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#701 MissyR

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    Posted 07 October 2008 - 04:52 PM

    I am the next "official" Paradisus to get married and that's on November 27. Have you emailed Perla to ask about availability?

    In terms of locations - your best bet, regardless of size, is on the beach. Indoor wedding receptions for 120 could be in the banquet rooms or perhaps one of the restaurants - I don't really know!

    I hope that helps!

    #702 can't wait!

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      Posted 07 October 2008 - 04:54 PM

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      Originally Posted by alin & mako
      Hi ladies, I too am a Dreams Tulum Bride that might get sent here. I have a couple of questions that I was hoping you could help me with.

      1- Anyone getting married Nov 8th?

      2- What locations can you get married in for 120 guests at this hotel?

      3- Is there anyplace indoors you can have your reception at this hotel for 120 people?

      Thank you soooo much. I am trying to not freak out since I have 3 weeks to leave, but I just have to know my options or I'm going to go crazy!
      I toured this place when I went down for a site visit at Dreams Tulum. It's beautiful and the best part? Only about 15-20 min from airport!
      They have a huge indoor, a/c ballroom where you can have both your ceremony and reception. Their outdoor terrace is also pretty large but I'm not sure if it can fit 120.
      Funny, I just pm'd a Paradisus bride to find out if my wedding date was taken. Nice to know I'm not the only one thinking forward.

      #703 samanddan

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        Posted 07 October 2008 - 06:00 PM

        I have a question for those of you who have gone to the resort. What are the bars like? I am assuming theres a piano type bar, then the pool bars, but are there a few good dance bars? We are having our wedding reception until 930, and I dont really want to pay per hour per person afterwards to keep an open bar for the music alone if there is a good dance bar on site with free booze??
        If you did go to the bars what kind of music were they playing?
        Any info or suggestions would be great

        #704 bumbles

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          Posted 07 October 2008 - 06:39 PM

          Welcome new Paradisus ladies!

          The maximum number of people for the beach for a ceremony is 120 and 100 for the terrace.

          #705 tyingthe.knot

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            Posted 07 October 2008 - 10:24 PM

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            Originally Posted by yamille
            Omg B&J I can't believe the dreams Tulum issues! I am so sorry. You will for sure be happy with Paradisus though. It's beautiful, intimate and Perla will take care of you I'm sure.

            Fanny- I will just be missing you. We arrive on the 20th! WE should discuss if there are any things we can split the cost of- I don't know what exactly- but I'm just throwing that out there. I have no clue about anything. I think I am the most indecisive bride ever.

            We are actually at a loss a little bit about the honeymoon. We were thinking initially travelling to another part of mexico, them switched to Belize then changed our mind again and are rethinking things. The state of the economy is weighing heavily on us as I am finishing grad school and we are also planning a move right after the wedding. Right now it seems too much all at once moneywise so we'll see....

            As far as Dj vs ipod- If anyone ever books for my wedding :) then I will probably hire a dj. I have been in contact with Carlos at Mannia and he has a decent rate-($900 for 4 hrs believe)even though you pay $300 to bring him to the resort. They definately play american music. I beleive either dj will present you with a list of songs and you can choose ones that you def want and don't want. Becks gave him a great review but I do know Missy is using Swank so you may want to wait and see.

            Sonnia- any questions about the paradisus just feel free to ask. It was great meeting you the other day. I booked 11 months in advance only cause I went there for the site visit and loved it so we put a deposit down. We really wanted Memorial day weekend though and Paradisus only does one wedding per day so I grabbed it.

