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I would like to do the sand ceremony but I am worried the vase will break during the trip and the sand will get mixed up during transporting on the way home. Can I ask how you handled this?

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Wedding Packages 2014.  If you are sent a more up to date version, please PM me. Post #2333 has the Civil Ceremony Order
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SUNSHINE - $1,490 (Legal ceremony) $1345 (Symbolic ceremony)

·   Civil wedding (judge fees, marriage license and certificate.) **WHEN LEGAL WEDDING**

·   Minister´s Fee ** When Symbolic Wedding ( non legal) – Renewal of Vows**

·   Marriage ceremony with music from CD.(couple may bring their own).

·   Romantic Ornamental decoration of the wedding site, location will be assigned after arrival.

·   Picturesque Wedding location – may be celebrated on the beach or gazebo (upon confirmation)

·   Music for the Ceremony with recorded CD ( couple may bring their own)

·   Bride & Groomâ€s bouquet & boutonniere (Tropical Local Flowers) – just for the couple.

·   Domestic sparkling wine celebration toast after the ceremony (1 bottle per 7 adults, maximum total of  4 bottles)

·   Sit down dinner in one of our restaurants with set menu ( semi private)

·   Standard Wedding Cake for all wedding guests or dessert choice (Dessert from our specialty restaurant menu rather than the traditional wedding cake)

·   Room Upgrade for the couple & parents (subject to availability upon arrival).

·   Upgraded in-room Amenities (just for the couple)

·   Transfer to wedding location for the couple.

·   Bottle of wine upon arrival in room (wedding couple)

·   Luxury Turn down service (wedding couple & parents)

·   10 professional full digital colored pictures of the wedding ceremony

·   15% Discount on Spa treatments (except pedicure, manicure, hairdresser & makeup)

·   Late Check out ( wedding couple & parents, upon request at the check in & subject to availability)

·   Professional Services of an Onsite Wedding Coordinator.

·   Witnesses (if required)

·   Romantic Decoration in couple room ( welcome surprise)

·   VIP treatment for the couple

·   1 Newlywedâ€s Romantic breakfast in bed ( just for the couple)

UNFORGETTABLE - $1,710 (Legal Ceremony) $1575 (Symbolic Ceremony)

·   Civil wedding (judge fees, marriage license and certificate.) ***WHEN LEGAL WEDINGS**

·   Ministerâ€s Fee **When Symbolic Wedding (non legal)  -  Renewal of Vows**.

·   Marriage ceremony with music from CD (couple may bring their own).

·   Romantic Ornamental decoration of the wedding site, location will be assigned after arrival.

·   Bride & Groomâ€s bouquet & boutonniere (Tropical Local Flowers) –just for the couple -.

·   Fresh Elegant Floral Decor on Bridal Table

·   Picturesque Wedding location – may be celebrated on the beach or gazebo (upon confirmation)

·   Music for the Ceremony with recorded CD ( couple may bring their own)

·   Champagne Luxury Toast after the ceremony with Möet Chandon (max.  4 bottles – 1 p/7 persons)

·   Sit-Down Dinner in one of our restaurants with set menu. (semi private)

·   Standard Wedding Cake for all wedding guests or dessert choice (dessert from our specialty restaurant menu, rather than the traditional wedding cake).

·   Room Upgrade for couple & parents (subject to availability upon arrival).

·   1 Newlywedâ€s Romantic Breakfast in bed  (just for the couple)

·   Transfer to wedding location. (for the couple)

·   Romantic Candlelight Dinner with Reservation (wedding couple - must be requested before arrival)

·   Upgraded in-room Amenities – ( for the couple & parents)

·   Romantic decoration in coupleâ€s room ( welcome surprise)

·   Bottle of International wine will be served in the room upon arrival. (wedding couple)

·   Luxury Turn down service. (wedding couple & parents)

·   15 professional full digital colored pictures of the wedding ceremony

·   20% Discount on Spa treatments (except pedicure, manicure, hairdresser & makeup)

·   Late Check ( wedding couple & parents, upon request at check in & subject to availability)

·   Live Musical Trio (to play at ceremony or dinner)

·   Luxury Turn down service. (wedding couple & parents)

·   Professional Services of an Onsite Wedding Coordinator.

·   Witnesses ( if required)

·   VIP Treatment for the couple

ROMANCE EXTRAVAGANZA - $3,140 (Legal Ceremony) $2,995 (Symbolic Ceremony)    - Maximum 30 people.  $40 each additional guest

·   Civil wedding (judge fees, marriage license and certificate.) ***WHEN LEGAL WEDINGS**·   Ministerâ€s Fee **When Symbolic Wedding (non legal)  -  Renewal of Vows**.

·   Marriage ceremony with music from CD (couple may bring their own).

·   Romantic Ornamental decoration of the wedding site, location will be assigned after arrival.

·   Bride & Groomâ€s bouquet & boutonniere (Tropical Local Flowers) –just for the couple -.

