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#8611 SweetLe

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    Posted 15 May 2011 - 02:25 PM

    Yikes! I wasn't expecting it to be that much... We will have to leave the video out:) lol. Thanks for sharing the details though. I had originally planned to have family record for us--- or the resort.... But the resort is $500 for one hour of coverage! I guess we will see....  Our weddings our 3 days apart! I have a ton of little stuff to do too--- and I keep getting distracted by the littlest things-- liking picking another pair or shoes (I've now ordered 3 pair and still am not 100% sold on any-lol)... Well, happy planning :) Maybe we will see each other there, we arrive on the 22nd :)


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    #8612 speedy130

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      Posted 15 May 2011 - 04:19 PM

      Hi Ladies,

       

      I'm back!  What an amazing experience.  AMAZING!  I cannot give the Royal enough credit, they really make sure it all goes smoothly.  Just relax and enjoy and take it all in, I wish I could relive it already!  I will post a review soon, but here are some pics.  We did our ceremony at the gazebo at 4 pm, and had the reception in the garden/terrace in front of the gazebo at 6 pm.  We added an extra hour and got a DJ (Doremixx), two things I would HIGHLY  recommend.  I put a picture in here that my friend took of the central garden, looking out from the lobby above.  There is another wedding being set up (not sure when he took it).  The next pic is looking back to the resort from the gazebo.  I really liked the gazebo area b/c it was much more private, I couldn't be happier with it.  But the central garden is beautiful too! 

       

      Everyone said it was the "wedding of the century".  We had 25 guests, and we all danced like crazy!

       

       

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      #8613 ChicagoBride2011

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        Posted 15 May 2011 - 04:30 PM



        Originally Posted by kellygrrrl 

        wow, chicago bride! you have some elements I've never see before. did marvin do the string of flowers across the gazebo? and the rose petals? how many did you order? did the royal switch out the chairs for you? and the long table on the beach - where did you get the lanterns?

         

        lots of creativity there - I love it. congrats on being married!! : )



        Thank You.  Yes, I definitly went out of the box, I wanted the wedding to reflect me and what I really wanted.  I didn't want to settle for the standard, it was stressful since I didn't know how it was all going to come together but I'm so glad I did it!  When I sat down at the reception I almost cried it was such a happy feeling to see all my ideas come together.

         

        The flowers on the gazebo and the rose petals I got through the resort.

         

        The chairs, lounge furniture, and lanterns I got from EW Cancun.

         


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        #8614 ChicagoBride2011

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          Posted 15 May 2011 - 04:39 PM



           

          Originally Posted by Heidi82 

          Congrats ChicagoBride!  Looks like you had a wonderful wedding!  I love love love the bright colors!  I am doing yellow flowers too!

           

          I'm wondering also - How did you get those types of chairs for the ceremony?!  I thought the Royal did not have them, but if they do I'd love to use those.

           

          :)

           

           

          I got the chairs from an outside vendor, EW Cancun. I also got my lounge furniture and lanterns from them so the outside vendor fee was worth it.  The chairs were much cheaper through them even with the vendor fee and I specifically wanted the dark brown with white cushions, I'm not sure if The Royal has color options for the chivari/tiffany chairs.  I know they have white and they quoted me $10 a chair, EW Cancun was MUCH cheaper than that.



           

          Originally Posted by SweetLe 

          Bride2Be22,

                   If you wouldn't mind sharing, is mediamorfosis pretty affordable? We were not originally planning to do professional video-- but I just watched an AMAZING video on their site and I'm kinda hopeful that we can maybe squeeze it into the budget... Even though there is the addition of another vendor fee.... I'm sure vegas was amazing for the bachelorette party!

          Mediamorfosis is NOT cheap, and you need to book them a room for the night of the wedding.   I came across their videos when we first got engaged and I knew I had to have them.  My fiance fought me on it and I ended up booking them behind his back.  He had no idea until the morning of the wedding, hehe.  He thanked me after the wedding for booking them though, and said he was regretting not getting a videographer.  I was so worried to tell him, whewwww! :)


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          #8615 JoZee84

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            Posted 15 May 2011 - 06:00 PM

            Hello to the Mrs that just came back,  So glad to hear everything went well.  The pics you both posted looked great, can't wait to read your reviews.  My date is coming up so fast!!! and I can't wait



            #8616 JHarris

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              Posted 16 May 2011 - 09:47 AM

              Ladies!!

