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#381 lgerry

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 06:34 AM

Originally Posted by Mjones 


Hello, I am in the beginning stages of planning my wedding for march 2014. I Stayed at akumal in March 2012 with some girlfriends and had the best vacation, ever!!! When we wee there we got drinks from the sports bar until midnight (included). There are bands and dancing at the hascenda until midnight when the disco opens. It's the best club I have ever been to at a resort!! So fun I convinced my fianc© to have our wedding here.

Does anyone know if they offer beach receptions? Or is the poolside the only outdoor options?

That's awesome to hear!! And congrats on your upcoming wedding! 

 

Someone can correct me if I am wrong, but I believe that the pool is the only option for outdoors... it's too bad because that would be our first choice for a reception too. 



#382 Mjones

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    Posted 26 June 2013 - 09:21 AM

    That's awesome to hear!! And congrats on your upcoming wedding! cheesy.gif Someone can correct me if I am wrong, but I believe that the pool is the only option for outdoors... it's too bad because that would be our first choice for a reception too. 

    Okay thank you. My destination wedding specialist seems to think they offer beach receptions, but I haven't been able to find any info on it!

    #383 TATrisha

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    Posted 01 July 2013 - 06:34 AM

    no beach receptions, and you figure out pretty quickly why.  The wind is kind of ridiculous and you'd get sand all in your food.  And depending on the time of year, the sand bugs can be REALLY nasty.  Plus it's super dark down there, so it'd cost a lot to somehow get lighting to the area and the pathways to make it safe for your guests.


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    #384 HisFutureMrs

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      Posted 06 July 2013 - 05:48 PM

      Hello ladies... I just absolutely love these threads they are so much help..it seems like I'm learning new things daily (some what addicted)! Ok I play to marry on MAY 16 2014 just awaiting confirmation which seems to be taking a while..I will be staying at the Akumal section does any one have an updated list of wedding packages and reception choice..I want to do our dinner in one of the restaurants and them have dancing by the pool..anyone know pricing for that? & I may have 50 + including children..is 30 the limit? Thanks in advance for your help

      #385 HisFutureMrs

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        Posted 07 July 2013 - 12:14 PM

        Can any of you ladies give me the Facebook info on the photographer from the hotel

        #386 claruickie

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        Posted 07 July 2013 - 12:57 PM

        Originally Posted by HisFutureMrs 

        Can any of you ladies give me the Facebook info on the photographer from the hotel

        Arrecife , there is also a thread on here about them.

         

        We returned from our wedding 10 days ago and we adore our photos - any questions just ask and I will do my best to assist

         

        This forum and all the different threads are amazing and sure helped us plan our wedding - you can do a search on anything and 99% there is a thread relating to it that can help you out.

         

        Happy planning Xx

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        #387 HisFutureMrs

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          Posted 07 July 2013 - 01:27 PM

          Arrecife , there is also a thread on here about them. We returned from our wedding 10 days ago and we adore our photos - any questions just ask and I will do my best to assist This forum and all the different threads are amazing and sure helped us plan our wedding - you can do a search on anything and 99% there is a thread relating to it that can help you out. Happy planning Xx

          Thanks soooo much & congratulations!!!!!! What type of package did you have? Where was the ceremony & what type of reception did you choose? Is there anything you would change? Did you use hair and make up from on the resort? Sorry for all the questions! Congrats again

          #388 lgerry

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          Posted 08 July 2013 - 06:40 AM

          Originally Posted by HisFutureMrs 

          Hello ladies...

          I just absolutely love these threads they are so much help..it seems like I'm learning new things daily (some what addicted)! Ok I play to marry on MAY 16 2014 just awaiting confirmation which seems to be taking a while..I will be staying at the Akumal section does any one have an updated list of wedding packages and reception choice..I want to do our dinner in one of the restaurants and them have dancing by the pool..anyone know pricing for that? & I may have 50 + including children..is 30 the limit? Thanks in advance for your help

          Unless someone knows something that I don't, the last pricing I received for our Jan '14 wedding was still last years prices for packages and extras. Eugenia's assistant emailed them to us about a month ago to give us an idea, but she said that they could change still and we are supposed to contact them beginning of August to really get the ball rolling. Maybe at that point she'll send out the 2014 prices... here's hoping!  



          #389 claruickie

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          Posted 08 July 2013 - 11:54 AM

          Originally Posted by HisFutureMrs 


          Thanks soooo much & congratulations!!!!!! What type of package did you have? Where was the ceremony & what type of reception did you choose? Is there anything you would change? Did you use hair and make up from on the resort? Sorry for all the questions! Congrats again

           

          Hi

           

          There is NOTHING we would have changed :)   we had the Unforgettable package, ceremony was at Tulum Gazebo as it is more private.  When you then go onto the beach for photos it is a far quieter area and you don't get people in swimmers or worse lurking in the back ground.  

          Due to the death of my darling mum the week before we flew to Mexico we cancelled from a big party Reception and just went to the lobby area after having our meal in Don Pablo Restaurant.  One of my friends that was with us is a hairdresser so did my hair however 4 of the ladies in our party went to the salon and had no complaints about their hair - but was expensive for a wash & blowdry.  I don't wear much make up anyway so did this myself - falsh eyelashes, eyeliner and lipstick.

           

          Anything else just holler

           

          Kirstin x



          #390 breena985

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            Posted 15 July 2013 - 10:04 PM

            Hello!

             

            I'm new here. I'm so excited to find this thread!! I can't get anybody at the resort to respond to me (I had to fight for 3 months just to get them to set a wedding date for me, and they've ignored the other email I have sent as well), so its great to have some references of what to expect.

             

            So far, I have to say I'm not thrilled with the Akumal. I've always wanted a late afternoon/close to sunset wedding on the beach, and the resort refuses to let me do that. I'm booked in at 3pm on April 9th, 2014. Did anybody else get a later time than that? They told me they don't do it, but that seems really strange to me. I can't be the only one who wants to get married in the evening.

             

            Reading reviews on here helps restore my faith that my wedding will turn out great. I'm worried, but I'm trying not to be.






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