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Hello Ladies

 

Ive just got back from sunny Mexico... and everything was prefect! cheesy.gif

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 We flew with Virgin Atlantic from London Gatwick, apart from the flight being 11 hours it was really good. Open bar and touch screen entertainment system kept us busy.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Cancun airport was stress free and easy .... Transfer to the hotel as really good, we were offered drinks and snacks, not that we needed any after all the food we got on the plane.                           

 

Hotel ..

We booked a garden view room for 15 nights. When we arrived we were upgraded to the honeymoon suite!

Rooms, gardens, pools, beach, bars, resturants and staff are all amazing.

*Cookies in the lobby are really yummy*

 

Because we were upgraded meant we got to use the preferred club room and we got the honeymoon package!

The preferred club room was really good, computers, bar and snacks served during the day.

 

Honeymoon package included spa treatments.. they were REALLY good and a private dinner on the beach, this was also REALLY good.

We also had a massage included in the wedding package. We had this the day before the wedding. again this was really good.

The spa was beautiful and really relaxing.

 

Excursions.. We really enjoyed all of them. some of them we booked with Amstar. Trips to Coco Bongos, Cancun and Playa del Carmen we walked to the main road and got the local bus.

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Dolphin Swim

Zip Lines and Jungle

Quad Bikes

Cenotes

Chitchen Itza

Snorkelling

Sailing

Sea Kayaking

Coco Bongos and Cancun

Playa del Carmen

Puerto Morelos

 

Wedding Day!!!

Everything was prefect...i cant think of anything i would of changed or wish could of been different.

 

We had 35 guests, all stayed in a hotel in cancun.

The day before the wedding we asked the front desk if they had a room available for my husband to use (we got legally married and didnt want to see eachother till the ceremony) They gave him a ground floor room with a pluge pool, which i thought was really nice. He got to use that room till 4.30 on the wedding day.

 

My maid of honour and bridesmaid came to the hotel at 9.30...I showed them around the hotel and they loved it!

We all went to the spa at 11.00 for a manicure and pedicure.

 

12.00 hair and makeup.. this was REALLY BAD. I told them that my hair doesnt hold curls really well. They didnt leave my hair in the curlers.longer enough so they fell out after 1 hour. Also i have natural blonde hair and they only had brown hair slides and you could really see them.

I asked for my makeup to look really natural. When i looked in the mirror i looked like a drag queen! I had that much makeup on.

Luckly me and my bridesmaids found it really funny.

 

I asked the lady nicely (sorry i cant remember for name) to remove all the eyeshadow and lipstick, then it looked alot better.

Dont be put off, i just dont like to wear lots of makeup. There was another wedding group having there makeup done and they seemed to love all the eyeshadow.

 

3.00. Anel started taking pictures of the guys getting ready (Anel was amazing!)

 

3.30. Anel started taking pictures of me and the bridemaids

Gina came up with the flowers which were beauitful

 

4.30 Ceremony on the north beach. It was a beauitful day and wasnt windly

 

Then we took pictures on the beach and pictures around the resort..

 

6.00-7.00. Cocktail hour on the beach.

 

7.00-10.30. Reception in the Seaside Grill..

I loved our reception, it was so much fun!

I didnt pay for any lighting but they put up.over 20 white paper lights and we got the lightup dance floor for free!! i was so happy!

We had the bbq buffet which everyone really enjoyed and we had the vanilla wedding cake, that was really yummy!

 

Hope this review helps.. let me know if you have any questions about the wedding day, hotel or excursions.

 

Also i highly recommend getting legally married in Mexcio.. it was so easy and it made it so special getting married on that beauitful beach.

 

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I will post my slideshow when i get it and i will also post my wedding video

 

I did Trash the Dress with a friend who'sa photographer. I will post them when i she sends me them. cheesy.gif

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Originally Posted by kellynnrose View Post

 

hi megan,

me and my fiance are traveling to cancun this may to and i would love to see the resort before the wedding and get a tour.  i have been trying to contact the wedding coordinators for weeks! how did you go about scheduling your visit?!

Hey Kelly.

Our wedding planner is Lorena and she is hard to get a hold of, we had our travel agent contact them and they told us to just stop by and they will show us around everything we are interested in seeing. We are staying at another Dreams resort when we are in May to and they have a special deal between all of them in the Mayan and the Now (AM Resort) where you can have dinner and see the entertainment so we are just going to pop in one day. Hopefully this helps :)

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Originally Posted by kellynnrose View Post

 

could you possibly send me the lighting catalog and any other decoration information you have? no one ever answers me back. my email is klr5202@gmail.com thanks!

Just sent it :)

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Originally Posted by Eyeball17 View Post

 

Has anyone that has Lorena as their wedding coordinator heard from her lately?  I have not heard from her since the beginning of April.  I have followed up many times and never get a response.  I leave in two weeks and I need to finalize some details before I leave so her lack of responding is making me nervous.  Is this normal?  I thought the coordinators responded more often once it got close.

Hi, my coordinator is Lorena as well.  I've been emailing her the past three weeks and I haven't received a single response from her either. I might end up emailing the other coordinator to follow up.  Not replying for 3 weeks is pretty ridiculous.

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Did anybody bring your own cake cutting stuff or did you use the resorts? Do they charge you if you use theirs?

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Originally Posted by Sashface View Post

 

We have just booked for may 2014.want the wedding on the beach.where do people recommend for the reception and cocktail hour?

Congrats! :) Which day in May? I am getting married May 3, 2014. How many guests are you expecting? I recommend the pool deck for reception...but that is just my personal preference! It's nice because you are right beside the beach but not actually in the sand. For cocktail hour I am not sure...my fiance and I are still trying to decide on that as well :)

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Nice how was the seaside grill. I am thinking of have my recpetion there on June 1 2013. My coordinator is Georgina..... I am leaving in 27 days and still havent talked to her. The manager ended up calling me a apologized.

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Good luck with getting in contact with them. I leave in 27 days and still havent confirmed anything. My coordinator is Georgina. Anyone else have any experience with her?

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