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#571 mandr

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    Posted 01 September 2010 - 09:42 PM

    hi, thanks for all the good advice on this site. i absolutley hate looking at tripadvisor.  i have a question about how bad the beach really is, i realize that the beach isnt the reason we are going but some of our guests( with young children) are concerned about the seagrass. is it particularily worse at certain times of year? we are getting married may 2011.

    thanks for any replies



    #572 americanadia

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      Posted 02 September 2010 - 05:45 PM

      HI everybody!  I think I am the next bride... Nov 10th is the wedding!

       

      Here some news from Ana's last email...  Whitney, it was probably in Pesos the 60 charge!
      1- How much is it for withdrawal at the ATM machine? 4 usd


      2- How much extra it is for the honeymoon diner on the beach?  AND...dinner on the beach cost 120 usd surf and turf with shrimp or surf and turf with lobster 150usd per couple and it is only available at 6:30pm.. 


      3-  Who is the photographer and how long will he be with us taking p®ctures?the on site photographer and he/she will take picture only for the ceremony
       

      Whitney...  How much extra did you pay for the picture on the beach after the ceremony?  And by the way you look amazing!!!!  Love your dress


      Nadia



      #573 whit-Bride

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        Posted 03 September 2010 - 12:34 PM



        Originally Posted by americanadia 

        HI everybody!  I think I am the next bride... Nov 10th is the wedding!

         

        Here some news from Ana's last email...  Whitney, it was probably in Pesos the 60 charge!
        1- How much is it for withdrawal at the ATM machine? 4 usd


        2- How much extra it is for the honeymoon diner on the beach?  AND...dinner on the beach cost 120 usd surf and turf with shrimp or surf and turf with lobster 150usd per couple and it is only available at 6:30pm.. 


        3-  Who is the photographer and how long will he be with us taking p®ctures?the on site photographer and he/she will take picture only for the ceremony
         

        Whitney...  How much extra did you pay for the picture on the beach after the ceremony?  And by the way you look amazing!!!!  Love your dress


        Nadia


        Hey Nadia,

         

        Trust me... it was a $60 USD charge to withdrawal cash from the lobby ATM!  We even went to Ana about it to see what we could do, and she said that the charge is common.  So we ended up borrowing American cash from family and paying them back when we got back to Canada!

         

        I see you asked about having dinner on the beach... it seems like they are charging a lot for this.  You may want to consider what my Husband and I did the day after our wedding.  It was a sunset cruise excursion (including a very good 4 course meal on the beach, which was set up privately), this was $100 USD per person with lobster, and you can also request steak or surf and turf.  Price is less... and you get more out of it.

         

        We used the onsite photographer because it was included in our "Euphoria Package" through transat/nolitours.  Our package included the use of the photographer prior to the ceremony, during the ceremony and then about an hour after the ceremony.   We had over 200 pictures to choose from, plus the ones that our friends and family took while the photographer was posing  us and taking our pictures.

         

        And... Thank You!  :)

         

        Whit



        #574 whit-Bride

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          Posted 03 September 2010 - 12:36 PM



          Originally Posted by americanadia 

          HI everybody!  I think I am the next bride... Nov 10th is the wedding!

           

          Here some news from Ana's last email...  Whitney, it was probably in Pesos the 60 charge!
          1- How much is it for withdrawal at the ATM machine? 4 usd


          2- How much extra it is for the honeymoon diner on the beach?  AND...dinner on the beach cost 120 usd surf and turf with shrimp or surf and turf with lobster 150usd per couple and it is only available at 6:30pm.. 


          3-  Who is the photographer and how long will he be with us taking p®ctures?the on site photographer and he/she will take picture only for the ceremony
           

          Whitney...  How much extra did you pay for the picture on the beach after the ceremony?  And by the way you look amazing!!!!  Love your dress


          Nadia


          Hey Nadia,

           

          Trust me... it was a $60 USD charge to withdrawal cash from the lobby ATM!  We even went to Ana about it to see what we could do, and she said that the charge is common.  So we ended up borrowing American cash from family and paying them back when we got back to Canada!

           

          I see you asked about having dinner on the beach... it seems like they are charging a lot for this.  You may want to consider what my Husband and I did the day after our wedding.  It was a sunset cruise excursion (including a very good 4 course meal on the beach, which was set up privately), this was $100 USD per person with lobster, and you can also request steak or surf and turf.  Price is less... and you get more out of it.

           

          We used the onsite photographer because it was included in our "Euphoria Package" through transat/nolitours.  Our package included the use of the photographer prior to the ceremony, during the ceremony and then about an hour after the ceremony.   We had over 200 pictures to choose from, plus the ones that our friends and family took while the photographer was posing  us and taking our pictures.

           

          And... Thank You!  :)

           

          Whit



          #575 americanadia

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            Posted 05 September 2010 - 04:10 AM

            Hi whitney,

             

            For the Euphoria Package...  thats what I have?  Ana said it was including picture for the ceremony only.  I will have to see with her...  It seems like you have to fight for everything!  The sunset cruis will definatlt be something to do, and...  for the diner on the beach the prices are per couple, so I guess it is not to bad.  I just wanted something different than the inclu romantic dinner on the Euphoria package which is all ready includ in the all incusive for everyone????

