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#8981 Savs1027

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    Posted 06 June 2012 - 05:29 PM

    Originally Posted by Sarah80 

    Hey ladies,

    We got married a couple weeks ago on May 18th and we had an awesome experience.  We got there on a Wednesday and our wedding was that Friday.  We met with Yamina the day we got there to go through everything again.  We were emailing back and forth a lot a couple weeks before.  I brought my table runners and chair sashes but did everything else through the resort. 

     

    We went with DJ Mauricio Neri and he was awesome! He also did our music for the ceremony.  We met with him on Thursday afternoon and we gave him a list of songs for the ceremony and he also took good notes on his computer.  We also have him a list of songs we wanted to play at the reception and then just told him to play similar music when that list ran out. 

     

    The two nights before our wedding it rained so at 3 on our wedding day Yamina came in and asked if we wanted to move the reception to the ballroom.  I couldn’t decide because I didn’t want to move it inside but I also didn’t want it to rain.  I told her to go ask Luke (my husband) and that he could make the final decision.  He wanted it outside so we decided to keep it outside.  I am so happy that we did because the weather was perfect.  It was windy but it didn’t rain.  The following 3 nights the weather wasn’t good so we got really lucky!

    The service at the resort was amazing and we originally booked the honeymoon suite and they upgraded us to the Master suite which was awesome.  Here is my slideshow. 

     

    http://180512newman....om.mx/#/newman/

     

    Also, if anyone is interested, my husband condensed our wedding video so he could put it on facebook and show it to our friends and family so here is the link to that.

     

    The first part of the video is a little cheesy because it is a generic but the rest of it is great.  The first song that they are playing (when everyone is first getting there)we didn’t pick but the rest of the songs  are the songs that we picked during the times that they played them.  The video was just running a little slow on my computer but it might be my internet connection.  The actual video runs smooth.

     

    http://vimeo.com/43086731

     

    If you have any questions let me know!!

    Thank you so much for posting this!! You looked gorgeous!!! How much extra did you have to pay for the DJ to do the ceremony for you? 



    #8982 Savs1027

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      Posted 06 June 2012 - 05:32 PM

      Originally Posted by JustNoelle 

      Unfortunately, we have to pay $12/pp. Which sucks because its an all-inclusive... We kinda wanted to get everyone together before the wedding so the families can meet and greet. Also, its going to be an all-white dinner so that'll be fun!! 

      Yeah I know!! We wanted to have some sort of welcome thing but I just don't wanna pay per person when it's an all inclusive! I was thinking about having everyone gather for welcome cocktails at the lobby bar instead. And then everyone can go to one of the restaurants and we can sort of sit together in the same area, maybe not at the same table. I don't want like a special menu or any special service. I would just like all of us to have a table together. I've heard if you get there right when it opens and tip the guy at the door they'll work something out, but I hate to just play it by ear like that.



      #8983 WPGBride

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        Posted 06 June 2012 - 08:37 PM

        Originally Posted by Sarah80 

        Hey ladies,

        We got married a couple weeks ago on May 18th and we had an awesome experience.  We got there on a Wednesday and our wedding was that Friday.  We met with Yamina the day we got there to go through everything again.  We were emailing back and forth a lot a couple weeks before.  I brought my table runners and chair sashes but did everything else through the resort. 

         

        We went with DJ Mauricio Neri and he was awesome! He also did our music for the ceremony.  We met with him on Thursday afternoon and we gave him a list of songs for the ceremony and he also took good notes on his computer.  We also have him a list of songs we wanted to play at the reception and then just told him to play similar music when that list ran out. 

         

        The two nights before our wedding it rained so at 3 on our wedding day Yamina came in and asked if we wanted to move the reception to the ballroom.  I couldn’t decide because I didn’t want to move it inside but I also didn’t want it to rain.  I told her to go ask Luke (my husband) and that he could make the final decision.  He wanted it outside so we decided to keep it outside.  I am so happy that we did because the weather was perfect.  It was windy but it didn’t rain.  The following 3 nights the weather wasn’t good so we got really lucky!

        The service at the resort was amazing and we originally booked the honeymoon suite and they upgraded us to the Master suite which was awesome.  Here is my slideshow. 

         



        Hey ladies,

        We got married a couple weeks ago on May 18th and we had an awesome experience.  We got there on a Wednesday and our wedding was that Friday.  We met with Yamina the day we got there to go through everything again.  We were emailing back and forth a lot a couple weeks before.  I brought my table runners and chair sashes but did everything else through the resort. 

         

        We went with DJ Mauricio Neri and he was awesome! He also did our music for the ceremony.  We met with him on Thursday afternoon and we gave him a list of songs for the ceremony and he also took good notes on his computer.  We also have him a list of songs we wanted to play at the reception and then just told him to play similar music when that list ran out. 

         

        The two nights before our wedding it rained so at 3 on our wedding day Yamina came in and asked if we wanted to move the reception to the ballroom.  I couldn’t decide because I didn’t want to move it inside but I also didn’t want it to rain.  I told her to go ask Luke (my husband) and that he could make the final decision.  He wanted it outside so we decided to keep it outside.  I am so happy that we did because the weather was perfect.  It was windy but it didn’t rain.  The following 3 nights the weather wasn’t good so we got really lucky!

        The service at the resort was amazing and we originally booked the honeymoon suite and they upgraded us to the Master suite which was awesome.  Here is my slideshow. 

         

        http://180512newman....om.mx/#/newman/

         

        Also, if anyone is interested, my husband condensed our wedding video so he could put it on facebook and show it to our friends and family so here is the link to that.

         

        The first part of the video is a little cheesy because it is a generic but the rest of it is great.  The first song that they are playing (when everyone is first getting there)we didn’t pick but the rest of the songs  are the songs that we picked during the times that they played them.  The video was just running a little slow on my computer but it might be my internet connection.  The actual video runs smooth.

