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#1691 candicemarie

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    Posted 22 August 2009 - 10:54 AM

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    Hi Lexibride,

    No center pieces are extra, as well as bouquets and bouts. There is a wedding check list that breaks all the prices down. Each item is labeled on the pdf and than you match it to the price shown on the wedding check list.

    We are doing a 1 hour welcome cocktail reception that is included in the ultimate luxury wedding package. We are doing it at the royal at one fo the restaurants. Also I did read that one of he brides just had everyone meet at one of the bars and put tables together and that it worked out perfectly.
    I'm hoping to do that where everyone can just meet at one of the bars for a welcome cocktail reception. Way cheaper and that way people can come and go as they choose.

    #1692 jesmcan

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      Posted 22 August 2009 - 06:45 PM

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      Jesmcam - I'm doing the luxury package because when I compared that and the Ultimate, the only difference was that the Ultimate allowed for 15 more people (cost of $450 if they're all Royal guests), a larger cake (cost of $150) and the coctail reception, which I'm unsure of the cost but I can't imagine that it would be $4400 for the coctail reception which would be the ending price difference between the luxury and the ultimate luxury - can I ask if there's something I'm missing? The cost between the two just doesn't seem comparable so we're doing the Luxury, adding 15 people and doing the bigger cake. We'll be spending $600 more than the luxury package, but still having to figure out the coctail thing which can't be as much as the the entire wedding.

      Any thoughts I'm so confused on all of this that I just may be missing out on something.
      Hey Lexibride,

      We are having a total of 100 people and we acctually want a 5 hour private event so I cant remember how it all worked out but when we got down to it it just made sense for us to go with the ultimate luxury. I have to look again and do a side by side comparison which we had done but we deleted it after we chose the package we wanted. So I don't think your missing anything, just with a 100 people it made more sense.
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      #1693 jennie.lewis

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        Posted 23 August 2009 - 11:13 AM

        hi Royal brides!

        I was wondering who you all booked for your DJ? I am about to book Ivan Gomez. His prices are very reasonable ($650) and I read great things about him on the forum and he has alot of videos on youtube.
        Jennie Lewis
        May 8th 2010 -The Royal - Playa del Carmen

        #1694 jesmcan

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          Posted 23 August 2009 - 02:43 PM

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          hi Royal brides!

          I was wondering who you all booked for your DJ? I am about to book Ivan Gomez. His prices are very reasonable ($650) and I read great things about him on the forum and he has alot of videos on youtube.
          Hi Jennie,

          We are also book Ivan :)
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          #1695 candicemarie

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            Posted 23 August 2009 - 05:06 PM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by jennie.lewis
            hi Royal brides!

            I was wondering who you all booked for your DJ? I am about to book Ivan Gomez. His prices are very reasonable ($650) and I read great things about him on the forum and he has alot of videos on youtube.
            Hi Jennie!
            We're just going to use our iPod and make some cool playlists. I'm on a pretty tight budget so a DJ is one of the things we decided to cut.

            #1696 Lady_Di

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              Posted 24 August 2009 - 10:45 AM

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              Originally Posted by candicemarie
              Hi Jennie!
              We're just going to use our iPod and make some cool playlists. I'm on a pretty tight budget so a DJ is one of the things we decided to cut.
              That is what we are planning to do too! :)

              #1697 aerazo

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                Posted 24 August 2009 - 12:00 PM

                Hi Ladies!

                I just wanted to give everyone a review of some sort since i just came back from the Royal doing our site tour last week. Since half of our guests will be staying at the gran porto and half of the royal, i checked out both resorts. Also checked out the real resort too

                The Royal - Beautiful! thats all i can say, the grounds are gorgeous, clean, & nice staff.

                The Gran Porto - Nice resort, saw lots of kids, the resort i found was a lot hotter in the lobby then the Royal. I assume becuase the Royal's lobby is so much bigger more air can flow through.

                The Real resort - their budget resort - this resort was OK. basically, if your family and friends just want a cheap place to stay, this would be the place. they have a small pool and only one restaurant.

                We are getting married at the gazebo which was large and beautiful. The reception will be on the beach and i was shown which beach area is where mine will be held. Its the location next to the pier, i was told since we are having 50-60 people that is the best place to put us. She said we have the option to move to the center space of the beach, but its a really high traffic area and recomended we don't go there. The other option was the beach area in front of the gazebo, but she said that night, some other party has resevered a dinner in the gazebo, so we probably wouldnt want to have the reception so close to them. I was able to see the standard set up because they had a wedding one night at the gran porto. However, michellle madrid told me the setup at the gran is not as nice as the royal. The have better lights under the table, not sure what else is the difference. Tiki torches are included in the standard set up too.

                I think someone asked in the past about the garden area and if the grass was easy to walk on barefoot. The grass is super soft and you would be very comfortable walking around barefoot.

                I was able to also meet with our vendors. DJ Ivan Gomez - very nice and very professional. He told me he used to work at the royal many years ago and so the staff all know him and he knows his way around the resort, especially with all the weddings he has done there. Photographer - Samuel Luna. I can't say this enough- this guy is awesome! he reallly can deliver high-quality photos for a bargain of a price. He is the same caliber as Del Sol Photography but is more affordable. he was able to walk me thorugh my wedding day and help me decide my timeline and how much time to take photos is needed. I would def. recommend you check out his site Flash Portfolio | Top Mexico Photographers | Mexico Destination Wedding Photographer Samuel Luna and please let him know i referred you to him!
                Videographer- playa weddings - I met with paul and his wife and they are both super nice people, He walked me through the day and what he was going to do and all his equipment, etc.

