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#6721 AndreaandAaron

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    Posted 22 January 2013 - 08:42 AM

    I have a few more questions about the poolside reception;

     

    Do most people take their centrepieces from dinner outside to the poolside?

    Is there a server and a bartender or just a bar/ bartender?

    I have read on here before that sometimes if you go with the 'basic' bar,(beer, wine, pina coladas)  they will upgrade you to the better one (if you tip).  My fiance's family is from Trinidad, and  like their RUM!  I don't want to pay extra for the hard alcohol if we can get it with just a few tips....does it depend on the bartender?  Any advice would be appreciated!

    Does anyone know if they make sangria? Would that be included in the 'basic' bar?

     

    THANKS!



    #6722 berg5080

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      Posted 22 January 2013 - 08:47 AM

      Originally Posted by AndreaandAaron 

      I have a few more questions about the poolside reception;

       

      Do most people take their centrepieces from dinner outside to the poolside?

      Is there a server and a bartender or just a bar/ bartender?

      I have read on here before that sometimes if you go with the 'basic' bar,(beer, wine, pina coladas)  they will upgrade you to the better one (if you tip).  My fiance's family is from Trinidad, and  like their RUM!  I don't want to pay extra for the hard alcohol if we can get it with just a few tips....does it depend on the bartender?  Any advice would be appreciated!

      Does anyone know if they make sangria? Would that be included in the 'basic' bar?

       

      THANKS!

      Hi,

      If you don't mind me asking is the poolside reception a lot? My fiance is keen on arranging something like that but the whole purpose for us to do our wedding away was to save money. We are only a group of 20 and I thought we could probably just find one of the bars/nightclubs we liked to go to afterwards and have drink on our all inclusive. We will actually probably see you as we get married on the 9th. We leave on the 16th but obviously you'll be there before. lol x



      #6723 TATrisha

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      Posted 22 January 2013 - 11:32 AM

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      Your centerpiece will indeed be taken out to the poolside reception.  Typically it's set next to the cake.


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      #6724 claruickie

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      Posted 22 January 2013 - 12:51 PM

      Originally Posted by Tammyd23 

      How much spending money are you all planing on bringing for non wedding things just working on a budget, ive got two boys aged 5 and 2 and looking for something to do our second week as it will be my birthday :) can anyone recommend any trips that are family friendly, The first week me and the girls are hoping to go to coco bongo and the men are looking to do a trip together

       

      Exlcuding money needed for wedding payments we will take £1000 GBP. 

       

       

      Xel-Ha, is an amazing attractions in Cancun, Riviera Maya  considered the largest aquarium in the world, the perfect place to perform activities in Riviera Maya. If you love nature, there is no better place than Xel-Ha to practice snorkeling and water activities like swimming with dolphins, Snuba® (combination of snorkeling and diving) or Sea Trek® (walking under water).    We go each time we visit Mexico as it is a great day out - its an all inclusive price and great value Buy tickets online and save some pennies http://www.xelha.com/   its not far in a taxi from the hotel  your children will love it too.

       

      or

       

      Xcaret Park is Mexico's sacred paradise. It is a beautiful place full of culture and nature where you can enjoy amazingaquatic activities, cultural attractions, shows andarchaeological sites. A space filled with the natural beauty of the Caribbean Sea and the magic of a thousand-year-old civilization. The perfect place to know the best of M©xico its history and traditions, where you and your family will enjoy the best experiences.

      At Xcaret you will find more than 40 attractions of nature and culture such as a Butterfly pavilion, with native butterflies of the Yucatan Peninsula in their natural habitat, a unique Coral Reef Aquarium; an authenticMexican Cemeterybuilt cone-shaped with seven levels and 365 different tombs, ahenequen hacienda in which interior you will find theMuseum of Popular Mexican Art which exposes the ingenious work of Mexican artisans.  Again buy tickets online and taxi from the hotel.
       