               

              I need some help. I was looking at the wedding menu package on the Royal website - are those our only options? I'm not too excited by everything I see. Were any of you able to do taste-testings when you got there before your wedding? I'd hate to pick something blindly and not know if it's good or not.

               

              Also - has anyone had a group dinner at Gran Porto? I have a few guests staying at Gran Porto and I thought it would be nice if we had The Welcome dinner & Cocktails there. Easier than dealing with passes and finding kid friendly places. Any nice restaurants there that allow children?

               

              Muchas Gracias! (i'm practicing my spanish )


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              #8617 Rissa519

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                Posted 16 May 2011 - 01:36 PM

                Congrats to the brides that were just married.... and thank you for posting the pics... they all look amazing!!!!

                 

                ChicagoBride2011 - I love the long table on the beach, was this something they gave you as an option or just something you knew you wanted? Was there any criteria that had to be met in order for you to have it that way (i.e a minimum/maximum number of guests)?

                 

                Thanks for all your input!



                #8618 ChicagoBride2011

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                  Posted 16 May 2011 - 01:50 PM



                  Originally Posted by JHarris 

                  Ladies!!

                   

                  I need some help. I was looking at the wedding menu package on the Royal website - are those our only options? I'm not too excited by everything I see. Were any of you able to do taste-testings when you got there before your wedding? I'd hate to pick something blindly and not know if it's good or not.

                   

                  Also - has anyone had a group dinner at Gran Porto? I have a few guests staying at Gran Porto and I thought it would be nice if we had The Welcome dinner & Cocktails there. Easier than dealing with passes and finding kid friendly places. Any nice restaurants there that allow children?

                   

                  Muchas Gracias! (i'm practicing my spanish

                  Congrats to the brides that were just married.... and thank you for posting the pics... they all look amazing!!!!

                   

                  ChicagoBride2011 - I love the long table on the beach, was this something they gave you as an option or just something you knew you wanted? Was there any criteria that had to be met in order for you to have it that way (i.e a minimum/maximum number of guests)?

                   

                  Thanks for all your input!



                  The long tables is something I knew I wanted so I just made sure before going down there that the long tables were available and then went over it with my onsite coordinator when I got there. 

                   

                  The one thing with doing the set-up like this is that you need more centerpieces.  For instance we had 48 guests so could have gotten away with 8 round tables/8 centerpieces but since we did it that way I needed 14 lanterns and 12 centerpieces so it definitly costs more to do it this way.

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                  #8619 JHarris

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                    Posted 16 May 2011 - 06:12 PM

                    ChicagoBride - Thanks so much for the insight! I love how you did your reception table! Very chic!! Love your dress too!! It looked amazing.
                     

                    Originally Posted by ChicagoBride2011 



                    I did a tasting on my site visit, I don't think they allow you to do it when you get there.  I'm not sure what's on the website currently but when we did hte tasting everything was delicous and everything was great the day of the wedding too.  You really can't go wrong.

                     

                    There are 2 nicer restaurants at the Gran Porto one is mexican and the other Italian.  We ate at the mexican restaurant during our site visit and was not impressed, we tried to eat at the Italian during our site visit and our wedding and there was always a very long wait.  A couple of out guests also tried to go there and ended up leaving because of the wait .





                    The long tables is something I knew I wanted so I just made sure before going down there that the long tables were available and then went over it with my onsite coordinator when I got there. 

                     

                    The one thing with doing the set-up like this is that you need more centerpieces.  For instance we had 48 guests so could have gotten away with 8 round tables/8 centerpieces but since we did it that way I needed 14 lanterns and 12 centerpieces so it definitly costs more to do it this way.



                     


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                    #8620 SweetLe

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                      Posted 17 May 2011 - 01:00 AM

                      Congrats, Speedy! You look amazing in the pics. Can't wait to read your review.

                       

                      Thanks for all the info on Mediamorfosis , ladies.... What to do.... We definitely can't afford them. Is anyone else doing video with another company-- or any recent brides used the royal video team? Any suggestions would be great ladies.

                       

                      June brides, are dates are approaching so quickly!


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