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#5291 Tulumbride2013

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    Posted 17 May 2013 - 08:12 AM

    Hi ladies! I've just returned from dreams Tulum for our wedding. Overall it was really great with some bumps in the road. I'll be posting a review soon. In the mean time if anyone has any questions I'll be glad to help!

    #5292 KristinT

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      Posted 17 May 2013 - 02:53 PM

      Originally Posted by Tulumbride2013 

      Hi ladies! I've just returned from dreams Tulum for our wedding. Overall it was really great with some bumps in the road. I'll be posting a review soon. In the mean time if anyone has any questions I'll be glad to help!

      looking forward to your review!!!



      #5293 Tulumbride2013

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        Posted 19 May 2013 - 06:02 AM

        Just posted it:) it may take some time for it to be viewable if it gets reviewed by moderation. If there is anything I can help with let me know. Everyone was so helpful to me before my wedding so I would love to return the favor to you future dreams tulum brides! Ill be adding pics as well



        #5294 Tulumbride2013

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          Posted 19 May 2013 - 06:03 AM



          #5295 Sehausle

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            Posted 20 May 2013 - 05:37 AM

            well it made me a little nervous since I already planned my wedding and cannot decide to not have my wedding there but I will just focus on staying positive at this point : ) ...If they lose my veil I will be floored considering it's cathedral length so I think I'm ok there. I feel terrible for you though since I know how much time/thought/energy/expense goes into picking out what you wear the day of. I am nervous about the menu part though because I spent a lot of money on them....and food is a big deal for me. We had bad food the last time we stayed at an all inclusive (grand palladium) so we chose this place because it was an American owned resort and hoped the food might be a little better....ugh... oh well. 

             

            We are planning on keeping the reception no-frills...classy, simple, and elegant. Were the dinner centerpieces nice? They are not cheap so I was hoping they could stand-alone and look ok. 

             

            Also, we are debating about attending our own cocktail hour so there would be an hour wait before it started while were getting our pictures done. My best friend convinced me I should do this since she said were in mexico people can grab a free drink and wait a little bit, not a big deal. Any thoughts?



            #5296 Tulumbride2013

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              Posted 20 May 2013 - 02:04 PM

              As far as the veil, mine was really small and a birdcage so I'm not so shocked it went missing. She prob thought it was trash! Just keep an eye on what you leave hanging out and about. I didn't mean to disappoint any brides by my review, I am happy with how my day went just felt like things could have gone different. The cocktail hour was cool, we had the ultimate package so we had the mariachi band, but honestly it wasn't anything to write home about, no biggie if you don't have the cocktail hour. If you have the band then ya the cocktail hour is cool cuz at least guests have entertainment. The food is ok, it's just hit or miss really. The stuff that's gross is REALLY gross. I'm not super picky myself, so I didn't care, I never went hungry. We hadn't planned on attending our cocktail hour, but our pics only took like 20-30 mins(my sin was screaming for mom and dad) so we ended up hanging out there. The center pieces we got were cool, but I brought all of my own shells and coral, thy just provided the bowls cuz mine had broke. They were SMALL. For 15$ a piece. I had bought my large square bowls for 10$ a piece so it seemed pretty silly. As far as your menus, just think about what I said about the wind. I even had hand raffia fans and programs, but Landy stuck them into the chair sashes cause they would have blown away. I now know a 5 pm wedding on the beach doesn't need fans. Maybe there is a little something you could get for your menus to help weigh them down. I could have said something about my menus, but by the time I made it to the reception, all of the guests were standing right next to it, so it would have looked and seemed silly for her to run around and put them out at that point. I'll post some pics of my reception shortly:)

              #5297 Tulumbride2013

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                Posted 20 May 2013 - 02:43 PM



                #5298 Tulumbride2013

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                  Posted 20 May 2013 - 04:02 PM

                  you can see the size of the bowls in this picture.they shells on the outside are the ones i provided and they were intended for much larger bowls. overall the setting is pretty tho.

                  this picture is what my centerpeices would have looked like with my bowls. maybe you can see the size comparision in relation to the piece of coral to the bowl



                  #5299 Sehausle

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                    Posted 21 May 2013 - 04:33 AM

                    Your pictures look very nice! Were only using the resort photographer, which makes me extremely nervous but we had a really nice engagement session so that eased my fears and one of our guests is a great photographer.

                     

                    Were doing our reception in the convention center so I think we will be ok with the menu situation. I was just going to buy the dinner flower/candle centerpieces and am not bringing anything else besides menus, wine stoppers, and name cards....those are definitely really small so I hope the flower centerpieces are a little bigger for $60 a piece!

                     

                    Were also doing the ultimate package but wedding in chapel, cocktail hour in lobby terrace, and reception in ballroom. We were thinking of having an outside vendor do the music for the chapel and the trio come for the reception and just not do any music on the lobby terrace....because its outside and we will hear the sounds around us....hoping that works out ok.

                     

                    What was the after-party music like? (was thinking we would move locations after the reception) Did they have bars that were open, and any beach parties?



                    #5300 Tulumbride2013

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                      Posted 21 May 2013 - 05:16 AM

                      Thank you! Those two pics are just guest photos, the one of me with the mariachi band is a resort photog photo. I don't have many yet cause the resort photog did our cocktail hour so they are mostly guest photos. The flower ones should be nice. We had one for our head table and it was large. After our reception we moved to the sugar reef bar for a bit, they have live salsa singers and a small dancing area, and then we went into the Himitsu "club". They clear out the tables from the waiting area and its a little dance club. The music is technoy but they do take requests I believe. I never saw any beach party like past brides have talked about since the disco was closed. The salsa music is cool I'm just not a huge salsa dancer lol so I didn't really fit in.




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