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#2361 midnight24

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    Posted 10 January 2010 - 04:58 AM

    oh i came online to ask a few questions and others already asked...about bringing your own vows. good to know.

    as for corona, i don't remember seeing it anywhere when i've been in the past. it's mostly dos-x.
    also, there are all night snack bars that serve beer for sure. oh and a tip i learned on my second visit...you can order personal pizza's at the all night snack bar. that was a lifesaver for me since i thought they only had burgers & hot dogs (and i'm vegetarian).

    i'm getting anxious...just a little over 3 months to go!

    #2362 Julie2011

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      Posted 10 January 2010 - 05:01 PM

      Hi ladies,

      Was wondering where everybody is doing the ceremony and reception(dinner) ??
      We have tons of planning time but I really like to get an idea of what were doing. Since we have our second baby due in May, want to get the details worked out before Im to busy to think about it. When we were there the Tulum Gazebo looked great, but where are the other options? Were you given a list?
      What about pool side reception vs. picking a restaurant? Any thoughts on which way to go? If we choose a restaurant can you bring in a DJ or do you share the space with other resort guests?
      Also, when choosing Tulum, Akumal or Coba side (which we havent done yet) how did you make your choice? Is one better than the other?
      Thanks for any input =)

      #2363 jippidion

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        Posted 10 January 2010 - 05:34 PM

        hello
        did anybody used the photographer at the resort
        is he good or i should use an external photographer??
        tahnks

        #2364 ~Keira~

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          Posted 10 January 2010 - 06:05 PM

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by jippidion
          hello
          did anybody used the photographer at the resort
          is he good or i should use an external photographer??
          tahnks
          I have seen some posts from girls that have used the resort photographer and if I remember correctly they were happy with the service and photos that they received.

          If you do decide that you want to use your own photographer it would have to be one that you bring with you. The resort no longer allows outside photographers. That means that you would have to have one that is staying as a guest at the resort. Something to think about for sure.

          Try and do a search in the thread to find them posts about the resort photographer. They should be too far back...less then 10 pages is my guess.
          ~Keira~**formerly KLee147**

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          #2365 jippidion

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            Posted 10 January 2010 - 06:25 PM

            thank you veru much...
            im looking for info because on the documents the WC send me its


            OPTIONAL EXTRAS ON REQUEST (prices have taxes included):

            DVD 25 minutes, with edition350.00 USD
            Photo Packages (Have to be paid directly in cash or traveler checks to the photographer. The package includes an album. Negatives are not included) and can be paid with VISA or MASTERCARD directly to the Photographer:
            Mr. Conrado Gonz¡lez
            service@conradophotographer.com.mx
            Photographer in riviera maya, tulum, playa del carmen and cancun: Conrado Gonzalez Photographer
            36 PHOTOS540.00 USD
            50 PHOTOS750.00 USD
            70 PHOTOS1,050.00 USD

            so i want to know how long is it etc..

            #2366 HereFishie

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              Posted 10 January 2010 - 08:02 PM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by Julie2011
              Hi ladies,

              Was wondering where everybody is doing the ceremony and reception(dinner) ??
              We have tons of planning time but I really like to get an idea of what were doing. Since we have our second baby due in May, want to get the details worked out before Im to busy to think about it. When we were there the Tulum Gazebo looked great, but where are the other options? Were you given a list?
              What about pool side reception vs. picking a restaurant? Any thoughts on which way to go? If we choose a restaurant can you bring in a DJ or do you share the space with other resort guests?
              Also, when choosing Tulum, Akumal or Coba side (which we havent done yet) how did you make your choice? Is one better than the other?
              Thanks for any input =)
              We're having our dinner at the Dolce Vita and a poolside reception at the Akumal pool right outside it. From what I've read its a heck of alot more cost to have the dinner at the poolside because its not included at all. Whereas the way we're doing it, the dinner is included as one of your guests a la cartes and then you just pay per head/hr for the reception poolside with just drinks. With the restaurant, you're likely sharing it with other guests but I think it depends on which one you choose and at what time. We have the restaurant to ourselves for the first hour before they open it up to the rest of the guests so that's pretty cool. We were told no DJ in the restaurant.

