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#2231 Jules

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    Posted 04 December 2009 - 09:33 AM

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    Originally Posted by katie28
    Hi Ladies
    We are staying at the Coba, and our wedding coordinator is Karla. She has been really great so far and quick with the responses. When we dealt with Paloma initially she took a bit longer to reply but still no issues to complain about.
    Although we have not set up all of our plans yet, so I am hoping we don't get the same inconsistency that some of you have had with pricing and the other things they offer. We don't want a DJ either and we were hoping to use the ipod, so I will let you know what they tell us.

    Lorina
    Katie,

    When do you arrive at the resort? We are getting married April 1, very close to you. We arrive March 27 and leave April 3... I'm wondering if we will be there at the same time?! We have Karla for our coordinator as well. I actually have to start emailing her again to work out all our details. Keep up posted on how things are going!

    Julie

    #2232 HereFishie

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      Posted 04 December 2009 - 11:45 AM

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      Originally Posted by swankster77
      I was under the impression that each section had their own coordinators (Coba, Tulum & Akumal)...
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      I believe so but I've never heard our WC's name mentioned. We're staying at the Coba but marrying at the Akumal beach location. We picked this beautiful spot!

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      #2233 HereFishie

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        Posted 04 December 2009 - 07:03 PM

        For those of you with the iPod questions. I came straight out and asked our WC when she told us about the $190US DJ fee

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        Regarding the iPod music, we need to pay $190US to have someone push play on our pre-loaded ipod? We've been reading online that you have speakers available so we can just plug it in at a cost of around $20, we would like this option
        ... and this is what she said.

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        Hiring a DJ is better than being worried about changing songs or putting music on the cocktail, but I can put some speakers for free and you can put your own music, i just always recommend you to have the DJ. Let me know!
        So those of you that are getting the run around, this is direct from my WC so see what you can do!

        #2234 Raykel

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          Posted 05 December 2009 - 01:51 PM

          HereFishie..thanks for that.
          Jazmin on the Tulum side has gotten back to me. She says Tulum does not have speakers for rent and that the other sections may have them, but they do not share that equipment btw them So maybe Tulum should buy their own would be my thought if Akumal and Coba both have this option. She did say she had looked into a company in Cancun who would rent them to us for $3880 pesos and that she would negotiate this and make the necessary arrangments. So we are considering this option too, but I am concerned then about us getting these speakers and no one knowing how to hook them up and make them work!
          That is the question out there now...will they deliver the speakers, set them up, and make sure someone in the group knows how to make them work. If so, then maybe this is what we will end up doing.

          #2235 SusieQ

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            Posted 05 December 2009 - 02:15 PM

            Hi Ladies,

            I have fought this speaker issue like you would not believe... I have finally got Jazmin to agree to allow me to bring my ipod and my own speakers. I have to contract stating the resort will not be liable if there is a power surge and it blows up my equipment. I have speakers I use with my ipod around the pool here at my house and they are great. I paid about $60 dollars for them at the surplus electronics store. they retail about $150 the great thing is they are the size of tea cups and powerful. So that is how I have beat the DJ issue. Good Luck lovely ladies.

            #2236 Raykel

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              Posted 05 December 2009 - 02:44 PM

              Hey Susie:)
              So they are just iPod speakers? I am not super literate on iPods, but if you could send me the info on the ones you have....they will be loud enough for around the pool you think? I assume they are going to run power cords for you?

              #2237 SusieQ

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                Posted 05 December 2009 - 05:57 PM

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                Originally Posted by Raykel
                Hey Susie:)
                So they are just iPod speakers? I am not super literate on iPods, but if you could send me the info on the ones you have....they will be loud enough for around the pool you think? I assume they are going to run power cords for you?
                I'll get batteries for my camera a take a picture of my speakers and Ipod. The speakers just plug into the Ipod and they have the electical cord for the wall... they also take batteries. They brand is JVC for mp3 players, and they ar loud... I have had them going in my backyard for a party of 50 people and they did the job. As per my neighbour five doors away they could hear our music...

                #2238 darya12

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                  Posted 06 December 2009 - 11:12 AM

                  All right ladies, we leave in 11 days and my stress level is going up every day ,I can’t function properly and I know I have so much left to do …. I have no idea what I’m going to do with my hair and I decided to take my curling iron and flat iron with me to Mexico.my sister asked me if the power outlet is the same as here in Mexico ,I emailed Eugenia and she wrote me that I have to bring my own adaptor !!!

                  My question is what kind of adaptor

                  #2239 ~Keira~

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                    Posted 06 December 2009 - 11:33 AM

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                    All right ladies, we leave in 11 days and my stress level is going up every day ,I can’t function properly and I know I have so much left to do …. I have no idea what I’m going to do with my hair and I decided to take my curling iron and flat iron with me to Mexico.my sister asked me if the power outlet is the same as here in Mexico ,I emailed Eugenia and she wrote me that I have to bring my own adaptor !!!

                    My question is what kind of adaptor
                    You won't need one darlin'. Don't let that stress you out. I was able to use my straightener and blow dryer with their outlets. I think the voltage is a little higher then here in Canada but the socket is the same.
                    ~Keira~**formerly KLee147**

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                    #2240 HereFishie

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                      Posted 06 December 2009 - 10:28 PM

                      Can anyone who has been there tell me how far it is from the Akumal Beach location (Dolce Vita specifically) to the Coba pools? Also how far from the Coba pools to the Hacienda (disco)??

                      We're trying to figure out how far everything is away from each other between these 2 resorts and the map isn't great for distances so we're worried about getting up to 40 people where they need to be in time!

                      Also, for those brides that mailed some of their items ahead of time to the resort... where did you mail it to?? I'm thinking of this because of baggage restrictions.




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