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#4051 sposa

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    Posted 14 April 2011 - 05:17 AM

    Hello everybody!

    just to help you with the dollars/pesos confusion.

    I CAME BACK FROM THE RESORT THIS PAST MONDAY,our wedding was amazing,I am working on the review.

    We booked with Thomas Cook in England and were told in writing to bring PESOS.

    So we did,only to find out upon arrival that what it was supposed to be a new law fully implemented its not and EVERYPLACE IN THE RESORT WILL TAKE YOUR DOLLARS.In fact,prices in the shops and spa are in dollars.The wedding coordinator will talk in dollars,the photo prices are in dollars.

    Now if you do have pesos they will take them also.

    We figured eventually the country will switch over to pesos as it should be.But in the meantime I wouldnt worry too much.The hotel has an exchange desk and the rates pound-pesos were the same I got in one of the best bureaus in the UK.

    Good luck,let me know if I can help with anything.

    Kiss,Kiss

    Valerie 

     



    #4052 sposa

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      Posted 14 April 2011 - 05:20 AM

      Uh,by the way...

      The disco opens at 11pm.The bars in the Hacienda open at 7pm and there is live music in front of them with people dancing and all from 9-11pm every night.We didnt do that on uor wedding night however we went the next night and we all had a great time.The dancers will take the public to dance and it gets really fun.



      #4053 cdlillad

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        Posted 14 April 2011 - 08:58 AM

        crystalz - OK that makes sense if your wedding is in November.  My wedding is June 11, 2011 so the sunset happens later.

         

        I have recently been reading other bride's planning threads on the forum and got inspired to create some monograms.  I don't know yet what I'll use them for, but had fun making them.  I found a lot of information on this girl's blog Starfish Monogram

        Shell Monogram

        Palm Monogram



        #4054 AmberJanet

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          Posted 14 April 2011 - 09:54 AM


          Your monograms look awesome!  Love the colours. I'm going to have to check out that link myself.
           

          Originally Posted by cdlillad View Post

          crystalz - OK that makes sense if your wedding is in November.  My wedding is June 11, 2011 so the sunset happens later.

           

          I have recently been reading other bride's planning threads on the forum and got inspired to create some monograms.  I don't know yet what I'll use them for, but had fun making them.  I found a lot of information on this girl's blog http://weddingmonograms.blogspot.com/2008/02/tropical-dingbats.html  I was able to use PowerPoint and installed some of the free tropical fonts that she show on the website.  This is what I have so far (sorry the images are so big):

          Starfish Monogram

          Shell Monogram

          Palm Monogram



           


          May 31, 2011 - Gran Bahia Principe Coba ~ Today I Marry My Best Friend ...

          #4055 Wcook

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            Posted 14 April 2011 - 10:32 AM

            Hi Ladies,

             

            I just came back from this resort on Sunday.  We went to check it out for a possible location for our wedding next year.  We enjoyed our stay in the Akumal section.  There were 3 brides on our flight and I know at least 2 of them had their weddings at this resort.  They seem to know what they are doing as there was atleast 2 weddings each day we were there.

             

            As for US Dollars, american money was 100% accepted in the resort.  We brought US and used it for everything.  I believe it only comes into play with larger payments, as they are trying to monitor the american cash flow within Mexico. 

             

            I can try to answer any questions you ladies may have, I had seen a few receptions around the pools and the set up was nicely done with balloon decor and neon lights.  I definately would prefer the Hammock location personally over the gaezebo as you have a better view of the water.  There are a lot of trees/shurbs blocking the waterfront view in the gaezebo, but it is definately more private...althought there are not many people that sit down near the hammock section of the beach, but there still are some :)

             

            It may take me a while to repsond as i am on here off and on, but feel free to ask or PM me :)  We have definately made it a contending resort we will make our final decision once the prices are viewable online for May 2012. 

             

             

             

             



            #4056 crystalz

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              Posted 14 April 2011 - 10:54 AM

              Has anyone done any reveiws yet of their weddings recently??? I looooove looking through pictures

               

              cdlillad- if your wedding is in june then yes 4pm is perfect!! Also, I love your monograms! let us know what you decide to do with them!!

               

              Does anyone know where to find cute cake toppers for a low price??



              #4057 Sunshine2680

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                Posted 14 April 2011 - 01:29 PM

                yay! Sounds like we have a review or two coming our way - hopefully with some pics!

                Crystlz - I found a wicked website that has SO many things to buy! ive already got about $100 worth of stuff! and I remember there being some really cute cake

                toppers too

                 

                www.sandsationalsparkle.com

                i think another bride posted this - but ya - TONNES of cute stuff on there!



                #4058 Megz

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                  Posted 14 April 2011 - 04:23 PM

                  Hi,

                   

                  I just booked me wedding at the Gran Bahia Principe Tulum, and I have some questions, and am looking for some advice.

                  We are getting married December 8th, 2011 (date has been confirmed with the wedding planner).

                   

                  The wedding is set for the palapas beach location for 2pm. I was hoping for some advice on how the rest of the afternoon should go after the ceremony. I want to have a reception for a few hours, but not till a bit later in the evening.

                   

                  I am assuming the wedding with take half an hour, then probably photos for an hour.... We are getting the unforgettable package, which I think includes a dinner... and then I would like a reception after that. How would you fill the time between the photos and the dinner/reception?

                   

                  Any other advice would be extremely appreciated!!!



                  #4059 kristi11

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                    Posted 14 April 2011 - 04:48 PM

                    Is anyone or has anyone done a sand ceremony??? Do they have sand sets there or do you need to bring your own???



                    #4060 Danibunny

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                      Posted 15 April 2011 - 07:51 AM

                      Not long now just over 5 weeks till we fly out excited is an understatement!!

                       

                      Had my dress fitting today a few little tweaks and all done yey! i have two dresses my main dress which i will wear fro ceremony and photos and one which i am i going to change into  for meal and evening-and then i will re- wear my main dress back home for our Reception :0)

                       

                      Really wanting to do the sand ceremony but been finding a set in the uk actually very difficult does anyone know anywhere or any good sites ??

                       

                      just to confirm the hair trial included in the 'Blissful love' package is just a consultation to discuss hair fort he day not a 'practice run' i have had my appointments booked a while now and have a clarification form spa who seem lovely and really helpful wedding hair is $85 quite pricey especially for the style i am having but hey ho it's my wedding day :0) x x  x






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