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#3931 Dominique 161

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    Posted 05 June 2012 - 11:07 PM

    Originally Posted by sarahlouchat 

    Hi everyone :)

     

    I’m a new bride-to-be and found this site around a month ago and cannot keep off it. Well after 11 years together my partner and I have decided to tie the knot. We want to have the perfect day so have decided to give ourselves and our family plenty of time so have decided on a June 2014 Wedding. (I know it is 2 years away but I’m really excited).

     

    We have been reading lots of posts, checking out hundreds of websites and looked in nearly every brochure and because we want our niece and nephews (aged 5-11) and between 20-30 guests we have decided on an Azul Sensatori Wedding and El Dorado Seaside Suites honeymoon.

     

    I do however have hundreds of questions and would appreciate any advice that previous brides or future brides can give. I have telephoned Thomson on a few occasions for some advice but they keep telling me it is too early and telling me what is written in the brochures.

     

    I feel a little silly asking these questions so early but I want to have all questions answered so I can go and book as soon as I can and have no queries. Well here we go:

     

    Is it better to book through a UK travel agent or direct through the hotel?

     

    Has anyone used the Gold wedding package, is it worth the money or better to do things separately?

     

    I have read in a few posts that the hotel charges for guests who attend the wedding from other hotels but have not seen this on their website or in any brochures, could someone please advise.

     

    Again thank you all in advance.

     

    Sarah

     

     

    Hello Sarah!

     

    Congratulation!! :)

     

    I have booked the holiday with Virgin Holidays and booked the wedding directly throught the Hotel.

     

    I have found it so much easier doing it this way.

     

    Im getting married married at Dreams Rivera Cancun Resort & Spa and all of my guests are staying at a different resort. So they will have to purchase a wedding day pass on the day of the wedding. Its $55 each at Dreams

     

    Happy Planning

     

    Dominique  



    #3932 Dominique 161

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      Posted 05 June 2012 - 11:15 PM

      Hello foreignbride!

       

      Ive booked my holiday with Virgin Holidays and booked my wedding directly with the Dreams wedding coordinator. Its so much easier this way.

       

      I started planning my wedding in january and i think im nearly done. 10 months to relax!

       

      Are you gettign legally getting married in Mexico? I am and i think all we need to take is our passports and birth certificates

       

      Happy planning!

       

      Dominique

       

      Originally Posted by foreignbride 

      Hello Ladies,

      So glad I found this forum. We are very close to making the decision to get married in Mexico. Just have a few questions that I hope you can answer.

      1. We've been to Riviera Maya 4 times in the last 3 years and to the hotel where we'd like to get married twice, so we know most things and would be happy to organize our wedding directly with the hotel (i.e. book the holiday with Thomson/First Choice, but do all the wedding arranging with the wedding planner from the hotel). Is this possible?

      2. How long does it take to organize everything? We'd be starting now and would like to get married in October 2012 (yes, you read that correctly - 2012). Is this feasible? I'm not worried about getting the dress, invites, etc. as I know that's doable, just worried about all the legal formalities, etc.

      3. What kind of documents would we need?

       

      That's it for now, but I'm bound to have more questions. Thank you.

       

      PS. Yes, we want a quick, quiet (secret), small wedding (13 people).
       



      #3933 jennaba3

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        Posted 06 June 2012 - 02:33 AM

        Hi there!!

         

        First of all, Congratulations! I am getting married in the Azul Sensatori, in September this year! Ive pretty much planned everything so anything you want to know, feel free to ask! Theres also an Azul Sensatori group on here which is amazing! Most of the ladies on there are american but its still great for information!

         

        We booked with Thomson and have no problems so far! We have booked for 32 people and so far they have been on the ball, we didnt get as much discount as we would have liked though.

