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#1331 emigrayson

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Posted 15 March 2016 - 10:49 AM

@emigrayson so happy to hear you say all that! We are doing centrepieces but they are small (photos in my thread if you wanted to see) and are thinking about not doing favours. I don't want to lug too much with us and can't think of anything practical enough that would travel well to Mexico. Instead we are giving everyone a custom beach bag with a waterproof phone case (bag). Do you think that's enough?


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That is perfect! Seriously dragging all kinds of stuff down there is crazy! The water proof case is brilliant, everyone wanted one that was with us, wish I had of thought of it!!



#1332 deecol

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  • Wedding Date:April 30, 2016
  • Wedding Location:Grand Bahia Principe Coba, Riviera Maya, Mexico
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Posted 15 March 2016 - 10:52 AM

@emigrayson  Thank you!  The people I have told about the case so far have been really happy about it. I ordered them from Hong Kong on eBay and they are due to arrive anytime between now and April 1... I can't confirm the quality just yet but the price was incredible.  I will post details on my thread once I receive them in case anyone else wants to get them for their group.



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#1333 Kaitari

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    Posted 17 March 2016 - 12:56 AM

    We are gettingoing married at 5pm June 8th at the Tulum beach location. I have to confirm where we want our private poolside reception ... we are staying at Akumal so I believe we can go anywhere. They have mentioned the Main Tulum pool or the White Sands tented area at Akumal. Can anyone make any suggestions or recommendations? I just want the most beautiful spot

    #1334 amanda88

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    Posted 17 March 2016 - 08:04 AM

    Hi ladies,

     

    I'm wondering if anyone can give any advice regarding wedding gifts (cash, specifically) and how you handled it if you received it for your wedding while at the resort.

     

    Did you put it in the safe? Were there any issues?

     

    Did you have to declare the money when coming back to Canada? If so, what were the consequences of that? Did you have to pay any extra taxes, etc?

     

    Also, I'm so nervous about having our wedding bands in the safe for days before the wedding. Has anyone had any issues or heard of anyone else having any issues?

     

    I think I'm being paranoid, but just want some reassurance!

     

    Thank you!



    #1335 calgarybride2015

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    • Wedding Location:Grand Sirenis Riviera Maya
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    Posted 18 March 2016 - 10:28 AM

    I didn't marry at your resort but your feelings are just. I was also nervous bringing my wedding rings but I wasn't prepared to purchase fake duplicates like some brides do. We had no issues having it locked up!!!

    With respect to cash gifts. We just put them in the safe again with no issues. I didn't declare anything personally (was I supposed too???) although I probably wouldn't have hit the max anyways which I believe is $10k. Don't quote me on that. Trying to remember the customs form.


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    -Kim

    Married on 2015/01/21 at the Grand Sirenis Riviera Maya with 43 guests in attendance   :)

     

    Planning Thread - http://www.bestdesti...s-riviera-maya/

     

    Wedding Pictures http://www.bestdesti...ra-maya/page-36

     

    Wedding Review http://www.bestdesti...31#entry1885600

     

     


    #1336 Gemma20

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      Posted 22 March 2016 - 04:19 AM

      Hi, I get married at gbp Tulum this July. I wanted to get some maracas whilst we're in Mexico to give to guests at the wedding, I guess that if need about 15 pairs. Has anyone done this before or could give an idea where I could get these from and a rough idea of the cost? I was thinking that maybe playa del Carmen may be the best place but I've never been there there on previous visits.
      Thanks in advance, gemma x

      #1337 emigrayson

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      Posted 22 March 2016 - 04:30 AM

      Hi, I get married at gbp Tulum this July. I wanted to get some maracas whilst we're in Mexico to give to guests at the wedding, I guess that if need about 15 pairs. Has anyone done this before or could give an idea where I could get these from and a rough idea of the cost? I was thinking that maybe playa del Carmen may be the best place but I've never been there there on previous visits.
      Thanks in advance, gemma x

       

      So in the hacienda shops by the casino (just outside of Tulum lobby) you can get a single maraca for $2 each and you can have a name put on it as well :) 



      #1338 TATrisha

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      Posted 22 March 2016 - 04:47 AM

      Yup, I would recommend the Hacienda as well.  Very convenient and they have large and small ones.


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      #1339 Gemstar1982

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        Posted 27 March 2016 - 12:42 PM

        Hi did anybody use the spa for bridal hair? How was it,?, could people post photos thanks

        #1340 CatMacnamara

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          Posted 28 March 2016 - 10:54 AM

          Hi

           

          I am looking at getting married here.  I am trying to work out costs.  Do we need to pay for a privatisation - 2500 USD and american option - 60 USD per person?  I would like to have the pool area for the reception meal however the costing isn't clear

           

          Thank you 






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