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#5541 Lindsay in love

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    Posted 14 February 2011 - 11:07 AM

    Does anyone have any recommendations for the resort photographer adventure photos? A name would be great! April 3,2011 Brooke n Rasheed

    I have booked Anel from Adventure Photos and she is very sweet. There is a recent review and slideshow of photos she took a few pages back...she has a great eye and her pictures turn out better then some of the other ones I've seen from Adventures.

    #5542 jkhowell

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      Posted 14 February 2011 - 11:20 AM

      Thats sucksto hear about the new DJ mauricio neri or whatever his name is and that he sucked!! What are we going to do???

      Bud and Jackie
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      #5543 plantcityhome

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        Posted 14 February 2011 - 12:31 PM


        Can anyone recommend  Wedding Planner/Coordinators that supports the Riviera Maya area?


        We still have not made up our minds on whether we should use hotel's coordinator or hire an independent coordinator to work with us and the hotel coordinator, but would like to know who we should consider (great work/communication, reasonably priced) if we do go that route.



        #5544 sarcrook

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          Posted 14 February 2011 - 01:33 PM

          Thank you so much...this is great!!

          Originally Posted by sunkisseddreams 

          @ Lauren1564


          I just finished mine a few days ago. I kept them simple just our logo and "the vows" in english on one side and spanish on the other. Attached is my template... don't mind the first page... just some ideas








          #5545 brookeh68

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            Posted 15 February 2011 - 06:51 AM

            @ JKHOWELL - I would suggest if the resort DJ is horrible, to have an IPOD reception.  I have read tons of reviews that the technician is very good and he will know when to "fade out" the songs for the speeches etc. - The package comes with a technician, speakers/equipment, and a microphone ( 180/hr)   We personally have always wanted the IPOD wedding due to our pickiness of songs- LOL - We are also burning the songs onto CD's for backup.  They say 90-110 songs for a 3 hr reception is plenty. 


            #5546 lsd203

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              Posted 15 February 2011 - 09:56 AM

              Did you book the cigar roller through the hotel?  How much did it cost?  Thanks!

              #5547 plantcityhome

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                Posted 15 February 2011 - 10:32 AM

                Just wanted to check to see if this info is accurate.


                In order to get married (legal) in Mexico, you have to be there 4 full days prior to the wedding? Meaning, if the wedding is on a Fri, you have to get there the Sunday prior to?


                Is this true? Have seen different info on a few different sites and just wanted to confirm with the experts :)


                Is this also a requirement if you do a symbolic ceremony in Mexico?

                #5548 LindsayMichelle

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                  Posted 15 February 2011 - 11:34 AM

                  So disappointed to hear the DJ is awful. I can only hope he will get better with time, but if he continues to be terrible, then I may do the IPOD rception. Brooke - would love to hear how this goes for you.

                  #5549 BALoss

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                    Posted 15 February 2011 - 12:30 PM



                    We are getting married on 2/25/2011 and are using DJ Neri as well.


                    Question for everyone:


                    Are you providing a full list of all the songs you want the DJ to play or rather a list of songs you want to have played and trusting that the DJ can take that information and play music that keeps people dancing?  We have created a list of songs but I don't know that we have the time to come up with every song that should be played on our wedding night.  Thoughts? 


                    If anyone has a list of songs they are providing and wouldn't mind sharing could you please send that list to BAWeddingPlans@gmail.com

                    #5550 Lindsay in love

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                      Posted 15 February 2011 - 01:22 PM

                      I had a call with Ana this afternoon, she was very prompt in calling on time and even rescheduled with me for later in the day when I mentioned I had to finish up something at work. She called again on time at the rescheduled time. I was impressed. Firstly, she was very warm and kind...you can tell she's a nice lady. Although it was only over the phone, I got a good vibe from her. I went over my timeline with her (my wedding is on the beach at 4pm, dinner at 6pm on the pool deck) and then told her I wanted to opt out of having the cocktail party. No need for it really...my group will simply gather at the beach bar from 4:30 to 6 or change, or relax or watch our photos...who cares?! LOL...She told me that she would apply that credit ($26=15%=10% for 20 ppl = $657.80) to the extra dinners that we will be subject to paying for the extra 25 guests we are having, I LOVED this...I think it's fantastic that they will allow for those credits to be applied. Amazing news! I then asked her about the DJ and confirmed the free dance floor to which she said they'd take care of that. I asked if DJ Mauricio Neri was the only vendor approved to work with the hotel and she said yes for now. I guess they are reviewing other DJ's but as of yet, Visual Sound is the only approved vendor, meaning, the only one willing to sign the contract. Fair enough...after reading a bad review we know we need to be cautious working with him, so I will have a long list of songs ready to email in advance to him...I'll keep them on IPod as a back up in case he screws up...and maybe bring along an adapting cable just to be safe. LOL...We may sound crazy but for most of us, the DJ can make or break the party so as long as we're prepared, I'm thinking we can avoid disasters with the DJ. I also asked her about lighting on the pool deck. Ana said that she had some paper lanterns that I could use at no charge, she would set them up for me...she said she'd send pictures. There are two towers of lights for the pool deck, plus the DJ lights but she said the paper lanterns would add some light and some decor. I was happy about that. It would be nice to not have to bring in an outside vendor for lighting... Lastly the menu and the flowers she said she'd email to me so when I receive the details I will do my best to post the pictures of what she sends on here for you to see. She recommends the buffet for group over 40 and I think it's the safest bet as I do not want guests being served cold food because it's too large of a group for a plated dinner...so I will go with the buffet as per her suggestion. She is going to send me a full estimate on the total cost prior to our arrival which is great so I have an idea of what to expect when we get there and where we can afford to add extras once we arrive, if we decide to add anything? Overall, after speaking with her and reading so many reviews, I'm truly excited now and feeling like everything is starting to fall into place. I'm so excited to work with Anel from Adventure Photography and I know that regardless of the small details, the day will be perfect and the rest of the planning will be stress free now that the big questions are out of the way. Phew! I would recommend that everyone has this type of call with her prior to the wedding. But, do it 3 months or so before the big day...it'll help those last crazy weeks of planning seem a lot more calm and organized.

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