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#411 drai

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    Posted 08 June 2008 - 03:36 PM

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    DRAI...you looked awesome in your pics! who did your wedding photos? getting married May2009 and looking for a photographer any suggestions anyone?

    Harv- The mayan riviera is awesome and also this resortis awesome, we went to the MR last month and had an amazing time so we decided we would go back and get married there next year and return every year after that! also it is very close to alot of tourist sites like tulum,akumal, conzumel, playa del carmen, xel ha and xcaret!
    Thank you very much. The photographer we chose was Dino Gomez. He's also on this forum. You can see the some of our pics on his website.

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    #412 TATrisha

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    Posted 09 June 2008 - 10:50 AM

    As far as March and spring breakers go... you'll probably have some, but the resort says they don't allow people under 21 to book rooms? Not sure how that is done.
    But, one thing to keep in mind is that if Easter is in March it'll be really busy. So make sure your guests book early! Don't worry about crowds though... the place is so large that you never feel over crowded! You'll love it!

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    #413 Jen_S

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      Posted 09 June 2008 - 11:00 AM

      How was Dino to work with? Since he is in Cabo did he charge travel fees?
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      #414 Martha

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        Posted 09 June 2008 - 11:15 AM

        I have a question: I have a bad neck/back and have to sleep with a contour pillow and have a pillow top bed. I know at most resorts, the beds are hard as rocks and the pillows are flat. What are the beds and pillows like at GBP? We are staying on Tulum side, but I assume they are the same at all 3?

        Should I just bring my pillow?

        #415 allianne611

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          Posted 09 June 2008 - 11:31 AM

          The beds are hard. With that being said, you can ask for a mattress cover / cushion thing that is supposed to be softer at the front desk. We never got around to it and were OK with the beds, but a few of our guests requested these and said it was a bit more comfortable.

          #416 rn81

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            Posted 09 June 2008 - 02:25 PM

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            Awww...thanks! You don't even want to know how lucky I got on the dress.

            Yes, we did the religious ceremony, but they still have you sign a certificate with two witnesses, it's just not the legal paperwork.

            LOL. And the hair was the only hiccup in the day. Yes, I got my hair done there in the Akumal Spa (the Tulum side doesn't have a salon). It was awful. I mean AWFUL. I brought a picture similar to the final product in the pictures with 6 different angles. When I walked out I looked like she had smeared candle wax all over my head! LITERALLY. Luckily I had it done at 11 so I went home and washed it and one of my friends came to the rescue. She was amazing and did it in like 15 minutes! The lady in the spa couldn't speak english so there was no way of communicating with her. I definitely would recommend a practice round if you have them do it. I did see a girl the day before having hers done and it was a different stylist. She wore hers in curls half up and it looked really good, however I did see her at the end of the night and it looked like the curls were gone. It was SUPER windy and I'm soooo glad my hair was up and out of my face. And my sister did my makeup - so I got lucky there...
            Your pics are very beautiful! Congrats! I too will be doing a religious symbolic ceremony. Would you by any chance have a sample of your ceremony program or timeline of events for it? Anything you have of order of events for the ceremony would be helpful! I am trying to write my own program for it but Yuritzia my WC has not responded yet. THanks!

            #417 Martha

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              Posted 09 June 2008 - 05:30 PM

              Quote:
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              The beds are hard. With that being said, you can ask for a mattress cover / cushion thing that is supposed to be softer at the front desk. We never got around to it and were OK with the beds, but a few of our guests requested these and said it was a bit more comfortable.
              That's what I thought, thanks!

              #418 rn81

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                Posted 09 June 2008 - 07:00 PM

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                i was also wondering about fire dancers i saw on the list they sent with the orig pricing for the ceremonies they have dancers but I did not get prices. I think that would be neat for the welcome dinner.
                Just wanted to share the following info with you since you said you were interested in fire dancers as well. I contacted a guy by the name of Alberto who manages fire dancing shows. His email is laverdadllevaalbien@hotmail.com

                They have 2 types of shows...

                10 person show with a live band that performs total for 50 minutes costs $750 dollars and there is a 5 person show with dancers only no live band and lasts 30 minutes for $500 dollars.

                I didn't really shop around... I read on another forum though that they were told they charged about $2000 for a 20 minute show so i figured this can't be that bad.

                No payment is needed until the day of. Just check with your resort to make sure they allow these fire dance shows.

                Hope that helps

                #419 harv0136

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                  Posted 09 June 2008 - 10:04 PM

                  Has anyone had their rehearsal dinner at the hotel? Do you know anything about prices for that? Or can anyone recommend any good places for a rehearsal dinner away from the resort? Thanks!

                  #420 drai

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                    Posted 10 June 2008 - 08:49 AM

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                    How was Dino to work with? Since he is in Cabo did he charge travel fees?
                    He was fabulous to work with. We were very happy. Yes he does charge travel fees. We were very lucky as he was already in Cancun for other business and extended his stay so I only had to pay for the service and accomodations.




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