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#8041 Maggietron

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Posted 28 October 2014 - 10:46 AM

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#8042 Ellia123

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Posted 17 November 2014 - 11:22 AM

Hello ladies, does anyone knows how the toast after the ceremony works?. I mean after the ceremony do waiters come with the bottles and start serving cups? Do they put stools or sth?

 

My ceremony will be at 4pm and my dinner starts at 5:30pm. Then after the ceremony I will have only 1 hr to have the toast and take the photos. During this hour the trio will play.

 

I am debating between keeping the Romance package that includes canapes and cocktails after the ceremony or going for the unforgettable package, if after all seems like all the packages include the bottles for toast after ceremony. Does anyone has had cocktails after ceremony and/or only the bottles included in the package and opinions?

 

Thank you very much

After the ceremony, they walk around passing the drinks to the guests. 

 

We couldn't use this as it was only 4 bottles provided which was good for only 20-25 guests, we had 90 people so we would have to spend way too much for the toast. We had water and orange juice passed around which was appreciated in the heat at 3pm. 

 

We didn't do anything organized after the ceremony, as there are tons of bars around for people to hang out at anyway. 



#8043 Maggietron

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Posted 18 November 2014 - 10:42 AM

My package includes live music. We don't want it for the ceremony, and we can't use it for the dinner because it's semi private, and we aren't doing a cocktail hour, so what do I do? Would the resort let me use them at one of the bars for pre-dinner drinks after photos?


Or I could be crazy and have them during the photos. Maybe take photos with them too lol.



#8044 TATrisha

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Posted 26 November 2014 - 11:52 AM

I had my live music play at the bar for pre-dinner drinks.  It was lovely.


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#8045 KatLew

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    Posted 30 November 2014 - 05:40 AM

    Hi! I had my wedding back on august 4. 

     

    We didnt invite many people -- only those closest to us and had a turnout of about 40 total. 

     

    I am going to be attending one of my friend's weddings next month, and wasn't sure how much to give. 

     

    My friend and I have been friends since graduate school (about 4.5 years --- still currently in grad school together. We are working on our PhDs. 

     

    I had a shower, and invited his fiance. His fiance and cousin (I also am in school with his cousin, but have only known her for like 2 years) bought me a combined gift totaling about $50. At the wedding, in Mexico, my friend and his fiance attended, as well as his cousin and she brought her sister.... I am not that close to his cousin, but since I wanted to be nice and fair I invited her too. 

     

    I didn't receive a gift or card from any of them --- and normally this wouldnt bother me, but there are a few reasons it is....My friend who is getting married keeps saying how he wants everyone to attend his wedding that he invited and he hopes to get a lot of money and gifts at his wedding.... (his wedding will be local - not destination - and he will have like 300 or more guests there). 

     

    I attended his shower last month and spent about $50. Although my husband works, I am still technically unemployed because I am a graduate student and working at an internship that literally is paying me 3 grand a year! (yes I know, its ridiculous)

     

    I'm not sure how much I should give him for a gift for his wedding.... His family and fiance's family are paying for most of his wedding and the two showers they held.... for my shower and wedding, my husband and I covered most of everything.

     

    I know that as a destination wedding it is sort of expected that people will give you less money since they are traveling, However, my friend and his fiance, as well as his cousin and cousin's sister, were the only people who did not give us a gift at my wedding out of everyone else that attended... and I even had family and friends who could not attend that still gave us something.

     

    So, basically for the wedding and shower he gave me $25, (because his fiance and cousin split a gift that totaled $50 at my shower).... I so far have spent $50 alone for his shower gift... how much should I give him at the wedding? The wedding is also 2 days after Christmas. 

     

    Thank you!!!



    #8046 Debbie Owens

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    Posted 04 December 2014 - 01:30 AM

    hi just back from coba and what a day had maria as wedding coordinator and she was fantastic had everything arranged and ran smoothly our wedding vow renewal was 25th nov at the gazebo and then back to mediteraneo and then pool party loved every minute of it yes I didn't have many emails from maria and was worried but there was no need everyone enjoyed it and not a dry eye in the house lol would not of changed anything even the restaurant brilliant



    #8047 greenchim

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      Posted 19 December 2014 - 09:36 AM

      Hi,

       

      Does anyone know the name of a good photographer who is affordable?  I don't mind flying him/her down for the 4 days or paying the fee.



      #8048 worstbride

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        Posted 20 January 2015 - 06:40 AM

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        #8049 RPike

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          Posted 20 January 2015 - 11:14 AM

          Hello to all brides that have had recent weddings at Coba :)

          My daughter is getting married May 14th at this resort and we are very confused as to the cost of the actual wedding. We have 70 people booked to come, she does not mind having the diner semi private, is there an extra cost to that? She would also like to have the poolside reception , then head to the disco. It is like pulling teeth to get any answer from wedding co coordinator there, we are almost ready to pull out and find a different resort :(  I cannot find the 2015 prices anywhere, and cannot link to the link on here, as I do not have enough posts. One of the main concerns my daughter has, is the location of the ceremony, now that Akumal in no longer available, she does not like the cement gazebo at Tulum so we have emailed the wedding co ordinator to see if she can be directly on the beach.

          I would really appreciate any past bride to pm me or possibly ease my mind as to what the cost or ideas for diner? Thank you so much :)


          Edited by RPike, 20 January 2015 - 11:15 AM.


          #8050 Maggietron

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          Posted 20 January 2015 - 02:12 PM

          Hello to all brides that have had recent weddings at Coba :)

          My daughter is getting married May 14th at this resort and we are very confused as to the cost of the actual wedding. We have 70 people booked to come, she does not mind having the diner semi private, is there an extra cost to that? She would also like to have the poolside reception , then head to the disco. It is like pulling teeth to get any answer from wedding co coordinator there, we are almost ready to pull out and find a different resort :(  I cannot find the 2015 prices anywhere, and cannot link to the link on here, as I do not have enough posts. One of the main concerns my daughter has, is the location of the ceremony, now that Akumal in no longer available, she does not like the cement gazebo at Tulum so we have emailed the wedding co ordinator to see if she can be directly on the beach.

          I would really appreciate any past bride to pm me or possibly ease my mind as to what the cost or ideas for diner? Thank you so much :)

           

          There is also a lovely beach location at Tulum with a large wooden awning over top which should be available for Coba brides. 

           

           

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          Can you see the above images?


          Edited by Maggietron, 20 January 2015 - 02:29 PM.





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