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#841 suntansam

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    Posted 16 November 2008 - 08:21 PM

    hi there- still one of those girls tyring to lock down my final choice of resort and highly highly considering DT!! trying to get all the details i can esp regarding cost.

    Can someone clarify something for me.... lets say i get the biggest package available.... do i still owe 750 for a private reception

    I really want to do a private reception on the beach but i really wasnt clear on if i need to pay this fee above because im trying to add everything up as far as sound system, dance floor etc, and were expecting 50+ people so its all gonna add up fast!!!



    #842 BC Bride2be

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      Posted 16 November 2008 - 08:31 PM

      BRIDE LIST (NAME & DATE)[/B]

      Newlyweds:

      2007

      Tuluminjune - June ?? 2007: http://bestdestinati...com/forum/t6247
      Lucky_K72 and lambert13 - July 4 2007 : http://bestdestinati...com/forum/t6886 & http://bestdestinati...com/forum/t6896 & http://bestdestinati...com/forum/t7590
      Laura_b - July 7 2007: http://bestdestinati...com/forum/t7952
      LisaG - August 3 2007 LisaG's photos by resort photog
      David_and_Laura - October 26 2007: http://bestdestinati...om/forum/t12951 & Trash the Dress pictures
      calyx6 - November 3 2007
      donandcorri - November 23 2007: http://bestdestinati...om/forum/t12201 & DonandCorri's photobook
      DreamsTulumBride - December 12 2007: http://bestdestinati...om/forum/t12905 & Link to Dreamstulumbride's pics on Elizabeth's blog

      2008

      bride_2_b08 - January 10 2008
      SunBride - April 1 2008 http://bestdestinati...om/forum/t18711 & http://bestdestinati...om/forum/t19097 & SunBride's Professional Photos!
      SaharaTulumWedding - April 10 2008
      Leamil - April 19 2008 Leamil's photos by del Sol associate photographer Vincent
      Iowachik22 - April 26 2008 "I just got back" post & Iowachik22's photos
      AmyInMI - May 10 2008
      Debla1 - May 10 2008
      babycow - May 17 2008 http://bestdestinati...om/forum/t27334 Babycow's photos by Vanessa Vargas
      Olive - May 20 2008
      Julieanddonnie - May ? 2008 - Julie's review & Julieanddonnie's professional photos (resort photog) & Other photos (non professional)
      chibi411 - June 4 2008 http://bestdestinati...om/forum/t23169
      Ellsbells - June 14, 2008
      phalstead - June 18,2008
      Sannjn - June 23 2008 - Sannjn's review & answer to a few questions
      monikabrandon2008 - June 27 2008 http://bestdestinati...om/forum/t24460 & Monikabrandon's pro pics by cecilia dumas
      tcole07 - July 26, 2008
      Theresa08 - August 18, 2008 Teresa08's review & a few pics

      ***the following brides were moved to other resorts due to the temporary closure of Dreams Tulum***
      rabbitnow - October 7, 2008 – Dreams Cancun
      Piggy - October 9 - Barcelo Maya Palace
      Trisha0612 - October 10 - Paradisus Riviera Cancun Trisha0612's LONG Paradisus Review
      B&J2008 - October 11 - Paradisus Riviera Cancun I'm Back! A Few Non-Pro Teasers w/ few from Jean-Marcus! *Pics*
      cendcar - October 27 - Paradisus Riviera Cancun Carina's Paradisus Riviera Cancun Review- Part 1
      Jodylynn007 - November 1 2008 – Secrets Maroma Beach
      Mel88 - November 1 2008 - Paradisus Riviera Cancun
      Alin & Mako - November 8, 08 – Barcelo Maya Palace
      Nueland - November 12 - Barcelo Maya Palace
      Dreamstbride - November 13 - Barcelo Maya Palace
      MonoAmor - November 13 - Barcelo Maya Palace
      Meggzilla - November 14 - Barcelo Maya Palace
      ***resort reopened November 15 2008***

