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#7651 kdnolan

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    Posted 21 November 2013 - 01:15 PM

    The DJ was $630 USD. I think the lights are fun, I think they just helped the party. Our reception was in Akumal and the loud pool. There was ample room for dancing for all 53 of us. Dinner was in Frutos Del Mar but the menu was from Dolce Vita. We had the truffle chicken and it looked boring but people loved it. Very tasty and nothing too weird for picky guests. We had the 3 milks cake. Other brides on this site recommended it and it was delicious! All in all we paid $4800 CAN for 53 guests. The package was Unforgettable at $1620. That included the ceremony, extra bottles of Mo«t (which went over large! Excellent choice), and a full bar reception. No extra fliers or decorations from the resort. We provides seashells for the dinner table decoration and they looked great but next time is probably save my money there. We also provided 20 disposable cameras at dinner for our guests, gave everyone a 20oz Bubba keg, and handed out glow-in-the-dark necklaces, brackets and aviators at the reception. The photos are AMAZING with everyone lit up. Photography was $3100 additional - which is know is ridiculous. However, I'd rather pay more than organize a photographer in Canada coming down with us. It was more than the original package but I chose to buy ALL the photos the photographer took and unknown I was swindled but don't care. I used the resort photographer. I had Martin who was great, and helped contribute to the party. Just to be clear: Unforgettable package $1620 Reception: $2680 Extra champagne: $225 Photography: $3100 I'd post pics but I'm having internet problems right now. I can only use my phone. When I get it fixed, hopefully ASAP, I'll post. :)

    Thanks for the response, it gives me a better idea of cost. I have around 50 guest as well so it's nice to have a better estimate!

    #7652 egagne87

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      Posted 22 November 2013 - 08:54 AM

      W

      Here is a wedding I photographed that had a Coba Poolside Reception. http://faberphotogra...ing-photos/2012 You can see there are high top tables and chairs all set up. It's not just a walkway.  There is also a really nice area for the first dance which you can also see pictured. It's in front of the hammock location (hammocks removed).

      Where is the hammocks location? Is it next to the coba poolside area?

      #7653 TATrisha

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      Posted 22 November 2013 - 08:58 AM

      Tlseege - did any of the brides you photographed have their own music at dinner in the restaurants?  We are having dinner from 5-630, and I have heard they dont start seating regular resort guests until 6pm.... wondering if they would let us do dinner music if it was just our wedding party???

      Hmmm... I never actually noticed! There's always so much chatter that I couldn't tell you if there is music playing. I'm sorry!

      W Where is the hammocks location? Is it next to the coba poolside area?

      Here is a picture with an arrow pointing to where the hammocks hang during the day. You can see a little "patio" area in front of it, that's where the first dance was. [IMG ALT="LEAD Technologies Inc. V1.01"]http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/content/type/61/id/227508/width/500/height/1000[/IMG]

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      #7654 JDubya

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        Posted 22 November 2013 - 12:35 PM

        Yes, included in that pricing is dinner. It's included in the wedding package. I didn't get a video. They wanted something like another $1000-1500 USD more (I forget how much but it was laughable). And I don't regret it, either. The pics for me are enough. I don't think you could have music at the dinner. I tried to have the musical trio at dinner and Eugenia told me it would be too loud. She was right. Plus it is semi-private, yeah.

        #7655 JDubya

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          Posted 22 November 2013 - 12:40 PM

          I tipped each bartender (2), the photographer and the DJ $50 each. I have no idea if this is not enough or what but I wouldn't go less, personally, because they did a good job. The photographer was with us for 7 hrs without even taking a break. I gave the wedding coordinator $60, which again, I have no idea if that's appropriate or not... I totally forgot about this and had to have a friend go to my room for me (twice!) to grab cash from my safe. I'm glad this was brought up because I did want to recommend other brides think about this beforehand, unlike myself!

          #7656 egagne87

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            Posted 22 November 2013 - 12:52 PM

            Yes, included in that pricing is dinner. It's included in the wedding package. I didn't get a video. They wanted something like another $1000-1500 USD more (I forget how much but it was laughable). And I don't regret it, either. The pics for me are enough. I don't think you could have music at the dinner. I tried to have the musical trio at dinner and Eugenia told me it would be too loud. She was right. Plus it is semi-private, yeah.

            Each of your guests still had to give up one of their a-la-carte dinners for the semi-private wedding dinner right?

            #7657 kdnolan

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              Posted 23 November 2013 - 03:53 PM

              What are other brides doing about hair and makeup? Does the resort offer airbrush makeup? Anyone know the cost?

              #7658 KatLew

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                Posted 23 November 2013 - 06:05 PM

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                Hello people!
                 
                We're pleased of share with you this cute wedding at the Dreams Riviera Maya Cancºn!
                 
                The perfect combination of weather, natural beauty and love made of this event a really good memory.
                 
                It is amazing to be witnesses of the happiness that the couples transmit.
                 
                Hope you like it, we're to serve you!
                 
                Have an excellent planning!

                 

                Carlos, I love your work. I'm still waiting to hear back from the resort regarding the allowance of entry for outside video services :)



                #7659 gallardo films

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                  Posted 23 November 2013 - 06:09 PM

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                  Originally Posted by KatLew 
                   

                  Carlos, I love your work. I'm still waiting to hear back from the resort regarding the allowance of entry for outside video services :)

                  Thank you very much!

                   

                  We'd love to work there! 



                  #7660 futuremrswarner

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                    Posted 23 November 2013 - 08:53 PM

                    Hi ladies, 

                     

                    I just returned home from my two weeks wedding/vacation from Mexico, and super sad because I came home to snow in Toronto. However, the wedding was successful and all my guests had fun. The wedding coordinators did a FANTASTIC job, and I really couldn't have asked for a better wedding day. 

                    Here are a couple of photos from my photographer that I have received so far. Let me know if I can help with any questions about the resort.
                     

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                    There was a chance of rain later on in the afternoon, so our poolside reception was moved indoors to the Plan B location at Sian K'an. No regrets. We had just as much fun and the space was gorgeous!

                     

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