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  1. Sorry I took so long to post these pics! They were wrapped so awesome when I got them I kept putting it off, lol. I only unwrapped a blue pair, and they look great! They're the perfect size, too!
  2. I love, love, LOVE your buckets!!! They are seriously adorable! Thanks for the great review & CONGRATS!!!!!
  3. Quote: Originally Posted by leivakarin Hello! I just wanted to share what a wonderful experience my guests, fiancee and I had at this location. As a destination wedding bride, there was nothing more scary than committing to a wedding without having first worked out all the miniscule details and touring the facility a thousand times beforehand... I made up my mind on this location because of all the many positive reviews I found on this website and decided to do something very unlike me and just surrender control of things and enjoy the wedding! lol Sharing the picture link (the royal makes a great place for unique and beautiful pictures): Karin & Daniel And the video link: YouTube - Daniel & Karin's Wedding in Cancun Best of luck to you!! Karin, everything looked beautiful! Thanks for sharing your experience w/us!!
  4. Quote: Originally Posted by bridetobe1515 I don't know if this will work, but I tried uploading some random pics. Best Destination Wedding Forum ~ The Ultimate Destination Wedding Resource It looked beautiful & way fun! I love the detailing on your dress, too!! Quote: Originally Posted by bridetobe1515 For those of you not interested in the royal makeup and hair this is a cool place I saw: Waves Beauty Salon Playa del Carmen by Canadian Hairstylist Trevor Kohlman | Wavesplaya.com They actually do airbrushing for makeup which i've done before and I LOVED!!! They do a free trial, pick you up from your resort and drop you back off, and even feed you. seriuosly cheap too! How cool! Thanks so much for showing us this! I've been going back and forth about having my friend do it so I'm glad to have another option. Quote: Originally Posted by bridetobe1515 LOL! I can't believe she is like that! They are really strict at The Royal about people from the Gran coming in, but if they say the wedding party they are with then they are allowed to come 30 minutes prior to the event. A surprise that I didn't know and found out once I was there was that Zulma told me I could have 3 people from the Gran or whoever I chose to come into my room on the wedding day 3 HOURS BEFORE THE WEDDING! What That was something that would have been useful prior to me being there! I was so relieved though because my dad was at the other resort. So for you brides that have special people at the other resort...know that this is allowed! Aww, I'm so glad he got to come over early!! Quote: Originally Posted by lexibride I'm back!!!! We had a wonderful wedding and a great day too! Yay for no rain on the 15th! Sorry to anyone else who did have rain - we saw many brides who got rained out boo! I finally got on here - I've had to catch up at work before I could do anything remotely fun. Our wedding was great - some bumps in the road but I'll do a review hopefully later on tonight (American Idol finale is tonight, so we'll see how far I get). Here's a montage that my photographer made so you guys can get a sneak peak at our welcome dinner (at Alux), wedding and trash the dress. animoto - Jessica & Brian's Wedding Everything looked fantastic!!! Congrats!! Thanks for sharing all your beautiful pics!
  5. Di, you are such a bad@ss!!!!!! Everything looks just amazing, & I can't wait to see it all come together!
  6. Sorry this is so long! I missed a lot this weekend! Quote: Originally Posted by smckinney22 Thanks soooo much for the tips! I'm writing everything down so I can remember all this. Do you remember seeing any "OFF" or some type of bug spray in the General Store? I remember another bride saying to watch out for the sand fleas at your reception and I'd like to have some OFF handy for people to spray on them on the beach reception. Just hate to pack it if they have it there! I got these for the OOT bags@ CVS.com on sale bc I couldn't really find that great of a deal on the spray/wipes. Insect Repelling Bug Button - Order Now! I really hope they work! I'll make sure to report back on if they do or not. Quote: Originally Posted by Jenny310 Amols is great! They already emaield me back. They don't have any purple maracas right now but they said I can order any colors I want. Sooo happy, but I wonder how heavy they will be.... Awesome! I'll let you know how much they weigh when I get them this week. Quote: Originally Posted by LynnieS Here are a couple of pics from my cousin. . . sorry not the best!... Awww!! Congrats Lynnie!!!! You looked beautiful!!!! Quote: Originally Posted by Lisa DSO :-) I did the Extreme one two years ago and the Snorkeling Adventure last year. They usually pick you up around 8:30 am and have you back between 3-5. They also provide lunch. Thanks so much for all those reviews & pics, Lisa!! You're awesome!! Quote: Originally Posted by jujeemd Hey all, I know I found this forum late and haven't really posted much but just wanted to mention a few things that will hopefully help as these were the things I was worried about... It sounds & looks wonderful!! Congrats & thanks so much for sharing!!! Quote: Originally Posted by duprk452 Just realized that we leave in three weeks! Still haven't heard anything from Lili though.. Any advice on last minute things I should be getting together? I'm heading out next week and haven't heard from Zulma, yet, either so I'm not really sure how long until they contact you. Quote: Originally Posted by dianep here are a few randoms (in no order whatsoever!!) that friends and family have posted on facebook. so fun to see what people have as the days go on. more pics and eventually some pro pics to be posted in the coming days/weeks! wedding pictures by dipics - Photobucket hope this works - i've never posted a whole album before. Congrats Mrs!!!! You looked gorgeous! I haven't seen anyone w/a veil, and you totally pulled it off!
