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#3901 KRama

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    Posted 18 March 2011 - 07:51 AM

    Ok, let's see if I can help:


    DJ - I would recommend getting the resort DJ and giving him a play list of the songs you like. The Bose system could also work but the DJ had a great system, he provided a microphone for speeches and had lights for the dance floor as well. Our group gave him requests all night and he played them all. We had an absolute blast and didn't want it to end!


    Flowers - the photos they have to choose from at the resort are dated (think puffy shoulder dresses!). I brought photos of flowers that I really liked and Karla browsed through them and let me know which ones they could do that would still be included with the package. I picked one and my bouquet turned out exactly like the pic. Very pleased! I recommend sending your WC your ideas or bringing pics of your own.


    Hair - I booked my appointment about 2 weeks in advance for myself, my mom and my sis to have our hair done the day of the wedding. Karla gave me the email address for the spa to book the appointment -  spabptul@bahia-principe.com.  Once we arrived at the resort, Karla told me to stop by the spa to confirm my appointment and my mom also booked herself in for a mani/pedi. Tropicalbride -  I would recommend booking your wedding day appointments and your group mani/pedi session ahead of time so they'll know to have enough staff on site to accommodate you.

    dfranklin - my mom and my sis had Jasmin do their hair and it was lovely! I would highly recommend her if she's still around. I did my own make up so I can't help much there. You do NOT get a discount on wedding day appointments like hair and make up however you do get discounts on other spa services. I paid $85 US to have my hair done. Mom and sis were $65-ish.


    For you soon-to-be brides: DO NOT FRET! Bring copies of your emails from the WC's to your meeting when you arrive at the resort. Karla had a few details wrong when we met with her two days before our wedding but we confirmed what we wanted and she had everything arranged for us. I know it's frustrating when you don't have constant communication with your WC and you want your wedding to be #1 priority, I felt the same way. These ladies do two wedding almost every day so it's not like they're sitting in front of their computer often. This resort knows how to do weddings. I didn't even bother to go see the ceremony or reception locations until I showed up that day in my big white dress and everything was SO PERFECT!

    #3902 Babyshaws

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      Posted 19 March 2011 - 10:34 AM

      I have finally heard back! The night of my birthday which was nice :-) She thanked me for sending everything & said she had all she needed & we would meet the day after our arrival - just praying everything really is in place!! So Amy hopefully you'll hear soon! And waybuloo, I was giving it until Thursday before I went seriously bridezilla! 3 weeks on Thursday till we go - still not got everything! Have my first dress fitting next sat so need to sort my undies this week! How's everyone feeling!? So thankful for the spa emal - I'll be making our bookings this week!! Gemma xx

      #3903 nikki&owen

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        Posted 20 March 2011 - 12:10 PM

        Hey KRama, did you use a real flower for your hair, or a fake one? I want to wear a flower in my hair too, but I was afraid that a real one would wilt in the heat. Your's looks great though! What did you use?

        #3904 KRama

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          Posted 21 March 2011 - 06:51 AM

          My bridesmaids and I all had a real flower in our hair. We kept them in the mini-fridge until just before the ceremony and then put them in. They didn't survive too long in the humidity and I took it out just after dinner because it was limp and browning. I loved it for our ceremony pictures though and I think it was only $3-5 per flower, totally worth it.


          Here's how it looked shortly after the ceremony, already starting to wilt:

          limp flower.jpg

          #3905 nikki&owen

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            Posted 21 March 2011 - 10:14 PM

            hmm, I think I will continue my search for a "real" looking fake one. The real ones look so nice, but ya, I figured they would fade fast! lol

            Thanks for the feedback.

            #3906 cdlillad

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              Posted 22 March 2011 - 10:06 AM

              tropicalbride2001 - Darn I'm getting married on June 11.  I am planning to use the resort photographer, but I'm just concerned because it costs $15 per photo and I just know I'm going to want them ALL.


              Kayley - Is there a separate spa for Coba, Tulum, and Akumal? Or is it all the same spa?  I'm trying to decide whether to bring someone from outside to do my hair and makeup (Sara Tamargo).  But I would have to pay for a day pass for both the makeup lady and hair lady, which would total $180 just to get them on-site.  Maybe I could just bring the makeup lady on-site and have my hair fixed at the Bahia spa.

              #3907 KRama

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                Posted 23 March 2011 - 06:30 AM

                I think there is only the one spa...we didn't really explore the Tulum or Akumal properties so I'm not positive. I would recommend the spa salon for sure.


                For make up, I had a consultation and make up application at home with a MAC consultant and brought along my friend that's really into make up. The consultant taught her how to apply everything and then my friend replicated it in Mexico.


                PS. June 11th is my birthday. :)

                #3908 Jemma

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                  Posted 23 March 2011 - 09:38 AM

                  Hi everyone,

                  I've just had my wedding date confirmed for Jan 2012 yey . I did try emailing the WC's before after getting the email address off here. I've sent another email now to ask for details of wedding locations, cocktail party prices, colours that they can decprate in etc but do you think its too early to be asking this? I just wanted an idea for budgetting!?!  Will they reply to me this far in advance?

                  Feel like I cant plan anthing til I have an idea bout a few things. Can anyone help? x

                  #3909 Cdunn514

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                    Posted 23 March 2011 - 11:07 AM



                    When is your wedding date? I am getting married in Jan also. I dont think it is too early I have emailed her twice with no response yet :( but like you I just want to know for budgeting. I did get a banquets price sheet when I was originally asking questions and deciding which hotel I wanted to get married at if you would like me to send it to you let me know.


                    Also I ordered my dress on Sat!! I am so excited!!

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                    #3910 waybuloo

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                      Posted 23 March 2011 - 11:55 AM

                      Hi Gemma & Cdunn514,


                      I am getting married at Tulum in 9 weeks....Oh my god it has flown by, I remember comng on here when it was like 18 months to go!!


                      Anyways I have lots of pricing on email so if you send me your email addresses I will forward you the info I have......if you have any questions fire away as over the last 18 months I have probably asked every question....lol


                      Lisa :)

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