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#571 babestaaa

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    Posted 31 August 2012 - 02:00 PM

    Just got married! (1wk ago today...) Am hoping once things settle down (moving, starting back work, getting used to married life..haha) I will get to write a more detailed post about my wedding and various vendors. Plus, I'm waiting back from pics/video to give you guys some wonderful recommendations. I'm MORE than happy I had outside vendors (5! DJ Doremixx, Eventos Euforia, Jhankarlo Photography, Cinematic Riviera Maya, and CancunD), since I wasn't content with the resort at all on their services, except the waiters that served our guests, the flowers (MOH bouquet and centerpiece only) and the cake that was delish!

     

    Meanwhile if anyone has any urgent questions, I'm more than willing to help!

    janice.miriam @ gmail.com

     

    Within the next few weeks, latest 1month I will write an actual review!!



    #572 lthiel

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      Posted 01 September 2012 - 08:31 AM

      Yes, the my wedding dj ap is awesome !

      #573 leigh3124

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        Posted 02 September 2012 - 09:29 AM

        Hi Ladies!

         

        I've been reading your questions and thought I would chime in.

         

        1. Don't hire the resort DJ. He is terrible. He only plays music and doesn't MC. I had to tell him to play some slow music to get the older people involved. I had to tell him to cut the music for the cake cutting, bouquet and garter toss. I had to take the mic and announce the cake cutting, bouquet toss and garter toss myself. I hired him to help keep the party going and he certainly did not. Thank God I only hired him for 2 hours, but what a waste of my $777!

         

        2. Don't plan on going to the club to party, especially if your wedding is on Saturday night. The whole resort was rocking on Friday night. Everyone was out partying both in the lobby bar (with the live band) and in the club. Saturday night the place was dead, everyone turns in early to pack and get a good night sleep before their flights home on Sunday. This was true for the wedding guests too, fyi. Of course, if you have a large enough group you can bring the party with you wherever you go. By the end of my reception at 10:30, we were down to about 8 people out of the 33 guests we had (not much of party no matter where on the resort property you go).

         

        Hope this helps!



        #574 EMoss

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          Posted 05 September 2012 - 08:43 PM

          The posts have been so resourceful!! Thanks everyone! Will be getting married at the Now Sapphire on May 18th, 2013! A few questions...Those that used the resort photographer, did you get to choose which photographer, or get to meet with them prior to the event? Did anyone do anything different for the rehearsal, like have a boat, etc., vs. having a sit down dinner? Would decorating with flower petals on tables be useless due to the wind?



          #575 Moderncosmo1

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            Posted 09 September 2012 - 08:39 PM

            One more month to go and I'll be in Mexico.... Was just booking the appointments for hair and makeup and found out there's only 2 hairdressers and that they dontttt wash or blow dry your hair the day of the wedding! Tis baffles me . I'm. Hairdresser and I never heard of such a thing. And also I barely can accommodate my moms and maid if honors to get their services done because there are only 2 hairdressers and I take up 2 1/2 hours with one. Advice please or any information on how it went ecttt

            #576 melnryluvco

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              Posted 09 September 2012 - 09:34 PM

              Gosh I know I'm going to have to read through all these posts again several times. Thank you so much ladies for leaving a gold mine of information. A question for the brides that used the resorts AV system and iPods....is there any wiggle room on the price? $150/hr is totally and completely absurd to rent their system if your operating it the whole time or even if they push a few buttons. I mind as well bring down my travel Bose system for that. Also what are the policies on bringing your own photographer as a guest? We have a family member who is a photographer and it would be just as much to fly him down there for the week and then he could capture every moment. Again, thank you to all the previous brides for leaving a wealth of knowledge.



              #577 AmyG

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                Posted 10 September 2012 - 02:10 PM

                Moderncosmo1,

                 

                I only had five girls all together (including myself) that needed to get theirhair done.  Four girls wore their hair in updos (sp?) and I wore my hair half up/half down with extensions.  We did not have an issue with getting everyone in and we all even got our make up done...how many girls do you have that need their hair done?  I was very very pleased with my hair.  The hairdresser did exactly what I showed her in pics.  No one even considered wearing their hair all down because the beach is too windy...even with a lot of hairspray, Lol.  We all just washed and blew out our hair the night before.

                 

                Originally Posted by Moderncosmo1 

                One more month to go and I'll be in Mexico.... Was just booking the appointments for hair and makeup and found out there's only 2 hairdressers and that they dontttt wash or blow dry your hair the day of the wedding! Tis baffles me . I'm. Hairdresser and I never heard of such a thing. And also I barely can accommodate my moms and maid if honors to get their services done because there are only 2 hairdressers and I take up 2 1/2 hours with one. Advice please or any information on how it went ecttt


                #578 Moderncosmo1

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                  Posted 11 September 2012 - 11:56 AM

                  I honestly needed just make up for 4 ppl and myself for hair and makeup . There are no spots open and it's a month away . They told me to book a month away , and they aren't trying to squeeze us in or anything I'm going to do 3 gir,s hair the day of the wedding . Another thing I don't get is we have to wash and dry our hair .!!

                  #579 Amber Coulter

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                    Posted 13 September 2012 - 10:27 AM

                    Has anyone gotten any information on the costs associated with a 'welcome' dinner and/or dress rehearsal? I really wanted to do some type of dinner on the beach as a welcome for the 40+ guests we will be having in June 2013.



                    #580 TauruSmith

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                    Posted 16 September 2012 - 03:32 PM

                    I just looked at this app on iTunes. I am definitely going to use it!






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