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About claruickie

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  • Wedding Date
    June 19, 2013
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    Tulum Gazebo @ Bahia Principe Mayan Riveria , Mexico
  1. claruickie

    Post Your Wedding Date

    It is such a shame this post has become so screwed up ..... I don't think the below instructions are hard to follow its a shame that people have missed out the guidelines of how to work the post therefore going forwards from around post 732 people dont actually know how to update details works. So many Brides have been missed off - if I get a chance over the weekend I will try and fix it all. To ensure everyone knows how this works and so it runs smoothly please follow these easy steps Go to the last post of this thread and select "quote" on the last entry Type in your name & your OH name, your BDW Forum name, wedding date & location in chronological order of the listing Once dates are past the older months can then be deleted Brides (& grooms) can see who is getting married on dates close to them . It is handy too as some wedding parties have shared the cost of some vendors (photographers in particular) Good luck
  2. Quote: Originally Posted by nic817 Hey ladies - we finally got our first email from Jazmin about our wedding. In her email she said asked us to choose a restaurant and a set menu. She said we get 1 app, 1 soup, 1 main, 1 dessert. I didn't understand her wording though and I'm confused a bit. Do we choose one of these and all guests have to eat the same thing, or do we find out from each guest ahead of time what they want to eat for each and send that to her?? What have past brides done? Thanks! Hi You make the wedding menu selection and you all eat the same - unless you have made request for vegetarian option. We had the most amazing wedding meal in the Don Pablo restaurant (chosen as had the best air con so was fantastically cool after being outside getting photos taken for so long) . Where are you having your meal?
  3. Quote: Originally Posted by Mtrowsse Hey ladies! Does anyone know if the resort offers any kind of decorations for the ceremony or reception? If we brought along decorations would they set them up for us? I'm thinking things like programs for the ceremony, tree lights or poolside reception, battery operated floating candles for the pool, cake toppers, etc. Also how big are the tables at the poolside dinner ( how many people per table)? The hotel only provides basic flowers at the wedding location and a table arrangement for when you are signing & thumb printing your paperwork (you are free to book and pay for more).. The hotel will make up a sign for each of your tables with the names guests that will be sitting their - we emailed this details before and then confirmed at our pre wedding meeting. It the pre-wedding meeting we gave Jasmin our confetti & fans to be placed on the chairs at the gazebo for guests and our tables confetti, cake topper etc and all was dealt with. The flowers on your table arrangement from your wedding location is then taken to the restaurant for Bride & Grooms table
  4. Quote: Originally Posted by nic817 We are staying at akumal. We are with air Transat (out of Canada) so we (us and our guests) are in the royal golden section or something?? Does akumal have ocean view? Quote: Originally Posted by nic817 Do the restaurants have vegetarian options for the wedding meal? We have 3 people coming who don't eat meat... Hey Yes Akumal is where there are beach views and the Golden Section is where Bride & Groom get and they have lovely sea views. For your wedding meal when you are emailing WC about this menu selection they will give you vegetarian option for those guests.
