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Hi everyone we have just booked our holiday/wedding for october next year we are staying at the akumal, could anyone give me as much informatiion as they can.

 

1. As we are staying at the akumal does that mean we have to have the wedding at the beach rather than the gazebo.

2.Would we have to our reception meal at one of the resturants in the akumal or could we have it at the coba/tulum.

3.What are the prices for the meal's or do we get it free as it is all inclusive.

4.Can someone please give me details of extras and prices ie menu's flowers decorations and photos, i know with the package we have paid for we get 15 free photos.

5.also we have been advised that we have to have a blood test of $220 per couple do we have that inside the resort.

6.Has anyone stayed in the golden club junior suites at akumal ? and if so how would you rate.

 

sorry for all the questions just that we have booked the holiday and the wedding but because it so far in advance they cant confirm date until august so have no details of any prices.

 

thanks in advance

 

emma

 

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Hola Chicas!!!!  Well I am just checking in for the first time as Mrs Adams....woohoo feels great to say that!!

 

I have had a quick skim through all the posts since I have been away but so much to catch up on....

 

All I will say is that the resort is AMAZING!!!! Our wedding day was perfect & the WC's are truly fantastic....as some of you know I am a complete control freak & was having major stress outs in my planning stages but I needn't have worried, everything was absolutely perfect!!

 

I am soooo envious of all you ladies that have your weddings to look forward to but would love to help you all with any questions you have!!  Believe me I asked 100's & 100's & it will be lovely to now help any future brides.

 

We did us Arrecife for our photos & again they were outstanding....if anyone wants to look at our photos add me on facebook Lisa Trevett & you can see our wedding album!!

 

Something I do remember reading is whats 'included' on the 'all inclusive'....well it is every drink imaginable....including name brands, we had smirnoff vodka, baileys, champagne everything there wasn't one drink we paid for including cocktails!!

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Congrats! Glad to hear it went so well!

We just booked with our photographer! He's so excited to come down and shoot us next year. I'm soooo excited!!
I now have ZERO worries about how my pictures will turn out! woot.gif

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Your pics are amazing! Contrats!
 

Originally Posted by waybuloo View Post

Hola Chicas!!!!  Well I am just checking in for the first time as Mrs Adams....woohoo feels great to say that!!

 

I have had a quick skim through all the posts since I have been away but so much to catch up on....

 

All I will say is that the resort is AMAZING!!!! Our wedding day was perfect & the WC's are truly fantastic....as some of you know I am a complete control freak & was having major stress outs in my planning stages but I needn't have worried, everything was absolutely perfect!!

 

I am soooo envious of all you ladies that have your weddings to look forward to but would love to help you all with any questions you have!!  Believe me I asked 100's & 100's & it will be lovely to now help any future brides.

 

We did us Arrecife for our photos & again they were outstanding....if anyone wants to look at our photos add me on facebook Lisa Trevett & you can see our wedding album!!

 

Something I do remember reading is whats 'included' on the 'all inclusive'....well it is every drink imaginable....including name brands, we had smirnoff vodka, baileys, champagne everything there wasn't one drink we paid for including cocktails!!



 

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Hey everyone -

 

I have a couple more questions!  Less than 6 months to go, and I am starting to hear more from Maria -

 

I received confirmation today that I can have a pool side reception at the Pool Bar. Is this a nice location? What does the reception include? I am assuming tables...etc?  I would like to bring along some floating candles to place in the pool, has anyone else done this, or know if this would be allowed?

 

For the bar at the reception, I have received the following prices....what would people suggest?

Special cocktail (sparkling wine, beer, margaritas, pina colada) $5/person - $3/person additional hour

National Bar (beer, rum vodka, cocktails, gin) $17/person - $12/person additional hour

They also gave us the option of international bar, but I don't think that's necessary. Do you think Special cocktail would be enough?

 

Also for the reception, I would like a DJ, and figured I would just go with the DJ at the resort. Is he any good? For people who have had receptions, how long do you usually have them for?

