Jump to content

Photo

Decisions are the worst!


  • Please log in to reply
12 replies to this topic

#1 flygirl

flygirl
  • Jr. Member
  • 263 posts

    Posted 25 January 2008 - 07:14 PM

    I never thought I was this picky until I started planning this wedding! I’ve spent the past week (at work, shhh) researching every resort in the Cancun/RM area and comparing them to a few aspects I want my wedding to have…easy right? Wrong! Is it possible that there is not a single hotel in Mexico that meets my standards? I know that I am not that much of a pain in the a**! I’m hoping there are some holes in my research. When I turn to my family and friends for advice they don’t see anything wrong with any of the hotels, so now I’m turning to you guys – the experts.

    Here are my musts…MUST
    -be all-inclusive
    -allow children
    -be on the beach
    -not be one of the mega hotels where you have to take a golf cart around
    -be reasonably priced (preferably under $250/night in November)
    -not be more than 45 minutes from the airport

    Here’s what I really, really want it to have
    -several (4 or more) different restaurants (preferably no reservations required)
    -good nightlife at the hotel…preferably a couple different bars with one that stays open into the night...maybe even a sports bar!
    -within walking distance (or at least a really short cab ride) of shopping and other things to do
    -a great pool with a swim up bar
    -good food
    -fun staff
    -nice rooms
    -golf nearby

    As far as the wedding goes…I’d like to have the ceremony outside maybe on the beach followed by a private reception for about 40 guests with dinner and dancing.

    In my opinion, you’re going to spend your days laying out, drinking, and eating, with a little shopping thrown into the mix. And your nights partying and drinking more…so those are all of the things I want to be great. Is this really too much to ask or does a place like this exist?

    #2 Betsy

    Betsy

      VIP Member

    • VIP Member
    • 4,513 posts

      Posted 25 January 2008 - 07:18 PM

      I hope this helps.........I am getting married at Moon Palace Golf and Spa Resort in Cancun- it is about 30-45 minutes away from the airport and it has 13 different restaurants. They allow children, have a special childrens place to go to and a day camp for the kids. But it is large. What we did is request to have our family all put in around the same spot of the hotel so we didn't have to wander around looking for each other. So our rooms are going to be close together - it is just getting to the pool/restaurants and everything - but the way I understand it is that there is a pool everywhere no matter where you are - and there is at least 1 swim up bar that I know of - maybe more - Anyways I hope that helps a little bit!! Good Luck!

      #3 lucy106

      lucy106
      • Sr. Member
      • 2,880 posts

        Posted 25 January 2008 - 07:23 PM

        You just described Dreams Cancun! We wanted all of those things too. We wanted our nieces and nephews to join us...guess what kids are free with paying adults, sweet!! They have a dolphinerium on the property where you can swim with the dolphins. It's all inclusive. The wedding gazebo is breathtaking with the carribean sea splashing up behind you. Here is the link to the resort. I did the comparison thing too, I wrote out rankings on trip advisor and all of that. You deserve to have the best place for the day of your dreams, you should be picky!!

        Dreams Cancun Resorts & Spas: Unlimited Luxury Defined

        #4 jean-marcus

        jean-marcus
        • Sr. Member
        • 1,565 posts

          Posted 25 January 2008 - 07:28 PM

          well i dont know if this will help but im photographing a couple at this resort. they allow kids and are all inclusive. i dont konw about pricing but should be in that area. they just got done with a complete remodel. if you want me to get you in touch with the couple let me know. i think she is signing up for this website but not sure if she has done it yet

          Sandos Playacar: Beach and spa hotels, all inclusive services for family in ours hotels. Hotels for romantic couple vacation

          #5 DanielleNDerek

          DanielleNDerek
          • VIP Member
          • 18,452 posts

            Posted 25 January 2008 - 07:37 PM

            Picking the resort is the toughest decision you will have to make. I drove myself crazy trying to pick a resort that I thought would please everyone. I put a lot of pressure on myself but turns out that most people would of been happy with whatever I picked. So don't stress yourself out when you pick the right place you'll know.
            ***Married November 6, 2008***Gavin Born February 28th, 2010***
            Paradisus Palma Real Wedding Review
            Our Professional Wedding Pictures on Snapfish

            #6 TATrisha

            TATrisha

              VIP Member

            • VIP Member
            • 12,377 posts
            • Wedding Date:April 11, 2008
            • Wedding Location:Gran Bahia Principle Akumal
            • LocationWisconsin

            Posted 25 January 2008 - 07:41 PM

            Picking a resort is really tough. Something you will have to consider when you say you don't want a very large resort is that if it's not big, it probably won't be able to have nearly as my restaurants or bars.
            What kind of places have you looked at and what was the "ick" point of each one?

            ~Trisha~

            Destination Wedding Photographer & Travel Agent
            www.faberphotography.com - My latest destination wedding photos can be found HERE

            Disney Specialist  /  Bride & Groom Fly FREE Promotion

             
            Looking for a travel agent that KNOWS DISNEY?  We are an award winning travel agency and you can read our reviews here.
             
            Awards and recognition: 
            Palace Resorts Winner "Top Travel Agent", "Top Homebased Travel Agency" PRO Platinum Agency (Top Award)   |  AMResorts Master Agent & Top Agency  |  Karisma Hotels Diamond Level 5 (highest production), Top 10 Azul Weddings, Top Wedding Coordinator | Wright Travel & Karisma GIVC Benefits | Travel Impressions Best of the Best Globe Winner   |   Apple Vacations Golden Apple Winner  
            sml_gallery_206696_17612_13451.pnggallery_206696_17572_8409.jpg    sml_gallery_206696_17572_1003.jpg
            Vendor rules are HERE! Please read!  If you are a vendor and looking to advertise your business, please email ads@bestdestinationwedding.com.


            #7 flygirl

            flygirl
            • Jr. Member
            • 263 posts

              Posted 05 February 2008 - 10:57 PM

              you guys are the best! In my heart, I knew I wanted Dreams because that was the first resort i looked into...I just didn't think I should settle on the first place I saw
              so anyway - just booked Dreams...Nov 9, 2008...yay!!!!!!!!!!

              #8 dmarie17

              dmarie17
              • Jr. Member
              • 276 posts

                Posted 05 February 2008 - 11:22 PM

                Congrats on your decision!! I'm a Dreams Bride too and got so much information from the forum! Good luck with planning. Feel free to email me if you need anything!

                #9 becks

                becks

                  VIP

                • VIP Member
                • 4,881 posts
                • Wedding Date:August 9, 2008
                • Wedding Location:Riviera Maya
                • LocationNew York

                Posted 06 February 2008 - 10:57 AM

                Yay!!! Congratulations on picking a place! So exciting!

                Happily married since 2008

                Allurements by Rebecca - Destination Wedding Invitations and more


                #10 jean-marcus

                jean-marcus
                • Sr. Member
                • 1,565 posts

                  Posted 07 February 2008 - 01:31 AM

                  ahhh nice work going with the dreams resort. ive seriously never heard a bad thing about it and i was blown away by it. did you go with tulum or cancun? i have a billion photos of dreams tulum ill gladly show you if it will help. if its dreams cancun i know ive seen a ton of photos in other threads




                  0 user(s) are reading this topic

                  0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users







                  Facebook Pinterest Google+ Twitter