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#161 yycbride2016

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Posted 08 July 2015 - 05:52 AM

@TinkerSofi

Good thinking! I'm going to keep my eye out for a previously owned viel as well as the one I tried on in the store incase it goes on sale even more! My back up plan is to order one of Etsy. I've favorited a few that I like that are all reasonably priced so thats good. I feel like I have to have a veil now that I've tried them on.

 

@beckys98

Good idea! Yes I will make sure that we mention the message in a bottle numberous times. We are waiting to find out if a close family friend is going to come to the wedding before asking him to be MC and if so I'm sure he will make everyone line up and write a message for the bottle haha. We are also going to put it out at our At Home Reception so That way we should have lots of messages to read on our 1st anniversary!

 

@calgarybride2015

That is so cute to have a time capsule to look back on 5 years after you get married! I'm sure it will be so amazing when the two of you get to open it up together and remember all the exciting things that are in there. We will definately be reminding our guests multiple times to write a message for the bottle though. Maybe I should make them write a message to get a wedding favor haha.

 

@LY0811

Aw thanks! I am so in love with my dress! I keep staring at pictures of it and just hoping for the next 7 months to fly by so I can wear it haha. I'm sorry your first appointment went bad. I didn't have the best experience with David's Bridal with BM dresses. They didnt seem to care that we were there and wouldn't help us find the dresses I and looked up prior to the appointment. I get that they are a big box store but they need to work on their customer service. This is one of the biggest moments in planning a wedding for a bride! It has to be special. I'm sure you will find a dress! You'll have to show us what you pick!

Sorry you also had MOH trubles. I think this is common isse with DW :( But in the end everything always works itself out!


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#162 acw271011

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Posted 08 July 2015 - 08:47 AM

There's always the www.preownedweddingdresses.com website for veils too if you want to have a look there. Can you tell me the name of the store in Edmonton? Thanks!


I said "yes" again to the love of my life at Grand Coral Beach Club, Playa del Carmen, Mexico on our 4th anniversary - October 20, 2015

 

 

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#163 yycbride2016

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Posted 08 July 2015 - 09:36 AM

@acw271011 Thanks! I will keep them in mind for sure! Yup its Ethos Bridal in West Edmonton Mall.


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#164 Cynlee143

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    Posted 09 July 2015 - 07:06 PM

    Hi ladies!

    My sister in law is getting married at the grand sirenis next November. I was wondering if you girls have any recommendations for photographers? Thanks in advanced!

    #165 TinkerSofi

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    Posted 11 July 2015 - 09:31 AM

    Hi ladies!

    My sister in law is getting married at the grand sirenis next November. I was wondering if you girls have any recommendations for photographers? Thanks in advanced!

    So far I can recommend mine! His name is Octavio Montes and he works in the cancun-riviera maya area. So far, what I can tell you about him is that he responds quickly, he is very nice and approachable, his prices are unbeatable and at least I love his pictures. :).  I should have a more complete review in about a month when I come back from my wedding (Wow, I can't believe I just said that! *insert freaking out face here*) 



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    #166 yycbride2016

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    Posted 11 July 2015 - 09:34 AM

    @Cynlee143 I haven't gotten that far into my planning yet. I will be going with the adventure team (or whatever they are called). They are what the hotel recommends. I'm sure their photos will be just fine. And I liked their prices. I'd recommend asking @calgarybride2015 as she got married there in January and her photos were great!


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    #167 calgarybride2015

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    Posted 11 July 2015 - 12:48 PM

    Hi ladies!

    My sister in law is getting married at the grand sirenis next November. I was wondering if you girls have any recommendations for photographers? Thanks in advanced!

     

     

    Welcome, I married at the GS in January.  I used the resort photographer Adventure Photos.

    What I should point out is that there are many photographers associated with them.  What I did was request work of all the photographers still on site and then browsed their work.  The one I liked the best I requested for our wedding.  Her name was Perla but she is no longer with them.  Her husband may be and his name is Hazel Gonzalez.  I have also heard great things about Ulysis (sp?) there.  

     

    If you do go with an outside photographer you will have to pay $300 USD for an external vendor fee.

     

    There are brilliant photogs all over the Mayan!!  as @TinkerSofi said!!!    I have a few short listed (Bohemia, Samual Luna, Dean Sandersen) but in the end I went with the ones on site as I LOVED Perla's work and she didn't let me down.

     

    Good luck.


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    #168 nkavanaugh

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    Posted 11 July 2015 - 01:16 PM

    I am so glad I found this forum!! I am also getting married at the Grand Sirenis on May 3rd,2016. Any advice or tips you can offer would be greatly appreciated! I somehow am already feeling very unprepared. We chose the presidential package and are getting married in the church on the resort, if anyone's seen it and has an opinion that would be awesome! Our reception will be at the Palapa, we too are going through Air Transat. I feel like were in the most stressful part now which is the deposits. We are two weeks out from the deadline and currently have 18 booked, but were expecting about double that, its hard to not pester people but I really just want them to get it done so I can breathe. I am counting down the days to the deadline so I can really start planning. Ps. I attended a wedding at the Grand Sirenis last May which is why we chose it, we had a wonderful time while we were there! :)


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    #169 TinkerSofi

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    Posted 11 July 2015 - 01:26 PM

    I am so glad I found this forum!! I am also getting married at the Grand Sirenis on May 3rd,2016. Any advice or tips you can offer would be greatly appreciated! I somehow am already feeling very unprepared. We chose the presidential package and are getting married in the church on the resort, if anyone's seen it and has an opinion that would be awesome! Our reception will be at the Palapa, we too are going through Air Transat. I feel like were in the most stressful part now which is the deposits. We are two weeks out from the deadline and currently have 18 booked, but were expecting about double that, its hard to not pester people but I really just want them to get it done so I can breathe. I am counting down the days to the deadline so I can really start planning. Ps. I attended a wedding at the Grand Sirenis last May which is why we chose it, we had a wonderful time while we were there! :)


    I know that for us two weeks seems like nothing before people have to put down a deposit, and this is the time when we all start freaking out. However, from your guests' POV they still have plenty of time, and they'll all pay like 2 days before the deadline haha, I'm not kidding. I think all of us have had the same experience. Just sit back and wait, people will come through


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    #170 nkavanaugh

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    Posted 11 July 2015 - 01:34 PM

    I'm glad to hear atleast others have had the same experience as I am currently! Lol I do feel bad for my travel agent though who also works another job hopefully he doesn't get to bombarded lol!


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