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#81 WinnipegBride

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Posted 07 September 2014 - 06:02 PM

We wanted to do the 10 day stay, but turns out that Sunwing doesn't do their 10 day vacations until primetime in December out of Winnipeg....so we will be doing the 7 days with our group and hopefully get away on a private honeymoon in the Spring instead.  I think 10 days would be awesome because you will be able to kick back and relax more..



#82 veryvalentine

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Posted 17 September 2014 - 07:44 AM

@barbiebec

 

Hey!  That's so exciting!  Your wedding is fast approaching!  yay

 

I am going to be doing 10 days.  I wanted to arrive before our guests and just chill for a bit, catch up on a tan and actually enjoy my time with FI.  I suspect we are going to be so busy that week and it will be nice to have a few days completely on our own.

 

We will also do our own honeymoon later on.



 
 
Married on June 20th, 2015 at the Grand Sunset Princess Riviera Gazebo & Reception at the Chill Out with 60 guests
 
 

My planning thread:  http://www.bestdesti...unset-princess/

My review thread:  http://www.bestdesti...incess-wedding/


#83 barbiebec

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Posted 30 October 2014 - 10:04 AM

Hello ladies!

 

I am leaving for the Grand Sunset Princess to get married in just 1 more day!!!!

 

Quick question:  for the ceremony and also the dj at night - for specific songs you want played, can they plug into your phone?  Or do you need to bring a cd with songs for ceremony and reception?

 

Thanks!



#84 veryvalentine

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Posted 30 October 2014 - 12:21 PM

@barbiebec
That's amazing! I don't know the answer to the question but do please let us know how it goes!!!!!!! I would love to read about your wedding!! ;) all the best!

 
 
Married on June 20th, 2015 at the Grand Sunset Princess Riviera Gazebo & Reception at the Chill Out with 60 guests
 
 

My planning thread:  http://www.bestdesti...unset-princess/

My review thread:  http://www.bestdesti...incess-wedding/


#85 Sara1603

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    Posted 31 October 2014 - 08:49 AM

    Hello ladies!

    I am leaving for the Grand Sunset Princess to get married in just 1 more day!!!!

    Quick question: for the ceremony and also the dj at night - for specific songs you want played, can they plug into your phone? Or do you need to bring a cd with songs for ceremony and reception?

    Thanks!

    Hi. I just asked this question this week. I was told CD or iPod or iPhone. Any will work. Congratulations!!

    #86 veryvalentine

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    Posted 05 November 2014 - 02:05 PM

    @barbiebec

    happy wedding day!!!!!!!!!!!  Can't wait to hear about your wedding!!!!  I hope you are having an amazing time!!



     
     
    Married on June 20th, 2015 at the Grand Sunset Princess Riviera Gazebo & Reception at the Chill Out with 60 guests
     
     

    My planning thread:  http://www.bestdesti...unset-princess/

    My review thread:  http://www.bestdesti...incess-wedding/


    #87 barbiebec

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    Posted 12 November 2014 - 06:47 PM

    Hello everyone!

    I just got back from my wedding at the Grand Sunset Princess! For all of you who are planning a wedding at this location and are looking for more information:

    - the resort is HUGE. If you are a bride who feels like you would get stressed not knowing where everyone is, be cautious of this resort. It's massive with many different types of rooms. Ex: guests in platinum rooms cannot go into villa section, guests in Deluxe suite cannot go into platinum. You could go days without even seeing your guests because the resort is so large. Also there are many different buffets and lobbies. Luckily our guests all stayed in the same types of room and areas.

    - food at the resort is okay, nothing special or amazing. Same with our reception meal as well. But as far as Mexico, that's common. The food just won't be like it is at home.

    - our wedding planner was Guillermo and he was more than helpful. He met all our needs and expectations. I would highly recommend him! Very professional and polite as well.

    - our ceremony was at the Riviera gazebo on the beach which was amazing. We previously got engaged in the exact same location so it was beautiful to also be married there. Minister was great as well.

    - we went for our reception at the Ibiza ballroom. We wanted something a little more traditional and private. For those with bigger parties (30 people or more) I would highly recommend this. However it is a little more costly because you are paying extra for the meal per person, and also to rent the ballroom. But SO worth it as it is your own private party for the night. The dj was awesome as well. I honestly could not be more happy with how the reception went!

    - hair and make-up: those of you who have heard horror stories about this at destination weddings: do not worry! The staff at the spa who do hair and make-up do an amazing job! I brought in a picture of what I was looking for and they got it perfect. Could not complain, and I can be picky with this sort of thing. You won't be disappointed!

