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#21 GVphotographer

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Posted 27 September 2010 - 10:36 AM

Hi,
Welcome to this great forum, here you´ll find the information you are looking for. Congratulations on your wedding!!



#22 nadennec

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    Posted 29 September 2010 - 01:49 PM

    Also getting married in the chapel at gcr. Didn't know they don't do a rehersal, so I'm in the same boat with -if anyone who has recently been married there is on here, let us know how it plays out. That worries me too!


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    #23 Future_Mrs._Warren

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      Posted 29 September 2010 - 05:50 PM

      Yes, I'm getting married there Oct. 29th and have NO clue how the ceremony goes so any information would be greatly appreciated!!



      #24 Jaclyn24

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        Posted 26 October 2010 - 08:52 AM

        Hey Future Brides

        we are also from ny, and nervous about food/DJ

        We are doing a site inspection in December of the chapel as well for our catholic wedding

        Im very nervous as well, we are planning on staying and having our reception at the Royal

        Our wedding coordinator Jael is so nice but she is inconsistent with the info she gives me

        as well as hard to reach

        can anyone recommend a wedding planner in Cancun to help us coordinate entire wedding

        and help with booking vendors???

        Thanks



        #25 Jaclyn24

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          Posted 26 October 2010 - 08:59 AM

          also ive read some good things about Dazzling Details

          do they work for cancun resorts as well?



          #26 nadennec

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            Posted 26 October 2010 - 12:06 PM

            All I was able to get from my WC is that it is a traditional mexican catholic wedding (lasso, coins, and ring sponsors needed). You can have friends or family member do reading (she didn't know how many or what the readings were). She said the onsite WC would get with the the day before, and there is no rehersal for it. If someone knows any more, please share!!


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            #27 MelDab

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              Posted 26 October 2010 - 03:48 PM

              Hi Ladies!  I'm getting married at the Gran Caribe June 6th, 2011 in the Catholic Chapel and my ceremony is at 6:00 pm.

               

              My Fiance and I are heading out to the Gran Caribe this weekend for our site inspection.  We're considering the Luxury or Ultimate luxury package b/c we'll probably have between 75-100 guests.  Are all of you aware that based on the number of rooms you book they'll credit back the money you spent on your site inspection in the form of hotel credits that can be used throughout the hotel?  We'll get more information during our visit.

               

              We're considering a buffet instead of a sitdown meal. I just couldn't pick ONE entree for every single person. I can't believe they ask you to do that!  And we're probably going to go the ballroom route, only because we don't know how hot or humid it's going to be.  Maybe we can make a daytime decision?  That would be ideal!!!

               

              The information above regarding the Lasso, Coins, sponsors, etc, is news to me. Thank you so much for sharing. We'll definitely get clarification on that as well. 

               

              What can I do to help?  Let me know if there are any pictures you'd like for me to take.  We're meeting with our WC at 10:30 am on Saturday, so let me know if there are any questions we can ask for you.  We're going to explore rooms and reception sites at the Royal and the Gran Caribe.  We were basically told though that if you and your guests stay at the Royal then you have your reception at The Royal and if you and your guests stay at the Gran Caribe, then your reception has to be at the Gran Caribe. 

               

              Here's a current list of questions, I'm sure it will grow from here.  Actually, please help me with my list!  I'm sure there are TONS of things I've forgotten -

               

              • Can we meet the priest before the ceremony? Would be nice for him to know a little about us before marrying us!
              • When/How do we pick the flowers for the chapel? I haven't seen any information on that
              • Hair and makeup? Can we do a trial a couple of days prior to the wedding?  Do I need to book services in advance for my bridesmaids?
              • How/where do I ship items for the welcome bags, escort cards, and wedding gifts?
              • Will the hotel put the bags in the rooms, or hold them for the guests at check in?
              • If we bring in our own photographer can we use the photographer in the package for our rehearsal dinner?
              • What rehearsal dinner options are there?
              • What live band do they use?  Are they any good?  If I go with the Ultimate Luxury package, there seems to be a ton of musicians. How do they all fit into the flow of the wedding?
              • I didn't love any of the bouquet options so I'm going to see if they can copy something I saw in a magazine.  Also will ask about slightly altering the cake.
              • How much will they charge me if we don't end up liking the reception sites or hotel and only want to have the ceremony there?
              • I'm going to ask to see the linen colors and try to get an estimate on cost for the chairs, etc.
              • Who takes care of tear down and of putting everything away?  I'm sure there will be some things that we bring that we'll want to keep. Who's in charge of making sure everything I need gets back to my room.
              • Can we bring in an aisle runner?
              • Where does the champagne toast take place after the ceremony?  Are canapes passed at this time?

               

               

              What else ladies? I know there are tons of things that have floated in and out of my mind that I've failed to jot down.  Help!!!

