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#21 streelbride

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Posted 27 July 2015 - 05:26 AM

@veryvalentine Thanks :) You're wedding looks like it was beautiful ! I'll have to let my fiance see the photos of the gazebo and let him choose haha, I can't decide.

 

Do you know if there are any other vendor fees besides the $400pp for photography? We already know about that one and are booking Dean Sanderson. I was looking at maybe getting a makeup artist but not if the vendor fee is too high :( Trying to stay on budget lol. 

Thanks again, your posts have been really helpful :)



#22 Pottswedding2015

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    Posted 27 July 2015 - 07:29 AM

    Hi @Steelbride I am getting married at GSP at the riviera gazebo in December 2015 and also using Dean Sanderson! I am thinking of using the resort spa for my makeup but I am a little nervous...  I  know someone who used them and said they were great and the pictures of it are great but still nerve-wracking! Let me know what you decide on :) also have you made a timeline and decided how long you will have Dean for? Im working on that right now and your input would be great!



    #23 streelbride

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    Posted 27 July 2015 - 07:51 AM

    @Pottswedding2015

     

    That's so exciting :) I am just in the process of booking my date in March so I'm in contact with Dean but mostly just generalities. We are having the two photographers but I'm not sure if we are doing 4 or 6 hours. He suggested getting married at 4ish or as close to as possible since that time of day isn't too hot for everyone.

     

    What are you doing for your reception?

    We are hoping that our numbers (hoping 30-35) let us do the restaurant dinner and then a beach cocktail reception with DJ from 8-11pm. I'd love to do the Chill out but I think it's just too pricey at $100 pp. 

     

    Do you have your dress yet? I bought mine two weeks ago and I'm sooooo excited , I can't wait to wear it lol.

     

    Are you in Canada as well?



    #24 veryvalentine

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    • Wedding Date:June 20, 2015
    • Wedding Location:Grand Sunset Princess - Mayan Riviera
    • LocationToronto

    Posted 27 July 2015 - 09:23 AM

    @steelbride 

     

    Any time!!  I'm glad that you are finding them helpful. :)  Feel free to ask anything - it's nice to be able to chat with GSP brides. In terms of vendor fees for your make up artist, it would probably be cheaper to pay for a day pass which is $95.  You can just say that it is a friend that is coming in for the wedding.  

     

    We brought in our own make up artists and photographers but since they were staying at the hotel there were no problems in terms of vendor fees.  There are two Spas, one in the Platinum Yucatan and one at the GSP, I had a great experience at the Platinum Yucatan Spa.  We also had our couples massage there which was included with our wedding package and it was epic.  So relaxing.

     

    One thing, a little tip, if you are getting your hair done at the salon, it does include a hair trial.  The spa employees were so friendly and made sure to inform me.  For some reason it's not really advertised but if you book a wedding hair appointment you get a trial. 

     

    I ended up making my appointments on the first day that we arrived.  I wanted to check out the Spa and salon first.  They also have a nice little area for all the bridesmaids to get ready and do their own makeup if they so wish to do that.  My room was  super big, so everyone gathered there, but it is a nice option to have everyone in that little bridal room too.

     

    Cheers



     
     
    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/


    #25 Pottswedding2015

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      Posted 27 July 2015 - 12:11 PM

      @steelbride we are doing the chill out reception. Its crazy expensive but we are just going to go for it haha I'm so excited! and yes I am in Canada and have my dress! It's super beachy and perfect :)

      @nehaanjaria on here used Dean Sanderson at GSP and has lots of pictures which I found really heplful to!



      #26 streelbride

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      Posted 27 July 2015 - 01:43 PM

      @Pottswedding2015

       

      That's awesome. If we end up with numbers over 40 we may just book it since we'll be paying out for a separate dinner anyways.

      I bought my dress two weeks ago, it's not particularly beachy lol but I wanted something that looked great and I think I found it for sure. I love it and it was half price! So had to buy it even though I had intentions of waiting.

       

      I just emailed Dean with an update today on my booking progress :P Were you waiting a long time for the resort to get back to you about confirming a wedding date?


      @veryvalentine

       

      Thanks for the tip about the spa ! I'm hoping a friend who is a hair stylist is going to come so I can get her to do my hair but if not then I may go the resort salon route. I'm worried about all my makeup melting off in the heat :s which is why I was wondering about make up artist vendor fees .



      #27 Pottswedding2015

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        Posted 27 July 2015 - 02:18 PM

        @steelbride lol I went dress shopping with the same intentions- "I'm just looking I'm not buying anything today" - ofcourse I walked out with my dress!

        The resort is painful at getting back to you... they take forever. Deans assistant actually offered to call the resort and sort everything out for me instead of waiting as we were concerned about someone else booking what we wanted before us. They said they do it all the time so its just way easier. I wanted to have our ceremony at 4pm but I could only get 2pm in the end. Now that I have 2pm though I'm looking forward to being able to have some down time between ceremony and reception to relax and have a drink and spend more time in my dress! Dean said sometimes it is to bright and hot to do photos that early in the day but I am sure it will all work out perfect!



        #28 streelbride

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        Posted 27 July 2015 - 02:55 PM

        @Pottswedding2015

        Lol it's terrible. I was all by myself. My sister in law and I are planning a mock dress shopping trip for my mom lol, we are taking the dress over to the shop early and then coming back with my mother and trying on ugly dresses and then My dress . She will kill me if she finds out I already bought it!

         

        Yes my travel agent has sent mulitple emails and we can't book anything until we have the ceremony booked at the resort :P

        I'm hoping I can still get the 4 pm time booked! Maybe I will enquire with Dean if he can speed the process along. Thanks :)

         

        Do you have a pic of your dress? What are you doing for shoes?



        #29 Pottswedding2015

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          Posted 28 July 2015 - 11:35 AM

          Hahaha that's hilarious @steelbride!

          This is my dress. Super beachy and casual with the slit. It's light and stretchy and so comfy! And these are the shoes I'm thinking from target of all places... The dress is champagne so I'm having a hard time finding the right colour shoes so I'm thinking of going blush which is my wedding colour!

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          #30 streelbride

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          Posted 28 July 2015 - 12:36 PM

          @Pottswedding2015 Your dress is so pretty!! I bet it'll be really cool on the day. Mine is heavier but I'm just going to suffer it out lol.

           

          The blush will look nice for sure, a gold would probably work as well.

           

          I'm not sure what to do for shoes, I'm torn between sandals and heels. The dress is actually the perfect length with a 1-2" heel, so I may just go for a small heeled sandal :P you won't be able to see much of them under my dress anyway.







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