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#1 Kara2013

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    Posted 30 September 2012 - 10:26 AM

    Hi,

    I'm getting married at the Gran Bahia Principe Akumal on Feb. 2nd, 2013.  I have just begun emailing with the wedding planner at the resort.  I have a question I am hoping others can help me with...

    The resort has asked us to chose a set menu for the reception dinner, so everyone will have the same appitizer, soup, main and dessert.  How are we to choose a set menu that everyone will enjoy? People have such different tastes! Is this normal? Did others have to do this? She said for groups larger that 25 this is their policy and is not giving me any other options.  I would at least like our guests to be able to choose their own main course...

     

    What have others done?

     

    Thanks!



    #2 TATrisha

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    Posted 30 September 2012 - 06:11 PM

    Yup, that's the policy.  The food is delicious and I think everyone just eats what they like off the plate.  I'm a very picky eater and I have never been hungry after one of the wedding receptions.


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    #3 Pam20

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      Posted 21 October 2012 - 09:03 PM

      Hi Kara! I am getting married there on April 10/13. Have you been there before? I was wondering the same thing about our dinner. I dont like the idea of everyone eating the same things either....but we can make it work! The food there is all good if we just pick foods that are plain, i think we'll be ok!



      #4 futuremrswarner

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        Posted 02 November 2012 - 09:06 AM

        I've been wondering about dinner as well. I noticed that they have different private meal options. Does anyone know if these private meal options/themed dinners would offer options for the guests rather than the set menu?



        #5 promise12

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          Posted 03 November 2012 - 04:46 AM

          I am having the same issue right now, just started talking to the wedding planner and I don't like the look of either menu, ahh what to do!!! Did you get yours resolved yet, or what did you decide? My wedding is April 10, 2013.



          #6 TATrisha

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          Posted 05 November 2012 - 06:30 AM

          The private meals give your guests TONS of options.  But they are more expensive. 


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          #7 MCJS2013

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            Posted 28 November 2012 - 04:50 PM

            Hi!

             

            I have a question for you ladies!!

             

            I'm just starting to have some answers to my emails form GBP... For the wedding ceremony, we asked for the beach Hammocks location, and they told us the only time they have is 5.30 pm (8th may 2013)... I found it a bit late, but we really want to get married at that specific place on the resort, so it's not a big deal.... :-)

             

            Then I asked to have the wedding dinner at Arlequin's Restaurant (because we really liked that restaurant when we went to GBP 2 years ago...)

             

            The manager of the Hotel answered that there is a 10 US$ extra per person for that restaurant, because it is a Gourmet restaurant...

             

            Also, he told us the only 2 hours available for dinner was 6pm or 9 pm... Otherwise I have to make a private reception, and it's 35$/person.

            (we are getting married at 5h30 so 6 is too soon and 9 is to late !)

             

            WOW, I am really confused now !! I have 75 guests so 35 $/person is WAY to expensive... We also have to pay for poolside reception after the dinner, DJ, etc. We are already paying 1 200$ for the "wedding package" which is supossed to include the wedding dinner....

             

            I dont' know what to think... Is it normal to have 10 $ extra per person for a Gourmet restaurant?

             

            Thank you very much !



            #8 worstbride

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              Posted 28 November 2012 - 06:10 PM

              I finally heard back from them. Getting married at the Hammocks location.

               

              Location Check

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              Everything else... to be continued.



              #9 TATrisha

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              Posted 28 November 2012 - 07:36 PM

              Typically Arlequin isn't offered at all, so $10 a person I could see.  It is the gourmet restaurant and the food is far better than the other options, so it definitely makes sense.


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              #10 worstbride

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                Posted 28 November 2012 - 07:39 PM

                Does anyone have prices on the hair and make up services provided by the resort?




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