Hi everyone! I am back from my wedding, which was on March 20th, and wanted to give everyone my full review! It may be a long one, so brace yourselves! I got so much helpful information from this thread, I thought I would give back. So, if you have any questions, please PM me and I will do my best to get back to you with the answers!
Date: March 20, 2010
Time: 5 p.m.
Number of guests: 35 (including two children ages 1 and
Let me first start off by saying that I was SUPER excited to get out of Chicago. The weather was bleh, and I needed to get away and enjoy some sun and some time on the beach! I was all ready to go and was eagerly awaiting my first drink by the water. Apparently, the Cancun airport had other ideas for me....
We left on Tues the 16th and to be honest, I was nervous about taking my dress and my husband's suit down there... We ended up checking two bags (free for the first bag, score!) and then carrying on our wedding clothes and one carry on bag filled with our wedding shoes, my jewelry and wedding essentials I didn't want to take a chance with.
We arrived a little earlier than our scheduled time. We deplaned and then were met by the LONGEST line of all time. My husband and I kept laughing about how the people at the airport must have been surprised, b/c they were NOT equipped to handle one plane going through customs, let alone three. We spent nearly and hour waiting in the line to get our passports stamped. Suck!
After that, we waited to get our bags, and then were greeted by the longest snaking line I've seen in a long time. We were in a line that was curving around multiple baggage checks all to get our bags checked before we left the airport. I had a ton of things that I was putting in our welcome bags and when they asked me about it, I simply replied, "por mi boda" and they smiled and waved me through. Phew! Crisis averted!
We made our way out of the airport and met the Lomas/Funjet travel guides who were taking us to the airport. We were in a van with 10 other people and had to make one stop before we got to Barcelo. If I had to do it all over again, I would arrange for transport directly to the hotel. From what I gathered, from my friends that DID do their transportation that way, the price difference was negligible and they got to the hotel much quicker than we did. I think all in all we arrived in Cancun at 12 p.m. and didn't get to the resort until 3 p.m.