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RyanAmanda

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In Topic: RyanAmanda's Bahia Principe Tulum/Del Sol Review

05 December 2008 - 06:58 PM

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Originally Posted by TrishB12 View Post
Hi there! Congrats on your wedding. My fiance and I have been looking at different resorts and this one Bahia Principe Tulum was recommended to us. We are having a tough time finding prices though. On different websites it is more than 1500 for a week per person. Is that how much you paid? We will be getting married at the end of April in 2010 so it won't be high season or anything.
Thanks!
We had three different rates - right when we got rates, if you booked that week it was $1100 plus $177.25 taxes so $1277.25. If you booked after the first beek but within that month, it was $1327.25. At the end of the month taxes went up by $100 to $277.25 so anyone that booked after that first month paid $1427.25. I think 90% of our guests booked that first week though so almost everyone paid $1277.25.

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22 November 2008 - 04:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Corvette79 View Post
our ceremony is 4pm dinner is at 6-8 pm, cocktails poolside is 830 to 11
For the cocktail party you pay per hour, I know 11 is the latest you can have them but why don't you have it from 8 to 11?

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Originally Posted by Corvette79 View Post
and then live music for an hour at the hacienda before the disco opens.
I would check on this just to be sure. One night of the week they have this special party at the Hacienda and it costs like $16 US to get into the Hacienda.

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Originally Posted by Corvette79 View Post
the cocktails you have2 options: regular is$5 per person for the 1st hr and $3 for the 2nd & 3rd hr and that includes beer, pina colada, margaritas & pop. the international is $17 per person and $12 for the2nd & 3rd hr and it basically includes everything.
If you don't want to pay for the internataional cocktails, the lobby bar is right by where the poolside cocktail party is held. We just did the regular drinks (for us it saved $400 vs doing international drinks) but as the bathrooms are at the lobby bar, the few guests that wanted hard alcohol would just grab a drink at the lobby bar on their way back from the bathroom.

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Originally Posted by Corvette79 View Post
she said wedding gown steaming is $20 to $25.
My mom brought a small steamer with her and it worked perfect. Not only for me but it worked perfect as my mom ended up steaming almost all our guests clothes! A lot of people had brought clothes that couldn't be ironed and all their dresses looked perfect thanks to the steamer.

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Originally Posted by Corvette79 View Post
my only big concern is the spa specifically for hair, not hearing too many good things about them. I might source out someone from mexico to come and do it for us instead, i think i will ask claudia rodriguez for suggestions.
I would definitely do this!

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22 November 2008 - 03:56 PM

jkcz0702 and Corvette79, I know it's nerve racking when they don't respond, before my wedding I was freaking out because I hadn't heard from Jazmin. So I know it may be hard but trust me when I say everything will work out.

The WC's work crazy hours. Jazmin had one day off while we were there and every other day she was there at 9 in the morning until 9 at night, sometimes later. The day of our wedding she stayed with us till 11! Plus, she doesn't live on property so on top of being at the resort for 12 hours a day, she still has driving time each day. As well, we saw a wedding almost every day at each of the resorts, so they do thousands of weddings. So where as something might be a big deal for us, for them they've done it a million times and will have no problem getting it done. I agree it would be nice if they responded faster. I think the big thing to remember is that they do lots of weddings and your wedding will be beautiful.


Also, for those of you thinking about booking a cocktail party, without a doubt book it if you can! I promise you, you will not regret it.

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18 November 2008 - 05:42 PM

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Originally Posted by jkcz0702 View Post
Thanks Amanda do you have a picture of you flowers? I still have to laugh about your streakers!!!!
lol...the streakers still kill me too!

I don't have a good picture of the flowers as we don't have our pro pictures yet - here's a couple bad ones though:

In this picture she's holding her bouqet and mine. Mine was quite a bit bigger and I added 4 orchids to mine.
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Here's the bridesmaid bouqets
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Also, just for comparison, here's the picture I had sent Jazmin. I told her I wanted them to look like this but with hot pink gerbers and white roses (and adding the orchids to mine).
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In Topic: RyanAmanda's Bahia Principe Tulum/Del Sol Review

18 November 2008 - 02:19 PM

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Originally Posted by MayanButterfly View Post
Thanks so much for the review Amanda! Kind of a weird question, but is the dance floor for the poolside reception slippery? My FI and I are swing dancers and I was thinking of getting a dance choreographed, but it would only really be worthwhile the floor was slippery and I could really spin!

Francine
The floor wasn't slippery at all. They don't actually put a dance floor down, they just leave a space with no tables. The ground is concrete tiles - just like a typical poolside. If you look in the picture above of me and my bridesmaids you can sort of see the flooring. Me and my dad did a ballroom dance (maybe the foxtrot? sorry, it's been a while since I took lessons!) and we had no problem. Although the better judge would probably have been later in the night when everyone was more then a little tipsy and prone to slipping but we had no falls whatsoever. Also, when we had the streakers they had just jumped out of the pool so they got the floor wet - it dried almost instantly though.