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#5221 andrea2006

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    Posted 14 February 2012 - 02:40 PM

    The one thing that changed our minds about renting speakers was that Jazmin told me that if we rented speakers we had to sign a waiver saying we are responsible for the speakers if anything happens to them making us responsible for up o $2500 in damages.  If you have a DJ he is there to look after the equipment so its not your responsibility.  From the quotes Jazmin gave me it was only $70 less to go with speakers.

    We are going with the DJ so it is less for us to do and worry about.  In saying that I don't really mind if the DJ doesn't announce anything...but if it does matter to you it seems lots of people have complained that the DJ doesn't do any announcing. 

     



    #5222 sjust

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      Posted 14 February 2012 - 05:30 PM

      Thanks for the advice ladies.  I will do the speeches at the beginning and perhaps throughout dinner. :)

      Thanks.



      #5223 Krysti

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        Posted 14 February 2012 - 07:39 PM

        I think 1pm is a good wedding time!  We had ours at 3 and it was very rushed to get the photos done.  I didn't get all the beach photos I wanted and I got none at the Hacienda which I had also really wanted.  The great thing about a resort wedding is that you don't have to worry about your guests waiting around for you...there is lots for them to do!  Also, the day won't seem long for you...unfortunately it goes by too quickly!

        The WCs are slow to respond but they do know what they're doing and they can literally organize all the details after you arrive.  Things I would recommend to organize in advance are:

         

        - spa/hair appointments: email the spa directly and they'll send you back a booking form. spabptul@bahia-principe.com


        - bring extra decorations, place cards, etc. to give to the WC when you have your meeting

         

        - bring pictures of your desired bouquets and they can usually be replicated

         

        The WC will send you the needed forms via email when she does finally respond.  The forms will include restaurant and menu choices, a rooming list, and a list of extras with corresponding prices.  The resort you are staying at will determine which restaurants you get to choose from.  We stayed at Coba and had our dinner at Portofino...it was fantastic!  Our menu was as follows:
         

        Mixed italian appetizer buffet
        Cream of portobello mushroom soup
        Pistachio encrusted seabass OR chicken gorgonzola
        Tiramisu (we had out wedding cake served at the reception instead)

        Some of the extras we paid for were:

        DJ for 2 hrs: $420 USD
        Special cocktail bar service for 2 hrs: $8 USD per person
        Mexican guitar duet for 45 min: $265 USD
        3 tier wedding cake: $65 USD

        All tables, chairs, etc. were provided for the reception, only the DJ and bar service were an extra charge.

        Let me know if you have any other questions! :)

        Krysti


         

         

        Originally Posted by Rachael 

        Hi Girls
        Just want to say a HUGE thank you to u all as I find so much information on this site I am stressing out as some of you will know, we recently changed hotels for our wedding/hol. I have E mailed the wc...not getting any response and this was over 2 weeks ago
        Can anyone help? I am wanting prices and locations and menu choices for a private event. We were not going to have a private event but our wedding time is 1pm...the only time we can get Has anyone else been married at 1pm? ....what did you do and did the day seem really long?
        Thank you girls x


         



        #5224 Krysti

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          Posted 14 February 2012 - 08:01 PM

          Hi!

           

          The walk is not very long and it is virtually the same for both the beach and gazebo locations since they are located directly beside each other. The gazebo and beach locations are quite private, especially compared to the Akumal beach location which is not private at all. The only people that would really see your wedding at Tulum would be the people sitting in the Tequila restaurant right by the windows having a late lunch. I just got married at the gazebo and loved it much more than the beach location! We could still see the ocean from the gazebo and the architecture of it was stunning in the photos!

           

          Here are some photos to give you an idea...

           

          You can see the ocean behind me...



