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#1 crystalz

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    Posted 13 September 2010 - 10:31 PM

    Hey Ladies!

     

    I am super new to this forum, seems very helpful and so much information. Almost too much to go through I'm getting married November 2011!!!

     

    I haven't booked yet but I plan to book my wedding at the Gran Bahia Akumal or Coba. Depends on the airline I go with. Seems to be the best deal for myself and my guests and it looks beautiful and have heard great reviews about it. Please can anyone who has had their wedding there please help answer my questions?? I am doing the legal ceremony as well.

     

    First, I definately want the ceremony on the beach! So my question about the beach ceremony isssss, how long of a walk down the aisle is it? i want a good amount of walking time he he. I also am having music from a CD to play for the music walking down the aisle. Can you hear the music from where you are to head down the aisle?

     

    Next... how long is the legal ceremony? and is the videogapher good??

     

    Photgrapher... I know most resorts don't allow this or just "frown upon it" but I have an awesome photographer here at home that really wants to come and shoot my wedding in Mexico. Has anyone else brought their own photographer?  Any info on that?

     

    Any info helps a great deal since i'm a little in  the dark about this stuff!!

     

    Also if anyone has pictures or their own stories to share, please do!!

     

    Thanks!!!!

     



    #2 TATrisha

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    Posted 15 September 2010 - 08:24 AM

    I will do what I can to answer your questions!!  Please see below :)

     

    Originally Posted by crystalz 

     

    First, I definately want the ceremony on the beach! So my question about the beach ceremony isssss, how long of a walk down the aisle is it?

    Not too long of a walk, it seemed just right to me!

    This picture might help: Mexico (360).jpg

    You start at the top and hide behind the bushes.  If you look close you can see a lady and a little girl in pink watching from where I had just left.  And then the guest who took this image was standing at the back of the ceremony site.

    i want a good amount of walking time he he. I also am having music from a CD to play for the music walking down the aisle. Can you hear the music from where you are to head down the aisle?  I had music play from a CD.  You can hear it, but not too loudly.  It's very emotional as you walk closer and the music gets louder.  It makes me want to cry just thinking about how beautiful it was!!!

     

    Next... how long is the legal ceremony? and is the videogapher good?? Legal ceremony was super short.  15 minutes maybe?  But we added in a sand ceremony and a reading at the end, so that added some length for us.  We did not use the videographer.

     

    Photgrapher... I know most resorts don't allow this or just "frown upon it" but I have an awesome photographer here at home that really wants to come and shoot my wedding in Mexico. Has anyone else brought their own photographer?  Any info on that?  Yup, brought my own.  Had his stay at the resort as a guest for four days, no problem.  They can't tell you that a guest can't take photos.  However, with their new rules you might still have to pay something to their photographer.  Honestly, it's worth it.

     

    Any info helps a great deal since i'm a little in  the dark about this stuff!!

     

    Also if anyone has pictures or their own stories to share, please do!!

    I put a bunch of pictures in the review area for the resort.  I hope that helps.  Otherwise if there is something specific you'd like to see, just let me know.

     

    Thanks!!!!

     




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    #3 crystalz

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      Posted 15 September 2010 - 06:07 PM

      oh thank you so much!! that helps alot!! im glad its only 15 minutes long thats awesome. it looks like a good amount of walking! again thanks!



      #4 KRama

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        Posted 16 September 2010 - 07:05 AM

        Be sure to check out the thread for this resort as well:

        http://www.bestdesti...-post-here/3260

        So much information and all the past & future brides to answer questions!



        #5 TracyChristine

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          Posted 09 October 2010 - 02:15 PM

          crystalz

          I am a newbie too, planning to get married October 2011.

          Im thinking the resort you are thinking or Barcelo Maya Palace, I am just pricing things and getting a feel.

          I might follow your posts since our dates are close! Good luck in planning 

           

          Tracy



          #6 Mexico Bound

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            Posted 25 January 2011 - 05:14 PM

            I am getting married and really hoped for it to be at Gran Bahia Akumal. I have stayed there twice and absolutely loved the resort, but have heard scary stories that Bahia akumal has a terrible reputation for weddings!! we are planning for approx 40 ppl and would love to have a beach ceremony, and dinner and dance on the beach as well.

            Im heart broken, as this is my favorite place, Just wondering if any brides out there can tell me about their experience here, and if it was good/bad and if they recommend it!! Please help!!



            #7 Mexico Bound

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              Posted 25 January 2011 - 05:15 PM

              I am getting married and really hoped for it to be at Gran Bahia Akumal. I have stayed there twice and absolutely loved the resort, but have heard scary stories that Bahia akumal has a terrible reputation for weddings!! we are planning for approx 40 ppl and would love to have a beach ceremony, and dinner and dance on the beach as well.

              Im heart broken, as this is my favorite place, Just wondering if any brides out there can tell me about their experience here, and if it was good/bad and if they recommend it!! Please help!!






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