         

        I would say have a look on the Sensatori group and the Lomas website before you decide on a package. I went with the silver package when we booked but didnt know I would need so many extras. We didnt want to have the meal included in the package cause it wasnt completely private so we opted for what they call a Private Banquet. The prices arent that bad plus you get a choice of different locations around the hotel (with the one included, it was in the buffet restaurant).

         

        Yes if you have guests coming that are not staying in the hotel, the hotel will charge a day pass, I think its around $75.

         

        If you have any other questions, please ask away :)

         

        Originally Posted by sarahlouchat 

        Hi everyone :)

         

        I’m a new bride-to-be and found this site around a month ago and cannot keep off it. Well after 11 years together my partner and I have decided to tie the knot. We want to have the perfect day so have decided to give ourselves and our family plenty of time so have decided on a June 2014 Wedding. (I know it is 2 years away but I’m really excited).

         

        We have been reading lots of posts, checking out hundreds of websites and looked in nearly every brochure and because we want our niece and nephews (aged 5-11) and between 20-30 guests we have decided on an Azul Sensatori Wedding and El Dorado Seaside Suites honeymoon.

         

        I do however have hundreds of questions and would appreciate any advice that previous brides or future brides can give. I have telephoned Thomson on a few occasions for some advice but they keep telling me it is too early and telling me what is written in the brochures.

         

        I feel a little silly asking these questions so early but I want to have all questions answered so I can go and book as soon as I can and have no queries. Well here we go:

         

        Is it better to book through a UK travel agent or direct through the hotel?

         

        Has anyone used the Gold wedding package, is it worth the money or better to do things separately?

         

        I have read in a few posts that the hotel charges for guests who attend the wedding from other hotels but have not seen this on their website or in any brochures, could someone please advise.

         

        Again thank you all in advance.

         

        Sarah



        #3934 Selina Newman

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          Posted 07 June 2012 - 12:01 PM

          Hi Foreighnbride,

           

          I have booked the holiday with Thomas Cook and then the wedding direct with the hotel.  The communication I have had with the hotel has been great.

           

          All I've been told we need for documents is our passports.

           

           

          Good luck.

          Selina

          Originally Posted by foreignbride 

          Hello Ladies,

          So glad I found this forum. We are very close to making the decision to get married in Mexico. Just have a few questions that I hope you can answer.

          1. We've been to Riviera Maya 4 times in the last 3 years and to the hotel where we'd like to get married twice, so we know most things and would be happy to organize our wedding directly with the hotel (i.e. book the holiday with Thomson/First Choice, but do all the wedding arranging with the wedding planner from the hotel). Is this possible?

          2. How long does it take to organize everything? We'd be starting now and would like to get married in October 2012 (yes, you read that correctly - 2012). Is this feasible? I'm not worried about getting the dress, invites, etc. as I know that's doable, just worried about all the legal formalities, etc.

          3. What kind of documents would we need?

           

          That's it for now, but I'm bound to have more questions. Thank you.

           

          PS. Yes, we want a quick, quiet (secret), small wedding (13 people).
           



          #3935 nickieb

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            Posted 10 June 2012 - 03:28 PM

            Hi

             

            im new to this site and still trying to navigate around.

             

            We are grtting married 15 march 2013 at  the Gran Bahia Principe Tulum. We would have been together 25 years...............!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

             

            I have had conflicting reports on which documents we will need translated and legalised....... Does anyone know?

             

            I also want to know if we can bring in a local photographer as the at the hotel i think is really quite expensive........

             

            :o) thanks



            #3936 herbie76

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              Posted 11 June 2012 - 03:46 AM

              Originally Posted by sarahlouchat 

              Hi everyone :)

               

              I’m a new bride-to-be and found this site around a month ago and cannot keep off it. Well after 11 years together my partner and I have decided to tie the knot. We want to have the perfect day so have decided to give ourselves and our family plenty of time so have decided on a June 2014 Wedding. (I know it is 2 years away but I’m really excited).

