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#5561 taminic

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    Posted 06 July 2016 - 03:16 PM

    I would say go with the free package and add as many extras as you need. I had my wedding there last month, and had the "free" package and added everything as extra because no matter what package you want, if you want to modify something, they will charge you an arm and a leg for everything, so i found it more worth it to take everything individually. I had the buffet as well, and had a private area at the beach, we had the free open bar for the first 3 hours as they offer, and the last hour was only 3 cocktails so it came out to a lot less. However, they still gave us the full open bar for that last hour even though we paid for less, cause i think they didnt want to bother putting bottles away hehe



    #5562 Nicmelt

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      Posted 06 July 2016 - 04:01 PM

      Thank you @taminic
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      Did you get your hair done at the spa? Was your ceremony at the beach or gazebo? We are getting married on the beach, and I am really hoping to go barefoot but I know the sand isn't the best.

      #5563 taminic

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        Posted 07 July 2016 - 08:55 AM

        no problem! and yes i did, i got my hair and makeup done and absolutely loved it! i booked the appointment for my bridesmaids and i before arriving though! u just have to send them an email ;) they'll offer you the trial, which i didnt take but thats up to you. I wanted beach waves with half a pony tail so i didnt think paying a trial for that was worth it since it wasnt an updo.

        My ceremony was at the beach and it was wonderful! everyone wore flats and i wore a pair of cute flat silver sandals with a bow on it...the only reason i couldnt go barefoot even though i wanted to, was because my wedding was at 2pm so the sand would have been way too hot! i hope this helps :)



        #5564 JasminMattPhoto

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          Posted 07 July 2016 - 02:33 PM

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          #5565 bellabride2018

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          Posted 18 July 2016 - 04:46 PM

          Hello Ladies!!

           

          Congrats to all of you who have said "I Do" and Congrats to all of you in the process of planning!

          I have started my pre-planning early as I am not getting married until May 2018.  We have guests we would like to join us but need a bit of extra time in order to save.

           

          All of the information I have read has been so helpful and informative and I appreciate your sharing.  I have a TA already and she is working on pricing for flights and stay.  I have quite a few questions that I am hoping everyone will be able to help me with as my FI and I are paying for this ourselves and would like to have the money (or most of it all saved before hand).

           

          1.  How did you contact the resort to notify them you were planning to get married there?  Was the initial contact through the TA?

           

          2.  Does anyone have approximate wedding package prices?  I have copies of the packages but it does not list any pricing.  We could be looking at around 35-45 people and want a little bit of a handle on what we could be looking at for price.

           

          3.  Everything I read lists different documentation that is required.  What is it that we will actually need to send, take with us and have notarized?  (I am from Ontario Canada)

           

          I am so very excited and I have a long way to go... about 1 year, 10 months...lol

           

           

          Thank you so very much!  I appreciate all of your comments and ideas!!



          #5566 Nicmelt

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            Posted 16 August 2016 - 05:14 PM

            Any brides from Ontario Canada? I am just wondering what exactly I need to send before I arrive? I know a long form birth certificate and a notarized passport. How exactly do you get a notarized passport. Any help would be great as im getting married in November



            #5567 acw271011

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            Posted 16 August 2016 - 06:00 PM

            Any brides from Ontario Canada? I am just wondering what exactly I need to send before I arrive? I know a long form birth certificate and a notarized passport. How exactly do you get a notarized passport. Any help would be great as im getting married in November

             

            Congrats on your upcoming wedding! My husband and I were married there nearly 5 years ago already! The time has gone by so quickly!

             

            We are quite a bit older and it was second time around for both of us so we also had to include notarized divorce papers. But nothing else had to be notarized. We sent copies by email of our birth certificates (not long form) and our passports and a notarized copy of our divorce decrees and that was it. it was really easy. To get a notarized copy of any document, you need to find either a lawyer or notary public. there will be a fee for getting this done. Take your original documents to them, usually everyone needs to attend. The lawyer/notary will examine the documents and verify your identity. They will then take a copy of the documents and draw up a certificate that they attach a seal to stating that they have reviewed the documents and declare them to be a true copy. But we didn't have to send those. We emailed the birth certificate and passport copies and a copy of the divorce decrees but then took the original notarized documents with us and passed them to the wedding coordinator at the meeting.

             

            We wanted to have our original wedding on the day, not get married at home and then have a symbolic ceremony in Jamaica and that's the reason we chose Jamaica. Having a legal wedding in Jamaica is much easier than Mexico. You don't have to be there as many days in advance as you do for Mexico, nor have a blood test. It was definitely worth it.


            I said "yes" again to the love of my life at Grand Coral Beach Club, Playa del Carmen, Mexico on our 4th anniversary - October 20, 2015

             

             

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            #5568 trudes

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              Posted 07 October 2016 - 03:58 PM

              no problem! and yes i did, i got my hair and makeup done and absolutely loved it! i booked the appointment for my bridesmaids and i before arriving though! u just have to send them an email ;) they'll offer you the trial, which i didnt take but thats up to you. I wanted beach waves with half a pony tail so i didnt think paying a trial for that was worth it since it wasnt an updo.

              My ceremony was at the beach and it was wonderful! everyone wore flats and i wore a pair of cute flat silver sandals with a bow on it...the only reason i couldnt go barefoot even though i wanted to, was because my wedding was at 2pm so the sand would have been way too hot! i hope this helps :)

               

              Do you have any pics of your wedding?  We have been to the resort before, and we are getting married there in April, we didn't see anywhere that a beach wedding would work!  Is it just out on the wave breaker next to the Gazebo? 



              #5569 ChristineL

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                Posted 07 October 2016 - 06:01 PM

                Hey,
                I am getting married Here in June 2017, any récent brides use The resort photographer? Any pictures or reviews on this?
                Thanks Christine

                #5570 leroy9903

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                  Posted 28 October 2016 - 05:39 PM

                  @ChristineL

                  Hey Christine,

                   

                  We are getting married in May of 2017. Close to yours. There are so many details that are hidden. I wish it was easier to figure out. I think we are going to do the free wedding package and add on to the package. We are thinking of renting the beach and dj after the dinner. Does anyone know if you can pick where on the beach you can set up? Is it close to a bar in order to eliminate that extra open bar cost? 


                  @taminic

                  We are getting married May of 2017 too. Gosh there are so many questions I have. We are May 5th at 4:30. Which date are you? Have you found any useful information?






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