      Upcoming brides

      2008

      chandrathebride – (Previously November 21 200 - Postponed (March 2009?)
      Sisterofthebrideerica – Sister’s wedding November 22 2008
      can't wait! - November 28 2008
      Bonita - November 29 2008
      amy706 - December 5 2008 (Site visit review and pics - Dreams Tulum)
      Niels408 - December 7, 2008
      Callie - December 15 2008
      Tulum in December - December 18 2008
      Amesharp - December 20 2008
      Amodew - December 30 2008

      2009

      Seahagamy - January 15 2009
      SBlake - January 17 2009
      Neen - January 17 2009 (Neen's Q & A session with Landy: web-link invalid, will update soon)
      BC Bride2be - January 23 2009
      Lauren & JT - January 24 2009
      Melissa24 - January 29 2009
      Lulu - February 3, 2009
      Dollbird - February 18 2009
      soontobeamrs - February 27 2009
      jennyjean7 - March 17, 2009
      Rachelannmartin - March 18 2009
      Teesha - April 9, 2009
      411Bride - April 11 2008
      WisconsinBride - April 15 2008
      April2009Bride - April 24 2009
      Dreams425 - April 25 2009
      Maxandkatie - May 1 2009
      Blkatz - May 2 2009
      Ashjanbro - May 5 2009
      SGBrown - May 7 2009
      Shelleq - May 9 2009
      coquetayloca - May 25 2009
      Krystalranee - May 29 2009
      Lonna14 - June 20 2009
      Lindz - June 23 2009
      Starlitk - June 27 2009
      Rebecca&George - June 29 2009
      Amyc - July 18 2009
      ERNurse - October 10 2009

      BRIDE LIST (DETAILED)

      Please send me the following information (or whatever you have available if you’re not married yet). It will help other brides in determining who is having some of the same elements as them and they can contact you for questions or read your review for more info on particular aspects.

      I did the first couple people to get things going (using info from their review).

      Username
      Names (optional, first names only)
      Date & Time
      Wedding package
      Wedding extras (and cost charged)
      Type of ceremony
      Coordinator
      Number of guests
      Ceremony location
      Reception location
      Photographer
      Videographer
      Review (link)
      Photos (link)
      Video (link)
      Special arrangements / activities (i.e. welcome dinner, special set-up, anything that's not the norm)
      See my review for …. (i.e. special info people can find in your review)


      Newlyweds

      Username: Tuluminjune
      Date: June 2007
      Coordinator: Sandra
      Review: http://bestdestinati...com/forum/t6247
      Photos: Snapfish: Share:Registration


      Username: Lucky_K72 and lambert13
      Names: Karen & Jason
      Date & time: July 4 2007, 10am
      Coordinator: Sandra
      Number of guests: 0 (eloped!)
      Photograpaher: Vanessa Vargas
      Videographer: Juan Alfredo Salcedo
      Review: http://bestdestinati...com/forum/t6886 & http://bestdestinati...com/forum/t6896 & http://bestdestinati...com/forum/t7590
      Photos: jnklambert - Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting


      Username: Laura_b
      Date & time: July 7 2007, 10am
      Ceremony location Gazebo next to aqua sport center
      Photograpaher: Sasha Haagensen Photography (texas)
      Review: http://bestdestinati...com/forum/t7952
      See my review to learn about how they painted my flowers and the color leaked!


      Username: LisaG
      Name: Lisa
      Date & Time: August 3, 2007 @ 5pm
      Wedding package: Dreams Ultimate Wedding Package
      Type of ceremony: Symbolic
      Coordinator: Sandra
      Number of guests: 35
      Ceremony location: Beach - by the dive/surf shop
      Reception location: Terrace of El Patio
      Photographer: Resort
      Videographer: Resort
      Photo link: LisaG's pics (There's a random non-pro dancing pic in there, ignore it.)


