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#4391 Cdunn514

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    Posted 08 July 2011 - 07:22 AM

    Does anyone have the spa brochure for Coba? I have seen some on here but i can not open attachments so if someone could email it to me that would be helpful. 


    For those who are doing Symbolic Ceremonies instead of Legal Ceremonies, let me assure you as KRama has that they look exactly as the legal ceremonies and no one will know the difference. We chose to get married back home in Ontario after our Mexican wedding and just did it very quietly at City Hall. We still consider our wedding date to be the day we 'married' in Mexico.

     

    The Symbolic Ceremony was performed in English (at least it was for us) and the Minister spoke about love and devotion and all of the wonderful things that go along with weddings. Although I can't remember exactly what he said, I remember coming away with the feeling that his ceremony wording was perfect for us...simple and sweet. We worked in a sand cereomony as well and even had a close family friend 'perform' it instead of the Minister.

     

    Rest assured...no one will be the wiser!

     

    Sunnyee
     



     



     



    #4392 sunnyee

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      Posted 08 July 2011 - 08:03 AM


      Cdunn514,

       

      My pleasure! Let your wedding coordinator know that even though you are having a Symbolic Ceremony, your guests think it's the real deal...she will also reassure you that your secret is safe with her and she will look after all of the details. No worries!

       

      Sunnyee
       

      Originally Posted by Cdunn514 

      Does anyone have the spa brochure for Coba? I have seen some on here but i can not open attachments so if someone could email it to me that would be helpful.  Cdunn514@msn.com  Thanks!

       


       

      sunnyee- thank you for the reassurance. that makes me feel better that it looks just like a legal ceremony

       

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      #4393 fraggle42

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        Posted 08 July 2011 - 09:15 AM

        just checking because i am a little confused...you can choose a legal ceremony cant you.

         

        also on the GBP website they quote prices for the wedding packages and state that there is a minimum of 24 people for sunshine and 30 people for the blissful love packages. Does this mean that for each person you go over this amount the price quoted will go up. if so has anyone got a rough idea how much this goes up per person. i am expecting around 35 people to come based on the response we have had so far.

         

        i want to draw up a budget soon so may be asking quite a few questions like this.



        #4394 waybuloo

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          Posted 12 July 2011 - 12:27 AM

          Hi there,

           

          Yes you can have a legal ceremony.  As for the packages I chose the blissful love as originally had 28 guests....we ended up having 48 guests & the package didn't go up & I didn't have to pay any extra for the next package.....the only extra I had to pay was the price per head for the poolside party.

           

          As for witnesses you can have who you want....I had my brother & my cousin for mine.  None of our witnesses were part of our wedding party as all of my bridesmaids were children.  Our witnesses sat in the seats & then were just called to the front when they had to sign the papers.  Are you from the UK?x    
           

          Just to reassure you all....really do not worry about anything in this resort, I panicked so much before we went about everything being just as I wanted & it was all perfect.  The WC's really know what they are doing....we got on so well with Jazmin that she is coming to London for a few days in September & we are meeting up with her for dinner, that is how great they are!!

           

          Any questions feel free to message me or add me on facebook Lisa Adams (trevett) :)

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          Originally Posted by fraggle42 

          just checking because i am a little confused...you can choose a legal ceremony cant you.

           

          also on the GBP website they quote prices for the wedding packages and state that there is a minimum of 24 people for sunshine and 30 people for the blissful love packages. Does this mean that for each person you go over this amount the price quoted will go up. if so has anyone got a rough idea how much this goes up per person. i am expecting around 35 people to come based on the response we have had so far.

           

          i want to draw up a budget soon so may be asking quite a few questions like this.



           



          #4395 Sunshine2680

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            Posted 12 July 2011 - 08:11 AM

            Hi gals! Has anyone heard of other brides doing this at their reception? I found a thread on here and some were saying they were going to look into it - depending on the resort

            but was wondering if any Bahia Brides inquired about this?
            I thought it would be awesome to do at our reception. Im looking into the biodegradable ones so we don't hurt the environment. But there may also be red tape for flying with these too.
            Any info would be great!

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            #4396 stylishmeNC

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              Posted 12 July 2011 - 09:58 AM

              Alright girls... I need your guidance please!

