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#771 KristieT

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    Posted 22 May 2013 - 03:03 PM

    Hi Ladies,

     

    I am back! I had the most amazing week of my life! Like brides in the past have said, everything may not go as planned but it will all be perfect in the end! I don't have my professional photos back yet, but I will post some for you ladies once I get them. For now here are some pics from my Mom's camera. I know I loved seeing other brides setup's etc.

     

    Ceremony -Sky Terrace:

     

    I choose the "old" complimentary package. Added silver sashes from Zuinga. I brought programs and paper fans to be put on each chair. I also brought the silk rose petals. I believe they actually glued them down, as it was pretty windy and most seemed to stay put.

     

     

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    Cocktail Hour- Beach Side South Terrace

     

    I don't have any pics of the cocktail hour yet I had them set up tall tables and they served the appetizers, I cannot comment on the food as I missed this entire part taking pictures.

    They did serve my signature drink to all the guests as they arrived. NOTE they call LIMES LEMONS. My signature drink was a vodka, lemonade with grenadine and they asked if i wanted a lemon or orange added, i said lemon, but it was really a lime. Apparently a they call limes lemons and lemons, oranges? I am still confused!

     

     

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    Reception- Lagoon Side South Terrace

     

    When they suggested having dinner on the lagoon side, I was turned off, of course I though the ocean would be better, but once it gets dark the ocean is black and the lagoon side is full of lights really beautiful!

     

    I rented almost all of the decor for the reception from Zuinga. I brought my own starfish place cards, m&m favors, candy for the pi±ata, cupcake wrappers, cupcake to go bags and monogram stickers for cupcake to go bags.

     

    Zuinga didn't get everything right here. I wanted one long SKINNY table (one table wide) they put two tables wide instead. The linens were alot darker then I expected, I was shown a much lighter grey photo. Also the large square candles on the table were supposed to go around the pool, i assume they decided the table looked empty and decided to add them to the table. I ordered a pi±ata that was supposed to be yellow and it was pink. Also my seating arrangement was wrong although I believe it was Beach Palace who took care of this part. 

    As i said earlier, this all didn't go as I planned but in the end, it didn't matter at all. I was the only one who knew what wasn't right. I received so many compliments from the guests.

     

    The Pinata was a HIT! Zuinga charged me $100 for the pinata and the stick (stupid expensive but I wasn't going to lug one down on the plane!) I brought all my own candy to fill it, I think the adults had more fun then the kids trying to get the candy free. Worth every penny!

     

    The Gobo (monogram light) only cost $80 I believe from JSAV and just pulled everything together! Really made the area personalized and helped keep wedding crashers out when they could clearly see it was a wedding.

     

    We used JSAV for the IPOD setup and extra lightening. Do it! They ran our ipod for us and basically worked as a DJ, when everyone was dancing they were quick to change the song if the crown wasn't feeling it. The extra tree lights we rented were amazing. They had colored lights which created a really good mood for the dance floor.

     

    For Dinner we choose the Italian Buffet, to be honest I didn't really like it but perhaps I was too busy enjoying my day. All my guests said they liked it..maybe they were just being polite?

     

    We opted and paid for cupcakes instead of cake ($3 per cupcake) We are obsessed with Red Velvet cupcakes so naturally wanted them at the wedding, My wedding planner said they did not know what this was. I sent them an example reciepe and they said they could make it. This worried me but they really turned out great!

    My wedding coordinator even packed up the left over cupcakes in my togo bags so my guests could just grab them as they left.

     

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    Please let me know if anyone has any questions. This thread was the most helpful to me so I will be happy to pay it forward.

    Enjoy the planning ladies, it comes and goes quick!