·   Fresh Elegant Floral Decor on Bridal Table

·   Picturesque Wedding location – may be celebrated on the beach or gazebo (upon confirmation)

·   Music for the Ceremony with recorded CD ( couple may bring their own)

·   Champagne Luxury Toast after the ceremony with Möet Chandon (max.  7 bottles – 1 p/7 persons)

·   1 hour cocktails & canapés served after the ceremony

·   2 hours of open domestic bar after reception dinner

·   Sit-Down Dinner in one of our restaurants with set menu. (semi private)

·   Standard Wedding Cake for all wedding guests or dessert choice (dessert from our specialty restaurant menu, rather than the traditional wedding cake).

·   Room Upgrade for couple & parents (subject to availability upon arrival).

·   1 Newlywedâ€s Romantic Breakfast in bed  (just for the couple)

·   Transfer to wedding location. (for the couple)

·   Romantic Candlelight Dinner with Reservation (wedding couple - must be requested before arrival)

·   Upgraded in-room Amenities – ( for the couple & parents)

·   Romantic decoration in coupleâ€s room ( welcome surprise)

·   Bottle of International wine will be served in the room upon arrival. (wedding couple)

·   Luxury Turn down service. (wedding couple & parents)

·   25 professional full digital colored pictures of the wedding ceremony

·   20% Discount on Spa treatments (except pedicure, manicure, hairdresser & makeup)

·   Manicure & Pedicure (for the Bride)

·   Late Check ( wedding couple & parents, upon request at check in & subject to availability)

·   Live Musical Trio (to play at ceremony or dinner)

·   Luxury Turn down service. (wedding couple & parents)

·   Professional Services of an Onsite Wedding Coordinator.

·   Witnesses ( if required)

·   VIP Treatment for the couple & parents

·   Special Wedding Present from Bahia Principe ( 3 complimentary nights for your next reservation from may 1st to December 7th, 2014 ( minimum stay of 7 nights)

MAYAN BLESSING - $1,150 Post #2256 ………….It is a traditional cultural ceremony where ancient Mayan blessed love of wedding couples in harmony of nature and with the authorization of the Gods, the 4 elements and the 7 spiritual directions, the smoke of copal cleans all souls and allows an eternal blessing of love, with the sound of the sea shells and the colors of the flowers……. in this case the couple does not have to bring any legal documentation

·   Fees for the Religious Mayan Officer “Shamanâ€â€¦

·   Marriage ceremony with music of drums and sea shells…. Partly performed in Mayan language and translated into English

·   Decoration of the location; the wedding location will be assigned after arrival.

·   Dinner in one of our restaurants with set menu (consult menus and more than 30people is upon availability).

·   Upgraded in-room Amenities

·   Upon arrival local sparkling wine will be served in the room.

·   Transfer to wedding location for the bride.

·   Turn down service.

·   Celebration with domestic champagne.

·   5 professional full colored pictures of the wedding ceremony

·   Room Upgrade for the Bride & Groom (upon availability).

·   Other additional personalized options are available (Ask Wedding Coordinator for current options and prices).

·   Professional Services of an Onsite Wedding Coordinator.

Symbolic Wedding Ceremonies Post #4372 - Will my guests know the difference
Are you sure that the poolside cocktail party includes DJ and is all included in the Romance Ectravaganza package? How updated is this post? Plz assist. As I am very interested in having the poolside party with DJ. Also.... Would you happen to know how much is a lighted dance floor? Thanks for all the info! Love your posts!ðŸ‘ðŸ˜

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Is the disco open at 11 on Thursday nights? The little resort map I have says Friday through Wednesday. We really want our guests to have the option to keep partying after our private reception ends at 11 but we are getting married on a Thursday.

DJ INFORMATION Resort DJ: Resort DJ - $210 an hour – PAID IN CASH! – bring an ipod or CDs of specific music you want/need played Reviews: Post #1479 Post #1708 Post #1710 Post #2209 DJ Bob: He's originally from New Jersey, $475 for 2 hour receptin or $650 for full dinner & dance Allowed at the resort with a day pass DJ Bob Email: DJBob@WeddingDJRivieraMaya.com Reviews: Post #2924 Post #2938 DJ Bijan: (No longer allowed on the resort?) He's originally from Vancouver, $150 an hour or $400 for 2.5 hours $90 guest pass needed Reviews: Post #2525 Post #3031 Post #3167 Post #4306 Mood Event Services: Reviews: Post #4236 Post #4263 Ipod Speakers: Post #2229 Post #2230 Post #2231 Post #2611 Post #2922 - Akumal Location Specific Lobby Bar: Post #3098 The Disco is no longer available for private rental.  The disco opens at 11pm.The bars in the Hacienda open at 7pm and there is live music in front of them with people dancing and all from 9-11pm every night.We didnt do that on uor wedding night however we went the next night and we all had a great time.The dancers will take the public to dance and it gets really fun. Here is the layout: Gran Bahia Riviera Maya Disco v1 Gran Bahia Riviera Maya Disco v2

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Thanks! Good to know :)
we want to incorporate a poem, our personal vows, the hands ceremony (another poem), and also have a moment of silence to remember loved ones who have passed away (my mom died when I was a teenager)... So it sounds like this would be doable.

