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NEED HELP ! Only 19 days to go and looking for a plan B ! LONG SORRY

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#21 lil_miss_frogg

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    Posted 20 April 2009 - 02:15 PM

    Such good news! Glad everything is working out for you! You'll have a blast.
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    #22 MarieSam

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      Posted 20 April 2009 - 04:34 PM

      great news Ayita, so glad it worked out! Now go get ready, your day is almost here!!!!

      #23 Soon To Be Mrs. Gomez

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        Posted 20 April 2009 - 04:53 PM

        I'm sorry about this. I would be so mad and stressed. I hope things work out.

        #24 angruck

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          Posted 20 April 2009 - 05:12 PM

          Originally Posted by MarieSam
          Aww Ayita, damn them, I am pissed for you!!! It is so unacceptable that they are doing this to you especially so close to your wedding day and I don't blame you for wanting to take your business elsewhere. I'm cursing them to hell and flippin the bird for you.

          First, as much as you want to strangle these people, take a deep breath and stay confident that everything will work out ok. Being part of BDW is probably the best thing because there are so many girls on here with lots of resources and ideas to fall back on.

          Now if I remember correctly you've got family coming from Paris right? So how many guests are we talking here?

          I did a lot of searching for non-resort venues during my inital planning stages so there are a couple places that come to mind. Let me preface this by saying, I did not want to spend a crapload of money so I was looking for something beautiful, private but affordable that would still be customized to my needs.

          Here are some suggestions I think of off the top of my head that won't break the bank since you will already be losing your deposit because of those dumb $hits:

          1) My wedding venue -- the CEA Center in Akumal catered by Turtle Bay Cafe. Here's my link with pics and details: http://bestdestinati...om/forum/t31355

          -- Pros: you can totally customize your menu and they have EXCELLENT food at very reasonable prices and also have their own baker for cakes, venue is totally private with no time limits on length of reception, gorgeous beach, no outside vendor fees, location fee is is $500 donation to the Ecological program so its for a great cause, reasonable rates for decor/table/chair rentals, you can provide your own alcohol (save tons by buying in bulk at Costco, Sams Club, etc.) and hire their bartenders at $75/each plus glassware and ice charge of $5/per person (trust me this saves you tons of money on an open bar option), gorgeous candle wall that makes for exquisite pics

          -- Cons: no air-conditioning as it is an open-air building with wooden shutters but does have huge ceiling fans and lots of ocean breeze, when you see the place from the outside it looks "simple/ghetto" lol but believe me it is so authentic and beautiful once decorated (my family would talk so much $hit if we picked a place that was less than impressive). This location is about 30 minutes from Playa del Carmen so you will need to bring your guests over -- PM me if you want some info on a GREAT transportation company that offers shuttle/bus service (we are friends with the owner and I can see if he'll cut a deal for you).

          2) Blue Parrot in Playa del Carmen -- I think there a couple brides on here that have used this venue and have had good things to say. This definitely would be a contender had I not found my place. Here's a link to those threads:



          3) Rent a villa -- there are so many fabulous places to hold your wedding. Some may come with a price tag, but you will certainly have a private venue all your own. I would check into locations in Akumal, which tend to be cheaper because Akumal is a smaller, quiet town but no doubt beautiful. We are staying at Casa Romero, which I know host weddings but unfortunately it looks like they are already booked on your date.

          There is also another bride on here getting married at Villa Sol y Luna, which looks incredible. She is using Turtle Bay Cafe for her caterers, so I know they allow outside vendors. Here's a link to their website: Villa Sol y Luna

          4) Lol Ha Restaurant in Akumal -- there is at least one other bride on here getting married in Akumal and having their reception at Lol Ha (Jacilynda), which is Akumal's most popular restaurant. I've never eaten here but all their reviews are fabulous. You can have a private reception at their palapa hut and they do allow outside vendors. Here's a page with a little bit of details and the contact person for that venue:

          Weddings in Akumal - Hotel Akumal Caribe

          I hope some of these will at least get you on the road to looking at some options. And again, I have full confidence that everything will fall into place. Please let us know if there's anything else we can help you with, no bride should be put under such pressure so close to their wedding. So we BDW brides are here to help

          wow marie sam!!! that is so great you know so much about the area! You are an awesome resource!

          Angela & Chris

          #25 Mel&B

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            Posted 20 April 2009 - 05:43 PM

            I'm so glad you got it worked out. You must be sooo relieved! Congrats!

            #26 Ayita

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              Posted 20 April 2009 - 05:48 PM

              Originally Posted by angruck
              wow marie sam!!! that is so great you know so much about the area! You are an awesome resource!
              I agree Marie Sam rocks this is probably why she's MoM ! I will vote for her again

              #27 aqua32marine

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                Posted 21 April 2009 - 02:24 AM

                Ayita, I'm so glad things are working out better! What hotel are you dealing with, so I know to avoid them?

                #28 litl_april

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                  Posted 21 April 2009 - 03:33 AM

                  Ayita, so glad to hear they accepted most of the changes. The ones that are important to you! Reading your story made ME want to cry so I'm glad things are getting back on track!! *hugs*

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