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#201 KWally24

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    Posted 03 March 2011 - 09:03 AM

    Hello everyone!

     

    I am new to this thread, for I was originally have a wedding at Dreams Cancun May 2012 till the WC emailed me and said they can longer have my wedding there for they have decided to shut the hotel for 9 months for renovations.  Although I was in a bit of a panic, Iberostar Mar/Beach was our 2nd pick, so maybe it's just telling me it's meant to be!   I have not emailed any of the WC's of Iberostar yet to make sure my date is available (it's a Monday so I'm thinking it should be?) but I have a big question for you ladies that have already been there..... can someone please email me (KaraWallenstein@gmail.com) or even add to facebook if that helps to see some, pictures of the Mar wedding.  I've read through the thread so have lots of helpful information thanks to all of you, but have not been able to see very many pictures of the location/reception/ceremony.    Another question is, on this side of the island are the waves rough?  I've been to Iberostar Tucan/Quetzal when I was younger and LOVED it, but we have some eldery/handicapped people in our wedding so I don't want it to be too rocky/wavy.

     

    Thanks ladies!

    Kara



    #202 radiochic10

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      Posted 11 March 2011 - 10:54 AM

      Hi ladies!  I was going through some lists I had made to help myself out for the wedding to make sure I didn't forget anything & I came across this& thought it could help you all too.  I copied it from another bride on one of these threads and it REALLY helped me pack!  I didn't have the exact same things that she did-but it gave me something to go by and really did help. :)  Hope it does the same for you! xoxo

       

      Carry on
      Passports and driver's licenses
      plane tickets
      copies of all contracts
      vendor contact info
      lists of guests and travel info, arrival times, hotels where they will be
      copies of wedding insurance policy
      credit cards, only ones we will use
      hotel reservation confirmations
      photocopies of medical and or trip insurance coverage
      phone number of doctor, kennel, credit card companies
      prescriptions in original bottles
      jewelry, including wedding rings
      change of clothes
      wedding vows
      wedding dress
      veil
      groom's suit
      cell phone & charger
      laptop - if you have wedding info on it you need

      Checked bag 1
      wedding night sleepwear
      makeup
      perfume
      nail polish
      underwear
      bras
      shoes
      change of shoes for dancing
      pantyhose
      garter
      purse
      wrap
      slip
      groom's accessories
      white button down for makeup application
      robe for dressing
      something old
      something new
      something borrowed
      something blue
      her rehearsal dinner dress
      her good-bye brunch outfit

      Checked bag 2
      skirts, shorts, pants
      t-shirts, tank tops, blouses
      bathing suits
      beach wrap
      sandals
      dresses and sundresses
      wraps and sweaters
      camera, extra batteries
      sunscreen
      sunglasses
      hats
      after-sun care
      insect repellant
      toothpaste and toothbrushes
      deodorant
      makeup remover
      swabs
      hair brush and accessories
      shaving cream and razors
      tampons/pads
      favorite nail polish
      extra piece of luggage to send dress and accessories back with family

      Bags 3 & 4
      Gifts for attendants and parents
      Favors
      Welcome bags and contents
      CDs/music
      Special cake cutting set
      Menus
      Programs
      Escort cards
      Guest book & pens
      table d©cor
      ceremony accessories
      ring bearer pillow
      thank you notes to vendors and envelopes for tips
      fix it kit: extras of all materials used to make favors, welcome bags and escort cards - glue gun, double sided tape, cards tock, ribbon, etc.
      wedding planning folder with guest list and wedding details

      Leave behind with a friend or family member not attending
      copies of itinerary and hotel phone numbers
      photocopies of passport and credit cards
      sealed copy of wills, insurance policy numbers, financial info



      #203 canmaya bride

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        Posted 11 March 2011 - 12:44 PM

        Hey there all you iberostar brides.

        I am definitly getting married at the iberostar this january my dilemma is WHICH ONE TO CHOOSE..Its very difficult. I was leaning towards the lindo and have heard many great things about this resort however, i love the open look of the del mar reception.Can i stay at the lindo but book the reception at the del mar? Also the Tucan looks nice but i dont know if they have the dream package which is the package i am definitly going with.

        Any recommendations would be very helpful as i have our group rates out and have a week to decide to get the price that is offered right now....

        THANKS SO MUCH



        #204 Hanna20

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          Posted 11 March 2011 - 05:59 PM


          Hello! If you read back a few pages you will see that a few others wanted to stay at the Lindo and have the reception at the Del Mar but I don't believe they were allowed to do that. The Lindo & Maya have a different restaurant they use for receptions and they also have different wedding coordinators too. The Tucan is not part of the complex.... it is further south (past Playa del Carmen I think) so they would also have their own wedding coordinator. I would email them directly to find out if their packages are the same or not.

           

          Hope this helps a little bit! We leave in 3 weeks for our wedding.... staying at Beach and having our reception at the open air restaurant at Del Mar!
           

          Originally Posted by canmaya bride 

          Hey there all you iberostar brides.

