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@GingerJ228- So excited for you!! Can't wait to see you down there! we will be arriving on Wednesday AM.

I have to pack and get my stuff together this weekend!

I'm freaking out…Im still not totally packed.  I worked yesterday 6am  - midnight and today for another 10 hours.  I'm enjoying wine right now to relax!!  

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If anyone is looking for a photographer for their wedding, I highly recommend The Memory Factory. We got married in December and we contracted them for the entire event. They photographed our welcome party and our wedding day. They were fantastic and very reasonable. You can contact them at thememoryfactory@hotmail.com

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From what I have read from past brides on this forum as well as all my other research I have found that for the lounge Saturday nights are either slowest or even closed sometimes due to lack of ppl. Since usually ppl are leaving the resort on that day or coming onto the resort that day. But I have also found that if u ask nicely they may open it for u for kind of a private party. I will be headed to now sapphire July 6th and can't wait to give all of my details and (hopefully) a helpful review! Hope this has helped a bit :)

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Hey Ladies,

I have a few questions I'm hoping some of you can answer. Here goes:

 

1) Those of you who have used the in-house DJ, was he good? I'm thinking of getting him for the 2nd and 3rd hour.

 

2) Has anyone used the photo booth? Was it worth the money?

 

3) Can anyone recommend an outside florist to use? I emailed Flores Riviera Maya 2 times and they haven't responded.  The 1st time was 3 months ago.

 

4) Is there no lighting outside at night if you don't pay the $800 for lanterns, or bring your own?  Can anyone send me pictures of what the ones the resort offers? canadiangirlie1@hotmail.com

 

5) Might seem like a silly question.....but since everything else seems to be extra, is it basically open bar all night?

 

6) Which of the soloists have you used for the ceremony?  Which would you recommend?  Do you send your list of songs ahead of time to ensure he has the music to play them?  I would think bringing the list with me wouldn't give him enough time to get the music sheets in time.  For those that have used them, what happens if your ceremony is only 30 min.  We are supposed to get him for an hour? 

 

Thanks Ladies :)

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Hey Ladies,

I have a few questions I'm hoping some of you can answer. Here goes:

 

1) Those of you who have used the in-house DJ, was he good? I'm thinking of getting him for the 2nd and 3rd hour.

 

2) Has anyone used the photo booth? Was it worth the money?

 

3) Can anyone recommend an outside florist to use? I emailed Flores Riviera Maya 2 times and they haven't responded.  The 1st time was 3 months ago.

 

4) Is there no lighting outside at night if you don't pay the $800 for lanterns, or bring your own?  Can anyone send me pictures of what the ones the resort offers? canadiangirlie1@hotmail.com

 

5) Might seem like a silly question.....but since everything else seems to be extra, is it basically open bar all night?

 

6) Which of the soloists have you used for the ceremony?  Which would you recommend?  Do you send your list of songs ahead of time to ensure he has the music to play them?  I would think bringing the list with me wouldn't give him enough time to get the music sheets in time.  For those that have used them, what happens if your ceremony is only 30 min.  We are supposed to get him for an hour? 

 

Thanks Ladies :)

Hi There!

I can answer some of these for you:

For your reception, it is open bar.  You have a signature drink for cocktail hour, but guests are free to order whatever they choose throughout the reception.  After dinner the bartenders created many different shots for our party - it was a lot of fun!

 

We used the guitarist as our soloist.  I would highly recommend.  He had a very large repertoire and played many older songs and many contemporary ones.  Many of our guests didn't realize that he was playing, they thought it was a CD he was so good!  It was a wonderful added touch to our wedding.  He came with his own speaker system.  I am sure if you had a specific song in mind you could tell the resort and the information would get passed on to the musician.  OR if you have a specific song you want to walk down the aisle to, bring it on an ipod or your phone "just in case", if you are very worried about it.  We used him for the cocktail hour, but if you wanted for your ceremony, he would continue to play after the ceremony is finished (during the champagne toast), or a little before while your guests are being seated.

 

Would be happy to help if you have more questions! :)

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I will be leaving on Monday morning for Mexico.  I pick up my gown last night, packed my bags and I'm all set!!!  If anyone has any questions about the resort let me know.  

Have an amazing time!

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Vanessa and Ginger!!! Ladies have a wonderful wedding and enjoy the week! I'm leaving in less than 2 weeks now! I keep seeing rain in forecast I hope it clears up for you all! 

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Hey I have a few questions I hope you ladies can answer!

 

1.) If I do not want boutonnieres or corsages or a bouquet, can I supplement with bridesmaid bouquets?

 

2.) Is the sound system cost 150 an hour or 150 for the night? We are being our own DJ

 

3.) What is the cost for setting up your own decorations? (fans for the ceremony, straws and napkins for the cocktail hour, lanterns on the tables for the reception)

 

4.) What are the options for lighting on the tequila terrace other than tiki torches? How much does it cost?

 

Thanks for any info you can provide!!

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@@JaxBchKay - did you talk to someone at the resort about the webcast and they said they don't have any options? We just found out today that my fiancés father cannot fly down to the wedding :( He had a bike accident two weeks ago and cracked his ribs and punctured a lung so doctors said he cannot fly for 4-6 weeks. We are so upset and I of course feel horrible for my fiancé.

I wanted to see if we can Skype or webcast or something the ceremony so my future hubby feels like his dad is apart of this with us! I emailed the wedding coordinator even to see if he had any ideas. I feel so bad :(

I asked Juan about the webcasting and they currently do not have that option but they "are working on it".  I'm researching options but all seem really pricey.  If you have an ipad or iphone and just have one person, facetime would be the best.  I am wanting to have 10-20 people.  It's looking like the best thing will be to have someone record it on my ipad and then upload it to utube or something similar.  I was hoping they would be able to watch live, but that is where I run into trouble. 

Hey I have a few questions I hope you ladies can answer!

 

1.) If I do not want boutonnieres or corsages or a bouquet, can I supplement with bridesmaid bouquets?  Ask your wedding coordinator about that, I don't want any of the bouquets or boutonnieres so Juan is letting me swap them all out for one more centerpiece. 

 

2.) Is the sound system cost 150 an hour or 150 for the night? We are being our own DJ - It is $150 per hour, it's included for the ceremony but you have to rent it if you want it for cocktail hour or the reception.

 

3.) What is the cost for setting up your own decorations? (fans for the ceremony, straws and napkins for the cocktail hour, lanterns on the tables for the reception) Juan said it depends on the decor, he said he wouldn't charge for stuff we want set out on the table and people in my group can even do that stuff for me if I want.  He said that guests can't HANG anything, and there is a charge for the resort to do that.

 

4.) What are the options for lighting on the tequila terrace other than tiki torches? How much does it cost? The only option Juan gave me was the hanging lanterns and the resort wants $850 for those.  Looking at pictures of other weddings it looks like a lot of light comes out from the windows so maybe it won't be so bad.....  Let me know if you find any other good options!

 

Thanks for any info you can provide!!

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