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  1. LADIES!!!! IM BACK - Had a fabulous wedding - I will write a full review soon - but please feel free to look at my profile gallery - i have uploaded some photos from our wedding at GBP COBA - nov 27th -TULUM GAZEBO, COCKTAIL HOUR, PRIVATE DINNER AND POOLSIDE DJ PARTY - i tried to upload those that you guys can see the areas, decorations, etc! 

    They are some snap shots from our wedding at the Gran Bahia Principe Coba - please feel free to message me or email me at emmanahaylo@yahoo.ca for any inquiries or questions you may have in planning, decorations,Hair/make up, times, weather, locations prices etc :) 
    We got married at the Tulum Gazebo - had a cocktail hour right after - used the Videographer at resort (highly worth the price), had a private poolside dinner and DJ party after at Coba Hibiscus bar/ premeire pool) 
    ENJOY!!! 

    There are also tips in the description of photos that is important :) 

     

    LADIES!!!! IM BACK - Had a fabulous wedding - I will write a full review soon - but please feel free to look at my profile gallery - i have uploaded some photos from our wedding at GBP COBA - nov 27th -TULUM GAZEBO, COCKTAIL HOUR, PRIVATE DINNER AND POOLSIDE DJ PARTY - i tried to upload those that you guys can see the areas, decorations, etc! 

    They are some snap shots from our wedding at the Gran Bahia Principe Coba - please feel free to message me or email me at emmanahaylo@yahoo.ca for any inquiries or questions you may have in planning, decorations,Hair/make up, times, weather, locations prices etc :)
    We got married at the Tulum Gazebo - had a cocktail hour right after - used the Videographer at resort (highly worth the price), had a private poolside dinner and DJ party after at Coba Hibiscus bar/ premeire pool) 
    ENJOY!!! 

     

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  2. Congrats to

    @@seb1230

    @@GBPNov2014Bride

    @@FutureMrsZ

    @@deedeelala

    @@EmmaNahaylo

    @@ElenaBrogden

    @Icbergeland

    @@kamelia054

    @@Angelshanon

     

    For their upcoming November weddings.

     

    Hope your wedding is as perfect as you dreamed it would be.  Come back and share your experiences and pictures!!

    THANK YOU!!! LADIES please see my profile gallery for photos :) 

    They are some snap shots from our wedding at the Gran Bahia Principe Coba - please feel free to message me or email me at emmanahaylo@yahoo.ca for any inquiries or questions you may have in planning, decorations,Hair/make up, times, weather, locations prices etc :) 
    We got married at the Tulum Gazebo - had a cocktail hour right after - used the Videographer at resort (highly worth the price), had a private poolside dinner and DJ party after at Coba Hibiscus bar/ premeire pool) 

  3. @ BTOPPINGS

    OMG!! Not much time left anymore!!

    I'm sorry, my ceremony is at 3pm  :P  (not celebration)

    We'll be about 60-65 taking the flight from Montreal! It's gona be crazy!! Other people will be from US, Calgary, Ottawa.

    OUr guests will stay for 8 days and when they'll leave, we'll move to another hotel for 1 more week ! What about u?

    And how was the fitting dress??

     

     

    @ EmmaNahaylo

     

    I'm soooooo excited to hear that!! You seemed to have a lot of fun at the wedding you've been to! Hope my wedding's gona be like that :)  Do you remember until what time they booked the private party?

     

    I don't know why, I couldn't see the pictures you put with the tulum gazebo. Was it a nice place to do a ceremony? How many people were they?  Could you please e-mail me those pictures;  garde.gingras@hotmail.com

    We are about 80 people and I'm getting maried there... I was curious :)

    HI - Sorry havent logged in for a while - 10 DAYS!!! I cannot wait!!!! 

    Apparently the private pool party goes until 11 if I am not mistaken.... Then people are free to do whatever - most likely go to the disco as we did for our friends wedding.. :) (Or snack bar HAHA)

    SO Exciting! I am trying to get accesss to the Akuml resort as we booked WAY before the changes.... we will see. 

    I will make sure to post photos and answers any questions after.. I will be home Dec 9th.... 

    ANyone getting married around that time - come see us for a drink! hehe

    Emma


  4. HI My friend got her hair done at the Tulum spa last December for her wedding - I can send you photos if you'd like :) 

     

    It went well - turned out beautifully and she has really long thick thick hair!!

     

    I also HIGHLY recommend the Relaxing/exfoliating massage in the morning of the wedding or anytime during the week - ITS AMAZING - a great gift to the gals, or mother of bride, etc - You will feel amazing - we three did this before her wedding last year at Tulum Spa and felt like a milion dollars- your skin is like butter and you feel relaxed - totally worth the 100 US !!! Common - you only get married once, right? hahah or at least thats the plan ;) 

     

    Hi everyone, 

     

    I was looking through the posts on the blog about the spa hair and makeup, but the most recent posts are mainly from 2010. 