              I am now completely confirmed at the Akumal for my March 31, 2012 symbolic wedding.... now what? I am kinda lost at what comes next and what I should be asking and requesting from the WC. Restaurants choices? Flowers? Is there a time frame for these things? Like I said I am kinda lost so any tips, thoughts, ideas would be greatly appreciated!

               

              Also, Sunshine, I am in love with the floating lantern idea as well... they are just so magical. I would also be interested if anyone has had experience with doing these as the GBP.



              #4397 waybuloo

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                Posted 13 July 2011 - 03:22 AM



                Hi ya,

                 

                Have you had your wedding date confirmed from the WC's in resort or your TA?  If it is with your TA then email the WC in resort with your booking reference number & they will then email you a form to fill & ask you about what restaurant choices etc you want.  I did this the day I booked & they came back to me in 3 days....if you don't contact them I think they leave getting in contact with you until a few months before the wedding but I know I couldn't have waited that long to get things confirmed so I contacted them straight away. 

                 

                We stayed on the Akumal side....in my opinion it is the best....also a little tip email the guest services before you go & ask for your room to be in block 65....it looks out right over the beach :)

                Originally Posted by stylishmeNC 

                Alright girls... I need your guidance please!

                I am now completely confirmed at the Akumal for my March 31, 2012 symbolic wedding.... now what? I am kinda lost at what comes next and what I should be asking and requesting from the WC. Restaurants choices? Flowers? Is there a time frame for these things? Like I said I am kinda lost so any tips, thoughts, ideas would be greatly appreciated!

                 

                Also, Sunshine, I am in love with the floating lantern idea as well... they are just so magical. I would also be interested if anyone has had experience with doing these as the GBP.



                 



                #4398 waybuloo

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                  Posted 13 July 2011 - 03:26 AM

                  In reference to the lanterns....I don't think they will let you do it.  I asked if we could put floating candles in the pool & they said no as it was a fire risk?...candles in WATER I mean hardly a risk but thats what they said!!....The lanterns would definitely need to be biodegradable as the resort is an eco friendly resort....I had brought rose petals with me for the ceremony location & wasn't allowed to use them, this also applys to confetti....it has to be biodegradable as well....worth asking though, they can only say no!! :)



                  #4399 sunnyee

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                    Posted 13 July 2011 - 09:24 AM


                    I would have to agree with waybuloo on the lanterns. I doubt they would allow it...they are beautiful but require pristine conditions to safely and successfully launch. Lovely idea though...maybe you could incorporate this into an at home reception if you are having one.

                     

                    Cheers,

                    Sunnyee
                     

                    Originally Posted by waybuloo 

                    In reference to the lanterns....I don't think they will let you do it.  I asked if we could put floating candles in the pool & they said no as it was a fire risk?...candles in WATER I mean hardly a risk but thats what they said!!....The lanterns would definitely need to be biodegradable as the resort is an eco friendly resort....I had brought rose petals with me for the ceremony location & wasn't allowed to use them, this also applys to confetti....it has to be biodegradable as well....worth asking though, they can only say no!! :)



                     



                    #4400 stylishmeNC

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                      Posted 13 July 2011 - 09:53 AM

                      Thanks for the tip about the room... I will def do that!

                       

                      I was confirmed by the resort (Paloma) after sending her our booking number, tour operator, etc. and she wrote back and said just contact Eugenia (Akumal's WC I think...) 3 months before the wedding. But I agree... I would rather get it done now. So I guess I should just email Eugenia and ask about restaurant choices so I can get that confirmed. I also want to do a pool side reception thing after dinner so I guess I can ask her about that as well in this email.

                       

                      Since you stayed and got married on that side, any other suggestions you have for me would be great! Thanks again!
                       

                      Originally Posted by waybuloo 



                      Hi ya,

                       

                      Have you had your wedding date confirmed from the WC's in resort or your TA?  If it is with your TA then email the WC in resort with your booking reference number & they will then email you a form to fill & ask you about what restaurant choices etc you want.  I did this the day I booked & they came back to me in 3 days....if you don't contact them I think they leave getting in contact with you until a few months before the wedding but I know I couldn't have waited that long to get things confirmed so I contacted them straight away. 

                       

                      We stayed on the Akumal side....in my opinion it is the best....also a little tip email the guest services before you go & ask for your room to be in block 65....it looks out right over the beach :)



                       


                       

                       






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