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#1651 Vika

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 07:52 AM

Originally Posted by juicybride 

Have any of you decided on your appetizers? I don't know what half of the stuff are on that list! lol

i didn't either!! i had to google the stuff that I thought sounded like it might be good!

We went with:

 

  1. CHICKEN QUESADILLAS
  2. SMOKED SALMON WITH CREAM CHEESE
  3. ACAPULCO SHRIMP CEVICHE ON TARTALENE
  4. BEEF BROCHETTES


#1652 shannonmarie

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 08:27 AM

I agree, they all sound strange! Here's what we are going with:

(we are getting 6 instead of getting the dessert that comes with dinner. Since we will have wedding cake, I didn't see a need for both and I figured we'd need the extra apps at cocktail hour since we aren't paying for the extra people we'll have)

 

A. Smoked Salmon with Cream Cheese

B. Mini Tacos

C. Chicken Quesadilla

D. Fish/or Beef Croquette (still deciding)

E. Guacamole and Salsa

F. Sliced tomato and Mozzarella Al Pesto

 

We still have time to make changes but I think this is what we'll go with.


62 guest booked, plus Bride and Groom!


#1653 ChocoTaco7568

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    Posted 25 February 2013 - 08:44 AM

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by juicybride 

    Have any of you decided on your appetizers? I don't know what half of the stuff are on that list! lol

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Vika 

    i didn't either!! i had to google the stuff that I thought sounded like it might be good!

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    My Fi and I had to look up half the options via google images... glad we weren't the only ones



    #1654 mic813

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      Posted 25 February 2013 - 10:33 AM

      Originally Posted by ChocoTaco7568 

      Quote:

      Quote:

      My Fi and I had to look up half the options via google images... glad we weren't the only ones

      Me too!!!

       

      Do any past brides or anyone who has visited the resort know about their top shelf alcohol?  Vodka brand, whiskey, etc?



      #1655 juicybride

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      Posted 25 February 2013 - 11:29 AM

      Glad I'm not the only one either. I'll have to google these & see what they all are. I probably won't be able to taste them anyway but I still want the yummiest apps.  



      #1656 Mlite83

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        Posted 25 February 2013 - 11:35 AM

        Originally Posted by mic813 

        Me too!!!

         

        Do any past brides or anyone who has visited the resort know about their top shelf alcohol?  Vodka brand, whiskey, etc?

        We went with

        1. Smoke salmon with cream cheese

        2. Boursin cheese canapĀ©

        3. Mini vol au vent with sea food

        4. Beef brochette with blue cheese sauce

         

        But honestly I don't know if that is what we got!  Like most of you we didn't know what a lot of the options were so we didn't really know what to expect them to look like...the appetizers we got all looked beautiful (from the pictures I have seen) and our guests said they were tasty (we missed the cocktail hour to do photos) but I'm not certain what everything was just from looking at pictures - one seems to have a fruit garnish which seems odd with our choices?  I have posted a couple pictures of the apps below -- I know for sure the round ones in the middle of the first pic are mini vol au vent and I am guessing the triangle toasts beside them might be smoke salmon or boursin cheese?

         

        I wasn't concerned though - everyone said there was lots to eat and they tasted great. We had left overs since some many people had been snacking earlier in the day (our ceremony was at 4) or ate a late lunch.   

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        At the regular bars I recall seeing Bacardi Rum, Smirnoff Vodka, and Canadian Mist (Whiskey) most days but sometimes it was switched up - definitely had Crown in the lobby bar at least twice over the week we stayed.  I didn't tend to notice brands but I know the drinks were good (definitely not watered down as some reviewers have said on tripadvisor) and everyone seemed pleased with their options.  They also had cans of Bud Light which many people enjoyed after they wanted to switch it up from Corona.

         

        *We asked for the mini bar fridges in the room to be stocked with Bud Light and Corona on the wedding day and they did so happily (and also put two bottles on wine on ice for us) when we were getting ready.  Similarly we ordered 6 packs of Bud from room service after the bar was closed and that was not a problem either....wow it sounds like we have a drinking problem!

         

        As for booze - the preferred club lounge always had top shelf. 

        In the preferred club lounge I know they always had:

        Whiskey - Crown Royal

        Vodka - Grey Goose

        Scotch - Johnny Walker

        -- plus a whole ton of other booze, we actually heard several comments about how surprised people were to see the quality of alcohol.

         

        Hope that helps!



        #1657 mic813

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          Posted 25 February 2013 - 12:02 PM

          Originally Posted by Mlite83 

          We went with

          1. Smoke salmon with cream cheese

          2. Boursin cheese canapĀ©

          3. Mini vol au vent with sea food

          4. Beef brochette with blue cheese sauce

           

          But honestly I don't know if that is what we got!  Like most of you we didn't know what a lot of the options were so we didn't really know what to expect them to look like...the appetizers we got all looked beautiful (from the pictures I have seen) and our guests said they were tasty (we missed the cocktail hour to do photos) but I'm not certain what everything was just from looking at pictures - one seems to have a fruit garnish which seems odd with our choices?  I have posted a couple pictures of the apps below -- I know for sure the round ones in the middle of the first pic are mini vol au vent and I am guessing the triangle toasts beside them might be smoke salmon or boursin cheese?

