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#171 SunBride

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    Posted 04 August 2008 - 09:50 PM

    Originally Posted by Madbride2009
    Hi all!

    ***Interested in more information on the following, if anyone has some time***

    1. Going through Sandra, the group sales person, for booking rooms
    2. The "Platinum Menu"... has anyone used this... it was offered as an upgrade if we signed a contract for rooms...
    3. Photos of us at a ruin... any ruin... in our gown and suit. What do we do?
    4. Top choices for reception locations? Does it really matter to book it private?

    Thanks and congratulations to all of us!
    Welcome to our thread! I'll add you to our bride list.

    In terms of question 3, as Bianca said, wedding photography is not allowed at the ruins. I learned that the hard way You can read about my experience in my review (I think it's one of the last things in my review). As said in my review you could sneak your way in by only putting on your wedding clothes when you get inside the ruins, but that is your risk (Laura, one of our other brides, did it and got fabulous photos!)

    In terms of question 4, it's all a matter of personal preference. The seaside grill seems to be the most popular option I think. In terms of whether you go private or not I think it depends on if you want to do dancing and speeches. For those you'd want to go private but if it's just a dinner, than it's up to you whether you mind having strangers there (I personally would not mind, I would just consider it more as a dinner than as a formal reception). You have to decide what you want to get out of your reception. But read the new policy about the restaurants carefully because it has recently gotten much harder to book the restaurants privately.

    #172 neen

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      Posted 04 August 2008 - 09:57 PM

      Originally Posted by amodew
      Thanks for the info Neen. Could you elaborate more on the ballroom terrace/patio you mentioned? Would you happen to have any pics? How many people would fit there? etc.

      My fiancee and all the guys are doing a fishing day with Capt Rick's as well. The best man was in the Mayan Riviera this past spring and went on Capt. Rick's and he said it was one of the best fishing expeditions he's been on. The size of boat depends on how may people will be going.
      There is a picture of the convention center terrace on Page 2 of this thread (near the bottom of the page). You could probably fit a max of 50 fully covered (i.e. if you're using it as a rain location), and probably another 25 or so if you don't need to worry about staying away from the edges. It is a bit buggy over there, so if you use that location, I'd reco giving your guests Off wipes of setting up cintronella candles around the perimeter.

      Did everyone but me know that cintronella candles ATTRACT bugs so you're supposed to light them and place it away from where you'll be hanging out so all the bugs stay near the candle, not your party? Sorry, totally random, but just found out :)

      Thanks for the info about Captain Rick. I also read on another thread that Cancun Catamarans does great excursions, so I'm going to check prices with both of them and then make a decision. FYI - Capt Rick's told me that for a January excursion, we should book by/around mid-November...so 2-3 months in advance.

      #173 B&J2008

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        Posted 04 August 2008 - 10:00 PM

        Thanks for all the info Neen. You answered so many questions that I still have and my wedding is just two months away. You Rock!

        #174 ashjanbro

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          Posted 04 August 2008 - 10:19 PM


          You are a rockstar! Thank you for answering a lot of questions for us. Having found out that we can bring our own bows for the chairs was a real winner for me. Also, the tiip regarding the hairstylist Angelina.

          thank you again.

          #175 Dreams425

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            Posted 04 August 2008 - 10:20 PM

            MadBride - I have the Platinum Menu if you want to PM me for it.

            Neen - Thanks for all the info!! hope you had a fun pre-wedding trip :) How can I get in touch with Captain Rick for a fishing charter?

            Thank you for the photog info...I had already emailed the address given for the resort photog but didn't find him to be very helpful. He actually tried to persuade me to book directly through him as oposed to waiting to do it at the resort. Anyone else experienced this? I will try to email him again for specific pricing and times.

            Congrats SunBride! Well deserved!

            #176 can't wait!

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              Posted 05 August 2008 - 12:37 AM

              Hi ladies! I was looking at Amy and Andy's wedding video (which was amazing!) and decided to google Dreams Tulum on youtube.
              Well...found a wedding video! woo!hoo!
              Don't think the bride is on this forum but I figured we would all appreciate seeing another fellow DT bride tie the knot.

              Here's the link.

              YouTube - lisa and grant

              #177 rabbitnow

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                Posted 05 August 2008 - 01:10 AM

                Hello All - Well I am down to the wire and am very excited as well as nerviuse

                I really hope that this not highly active huracane season continues since I only have 2 month to go

                screen name:rabbitnow
                Couple: Roman and Anna
                Date and time: October 7th 2008 5pm
                Package: Ultimate
                Ceremony: Legal
                Wedding Coordinator: Who knows?
                Number of guests: about30
                Ceremony Location: Beachfront
                Reception Location: TBD
                Photographer: Resort
                Videographer: the one included in package for the resort
                Special arrangements: Bond fire for non-rehersal rehersal dinner, deep sea fishing for the etire group, excursions to the ruins and swimming with the dalphins, diving and snorkling excursion

                Looking forward to wrapping up my planning with all of you ladies

                #178 SunBride

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                  Posted 05 August 2008 - 10:59 AM

                  Originally Posted by can't wait!
                  Hi ladies! I was looking at Amy and Andy's wedding video (which was amazing!) and decided to google Dreams Tulum on youtube.
                  Well...found a wedding video! woo!hoo!
                  Don't think the bride is on this forum but I figured we would all appreciate seeing another fellow DT bride tie the knot.

                  Here's the link.

                  YouTube - lisa and grant
                  oh, I was excited about a wedding video, but it's actually a picture slideshow. (As a side note, it's definitely recent seeing as I notice they copied my aisle & gazebo flowers)

                  It would be so great to get somebody's video from the resort videographer.

                  Anyways, here's another picture slideshow that was on youtube

                  YouTube - Daroline Wedding - June 28 2008

                  #179 SBlake

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                    Posted 05 August 2008 - 11:59 AM

                    Neen, you are so ahead of the game! Thanks a ton for all the info. I guess I need to get going with planning, I'm a bit behind! I'm getting nervous that I don't have it all together. I'm sure there are still beautiful places available for our cocktail hour, maybe around the pool? Any suggestions from other brides would be much appreciated!

                    #180 cendcar

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                      Posted 05 August 2008 - 12:07 PM

                      Hi ladies,

                      Neen- Your Q&A with Landy was so helpful. I actually just sent Landy an email last week with about 4 of the questions that you posted. Since I have not heard back from her, it was good to get the answers from you.

                      Question: I have a beach ceremony planned but did not know that there were 2 spots to choose from (did not do a pre-trip). It sounds like the Southside of the beach next to SG is the way to go.

                      What confuses me is everyone seems to be having their reception at the Seaside Grill except I do not remember that being an option for the reception. I was told beach, patio terrace or Ballroom. Is the Seaside Grill Reception an extra charge or is this part of the package? I currently have my reception scheduled for the Patio Terrace but am now thinking of changing it to SG but am worried about extra charges.

                      Ladies, please advise!

                      You are the best!

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