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#5321 stylishmeNC

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    Posted 25 February 2012 - 03:55 PM

    35 days until my wedding... I'm so excited!!!

    I have spent the afternoon working on little things for the wedding, like designing the table numbers for the dinner seating chart. Anyway, I am very excited about how things are turning out and coming together, and since you all have been such a help and inspiration I wanted to show a little sneak peek of what I was working on today :) (I'll have to take pictures and screen shots of the rest of our paper stuff to post at some point to share as well). Enjoy :)

    Table Two Number



    #5322 KRama

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      Posted 25 February 2012 - 04:26 PM

      We had our wedding dinner at Portofino and it was amazing. There is a raised area in the center of the restaurant where you and your guests will be seated. They had an appetizer/salad bar as well which was amazing. I pretty much filled up on that before dinner! The mushroom soup was the best I ever had and the chicken was also delicious. Good choice. ;)

       

      Originally Posted by Adel 

      Hey Girls!

      My wedding on Dec 12, 2012 and I was wondering what the Portofino Ingles Restaurant is like? We have about 50 guests coming so we have to have a set menu and I was thinking this would be nice for a menu:

       

      Starter: Salmon Carpaccio/Flourtine Salad

      Soup: Cream of Mushroom Soup

      Main Course: Chicken Alla Gorgonzola

       

      Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!



       



      #5323 sun surf sand

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        Posted 25 February 2012 - 06:42 PM

        These photos are great, so helpful in visualizing what can be expected at the resort. I can't wait to see the Akumal version.  Thanks, you are a great wealth of knowledge

        Hi Ladies!

         

        I finally was able to sit down and put together my photo tour of the Gran Bahia Principe Coba.  I hope you find it useful.

        http://blog.faberpho...coba-photo-tour

         

        I will be publishing the Akumal and Tulum version shortly!



         



        #5324 fraggle42

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          Posted 26 February 2012 - 05:27 AM

          Can past brides give me a running order of their day with times. I.e ceremony, cocktail hour (if necessary), dinner etc etc. What you did between these things to make it run smoothly.

           

          I have been given a 2pm time for ceremony at tulum gazebo and 6pm at gran tortuga. I am so happy that Jazmin has got back to me with a date where we can have the options we were hoping for but just worrying that there is too long in between the ceremony and dinner. One bride has been in touch suggesting that after the photos are done we have drinks with our guests whilst the guitar trio play which we really like the sound of but just wondered how other brides days flowed or for future brides how they plan to organise their day. 

           

          Also any brides who did not pay for the evening poolside reception - what did you do instead. Where did you go? Still undecided about what to do and whether to have the reception or not.

           

          Finally any websites for boat/catamaran excursions.

           

          Thanks again everyone.



          #5325 TATrisha

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          Posted 26 February 2012 - 04:49 PM

          I have finished the Akumal version of the photo tour, for anyone interested. http://blog.faberpho...mal-photo-tour/


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          #5326 AD2012

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            Posted 26 February 2012 - 06:26 PM

            That was a great photo tour! Thank you for posting, you're such a wealth of info!!
             



             

            Originally Posted by Tlseege 

            I have finished the Akumal version of the photo tour, for anyone interested. http://blog.faberpho...mal-photo-tour/



             



            #5327 Tracy Taylor

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              Posted 26 February 2012 - 11:28 PM

              Hi everyone,

               

              This site was so helpful picking GBP for our wedding this year. We just confirmed our wedding for Nov. 29th at 1pm at the Akumul beach location.

               

              @fraggle42 I was also concerned about having my wedding at 1pm and then waiting so long for dinner. I think a 1 oclock might not be to bad, this will give everyone a chance to relax or even take a swim before dinner! This can leave a good amount of time for pictures :)

               

              I have not picked a dinner location. Past brides any suggestion?

               

              How much does it cost to have a pool side reception?

               

              Thanks everyone!



              #5328 Adel

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                Posted 27 February 2012 - 10:13 AM

                Thanks for the info on the Portofino Restaurant!!

                 

                 

                I've been looking over the Gran Bahia website ....can anyone tell me if the Tulum, Coba and Akumal are all in the same location (can walk from one resort to the other) and which is the newest one? I had originally thought that Coba (set back from the beach) and Akumal (right on the beach) were in the same location and that Coba was the newer one....but I assumed that Tulum was not part of this area? If it is can someone advise, which resort is better and why? I'm ideally looking for book at the newest one...

                 

                 

                I'd just like to be able to pass this info along to my guests so they understand where to be booking etc.

                Help!!



                #5329 TATrisha

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                Posted 27 February 2012 - 11:29 AM

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                Originally Posted by Adel 

                 

                I've been looking over the Gran Bahia website ....can anyone tell me if the Tulum, Coba and Akumal are all in the same location (can walk from one resort to the other) and which is the newest one? I had originally thought that Coba (set back from the beach) and Akumal (right on the beach) were in the same location and that Coba was the newer one....but I assumed that Tulum was not part of this area? If it is can someone advise, which resort is better and why? I'm ideally looking for book at the newest one...

                 

                 

                I'd just like to be able to pass this info along to my guests so they understand where to be booking etc.

                Help!!


                 

                They are all the same resort, and all within walking distance.  Tulum is the oldest, but almost all the rooms have ocean views or are very close to the ocean.  Less than a two minute walk to the beach and pools. 
                Further south down the beach is Akumal.  There are only four or five villas in Akumal that are beach views.  The rest go into jungle views.

                Coba is the newest resort and is all suites (has a living room area in every room), however it is a 10 minute walk to the beach or a five minute trolley ride.  None of the rooms have a view of the water.
                 

                 


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                #5330 TATrisha

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                Posted 27 February 2012 - 11:30 AM



                Originally Posted by Tlseege 

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                They are all the same resort, and all within walking distance.  Tulum is the oldest, but almost all the rooms have ocean views or are very close to the ocean.  Less than a two minute walk to the beach and pools. 
                Further south down the beach is Akumal.  There are only four or five villas in Akumal that are beach views.  The rest go into jungle views.

                Coba is the newest resort and is all suites (has a living room area in every room), however it is a 10 minute walk to the beach or a five minute trolley ride.  None of the rooms have a view of the water.
                 

                 


                Oh, and as for that 10 minute walk I actually did time it.  From villa 9 to the Akumal beach location (next to the Hammock wedding location) it is a 10 minute walk at a somewhat brisk pace.  On our way back, it was 12, but we stopped to take some pictures of the iguanas :)


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