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  1. Quote: Originally Posted by wedding decor Well it really looks like you had a great time - beautiful pictures! I was wondering if Samuel had some shots of the lounge you could share. HI Raffaele... I was so dissapointed, but I don't think he did get any photos of the lounge area. However, some of my family and friends did. I will try and post those soon. Thanks again for everything... everyone loved the lounge area.... it was my favorite part of the reception for me.
  2. Quote: Originally Posted by Trinas79 Hi Teri - My ceremony will be at 4, as well. Originally I was told it would be at 5 but I guess because of the whole daylight thing, it's better to have it at 4. With that, around what time did your reception start? I'm a little concerned that with the time being pushed back, the entire wedding will be done with by 8:30 (1/2 hour for cocktail and reception lasting 3 hours). How did your time line work out?? Also, was your dance floor the one that the resort provides? It looks a little small, how did you guys feel about it? thx!! Thx Honestly the timing ended up perfectly. The ceremony actually started a little late. We took pictures and then the guests began the cocktail hour - probably around 4:30-45. I ended up having the cocktail reception at the beach at the same location as the reception. I just thought it would be an easier transition and maybe a way to extend the reception. That was perfect. I'm pretty sure we didn't start dinner until around 6:00 or 6:15. Our reception was over at 10. They extended it a bit because we pleaded with the dj and the Royal staff. The timing was perfect and I was actually ready for the reception to be over. The dance floor looked small at the beginning, but really it was perfect. It always felt like there were tons of people on the dance floor and I didn't notice it one bit. That was just one area I didn't want to spurge on... so, I didn't and it ended up great!
  3. Quote: Originally Posted by svetayasofiya btw- your dress was gorgeous! thank you!!! I loved my dress... it was perfect for me and for the setting! What time are you getting married? Our ceremony was at 4:00 (although we were late) and we did have time to take some photos. It did seem like we were rushed to get the photos in. I think someone on here was talking about taking photos before the ceremony and I kind of wish we would have done this. Although it messes up the first look at the ceremony I know the first look anyway will be amazing. ALso, alot of the lighting depends on the time of year... so, you might be fine! Thanks so much for all the compliments... teri
  4. Thank you everyone! I'm still on a high from the wedding! Can't stop looking at photos and smiling!
  5. Quote: Originally Posted by MichaelandAraceli Hi ladies! Has anyone used the videographer the resort offers? I'm using an outside photographer but I was thinking of just using the videographer the resort offers for the 6 hr packet. Let me know if anyone has used them..... Thanks! We used the videographer from the resort and they did a fabulous job. I would recommend them! i also went with an outside photographer and it worked great to then save a bit and use the resorts video. Let me know if you have any questions.
  6. Quote: Originally Posted by becks1581 Thanks so much for you comments about the Royal, they are very encouraging. I tend to second guess my decisions so it's very reassuring so read something so positive from a Royal bride. I really want a great vacation for my guests and a beautiful, relaxing setting for the wedding. It sounds like the Royal gave you all of that and more! I'll def contact Mayan Hospitality. I like the idea of getting decor from there and it sure beats lugging centerpieces from home...I would love for my reception to look like yours! Well let me know if you have any other questions regarding the lounge furniture or the experience at The Royal. The reason I chose The Royal is because I actually was a guest at another friends wedding a couple of years back and everything took place at The Royal. I was blown away at how much fun it was and how amazing the resort was. What is really funny is the wedding I attended was all the basics... no dj, no extras... and, I had the best time ever! I loved adding the little details to my wedding... it was so much fun and so reasonable. I could go on and on about it!!!!
  7. Quote: Originally Posted by Lady_Di Thanks for the review!! You looked fantastic! Did you have to pay a vendor fee to get the lounge furniture? Thank you all so much! Yes, you do have to pay $100 vendor fee but it really is worth it!
  8. Quote: Originally Posted by becks1581 Thank you so much for your review. Everything, especially the bride looked beautiful and it's so great to hear positive feedback about a Royal wedding! Were you happy with Mayan Hospitality for the lounge furniture? Your set up looked really impressive and I haven't heard of anyone using them before. Their website looks like they also do catamaran charters...it would definitely be nice find one company that can take care of multiple wedding to-do's! Sorry... I just wanted to comment really quickly on having your wedding at The Royal. You literally don't have to worry one bit about your guest enjoying themselves. The service is amazing, the food is something my guests are still talking about, and the fact that you can walk out the resort doors and be on 5th avenue is such a benefit. There really is no time for 'entertaining' your guest because they are so entertained just by being there at the resort. The entire experience was amazing and if you are thinking about having your wedding at The Royal you can rest assure that everything will go off just as you want it to. You just get to sit back and enjoy!