     

    -K



    #772 Juliebeth

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    • Wedding Date:June 20, 2014

    Posted 22 May 2013 - 04:42 PM

    Hi Ladies, I am back! I had the most amazing week of my life! Like brides in the past have said, everything may not go as planned but it will all be perfect in the end! I don't have my professional photos back yet, but I will post some for you ladies once I get them. For now here are some pics from my Mom's camera. I know I loved seeing other brides setup's etc. Ceremony -Sky Terrace: I choose the "old" complimentary package. Added silver sashes from Zuinga. I brought programs and paper fans to be put on each chair. I also brought the silk rose petals. I believe they actually glued them down, as it was pretty windy and most seemed to stay put. * * * Cocktail Hour- Beach Side South Terrace I don't have any pics of the cocktail hour yet I had them set up tall tables and they served the appetizers, I cannot comment on the food as I missed this entire part taking pictures. They did serve my signature drink to all the guests as they arrived. NOTE they call LIMES LEMONS. My signature drink was a vodka, lemonade with grenadine and they asked if i wanted a lemon or orange added, i said lemon, but it was really a lime. Apparently a they call limes lemons and lemons, oranges? I am still confused! * Reception- Lagoon Side South Terrace When they suggested having dinner on the lagoon side, I was turned off, of course I though the ocean would be better, but once it gets dark the ocean is black and the lagoon side is full of lights really beautiful! I rented almost all of the decor for the reception from Zuinga. I brought my own starfish place cards, m&m favors, candy for the pi±ata, cupcake wrappers, cupcake to go bags and monogram stickers for cupcake to go bags. Zuinga didn't get everything right here. I wanted one long SKINNY table (one table wide) they put two tables wide instead. The linens were alot darker then I expected, I was shown a much lighter grey photo. Also the large square candles on the table were supposed to go around the pool, i assume they decided the table looked empty and decided to add them to the table. I ordered a pi±ata that was supposed to be yellow and it was pink. Also my seating arrangement was wrong although I believe it was Beach Palace who took care of this part.  As i said earlier, this all didn't go as I planned but in the end, it didn't matter at all. I was the only one who knew what wasn't right. I received so many compliments from the guests. The Pinata was a HIT! Zuinga charged me $100 for the pinata and the stick (stupid expensive but I wasn't going to lug one down on the plane!) I brought all my own candy to fill it, I think the adults had more fun then the kids trying to get the candy free. Worth every penny! The Gobo (monogram light) only cost $80 I believe from JSAV and just pulled everything together! Really made the area personalized and helped keep wedding crashers out when they could clearly see it was a wedding. We used JSAV for the IPOD setup and extra lightening. Do it! They ran our ipod for us and basically worked as a DJ, when everyone was dancing they were quick to change the song if the crown wasn't feeling it. The extra tree lights we rented were amazing. They had colored lights which created a really good mood for the dance floor. For Dinner we choose the Italian Buffet, to be honest I didn't really like it but perhaps I was too busy enjoying my day. All my guests said they liked it..maybe they were just being polite? We opted and paid for cupcakes instead of cake ($3 per cupcake) We are obsessed with Red Velvet cupcakes so naturally wanted them at the wedding, My wedding planner said they did not know what this was. I sent them an example reciepe and they said they could make it. This worried me but they really turned out great! My wedding coordinator even packed up the left over cupcakes in my togo bags so my guests could just grab them as they left. * * * * Please let me know if anyone has any questions. This thread was the most helpful to me so I will be happy to pay it forward. Enjoy the planning ladies, it comes and goes quick! -K

    :D I'm so happy to see that you had a wonderful experience!!!! I really want my hair down, but based off prior "windy" posts I figured having it all up would be good so its not all over the place in photos. I am surprised to see you left your hair down, but it is not wind blown and it looks gorgeous!!! I'm sure the guests had a fabulous time! Congratulations!

    #773 KristieT

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      Posted 22 May 2013 - 05:06 PM

      :D I'm so happy to see that you had a wonderful experience!!!! I really want my hair down, but based off prior "windy" posts I figured having it all up would be good so its not all over the place in photos. I am surprised to see you left your hair down, but it is not wind blown and it looks gorgeous!!! I'm sure the guests had a fabulous time! Congratulations!

      Thanks so much! I was worried about the wind too. I decided to make a game time decision. It was windy on the beach but not up on the terraces. Depending where your wedding is you could have your hair down. I did so photos on the beach and it was a little difficult with wind flying but that's half the fun of a beach wedding I guess. Good luck with your planning!

      #774 shmanderz

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      • Wedding Date:May 10, 2014
      • Wedding Location:Beach Palace Cancun
      • LocationAirdrie, Alberta

      Posted 22 May 2013 - 05:51 PM

      Looks so beautiful Kristi! Congrats!!!