      Username David and Laura
      Names (see username!)
      Date & Time October 26, 2007, 4:30pm
      Number of guests 40
      Ceremony location Gazebo next to Aqua Sports Center
      Reception location El patio
      Photographer Jean-Marcus Strole (BDW member)
      Review http://bestdestinationwedding.com/forum/t12951
      Photos http://bestdestinati...om/forum/t12964
      Special arrangements / activities: Rehersal dinner at portofino
      See my review to read about my disappointment with disorganization of wedding/reception, cocktail hour, DJ


      Username: donandcorri
      Date & Time: November 23, 2007 Ceremony 3:00pm, Cocktails 5:00pm Dinner/Reception 6:00pm
      Wedding package:Ultimate
      Wedding extras (and cost charged): 2 extra boutonniers, 1 BM bouquet & 1 Hair Flower (got 2). (was not charged for any of them)
      Type of ceremony: Civil
      Coordinator: Sandra & Landy (I communicated with both prior to the wedding, dealt with Sandra @ the resort & both assisted me on the wedding day - I was a lucky girl & was the only wedding on that day!)
      Number of guests: 17
      Ceremony location: Gazebo next to Seaside Grill
      Reception location: Wine Cellar in Portofino (was actually supposed to be on the beach beside Seaside Grill but weather didn’t cooperate – we hadn’t discussed a backup plan & I was extremely impressed with how quickly they rearranged everything)
      Photographer: resort photographer - 36 5x7 pics in an album free with package + 350$ for CD of all 200 (and also BIL)
      Videographer: resort videographer
      Photos DonandCorri's photobook(see her post here which describes which pages are pics from the resort photographer and which were done by her BIL: http://bestdestinati....-30#post508305)
      Review: http://bestdestinati...om/forum/t12201

      Username: SunBride
      Names: Stephanie and Jean-Yves
      Date: April 1 2008
      Wedding package: free one (wedding in paradise)
      Wedding extras (and cost): none!
      Type of ceremony Civil
      Coordinator: Landy
      Number of guests: 10 (8 + us)
      Ceremony location: gazebo next to seaside grill
      Reception location: seaside grill
      Photographer: brought my own from Ottawa
      Videographer: Playaweddings
      Review: http://bestdestinati...om/forum/t18711
      Photos: http://bestdestinati...om/forum/t19708
      Video: http://bestdestinati...om/forum/t19097
      Special arrangments: My gazebo set-up!
      See my review for …. The longest Dreams Tulum wedding review ever! Details on my special gazebo set-up, link to review and video by playaweddings, detailed info about beach, rooms, timing of my day, trip to dos ojos cenote, and to hear about how I was not allowed to do my TTD photo session at the ruins


      Brides to be…


      Username: RabbitNow
      Names Anna
      Date & Time October 7th, 2008 5pm
      Wedding Package Ultimate
      Wedding Extras Bonfire Rehersal Party
      Type Of Ceremony Legal
      Coordinator Landy
      Number Of Guests 35
      Ceremony Location Beach
      Reception Location Seaside Grill
      Photographer Resort as well as family pro
      Videographer Resort as well as a family pro
      Special activities: Excursions Planed for the group to Swimming with the Dolphins, Deep See fishing and Diving


      Username: B&J2008
      Names: Brooke & Jason
      Date & Time: October 11,2008 3pm
      Wedding package: Ultimate
      Type of ceremony: Civil
      Coordinator: Landy
      Number of guests: 20 (so far)
      Ceremony location: Beach beside SG
      Reception location: Seaside Grill
      Photographer: Jean-Marcus Strole !!! (BDW member)
      Videographer: resort one
      Special arrangements / activities: Welcome dinner night before wedding, trip to Tulum ruins Friday morning


      Username: alin & mako
      Names: Alin
      Date & Time: Nov 8, 2008 around 3:30 - 4 pm
      Wedding package: Ultimate
      Wedding extras (and cost charged): Staying past 10:30 in ballroom. Waiting to get price on this and a round 2 of snacky food around 1 AM.
      Type of ceremony: Judge + spiritual by fam member
      Coordinator: Landy
      Number of guests: 105 Confirmed and counting!! Aaaagggg!
      Ceremony location: Bottom of steps from Lobby in front of fountain
      Reception location: Chichen Itza Ballroom
      Photographer: Jean Marcus
      Videographer: Playa Weddings
      Special arrangements / activities: We are going to Coba with our photographer to take pics in white outfits we bought. Coba is like 30 to 45 minutes away and after we are going to a cenote to take more pics.
      Also doing group trips to Tulum & Xel-Ha.