               

              We have been reading lots of posts, checking out hundreds of websites and looked in nearly every brochure and because we want our niece and nephews (aged 5-11) and between 20-30 guests we have decided on an Azul Sensatori Wedding and El Dorado Seaside Suites honeymoon.

               

              I do however have hundreds of questions and would appreciate any advice that previous brides or future brides can give. I have telephoned Thomson on a few occasions for some advice but they keep telling me it is too early and telling me what is written in the brochures.

               

              I feel a little silly asking these questions so early but I want to have all questions answered so I can go and book as soon as I can and have no queries. Well here we go:

               

              Is it better to book through a UK travel agent or direct through the hotel?

               

              Has anyone used the Gold wedding package, is it worth the money or better to do things separately?

               

              I have read in a few posts that the hotel charges for guests who attend the wedding from other hotels but have not seen this on their website or in any brochures, could someone please advise.

               

              Again thank you all in advance.

               

              Sarah

              Hi Sarah

              I got married at Sensatori last August, brilliant choice. We booked a 18mths in advance through Thomsons and got a small discount, make sure you ask for one as you are spending alot of money. We had 23 of us go aged 3-72 and everyone loved it!

              We had booked to have a beach wedding with the gold package but changed our mind to the pearl package and added the extras that we reallywanted this worked out cheaper for us. When we got there we then changed our minds and had a rooftop wedding mainly for the privacy as expect lots of spectators when marrying on the beach. They do charge for guests who are not staying on the resort.

              http://www.weddingsb...l.com/planning/

              Have a look at the above website as that is who they book things through.

              Are you on facebook? If so your more than welcome to look at my photos - Michelle Herbert.

              Any questions dont hesitate to ask x


              On August 2nd at 3pm at Sensatori Resort, Riviera Maya, Mexico I marry my best friend.

              #3937 sarahlouchat

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                Posted 13 June 2012 - 10:20 AM

                Would like to thank you all for the advice it has helped greatly 



                #3938 yasminlkerr

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                  Posted 11 November 2012 - 07:38 AM

                  Hi everyone!

                   

                  We have recently booked our wedding in Riviera Maya for next August, anyone else going to the Grand Sirenis? Or through Thomas Cook signature?

                   

                  Just wondering how it works with the blood tests / documentation when you get out there if anyone knows?

                   

                  Thanks,

                  Yasmin



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                    Posted 15 November 2012 - 05:16 PM

                    Congrats Yasmin! + welcome to our forum community :) there's lots of info here - available from all your fellow brides, so hope you get all the answers you're looking for :) enjoy your planning process and wishing you the best wedding celebration you can imagine - here in our incomparable Mayan Riviera - CHeers! :)


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                    #3940 claruickie

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                    Posted 14 December 2012 - 05:16 PM

                    Originally Posted by nickieb 

                    Hi

                     

                    im new to this site and still trying to navigate around.

                     

                    We are grtting married 15 march 2013 at  the Gran Bahia Principe Tulum. We would have been together 25 years...............!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

                     

                    I have had conflicting reports on which documents we will need translated and legalised....... Does anyone know?

                     

                    I also want to know if we can bring in a local photographer as the at the hotel i think is really quite expensive........

                     

                    :o) thanks

                    Hi Nickie

                     

                    Congratulations, I thought we were a long time as getting married after 16 years together. 

                     

                    Had conflicting reports as First Choice told us that birth certificates, marriage and divorce papers were needed and would have to be translated

                    The hotel told us that we need passports and visitor travel cards for the bride, groom and 4 witnesses however both of us are divorced so waiting on hearing back if divorce papers are needed. 

                     

                    There are another few pages on this forum I think you may like to join in on

                     

                    Gran Bahia Principe Akumal/Tulum/Coba - POST HERE!  http://www.bestdesti...-post-here/6470

                     

                    Post Your Wedding Date   http://www.bestdesti...10#post_1843437  its good to see any other brides that will be at the hotel / area the same time as you

                     

                    Good luck with your planning

                     

                    Kirstin x






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