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#1141 Maggietron

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Posted 23 July 2015 - 06:08 AM

@Monikab Check out the links in the first post, there are pictures of the semi-private dinner, I think it's under "wedding locations", and there are links to reviews of the salon/spa.



#1142 nicolesal

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Posted 24 July 2015 - 03:16 AM

I have some questions about the payment. @Tlseege maybe you know some of these answers?

Coming from Canada the exchange is terrible right now and it's probably only going to get worse. I noticed on there it says you can pay cash up to $1500 per person per room. What does per person per room mean? If my bill is $2400 could I put down $1500 and could my parents put the rest since they are in a different room?

Also I thought I read somewhere that you need to pay the dj in cash but it doesn't say that anywhere on the resort paperwork?

Last question: does the resort add any type of gratuity to the bill?

I'd like to pay cash as much as possible so I can take out the right amount now so I don't have to pay more later.

#1143 TATrisha

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Posted 24 July 2015 - 05:59 AM

It's been awhile since I got married, so things may have changed... but I had to pay the DJ and the blood work in cash.  Now that they have the exclusive deal with the DJ perhaps you don't have to anymore?  But that lowered our bill at checkout.  

 

We had no gratuities added to our bill. 

 

And I paid with a credit card, so I can't speak to paying cash upon check out.  Sorry!


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#1144 Scarlett123

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    Posted 27 July 2015 - 08:24 AM

    Hi I am getting married at the Tulum on March 31st 2016. I love this forum and wanted to ask a quick question. We are thinking of having the pool side reception and are unsure on the price. I know we have to pay per hour for our guests drink but is there a price to have that area and lighting etc? Thanks Scarlett

    #1145 Maggietron

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    Posted 27 July 2015 - 01:30 PM

    There is a minimum of 20 people and the drinks per person price covers a few high tables and chairs, service, and special lighting.

     

     

    Hi I am getting married at the Tulum on March 31st 2016. I love this forum and wanted to ask a quick question. We are thinking of having the pool side reception and are unsure on the price. I know we have to pay per hour for our guests drink but is there a price to have that area and lighting etc? Thanks Scarlett



    #1146 Scarlett123

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      Posted 27 July 2015 - 10:04 PM

      There is a minimum of 20 people and the drinks per person price covers a few high tables and chairs, service, and special lighting.


      Thank you Maggietron, I have 50 guests booked already so that is brilliant news. When do I need to book the poolside reception? Should I email my wedding planner at the hotel now as I want to know we are getting it, I mean it depends are there enough pool side locations if another bride was having it the same day?
      Thanks again
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      #1147 Maggietron

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      Posted 28 July 2015 - 07:01 AM

      @Scarlett123 I'm three months out and my dinner and poolside reception are not yet confirmed. It's frustrating, but that's Mexico. I'm assuming it will work out in the end.



      #1148 deecol

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      Posted 28 July 2015 - 07:03 AM

      @Maggietron I was thinking the same.  My wedding is a month after @Scarlett123 and although would like to get the reception dinner booked and secured it's all a waiting game.

       

      I'm sure it will work out in the end :)



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      #1149 GBPTBride

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      Posted 28 July 2015 - 09:08 AM

      Is the poolside reception secluded from other guests of the resort?



      #1150 TATrisha

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      Posted 29 July 2015 - 08:24 AM

      There are a few poolside locations available, so hopefully it'll work out for everyone.  

      The receptions aren't necessarily blocked off from other guests, but they are situated in such a way that guests don't go near them.  Occasionally you'll have a few people looking or dancing in the distance, but the four I've been to haven't had any problems.


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