      Username: dreamstbride
      Names: Joann & Steve
      Date & Time: November 13 2008 (3:00pm)
      Number of guests: 14 confirmed, 20 invited
      Coordinator--- Sandra (at the beginning...) and now Landy
      Ceremony location: Chapel
      Reception location: Massage Hut (waiting for confirmation) otherwise... It will be on the Beach
      Photographer: We are taking a Photographer with us... Kevin Lanthier
      Videographer: Resort videographer
      Special arrangements / activities: group activity the day before (group excursion such as cruise to Cozumel or Isla Mujeres to swim with sting rays?)


      Username: Mono Amor
      Names Leanne
      Date & Time: November 13, 2008, 4:00
      Wedding package: Ultimate
      Wedding extras : Bonfire Afterparty ($40), Firedancers ($250 for 15 mins), Pinata ($40)...so far
      Type of ceremony: Religious
      Coordinator: Landy
      Number of guests: 35 confirmed, more RSVPs to come
      Ceremony location: Chapel, but since we have about 40 guests we may have to switch to the front staircase location (not as private)
      Reception location: Ballroom
      Photographer: Resort
      Videographer: Resort
      Special arrangements / activities: Deep-sea fishing (guys outing), Playa del Carmen (girls shopping trip), trip to Cancun for bachelor/bachlorette parties.



      Username: chandrathebride
      Names: Chandra
      Date & Time: November 21st 2008, 2 pm
      Number of guests: probably between 35 and 45... still bookin
      Wedding package Probably ultimate but not sure
      Coordinator: Was Sandra, now Landy
      Ceremony location: Gazebo by the seaside grill
      Reception location: TBA-but wanting outside for sure (and wherever I don't have to pay extra!)
      Photographer: Claudia Rodriguez
      Videographer: resort one
      Special arrangements / activities: TBA


      Username Can't Wait!
      Names Karla
      Date & Time November, 28, 2008 @ 4:30pm
      Wedding Package Ultimate Wedding
      Wedding Extras Bonfire, Fire Dancers, Lounge Furniture, And Cold Fireworks (Purchased From Dj Mannia)
      Type Of Ceremony Religious
      Coordinator Landy, I Guess
      Number Of Guests 50 And Counting
      Ceremony Location Chapel
      Reception Location Seaside Grill
      Photographer Resort (So Far)
      Videographer Resort


      Username: amy706
      Names: Amy
      Date & Time December 5, 2008 at 4pm
      Number of guests 63 booked and counting...
      Coordinator: Sandra so far, although I suppose it will be Landy now but I haven't connected with her yet.
      Ceremony location: Gazebo by the seaside grill
      Reception location: beach by the seaside grill
      Photographer: Citalli from Claudia Rodriguez
      Videographer: we're using what comes with the Ultimate Package
      Review: only from our site visit - Site visit review and pics - Dreams Tulum
      Special arrangements / activities: Group trip to Tulum and a welcome sunset cruise through Private Sunset Cruise in the Riviera Maya


      Username: Niels408
      Names: Laura & Josh
      Date & Time: Dec. 7th, 2008 4pm
      Ceremony: symbolic
      Number of guests: not sure-thinking 30
      Coordinator: Landy
      Ceremony location: Beach
      Reception location: El Patio or area around Activity pool
      Photographer: Pending
      Videographer: resort one
      Special arrangements / activities: We are buying a tour of Ruins for all the guests..we had set up a night at Mezzanine, but that's now pending due to issues down there, boys are going golfing in Playa Del Carmen, & ladies are enjoying a spa day!


      Username: Callie
      Names: Callie and Paul
      Date & Time: Dec 15th, 2008 3pm
      Number of guests: 35-40
      Coordinator: Landy
      Ceremony location: beach
      Reception location: somewhere outside
      Photographer: resort photographer
      Videographer: resort videographer
      Special arrangements / activities: having a bonfire after welcome dinner and going to coqui coqui spa with the ladies

      Username: amesharpe
      Names Ame & Matt
      Date & Time Dec. 20th, 2008 @ 3:00 PM
      Ceremony: civil (against my better judgement but FMIL insists)
      Number of guests 37 and counting
      Coordinator: Landy
      Package extras: dance floor for the beach, tiki torches and under table lighting
      Ceremony location: Beach not sure which side yet
      Reception location: Beach
      Photographer: Pending
      Videographer: the resort one
      Special arrangements: bonfire for the rehersal dinner
      Special Activities: day trip to xel-ha and Deep sea fishing trip.