When did you get married and which location? We are August 4, 2014 at tulum gazebo.

How long was your ceremony about?
How long did it take you to get your documents transferred before flying down for your wedding?
How long did it take for your marraige license to be mailed?

Thanks :)

The important thing is that it has to be AFTER everything.  So AFTER they pronounce you husband and wife.  You cannot interrupt the official ceremony at all.

I got married at the Akumal Hammock location on April 11, 2008.  So things have definitely changed, but not too drastically.

My ceremony was about 20 minutes.

I didn't transfer any documents before my wedding and they didn't mail my wedding license.  I didn't need it notarized or translated in my state.

 

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I would like to do the sand ceremony but I am worried the vase will break during the trip and the sand will get mixed up during transporting on the way home. Can I ask how you handled this?

I brought down a lot of paper towel and shoved it in the vase SUPER tight.  That way the sand couldn't move around very much at all.  I just REALLY packed it in.

 

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Is the disco open at 11 on Thursday nights? The little resort map I have says Friday through Wednesday. We really want our guests to have the option to keep partying after our private reception ends at 11 but we are getting married on a Thursday.

Thursday night is the fiesta and the disco is not available to guests unless you pay the per person fee to go to the party.

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The important thing is that it has to be AFTER everything.  So AFTER they pronounce you husband and wife.  You cannot interrupt the official ceremony at all. I got married at the Akumal Hammock location on April 11, 2008.  So things have definitely changed, but not too drastically. My ceremony was about 20 minutes. I didn't transfer any documents before my wedding and they didn't mail my wedding license.  I didn't need it notarized or translated in my state. I brought down a lot of paper towel and shoved it in the vase SUPER tight.  That way the sand couldn't move around very much at all.  I just REALLY packed it in. Thursday night is the fiesta and the disco is not available to guests unless you pay the per person fee to go to the party.
hat is the "Fiesta"?

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I think it's $18 a person?  There is a Mexican show, food and drinks, and a fireworks show.

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Can someone please email me the photographers price list? katlewitzke@gmail.com

 

Also, how much extra would it be to have my friend take photos of us?.... meaning, would we have to pay a fee to allow this? (I have two friends that have taken some photography classes that would do it for free or next to nothing)

 

Thanks! :)

 

My wedding is August 4, 2014 and I plan to send out my invites after the holidays. We already sent out save the dates. I also plan to include a letter with the travel agent information, as well as activities to do in the Akumal area. 

 

FUN ATTRACTIONS TO DO IN MEXICO:

 

·         Xel-Ha: A commercial aquatic theme park and self-described ecotourism development located on the Caribbean coast of the state of Quintana Roo, Mexico, in the municipality of Solidaridad. http://www.xelha.com/

 

·         Mayan Adventure: The Riviera Maya Mayan Adventure Tour is an adventure into the very heart of Mayaland. This terrific day offers guests the opportunity to explore 3 uniquely different eco-systems, each with it's own special surprises. Swim & snorkel in a calm, isolated, turquoise-hued Caribbean inlet with variety of tropical marine life.  Explore a cave in the middle of the jungle. Swim in gently flowing, crystal clear water fed by an under- ground river filled with stalagmites, stalactites & small river fish. http://www.aventurasmayas.com/

 

{C}·         {C}Dolphinaris: Dolphinaris is an organization in the amusement industry dedicated to the fast growing popular attraction of Swim with the Dolphins. The Company´s business target market is vacationers from around the world in the most popular Caribbean destinations. It is recognized as the premier brand in Mexico due to the caliber of its facilities and quality of service. http://www.dolphinaris.com/

 

{C}·         {C}Tulum Extreme: A perfect combination of culture and adventure in this great tour: Tulum ruins, zip lines, rappel, cenote and a lot of fun in the Mayan jungle and facing the Caribbean Sea. http://www.cancunadventure.net/tours/tulum-extreme/

 

{C}·         {C}Yal-Kul Lagoon: Good snorkeling with plenty of fish. Solid natural limestone lagoon edge with a few stairways for entering the water. Virtually no wave surge or currents, even when seas are rough. Yal Kul is spring fed by freshwater underground rivers that have formed it. The freshwater mixes with sea water from Yal kul's inlet to the sea. Modest entrance fee required unless you rent a lagoon-front property. Snorkel tours are also offered by several adventure tour operators. Floatation vests are strongly recommended for snorkeling. 

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Can someone please email me the photographers price list? katlewitzke@gmail.com

 

Also, how much extra would it be to have my friend take photos of us?.... meaning, would we have to pay a fee to allow this? (I have two friends that have taken some photography classes that would do it for free or next to nothing)

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