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#1481 TATrisha

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Posted 16 May 2009 - 01:52 PM

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Thanks tlseege...I've read plenty of your tips and they're always helpful. Please fill me in on a bit more DJ information if you can. How is his music selection? Should we contact him before we go? Should we bring a CD of our own? Is he open to requests? Geez...maybe he's already booked? I better check that out right away.
I actually planned my wedding when there wasn't very many GBP brides or any reviews of the poolside reception, so I had NO idea what to expect. i didn't know if "DJ" meant CD player in their minds, so I actually was very prepared and brought down all of my music. I had enough for the wedding, cocktail hour, dinner, and reception.
In the end, I didn't need it. It was nice to have a few of our songs though.
I basically handed him my CDs, told him which ones NEEDED to be played and then he mixed my music with his music and kept the crowd moving. And yes, he is open to requests... but he might not have the music.
To me, there was no need to contact him before I went. He did just fine. However, he didn't announce us or anything. My dad took the mic and did that. Not sure how that was arranged or anything though, it just happened.

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#1482 Erica_Bellerive

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    Posted 16 May 2009 - 06:23 PM

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    #1483 Jananaz

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      Posted 17 May 2009 - 12:36 PM

      have a great time heidi!

      well... it's less than 3 months til our big day now. is this when i should be hearing from yuritizia?

      tsleege, can you tell me about the restaurant choices on the akumal side? i know you did the poolside and that has its own set of menu choices, but was there an akumal a la cart that you would recommend? is the arlequin the only one that overlooks the water? i'm guessing that one's not available as a choice though, right?

      #1484 emme

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        Posted 19 May 2009 - 01:26 AM

        Wishing you all the Best Heidi!!

        Although...you don't really need luck...judging from the weather...you picked the perfect time to go!! As I freeze my butt off here in snowy Alberta...I am thinking of you sitting in the sun on the beach with a drink in hand!! What do we expect for May long weekend though right?!?!

        Congratulations!! Can't wait to hear all about it when you get back...
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        #1485 TATrisha

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        Posted 19 May 2009 - 04:32 PM

        See my answers...
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        Originally Posted by Jananaz
        have a great time heidi!

        well... it's less than 3 months til our big day now. is this when i should be hearing from yuritizia? Honestly, I think I still had to contact Paloma to get her to contact me... but I'm pretty sure it was two months out.

        tsleege, can you tell me about the restaurant choices on the akumal side? i know you did the poolside and that has its own set of menu choices, but was there an akumal a la cart that you would recommend? is the arlequin the only one that overlooks the water? i'm guessing that one's not available as a choice though, right? Arlequin we never got to. It's not one of the wedding choices though. The one that overlooks the activity pool is though... but I forget the name of it. We ate at the italian one. It was good.

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        #1486 Mike&Wendy

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          Posted 20 May 2009 - 05:01 PM

          The restaurant by the activity pool is Dolce Vita. We are having our dinner there!

          #1487 ColinB

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            Posted 20 May 2009 - 07:38 PM

            hey everyone, we are planning our date for april 2010 on the Tulum side. For the past 3 days now we haven't been able to get a hold of anyone to book our date. Anyone have a number that will go through to someone. What else do we need to do to set a date for our wedding ? do we need to have the hotel and everything booked before they will hold it for us ?? or do they just take a deposit ? i tried searching for theses answers but this is such a large thread !!

            Thanks in advance

            Colin & Brianna

            #1488 Jules

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              Posted 20 May 2009 - 09:16 PM

              ColinB,
              I emailed Paloma and booked a wedding date with her that way. Once we spoke to our travel agent and got our group confirmation number I forwarded that to Paloma and then she sent a reply with a confirmation of wedding date and location and approximate time. We haven't paid anything yet. I think from reading here that takes place once you are there?
              We are also having our wedding April 2010, April 1st actually. We are staying on the Coba side but having the ceremony at the gazebo.
              Good luck planning,
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              #1489 ColinB

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                Posted 20 May 2009 - 09:50 PM

                thanks for the info Jules !! Is Paloma one of the coordinators at the gran bahia ? what carrier are you travelling with for your group rate ?

                #1490 Jananaz

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                  Posted 21 May 2009 - 12:49 PM

                  So ladies who have already been to the Bahia... is the spa worth the money, or is there even an alternative place to go? I remember reading that you really need to bring a photo.




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