      Username:amodew
      Names: Sandra and Shane
      Date and time: December 30, 2008 at 2 p.m.
      Package: Ultimate
      Ceremony: Civil
      Wedding Coordinator: Started off Sandra, but now is Landy
      Number of guests: 25 confirmed so far
      Ceremony Location: Chapel
      Reception Location: Outside, but not on sand ( I am considering having a set-up by the "quiet" pool but waiting on some recommendations on whether it's a good location or not)
      Photographer: Vanessa Vargas
      Videographer: Resort videographer
      Special arrangements: Not confirmed yet, but most likely a group tour to the Tulum ruins and then a fishing expedition for the guys and a day at the spa for the girls. Still have to look into this further.


      Username: Seahagamy
      Names: Amy and Derek
      Date & Time: January 15, 2009 4:00PM
      Number of guests: 10
      Coordinator: ??
      Ceremony location: Beach
      Reception location: Seaside Grill
      Photographer: Resort
      Videographer: Resort


      Username: Sblake
      Names : Sarah
      Date & Time: January 17th, 2009 at 3:00
      Wedding package: Free w/ additions(flowers, food, etc)
      Type of ceremony: Legal
      Coordinator: Landy now, was Sandra
      Number of guests: 38 booked, (200+ invited)
      Ceremony location: Beach
      Reception location: El Patio
      Photographer: Craig Wolfrom from Idaho
      Videographer: none
      Wedsite: SarahBlakeandScottOpper.weddingwindow.com
      Special arrangements / activities We're having a rehersal dinner. The rest depends on how many people actually come. At this point, we're thinking of doing a sunset cruise the Thursday before our wedding or at least do a welcome dinner/gathering. Maybe a bonfire.



      Username:
      neen
      Names: Janine & Dave
      Date & Time: January 17, 2009 @ 4pm
      Number of Guests: 50-75
      Coordinator: Landy
      Ceremony Location: Beach by Seaside Grill
      Cocktail Hour Location: Chapel courtyard/terrace
      Reception Location: Seaside Grill
      Photographer: Claudia Rodriguez
      Videographer: Resort
      Wedsite: Neen's wedsite
      ***Neen's Q&A session with Landy Neen's Q & A session with Landy


      Username: Melissa24
      Names Melissa and Adam
      Date & Time January 29,2009 4pm
      Ceremony: symbolic
      Number of guests-not sure-thinking approx.20
      Coordinator: Lizett
      Ceremony location: Beach
      Reception location: El Patio or area around Activity pool
      Photographer: the resort one
      Videographer: the resort one


      Username Lulu
      Names Mike and Lisa
      Date & Time Feb 3, 2008 @ 4:00pm
      Wedding package Complimentary one
      Type of ceremony Symbolic
      Coordinator Landy
      Number of guests 16 booked so far
      Ceremony location beach
      Reception location not sure yet
      Photographer Citlalli Rico
      Videographer not having one


      Username: 411Bride
      Names Christina
      Date & Time April 11, 2009
      Wedding package Ultimate
      Wedding extras (and cost charged) I don't know yet =(
      Type of ceremony Religious - performed by my best friend's dad =) (who is a minister)
      Coordinator: Landy
      Number of guests: 30 right now
      Ceremony location: Beach!
      Reception location: Ballroom
      Photographer: Resort
      Videographer: My Grandpa John
      Special arrangements / activities I really want a welcome dinner, a girly-girl spa day, a day for golf for the guys and a mystery dinner


      Username: Dreams425
      Names: Tiffany & Josh
      Date & Time: April 25th, 2009 @ 4:00 p.m.
      # of guests: approx 30
      Coordinator: Landy & Lizet
      Ceremony: Beach
      Photographer: Resort


      Username: Blkatz
      Names: Beth
      Date & Time: May 2 2009 3 pm
      Number of guests: not sure-thinking 40
      Coordinator: Been talking with Lizette
      Ceremony location: Wanting the beach
      Reception location: Maybe El Patio
      Photographer: Eric from Claudia Rodriguez' team
      Videographer: resort one
      Special arrangements / activities: Chartered fishing trip for the guys and spa day for the girls.