     

    Does anyone have current info about the quality of the work done? and any more current pictures to see that someone could email me?

     

    We have our appointments at the Tulum Spa on Nov.28.

    My fiance and I visited the resort for a day this past December and checked out the spa. There was a couple girls getting their hair done and the styles looked cute from what I saw which was a little more reassuring than the posts on here. 

     

    Unfortunately I was scared to hire any outsiders because we got so many warnings they didn't allow outside vendors in even as wedding guests anymore, which I now wish I would have just done it, but that's alright. We are bringing tons of pictures and a bunch of our own good quality makeup which we hope they wont mind using. Thanks in advance if anyone has any more current info or pics to share

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  5. HI Ladies, 

    So Its exactly one month today for me!!! Tulum Gazebo Wedding - staying at Coba from November 23rd to Dec 7th! Cannot wait.

     

    I have seen some questions about some things recently that I may put light to as I was at a wedding at Tulum last December:

    1. Disco: The wedding we went to - we all ended up at the Haciendo (large square with live music, then shuts down and you go to disco, located there) - we all ended up at the disco - its small though and a lot of people, so hot and hard to get a drink...but its a good time :) Then I believe we all ended u hungry and at the snack bar and practically watched the sun come up as we reminisced about a wonderful day. It was great. 

    2. Music in restaurant: I beleive we all ate at the Meditearraeano (?) restuarant at coba for her wedding - we were tucked away and the other people at restaurant could hardly see us and we didnt interupt anything.. My friend was allowed to play her own music there and they had a mic and did speeches there as well. 

    3. I am getting Besobrides to come do my hair and make u for me and my gals - they have a facebook page and are great at communicating :) i am paying the $90 visitor fee for them to come - vendor fees are ridiculous - so just say they are your wedding guests as well ;) ;) ;) 

     

    On to mine: I finally got an email to confirm everything and found out my pool side dinner and private DJ party is at the Premier area in Coba it is called Hibyscus Bar.Does any one know of this?? 

    Has anyone had luck with Sparklers ever? Can we get them in Playa del Carmen  are they allowed ? 

     

    I havent chosen flowers yet....

     

    Well thats it for now - 

     

    Im getting so excited! 

    Emms
     


  6. @@jfarrowable you are right , it will all turn out in the end :)

     

    Do you have to pay a vendor fee for beso brides to come to the resort and to your room?

    Hi! I have told them that they are guests and will only pay the daily fee - which I believe it $90 . I am banking on the hotel allowing me to do this as I have spoken with Beso Brides and they told me they have done this before at the GBP's. (Fingers crossed!) 

    Less than two months! CANT WAIT! 

    Emma


  7. Hi @@Maggietron - I am getting married November of this year.  Flying from Toronto, my guests are paying $1330 (Canadian) each for double occupancy rooms.  I confirmed my rate back in March before there was any news of the Luxury re-brand.  Flying with Air Transat. 

     Hi - I am getting married Nov 27th Tulum Gazebo, staying at the Coba. We are from Saskatoon, Canada and our guests paid 1485.00 CAD Taxes in with West jet vacations.. The year prior, Dec 7th, i went for my best friends wedding and we paid 1100.00CAD taxes in for the Tulum (ridiculously cheaper!)  What do you mean by the news "luxury re brand"?? 

    We are doing the private poolside dinner and then private DJ party by the pool. We cant wait!!!!! We have about 55 attending the wedding. 

    I am bringing some of my own decorations. I have asked the coordinator to email me flower catalogue and such, but of course no answer. I am hiring BesoBrides to come do our airbrush make up and hair. 

    When my friend got married last year, we had a relaxing massage and body scrub done the morning of at the tulum spa and it was probably the best thing ever and I highly recommend it, even if its a gift to all your ladies :) or mom..... they were about 100 US but OH SO WORTH IT.. your skin is like butter after!!! 

    We are thinking of hiring the resort videographer as I am really wanting the day filmed now that I have seen videos of other weddings done. I am jsut worried about quality.... Anyone did this? 

    Let me know ! 

    THANKS!!

    Emma


  8. We've been back a couple of weeks now and I have nothing but good things to say about the resort and wedding.  We had 51 guest travel with us to Mexico.  We flew with Air Canada Vacations and got married May 10.  We stayed in the Coba section and went with the unforgettable wedding package.  We had a civil ceremony at the Akumal Beach, dinner at the Mediterraneo Restaurant and had a poolside reception at Arrecife Jacuzzi Bar.

