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#681 RJE

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  • Wedding Date:November 27, 2015
  • Wedding Location:Moon Palace, Cancun MX

Posted 13 March 2015 - 11:33 AM

Do you have pics of your wedding to share? I'm booked for Jan 17 2015 - Interested in your decor and locations. I'm STILL trying to get answers and nail everything down. email emily.e.terral@gmail.com if you dont mind.

can you send me pictures also? gmail.com'>ruth.craig.wedding@gmail.com I was curious if the bridge remains private or if you have people peeking in? i dont mind if they're in the back looking but i dont want them in the back of my chuppah in all our pictures!

congrats! and thank you!



#682 yodabaura

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    Posted 16 March 2015 - 06:12 AM

    For my wedding I think there were people watching from the resort-end of the bridge, but I did not notice at all during the ceremony until I saw them there afterwards.  They were pretty far back as I think the resort staff makes sure no one else is on the bridge other than the wedding guests.   The resort also had a person on the beach-side of the bridge to make sure that no one was attempting to cross it.  There might have been a few people waiting off to the side on the beach, but I didn't notice them enough to have it be distracting and no one showed up in the pictures.  The ceremony felt pretty intimate in the middle of the bridge since there is a decent amount of space on each side.


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    #683 Mikecantarell

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      Posted 16 March 2015 - 10:54 AM

      Hello brides-to-be

       

      Hope this will help :)

       


      Edited by Mikecantarell, 16 March 2015 - 10:54 AM.


      #684 RJE

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      Posted 16 March 2015 - 12:19 PM

      For my wedding I think there were people watching from the resort-end of the bridge, but I did not notice at all during the ceremony until I saw them there afterwards.  They were pretty far back as I think the resort staff makes sure no one else is on the bridge other than the wedding guests.   The resort also had a person on the beach-side of the bridge to make sure that no one was attempting to cross it.  There might have been a few people waiting off to the side on the beach, but I didn't notice them enough to have it be distracting and no one showed up in the pictures.  The ceremony felt pretty intimate in the middle of the bridge since there is a decent amount of space on each side.

      that sounds beautiful! do you have pictures or videos?

      thanks!



      #685 zillakas

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      • Wedding Date:April 26, 2015
      • Wedding Location:Paradisus La Perla
      • LocationPlaya Del Carmen, Mexico

      Posted 16 April 2015 - 05:41 PM

      Dear former or future brides, I need some immediate help! My wedding at Paradisus is in a week. We have 100 guests coming & we bought items to create welcome bags for the guests - these items include tic tacs, sun block, aloe Vera gel, gum, Advil, and vodka shots. All items are mini sized bottles. Can I pack all of this into one suitcase without having a problem at customs? PLEASE ADVISE!
      Thank you :)

      #686 calgarybride2015

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      • Wedding Date:January 21, 2015
      • Wedding Location:Grand Sirenis Riviera Maya
      • LocationCalgary, AB

      Posted 16 April 2015 - 06:40 PM

      Dear former or future brides, I need some immediate help! My wedding at Paradisus is in a week. We have 100 guests coming & we bought items to create welcome bags for the guests - these items include tic tacs, sun block, aloe Vera gel, gum, Advil, and vodka shots. All items are mini sized bottles. Can I pack all of this into one suitcase without having a problem at customs? PLEASE ADVISE!
      Thank you :)


      I had no issues. I ensured I had all my receipts on me in case they searched my bags. I also had all my wedding papers to prove they were wedding gifts. I also carried on me an itemized list of what was in each suitcase. Just make sure you haven't went over the limit $$ that you are allowed to bring in. Good luck.


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      #687 techag

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        Posted 19 April 2015 - 09:03 AM

        Hello!

         

        I am getting married at Paradisus, Playa del Carmen in May 2015. I was trying to book salon appointments prior to going and am having a difficult time finding anywhere online to book appointments for anything other than massages. Does anyone have a point of contact?

        T



        #688 zillakas

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        • Wedding Date:April 26, 2015
        • Wedding Location:Paradisus La Perla
        • LocationPlaya Del Carmen, Mexico

        Posted 07 May 2015 - 09:08 AM

        Dear past and future brides,

        Thanks for all your input along my wedding planning journey. We had our wedding at Paradisus on April 26, 2015 and it was amazing. We had 107 guests in total. My husband and I didn't want to leave! We were having such a wonderful time with all of our friends and family. After reading a lot of mishaps that brides had with their weddings, I was very nervous. However, I thoroughly planned each detail not to leave any room for error. There were a few mishaps but all very minor and didn’t ruin anything. Overall the staff was great and really helped us pull off a great wedding. I'd like review the vendors we used:

         

        I'll start with the resorts wedding department. It was stressful dealing with planning through the romance office, but everything was done. Our romance coordinator was Bianca. She was helpful and always answered me quickly. Our on-site coordinator was Lucero (and Araceli was helping also). Both of them were a pleasure to work with. They were willing to help with everything. Very sweet girls!

