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#581 ncalvar

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    Posted 11 March 2013 - 10:17 AM

    Originally Posted by Catish11 

    HEY LADIES I'M BACK!!!!!!!!! THE WEDDING WAS AAAAAMMMAAZINGGG!!! EVERYTHING WENT SMOOTHLY!!!! DONT ANYYY OF YOU STRESS ANYMORE!!! SERIOUSLY, YOU MEET W/ EVERYONE ONCE YOU GET DOWN THERE, FROM THE PRIEST TO THE DJ TO THE WEDDING PLANNER. THEY'RE USED TO THIS, THEY HAVE A WEDDING @LEAST ONCE A WEEK. OUR GUESTS CHECKED IN JUST FINE (MOST OF THEM EXCEPT 1 STAYED AT THE GCR) AND IT WAS PRETTY NICE!!! MY SISTER LOVED IT SO MUCH SHE ENDED UP BUYING THE TIMESHARE AT THE ROYAL!! WHICH BTW THEY DO QUICKLY APPROACH YOU BOUT IT AS SOON AS YOU GET DONE CHECKING IN (THEY SAY THEY'RE GOING TO JUST GIVE YOU INFO ON THE RESORT ON WHERE AND HOW TO FIND THINGS AND THEY DIVE INTO THEIR "CLUB" TALK)WE IMMEDIATELY REJECTED THEM (THEY'RE THE PEOPLE DRESSED IN ALL WHITE, SO YOU MISS THEM!!!) OTHER THEN THAT IT WAS ALL SMOOTH SAILING. WE DID REHERSAL AT CHAPEL THE NIGHT BEFORE (CHAPEL IS ALWAYS OPEN AND AVAILABLE, UNLESS THERE'S A WEDDING GOING ON OF COURSE, OR SUNDAY MASS WHICH THEY DO) AND ALL MET AT ALBATROS FOR DINNER AFTER. IF YOU'RE THERE AT A DECENT TIME THEY WILL DEF ACCOMODATE YOU. JUST ASK FOR TABLES OF 10. THEY WILL SIT YOU ALL CLOSE. THE FOOD AT RESORT WAS PRETTY GOOD AND THE SERVICE WAS WONDERFUL ALL ROUND. EVERYONE WAS NICE AND I THINK AS LONG AS YOU'RE NICE AND COURTEOUS TO THE STAFF THEY WILL BE NICE IN RETURN. WE DID HAVE TO WAIT FOR OUR UPGRADE THE NEXT DAY... IT WAS KINDA ANNOYING, BUT NOT A TRAGEDY.THE UPGRADE WAS PRETTY NICE, OCEANFRONT FACING THE POOL. THE DAY OF WEDDING I HAD ROOM SERVICE SENT (COULDNT EAT OF COURSE!!) AND WENT TO GET HAIR DONE W MY GIRLS! THEY WORKED SO QUICKLY (AND MY HAIR IS DEF NOT EASY TO DEAL W/!!!) BUT IT MADE ME CRY SEEING THE RESULTS (I HAD HAD A HAIR TRIAL ON WED BEFORE WEDDING AND I ALSO CRIED THEN!!) IT WAS JUST AMAZING THE WORK THEY DID. AFTER HAIR WENT TO MY ROOM AFTER MY MOH GAVE ME WRONG KEY SMH( LETS NOT EVEN GET STARTED ON THAT!!) SO WENT BACK TO LOBBY PRAYIN I WOULDNT SEE MY NOW HUSBAND, AND I DIDNT EVEN HAVE TO GO UP TO FRONT DESK, 1 OF THE TIMESHARE GIRLS GRABBED THE WRONG KEY AND REACTIVATED IT SO I COULD GET INTO ROOM. THAT WAS THE ONLY HICCUP I CAN THINK OF THROUGH WHOLE DAY!!! I WILL TRY TO PUT A REVIEW UP WHEN I CAN AS I AM IN THE MIDDLE OF MOVING. THE CEREMONY WAS BEAUTIFUL, THE COCKTAIL HOUR GOOD!!!, AND RECEPTION JUST FELT SOOO SHORT!! BUT WE DID CONTINUE PARTYING IN LOBBY. THE WHOLE LOBBY ERUPTED INTO APPLAUD WHEN I CAME  IN :) FELT PRETTY COOL!! BTW THERE WILL BE RANDOM STRANGERS TAKING PICS OF YOU....WEIRDDDD LOL BUT LADIES I CANT EMPHASIZE ENOUGH HOW YOU SHOULDNT STRESS AT ALL. I KNO IT'S EASIER SAID THEN DONE, BUT THEY HAVE EVERYTHING UNDER CONTROL. I BET ALL OF YOU ARE 10 TIMES MORE ORGANIZED THEN MYSELF AND I THINK MY WEDDING TURNED OUT PERFECT, SO I CANT IMAGINE ALL OF YOURS BEING ANY LESS!!! :D ENJOY THE PLANNING BC AFTER YOU WILL FEEL VERY SAD AS I DID ON OUR HONEYMOON LOL. ANY QUESTIONS JUST ASK!! 

