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FWIW Tammy...I totally forgot to mention this (probably because my parents didn't tell me until later) but EPIC didn't pick my parents up at Club Cascades de Baja to take them to the airport! About an hour and a half before their plane was supposed to leave, my parents asked at the desk and apparently the front desk had turned them away...they left no message, made no effort to contact my parents at the hotel. The hotel ended up calling another transfer for them, but then ended up having to pay cash. Strange, huh?
you should have told me...i never knew...why did the hotel send them away? did they say? that is really strange for the hotel to do that...usually the receptionist at the hotel will try the room to get to the guest.

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Oh you saw me get married-how fun! I am going to write a huge review. I haven't been a big poster but all of your posts have helped so much so I want to pay back.

 

To comment on your location choice, I would say Oceana is the way to go. I did see a reception at Cascade and it is right in the middle of things. I think Oceana was much more private and you felt like it was your own private party. Although you aren't near a main bar they set up a bar right there and honestly they will get you anything you want to drink so when we walked over they had margaritas, rum punch and cava all pre-made. My dad wanted wine on the table and he requested a specific house wine and they ran and got that so I don't think having a mini bar set up is a problem at all. Also, I didn't think it was dark at all but looking at the pictures with the chinese lanterns I would add those. The one thing about Oceana is our dance floor was a bit small. I felt they should have set up the music inbetween in palm trees.

 

And yes that was my rehersal dinner and how cool was thathuh.gif I highly recommend doing a dinner the night before if you can spring for it. I opted to spend the extra 22 per person on that instead of the lobster upgrade and it was well worth it. The decorations were adorable! Also, I had 60 guests and everyone wanted to eat in big groups and it gets complicated trying to book giant tables and the restaraunts so having a dinner set up for everyone was ideal. When the wedding came everyone knew everyone!

 

OK, I'll save the rest for my big review. Thanks for saying I looked beautiful. I felt beautfiul and that is all that matters, right? Just wait till you see my photos. I LOVED THEM!

 

Cheers,

 

Lee

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Lisa!

 

Woot, I got to meet this girl, and she's such a sweetheart. I don't know where she went after she swam up to me while we were at the seaside grill (lol), but it was nice to meet a forum girl in person!

 

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Oh you saw me get married-how fun! I am going to write a huge review. I haven't been a big poster but all of your posts have helped so much so I want to pay back.

 

To comment on your location choice, I would say Oceana is the way to go. I did see a reception at Cascade and it is right in the middle of things. I think Oceana was much more private and you felt like it was your own private party. Although you aren't near a main bar they set up a bar right there and honestly they will get you anything you want to drink so when we walked over they had margaritas, rum punch and cava all pre-made. My dad wanted wine on the table and he requested a specific house wine and they ran and got that so I don't think having a mini bar set up is a problem at all. Also, I didn't think it was dark at all but looking at the pictures with the chinese lanterns I would add those. The one thing about Oceana is our dance floor was a bit small. I felt they should have set up the music inbetween in palm trees.

 

And yes that was my rehersal dinner and how cool was thathuh.gif I highly recommend doing a dinner the night before if you can spring for it. I opted to spend the extra 22 per person on that instead of the lobster upgrade and it was well worth it. The decorations were adorable! Also, I had 60 guests and everyone wanted to eat in big groups and it gets complicated trying to book giant tables and the restaraunts so having a dinner set up for everyone was ideal. When the wedding came everyone knew everyone!

 

OK, I'll save the rest for my big review. Thanks for saying I looked beautiful. I felt beautfiul and that is all that matters, right? Just wait till you see my photos. I LOVED THEM!

 

Cheers,

 

Lee

Lee, we got to Dreams on the day of your wedding. We missed your ceremony, but I saw your ceremony and was a total creep and snuck some pictures (which I can send to you, if you like - none of them are that great because we didn't want to get to close and intrude). Also, our room was right above the Oceana Terrace, so we got to watch your reception (again, like complete creeps!). Good music choices, btw... you had your guests partying their butts off!

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you should have told me...i never knew...why did the hotel send them away? did they say? that is really strange for the hotel to do that...usually the receptionist at the hotel will try the room to get to the guest.
Honestly, I didn't know about it until just a few weeks ago, but then I figured why bother. I thought it was really strange of the hotel and Epic- but, my parents are so laid back, they were just like "whatever" and waited for another shuttle. I'm not upset about it, because they aren't! But, yeah, I wish they would have told me sooner so I could have gotten to the bottom of it. Strange.

Sorry to hijack your thread!hijacked.gif

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Lisa!

Woot, I got to meet this girl, and she's such a sweetheart. I don't know where she went after she swam up to me while we were at the seaside grill (lol), but it was nice to meet a forum girl in person!




Lee, we got to Dreams on the day of your wedding. We missed your ceremony, but I saw your ceremony and was a total creep and snuck some pictures (which I can send to you, if you like - none of them are that great because we didn't want to get to close and intrude). Also, our room was right above the Oceana Terrace, so we got to watch your reception (again, like complete creeps!). Good music choices, btw... you had your guests partying their butts off!

It was very nice to meet you as well. We were in that pool the rest of the week. Were you at the Oceana pool? I'm shocked I did not see you the rest of the days. My fiance kept saying where is that girl you know? lol he wanted friends to hang with:) But it was very nice to meet a forum girl as well. We spent every night except monday night at the lobby bar. And tuesday we went into town so we weren't at the pool.

My room was above Oceana as well and I was spying on their reception as well. I only took pictures of the set up process though. I saw the Mariachis lead them into Oceana and kept peeking out to watch. I was at the lobby bar at one point and even went back to the room when it was dark to get a peek. I feel like a stalker, HAHA... But it was nice to see one in person.

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Hi LIsa,

 

got a response from epic and they said they paid for your taxi so you should not have paid anything and that they will send a private, luxury van to pick your up for your wedding (round trip)

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Hi LIsa,

got a response from epic and they said they paid for your taxi so you should not have paid anything and that they will send a private, luxury van to pick your up for your wedding (round trip)

That is correct, we did not pay for the taxi. But it still took Dreams to try and coax three different taxi drivers to take us to the airport and charge them back. I'm glad that they did pay the taxi driver though. It all worked out both ways because we made it to the hotel and to the airport, it was just frustrating sitting by the curb at 5:40am and no one is showing up. For the wedding I am definately calling the day before to verify they are coming the next day!! That is great that they have a luxury van for us and it makes me feel better that they know we are arriving. Thanks again for all your assistance. You can't have the baby til after my wedding is over with(in case I need you again).

As for Juan, you are correct. When I met with him, he suggested to me to have it at Cascade. He did say he thinks it is more fun there. And he said the lighting is better for pictures too.

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I am so nervous I go for our site visit on Sunday and for budget issue we picked a hotel that was wallet friendly-yikes! Sounds like the transportation is crazy-would you recommend renting a car for a couple of days...

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