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#11 veryvalentine

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Posted 14 July 2015 - 01:12 PM

Our photographer said that  he is still working on our 5000 pictures that he took....poor guy, he worked so hard!  A few more weeks and we'll get to see them!! yay!!

 

Here is a picture of the bridesmaid bouquets that I made and I found a nice photo of our reception area as well!  :) 

 

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

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#12 Pottswedding2015

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    Posted 14 July 2015 - 03:54 PM

    Hi @veryvalentine your bm bouquets are gorgeous! You did a great job. I am totally interested in doing my own flowers now! I feel like the resort options are just a little outdated. The resort had no problems with you doing your own? Did you ask them if you could bring them in? Just wondering how to go about that!
    I have my ceremony booked for the riviera gazebo and I'm thinking of booking my reception at the chill out now that I am reading so many fantastic reviews on it. I am curious about the dancing there though... I see some brides rent the light up dance floor for the beach which I love but it's pricey. What did you do for a dance floor and did you get a DJ?
    Also who did you use as a wedding photographer and did you get your hair and makeup done at the resort? Ah so many questions! Haha I'm so glad I came across this website it has been soooo helpful! Thanks so much for any input! Can't wait to see the rest of your pictures!

    #13 veryvalentine

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    Posted 15 July 2015 - 08:39 AM

    Hi @Pottswedding2015

     

    thank you!!  :)   Agreed, I saw some of the options and I just felt they were a little "tropical tacky".  They had a lot of bright colour options and I'm more of a soft colour palette kinda girl.  I spoke with our wedding coordinator and ask about outside vendors and I did mention in our back and forth emails that I would be putting together the bm bouquets.  I don't know if they didn't consider me going to a shop a "vendor" since I was putting them together.  Either way, I didn't have any issues bringing them into the resort.  I came prepared with all my tools and burlap.  I put them together the night before.  I had the time to do it, and they turned out nice.  I made 8 bouquets and 7 centerpieces.  I didn't bother to make the boutonnieres, and my bouquet and gazebo flowers were included in our package.

     

     

    You booked the same gazebo that we did.  I really think it is a stunning gazebo and the chillout is so pretty.  We didn't order the light up dancefloor.  It was wayyy to expensive.  They have the dancefloor on the beach and it is sooooooo nice.  They have tiki torches all around and chairs for those who want to sit down.  The staff comes around with drinks for everyone. We did hire a dj and that worked out nice.  We did have the option of having the dance floor in the wooden part of the chill out but it was so epic on the beach.  Everyone had their shoes off and was just dancing away.  

     

    :)

     

    We flew in our own photographer and he stayed at the princess so we didn't have to pay an outside vendor fee.  His name is Willy Sanjuan http://www.willysanj...0000oUB_qBW563E

     

    I had my hair done at the salon at the Platinum Yucatan Hotel and make up was done by one of our weddings guests who is also a makeup artist.  I asked for a very natural look and I loved it!  This site was very helpful even though there weren't many Grand Sunset brides online when I was planning.  It did help to read previous reviews.  

     

    I will have my pictures in a few weeks so you'll be able to see it all ! ;)


    Edited by veryvalentine, 15 July 2015 - 08:41 AM.


     
     
    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/


    #14 veryvalentine

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    Posted 15 July 2015 - 12:51 PM

    Sunwing!

     

    I am so impressed with Sunwing and our travel agent!  Not only did our travel agent save our wallets with the extra baggage kg ($400) they also sent us $500 voucher for our next vacation with Sunwing!  I am so pleased - especially since our entire wedding group is already planning #BesosInParadise2016     Yay!!!! 



     
     
    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/


    #15 Pottswedding2015

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      Posted 15 July 2015 - 03:35 PM

      @veryvalentine I wish I could say I'm loving the travel agent experience but so far ours has been a nightmare! We are also going through sunwing and were told at first that every 10 rooms we booked we would get 1 free but when I asked about how to get that credit the other day my travel agent said sometimes you don't get it until after the trip?! This makes no sense to me... They also told us in the beginning we would be getting a $50 excursion credit for every guest and of course we have heard nothing more about that either. Our travel agent is a complete scatter brain...But we're all booked and it's done so that is what really matters! I can't believe the deal you got though... We are paying $1610 for 1 week in the platinum suites flying out of Vancouver.

      I am so excited about my flowers now!!! Making them is going to be sooo much better. I was concerned about not having any centrepieces because I didn't want to pay a fortune for them!

      So glad to hear your input on the dance floor to I will for sure go with the dance party on the beach it sounds awesome!

      We were at a wedding at the same resort about 5 years ago and it was in the riviera gazebo and I fell in love with it. When I started planning my own wedding I just pictured everything there. I actually can't believe how many brides choose the sunset gazebo! The riviera is so much prettier! Haha

      I've emailed the WC and asked to book the chill out but of course she hasn't got back to me yet... Hopefully it's not booked up yet!

      #16 veryvalentine

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      Posted 16 July 2015 - 03:54 AM

      I know @Pottswedding2015   !!  Having there so many times I agree that the Riviera Gazebo is much more stunning and beautiful, even with a very simple d├ęcor it is so beautiful.  The only advantage that I see with the Sunset Gazebo is that if you are having the Chill out Reception, your guests will already know where to go and won't have to walk to far. 

       

      Most of our guests figured out where the Chiill out was however apparently some of my family assumed we were having the reception right beside the Riviera GAzebo where I guess they have beach reception setup if you are not doing the chill out so they almost wedding crashed.  lol 

       

      I wouldn't change a thing about how we designed our wedding ! ;) 

       

      Who is your WC? 

       

      I have never heard of the excursion credit!   that's so great!! :)



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

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


      #17 Pottswedding2015

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        Posted 16 July 2015 - 05:29 PM

        WC is Jacqueline @veryvalentine

        #18 streelbride

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        Posted 20 July 2015 - 06:02 AM

        Hello :)

        We're planning to get married at the Grand Riviera Princess on March 30, 2016. I'm trying to decide between the Riviera Gazebo and the Sunset. Are there usually a lot of people around the Riviera one? And does anyone know if the Sunset Gazebo is far from the Italian or steakhouse restaurants?



        #19 veryvalentine

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        Posted 20 July 2015 - 07:58 AM

        Hi @streelbride congrats on your upcoming wedding!!  It's always so nice to meet other Princess brides!  :)

         

        We had our wedding at 4pm and I honestly can't remember if there were people around.  My sister said that there were a few people that were watching our wedding but they were very respectful and just really in awe of the wedding.  They were loving it.  It really didn't bother me or become an issue with our photos at all. 

         

        The Italian Restaurant and the Steakhouse are part of the the main building.  You would need to take the trolly down to either restaurants.  Mama Mia and La Vaqueria are both great restaurants by the way!  :)



         
         
        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/


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          Posted 21 July 2015 - 09:00 AM

          wow, veryvalentine!!! you know how to build suspense - lol :) no wonder you did your own flowers - you're very talented and they look Amazing! great job :)

           

          looking forward to hearing all the rest - cheers! team MTM :)

           

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