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#4951 AD2012

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    Posted 04 January 2012 - 08:04 PM

    Hey Cynlee, 

     

    We actually found out today that 6 extra seats opened up for our flight leaving out of Edmonton on May 6th. She has provided us with separate flights & accommodations, they were quite high compared to what we’re paying. Which is to be expected. 

     

    Are you going through a local agent? 

     

    Jazmin gave us the option of Dolce, Arlequin & Frutos Del Mar. I’d ask your coordinator about it. Have you had any luck getting a hold of anyone yet? 
     

    Originally Posted by Cynlee143 

    At one point we needed more seats for our wedding group because our flights to Cancun was all sold out. Our TA told us not to worry because she could always book the resort and flight separately, and our guests would still be upgraded with the rest of the wedding group. You could see if your TA can look into doing that? Or I can provide you my TA's contact :), she's amazing and quick to reply!

     



     



     



    Originally Posted by Cynlee143 

    Is the Arlequin one of the restaurants in Akumal? We only had the choice of Dolce vita or Frutos del mar. Still haven't decided yet lol
     



     



     

     



    #4952 TATrisha

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    Posted 05 January 2012 - 07:47 AM

    Most likely if you weren't given the option, then another bride has taken that restaurant already.  They do more than one wedding a day typically so it's very possible that's the problem. 


    As for down hair, it was SUPER windy when we were there.  I didn't even wear my veil!  I think that's why you'll mostly see up dos. 


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    #4953 crystalz

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      Posted 05 January 2012 - 12:28 PM


      AD2012- Not sure if your question has been answered BUTTTT, Some airlines don't book with Akumal, for example westjet and alaskan airlines don't book for akumal... Continental, United and transat i know DO book Akumal. Not sure why this is but that is what my TA told me. Also, if you have guests staying at Tulum or Coba, they are allowed to dine with you for your wedding for sure that's not a problem. I had guests staying everywhere at that resort and we ate dinner with them all the time :)
       

      Originally Posted by AD2012 

      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! :)



       



      #4954 AD2012

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        Posted 05 January 2012 - 02:10 PM

        Thanks for the info Crsystalz! At first it was quite alarming for me.

         

        That would probably explain why I haven't really been able to find anything.

         

        On the bright side our TA emailed me and let me know that 6 more seats opened up on our flight leaving May 6th. This flight has been sold out since we reserved our seats in early August.
         

         

        Originally Posted by crystalz 


        AD2012- Not sure if your question has been answered BUTTTT, Some airlines don't book with Akumal, for example westjet and alaskan airlines don't book for akumal... Continental, United and transat i know DO book Akumal. Not sure why this is but that is what my TA told me. Also, if you have guests staying at Tulum or Coba, they are allowed to dine with you for your wedding for sure that's not a problem. I had guests staying everywhere at that resort and we ate dinner with them all the time :)
         



         



         



        #4955 Coba Bride 2012

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          Posted 06 January 2012 - 07:52 PM

          Has anyone chose the Remember Package (Symbolic)? We are getting married the day before we leave - sign the papers in canada. We are not telling anyone. I was wondering if anyone would notice that it is not legal.  Thanks :)



          #4956 stylishmeNC

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            Posted 07 January 2012 - 10:51 AM

            This is what we are doing as well. I read on this thread before that if you didn't want people to know it wasn't legal they would have no idea as you pretty much go through the same ceremony steps as the others ones. From my understanding it is simply the paperwork and bloodtest stuff that is different, so really nothing that guests see.
             

            Originally Posted by Coba Bride 2012 

            Has anyone chose the Remember Package (Symbolic)? We are getting married the day before we leave - sign the papers in canada. We are not telling anyone. I was wondering if anyone would notice that it is not legal.  Thanks :)



             

             



            #4957 TATrisha

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            Posted 07 January 2012 - 03:06 PM

            There are a few differences that anyone who is familiar with Mexican weddings would notice, but I am not sure that most people would.

             

            1, it will be in English instead of Spanish

            2, you won't have to sign and ink the paperwork (although i believe the GBP will do this for you if you'd like)

             

            and then you don't have to arrive early and you don't have to get blood taken.  My sister's cousin-in-law is getting married in Mexico and they are getting married the day after they arrived.  I instantly knew it wasn't legal.

             

            So it really depends on your crowd, but to the normal non researching individual, it'll look legit.


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            #4958 cheeky26

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              Posted 07 January 2012 - 05:04 PM

              Hey ladies! 

              I'm getting married at the GBP Akumal in September, and this forum has been AMAZING so far! Thanks for all the input :) I am just getting my date finalized for the week of the 21st-28th and look forward to the planning. 



              #4959 aquamaniac

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                Posted 08 January 2012 - 01:01 PM

                Hey ladies,

                I'm getting married on May 22, but since we are doing the legal marriage here I actually wanted to incorporate the sand ceremony into the legal one we have here. We have sand from Bermuda where we got engaged, and I'm hoping to be able to incorporate sand from the area we will get married in. Is anyone willing/able to bring back a bottle of sand for me? I live in Calgary, so I can pay you back for shipping costs if you're not from here.

                 

                Thanks so much!



                #4960 Jemma

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                  Posted 08 January 2012 - 03:33 PM

                  Well we start our journey to GBP tomorrow.....wedding on 17th! cant wait now! just want to get there!

                   

                  Will post review and pics asap!!

                   

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