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#1231 TATrisha

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Posted 14 October 2015 - 08:44 AM

Personally, I'd go with a poolside.  It's easier to dance on concrete than it is on the beach!  Plus the beach can have bugs at night, be extremely windy, and... well... sand.

 

I think they are beautiful, I just don't know how practical they are for a wedding reception.


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#1232 HannahMarie

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Posted 15 October 2015 - 11:05 AM

Thank you everyone for your input! We decided against the beach, it is beautiful but I think it would require more lighting to make it magical and that's just not in the budget. We decided on this tented lounge, I'm not sure what Luciana called it but it is beautiful :)

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#1233 TATrisha

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Posted 15 October 2015 - 12:30 PM

Great choice!  


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#1234 Maggietron

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Posted 15 October 2015 - 04:07 PM

What is everyone doing for tipping the day off the wedding?

I was thinking we would tip the WC, band, dj and bartender, and I was thinking of using $10/hr as our base. So the band only plays 1hour, so $10 each. The dj and bartender are hired for three hours, so $30 each, and the wedding coordinator I'm assuming will be there from the ceremony until we start drinking, 5 hours, so $50?

Does that sound fair?

#1235 nicolesal

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Posted 15 October 2015 - 05:44 PM

@HannahMarie

They have those tents up all the time for any resort people to use. There is one at tulum as well. Don't know if they can make it private for you (probably for a fee)

#1236 HannahMarie

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Posted 15 October 2015 - 06:19 PM

@nicolesal

Unfortunately my group is so large it's really here or the beach, We won't fit comfortably at the pool lol. Luciana suggested it and assured me it will be private but I'm really ok with it the more the merrier :) plus it is gorgeous :):)

#1237 StephHing

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    Posted 16 October 2015 - 11:34 AM

    @HannahMarie would you mind telling me how much you paid to have this as your reception area? Also, were all of your guests staying at Akumal or other parts of the GBP? Thanks.


    @N50mys Hi, your wedding photos looked beautiful, we're looking at getting married at the same Tulum location. We're also booking the Romance Extravaganza package, is it only the 25 photos included and not the photographer themselves? I automatically assumed it meant both. Thanks.



    #1238 Monikab

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    Posted 17 October 2015 - 07:17 AM

    Does anyone know if the wording using in a spiritual ceremony is the same/similar to a legal ceremony? 

    I don't want it to be obvious that it is not legal and hope to even create a "commitment" document (a fun/cute one to hang on the wall in our bedroom later) that we can sign after the kiss. 

    Does anyone that has been married at this location have a spiritual ceremony video I could watch?

     

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    #1239 StephHing

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      Posted 18 October 2015 - 01:22 AM

      Hi,

       

      I wondered if anyone could let me know if you need to go anywhere like a Town Hall/Registry office in Mexico to legalise the wedding? I know of others that have got married in Cyprus and Greece that have had to do this.

       

      Also, I've asked the hotel if we need a Certificate of No Impediment (CNI) and get is translated but I keep just getting sent the list of legal documents and it doesn't include this but the UK Government website states that this is required.

       

      I appreciate any guidance :-)

       

      From....a confused bride-to-be! 



      #1240 HannahMarie

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      Posted 18 October 2015 - 04:24 AM

      @StephHing

      There was no charge to use the tented area, however my group is large so we only fit on the beach or here! We are all at Akumal, 63 in total. I attached some pricing info about the bar options as well, the discounts have changed after the 1st hour.

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