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I had the same thing happen to me! I was planning my reception at the dolphin pool, but turns out another bride had chosen it before me. I'm having my reception at the relax pool now too. I'm not too worried about the lighting situation. I hear there is a big spot light, and I'm planning on bringing paper lanterns and luminaries with me to help light it up a bit. You could also get the under table lighting which would be really nice. I figure you would have the same lighting issues at the relax pool as you would for a beach reception.

 

starlitK was a DT bride who had her reception at the relax pool and it looked great. http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/forum/thread/45414/starlitk-s-planning-thread

 

I'm planning on doing 2 long rectangle tables for my reception, instead of a bunch of round tables. I think the relax pool will look really nice with long tables because of the long pool deck!
 

Originally Posted by SaraMexicoBride View Post

So Aurora just emailed me and told me I couldn't have my reception at the dolphin pool because someone is having theirs at seaside grill.  I didn't realize how close they were.  So now she said I have to have it at the other pool terrace.  Has anyone had theirs here?  I heard it's a lot darker.  I'm really disapointed, I kinda had my heart set on the dolphin one.  Also, I'm getting married on a tuesday and someone told me that they have a festival on tuesdays that is close to the relaxation pool.  I'm pretty concerned, does anyone have any advice?



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Originally Posted by pineapplebride View Post

I had the same thing happen to me! I was planning my reception at the dolphin pool, but turns out another bride had chosen it before me. I'm having my reception at the relax pool now too. I'm not too worried about the lighting situation. I hear there is a big spot light, and I'm planning on bringing paper lanterns and luminaries with me to help light it up a bit. You could also get the under table lighting which would be really nice. I figure you would have the same lighting issues at the relax pool as you would for a beach reception.

 

starlitK was a DT bride who had her reception at the relax pool and it looked great. http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/forum/thread/45414/starlitk-s-planning-thread

 

I'm planning on doing 2 long rectangle tables for my reception, instead of a bunch of round tables. I think the relax pool will look really nice with long tables because of the long pool deck!
 


 

Ladies, I'm panicking... please HELP! 

 

Exact same situation for me... I asked for Dolphin Pool Terrace and was given Relax Pool Terrace because Dolphin was already booked (10 Mar 2011).  I'm okay with that, but I'm very concerned about the number of paper lanterns.  I told Aurora I would be bringing them... She basically said, that's great... setup is $150 and that 25-30 will be enough for the area.  25-30!!!!!!!  There are only 12 of us... I only bought 8 12" lanterns, because I thought that would be enough for 2 6-person tables.  Does this sound right to anybody else?  I had a look at starlitK's planning thread (thanks pineapplebride!) and she had 39 lanterns for 42 guests.  I seriously need a sanity check on this one as we are leaving in 10 days sad.gif

 

We are also getting 20 luminaries from the resort, but that would be it for lighting.

 

Side question: Does anybody know if you can buy large starfish (for lining the aisle) in Playa del Carmen?  I've been holding off ordering them online...

 

Thanks so much!

 

 


 

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I'm bringing about 30 lanterns with me. I think it is just a matter of preference on how many you want. You can ask them just to hang the lanterns you have over the tables, and that would look really good! If you look at starlitk's reception set up, she had the lanterns covering a really large area and she had a lot more tables.

 

What are you doing for centerpieces? You could incorporate candles to add extra lighting. Or, if you are doing floral centerpieces you can add a floralyte in each vase to add light. http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Doffice-products&field-keywords=floralyte&x=0&y=0  I wouldn't panic about the lighting situation though, they do so many weddings they must have it figured out!

 

I really have no clue about getting starfish once you are there. I like the idea of lining the aisle with them though, I was thinking of doing something similar because the flowers are expensive!

 

Can you please please please post pics of your reception at the relax pool after you get back! I would love to see it because there aren't many pictures!!
 

Originally Posted by LaLastMinute View Post


 

Ladies, I'm panicking... please HELP! 

 

Exact same situation for me... I asked for Dolphin Pool Terrace and was given Relax Pool Terrace because Dolphin was already booked (10 Mar 2011).  I'm okay with that, but I'm very concerned about the number of paper lanterns.  I told Aurora I would be bringing them... She basically said, that's great... setup is $150 and that 25-30 will be enough for the area.  25-30!!!!!!!  There are only 12 of us... I only bought 8 12" lanterns, because I thought that would be enough for 2 6-person tables.  Does this sound right to anybody else?  I had a look at starlitK's planning thread (thanks pineapplebride!) and she had 39 lanterns for 42 guests.  I seriously need a sanity check on this one as we are leaving in 10 days sad.gif

 

We are also getting 20 luminaries from the resort, but that would be it for lighting.

 

Side question: Does anybody know if you can buy large starfish (for lining the aisle) in Playa del Carmen?  I've been holding off ordering them online...

 

Thanks so much!

 

 


 



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Thanks so much... I really needed to hear it from someone else... It just sounded so unreasonable to me.  I think I will just have them hung over the tables.  We really don't need much light for dancing.  The luminaries should be pleny to circle the 'dance floor.'

