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#1201 Maggietron

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Posted 22 September 2015 - 01:54 PM

@emigrayson

 

We're doing Unforgettable, then we're having the included guitar trio play at the lobby bar an hour before dinner instead of paying for a cocktail hour. We won't have reserved tables or anything, but I'm not too worried about it. 



#1202 emigrayson

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Posted 23 September 2015 - 07:11 AM

Thanks gals, another question.... Can you have your regular included dinner and then have a private dance/reception with bar outside?



#1203 Maggietron

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Posted 23 September 2015 - 02:04 PM

Thanks gals, another question.... Can you have your regular included dinner and then have a private dance/reception with bar outside?

That's what I'm doing.


Is anyone else getting really, really frustrated with this resort?

 

My wedding is less than 2 months away. Since I chose this resort, I spent weeks fighting with them to get the Akumal site because they made it luxury after we already had our deposits put down. Then they tried to change it back to the Gazebo and I had to fight them again. Then they tore down the Akumal structure and replaced it with the same one I didn't want that matches the Tulum site. 

 

Then I book my appointments with the photographer and spa. No problems with the photographer, but the spa is having issues because the wedding ceremony is at Akumal and we're staying at Coba. They keep transferring me back and forth between the two spas when I've requested the Coba spa. Then they tell me to send the booking form, which I did three months ago. No reply or confirmation, so I ask them to confirm our appointments, and they start asking the same damn questions again about where I'm staying, so I again tell them that I requested an appt with the Coba spa, at which point they send me the stupid booking form and tell me I need to fill it out to make an appointment. 

 

So I email my wedding coordinator, Andrea. I tell her that the spa can't seem to confirm my appointment, and can she please find out if my appointments are booked or not. All she does is forward my email to the spa AGAIN, but without the attachment. THIS SHOULD NOT BE THIS HARD.

 

Not to mention that all I really want to know is the timeline. I want a 3pm ceremony, music in the lobby from 5pm to 5:45, dinner at 6 and reception 8-11.  I don't care about all the details, they will sort themselves out. I just want to know that the dinner and reception are reserved so I don't end up having to switch everything after I've told all my guests the timeline. As of right now, all I know is that the ceremony is at 3pm. 



#1204 StephHing

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    Posted 25 September 2015 - 01:24 AM

    Hi everyone,

     

    I'm getting married in Tulum in February 2017 (although not booked yet as we can't until January). However, I've exchanged many emails with the hotel already to make sure there's no hidden costs for the reception as there isn't a package as such.

     

    My biggest struggle is getting recent photos from them, has anyone got any of their ceremony, dinner & reception photos they could show me please? I'm struggling to visualise what it can look like from just the catalogue of flowers they've sent me.

     

    Also, I don't know whether to go for the Symbolic or Legal ceremony, will the Legal one mean it's legal in the UK also or just in Mexico? And is there anything I need to do back in the UK to make it Legal? 

     

    I appreciate any help from former brides :-)

     

    Thanks,

     

    Steph



    #1205 Maggietron

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    Posted 25 September 2015 - 09:40 AM

    @StephHing

     

    Check the first post, Tsleege updates when she takes new photos.



    #1206 N50mys

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    Posted 25 September 2015 - 03:48 PM

    Just got back from an amazing two weeks at GBP tulum.. Our wedding day was on 18.09.2015!!

    Everything went well... Here are some photos!!

    We had a legal ceremony at tulum beach front at 2:30

    Cocktails and canapés 3/4pm

    Refreshments drinks at lobby 4/5:45

    Dinner at la gran tortuga 6/7:45

    Pool side party at main tulum pool 8/10

    Then went onto the hacienda!!

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    #1207 deecol

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    Posted 25 September 2015 - 06:05 PM

    @N50mys Congratulations and thank you so much sharing!!! It's so nice to hear from recent brides. I'm getting married at the same location and it was great to see some recent pics from real couples and not just what the resort sends you! You looked beautiful and everything looked perfect


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    #1208 maybeoneday

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    Posted 25 September 2015 - 09:31 PM

    Congratulations @N50mys You look beautiful xx Love the photos xx

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    #1209 sawyer2014

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    Posted 26 September 2015 - 09:38 AM

    @N50mys your photos are absolutely beautiful!! Thank you for posting. Everything looks simply stunning. I have to ask, is the chandelier something that the resort provides?

    #1210 deecol

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    Posted 26 September 2015 - 11:02 AM

    @N50mys your photos are absolutely beautiful!! Thank you for posting. Everything looks simply stunning. I have to ask, is the chandelier something that the resort provides?


    Yes please let us know what was included in the decor and what you had to pay extra for.

    Thank you!


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