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#851 latinalocany

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    Posted 17 November 2008 - 05:11 PM

    im actually thinking of not getting the ultimate package since only 14 will be attending and 4 are children. i qualify for the free package. i had really wanted a beach reception. with the money im saving now i can afford my photographer and he will stay with us for 4 days shooting the wedding and TTD. im really excited about that!!! my question is, if i do the buffet will they still set up the tables pretty(like a reception) and if i decide on another restaurant a table for 10 and a table for 4 kids close to that table would they do that? also my wedding is at 5pm and if we decide on a restaurant they want us there by 6:30pm, will i have enough time for pics?

    #852 amy706

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      Posted 17 November 2008 - 06:05 PM

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      Originally Posted by SunBride
      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.
      Great suggestion. I'll try that. Thanks, Sunbride.

      as for apple vacations- I was not told about any of that comp business so $600+ sounds like a good deal to me!! definitely look back into your records though and double check that its consistent. good luck with that!
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      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...

      #853 SunBride

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        Posted 17 November 2008 - 06:53 PM

        Quote:
        Originally Posted by latinalocany
        im actually thinking of not getting the ultimate package since only 14 will be attending and 4 are children. i qualify for the free package. i had really wanted a beach reception. with the money im saving now i can afford my photographer and he will stay with us for 4 days shooting the wedding and TTD. im really excited about that!!! my question is, if i do the buffet will they still set up the tables pretty(like a reception) and if i decide on another restaurant a table for 10 and a table for 4 kids close to that table would they do that? also my wedding is at 5pm and if we decide on a restaurant they want us there by 6:30pm, will i have enough time for pics?

        Honestly I think the buffet restaurant is a fine option and a good way to save some money. They could set you up at one long fancy table. I was a group of 10 exactly (used the free package) and they set us up a special nicely decorated table at seaside grill. I'm sure they'd do the same as the buffet. My group ate at the buffet one random night (not a scheduled event) and we had a nice long table and great service.

        As for an a-la-carte, they will charge you for the people over 10, but you only have 4 people so that is pretty cheap if you use the regular restaurant menu it will only be 20$ per person so 80$. Since your group is under 25 you could choose from any of the restaurants (as the guide says, Portofino, Bordeau, Gohan/Himitsu are only allowed for groups under 25, becuase they won't want you taking over the whole restaurant, they want to be able to accomodate other guests too).

        As for photos, that will leave you one hour for photos after the ceremony ends so that is not a lot, but in my experience it is sufficient if you get some photos taken before. You said you'd have a photographer come for 4 days so obviously they will be there all day. You could do like me and do some group shots with your bridal party and with your families for like an hour before the wedding. If you don't mind seeing your husband before the ceremony you could do some with him too before, but I think an hour is plenty as long as you are only expecting to do photos the two of you. If you expect to do photos with bridal party (the whole thing, just the girls, just the boys), family (your family, his family, both families together) and just the two of you all after the ceremony, you will be super rushed.

        #854 neen

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          Posted 17 November 2008 - 07:10 PM

          hey ladies - we're thinking of upgrading to the lobster since our guest count is smaller than expected - did anyone happen to have the lobster while at DT? i don't want to spend an extra $20 per person for rubbery lobster...

          #855 can't wait!

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            Posted 17 November 2008 - 07:45 PM

            Neen, $652 is mucho dinero!!! My FH and I had this discussion a couple of weeks ago. We didn't want to do the courthouse thing since it seemed too impersonal. (while we got our marriage license, we saw a line of peeps waiting to get married). So what we are doing is getting the JofP to come to our house. Actually, it's my sisters house and he will come, marry us and then we're going to have a special dinner.
            That's costing us $200...more than just doing it at the courthouse but less than the rent a rabbi! just something to consider!

            Amy, how much booze are we talking about here? We're renting a mini-van (sexy, I know!) and I can buy stuff for you if you'd like. I'm planning on getting TONS of food, drinks, trinkets at Costco.

            Oh, I called the resort over the weekend. Yup, they're open. So relieved!

            #856 neen

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              Posted 17 November 2008 - 07:46 PM

              oh - and my table overlays and chair bows arrived today from efavormart and wanted to let you know that the colors on the website are pretty true to reality in case anyone is interested/wondering about that...

              thanks Can't Wait - we're thinking of having the JoP come to our house so our cat eddie can attend (I know that's really weird, but he's so important to us, we're actually sad just thinking about being away from him for our wedding and honeymoon for 3 weeks!)

              #857 Callie

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                Posted 17 November 2008 - 09:29 PM

                I was wondering- when did you guys make appointments for the spa/salon to get your hair and make-up done? I didn't see any contact info for the spa- Is it too last minute to just wait until I get down there to make an appt?

                #858 latinalocany

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                  Posted 17 November 2008 - 10:02 PM

                  thanx sunbride,
                  you cleared up something for me. i thought if over 10 @ ala carte you would have to pay $20 including the 10. so the first 10 people are free and you only pay for each additional guest thats over 10. thats better then i thought!!

                  #859 amy706

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                    Posted 17 November 2008 - 11:49 PM

                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by can't wait!
                    Neen, $652 is mucho dinero!!! My FH and I had this discussion a couple of weeks ago. We didn't want to do the courthouse thing since it seemed too impersonal. (while we got our marriage license, we saw a line of peeps waiting to get married). So what we are doing is getting the JofP to come to our house. Actually, it's my sisters house and he will come, marry us and then we're going to have a special dinner.
                    That's costing us $200...more than just doing it at the courthouse but less than the rent a rabbi! just something to consider!

                    Amy, how much booze are we talking about here? We're renting a mini-van (sexy, I know!) and I can buy stuff for you if you'd like. I'm planning on getting TONS of food, drinks, trinkets at Costco.

                    Oh, I called the resort over the weekend. Yup, they're open. So relieved!
                    really?!?! that is so nice of you to ffer. We wanted to get quite a few bottles (like 10?) of champagne and then just 2-3 bottles of tequila. that's probably too much to ask you to get for us. I appreciate it though!! we'll figure it out!!!

                    OFFICIALLY OPEN- YAY YAY!!
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                    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...

                    #860 SunBride

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                      Posted 18 November 2008 - 01:08 AM

                      Quote:
                      Originally Posted by Callie
                      I was wondering- when did you guys make appointments for the spa/salon to get your hair and make-up done? I didn't see any contact info for the spa- Is it too last minute to just wait until I get down there to make an appt?
                      The wedding coordinator can make the appointment for you after your meeting with them, or you can make it yourself when you arrive.

                      However if you have a very strict wedding day schedule and worried about not getting the exact time you want and you have several people who want their hair done at the same time (like me!) then you can book it in advance by email: spa@dreamstulum.com.mx (Got that email address from in my review. I will add it to the info on page 1)




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