We are having our rehearsal dinner at Toucanes and are having paper lanterns hung!
Our WC advised us to buy the lanterns in the states and bring them down with us because she said they were quite pricey in Mexico. Since they pack flat, I am not too worried about toting them down there. FYI, she told me I would need about 25-30 to stand out since the roof is so large and that there is a $150 fee for hanging the lanterns. I wasn't happy about the actual hanging of the lanterns costing more than the lanterns themselves and I asked if we could hang them ourselves, but she said a ladder is needed as the roof is quite tall and it would be a liability to the hotel if we hung them ourselves.
I found a great website for fairly inexpensive lanterns at
Tucannes looks amazing undecorated, which is what we did, because of the lush greenery and beautiful palapa and pool! But I did see another bride hang round colourful paper lanterns from the ceiling of the palapa and it looked gorgeous. I'm not sure how you would hang them since the palapa is so high, but maybe your WC can do it for you. Every cocktail/private reception also comes with cocktail tables and some decor from resort at no extra cost. You can choose white linens or "Mexican" theme, which is what we had at our Donkey Cocktail Hour. We also had tiki torches at our reception entry which I never ordered or paid for!