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#5931 fraggle42

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    Posted 06 June 2012 - 10:00 AM

    Originally Posted by jennjeff2012 

    After months of reading posts and reviews we have finally confirmed our wedding date!  November 15, 2012 1:00 pm at the Gazebo!!

    Congrats. 4 days before me. Exciting!



    #5932 gettingwed12

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      Posted 06 June 2012 - 11:06 AM

      Originally Posted by stylishmeNC 

      Nic,

       

      I am sorry to hear that.... I just got married in March and we did the pool side reception but it was based on the type of bar we got and then per person/per hour (I was also dealing with Eugenia as I got married in Akumal). We got the Special Bar and paid $11 per person ($5 the first hour, $3 for the remaining 2 hours). We also were able to order anything and everything - not just the cocktails listed for the type of bar. I would just write back and try to clarify that you want the reception?

       

      Anyway, I hope you get it figured out...

       

      Jill

      Thanks, I've emailed her back today to try and clarify the price per person and see what she says, fingers crossed it hasn't changed.....Did you have less than 40 guests at your wedding? Or has anyone had the poolside reception with less than 40 people and still paid per person? Also if there were children there did you have to pay the same price for them even though they aren't drinking alcohol?? Has anyone from UK thats getting married later in the year been quoted per person for a group of less than 40? Sorry for all the questions I'm starting to panic a little now!! 

       

      Has anyone used the dolphinarium on site?

       

      Thanks guys for all the information you keep putting up and the reviews its keeping my mind at rest at least knowing that everything seems to work out well in the end.x



      #5933 sun surf sand

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        Posted 06 June 2012 - 11:38 AM

        Originally Posted by Sunshine2680 

        Hi Ladies - i've seen a lot of debate on BDW regarding starfish and people being allowed to bring them into Mexico for their decor. I'm wanting to use them for my chairs during the ceremony but I dont want to run into trouble with customs etc.
        Have any of you past brides brought these in? Is there a way to bring them without getting them taken away? OR is there somewhere i can buy them in Playa Del Carmen?

        StarfishChair1.jpg

         

        I want to bring shells in for decor as well, I have been trying to do some research on the topic but I haven’t been able to find any definitive answers yet so I’m hope someone knows too. J



        #5934 TATrisha

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        Posted 06 June 2012 - 12:56 PM

        When I was there in January there were these starfish available for purchase at the Hacienda.


        When I'm down there in August do you want me to see if they are still there and how much?

         

        For the dolphinarium, I didn't use it, but I took pictures of a couple who did (one of the perks of flying in your own photographer!).  They had a blast. 


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        #5935 AD2012

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          Posted 06 June 2012 - 12:58 PM

          Originally Posted by sun surf sand 

           

          I want to bring shells in for decor as well, I have been trying to do some research on the topic but I haven’t been able to find any definitive answers yet so I’m hope someone knows too. J

           

          I bought a bag of seashells from Michaels and brought them with me. We didn't have any problems getting them there, but I was unable to find any definitive answers either.



          #5936 Cynlee143

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            Posted 06 June 2012 - 08:32 PM

            Hi Ladies - i've seen a lot of debate on BDW regarding starfish and people being allowed to bring them into Mexico for their decor. I'm wanting to use them for my chairs during the ceremony but I dont want to run into trouble with customs etc. Have any of you past brides brought these in? Is there a way to bring them without getting them taken away? OR is there somewhere i can buy them in Playa Del Carmen? Posted Image

            Sunshine- I bought 4 of those exact Starfish to Mexico and custom didn't have any issues when they searched my bag! I just told them everything in my suitcase was for the wedding. I Bought them at Michaels with a 40% coupon, so you should see if they are still available. If you can't find them then check eBay :)

            #5937 Cynlee143

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              Posted 06 June 2012 - 08:34 PM

              I bought a bag of seashells from Michaels and brought them with me. We didn't have any problems getting them there, but I was unable to find any definitive answers either.

              They have seashells available at the hacienda and at the Coba shops as well :)

              #5938 Sunshine2680

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                Posted 07 June 2012 - 05:59 AM

                Originally Posted by Tlseege 

                When I was there in January there were these starfish available for purchase at the Hacienda.


                When I'm down there in August do you want me to see if they are still there and how much?

                 

                For the dolphinarium, I didn't use it, but I took pictures of a couple who did (one of the perks of flying in your own photographer!).  They had a blast. 

                Ooo! That would be great Tlseege! I would really appreciate! I'll need ones that are 8"-10" - so if they have them there I'd love that and then won't have to risk getting them taken away if I bring my own. Plus they're prob much cheaper down there too!



                #5939 Sunshine2680

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                  Posted 07 June 2012 - 06:01 AM

                  Originally Posted by Cynlee143 


                  Sunshine- I bought 4 of those exact Starfish to Mexico and custom didn't have any issues when they searched my bag! I just told them everything in my suitcase was for the wedding. I
                  Bought them at Michaels with a 40% coupon, so you should see if they are still available. If you can't find them then check eBay :)

                  Thanks Cynlee! I'll check with Michaels...but last time I looked they were $6.99 a piece! I need about 10 or so - and they're way cheaper online. Hopefully Tlseege can see if they have the same ones down there - and how much they are. Then I can decide which is the best way



                  #5940 TATrisha

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                  Posted 07 June 2012 - 06:29 AM

                  I have added it to my list of things to document while I'm down there.

                  Since I'm editing the list, does anyone else have anything else they'd like me to find out information on?  I can add it to my tour posts on my blog that I already have, or just post it back here.  Let me know!


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