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#31 JayKay

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Posted 13 July 2011 - 12:57 PM


Congrats on booking your wedding!!
 

Originally Posted by pamnrodphx 

Hi ladies!  I just booked our wedding for 4/21/12 today!  I found the posts on this website to be very helpful and am working with Wendy at Wright Travel on our rooms (thanks for all the referals on this site to her!).  We will do a site visit sometime this fall.  We will be having our wedding in the Gazebo and our receiption in one of the ballrooms.  I'm thinking about using an outside florist and found a referal in the Now Jade thread.  Anyone else have a good, inexpensive florist that can just drop off the flowers at the hotel?  Otherwise, we are going with the Luxury package and I plan to keep it simple, I want to have a great time and enjoy the wedding and not stress about trying to add too many details.  Happy planning!



 



#32 Mac2012

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    Posted 19 July 2011 - 10:52 AM

    Hello Ladies,

    We have booked our wedding at the Gran Caribe Real. We are so excited. 

    It will be on May 2, 2012.

    The Ceremony is at the "Our Lady of Guadalupe Chapel" at 5pm.

    And Reception at the "Albatros" Roof Top Terrace(Green floor) at 6pm-10pm

    My WC is Katia Nunez and she has been very good so far. She has been replying back to all me email so far.

     

    We have decided to stay at a different resort with all our guests. My Fiance and I did a site visit for one week to "The Gran Caribe Real" last November 2011, and we didn't really like it at all. We felt that their amenities weren't as good, their main pool was tiny, And there weren't many restaurants to choose from. We are travelling with approximately 45-50 guests and this is very important to us as we are staying for a whole 7 days. Instead we chose "The Great Parnassus" which we also did a site visit in "November 2011" as wel.

    The hotel is very nice with a little bit of everything for everyone's needs.

    It has a childrens pool with pirateship and slides, an adult pool on one of the top floors, and the main pool which is alot bigger.

    It has several restaurants and bars to choose from and a creperie. All the rooms are also very spacious. 

    As you can see it has alot more to offer compared to the "GCR"

     

    But let me tell you that the Chapel is absolutely stunning at the GCR. I fell in love with it!!!

    Their Terraces are also very beautiful. I chose the "Albatros Terrace"(green floor one) because the scenery is absolutely

    breathtaking when you're up there. Previous reviews have said that it can get pretty windy in the evening but that really doesn't matter

    to me. We will be partying, dancing and drinking the night away that i'm sure it won't be an issue.

     

    I Hope this little review has helped out any of our future GCR Brides 2012. I will be posting more as the date gets closer. I just pray that everthing goes smooth on our wedding day. = )

     

    Happy Planning!!!!

     



    #33 KernsWR

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      Posted 19 July 2011 - 11:40 AM

      Hey Ladies, 

       

      After all of my research on the best production designer regarding our wedding invitations (I was so frustrated I even thought of making them myself but I don't have the time or creativity to do so), I want you all to know I am currently working with "Concepts and technology". They are based out of the Philippines, but you will find the Philippine peso to US dollar exchange rate is pretty good when ordering invitations. I am having an 8-page passport invitation with mini boarding passes as our RSVP. If you want to contact me about how the layout looks, just PM me and I will email them to you. We just approved the final draft so they will be sending me a sample for a full approval so I know what type of materials they use. I found them through another bride who's passport invitation I liked. The material is not cardstock either. They foil-stamp the cover and it feels like an actual passport! I can't wait for the sample and the finished product. Here is their website:

       

      http://conceptstechn...y.multiply.com/

       

      As for Mac2012, how much will the wedding be if you and your guests are not staying in GCR? I wish we had visited other resorts as well but we just visited GCR and The Royal. Hopefully I won't be disappointed for my wedding. I fell in love with chapel so that was the main reason I chose GCR. Unfortunately when I did my research, they were like top 15 in Trip Advisor and were fairly cheap compared to other resorts.. but now they're ranked as 23 and prices are getting higher! *sigh* Trying not to stress over it and that I hope I don't regret my decision in choosing this resort. 



      #34 Norma83

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        Posted 19 July 2011 - 01:43 PM


        Hi Mac2012 -

         

        How exciting to have booked your wedding date!  Your wedding is actually 3 days before ours :)  We're also getting married at the Chapel and having our reception at the Albatros Terrace Roof Top!  Maybe we'll catch a glimpse of your wedding ;)

         

        Enjoy your planning!!

         

        -Norma
         

        Originally Posted by Mac2012 

        Hello Ladies,

        We have booked our wedding at the Gran Caribe Real. We are so excited. 

        It will be on May 2, 2012.

        The Ceremony is at the "Our Lady of Guadalupe Chapel" at 5pm.

        And Reception at the "Albatros" Roof Top Terrace(Green floor) at 6pm-10pm

        My WC is Katia Nunez and she has been very good so far. She has been replying back to all me email so far.

         

        We have decided to stay at a different resort with all our guests. My Fiance and I did a site visit for one week to "The Gran Caribe Real" last November 2011, and we didn't really like it at all. We felt that their amenities weren't as good, their main pool was tiny, And there weren't many restaurants to choose from. We are travelling with approximately 45-50 guests and this is very important to us as we are staying for a whole 7 days. Instead we chose "The Great Parnassus" which we also did a site visit in "November 2011" as wel.