  5. We were in a sea view, there are 2 blocks that are full of wedding couples or honeymooners - you automatically get that All our family and friends were in blocks a few down from us
  6. Hi You will be put to the side in the restaurant so you have a wee bit of privacy - we did our speeches and cake cutting before the meal as the restaurant was quieter then - also so everyone making speeches were more relaxed and enjoyed their meal. We didn't do place cards per person but the hotel make up a table top plan with the names of who will be at each table, we had round tables one with bride, groom best man & wife, bridesmaid & partner and my dad, the other guests on other tables. X
  7. Ladies Yes Arrecife are the photographers at the Bahia hotels - all the links to them are below Depending on the package you have booked depends on the number of photos you get - you receive your photos on a disc along with a copy write disclaimer letter so you can do what you want with them - copy onto disc for others, get them printed in any style and size you wish. We had the Unforgettable package it included 15 photos and we booked other photo packages and DVD if you wish - its your choice which package you book, I have attached the brochure we received in April 2013. We booked the package with 50 photos also the package with 15 photos at the Hacienda (Thursday night is Mexican Fiesta party night at the Hacienda so you need to be there before 5pm as they are setting up the tables, chairs, games etc) We ended up with 190 edited photos from which we had to select 65 from the 65 extra we booked above the 15 in Unforgettable package. Yes costly but money very well spent and at the end of the day that’s your memories - compared to wedding photography prices at home a bargain for what we received When we had our pre wedding it was only then we decided to get a DVD, we opted for the wedding highlights version so its 25 minutes long and well worth the money and thinking back cannot believe we were not going to have one NOTE the photos you receive in your package are only of the wedding ceremony. We were married on 20 June this year at Tulum Gazebo - 21 of us travelled from Aberdeen, Scotland and it was AMAZING. Having holidayed at the Bahia in Mexico twice before and loved it and the people hence the reason we chose to have our wedding their – I am sure you will love it too. On all 3 occasions we have been we stayed at Akumal. Closer to the nice beach area yet close enough to snack bar, toilets etc In saying that its doesn't matter where you stay as you can use all facilities in Akumal, Coba or Tulum. Coba is inland and surrounded by vegetation = more mosquitos I must say that where you stay is where you are supposed to get married we should have been married at Akumal beach location however for us it was not what we wanted - no privacy and you have people lurking around in the background in their bikini's, trunks etc. and for photos it would be a nightmare as so many sun loungers about too. We chose Tulum Gazebo as its secluded and no-one really sees you - until you then go to the beach for photos - this beach area is much quieter too. We had to wait and see if the brides staying at Tulum were wanting married there as that's there area - lucky for us there was only 1 bride that wanted married at the Gazebo on our date and she wanted 1pm so it worked out fine with our wedding at 4pm we then had our meal at 630pm in Don Pablo Restaurant. To begin with we were concerned we didn't get a reply from WC as fast as we would have liked but that's the nature of the business and they deal with weddings in date order - in exactly the same way as Arrecife photographers. They can have up to 4 weddings a day at each wedding location around the hotel so you can understand how busy they are . As our date got closer we were in touch with WC and Arrecife more often confirming all details - We provided a schedule of all the photos we wanted taken. After reading so much about Arrecife we went with our gut instinct (just because someone else says they didn't like a film or restaurant does that mean you will be the same) and have to say had no issues with them and love all our photos and DVD . NOTE - I believe this below details applies to all hotels You cannot employ any local photographer to come into the Bahia Principe Hotel to take your wedding photos as they do not allow it If you take a photographer from home, you have to pay for them to stay at the hotel as a guest for X amount of nights. Would work out costly - cost of stay for them as well as cost of wedding photography package you book from them etc etc Anyone used Arrecife Photography at Gran Bahia Principe Tulum/Akumal/Coba http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/t/63142/anyone-used-arrecife-photography-at-gran-bahia-principe-tulum-akumal-coba Arrecife Studio Mexico, WEG http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/products/arrecife-studio-mexico-weg Anyone used Arrecife Photography at Gran Bahia Principe Tulum/Akumal/Coba http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/t/63142/anyone-used-arrecife-photography-at-gran-bahia-principe-tulum-akumal-coba This is their website address http://www.arrecifestudio.com If you are on Facebook look up Arrecife as they have a page, it has photos, videos and feedback from brides and guests that had photo sessions at the hotel. Hope this helps you a bit. Kirstin CATALOG ARRECIFE PHOTOGRAPHY COSTS April 2013.pdf