          Hi,

           

          Does anyone know how long the aisle walk is for the Tulum Beach location?  We wanted the akumel beach location but it is not available on either of the 2 dates requested so i think we need to have a rethink so looking at either the tulum gazebo or tulum beach. I do love the gazebo but sort had my heart set on getting married on the beach. I liked the long walk to the hammocks too and from the pics i have seen it is much shorter at Tulum. Is Tulum private? How long is the aisle walk to the gazebo too. 

           

          Thanks for your help. Panicking a bit.

           

          XXX



           



          #5225 andrea2006

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            Posted 14 February 2012 - 08:51 PM

            Hey Krysti

             

            Did you have the option of them putting the red carpet down or did they just put it down without telling you?

             

            Also it seems all the prices Jazmin gives me are more than what everyone else is getting.  They are charging me $86 for a 3 tier cake!  And they are charging me $75 for a bouquet of roses, even though it looks like the same size of bouquet as the ones in the catalog



            #5226 stylishmeNC

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              Posted 15 February 2012 - 06:31 AM

              Trisha - I have a photography question for you from our photographer (she is my finance's cousin and is doing it all for free as our wedding present!) But she wanted to know what lenses you took with you as there is a limit on photography equipment (in relation to focal length)?

              Also, this one is kinda from both of us, but are there any locations that you would suggest for great photographs? I mean I can't imagine there are many bad spots being its in beautiful Mexico, but I loved all the ones of the recent wedding you shot down there :)

              Thanks again for all you help!

              Jill



              #5227 Emily2012

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                Posted 15 February 2012 - 07:11 AM

                Past brides,mot dj or not to dj???? I can't decide our guest love a good party we have a good playlist on our iPad but is it easier to dj?? Xx



                #5228 Emily2012

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                  Posted 15 February 2012 - 07:12 AM

                  Past brides,to dj or not to dj???? I can't decide our guest love a good party we have a good playlist on our iPad but is it easier to dj?? Xx



                  #5229 fraggle42

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                    Posted 15 February 2012 - 09:55 AM

                    If you wedding was at 3 what time was your dinner?
                     

                    Originally Posted by Krysti 

                    I think 1pm is a good wedding time!  We had ours at 3 and it was very rushed to get the photos done.  I didn't get all the beach photos I wanted and I got none at the Hacienda which I had also really wanted.  The great thing about a resort wedding is that you don't have to worry about your guests waiting around for you...there is lots for them to do!  Also, the day won't seem long for you...unfortunately it goes by too quickly!

                    The WCs are slow to respond but they do know what they're doing and they can literally organize all the details after you arrive.  Things I would recommend to organize in advance are:

                     

                    - spa/hair appointments: email the spa directly and they'll send you back a booking form. spabptul@bahia-principe.com


                    - bring extra decorations, place cards, etc. to give to the WC when you have your meeting

                     

                    - bring pictures of your desired bouquets and they can usually be replicated

                     

                    The WC will send you the needed forms via email when she does finally respond.  The forms will include restaurant and menu choices, a rooming list, and a list of extras with corresponding prices.  The resort you are staying at will determine which restaurants you get to choose from.  We stayed at Coba and had our dinner at Portofino...it was fantastic!  Our menu was as follows:
                     

                    Mixed italian appetizer buffet
                    Cream of portobello mushroom soup
                    Pistachio encrusted seabass OR chicken gorgonzola
                    Tiramisu (we had out wedding cake served at the reception instead)

                    Some of the extras we paid for were:

                    DJ for 2 hrs: $420 USD
                    Special cocktail bar service for 2 hrs: $8 USD per person
                    Mexican guitar duet for 45 min: $265 USD
                    3 tier wedding cake: $65 USD

                    All tables, chairs, etc. were provided for the reception, only the DJ and bar service were an extra charge.

                    Let me know if you have any other questions! :)

                    Krysti


                     

                     



                     



                     



                    #5230 Krysti

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                      Posted 15 February 2012 - 11:09 AM

                      We had our dinner at 5:30...we also had to leave ourselves enough time to go back to our room to drop off my veil and bustle my train.




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