    - photography did an amazing job. The wedding photos in the book they gave us are so beautiful. Even though there is no editing, there doesn't need to be. The pictures itself with the background is breathtaking. A lot of my guests said the pictures are so perfect (with the background) that it looked fake.

    It's hard to say anything negative about the wedding itself because I was so happy with how everything went. It was such a great experience and all you future brides will not be disapointed! If you have any questions just let me know! I was once in your position and couldn't get enough information about the resort and wedding details.

    This resort is very well known for weddings (up to 4 a day) so if it takes a while for your wedding planner to get back to you, that's why! They do such a great job. You have made a great decision to have your wedding at the Grand Sunset Princess!

    - Rebecca

    #88 Sara1603

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      Posted 12 November 2014 - 08:39 PM

      Hello everyone!

      I just got back from my wedding at the Grand Sunset Princess! For all of you who are planning a wedding at this location and are looking for more information:

      - the resort is HUGE. If you are a bride who feels like you would get stressed not knowing where everyone is, be cautious of this resort. It's massive with many different types of rooms. Ex: guests in platinum rooms cannot go into villa section, guests in Deluxe suite cannot go into platinum. You could go days without even seeing your guests because the resort is so large. Also there are many different buffets and lobbies. Luckily our guests all stayed in the same types of room and areas.

      - food at the resort is okay, nothing special or amazing. Same with our reception meal as well. But as far as Mexico, that's common. The food just won't be like it is at home.

      - our wedding planner was Guillermo and he was more than helpful. He met all our needs and expectations. I would highly recommend him! Very professional and polite as well.

      - our ceremony was at the Riviera gazebo on the beach which was amazing. We previously got engaged in the exact same location so it was beautiful to also be married there. Minister was great as well.

      - we went for our reception at the Ibiza ballroom. We wanted something a little more traditional and private. For those with bigger parties (30 people or more) I would highly recommend this. However it is a little more costly because you are paying extra for the meal per person, and also to rent the ballroom. But SO worth it as it is your own private party for the night. The dj was awesome as well. I honestly could not be more happy with how the reception went!

      - hair and make-up: those of you who have heard horror stories about this at destination weddings: do not worry! The staff at the spa who do hair and make-up do an amazing job! I brought in a picture of what I was looking for and they got it perfect. Could not complain, and I can be picky with this sort of thing. You won't be disappointed!

      - photography did an amazing job. The wedding photos in the book they gave us are so beautiful. Even though there is no editing, there doesn't need to be. The pictures itself with the background is breathtaking. A lot of my guests said the pictures are so perfect (with the background) that it looked fake.

      It's hard to say anything negative about the wedding itself because I was so happy with how everything went. It was such a great experience and all you future brides will not be disapointed! If you have any questions just let me know! I was once in your position and couldn't get enough information about the resort and wedding details.

      This resort is very well known for weddings (up to 4 a day) so if it takes a while for your wedding planner to get back to you, that's why! They do such a great job. You have made a great decision to have your wedding at the Grand Sunset Princess!

      - Rebecca


      Congratulations!!! I'm glad everything went so well. Thank you for taking the time to review. We are getting married there next month and I'm starting to panic. Eases my mind to hear everything went well for you.

      #89 veryvalentine

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      Posted 13 November 2014 - 06:57 AM

      @barbiebec

       

      Hello!!  Congrats!  So happy to hear that all went well!! 

       

      It sounds like your wedding was amazing!

       

      I have a few questions for you

       

      1.  Did you happen to visit the new hotel at all?  We are getting married next year and our guests with kids are staying at the grand sunset and the non kids are staying at the adults only.

       

      2.  Which reception menu did you pick?

       

      3. Do you have any pictures of how you decorated the Riviera gazebo? 

       

      4.  did you have the cocktail drinks after the ceremony? 

       

      5.  Did you use a resort photographer?  We still haven't made any decisions about photos yet.

       

      So happy it went well!! 



       
       
      Married on June 20th, 2015 at the Grand Sunset Princess Riviera Gazebo & Reception at the Chill Out with 60 guests
       
       

      My planning thread:  http://www.bestdesti...unset-princess/

      My review thread:  http://www.bestdesti...incess-wedding/


      #90 lululuvs2travel

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      Posted 30 September 2015 - 01:06 PM

      Thanks so much for all the info and feedback, this site is soooo helpful.  Any recent brides get married here? or planning to get married?  We are planning for June 2016 and was hoping to get some information on options after the ceremony.

       

      Thanks so much!

       

      -Lu






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