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#4531 aquamaniac

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    Posted 18 August 2011 - 06:15 AM

    Hey girls,

     

    So I've finalized the departure, and now we officially have a wedding date! May 22, 2012 at 5pm. 

    We're staying at the Tulum side, and our ceremony is at the Akumal Beach location (wasn't planning for that location, but now that we have it I am stoked!)

     

    My question is, being this far out do I contact my wedding planner or do I wait till closer to? And what sort of questions am I supposed to ask?

     

    Thanks for all your help!



    #4532 Sunshine2680

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      Posted 18 August 2011 - 06:21 AM


      Congrats!
      My TA put me in contact with my WC - and she started sending me all these info sheets and forms that I needed to fill out.
      So maybe ask your travel agent. Or send a general email to the Bahia Wedding people and give them your confirmation booking # and they'll probably follow up with you.
       

      Originally Posted by aquamaniac 

      Hey girls,

       

      So I've finalized the departure, and now we officially have a wedding date! May 22, 2012 at 5pm. 

      We're staying at the Tulum side, and our ceremony is at the Akumal Beach location (wasn't planning for that location, but now that we have it I am stoked!)

       

      My question is, being this far out do I contact my wedding planner or do I wait till closer to? And what sort of questions am I supposed to ask?

       

      Thanks for all your help!



       



      #4533 TATrisha

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      Posted 18 August 2011 - 06:32 AM

      Morning ladies!!

      Quote:

      Originally Posted by Fally 

      Hello All,

       

      I am new to the forum, I am getting married this November 30, 2011 at the Gran Bahia Principe Akumal on the beach.  We are doing dinner in the Dolce Vita, and will have a private two hour dance bar reception after.  I am wondering does anyone have any advice or have any pictures!!!!  It would be greatly appreciated:)  I am most curious about the Dolce Vita and the reception area.....how did everyone like it ect.?!  We had dinner at the Dolce Vita during our stay and it was very good. 

      The reception area for us was by the pool and it was lovely.  Is that where yours will be as well?  It's very beautiful at night with the pool lit up and the Akumal Lobby lit up as well. 

       

      As well, has anyone done welcome bags as I am thinking on doing those as well I am just thinking of the easiest way to transport them down there.

      I had an entire suitcase of welcome bags!  I shoved as much stuff as I could into the travel mugs that I provided my guests (the resort gives out TINY cups so these came in quite handy).  By utilizing the space inside the mugs I saved a ton of luggage space.

       

      Thanks for anything you guys can provide!!!!

       

      Fallon- Future Mrs. Woods :)



       
      Originally Posted by aquamaniac 

      Hey girls,

       

      So I've finalized the departure, and now we officially have a wedding date! May 22, 2012 at 5pm. Congratulations!!!!  That's awesome to have a date finally set!!

      We're staying at the Tulum side, and our ceremony is at the Akumal Beach location (wasn't planning for that location, but now that we have it I am stoked!)

       Well that's new!  I've never heard of someone being able to have the ceremony at the Hammock location when staying in Tulum.  Since that's the location where I got married, naturally I'm excited for you!!

      My question is, being this far out do I contact my wedding planner or do I wait till closer to? And what sort of questions am I supposed to ask?

      I think this depends on what you want.  If you're picky on what restaurant you want your reception in, or if you want the poolside reception I would contact them with that information.  It's a first come, first serve situation with multiple weddings a day, so if you have specific BIG needs (ie: flowers don't really matter at this point) I would contact the wedding coordinator or have your TA do it for you.

       

      Thanks for all your help!



       

       


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      #4534 Sunshine2680

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        Posted 18 August 2011 - 08:01 AM

        Tlseege is right - may want to contact the WC directly to confirm
        I was told that if you're staying at Tulum  - you CAN have ur ceremony at Akumal hammock location but ONLY IF an Akumal Bride doesn't want it. They take priority.
        So ya - Id get that in writing

        You need to think about what you want in terms of reception when u ask your questions.
        The standard is: You have your dinner portion at an A la Carte restaurant (they usually have 1 or 2 predetermined)
        and then have your dance poolside OR you can have the entire thing poolside (I chose this because I didnt want to share a restaurant with other resort guests AND I didnt want my own wedding guests to have to use one of their weekly alloted A la carte dinners).
        I have prices for a lot of this stuff for Tulum side - so let me know if you want anything.
         

