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#741 TATrisha

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Posted 06 October 2014 - 05:38 AM

Back when I got married, you paid for everyone whether they drank or not.  They did end up giving me a slight deal on the two kids that were under 2, but they had said they wouldn't.

 

The tulum poolside reception is beautiful and I don't think you NEED a light up dance floor.  It's pretty cool... but if you're looking to save money, most people don't get it.

There is a dress code for Arlequin.  Long pants for the men.  There are very few restaurants where this is enforced anymore, but that's definitely one of them.

 

I have photographed a wedding where they brought in hair and makeup.  It was amazing and very relaxing to have the bride getting ready in the comfort of her own room.  However, I have heard they are getting more strict on bringing in outside local vendors. 


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#742 Ellia123

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Posted 06 October 2014 - 08:13 AM

I keep receiving emails sporadically from the Tropic One Studio and photographers there, all saying different things with different conditions. It is so frustrating considering I am leaving in less than 20 days with everything and everyone booked.

 

The first time they replied (after many emails and attempts) saying there is no fee if they photographer stays minimum of 5 days!! (this is what we went with and booked our photographer)

 

Then they emailed my fiance about 3 months ago saying something completely different and now again TODAY saying the minimum stay is 7 nights and there is a fee of $1000.

 

This is just wrong. I will continue going with the first email they sent me, I don't know what is true at this point.  


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#743 Dreamteam17

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Posted 06 October 2014 - 12:11 PM

@Ellia123 I was afraid this was going to happen!!
My photographer went to a wedding in Jamaica at the bahia there and this was the case , even though photographer was staying 7 days as a guest there was still a 900 fee. I agree it's completely insane !!! Pretty much forcing brides to use their photographers even if u don't like them on YOUR wedding day. So as of right now bahia in Mexico wasn't inforcing this new rule. I would print the email and bring with you stating that there was no fee and fight it if you need to. My photographer said the bride in Jamaica fought it and didn't have to pay. They also use tropic one photography.
Nothing so far has been told to me about this fee in their wedding packages. We don't hear from them till 3 months before and by then most will have a photographer already booked as I do. I am really hoping this isn't a issue when I go. Good news is u have the first Email stating otherwise you can use as back up

55 guests booked plus bride and groom :)


#744 katou

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    Posted 07 October 2014 - 03:15 PM

    I'm wondering if we should have a private party until 11PM or until 0h30 AM ?

    Could anyone give me an advice...

    I know that there is the discotheque as well...



    #745 Ellia123

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    Posted 08 October 2014 - 06:29 AM

    I'm wondering if we should have a private party until 11PM or until 0h30 AM ?

    Could anyone give me an advice...

    I know that there is the discotheque as well...

    I am doing mine until 11, even though it will cost more, I think people won't want things to end within 3 hours so it's a good idea to have the option of the wedding going until 11pm and if people are still not tired then head over to the hacienda area and the club



    #746 samclarke

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    Posted 09 October 2014 - 09:14 AM

    How did you tip the resort staff who helped with your wedding. Set up, dinner and stuff.

    #747 TATrisha

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    Posted 09 October 2014 - 06:15 PM

    You won't be able to have your party go until 12;30 am.  They shut you down at 11pm due to the other guests' rooms being close by.


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    #748 Shannonandangelina

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    Posted 14 October 2014 - 02:59 AM

    Hello everyone. Just finished reading all 75 pages on this foru . Wow. Lots of great information.my fiancé Tai and I will be getting married July 3rd 2015 I would love to be added to the roll call. Haven't chosen a location yet and haven't gotten access to the photos yet to choose a spot. I have got a 4 pm timeslot however. Any photos would be greatly appreciated shannonandangelina@hotmail.com also we were only given the restaurant options of the akumal section minus the he arlequin which I hope is possible but can't find menu . Any help is appreciate. Thanks in advance :)
     
     
     

     
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    #749 Maggietron

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    Posted 14 October 2014 - 07:40 AM

    @Shannonandangelina You can find the locations in google image search. I'm going with the Akumal Hammocks site, so we can get married in the sand, but at a seawall so that there won't be people in bathing suits hanging out in the background of our photos.



    #750 katou

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      Posted 14 October 2014 - 09:01 AM

      @ Tiseege

      Realy?? They've told us that it would be an 300$ extra charge if we party after 11pm but that it would be possible.

       

      Have you seen it? Do you think it is worthit?

      I'm worried that if we end the poolside party at 11pm, that a lot of people are going to go to bed and then, the wedding party would end...

      How is the discotheque? I'm worried that my uncles, aunts, parents wouldn't be interested to go there. It seems to be verry louded and young... What do you think?






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