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hi, looking for some advise, we are booked to marry at tulum on 18th august, we have booked to eat at gran tortuga for our meal but not booked anywere to take our 1st dance etc, does anyone have ideas i would be grateful, there are only 16 of us,.

 

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I had a small group too and we booked a private cocktail hour for after dinner. Thats when we did our first dance. I booked ours for 2 hours, open bar and music and I think it was only around $10 a person. We ended up inside at one of the lounges (which was closed just for us) because it was raining and not safe for the speakers to be set up outside. Either way it was nice. We were a small bunch too and it made it feel more like a reception when we got to dance and have a few drinks in a more private setting.

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for the people who got married on the tulum side where did you eat for your wedding dinner. which resturants are the best for that resort
I'm not getting married until next year but I am having my dinner at Le Gran Tortuga, it is the brazilian where they bring out the meat on swords....have heard really good things about it. Then we are having a poolside reception for 2 hours after dinner, it worked out $8 per head plus $300 for DJ, I haven't gone with the resort DJ I have booked DJ Bijan....I have 42 people going.

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hi, looking for some advise, we are booked to marry at tulum on 18th august, we have booked to eat at gran tortuga for our meal but not booked anywere to take our 1st dance etc, does anyone have ideas i would be grateful, there are only 16 of us,.

Thanks
Hi Janet, are you from England in UK? I live in London!! I am also having my dinner at Gran Tortuga, heard really good things about it!! I am having poolside reception but have a lot more people going. I've read on here (somewhere in the 300 pages!!) that you can just go to one of the bars & ask the band playing there to play a first dance for you?....Happy Planning!!

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Krama, i was just wondering how much did your flowers in total cost. what did your mothers coursage look like?? do you have pictures of your bridesmaid flowers.
Here was my budget breakdown for my flowers. I can't for the life of me remember where I got the prices from. I think it was someone on this forum and I never did get a final invoice to see what the actual prices were! I just know the total costs were very close to what I had calculated so we didn't question it.

Bride Bouquet: Included
Bridesmaids Bouquet: $36 x 4 (estimate) = $144.00
Corsages: $16 x 2 (estimate) = $32.00
Groom Boutonniere: Included
Additional Boutonnieres: $11 x 7 (estimate) = $77.00
Hair flower: $6 (I asked for one but Janet brought 5 so all the girls could wear one. I don't think I was charged extra for this)

Here's my bouquet with the BM bouquets. They were just a smaller version of mine:
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And this is the best pic I could find of the corsage that our mom's wore:
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They didn't ask me what I wanted the bouts or the corsages to look like, they just went off the pic I gave them for my bouquet. They all turned out great!

If you have any more questions, ask away!

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Swankster...your wedding was beautiful!! Congrats! :-)

 

I'm in the process of buying a wedding dress and I'm quickly eliminating half the store because of the weight of the dresses. I don't want to faint on the beach. haha

 

Your dress is beautiful and similar to the style I'm looking for. What material is your dress made of? Just curious. Thanks!

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Krama, i was just wondering how much did your flowers in total cost. what did your mothers coursage look like?? do you have pictures of your bridesmaid flowers.

I know this question was not aimed towards me but thought I'd answer anyway since I was just there!

Bride Boquet + Groom Boutonier were included with wedding package.
Bridesmaid Bouquets $36x4 = $144
Junior Bridesmaid Bouquet $28x1 = $28
Boutonier $11x6 = $66
Wrist Corsage $16x5 = $80
Grand total $318.. but the actual bill (it was on the bill at check out) came to $329.

The flowers were gorgeous though.. i was not sure what to expect. I will post more pics in my review (almost ready to post that I swear!!) but here is just one of the wrist corsage... way better than I imagined. Plus I had a bunch of left over ribbon and asked if they could use it and sure enough they did and it all looked amazing:

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This is my bouquet 3 days after the wedding.. will find a better pic for my review (this pic does not do it justice)
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Swankster...your wedding was beautiful!! Congrats! :-)

I'm in the process of buying a wedding dress and I'm quickly eliminating half the store because of the weight of the dresses. I don't want to faint on the beach. haha

Your dress is beautiful and similar to the style I'm looking for. What material is your dress made of? Just curious. Thanks!
Yes, be sure to wear a dress that is not too heavy!! My dress was made out of taffeta. Bought it at Davids bridal... still felt very heavy even with no train!

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