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  1. I don't know if renting the whole resturant is very popular because it's a little pricey but it was awesome. They set up a head table for us, a cake table, a guest book table, the food was amazing, excellent service from all the staff. The dance floor was perfect and so much fun. Great view of the beach, I seriously can't say enough good things about it. I have a couple pictures I can send your way. The DJ will for sure take your cd's...I brought a couple and he was very open to playing whatever we wanted. But I will say that at 10 30 we had to shut it down, there was no staying later than that. I think what frustrated me about the salon was that I brought a couple pictures of what I wanted and my own hair extensions and what she did looked nothing like the picture, she tried 2 times. And the English was seriously lacking. I tried to explain a couple times what I wanted but it wasn’t going great. Finally my MOH came over and well pulled my hair to side and pinned it. It did turn out awesome but it was for sure frustrating. And my other girls had pictures and their hair wasn’t what they wanted either. They didn’t have a big barrel curling iron, just a tiny one and my hair was curled with a flat iron. I’ll admit I am a make-up snob and wasn’t impressed with their brands. I should have known better! I did do the symbolic ceremony and I didn’t expect religion to come into play but it totally did. There weren’t tradition vows either, I should have asked exactly what was going be said. I would like have liked to actually say “I Do”. Again that was my fault for not clarifying. There were white bows on the chairs for the ceremony. Because I brought my own decorations for the reception, I have no idea what their options are. I don’t think anyone would see the Mrs and Mr signs. They did us a beautiful head table and all our guests tables around us and a separate dance floor. It was perfect.
  2. Hello! I just got married at the Gazebo in Tulum at 2PM and stayed at the Akumal in April. We booked out the entire Frutos Del Mar seafood restaurant on the Akumal side for the reception (right next to the beach) and I couldn’t have been happier. (There wasn't any air conditioning, which I wish there would have been, they had the windows open and the fans on, so it's was okay) We had it from 5:30-10:30. The dinner was delicious, the staff were amazing. I brought some of my own decorations and they made the place look great! In total it was $2500 USD. That included the entire restaurant, the plated dinner and all the drinks. For 54 people. I also had the DJ from 5 hours, that was $1050. He was excellent. We had such a good party in there. After 10 30, we had a music player, walked next door to the snack bar and continued to party. No one cared that we were there, lots of drinks and music. Just put a few tables together outside the snack bar and your good to go. I didn’t go to the disco because there was no air conditioning and my dress was hot hot! Because we booked out an entire restaurant I took down a lot of my own supplies which was not a necessity but it’s a personal choice. I had my own chair sashes, table runners, napkins, feathers which were added to the flower centerpieces that I ordered from the hotel. I also brought all bouquets and boutonnieres for the men(fake flowers)….had them made from a lady on Etsy and they were absolutely beautiful. I got a couple wrist corsages from the resort and they didn’t turn out that great. I had them provide the cake, it was two tier and they added my own decorations to it, it was $200 USD. I brought my own CD’s for the DJ, he added them to the mix, no issues. I had plastic cups for the favors with our names on them, everyone used them at the reception. If they wanted us to kiss they had to do a shot of tequila, everyone had fun with this…maybe a little too fun haha. The resort photographer took pictures of the ceremony. Just because so many pictures were include in my wedding package. I did have my own photographer there, and they stayed out of each other’s way. I found the resort photographer, very nice and polite, I never had any issue with them with regards to having my own photographer. They didn’t seem to mind at all. The only downfall of having our own photographer was getting around to take pictures, I couldn’t arrange private transportation, so we just had to take the trolley like everyone else. Wasn’t a huge deal. All 7 of us used the resort salon for hair and make-up. I didn’t care for them at all, neither did any of my girls. I also didn’t think to ask about what was going to be said during the ceremony. And it was quite religious. We didn’t care to much for that, I should have asked prior too but I totally didn’t even think of this. If anyone has any questions just ask!
  3. Hello! I just got married at the Gazebo in Tulum and stayed at the Akumal. My wedding was at 2PM. Some things to consider. Getting lunch, this was darn near impossible. They would not deliver food to my room or allow anyone to take food from the snack bar. It was a huge pain, cause I already had my hair and make done and didn’t want to leave the room. My mother in law ended up getting room service(she was in the premier section) and brought it to the room. It was also sooooo hot in the afternoon. It was nice to be in the shade of the gazebo, but right after to get pics on the beach was hot hot. The wedding coordinator forgot to place the fans I had purchased on the chairs, so that didn’t help. The resort photographer took pictures of the ceremony. Just because so many pictures were include in my wedding package. I did have my own photographer there, and they stayed out of each other’s way. I found the resort photographer, very nice and polite, I never had any issue with them with regards to having my own photographer. They didn’t seem to mind at all. The only downfall of having our own photographer was getting around to take pictures, I couldn’t arrange private transportation, so we just had to take the trolley like everyone else. Wasn’t a huge deal. We booked out the entire seafood restaurant on the Akumal side and I couldn’t have been happier. (There wasn't any air conditioning,which I wish there would have been, they had the windows open and the fans on, so it's was okay) We had it from 5:30-10:30. The dinner was delicious, the staff were amazing. I brought some of my own decorations and they made the place look great! In total it was $2500 USD. That included the entire restaurant, the plated dinner and all the drinks. For 54 people. I also had the DJ from 5 hours, that was $1050. He was excellent. We had such a good party in there. After 10 30, we had a music player, walked next door to the snack bar and continued to party. No one cared that we were there, lots of drinks and music. Just put a few tables together outside the snack bar and your good to go. I didn’t go to the disco because there was no air conditioning and my dress was hot hot! I should also mention that 7 of us got our hair did at the salon and 6 of us were not happy. I didn’t find they did a good job, English was lacking and they just didn’t know what they were doing. We all had to fix our own hair and make-up(poor quality make-up). And it was very expensive, I would avoid if possible. I also didn’t think to ask about what was going to be said during the ceremony. And it was quite religious. We didn’t care to much for that, I should have asked prior too but I totally didn’t even think of this. Hmm I think that’s it….any questions just ask J
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