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My daughter will be getting married there July 2012.  Her Fiance is from the UK.  Any suggestions on travel sites traveling from London?  I have done a bit of research but not sure which sites are better for group travel.

 

Also, we are plannig a visit there July 2011 to check out the resort.  Hopefully it is everything that it looks to be!

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Yes they charge additional for the minister if you are not having the free package.  The pricing changed in January so if you booked your date prior to that I would ask them to honor the original pricing which was $400.  Otherwise you can have a friend or family member do it for you at no cost, which is what I am doing.

 

Leah

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It sounds like Flora is the main lady for the weddings...I will let you all know how she is when I go in a few weeks..wish me luck! Just to be safe though, I'll be apointing a friend to handle all the main decor and details... Im nervous!

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Anyone getting their couture cakes? I was going to just go for the signature cake that comes with our package but I'm starting to want a designed cake. I just want to make sure that the cakes in their catalogues are the cakes they will present during the wedding.

 

Also, is anyone doing or have done out of town bags? Can we trust the front desk to distribute them to our guests when the check-in or should we give them out personally?

 

Thanks ladies.

 

We finished our wedding website for now. If anyone is interested in seeing it, PM me!

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I loved your pictures. Which centerpiece did you choose? Was it from their catalogue? I am not sure which one to go with because I am afraid it will look different that the picture. Also which cake flavor did you choose?

 

Thanks for the review!!

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I got a couture cake and am also doing oot bags...I don't know if the staff will deliver them or not but I just plan to greet my guests when they arrive as most are traveling with me and I'm just gonna give them their bag as soon as we get to the hotel!

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Just got back from Cancun. Our wedding was on March 12th. Ceremony in the chapel and the reception in the Albatroz Terrace.

Flora was our onsite coordinator and she was honestly amazing. Everything went so smooth I still can't believe it.

 

A couple weeks before I left to Cancun I requested a different coordinator because of all the bad reviews I had read on Flora.

I was told that Diana wasn't available that day so Flora will remain my coordinator.


I was so nervous, I assigned all my sisters and friends a tast - Just in case.

There was no need for anyone to do anything. Flora took care of it all and was so sweet about it.

 

The day of the wedding was super windy. Our wedding reception was scheduled to take place in the outer part of the Albatroz Terrace.

When I went to go get my mani and pedi done I stopped by Flora's office and asked if the reception could be moved to the upper portion of the terrace because of the wind.

She said it was a good idea since the back wall will block some of the wind. She smiled and used her radio to tell the guys about the change. No fuss or anything.

 

She then asked me to stop by her office once I was done with my hair so she can come up with me and grab the center pieces and maracas from my room.

 

I was done with my hair at 1:30pm (ceremony started at 4pm). By 2pm Flora was at the door with a group of guys picking up the stuff.

I tried to help and she said for me to relax and enjoy my day. She didn't let me lift a finger.

Saul, who is the head manager at Maria's restaurant was with her and is just as pleasant to work with. Such a nice guy.

 

My girl friend later told me that while my hubby and I were away for pics during the cocktail hour, Flora asked her a couple times if everything was okay and if anyone needed anything.

 

Honestly Ladies, she made my wedding a stress free event for us all.

 

When we met her she kept saying if we think of anything to please call her.  I called her once after our meeting and she was helpful and sweet.

 

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As for the food, we got the avocado stuffed with seafood as the salad and OMG it was delicious. For the main course we got the beef filet with mushroom sauce, which everyone said was really good and the jambalaya rice with shrimp, which I thought was okay, but Hector (hubby) loved it.

the desserts was also good. All the food looked amazing. True art. Took me a while to dig in only because it looked so pretty:)

 

We went with Mariachi for the cocktail hour and DJ for the reception.

From what I heard the mariachi was great. The cocktail hour was right outside of the chapel. I loved that the mariachi started playing as we came out of the chapel.

That's exactly what we wanted.

I also heard the food during the cocktail hour was amazing.

 

The DJ was also great. We originally were not going to go with a DJ. We were going to use our Ipod and call it a night, but honestly we are glad we paid the extra cash.

It was fun having the DJ announce us as we arrive to the reception. He also announced the bouquet toss and garter toss.

While everyone started dancing he brought out balloons, masks and glow sticks. It was so much fun!!!! Everyone loved it!!!

At the end of the night he announced our last song and at the very end he had fireworks that went off!!! OMG, it was so much fun!!

My photographer got some really cool pictures of Hector and I looking at the fireworks.

The DJ was a super nice guy and did a really good job. I don't regret spending the extra cash.

We had a party of 45ppl so I think if it would have been a smaller party the ipod would have been fine.

 

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