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Thanks so much. This is great and we did choose the ravioli!!  :)

Originally Posted by WPGBride View Post

 

I got my hair done at the resort and I gave the lady a picture and she did a good job even though my hair was shorter than needed to do the style exactly.

The makeup however, I did not bring a picture. I asked for a light smokey eye, and she made me up to look like a clown. So much makeup that did not compliment my skin colour, nor was smokey eye. Also if your concerned with hygiene they do not clean their brushes and dip them back into the makeup. I also brought some of my own colours because I felt like they would not have darker foundations to match my skin tone and I was right. If you are concerned with these things I would bring your own makeup and bring a picture and maybe it will match.

 

My guests said the food at the cocktail hour was good. My husband and I did not get to enjoy it fresh because of having to take pictures, so by the time we got there what was left of the cold food was not at its best. I would recommend the Tempura Shrimp Satay, those all went and my mom had to put some aside for me so that we would have a taste of everything.

 

The reception food was amazing, but really depends what you choose.

For a starter I would recommend the Raviolis filled with Spinach and Three Cheese Sauce way better than our pasta entree

 

 

By the time we were ready for cake, after the included desert mind you, everyone was too full to really eat the cake. So unfortunatly the cake mostly went to waste.

The desert we chose was the best desert we had during our entire stay at the resort, absolutly delicious! Millefeuille

 

ADD Headups: if anyone's a cheesecake lover, the cheesecake is very different from what I know. Maybe they use different milk or prepare it differently, but it is not the same at all!

 

And you can choose more than one entree if you have a headcount of who wants what ahead of time and a seating plan so they know where to place each entree.

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Thanks so much. This is great and we did choose the ravioli!!  :)

Originally Posted by WPGBride View Post

 

I got my hair done at the resort and I gave the lady a picture and she did a good job even though my hair was shorter than needed to do the style exactly.

The makeup however, I did not bring a picture. I asked for a light smokey eye, and she made me up to look like a clown. So much makeup that did not compliment my skin colour, nor was smokey eye. Also if your concerned with hygiene they do not clean their brushes and dip them back into the makeup. I also brought some of my own colours because I felt like they would not have darker foundations to match my skin tone and I was right. If you are concerned with these things I would bring your own makeup and bring a picture and maybe it will match.

 

My guests said the food at the cocktail hour was good. My husband and I did not get to enjoy it fresh because of having to take pictures, so by the time we got there what was left of the cold food was not at its best. I would recommend the Tempura Shrimp Satay, those all went and my mom had to put some aside for me so that we would have a taste of everything.

 

The reception food was amazing, but really depends what you choose.

For a starter I would recommend the Raviolis filled with Spinach and Three Cheese Sauce way better than our pasta entree

 

 

By the time we were ready for cake, after the included desert mind you, everyone was too full to really eat the cake. So unfortunatly the cake mostly went to waste.

The desert we chose was the best desert we had during our entire stay at the resort, absolutly delicious! Millefeuille

 

ADD Headups: if anyone's a cheesecake lover, the cheesecake is very different from what I know. Maybe they use different milk or prepare it differently, but it is not the same at all!

 

And you can choose more than one entree if you have a headcount of who wants what ahead of time and a seating plan so they know where to place each entree.

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Originally Posted by RollerBride View Post

 

Couple questions about the sand ceremony.

1. Does the resort provide glass bottle for you to take the sand home in?

2. is anyone bringing their own bottles? are you bringing colored sand?

3. will it travel ok? can you bring sand back into the US?

 

As much as i'd like to order some commemorative bottles for our sand with our name and wedding date, i'm not too sure how i feel about bringing that back to the States.

 

Hey RollerBride,

 

Im taking my own Sand Ceremony Kit, Its in my pictures. 

 

We are taking my own sand in 3 different colours. The kit comes with 3 pouring jars, so we can inclued our daughter into the ceremony.

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Originally Posted by tigerlily2435 View Post

 

Is anyone doing any excursions?  If you are, what company are you booking them through?  Thanks!

 

Hello!

 

We and my furture husband plan to do alot of excursions. Xcaret, Dolphin Swim, Chichen Itza, Xplor

 

Ive been emailing Amstar to get an idea of prices, you can with them at the resort.

 

but i'm but sure if they are the cheapest

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Originally Posted by WPGBride View Post

 

Hi KellyKellz,

 

Evangelina (Gina) was my wedding coordinator. On the day we arrived we dealt with Yamina and she is much better than Gina and speaks better english. We had a language barrier with Gina and certain things we told her we wanted done or didn't want done she blatently ignored or just did not understand. Therefore I suggest make sure she understands completly what you want and expect.

WPG Bride, Thank you for this information! I will be sure to have everything planned out with pictures, etc... 

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Originally Posted by tigerlily2435 View Post

 

Is anyone doing any excursions?  If you are, what company are you booking them through?  Thanks!

We're taking our group on a catamaran trip.  We got some prices online by googling Cancun Snorkeling Trips but we decided to wait until we get down there.  There are people in the lobby that will assist you with booking these things.  :)

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Originally Posted by BnH2013 View Post

 

I need some Seaside Grill pics!!! Im trying to figure out how to decorate it! Please email me if you guys have any: simstar969@hotmail.com

Hi, if you manage to get any pics please could you email me them. I'm having the same problem!

 

Also, do you know if you can have the round tables if you are having your reception at the seaside grill??

 

my email is robynkelly0110@hotmail.com

 

Many thanks

 

Robyn

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Originally Posted by RobynKelly View Post

 

Hi, if you manage to get any pics please could you email me them. I'm having the same problem!

 

Also, do you know if you can have the round tables if you are having your reception at the seaside grill??

 

my email is robynkelly0110@hotmail.com

 

Many thanks

 

Robyn

 

Hello

 

I have emailed you some pictures :)

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Dominique 161 you are a star!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

thank you so much I have been searching for pictures of a reception at the seaside grill for weeks!

 

Finally back on the wedding planning! how are you getting on?

 

I still have so many questions!

 

Robyn

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