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#4601 Cynlee143

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    Posted 18 September 2011 - 08:57 AM

    Does anyone know if the resort allows us to do "Sky lanterns"? There's a recent thread with past brides doing sky lanterns and it looks so amazing!! It was on the Bachelorette, hangover 2, and Tangled. I was thinking it would be cool to have guest write a wish for the bride and groom on the sky lanterns before sending them off to the sky (how romantic!!). Will check with my WC if resort allows, might not get a reply in a while because apparently she is away until the end of OCTOBER???

     

    Also, we came to a bump in the road for our wedding planning. Our TA reserved the seats for our Calgary guests a little too late and now it is all reserved up from other bridal parties :(. We are on wait list at the moment. I was thinking about waiting for a month and then maybe looking into getting a group rate for my guests in the Tulum section (We are staying in the Akumal). Has anyone ever split their groups? Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated!!!  :)



    #4602 Cdunn514

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      Posted 18 September 2011 - 01:33 PM

      Sorry i do not know the answer to your sky lantern questions, i was looking into those at one point also, still thinking about it so if you find out i would love to know.

       

      i am wondering who your WC is? i emailed mine 3 weeks ago and she has yet to get back to me, i know that normally it takes some time to get back but it has never taken her this long before. I wanted to make sure that for the DJ all we would have to pay if we wanted to hire an outside one is the day pass. I am almost sure of this and i would like to hire DJ Bijan, he has my date open for now and said that he would need a deposit if we book him, i do not want to do this until i get the ok from her but i have yet to hear anything. I have sent 3 emails and even emailed Paloma she got back to me but didnt answer my questions just asked who my wedding coordinator was and my wedding date and stated that they work with great dj's at the resort. Anyways so it would be nice to know if my WC was gone or if she is just ignoring me.
       

      Originally Posted by Cynlee143 

      Does anyone know if the resort allows us to do "Sky lanterns"? There's a recent thread with past brides doing sky lanterns and it looks so amazing!! It was on the Bachelorette, hangover 2, and Tangled. I was thinking it would be cool to have guest write a wish for the bride and groom on the sky lanterns before sending them off to the sky (how romantic!!). Will check with my WC if resort allows, might not get a reply in a while because apparently she is away until the end of OCTOBER???

       

      Also, we came to a bump in the road for our wedding planning. Our TA reserved the seats for our Calgary guests a little too late and now it is all reserved up from other bridal parties :(. We are on wait list at the moment. I was thinking about waiting for a month and then maybe looking into getting a group rate for my guests in the Tulum section (We are staying in the Akumal). Has anyone ever split their groups? Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated!!!  :)



       



      #4603 Cdunn514

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        Posted 18 September 2011 - 01:35 PM

        Also, i did have a question for past brides, for those of you who had your dinner in one of the restaurants, did you do table assignments for seating or did you just have one designated to the wedding party and let everyone else sit where ever, i can not decide which one to do



        #4604 AD2012

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          Posted 18 September 2011 - 01:51 PM

          We are running into the same problem, we are getting married at Akumal on May 10th, 2012, when are you scheudled to arrive at the resort? We reserved  seats of out Edmonton, Caglary & Toronto leaving May 6th and later found out the flights out of Cagary leave on the 4th rather than the 6th, which would have our guests from Calgary leaving mexico the day after our wedding which isn't ideal. After finding this out we asked to have our calgary seats moved to Edmonton (as there werent very many) and were told the May 6th flight out of Edmonton was already sold out!! I was a little shocked!

           

          I also think that the resort photographer's prices are ridic! We priced it out and it would cost us less to fly out photographer out for a week, which is what I think we will do.



          #4605 dfranklin

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            Posted 18 September 2011 - 06:48 PM

            Andree, tlseege:

             

            I understand that brides often bring down lanterns for decor and I see them in the face book pics, but I'm not sure if they are actually lit or just hanging for decoration.

             

            Do we need to provide a string for them to hang on as well?

             

            and do they just hang them for decoration or do they actually light them (battery vs electrical plug/outlet)????

            ANY help would be great since Eugenia is away this month!

            thank you!



            #4606 KRama

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              Posted 19 September 2011 - 07:13 AM

              I did table assignments and would definitely recommend it. I went to a wedding once that didn't have assigned seating and it was chaos. People moving chairs and sitting 10 to an 8 person table so they could sit with you they wanted to sit with...leaving tables of 3 or 4 behind! I had a tent card placed on each table with the names of those who should sit there. Worked wonderfully.
               

              Originally Posted by Cdunn514 

              Also, i did have a question for past brides, for those of you who had your dinner in one of the restaurants, did you do table assignments for seating or did you just have one designated to the wedding party and let everyone else sit where ever, i can not decide which one to do



               



              #4607 Cdunn514

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                Posted 19 September 2011 - 10:10 AM

                Thanks, i think that i will do assigned tables then

                 

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                Originally Posted by KRama 

                I did table assignments and would definitely recommend it. I went to a wedding once that didn't have assigned seating and it was chaos. People moving chairs and sitting 10 to an 8 person table so they could sit with you they wanted to sit with...leaving tables of 3 or 4 behind! I had a tent card placed on each table with the names of those who should sit there. Worked wonderfully.
                 



                 



                 



                #4608 Megz

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                  Posted 19 September 2011 - 10:14 AM

                  Can anyone tell me what table sizes are at Gran Tortuga? I would like to also have table seating arrangements, but I don't know how many there are at a table. We are up to about 35 people coming down for the wedding now...



                  #4609 stylishmeNC

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                    Posted 19 September 2011 - 10:21 AM


                    That is really good to know because I wasn't planning on doing the seating assignments, but I didn't think about the fact that it might just turn into chaos. So if that is case... does anyone know how many people sit at one table? We have requested the Italian Restaurant at Akumal for reference if it matters.

                     

                    For those of you asking about MIA WC's... I know that Eugenia (for Akumal) is supposed to out on vacation for the whole month of September.

                     

                    As for sky lanterns, I really wanted to do them as well and asked on this thread a little while back, and got a response that the resort probably wouldn't let us use them... however, I never asked for or got an official response if they would be allowed or not. I might ask Eugenia when she gets back from vacation, but if anyone hears back before then I would definitely be interested in the answer!

                    Originally Posted by KRama 

                    I did table assignments and would definitely recommend it. I went to a wedding once that didn't have assigned seating and it was chaos. People moving chairs and sitting 10 to an 8 person table so they could sit with you they wanted to sit with...leaving tables of 3 or 4 behind! I had a tent card placed on each table with the names of those who should sit there. Worked wonderfully.
                     



                     



                     



                    #4610 stylishmeNC

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                      Posted 19 September 2011 - 10:30 AM

                      According to the Tlseege's official thread (see post #5 here: http://www.bestdesti...ad#post_1663892) this is the situation at Gran Tortuga:

                       

                      Gran Torguta - Round and square tables (the round ones seat 6, the square seat 4).  Can be pushed together to have a table of 10.  White table clothes and little vases with flowers in them.
                       

                      Originally Posted by Megz 

                      Can anyone tell me what table sizes are at Gran Tortuga? I would like to also have table seating arrangements, but I don't know how many there are at a table. We are up to about 35 people coming down for the wedding now...



                       






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