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#361 lizzjameson

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    Posted 14 April 2016 - 11:52 AM

    Anyone know if you can request a large group dinner reservation prior to arriving and if so how & who is the best person to contact? I want to set up a dinner for 18 of us the first night we are all there...

    Thanks for the party schedule! My wedding is on a Monday so I guess we'll miss the white party but no biggie.


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    #362 emmycita

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    Posted 14 April 2016 - 12:00 PM

    @lizzjameson Is your wedding at Dunas? 

     

    Mine is on a Monday as well, and at Dunas. Does anyone know if the white party is directly in front of Dunas or if the resort holds it further down the beach? 

     

    Update on the photographer - was not able to swap out the services. They held firm which is unfortunate. I also tried to give my included hair and makeup services to my mom but the spa won't allow any exchanges (which is surprising considering it's the same services at the same time, just on a different person) so i've requested the services for myself for the welcome beach bonfire instead. They haven't responded yet but i will let you guys know what they say. 

     

    It's really a shame, I feel like the resort is really nickle and diming us every opportunity they get. 


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    #363 lizzjameson

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      Posted 14 April 2016 - 12:07 PM

      @emmycita yes mine is at Dunas as well. I'm hoping the resort holds it further away so we have some sense of having a private gathering! Anyone know?




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      #364 mexiwedding

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        Posted 14 April 2016 - 12:07 PM

        @emmycita I also failed at being able to transfer our included photo services t the night before. They will NOT budge :( And we are spending over 25K! They aren't willing to offer any discount on anything. Luzdary my original WC told me that the beach party is directly in front of Las Dunas. Maybe since your wedding is Monday they will change the White party to Sunday that week?

         

        Can you please tell me a little bit about your Beach Bonfire? What does it include? Smores?? How many people? What was the cost? I am considering doing this instead of the Mayan Fire show in case the beach is already doing a Mayan show for their beach party.

         

        @lizzjameson Unfortunately they wont let us make any reservations big or small until we check in. They advise to meet with the concierge as soon as we arrive to set up any reservations we need. It's really annoying they won't even let us make reservations beforehand so we can tell our guests :(

         

         

        Does anyone know what restaurants are open each night? It seems like not all of them are open everyday - Do they at least keep a good variety of them open every night? I know my guests are all excited for the food :) Myself included.



        #365 lizzjameson

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          Posted 14 April 2016 - 12:10 PM

          Thanks for the heads up @mexiwedding I guess I'll just have to play it by ear once we get there. I'm not going to stress over it.



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          #366 emmycita

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          Posted 14 April 2016 - 12:17 PM

          @lizzjameson @mexiwedding oh i really hope they adjust the schedule. It would not make much sense to have both on the same night, that's two DJs/bands playing within a few meters of each other. 

           

          @mexiwedding The beach bonfire doesn't include much. Just marshmallows. No drink service is included so we're just going to ask everyone to grab a drink at one of the bars and come down to join us on the beach, and keep it very casual. It's $350USD flat rate for however many people you want (we'll have 34) and we are having it at 8:00pm. We're doing it because we have different flights coming in on different days so we want to welcome everyone officially once everyone arrives.

           

          @lizzjameson Good luck with your wedding, keep us posted as to how it went and if you could share some photos that would be great! Mine's similar to yours and will be just two weeks after :) 


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          #367 lizzjameson

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            Posted 14 April 2016 - 12:54 PM

            I agree @emmycita
            And I'll definitely post pics when I get back!!!!


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            #368 airsusie

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              Posted 14 April 2016 - 02:11 PM

              @Maurindy2016 yes, i had to pay extra. she sent us a bunch of options and the prices varied depending on how much you wanted the lights to cover. We chose the biggest dance floor she offered which was 6 m X 6 m and lighting and that structure w/ the curtain things to go around all ten tables. The price on that ended up being $750 for dance floor + $1,800 for the lights and w/ taxes, it totaled $2,958 (remember this is for may 2015). The lowest one offered was $2,088 which had the lights covering a smaller area so I think it just depends on what you want. 



              #369 lizzjameson

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                Posted 19 April 2016 - 05:26 AM

                So I'm going through my final To Do list before we leave on Friday and thought I'd share some info I just passed on to our guests. I'm not sure how it works with every carrier however:

                If you plan on using your cells while you're in Mexico make sure you call and advise them you're traveling and need to update your acct so you aren't charged additional fees.

                I just Took care of our AT & T accounts and was advised that by calling we now have No fees for:
                unlimited text
                unlimited calls
                unlimited wifi usage
                no roaming charges
                and
                1GB of data per phone while we are away


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                #370 mexiwedding

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                  Posted 19 April 2016 - 05:38 AM

                  @lizzjameson This is helpful! Thank you for sharing this. Would love to hear of any final to dos you have so I don't forget anything!!!






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