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#11 Steve&Julia

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    Posted 18 August 2009 - 03:17 PM

    Colby I just went to your website love it (same background as I and same hotel I"m picking) can i ask you did you get married on the beach or in the isla something gazebo? we are thinking the gazebo thing caue we don't want the sand right away on our feet.

    also what did you do for wedding favors we are a little stumped on that.
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    #12 colby2277

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      Posted 19 August 2009 - 09:29 AM

      Julia,

      How wonderful! I'm happy to hear it! You will truly love the wedding coordinator (Paola Martinez), the site, the resort...everything!! Below is a link to the photographer I used, there are tons of pics from this area in Costa Rica, if you go to see all the albums. Album View - Lifetime Digital Imaging

      We did our wedding in the Isle de Mitra, which is different than the gazebo; you will see on the photographer's website some great pics of the ceremony location. I loved it! It is just off the water, so you can hear the water and take pics on the beach...but, no wind and sand messing up your hair It is rainy season while you are there as well, so it is nice to know that you don't have to worry about that.

      As far as the favors, I did rafia fans with blue ribbon tied around the handle and orchids on the handle in each seat at the ceremony. Click the image to open in full size.

      Then, each guest had an individual gift bag when they arrived to the resort. I did straw beach bags for the girls filled with lip gloss, fancy shampoo/conditioner/lotion, first aid kit, body butter, peducure kit, personalized cups with the date and location (they also changed color when cold which was cute), toys for the pool ie: beach balls, floaties (hightly recommend the floaties), and all that stuff. Then in the guys there was, shampoo/cond/lotion (different kind, Jcrew sample size), cup, water guns, first aid kit, chapstick, and other small guys stuff. In all the bags I put a post card from Costa Rica, and M&M's that we had personalized, as well as Cocktails for dummies and Spanish for dummies little books.

      Hope this helps. The bags were quite the hit, and a TON of work, but very appreciated. I did personalized thank you cards on each one to each guest and then the wedding coordinator delivered them to the rooms before the guests arrived. It was great! :)

      #13 Steve&Julia

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        Posted 19 August 2009 - 11:00 AM

        OMG i love the gift idea and might might to burrow that. Now did you bring any of that with you or did you get it out there?

        I am guessing 25-30 guest and trying to be realistic on how much i'm carrying with me.
        i like the watergun and floaties idea. I was thinking of like bug spray and sunblock.

        I am worried about the rain but I hope its 10 minute rain and thats all. We were suppose to do Mexico but hurricanes were a concern and then with swine flu well we changed all together.

        I was thinking for center pieces i might not do flower arrangments cause that might save me on money and maybe fruit decoration or something.

        Thanks so much for all your help
        any tips on the hotel i should know?
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        #14 Ask.CostaRica

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          Posted 25 August 2009 - 12:32 PM

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          Originally Posted by amcarter
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          This is what my travel agent quoted me when I was looking for a spot to get married in CR. Good luck. I have a friend that attended a wedding at Paradisus and he said the hotel was beautiful. When I sent them an email inquiring about the wedding package, it took them three months to respond and they didn't send me the information I requested either so I changed my mind.

          All inclusive hotels-prices are total for 2 adults, including hotel, hotel taxes, all meals, drinks, and water sports that the hotel offers. Prices below are for 7night stay.



          Occidental Grand Papagayo $1520

          Paradisus Playa Conchal $2280
          AmCarter,

          Hi. OGP is a great location. One suggestion though, look at the tide charts as you may end up with no beach. Literally 6-8ft of sand up against rock wall and the water.

          #15 MandyMatty2010

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            Posted 26 August 2009 - 11:48 AM

            We asked our TA for pricing at the Paradisus for July 2010. She's working on that right now. All of this info is very helpful. I'm glad that the review was favorable. Have any of you looked at the 4 Season Papagayo as well We asked for a price there too.

            #16 Ask.CostaRica

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              Posted 27 August 2009 - 11:49 AM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by Steve&Julia
              Colby I just went to your website love it (same background as I and same hotel I"m picking) can i ask you did you get married on the beach or in the isla something gazebo? we are thinking the gazebo thing caue we don't want the sand right away on our feet.

              also what did you do for wedding favors we are a little stumped on that.
              Julia,

              Just wanted to share this link with you of a small wedding that took place at the Gazebo. It rained so we remained there for photos. Hope this gives you an idea. Beach is 2 mins. away.
              nicole & robert paradisus playa conchal, hotel gazebo guanacaste, costa rica 2009

              #17 ashleed

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                Posted 24 October 2009 - 08:56 PM

                Does anyone know of you are allowed to have an outside wedding planner?

                #18 Ask.CostaRica

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                  Posted 27 October 2009 - 02:54 PM

                  Dear Future Mrs. L,

                  It may sound cliche but Playa Conchal is one of the most beautiful beaches in the country. OG Papagayo has a beautiful shorline as well, but watch the high tide which may leave you without a beach ceremony. PP Conchal is having some issues with beach weddings (ceremonies on the beach) but they have a great venue steps from the beach (Beach Club - the garden) or they have transported their guests to Flamingo for ceremonies and sunset photos sessions.

                  here are some photos of both locations OG Papagayo, Flamingo & Conchal:
                  Let me know if you have any other questions, would be glad to be of assistance.
                  candace & mike - paradisus playa conchal guanacaste, costa rica 2009
                  chelsea & lance - paradisus playa conchal playa conchal, costa rica 2009
                  jennifer & donald occidental gran papagayo, playas del coco guanacaste, costa rica 2009
                  colleen & leo reserva conchal, playa conchal guanacaste, costa rica 2009
                  taryn & brian
                  sarah & ryan

                  #19 Ask.CostaRica

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                    Posted 27 October 2009 - 02:58 PM

                    Dear Ashleed,

                    We have photographed weddings at Paradisus with outside wedding planners. Maybe ask your wedding planner if they have had experience working with PP Conchal (you have to know your way around in there).

                    #20 Amanda+Dave

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                      Posted 13 August 2010 - 04:12 AM

                      Great thread.

                      We are planning a DW in CR in late 2011 early 2012, so everything that has been said has been very helpful!

                      I love this forum and am so happy I found it.






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