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#3501 maxandkatie

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    Posted 15 March 2010 - 11:48 AM

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    Aurora told me it was SOFT... no high heels for me! I'm going barefoot...

    The sand is soft! My husband and I both went barefoot and so did our little flower girls and ringbearers. The sand was not hot at all. It was absolutely awesome to be barefoot!!

    #3502 maxandkatie

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      Posted 15 March 2010 - 12:10 PM

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      MaxandKatie thank you so much for an update. I am floored at how helpful this site is that even after your wedding is over you come back and help us out - so nice!
      I am interested in doing the ruins and snorkeling with my guests. I noticed that you can book online before you get there, but I think remember reading somewhere in this thread that it might be cheaper to book through the hotel or pay at the gate once you are there. Do you have any recommendations on this? I am looking for the cheapest option. Also, did you guys do a guided tour? If so, is that worth it?
      It was a $7 cab ride to the ruins and $7 to return. It was 51 pesos ($5) to get into the ruins. I'm not sure how much the guided tour is....it seemed like a lot of people were doing that, but you are able to book that at the entrance of the ruins. There were also a lot of people not doing the guided tour. I think it would be nice to do the guided tour if you have a group. They have english speaking tour guides, so no worries on that front. You can book everything at the resort too. They are very helpful. There are a bunch of different excrsion options for going to the ruins. We talked to the Amstar rep at the resort and it looks like the prices online on their website are similar to the ones that they offer at the reosrt. (Amstar dmc Mexico. Mexico is a treasure trove of exciting, fun, adventurous, romantic, cultural, family oriented & educational experiences.) If you look under water activities, we did the Mayan Adventure which is a snorkeling excursion with 3 different drop points. It was pretty cool. I've never snorkeled and I really enjoyed it. If you look under adventure, we almost did the Tulum Xtreme which includes a guided tour of the ruins, ziplining and rapelling. We decided to just go see the ruins because we didn't have a lot of time.

      I think you could go either way as far as booking (online ahead of time or at the resort). I do recommend going to the ruins first thing as it gets pretty crowded. The ruins open at 9am and I would recommend getting there at 9am.

      I hope this helps. PM me if you need further details or anything else I can help with.

      #3503 maxandkatie

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        Posted 15 March 2010 - 12:13 PM

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        Is that near the gazebo by the Seaside Grill? Do you think it will take away from the privacy of that gazebo? Maybe it will be a free option for a covered outdoor reception rather than having to rent out the Seaside Grill. If so, fingers crossed that it is done by November;-)


        Yes, it is near the gazebo by the seaside grill. It is far enough away from the gazebo so it will not take away from the privacy of it. How many people will you have? It may work if you have less than 10, but even then it might be too small. I should have taken a pic of it!

        #3504 maxandkatie

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          Posted 15 March 2010 - 12:20 PM

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          Hey all. I will most likely do my reception at one of the pools. I am trying to plan dinner centerpieces and am thinking of doing paper lanterns surrounded by flower petals. Does anyone know if the pools are protected any from the wind or do you think these items might blow away?
          It gets pretty windy even by the pools. There's always a chance if the paper lanterns are not held down by something heavy that they will blow away. petals will definitely blow away. I used different sized starfish on my tables around the centerpiece and it looked really pretty. I ordered them from orientaltrading.com. If there was a way to use tape or some sort of adhesive to hold the petals to the table cloth, that might work. Not sure how tape sticks to table cloth material.

          #3505 taranyc

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            Posted 15 March 2010 - 02:43 PM

            Originally Posted by AchiCAp0547
            Aurora told me it was SOFT... no high heels for me! I'm going barefoot...



            Hi. When we did our site tour in December, there was a wedding setup that had a sand-colored runner. I am not sure if Dreams provided it, but I really like the look it created up to the "alter."

            I hope these photos come out, I had to resize them 15 times in order to make them small enough to upload. I'm trying to research how to add photos....I'm going to need to know this for my planning thread. :)


            Just in case, I uploaded them to Flickr as well:




            #3506 taranyc

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              Posted 15 March 2010 - 03:08 PM

              here is good advice I just found on Katie's planning thread...from Sunbride...