  7. So I've been searching for maracas for awhile for wedding favors/place settings for the reception (no assigned seating; just a maraca in front of each seat). I, finally, found this store, Amols.com, located in San Antonio. They had EXACTLY what I was looking for in price (2.95/pair or 1.95/pair if you buy more than 12pairs), quality (from the look of the pic) and size 8" Traditional Large Maracas 8" Cinco de Mayo Favors & Prizes | Amols' Fiesta Party Supplies I was about to place my order for 13 pairs and just get whatever colors they ended up sending to me, when I decided to email customer service to ask if I could get specific colors for my order or if they had any additional colors in the turquoise & yellow family. I wasn't expecting much bc, well, customer service is lacking pretty much everywhere in general these days. Boy, was I wrong! Within a day, I received a response that I could definitely choose my specific colors for my 13 pair order. Yay! They had yellow but were out of the turquoise. He said they would be getting a shipment in that afternoon so they would let me know what they got. A few hours later, they replied saying they had received a teal color but no turquoise. They said it was closer to green then turquoise so they didn't know if it would work for me and to let them know what I thought. I took a chance that they wouldn't think I was nuts and emailed a pic of my BM's dress and asked if they had a color close to the picture. They didn't mind at all, I guess, bc a couple hours later they sent a color recommendation and a promise that he would personally pull the colors I needed and make sure they were shipped as such! I know its not much, but it meant the world to me that they cared enough about my measly, little, 13 pair order to take the time and make sure I was super happy w/everything. Anywho, I just wanted to share my little story & a website recommendation w/my fellow Desties! I'll make sure to come back and post pics of the maracas after I get them.
  8. Quote: Originally Posted by jesmcan Candicemarie you are awesome!!! I have been looking everywhere to because I don't want the hassle of getting to Playa and running around getting 80 maracas haahah, thank you so much!!! No prob!! I was thinking the same thing (except not 80! dang girl, that would def not be a fun search while on vacation!) so I was determined to find some before we left.
  9. Quote: Originally Posted by LynnieS Hi Luna!! Ok I just got back from my wedding and all I can say is the dance floor is sooooo worth it!! Everyone commented how cool it was and I got some great pics out of it. I think it just got the mood going, ya know?! For all brides doing cocktail hour. . . NOT WORTH IT. period. Actually most of my guests left to back to their rooms. None of the food was eaten and they only serve champagne. THis is actually my ONLY complaint of the whole wedding!!! It was so hot outside and they only provide one tiny umbrella. Review to come. . . I am sooo depressed, I want to go back to mexico Good to know on the cocktail hour. I didn't want to do one bc I was thinking it would be that way so thank you for giving me peace of mind Awww! I'm sorry you're back at home! I don't even want to think about how quickly its all going to go. Just closer your eyes and imagine you're back there Quote: Originally Posted by JuliaR Ok here's the funny fence incident. We climbed this fence on government land to get to the spot where we were photographed the sunrise coast shot. I climbed that fence in a skirt and my photog shot it! LOL We left the Gran Porto at 4:30 am to get this shot on the coast! I love it. I'm going to print it HUGE on canvas for my living room wall. It was photographed about 1/2 mile south of the Tulum ruins. You have to drive a back road and climb through the jungle to get there. Totally worth it! We got the shot on the swings right after we were married. The swings are located on the Gran property. WOW!! That is beautiful!! Way to scale that fence, lady! It was definitely worth it!
