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#1371 Siuc4me

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Posted 02 August 2016 - 01:51 PM

Hi. We are waiting yet to hear back about our date. But wondering if tulum beach but akulum reception is too hectic?

#1372 StephHing

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    Posted 03 August 2016 - 04:06 AM

    @melaniesum - My wedding is on 16th December and I was assigned a wedding co-ordinator two weeks ago. I was told that it is a 3 stage process before you get to be assigned one. I told them I couldn't fill out my wedding wishes without having a wedding co-ordinator as I wanted details on flowers and they're the only ones who can contact the florist. I hope it's not long before you get assigned one x



    #1373 acw271011

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    Posted 04 August 2016 - 08:01 AM

    Upcoming Weddings!

     

    crystalz - 11/02/2011 - Akumal (visitng 10/28-11/7) Wedding Photos

    wesjor17 - 11/03/2011 - Tulum

    dfranklin - 11/19/2011

    Fally - 11/30/2011 - Akumal Wedding Review

    adebe - 12/07/2011 - Tulum

    Megz - 12/08/2011 - Tulum

    kristi11 - 1/11/2012 - Staying at Coba, wedding at Tulum Gazebo

    cdunn517 - 1/13/2012 - Staying at Coba, wedding at Akumal (visiting 1/10-1/15) Wedding Photos | Trash the Dress Photos

    jemma - 1/17/2012 - Akumal- (visiting 1/13-1/20) Wedding Photos

    Kristi - 2/02/2012 - Coba

    Heather 2012 - 2/15/2012 - Coba

    vickib - 2/20/2012 - Tulum

    andrea2006 - 3/01/2012 - Tulum

    pammyk - 3/05/2012 - Tulum (visiting 3/1-3/8)

    LindsayDS - 3/30/2012 - Akumal

    StylishmeNC - 3/31/2012 - Akumal (visiting 3/28-4/4) Review

    JenandKen2012 - 4/14/2012 - Coba

    Emily2012 - 4/16/2012 - Akumal

    Rachael - 4/23/2012 - Akumal

    arielh - 4/26/2012 - Staying at Coba, wedding at Tulum

    yeemein - 5/03/2012 - Akumal (visiting 4/28-5/12) Review

    MayBridetobe12 - 5/05/2012 - Akumal (reception at Sian Ka'an)

    Deborah123 - 5/5/2012 - Tulum

    AD2012 - 5/10/2012 - Akumal Review

    GenaP - 5/11/2012

    Janet Ryan - 5/12/2012 - Tulum

    Cynlee143 - 5/22/2012 - Akumal (visiting 5/18-5/25) Review

    aquamaniac - 5/22/2012 - Tulum

    Isabelle Parent - 5/23/2012 - Tulum

    Jacquie Ware - 5/24/2012 - Akumal 

    Shan2012 - 5/25/2012 - Akumal

    nikki17 - 5/26/2012 - Coba

    Coba Bride 2012 - 6/5/2012 - Coba Review

    campcariboo - 6/7/2012 - Tulum

    anganu - 6/27/2012 - Staying 6/22-6/29

    cheeky26 - 9/26/2012 - Akumal (visiting 9/21-9/28) Review

    TSilva - 10/12/2012 - Staying at Coba, wedding at Tulum

    shellee - 10/17/2012 - Staying at Coba, wedding at Tulum Gazebo Review

    gettingwed12 - 10/24/2012 (visiting 10/13-10/27) Review

    kluanecat - 10/24/2012 - Tulum (visiting 10/20-10/27)

    jennjeff2012 - 11/15/2012 - Staying at Coba, wedding at Tulum Gazebo

    fraggle42 - 11/19/2012 - Tulum (visiting 11/13-11/27)

    christy12 - 11/23/2012 - Akumal

    Sun Surf Sand - 11/29/2012 - Akumal

    Tracy Taylor - 11/29/2012 - Akumal

    Sunshine2680 - 12/05/2012 - Tulum

    Tikka - 12/07/2012 - Tulum, wedding at Akumal

    Adel - 12/12/12 - Coba

    mexicanbride - 2/1/2013 - Akumal

    katiemac - 3/14/2013 - Staying at Coba, wedding at Akumal

    MayanBride2013 - 3/23/2013 - Coba

    RachC - 4/5/2013 - Akumal (visiting 3/28-4/11)