      A day trip to Play del Carmen is fun

       

      Coco Bongos - there is one in Playa Del Carman and it is just as good as Cancun with the bonus of being closer to the hotel :)

       

      The guys may want to go to Cancun and drive the speedboats James Bond style through the mangroves, its 2 people to each boat with a guide then you go snorkelling on the reef.  Its a brilliant trip and we all laughed so much.  

      Drive your own speed boat for 45 minutes through the mangrove channel  to the world's 2nd largest reef. Watch for wildlife along the way, birds, and of course do a bit of sightseeing while experiencing the freedom of your speedboat.

      At the reef, enjoy the wonder of snorkeling with beautiful tropical fish for about 45 minutes. Then hop back in your speedboat for a zippy ride back through the mangroves to the marina.   http://www.cancun-di...jungle-tour.htm

       

      Enjoy your planning.



      #6725 claruickie

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      Posted 22 January 2013 - 01:00 PM

      Originally Posted by CrystalandShawn 

      I have been following this thread for a month now and am finally making a post :)

      Getting married in 59 days at Akumal beach location, staying at Coba. March 20, 2013 is the day. We have been to this resort for a vacation and were so happy with it, so it was a no-brainer to get married here. We have 30 guests, including my finance's 9 and 10 year old children.

      I agree with all the brides about being frustrated with WCs not replying and playing the waiting game. Finally my wedding is less than two months away and I'm getting responses in a reasonable amount of time. So yes, I totally agree you need answers from the resort to help you with other planning, but rest assured they will have more contact with you closer to the date.

      A few questions for brides out there:

      If anyone has been there recently, what theme is the night entertainment each night? Specifically I'd like to know Wednesday.

      Anyone have any opinions on the Portofino restaurant for the dinner?

      I am thinking of bringing material down to decorate the ceremony site at Akumal, any past brides do you have an estimate of how wide the wedding archway thing is at the beach location?

      How flexible was the WC with the time of the ceremony? I've already emailed requesting an earlier ceremony (we are at 4:00 right now). Maria said she'd try to get an earlier timer but cannot promise. My issue is that I'd really like to do photos after the ceremony but my photographer is worried about losing light too soon. Our dinner is at 6, and maybe the timing is too tight to do photos in between a ceremony at 4 and a dinner at 6.

      Thanks for all the helpful tips. Nice knowing other people are stressing about the same details I am!

      Congrats on your upcoming wedding, bet you are gettting sooooooooooooooo excited.    The WC are pretty strict with the times but this is purley because they have so many weddings going on.  I have requested 4pm for our wedding at Tulum Gazebo but am waiting on this being confirmed as the couple who are  booked for 2pm want to change to 4pm not sure why the WC said NO as it is the time I have :(    

      However the reason the WC gave me for this possible change  is that the couple are stayign at Tulum so they get first shout - we are staying at Akumal   

       

      I was stressing not gettign replies to email so phoned and spoke to WC - was much easier and calmed me down.

       

      Hope all goes well with the last minute plans and of course your wedding day

       

      Kirstin x



      #6726 claruickie

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      Posted 22 January 2013 - 01:04 PM

      Originally Posted by CrystalandShawn 

      Berg5080: thanks for your helpful tips about the pre-ceremony photos. My photographer is already trying to talk me into that too! I was just so set on not seeing him until I walk down the aisle.

      AndreaandAaron/TIseege: thanks for your help with the fabric. I would have had NO clue how much to bring. Lol.

      I've heard you can contact Felix to set up a la cartes... When we went two years ago, I emailed the resort and tried to make reservations but of course when we got there, they had no record of it. But... seeing as it is our wedding and we are bringing down a lot of people with us ($ for the resort), you'd think maybe we'd have a special in with booking additional a la cartes. Anyone had any luck with this or am I getting my hopes up? :)

       

       We have stayed at the Bahia in Mexico several times aswell as the hotel chain all over the world and we have always emailed in advance our a la carte reservations and they have been made without any hiccups.  Dont see why you would have any problems - fingers crossed it is done for you  x



      #6727 Tammyd23

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        Posted 22 January 2013 - 01:52 PM

        Exlcuding money needed for wedding payments we will take £1000 GBP. 

