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#401 calgarybride2015

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Posted 08 February 2015 - 03:42 PM

Awesome review very helpful. It sounds like you got an amazing deal compared to some of us suckers lol it seems like you and Shawn had a dinner or two alone , would you recommend that? I'm worried I will feel guilty if I don't spend every night eating w a different group of people esp our last night


Shawn and I had 2 meals alone and I don't feel guilty whatsoever. A meal is 1 hour there is still lots of night after that :) I found people grouped up so I ate with the same people most nights, just the way it worked but everyone always met up after. There was people we didn't spend a lot of time with but it's luck of the draw. No one was offended by it, they had their own things going on.
And trust me, people aren't standing around looking for you. They do their own thing. And I'm happy. It's their vacation too. :)

We got a smashing deal IMO but at the end of the day it's what you want for your wedding. We wanted simple and just using the beauty of where we were. The party meant more to us than extra decor.


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Married on 2015/01/21 at the Grand Sirenis Riviera Maya with 43 guests in attendance   :)

 

Planning Thread - http://www.bestdesti...s-riviera-maya/

 

Wedding Pictures http://www.bestdesti...ra-maya/page-36

 

Wedding Review http://www.bestdesti...31#entry1885600

 

 


#402 MrsCtoB

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Posted 08 February 2015 - 05:38 PM

Awesome review Kim! I am so happy to hear that everything worked out for you...what a beautiful bride you made!! 

You are so on top of your game! I have yet to make a planning thread, even though I keep meaning to. lol 



#403 calgarybride2015

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Posted 08 February 2015 - 05:44 PM

Awesome review Kim! I am so happy to hear that everything worked out for you...what a beautiful bride you made!!
You are so on top of your game! I have yet to make a planning thread, even though I keep meaning to. lol


You should. Sure it's a lot of work (I won't lie) but it's neat to see it all come together. I easily read every planning thread on this board :)


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Married on 2015/01/21 at the Grand Sirenis Riviera Maya with 43 guests in attendance   :)

 

Planning Thread - http://www.bestdesti...s-riviera-maya/

 

Wedding Pictures http://www.bestdesti...ra-maya/page-36

 

Wedding Review http://www.bestdesti...31#entry1885600

 

 


#404 TinkerSofi

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Posted 08 February 2015 - 05:47 PM

Awesome review Kim! I am so happy to hear that everything worked out for you...what a beautiful bride you made!!
You are so on top of your game! I have yet to make a planning thread, even though I keep meaning to. lol


I'm in the same boat haha. I keep procrastinating even through I think it would be fun and help me get my ideas together :)


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#405 MrsCtoB

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Posted 08 February 2015 - 05:49 PM

You should. Sure it's a lot of work (I won't lie) but it's neat to see it all come together. I easily read every planning thread on this board :)


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I know!! I so want to but every time I sit down to start I get an email from the WC, the phone rings, the dog runs out the door...lol I want to try. I also read all the planning threads! I love them.



#406 calgarybride2015

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Posted 10 February 2015 - 07:48 PM

Hola!

Our photo book came today from Mexico :)

I'm a little disappointed though and thought I would give a few tips to any brides who have one included in their package!!

First off I realize this isn't my photographers fault as she doesn't make the book, but for whoever does it would have been nice for them to crop pictures as needed so they fit properly isn't the space provided. My group shot is missing 3 people on the edge :(

Some pics would be better quality if larger - like the ones I was given on disc. Some aren't in focus now that they are smaller and I don't wanna show people because they appear to be low quality.

Now for the tips
1. Don't pick your photos on the spot - look thru them, leave and process them and come back to choose. I've come to love certain pictures that I left out of the book :(

2. Double check the photos - lol - on our ceremony page we have us signing which would have been nice if we chose the GROOM signing , but no we chose the best man :(

Bahahah it's kinda funny but a complete fail all around.

My aunt got us a gift certificate for a photo book so I can get another just kinda sucks!!

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Edited by calgarybride2015, 10 February 2015 - 07:50 PM.

-Kim

Married on 2015/01/21 at the Grand Sirenis Riviera Maya with 43 guests in attendance   :)

 

Planning Thread - http://www.bestdesti...s-riviera-maya/

 

Wedding Pictures http://www.bestdesti...ra-maya/page-36

 

Wedding Review http://www.bestdesti...31#entry1885600

 

 


#407 pjay

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Posted 10 February 2015 - 09:35 PM

Hola!

Our photo book came today from Mexico :)

I'm a little disappointed though and thought I would give a few tips to any brides who have one included in their package!!

First off I realize this isn't my photographers fault as she doesn't make the book, but for whoever does it would have been nice for them to crop pictures as needed so they fit properly isn't the space provided. My group shot is missing 3 people on the edge :(

Some pics would be better quality if larger - like the ones I was given on disc. Some aren't in focus now that they are smaller and I don't wanna show people because they appear to be low quality.

Now for the tips
1. Don't pick your photos on the spot - look thru them, leave and process them and come back to choose. I've come to love certain pictures that I left out of the book :(

2. Double check the photos - lol - on our ceremony page we have us signing which would have been nice if we chose the GROOM signing , but no we chose the best man :(

Bahahah it's kinda funny but a complete fail all around.

My aunt got us a gift certificate for a photo book so I can get another just kinda sucks!!

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Aww! Sorry to hear about the photo book. That is disappointing. Thank you for the tips - we are thinking about a photo book, but haven't decided. I wouldn't have even thought it over much.

 

PS. you made such a beautiful bride!


 

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#408 TinkerSofi

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Posted 10 February 2015 - 11:31 PM

Oh that sucks! You know it's interesting that you mentioned this. as I was doing research for photographers some said that they dont sell prints of their pictures because they couldn't find a good printing service in cancun/playa. Our photographer includes some prints in the package, it was like $30 so we're like why not?

Thanks for the tips though! I hope the second book comes out much better


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#409 calgarybride2015

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Posted 11 February 2015 - 05:54 AM

Thanks guys!! It's not a top quality book and maybe that's why @TinkerSofi. I think I'm just most disappointed but also amused at the wrong pics lol. Since I can have my own made and do the work with the company I can review it before it's printed. This may have solved the incorrect pics.


But I totally stand by don't pick your photo book pics the same day you see your pics for the first time - so overwhelming.


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Married on 2015/01/21 at the Grand Sirenis Riviera Maya with 43 guests in attendance   :)

 

Planning Thread - http://www.bestdesti...s-riviera-maya/

 

Wedding Pictures http://www.bestdesti...ra-maya/page-36

 

Wedding Review http://www.bestdesti...31#entry1885600

 

 


#410 calgarybride2015

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Posted 11 February 2015 - 07:18 AM

I looked back threw it. Overall it's not terrible but when a normal sized print is made into a wallet sized print it just does it no justice lol


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Married on 2015/01/21 at the Grand Sirenis Riviera Maya with 43 guests in attendance   :)

 

Planning Thread - http://www.bestdesti...s-riviera-maya/

 

Wedding Pictures http://www.bestdesti...ra-maya/page-36

 

Wedding Review http://www.bestdesti...31#entry1885600

 

 





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