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#1721 vanessajfelice

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Posted 13 September 2016 - 04:03 AM

I can not believe that we leave a week from tomorrow! So excited! I have been working with Ariana and I have found that if I am not getting an answer fast enough for me, I can call and get an immediate answer, which is nice. She has been super helpful so far and I am hopeful for the whole thing going smoothly! Does anyone know of a great packing list for the resort? I know I will forget something!!


Good luck Jamie! We arrive on your wedding day, so I will peek around that evening to see if I can sneak a peek! It's all going to be perfect and if it isn't, we are still in Mexico, so that is awesome on its own!


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#1722 roamfree

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Posted 26 September 2016 - 07:51 AM

Hello Ladies - I am happy to share that I just booked our wedding date at ERC for June 2017! This forum has been soooo helpful already and a lot of my questions have already been answered.

We are considering ceremony at the beach location (toes in sand). Can anyone tell me if there is an extra cost for the wooden structure I see in so many pics?

 

edit: We are choosing the Gold Package, in case that makes a difference.


Edited by roamfree, 26 September 2016 - 07:51 AM.


#1723 lynne1609

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  • Wedding Location:Excellence Resort, Riviera Maya, Cancun
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Posted 26 September 2016 - 07:54 AM

@roamfree Congratulations and you definitely won't be disappointed.  Itt doesn't matter which location you choose from to get married at (Pier, Gazebo, Beach) , it's the actual wedding packages that denote the price.  

 

It will be here before you know it.  Just beware the WP take a little longer to respond but they will get back to you.



#1724 roamfree

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Posted 26 September 2016 - 07:57 AM

Thank you!  We will be selecting the Gold package.



#1725 vanessajfelice

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Posted 26 September 2016 - 08:03 AM

We just got back yesterday from Excellence! Our wedding was on Thursday and it was perfect. I have photos I can post the link to later tonight once I get them off the CD. So any questions, feel free to ask!


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#1726 kjb0528

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Posted 26 September 2016 - 08:07 AM

@roamfree The beach gazebo is a permanent structure and is not extra. I don't believe the curtains are extra either. 

 

@vanessajfelice Congratulations!! I would love to see pictures when you get the chance! How was the food and what did you choose? Also, I'm trying to work on my detailed day of schedule. Did you have one and what was the estimated timeline for everything (hair/makeup, ceremony, dinner, toast, cake cutting, etc.)?



#1727 vanessajfelice

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Posted 01 October 2016 - 07:21 AM

Hello there! So I finally got our professional pictures uploaded on google photos. We just used beach wedding studios through the hotel for 2 hours and they were amazing! I believe they are called seasons wedding studio now.
https://goo.gl/photo...f6TAdU16mhTmXF6
The gazebo is permanent and with the wedding packages, they will put the drapes around the poles and also the carpet runner and the starfish and shells along it.
The food was amazing. We did the scallop with mixed greens for an app, seafood bisque for soup and then the filet and scallops app. We did the chocolate agavero cake for dessert and it was really rich. Then for our wedding cake we had 2 different flavors- one being tres leches which was SO GOOD. I only have a time line for our spa day and hair/makeup appts and then our photographer timeline for first look and ceremony. Once we sat down for the reception part, we just did it however we wanted since there was only 18 of us.
I'm happy to answer anything else that anyone needs though!


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#1728 mam9p8

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    Posted 05 October 2016 - 03:31 PM

    Hello there! So I finally got our professional pictures uploaded on google photos. We just used beach wedding studios through the hotel for 2 hours and they were amazing! I believe they are called seasons wedding studio now.
    https://goo.gl/photo...f6TAdU16mhTmXF6
    The gazebo is permanent and with the wedding packages, they will put the drapes around the poles and also the carpet runner and the starfish and shells along it.
    The food was amazing. We did the scallop with mixed greens for an app, seafood bisque for soup and then the filet and scallops app. We did the chocolate agavero cake for dessert and it was really rich. Then for our wedding cake we had 2 different flavors- one being tres leches which was SO GOOD. I only have a time line for our spa day and hair/makeup appts and then our photographer timeline for first look and ceremony. Once we sat down for the reception part, we just did it however we wanted since there was only 18 of us.
    I'm happy to answer anything else that anyone needs though!


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    Your pics are great @vanessajfelice.  You look gorgeous!  

     

    Was that "love" sign just at the resort?  I haven't seen it before and it was such a cool idea you had to get pics by it!  We are thinking about adding time to our package for photos.  Did you think the 2 hours were enough?  We have the gold excellence package so just have the ceremony, then 1 hour cocktail and then the reception.  

     

    Also, did you bring the lanterns and lights you had at your reception down or buy them from there?  Were they enough?  Our ceremony is at 5pm so I am worried it will be pretty dark by the end of the reception. 



    #1729 vanessajfelice

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    Posted 07 October 2016 - 05:42 AM

    Your pics are great @vanessajfelice.  You look gorgeous!  

     

    Was that "love" sign just at the resort?  I haven't seen it before and it was such a cool idea you had to get pics by it!  We are thinking about adding time to our package for photos.  Did you think the 2 hours were enough?  We have the gold excellence package so just have the ceremony, then 1 hour cocktail and then the reception.  

     

    Also, did you bring the lanterns and lights you had at your reception down or buy them from there?  Were they enough?  Our ceremony is at 5pm so I am worried it will be pretty dark by the end of the reception. 

    Thank you so much!  

    We actually rented the LOVE sign from Alquima- the vendor that does the extra decor.  It was $400 including tax.  We thought it would be a cool sign to give some light and to take pictures around!

    So, for the pictures, we thought the 2 hours was more than enough time.  We did a first look from 4:30-4:50.  Then we had the ceremony from 5-5:30, the cocktail hour from 5:30-6:30 and sat down for dinner after that.  I think we actually probably did not even use her the full 2 hours we paid for.  So, for the ceremony, they "give" 20 minutes for that in addition to what you rent them for.  We did not want any of the getting ready or reception pics.  Our big thing was our first look, the ceremony and pics after of us on the beach.  So, we thought it was perfect!  It really all depends on what you are looking for from your pictures.

    We did bring the lanterns and lights.  We paid $50 for them to hang them.  We brought 30 lanterns with little LED lights and the 4 sets of lights around the poles.  We did not want the Las Olas lights on at all, but it turns out they only had enough time to hang 15 of them with only 1 of our LED lights in each, so we needed the las olas lights they have in the corner.  Even with all of that, it was not too bright and we were happy with it.  Our ceremony was at 5 and we probably turned on the lights around 7:30.



    #1730 JulieStaad

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      Posted 10 October 2016 - 11:43 AM

      Hi everyone! It's been a while, I decided it was time to finally start planning and spent the last 4 hours reading through forums on this site. It's so overwhelming, but so helpful!

       

      I'm heading to ERC for vacation (wedding isn't until Nov 2017) later this week if anyone has specific things they'd like me to check out. ;)






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