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Originally Posted by amanda2 View Post

 

We will have around 70 guests, am I right in thinking I read that the pool terraces won't hold that many?  I may be wrong, I have read so many things at this point!

I believe you are correct.  I can't find the documentation that I had but I asked the wedding planner this at one point last year, and I think you can only have up to about 45 people at the pool.  I don't remember exactly but I'm pretty sure it won't accomodate 70 people because at one point I was expecting that many guests.  I would email her to make sure.  I think the only places that may accomodate that many people is the beach and the ballroom.....maybe the Seaside Grill but you'd have to ask.

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If you new brides-to-be have any questions, don't hesitate to ask.  This forum was very helpful to me so ask away.  I'll help if I can!

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Originally Posted by BeaBride View Post

 

We hired a DJ - DJ Bijan from Mayanvibes for our 55 person wedding reception for 4 hours.  We had him do our ceremony music in the chapel for 30 minutes as well.  For $850.00, it was totally worth it for us as we had a great time dancing at our reception at the Seaside Grill.  We had a huge list of songs ranging from the 1950s to now in order to give him a taste of the fun songs we were looking for...plus the more subtle dinner music, first dance, etc.  If we changed our minds on timing or something we wanted to play at the moment, he was able to do it no problem.  I actually didn't include a father/daughter dance so when it was time, I went over to him and asked if he could play a country song that would reflect the occasion and he nailed it.  I loved that I didn't have to micromanage him.  He knew what to do and how to keep the reception moving.  DJ Bijan was extremely easy and prompt to deal with via email.  We email money transferred him our $200.00 deposit in CAD to hold him for our wedding.  He was nice enough to let us pay him in CAD since he's a Canadian living in Mexico.  The final amount was paid with Paypal in USD the day of the ceremony.  He also gave us the option to pay in cash.

 

The ceremony sound was not as good as good unfortunately.  I'm not sure why that was.  The music itself was fine but the microphone kept cutting out and it wasn't loud enough when people were speaking into it.  Like I said, I'm not sure if that was the resort's mic system or his or whether Kiko, the minister wasn't holding it properly.

 

Anyway, that's what I can tell you about having a DJ.  It all depends on what you want to spend but we found DJ Bijan to be affordable for 4.5 hours of play when comparing prices at the time.   I think you can definitely get away with having an ipod but you need someone to man it if you're planning on having speeches, special dances, games, etc....which is what we did.  I think some brides have brought ipods and had a resort sound guy manage it as well.  That may be a cheaper option but I'm not sure.  Hope that helps!

CORRECTION!: We paid $750.00 NOT $850.00 for 4.5 hrs of play

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Originally Posted by BeaBride View Post

 

CORRECTION!: We paid $750.00 NOT $850.00 for 4.5 hrs of play

How did you hire this DJ?  Through the resort, or was he a vendor you brought in separate?  

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The DJ was an outside vendor so we had to pay the $120.00 vendor fee to the resort to bring him in. He came alone with his equipment and he brought his own lighting which he placed around his DJ table.  The table was supplied by the resort.

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Originally Posted by Sehausle View Post

 

Hi ladies,

 

I need your help...were trying to decide what to do as a thank-you to our parents . We are definitely going to buy  them one of the hard bound wedding photography  books once we get back & get our photos, but we also discussed possibly buying an excursion for all of us (6 people in total). The problem is his parents have some medical issues with strenous activitiy and my parents are very active people...We also would like to keep costs down if possible. Any suggestions for something all of us would enjoy?

I thought when I was at the Dreams Tulum, one of their excursions included a dinner cruise but I'm not sure.  That may be something that you could all enjoy together, but I don't know what that runs for.  If you're interested in excursions, I'm sure you could email your wedding planner and they could forward you the link/email addresses of a company that offers excursions.  Because we booked our trip to Mexico through Air Canada Vacations, our group ended up booking all of our excursions through them as well. They have a rep at the resort, we booked once we got there, and it was actually cheaper for us that way. Maybe see if you can contact a rep with your travel provider if you're looking for an excursion.

 

Also, the spa offers services for reasonable prices.  You could book services through them ahead of time which is what I did via email to ensure all our appointments were booked before getting to the resort.  FYI: If you pre-book you appointments at the spa, I would make sure to confirm them once you get there to avoid any confusion.  If you have the ultimate package, you could even use the services included for someone else.  I know one of the past brides did this.

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I'm very confused how much to bring...when I think about it I get completely overwhelmed. I think definitely organza chair ties for the ceremony, and then table decos as I'm not sure how much more I can possibly cram into other people's bags?

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