      Username:ashjanbro
      Names: Ashley and Brian
      Date and time: May 5, 2009 at 5:00 p.m.
      Package: Dreams of Love
      Ceremony: Religious
      Wedding Coordinator: Landy
      Number of guests: inviting 35+ (we'll see who confirms)
      Ceremony Location: Beachfront (don't know which side yet)
      Reception Location: Ballroom (where it is air-conditioned!)
      Photographer: Resort photographer


      Username: SG Brown
      Names: Sarah & Mike
      Date & Time: May 7, 2009 at 5:00 pm
      Wedding package: The free one
      47 and counting!
      Coordinator: Landy/Lizet
      Ceremony location: Beach gazebo by the Seaside Grill
      Reception location: TBD!
      Photographer: Freddy (from Claudia Rodriguez' team)
      Videographer: None


      Username: Lonna14
      Names: Lonna & Matthew
      Date & Time: June 20, 2009 @ 6:00 p.m.
      Wedding package extras dance floor & DJ
      Number of guests: 50
      Coordinator: Landy
      Ceremony location: Beach
      Reception location: Seaside Grill (if occupancy number is less than 70%) or, cocktail hour on pation and reception in ballroom.
      Photographer: Resort

      Username: ERnurse
      Names: Julie and Eric
      Date & Time: Oct 10, 2009. ceremony 5pm, cocktail hr 6pm, reception 7pm
      Wedding package: ultimate
      Type of ceremony:symbolic
      Coordinator: I guess landy
      Number of guests: approx 25
      Ceremony location: beach near Seaside Grill
      Reception location: Haven't decided yet
      Photographer: resort
      Videographer: resort[/QUOTE]

      #843 ashjanbro

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        Posted 17 November 2008 - 02:27 AM

        Congratulations Alin & Mako!!! I'm glad everything turned out the way you wanted. Can't wait to see pics.

        #844 sisterofthebrideerica

        sisterofthebrideerica
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        • 48 posts

          Posted 17 November 2008 - 03:29 AM

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by RoryS
          Has anyone ordered 2 entrees? My niece is going with the surf & turf combo (filet & shrimp), but has some non-beef/non-seafood eaters in the group. Can you order a chicken or veggie dish instead? If so, is there an additional charge?

          We are doing a salmon in puff pastry for our non-meat eaters and they did not charge us an extra fee for this.

          #845 SunBride

          SunBride
          • Sr. Member
          • 1,499 posts

            Posted 17 November 2008 - 02:34 PM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by suntansam
            hi there- still one of those girls tyring to lock down my final choice of resort and highly highly considering DT!! trying to get all the details i can esp regarding cost.

            Can someone clarify something for me.... lets say i get the biggest package available.... do i still owe 750 for a private reception

            I really want to do a private reception on the beach but i really wasnt clear on if i need to pay this fee above because im trying to add everything up as far as sound system, dance floor etc, and were expecting 50+ people so its all gonna add up fast!!!


            If you book either the Ultimate or Dreams of Love package, you can have your reception on the beach for free (no 750$ fee) but if you want to have it in the El Patio or Seaside Grill restaurants you would have to pay the fee (but for those restauratns it's subject to the resort not being at full capacity, which you only find out I think 1 month before).

            Because the package only includes dinner for 20 guests, you will have to pay a fee for each guest over 20. The fee you pay depends on the menu you choose, your options are:

            20$ - regular restaurant menu
            55$ - silver dinner menu
            65$ - gold dinner menu

            The only way you can have a group over 20 people without paying an extra fee at all is to eat at the buffet restaurant. They could put you in the section that is slightly off to the side (not closed off at all, but over to the side so that you are not right in the middle with the other guests).

            #846 SunBride

            SunBride
            • Sr. Member
            • 1,499 posts

              Posted 17 November 2008 - 02:40 PM

              BC Bride2be - I will add you to the bride list in the next round of updates.

              For all the new brides - you don't need to copy and paste the whole list, just put your username and date here and I will add it to the list.

