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#1411 ACDCDCAC

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Posted 23 April 2009 - 07:37 PM

omg sorry im a post whore today.

anyways, fyi the $ exchange rate at the hotel last week was:

pesos to us$=12.80
pesos to ca$=18.00 (holy moly! thats super amazing)

#1412 heidi_lk

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    Posted 24 April 2009 - 12:43 AM

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Abbie
    omg sorry im a post whore today.

    anyways, fyi the $ exchange rate at the hotel last week was:

    pesos to us$=12.80
    pesos to ca$=18.00 (holy moly! thats super amazing)
    Hi Abbie,

    Thank you for such a fabulous review!!!!!

    But I am confused on the exchange rate... Is that 1 us $ is 12 pesos and 1 ca $ is 18 pesos?? Is the Canadian $ worth more there? I was going to bring US dollars but am I better off just bringing Canadian money? Last time I was in Mexico the Canadian $ was under valued so I had exchanged to US first. Any advice?

    Thanks a bunch!!

    #1413 heidi_lk

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      Posted 24 April 2009 - 12:57 AM

      Quote:
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      Hi Heidi,
      Sorry, I don't know how to quote messages yet!
      Thanks for replying. We too have Karla, so I am happy to hear when the time comes to talk with her that things should go quickly. We were also wanting to have a private reception by the pool, and based on what I've read here DJ Bob is the man. Who do you have DJing? How about photographers? Again, based from what I've read the Claudia Rodriguez group is great, I've looked at Citalli's work and it looks great. I'm hoping to get a reply from them and book her.
      Even though as you said it could change, we have been given a 4 pm ceremony time, which works great for me, because we hope to do exactly what you are doing with dinner and reception.
      Keep up that excitement! I'm excited for you just thinking that I'll be doing the same thing next year!
      Bye!
      Julie
      Hi Julie,

      We just hired the resort DJ. Heard good things about him and the price was right :) For a photographer we went with Mexican wedding photos (Mexican Wedding Photos & Videos | Wedding photographers). I really liked their work online, they were quick to respond to all my questions, and they had a great price for videography. We both have grandmas who are unable to attend and really wanted to be able to send them a DVD of our wedding.


      Excitement is building!!!!!!

      Heidi

      #1414 ACDCDCAC

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      Posted 24 April 2009 - 01:26 PM

      Quote:
      Originally Posted by heidi_lk
      Hi Abbie,

      Thank you for such a fabulous review!!!!!

      But I am confused on the exchange rate... Is that 1 us $ is 12 pesos and 1 ca $ is 18 pesos?? Is the Canadian $ worth more there? I was going to bring US dollars but am I better off just bringing Canadian money? Last time I was in Mexico the Canadian $ was under valued so I had exchanged to US first. Any advice?

      Thanks a bunch!!
      yes, $1 US is equal to 12.80 pesos (subject to change at any time, and of course also subject to where you exchange $! it varies.)

      also that would be 1$ CA is equal to 18.00 pesos!! wowza, yes its true, since the ca $ is actually worth more than the us $ right now it would follow suit that it would be worth even MORE in mx pesos :) yay for my neighbors up north! :)

      ~as far as bringing US vs. CA $ i honestly dont think you will be able to buy anything with CA cash. all the shops and places where you pay for things accept US or pesos, not CA.

      ~as far as exchanging your $ when you get there at a bank, or using a hotel cashier, i assume you will get more if you trade CA$ over US$ (because CA$ ir worth more), does that make sense?

      hope that helps.

      #1415 ACDCDCAC

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      Posted 24 April 2009 - 01:30 PM

      ok girls, sorry this is such horrible footage and i have no info to go along with it other that in person it was obviously a wedding reception, at the main pool area at Tulum, and there was a DJ and lots of crazy dancing! i actually got all teary as i watched! i was so jealous that we didnt do our wedding this way.

      anyways, we obviously werent going to intrude, but i shot this video standing on the bridge that crosses the pool by the swim-up bar.

      Tulum Pool Wedding Reception

      again sorry for the poor quality, it was dark and far away so i was on zoom. but i figured you Tulum girls might appreciate it :) it was a wedding reception our first night, so it would have been April 11, 2009.

      #1416 Corvette79

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        Posted 25 April 2009 - 01:28 AM

        Quote:
        Originally Posted by Abbie
        yes, $1 US is equal to 12.80 pesos (subject to change at any time, and of course also subject to where you exchange $! it varies.)

        also that would be 1$ CA is equal to 18.00 pesos!! wowza, yes its true, since the ca $ is actually worth more than the us $ right now it would follow suit that it would be worth even MORE in mx pesos :) yay for my neighbors up north! :)

        ~as far as bringing US vs. CA $ i honestly dont think you will be able to buy anything with CA cash. all the shops and places where you pay for things accept US or pesos, not CA.

        ~as far as exchanging your $ when you get there at a bank, or using a hotel cashier, i assume you will get more if you trade CA$ over US$ (because CA$ ir worth more), does that make sense?

        hope that helps.
        Hi Abbie,

        I am obviously a little slow today LOL ok so if i understand this correctly.... it is better to bring sown Canadian dollars and exchange in pesos for say tipping or shopping and spending at restaurants etc than it is in US also is that rate just at the hotel? so sorry thanks for the clarification. we have been buying a bunch of USD since it has come down to 1.23 but now I am wondering if I should hold off on the rest?

        #1417 JoLo908

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          Posted 26 April 2009 - 09:48 PM

          You can pay for the wedding and reception and everything on credit card right?? I don't feel comfortable carrying around a ton of cash...

          #1418 TATrisha

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          Posted 27 April 2009 - 11:30 AM

          Yup, I paid for everything via credit card when I left. the only thing that you can NOT pay for with credit card (must be CASH) is the DJ.

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          #1419 Jen_S

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            Posted 27 April 2009 - 11:53 AM

            Yup we also paid with our Credit Card and paid the DJ in cash also.
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            #1420 heidi_lk

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              Posted 27 April 2009 - 01:00 PM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by JoLo908
              You can pay for the wedding and reception and everything on credit card right?? I don't feel comfortable carrying around a ton of cash...
              We've been told the DJ must be cash, the trio cash/ travellors checks, and the photographer cash or travellors checks. Everything else from the hotel goes on the room and can be paid by credit card.




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