            It was great meeing you too!! I have been reading this thread and trying to
            figure out if i can afford this place ! So what kind of rates are you ladies getting for these hotel & airfare? I am trying to see if this is something my guests can afford! Thanks again

            #706 yamille

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              Posted 07 October 2008 - 11:09 PM

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              Originally Posted by MissyR
              We are doing Royal Service - Frankly if you are only considering doing it for the WISH package I wouldn't spend the money. If you want your own pool, beach area, and butler - then that's a whole different story!
              Having my own pool is appealing I wouldn't only do it for the package I was just wondering what people are doing since it's so pricey. We are planning (fingers crossed) to luxuriate more on the official HM.
              Quote:
              Originally Posted by KLC77
              We are doing Royal Service, but not for the free wedding package (we're just doing a custom one). I love the idea of having our own butler and pool area. Some of our guests are staying for 10 days of our 13 day honeymoon, so being able to stay at our own pool if we want to be alone is a GREAT perk to me! I will say that to me it is ALOT of money. I swear I asked FI 25 times if he was sure he wanted to pay for it. He said yes every time so we went for it.
              Oh my gosh it sure does make sense- we aren't planning that much longer of a stay at paradisus after the wedding- we are planning on going somewhere else for some R&R. This puts things in perspective for me.
              Quote:
              Originally Posted by cendcar
              Hi!

              Same thing...Is anyone getting married on Oct. 27th. We have 30 people and the only thing that matters is that the ceremony is on the beach.

              The resort is beautiful!
              Most people choose to have the ceremony on the beach. It is lovely there.
              Quote:
              Originally Posted by samanddan
              I have a question for those of you who have gone to the resort. What are the bars like? I am assuming theres a piano type bar, then the pool bars, but are there a few good dance bars? We are having our wedding reception until 930, and I dont really want to pay per hour per person afterwards to keep an open bar for the music alone if there is a good dance bar on site with free booze??
              If you did go to the bars what kind of music were they playing?
              Any info or suggestions would be great
              The only "dance bar" so to speak is the fun pub. They have a pretty small dance floor. it's not really a club but there were a lot of people dancing when we went. The music was a bit cheesy- but i'm sure you could request stuff. Standard American stuff I guess- A little hip hop/pop/latin tye the night I was there. This is most likely where we will go after our reception.
              Quote:
              Originally Posted by tyingthe.knot
              It was great meeing you too!! I have been reading this thread and trying to
              figure out if i can afford this place ! So what kind of rates are you ladies getting for these hotel & airfare? I am trying to see if this is something my guests can afford! Thanks again
              I think the last time I checked airfare with taxes was $565 ish pp from NYC for my weekend (ah!) and I want to say it's $300 for double occupance room. It's not inexpensive and I struggled initially but it's so pretty there and exactly the type of mellow ambiance that I wanted for my weekend. I would say go for what you really want (that's what people told me) and the people that really want to be there on your day will make it. Initially I was putting my guests first and stressing myself out! In the end I think you and FI need to be happy with the decision cause if you cater to someone specifically and they can't make it- that may be frustrating.

              #707 sandra1976

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                Posted 08 October 2008 - 01:55 PM

                Yes that is what i thought as well...Not worth it... If i was going to stay there for my honeymoon then i might consider it but since i'm not there is no point....
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                #708 yolyd75

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                  Posted 08 October 2008 - 02:33 PM

                  Hi ladies... does anyone know if we are allowed to bring our own decorations.. (centerpieces, linens, chair bows)... and if we are.. is there a charge for the "staff" decorating? Also how long is everyong having for the ceremony.. we are doing five hours including the cocktail hour.


                  Thank you so much.

                  #709 christina276

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                    Posted 08 October 2008 - 03:02 PM

                    Can someone please post the phone number for the wedding coordinators? I sent an email a week or so again to see if my dates were available and haven't heard anything so I wanted to call. We just pushed things up to March so I need to get STDs out asap!

                    #710 MissyR

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                      Posted 08 October 2008 - 03:07 PM

                      YOu can bring your own decorations (we took all our centrepieces down for our site visit) and there is no set-up charge for that. In terms of timing - our ceremony is at 3:30 and we have the DJ booked to go as late as we want (there is no curphew)!

                      Tel: 52 (99 872 83 83 - Perla's extension is 8046.




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