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#2181 SusieQ

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    Posted 18 November 2009 - 07:30 AM

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    Yikes! I must admit that I'm a little scared now about our restaurant choice. We chose Tortuga for our reception as our only options were Tequila or Tortuga. The rodizio style seemed like a unique experience.......and we thought the food would be good.
    Has anyone else ate at Tortuga?? Maybe they just had an off night??
    I chic, I have choose the same restaurant and I have been there before and it was really good food. No Worries!!!!

    #2182 ~Keira~

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      Posted 18 November 2009 - 08:15 AM

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      Thanks for sharing we don't want to end up with that scenario, also due to the extra cost I think we will not be doing a poolside reception, hubby to be wont budge on that.

      Once all our group arrives we are planning to have a welcome reception on our second night to greet our guests and give OOT gifts to the group. We were looking for a bar to have cocktails where we can talk to everyone. Karla suggested the Daquiri bar and apparently has live music each night.
      Anyone have any comments about this bar or suggestions for us. Thanks
      We went to this bar a few nights while we were there. We sat outside and had cocktails while the boys smoked cigars. The music was good and it wasn't packed so it was really nice. I think that would be a good choice for a group meeting.
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      #2183 katie28

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        Posted 18 November 2009 - 09:41 AM

        Thanks Kiera, sounds like a good spot for us

        #2184 Raykel

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          Posted 19 November 2009 - 02:26 AM

          So...I got all this awesome info on here about the poolside reception. I asked Jazmin about it and renting the speakers for $20 an hour like a couple of you have done. I did not know if honey would go for it but when I told him he thought it was a great idea for $8 every two hours and thought I should try to book it for longer...3 or 4:)

          So today I got an email from Jazmin today - no price list like Swankster777 got (thank you for posting that!) telling me a cost for the two hour reception and that it is $18pp. That is the only option she gave me....then she told me I could not rent speakers because the resort does not allow this? I would have to hire the DJ. So I am wondering what is going on.

          Otherwise our planning is going well. I do have one question....did anyone order a cake for about 40 people? How much did it come to...Jazmin told me $10 per base and then $2.50 per person...so that does not help me figure out what to tell her size wise to order? Two layers...three? Anyone who was there recently - can you help me out please? Thanks!

          For those of you going with the Tortuga...that was actually my first choice, but it was booked. I have a bunch of family and friends who have all stayed here and they all really liked the food there. So you should be good:)

          #2185 Erica_Bellerive

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            Posted 19 November 2009 - 03:31 AM

            Well we just went through some major issues with our airline. After putting a group deposit down 6 months ago for our May wedding, we find out that they did not hold seats for us the plane is now full. No room for my guests. So we had to move our wedding back one week. The invites had already been sent so there’s $300 down the drain. Anyway my new wedding date is April 28, 2010. We are staying at the Coba but getter married at the Akumal beach location. I guess this just means I get to marry my love a week sooner!
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            #2186 Raykel

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              Posted 19 November 2009 - 03:50 AM

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              Well we just went through some major issues with our airline. After putting a group deposit down 6 months ago for our May wedding, we find out that they did not hold seats for us the plane is now full. No room for my guests. So we had to move our wedding back one week. The invites had already been sent so there’s $300 down the drain. Anyway my new wedding date is April 28, 2010. We are staying at the Coba but getter married at the Akumal beach location. I guess this just means I get to marry my love a week sooner!
              Hmm. Given you paid a deposit, does that not make it their fault? Are the doing anything for you guys? Sorry...that would be frustrating.

              You are right though, not a lot you can do about it and at least it is only moved by one week. You and your sweetie get to be married sooner

              #2187 SusieQ

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                Posted 19 November 2009 - 06:52 AM

                Raykel,
                So today I got an email from Jazmin today - no price list like Swankster777 got (thank you for posting that!) telling me a cost for the two hour reception and that it is $18pp. That is the only option she gave me....then she told me I could not rent speakers because the resort does not allow this? I would have to hire the DJ. So I am wondering what is going on.

