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#2011 gannonham

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  • Wedding Date:April 23, 2014
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Posted 02 May 2014 - 09:36 AM

@vanessav53, I am so happy this helped you.  I just posted some pics as well, in case that is any further help.

You are going to LOVE all of the vendors you chose.  They are pro's and are going to make your day incredible.  Are you going to do a TTD shoot with Anel and Jacob as well?

We were sent a music form to fill out prior to getting to Mexico and we willed it out, however, Carlos also came to meet us at the resort the day before our wedding to go over music and speeches.  He had great recommendatsion and we are happy we listened to him.  We weren't picky with the songs that were played, we just asked him to make it feel like a club and to keep people on the dance floor ... and that's exactly what he did!  I think he played every genre of music out there (minus polka, LOL) and all of our guests loved it.  We asked him to read the crowd and also take requests from guests.  This worked out perfectly.

We were quoted for the taco bar as well (I think it was $15 per person) and decided it was too far out of our budget.  I fell in love with the guacamole at the resort and asked if we could do a nacho or chip bar, and that's what Ramon came back with.  I am so happy we did this.  It was a nice way to cap off the night.  OMG, I could totally go for that guac right about now!!  How many guests are you having at your wedding?  I would suggest ordering for only 1/4 or 1/2 of them to save some money ... plus it's a shame for all that food to go to waste.  I wanted to take it all back to my room, LOL.

 



#2012 vanessav53

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    Posted 02 May 2014 - 10:42 AM

    @gannonham what does that cute little wooden sign say on the beach ? Where did you get it from? How did you pack it?



    #2013 gannonham

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    Posted 02 May 2014 - 11:22 AM

    @gannonham what does that cute little wooden sign say on the beach ? Where did you get it from? How did you pack it?

     

    Here's a link to a photo of the sign closer up:  http://s1289.photobu...c54c2b.jpg.html

     

    It was a bridal shower gift from my BFF.  Her and her Dad made it for us and constructed it so it could be folded down (hinges) and taken apart (Allen key), so it was super easy to pack in our luggage.  We just wrapped it in a towel to avoid it getting damaged.  Isn't it awesome?!  I told her she could start a business and sell them.



    #2014 GingerJ228

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    • Wedding Date:June 8, 2014
    • Wedding Location:NOW Sapphire
    • LocationMexico

    Posted 02 May 2014 - 11:29 AM

    @gannonham Congratulations!!



    #2015 vanessav53

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      Posted 02 May 2014 - 02:32 PM

      @gannonham- Two questions:

       

      1. Was the reef bar only open for preferred guests or all guests? The app says it's only for preferred guests but the website looks like it's in the main area?

       

      2. Did they serve top shelf liquor at the wedding? Did you have to ask specifically for top shelf? I heard you have to kind of ask them a few times to make sure they serve top shelf stuff.

       

      did you do anything the night before? A welcome bbq?


      Ladies- Does anyone have a map of the resort that I can print out for my welcome bags? The one on the website is a "flash" map so It's not static and I can't print. Hope one of you ladies can help!!!



      #2016 gannonham

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      Posted 02 May 2014 - 04:12 PM

      Answers in red :) 
       

      @gannonham- Two questions:

       

      1. Was the reef bar only open for preferred guests or all guests? The app says it's only for preferred guests but the website looks like it's in the main area?  

      I believe this is for preferred guests only, however, I never went to check it out.  We spent our time at the main pool.

       

      2. Did they serve top shelf liquor at the wedding? Did you have to ask specifically for top shelf? I heard you have to kind of ask them a few times to make sure they serve top shelf stuff.  I guess this depends on what you consider top shelf.  We had asked about getting Grey Goose vodka, Crown Royal whisky and El Jimador tequila, but the cost wasn't worth the upgrade in our opinion.  I can't recall exactly what liquors they used, but most were common to what you would be served in Canada or the U.S.A.  My wedding coordinator was able to send me the list in advance, so you should be able to request this.

      did you do anything the night before? A welcome bbq?  We did our rehearsal dinner the night before and opted to have it in the buffet to avoid paying the cost per head to have it in a restaurant.  They reserved us a private spot in the buffet and we were pretty removed from other diners, which as nice.  


      Ladies- Does anyone have a map of the resort that I can print out for my welcome bags? The one on the website is a "flash" map so It's not static and I can't print. Hope one of you ladies can help!!!  Sorry, I don't.  But your wedding coordinator should be able to help you out with this if one of the other brides isn't able to.



      #2017 GingerJ228

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      • Wedding Date:June 8, 2014
      • Wedding Location:NOW Sapphire
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      Posted 03 May 2014 - 05:37 AM

      Does anyone know off hand how many people the round tables seat? I should do my seating chart soon, since the wedding in in 5 weeks :) 



      #2018 tschooley

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        Posted 03 May 2014 - 06:25 AM

        @GingerJ228 they seat 8-10


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        @gannonham how much were the extra photography services?


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        #2019 niknic456

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          Posted 04 May 2014 - 11:14 AM

          @vanessav53, I am so happy this helped you.  I just posted some pics as well, in case that is any further help.

          You are going to LOVE all of the vendors you chose.  They are pro's and are going to make your day incredible.  Are you going to do a TTD shoot with Anel and Jacob as well?

          We were sent a music form to fill out prior to getting to Mexico and we willed it out, however, Carlos also came to meet us at the resort the day before our wedding to go over music and speeches.  He had great recommendatsion and we are happy we listened to him.  We weren't picky with the songs that were played, we just asked him to make it feel like a club and to keep people on the dance floor ... and that's exactly what he did!  I think he played every genre of music out there (minus polka, LOL) and all of our guests loved it.  We asked him to read the crowd and also take requests from guests.  This worked out perfectly.

          We were quoted for the taco bar as well (I think it was $15 per person) and decided it was too far out of our budget.  I fell in love with the guacamole at the resort and asked if we could do a nacho or chip bar, and that's what Ramon came back with.  I am so happy we did this.  It was a nice way to cap off the night.  OMG, I could totally go for that guac right about now!!  How many guests are you having at your wedding?  I would suggest ordering for only 1/4 or 1/2 of them to save some money ... plus it's a shame for all that food to go to waste.  I wanted to take it all back to my room, LOL.

           

          @gannonham...I saw your wedding while I was there and it was so nice!!!!!


          FYI...If your wedding colors are sapphire blue, I donated all of my wedding satin chair sashes, satin napkins, silver picture frames, diamond table scatter, faux candles, to the wedding center for the use of other brides....just ask Juan Carlos, I left him 2 large boxes of wedding decorations.


          Edited by niknic456, 04 May 2014 - 11:12 AM.


          #2020 GingerJ228

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          • Wedding Date:June 8, 2014
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          Posted 04 May 2014 - 06:37 PM

          @tschooley  Thank you!  






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