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TATrisha last won the day on June 12 2017

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  • Birthday 01/23/1985

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  • Wedding Date
    April 11, 2008
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    Gran Bahia Principle Akumal

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  1. Hi Synni! If you're looking for a more professional looking option like what you've described perhaps you should host on GoDaddy a WordPress site. Lots of free templates that should get you what you're looking for
  2. Greetings brides! We just got home from touring Dreams Playa Mujeres and I cannot recommend it enough! A gorgeous property with great wedding venues and good food! Just beautiful
  3. Welcome! I was an April bride too and it was the perfect month to get married on the beach! Congratulations! As for planning and next steps, what do you already have done? Resort picked? Save the dates sent? Guest list?
  4. The Bahia property is great! I got married at the Akumal one and it was amazing! But when family and friends add drama that's a huge bummer. I'm sorry this special time has been put on the back burner. Are you thinking of eloping now or will family still attend, even without the bridal party?
  5. When I got married I feel like they served everything! We had at least four different meat choices. I know there was a chicken and a steak option. I honestly don't remember what the others were! Then there was a very large spread of fresh fruit. Another spread of different noodle salads and side items. This is the only picture I have on me at the moment, but there are large banquet tables on each side of this center table.
  6. @@AdamnJenn17 I cannot confirm that, but I have indeed heard that's true. Especially for Akumal, however they do multiple weddings a day at multiple different locations, so I think you'll be okay. VERY rarely does someone get bumped from the location they have already booked.
  7. Hi Kara! The draped fabric has historically been extra if you wanted it in a color other than white. Now that they painted the structure white, I'm not sure if they do the white at all? Can any recent brides chime in? One of the brides I photographed had two meal choices, but she had to negotiate pretty hard with the staff to get it. And it helped that she had a friend on the waitstaff. So I'm not sure if you'll have much luck or if the price will be worth it. You do have an alternative options for vegetarians or those with other issues. I think the lighting at they do at the reception is nice enough decoration. Everyone just puts their half empty glasses on the tables and dances and socializes anyway. I wouldn't worry about decorating them.
  8. Yup, I would recommend the Hacienda as well. Very convenient and they have large and small ones.
  9. It's definitely not a firm path. Deep sand and I find it hard to walk in with just flip flops on. Sorry
  10. Good morning! I'm currently at the Moon Palace and meeting with the wedding department. Does anyone have any questions that I could try to answer?
  11. @@cruisebride2016 Bringing along a photographer can be affordable, if you find the right photographer. If you want one along on your cruise to photograph your wedding day (getting ready, the ceremony, the first dance, etc) and then also at the islands, then you'll have to pay for the cruise. But there are a lot of great photographers on this website, myself included, who offer great deals to destination wedding brides. Looking at the price of the Freedom of the Seas in May, for the cheapest room, it's about $2000. For all day photography coverage and an extra session on the islands, that's not bad at all.
  12. I had the poolside dinner/reception... and I don't regret one ounce of it. I thought it was absolutely amazing and worth every penny. But the weddings that I've photographed that have had the dinners in a restaurant were really nice too. I just personally wanted my guests to eat under the stars and have something special.
  13. You can request a vegetarian option no matter what, so that's nice. You can indeed still have a head table if you'd like. I've shot weddings where it was one large table, groups of tables, and groups of tables with a head table. All were lovely and at the bride's request. They did not wait to do speeches. Most were done right inside at the dinner. Typically there aren't that many people at destination weddings (30ish seems average) so it was plenty loud enough to hear the speeches.
  14. @@amanda88 The tented restaurants tend to change, but in Tulum I've seen them at Gran Tortuga and Tequila. I have also photographed multiple weddings where we did the dinner inside and then the poolside reception for dancing. It worked out beautifully and was definitely cheaper. Also, none of my brides privatized their restaurant and it was still perfect. Your group will typically have the restaurant to yourselves for the first 30-60 minutes, and the staff will seat everyone else further away from you. It's never been a problem for my brides.
  15. Hi Gemma! Typically it'd be 4pm ceremony 5-6pm Cocktail hour with canapes and cocktails 6pm-8pm Dinner 8pm-11pm Reception with dancing In the past, we haven't had to pay the privatization fee for the pool area, but they change their rules quite often. Hopefully you wouldn't have to. I will say that typically cocktail hour is held at one of the bars on property. You will most likely be taking pictures so it'll be your guests enjoying a cocktail before dinner. And then the reception and dancing is held by the pool with a DJ.
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