Jump to content

Photo

Gran Bahia Principe Akumal/Tulum/Coba - POST HERE!


  • Please log in to reply
8083 replies to this topic

#4511 KRama

KRama
  • Jr. Member
  • 421 posts

    Posted 12 August 2011 - 01:12 PM

    I had a real flower in my hair and it looked fabulous...for the ceremony and the pictures after. I took it out after dinner since it was pretty wilted from the heat and humidity. Still wouldn't have gone fake though. I loved the idea of having a real fresh flower!

     

    Originally Posted by vickib 

    What about them wilting in the heat?  Are real flowers the way to go?



    #4512 Jemma

    Jemma
    • Newbie
    • 51 posts

      Posted 13 August 2011 - 07:03 AM

      yeah the only reason was thinking of a fake one was, that I wasnt sure how long a real flower would last!!  I'll go natural then!! ;-)



      #4513 KRama

      KRama
      • Jr. Member
      • 421 posts

        Posted 15 August 2011 - 08:42 AM

        We kept all the flowers in the mini fridge in our room and put them in right before we left. Worked like a charm!
         

        Originally Posted by Jemma 

        yeah the only reason was thinking of a fake one was, that I wasnt sure how long a real flower would last!!  I'll go natural then!! ;-)



         



        #4514 LCQ1401

        LCQ1401
        • Newbie
        • 15 posts

          Posted 15 August 2011 - 10:52 AM

          Hi ladies, I am officially booked and wedding confirmed for 9th October 2012!!! So excited I can't wait. I was wondering if any1 has the menus fit Akumul side and also if any1 has used the dj for the hotel? If so is he any good? Thanks L x

          #4515 vickib

          vickib
          • Jr. Member
          • 155 posts

            Posted 15 August 2011 - 03:25 PM



            GREAT IDEA!!

            Originally Posted by KRama 

            We kept all the flowers in the mini fridge in our room and put them in right before we left. Worked like a charm!
             



             



             



            #4516 Cdunn514

            Cdunn514
            • Jr. Member
            • 186 posts

              Posted 15 August 2011 - 04:28 PM

              For anyone who has been married there or to the resort before, are the mosquitoes really bad? I have read a couple of reviews on tripadvisor and the people on there were complaining that this was a problem, I am just wondering if i should put some mosquito spray in my OOT bags?



              #4517 TATrisha

              TATrisha

                VIP Member

              • VIP Member
              • 12,377 posts
              • Wedding Date:April 11, 2008
              • Wedding Location:Gran Bahia Principle Akumal
              • LocationWisconsin

              Posted 15 August 2011 - 06:34 PM

              For my wedding April they were not a problem at all.  However they had little golf carts out spraying the "jungle" areas daily. 


              I photographed a wedding in November in Riviera Maya and they were TERRIBLE.  I highly suggest something like this bug spray just in case.  It's SPF and bug spray in one.  That way if the bugs ARE bad then you don't have to spray two things on your skin.  I carry this with me in my bags for weddings and we use it in emergencies and it's lovely.  You can buy them at Walmart for cheaper, like $2 for a little bottle (like a pen).


              ~Trisha~

              Destination Wedding Photographer & Travel Agent
              www.faberphotography.com - My latest destination wedding photos can be found HERE

              Disney Specialist  /  Bride & Groom Fly FREE Promotion

               
              Looking for a travel agent that KNOWS DISNEY?  We are an award winning travel agency and you can read our reviews here.
               
              Awards and recognition: 
              Palace Resorts Winner "Top Travel Agent", "Top Homebased Travel Agency" PRO Platinum Agency (Top Award)   |  AMResorts Master Agent & Top Agency  |  Karisma Hotels Diamond Level 5 (highest production), Top 10 Azul Weddings, Top Wedding Coordinator | Wright Travel & Karisma GIVC Benefits | Travel Impressions Best of the Best Globe Winner   |   Apple Vacations Golden Apple Winner  
              sml_gallery_206696_17612_13451.pnggallery_206696_17572_8409.jpg    sml_gallery_206696_17572_1003.jpg
              Vendor rules are HERE! Please read!  If you are a vendor and looking to advertise your business, please email ads@bestdestinationwedding.com.


              #4518 Cdunn514

              Cdunn514
              • Jr. Member
              • 186 posts

                Posted 16 August 2011 - 06:50 AM


                Thanks I will look into those, we were in Riviera Maya last January (when we got engaged) it was at a different resort and before we went I had read the same thing about how bad the mosquitoes were but I didnt see one the whole time, so I am hoping that is how it will be again this year, but I think i will get those just in case.
                 

                Originally Posted by Tlseege 

                For my wedding April they were not a problem at all.  However they had little golf carts out spraying the "jungle" areas daily. 


                I photographed a wedding in November in Riviera Maya and they were TERRIBLE.  I highly suggest something like this bug spray just in case.  It's SPF and bug spray in one.  That way if the bugs ARE bad then you don't have to spray two things on your skin.  I carry this with me in my bags for weddings and we use it in emergencies and it's lovely.  You can buy them at Walmart for cheaper, like $2 for a little bottle (like a pen).



                 



                #4519 aquamaniac

                aquamaniac
                • Jr. Member
                • 239 posts

                  Posted 16 August 2011 - 07:56 AM

                  A little FYI on bug bites, I tend to react to any bite with a big red welt. So, if you get a few and don't want this to ruin your pictures take an allergy pill such as Reactine right after you get bit. Clears them right up!
                   

                  Originally Posted by Cdunn514 

                  For anyone who has been married there or to the resort before, are the mosquitoes really bad? I have read a couple of reviews on tripadvisor and the people on there were complaining that this was a problem, I am just wondering if i should put some mosquito spray in my OOT bags?



                   



                  #4520 andrea2006

                  andrea2006
                  • Newbie
                  • 88 posts

                    Posted 16 August 2011 - 08:03 AM

                    Thanks for all the tips!  I have a bunch more questions

                     

                    Jazmin just sent me the bouquet options and I really like the white flower bouquets, I personally don’t prefer the ones that are really long stems and you have to kind of cradle them.  Are there any previous brides that chose their bouquet from the catalogue that could post pictures on here?  I am finding it hard to pick, I wish the catalogue showed different angles of each bouquet.  Also for any one that has had a bouquet that didn’t have a holder and just had the stems (long or short) did you find that the green in the stems leaked or got on your dress?

                     

                    I can’t decide if I should get my make-up trial done at home and get some pointers on how to do it myself, or get a trial and have it done at the resort.  For anyone who had their make-up done at the resort, did it last all day? 

                        

                    As for the wedding cake, did anyone get the larger cake plus a dessert?  I am worried that if we buy a bigger cake plus a dessert no one will eat the cake; I am really leaning towards just getting a bigger cake and no dessert form the menu.  What did previous brides think of their cakes? 

                     

                    As for mosquitoes, I have been to this resort twice, last time was in Feb 2010 (when we got engaged) and I never saw a single mosquito on the resort or on our excursions (though there were a lot of black fly type things when we went to a cenote).  I still plan on bringing a small bottle of bug spray just in case but I don’t know if it would be worth putting in oot bags?    






                    0 user(s) are reading this topic

                    0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users