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#1271 scoutley

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    Posted 03 March 2009 - 11:32 PM

    Hola ladies...

    Just wanted to let you know that I finally figured how to attach photos, so I've posted my review of my Jan 30 Tulum wedding on the Wedding Reviews thread!
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    What a PERFECT day it was ...

    #1272 Sunsierra

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      Posted 04 March 2009 - 11:29 AM

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      we are renting a car for a couple reasons, 1 because we will arrive at the hotel the first day much sooner and when we check out we wont have to leave so early, we can spend some extra time in the sun! and 2 because we just like the freedom having a car brings. if we want to go to cancun one day and tulum the next, chichen itza the next, we dont have to pay for/arrange transportation--we can just jump in the car and go! and it will already be paid for as well :) AND we can leave from wherever to go back to the hotel when we want and not have to wait on anyone or anything.

      so its just that bit of extra freedom we can spend doing what we want and when.

      haha i say all this and we probably end up never leaving the resort
      Abbie - My parents went to the Mayan again over Christmas and they rented a car for the full two weeks they were there. My dad (who is an explorer at heart) absolutely loved the freedom. My mom (who loves sitting on the beach) said it probably would have made more sense for them to rent it for a couple of days instead of the whole time.

      If you're not planning on venturing too far off the beaten path, I'd say collectivo's are your best bet. We used them when we were there and found them to be very convenient. You can always hire a private transfer to and from the airport.

      But if you're like my dad - who drove down to Punta Allen, Sian Kaan, etc. (and was planning on a day trip to Valladolid) then a car would be worth it.

      That being said, next time we go we'll be renting a car as there are more places I want to visit where a collectivo won't take us. So I say make a plan of what you'd like to do/see and then see if renting a car makes sense.
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      #1273 1kpaine

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        Posted 04 March 2009 - 02:10 PM

        How far in advance did you girls give the resort for final numbers on attendees? My friends want to come, but need to know the deadline.

        #1274 TATrisha

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        Posted 04 March 2009 - 04:51 PM

        Honestly, I think I gave her the final numbers once we were down there already! :) I am pretty sure she confirmed my guest list at the meeting three days before the wedding. Prior to that I had told her a rough guesstimate... but that's it.

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        #1275 Lino

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          Posted 04 March 2009 - 10:19 PM

          Hi everyone,

          I am a newbie and am getting married at the Tulum side on April 24th. I booked the pool side reception and was wondering if anyone did the same? Pics would be great!

          #1276 JoLo908

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            Posted 05 March 2009 - 12:42 AM

            Hey Lino! We are doing the same on June 27th... We are leaving this Friday to visit, so I will let you know anything we find out! If you get this before tomorrow, let me know any questions you want asked!! PS, you live close by be!

            #1277 Lino

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              Posted 05 March 2009 - 10:14 AM

              Have fun and please give me all the details when you get back. I am just wondering if people want drinks other than what I selected if they can just go to another bar and get what they want. I still don't get paying for drink at an all inclusive!

              #1278 JoLo908

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                Posted 05 March 2009 - 10:40 AM

                I know, it's kind of dumb... but I think you are paying for the whole bar setup... I will let you know how it all goes! Of course I have a cold and a cough now, this sucks!!! I m taking vitamin C like it's my job!!!

                #1279 TATrisha

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                Posted 05 March 2009 - 01:59 PM

                Yeah, you aren't paying for the drinks, you are paying for the service. They open a bar which is typically closed and stock it. They also give you personal waiters which are ONLY for you, no other guests. That's what you are paying for. It took me a long time to realize that too, but trust me, it's COMPLETELY worth it!

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                #1280 Sapphire723

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                  Posted 05 March 2009 - 02:23 PM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by Tlseege
                  Honestly, I think I gave her the final numbers once we were down there already! :) I am pretty sure she confirmed my guest list at the meeting three days before the wedding. Prior to that I had told her a rough guesstimate... but that's it.
                  Haha... was it a rough "guest"-imate? Sorry, bad punn, I know!




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