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#7841 aborgesbride

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Posted 08 March 2014 - 08:10 AM

@sarakelz what was the cost for the reception with bar after dinner? Just curious because I'm planning a wedding for January 2015 and GBP tulum is one of my top 3 choices and I have about 30 people coming

#7842 KatLew

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    Posted 08 March 2014 - 10:58 AM

    @kdnolan

    Sorry for the delay! Was out of town.

     

    We did up a playlist for the the reception.... it was a little stressful! haha!

    We knew we had a 3 hour window... and wanted certain songs to play. We asked our guests ahead of time for requests and we tried really hard to include as many as possible.

     

    We started our reception at 8 pm. We did approx 15-20 min of speeches.

    Then we did bride/groom dance, followed by father/daughter, then Mother/son.

    We did broke down our playlist to take us till approx 9:30, where we then played the shoe game... this took approx 5-7 min. Then we made another playlist to take us to about 10:45... then we did an announcement to introduce the last 3 songs of the night and say good night and thank you to everyone.

     

    We bought an app from itunes called "Mix and Mash". It was great because we could fade songs into the next and make name our playlists to make it easy for our MC to navigate.

    The reason is was stressful was trying to get the timing perfect so we didn't run over... but also didn't run too short... plus trying to get in all the music we wanted was tough!

     

    As for the cake.... no extra charge! I had emailed the WC a picture of what I wanted ahead of time, I told her I would bring the ribbon because it was the exact color I wanted. When I met with the WC, I said 2 tier was fine... so I was amazed when the chef brought out the 3 tier cake.

     

    Hope this helps!

     

    So you didnt do DJ, just played it on your ipod right?

     

     

    If we have DJ, can we still make a cd of songs for him to play?


    Hey does anyone know how many chairs will fit at the Tulum gazebo? Will 50 or 60 chairs fit?


    Hey does anyone know how many chairs will fit at the Tulum gazebo? Will 50 or 60 chairs fit?



    #7843 leanne1

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      Posted 08 March 2014 - 07:38 PM

      Hi Ladies we leave in 2weeks for our wedding and we are getting so excited now. However I have emailed Jazmin a few times now and not heard back which is making me nervous.

      I think we have most things sorted now the t shirts for all our guests just arrived and they are great and we brought some decorations for the tables at the restaurant.

      We sent a playlist to DJ Bob last week. I just wanted to ask Jazmin how much extra it would be to have some nibbles provided with after the ceremony does anyone know about this??

      Thanks Ladies and its so great to read the past brides reviews amazing.



      #7844 kdnolan

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        Posted 08 March 2014 - 09:34 PM

        @sarakelz thanks a bunch... Do they have the old IPod dock or the new (?iphone5)?

        Edited by kdnolan, 08 March 2014 - 09:35 PM.


        #7845 kdnolan

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          Posted 08 March 2014 - 10:28 PM

          @sarakelz Also, the blue around your cake, was it icing or ribbon... I can't tell from the photo... Did you bring it with you?

          #7846 KatLew

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            Posted 09 March 2014 - 10:34 AM

            What type of shoes are you girls going to wear? Heels? wedges? sandals?



            #7847 kdnolan

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              Posted 09 March 2014 - 07:57 PM

              @KatLew I'm going barefoot and had sandals for later...

              Also anyone know how much maracas are at the resort?

              #7848 sarakelz

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              Posted 11 March 2014 - 05:52 PM

              @kdnolan

               

              For our ipad, they had an AUX cord that plugged in where your headphones would go.

              So it should fit any device that has that option.

               

              We didn't have a DJ, we just made our playlists and let it go. The hotel does have someone there to make sure everything runs smooth and that its all working and at the right volume. He also helped when we had to stop music and use the mic for speeches/announcements. I don't think he will actually DJ for you though. From what i read from other brides- if you do bring your own music and opt to have a DJ, they will play your songs for you.
              Honestly- making our own playlist took a little work, but saved us a ton of money and the reception goes so fast, no one is paying attention any ways. Everyone is just dancing, singing, and drinking :)

              For our cake- it is ribbon. I brought it down with me, because I was particular on the color and found it for $1 on ebay.

              @KatLew
              We all went barefoot for the ceremony. I had lace toms for afterwards and my hubby had Sanuks which were dressy but super comfy.
              You will need some sort of footwear if you are doing pics with the photographer- they take you down on the rocks and it is pretty rough and wouldn't recommend heels for that.
               



              #7849 KatLew

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                Posted 12 March 2014 - 06:45 AM

                @KatLew I'm going barefoot and had sandals for later...

                Also anyone know how much maracas are at the resort?

                I ordered mini maraccas from ali express and am going to bring them to poolside reception.


                @kdnolan

                 

                For our ipad, they had an AUX cord that plugged in where your headphones would go.

                So it should fit any device that has that option.

                 

                We didn't have a DJ, we just made our playlists and let it go. The hotel does have someone there to make sure everything runs smooth and that its all working and at the right volume. He also helped when we had to stop music and use the mic for speeches/announcements. I don't think he will actually DJ for you though. From what i read from other brides- if you do bring your own music and opt to have a DJ, they will play your songs for you.
                Honestly- making our own playlist took a little work, but saved us a ton of money and the reception goes so fast, no one is paying attention any ways. Everyone is just dancing, singing, and drinking :)

                For our cake- it is ribbon. I brought it down with me, because I was particular on the color and found it for $1 on ebay.

                @KatLew
                We all went barefoot for the ceremony. I had lace toms for afterwards and my hubby had Sanuks which were dressy but super comfy.
                You will need some sort of footwear if you are doing pics with the photographer- they take you down on the rocks and it is pretty rough and wouldn't recommend heels for that.
                 

                 

                I am getting married at the Tulum gazebo in a poly crepe dress.... i was thinking of wearing either flats or a one inch open toe sating wedge?



                #7850 Mimibird

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                Posted 13 March 2014 - 12:06 PM

                Hey there,

                 

                This thread has been so helpful. So, I am getting married on the Akumal beach on April 1st, 2014... 2 weeks ahhhhh! I am pretty set but I am wondering about a few details

                1. How to bring my music down for my ceremony. CD,iPod, mp3 player. Advise?

                2. How long is it to walk down that beach? It looks like it's 20 miles long.

                3. Having Dinner at the Porto Fino and I know my parents are gonna wanna do a speech during dinner. Anybody else had speeches during dinner?

                 

                Thanks a million






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