  9. Quote: Originally Posted by becks1581 Thank you so much for your review. Everything, especially the bride looked beautiful and it's so great to hear positive feedback about a Royal wedding! Were you happy with Mayan Hospitality for the lounge furniture? Your set up looked really impressive and I haven't heard of anyone using them before. Their website looks like they also do catamaran charters...it would definitely be nice find one company that can take care of multiple wedding to-do's! YES... Mayan Hospitality was wonderful to work with. Rafaelle is the person I delt with, I believe he is the owner, and he was extremely responsive to my emails. Also, he actually had his florists work something up special for me in my price range for my centerpieces. It was like he was my own decorator. Also, I cannot tell you how the lounge furniture added to the entire reception 'feel'. I believe it truly made the reception-- it was something a little 'extra' for my guests... and was completely worth it. He will match the pillows and small centerpieces (in the lounge area) to your theme and colors. Definitely contact him!!!!
  10. Hi everyone! I just got my slideshow from our photographer samuel luna! He was fabulous to work with. His email address is www.samualluna.com. Teri + Robert – The Royal Playa del Carmen, Riviera Maya. Samuel Luna Clients
  11. Quote: Originally Posted by jesmcan Thank you so much for all the great info about shipping!! I meant to ask what did you choose for your menu choices and how was the food? This was our menu for the reception. Spring salad with goat cheese & almond oil (PE-1) Princess cream soup with green asparagus au mint flavor(PE-2) Beef fillet with Dijon mustard varnished with Provençal herbs (PE-1) Fruit mousse with warm chocolate sauce (PE-3) We added shrimp to the main entree and they charged us $5 a plate extra for this, but I thought it was worth it. I thought the food was excellent! All of my guest kept commenting on it as well. The salad was a little different and not exactly what I was expecting... but, it really was good! The service was fantastic.... it really blew my expectations away! Entree Dessert Tres Leche Cake - fabulous!
  12. Quote: Originally Posted by giraffexx Congrats!!! You looked beautiful! I love the lounge furniture! What was the temperature like at night on the beach? I am getting married November 19, 2010 at the Royal and I am curious if it was chilly? How did you ship your stuff to the resort? And how far in advance did you do it? Thanks for writing this review, very helpful. I forgot to answer about the shipping. Now... I fedex'd everything priority about 3 weeks before my wedding. If you decide to do this there are definitely things you need to know. 1. Do not ship shells - we were decorating with sand dollars at the welcome dinner. They do not allow you to bring shells into Mexico. This held up a box. They ended up shipping it back to me and then I just brought it with me (which is funny, since I ended up bringing these items anyway). 2. Make sure you list out everything that is the box. Put all over any of the documentation that this is for a wedding. I shipped maracas in a box, I shipped towels in another box, I shipped my koozies in a box, then I shipped some odds and ends in another box that included sunblock. The towels got through with no problem, but the other items were held up for a while. If you have everything labeled properly (which I didn't) it will help. Once we got everything there we were so glad we went this route. BUT... it was a little bit stressful. 3. You will ship it directly to your wedding coordinator. So... just have them be on the look out for it all. Hope that helps. Feel free to ask any questions you may have!!!!!
  13. Quote: Originally Posted by giraffexx Congrats!!! You looked beautiful! I love the lounge furniture! What was the temperature like at night on the beach? I am getting married November 19, 2010 at the Royal and I am curious if it was chilly? Thanks for writing this review, very helpful. Oh that is awesome! The temperature was perfect! I thought it was going to be a little chilly, but it was great! I am very cold natured so I even had a little wrap to put on if I needed to, but there was no need. I want to say it was about 68 or 69 degrees.
  14. Thank you!!!! Yes... we had so much fun! Obviously because I am laughing or smiling from ear to ear in EVERY photo. Not sure what happend to the sexy Teri... but, oh well.. that is me
  15. Okay... I just received the slideshow... he says there are a ton more photos. But... I wanted to be sure and post these for you! I love them! Teri + Robert – The Royal Playa del Carmen, Riviera Maya. Samuel Luna Clients
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