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#2981 HereFishie

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    Posted 03 June 2010 - 03:10 PM

    Women can get away with practically ANYTHING there. As long as its tasteful, women aren't going to get hassled at all about their clothing. No swimsuits of course but really anything else goes. No different than at home... you wouldn't go to a nice classy restaurant at home in short shorts and a boob tube!

    #2982 swankster77

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      Posted 03 June 2010 - 03:13 PM

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      Originally Posted by jjohnson30
      did anyone by their favors in mexico when they got there or did most of you bring them from home?? i know they said their is shopping at the resort but was wondering if their is anything for favors??
      I'm not doing favors since we got our guests OOT bags...

      Another question (sorry I leave in 5 days so there will probably be many more before then)... Are you supposed to tip the Minister/Judge?

      #2983 midnight24

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        Posted 04 June 2010 - 04:06 AM

        Quote:
        Originally Posted by swankster77
        I'm not doing favors since we got our guests OOT bags...

        Another question (sorry I leave in 5 days so there will probably be many more before then)... Are you supposed to tip the Minister/Judge?
        we didn't...but honestly right after the ceremony we did a toast and took pics...and with everyone congratulating us it was so hectic...i don't even remember seeing the judge. she must of left immediately. i don't even remember seeing karla (WC) until it was time to go on the shuttle to the restaurant.

        #2984 midnight24

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          Posted 04 June 2010 - 04:09 AM

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by jjohnson30
          did anyone by their favors in mexico when they got there or did most of you bring them from home?? i know they said their is shopping at the resort but was wondering if their is anything for favors??
          i bought maracas in playa del carmen the day before the wedding. they were selling them at the hacienda at the resort for $6usd/each. at playa i paid $1-1.50usd/each. i wanted specific colours, and needed 40 so i had to go to a few shops but i got them.

          not sure what else you are thinking of getting for favours...but go to playa. it's much cheaper than the resort. playa is about 25mins from the resort. you can take a collectivo, shuttle bus or taxi. it's not too pricey.

          #2985 SusieQ

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            Posted 04 June 2010 - 06:29 AM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by swankster77
            I'm not doing favors since we got our guests OOT bags...

            Another question (sorry I leave in 5 days so there will probably be many more before then)... Are you supposed to tip the Minister/Judge?
            Same here, we were introduced as husband and wife and we greeted our guests and the minister that married us was gone in a flash. I really had not thought of it prior either... You can spend a bundle if you tip eveyone that has paid a part in your wedding. They get paid for their job so I wouldn't worry about it. I did tip Jazmin and Mara because they went the extra mile for us. I will also suggest that if you have room grab a bag of "Maple Cookies", Jazmin will love you to death.. their he favourite you can buy them at Metro.

            #2986 abbie32

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              Posted 04 June 2010 - 01:03 PM

              Hello,

              I am so excited! My wedding date is FINALLY confirmed for April 6th, 2011 at the Akumal beach hammocks location. I can't wait to start booking everything in. I already started working on my boarding pass invites. haha

              Our vacation package from Canada is only for the Tulum or Coba resort, so which one would you recommend staying at? I'm so happy that I can still get married at the Akumal beach location, despite not staying there.

              Do you have your dinner and reception at the same place as your wedding or do you have them where you are staying? Just curious. I thought I read somewhere that you had to have your dinner and reception where you were staying.

              Thanks!

              #2987 HereFishie

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                Posted 04 June 2010 - 03:05 PM

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                Hello,

                I am so excited! My wedding date is FINALLY confirmed for April 6th, 2011 at the Akumal beach hammocks location. I can't wait to start booking everything in. I already started working on my boarding pass invites. haha

                Our vacation package from Canada is only for the Tulum or Coba resort, so which one would you recommend staying at? I'm so happy that I can still get married at the Akumal beach location, despite not staying there.

                Do you have your dinner and reception at the same place as your wedding or do you have them where you are staying? Just curious. I thought I read somewhere that you had to have your dinner and reception where you were staying.

                Thanks!
                Congratulations!

                We stayed in the Coba and were very very happy with our choice. Having the extra space that you get in the Coba rooms (they're Jr Suites) makes all the difference when you're in the room with your bridesmaids getting ready!
                You generally have your dinner at the same location as your wedding location... so for us, we were staying at the Coba but the wedding was at the Akumal hammocks location so we were offered the Dolce Vita or the Frutos del Mar for our dinner. These restaurants are at the Akumal. Makes sense because the WC for the location of the wedding would be arranging your dinner. If you had a dinner at a different location, then 2 WC's would be involved. Way too much chance of things going astray!

                #2988 midnight24

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                  Posted 04 June 2010 - 03:06 PM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by abbie32
                  Hello,

                  I am so excited! My wedding date is FINALLY confirmed for April 6th, 2011 at the Akumal beach hammocks location. I can't wait to start booking everything in. I already started working on my boarding pass invites. haha

                  Our vacation package from Canada is only for the Tulum or Coba resort, so which one would you recommend staying at? I'm so happy that I can still get married at the Akumal beach location, despite not staying there.

                  Do you have your dinner and reception at the same place as your wedding or do you have them where you are staying? Just curious. I thought I read somewhere that you had to have your dinner and reception where you were staying.

                  Thanks!
                  you have to have your dinner/reception where you are staying. so if you are having your ceremony at akumal, but staying at coba or tulum the dinner/reception will be there.

                  as for which side should you stay at, that's up to you. coba is a short distance to the beach and tulum is closer. tulum is on the other side from akumal. if you want to stay closer to akumal then pick coba. if you are wondering about the day of the wedding, there will be a shuttle for you and your guests to take you to the ceremony so don't worry.

                  i think all the coba rooms are junior suites with jacuzzi tubs if that makes a difference. other than that everything else should be the same.

                  #2989 swankster77

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                    Posted 04 June 2010 - 07:03 PM

                    I'm legally married!!!!! 4 days til I leave :)

                    For the bride who was asking about if children are counted in the special cocktails head count (sorry, I can't remember who it was).. they are NOT. I just received confirmation from Jazmin and the head count was one less than our total (we have 1 child - my daughter).

                    #2990 jjohnson30

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                      Posted 05 June 2010 - 12:40 AM

                      thanks for the tip on the favors, i was wondering is anyone or has anyone left from montreal canada. i was wondering on the price you or your guests payed. the in-laws are not happy with our price.




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