  8. Yes Arrecife are the photographers at the Bahia hotels - all the links to them are in the post above. Depending on the package you have booked depends on the number of photos you get - you receive these on a disc along with a copy write disclaimer letter so you can do what you want with them - copy onto disc for others, get them printed in any style and size you wish. We had the Unforgettable package it included 15 photos and booked another photo package and DVD if you wish - its your choice which package you book, I have attached the brochure we received in April 2013. NOTE the photos you receive in your package are only of the wedding ceremony. We booked the package with 50 photos also the package with 15 photos at the Hacienda (Thursday night is Mexican Fiesta party night at the Hacienda so you need to be there before 5pm as they are setting up the tables, chairs, games etc) We ended up with 190 edited photos from which we had to select 65. Regarding the musical trio again we had them as included in the Unforgettable package, they play when your guests arrive and whilst groom waiting on brides arrival. If you wish them for any longer that is something you would have to arrange and get a price for separately with the WC however I doubt you would get them to play through dinner as you cannot close the restaurant off to other guests - unless your wedding party is so big you take over the whole restaurant. Enjoy the journey Kirstin CATALOG ARRECIFE PHOTOGRAPHY COSTS April 2013.pdf
  9. Hi ladies Welcome to this site and congratulations on your upcoming wedding and the planning You will find this site and various thread very informative Below are some amazing thread/links that will assist with everything in planning your wedding If you have any questions ask away and you will get plenty responses - past brides, future bride with the same queries, vendors - everyone is so helpful and supportive. We were married on 20 June this year at Tulum Gazebo - 21 of us travelled from Aberdeen, Scotland and it was AMAZING. Having holidayed at the Bahia in Mexico twice before and loved it and the people hence the reason we chose to have our wedding their – I am sure you will love it too. On all 3 occasions we have been we stayed at Akumal. Closer to the nice beach area yet close enough to snack bar, toilets etc In saying that its doesn't matter where you stay as you can use all facilities in Akumal, Coba or Tulum. Coba is inland and surrounded by vegetation = more mosquitos I must say that where you stay is where you are supposed to get married we should have been married at Akumal beach location however for us it was not what we wanted - no privacy and you have people lurking around in the background in their bikini's, trunks etc. and for photos it would be a nightmare as so many sun loungers about too. We chose Tulum Gazebo as its secluded and no-one really sees you - until you then go to the beach for photos - this beach area is much quieter too. We had to wait and see if the brides staying at Tulum were wanting married there as that's there area - lucky for us there was only 1 bride that wanted married at the Gazebo on our date and she wanted 1pm so it worked out fine with our wedding at 4pm we then had our meal at 630pm in Don Pablo Restaurant. We booked our holiday and Unforgettable Wedding package all at the same time via First Choice /Thomson and the price is for exactly what is says in the package - there are no hidden extras. The only extras are optional if you choose them ie adding extra button holes for men, depending on the flowers you want for your bouquet, bridesmaid bouquets, corsages, poolside party, DJ etc To begin with we were concerned we didn't get a reply from WC as fast as we would have liked but that's the nature of the business and they deal with weddings in date order - in exactly the same way as Arrecife photographers. They can have up to 4 weddings a day at each wedding location around the hotel so you can understand how busy they are . As our date got closer we were in touch with WC and Arrecife more often confirming all details - We provided a schedule of all the photos we wanted taken. After reading so much about Arrecife we went with our gut instinct (just because someone else says they didn't like a film or restaurant does that mean you will be the same) and have to say had no issues with them and love all our photos and DVD Yes costly but money very well spent and at the end of the day that’s your memories - compared to wedding photography prices at home a bargain for what we received When we had our pre wedding it was only then we decided to get a DVD, we opted for the wedding highlights version so its 25 minutes long and well worth the money and thinking back cannot believe we were not going to have one. NOTE - I believe this below details applies to all hotels You cannot employ a local photographer to come into the Bahia Principe Hotel to take your wedding photos If you take a photographer from home, you have to pay for them to stay at the hotel as a guest for X amount of nights. Would work out costly - cost of stay for them as well as cost of wedding photography package you book from them etc etc Your WC will give you all the necessary details about your paperwork. . . . below is some information, you may already be aware of some things. Bride & Groom must be at least 18 years of age at the time of the ceremony You each require 2 witnesses, Bride & Groom & 4 witnesses must