             

            Did you get your voucher for excursion from Transat 200USD includ in the package?  Ana said I would have to see with the tour operator for that... ?

             

            For the ATM I guess I will keep the email she send me saying it was 4USD to back me up but I will also keep in mind what you said and I will bring money...  the exchange rate is good anyway.

             

            Thanks for all the tips!

             

            One more thing did you bring a lot of candles, decorations, favors ...  Did you just pack it in your suitcase?  I have so much to bring...  we are doing a welcom beach bag as well

             

            Nadia



            #576 whit-Bride

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              Posted 07 September 2010 - 05:58 AM



               

              Originally Posted by americanadia 

              Hi whitney,

               

              For the Euphoria Package...  thats what I have?  Ana said it was including picture for the ceremony only.  I will have to see with her...  It seems like you have to fight for everything!  The sunset cruis will definatlt be something to do, and...  for the diner on the beach the prices are per couple, so I guess it is not to bad.  I just wanted something different than the inclu romantic dinner on the Euphoria package which is all ready includ in the all incusive for everyone????

               

              Did you get your voucher for excursion from Transat 200USD includ in the package?  Ana said I would have to see with the tour operator for that... ?

               

              For the ATM I guess I will keep the email she send me saying it was 4USD to back me up but I will also keep in mind what you said and I will bring money...  the exchange rate is good anyway.

               

              Thanks for all the tips!

               

              One more thing did you bring a lot of candles, decorations, favors ...  Did you just pack it in your suitcase?  I have so much to bring...  we are doing a welcom beach bag as well

               

              Nadia



              Hey Nadia,

               

              I would email Ana to clarify regarding the photographer... I found it difficult to communicae with her via email and sometimes I went back a few times about the same topic to clarify.  She seems to write her emails very quickly and does not go into detail... so maybe force her to be more specific.

               

              I recieved all of our vouchers from our travel agent prior to our departure.  We got them at the same time as our etickets.  So I would contact your travel agent regarding this... and then when you are in Mexico, you will give the voucher to the tour operator(s) when you are booking your excursion(s).

               

              I would definitely keep all of your emails with Ana.  I did, and then I printed certain ones regarding pricing before we left for Mexico.  I brought the emails with me to our first meeting with Ana... and they definitely came to good use because she ended up having to lower a few prices that I had emails for. 

               

              I brought A TON of stuff with me!!!  I had... 6 centre pieces (with stones, orcids and floating candles), 36 tea lights, a picture mat for signing, welcome bags for everyone, dispoable cameras, bubbles and gifts for our wedding party and parents, etc. Packing was a bit of a nightmare... I ended up giving acouple things to each of my Bridesmaids and also to my parents.  I bubble wrapped everything that was valuable or fragile and made sure they were in a carryon.  We were planning on bringing an extra suitcase but once we packed it and weighed it... we found out it was going to cost $260 plus taxes.  So we ended up repacking everything again.  So if you are bringing alot... I would reccommend that you start packing acouple weeks in advance and asking close family/friends to help.

               

              Glad to help!

               

              How are your plans coming along?  When are you leaving for OCT?

               

              Whitney



              #577 americanadia

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                Posted 07 September 2010 - 11:10 AM

                I AM LEAVING ON NOVEMBER 6TH...  ONLY 60 DAYS TO GO!  I think i am doing ok with planning, but I am the kind that will do too much...  I am actually making the beach welcome bag myself along with my maid of honnor which is quit a big job.  I had some label made for us to labeled some little bottle of products and stuff, I also had a map with some infos shipped to me from the Mexican Consulate or something like that...  for flavors I bought little jars with label and I will poor some of the sand ceremony sand into each one...  and a lot more!

                 

                What did you give for the fathers?  I still havent decided...  moms will have an embroiled anky

                 

                Thanks for your help!



                #578 americanadia

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                  Posted 08 September 2010 - 11:55 AM

                  Hi Whitney

                   

                  I got an answer form Ana...

                   

                  She said that they are contracting the photo shop and in the contract it is only picture of the ceremony includ but since you had it includ she will do it for me too... 

                   

                  Thank you

                   



                  #579 Courtney2011

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                    Posted 08 September 2010 - 06:06 PM

                    any info on this place would be helpful, I am trying to figure out what resort to go with. we are having around 25 ppl going and I want to make it as affordable for everyone as well as fun. can anyone send me the package prices and pictures if any??? my email is courtney.bogan@yahoo.com

                    I am already stressing out and I havent even picked a place yet! ha



                    #580 aegreen17

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                      Posted 09 September 2010 - 10:38 AM



                      Originally Posted by americanadia 

                      Hi Whitney

                       

                      I got an answer form Ana...

                       

                      She said that they are contracting the photo shop and in the contract it is only picture of the ceremony includ but since you had it includ she will do it for me too... 

                       

                      Thank you

                       


                      I have a price list from Ana for the photographers and it says that:

                       

                       

                      "Basic
                      30 pictures printed in 6” X 8”, presentation of the same 30 pictures on a CD ROM.
                      One typical Caribbean Album. No charge for extra time.

                      Includes:

                      Ceremony
                      Beach session

                      Price: $500 USD"

                       

                      Is this what you are referring to?  Will I need to talk to her about this as well?

                       

                      Thanks,

                       

                      Aubrey


                       






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