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#811 seb1230

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Posted 20 September 2014 - 11:30 AM

Hello Ladies,

 

I'm so excited to find a board dedicated to the Excellence Riviera Cancun! FI and I are getting married there this November 26th (the day before Thanksgiving).  I haven't been to the resort before and am really looking forward to connecting with others who are doing the same planning as I am.  



#812 HNeal

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Posted 20 September 2014 - 06:10 PM

@HNeal the passport is a nice idea!  Did you have rsvp cards with your entree choices to pick?  I found a cute invite with matching rsvp's and I'll put the two entrees so guests can choose.  Happy your pics are great!

 

We had not picked our food when the invites went out.  We sent our invites out super early to give guests a chance to plan.  Ideally we would have put that info in the invitation b/c I had to collect that info after the fact.  We did have an RSVP card which was the back page of the passport that gets torn off and mailed back to us.  We included a space where guests can write in the dates they would be in Mexico so we were able to plan activities accordingly.



#813 Sabes44

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Posted 21 September 2014 - 12:15 PM

 

@HNeal the passport is a nice idea!  Did you have rsvp cards with your entree choices to pick?  I found a cute invite with matching rsvp's and I'll put the two entrees so guests can choose.  Happy your pics are great!

 

We had not picked our food when the invites went out.  We sent our invites out super early to give guests a chance to plan.  Ideally we would have put that info in the invitation b/c I had to collect that info after the fact.  We did have an RSVP card which was the back page of the passport that gets torn off and mailed back to us.  We included a space where guests can write in the dates they would be in Mexico so we were able to plan activities accordingly.

 

I didn't realize we get to choose entree choices, I thought it was just one selection for everyone, unless someone has dietary restrictions?


Were is everyone planning on having their cocktail reception?  Orginally we were thinking the pier but Jessica just told me X Lounge is also available and after seeing the pictures I might be leaning that way.



#814 Crystal17

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Posted 21 September 2014 - 05:53 PM

@HNeal, we went through a travel agent and did save the dates so all our guests already booked their rooms. We don't really need a formal invite since we know who is definitely coming but because of the entree choice we're gonna do one with RSVP cards.
@Sabes44 I was told you can have two entree choices but the resort must have the seating chart and their entrees a month before wedding. We are planning on The Lobster House.
@seb1230 Welcome to the discussion. I've been to the resort 4 times, you'll love it!!! I'm getting married May 2015.

#815 Sabes44

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Posted 22 September 2014 - 09:12 AM

@HNeal, we went through a travel agent and did save the dates so all our guests already booked their rooms. We don't really need a formal invite since we know who is definitely coming but because of the entree choice we're gonna do one with RSVP cards.
@Sabes44 I was told you can have two entree choices but the resort must have the seating chart and their entrees a month before wedding. We are planning on The Lobster House.
@seb1230 Welcome to the discussion. I've been to the resort 4 times, you'll love it!!! I'm getting married May 2015.

Thank you!



#816 seb1230

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Posted 22 September 2014 - 03:55 PM

@HNeal, we went through a travel agent and did save the dates so all our guests already booked their rooms. We don't really need a formal invite since we know who is definitely coming but because of the entree choice we're gonna do one with RSVP cards.
@Sabes44 I was told you can have two entree choices but the resort must have the seating chart and their entrees a month before wedding. We are planning on The Lobster House.
@seb1230 Welcome to the discussion. I've been to the resort 4 times, you'll love it!!! I'm getting married May 2015.

Thank you!  I can't wait.  You guys are giving me a lot to think about. I haven't even chosen my menu or flowers yet! Just the locations for each dinner/cocktail hour we're having.



#817 Crystal17

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Posted 25 September 2014 - 12:18 PM

Help Ladies!!!  Did or Will anyone have a welcome/rehersal dinner?  We are having a welcome dinner for everyone the night before the wedding at Oregano (outside area of restaurant).  I asked Jessica for food options and she sent me a sample menu but the food is real fancy.  For the wedding I don't mind this but I'd like to have more plain items for the welcome dinner.  Did anyone have a simple menu for their welcome dinner???



#818 karijean

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Posted 26 September 2014 - 05:14 PM

@Crystal17

If your welcome/rehearsal dinner is private then you have to pick the menu. And you pay extra per person.

If it is semi-private then you eat whatever is on the menu at that particular restaurant. You chose Oregano so I know it's pizza and pastas. Semi-private can only be for 20 people max though and you don't have to pay extra per person for that. We chose Agave for Welcome dinner and we had fajitas off the menu.

Hope that answers your question.

#819 seb1230

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Posted 28 September 2014 - 04:25 PM

We are doing a welcome cocktail party at the X-Lounge.  I have a related question.  It sounds like the semi-private dinners are capped at 20 people.  We are going to have 23 including us. Does anyone happen to know if we can pay extra for the 3 over 20 and still have a semi-private dinner?  We have booked a semi-private dinner the night before the wedding at Tuscana and I'm hoping we don't have to figure out a back-up plan.  I'll email Jessica but wondered if anyone had experience with this.



#820 IvanLuckiePhotography

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    Posted 28 September 2014 - 07:02 PM

    I though It will be helpful to share one of my posts to get a better idea of planning the locations, please feel free to contact me for any advice from a photographer point of view

     

    http://www.luckiepho...hy-emilyandrew/

     

    Cheers!!






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