    promise12 - 4/10/2013 - Akumal

    JulieMc - 4/11/2013 - Tulum

    berg5080 - 5/9/2013 - Akumal

    AndreaandAaron- 05/16/2013 - Akumal

    WS2013 - 05/21/2013 - Akumal

    DanielleW - 5/22/2013 - Tulum

    Tammyd23 - 5/25/2013 - Akumal

    claruickie - 6/20/2013 - Tulum

    eglowa - 6/29/2013 - Tulum

    LauraB1105 - 7/22/2013 - Tulum

    Katryne - 8/6/2013 - Tulum Gazebo

    Worstbride - 11/1/2013 - Akumal

    Mtrowsse - 11/11/2013 - Coba

    futuremrswarner - 11/12/2013 - Tulum

    J1031 - 11/27/2013 - Tulum

    egagne87 - 12/19/2013

    Lgerry - 01/15/2014

    sarakelz - 01/30/2014 - Coba

    stephcuz - 02/19/2014 - Akumal

    nic817 - 03/15/2014 - Review

    sarahlee - 04/04/2014

    heatherp1927 - 04/07/2014

    breena985 - 04/09/2014 - Akumal

    Ams10 - 05/01/2014

    MrsMoorsy - 05/07/2014

    jenniferlaura - 05/07/2014

    alijuanpa - 05/24/2014 - Tulum

    KatLew - 08/04/2014 - Tulum

    Emma Thorncroft - 08/22/2014

    Micflair - 09/01/2014 - Tulum

    Alan Lake - 09/11/2014

    TartanBride - 09/11/2014

    Squeekybubble - 09/12/2014

    jfarrowable - 11/18/2014

    Debbie Owens - 11/25/2014 - Coba

    EmmaNahaylo - 11/27/2014 - Tulum Gazebo

    ElenaBrogden - 11/28/2014

     

    My date was October 20, 2011. We're still trying to get back to the resort! Seems like every time we make plans something goes wrong so still haven't been back and it's nearly 5 years!


    I said "yes" again to the love of my life at Grand Coral Beach Club, Playa del Carmen, Mexico on our 4th anniversary - October 20, 2015

     

     

    http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/topic/78874-acw271011-so-this-is-not-a-planning-thread-but/

     

     

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    #1374 Jaimelouise

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    • Wedding Date:May 29, 2017
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    Posted 24 August 2016 - 11:31 PM

    Hey, we get married on the 29th may 2017, we have booked via Thomas Cook, we've decided on the gazebo location for the ceremony but we are at a lost end for reception, it's a very small wedding with on 14 guest (6 of which are children 8years and under) we have the ceremony booked for 2pm but I'm now thinking of putting it back later? Any recommendations?

    #1375 cgrant32

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      Posted 01 September 2016 - 12:28 PM

      Hi!  My best friend is planning on getting married in March at the Bahia Akumal.  We haven't booked yet because we are waiting to hear back from someone telling us the requirements for the free ceremony.  Has anyone done the free ceremony (it will be symbolic) or do you know the requirements for getting it complimentary?

       

      Thanks!

      Christine



      #1376 nikitasey

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      • Wedding Location:Bahia Principe Coba
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      Posted 23 September 2016 - 07:40 PM

      Can you post the link for your pics again? The one above doesn't work!

      #1377 nikitasey

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      • Wedding Location:Bahia Principe Coba
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      Posted 25 September 2016 - 12:01 PM

      We are getting married at Coba on April 4th, 2016. I just realized that we need to be there two WORKING days beforehand. We arrive on the first which is a Saurday and the 4th is Tuesday, this is going to be an issue isn't it? I just emailed the resort but I am expecting a long wait in a response as I know they are super busy.

       

      Next thing, does anyone know the price of bringing in an outside makeup team? 

       

      Lastly, does anyone have any pics of the beach front location? This is what we chose. 

       

      Thanks!! :) 


      Hey, we get married on the 29th may 2017, we have booked via Thomas Cook, we've decided on the gazebo location for the ceremony but we are at a lost end for reception, it's a very small wedding with on 14 guest (6 of which are children 8years and under) we have the ceremony booked for 2pm but I'm now thinking of putting it back later? Any recommendations?

       

       

      I picked 2pm also, I think its a perfect time for a Wedding! 