      How was the wedding ceremony time with pictures after etc? And how was the heat up there in a dress?

       

      I am from Calgary too, did you use a tour operator? Which one and how was the experience with them. (I am using sunwing)

      Also were your flights non stop/decent times? 

       

      Thanks!!!
       



      #775 Nicolew412

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        Posted 23 May 2013 - 08:29 AM

        Originally Posted by KristieT 

        Hi Ladies,

         

        I am back! I had the most amazing week of my life! Like brides in the past have said, everything may not go as planned but it will all be perfect in the end! I don't have my professional photos back yet, but I will post some for you ladies once I get them. For now here are some pics from my Mom's camera. I know I loved seeing other brides setup's etc.

         

        Ceremony -Sky Terrace:

         

        I choose the "old" complimentary package. Added silver sashes from Zuinga. I brought programs and paper fans to be put on each chair. I also brought the silk rose petals. I believe they actually glued them down, as it was pretty windy and most seemed to stay put.

         

         

        *

         

         

        *

         

         

        *

         

        Cocktail Hour- Beach Side South Terrace

         

        I don't have any pics of the cocktail hour yet I had them set up tall tables and they served the appetizers, I cannot comment on the food as I missed this entire part taking pictures.

        They did serve my signature drink to all the guests as they arrived. NOTE they call LIMES LEMONS. My signature drink was a vodka, lemonade with grenadine and they asked if i wanted a lemon or orange added, i said lemon, but it was really a lime. Apparently a they call limes lemons and lemons, oranges? I am still confused!

         

         

        *

         

        Reception- Lagoon Side South Terrace

         

        When they suggested having dinner on the lagoon side, I was turned off, of course I though the ocean would be better, but once it gets dark the ocean is black and the lagoon side is full of lights really beautiful!

         

        I rented almost all of the decor for the reception from Zuinga. I brought my own starfish place cards, m&m favors, candy for the pi±ata, cupcake wrappers, cupcake to go bags and monogram stickers for cupcake to go bags.

         

        Zuinga didn't get everything right here. I wanted one long SKINNY table (one table wide) they put two tables wide instead. The linens were alot darker then I expected, I was shown a much lighter grey photo. Also the large square candles on the table were supposed to go around the pool, i assume they decided the table looked empty and decided to add them to the table. I ordered a pi±ata that was supposed to be yellow and it was pink. Also my seating arrangement was wrong although I believe it was Beach Palace who took care of this part. 

        As i said earlier, this all didn't go as I planned but in the end, it didn't matter at all. I was the only one who knew what wasn't right. I received so many compliments from the guests.

         

        The Pinata was a HIT! Zuinga charged me $100 for the pinata and the stick (stupid expensive but I wasn't going to lug one down on the plane!) I brought all my own candy to fill it, I think the adults had more fun then the kids trying to get the candy free. Worth every penny!

         

        The Gobo (monogram light) only cost $80 I believe from JSAV and just pulled everything together! Really made the area personalized and helped keep wedding crashers out when they could clearly see it was a wedding.

         

        We used JSAV for the IPOD setup and extra lightening. Do it! They ran our ipod for us and basically worked as a DJ, when everyone was dancing they were quick to change the song if the crown wasn't feeling it. The extra tree lights we rented were amazing. They had colored lights which created a really good mood for the dance floor.

         

        For Dinner we choose the Italian Buffet, to be honest I didn't really like it but perhaps I was too busy enjoying my day. All my guests said they liked it..maybe they were just being polite?

         

        We opted and paid for cupcakes instead of cake ($3 per cupcake) We are obsessed with Red Velvet cupcakes so naturally wanted them at the wedding, My wedding planner said they did not know what this was. I sent them an example reciepe and they said they could make it. This worried me but they really turned out great!

        My wedding coordinator even packed up the left over cupcakes in my togo bags so my guests could just grab them as they left.

         

        *

         

         

        *

         

         

        *

         

         

         

         

        *

         

        Please let me know if anyone has any questions. This thread was the most helpful to me so I will be happy to pay it forward.

        Enjoy the planning ladies, it comes and goes quick!

