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#4921 AD2012

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    Posted 02 January 2012 - 01:58 PM

    Thanks for the info Jemma!

     

    That's what we noticed as well, I emailed our WC this afternoon letting her know of our choice. She had also provided us with a thematic dinner option, which was a private buffet dinner. I'm not too sure where they hold it though. We decided to go with dinner at Alrequin and a poolside reception.

     

     

    January 17 is soo close! Congratulations! You must be getting excited! Where are you having your ceremony?

     


     

    Originally Posted by Jemma 

    we are having our meal at the Arlequin....havent heard any reviews but Eugenia recommends it highly apparently! The menu looks nice and was far more varied than the others offered. Im a fussy eater! our wedding is 17th Jan....getting v close now!



     



    #4922 Jemma

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      Posted 02 January 2012 - 02:51 PM

      Yes we're doing the private poolside party too! having ceremony at Akumal beach hammocks.

      Cant wait now; we leave a week tomorrow!!  starting to stress about packing now, have bought lots to take and decorate etc!

       

      We're using the resort DJ......does anyone know if I should send songs suggestions?? will he play varied music for Uk guests?!! anyone any advice??



      #4923 AD2012

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        Posted 02 January 2012 - 07:58 PM

        that is so exciting! 

         

        I can’t wait to hear about your wedding and your time at the resort. What are you taking for decorations? 
         

        Originally Posted by Jemma 

        Yes we're doing the private poolside party too! having ceremony at Akumal beach hammocks.

        Cant wait now; we leave a week tomorrow!!  starting to stress about packing now, have bought lots to take and decorate etc!

         

        We're using the resort DJ......does anyone know if I should send songs suggestions?? will he play varied music for Uk guests?!! anyone any advice??



         



        #4924 AD2012

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          Posted 02 January 2012 - 08:09 PM

          I am full of questions today!

           

           

          For any of the ladies staying at Akumal. Are any of your guests booking outside of the travel agent having a hard time finding packages for Akumal? 

           

          We have been able to find quite a few of packages for Tulum and Coba in May but none of Akumal. I emailed Jazmin today explaining what we have been able to find and asking what their policy was for wedding guests and whether or not they would allow them to dine with us.

           

           I feel like i’ve been having an opposite experience with the resort and travel agency. Jazmin has been quite good about responding to our inquiries where as I can’t get any definitive answer from our travel agent. Not even an itinerary yet.We’d switch travel agencies if our all our deposits weren’t non refundable lol. I think so far our travel agent has been the most stressful and hardest part of planning our wedding so far. 

           

          I hope everyone else is having a more pleasant experiencing with their travel agents! :)



          #4925 kristi11

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            Posted 03 January 2012 - 07:26 AM

            We are having a terrible tome with our travel agent as well!!!!! I see you are from Edmonton as well, what travel agent are you using?? We are using Flight Centre!!!!! We leave Sunday for our wedding on the 11th so we will be dealing with the issues when we get home!!!!



            #4926 aquamaniac

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              Posted 03 January 2012 - 08:10 AM

              I've used Flight Center before for personal travel, and after a horrid experience I vowed never to use them again! Are you able to contact your Airline directly to see if they can help out with the issues?
               

              Originally Posted by kristi11 

              We are having a terrible tome with our travel agent as well!!!!! I see you are from Edmonton as well, what travel agent are you using?? We are using Flight Centre!!!!! We leave Sunday for our wedding on the 11th so we will be dealing with the issues when we get home!!!!



               



              #4927 AD2012

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                Posted 03 January 2012 - 09:07 AM

                We are going through Travel With Us. They're located in the basement of TELUS tower.

                 

                They came highly recommended to us through my mom as she used to work there. It's just frustrating, we've complained about the level of service we've received from our TA who is also the office manager and have been told "that's just how she is" by the owner. How is being inefficient and rude just the way she is?? LOL.