                Jazmin is giving me the same BS and saying it isn't possible to rent speakers and I currently have my TA contacting her and giving her a blast!!!!! I am so fustrated with the no communication and the lies.... I mean I know they are running a business and they are trying hard to sell things to make money... However I don't want a DJ I shouldn't be forced to hire one. I am trying so hard not to have negitive feelings about the whole thing but it is very hard not to... Keep me posted ladies as to how you make out.

                #2188 ~Keira~

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                  Posted 19 November 2009 - 08:55 AM

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                  Originally Posted by Raykel
                  So...I got all this awesome info on here about the poolside reception. I asked Jazmin about it and renting the speakers for $20 an hour like a couple of you have done. I did not know if honey would go for it but when I told him he thought it was a great idea for $8 every two hours and thought I should try to book it for longer...3 or 4:)

                  This is just my opinion but I think 2 hours would be plenty. Trust me you will be tired. :-) We had ours from 8 to 10 and it was perfect, not too long, not too short. Depending on your schedule for you wedding day and the amount of people going, 2 hours might be sufficient for you too. Just a thought.

                  So today I got an email from Jazmin today - no price list like Swankster777 got (thank you for posting that!) telling me a cost for the two hour reception and that it is $18pp. That is the only option she gave me....then she told me I could not rent speakers because the resort does not allow this? I would have to hire the DJ. So I am wondering what is going on.

                  This is lame. I can't see them only offering this in the Coba section. I would contact Paloma if possible to find out for sure. Sounds like hewy to me.

                  Otherwise our planning is going well. I do have one question....did anyone order a cake for about 40 people? How much did it come to...Jazmin told me $10 per base and then $2.50 per person...so that does not help me figure out what to tell her size wise to order? Two layers...three? Anyone who was there recently - can you help me out please? Thanks!

                  I didn't pay any extra for my cake. There were 18 of us and we got a 3 tier cake. Now that I think about the only thing we spoke about regarding cake was the flavour. I'm not sure if it was in leu of the flowers we didn't use or what.

                  For those of you going with the Tortuga...that was actually my first choice, but it was booked. I have a bunch of family and friends who have all stayed here and they all really liked the food there. So you should be good:)
                  Good luck with the rest of your planning and don't let the WC's pull the wool over your eyes.

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                  #2189 HereFishie

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                    Posted 19 November 2009 - 11:44 AM

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                    Originally Posted by Erica_Bellerive
                    Well we just went through some major issues with our airline. After putting a group deposit down 6 months ago for our May wedding, we find out that they did not hold seats for us the plane is now full. No room for my guests. So we had to move our wedding back one week. The invites had already been sent so there’s $300 down the drain. Anyway my new wedding date is April 28, 2010. We are staying at the Coba but getter married at the Akumal beach location. I guess this just means I get to marry my love a week sooner!
                    Oh Erica that's crappy. I was warned about that happening from my TA (who is also my friend and wedding guest) too which is why we too moved our date from May. I see you're also in Alberta. Was it Signature? We've had such a headache using them so far! We're also staying at the Coba and the ceremony is at the Akumal beach location but we're 2 days earlier!

                    #2190 KRama

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                      Posted 19 November 2009 - 01:04 PM

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                      Oh Erica that's crappy. I was warned about that happening from my TA (who is also my friend and wedding guest) too which is why we too moved our date from May. I see you're also in Alberta. Was it Signature? We've had such a headache using them so far! We're also staying at the Coba and the ceremony is at the Akumal beach location but we're 2 days earlier!
                      Our TA warned us about this too. She discouraged us from booking with Signature or Sunwing because of this problem. Instead, she got quotes from both and asked Air Canada Vacations to price match, which they did!

                      PS: I'm another Alberta bride staying at Coba but we're getting married at the Tulum beach location (I hope that means gazebo!)




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