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#351 BeachyBlonde

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    Posted 19 May 2008 - 10:28 PM

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    Hey Gals,
    Just wanted to say Hello! I am a newbie to this, so don't mind my numerous questions, although I have pretty much just bugged Trisha since I met her through Trip Advisor first and she was the one to recommend this site and forum! Thanks Trisha. It is awesome to know that I am not the only one going a bit bridezilla on occasion when these Gran Bahia Principe coordinators don't respond quickly! I am getting married in the akumal part on November 7th, 2008. I can't wait! It sounds like everyone who has done it already, is fully satisfied with their wedding there. I am glad and feel so reassured now!
    I'm in Chicago as well and my wedding is Nov 15th! Crazy things we find out when we go online! :)

    #352 BeachyBlonde

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      Posted 19 May 2008 - 10:29 PM

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      They can do more than one wedding per day. We had originally requested Thursday April 3rd, and she said we could but there was already another wedding that day. This meant that we had 2nd pick to the time of the ceremony, the restaurant and the cocktail reception location as the other couple were the 1st to book. So instead we decided to get married on the Friday and have the 1st choice to everything.

      Morgan, are you doing the private dinner?
      Yes, we're planning to do the poolside reception. I'm excited, even tho it will be pricey. Did anyone ever figure out how to post the pictures of the poolside reception?

      #353 BeachyBlonde

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        Posted 19 May 2008 - 10:30 PM

        Quick Photog question.

        I'm planning to fly in my photographer to be there all weekend. Has anyone done this? Is the resort cool with it?

        Thanks in advance!

        #354 rn81

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          Posted 20 May 2008 - 01:43 AM

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          Originally Posted by BeachyBlonde
          Quick Photog question.

          I'm planning to fly in my photographer to be there all weekend. Has anyone done this? Is the resort cool with it?

          Thanks in advance!
          Hey that is crazy... Well I will still be there on the 15th of November! Maybe we will see each other around... What part of chicago do you live in? I am a south sider. I live near Midway Airport...

          I am using a photographer that a friend from work recommended me. She lives out in Michigan and has an awesome package. She doesnt charge extra to fly down there. Here is her info. I totally loved her. She is awesome.
          Here is the info she emailed me ok...
          Price is $2995
          "This is a total price, NO extra fees, NO travel fees. Our price includes ALL day wedding coverage. From getting ready until cake cutting, first dances and flower/garter toss. You will receive all of your photos on a high resolution photo CD or DVD and the "printing rights". You and your families & friends will have access from your CD/DVD to all of your images to be able to print any quantity and enlarge or crop any of the photos to your liking. We will also provide you with a wedding photos page on our website so you can easily share your photos with family and friends over the Internet. We always try to get as many photos as possible of the couple, family and guests so that no detail of the special day can be missed. There is no limit on the number of photos that we take; and you will also receive 100 photos in a small hard cover album.
          I am also offering my destination brides a "honeymoon photo shoot" on a day either before or after your wedding. My thought is this, you are in this beautiful place with the love of your life and while the wedding photos are amazing, it seems that couples might be a little more relaxed and able to be more at ease after the wedding. So if you do book us for your wedding we will do a "honeymoon" shoot, included in your package, if you would like. You are not under any obligation. So far everyone has been excited about it.
          We also offer after the wedding a variety of coffee table books and albums for an additional cost depending on what you would like us to design.
          If you decide that you want to use our services, we would need a retainer fee to lock in the price and date, because we block out an entire day for each wedding shoot the retainer fee is non-refundable. We can not hold a date until we receive the retainer fee & contract.
          Please let me know what you think and if you have any questions.
          Take Care,
          Tammara"

          Her retainer fee is $500 deposit that you can submit through a secure website and then she sends info on when to submit the rest.
          The following is her website. Check out her photos... she does a great job I think!
          Tamm’s Photos


          #355 rn81

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            Posted 20 May 2008 - 01:46 AM

            Sorry I got sidetracked and didn't answer your question... When I asked the coordinator she said that they accept outside vendors but charge $90 for an adult day pass for those not staying at the resort. I know Tammara works with her husband so I will have to pay those fees for the both of them. Hope that helps.

            #356 Sunsierra

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              Posted 20 May 2008 - 10:09 AM

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              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?
              I was told that I couldn't bring my Ipod (even if I brought my own docking station) - supposedly, the resorts rule is that you're not allowed to bring any sort of stereo or ipod docking station (you're not even allowed them in your room)... That being said, we still brought our dock - but we didn't even use it.

              So CD's it was - one for the ceremony and a couple more for the disco.
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              #357 TATrisha

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              Posted 20 May 2008 - 11:08 AM

              The resort didn't have a problem at all with me using my own photographer!

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              #358 sarah1108

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                Posted 20 May 2008 - 01:46 PM

                Hi Girls,

                I am getting married in November too! November 8th!

                I have a couple more questions.. What are the ceremony site options for couples staying at the Akumal resort? Are we allowed to get married at the gazebo if we're staying in Akumal?

                Also, I am confused as to whether they book 2 weddings per day for the entire resort complex, or 2 weddings per day, per section of the resort?

                Thx!!

                #359 jennyFTB

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                  Posted 20 May 2008 - 08:41 PM

                  You guys all sound like you know exactly what your doing....I haven't even thought about some of this stuff...which is great now beacuse I would be a lost soul without all the help...

                  #360 Sunsierra

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                    Posted 21 May 2008 - 09:19 AM

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                    Originally Posted by sarah1108

                    Also, I am confused as to whether they book 2 weddings per day for the entire resort complex, or 2 weddings per day, per section of the resort?
                    Congratulations!!

                    It's per day/per section (but I'm not sure if the maximum is two or if it's more). But if you're the first to book a certain day, you get first dibs at the restaurants and location in your section.

                    And I'm sorry, I can't help with the Akumal wedding locations - we were married on the Tulum side.
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