         

        http://vimeo.com/43086731

         

        If you have any questions let me know!!

         

        Wow your video is great! did you pay extra for this videographer because mines totally different



        #8984 WPGBride

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          Posted 06 June 2012 - 08:44 PM

          Originally Posted by Savs1027 

          Yeah I know!! We wanted to have some sort of welcome thing but I just don't wanna pay per person when it's an all inclusive! I was thinking about having everyone gather for welcome cocktails at the lobby bar instead. And then everyone can go to one of the restaurants and we can sort of sit together in the same area, maybe not at the same table. I don't want like a special menu or any special service. I would just like all of us to have a table together. I've heard if you get there right when it opens and tip the guy at the door they'll work something out, but I hate to just play it by ear like that.

           

          With big groups its hard to get seating altogether and all at the same time. Definatly get there right when it opens. I would suggest Portofino (Italian) or El Patio (Mexican) they are the best laid out restuarants for big groups. Unless you want to do a buffet at World Cafe, then you can definatly get everyone in the same area all together and since its buffet everyone can eat at the same time.



          #8985 WPGBride

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            Posted 06 June 2012 - 08:49 PM

            Originally Posted by RollerBride 

            For those that have been to the resort:

             

            After our rehersal dinner, we want all of our guests to gather at one of the bars for a "Meet & Greet". Any suggestions on what bar would be good for about 30-34 people? I was going to do the Lobby Bar, but I figureed I would ask here for some insight.

             

            Thanks!

             

             

            Well theres pros and cons to each.

             

            Lobby Bar - in the evening due to events will be PACKED and therefore little seating and the bar only seats about 10. Its hard to get a drink and if its busy they sometimes mess up the drinks. However, since there is entertainment usually in the lobby or the steps of the lobby that is something else to entertain your guests. The lobby bar is also not in an enclosed building so it will be hot.

             

            Desires Bar - Its air conditioned, actually pretty cold unless your dancing. Theres a good size bar and plenty or table our couch seating. The dance floor is good and they have screens for the music videos to play on. Since it is a bar the music is loud and sometimes outdated, but the DJ takes requests. Its a good place if you have a group that likes to dance ! Depending on the other guests staying at the resort the bar could have a crowd or not. I was there for 2  weeks and the first week of people at the resort weren't really bar people and the second week of people the bar was always full.



            #8986 BnH2013

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              Posted 07 June 2012 - 05:40 AM

              Originally Posted by Dominique 161 

               

              Hello BnH20123!

               

              Would you be able to email the pictures Anel sent you of the seaside grill please??

               

              dominique.andres@ndcconsultants.co.uk

              SENT! :)



              #8987 Dominique 161

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                Posted 07 June 2012 - 05:44 AM

                Originally Posted by BnH2013 

                SENT! :)

                 

                Thank you!



                #8988 blondgoddesstif

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                  Posted 07 June 2012 - 06:11 AM

                  Here is a question for everyone - did anyone bring down their own sound system? I know it sounds crazy, but I think I might do it.  Cost= $200 and my brother to work my Ipod, vs $800 through the resort....and saving $600 for flowers, etc....Anyone heard of a bride doing this?



                  #8989 kellykellz

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                    Posted 07 June 2012 - 06:21 AM

                    Originally Posted by Sarah80 

                    Hey ladies,

                    We got married a couple weeks ago on May 18th and we had an awesome experience.  We got there on a Wednesday and our wedding was that Friday.  We met with Yamina the day we got there to go through everything again.  We were emailing back and forth a lot a couple weeks before.  I brought my table runners and chair sashes but did everything else through the resort. 

                     

                    We went with DJ Mauricio Neri and he was awesome! He also did our music for the ceremony.  We met with him on Thursday afternoon and we gave him a list of songs for the ceremony and he also took good notes on his computer.  We also have him a list of songs we wanted to play at the reception and then just told him to play similar music when that list ran out. 

                     

                    The two nights before our wedding it rained so at 3 on our wedding day Yamina came in and asked if we wanted to move the reception to the ballroom.  I couldn’t decide because I didn’t want to move it inside but I also didn’t want it to rain.  I told her to go ask Luke (my husband) and that he could make the final decision.  He wanted it outside so we decided to keep it outside.  I am so happy that we did because the weather was perfect.  It was windy but it didn’t rain.  The following 3 nights the weather wasn’t good so we got really lucky!

                    The service at the resort was amazing and we originally booked the honeymoon suite and they upgraded us to the Master suite which was awesome.  Here is my slideshow. 

                     

                    http://180512newman....om.mx/#/newman/

                     

                    Also, if anyone is interested, my husband condensed our wedding video so he could put it on facebook and show it to our friends and family so here is the link to that.

                     

                    The first part of the video is a little cheesy because it is a generic but the rest of it is great.  The first song that they are playing (when everyone is first getting there)we didn’t pick but the rest of the songs  are the songs that we picked during the times that they played them.  The video was just running a little slow on my computer but it might be my internet connection.  The actual video runs smooth.

                     

                    http://vimeo.com/43086731

                     

                    If you have any questions let me know!!

                     

                    Wow! You are gorgeous! And your wedding turned out AMAZING!!! Question, did you purchase your bouquet and your bridesmaids bouquets through the resort? If so, how much were they? Thanks in advance and congrats to you!! :-) 



                    #8990 Dominique 161

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                      Posted 07 June 2012 - 06:38 AM

                      Originally Posted by BnH2013 

                      SENT! :)

                      Thank you for the pictures!!

                       

                      How much extra are you paying to use the seaside grill?

                       

                      After seeing these photos I really want my reception at the seaside grill. Its prefect for my a group of 27






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