Thank you for the update on Elsa! Mind sharing how you got her budge? I think I'm going to have a problem. I'm trying to have something shipped within Mexico to the hotel 1 week prior to the wedding and I got the run around answer of no. It seems silly to have this shipped to NY only to go back to Mexico.
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Posted 25 January 2013 - 09:01 AM
Thats great advice to get things for the guests when you get there assuming that you get there in enough time to do do. The places that you are referring to that have these items cheap, are they close to the resort by chance?
Posted 28 January 2013 - 10:09 AM
Posted 29 January 2013 - 10:24 AM
Originally Posted by NinaO
Sorry I took so long to reply. I was busy dress shopping! But yes it is close. Not walking distance but if u get a chance when u leave airport just ask taxi or whom ever to point it out on the way to hotel. Cancun people love to help, that's why I love it there. I live in Houston. Lol Mall will be on right before u get to the GCR. The cheapest way to get there FYI is when u walk out GCR cross street to nearest bus stop that has busses going that direction. It will cost u like .50in pesos! Ride it down a couple of stops u can even tell driver luxury mall. When it stop across street from mall get out and cross street yourself. The bus runs up & down hotel zone. Rather than ride it to end back @ we always get off & RUN across street. Hope this helps.
Hahaha...I guess there's no traffic lights if you have to RUN across the streets. That was my laugh for the day. ;-)
Posted 29 January 2013 - 11:22 AM
LOL! True...I don't know if you have ever been but it is just one long main road and it is crazy to me how fast they drive. The buses swerving in and out of traffic with these little taxis going by & people on scooters. We always rent a car because we are very adventurous and like to take off on our own excursions to the cenotes. He drives not me!!!
Posted 29 January 2013 - 11:32 AM
Originally Posted by KernsWR
Hey ladies. Congrats on your wedding! Mine's next month. We will have our ceremony in the chapel as reception in Villas Terrace. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.
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Posted 29 January 2013 - 11:41 AM
Originally Posted by mizpriya
I deal with Elsa and it's hit or miss in terms of communicating with her. I found that she was really good at getting back to me at the beginning and then we hit a few bumps on the road where I was doing negotiations and she wouldn't budge. I finally got things my way. And as for paying for friends who will be doing your photography, I would argue on that one especially if they are staying with you for the week. If they are staying for a few days then I can understand that, but my friend who is doing photography is staying the whole week and I thought it was ridiculous to pay an outside vendor fee when they are a Real guest. I don't care about the discount they give you on that vendor fee. I ain't paying it when he's my guest!! That's stupid and I made sure they didn't charge me for that. I am printing a copy of that agreement we made in writing and will have it there if they give me any problems with that.
Honestly, I make a big stink about things because some of the things they charge you for are outrageous. Stand your ground and if it means so much to you, don't take No for an answer ladies!
I actually spoke with Elsa on the phone and she answered all questions I had and I told her to please send it again to me in writing. If you really need an answer and she doesn't get back to youin a couple of days, maybe it's worth a shot to call her up. She seems nice on the phone. I'm sure she gets busy during this time of the year coz there's more weddings. I have to stop and think to give her a break when that happens. But if I don't hear back in a week, I get on her over the phone.
Hope that helps. Can't wait to hear all about your weddings for those January brides. I'm getting more and more excited!
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Posted 29 January 2013 - 11:53 AM
After reading thru a LOT of these post I noticed Brides referring to the same names at the GCR. However I still haven't found any one mentioning Patty? She is the person who gave us the tour when we where there back in September and emails. She has told me it is all reserved and I paid deposit but have not gotten a contract?? Should I be concerned its July5, 2013! Also I deal with a guy named Ramiro to do the room blocking and room rates??
Posted 29 January 2013 - 01:45 PM
Nina, Patty initially began the process with us when we inquired about the date, venue choices and things like that. After that was confirmed we received a contract through Elsa and have been working with her since.
As far as the room blocks go, we did that through the travel agent we're using, so I'm not sure who the contact at the hotel is..sorry!
Posted 30 January 2013 - 07:30 AM
Is there any Canadian brides that got married at the chapel at GCR? If so, was it considered legal here in Canada? I was told by GCR that the catholic wedding is not recognized by their government and only by the roman catholics, but to find out if a catholic ceremony in Mexico would be legal here in Canada.
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