine, luckily, was the day before the wedding, but I had scheduled massage appts for the bridesmaids and myself. We were late to the appointments because Ana was late. That made me mad, because instead of taking our time at the spa and getting in our robes and lounging around with cucumber water...they took us straight to the rooms. It was just really poor planning. And Ana didn't really explain much at the rehearsal. Just a note to those planning a rehearsal, you may want to choose something later than 9am. Apparently Ana does not get there that early. I would try for 10am or 11am.

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I'm sorry you had so many bad experiences. I have to say that I experienced the same thing with the rehearsal. Mine, luckily, was the day before the wedding, but I had scheduled massage appts for the bridesmaids and myself. We were late to the appointments because Ana was late. That made me mad, because instead of taking our time at the spa and getting in our robes and lounging around with cucumber water...they took us straight to the rooms. It was just really poor planning. And Ana didn't really explain much at the rehearsal. Just a note to those planning a rehearsal, you may want to choose something later than 9am. Apparently Ana does not get there that early. I would try for 10am or 11am.
Thanks so much for all your advice and feedback!! I'm thinking the day before (at least) the actual wedding will be best for planning the rehearsal. I feel like adding ANY additional meetings, etc the morning of is risky...especially when nerves and excitement are already at a peak.

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My wedding isn't until May 10, 2011..but I'm trying to make travel arrangements. How early should we arrive to meet with Ana & make last minute decisionshuh.gif Has Ana given this advice to anyone?
It depends on if you are having a symbolic ceremony or not. If it is just symbolic, I believe Ana wants you there 2-3 days before the wedding. If it is civil (a "real" ceremony) you need to be there 4 days before, for blood work and paperwork. I am pretty sure these are right.

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It depends on if you are having a symbolic ceremony or not. If it is just symbolic, I believe Ana wants you there 2-3 days before the wedding. If it is civil (a "real" ceremony) you need to be there 4 days before, for blood work and paperwork. I am pretty sure these are right.
Thank You Lori! We are have symbolic & I'd planned to be there 3 days early....one question down...50 million to go! haha!

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I also wanted to meet with the officiant, but she told me that she didn't usually meet with the bride and groom prior to the wedding. I had her contact info and we exchanged emails. She actually said that she would be at the resort the night before for a wedding and we could have met then. However, I was busy with my catamaran trip. So I didn't even see her until I walked down the aisle. It was ok, but I would have liked to have met her first. I put together our script but she also had a script that we could have used if I prefered. Do you know who your officiant is? If it is Rosa, I have her script and can probably share it with you.
I was wondering about this. I am not sure if I should find my own script or use theirs? How was the script they provided? Did it include a sand ceremony? How did you end up finding the script that you used for your ceremony?

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