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Hi All!!

 

We have just decided to get married at Gran Bahia Principe... I'm so excited!! So I guess I will spend the next few days reading through these posts.. One quick question, which hotel (if any) are right on the beachhuh.gif

 

Thank you for all this info. I'm sure it will help me a lot, as I don't know what to do from here. Heehee

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Hello & Welcome Turtlewax and DaniellaP. The Tulum and Akumal hotels both offer rooms closest to the beach. The Coba is set back from the beach (I believe a couple of minute walk) but they are also the newest rooms. Tulum is the oldest - that's where we stayed and we absolutely loved it!!

 

Tulum and Akuml both offer beach wedding locations (Coba might but I'm not too sure).

 

Here are pictures of the Tulum wedding locations:

 

Beach (this was our wedding setup):

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Gazebo (these are older pictures that Jazmin sent us):

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Garden:

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And here's the rain out location for Tulum (it's the Tequila restaurant):

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Sorry that the pictures are really bad - everything does look a lot nicer in person!

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My wedding isn't until March of 2010, but I'm wondering if we should plan it for a different time. We just planned it that week because my MOH is a teacher and doesn't get much extra time off, so I figured we'd go during her (and her hubby's) spring break. But, if the cost gets up there, then they wouldn't even be able to afford for her husband to come.

 

I think you're right. And I just found out that trips with layovers were over $100 cheaper, so I'm a little less freaking out. I think I was just being hormonal (that time of month) along with sleep deprived and it caused me to freak a little too much. Did any of you find that the prices and flights were drastically lower at a different time in the year?

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i'm doing wedding favors

 

but i have a big gap between my ceremony and reception but i did that on purpose so i wouldn't be time crunched for pics and preparing for the reception.

 

we're getting married at noon but our reception isn't til 6pm so i figure that is tons of time to do pics, then freshen up, hang out and then set up our reception with name tags and favors. i'll probably do it myself or get my MOH to do it. but i'm sure if you ask the WC to set it up they probably could

 

sapphire - i think prices and flights do change depending on when you go. we purposely picked May cuz package prices for the resort drop by 200 bucks compared to april. if you pick a low season to travel in prices are normally lower

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I did favors. i actually did photo holders which doubled as place cards. I simply gave them to the WC and she had them on my guest signature table. It worked out very well.

 

As far as the allergies, we didn't have any foodies with... but my sister and dad are deathly allergic to bees/wasps. There were NONE. Obviously they carried around their eppe pens just incase, but we never even saw one. The GBP sprays for bugs... so maybe that's why? Or it could have been the time of year too.

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We are also doing favors, as well as ceremony and reception decor. I will give everything to our WC and she said they will set it all up for us.

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Quote:
Originally Posted by Turtlewax15 View Post
HI!!
I am new here, and have already found all the posts very helpful!!
We are getting married August 2009 at Gran Bahia Principe.
Our biggest issue right now is trying to decide which resort to stay at. Coba? Tulum? or Akumal?
Any suggestions?
I really want to get married on the beach, and am not sure if all the resorts (Coba/Tulum/Akumal) offer a choice of getting married on the beach or not.
Does someone have a list of all the wedding sites for each section?

Hi Turtlewax,

We are staying at the Coba, and were just assigned a beach location. They sent us photos, and it looks beautiful. We chose the Coba as all the rooms are junior suites, which we thought guests would like for more room, but it is a few minutes from the beach. Your wedding restaurant choices at Coba are Le Gourmet, Portofino (Italian), a seafood restaurant, and a medittarian (I can't remember the other names.)

Heidi

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okee picture time now that i'm home. lol

cakes first

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these are the location pics jazmin sent me a couple weeks ago and i'm staying at tulum

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variations of the beach

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