        The hotel is very nice with a little bit of everything for everyone's needs.

        It has a childrens pool with pirateship and slides, an adult pool on one of the top floors, and the main pool which is alot bigger.

        It has several restaurants and bars to choose from and a creperie. All the rooms are also very spacious. 

        As you can see it has alot more to offer compared to the "GCR"

         

        But let me tell you that the Chapel is absolutely stunning at the GCR. I fell in love with it!!!

        Their Terraces are also very beautiful. I chose the "Albatros Terrace"(green floor one) because the scenery is absolutely

        breathtaking when you're up there. Previous reviews have said that it can get pretty windy in the evening but that really doesn't matter

        to me. We will be partying, dancing and drinking the night away that i'm sure it won't be an issue.

         

        I Hope this little review has helped out any of our future GCR Brides 2012. I will be posting more as the date gets closer. I just pray that everthing goes smooth on our wedding day. = )

         

        Happy Planning!!!!

         



         



        #35 martin

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          Posted 19 July 2011 - 04:04 PM

          Welcome to the forum Mayra

          Gran Caribe Real is beautiful hotel to get married. let the wedding planers helps you with the details, they are very professional, and try to enjoy things that really matters :-)

          Have fun!

          Aida

           



          #36 Mac2012

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            Posted 22 July 2011 - 10:37 AM


            Hi KernsWR,

             

            Unfortunately we are spending alot more if we stay at a different resort. We didn't get a package because their packages have things that we really

            don't care to have. Instead we chose the "A LA CARTE" it's $60pp but we extended it for one more hour which was $25more pp. so now it's $85pp. I know ridiculous right?

            But i'm not planning on spending on flowers, centre pieces or other certain details because to be honest it actually already looks really nice the way they set it up. When we were there

            in November this resort had like 3 weddings going at the same time every single day. So they are really good at what they do.

            Don't stress to much about the resort. I'm sure you will have a great time.

             

            Mayra.

            Originally Posted by KernsWR 

            Hey Ladies, 

             

            After all of my research on the best production designer regarding our wedding invitations (I was so frustrated I even thought of making them myself but I don't have the time or creativity to do so), I want you all to know I am currently working with "Concepts and technology". They are based out of the Philippines, but you will find the Philippine peso to US dollar exchange rate is pretty good when ordering invitations. I am having an 8-page passport invitation with mini boarding passes as our RSVP. If you want to contact me about how the layout looks, just PM me and I will email them to you. We just approved the final draft so they will be sending me a sample for a full approval so I know what type of materials they use. I found them through another bride who's passport invitation I liked. The material is not cardstock either. They foil-stamp the cover and it feels like an actual passport! I can't wait for the sample and the finished product. Here is their website:

             

            http://conceptstechn...y.multiply.com/

             

            As for Mac2012, how much will the wedding be if you and your guests are not staying in GCR? I wish we had visited other resorts as well but we just visited GCR and The Royal. Hopefully I won't be disappointed for my wedding. I fell in love with chapel so that was the main reason I chose GCR. Unfortunately when I did my research, they were like top 15 in Trip Advisor and were fairly cheap compared to other resorts.. but now they're ranked as 23 and prices are getting higher! *sigh* Trying not to stress over it and that I hope I don't regret my decision in choosing this resort. 



             



            #37 Mac2012

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              Posted 22 July 2011 - 11:01 AM

              Hi Norma83,

               

              Yes, you're more than welcome to come around and take a look. 

              and make sure you say hello. hehe ;- p

               

              Originally Posted by Norma83 


              Hi Mac2012 -

               

              How exciting to have booked your wedding date!  Your wedding is actually 3 days before ours :)  We're also getting married at the Chapel and having our reception at the Albatros Terrace Roof Top!  Maybe we'll catch a glimpse of your wedding ;)

               

              Enjoy your planning!!

               

              -Norma
               



               



               



              #38 vianeyph

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                Posted 28 July 2011 - 04:53 PM

                Hello all, 

                 

                I am new to the forum, but I am very excited to announce that I will be a Gran Caribe Real bride. We have not finalized a date or anything, but we want to get married in January. I absolutely fell in love with the chapel there and can't wait to experience that beauty. 

                Has anyone done the Deluxe Catholic Wedding Package? Did you have to pay extra for the priest or is it included?

                 

                Thank you and congratulations to all of you!



                #39 EviePerezPhotog

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                  Posted 29 July 2011 - 06:08 AM

                  Congrats on your wedding in Cancun! The Real Gran Caribe Royal is awesome! I shoot a wedding there last year and they were the best. I can't begin to tel you what amazing customer service they have. I know that you and your guests will be more than happy with them :) Good Luck!



                  #40 EviePerezPhotog

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                    Posted 29 July 2011 - 06:12 AM

                    Your wedding sounds like it's going to be a blast! I know that you will be happy with the venue. They are an amazing group of people that work there. You are right the view from the terrace is AMAZING and the chapel, well it speaks for it's self. Have fun planning and remember not to stress over the little stuff. It will all work out in the end. Good Luck!!






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