         

        -K

        Congratulations!! Beautiful pictures. I'm so glad everything turned out well. Who did you go with for photography? I love the monogram light. I just asked Alex from JSAV if we can add this. $80.00 is nothing :-)

         

        I'm so glad you had such an amazing time! Did you do any tours while you were there?

         

        - nicole



        #776 Erika LoveJones

        Erika LoveJones
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        • Wedding Date:November 9, 2013
        • Wedding Location:Beach Palace Resort
        • LocationCancun, Mexico

        Posted 23 May 2013 - 09:04 AM

        Hi Kristie,

         

        Congrats!!! nice wedding! great pics....I was just wondering where did you get your bridesmaid dresses from?
         



        #777 Rpc51

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          Posted 23 May 2013 - 10:05 AM

          Hi Ladies, I am back! I had the most amazing week of my life! Like brides in the past have said, everything may not go as planned but it will all be perfect in the end! I don't have my professional photos back yet, but I will post some for you ladies once I get them. For now here are some pics from my Mom's camera. I know I loved seeing other brides setup's etc. Ceremony -Sky Terrace: I choose the "old" complimentary package. Added silver sashes from Zuinga. I brought programs and paper fans to be put on each chair. I also brought the silk rose petals. I believe they actually glued them down, as it was pretty windy and most seemed to stay put. * * * Cocktail Hour- Beach Side South Terrace I don't have any pics of the cocktail hour yet I had them set up tall tables and they served the appetizers, I cannot comment on the food as I missed this entire part taking pictures. They did serve my signature drink to all the guests as they arrived. NOTE they call LIMES LEMONS. My signature drink was a vodka, lemonade with grenadine and they asked if i wanted a lemon or orange added, i said lemon, but it was really a lime. Apparently a they call limes lemons and lemons, oranges? I am still confused! * Reception- Lagoon Side South Terrace When they suggested having dinner on the lagoon side, I was turned off, of course I though the ocean would be better, but once it gets dark the ocean is black and the lagoon side is full of lights really beautiful! I rented almost all of the decor for the reception from Zuinga. I brought my own starfish place cards, m&m favors, candy for the pi±ata, cupcake wrappers, cupcake to go bags and monogram stickers for cupcake to go bags. Zuinga didn't get everything right here. I wanted one long SKINNY table (one table wide) they put two tables wide instead. The linens were alot darker then I expected, I was shown a much lighter grey photo. Also the large square candles on the table were supposed to go around the pool, i assume they decided the table looked empty and decided to add them to the table. I ordered a pi±ata that was supposed to be yellow and it was pink. Also my seating arrangement was wrong although I believe it was Beach Palace who took care of this part.  As i said earlier, this all didn't go as I planned but in the end, it didn't matter at all. I was the only one who knew what wasn't right. I received so many compliments from the guests. The Pinata was a HIT! Zuinga charged me $100 for the pinata and the stick (stupid expensive but I wasn't going to lug one down on the plane!) I brought all my own candy to fill it, I think the adults had more fun then the kids trying to get the candy free. Worth every penny! The Gobo (monogram light) only cost $80 I believe from JSAV and just pulled everything together! Really made the area personalized and helped keep wedding crashers out when they could clearly see it was a wedding. We used JSAV for the IPOD setup and extra lightening. Do it! They ran our ipod for us and basically worked as a DJ, when everyone was dancing they were quick to change the song if the crown wasn't feeling it. The extra tree lights we rented were amazing. They had colored lights which created a really good mood for the dance floor. For Dinner we choose the Italian Buffet, to be honest I didn't really like it but perhaps I was too busy enjoying my day. All my guests said they liked it..maybe they were just being polite? We opted and paid for cupcakes instead of cake ($3 per cupcake) We are obsessed with Red Velvet cupcakes so naturally wanted them at the wedding, My wedding planner said they did not know what this was. I sent them an example reciepe and they said they could make it. This worried me but they really turned out great! My wedding coordinator even packed up the left over cupcakes in my togo bags so my guests could just grab them as they left. * * * * Please let me know if anyone has any questions. This thread was the most helpful to me so I will be happy to pay it forward. Enjoy the planning ladies, it comes and goes quick! -K

          Absolutely gorgeous! Did u have to give them your monogram for the gobo lights or did they make it for you?

