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#11 missdanelle

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    Posted 28 January 2009 - 12:32 PM

    oops double post..

    #12 JohnnyB

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      Posted 29 January 2009 - 10:42 AM

      It's open... We are having our wedding here on June 10th. Here is a list of all the packages they offer. Also its an extra $25 USD person for a private reception. Hope this helps...

      Perfect for those who want to keep it simple and focus on each other, the Love is All You Need, wedding package offers a low-stress, high quality option. Priced at $999.00 Love is All You Need includes:

      Love is All You Need - $999.00
      •Wedding coordination
      •Judge or non-denominational Minister
      •Certificate of Marriage
      •Ceremony
      •Wedding set up with decorated altar, gazebo and aisle
      •CD player for ceremony
      •Bridal bouquet and groom's boutonniere
      •Artistic flower arrangement for the altar
      •Sparkling Wine toast
      •Reservation for the wedding party in one of the a-la-carte restaurants
      •3-tiered wedding cake
      •Sparkling Wine and strawberries in room on the wedding day
      •Rose-petal turndown
      •Slipper and robes
      •Wedding souvenir for the bride and groom


      For those whose love transcends spiritual boundaries, the Legendary Love package offers a wedding of mythical proportions. Priced at $999.00, Legendary Love includes:

      Legendary Love - $999.00
      •Wedding Coordination
      •Local Shaman to officiate the ceremony
      •Beachfront ceremony
      •Flower offering to the sea
      •10% on ancient Temazcal spa experience*
      •Reservation for the wedding party in one of the a-la-carte restaurants
      •Sparkling wine toast during the meal
      •Wedding cake
      •Sparkling Wine and strawberries in room the wedding day
      •Rose-petal turn down
      •Slipper and Robes
      •Wedding souvenir for the bride and groom

      * A fascinating purified ceremony for the body and mind through the 4 vital elements of the life; fire, air, earth and water. The native songs, the different scents and the aromatic herbs mixed to create a magical ritual, inviting him to enjoy a therapeutic experience of deep relaxation and an excellent harmonization of our energy, under the conduction of an expert guide known like Shaman.
      The service can be in couples or like party for 3 to 10.

      Perfect for destination weddings, the Seaside Sweethearts package offers a complete ceremony and reception experience. Seaside Sweethearts is priced at $1,700 and includes:

      Seaside Sweethearts -- $1,700.00
      •Personalized wedding planning
      •Judge or non-denominational minister
      •Medical certificate (required for legal marriages)
      •Blood test (required for legal marriages)
      •Certificate of Marriage
      •Ceremony
      •Wedding set up with decorated altar, gazebo and aisle
      •CD player for ceremony
      •One hour of live music for the ceremony or toast– choice of trio, violin or saxophone
      •Bridal bouquet and groom's boutonniere
      •Natural flower arrangement for the altar
      •Sparkling Wine toast
      •Reservation for the wedding party in one of the a-la-carte restaurants
      •3-tiered Wedding cake
      •His and Hers 30 minute massage
      •Spa Thermal Labyrinth
      •Luxury manicure
      •Luxury pedicure
      •Welcome fruit selection
      •Sparkling wine and strawberries in room, on the wedding day
      •Rose-petal turn down
      •Private, candle-lit dinner on the beach or in suite
      •Breakfast in room, on the first morning of the Honeymoon
      •Slipper and robes
      •Wedding souvenir for the bride and groom


      A grand option for those looking for the ultimate in destination celebrations is An Affair to Remember. This package offers the best of the best and is priced at $2,500. Also included are:

      An Affair to Remember -- $2,500.00
      •B+ Service throughout your stay
      •Personalized wedding planning
      •Judge or non-denominational minister
      •Medical certificate (required for legal marriages)
      •Blood test (required for legal marriages)
      •Certificate of marriage
      •Ceremony
      •Wedding set up with decorated altar, gazebo and aisle
      •CD player for ceremony
      •One hour of live music for the ceremony or toast– choice of trio, violin or saxophone
      •Photography package with 30 color photos and wedding album
      •Bridal bouquet and groom's boutonniere
      •Natural flower centerpiece for the ceremonial table
      •Sparkling Wine toast
      •1 hour cocktail party with hors d'oeuvres after the ceremony
      •Reservation for the wedding party in one of the a-la-carte restaurants
      •3-tiered wedding cake
      •Spa Thermal Labyrinth
      •Bridal Veil and Grooms Veil at the Spa*
      •Sparkling Wine and strawberries in room, on the wedding day
      •Slipper and robes
      •Welcome fruit selection
      •Private, candle-lit dinner on the beach or in suite
      •Breakfast in room, on the first morning of the honeymoon
      •Wedding souvenir for the bride and groom

      Bridal Veil at the Spa*
      The bride enjoys a spa day in preparation for the big day. The day before the wedding includes: Body scrub and wrap, waxing, European facial massage, 50-minute massage, Make-up application and trial for the day.) The wedding day spa experience includes Bridal make-up application, luxury manicure and pedicure.