arrive to their hotel minimum of 4 business days prior to the legal wedding ceremony date in order to complete and confirm all the necessary documents – you will have already emailed everything but its formality to go through everything when there. NOTE Saturday and Sunday are not considered working days. PRE-WEDDING MEETING The Bride & Groom are required to have a meeting with the WC as soon as possible after you arrive – we had ours the day after, and arranged meeting with Arrefice photographers after then finishing off with our blood tests. BLOOD TESTS Bride and Groom must get blood tests carried out to determine blood type, if either have any STD’s or HIV also to confirm you are not related! They must be taken in Mexico as soon as possible after you arrive. Blood test costs are separate from all the wedding packages, we were $180 US dollars for the 2 of us - this has to be paid cash. At the Bahia Principe the medical centre is located at the Hacienda within the hotel. VALID PASSPORTS They are mandatory for a legal wedding to be performed and are needed for Bride, Groom & 4 witnesses – this will all have been emailed previously. All 4 Passports must also be taken to the Pre-wedding meeting BIRTH CERTIFICATES WHEN BRIDE & GROOM ARE SINGLE and their last names match to their parents name & passports the only other documentation needed is your Passport & Tourist cards. WHEN BRIDE or GROOMS FORMER SPOUSE IS DECEASED a copy of their death certificate is required. This is required for legal ceremonies only. If adopted/ changed name by deed poll/ divorced and kept married name this is when it becomes a bit of a mine field but your WC will keep you right. Again the necessary documents will have been emailed previously and you need to take the originals to the Pre-wedding meeting TOURIST CARDS These green cards are provided to all persons on the plane and require to be completed before you enter Cancun’s International Airport – saves time. Check and double check all areas are completed otherwise you will get put to the back of the que at the airport arrivals desk.. Names on Tourist Card and Passport MUST be the same. This card proves your legal stay in Mexico. These will be copied by the WC for Bride, Groom and 4 witnesses – 2 each Do NOT loose these cards as you require them when leaving the country WEDDING CERMONY The Mexican Marriage Certificate requires the Bride & Grooms thumbprints. Make sure someone takes wet wipes with them on the day so your dress stays clear from the black ink. I do however love our thumbprint photos J The judge reads/ speaks in Spanish/Mexican with WC then translating At the alter - vows taken and rings exchanged Bride & Groom move to table for paperwork to be signed by bride, groom and 4 witnesses - along with your thumb prints Back to the altar for final words before being pronounced husband and wife Down aisle to then have champagne toast photos We then had group photos around the Tulum Gazebo and on the beach. Bride & Groom then went to Hacienda for photos - we paid additional in our wedding photo package for this. WEDDING CERTIFICATE The certificate is always in Spanish / Mexican. If you require to get it translated that will be a cost you will have when back home. These are a few great thread/links that will assist with everything in planning your wedding, any questions ask away and you will get plenty responses Post Your Wedding Date http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/t/9132/post-your-wedding-date/630 If you go onto the thread/link, ensure you go to the bottom of the thread then copy and paste it then enter your wedding date and the name of the hotel / location. That way all other brides can see who is getting married dates close to them. It is handy too as some brides have then shared cost of flying photographers down rather than using Arrecife the onsite photographers or local ones (you then have to pay a visitors day pass) Gran Bahia Principe Akumal/Tulum/Coba - POST HERE! http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/t/786/gran-bahia-principe-akumal-tulum-coba-post-here OFFICIAL Gran Bahia Principe Riviera Maya Thread http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/t/75549/official-gran-bahia-principe-riviera-maya-thread Urgent Help Required - Documents required for wedding at Gran Bahia Principe Mexico http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/t/84571/urgent-help-required-documents-required-for-wedding-at-gran-bahia-principe-mexico Anyone used Arrecife Photography at Gran Bahia Principe Tulum/Akumal/Coba http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/t/63142/anyone-used-arrecife-photography-at-gran-bahia-principe-tulum-akumal-coba Arrecife Studio Mexico, WEG http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/products/arrecife-studio-mexico-weg Anyone used Arrecife Photography at Gran Bahia Principe Tulum/Akumal/Coba http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/t/63142/anyone-used-arrecife-photography-at-gran-bahia-principe-tulum-akumal-coba This is their website address http://www.arrecifestudio.com If you are on Facebook look up Arrecife as they have a page, it has photos, videos and feedback from brides and guests that had photo sessions at the hotel. Anyone have their entire playlist? http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/t/42149/anyone-have-their-entire-playlist/250 Enjoy the journey Kirstin x
  10. claruickie

    How fast can we newbies reach 150????!!