              You should get a photobucket account to upload your pictures. It's really easy to use (there is a thread of instructions on this forum. see below). Then you can upload the rest of your planning stuff, and also post pictures of your wedding.

              Best Destination Wedding Forum ~ The Ultimate Destination Wedding Resource

              Forum: t16832

              #3507 AchiCAp0547

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                Posted 16 March 2010 - 09:27 AM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by taranyc
                Originally Posted by AchiCAp0547
                Aurora told me it was SOFT... no high heels for me! I'm going barefoot...



                Hi. When we did our site tour in December, there was a wedding setup that had a sand-colored runner. I am not sure if Dreams provided it, but I really like the look it created up to the "alter."

                I hope these photos come out, I had to resize them 15 times in order to make them small enough to upload. I'm trying to research how to add photos....I'm going to need to know this for my planning thread. :)


                Just in case, I uploaded them to Flickr as well:

                Dreams Tulum Images - a set on Flickr


                xoxoxo,tt
                Oh those pictures are beautiful- I CANT WAIT =)

                #3508 bsf&jpg

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                  Posted 16 March 2010 - 12:05 PM

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                  Names: Betty & Jose
                  Date & Time: 7/31/10 @ 4pm
                  Wedding package: Love Pkg
                  Wedding extras (through the resort): maybe basket of petals for the flower girl.
                  Outside vendors (cost charged by vendor and any fees charged by the resort): we are looking to book Octavio as our photorgapher
                  Type of ceremony: Civil
                  Coordinator: Aurora
                  Number of guests: 20-25
                  Ceremony location and time: I think the South end beach at 4pm
                  Cocktail hour location and time: Maybe by the Dolphin pool. not too sure yet.
                  Reception location and time: Same as cocktail
                  Photographer: Octavio
                  Videographer: Resort
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                  See my review for ….

                  #3509 starlitk

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                    Posted 16 March 2010 - 01:08 PM

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                    Hi Starlitk, thanks so much for the info. I looked through your wedding pages NUMEROUS times lol!! (btw, it was gorgeous and I would love love love for my wedding to look like yours! So I am stealing SOME ideas ;-) but not all!) I will bring down some white Christmas lights... I should have bought them when they went on sale in December, errr, I hope I can find them now.
                    xoxo
                    Thanks! I'm happy to share templates if you're interested. Just PM me!

                    Also, I finally posted the link to our pro photographer's entire gallery. I was thinking that it might be helpful for brides to see the lighting/darkness in our photos by the relaxed pool. The link is now in my signature, but this is it, too:

                    Kristina and Matt Presented By http://www.leografia.com/

                    In these pics, you'll be able to see pictures from:
                    - Our welcome dinner at DT's Caribbean party which includes tons of pics from the fire dancer show (under "day before").
                    - Our cocktail hour at the Patio Terrace (at the beginning under "reception")
                    - The lighting at our relax pool-side reception ("Reception")
                    - I'll give a warning that some pictures near the end of the "reception" folder will seem strange for a wedding reception. It downpoured rain at our outdoor reception (right after our first dances) and we had 42 crazy/loving guests with us. Near the end of the pics, we are drenched! Some guests were already soaked, so they jumped in the pool, someone rescued our cake (which we ate with our hands at El Patio) and then we all moved to the disco to dance the night away (so you can also also see photos of what "Desires" the disco looks like). It was strange and not as we planned it, but it was our wedding (and I loved it as it was).

                    #3510 DiamondGirl

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                      Posted 16 March 2010 - 01:09 PM

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                      I agree - I was just there in Feb for a site visit between Wed - Sun and they did not have fire dancers on Saturday - they had some martial arts group. Friday was carribean night. I too think they change the schedule frequently too.

                      I'm really disappointed that they don't allow bonfires anymore - I was actually thinking doing that one night -

                      Hi, I'm in the process of choosing a resort but before I do, I'd like to do a site visit since my potential wedding date won't be till sometime in the fall of 2011. Did DT provide a discount for accomodations due to a site visit for potential wedding venue? I've read on websites that some resorts either give you a free night stay or at a discounted price.

                      All suggestions and information from all would be greatly appreciated :)

                      -Sheila




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