Hi Guys -
Question about Photography? Can I use another photographer from Mexico, just not he resort photographer? Sadly, no you cannot. They VERY strictly prohibit this. However, you can fly in your own photographer. That way you get all day coverage, and honestly it's about the same price as what you'd pay for the resort photographer but with MUCH better quality and more images. Every photographer is different, but my costs are between 2500-3000 (USD), so you could use that as a rough estimate.
I've heard they are pretty stingy, but I was wondering If I have options. I would like someone for the whole day/reception and want to compare prices and quality.
Also, any purchase a video of their wedding?? Is it worth it, or have a friend record it on a cell phone (I know, sounds lame, but may be ok quality).
There are a lot of mixed reviews on this. It's pretty windy, so sometimes the cell phone doesn't provide the best coverage. However if you're not going to watch it over and over and over, the cell phone recording might be good enough. I personally didn't record it at all.
I am getting married at the tulum Gazebo Nov 27th 2014 but staying at the Coba. My best friend got married at the tulum beach last Dec 2013 and so I was able to scope out the place but didnt think we would be coming back to the same place so I did not ask specific questions when I was there.
We chosen to do the basic cymbolic ceremony and I believe Pabloma (?) forgot her name already as I have never really spoken with her yet, reserved teh gazebo for 3pm (Id liek to move it to pm, the lighting and wait before dinner is much nicer),
Sunset is actually at 5pm, so a 3pm ceremony is pretty great, actually. The sun will be lower in the sky so it'll be cooler, yet the water will still look beautiful and blue. Then you'll also have time for pictures after your ceremony.
then we have chosen a cocktail hour after ceremony with a guuitar and cocktails and "tapas" for our guests as we take photos. Then dinner has been requested at the "Pablo" steak housse as its reviews have been great and when we were there it was too busy to get in, but we did notice a beautiful wedding reception there and it made me want to have it there. ( i dont like that its only confirmed closer to the date... I like to have that sense of mind knowing its booked.). Then we are doign the poolside DJ party fora few hours...
I am planning on bringing some decorations and my own runner.
Does anyone know if we can buy sparklers in Playa Del Carmen? maybe I should as my wedding coordinator if she can provide them, although I am sure the price will go up then.
I do not believe sparklers are allowed. Lots of flammable items nearby and I don't think they will allow any sort of open fire because of that.
Does anyone recommond anything else? I dont wnt to miss out on the small details and am hopfully covering them all.
On a more fun note: We are so excited and can wait. Our last tally of guests were 58... so there is quite a large group of us going from Canada, France, and UK. Its going to be a blast!