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#2211 TheWolferts

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    Posted 29 May 2012 - 06:36 AM

    So I heard back from Valeria regarding the issues we had with our onsite WC staff and they are going to refund about $105 for the issues we had with our cocktail hour. So yay for that!

     

    Secondly, in regards to my having to manage our entire wedding, our onsite coordinator basically blamed the DJ for not helping her out with maintaining the timeline I had outlined for both her and the DJ to follow... regardless of whose job it was, I know it shouldnt have been mine, so Im still a little peeved about that. I have even had quite a few guests say that they noticed how much I had to instruct the DJ and WC staff. I am really kinda bummed about how our DJ worked out because all read TONS of reviews about DJ Doremixx and I have to say, he didnt quite live up to those reviews in my opinion. He mainly looked bored and annoyed that I kept having to come up to him... and I was annoyed that he wasnt running or MCing the reception as we had discussed or how other brides had raved about. I had read something on this message board about a "fake" DJ Doremixx that has been advertising himself as the real DJ Doremixx, but was in fact not the real deal and wasnt DJing up to a very high standard. I almost wonder if we were duped??

     

    Third, they claim that the desert we were served was in fact what we ordered... which is odd to me because I ordered something that had 3 different parts to it and I had assumed that it was the same dessert my cousin had at her EDR reception, which was supposed to be a small, long plate with 3 different mini desserts. Instead, what was served was a chocolate mound of gelatenous pudding. I had a few bites and I did not taste any of the mango coulis or creme brule, so I am still looking into what they served us vs what we ordered. I am trying to find a pic of the desert they served, so hopefully our photographer got a pic!



    #2212 ElDorado2012

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      Posted 29 May 2012 - 07:31 AM

      Oh, boy - we have DJ Doremixx booked for our reception. We aren't going to actually have Ivan, apparently he was already booked for another venue, so I guess I'll just have to pray that whoever we end up with will perform better than it sounds like Ivan did for you... That is such a bummer that you had a negative experience with him. Did you bring CDs with you that you gave the DJ at your pre-wedding meeting? Did you actually meet with Ivan at that meeting, or was it someone else?

      Originally Posted by TheWolferts 

      So I heard back from Valeria regarding the issues we had with our onsite WC staff and they are going to refund about $105 for the issues we had with our cocktail hour. So yay for that!

       

      Secondly, in regards to my having to manage our entire wedding, our onsite coordinator basically blamed the DJ for not helping her out with maintaining the timeline I had outlined for both her and the DJ to follow... regardless of whose job it was, I know it shouldnt have been mine, so Im still a little peeved about that. I have even had quite a few guests say that they noticed how much I had to instruct the DJ and WC staff. I am really kinda bummed about how our DJ worked out because all read TONS of reviews about DJ Doremixx and I have to say, he didnt quite live up to those reviews in my opinion. He mainly looked bored and annoyed that I kept having to come up to him... and I was annoyed that he wasnt running or MCing the reception as we had discussed or how other brides had raved about. I had read something on this message board about a "fake" DJ Doremixx that has been advertising himself as the real DJ Doremixx, but was in fact not the real deal and wasnt DJing up to a very high standard. I almost wonder if we were duped??

       

      Third, they claim that the desert we were served was in fact what we ordered... which is odd to me because I ordered something that had 3 different parts to it and I had assumed that it was the same dessert my cousin had at her EDR reception, which was supposed to be a small, long plate with 3 different mini desserts. Instead, what was served was a chocolate mound of gelatenous pudding. I had a few bites and I did not taste any of the mango coulis or creme brule, so I am still looking into what they served us vs what we ordered. I am trying to find a pic of the desert they served, so hopefully our photographer got a pic!



      #2213 ElDorado2012

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        Posted 29 May 2012 - 07:34 AM

        Thank you. Did you guys scope out places around the resort where you wanted to have your photo's taken? If so, do you have any recommendations of places we should look into? Thank you :)

         

        Originally Posted by TheWolferts 

        The onsite wedding coordinator will work with your DJ and bridal party to have everyone lined up. We did give the DJ and our coordinator the order and names of each couple we wanted introduced, as well as their "walk out music". Our bridal party's walkout music was great, but our music was wayyy off and our entrance was soooo awkward!

         

        If I were you, just make sure your coordinator and DJ have a list of your wedding party names, order of introduction and music and it should go great!

         

         



        #2214 ElDorado2012

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          Posted 29 May 2012 - 07:35 AM

          You look beautiful!! That second pic is amazing with the dark sky. If you have any more to share, please do!! :)

          Originally Posted by amanda50388 

          hi ladies, 

           

          we just received some of our pictures back from our photography take a look.

           



          #2215 TheWolferts

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            Posted 29 May 2012 - 08:38 AM

            I'm hoping whoever they send for your wedding is a bit more enthused to be there as well!

