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#1 monizbabcock13

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    Posted 12 April 2012 - 10:45 AM

    Hi my name is Ana & I recently got engaged, we are getting married in Cuba we wanted to go to Mexico but because of the recent events happening there everyone is are very freaked, anyway we have been researching resorts all inclusive and adults only, we have found these two the Paradisus Princesa del Mar Spa & Resort and Melia Las Americas, i have been trying to get feedback on the most recent wedding that have taken place there in the last 3yrs if possible, we are planning to get married November 2013 so if we could get feedback from couples who have gotten married around the same time that would be great, so we would like feedback from photographer, weather, food etc if there is any information that you could provide us that would be great and help us to narrow it down.Thank you and look forward to hearing from you.



    #2 thatprettylady

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      Posted 21 May 2012 - 11:52 AM

      Hello

       

      I was just married in Cuba last month at the Melia Las Americas! Ask me anything I would be glad to answer any questions you have.

       

      Sheryl



      #3 thatprettylady

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        Posted 21 May 2012 - 12:08 PM

        The wedding planner at the Melia is Karina (she rocks and knows her stuff) I was in touch with her long before the wedding. When we arrived at the hotel Karina met us and check us in immediately, along with my parents. The room that Karina upgraded us to was amazing! It was the biggest and nicest room I've ever seen ( could very well compare to a 5 star in Vegas). The next day Karina and spoke and arranged the wedding details. The Melia has a gazebo that was just built late last year, I decided on having the ceremony there instead of on the beach more private. Karina decorated the gazebo with tulle, flowers and rose petals. I supplied my walkout music, there was no issue with them playing it. It was perfect.

         

        After the ceremony we rented a bus and went into town and took pictures. I brought my own photographers from Edmonton. The pictures turned out amazing.

         

        I paid extra and had one of the a la cartes all to myself, LOL plus my guests. In total we had 50 people. Again Karina decorated the restaurant, it was beautiful. I did bring a few things to decorate from Edmonton.

         

        During the meal which was amazing, no complaints from anyone, everyone raved about the dinner, they provided live music!

         

        We did have the normal speeches, cake, and we brought our own music, playlist, for our first dance and for the dance that went till mid.

         

        If you have anymore questions feel free to message me, I can also show you some of the pictures.



        #4 DwBride2Be

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          Posted 28 May 2012 - 12:54 PM

          Hey Prettylady!

           

          Congratulations on your wedding, it sounds like it was amazing!!

           

          I am getting married in Varadero at Paradisus Varadero in December.  I know you were at a different hotel, but they are the same chain.  I am also from Edmonton!! I'm bringing my own photographers too, so I'm super curious about where you went to get photo's done.     Do you have any suggestions?   We are going to do a TTD for the day after the wedding and will probably rent a car to do it so I really would love to see where you went and hear your feedback!!

           

          DID you bring money to tip the locals where you were taking photo's?

          Did you feel uncomfortable anywhere out in your wedding dress??

           

          It sounds like our weddings are going to be very similar, I am bringing decorations, and table covers etc.  I'm definitely going to have a private reception and I want to bring the music etc.

           

          Could your guests hear your vows or was it quiet?

           

          I'm so glad you posted, the Cuba Thread is so lonely, I feel like I'm the only one out here!!

          Can't wait to hear from you!

          Laurie



          #5 thatprettylady

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            Posted 01 June 2012 - 09:34 AM

            Laurie

             

            Congrats! I hear that Paradisus Varadero is beautiful! I guarantee it will be amazing. Have you been to Cuba before?

             

            The places that we took our pictures were Al Capone's, 53 street and ended at the DuPont Mansion. I recommend all of these places. For TTD, go to DuPont!

             

            Renting the cars is an awesome idea, I think it runs about $50.00 an hour. 

             

            We did tip the people where we took the pictures. I, in no way felt uncomfortable out in my wedding dress. The local Cubans loved it! Smiles and congrats from everyone. 

             

            No, our guests could not hear out vows, that sucked. Plus they didn't tell us that we could write our own, otherwise we would have.fore

             

            If you look at my profile I uploaded some pics, check it out. If you have any questions let me know. 






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