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#101 Sunshine2680

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    Posted 23 January 2012 - 07:02 AM


    This is a good point! I'm almost considering forteiting the free photos to avoid this. I'm bringing my own photog and i know for a fact that he won't be happy about someone else getting in his way.
    Do you think its best just to tell the WC that we don't want the free photos?
     

    Originally Posted by Tlseege 

    Yup, I just photographed Cheryl's wedding and the resort photographer was there during the ceremony (for her 10 free shots) and it wasn't a problem.


    I will say this though, the photographers are very intrusive.  He was up at the alter and VERY much in their face.  So he's in almost all of my photos, which kind of stinks.  So remember that when you think about if you want to accept the 10 free photos.



     



    #102 shellee

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      Posted 26 January 2012 - 09:24 PM

      This thread is awesome!!! thank you for takeing the time to provide this info!! and its great to see everyones weddings!!! as of right now i dont have a wedding twin ;) oct 17th (staying at the coba) getting married at the tulum gazibo!!!!!



      #103 TATrisha

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      Posted 27 January 2012 - 06:52 AM

      You're welcome Shellee!  I added you to the roll call.  I would guess that by June you'll have some people closer to you in date :)


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      #104 Isabelle Parent

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        Posted 11 February 2012 - 07:42 AM

        Hi Everyone

         

        Looking forward to get married in may 2012 at the Bahia Principe.

        We have already been there in 2006 but it is so much changed since then that I can't wait to go back.

         

        As reading I found out that there will be extras to pay. Funny cause the price of the wedding is already more than anywhere else.

         

        We will be having the Mayan blessing at the Akumal location on the beach. Thank Kimberly to post your pictures. It is much appreciated.

         

        Is there really dolphins on the site ?

         

        Is the golf a 9 or 18 holes ?

         

        Thank you for any insight you may have.

         

        Isa



        #105 katiemac

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          Posted 11 February 2012 - 11:11 AM

          Hi Kristen (and other brides too)!

          I am staying at Coba just after you, in March of 2013.  We have some teachers in our group, and hopefully I will get a teaching job soon too, so we decided it was safest to do a March Break wedding.  We are hoping to get married at the Akumal Beach location, so fingers crosses.  I hope that you are able to get the Tulum Gazebo too.  My friend got married there and absolutely loved it.  I have decided to go with my own photographer too.  I absolutely love her work, and I have been following her blog for years.  When Trisha posted the prices for Arrecife Photography, I couldn't believe it.  When I compared the prices with my photographer, it was only a slightly higher price to fly her down for a week.  With her I get an engagement session which I am choosing to have taken in Niagara Falls where I grew up, a full days coverage with between 6-800 images on a DVD that are not watermarked--she is staying from the point of me and my FI getting married until our first dance-ish, and then we get a TTD the following day.  She will also set up an online gallery for my friends and family to view the images.  I feel that I am getting what I want out of her, and good value.  But there are so many beautiful pictures from the resort photographer, too.  Did you make your decision?



          #106 TATrisha

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          Posted 11 February 2012 - 02:59 PM


          Quote:

          Originally Posted by Isabelle Parent 

           

          Is there really dolphins on the site ?

           

          Is the golf a 9 or 18 holes ?

           

          Thank you for any insight you may have.

           

          Isa

           

          Hi Isa,

          Yes, there really are dolphins in the Tulum section.  Four of them, if I'm not mistaken.  I took photos for one of the wedding couple's guests while they did the dolphin interaction.  It was really fun and they had a lot of fun.  Here is one photo from the event:

          Gran Bahia Principe Tulum Swimming with the Dolphins.jpg

           

          Golf is 18 holes.

           


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          #107 Isabelle Parent

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            Posted 13 February 2012 - 07:11 AM

            Thank you.

             

            It has changed since our last visit in 2006, for the best !

             

            The hotel send me a picture of the location for the wedding at Akumal where my wedding will take place. It is beautiful.

             

            Just hope everything is as good as this !

             

             

            WeddingBeach.jpg



            #108 aquamaniac

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              Posted 21 February 2012 - 08:20 AM

              In the photos of the ceremony locations, it seems that there are a couple different type of chair options....do you get to choose or is it a random draw? I'm thinking about how chair sashes will work.

              Thanks!



              #109 andrea2006

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                Posted 25 February 2012 - 11:56 PM

                So after all the song questions my fianc© made a great cd of instrumental music

                fur Elise for guests seating

                short piano intro for moh

                canon for me

                buttterfly waltz to sign 

                canon rock version for us to walk back down the aisle



                #110 Tikka

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                  Posted 27 February 2012 - 08:59 PM


                  Hi Kristen! Congrats!! I believe you're our 1st 2013 bride!!
                  As far as I know you can get married at the Tulum Gazebo even if you're staying at Akumal..as long as there isn't a Tulum bride that wants it on the same day/time.
                  Thats what they told me when I was interested in the Akumal Hammock location.
                  So being that it's a year away and you're booked already - I think you should be safe but you'll have to confirm with your WC at Akumal (if thats where youre staying). I believe her name is Eugenia. The Tulum WC is Jazmin.

                  The Photographers the the resort offers are amazing by what I've seen. They use Arrecife..and I believe they have a page on Facebook if you want to see their shots.
                  http://www.facebook.com/arrecife.studio.mexico?ref=ts    and

                  http://www.facebook.com/arrecife.studio.mexico?ref=ts#!/pages/Arrecife-Weddings-Bahia-Principe/108871939180012
                   

                  Personally...I feel that their prices are just too high for what you're getting and because the resort does not allow outside photographers I'm bringing my own. Luckily...with the amount of people we have booked for our wedding we get a credit so we will be applying that to his travel expenses so we're actually only paying for his fee as a photographer.
                  You'll see a lot of mixed opinions on here about the photographers but its really what you decide about how much you want to spend on your photography. For some people photography is the #1 most important expense for their wedding...others not so much.
                  I would read through the threads and get others' opinions....have a look at their pics/portfolio on FB as well as their prices of course and decide from there.

                  good luck!

                   

                   

                   

                   


                   

                  Hey I'm having a really hard time with getting ahold of the wedding corridinator but ur staying at tulum and and have booked the hammock beach ceremony. Im looking at staying at tulum as well but worried i wouldn't be able to get the hammock section. Do u have a phone number of someone I could call to ask a few questions.




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