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Can't remember if this has been addressed or not...are pool floaties allowed in the pools at GBP? They are on sale at CVS I think.
Yes they are allowed.

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I am having issues....well, not really, but I have a slight issue.....

 

We are having about 35 guests, 8 of those are children. Anyhow, only 4-6 of the adults drink (our parents don't drink) and I am having a hard time deciding on a cocktail hour because I don't want to pay so much money for people that don't even drink.

 

But, if we don't do the cocktail hour, what are they going to do for the hour to hour and half while we are taking pictures? I guess they could all go to their rooms or the drinkers could go to the bar and cool off?

 

I wanted to hire the trio tp play for our guests but it seems silly to do that w/o a cocktail hour.

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Tough call actually. I would say that people are welcome to meet up at such and such bar inbetween the ceremony and dinner reception, but make it an optional thing. I would say more people will show up than you think.

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Martha I wouldn't worry about a cocktail hour - it seems like it would be a huge waste of money based on your group. I wouldn't worry about filling the gap. I'm sure some of your group will wander over to the bar and they'll be perfectly happy having drinks there. As well, after the ceremony there will prbably be some guests that will want to go back to their room. Even though your ceremony will be quick, I'm sure some people would like to take a cold shower and freshen up after the ceremony.

 

On another note, FH had a question about the dinner. For those of you that did private dinners, how did drinks work? Did they have a bar set up or did someone serve drinks?

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They have a bar set up and they have 3-4 waiters (depending on the size of your group) that walk around and take drink orders. They then deliver them on a silver tray. They do a great job!

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Great! That makes me feel a little bit better about spending so much. Since we only have about 25 guests and they have the 50 person minimum, instead of $46 pp it's really like I'm paying $92 pp.

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Yeah, i only had 35... and I had budgeted to have to pay the full 50 people. let me tell ya, I was SUPER surprised when the bill came and they only charged me for the 35! I was jumping up and down I was so thrilled!

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Crap, I totally forgot the 50 person min. We are only having 35, so I def. don't wanna pay for 15 extra ppl we wont have! that bites!

 

Okay, more questions....

 

Do they provide knife and cake server (like the silver kind, not an actual person to serve the cake) for the wedding cake or should I buy one?

 

Also, what about champagne flutes? Should I bring my own or will they have some nice looking ones for us since they are providing champagne? Not that I will be drinking champagne anyway.

 

Okay and I was just looking at some pictures that Jazmin sent me...she said I would be having my dinner there...it's the Tortuga restaurant....but in the pictures it kina looks like a buffet. Anyone know? And, I don't get to pick my restaurant? I thought I did.

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Martha, are you having your dinner in a restaurant or the private poolside dinner?

 

If it's the private poolside dinner, then it is a buffet and there is the 50 person minimum.

 

If you're having it in a restaurant, then there is no minimum but it uses up one of your guest's a la cartes. You can pick the restaurant but it needs to be in your 'section' (tulum, coba or akumal) and it can not be the gourmet. If you don't have a choice, then it could be that there's already something else going on in one of the restaurants on your wedding night.

 

 

We JUST booked the private poolside dinner so I'll be anxiously waiting the pictures of the salon tulum that hopefully you can take for me!

 

Oh, for those of you that did the private poolside dinner, how much space was there for a dance floor? We hired Del Sol but since it's a little pricy, they won't be staying until after dinner so we wanted to do our first dance and father/daughter dance at the beginning of dinner. My dad wants to do ballroom dancing so I was just courious how small of a ballroom we would have. :)

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Okay, more questions....

Do they provide knife and cake server (like the silver kind, not an actual person to serve the cake) for the wedding cake or should I buy one?

Also, what about champagne flutes? Should I bring my own or will they have some nice looking ones for us since they are providing champagne? Not that I will be drinking champagne anyway.

Okay and I was just looking at some pictures that Jazmin sent me...she said I would be having my dinner there...it's the Tortuga restaurant....but in the pictures it kina looks like a buffet. Anyone know? And, I don't get to pick my restaurant? I thought I did.
They provide a knife and cake server.

The champagne flutes they serve you in are fine. I don't have a picture for you but they're just regular flutes.

The Tortuga restaurant serves a breakfast buffet, closed for lunch, and then a la carte dinner. That is why it looks like a buffet (actually all of the a la cartes have a buffet for you to help yourself with appetizers before your meal).

(Be sure to check out their breakfast - we liked it a lot because it wasn't as crowded as the regular buffet and it was closer to our rooms).

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