             

            I did not need to bring any CDs since he had all of the songs we requested in his library, so I just made sure to fill out his spreadsheet that he gave us that detailed all of the songs we wanted to hear, so he could be sure to have them ready. I have heard that he does have the capability to download songs on the spot if he doesnt have them.

             

             

             

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            Originally Posted by ElDorado2012 

            Oh, boy - we have DJ Doremixx booked for our reception. We aren't going to actually have Ivan, apparently he was already booked for another venue, so I guess I'll just have to pray that whoever we end up with will perform better than it sounds like Ivan did for you... That is such a bummer that you had a negative experience with him. Did you bring CDs with you that you gave the DJ at your pre-wedding meeting? Did you actually meet with Ivan at that meeting, or was it someone else?



            #2216 TheWolferts

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              Posted 29 May 2012 - 08:39 AM

              Woops, forgot to mention that we did meet with Ivan earlier in the week and I thought he seemed very well-organized and professional. It was almost like he was having a bad day on ourw edding day.

              Originally Posted by ElDorado2012 

              Oh, boy - we have DJ Doremixx booked for our reception. We aren't going to actually have Ivan, apparently he was already booked for another venue, so I guess I'll just have to pray that whoever we end up with will perform better than it sounds like Ivan did for you... That is such a bummer that you had a negative experience with him. Did you bring CDs with you that you gave the DJ at your pre-wedding meeting? Did you actually meet with Ivan at that meeting, or was it someone else?



              #2217 TheWolferts

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                Posted 29 May 2012 - 08:45 AM

                Our photographer was a good friend of ours and she came down with her husband for a few days before our wedding, so she had plenty of time to walk around and scope out places to take pics. My husband and I also just noticed places around the resort during our stay there prior to the wedding and made sure that if we wanted a picture at that location that we told our photographer. The main areas that we took pics were by the main lobby, they have a bunch of palm tress scattered around the path, so we took bridal party pics there. We also took bridal party pics actually standing on the rocks near the white beach gazebo. I cant wait to see those pics! Our photographer said the waves looked amazing splashing up behind us. I took pics with my BMs and family underneath the Casitas archway (the one not on the beach). It was very shaded and the light came through the trees, making it look so pretty!

                 

                My husband and I did some "no look" pictures before our wedding... meaning he didnt want to see me before the wedding so we went to the stone bridge behind the lobby and he stood with his back to the other side of the bridge. I then walked up behind him and put my arms around him ,but he wasnt allowed to see me. My mom came with it said that the big grins we had on our faces was so cute!

                 

                Overall, the entire resort is gorgeous so I wouldnt be worried about finding beautiful places for pics!

                Originally Posted by ElDorado2012 

                Thank you. Did you guys scope out places around the resort where you wanted to have your photo's taken? If so, do you have any recommendations of places we should look into? Thank you :)

                 



                #2218 Stina9562

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                  Posted 29 May 2012 - 09:21 AM

                  Originally Posted by mrendic 

                  Hey ladies. Did anyone do any excursions/ plans to do any in Mexico? Any suggestions? 

                    We did Xeha, shopping trip to Playa De Carmen and a Catamaran to La Isla Mujeras. Xeha was not what I expected. We did Xeha with the whole group and had fun because we were with all our friends and family but kind of boring. It was a lot of walking so be prepared. It cost a $100 and all the food and alcohol is included. The food was pretty good!

                   

                  Shopping I did with the girls and it was only for four hours. I wish we had more time because I love to site see and shop. That was only twenty I believe.

                   

                  The Catamaran was awesome! My hunsband and I did this after everyone left. It was all you can drink and eat as well. Food was okay. We snorkeled for about 30 min which was okay. I felt rushed because we had to follow the group. We stopped at one part of the island for lunch and had enough time to play in the water or just relax. I actually took a nap in the hammock which was amazing! Then we headed to the main tourist part of the island where we had about an hour and half to shop and do whatever.

                   

                  The Catamaran was our favorite!  I suggest for a group if you are planning a trip.

                   

                  Let me know if you have any questions.



                  #2219 Stina9562

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                    Posted 29 May 2012 - 09:32 AM

                    Originally Posted by murmel 

                    I have not used "captain quickie's", but there are so many tour operators out there. As long as they get good reviews from TripAdvisor, friends, etc., I would say go for it. Xcaret is stunning- try to go so that you can stay for the evening show, it's worth it.

                     

                    As for trying to arrange a large group it can be tricky. Plus if you and FI go, it becomes a special moment just for the two of you. Word of advice, don't try to do everything (ie. excursions every day). Do one tour/outing, then the next day enjoy the pool and beach and relax!

                     

                    Have fun!

                     

                    Murel, what do you think of Azul? I see you were married there. I was thinking about taking our kids there. Have you been to both locations?



                    #2220 amanda50388

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                      Posted 29 May 2012 - 10:26 AM

                      Sarani did, she an approved vendor go to their link on my picture. She really works to get every perfect shot. She's amazing and friendly she has an assistant as well.




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