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#811 N50mys

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Posted 31 October 2014 - 11:58 AM

Does anyone know if I can upgrade to the Sian Kaan after my wedding and at what extra cost? I'm booked in at the Tulum for 10th/24th would love to stay at Sian Kaan from my wedding night 18th/24th as a little honeymoon thing cos my other half won't have any annual leave other than this one for the whole year want to make sure it's special? Xx

#812 nicolesal

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Posted 31 October 2014 - 01:39 PM

@jcarey1010 I've seen the white tent outside of the gran Tortuga, looks pretty nice. Unfortunately I didn't think to take a picture. I remember the tent, chairs and linens being all white.

#813 Maggietron

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Posted 01 November 2014 - 06:31 AM

Does anyone know if I can upgrade to the Sian Kaan after my wedding and at what extra cost? I'm booked in at the Tulum for 10th/24th would love to stay at Sian Kaan from my wedding night 18th/24th as a little honeymoon thing cos my other half won't have any annual leave other than this one for the whole year want to make sure it's special? Xx

 

I think that's a question for your TA or the resort specifically, there's no way we would know what the hotel rates are going to be for your wedding week, sorry!



#814 nicolesal

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Posted 01 November 2014 - 07:06 AM

Does anyone know if the speaker equipment/hookups are compatible with iphone?

#815 Dreamteam17

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Posted 02 November 2014 - 10:58 AM

Does anyone know if I can upgrade to the Sian Kaan after my wedding and at what extra cost? I'm booked in at the Tulum for 10th/24th would love to stay at Sian Kaan from my wedding night 18th/24th as a little honeymoon thing cos my other half won't have any annual leave other than this one for the whole year want to make sure it's special? Xx


I once stayed for 7 days on a resort then decided to stay for 10 and upgraded to a better room we just asked the front desk. since its a completely different resort i don't know how you would do that. defiantly a question for your travel agent

55 guests booked plus bride and groom :)


#816 Ellia123

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Posted 02 November 2014 - 12:05 PM

Just got back last night. MOST AMAZING wedding and such a fun party (biased of course). but our guests also loved it. everything was perfect!!! Will write a detailed review soon. let me know if you have any questions :):):) <--- clearly i'm very happy right now hehe



#817 Msmimi

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    Posted 02 November 2014 - 01:09 PM

    Congratulations, I can't wait to hear about your amazing day.



    #818 Dreamteam17

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    Posted 02 November 2014 - 02:31 PM

    Awe that's awesome. Can't wait to hear all the details.

    55 guests booked plus bride and groom :)


    #819 BTOPPINGS

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    Posted 02 November 2014 - 02:40 PM

    @Ellia123. congratulations! that's awesome! Icleave 2 weeks today for my wedding...getting married at akumal! any tips? feedback? who was your coordinator?

    #820 Ellia123

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    Posted 02 November 2014 - 04:06 PM

    Thanks everyone!

     

    My coordinator was Maria, she was great! They are all so helpful and organize everything so well once there. 

    We stayed at Coba but we had access to the rest of the resorts until the last day, now Akumal has become a luxury resort so not every guest can access/use the accomodations. Our guests were happy this happened at the end of our stay as Akumal has a lot of good things about it (pools, snack bars, buffet, beach, etc)

     

    The trip started out rough as we had a few guests with issues in their rooms including our own but they were looked after and everything was fine the day after and everyone had a great time and forgot about their first day. On arrival we had sparkling wine on ice (although the air conditioner wasn't working and ice had melted, we complained and got another bottle) and flowers in our room which was nice. 

     

    On the Monday we met with Maria and we went over everything in detail and I brought her all my own decorations (2 luggages) and we negotiated everything we wanted. I gave her a list and drawing of any set up that was necessary.

    They also set up our bachelorette dinner and transportation for it with 20 girls. They gave my copies of the timeline of the wedding day for all the guests. 

     

    I got my hair and makeup done at the Spa. The hair trial went perfectly and the lady who did it knew exactly what she was doing. I was very happy with it. Make up was also good. 

     

    On the day of the wedding, at 12pm Maria called me to confirm whether we wanted the wedding outside or not based on the weather and of course we said outside since it was a beautiful day. They dropped off my bouquet at 1pm as promised. They were going to pick up the guests up at 1:30 from the lobby to take to gazebo, picked groom up at 1:30 from his room and picked me up at 1:50 from my room. Everything went smoothly - better than I had imagined!!

     

    At 5:40 the guest were picked up again at lobby for reception at the Tulum main pool, it was hard to gather all the guests for them at that point so we started 30 minutes late but it wasn't a concern. we waited around until they notified us that everyone had been seated. Our timeline for the dinner/reception went perfectly as well. They gave us everything we needed and had asked for. We had the BBQ buffet which people said was the best food they had the entire week. The service provided by the staff was excellent!!!! They had the tables and buffet set up super nice. We even had ice sculptures which we didn't know we would. people loved them. 

     

    We had taken our own music on an iPhone, I had set up playlists on a dj app which worked out great. We had put my sister in charge of taking care of it in case something went wrong, also we had someone MC the wedding just to announce our enterance, dinner and such and he was awesome. 

     

    After the wedding we had our own private beach party in the dark hehe. 

     

    That night we returned to a nice clean room with chocolate covered strawberries, sparkling wine on ice, rose petals everywhere. The next morning we had breakfast brought to our room which was great!! 

     

    I will have pictures in the next few days so I can show you guys what our set up looked like. We had 90 people so there was a lot of chairs/decorations to set up, I saw them working from morning until midnight. Everything I wanted done and they did it perfectly!!!! I had such anxiety thinking timing or organization would be off and that was not the case. Let me know what else you'd want to know. :)


    Edited by Ellia123, 02 November 2014 - 04:08 PM.





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