        Originally Posted by aquamaniac 

        Hey girls,

         

        So I've finalized the departure, and now we officially have a wedding date! May 22, 2012 at 5pm. 

        We're staying at the Tulum side, and our ceremony is at the Akumal Beach location (wasn't planning for that location, but now that we have it I am stoked!)

         

        My question is, being this far out do I contact my wedding planner or do I wait till closer to? And what sort of questions am I supposed to ask?

         

        Thanks for all your help!



         



        #4535 aquamaniac

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          Posted 18 August 2011 - 10:52 AM

          All you girls are such an amazing help!

           

          And yes please if you could send me the info for Tulum restaurants and wedding options, my email is maja.yycre@gmail.com

           

          Thanks so much!
           

          Originally Posted by Sunshine2680 

          Tlseege is right - may want to contact the WC directly to confirm
          I was told that if you're staying at Tulum  - you CAN have ur ceremony at Akumal hammock location but ONLY IF an Akumal Bride doesn't want it. They take priority.
          So ya - Id get that in writing

          You need to think about what you want in terms of reception when u ask your questions.
          The standard is: You have your dinner portion at an A la Carte restaurant (they usually have 1 or 2 predetermined)
          and then have your dance poolside OR you can have the entire thing poolside (I chose this because I didnt want to share a restaurant with other resort guests AND I didnt want my own wedding guests to have to use one of their weekly alloted A la carte dinners).
          I have prices for a lot of this stuff for Tulum side - so let me know if you want anything.
           



           



           



          #4536 Fally

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            Posted 18 August 2011 - 11:11 AM

            Thanks for the info TIseege!  I will definately try and get some mugs then for sure!  I was thinking of using a rubbermaid tote, and then just leaving the whole thing down there as then I don't have to pay to bring a suitcase back?  I am not sure yet exactly my plan:)

             

            Sunshine, I am not sure if you would mind me asking how much was the difference of the poolside dinner to the restaurant  dinner?  I am curious, as I was not informed I could do this.  Plus, yeah I agree I don't want my wedding guests to be eating with other resort people as it is a special day.

             

            As well, I am getting married at the Akumal on the beach I should verify which beach location!  My wedding coordinator is Eugenia, does anyone else have her? 

             

            I am also looking to buy maraccas for the ceremony, I think I found some online I can paint myself:)

             

            I need to figure out how to put all my info up in the right hand corner of my posts too:)

             



            #4537 MJlovesJvN

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              Posted 18 August 2011 - 12:21 PM

              Fally we have the same day and same place!!! So exciting!

               



               

              Originally Posted by Fally 

              Hello All,

               

              I am new to the forum, I am getting married this November 30, 2011 at the Gran Bahia Principe Akumal on the beach.  We are doing dinner in the Dolce Vita, and will have a private two hour dance bar reception after.  I am wondering does anyone have any advice or have any pictures!!!!  It would be greatly appreciated:)  I am most curious about the Dolce Vita and the reception area.....how did everyone like it ect.?!

               

              As well, has anyone done welcome bags as I am thinking on doing those as well I am just thinking of the easiest way to transport them down there.

               

              Thanks for anything you guys can provide!!!!

               

              Fallon- Future Mrs. Woods :)



               



              #4538 dfranklin

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                Posted 18 August 2011 - 12:42 PM

                Hi

                 

                I am getting married at the Akumal beach location on Nov. 19th...we are having 100+ guests!

                 

                I am having Melissa Parry doing our (bridal party and me) hair and make-up on the day of the wedding...look up MVP

                and DJ Bijan for our private poolside dinner and reception...look up mayanvibes.com. He is very affordable!

                 

                 

                 



                #4539 arielh

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                  Posted 18 August 2011 - 01:15 PM

                  Just wondering if the people who had their dinner by the pool - did you have the min of 50 people? If you don't mind me asking, what was the price for doing this? Also, if your dinner was poolisde was it one of the "theme" dinners?

                   

                  Thanks :)


                  37 people booked!!!!!


                  #4540 arielh

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                    Posted 18 August 2011 - 01:26 PM

                    That's what I figured.....o well. LOL guess I can't expect too much, it's just his side of the family is really about food so I was trying to be accomadating, but you are right - it is only one meal!! Thanks :)


                    37 people booked!!!!!





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