           

          I wasn't concerned though - everyone said there was lots to eat and they tasted great. We had left overs since some many people had been snacking earlier in the day (our ceremony was at 4) or ate a late lunch.   

          ProcGalleryTrueAspectServlet (params=[sc=0&pa=0.5&sa=0&ry=1600&rx=1199&cr=0.0,0.0,1.0,1.0&nocredit=1&py=1600&px=1199&r=1&q=0&cb=16382457&p=1&ps=23&dsbg=221&po=1&g=2.2&bw=0.2&f=0&b=1&ph=63993&si=00409647050320130214233330403.JPG&gc=1&vtype=g] actions=[CachedCanvas (RawOrProxyraw(com.shutterfly.imaging.rendering.imageref.ReferenceManager$Ref@41ff56bb, 1600) | Rotate(270) | FitToSize(java.awt.Dimension[width=1199,height=1600], 2) | ScaleRGB(1.0240963697433472, 1.0240963697433472, 1.0240963697433472) | Sharpen(1.2999999523162842) | ShowPrint(java.awt.Dimension[width=1199,height=1600], 221, 1.0, 1.0, 1.0, 0, 0.800000011920929, 0.800000011920929, 0.800000011920929, 0) -> NativeCanvas(7FEA5ACC8060))]) PixSense Recompression: PX_COMP_STD 172.16.17.11 2013/02/14 19:04:07.239ProcGalleryTrueAspectServlet (params=[sc=0&pa=0.5&sa=0&ry=1600&rx=1199&cr=0.0,0.0,1.0,1.0&nocredit=1&py=1600&px=1199&r=1&q=0&cb=12369357&p=1&ps=23&dsbg=221&po=1&g=2.2&bw=0.2&f=0&b=1&ph=52669&si=00409647050320130214225802118.JPG&gc=1&vtype=g] actions=[CachedCanvas (RawOrProxyraw(com.shutterfly.imaging.rendering.imageref.ReferenceManager$Ref@4f2404c1, 1600) | Rotate(270) | FitToSize(java.awt.Dimension[width=1199,height=1600], 2) | ScaleRGB(1.2439024448394775, 1.2439024448394775, 1.2439024448394775) | Sharpen(1.2999999523162842) | ShowPrint(java.awt.Dimension[width=1199,height=1600], 221, 1.0, 1.0, 1.0, 0, 0.800000011920929, 0.800000011920929, 0.800000011920929, 0) -> NativeCanvas(2AAAE00754F0))]) PixSense Recompression: PX_COMP_STD 172.16.17.98 2013/02/14 18:58:18.305

           

          At the regular bars I recall seeing Bacardi Rum, Smirnoff Vodka, and Canadian Mist (Whiskey) most days but sometimes it was switched up - definitely had Crown in the lobby bar at least twice over the week we stayed.  I didn't tend to notice brands but I know the drinks were good (definitely not watered down as some reviewers have said on tripadvisor) and everyone seemed pleased with their options.  They also had cans of Bud Light which many people enjoyed after they wanted to switch it up from Corona.

           

          *We asked for the mini bar fridges in the room to be stocked with Bud Light and Corona on the wedding day and they did so happily (and also put two bottles on wine on ice for us) when we were getting ready.  Similarly we ordered 6 packs of Bud from room service after the bar was closed and that was not a problem either....wow it sounds like we have a drinking problem!

           

          As for booze - the preferred club lounge always had top shelf. 

          In the preferred club lounge I know they always had:

          Whiskey - Crown Royal

          Vodka - Grey Goose

          Scotch - Johnny Walker

          -- plus a whole ton of other booze, we actually heard several comments about how surprised people were to see the quality of alcohol.

           

          Hope that helps!

          So hopeful.  My group loves to drink.  Sounds perfect.  Thank you!



          #1658 EJay2013

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            Posted 26 February 2013 - 08:51 AM

            Mlite83

             

            Thank you for posting your wedding review!! Can you tell the amount of people you took on the Catarman Cruise and the price? I would like to do this for my guests as well!!!!



            #1659 Mlite83

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              Posted 26 February 2013 - 09:32 AM

              Originally Posted by EJay2013 

              Mlite83

               

              Thank you for posting your wedding review!! Can you tell the amount of people you took on the Catarman Cruise and the price? I would like to do this for my guests as well!!!!


              We had 32 people for the cruise (the boat held a max of 35, but for $100 more you could go up to the next size which had a max. occupancy of 40).  We paid $1200 for a 4 hr cruise that included an open bar (beer, rum punch, shots, pop, water, juice) and snorkel (all equipment included).  There was an option for food but we decided against it since we did a mid-afternoon sail so everyone ate before leaving the resort (around 2ish) and we were back about 7:30.  No one seemed to miss the food, so I think it was a smart choice.

               

              We also paid for transportation from Now Jade to the marina (Cancun, at the beginning of the hotel zone) - it was $70/van and each van held 11 people. 

               

              The service we experienced was top notch so we were happy to tip the staff, I think we gave $100 since there was 4 or 5 of them.

               

              We dealt with Cecilia via email in the months and days leading up to the trip - she was great, very clear in her communication and always responded in a timely fashion. 

               

              Hope that helps - let me know if you have any other questions!



              #1660 TATrisha

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              Posted 26 February 2013 - 10:42 AM

              Great review!  I've added it to the review section so it'll help other brides.  Thank you so much for coming back and posting it :)  Congratulations!


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