Here it is!!
Hotel Check In-
Joey and I had reserved a ocean front room and were hoping for the quiet side of the resortâ€¦what we got was a partial ocean view, blocked by trees in the noisiest part of the resort w a terrible view in general. You could barely see the ocean and it was on the 2nd floorâ€¦literally on top of the buffet so our room smelled like food. And mold! The smell was so bad that I had to ask to be moved because it was terrible for my asthma. They told me that it would take 2 days to get another similar room and that was okayâ€¦just as long as I didnâ€™t have to stay in the molded room! EW!!! Thank god for the hotel being so gorgeous and the food amazing and the staff, well sweet as peas, so it wasnâ€™t a problem at allâ€”more like a hassle.
I was assigned to Kyleneâ€¦she was great over emailâ€¦detailed and always got back to me ASAPâ€¦and was great and on point when we first met. Only thing that I didnâ€™t like about her (or maybe their protocol?) is that all of us were confused at the ceremony. She came to pick us upâ€¦direct us to the gazebo, and THAT WAS IT. it was confusing knowing what was going to happen at the bottom because I had 7 girls and guys and no one was sure where to goâ€¦all she said was stand along the side. Which seems logical, but when youre down there, clearer directions would have been awesome. We looked like we were deers in headlights lol! After the ceremony, the wrong song was played (though It was clearly stated on the ipod) and we were left standing there for what felt like 5 minutes when no one could find a pen to sign the documents and Kylene left to speak to the DJ and left us there just standing there like mopesâ€¦ L Another pain in the tush was that I had 55 people and they had just started pouring the champagne when we were done so I had to wait for ONE waitress to pour 55 glasses and pass out 55 glasses before we could do the toastâ€¦it really did waste like 15 minutes of photo time.
My only other gripe was that she disappeared. I thought she would be with us the rest of the night and she wasnâ€™t. She welcomed us in, stayed for about 15 mins and I didnâ€™t see her again that night. I was grateful there werenâ€™t any problems that needed her assistance bc when I asked where she was, I was told she left. And it was 8â€¦I wish she had told me that because I did have something to ask her L
I had people come in for 3 days so each day I gave the front desk labeled bags to give everyone. Most people got theirs though the 3 or 4 who didnâ€™t and who later found out there were bags waiting for them, went back that night and they were gone. And I didnâ€™t have them eitherâ€¦seems they went to the same place my socks goâ€¦lol
51 out of the 55 got themâ€¦sounds good to me!
We had it at â€œEl Medanoâ€ and invited our entire wedding to come. We didnâ€™t want to miss a beat with all our friends and family so everyone ended up coming and just eating near each other in the backâ€¦no extra money was paid for this because it wasnâ€™t a closed or private eventâ€¦it was just pure coincidence that a big area of the restaurant was open for all of us to have dinner together!
As I said earlier, I wish the rehearsal dinner was an actual rehearsal. Would have been good if Kylene actually told us where to stand, how to walk, what happens next, etc. That I didnâ€™t like at all L
Was sweet and adorable. No complaints there!
Ceremony Set up-
Everything I gave Kylene to set up was thereâ€¦and beautiful. No complaints AT ALL J
It was at Baja Norte and were glad we chose this location. Only downfall was that it was so chilly that night. People had to put on their sweaters and sweatpants under their dresses because it was chilly!! Go figure cause the other nights were warm. LOL. We all laughed about it and in the end it wasnâ€™t a big deal at all. All was fine at the end of the day!
I loved them all!!! I loved Alina and she was awesome. She did a great job on the arrangements that go on the Gazebo and on the centerpiecesâ€¦they were so super cute and really made the table POP! I had a brooch bouquet and my girls had kusadama origami flowers so we didnâ€™t use her for bouquet services.
In a nutshell, I think that covers it all! If you guys have any questions let me know!!!