    Hi Guys These are a few great thread/links that will assist with everything in planning your wedding and will of course help you reach 150 quicker - must let you know when you reach 150 the permissions don't happen over night. Post Your Wedding Date http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/t/9132/post-your-wedding-date/630 If you go onto the thread/link, ensure you go to the bottom of the thread then copy and paste it then enter your wedding date and the name of the hotel / location. That way all other brides can see who is getting married dates close to them. It is handy too as some brides have then shared cost of flying photographers down rather than using Arrecife the onsite photographers or local ones (you then have to pay a visitors day pass) Anyone have their entire playlist? http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/t/42149/anyone-have-their-entire-playlist/250 Gran Bahia Principe Akumal/Tulum/Coba - POST HERE! http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/t/786/gran-bahia-principe-akumal-tulum-coba-post-here OFFICIAL Gran Bahia Principe Riviera Maya Thread http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/t/75549/official-gran-bahia-principe-riviera-maya-thread Urgent Help Required - Documents required for wedding at Gran Bahia Principe Mexico http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/t/84571/urgent-help-required-documents-required-for-wedding-at-gran-bahia-principe-mexico Anyone used Arrecife Photography at Gran Bahia Principe Tulum/Akumal/Coba http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/t/63142/anyone-used-arrecife-photography-at-gran-bahia-principe-tulum-akumal-coba Arrecife Studio Mexico, WEG http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/products/arrecife-studio-mexico-weg This is their website address http://www.arrecifestudio.com Arrecife have a facebook page too that has photos, videos and feedback from brides and guests that had photo sessions at the hotel. We used them for our wedding day and love them all – yes costly but compared to wedding photography prices at home a bargain for what we got. GENERA L INFORMATION FOR GETTIGN MARRIED IN MEXICO Bride & Groom must be at least 18 years of age at the time of the ceremony. Bride and Groom & 4 witnesses (2 each) must arrive to their hotel minimum of 4 business days prior to the legal wedding ceremony date in order to complete and process the necessary documents and for the Bride and Groom to get the blood tests carried out. NOTE Saturday and Sunday are not considered working days. BLOOD TESTS to determine blood type, HIV and STD also to confirm you are not related! They must be taken in Mexico. Blood test costs are separate from all the wedding packages, we were $180 US dollars for the 2 of us - this has to be paid cash For us this was done at the medical centre, located at the Hacienda within the Bahia Principe hotel. BIRTH CERTIFICATES WHEN BRIDE & GROOM ARE SINGLE and their last names match to their parents name & passports no more documentation is needed but Birth Certificate, Passport & Tourist cards. Ask your wedding coordinator after sending the marriage application. If a bride or grooms former spouse is deceased then a copy of their death certificate is required. This is required for legal ceremonies only. VALID PASSPORTS They are mandatory for a legal wedding to be performed. Passports must be presented to the wedding coordinator at the time of the wedding meeting. This meeting must be 4 days prior the wedding date. Please send your scanned passports to the WC before your arrival (Bride, Groom and 4 witnesses – 2 each) TOURIST CARDS These green cards are provided to all persons on the plane and require to be completed before you enter Cancun’s International Airport – saves time. Check and double check all areas are completed otherwise you will get put to the back of the que at the airport arrivals desk.. Names on Tourist Card and Passport MUST be the same. This card proves your legal stay in Mexico. These will be copied by the WC for Bride, Groom and 4 witnesses – 2 each Do NOT loose these cards as you require them when leaving too. WEDDING CERMONY The Mexican Marriage Certificate requires the Bride & Grooms thumbprints. Make sure someone has wet wipes with them on the day so your dress stays clear from the black ink. I love our thumbprint photos J WEDDING CERTIFICATE The certificate is always in Spanish / Mexican. If you require to get it translated that will be a cost you will have when back home Happy planning, if you have any questions just holler Kirstin x
  11. claruickie

    How fast can we newbies reach 150????!!

