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Thank you guys.. Loved every minute of it.. Was better than I could ever imagine!!

 

The chandelier was by far my favourite decoration.. I rented it from the hotel.. I was the first to use it I believe. The cost was $300 but well worth it as it looked beautiful in the location and looks amazing in the photos!!

 

As for photos we went with the basic package from tropic one studio which included photos/ video coverage from the ceremony to the end of cocktail hour and gave you 20 extra photos and it cost $700 again very much worth it video is beautiful and I will post link to the pictures.. We had 55 in total with the wedding package and photography package and any over that cost $15 extra. We choose 66 but had a family member take lots of other pics.. I will post a link in the next reply!

 

 

The other decorations were.. Drapes on the structure in white $90, flowers either side $140/160 each but used them at the pool party aswell. Chairs sashes were either including because they are White so no extra or $5 each if you wanted a different colour??

 

The pool party was the wedding day maker.. Everyone said how much they enjoyed it.. The bar was free as I had the domestic/local one which was more than enough as everyone liked at least one drink as the done lager/ shorts and cocktails such as piña coladas/ daiquiris and the DJ cost $210 an our.. Everything else was included.. So the pool party was only $420 and was worth it. (I've noticed a few of you talking about paying to privatise the pool party area.. There really is no need as its a distance from any of the bars etc and everyone knows that its a wedding so wouldn't join in.. We had some people just walk past and that was fine)

 

 

We met with leti on the second day of the holiday and had our blood tests done on the same day with the doctor in the hacienda at $90 or $95 each.

 

I had my dress ironed with the hotel before the wedding, they came and picked it up from my parents room and returned it on the day of the wedding to my room and it cost $25!! Also the shirts for something like $5 a shirt.

 

The only thing I will say is my wedding guests wanted flowers to wear so I done a list with their wishes on and gave the list to one of the coordinators as leti was off and only 1/4 of them were delivered.. So please make sure that if you want to do this the they do get ordered!!

 

Here's some pics of the pool party.. It was located opposite side of the pool to the lobby bar.. Any more questions please feel free to ask!

 

Naomi xx

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Heres the link to our photos from the hotel photographer..

 

https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B0UpaXEuqQjSdERZRzQ4NFU1dFE&usp=sharing

 

Xx

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@@N50mys Thank you so much for sharing all this!  It really helps!

Your wedding photos are beautiful  :)

 

If you don't mind, could I please ask you:

  • Did you pay extra for the rose petals?
  • How many guests did you have?
  • Could you tell me an approximate total cost of everything at the end of the day?  I know you had some extras, and a different dinner than I'm planning but it would really help to know

Thanks again so much!!!

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Congratulations!!!!!  It looks like you had a beautiful day and a lot of fun! Thanks for posting the extra prices too!  That helps a lot!

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Sorry we were a party of 45/46 can't rember lol.

 

I gave her artificial orange\pink petals to put as an aisle runner but your not aloud them due to wild life.. It was a complete surprise to see these petals down when I got there but nice touch, so no I didn't pay or request them!

 

Yes white fabric was $90

 

.. I had the extravaganza package.. $3170 11 extra guests for the dinner (Didn't have to pay for kids 5 and under) was $420. 4x bridesmaid bouquet $144, 6x buttonholes $66, 2x flower sprays for wedding location $128, crown of roses for flower girl $45 and $48 for 3 corsages for our mothers =$431.. As I said national bar which is free and DJ cost $420.. White fabric cost $90.. I also rented 5 vases at $2 each so I could use the bouquets as centre pieces on tables at restaurants for the wedding dinner and mine on the front table with cake and photos candles etc.. Chandelier $300 The total wedding cost was $4,841 USD.

 

Hope this all helps xxx

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Does anyone know what the Hibiscus Pool is? That's where we're booked for our reception.

 

@ The link to your Coba Photo Tour in the first post no longer works.

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Hi all,

 

I have another question that hopefully someone can answer. I picked the Romance extravaganza package. I am planning to do the included semi-private dinner in one of the restaurants. After dinner, I wanted to have the dance with the bar and DJ by the pool. Would this be extra costs? (National bar is included for 2 hours, and I know the DJ will be extra). Just wondering if actually have the dance by a pool is an extra cost?

 

Thanks kindly,

Christi

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@@Maggietron Thanks for the heads up!  The links have been updated so all three work now.  Sorry about that!

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Hi all,

 

I have another question that hopefully someone can answer. I picked the Romance extravaganza package. I am planning to do the included semi-private dinner in one of the restaurants. After dinner, I wanted to have the dance with the bar and DJ by the pool. Would this be extra costs? (National bar is included for 2 hours, and I know the DJ will be extra). Just wondering if actually have the dance by a pool is an extra cost?

 

Thanks kindly,

Christi

 

You'd probably have to get in touch with the resort to find out. Since I booked they instituted a charge to privatize an area for a reception, but I don't know if that would be included with your package or if the fee is mandatory.

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I did try asking the resort, but they keep thinking I want to privatize the whole supper and reception, but I just want to have the dance part by the pool. Do you mind telling me the fee they charged to privatize an area for the reception?

 

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