                 

                What kind of problems are you experiencing with Flight Centre? When we went to the bridal shows in the fall, there were quite a few travel agents who specialized in DW, it made me wish we shopped around a little more. That's definitely my advice to other brides planning on going away for their wedding.... But what's done is done, and I know regardless of this whole TA thing our day will be AMAZING!

                 

                That is so exciting, you're leaving so soon!  I can't wait to hear abour your experience at the resort!

                 

                Be sure to keep us updated! :)


                 

                Originally Posted by kristi11 

                We are having a terrible tome with our travel agent as well!!!!! I see you are from Edmonton as well, what travel agent are you using?? We are using Flight Centre!!!!! We leave Sunday for our wedding on the 11th so we will be dealing with the issues when we get home!!!!



                 



                #4928 TATrisha

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                Posted 03 January 2012 - 09:21 AM


                Morning!  I have a PDF of my welcome brochure which I can share as well.  Hopefully everyone has 150 posts so they can download it.

                 

                The big thing was telling my guests about what to expect at the airport.  A lot of them had never been to Cancun and things are done WAY differently than they are here in the states.

                 

                 

                 

                 

                 

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                Originally Posted by sjust 

                Hi Everyone,

                 

                Hope everyone has a had a great start to their New Year.  My wedding is on March 13.... whoa!  That's getting really close!  I was hoping to create a letter or tips to give to my guests before they go... (We have 90 ish people going)... I thought about including the following information.  I'm wondering if anyone has suggestions that I can add.

                -bring lots of sunscreen (as it's expensive at the resorts)

                -bring mosquito repellant

                -febreeze (as I've heard the rooms are musty)

                -bring walkie talkies (has anyone done this?  Does it work?)

                -pack bathing suit and essentials in carry on just in case airline loses luggage... :(

                -bring a mug to keep drinks cold

                -the safe is $5 a day

                -bring water shoes and snorkeling stuff if you want

                 

                I'd also like to add a map... does anyone have one?  And, some information about the trolleys and then the wedding day itself.  Can you think of any other tips?

                Thanks,

                Sarah

                 



                 

                 

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                #4929 kristi11

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                  Posted 03 January 2012 - 10:05 AM

                  I have tried to contact Air Canada Vacations myself after our TA told me to and Air Canada told me since i was using a TA they were not allowed to give me any details about our booking!!!! It has been the worst experience and so much added stress.....at first she was amazing then as soon as we booked it just seemed like anything I asked her for was making her do work and she was rude and took forever to get back to me and my guests, if she even did get back to us.  We had people cancel and lose their deposit to rebook with someone else because of the rudeness and lack of response.   We also have our honeymoon booked right after at another resort and she promised me she would take care of everything, so I contacted the resort and they told me she didn't tell them it was our honeymoon so we weren't set up to get the benefits of the honeymoon package!!!  We have contacted the head office and they seem just as bad so it will be interesting to see where it goes when we get home.  In the end I will NEVER use them again or say anything good about them!!!!!



                  #4930 ktoby

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                    Posted 03 January 2012 - 10:49 AM

                    Hello All! 

                     

                    I am very newly engaged and we have decided to have our wedding at the Tulum resort for May 2012 but I don't know where to go from here!!!!

                     

                    How did you book your wedding packages? Recommendations?  I can tell from the past posts not to book through Travel with Us or Flight Centre. But do I book through a travel agent and then the WC contacts us? So confused. 

                     

                    I also have some concerns because I want to book our date and then let people know the date so they can book, but the packages on the Gran Bahia website have a minimum amount of people and so I don't know how to pick which package because I have no idea how many people. 

                     

                    Also how soon are people sending out their invitations? We are planning to also have a mini reception back home, so I have no idea to word it so that they can choose to go to either Mexico or the reception here or both. Any hints?

                     

                    I appreciate any information or tips anyone has!!!!!

                     

                    Thanks!






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