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Jazmin included the DJ fees in our grand total and we had to pay for half of that in cash as the deposit.

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AD2012, when did you put the cash down as a deposit for the DJ?  The pictures you posted are beautiful! :)

 

Does anyone know how much the minister's fee is?  When is he paid?

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Originally Posted by Maria1301 View Post

 

AD2012, when did you put the cash down as a deposit for the DJ?  The pictures you posted are beautiful! :)

 

Does anyone know how much the minister's fee is?  When is he paid?

 

We put the cash down at our meeting with Jazmin. I think it was around 500-600 it was half of what we paid for our wedding in total.  This included flowers, any resort supplied decorations, resort DJ, cake, bar option for poolside reception, additional sparkling wine for after the ceremony, and any other charges from the resort relating to our wedding. We went with the Sunshine Package for $975 which at the time of our booking included minister fees.

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Originally Posted by fraggle42 View Post

 

Thanks for the review AD2012 and congratulations.

 

Have a fab time Coba Bride 2012. Cannot wait for your review and pics.

 

Just a quick question for everyone. I am travelling from the UK and am hearing mixed opinions on the best currency to take. Some people say that the currency is the peso so take the peso. Some recommend the US dollar. All the prices of things at the hotel are in dollars. When we visited Mexico before we were recommended to take the US dollar but that was about 10 years ago and things may have change since then. Plus we still got change in peso's anyway so got confusing. Any advice?

 

I know we won't need to carry too much money with being all inclusive. Mainly for tips and excursions. Do most people pay for the wedding by card?

 

We took USD, and I think they prefer US money vs peso. Everywhere we went (ie resort, city, excursions) took USD money. They also have an exchange desk in the lobby, but the rates are probably not as good. We used the exchange desk a few times to exchange $10 usd to $1 usd so that was helpful. If you buy stuff in the resort or in the city,they will give back change in peso. We just used those as tips lol. At the end of our trip, we paid for our wedding with a credit card during check out. They will give you an invoice and everything will be written in spanish and currency in pesos. When you meet with your coordinator she will calculate everything out for you and tell you how much the invoice will be for the wedding. Hope this helps!

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Originally Posted by Sunshine2680 View Post

 

Great tips Cynlee! Thanks!! Looks like it was a great day! Glad to hear the resort DJ is a good one! We're going to bring our iPod anyway just in case

We did the same too :). Oh, we also bought glow sticks ($1 at michaels or dollarama) for the poolside reception and that was a big hit!

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Originally Posted by Maria1301 View Post

 

Can anyone tell me how big the bags of flower petals they offer are?  :)   Thanks so much!

I'm not sure how big they were, but we bought 2 bags for our beach wedding and that wasn't enough :( ... but it would have been blown away from the breeze too lol. Their $10 or $11 usd per bag and you can get them in any colors you want. 

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Originally Posted by AD2012 View Post

 

Hey Ladies,

 

We've been home for just over a week now. We had an amazing time, thank you all for your help & suggestions.

 

I created a review of the resort if anyone is interested. Beware it's long!

 

http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/products/gran-bahia-principe-akumal-all-inclusive/reviews/6129

 

Once we get some more photos from our photgrapher, I'll post them. Here are the sneak peaks from our TTD & wedding day. Sorry they're so large.

 

 

 

Sneak Peak 2.jpg

 

We did the TTD just outside of the akumal golden beach.

 

Sneak peak 1.jpg

 

You looked so STUNNING!! I love the beach pic.... so romantic. Can't wait to see more from your wedding :)

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We were also told we needed to pay a deposit when we met with Jazmin.  I think it was about $500, more cash than I was comfortable having on me, so I asked and they said they took travelers cheques, so that is what we did instead of having $500 cash on us. 

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Originally Posted by Cynlee143 View Post

 

I'm not sure how big they were, but we bought 2 bags for our beach wedding and that wasn't enough :( ... but it would have been blown away from the breeze too lol. Their $10 or $11 usd per bag and you can get them in any colors you want. 

 

Good to know!  How many bags do you think would have been enough?  We are thinking about using flower petals instead of the carpet for our ceremony at the Tulum gazebo.

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