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#5551 ursula

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    Posted 15 February 2011 - 01:31 PM


    If anyone has this info could you let me know also.  im interested in having the cigar roller at my reception.  I remember reading back a few months ago that someone had a cigar roller and set it up when they got to the resort but I couldn't find the post.
     

    Originally Posted by lsd203 

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


    I'm having a legal ceremony and I was told i needed to be there 4 days prior.  My wedding is on Saturday and we are arriving Tuesday morning.  

     

    Originally Posted by plantcityhome 

    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?


    Lindsay in love when is your wedding?  I still havnet gooten a response back fromt he resort after multiple emails ( ic otnacted my TA today for help with this).  I'm getting married in 11 weeks.
     



    #5552 plantcityhome

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      Posted 15 February 2011 - 02:33 PM

      For those of you that did not hire an independent coordinator to work w/ DRC (whether you are already married/still planning), how is this working out for you? Besides the possibility of slow communication until a few months prior to the wedding, how has the experience been?

       

      TIA!!!



      #5553 Lindsay in love

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        Posted 15 February 2011 - 04:35 PM

        My wedding is in 11 weeks as well May 9th 2011.   After I put in my deposit I emailed a few times with questions and when I would get no response I would keep forwarding my original request until I did get a response. For all correspondence I always keep the same subject line and forwarded info so they can follow the trail of information and get refreshed with my wedding.

         

        I would just a be a bit more aggressive, they'll get back to you.  I've also booked my hair/makeup with the spa and my photographer through Adventure Photo.  Both of those took a few emails to book, they are slow at getting back for sure.  I've sent in three inquiries to deco cancun for a quote and have received no response which is surprising?

        Originally Posted by ursula 


        If anyone has this info could you let me know also.  im interested in having the cigar roller at my reception.  I remember reading back a few months ago that someone had a cigar roller and set it up when they got to the resort but I couldn't find the post.
         


        I'm having a legal ceremony and I was told i needed to be there 4 days prior.  My wedding is on Saturday and we are arriving Tuesday morning.  

         


        Lindsay in love when is your wedding?  I still havnet gooten a response back fromt he resort after multiple emails ( ic otnacted my TA today for help with this).  I'm getting married in 11 weeks.
         





        #5554 jkhowell

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          Posted 15 February 2011 - 05:28 PM


          I thought it was 3 days before for a legal. I am getting married at home first and just having a symbolic wedding in mexico. For a symbolic wedding there is no minimum required days before hand, so we are just arriving 2 days before to finalize the weddingdetails.
           

          Originally Posted by plantcityhome 

          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?




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          #5555 TigerLily

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            Posted 15 February 2011 - 05:35 PM


            Thank you for posting this Lindsay! I'm gonna try not to stress and just let things flow...my wedding isn't until Dec anyway so hopefully they get their ish together by then, lol. I agree 100% about the DJ making/breaking the party- imo, the entertainment is a HUGE part of what people remember from your wedding-I really hope the resort works this out.

             

            Did you request Anel through Ana (she's my wc too) or did you contact Adventure Photos directly? She did send me their price list, but I'm not sure what to do from here. Also, did you pay anything up front or do you pay for the packages when you get there? Thanks, I'm a little lost on how the vendors work...
             

            Originally Posted by Lindsay in love 

            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.

             




            #5556 TigerLily

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              Posted 15 February 2011 - 05:43 PM


              We're doing a symbolic wedding in Mexico too, and also arriving just 2 days before (getting there Thurs, wedding on Sat). I've heard from too many brides on here that if you get there too early, you spend most of your days stressing before the wedding. I'd rather get married and then chillax


              I thought it was 3 days before for a legal. I am getting married at home first and just having a symbolic wedding in mexico. For a symbolic wedding there is no minimum required days before hand, so we are just arriving 2 days before to finalize the weddingdetails.
               


               



              #5557 Mkandola

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                Posted 15 February 2011 - 06:19 PM

                 

                 

                 

                 

                 

                 

                I wanted to upload some of  our professional photos from the wedding. Hopefully this works. If it does, then I will post more! 

                 

                I can't stress enough how little you should worry about anything! They will take care of it and everything will be beautiful! 

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                #5558 Mkandola

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                  Posted 15 February 2011 - 06:51 PM

                  Originally Posted by LindsayMichelle 

                  Does anyone have information on the cost of bridesmaids bouquets? The brochure says they are $60+ but the coordinator just quoted me $100 each.


                  I was charged $70.00 for each of my bridesmaids bouquets and they were GORGEOUS .... they were much bigger than I had ever anticipated and had many different varieties of colours. If you provide a picture for your wedding coordinator she should be able to get a more accurate quote on your flowers based on the availability and the season



                  #5559 sarcrook

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                    Posted 16 February 2011 - 06:12 AM

                    Thank you SO much for posting this...that is wonderful news!  We will not be doing the cocktail hour either - I feel it's a waste..especially when you can use that money for other expenses!! 

                     

                    I also have contacted Deco Cancun a few times and have not received a response..any suggestions?

                     

                    Originally Posted by Lindsay in love 

                    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.

                     




                    #5560 sarcrook

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                      Posted 16 February 2011 - 06:15 AM


                      Only one pic came through..
                       

                      Originally Posted by Mkandola 

                       

                       

                       

                       

                       

                       

                      I wanted to upload some of  our professional photos from the wedding. Hopefully this works. If it does, then I will post more! 

                       

                      I can't stress enough how little you should worry about anything! They will take care of it and everything will be beautiful! 



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