First off DO NOT STRESS about the weather. The 10 day forecast was showing not just scattered showers but thunderstorms on almost every day before we left and the weather was perfect! It did rain the night of the rehearsal dinner (night before the wedding) but nobody cared because we were all inside eating at the Japanese restaurant. Other than that it was like 80 degrees and sunny for almost the entire trip. Bring a light sweater because it does get a lil chilly walking home from Galaxy at the end of the night LOL.
The sides that we requested were a cubed potatoes with like a basil pesto in them and the veggie was a roasted tomato and zucchini with parmesan. We asked for these sides with both the salmon and the steak. However, when the steak came out, to my surpeise the sides were different. I was PO-ed at first but once I tasted it to was way delish. The cut of meat w.as more like a beef tenderloin, a thicker cut of meat that was extremely tender (almost like a pot roast) It was served over a bed of roasted potatoes and it was all covered in a yummy sauce. I really can't describe what the sauce was like but it was great. Everyone said it was the best meal all week.
I don't think we had any cold apps. The shrimp cocktail served in martini glass was served cold obviously but I think that was an upgraded appetizer. I'm, not sure what you get with the standard cold apps that come with the weddig package.
For the pres suite, when we called the front desk they day after the wedding to find out how much it was for an additional night, they said $300. We thought about it and said no thats too much and hung up. Then we called back a few minutes later and they offered $200 and we accepted. So definitely bargain with them! I tell you though, that room is so worth the money! We were staying at the Lindo for the entire week before the wedding and slipped the guy a $50 at check in and he winked at us and upgraded up to a "honeymoon suite" there. It was a standard room with an extra pull-out futon. Nothing spectacular at all!! Then the next day when my sister and some other family members arrived they put them in the rooms right next door to us which were identical to ours for no additional charge! We so got hosed!
When my sister and I checked into the pres suite at Del Mar the night before the wedding, I was on Cloud Nine! I was dancing around the groom and taking pictures of everything LOL It really got us excited for the wedding the next day!
You will be SOO pleased with DJ Doremixx,. He throws an awesome party! The only thing I should mention is that if you want a few slow songs played, make sure to tell him that. We danced our asses off all night, then at the end of the night, we were like "wait a minute, there were no slow songs." Some of the older crowd might miss that.
Sucks about your favors! Hope you get it all straightened out! I had heard about things "diappearing" in the mail if you try shipping ahead. How annoying. Thats what a girl gets for trying to be organized and think ahead.
Well, I hope you found this helpful. I will PM you the link and password for our pics.
Originally Posted by radiochic10
I can tell you the fee to bring in an 'outside' photographer to any Iberostar resort for your wedding is $300. They have a contract with a photo place there & they won't let it slide-BUT-here's what we're doing. A friend through work is a professional photographer & offered to do our wedding (including anything revolving around it...i.e. rehearsal dinner) in return for the trip. So-we're bringing him to Mexico-he gets a little vaca AND we don't have to pay the fee because he's a GUEST at the hotel. There's where the loophole is. They don't charge you for the photographer or even a videographer as long as they are staying at an Iberostar property for at least 2 nights. Maybe that will help you if you have a friend who's a photographer. Everyone knows someone who is-it's worth asking around to your friends & family.
Hannah! Welcome back!! I just emailed with Karla & I was asking about the weather because according to weather.com it looks like it's been raining there A LOT & she said there were 4 weddings in the past week & they all went perfectly & I even thought-yours was one of them!!! YAY! I had a few questions----since we're leaving a week from Monday! HOLY cow!! First, I'd love to see your pictures! Could you email them? Can you tell me what the sides were that you got instead of the corn & potato? Did you have any cold apps & were they ok? Not sure about adding hot at this point since now I'm thinking I need the extra $ to tip the chef! And can you tell me how much it was to upgrade to the Pres. suite the rest of the time or is that too personal??? Just trying to figure out the final budget and it's amazing how many things are nickel & diming me to death now! (Like our favors-which are MIA. I shipped them Jan 6th & the post office can't find them! Cost $54 just to ship and I think I'll have to re-order them and pay extra to have them personalized quick & shipped to my sis's house so she can bring them when she comes the 12th!) And I am SOOOO glad I went with DJ Doremixx after reading your review! yahoo!
PS-still love that my "Mac Daddy" label has stuck!!! HA HA HA