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Any Occidental Grand Cozumel brides out there????


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#1 kvgc1013

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    Posted 11 December 2009 - 01:19 PM

    I'm in the midst of completing OGC wedding checklist for our August 6, 2010 wedding date. I find myself quite nervous and stressed!!

    I haven't decided on the flowers (is it me, or are the prices outrageous??). I haven't found a dress (actually, I haven't looked yet). I haven't had time to contact Ricardo @ OGC to find out if they'll allow a priest to perform the ceremony (my family refused to attend unless a catholic priest was performing the ceremony). If that doesn't work out, I'll have to have the ceremony at the church which means another thing on my "to do" list and more money out of my pocket for my guest's transportation to the church and back to OGC. I have to look for and book a photographer (any suggestions? I wasn't thrilled with the resort's recommendation). At some point, I'd like to contact the DJ as well. Oh, and the TA I'm working with at Liberty Travel doesn't help much!!

    How are you OGC brides doing?? Any advise, suggestions, thoughts? Please share! Thx!

    #2 jammies1234

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      Posted 29 December 2009 - 11:59 PM

      Hello...
      We are getting married February 2, 2010 so needless to say we have had plenty of contact with Ricardo Torres the wedding coordinator. He is usually quite good at responding fairly quickly (within a week) to emails I find. Unfortunately I can't answer your question re catholic priest, but I can agree that the flower prices are ridiculous. I sure hope they are nice. I actually decided to get the bridesmaid bouqet instead of the bride bouqet, as it was half the price, I don't have a bridesmaid, and just can't see paying such a high price for flowers that end up wilted or we end up leaving at the resort. We have 13 people booked for a beach wedding...at 5:30 PM as I requested a sunset ceremony. I just hope it does not get too dark for pictures. I too was not terribly impressed with the recommended photographer, kind of amateurish I thought. I have a friend who is a photographer (not wedding mind you)who has offered to take pictures and I am giving all my guests a disposable camera and asking them to take candid pictures throughout the day and ceremony. We have booked the Mexican trio so I hope that works out.
      Have you been to the resort before? We went there last January for a time share presentation (I know...got suckered....) but silver lining was our original resort choice was undergoing major changes so we decided not to book and at least had a fairly good idea of the layout of OGC. Rooms are really nice and large, grounds beautiful, staff very friendly, had lunch at beach rest. which was very good. Anyway, glad to see another OGC bride on here, thought I was all alone ;-(((

      #3 sheila2011

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        Posted 30 December 2009 - 06:41 PM

        I am also considering the OGC and would also love any feedback anyone has. We are having trouble finalizing a decision! I have never been to Cozumel so am not really sure what to expect!
        Counting down to January 17th in Punta Cana!

        #4 jammies1234

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          Posted 02 January 2010 - 12:12 AM

          We were in Cozumel Jan 28 to Feb 4 2009. It is a lovely island away from all the hub bub of busy cancun. Major cruise ships dock here so staying in the downtown core area is much livlier than staying say 15 minutes up the road. Not much night life except in the downtown area. Very safe. I found the beaches to be much nicer further away from downtown. OGC is about 15 minutes or so from cozumel airport and downtown area. Taxi's or rental car easily available to go into town from resort and /or tour around island. Have been to Dominican Republic numerous times, Jamaica and Bahama's, I enjoyed laid back atmosphere of Cozumel. I do enjoy bartering tho and found this did not happen on the beach or at the resort at all.




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