    youre very welcome
  12. claruickie

    How fast can we newbies reach 150????!!

    Hi Guys These are a few great thread/links that will assist with everything in planning your wedding and will of course help you reach 150 quicker - must let you know when you reach 150 the permissions don't happen over night. Post Your Wedding Date http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/t/9132/post-your-wedding-date/630 If you go onto the thread/link, ensure you go to the bottom of the thread then copy and paste it then enter your wedding date and the name of the hotel / location. That way all other brides can see who is getting married dates close to them. It is handy too as some brides have then shared cost of flying photographers down rather than using Arrecife the onsite photographers or local ones (you then have to pay a visitors day pass) Anyone have their entire playlist? http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/t/42149/anyone-have-their-entire-playlist/250 Gran Bahia Principe Akumal/Tulum/Coba - POST HERE! http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/t/786/gran-bahia-principe-akumal-tulum-coba-post-here OFFICIAL Gran Bahia Principe Riviera Maya Thread http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/t/75549/official-gran-bahia-principe-riviera-maya-thread Urgent Help Required - Documents required for wedding at Gran Bahia Principe Mexico http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/t/84571/urgent-help-required-documents-required-for-wedding-at-gran-bahia-principe-mexico Anyone used Arrecife Photography at Gran Bahia Principe Tulum/Akumal/Coba http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/t/63142/anyone-used-arrecife-photography-at-gran-bahia-principe-tulum-akumal-coba Arrecife Studio Mexico, WEG http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/products/arrecife-studio-mexico-weg This is their website address http://www.arrecifestudio.com Arrecife have a facebook page too that has photos, videos and feedback from brides and guests that had photo sessions at the hotel. We used them for our wedding day and love them all – yes costly but compared to wedding photography prices at home a bargain for what we got. GENERA L INFORMATION FOR GETTIGN MARRIED IN MEXICO Bride & Groom must be at least 18 years of age at the time of the ceremony. Bride and Groom & 4 witnesses (2 each) must arrive to their hotel minimum of 4 business days prior to the legal wedding ceremony date in order to complete and process the necessary documents and for the Bride and Groom to get the blood tests carried out. NOTE Saturday and Sunday are not considered working days. BLOOD TESTS to determine blood type, HIV and STD also to confirm you are not related! They must be taken in Mexico. Blood test costs are separate from all the wedding packages, we were $180 US dollars for the 2 of us - this has to be paid cash at the medical centre, its located at the Hacienda within the hotel. BIRTH CERTIFICATES WHEN BRIDE & GROOM ARE SINGLE and their last names match to their parents name & passports no more documentation is needed but Birth Certificate, Passport & Tourist cards. Ask your wedding coordinator after sending the marriage application. If a bride or grooms former spouse is deceased then a copy of their death certificate is required. This is required for legal ceremonies only. VALID PASSPORTS They are mandatory for a legal wedding to be performed. Passports must be presented to the wedding coordinator at the time of the wedding meeting. This meeting must be 4 days prior the wedding date. Please send your scanned passports to the WC before your arrival (Bride, Groom and 4 witnesses – 2 each) TOURIST CARDS These green cards are provided to all persons on the plane and require to be completed before you enter Cancun’s International Airport – saves time. Check and double check all areas are completed otherwise you will get put to the back of the que at the airport arrivals desk.. Names on Tourist Card and Passport MUST be the same. This card proves your legal stay in Mexico. These will be copied by the WC for Bride, Groom and 4 witnesses – 2 each Do NOT loose these cards as you require them when leaving too. WEDDING CERMONY The Mexican Marriage Certificate requires the Bride & Grooms thumbprints. Make sure someone has wet wipes with them on the day so your dress stays clear from the black ink. I love our thumbprint photos J WEDDING CERTIFICATE The certificate is always in Spanish / Mexican. If you require to get it translated that will be a cost you will have when back home Happy planning, if you have any questions just holler Kirstin x