         

        Florist/décor: Alquimia

        Working with Perla was excellent! Yes, in the beginning she took a long time to respond to emails, but that's just how it works there. They deal with you in order of priority - if your wedding is in 6 months, you're not a priority. When it is closer to your wedding date, everything will get done, so don't worry! Perla created exactly what I envisioned, and she worked with the budget we gave her. On the day of the wedding, everything looked 10 times more beautiful than I expected. The resort now switched to another vendor, Planner 1, but I requested to continue working with Perla and I highly recommend you request to work with her as well. She's the best!

         

        Audio/DJ/lighting: JSAV

        We used JSAV for audio equipment rental, TV rental and lighting. Steve was very quick to reply to emails and very fair in his pricing as well. We flew down our DJ/musicians so we didn’t need those services from Steve. Our musicians brought their own laptops and wireless microphones, and Steve provided the speakers and some other things. Steve helped our musicians set up their equipment for the welcome party and wedding. One of our musicians later complained to us that they were having a sound issue and Steve wasn’t helpful. I wish I knew this at the wedding so that I would approach him myself and have it fixed. Overall he was easy to work with and I'd recommend him.

         

        Photo/video: Sweet Caribbean Photo

        We used an outside vendor – Sweet Caribbean Photo. One word – AMAZING! We were going to use Blue Lens at first (now called Wedding Day Story), but we switched to Sweet Caribbean about 3 months ago. The main photographer is Dani, she is super friendly and talented. The rest of her team consists of her husband Guillermo and his brother and best friend. They are all extremely creative. They flew a drone with a camera attached to it over our ceremony and recorded the whole thing. They used GoPro's to get some really cool images as well. I'm waiting to receive all pictures and videos from them (should get it by the end of the month), but I'm confident that it will all be amazing. I'll update my review when I receive everything. Their prices are very reasonable as well. With the vendor fee, we spent the same amount we would have spent on Blue Lens. Highly recommend!!!

         

        Hair/makeup: Tania Tagle

        This was super important to me. I wasn’t completely happy with the hair & makeup I had done for our engagement photos during our site visit at YHI Spa, so I searched for a different option. Tania Tagle does amazing work! She has a studio in Cancun but I didn't want to travel so far, and the resort charges a huge vendor fee, so Tania gave me a great idea – we booked a room in a nearby hotel (City Express Playa del Carmen). It was a 10 min ride from the resort. Tania and her team met us there. She uses high quality products and provides airbrush makeup. My hair and makeup were just perfect and lasted all day!

         

        Rabbi: Steve Spiegel

        Rabbi Steve was great! We had a Jewish interfaith ceremony incorporating Christian and Muslim prayers. Our guests loved how he was so spiritual and open minded. The ceremony was truly beautfiful thanks to him. He's funny and charismatic and we highly recommend him. He also took some time to respond in the beginning, but like I mentioned before, everything gets done closer to the wedding so don't worry.

         

        YHI Spa

        I used the spa for a manicure and we also had massages at the spa. A lot of our guests had their hair & makeup done there and they were happy as well. If you're not too picky with makeup and don't need airbrush, then I think YHI should be fine.

         

        If I think of anything else I'll add on!

         

        Good luck with future planning :)

        I'll be happy to help!



        #689 badgerbride

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        • Wedding Date:May 28, 2016
        • Wedding Location:Playa del Carmen, MN
        • LocationLos Angeles, CA

        Posted 18 May 2015 - 10:52 AM

        Hello previous Paradisus brides! I am in the process of HOPEFULLY reserving my date at the Paradisus very soon. My only concern is that I originally wanted to have a reception on the beach, but I know that this isn't an option for the Paradisus unless you rent out Gabi beach, which is so expensive.  What was your experience with the venue options that they offer for non-adults only spaces? We won't be having our ceremony there, it will be in a chapel in PDC - so I really wanted to add the beach element to at least our reception! I am afraid that if we select one of the pool area options, that we will have people swimming in the pool or hanging out by our reception. 

         

        Any thoughts or help would be GREATLY appreciated! 



        #690 Ao1070

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        • Wedding Date:April 2, 2016
        • Wedding Location:Paradisus Playa Del Carmen- Gabi Bridge
        • LocationHouston, Texas

        Posted 24 June 2015 - 02:48 PM

        I am getting married here on April 2, 2016! We are having our ceremony at the Gabi Bridge and reception in the Hadar Restaurant. I was hoping someone could send me pictures of the reception location set up with decor. Is the Hadar restaurant a good choices. Is there room for a dance floor?

        Thanks in advance for your help and advice! This thread has been SO helpful thus far!!




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