Ok I am going to have our photographer stay for the 5 days also in exchange for photos.... so does the 5 days include the 2 days for travel? so traveling 2 days, plus 3 days resort? ...
meaning, is it ok if she arrives on Friday and leaves on Tuesday? (wedding is a monday)
Nope, 5 nights. So Friday night, Saturday night, Sunday night, Monday night, Tuesday night. So travel Friday and Wednesday.
Do they actually pronounce you as husband and wife if it's the symbolic ceremony? We are doing symbolic and I just thought of this...
They sure do! Besides the inked finger and it not being in Spanish, guests won't even be able to know. And most guests won't know that in a legal ceremony you have to ink your thumb and it has to be in Spanish
We are doing a poolside reception at akumal but just paying for the basic bar in hopes that they end up offering everything. Does anyone know if there would be a regular bar close by the pools if they don't?
Depends which pool you're at. If you're at the jacuzzi pool that's close to Coba, then no (I HIGHLY doubt you will be). If you're at the main pool (where mine was) then the bar is just on the other side of the pool... and that's where the restrooms are too, so it's really not that far. If you're at the activity pool (outside of the restaurants) then there is the 24 hour snack bar right there which should provide drinks.