  13. Welcome to this site and congratulations on your upcoming wedding and the planning. We were married on 20 June this year at Tulum Gazebo - 21 of us travelled from Aberdeen, Scotland and it was AMAZING. After reading so much about Arrecife we went with our gut instinct (just because someone else didn't like a film/restaurant doesn't mean you will be the same) and have to say had no issues with them. To begin with we were concerned we didn't get a reply as fast as we would have liked but that's the nature of the business and they deal with weddings in date order. As our date got closer we were in touch with them confirming the package we wanted and provided a schedule of all the photos we wanted taken. We love all our photos and yes they were costly but compared to wedding photography prices at home a bargain for what we got. When we had our meeting before the wedding to confirm everything we then decided to get a DVD, we opted for the wedding highlights version so its 25 minutes long and well worth the money and thinking back cannot believe we were not going to have one. Below are a few great thread/links that will assist with everything in planning your wedding, any questions ask away and you will get plenty responses - past brides, future bride with the same queries, vendors - everyone is so helpful and supportive. If you haven't added your wedding date to that thread I would do so, you can then see other brides getting married at the same time and can contact them regarding sharing the price of a photographer. Arrecife Studio Mexico, WEG http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/products/arrecife-studio-mexico-weg Anyone used Arrecife Photography at Gran Bahia Principe Tulum/Akumal/Coba http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/t/63142/anyone-used-arrecife-photography-at-gran-bahia-principe-tulum-akumal-coba This is their website address http://www.arrecifestudio.com and if you are n Facebook look them up as they have one too - it has photos, videos and feedback from brides and guests that had photo sessions at the hotel. Post Your Wedding Date http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/t/9132/post-your-wedding-date/630 If you go onto the thread/link, ensure you go to the bottom of the thread then copy and paste it then enter your wedding date and the name of the hotel / location. That way all other brides can see who is getting married dates close to them. It is handy too as some brides have then shared cost of flying photographers down rather than using Arrecife the onsite photographers or local ones (you then have to pay a visitors day pass) OFFICIAL Gran Bahia Principe Riviera Maya Thread http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/t/75549/official-gran-bahia-principe-riviera-maya-thread Urgent Help Required - Documents required for wedding at Gran Bahia Principe Mexico http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/t/84571/urgent-help-required-documents-required-for-wedding-at-gran-bahia-principe-mexico Anyone have their entire playlist? http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/t/42149/anyone-have-their-entire-playlist/250 Happy planning, if you have any questions just holler Kirstin x
  14.  Quote:Originally Posted by nic817 Does anyone know if it's possible to light lanterns on the beach on the evening of the wedding? The ones that float up in the air? Hi  They are not permitted.  Personally I don't agree with them and raise these same points on many occasions at home in the UK. They may well be pretty but they are very dangerous to animals and would ask people to think of animal-friendly ways to celebrate instead. From marine life, wild animals, live stock these Chinese Sky Lanterns can cause horrific injuries and even death. Swallowing parts, through entanglement or collision, This is a link to a site that will explain more. http://www.rspca.org.uk/allaboutanimals/helpandadvice/chineselanterns  Kirstin x  Â
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