I'm have selected the Ultimate package.. do you know if the photographer is any good with that package? I'm curious or if I should find another photographer in cancun?
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Posted 09 August 2010 - 07:56 AM
Great Review Cathyandchin!!!!! So helpful and I loved your pictures!
Posted 09 August 2010 - 08:00 AM
Aperkins: Thank you so much for the review! I'm glad your pictures turned out so beautiful!
Posted 09 August 2010 - 08:02 AM
Ohhh thank goodness! I was so worried that maybe Ana had quit or something and I was going to have to start over!!!
Originally Posted by ddemayo
I have spoken to Gabriela as well. She actually was sooooooo helpful. I had sent like five emails to Ana and over a month had gone by with no reasons. Then I received an email from Gabriela saying she would find out a status on my emails and she responded back that day to all of them. I have 125 people coming to our wedding and i think she realized how stressed i was getting with the lack of reponse. And i must say she was great
Posted 09 August 2010 - 09:24 AM
Hey! I have been so busy since the wedding in July, I havent been able to complete a review. However- I did want to give you the highlights of what I will write. First- love love love the resort. It was beautiful and I miss it every day! We booked the Honeymoon Suite but were upgraded to the Master Suite once we got there. As far as the restaurants and bars go, the service was perfect. Ana was great- although she didn't have to do much since we only had the ceremony down there, not a reception. I was concerned about not understanding the minister guy, but we went to talk to Ana and I was able to speak to him on the phone. He was awesome- I didnt know whether or not I was supposed to tip him so I feel guilty for not because he was really really good. OH, I went to the spa to get my hair done (with my bridesmaids and mothers). I brought a picture even. I absolutely hated my hair. and of course I am not the type to complain so I just dealt with it. If i could go back, I wouldn't get my hair done by them at all- or I would at least try to get up the guts to say something. As for the ceremony spot- we chose the beach and at first i was worried about the seaweed. Honestly, looking at my pictures, I liked the look of the seaweed on the beach. Weird, I know. Anyway, I am going to work on getting my pictures loaded onto shutterfly so I can share them- our photographers flew down with us (they are family friends so we made a deal). If anyone has a question for me you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I know more questions come from the reception planning, but I'm just gonna put my email out there because I don't check the BDW website anymore:( Here's a few of our pics for now....
Posted 09 August 2010 - 10:42 AM
I am so nervous about the seaweed too...I don't want it in my wedding pictures!
Posted 09 August 2010 - 10:58 AM
That was a really awesome review. Super helpful in so many ways!
I have a couple questions if you have a sec to answer them--
--Did you do a symbolic ceremony or civil? You said you sent a script early to the officiant, which I hoped we could do. Too bad she did not rehearse but at least she said what you wanted, which is cool.
--was your sand ceremony container provided by the resort or did you guys bring all that yourselves? It is really cool looking!
--For the reception--why did the music have to stop at 1030pm? Just curious if this is when everything has to stop typically or if you chose that amount of time. We are getting married at 6pm and hoped we would do a buffet and be done eating at around 830-9pm so we could party until like 11pm-12am at least. We might have to come up with a plan b if we can't rent the equipment later than 1030pm.
--was there any kind of rehearsal time for everyone before the ceremony? Like a night before rehearsal with dinner or even just a day rehearsal or something the day of? Just curious.
I really appreciate your help and I wish you the best. I am happy to see how awesome your day was. Congrats!
Posted 09 August 2010 - 05:34 PM
I didn't use the wine cellar but we had ours in El Patio. We set it up with the El Patio manager when we got there and it was completely free! We had 28 people
Originally Posted by wisconsinbride2010
I was wondering if any previous brides have had their rehearsal dinner at in the Wine Cellar. I was told that that the price is $500.00 and the meals are included. Does any one know if this is correct? I just don't want to have an outragious bill at the end of the night. I am okay with the $500 since we will have 25 people eating with us. I just wanted to make sure...
Posted 10 August 2010 - 04:47 AM
That is correct. I have the wine list and menu for Bordeaux and Portofino. If you want it just give me your email address. All other types of drinks are included. The wine cellar only holds 20 people though.
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