              Because I can't edit the posts on page 1 anymore (the forum settings changed a couple months ago) I am getting a moderator to make the changes once a week. Carly (moderator) just made a list of changes for me from last week (updated bride list, updated info about deposits under #11 of the unofficial wedding guide, short blurb about the closure in the last post for future brides who come here and are confused about what happened).

              So just post any updates you have here and I am keeping the info in a word document and submitting it to a moderator every week for updates. If you don't see your update posted within 2 weeks then send me a PM to make sure i didn't miss it.

              #847 neen

              neen
              • Member
              • 633 posts

                Posted 17 November 2008 - 03:31 PM

                so we are having our legal ceremony in VA before we leave for our wedding and reception in Mexico. we'd been planning to just do the courthouse thing, but since DI is Jewish I decided to look into "renting a rabbi" to do an interfaith ceremony and a kattubah signing. Well, I found a site "rabbirentals.com" and checked it out and its $652 just for the ceremony!!! Holy crap! Way more than $50 for a reg JOP, so we're just going to do the JOP thing at the courthouse after all! Just had to post cause I was so shocked by the price :)

                anyone else in a similar situation?

                #848 amy706

                amy706
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                • 506 posts

                  Posted 17 November 2008 - 04:01 PM

                  $650 bucks! That's crazy, Neen! I dont blame you for going JOP on that one!

                  Random question- does anybody know if the town of Tulum has a liquor store to buy tequila, nice champagne? Or any place within cab distance from DT? My transportation company wont make a stop on the way to DT unless I switch companies which i dont want to do because the first transport co is included. Also- coming IN to mexico, can you buy duty free and take it and drink it in Mex? i can only really picturing it coming back in to the US. Anyone know? THANKS!
                  Amy706
                  Washington, DC
                  Dreams Tulum
                  December 5, 2008
                  Pro Pics- Citlalli from Claudia Rodriguez:http://claudiaphoto...../december/a_m/Planning Thread: http://bestdestinati...om/forum/t31997Dreams Tulum Wedding Review: http://bestdestinati...om/forum/t33518http://ticker...

                  #849 niels408

                  niels408
                  • Jr. Member
                  • 327 posts

                    Posted 17 November 2008 - 04:46 PM

                    Quick question:

                    Ladies who booked rooms at DT (group booking) & used Apple Vacations....

                    What were you credited once you had your final bookings confirmed. i mean like, for 20 rooms booked, you & your FI are credited a amount toward your stay? We've booked 30 rooms at DT & our TA just finally came back with what we'll be credited & she is now saying it is only for 1 guest, so were credited $654.00. That's it I don't mean to be rude, but I was thinking it would be more for booking 30 rooms & I guess I need to go back through our original paperwork to see if it matches up to what we were told. They had made it seem like if we booked 25+ rooms that my FI & I's room would basically be covered due to the COMP we would recieve?

                    Am i just brain-dead today or is the similar to what you girls are recieving?

                    Thanks!

                    #850 SunBride

                    SunBride
                    • Sr. Member
                    • 1,499 posts

                      Posted 17 November 2008 - 04:54 PM

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                      Originally Posted by amy706
                      Random question- does anybody know if the town of Tulum has a liquor store to buy tequila, nice champagne? Or any place within cab distance from DT? My transportation company wont make a stop on the way to DT unless I switch companies which i dont want to do because the first transport co is included. Also- coming IN to mexico, can you buy duty free and take it and drink it in Mex? i can only really picturing it coming back in to the US. Anyone know? THANKS!
                      I'm not sure about a liquor store in Tulum. Since many of the brides don't venture into town (and there are very few married ladies on this thread to begin with) you should post your question in Trip Advisor's tulum area forum. There are a few locals there as well as many Tulum diehards so I'm sure somebody will answer your question.

                      There are a few gift shops at the resort and I'm 90% sure they sell liquor, but probably not a huge selection and probably no fancy champagne.

                      Not sure about the duty free thing. Obviously the intention is for people to buy it as they fly out and not as they arrive but maybe you'd be able to. I think usually those stores are past the security checkpoint though so that you can only shop there as you are waiting for your flight to depart.




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