     

    The Resort is beautiful, very clean and the grounds are very well looked after.  We arrived at around 2pm and had no issues with check in.  They greeted with drinks and our room was ready right away.  Some guest did have an hour wait for their room, but not a big deal.  I did make welcome letters for everyone which included a space to place everyones room numbers.  This was a lifesaver, especially with such a large group, but everyone used there list the whole week.  Safe locks were included with our rooms because we booked with Air Canada Vacations.  Wifi is free for one signon, one hour a day for one device in the lobby.  Wifi is also available for purachase all over the resort for $12 a day, but a week is around $50, some guest did decide to purchase this.  All of our guest who booked with our travel agent had rooms in the 18-15 blocks.  Ours was in the 18 block which was located next to the pool bar, activity pool and a short walk to the lobby.  We travelled with 11 kids under the age of 14, they all enjoyed the pools and the kids waterpark was great.  There are lots of activities for kids and teens and we had no trouble getting chairs by the pool and on the beach.

     

    Upon arrival , our room had a fruit bowl, champagne, 2 resort t-shirts and a welcome letter.  Later that evening there was a flower arrangement and a letter from Maria explaining what time to meet her the following day.  Our meeting with Maria went smoothly, she had copies of anything I had requested and she was very organized.  She had an outline of events for me and gave me copies for some of my guest with no problems. We then went for our blood test and had no problems there.

     

    I bought some decorations with us:

      -Blue material for hammock site

      -programs

      -starfish asile markers for ceremony

      -starfish pen to sign register

      -Sign to stick in sand

      -Bride/Groom sign for chairs at dinner

      -shells/ blue beads for tables

      -Guestbook

      -Picture of us, Grooms parents and brides parents (On their wedding day)

      -Small tiny picture frame with picture of my dad for my flowers

      -Ribbon for cake

      -Coloring books and crayons for kids at dinner

     

    I dropped these things off to the lobby the day before the wedding.  Flowers arrived to my room early by 15-20min, and they were exactly what I wanted.  All cart rides arrived as scheduled for the day.  The ceremony ran smoothly, we provided the music on our Iphone.  We had a champagne toast after the ceremony and took some group pictures.  There was a little wind down by the water, enough to keep everyone cool but no enough to interfere with the bridesmaids dresses. 

     

    Supper was great, the only thing I would recommend against was the Mediterranean Salad.  I thought it would a leafy salad but it was all seafood.  The tomato soup and lemon chicken were excellent.  All allergies were taken care of as discussed and the kids ate from the kids menu.  We chose a two tier strawberry cake , very yummy.

     

    The poolside reception we paid for the cheapest bar but I didn't hear anybody complain, I think they had everything available.  We also rented the sound system with no DJ.  We brought our own music with us and played it from our iphone.  We had the Wedding DJ app.  Maria dropped by the reception to ensure everything was ok and then to go over the marriage licence and to give us a copy.  The kids had a ball playing in the pools all night.

     

    It was a great time, that night we returned to rose petals and wine in our room.  There was a minor issue with the bill, I had forgotten to ask Maria is kids were the same price as adults for the reception, and we checked out on her day off so we couldn't get it changed, not a big deal.

        

    We brought our own photographer and no one even asked about her or who she was.  I had been a bit worried because she only spent 2 nights at the resort but we had no issues.  My photographer was ok with the resort photographer being there, so we did not opt out.  She said she knew her pictures would be better and that if it's something that we have paid for we should get our money's worth.  The resort photographer took 30 pictures, we picked out 15 that were included in our package and they were not pushy with trying to get us to buy extra.

     

    Hope this review helps, sorry if it's all over the place but it's hard to include everything.  Feel free to ask questions.  Both my husband and I along with 51 of our guest would return to this resort again! The main thing is to relax and enjoy this time with family and friends, it goes by way to fast and it's so easy to get caught up in the little things that doesn't really matter. 

    Great review!!! Any photos of your poolside party? we are having one as well :)

    How do we get it so they cover the pool with a glass as a dance floor?

    Just wondering!

    x

    E

    @@KatLew I definately wouldn't include all of the alone time either... It puts you on to much of a schedule... Go with the flow and see where the week takes you... There is no trouble for the two of you to sneak away for some alone time!

    Sooo Agree - I like itineraries and schedules, but Commmon!! wayy too much! go with the flow, enjoy, everything will work out... give everyone a rough idea of what will be happneing but dont go over board! :) Itll seem too structured!

    Yes fake flowers :) I know on other resorts I am seeing they charge to use them so was wondering if this was the case for the bahia.

    Ok great thank you.

    My girlfriend jsut got married at the Tulum last december, and we had our own fake bouquets, no one said a thing. I think you get a bouquet with your package but we didnt end up using hers, and i will be bringing my own that I bought off Etsy.


