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#341 TATrisha

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Posted 18 May 2008 - 02:49 PM

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Tlseege, I LOVE the way you set up the ceremony site. I'm thinking i'll do the same and purchase 10 yards of extra fabric prior to leaving. The extra colour looks gorgeous against the beautiful backdrop of the sea. I also like the idea of purchasing extra flower arrangements for the path. Did you coordinate the extra flower arrangements with Yuritzia before leaving for Mexico or a couple days before the wedding?
Thank you! I really loved how it turned out! I tried to communicate my wants with Yuritzia before we got there... but that just doesn't happen! SO, all of the flowers were chosen a few days before the wedding. It was lovely.

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#342 Martha

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    Posted 18 May 2008 - 03:24 PM

    I can't remember if I asked this yet, but for the brides that already got married there, did you use an ipod for the reception or cds? I know that at other resorts there were spme problems using cds on their equipment.

    And for the ceremony music....cd or ipod?

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      Posted 18 May 2008 - 03:57 PM

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      We will be there from Nov 5 through 13th. I am a nurse. I work in a medical ICU/ CCU in Pittsburgh. Most of the stuff for Mexico is done. I'm not getting crazy with decorations for Mexico. Just have to finish up my OOT bags. We should definitely meet up for a drink.
      That is cool! I work in Labor and Delivery in Chicago. Been doing so for 4 years now. Love it! I'm glad all of your planning is done. I think I am pretty much done too. I have a few DIY projects to complete and I haven't even started my OOT bags cuz I still don't have a final headcount. I know I have about 60 guests already so far though! Drinks sound fun! We will have to arrange a meeting place once we get closer to the date!

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        Posted 18 May 2008 - 04:01 PM

        Hey have any of you guys heard of a shuttle service operated by the resort that transports guests from bahia principe to playa del carmen for like $5 or something like that. I had read somewhere that they leave around 9:30 and return around 1:30 or something... not sure where though... anyone have specific route times and cost per person round trip? thanks

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          Posted 18 May 2008 - 05:56 PM

          Hey Gals I just came across another question... Did any of you purchase wedding insurance? Do you recommend it or not? Also, Did you guys get to see the location for Plan B in case it rains outside for the ceremony and or reception outside by the pool? Particularly for those in akumal section?

          #346 TATrisha

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          Posted 18 May 2008 - 06:41 PM

          OK, bunches of questions today!! :)
          Martha, I brought CD's. If they play in a normal CD player they will work on their equipment. I didn't even ask about my Ipod. I figured if I lost a 30 cent CD I'd be much less heartbroken than my Ipod!

          As for the shuttle to Playa... it's possible. I'm not sure. However, you can always take the Collectivos. They are $2.50 each way and super fun and easy. That way you can come and go as you please rather than being on the hotel's schedule.

          I did not purchase wedding insurance, but we did purchase normal travel insurance and encouraged all of our guests to as well.

          Plan B for the Akumal section isn't actually that nice Well, compared to the beautiful outside that is. It's the bar connected to the theater. It's all large glass windows and you can see the lush vegetation... but I'm not really sure how they'd set it up for a wedding. I'm sure when it has to be done it looks just fine :) For the reception, if you have paid for a private outdoor reception and it rains, you will be in Club Coba. Don't be confused, it's in the basement of the Akumal Lobby. it's basically like any normal indoor banquet hall, except that it's in the basement and has no natural light.

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          #347 rn81

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            Posted 18 May 2008 - 07:26 PM

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            OK, bunches of questions today!! :)
            Martha, I brought CD's. If they play in a normal CD player they will work on their equipment. I didn't even ask about my Ipod. I figured if I lost a 30 cent CD I'd be much less heartbroken than my Ipod!

            As for the shuttle to Playa... it's possible. I'm not sure. However, you can always take the Collectivos. They are $2.50 each way and super fun and easy. That way you can come and go as you please rather than being on the hotel's schedule.That is true... Did you find that they drove by routinely? Also did they stop in front of the resort entrance or how far of a walk was the bus stop?

            I did not purchase wedding insurance, but we did purchase normal travel insurance and encouraged all of our guests to as well. Ok. I did the same but came across the topic of wedding insurance in my destination wedding book and thought i should bring the topic up. Thanks

            Plan B for the Akumal section isn't actually that nice Well, compared to the beautiful outside that is. It's the bar connected to the theater. It's all large glass windows and you can see the lush vegetation... but I'm not really sure how they'd set it up for a wedding. I'm sure when it has to be done it looks just fine :) For the reception, if you have paid for a private outdoor reception and it rains, you will be in Club Coba. Don't be confused, it's in the basement of the Akumal Lobby. it's basically like any normal indoor banquet hall, except that it's in the basement and has no natural light.
            I know exactly where you are talking about. Ok, well your right it isnt as beautiful as having it by the beach but hopefully i wont have to worry about it. As far as Club Coba I had read from another person on trip advisor that they had their reception there but by choice, so maybe it isnt that bad right? Well thanks Trisha. Hope all is going well with you.

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              Posted 19 May 2008 - 10:29 AM

              AHHHHH!!!!! I leave in two days!!!!! I'm so scatterbrained right now! Wish me luck. I'll be posting pictures in a couple weeks! :o)

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                Posted 19 May 2008 - 03:24 PM

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                AHHHHH!!!!! I leave in two days!!!!! I'm so scatterbrained right now! Wish me luck. I'll be posting pictures in a couple weeks! :o)
                Good Luck! I'm sure you'll have a wonderful day! Can't wait to see the pics! Have fun!
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                #350 TATrisha

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                Posted 19 May 2008 - 04:23 PM

                Oh how exciting! Hurry home with pictures!!!!! Love every minute of it!!

                As far as the Collectivos... they pick up right in front of the resort, ALL the time. And then they drop off just a few blocks off 5th ave in Playa and they run very frequently.

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