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#791 robinbood

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    Posted 26 November 2008 - 04:46 PM

    Hi Megs123,

    I know there are wedding coordinators in the Riviera Maya who set up weddings on beaches all the time. One is Caribbean Blue Weddings(www.caribbeanblueweddings.com)- they can suggest several locations- I know they use a beach in Playacar just past Playa del Carmen. Then they work with several restaurants in Playa del Carmen for receptions too, if you needed that. If you don't mind traveling a little further, Al Cielo is a wonderful private spot with a beautiful beach and gourmet restaurant (weddings@alcielo.com). It's about an hour south of Paradisus, north of the ruins in Tulum by about 20-30 minutes.

    #792 Freckles

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      Posted 27 November 2008 - 03:23 AM

      Robinhood, Glavas and Kelly ~~~ Im wondering if you are paying the 2008 prices on your wedding packages or you are paying the 2009 prices?

      We booked the wish package when we confirmed our wedding back in June of this year and at the time we were given the 2008 prices - we have now been given the 2009 prices and our wondering what everyone else is being charged?

      Thanks :)

      #793 glavas

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        Posted 27 November 2008 - 04:19 PM

        Hi Freckles,

        thats a great question. We booked ours last Feburary 2008 for January 2009 at the 2008 rates. We are also curious about this.

        We talked to Perla and Elisa and requested the Aqua package; we put down the 50% required for deposit to hold the date. Thats where we are now. We have of course traded some emails back and forth but thats merely it.

        I emailed perla last thursday and i still havent heard from here yet. I shouldn't have to fly down there to talk to her. I know this is probably the busy season but we need answers to our questions.

        From what Robin has said; you can take of most of this stuff in a hour or 2 planning the ceremony.

        Were curious about the updated amentities list? photography prices? and if there is a open bar included in the packages for the 5 hours?

        The Open bar kindof throws me off b/c its an allinclusive resort; therefore our guasts can get free drinks anywhere on the resort. The only thing we would be paying for is maybe a special brand or for the bartenders time?

        I need someone to explain that one to me.

        Thanks,

        Julia & Ryan

        January 29 2009 PRC

        #794 glavas

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          Posted 27 November 2008 - 05:14 PM

          Hi Kelly or Robin,


          Can either of you confirm the 2009 prices and the open bar issue is part of the package or is it seperate $10 pp / hr?


          Thanks,

          Ryan & Julia

          #795 KLC77

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            Posted 28 November 2008 - 12:12 AM

            For the open bar and the reason for the cost, I would say that it is because you will have staff that are there specifically for your event and you will be in an area of the resort that is separated off from other resort guests. There have been some threads on the forum in other areas about being charged even tho resorts are all inclusive and I think that is how it was explained by some of the TA's on here.

            We are also doing a custom package so I can't answer about the charge for the bar in addition to the package price. Email Perla. She may take a little while to get back to you, but she will definitely answer all of your questions. Personally, I have found it easier to send one long email with a bunch of questions rather than several small emails.

            I'm a pretty laid back bride and am really excited about the fact that I'm not going to make anything final until I get to Mexico in January. So I probably don't have a lot of answers for some of you. As long as at the end of the day we are married, not much matters to me in the way of details. (its driving my family who wants to know everything crazy lol) I have no idea if the prices she's given me are 2008 or 2009. I will be printing out my emails and bringing them down with me so there is no question how much the things I have decided on will cost. I figure that will be enough.
            ~Kelly

            Our Awesome Wedding Pics: http://www.delsolpho...ings/kelly&ron/

            #796 bumbles

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              Posted 28 November 2008 - 12:51 AM

              We have 2009 rates even though we made the reservation this year; however, the amenities were from 2008. Most likely, we're creating our own package. I was told that the buffets come w/ 3 hour open alcohol bar. Extra hours are $10 pp (for cocktail hour, etc). I remember being confused on this open bar situation also because I thought that the open bar automatically included alcohol (like the cocktail party in some of the packages) but it was only water and soft drinks. It seemed like the rates varied some in this regard. Btw, is Daniela, Perla's assistant, still at Paradisus? She has been my point of contact. I haven't sent an email in months. Is Elisa also an assistant?

              Info attached -- I don't know if there has been any updates/changes since this fall.

               

               

               

               

               

               

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              #797 glavas

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                Posted 28 November 2008 - 01:28 AM

                Thanks Fanny,

                You have been a great help!

                i think i sent you my email: rglaves1@cogeco.ca

                If you could send it to to that; that would be amazing.


                Regards,
                Julia & Ryan

                #798 glavas

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                  Posted 28 November 2008 - 01:44 AM

                  enjoy everyone; i included our invitation as well

                   

                   

                   

                   

                   

                   

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                  #799 glavas

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                    Posted 28 November 2008 - 10:49 AM

                    Hey there,

                    Take a look at the excel spread sheet. I think its only for the duration of the wedding.

                    Some people are flying photographers down there. It may be cheaper since you know what your getting. But it seems Perla and her gang have tapped some pretty good photographers.


                    Cheers,
                    Ryan & Julia

                    #800 KLC77

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                      Posted 28 November 2008 - 04:53 PM

                      Quote:
                      Originally Posted by valgirl1382
                      Hi Ladies...I had to catch up on the last few weeks posts. I am just wondering if anyone is searching for Photographers? The average price for all day (8hours) is avering around $3,000, wondering if anyone found anything cheaper? Also, please recommed photographers?
                      Hey, sorry I'm no help. We booked Sol Tamargo after I found her online and fell in love. lol So, we never even asked about the resort photogs. I am wondering if maybe we could get a videographer just for our ceremony thru Paradisus...
                      ~Kelly

                      Our Awesome Wedding Pics: http://www.delsolpho...ings/kelly&ron/




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