  9. For photographers, you might want to check around the Canada area.  Because it's Thanksgiving in the states, flights are really expensive.  I would absolutely love to photograph it for you, but it'd be about $3500.

    Thanks Tlseege!!

     

    You know I am toying with a photographer... But the rules re so strict on having one come in and I I didnt think his work was bad at all. Our friends got some great photos from him. I think it will be more stressful for me to start looking for one. Also, does a phtographer, who doesnt know us want to be in Mexico all alone (although the group going is extremely inviting and friendly) ? I am not sure how it work ?

    I think as long as they guarentee that we can get the Pablo Steak house for the dinner I will be ok with it. If not, then I may change options to have a poolside dinner which sounds wonderful. I have just heard that they want to rush you out by the 2 hour mark in teh restaurants, and thats the last thing I want, is to be rushed?  Ugh.. so much to think about .

    Ill look over the options again. Thanks for your insite and letting me know what you did. :)  You are helping tremendously!!

    Emms

    For photographers, you might want to check around the Canada area.  Because it's Thanksgiving in the states, flights are really expensive.  I would absolutely love to photograph it for you, but it'd be about $3500.

    Also, do you have any photos you would want to share of your dinner  and the weddings you photographed? That would be nice to seee :)

    Thanks

    Emma


  10. Hi Emma! Congratulations!  I have added my comments below in purple...

     

    It sounds like your wedding is going to be very fun Emma!  You have a lovely group of people coming and a great plan for your day!  Best wishes!

    Hi - Thank you so much for your input - it is making me think... Do I know any photographers who would want to come for a week ?? You are right, it is about the same price, as I want him all day. )I am obsessed with photos and want to capture everything I can ) . I will start looking around. I am going to check his website again, calculate costs and see if its worth it.

    I was scared that 3pm was too early (My friends was at 4pm and found that to be perfect, as they were saying their vows the sun was golden on their skin...)...Ill just not like it if there is such a long wait between the ceremony and dinner, but i guess with the tapas and guitar entertainment it wont make it seem like there is too much of a wait.. it will also give a chance for some to go back to their roosm to freshen up (me and the girls to).. if need me.

    That sucks about sparklers... I would love to take a shot of us all on the beach at night with them... too bad. Maybe I can find some in Playa del Carmen and "sneak" them in... haha. (shh)...

    Where did you have your dinner? Do youthink its workth havigna  poolside dinner, or do it in the restaurant? I am starting to worry bbc I have heard some good reviews with having a private dinner.... ?? Did you eat at the Pablo Steak house? My friend only used the Medittereano restuarant as her dinner and it was nice, privately tucked away from everyone and felt inimate... but maybe with us having 55+ guests, I should do a private event? I need advice on this LOL....

    There are so many options to think about.... 

    Oh and my wedding coordinator is Maria... but apparently she was away and Paloma is answering for her right now... but I still ahev 6.5 months....

    I am open to all suggestions and comments :)

    Thanks!!!!

    Emma


  11. Hi Guys -

     

    Question about Photography? Can I use another photographer from Mexico, just not he resort photographer? I've heard they are pretty stingy, but I was wondering If I have options. I would like someone for the whole day/reception and want to compare prices and quality.

    Also, any purchase a video of their wedding?? Is it worth it, or have a friend record it on a cell phone (I know, sounds lame, but may be ok quality).

    I am getting married at the tulum Gazebo Nov 27th 2014 but staying at the Coba. My best friend got married at the tulum beach last Dec 2013 and so I was able to scope out the place but didnt think we would be coming back to the same place so I did not ask specific questions when I was there.

    We chosen to do the basic cymbolic ceremony and I believe Pabloma (?) forgot her name already as I have never really spoken with her yet, reserved teh gazebo for 3pm (Id liek to move it to pm, the lighting and wait before dinner is much nicer), then we have chosen a cocktail hour after ceremony with a guuitar and cocktails and "tapas" for our guests as we take photos. Then dinner has been requested at the "Pablo" steak housse as its reviews have been great and when we were there it was too busy to get in, but we did notice a beautiful wedding reception there and it made me want to have it there. ( i dont like that its only confirmed closer to the date... I like to have that sense of mind knowing its booked.). Then we are doign the poolside DJ party fora  few hours...

    I am planning on bringing some decorations and my own runner.

    Does anyone know if we can buy sparklers in Playa Del Carmen? maybe I should as my wedding coordinator if she can provide them, although I am sure the price will go up then.

    Does anyone recommond anything else? I dont wnt to miss out on the small details and am hopfully covering them all.

    On a more fun note: We are so excited and can wait. Our last tally of guests were 58... so there is quite a large group of us going from Canada, France, and UK. Its going to be a blast!

     

    Thanks Guys!!!

     

    Emma


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