 

I hadn't really thought about centerpieces... We are going shopping in Playa del Carmen the day after we arrive.  I might pick up some vases (as other brides have) and put the bridesmaid bouquets in them.  The floralyte is a great idea!  Thanks for the link cheesy.gif

 

I wish I could remember whose review I saw the starfish in, because it looked so cool.  If I can't find starfish, I'll just have to improvise.  Northernflasher told me I could find just about anything I need for a destination wedding in PDC.... maybe line the aisle with maracas or cacti if I can't find starfish? cool.gif  I agree that the flowers are way too expensive!

 

I will absolutely post pics of the reception area when I get back (well in time for your wedding)... This thread has been SO helpful and I really want to return the favor.

 

PS  To any brides who were thinking about getting flowers for their bridesmaids' hair, Aurora quoted me $15 + tax each and said the flowers available are white orchids or white lilies... my girls are going to have to go with something else, cuz white just won't match.  Their dresses are 'sangria.'  I feel bad because I offered it up as an option.

 


 

Originally Posted by pineapplebride View Post

I'm bringing about 30 lanterns with me. I think it is just a matter of preference on how many you want. You can ask them just to hang the lanterns you have over the tables, and that would look really good! If you look at starlitk's reception set up, she had the lanterns covering a really large area and she had a lot more tables.

 

What are you doing for centerpieces? You could incorporate candles to add extra lighting. Or, if you are doing floral centerpieces you can add a floralyte in each vase to add light. http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Doffice-products&field-keywords=floralyte&x=0&y=0  I wouldn't panic about the lighting situation though, they do so many weddings they must have it figured out!

 

I really have no clue about getting starfish once you are there. I like the idea of lining the aisle with them though, I was thinking of doing something similar because the flowers are expensive!

 

Can you please please please post pics of your reception at the relax pool after you get back! I would love to see it because there aren't many pictures!!
 


 

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Hey I was just wondering what is the best way to transport my wedding dress. I plan on taking it on the flight with me but not sure what I should do with it in flight?

 

Also where is a good place to buy hanging lanterns? Aurora said I should bring battery operated lanterns....

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Originally Posted by Amykat View Post

 

Hey I was just wondering what is the best way to transport my wedding dress. I plan on taking it on the flight with me but not sure what I should do with it in flight?

 

Also where is a good place to buy hanging lanterns? Aurora said I should bring battery operated lanterns....

 

I was trying to figure out the wedding dress transport thing myself (mostly because Thomas Cook airlines only allows hand luggage that is 46cmx28cmx23cm and a max of 5kg...) and I think I found a solution, since I just have to bring it as a carry-on. Today, I ordered a wedding dress travel box from www.dressinabox.co.uk   I found the website by googling 'wedding dress travel boxes'... You should be able to find a similar website in the US. 

 

I ordered my paper lanterns (12 LED round paper battery lanterns) from paperlanternstore.com  They have a really good selection.  I haven't seen them yet, because I had them shipped to my parents to bring, but fingers crossed, they'll be awesome!  Good luck Amykat

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I ordered my paper lanterns from the paperlanternstore.com and they are perfect! I chose not to do the battery powered one because you can just do the throwies for them and save a bunch that way.  As for your dress ask if they can hang it for you and if not unfortunately you'll just have to fold it and put it in the overhead. 

 

Currently I'm trying to make the decision on changing our cocktail hour from one of the lobby areas to the beach.  Part of me thinks it might be nice to keep it on the beach so I can watch over the reception set-up, but not sure if the brief air conditioning would be the best option. 

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Thanks for the tips!!!

 

I am having my reeption on the beach also. So I think it would be nice to have an indoor cocktail hr. I dont remember seeing the option but that is what I would like to do :)

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Hello ladies! We decided to go with the sound system and Ipod dock for the ceremony - however - we don't necessarily have the Ipod - we have a Microsoft Zune. Do any of you know if the Ipod doc the resort uses has a headphone jack? I can buy an adapter for our Zune and it's basically a headphone jack to plug into the system. If anyone knows that would be helpful - or else, I'll have to borrow an Ipod from someone or figure something else out. Thanks!

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Amykat and vlynnw,

 

I arranged to have my cocktail hour on the lobby terrace.  I got the idea from VioletVixen's wedding review: http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/forum/thread/60860/violetvixen-s-dreams-tulum-review-june-19-2010-photos-included

 

She said, "Cocktail Hour
4:30 pm, Lobby Terrace

This was a lovely location for our cocktail hour; I totally recommend it. Thereâ€s a roof overhead which made it a great, shaded respite after the ceremony on the beach. Itâ€s quiet and away from the main activity areas of the resort. The wedding coordinator clears the area and does not permit other hotel guests to use the terrace during this time. We had private servers who brought us a round of champagne, and then were available for any other drink orders. Guests can also pop right inside to get a drink at the lobby bar if they prefer, or just to cool off in the a/c."

 

Aurora didn't bat an eye when I requested it.  I'll be able to report back in a couple of weeks on how it is.

 

Leaving in 6 days... us + 10!!!  Can't wait  cheers.gif
 

Originally Posted by Amykat View Post

Thanks for the tips!!!

 

I am having my reeption on the beach also. So I think it would be nice to have an indoor cocktail hr. I dont remember seeing the option but that is what I would like to do :)



 

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