 

My final question (for now) - we are booked at Tulum, and received our restaurant choices... which are either mexican or brazilian, neither of which really appeal to us for our wedding dinner.. Do you know if they allow you to pick one of the restaurants from Coba or Akumal instead?

 

I am sure I will have more questions, as things come up, but peoples opinions on this would be great!!

 

Thanks!

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Great questions! I would love to hear the answers aswell!
Were you hoping to have the dinner poolside also?

 

Originally Posted by Megz View Post

Hey everyone -

 

I have a couple more questions!  Less than 6 months to go, and I am starting to hear more from Maria -

 

I received confirmation today that I can have a pool side reception at the Pool Bar. Is this a nice location? What does the reception include? I am assuming tables...etc?  I would like to bring along some floating candles to place in the pool, has anyone else done this, or know if this would be allowed?

 

For the bar at the reception, I have received the following prices....what would people suggest?

Special cocktail (sparkling wine, beer, margaritas, pina colada) $5/person - $3/person additional hour

National Bar (beer, rum vodka, cocktails, gin) $17/person - $12/person additional hour

They also gave us the option of international bar, but I don't think that's necessary. Do you think Special cocktail would be enough?

 

Also for the reception, I would like a DJ, and figured I would just go with the DJ at the resort. Is he any good? For people who have had receptions, how long do you usually have them for?

 

My final question (for now) - we are booked at Tulum, and received our restaurant choices... which are either mexican or brazilian, neither of which really appeal to us for our wedding dinner.. Do you know if they allow you to pick one of the restaurants from Coba or Akumal instead?

 

I am sure I will have more questions, as things come up, but peoples opinions on this would be great!!

 

Thanks!



 

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Hi Ladies....am happy to help!!  Gives me something weddingey to do now mine is over :(

 

Firstly to Jamaho....even though the resort is huge, within a couple of days you will find your way between Coba, Tulum & Akumal really easy, the little buggy carts take you everywhere.  The three hotels are all part of the same resort so in answer to your question..No you don't need a day pass to go to the other hotels....Coba Tulum & Akumal are all available to you & all of your guests as part of your all inclusive.

 

Megz & Dfranklin....We had the poolside reception at Akumal side & it was fantastic....we had DJ Bijan as we booked before they put in place having to pay $90 to bring in outside vendors....DJ Bob is the resort DJ & he is a friend of DJ Bijan anyhow, we saw him earlier in the week doing another wedding reception & he seemed to be doing a great job, I have never heard anything but great reports about him.  As for the bar....we paid for the minimum 'special cocktails' but on the night every drink was available!!  At each pool is a bar & this is what they use for the poolside receptions so behind this bar is every drink as it is an all inclusive resort they will serve you any drink....so my advice to any brides is to only book the minimum package as you will get everything anyway!!

 

As for dinner options at Tulum, we were given the same & we chose Gran Tortuga...the brazilian....I don't think you can have dinner at the other hotels but just ask your WC if it is possible & the restaurant you want is not already booked I'm sure they will give you the restaurant you want. Which one were you thinking?  My opinion, the mexican is not that great if you stay at Tulum then definitely the brazilian....we loved it tons of choice & tons of meat & added bonus you overlook the dolphinarium so you watch dolphins swim as you eat!!

 

On the floating candles....they won't let you put anything in the pool as at 8pm chemicals are put in to clean it....also it is too windy for any candles anywhere.  We brought no extra decorations for the poolside party & it was beautiful....they light a little path leading you to the dance floor it is lovely.....God I sooooooo want to do it all again!!

 

If I get 5 mins tonight I will upload to facebook some pictures of our poolside party to give you an idea :)

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Sorry just saw the question about how long the party is for....this was our time line for the day:

 

4pm - Ceremoney at Tulum Gazebo

 

4.45pm - Champagne Toast & photos

 

6pm - A quick drink in Tulum lobby before dinner

 

6.30pm - Dinner & speeches at Gran Tortuga

 

8.30 - 11pm - Poolside party

 

11pm - until I can't remember!!  Drinks & partying at the 24 hour snack bar :)

 

Hope this helps xx

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