  10. Quote: Originally Posted by Lisa DSO They are too cute! I just ordered mine today but decided to have them made because 1. i'm lazy 2. not that creative lol hahahahaha! I just went through vistaprint for my invites & did cute little postcards bc I'm ridiculously cheap, in addition to lazy & not creative
  11. I'm gonna post a thread about this in the OOT section, but I wanted to share it w/my fellow Royal/GPR brides first in case any of y'all needed any maracas Thread will say: "I've been searching for maracas for awhile for wedding favors/place settings for the reception (no assigned seating; just a maraca in front of each seat). I, finally, found this store, Amols.com, located in San Antonio. They had EXACTLY what I was looking for in price (2.95/pair or 1.95/pair if you buy more than 12pairs), quality (from the look of the pic) and size 8" Traditional Large Maracas 8" Cinco de Mayo Favors & Prizes | Amols' Fiesta Party Supplies I was about to place my order for 13 pairs and just get whatever colors they ended up sending to me, when I decided to email customer service to ask if I could get specific colors for my order or if they had any additional colors in the turquoise & yellow family. I wasn't expecting much bc, well, customer service is lacking pretty much everywhere in general these days. Boy, was I wrong! Within a day, I received a response that I could definitely choose my specific colors for my 13 pair order. Yay! They had yellow but were out of the turquoise. He said they would be getting a shipment in that afternoon so they would let me know what they got. A few hours later, they replied saying they had received a teal color but no turquoise. They said it was closer to green then turquoise so they didn't know if it would work for me and to let them know what I thought. I took a chance that they wouldn't think I was nuts and emailed a pic of my BM's dress and asked if they had a color close to the picture. They didn't mind at all, I guess, bc a couple hours later they sent a color recommendation and a promise that he would personally pull the colors I needed and make sure they were shipped as such! I know its not much, but it meant the world to me that they cared enough about my measly, little, 13 pair order to take the time and make sure I was super happy w/everything. Anywho, I just wanted to share my little story & a website recommendation w/my fellow Desties! I'll make sure to come back and post pics of the maracas after I get them."
  12. I FINALLY got a GPR resort map!! I've been searching for one of these for months! It's not as high quality as the Royal map I found, but it will definitely do the trick! I tried to attach it as a file, but it won't let me because the files are too large for a jpeg . I had to make it a super high resolution so they would turn out better as flyers. I made flyers for free on vistaprint so everyone can have a map of both resorts so they all know where the restaurants and eveyrthing. I put a map of Playa that I liked on the back of both resort maps, but it was too large to attach, too. I went ahead and posted them below so y'all can at least see them, but PM me w/your email address if you want the higher resolution pics. GPR map Playa map I liked the best Royal map I already posted
  13. Quote: Originally Posted by dianep i'm tan, married, and happy. we have a few days of the honeymoon left to enjoy before heading home. i met julia in the hallway just after her wedding - congrats, and you looked beautiful! keeping an eye out for lynnie s as we were upgraded to the royal (it's soooo much nicer!!). having a wonderful time, but it's going way too fast. about to take a jacuzzi now and listed to the rain... Aww, congrats Mrs!! Enjoy the rest of your honeymoon! PS. I love the teaser in your siggy pic
  14. Quote: Originally Posted by JuliaR Here's our first wedding pic! I'm still in Tulum, but I couldn't wait to post the first one! More to come later! That's beautiful!!! I can't wait to see the rest! Quote: Originally Posted by jesmcan YAY my invites are finally done!!! http://bestdestinationwedding.com/fo...9/#post1298523 They look awesome, jess! You and FI did fantastic!!!
  15. Quote: Originally Posted by LynnieS I'd like to say congrats to astreit!! I watched her wedding and it was sooooo gorgeous! Congrats! off to one last dinner! Aww that's so cool you got to watch hers! Hope y'all have a safe trip home!! Quote: Originally Posted by JuliaR Thank you! I had 23 too and we all fit inside the gazebo. The Gran Porto Gazebo is really small and there is virtually very little room outside the gazebo unless you start putting chairs down the hallway. There is also a set of two steps you go down RIGHT before you get to the gazebo so putting people outside may not work. 23 fit inside very well though. Worked great for us! Ok great! Thanks so much for all the details!!
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