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#5031 TATrisha

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 06:03 AM


Yeah, it seems to be a common problem with this resort.  I think it's because the resort photographer only takes a few quick pictures after the ceremony instead of a full blown bridal party photo shoot, so for them it's not an issue. 

 

I would push back at the WC and ask for a 2 or 3pm ceremony.  There might already be a 3pm ceremony, which is why you were given the 1pm option, but I'd still push back. 
 

Originally Posted by aquamaniac 

Ok, small dilemma. Currently our ceremony is booked for 5pm, when confirming the ceremony I had no idea that dinner time is 6pm....therefore we have very little time for photos.

 

My options given to me by my WC are:

a. Change the ceremony to 1pm

b. Change the dinner time to 9:30pm

 

I feel that a 9:30 dinner is way too late, plus then there is no time for dancing. On the other hand my FI does not like the idea of a 1pm ceremony due to the heat, and the beach being busy.

Any thoughts or solutions?



 


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#5032 AD2012

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    Posted 24 January 2012 - 07:29 AM

    Has anyone done or are doing a rehearsal dinner?



    #5033 aquamaniac

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      Posted 24 January 2012 - 08:43 AM

      Thanks Tlseege, I've pushed back so I'll see what come of it. I'm sure I can come up with an alternative, but I'd rather just have everything flow easily.

       

      Now another question, for our private poolside reception after dinner if we just order the 'Specialty Cocktails' does the resort allow any outside liquor to be brought in? Being Polish I know my family will expect vodka, is it possible to pick up a few bottles in town to bring to this part of the wedding?

       

       



      #5034 crystalz

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        Posted 24 January 2012 - 09:23 AM

        AD2012- I did a rehearsal dinner at the main buffet in Akumal. WC Booked it for 6pm so we had half hour of privacy as it didn't open to the public until 630, no extra cost and it was great! We only did it so that we could do toasts and have everyone together before the big day and talk last minute details and what time to meet etc.

         

        Originally Posted by AD2012 

        Has anyone done or are doing a rehearsal dinner?



         



        #5035 TATrisha

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        Posted 24 January 2012 - 10:13 AM

        We did the exact same thing as Crystalz...
         

        Originally Posted by crystalz 

        AD2012- I did a rehearsal dinner at the main buffet in Akumal. WC Booked it for 6pm so we had half hour of privacy as it didn't open to the public until 630, no extra cost and it was great! We only did it so that we could do toasts and have everyone together before the big day and talk last minute details and what time to meet etc.
         

         

        As for the drinks at the poolside reception.  If it's REALLY important to you, then perhaps you should look into bringing your own.  But I will say this.  I paid for the cheapest drink option at my poolside reception... and we were served everything.

        Cheryl paid for he cheapest option at her poolside reception (Coba Jacuzzi pools) and they were served everything.

         

        So if it's worth the chance that maybe you'll be unlucky and they won't serve it, then I'd bring your own, but from everything I've seen...


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        #5036 AD2012

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          Posted 24 January 2012 - 10:14 AM

          Thanks Crystalz.

           

          I will ask my WC about it. She mentioned we could dine in one of the specialty restaurants but I don't want to use up everyone’s dinners.
           

           

           

          Originally Posted by crystalz 

          AD2012- I did a rehearsal dinner at the main buffet in Akumal. WC Booked it for 6pm so we had half hour of privacy as it didn't open to the public until 630, no extra cost and it was great! We only did it so that we could do toasts and have everyone together before the big day and talk last minute details and what time to meet etc.

           



           



           



          #5037 shellee

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            Posted 24 January 2012 - 06:18 PM

            YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!! so i just found out who my WC is today i have Ms. Maria Hern¡ndez. do any of you have any feedback on how she is as a WC? are there any things i have to watch for?



            #5038 JasmineClark

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              Posted 24 January 2012 - 10:40 PM

              What month were you married in? Was the resort busy at that time? I am just wondering what the chances of actually being upgraded are when we go in the beginning of December...



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              Posted 25 January 2012 - 05:54 AM

              I was married in April and it was a very busy time of year.  I don't think December is as busy, but has anyone actually got an upgrade?  I know that we got the building that I requested, but we didn't get upgraded.


              Which resort are you staying at?  If you're staying at Coba, they don't have anything to upgrade to except for the Club Golden.  All of the rooms are the same.  If you're staying at Tulum, I'm almost certain that all of the rooms are the same as well.  Maybe they have a few suites, but since it was the first resort built, I thought they were all standard rooms.  Akumal has suites and normal rooms and club golden, so perhaps you could get upgraded?  I haven't heard of it though.


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              #5040 sjust

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                Posted 25 January 2012 - 07:00 AM


                Hey,

                 

                Can I ask which building you requested and why?  We're travelling with Sunquest, does that mean they have a certain section? How much more is 'the Club Golden'?  What perks do you get?  Can you purchase it when you get down there?  Or, through your travel agent?

                Thanks.
                 

                Originally Posted by Tlseege 

                I was married in April and it was a very busy time of year.  I don't think December is as busy, but has anyone actually got an upgrade?  I know that we got the building that I requested, but we didn't get upgraded.


                Which resort are you staying at?  If you're staying at Coba, they don't have anything to upgrade to except for the Club Golden.  All of the rooms are the same.  If you're staying at Tulum, I'm almost certain that all of the rooms are the same as well.  Maybe they have a few suites, but since it was the first resort built, I thought they were all standard rooms.  Akumal has suites and normal rooms and club golden, so perhaps you could get upgraded?  I haven't heard of it though.



                 






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