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#31 c and m

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    Posted 06 November 2009 - 03:38 AM

    The beach at Tulum is small, but it one of the nicest beaches I have seen anywhere!! The water was an incredible blue colour, and with the backdrop of the ruins, a magical place. We did the Tulum/Xel Ha trip, and found it a little crammed, time wise. We could easily have spent an entire day at Xel Ha

    #32 nicitica

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      Posted 17 November 2009 - 01:01 PM

      Quick question. Are you planning on Paying for these excursions, or will your guests be paying for themselves? I expect 94 guests, so there is no way for us to pay for a large excursion. However, I would like to offer something "planned" besides our welcome fiesta and wedding/reception. Our welcome dinner is Thursday and wedding on Satuday, so right now Friday is a free day. Any ideas are welcomed. We will be in Akumal which is a small town. I was thinking people who are only there for the long weekend will want to stay in Akumal so I am torn!
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      #33 DDBentley15

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        Posted 17 November 2009 - 09:00 PM

        I would recommend Xel-ha and a catamaran cruise. If you have a decent size group the catamarans are always super fun!

        #34 Paige2010

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          Posted 20 November 2009 - 12:06 AM

          I have an etiquette question...
          If most of our guests are arriving in MX Wed (wedding is Sat) would it be ok to plan to go on excursion Thursday, and people could join if they wanted- and pay for themselves- or should we plan to just hang around the resort for people who dont want to spend the extra money?? Thanks for any input

          #35 daniepps

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            Posted 06 December 2009 - 11:26 PM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by Paige2010
            I have an etiquette question...
            If most of our guests are arriving in MX Wed (wedding is Sat) would it be ok to plan to go on excursion Thursday, and people could join if they wanted- and pay for themselves- or should we plan to just hang around the resort for people who dont want to spend the extra money?? Thanks for any input
            I think it would be fine to plan an excursion for Thursday and if anyone doesn't want to go they can stay at the resort.

            #36 lilly129

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              Posted 07 December 2009 - 12:19 AM

              Hi ladies! We're doing "Good Morning Newsletters" (I stole the idea from Martha Stewart and made my own powerpoint template) each morning and we're going to include activity suggestions each day - along with information on how to book it. Then we're taking the wedding party and thier spouses/significant others on a catamaran cruise which will be our gifts to the wedding party. We're doing a Welcome dinner on Thursday and a cocktail party on Friday then the wedding on Saturday, I was afraid a planned event for everyone on Friday would be too much - I guess I just want my guests to feel hosted but not like they're being herded here and there you know?

              #37 amybermuda

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                Posted 07 December 2009 - 10:29 AM

                Here is my Week of Events I sent out in a brochure 7 months prior to wedding:

                MONDAY: Bride & Groom arrive
                TUESDAY: Welcome Dinner at ___
                WEDNESDAY: Excursion to Tulum ruins and zip lining—more details to follow.
                THURSDAY: Cancun clubbing bus trip—7pm until….
                FRIDAY: Catamaran Boat ride “Rehearsal Dinner”, hosted by ____
                SATURDAY: Beach Wedding, Cocktails & Reception
                SUNDAY: Chillin’ on the Beach
                MONDAY: Saying our good-byes

                I think the Catamaran Boat trip "hosted by____" kind of implies that the other events are not paid for. I am going to try and see if I can subsidize or pay for the excursion and the clubbing trip too. I am getting quotes now for the events and will decide then. I figure the clubbing might be the cheapest thing to pay for - its just a bus to Cancun and back.

                I think after the holidays (so 4 1/2 months to wedding) I will send a mass email asking people what activities they'd like to do and the cost.

                I have between 35 and 45 guests, and there are a couple older ppl and also ppl with young kids, so not everyone is going to do the activities.

                I agree, the Catamaran trip is probably the best activity. Seeing the area by boat is always great for a change of scenery. And if you are not at an AI resort, you can ever provide dinner on the boat. It runs about $50 per person - add extra if you need transportation.

                #38 amybermuda

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                  Posted 07 December 2009 - 10:31 AM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by lilly129
                  Hi ladies! We're doing "Good Morning Newsletters" (I stole the idea from Martha Stewart and made my own powerpoint template) each morning and we're going to include activity suggestions each day - along with information on how to book it.
                  I saw those on Martha Stewart and they looked awesome!

                  #39 renee1811

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                    Posted 07 December 2009 - 06:51 PM

                    oh my gosh, I was SO excited to see Martha Stewart's Destination wedding magazine! I picked it up over the weekend and have been getting such fun, creative ideas from it! :)

                    #40 amybermuda

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                      Posted 08 December 2009 - 11:29 AM

                      Haha me too Rene! It is so much better than the Knot magazine. I picked it up in the airport over Thanksgiving and I love it. I feel guilty loving Martha though!




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