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I'm so sorry to hear that! What private reception choice have you gone with? Have you considered moving your reception off of the resort? Or at the very least bluffing that you will?
We have decided to go with the gala dinner. The beach reception sounds amazing but with 70+ people it was out of our budget. My TA has been negotiating like crazy with the resort, and right after we finally reached an agreement on the dinner they sprung the news of the bar costs on us. We haven’t committed to any bar service and we are thinking we will negotiate this in person. I wish I knew the layout of the resort because our guests sure wouldn’t mind getting their own drinks if there is a bar close.

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Thanks for all the helpful hints ladies :)

 

Corey, the catamaran can be rented out by the size in 4 or 7 hour periods and I believe it starts at about $2300 for a 4 hour period for a 40 person catamaran. There are all kinds of companies, try googling "cancun boat rentals" or "cancun tours".

 

Sunseeker, have you considered taking your guests on a sunset dinner cruise instead of paying the ridiculous amounts the resort has asked you to? If I end up with "too many" I might choose that option. I have a really hard time paying for things that my guests have already been charged for, such as open bar!!!

 

Amandseth, wow!!! Less than two months away! I hope you will share somee pics with us! You must be getting really excited! Are you getting married in Canada before you go or are you doing it all down there?

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Llama, I'm getting VERY excited! I've got my shower and stagette this weekend(decided to do them together to accommodate out of town guests), and I'm pretty excited about that! Mom has rented an entertainment room at my aunts condos and is hosting the shower there. Then the stagette will begin later in the afternoon with some rollerskating (old school style) at a roller rink. Then moving on to a brewery for a tour and tasting. Will order in pizza there. Mom booked us a couple of rooms on Whyte Ave(trendy bar/shops district), so we'll go get dolled up, then head out to a martinin bar to start and finishing off at a country club for dancing. At 28, I don't do much clubbing these days, I think I've been out dancing twice in the last three years, so needless to say I'm super excited.

 

I'll definitely share photos upon my return from Mexico!! That is assuming I've accrued enough points to be able to do that... anyone know how the points thing works? I'm on here almost every day, and yet I still can't seem to download attachments and stuff....

 

We're getting married, legally, on October 23rd with my nana and papa as witnesses. They will not be joining us in Mexico, and I know they will be honored to still get to play a part. We haven't decided where yet, will likely depend on the weather that day.

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WARNING!! I heard from Patricia today, after sending her my ala carte preference and # of guests. We've currently got 41 booked, and perhaps a few straglers. She responded by saying, "About the guests, i remind you that our a la carte restaurants are not that big, we can`t fit that many people in the seating, the maximun are 40, so the 41 are ok. But my suggestion it`s to go for a private reception, it`s better for you because it`s more tiem and better service. I`m sending you the info."
'The Info' tells me that a private reception in a banquet hall starts at $35/plate and on the beach $85 per person! This is NOT in our budget, so I wrote back and told her this is the first I've heard of a limit, and we have not budgeted for it. I offered to change restarants if she thinks there is one a bit bigger to accommodate us.
I'm really hoping that she's just trying to sell me on spending more $$ at the resort and that this is not going to be an issue!!! I will keep you all posted on how it pans out! Keep your fingers crossed for me!

We were having the same issue with 41 guests...All I can tell you ladies is to stick with your guns and donâ€t back down! Get your travel agent involved if need be to speak with the Manager. Weâ€ve been booked at the resort for over 10 months and they tried to spring this on us 6 weeks before our wedding...I was livid girl_werewolf.gif and eventually they agreed to go ahead with our wedding plans as agreed to originally.

Our back up plan if we do have extra people book last minute is for those guests to make a separate reservation in the same restaurant at the same time. The reception is only an hour and a half long and from what Iâ€ve been told from other brides that have been married here is that there isnâ€t a lot of time for much except eating during that time....so really your extra guests wonâ€t miss too much. Of course this isnâ€t ideal, but when the other option is spending an additional $1300 on a private reception (excluding bar service) it is really the lesser of the 2 evils.

Good luck ladies!!

cheers.gif Cheers!

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Hey ForeverMexico, your wedding is coming up so fast!! I noticed you are doing the beach party reception which I have already booked for my wedding in May. When you return and have rested up with you please email me some pictures of your beach reception. My email is amber.denimdiva@gmail.com I would really really appreciate it!!!

Thank you and good luck with the wedding! Best wishes

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WOO HOO!! 3 weeks away from my wedding on the beach! And two days away from my legal ceremony! So super excited! I promise to share pictures upon my return, ladies! :)
Can't wait to see them and read a review from you! Have fun and good luck.

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Hey! Iwill definitely send pics. I have seen some and they look amazing! I will try and post a review as soon as we get back! Congrats to you as well!

 

10 sleeps till we leave 19 till the wedding!

 

 

 

 

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Hey ForeverMexico, your wedding is coming up so fast!! I noticed you are doing the beach party reception which I have already booked for my wedding in May. When you return and have rested up with you please email me some pictures of your beach reception. My email is amber.denimdiva@gmail.com I would really really appreciate it!!!

Thank you and good luck with the wedding! Best wishes

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