      Grooms Veil at the Spa*
      The groom will enjoy a gentleman’s facial massage, body scrub and wrap, luxury manicure, luxury pedicure) the day before. The day of, the groom will enjoy a mineral bath and 50-minute massage.

      #13 missdanelle

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        Posted 29 January 2009 - 02:16 PM

        Thank you Johnny! So an extra 25 per person for each person to have a private reception... What all does that include? The food is included in the packages already correct or is it 25 plus the cost of food per person? Do you know the options for a private ceremony in terms of locations?

        #14 JohnnyB

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          Posted 30 January 2009 - 10:42 AM

          Not sure what options they have in terms for ceremony's but we are renting a gazebo and doing ours on the beach.

          As for the receptions. Dinner is included and you can choose from any of the a la carts but other guests staying at the hotel will be eating there also. But if you want to make this private they will charge you $25 USD per person. With that charge you can choose from having it private in the a la carts or on the beach, etc.

          Another option is having your dinner in one of the a la carts (non-private) then the drinks/dancing part private (alcohol included) in the lounge/on the beach/etc for an extra $10 USD person. Also if you want the staff to work past 11:00 pm you have to pay extra for that too. Can't remember the price exactly.

          #15 pribrzl

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            Posted 31 January 2009 - 11:47 AM

            They have different site options for the ceremony and reception. You can do it inside or on the beach (not private, but it's the same story in most resorts). We are doing the ceremony on the beach and a private reception in the Asian restaurant, by the pool. You can also do it by the pool if you wish, but can't do seat down dinner there, needs to be a buffet. For the reception, you can do it at oen of the restaurants, on the beach, by the pool or inside, in one of the "convention type rooms". I have pics and will try posting them again (had computer issues). One of my friends got married there, you can check their web site Our Story. Their photographer is AWESOME and has similar rates as the photographers from there (he is in the US). We got a band already, La Mata (play at Senor Frog), good pricing also. Let me know if you guys need more info, glad to help.
            One thing about BBGE is that they are not the most resourceful place, so you have to do the "run around" yourself. They take a long time to answer you, but again, the place is beautiful and has reasonable pricing. You just have to keep chasing them a bit (which can be annoying, I know...). Johnny, how was your experience been so far? Are you dealing with Candy or Cecilia?

            #16 Amelie

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              Posted 31 January 2009 - 05:41 PM

              Hi!

              I just wanted to know what you ladies think of the beach there. Is it rocky? The water doesn't look very clear. I am not looking for a perfect beach but I can't find an honest view of it.

              Thanks

              #17 bclrgrl

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                Posted 31 January 2009 - 06:44 PM

                Hey!
                I just booked this resort a couple of days ago, we are getting married Sept 28th, and our group rate was 1488.00 per person, taxes and fees included. I went with one of the $999.00 wedding packages, and at this point getting a hold of the coordinator has been a nightmare, although I have personally been told amazing things about this place, and that, this is the norm down there?

                #18 bclrgrl

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                  Posted 31 January 2009 - 06:48 PM

                  Thank you SO much for all this info. When you say you had to run around does this mean you did a lot of the planning or just making sure you were ready? Also who did your hair, and what can I expect when I arrive? Will they be there to go over everything with me?

                  #19 Jojo

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                    Posted 03 February 2009 - 01:48 AM

                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by Amelie
                    Hi!

                    I just wanted to know what you ladies think of the beach there. Is it rocky? The water doesn't look very clear. I am not looking for a perfect beach but I can't find an honest view of it.

                    Thanks
                    Hi Amelie,

                    You may already know of this site/forum but in case you didn't, it talks about the murky water but apparently 2 minutes away, the beach gets clearer.

                    Playa del Carmen, Mexico forum

                    #20 Jojo

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                      Posted 03 February 2009 - 01:56 AM

                      Hi ladies,

                      I was tossing between Grand Palladium and Iberostar Del Mar until I was made aware of BBGE. The pictures look gorgeous.

                      JohnnyB, do you know how many ppl are the packages catered for? At most resorts, it's typically for 8-10 ppl and there is an extra cost over that.

                      Pribrzl, thanks for the link to your friend's wedding website! Can you send me pictures of the reception and wedding venues and reception menus (if you have them). My email address is jon.joann@gmail.com. Do you have a price list of the extra stuff, i.e. flowers, DJ, music, chair covers & bow, cocktail hour, etc? Also, does the resort allow outside photographer?

                      JO




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