    Thank you so much for sharing!!!!!! Your wedding looked amazing and you looked beyond beautiful! Can't wait to read the whole review.



    #582 Kaitlyn Wawryko

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      Posted 11 March 2013 - 04:14 PM

      awe darn the video is gone :(



      #583 Catish11

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        Posted 12 March 2013 - 08:46 AM

        Thanks Ladies!!! @Emily...we really really wanted to pay for the extra hour, but honestly wasnt worth it. We stuck w/ the schedule although it only left us w/ about 2 hours of partying. We took party to lobby and it was fine. Everyone spoke bout how it was such an amazing wedding anyway so I think your guests will love it whether it's 3 or 4 hours. The chairs were the basic standard stuff. Didnt look bad @ all as long as you bring stuff that adds color and pop. Your centerpieces help also! @Jeizzica Im glad!! I was really stressing myself, but trust me they have everything under control! @Mrsguinovart Didnt really get to enjoy cocktail hour much since we took pics for most of it :( i loved it though and so did all our guests bc of how diff it was. Only thing that bothered me with the sand was that my feet were all sandy for me to put my wedding shoes back on, but @ that point you really wont care, you will just want to get the party started lol. Other then that the only thing that was crazy was the wind!!I pray all of you have a calmer day!! We had so much broken glasses and my hair was a HOT MESS after reception lol @txbrideinmexico you can def use the chapel whenever you want. DO NOT ALLOW THEM TO CHARGE U FOR IT. it's there for people to go in and out as they please. As long as guests are respectful and just go in for rehersal shouldnt be a problem. 



        #584 Catish11

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          Posted 12 March 2013 - 09:26 AM

          Ms.priya I'm glad this relieved you a bit!! Dont worry things will go fine!! the days will fly so enjoy the planning!@ ncalvar thank uuuu :) Kaitlyn i'm posting it again, maybe there's a certain amount of time it's allowed up?? So weird that it would be gone. Try it again..here ya go...



          #585 WeddingCancun

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            Posted 12 March 2013 - 10:26 AM

            hello brides!

            we want to share with you this beautiful floral decor at Gran Caribe Real chapel

             


            We help couples planning a beach destination wedding who want a splendid Wedding experience in Cancun and Riviera Maya get simple, elegant and romantic decoration without worring to deal with vendors who really dont care about your wedding. DO YOU KNOW ANYONE LIKE THAT?


            #586 Emily11386

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              Posted 12 March 2013 - 03:39 PM

              We are going to be turning in our info soon and we are really debating about the videographer. At $500 for 1 hr of taping and a 30 min edited DVD I seems a little steep, but at the same time I don't want to regret not doing it. Are others doing videography or passing on it?
              May 10, 2013 at The Gran Caribe Real/ Royal Cancun
              33 adults (including bride & groom) and 3 kids booked!

              #587 Billandstina

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                Posted 12 March 2013 - 04:03 PM

                We are going to be turning in our info soon and we are really debating about the videographer. At $500 for 1 hr of taping and a 30 min edited DVD I seems a little steep, but at the same time I don't want to regret not doing it. Are others doing videography or passing on it?

                I'm having the same dilemma in my head! Especially since for us that cost could cover an extra hour of the reception! So much money for everything! But at the same time I would love something to look back and watch years from now!

                #588 BeachBumLesley

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                  Posted 12 March 2013 - 06:19 PM

                  Ladies! I'm having my reception on the terrace. Any ideas or suggestions for decor? Since I can't hang anythiing, I have no ideas for decorations... Also, I have yet to hear any hidden fees from my wc aside from outside vendor fees and the $5 per person for open bar during cocktail hour. Any hidden fees that you all know of or experienced, please please share.. So I'm prepared and not wanting to rip my hair out lol.... Also to clarify, does the open bar fee of $5 per person, apply to the reception too?

                  #589 BridetobeABCD

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                    Posted 12 March 2013 - 07:25 PM

                    Ladies! I'm having my reception on the terrace. Any ideas or suggestions for decor? Since I can't hang anythiing, I have no ideas for decorations... Also, I have yet to hear any hidden fees from my wc aside from outside vendor fees and the $5 per person for open bar during cocktail hour. Any hidden fees that you all know of or experienced, please please share.. So I'm prepared and not wanting to rip my hair out lol.... Also to clarify, does the open bar fee of $5 per person, apply to the reception too?

                    When I participated in the webinar for this resort I asked about cocktail hour. I asked if that includes champagne toast only or a full open bar with all booze. I was told cocktail hour is an open bar. No extra charge!

                    #590 Billandstina

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                      Posted 12 March 2013 - 10:24 PM

                      When I participated in the webinar for this resort I asked about cocktail hour. I asked if that includes champagne toast only or a full open bar with all booze. I was told cocktail hour is an open bar. No extra charge!

                      I was also told this but when I received my request form for final counts etc. I noticed a discrepancy in the prices and I asked why it was now $15...I was told only champagne is being served with 3 cold hors d'oeuvres but for $5 more per person we get open bar. For an additional $10 we get 3 hot appetizers as well! It's absolutely irritating when we had always been told $10 would be open bar and 3 appetizers! Just one more rip off!!!!




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