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#1 LizC0203

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    Posted 07 November 2010 - 05:54 PM

    Hello!! I just booked my October 22, 2011 wedding at Secrets Maroma Beach. I am looking for any help, tips, and ideas other brides could give me that also had their wedding at this location. Thank you!!

     

    Liz



    #2 2Hyper

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      Posted 21 April 2011 - 06:12 AM

      I'm having my wedding there 7/15/2011 and I'm finding the hotel's "extra" wedding services are insanely over priced....$900 for a DJ for 3hrs plus $400+ for DJ lighting. I'm getting qoutes from outside DJ's for less then $1000 for 5hrs, full lights, and lots of extra's. I'm trying to find a decent florist too because the hotel wants over $100 per bridesmaid and like $80 for each groomsmen flowers....they are just taking advantange in my opinion. And we are doing the Ultimate package with 20 rooms so we are spending some $$ but they just seem to rake you over the coals for each nickel. $500 for re-usable PAPER hanging chinese lanterns.....its crazy....



      #3 knitgirl13

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        Posted 21 April 2011 - 06:19 AM

        I agree with things being overpriced.  Definitely shop around!  I'm having my wedding there this Sunday so I'll definitely report back!



        #4 2Hyper

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          Posted 21 April 2011 - 07:14 AM

          Congrats and good luck! What locations did you choose?



          #5 SweetFire

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            Posted 20 May 2011 - 08:58 AM

            Hi there,

             

            Congratulations on your upcoming wedding.   Secrets Maroma is a beautiful resort and location for your wedding.   However for specifics, such as hair, flowers, DJs, photography etc. you can often get more options with outside local vendors.  I know a lot of brides on the forum go that route and have been very pleased.

             

            Good luck,

            Lori



            #6 criggs

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              Posted 26 May 2011 - 10:22 AM

              Hi... I'm getting married there the very next day(7/16), and having the same issues! Everything extra is ridiculously expensive. I'm trying to find a DJ right now. Do you have any suggestions? I just started looking so I don't know of any outside DJ's at this point.



              #7 baririce

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                Posted 03 September 2011 - 03:16 PM

                What did you end up doing for your wedding vendors? Did you stay with the in-house, or use someone else? I also like the lantern ideas for mine in January of 2012. I would love your advice.



                #8 nicc80

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                  Posted 03 September 2011 - 04:22 PM

                  Hello all, I am glad to see so many SMB brides.  My FI and I thought we wanted to get married in Saint Lucia and after going and enduring that crazy expensive flight have settled on the Riviera Maya.   I am still debating between SMB and Excellence Riviera Cancun.  I am almost settled on SMB.  What your saying about the extras is very important to future brides.  Please report back and late me know.  I am also a person who doesn't enjoy the general planning process and if I am gong to have to go with a lot of outside venders and search around like crazy I may not be happy.  Could anyone tell me what it costs to reserve a block of rooms?  Or if early booking will expire soon?  Are there any discounts for # of guests you might have?

                   

                   

                  starting from square one bride

                   

                  Nicole



                  #9 bpokatie

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                    Posted 04 September 2011 - 11:09 AM

                    HI nicc80! We wanted to get married in St. Lucia also, but found it to be expensive. Are you going through a travel agent? I'm using a TA to book all the rooms, so I'm not sure if they are blocking rooms off for my guest, but i'm also only inviting about 14 people. I wanted to see what the price difference was between booking on SMB website or through my TA and my TA is only a little bit cheaper. So, idk if she is offering a discount to the guests. Also, if our guest book through my TA then my fiance and I get $50 off our bill for each room that is booked. And lastly, for every 5 rooms booked the 6th room is free. I did see that promo on SMB website, so I think that is a SMB promotion. I hope this helps you out!

                     

                    Congrats, and good luck planning your wedding!

                     

                    Originally Posted by nicc80 

                    Hello all, I am glad to see so many SMB brides.  My FI and I thought we wanted to get married in Saint Lucia and after going and enduring that crazy expensive flight have settled on the Riviera Maya.   I am still debating between SMB and Excellence Riviera Cancun.  I am almost settled on SMB.  What your saying about the extras is very important to future brides.  Please report back and late me know.  I am also a person who doesn't enjoy the general planning process and if I am gong to have to go with a lot of outside venders and search around like crazy I may not be happy.  Could anyone tell me what it costs to reserve a block of rooms?  Or if early booking will expire soon?  Are there any discounts for # of guests you might have?

                     

                     

                    starting from square one bride

                     

                    Nicole



                     



                    #10 nicc80

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                      Posted 05 September 2011 - 07:42 AM

                      Hi bpokatie, thanks for your response. Small World lol, I cannot believe we both decided on Mexico after saint Lucia. I'm inviting everyone, family and a few close friends. Hopefully it won't go over 50! You never know who will decide to go. The info u sent is very helpful. Thanks so so much. We are using liberty travel. I think I saw 6th room free promotion but we looked so many Places I forgot. That 50$ promotion is pretty cool. I'll get back to you soon with more details. Did you look anywhere else other secrets?




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