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#1 dmccamey

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    Posted 06 November 2012 - 04:02 PM

    My fiance and I went on a journey to find a place to get married that was all-inclusive and a 5 star resort. So after an extensive search we came across the Beloved Hotel. I literally stalked tripadvisor, facebook, set google alerts and frequented Bestdestinationweddings.com website for any feedback regarding TBH. Throughout this past year the reviews were all amazing. We never got a chance to do a site visit, which had me extremely nervous to trust a group of strangers to create the wedding of my dreams. I first began contact with one wedding coordinator and mid-year they transitioned to a new one-Alejandro Rangel. My experiences with Alejandro had been via email. He was very prompt in returning emails especially as the big day approached and was open to any requests or address any concerns I had. He was very good at reassuring us that our wedding would be perfect and we should not have any worries. TBH, is not the stereotypical all-inclusive wedding factories. They have a smaller wedding package and a large a la carte options which costs can quickly add up. However, despite taking full advantage of most of the a la carte items our wedding came in well below our set budget which we were pleased with. We started off with a welcome Bonfire on that Friday night with music, marshmallows, cocktails and appetizers, which was a big hit for the guests because it allowed them to mingle and meet. At the bonfire we had a raffle and gave out small gifts (luggage tags, t-shirts, pens and notepads from Vista print and maracas from oriental trading) It also gave us an opportunity to greet everyone as well. Saturday which was absolutely phenomenal. The weather was great, the team of photographers were snapping away and we had a great time. Reception we used the house DJ-DJ Mannia, they were ok, they didn't play much music from my playlist and at times songs I'd never heard of, nevertheless, everyone was dancing and having a good time. We upgraded to the larger cake so guest could have wedding cake, however, after we cut it, the staff failed to cut and distribute it and somehow the cake disappeared and guests never got a piece. (we tried to get it taken off the bill, but they said since we cut in to it, it was ours.) This was a huge disappointment and we have no idea how it got confused that no cake was cut and distributed. Literally that is my only complaint. The atmosphere of TBH, is very chic, relaxing. There were children there because this is a family friendly resort, but I never found them overbearing or annoying. The beach was well manicured and had a natural look/feel with the various palm trees and bushes. The beach did have a lot of seaweed, but the staff worked hard to clear it daily. We stayed in Consentida 3, which is one of the best 2 story beachfront casitas that has the best view of the beach/ocean. Unfortunately, the plunge pool on the terrance was bitterly cold and my fiance and I could not bring ourselves to dip beyond our legs. The food was absolutely amazing. The only buffet they had was during breakfast and lunch. there were 4 restaurants that you could eat from and all of which had a great variety. 24 hour room service was amazing and we took advantage of that. Another bonus in the room was the bar in your room included 4 bottles of top shelf liquor at your disposal-which put my guest in a state of shock...but quickly faded as they poured themselves multiple glasses. LOL!! The service is outstanding. The staff are happy to address any need you have and gladly serve you. They aren't begging for tips or base their work on you tipping (tips are included in the cost of your stay). We tipped those we felt were extra helpful. The Weather was great, it got a bit windy in the evening, and required a shawl, but nothing more. We did partake in spa services, which were amazing, but very pricey. For guests I did a welcome bag and had the hotel staff deliver them to the guests' rooms. They were  in a natural brown bag that I stamped a palm tree on, had some medications (Dramamine, Tylenol, tums, pepto bismol, Imodium), a newsletter, raffle ticket, wedding magnet, and fan with personalized ribbon. If anyone has any questions, feel free to contact me. I posted some pics in my profile album.



    #2 Tulumbride2013

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      Posted 07 November 2012 - 06:26 AM

      Congrats! I love your gown and your pics at gorgeous! Sounds like everything went well with the exception of the cake:)

      #3 dmccamey

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        Posted 07 November 2012 - 06:50 AM

        LOL, yes I"m hoping I"ll get over the cake soon :), thank you so much!! It was a chore toting the dress though, because it was so fluffy, but I wouldn't change a thing about it!



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          Posted 07 November 2012 - 10:24 AM

           

          Congrats dmccamey! on your outstanding wedding and excellent review of your entire experience :) it's sure to help many brides here with deciding on what would work well for them, so THX for sharing, and have a wonderful journey ahead filled with major Great! Times! enjoy :)

           

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          #5 carajoe08

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            Posted 07 November 2012 - 11:58 AM

            Congrats! Glad you wedding was amazing :)



            #6 Snoopy129

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              Posted 18 January 2013 - 11:29 AM

              sounds amazing!  congrats on such a successful and beautiful wedding!  i was wondering which menu you decided on for the reception? 



              #7 dmccamey

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                Posted 19 January 2013 - 06:33 AM

                We did the American Way and had Chicken or Steak as an option for guests to choose from.



                #8 Snoopy129

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                  Posted 19 January 2013 - 09:43 AM

                  Originally Posted by dmccamey 

                  We did the American Way and had Chicken or Steak as an option for guests to choose from.


                  thank you again!  that's actually what we are leaning towards too!  :-)



                  #9 Lyman

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                    Posted 19 January 2013 - 10:49 AM

                    Do you have any vegetarian guests to consider? just a thought........ :)



                    #10 Snoopy129

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                      Posted 20 January 2013 - 10:48 AM

                      Originally Posted by Lyman 

                      Do you have any vegetarian guests to consider? just a thought........ :)

                      no vegetarians...well, none that will be attending our wedding, that is!  good point though!






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