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Non Resort Wedding in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico: A Review (LONG)


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#11 SusanandPatrick

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    Posted 02 April 2008 - 10:09 PM

    Dallas, can you fill us in a bit more on your experience with Ajua Weddings? How long did you work with them before your wedding? We have been working with Maartje on booking Coco beach club in Playa for our ceremony and we are running into huge issues. We are not able to get anything confirmed with them and Maartje keeps telling us that she needs her supervisor to speak with them since they deal with men better. We almost have everything else booked but we still need to book the ceremony location and we're not getting anywhere. How long before your ceremony did you lock down your church location? We are 7 months away and are getting nervous that we don't have everything planned yet. We are holding off sending our invites until we have the ceremony location. Any thoughts you have would be great.

    Thanks!
    Susan and Patrick
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    #12 morenaindc

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      Posted 03 May 2008 - 07:11 PM

      who was your guitar player?

      #13 dallas_texas09

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        Posted 06 May 2008 - 07:37 PM

        morenaindc - his name was benjamin aguilar. ajua/maartje found and booked him for us.

        #14 McCheng

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          Posted 21 May 2008 - 08:17 AM

          Hi Catherine,

          Thanks for your detailed review. I am thinking of using Ajua and love the Church in Playa Del Carmen. Question: where do you and your guests stay? Was it troublesome to go between hotel/church/restaurant?

          Thanks!
          Martha

          #15 yamille

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            Posted 21 May 2008 - 09:13 AM

            Catherine,
            I am also meeting with Ajua after reading your review and speaking with Samantha there. I saw that you stayed at occidental xcaret - was the beach (heard it's sort of bad..) okay?

            #16 dallas_texas09

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              Posted 22 May 2008 - 04:34 PM

              TO Marth and Phoebe:

              We stayed at the Occidental Grand Xcaret. It's only a few minutes from downtown PLaya del Carmen. Transportation between hotel and wedding was really easy as we hired private vans (4 total, I think) to take us to and from wedding. We coordinated all of this w/ Ajua. We just told them how many vans, what time, etc. If you want you can also have a white SUV for you and your fiance.

              As for the beach at the hotel, i thought it was fine. This was actually our second time in the Riviera Maya. We stayed at another resort the first time and though they had a stretch of white sand and beach, I HATED the beach. It was SOOO rocky in the water that I didn't even want to go in. So needless to say, we went in the pool for the entire stay. As for the one at Grand Xcaret, though it wasn't a "stretch of white sand and beach" I liked how it was all sandy and more "swimmer friendly." So I was completely okay with the "lagoon" instead of a "stretch." So it's really up to you. I know most people like the idea of a "stretch," but it just wasn't that important to me as long as the it's swimmable.

              #17 MrsMcs

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                Posted 22 May 2008 - 09:47 PM

                wow...i loved all your pictures...judging by them, it looks like you had a blast on your wedding day!! awesome wedding:)

                #18 Summer

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                  Posted 23 May 2008 - 02:10 PM

                  Hi my name is summer and I am trying to plan a wedding in los cabos and was just quoted the price for the wedding planner and was wondering what you were charged for your full time wedding planner? If that is not to much to ask.
                  And also what actually did she do for you besides call the vendors and set up the date and times?

                  #19 dallas_texas09

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                    Posted 23 May 2008 - 03:37 PM

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                    Originally Posted by Summer View Post
                    Hi my name is summer and I am trying to plan a wedding in los cabos and was just quoted the price for the wedding planner and was wondering what you were charged for your full time wedding planner? If that is not to much to ask.
                    And also what actually did she do for you besides call the vendors and set up the date and times?
                    I got married in Riviera Maya so pricing might be different. I think I paid $2,500 for their services. It wasn't a flat rate but based per person. She did everything for me. i picked out all of my stuff (flowers, centerpieces, etc) but she made it all happen.

                    #20 Sapphire723

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                      Posted 24 May 2008 - 11:02 AM

                      You're right about Jill's photos. They made me very emotional when watching the slideshow, and I don't even know you! Congrats on a beautiful day.




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