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#2141 TATrisha

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Posted 10 November 2009 - 01:51 PM

Welcome Back Keira!!!! I have to go read your review now... but welcome home!!

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#2142 JCrosby

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    Posted 10 November 2009 - 03:04 PM

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    Originally Posted by KLee147
    We chose the tres leche (3 milk cake) and it was really good. Our family and friends enjoyed it too. It was moist and creamy and tasted like it was fresh out the oven. The only thing we didn't like was the fondant, but it wouldn't be a wedding cake if it didn't have that on top. Just peel it away and he the good stuff. :-)

    As for flowers, I'm not a big fan. I had my bouquet made out of buttons, my bridesmaids carried parasols and the boutonnieres were made of feathers. If you want flowers I would find a picture of what you want and send it to your WC to see if it is possible to make there and what the extra cost might be, if any. The pictures that they have of flowers are quite outdated and IMO a little lackluster.

    The only things I brought with me were hand fans and candy favours. All the other things were provided by the resort (chair sashes, flower petals, candles etc.)

    Now for the ceremony. I'm pretty sure it was about 15 minutes long including signing everything. It wasn't really personal and there weren't an vows. The judge read a story about what marriage should be like, we put rings on and said "I do", signed and thumb printed, and it was done. I did bring my own written ceremony with me but Karla said what the judge had was really pretty so we went with that. I advise you to write your own and send it to your WC before hand so they can pass it along to the judge. You might even need to have it translated to spanish first.

    Phew that was long winded. Hope I answered your questions. If you have any more just holla.
    Hi Kiera!

    Welcome home. Great pictures and it sounds like everything went great - minus the fall maybe.

    What kind of candles did they have? Like little tea lights or something? Did they rent them to you?

    That's the only question I have for now.

    Jennie

    #2143 swankster77

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      Posted 10 November 2009 - 03:30 PM

      Thanks for the awesome review Kiera!!

      Just a couple questions for you or anyone that's had their wedding there...

      What's the deal with the sparkling wine included in the ceremony package? Do you toast immediately following the ceremony or is that for later at dinner?

      The Coba Music Bar... is this only available for those staying on the Coba side? I'm staying at Tulum and am not sure if this is even an option for me. Did you have to rent it out or just pay for the drinks/sound equipment?

      Is the ceremony in spanish? Translater? Does it translate well?

      #2144 ~Keira~

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        Posted 10 November 2009 - 03:33 PM

        Quote:
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        Just read your review Keira and got an extra big surge of excitement!!

        One question: were you able to select a color for the chair sashes or do they only come in white?

        Thanks!
        I believe they just come in white. I didn't actually ask for them to use sashes but they did it as part of the set up.

        Quote:
        Originally Posted by JCrosby
        Hi Kiera!

        Welcome home. Great pictures and it sounds like everything went great - minus the fall maybe.

        What kind of candles did they have? Like little tea lights or something? Did they rent them to you?

        That's the only question I have for now.

        Jennie
        They set up different sized pillar candles (white) around the cake table. It was pretty and again not something I knew about until I saw it all set up.
        ~Keira~**formerly KLee147**

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        #2145 HereFishie

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          Posted 10 November 2009 - 03:39 PM

          Does anyone have a price list of all the "extras" outside the wedding packages?

          #2146 ~Keira~

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            Posted 10 November 2009 - 03:49 PM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by swankster77
            Thanks for the awesome review Kiera!!

            Just a couple questions for you or anyone that's had their wedding there...

            What's the deal with the sparkling wine included in the ceremony package? Do you toast immediately following the ceremony or is that for later at dinner?

            The Coba Music Bar... is this only available for those staying on the Coba side? I'm staying at Tulum and am not sure if this is even an option for me. Did you have to rent it out or just pay for the drinks/sound equipment?

            Is the ceremony in spanish? Translater? Does it translate well?
            1. We didn't toast until dinner time. Our guests drank the sparkling wine while they watched us do the pictures and such.

            2. I would think that you're not allowed to use the Coba Music Bar for your cocktail reception because it would be reserved for a bride that is staying in Coba. I'm sure if you ask your WC the indoor cocktail reception location she would be able to let you know. As far as cost goes, I only paid for the drinks and the sounds equipment.

            3. The judge spoke in Spanish and Christian our WC's assistant translated for us. To be honest we weren't paying attention to what was being said. We just waited to say "I do" and that was that. lol.
            ~Keira~**formerly KLee147**

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            #2147 sunnyee

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              Posted 10 November 2009 - 04:54 PM

              Keira, congrats and thank you for all the info you have shared! Sounds like Karla did a great job for you, and that is good news for all of us who have Karla as our WC. I am leaving for the resort on Friday (Nov 13) for a week vacation with 5 girlfriends and am meeting with Karla on Saturday morning. I have some basic requests that I would like to sort out in person and then I will be happy and comfortable to continue the rest of the arrangements by email. This was not a planned "site visit" just a vacation with friends but luckily it just turned out that way in the end.

              Keep the pictures coming and congrats again. You are a MRS!!!

              #2148 swocanadianbride

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                Posted 10 November 2009 - 06:05 PM

                sunnysee: We`re leaving on the 15th for the bahia. Staying at the royal golden...
                Elena

                #2149 swocanadianbride

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                  Posted 10 November 2009 - 06:08 PM

                  sorry, meant to write: sunnyee

                  Kiera: ignore the question about your wedding cake in the post I left you in your review. Great choice on the tres leches pastel. Absolutely my fav.
                  Elena

                  #2150 QTpie

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                    Posted 10 November 2009 - 08:10 PM

                    Hi I'm a bride getting married at the Tulum Feb 2nd, just found this site and it is amazing. I am finding out so mny things on here:) :Look forward to chatting with everyone!




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