          #778 KristieT

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            Posted 23 May 2013 - 12:07 PM

            Originally Posted by shmanderz 

            Looks so beautiful Kristi! Congrats!!!

            How was the wedding ceremony time with pictures after etc? And how was the heat up there in a dress?

             

            I am from Calgary too, did you use a tour operator? Which one and how was the experience with them. (I am using sunwing)

            Also were your flights non stop/decent times? 

             

            Thanks!!!
             

            We decided to do a few "first look" photos before the ceremony, but even without I think there was enough time. The light at sunset is so beautiful! I cannot wait to get my professional photos back! I booked through a travel agent, we had direct flights!

            Originally Posted by Nicolew412 

            Congratulations!! Beautiful pictures. I'm so glad everything turned out well. Who did you go with for photography? I love the monogram light. I just asked Alex from JSAV if we can add this. $80.00 is nothing :-)

             

            I'm so glad you had such an amazing time! Did you do any tours while you were there?

             

            - nicole

            HI Nicole,

            We used Fine Art Studio, I had Fabrizio and Al for the wedding day and Fabrizio, Al and Diego for the Trash the Dress shoot. Here is the one pic they have posted on their facebook page:

            I cannot wait to see the rest!!!!



            Hi Kristie,

             

            Congrats!!! nice wedding! great pics....I was just wondering where did you get your bridesmaid dresses from?
             

            Thanks so much! The bridesmaid dresses are from Davids Bridal (you can only get this color in the states) I live in Canada so it was quite the ordeal. I have an extra dress new with tags (wrong size) for sale and my bridesmaids would be willing to sell as well if we had the sizes you needed. Let me know!

            Originally Posted by Rpc51 


            Absolutely gorgeous! Did u have to give them your monogram for the gobo lights or did they make it for you?

            Thank you RPc51! I had the monorgram made and sent it to JSAV, they made the gobo from this.



            #779 Madso

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              Posted 23 May 2013 - 01:40 PM

              Hello Ladies,

               

              I am in the middle of reserving my date for my May 23rd wedding in beach palace, I have a few questions and hope some one can share some tips.

               

              Can i do the complimentary ceremony and still have a reception? Is it better to just pick a package?

               

              Once you choose a package the reception tables are an additional cost? and do i have to pay a person for the reception?

               

              Did anyone use Zuniga?

               

              TIA

               

              Happy Planning Ladies

               

               

               

              -Chanel



              #780 Bella Rios

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              • 65 posts
              • Wedding Date:May 14, 2014
              • Wedding Location:Beach Palace
              • LocationBeach Palace

              Posted 23 May 2013 - 03:38 PM

              We decided to do a few "first look" photos before the ceremony, but even without I think there was enough time. The light at sunset is so beautiful! I cannot wait to get my professional photos back! I booked through a travel agent, we had direct flights! HI Nicole, We used Fine Art Studio, I had Fabrizio and Al for the wedding day and Fabrizio, Al and Diego for the Trash the Dress shoot. Here is the one pic they have posted on their facebook page: I cannot wait to see the rest!!!! Awesome to hear you are adding the GOBO, i was so happy i did! Honestly I booked some tours (with the resort credits) but i didnt end up going. I had so many friends and family there that I had such a good time hanging with everyone. But from what i heard from my guests the Isla Mujeres was good, not great. The Wet n Wild was pretty run down only has 6 slides, most cabbed back early bc they couldnt spend a whole day there. The swim with the dolphins is at Moon Palace and I heard it was good.  My mom did everyother tour imaginable and she seemed to like them all.. the ruins, chichenitza etc Quote: Thanks so much! The bridesmaid dresses are from Davids Bridal (you can only get this color in the states) I live in Canada so it was quite the ordeal. I have an extra dress new with tags (wrong size) for sale and my bridesmaids would be willing to sell as well if we had the sizes you needed. Let me know! Thank you RPc51! I had the monorgram made and sent it to JSAV, they made the gobo from this.

              Congratulations ! You Look beautiful, so did you get your hair done at the salon? I'm glad they were able to accomadate u with the flowers during the ceremony. Was there a charge for that?




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