          I am definitly getting married at the iberostar this january my dilemma is WHICH ONE TO CHOOSE..Its very difficult. I was leaning towards the lindo and have heard many great things about this resort however, i love the open look of the del mar reception.Can i stay at the lindo but book the reception at the del mar? Also the Tucan looks nice but i dont know if they have the dream package which is the package i am definitly going with.

          Any recommendations would be very helpful as i have our group rates out and have a week to decide to get the price that is offered right now....

          THANKS SO MUCH



           



          #205 canmaya bride

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            Posted 11 March 2011 - 07:10 PM

            We were just talking to Reyna about our booking and thought i would ask you ladies first......Is it too cold at night time in the end of decmeber to have the reception at the open air restaurant at del mar or should we go with the lindo?



            #206 canmaya bride

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              Posted 11 March 2011 - 07:14 PM

              Thanks Hanna 20 for your response and how exciting !!! 3 weeks is going to come so fast!!

              When talking to reyna tonight i asked if we were staying at the lindo if we could have the wedding (ceremony and recpetion) at the del mar and she said yes...This seemed odd to me since i have previously heard different..I sent her an email again tonight to reconfirm.



              #207 Hanna20

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                Posted 11 March 2011 - 09:37 PM


                Hopefully Reyna can clear things up for you and give you a definitive answer.... As for your question about whether or not it would be too cold to have your reception in the open air restaurant in Dec... I think you would be alright. It won't be "hot" and some people may need a cardigan but it definitely won't be freezing! You can always do a google search for average temps in the Riviera Maya in Dec and that should give you a better idea of what kind of temp you should expect. I also saw your post in another thread about photographers and I wanted to make sure you knew that the Iberostar charges a penalty if you bring in an external photographer. We chose to pay the penalty so we could use someone other than the resort photographer but some people may not want to fork out the money for the penalty (I think the penalty may be as much as $500 now!).
                 

                Originally Posted by canmaya bride 

                Thanks Hanna 20 for your response and how exciting !!! 3 weeks is going to come so fast!!

                When talking to reyna tonight i asked if we were staying at the lindo if we could have the wedding (ceremony and recpetion) at the del mar and she said yes...This seemed odd to me since i have previously heard different..I sent her an email again tonight to reconfirm.



                 



                #208 radiochic10

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                  Posted 12 March 2011 - 08:11 AM

                  They may allow you to book at the Del Mar & stay at the Lindo during the 'off season..' That's the only reason I can figure that they'd not allow it for Feb-June but allow it in December?  I would absolutely make sure that is the case though and that there's no confusion because once the invites are out and things are booked, it would be a pain to change.  I just got married at the Del Mar on Valentine's day and LOVED it.  Everyone stayed there too and it was amazing.  I know the Lindo/Maya costs more too, which was one of the main reasons we decided to stay at the Del Mar-to make it as affordable as possible so our family and friends could swing it.  We also did the dream package and had the reception at the open air restaurant.  I couldn't have imagined a more perfect place, coordinator and package.  We are SO glad we went with that.  It even includes things you don't think about-like pressing your gown & your fiance's clothes for the wedding.  They took the gown on a Friday (we got married on a Monday) and it was pressed & ready for me to get into on the wedding day hanging up in the presidential suite! (all included in the package)  So I didn't have to worry about my husband seeing it before the ceremony.  And you get upgraded to the presidential suite, but STILL keep your normal room, so it's not like you have to pack up all of your things

                  for a night!  It's the best!!!

                   

                  The outside venue could be chilly in December, but you won't need jackets-just a cover up.  My girls all brought cardigans & they didn't even use them.  It's good to have those anyway, just in case! 

                   



                  #209 canmaya bride

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                    Posted 12 March 2011 - 05:59 PM

                    Thanks girls so much for your posts!!

                     

                    The date is now set! January 4th at the del mar. We are staying at the lindo but the wedding will be at the del mar. I double checked this with Reyna and she said this did recently change and that it is fine to have it at the del mar! AHH :) i am soo excited i have been singing and dancing around the house. My fiance thinks i have gone coo coo lol

                     

                    Hanna 20 - I cant believe they charge $500 now! Thats crazy. So what to do....Do you use there photographer? Does anyone know how i can check out pics with the hotels photographer? Has anyone used the resorts photographer?

                     

                    Oh and my name is Courtney



                    #210 canmaya bride

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                      Posted 12 March 2011 - 06:33 PM

                      I am sorry i am posting soo many questions on here..

                       

                      I agree with you erin the del mar is definitely more feasible. Since you stayed there could you explain the difference. Did you feel limited since you cant go onto the other sites? How does it work with the disco? What about nightly entertainment does it have the best at a certain resort at the iberostar? When your on the beach how close are you to the snack bars and such? I am just in the process of getting prices from our TA and don't want to make a mistake by choosing the lindo over the del mar. Do you think the lindo would be worth paying 200/person more?

                       

                      I just don't want our guests to feel limited and want them to use whatever bar and eat wherever they want.






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