Hi Ana, congrats on the engagement!
I was married at the GBP Tulum in Oct 2014! My hubby and I had our first vacation together at the GBP resort and this is the reason why we had our wedding there :-)
We first made an enquiry through their web site by telling them our initial plan - proposed date, group size, etc. They responded by sending us the price list, optional services, restaurant menus, and a information collection sheet. We filled out the info collection sheet and returned to the wedding coordinator. They started organizing everything 3 months before our wedding. We were asked to arrive at least 3 days before the wedding day. We got to meet with the coordinator to finalize everything.
We picked the unforgettable package - we got about 25 guests. We had our dinner at the Mexican restaurant. We bought our own decorations. We managed the rooming list with reservation details and then sent to our coordinator for their handling. We also sent them photos of what we wanted for our wedding as we found it easier to let them exactly what we were looking for.
We had our wedding ceremony by the beach and it was amazing!!! The wedding coordinator and their staff were very helpful. They gave us instructions and they knew exactly what to do and expect on our wedding day.
The wedding couple gets unlimited a la carte meals, plus access to the new luxury resort Sian Ka'an. My hubby also booked a golf game at Sian Ka'an with the boys, he said the golf venue was stunning!
Most of my guests booked their flights and accommodation through west jet vacations and expedia. My advice is to look carefully at the cancellation policy rather than just comparing prices.
I hired an external vendor for make up and hair service as the GBP salon got no sample albums to show their previous works.... (but I was very happy with my own make up and hair stylist). I did my nails the day before flying to cancun as I wanted to spend more time with my fam. while we were in the resort.
Their on-site photographers were good too, especially the group photo! Our package came with 15 photos. We had our friend as photographer so we didn't really purchase extra photos from them.
My suggestion would be to extend the time for dinner... the package comes with a 2-hour dinner but it is definitely not enough!!
The resort only offers 1-hour complimentary wifi each day. We made and distributed a list of room number of everyone as we were like back in the old days - calling each other and see where and when to meet!
Our overall wedding experience at GBP was wonderful.... even our parents are still saying how happy they were and how much they missed the place!!! We are very glad and thankful knowing that everyone did have a wonderful time there... and this is the purpose of us having a DW!
Hope these help! Enjoy the wedding planning!
Feel free to PM me if you need more info.
My fiancé and I looked at this resort and frankly it has been at the top of our list, however, it has been very hard to get a total price including the wedding cost and all inclusive price for our guest. Can anyone tell me what your experience has been over all with this hotel?