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#711 SamandBrett

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Posted 22 September 2014 - 02:06 PM

It states on our paperwork:
4. Theme Nights
LOCATIONS: Poolside, Beach, Hacienda Doña Isabel – Buffet style dinner
@Tlseege Ill email and find out, this could be a new option?
Sam & Brett. Grand bahia principe Akumal 10th April 2015 at 2pm

#712 TATrisha

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Posted 23 September 2014 - 07:38 AM

It's possible it's a new option.  Still not sure it's the best option due to the wind and the sand, but perhaps they've made an area to make this happen that's not as bad??


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#713 CatrinaMcG

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Posted 23 September 2014 - 10:24 AM

Hi Ladies,
I have been lurking on this forum for a few weeks now & all the advice given & information provided is invaluable.

My wedding is not until 2nd July 2015 & I received the price list etc from the hotel today. One thing that isn't clear though, if we choose to have our wedding dinner in Gran Tortuga are we limited to one choice of main course or will it be normal service ie all the different meat etc on skewers?

Thanks in advance :)

#714 EmmaNahaylo

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Posted 23 September 2014 - 11:46 AM

Hi @Maggietron - I am getting married November of this year.  Flying from Toronto, my guests are paying $1330 (Canadian) each for double occupancy rooms.  I confirmed my rate back in March before there was any news of the Luxury re-brand.  Flying with Air Transat. 

 Hi - I am getting married Nov 27th Tulum Gazebo, staying at the Coba. We are from Saskatoon, Canada and our guests paid 1485.00 CAD Taxes in with West jet vacations.. The year prior, Dec 7th, i went for my best friends wedding and we paid 1100.00CAD taxes in for the Tulum (ridiculously cheaper!)  What do you mean by the news "luxury re brand"?? 

We are doing the private poolside dinner and then private DJ party by the pool. We cant wait!!!!! We have about 55 attending the wedding. 
I am bringing some of my own decorations. I have asked the coordinator to email me flower catalogue and such, but of course no answer. I am hiring BesoBrides to come do our airbrush make up and hair. 
When my friend got married last year, we had a relaxing massage and body scrub done the morning of at the tulum spa and it was probably the best thing ever and I highly recommend it, even if its a gift to all your ladies :) or mom..... they were about 100 US but OH SO WORTH IT.. your skin is like butter after!!! 
We are thinking of hiring the resort videographer as I am really wanting the day filmed now that I have seen videos of other weddings done. I am jsut worried about quality.... Anyone did this? 

Let me know ! 

THANKS!!

Emma



#715 jfarrowable

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Posted 24 September 2014 - 07:01 AM

Hi @EmmaNahaylo  - glad to hear you've already been to the resort and loved it!  Who is your wedding coordinator?  Sounds like you're getting a lot further than me - I have sent Gina about 5 emails and got 0 response... and my wedding is Nov 18!  I don't even have my dinner/reception confirmed!!!

 

Regarding the 'luxury re-brand' I was referring to Akumal (where I'm staying).  Effective November 1st, it's going to be part of the Don Pablo collection, so I guess similar to the Sian Kahn, it will be restricted to Akumal guests.  A few other perks as well (so I'm told).  It was just annoying that I found this out AFTER I had already confirmed my group at Akumal, because I had a few guests who were planning to stay at Coba, but then had to pay more to stay at Akumal because they weren't sure they would be able to join the rest of our group on the Akumal property. 



#716 katou

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    Posted 24 September 2014 - 10:07 PM

    @Tiseege

    I have another question for you :)

    I know that you've told me that the Arlequin restaurent is already beautiful and we don't need to add a lot of decoration. But I've just looked at the picture you took their and their is a single flower on each table. Do they always put it or you have to pay for that??

     

    And I just had an answer from Maria ( our wedding planner) and she told they don't have the Calla lillies :(  Those were realy the flowers I wanted, so I was wondering if I should buy pretty fake flowers and bring them their. Do you have any advice? Are their wedding bouquet realy worthit?


    Would anyone have pictures of the wedding bouquet?

    And pictures of the Arlequin restaurent?

    If somebody does, could you please e-mail it to me :

    garde.gingras@hotmail.com

     

    Thanks a lot!!



    #717 TATrisha

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    Posted 25 September 2014 - 06:00 AM

    The single flower is always there, which I think is really nice.

     

    If you really want cala lillies, then I'd look into real touch fake flowers.  Otherwise their flowers are gorgeous... as long as you pick out your own design and not use their 1980s catalog :)


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    #718 jfarrowable

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    Posted 25 September 2014 - 10:22 AM

    The single flower is always there, which I think is really nice.

     

    If you really want cala lillies, then I'd look into real touch fake flowers.  Otherwise their flowers are gorgeous... as long as you pick out your own design and not use their 1980s catalog :)

     

    Oh my gosh - I just got their flower catalog last night - now I understand what everyone's talking about!!  I don't think there's a single bride in there from post-Y2K! haha

     

    So then, if I have pictures of what I want (NOT from the catalog) I can send them along and they will make something similar?


    @Tlseege - another question for you :)  

    I was told Arlequin is not available for my dinner, but I don't love the menus they sent for Frutos del Mar or Dolce Vita.

    What are your thoughts on Don Pablo and/or La Gran Tortuga?  (food, decor, etc).  I think most of my guests are more meat-eaters than seafood eaters...

     

    Thanks!



    #719 Dreamteam17

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    Posted 25 September 2014 - 06:26 PM

    I am reading a lot of brides already have their dinner location and ceremony location chosen that have wedding dates after mine. I am getting married in 4 months and have only a wedding time and day set in stone. Should I have a ceremony and dinner location chosen by now?

    55 guests booked plus bride and groom :)


    #720 LeeanneMUA

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    Posted 26 September 2014 - 12:03 AM

    Dreamteam17 I am so happy you brought this up!!. As you know I am 4 months also & only have my day/time of wedding set!. I have so many things I need to know but proving difficult to get any answers 😞

    Want to know what options I have on the day, let's hope our wedding coordinators get in touch soon!!

    LeeAnne




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