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#301 claruickie

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 01:19 PM

Originally Posted by STBEngelquist 
how early did you send out save-the-dates...I haven't been able to book the resort yet due to it being too early yet. I wanted to send out my save the dates so that it gives people enough time to save or make arrangements, to come. Should I wait to send them out till I book the resort...or just do it?

 

 

Originally Posted by STBEngelquist 

where does everyone stand on giving gifts to the guests that come to your destination wedding?  Like having a gift bag waiting in there room when they arrive....and what would you put into it?

 

 

Hi there

 

We didnt send out Save the dates as we booked a holiday with 6 friends then decided they were who we would want to be at our wedding so added that afterwards.  It then grew to as we told family and other friends.  Our wedding was 13 months away when we asked the others if they would like to join us.

 

Regarding gifts, we have bought toilet bags for each couple and will be filling them up with various things suitable for both (not sure of everything but wet wipes, gel handwash, mozzie repellant bangles, tissues, ibuprofen.  The men are golfers so golf tee's for them) They will be given out before we go, we have also got personalised photoframes that we will take and have on the dinner table for each couple too. 

Kirstin x



#302 STBEngelquist

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    Posted 10 February 2013 - 09:58 PM

    Originally Posted by claruickie 

     

     

     

     

    Hi there

     

    We didnt send out Save the dates as we booked a holiday with 6 friends then decided they were who we would want to be at our wedding so added that afterwards.  It then grew to as we told family and other friends.  Our wedding was 13 months away when we asked the others if they would like to join us.

     

    Regarding gifts, we have bought toilet bags for each couple and will be filling them up with various things suitable for both (not sure of everything but wet wipes, gel handwash, mozzie repellant bangles, tissues, ibuprofen.  The men are golfers so golf tee's for them) They will be given out before we go, we have also got personalised photoframes that we will take and have on the dinner table for each couple too. 

    Kirstin x

    Great idea for bag gifts, I would have to travel with those things as 1/2 of our party will be coming from a different country, but I could get people from here to take some of them too...Thanks for the ideas!!!  And sunscreen for the bridal party so we don't have any burnt faces in the wedding photos!!!



    #303 JulieMc

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      Posted 13 February 2013 - 04:40 AM

      Hello

       

      We are getting married on 11 April 2013 and getting prices for the poolside party. 

       

      Hotel has emailed me quoting prices but seems to contradict what people say on here! 

       

      We have 20 guests so I calculate 20 x $5 for first hour then $3 thereafter. Is that correct or do you have to pay for the hire of poolside, lights etc?

       

      If anyone could provide any information would be much appreciated.



      #304 TATrisha

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      Posted 13 February 2013 - 05:51 AM

      Well, there is also a cost for the DJ or for a speaker system.  So perhaps that's the extra cost?

       

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      #305 Danielle Hague

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        Posted 13 February 2013 - 03:25 PM

        Hello We are getting married on 11 April 2013 and getting prices for the poolside party.  Hotel has emailed me quoting prices but seems to contradict what people say on here!  We have 20 guests so I calculate 20 x $5 for first hour then $3 thereafter. Is that correct or do you have to pay for the hire of poolside, lights etc? If anyone could provide any information would be much appreciated.

        Hi I'm paying £685 for poolside party, up to 30 people, lighting, DJ, drinks and barman table & chairs

        #306 bibiinmexico

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          Posted 14 February 2013 - 09:47 AM

          Hey! came back 1 month ago from our AMAZING wedding.

          got married at the akumal hammock on jan 9th.

          It was beyond perfect... DREAM WEDDING. Ladies no need to fear. I had eugenia has a WC and she was so profesional everything ran so smooth!!! Best choice ever!



          #307 nic817

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            Posted 14 February 2013 - 07:28 PM

            Hello ladies, This is my first post so I have no idea how this works...hopefully it shows up somewhere in the thread. My fianc© and I have booked at akumal for the week of march 9 2014. We just received an email from Paloma today asking for some choices but I wanted some feedback first. We want to have a symbolic ceremony at the tulum gazebo, then dinner at an a la carte followed by a poolside reception. Has anyone here gone to the ruins at tulum to do their photos? Also which restaurant would be best (we don't like seafood and have a few vegetarians with us)? Has anyone done speeches and if so, at the restaurant or reception? Lastly, how does the poolside reception work? Is this where we would have our first dance, dance w father, etc? Is there a resort dj that is decent or should we hire an outside dj? I would greatly appreciate your feedback! Thanks so much!

            #308 nic817

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              Posted 14 February 2013 - 07:31 PM

              Hello everyone, Has anyone here gone to the ruins at tulum for their wedding pics?

              #309 JulieMc

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                Posted 15 February 2013 - 04:19 AM

                Thank you for the replies, have had an email from Jazmin regarding the poolside party.

                 

                The prices changed during October 2012!



                #310 claruickie

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                Posted 16 February 2013 - 09:08 AM

                Originally Posted by nic817 

                Hello ladies,
                This is my first post so I have no idea how this works...hopefully it shows up somewhere in the thread. My fianc© and I have booked at akumal for the week of march 9 2014. We just received an email from Paloma today asking for some choices but I wanted some feedback first. We want to have a symbolic ceremony at the tulum gazebo, then dinner at an a la carte followed by a poolside reception. Has anyone here gone to the ruins at tulum to do their photos? Also which restaurant would be best (we don't like seafood and have a few vegetarians with us)? Has anyone done speeches and if so, at the restaurant or reception? Lastly, how does the poolside reception work? Is this where we would have our first dance, dance w father, etc? Is there a resort dj that is decent or should we hire an outside dj? I would greatly appreciate your feedback! Thanks so much!

                 

                 

                Hi Nic

                 

                 

                You cannot get photos taken at Tulum Ruin for wedding day or trash the dress.

                We get married at Tulum Gazebo on 20 June this year - cannot wait, we are having a civil cermony.  we are still finalising things which include deciding which restaurant we will  have our meal at, all the choices and menus are delish so its a tough choice!  We will have our speaches here - we are not having  a poolside party.

                 

                There are plenty others that have or are having these so will be able to  give you guidance.

                 

                Enjoy the journey :) Kirstin






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