Hi DW Bride 2014
Thank you we are so excited!!
I picked Playacar Palace because of the location (close to lots of things but out of the hussle bussle of Cancun (party alley)), its size, its practically 5 star ambiance (people are coming from afar and I want them to get the best experience they can for their $)..Also the reviews are spectacular.
I picked Cecilia because she is so super nice and accomodating and has a great portfolio that her photos are like a sequence of a love story and not just
"ok, now you pose with your arm this way and his arm this way and look to the left, then to the right"...it natural and beautiful and she didnt nickle and dime me "per hour" it was all about getting the day captured. Be aware of the day pass for a photog if you bring them in its $91 for them plus $91 for any additional assistant..not too bad.
Colin Cowie was such a toss up for me because while its awesome and includes a lot, its not sooo much more stuff than the complimentary but its $3500 for some runners and chair covers and beads, I ordered paper lanterns in various sizes in my colors online for $1 each (to hang from chuppah), and runners, chair sashes from Tableclothfactory.com..made my own bunting for the table under the chuppah that is included with the complimentary, grabbing flowers from the flower mart down the street and vases from Walmart (also down the street- I love how simple and clean a huge bunch of calla lillies looks with a ribbon tight around it), I am keeping it colorful and simple. People won't remember a brown chair vs a white chair, but they will remember dancing the night away so we got the DJ. Our budget is $5000 (not counting the airfair/hotel and my dress) I think we will be there!!
I am ordering the wish lanterns this week. I will let you know how they work out at the resort. I didnt ask permission because its over the ocean, so it wouldnt be a "fire hazard"
Happy Planning gals!!!