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I though I saw her and her wedding party at the pool! ha!

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i am trying to figure out if we should have a pool side reception with a DJ. has anyone had a bad experince with this. did people find that alot of people danced at the recption with the DJ. for the people who did not have a pool side reception what did you guys do after dinner.

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i am trying to figure out if we should have a pool side reception with a DJ. has anyone had a bad experince with this. did people find that alot of people danced at the recption with the DJ. for the people who did not have a pool side reception what did you guys do after dinner.
It kind of depends how many people you have at your party. It's better if you have a larger group like 35 or more, that'll give you a better odds of people dancing and be able to utilize the DJ and the atmosphere better.

My group only have 24 people and I decided not to do a poolside reception, ( trust me it's not an easy decision!!). We ended up doing our first dance at Daiquiri Bar and danced there for another 2 hours with mainly our party and some other resort guest, it was absolutely FUN!!!

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Set your mind at ease! We had 40 guests with us and every single person was absolutely thrilled and amazed with the resort! We have people planning another trip there next year! It exceeded all of our expectations!!

Waybuloo, we did a welcome dinner (meet & greet) on the 2nd night we were there and it was a breeze. I contacted my WC well in advance to ask about it and she set the whole thing up at one of the quieter buffets. They even made this cute swan heart thing on our table with place markers and everything! Didn't cost us a thing either. Ours was at the Cozumel buffet in the Premier Lobby. :)
Thanks for that info.....am just going to email Jazmin to try & organise for me!!....& I know you shouldn't listen to bad reviews on tripadvisor but it just makes you worry when organising for so many people!!......I am officially ignoring any bad reviews from now on....smile120.gif

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I'm back!! The whole week and wedding was unbelievable... but can I just stress to you ladies getting married during the summer months to be prepared for the heat! WHOAH! It was insanely hot! I'll be writing a full review and be happy to answer any questions... will post some pics soon!

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I have just been quoted $8 for the two hours for the Special coctails at poolside reception....beer, wine, margheritas & something else. Also $190 per hour for the DJ.....however DJ Bijan from Mayan vibes has quoted me $150 per hour & I know a couple of brides from here who have had him on here & swankster is having him tomorow & they all say he is fantastic. Originally from New York so speaks english & Jazmin at Tulum has said it is ok that I book him so that is what I am going to do!!

We did the special cocktails and it was $5 per hour for first hour and $3 for each additional hour... I think we paid around $330 or something like that... but there were more choices than what they tell you... and our reception ended up being basically on one side of the snack bar which has almost a full bar so if anyone needed anything they could get it there... but I didn't notice anyone doing this so I think we had something for everyone.

DJ Bijan was AWESOME! You can't beat the quality and price... he played a wonderful mix and had just the right amount of lights. His wife accompanied him and took tons of video... I can't wait to see if they do anything with it. he was so easy to work with, played my list of songs and added a couple of his own as well as took requests as they came. I would highly recommend him to anyone!

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Okay GBP Brides.... I need to be talked down off the ledge. Can you help?

I am starting to panic about the resort itself. We have 46 people coming with us (way more than we expected) and we have never been to the resort. I've been having nightmares about the resort being disappointing, guests hating it and everyone getting sick.

Can anyone who has stayed at the resort help to set my mind at ease?
DON'T WORRY! I'll be honest... when we first arrived there were a couple people who had air conditioning issues and mini bar not being cold issues... other than that everyone was completely happy. And all the issues were worked out for the most part. I think one building didn't have air for a day or 2 but it was ok since we all hung out by the pool/beach anyway.

As for people being sick... we did have a couple that did get sick. My aunt was sick almost the whole time. She got antibiotics from the pharmacy and started feeling better only on the last day or 2. Other people got sick here and there but nothing that ruined anyones times. I keep thinking it was from all the eating and drinking... we're not used to eating such big grand meals every meal of the day for 7 days straight - plus all the fruity drinks. I bought some probiotics for my FI, daughter and I... we took them everyday and none of us had any issues.

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i am trying to figure out if we should have a pool side reception with a DJ. has anyone had a bad experince with this. did people find that alot of people danced at the recption with the DJ. for the people who did not have a pool side reception what did you guys do after dinner.
We were supposed to have a poolside reception with DJ but the one day it rained was on my wedding day - go figure! It held out enough for the ceremony and actually for the reception but Jazmin didn't want the DJ to worry about his equipment getting wet so she put us on the north side of the snack bar Las Olas... I was so worried this was not going to be as nice but it was even better than I had hoped and am glad it was moved. We had a nice dance floor, shelter area, super close to bathrooms and bar... plus we had some of the snack part tables/chairs for the older people to sit...it was absolutely perfect! I'm surprised they don't offer that more often. they decorated it too - lots of white rope lights and white table covers. They used the chairs from the ceremony with my sashes too. It was all so perfect.. will write a full review and post pics soon!

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I'm back!! The whole week and wedding was unbelievable... but can I just stress to you ladies getting married during the summer months to be prepared for the heat! WHOAH! It was insanely hot! I'll be writing a full review and be happy to answer any questions... will post some pics soon!
Congrats and welcome back swankster!! I think I saw you and your wedding party at the pool!!

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Welcome back to both of you!!! Can you both believe that it is all over alreadyhuh.gif

Swankster, can't wait to read your review...you know I'll be full of lots of questions!!

How did everything at the Spa work out??

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Congrats and welcome back swankster!! I think I saw you and your wedding party at the pool!!
You did? On the wedding day or actually IN the pool... swimming/drinking etc?? I wish you would've said something :)

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Welcome back to both of you!!! Can you both believe that it is all over alreadyhuh.gif
Swankster, can't wait to read your review...you know I'll be full of lots of questions!!
How did everything at the Spa work out??
The spa was ok... I had my makeup done and I didn't feel like they made me look dramatic enough.. not that I wanted to look obscene but I wear more make up on a daily basis than what Francisco made me look like. So instead of speaking up i ended up adding more eye make up in my room. But if you like a more natural look it was perfect. Oh and it was pouring rain right when I was done so they gave me a large umbrella and also had a guys escort me to the bellboy and got me a private car to my room so I wouldn't get wet! so nice!

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WELCOME BACK!!! I cannot wait to hear more and read your review. And of COURSE see pictures! I bet you were just a gorgeous bride!

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