        Xel-Ha, is an amazing attractions in Cancun, Riviera Maya  considered the largest aquarium in the world, the perfect place to perform activities in Riviera Maya. If you love nature, there is no better place than Xel-Ha to practice snorkeling and water activities like swimming with dolphins, Snuba® (combination of snorkeling and diving) or Sea Trek® (walking under water).    We go each time we visit Mexico as it is a great day out - its an all inclusive price and great value Buy tickets online and save some pennies http://www.xelha.com/   its not far in a taxi from the hotel  your children will love it too.

         

        or

         

        Xcaret Park is Mexico's sacred paradise. It is a beautiful place full of culture and nature where you can enjoy amazingaquatic activities, cultural attractions, shows andarchaeological sites. A space filled with the natural beauty of the Caribbean Sea and the magic of a thousand-year-old civilization. The perfect place to know the best of M©xico its history and traditions, where you and your family will enjoy the best experiences. At Xcaret you will find more than 40 attractions of nature and culture such as a Butterfly pavilion, with native butterflies of the Yucatan Peninsula in their natural habitat, a unique Coral Reef Aquarium; an authenticMexican Cemeterybuilt cone-shaped with seven levels and 365 different tombs, ahenequen hacienda in which interior you will find theMuseum of Popular Mexican Art which exposes the ingenious work of Mexican artisans.  Again buy tickets online and taxi from the hotel.  

        A day trip to Play del Carmen is fun

         

        Coco Bongos - there is one in Playa Del Carman and it is just as good as Cancun with the bonus of being closer to the hotel :)

         

        The guys may want to go to Cancun and drive the speedboats James Bond style through the mangroves, its 2 people to each boat with a guide then you go snorkelling on the reef.  Its a brilliant trip and we all laughed so much.  

        Drive your own speed boat for 45 minutes through the mangrove channel  to the world's 2nd largest reef. Watch for wildlife along the way, birds, and of course do a bit of sightseeing while experiencing the freedom of your speedboat.

        At the reef, enjoy the wonder of snorkeling with beautiful tropical fish for about 45 minutes. Then hop back in your speedboat for a zippy ride back through the mangroves to the marina.   http://www.cancun-di...jungle-tour.htm

         

        Enjoy your planning.

        Thankyou for all the info I will look into the places you have mentioned :)

        #6728 Mtrowsse

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          Posted 22 January 2013 - 04:26 PM

          Just booked at coba for november 11 2013!

          #6729 J1031

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            Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:09 AM

            Originally Posted by berg5080 

            Hi,

            If you don't mind me asking is the poolside reception a lot? My fiance is keen on arranging something like that but the whole purpose for us to do our wedding away was to save money. We are only a group of 20 and I thought we could probably just find one of the bars/nightclubs we liked to go to afterwards and have drink on our all inclusive. We will actually probably see you as we get married on the 9th. We leave on the 16th but obviously you'll be there before. lol x

            Hi,

             

            If you want a private poolside reception including dinner, it's $60/pp for a minimum of 50 people - so you're looking at $3,000 but this is with setup and a buffet style. Not sure what they're charging for just the reception :)

             

            Good luck!



            #6730 Danielle Hague

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              Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:37 AM

              Hi Miriam I feel your pain.  we are in Scotland and both are divorced, due to get married on 20 June this year.  I have had a nightmare about this I have continually asked Eugina about this as First Choice told us we DID need to get all our documents translated and legalised however when Engina has replied she has sent me different details about this so I am still no futher forward.   :mad:  Not helped at all by the fact that she has come back and side we cannot get married at Tulum Gazebo as someone else is booked at the same time, she has to talk with Paloma as she is her boss and then will get back to me   :hissyfit:   This all happened between Christmas and New Year and despite emailing her and Paloma I havent got a clue what is happening as not heard from them.  I was due to put the order in for my personalised items but cant do it til I know whats happending.   We have family and friends arriving from Scotland the week after us so they can then have a weeks holiday on their own so we only have a few days leeway. It was all going so well until now  . . .. If you get a reply with details please can you share on here  thanks x 






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