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#1 TracyChristine

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    Posted 09 October 2010 - 12:24 PM

    Hello everyone! I am new to the forum and am clueless and a little nervous to start planning.

    My fiance and I want to get married October 14th 2011 and we are looking at the Barcelo Maya Palace or Bahia Principe Coba/Akumal/Tulum. I find the package info vague and un-informative. We have not committed to anything yet but apparently coordinators won't get back to you until you do?

     

    My concerns:

    Location of ceremony: apparently it is not guaranteed you will get beach side? This scares me as that is what I want!

    Photographer: I want to hire outside the resort but I have heard this poses a large problem!

    Reception: How does the cost work, is it per person (with a minimum charge) all it says is a minimum usually of 15-20, what if there were 30 or 40? Does the cost jump then?

     

    Any info regarding these locations would be helpful... I am sooo nervous to commit to a DW! I think its what we want but not if the cost is more than getting married at home with a larger reception.

     

    Tracy (already stressin)



    #2 JanineA

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      Posted 09 October 2010 - 12:47 PM

      Hi Tracey, welcome to the forum and congrats on your engagement. Have you tried checking out the threads with Barcelo or Bahia brides. They may be able to answer your questions and get you in the right direction. I find it strange that the wedding coordinators won't get back to you unless you commit. How are you supposed to commit if they won't even return your correspondence. Either way I am sure you'll find lots of help on the boards and get it all sorted out. Good luck and happy planning!



      #3 Moments That Matter

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        Posted 10 October 2010 - 05:17 AM

        Congratulations and welcome to the forums! We have shot the Barcelo many times and love the location! There are multiple beach side locations... and a wonderful Gazebo. They are all fantastic and you can't go wrong. We have lots of pictures so please have a look and let us know if you have any questions. The Barcelo has also eased up on the outside vendor policy as of late. Just make sure to save you emails and there should not be a problem.

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        #4 Wifeof730

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          Posted 11 October 2010 - 09:38 AM

          I JUST went to Barcelo Maya Palace and I have a TON of pics, if you want to see them. I am planning a wedding there for January 2012. Let me know if you need help!

           

           

          Candy



          #5 GVphotographer

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          Posted 11 October 2010 - 12:07 PM

          Hi Tracy,
          Welcome to this great forum, here you´ll find the information you are looking for. Congratulations on your wedding!!



          #6 sinesbride

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            Posted 11 October 2010 - 06:00 PM

            Congrats and welcome to the board. This board is a HUGE help.



            #7 artistique

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              Posted 12 October 2010 - 10:04 AM




              Photographer: I want to hire outside the resort but I have heard this poses a large problem!

               

              Tracy (already stressin)


              Welcome to the forum! We haven't had any problem at all shooting at Barcelo, in fact it is our FAVORITE Riveria Maya resort. The photographer just needs to stay two night so it is no problem at all. It is SO beautiful there! I would read all through the Barcelo post as I know girls have posted all the menu and package info on their. Be prepared for "Mexico time" getting back to you. All of our bride's complain about the length of time it take coordinators to get back to you. 

               

              Good luck with all of your plans!!

               

              Michelle



              #8 PrincessGinger

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                Posted 12 October 2010 - 11:47 AM

                Congrats and good luck planning!



                #9 L&A2010

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                  Posted 12 October 2010 - 08:36 PM

                  Maybe you should look into other resorts that are willing to give you a little more specific information.  Good luck with your decision!



                  #10 slandro06

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                    Posted 13 October 2010 - 10:44 AM



                    Originally Posted by Wifeof730 

                    I JUST went to Barcelo Maya Palace and I have a TON of pics, if you want to see them. I am planning a wedding there for January 2012. Let me know if you need help!

                     

                     

                    Candy


                    I am planning a wedding there for June 2011 and would love to see your pics! Can you send them to me?
                     






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