                Michelle Madrd - my wedding coordinator at the royal - Such a nice women, she showed us the property and answered my questions i had.

                overall experience was great. After seeing both resorts, i would likely push my family and friends to try to stay at the royal if they can afford it. its that much nicer. HOwever, i was also told that they always have this promotion: 3 day minimum for $60 per person gives a guest at the Gran Porto access to the Royal 24 hours. So they can come to the royal pool and hang out.

                One other thing worth mentioning, since the beach is a public beach, anyone staying at the gran porto can simply walk over the royal side of the beach and hang out no problem. The only thing they cannot do is lie down on the lounger chairs or order any drinks from the royal waitstaff.

                anyways, there is my review, hope this helps some! i am super excited for my wedding next year and i know i have made the right choice to have it at the Royal.

                Adriana Erazo
                Adriana
                Royal Playa del Carmen
                April 23, 2010

                #1698 Lady_Di

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                  Posted 24 August 2009 - 12:33 PM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by aerazo
                  Hi Ladies!

                  I just wanted to give everyone a review of some sort since i just came back from the Royal doing our site tour last week. Since half of our guests will be staying at the gran porto and half of the royal, i checked out both resorts. Also checked out the real resort too

                  The Royal - Beautiful! thats all i can say, the grounds are gorgeous, clean, & nice staff.

                  The Gran Porto - Nice resort, saw lots of kids, the resort i found was a lot hotter in the lobby then the Royal. I assume becuase the Royal's lobby is so much bigger more air can flow through.

                  The Real resort - their budget resort - this resort was OK. basically, if your family and friends just want a cheap place to stay, this would be the place. they have a small pool and only one restaurant.

                  We are getting married at the gazebo which was large and beautiful. The reception will be on the beach and i was shown which beach area is where mine will be held. Its the location next to the pier, i was told since we are having 50-60 people that is the best place to put us. She said we have the option to move to the center space of the beach, but its a really high traffic area and recomended we don't go there. The other option was the beach area in front of the gazebo, but she said that night, some other party has resevered a dinner in the gazebo, so we probably wouldnt want to have the reception so close to them. I was able to see the standard set up because they had a wedding one night at the gran porto. However, michellle madrid told me the setup at the gran is not as nice as the royal. The have better lights under the table, not sure what else is the difference. Tiki torches are included in the standard set up too.

                  I think someone asked in the past about the garden area and if the grass was easy to walk on barefoot. The grass is super soft and you would be very comfortable walking around barefoot.

                  I was able to also meet with our vendors. DJ Ivan Gomez - very nice and very professional. He told me he used to work at the royal many years ago and so the staff all know him and he knows his way around the resort, especially with all the weddings he has done there. Photographer - Samuel Luna. I can't say this enough- this guy is awesome! he reallly can deliver high-quality photos for a bargain of a price. He is the same caliber as Del Sol Photography but is more affordable. he was able to walk me thorugh my wedding day and help me decide my timeline and how much time to take photos is needed. I would def. recommend you check out his site Flash Portfolio | Top Mexico Photographers | Mexico Destination Wedding Photographer Samuel Luna and please let him know i referred you to him!
                  Videographer- playa weddings - I met with paul and his wife and they are both super nice people, He walked me through the day and what he was going to do and all his equipment, etc.

                  Michelle Madrd - my wedding coordinator at the royal - Such a nice women, she showed us the property and answered my questions i had.

                  overall experience was great. After seeing both resorts, i would likely push my family and friends to try to stay at the royal if they can afford it. its that much nicer. HOwever, i was also told that they always have this promotion: 3 day minimum for $60 per person gives a guest at the Gran Porto access to the Royal 24 hours. So they can come to the royal pool and hang out.

                  One other thing worth mentioning, since the beach is a public beach, anyone staying at the gran porto can simply walk over the royal side of the beach and hang out no problem. The only thing they cannot do is lie down on the lounger chairs or order any drinks from the royal waitstaff.

                  anyways, there is my review, hope this helps some! i am super excited for my wedding next year and i know i have made the right choice to have it at the Royal.

                  Adriana Erazo
                  Thank you sooooo much for reporting back to us about your site. My mom has been freaking out that I'm doing my wedding at The Royal without knowing how it is down there and they might rip me off. I assure her that it wont be the case because I trust BDW members' accounts of The Royal. I'll show her this post!!

                  What's interesting is that promotion...a person who is staying at Gran can purchase a pass for $60 for 3 days? Is that right?

                  #1699 ~Stephanie~

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                    Posted 24 August 2009 - 12:49 PM

                    Adriana- Thanks for the review!

                    Has everyone reserved their reception location? Zulma never asked me which location I wanted. I am waiting for her response. There are 3 beach locations to chose from correct? Can anyone tell me where those are at on the beach? And which one would be best?
                    ~Stephanie

                    Our wedding websitewww.mywedding.com/stephanieandmichaelbailey

                    #1700 aerazo

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                      Posted 24 August 2009 - 01:40 PM

                      yea, the royal is gorgeous, your mom has nothing to fear, they will take care of you.

                      As far as the promotion, that was what we were told at the front desk at the gran porto. Since my wedding isnt untill next April, i asked if this promotion is only for a limited time and they said no we always have this. So basically your guests can opt to pay $60 which is for 3 days to be allowed on the royal property. This is great for those people who dont want to pay all that money to actually sleep there but can go visit.

                      any other questions, i will try my best to answer!
                      Adriana
                      Royal Playa del Carmen
                      April 23, 2010




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