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Posted 06 March 2009 - 02:43 AM
I, too, think it was totally worth it to pay extra for the private bar (think you're paying for the "private" not the "bar"). It was absolutely no problem for guests to bring in whatever other drink they wanted - but we found that although there was talk of people wanting wine, in the end they went with what was there... They were just really sticky about food at the buffets, as in, you couldn't take it out. We got married on my Mom's birthday so we wanted to get her a cake and sing Happy Birthday - Jazmin convinced us we shouldn't pay extra for a whole cake since we had one already included in the wedding package, so my sister and I "stole" a piece from the buffet. We tried to walk quickly out of there but the hostess nabbed us. We told her we were told to go and get a piece of cake and she let us go. We had no problem bringing it into the reception though...
Posted 11 March 2009 - 08:54 AM
Our wedding got bumped to 2:00 I would not recommend this time as our wedding day was so sunny (yeah!) but it was difficult to take pictures everyone was squinting and I had laser eye surgery and not wearing sun glasses my eyes really burnt and watered. Also our guests did not know really what to do our mariachi band was due to start at 4:40 at the cocktail hour so it did not give them enough time to change and hang on the beach and then get dressed again and make it to the cocktail hour so they went to the lobby bar from 2:30 to 5:30. Also it was really hot for our elderly guests. Around 5 we took the band to the beach and did a group shot and Kyle and I took our pictures.
5:30 we went to dinner it was great we were the only people in there we decided to do cake right after dinner. I would suggest this, I originally wanted it outside but it worked out better to do it then so our guests could dance the night away.
Poolside reception was from 7:30 to 10:30 and it was a blast we did only do the beer, pina coladas and margaritas last minute because that is what our guests were drinking all week. The only thing they wanted more was top shelf tequila so my brother and mother inlaw went to the lobby bar and brought back cups of it so everyone can do a shot after the bm toast.
I would really recommend DJ Bob he did an amazing job our guests just had a blast. Our photographers Evan Baines Photography was exceptional and we hired Mike from Cancun Wedding Video and we are anxiously waiting for our video.
Posted 11 March 2009 - 04:35 PM
your wedding was beautiful and i'm glad you got the beach. it's unfortunate that you had to fight to get what you want. and rude staff will always tarnish your stay. at least everything else went well. i loved your dress. so nice of evan to throw up a slideshow so quickly for you
good to hear there's no complaints from joanna on the tulum side. and that jazmin was helpful, i find her responses to me pretty timely. but we'll see once i get closer and start emailing daily. lol
Posted 11 March 2009 - 06:48 PM
Posted 11 March 2009 - 07:12 PM
We're going to do our own site visit in April. Did Jazmin give you any helpful info on how their packages/flowers/wedding sites/reception sites/etc that we didn't already know from the wonderful brides who've gone before?
Posted 12 March 2009 - 01:26 AM
Posted 12 March 2009 - 11:45 AM
Where is the review section?
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