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I would HIGHLY recommend Dorana. She is a Italian trained hairstylist. She is pricey but hiring her was one of the best decisions I made. She did a FABULOUS job and was great to have around on wedding day. Doranna Hair Stylist - Freelance Italian Hair Stylist - Playa del Carmen - Riviera Maya - Cancun - Tulum
Thanks! And thanks again for everything you shared on this site...including your pics. All so helpful!

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Was recently on the campus of Ana y Jose. This place is always lovely for us. I had the pleasure of photographing a multi cultural wedding where the bride was Indian, the groom was a Catholic Chilean, the preacher was African.... Total FUN mix of cultures. Especially the mariachi's and the dancing from these guys.

 

If you are thinking about this place, we highly recommend it as a beach club and LOVE the atmosphere of the surrounding tiny boutique properties within the vicinity of Ana y Jose.

 

Check out Sangeeta + Cristian - Photos by Matt Adcock

 

 

Cheers!

matt

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Hi everyone!

It's been a while since there has been any posts here -there must be some recent or upcoming A y J weddings to talk about.

We're getting married there November 2010 - we did a visit back in January after checking out some other places. We are headed back in July to have some fun and make sure we've got everything covered so we can just RELAX when we go in November

 

Lauren

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Hi Ladies,

 

I'm pricing out places and am interested in AyJ, and this forum hasn't had much activity in a while (I agree with Lauren on that). Has anyone used a wedding coordinator with AyJ? Was it worthwhile?

 

Any feedback or suggestions would be awesome :)

 

You all can email me at tap236 at g mail dot com, I'd love to hear and get any advice.

 

I have lots of time though we picked the last week of October 2011 and are visiting Tulum the first week of October 2010 and any other places I'd love to know about.

 

Tracy

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Hi Tracy

I'm pretty sure you are obligated to use the AyJ wedding coordinators if you have your event there. They are worthwhile as they'll guide you through everything and help minimize your work. In general AyJ is expensive, but I found most options in Tulum eventually add up.

Check out La Zebra too. That's where we are staying with our friends and the food/service there are top notch too.

Lauren

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Hi Lauren!

I'm headed down to visit Ana y Jose in 2 weeks, so excited! How is all of your wedding planning going? Any advice for me? My wedding will be March 2011 -- am thinking about the beach club instead of the hotel mostly because of the requirement that so many guests stay at the hotel. How did you choose Ana y Jose? Where will your RD be? Details! ;)

Alissa

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Hi

 

I'm getting married at the AyJ in November and I'm trying to finalize all my plans, but not knowing exactly what to expect is a little daunting.

I would love to hear what the experience was like at AyJ and what I should expect in terms of the locations and decoration. Would you suggest I get the extra lounge furniture and how about the decor/best lanterns etc.... I am considering getting the fabric but it seems costly and I'm not sure it's really worth it.

 

Also, did any of you have any outside vendors and did you have to pay a vendors fee? I have a DJ that I would like to hire that is not on Jackie's vendors list and i've heard lots of mixed reviews about outside vendors fees.

 

Thanks and looking forward to hearing from you.

 

Paula

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Hi Paula-

We got married at AyJ last November and it was excellent! 

Here are a few tips:

The fabric is pricey, but it really helps make the palapa look beautiful, worth it

We got the lounge furniture- but only for 10ppl (or whatever the cheapest option was). It was great to have during the cocktail hour and post-dinner dance party. We had 100 ppl at the wedding the the furniture for 10 was plenty.

When we had our wedding, we had to bring our own paper lanterns - definitely worth the effort. Not sure if they offer them now?

The flowers by Vanessa (I think) were expensive, but beautiful. We did not use any of our own vendors. Unless you LOVE your DJ - it's probably not worth it to use outside vendors. By using their suggested vendors, AyJ coordinate and take responsibility for them...something you do not want to have to worry about on your day.

Alcohol - the options were pricey, in the end we went for medium open bar for after dinner - they definitely made sure we got our $$ worth! If you have a crowd that likes will be partying...worth it.

We had a dance floor on the beach - we hired a DJ who came with lights ( AyJ rec DJ) We provided our own list of songs and let the DJ play what was appropriate for the mood at anytime- ie playlist but no specific order. After dinner dance party was fantastic...see alcohol comment above - waiters would bring trays of pina coladas, margaritas, shots of don julio tequila, beers and waters all night to the dance floor.

Really the only thing we were disappointed in was dessert. We got cupcakes at $5or $6 each - which was very expensive. We live in NYC and cupcakes at the best place are less, but we decided to go for it. It was clear that the cupcakes were made a day or 2 before and were stale - pretty disappointing, but in the end, didn't spoil our time or the party.

Good luck and enjoy 

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