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#891 Jen_S

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    Posted 24 October 2008 - 08:32 AM

    How exciting you are leaving tomorrow!!!! I sure hope they can move the wedding time up for you. Either way Del Sol is amazing and they will give you the pictures you want. Have the time of your life!!!
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    #892 TATrisha

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    Posted 24 October 2008 - 11:50 AM

    Oh goodness! i can't believe your wedding is here already! That is ridiculous! Congratulations!!!!!! I can't wait to see photos!

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    #893 JoLo908

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      Posted 24 October 2008 - 01:13 PM

      Congrats and have lots of fun! Enjoy your day, and trip!!

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        Posted 25 October 2008 - 12:34 PM

        Someone brought up in another thread that since there is one disco for 3 resorts and each resort can have 2 weddings a day if it rains where are the receptions held. Does anyone know where they would have them?
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        #895 JoLo908

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          Posted 25 October 2008 - 01:20 PM

          Yeah, I didn't even think about if it rains... I think it would suck! But I don't know what their backup plan is!

          #896 Sunsierra

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            Posted 27 October 2008 - 09:56 AM

            If you're staying on the Tulum side, the rain location for weddings is the Tequila Restaurant. Here are a few pictures that Jazmin sent us:

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            I don't think the disco is a rain location for Coba or Akumal, it'll probably be a restaurant.
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            #897 Jen_S

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              Posted 27 October 2008 - 10:04 AM

              Sunsierra - If it rains where would the dancing portion of the reception be, as I do not think they allow you to have dj and dancing in the restaurant. So if they allow 2 weddings per day and 3 resorts with 1 disco where would everyone go?
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              #898 BeachyBlonde

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                Posted 27 October 2008 - 11:54 AM

                Ladies!

                I know I've been in and out but I'm getting married in 19 days! It's crunch time!

                Here's what I have planned so far:

                We arrive at the resort Weds Nov 12th, the wedding is Nov 15th.

                Wedding is at 4:00, sunset is at 5:00 so this should be perfect timing. We are doing the symbolic ceremony and plan to add our own readings and vows

                After the wedding, dinner is at 6:00, we are doing the Mexican Theme dinner with the DJ until 8:00. Then we're keeping the DJ and open bar pool side until 11:00. We are planning to use some songs from our ipod and let him DJ the rest.

                We chose orange table clothes for the dinner and orange roses for the flowers.

                Now my questions! :)

                Did you ladies do a rehearsal? If so, when did that happen?

                If you added readings to your ceremony, when did you give the readings to the officiant?

                Did you meet the officiant before the wedding?

                Were you able to take off your all inclusive bracelets for the wedding and get new ones afterwards? (I don't want the bracelets in my pictures! :) )

                Did you do welcome bags in the rooms? If so, how were they distributed? Also, were you able to bring food for the bags? I remember reading that you can't bring food into Mexico...

                Were you able to get a listing of the guests and what rooms they are in? It would be nice for my guests to be able to find each other :)

                I think that's all for now, thanks SO much, in advance, for any info that you can share. I'll be around a LOT between now and when we leave on Nov 12th! :)

                #899 TATrisha

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                Posted 27 October 2008 - 12:43 PM

                rain back-up... if you have a poolside reception then for Akumal the rain backup is Club Coba. It's in the basement of the Akumal Lobby.
                It's almost wedding time! Congratulations!! I have answered below in red.
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                Ladies!

                Now my questions! :)

                Did you ladies do a rehearsal? If so, when did that happen?
                I did not do a rehearsal nor were we allowed to... however I'm sure you could organize your own if you wanted. However, I did notice that with a wedding coordinator they basically tell you where to go and when so you don't really need a rehearsal.

                If you added readings to your ceremony, when did you give the readings to the officiant?
                I added a sand ceremony and I gave the paperwork to the coordinator during the meeting before the wedding. The officiant did NOT read it however. I had a guest do this. So I'm not sure. Sorry.

                Did you meet the officiant before the wedding?
                NOPE

                Were you able to take off your all inclusive bracelets for the wedding and get new ones afterwards? (I don't want the bracelets in my pictures! :) )
                Yup. The wedding couple, bridesmaids/groomsmen, and parents are allowed to cut theirs off for the day.

                Did you do welcome bags in the rooms? If so, how were they distributed? Also, were you able to bring food for the bags? I remember reading that you can't bring food into Mexico...
                I did weclome bags, however I just handed them out. There was a lot of weirdness with our rooms and I didn't trust them to hand them out. I did not have food in mine.

                Were you able to get a listing of the guests and what rooms they are in? It would be nice for my guests to be able to find each other :)
                No. However if you asked VERY nicely they would tell you where they were located (section and approx room number).

                I think that's all for now, thanks SO much, in advance, for any info that you can share. I'll be around a LOT between now and when we leave on Nov 12th! :)
                Best wishes and have fun!!!

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                #900 DaniM82

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                  Posted 28 October 2008 - 05:08 PM

                  Doe anybody happen to have a services list or pricing list for the spa. Either Akumal or Coba. It would help me out sooo much. Thanks




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