      #1378 natalia555

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        Posted 13 October 2016 - 05:45 PM

        Hi - we are planning on getting married there in 2017 and I just have a few questions I can't seem to find up-to-date answers on:

         

        1) Can we fly in our own photographer? Will we have to pay an additional cost if they stay with us for the entire week as one of our wedding guests? If we hire a photographer from Riviera Maya, not part of the resort, what will be the cost associated? 

         

        2) I see a lot of people talking about BeSo Brides for makeup and hair - does anyone have reviews on this vs. onsite hair and makeup and pricing? How much will we have to pay to have them come on the resort? Has anyone left the resort to get their hair and makeup done from them?

         

        3) I have stayed at the Sian Ka'an for 2 weeks last April which gave us a lot of time to try out the restaurants. I really am only interested in having our meal at either Le Gourmet or Don Pablo. I don't see anyone talking about these - is it even an option? Has anyone done this before? We are planning on staying at the Akumal, maybe the Coba. I went to the Italian at the Coba, which I thought I would like, but the meal was a complete DISASTER (they "ran out" of everything we wanted to eat - and we had early reservations at 6pm! We also don't like seafood so what else are our options?)

         

        4) Is there any reason we should stay at the Coba other than the Akumal except for cost? It's approx 150$ more per person to stay at the Akumal for the Coba but i spent most of my time at the Akumal beach and pool and loved it. 

         

        Even if you can answer only a few out of these questions - any response would be appreciated! Thank you for your time



        #1379 Akumal2016

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          Posted 15 November 2016 - 12:14 AM



          Hi - we are planning on getting married there in 2017 and I just have a few questions I can't seem to find up-to-date answers on:

          1) Can we fly in our own photographer? Will we have to pay an additional cost if they stay with us for the entire week as one of our wedding guests? If we hire a photographer from Riviera Maya, not part of the resort, what will be the cost associated?

          2) I see a lot of people talking about BeSo Brides for makeup and hair - does anyone have reviews on this vs. onsite hair and makeup and pricing? How much will we have to pay to have them come on the resort? Has anyone left the resort to get their hair and makeup done from them?

          3) I have stayed at the Sian Ka'an for 2 weeks last April which gave us a lot of time to try out the restaurants. I really am only interested in having our meal at either Le Gourmet or Don Pablo. I don't see anyone talking about these - is it even an option? Has anyone done this before? We are planning on staying at the Akumal, maybe the Coba. I went to the Italian at the Coba, which I thought I would like, but the meal was a complete DISASTER (they "ran out" of everything we wanted to eat - and we had early reservations at 6pm! We also don't like seafood so what else are our options?)

          4) Is there any reason we should stay at the Coba other than the Akumal except for cost? It's approx 150$ more per person to stay at the Akumal for the Coba but i spent most of my time at the Akumal beach and pool and loved it.

          Even if you can answer only a few out of these questions - any response would be appreciated! Thank you for your time


          Hello!

          I just set my date for next November 4-11 2017 and was fortunate enough to be able to meet with a wedding coordinator when I was there in February this year so I may be able to help.
          To your first question, you are allowed to bring a "guest" who takes your photos but not technically another professional photographer and not pay any extra fee as long as they are staying at the resort. I believe if you want to bring an outside/local photographer you have to pay a pretty substantial fee, but not sure how much. When your talking to your wc it seems best not to give too much details as they obviously want to promote the resort one.
          As akumal is now a 'luxury' property like sian kaan you have access to more options than coba or tulum. The wc also mentioned that if you want to use the akumal beach location as your wedding site guests staying at coba or tulum would have to pay a 50$ fee/day pass.
          As a guest I don't think you would notice too much difference they don't generally care/notice where your hanging out. Epically with a nice tip :)
          Akumal has also recently updated some of their rooms but I think there all pretty similar except sian kaan, which I prefer but sigh :( it's adults only so too restrictive for a wedding. I've decided to go with akumal resort but tulum for wedding.

          I can't really tell you what restaurants they give you the option of, can't remember if I even asked those specifics when I was speaking with the wc. That may depend on where you decide to stay.
          The most popular option on the forum seems to be the pool side options such as a grill but you pay anywhere from 20$ per person but seems to give you the better variety of food as when you get past a certain amount of people they restrict menu items to 2 at most.

          Hope this helps a bit!


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