               

              Mel

               

               

               

               



              #28 Jaclyn24

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                Posted 27 October 2010 - 10:40 AM

                Mel
                Those are really good questions
                Can you let us know the answers when you get back
                I think thats really ridiculous one entree no choices
                I was going to ask them if we can have four choices for main course
                People have different tastes
                Do you think they offer more choices if you pay more ??
                Jac

                #29 nadennec

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                  Posted 30 October 2010 - 06:44 AM

                  Definitely ask, if you can, about the actual ceremony.

                  If they will be playing any music throughout the mass, and what readings will be made.

                  How many "sponsors" we need (for lasso, coins, and rings) and if we are to provide the lasso and coins ourselves.

                  How long the ceremony lasts.

                  Are we able to have a rehearsal with the priest the day before, are their charges for the rehearsal, and (like you already said) rehearsal dinner options

                  Take pics of the chapel please!!!!

                  I'm getting married next November, can you let me know what the weather is like, and sunset time?

                  I'm still debating between staying at the Royal or Gran Caribe, so any insight on they're like would help!

                  I'm doing my reception on the beach, so if you see any while you're there if you could take some pics! :)

                  How much extra is the buffet option?

                   

                  Thank so much, hopefully you get this in time! Have a great trip and I hope you to hear from you soon!


                   

                  Originally Posted by MelDab 

                  Hi Ladies!  I'm getting married at the Gran Caribe June 6th, 2011 in the Catholic Chapel and my ceremony is at 6:00 pm.

                   

                  My Fiance and I are heading out to the Gran Caribe this weekend for our site inspection.  We're considering the Luxury or Ultimate luxury package b/c we'll probably have between 75-100 guests.  Are all of you aware that based on the number of rooms you book they'll credit back the money you spent on your site inspection in the form of hotel credits that can be used throughout the hotel?  We'll get more information during our visit.

                   

                  We're considering a buffet instead of a sitdown meal. I just couldn't pick ONE entree for every single person. I can't believe they ask you to do that!  And we're probably going to go the ballroom route, only because we don't know how hot or humid it's going to be.  Maybe we can make a daytime decision?  That would be ideal!!!

                   

                  The information above regarding the Lasso, Coins, sponsors, etc, is news to me. Thank you so much for sharing. We'll definitely get clarification on that as well. 

                   

                  What can I do to help?  Let me know if there are any pictures you'd like for me to take.  We're meeting with our WC at 10:30 am on Saturday, so let me know if there are any questions we can ask for you.  We're going to explore rooms and reception sites at the Royal and the Gran Caribe.  We were basically told though that if you and your guests stay at the Royal then you have your reception at The Royal and if you and your guests stay at the Gran Caribe, then your reception has to be at the Gran Caribe. 

                   

                  Here's a current list of questions, I'm sure it will grow from here.  Actually, please help me with my list!  I'm sure there are TONS of things I've forgotten -

                   

                  • Can we meet the priest before the ceremony? Would be nice for him to know a little about us before marrying us!
                  • When/How do we pick the flowers for the chapel? I haven't seen any information on that
                  • Hair and makeup? Can we do a trial a couple of days prior to the wedding?  Do I need to book services in advance for my bridesmaids?
                  • How/where do I ship items for the welcome bags, escort cards, and wedding gifts?
                  • Will the hotel put the bags in the rooms, or hold them for the guests at check in?
                  • If we bring in our own photographer can we use the photographer in the package for our rehearsal dinner?
                  • What rehearsal dinner options are there?
                  • What live band do they use?  Are they any good?  If I go with the Ultimate Luxury package, there seems to be a ton of musicians. How do they all fit into the flow of the wedding?
                  • I didn't love any of the bouquet options so I'm going to see if they can copy something I saw in a magazine.  Also will ask about slightly altering the cake.
                  • How much will they charge me if we don't end up liking the reception sites or hotel and only want to have the ceremony there?
                  • I'm going to ask to see the linen colors and try to get an estimate on cost for the chairs, etc.
                  • Who takes care of tear down and of putting everything away?  I'm sure there will be some things that we bring that we'll want to keep. Who's in charge of making sure everything I need gets back to my room.
                  • Can we bring in an aisle runner?
                  • Where does the champagne toast take place after the ceremony?  Are canapes passed at this time?

                   

                   

                  What else ladies? I know there are tons of things that have floated in and out of my mind that I've failed to jot down.  Help!!!

                   

                  Mel

                   

                   

                   

                   




                  Nadenne C

                  #30 KernsWR

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                    Posted 02 December 2010 - 09:53 PM

                    Mel, how was your site inspection? My Fiance and I are going this February for the site inspection and are book for February 2012. I'll also be having a Catholic Ceremony. Thank you for your help and suggestions.




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