              For the most part, you have to book your wedding and dinner at the resort you're staying at. Unless you're at the Coba like we are because there's no beach. So we're staying at the Coba but our wedding location and dinner are at the Akumal. Our wedding is at the hammocks location on the Akumal beach. Once you have the location chosen, they give you 2 choices usually for your dinner location.

              The reason that we chose the Coba is twofold. It was the best price for our guests and the rooms are ALL Jr Suites. So you have a separate sitting area living room type thing which is nice to have especially if you have ppl in your room for the wedding to get ready!

              #2367 Mike&Wendy

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                Posted 10 January 2010 - 08:12 PM

                Hi ladies,

                Just a quick review before I go into a detailed one later this week! Had our wedding at Bahia Principe Akumal, brought in photographers from Studio 67 in Canada and there was no problems...everything I found was "no problem, don't worry" and it's exactly what we didn't have to do...we had no worries...Eugenia who is only 24 years old but years beyond professional compared to Yuritzia was fabulous...we got free pics from the resort package anyways....the photographer was Jose and wow his pictures were so beautiful! THe ceremony was perfect, short and sweet and the dinner at Arlequin made our guests ooh and ahhhh...after dinner we headed to Tulum lobby bar for some dancing with our guests to the live band and then to the disco..it was perfect and I wouldn't recommend a private poolside reception unless there are a lot of guests because there is so many other places to go for free! It was a dream come true....I have soooo many positive things to say and Eugenia is a dream coordinator!

                More things to come!

                Trying to paste a pic on here but can't seem to figure it out

                #2368 ~Keira~

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                  Posted 10 January 2010 - 08:33 PM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by jippidion
                  thank you veru much...
                  im looking for info because on the documents the WC send me its


                  OPTIONAL EXTRAS ON REQUEST (prices have taxes included):

                  DVD 25 minutes, with edition350.00 USD
                  Photo Packages (Have to be paid directly in cash or traveler checks to the photographer. The package includes an album. Negatives are not included) and can be paid with VISA or MASTERCARD directly to the Photographer:
                  Mr. Conrado Gonz¡lez
                  service@conradophotographer.com.mx
                  Photographer in riviera maya, tulum, playa del carmen and cancun: Conrado Gonzalez Photographer
                  36 PHOTOS540.00 USD
                  50 PHOTOS750.00 USD
                  70 PHOTOS1,050.00 USD

                  so i want to know how long is it etc..
                  Conrado is no longer the resort photographer. You might want to contact your WC again for updated information.
                  ~Keira~**formerly KLee147**

                  http://i794.photobuc....E_0170-1-1.jpg

                  #2369 HereFishie

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                    Posted 10 January 2010 - 09:51 PM

                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by Mike&Wendy
                    Hi ladies,

                    Just a quick review before I go into a detailed one later this week! Had our wedding at Bahia Principe Akumal, brought in photographers from Studio 67 in Canada and there was no problems...everything I found was "no problem, don't worry" and it's exactly what we didn't have to do...we had no worries...Eugenia who is only 24 years old but years beyond professional compared to Yuritzia was fabulous...we got free pics from the resort package anyways....the photographer was Jose and wow his pictures were so beautiful! THe ceremony was perfect, short and sweet and the dinner at Arlequin made our guests ooh and ahhhh...after dinner we headed to Tulum lobby bar for some dancing with our guests to the live band and then to the disco..it was perfect and I wouldn't recommend a private poolside reception unless there are a lot of guests because there is so many other places to go for free! It was a dream come true....I have soooo many positive things to say and Eugenia is a dream coordinator!

                    More things to come!

                    Trying to paste a pic on here but can't seem to figure it out
                    Congratulations!! We just left the Coba on the 6th! Was your group's men wearing the funky hats? If so, we got drunk beside them a couple times :)

                    How many guests did you have?? We have 40+ coming and met with Eugenia on the 4th, she is so professional! She made us feel completely at ease and we can't wait for everything in April!

                    #2370 Erica_Bellerive

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                      Posted 11 January 2010 - 01:37 AM

                      Wow you ladies are getting me so excited and anxious! I will be finished my education degree ONE WEEK before we leave for the wedding. I am defiantly feeling the time crunch now. Between school work, life, and wedding planning my life is chaos. But it is a good chaos. It is going to be so worth it in the end :)
                      Married April 28, 2010

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