Here is my review from our wedding on Oct. 28, 2010. We arrived on Oct. 23 and left on Oct. 30th. My suggestion if I could do it over again is to get married right away. I was so nervous and constantly thinking about the wedding for the first 5 days I really didn't enjoy myself. The resort is GORGEOUS! Don't worry about it not looking like the pictures, that is what I worried about. The ride to the resort was only 10 minutes from the Cancun airport which was nice. We used applevacations which was really good! Our wedding coordinator was Ana. She was wonderful. She responded quickly and was very willing to do whatever I requested. We had our wedding on the beach. With white covered chairs and I brought my own sashes in pink and orange. We had orange fans also to put on the chairs for our guests. We had the huppa covered in orange and pink linens which they provided for $300 usd. It was prefect! We had a rehearsal the day before. My now husband and I just did a quick run through with Ana. Then later that day we took our wedding party down to the beach to go through things with them. Our rehearsal dinner was in the Wine Cellar which was beautiful! We did have and extra cost of $500.00 in wine to have it here. What we did was chose the wine we wanted served. I made up a wine list just for our dinner, just so we wouldn't go over the $500.00. We used the resort photographer for our rehearsal. He did a very good job. We did have my nephew with us too, as the ring bearer, so just a warning if you are having little ones with you, the dinner took 3 hours! It was very nice, but it was a little long for a four year old. I paid extra to stay in the master suite the night before the wedding. The room they will give the groom is exactly like the other rooms at the resort. We had 8 girls to get ready in the room plus our photographer and I knew that those rooms were way too small for that many people. The room was gorgeous. It over looked the ocean, and had plenty of room for all of us. The day of the wedding, was gorgeous. I was very worried because earlier in the week it rained for 3 days strait between 3 and 4 pm. So I was very happy to have everything outside just like I wanted. We began getting our hair and nails done in the salon at noon. I had 4 bridesmaids, my mom and mother in law and myself to get their hair done. We finished around 2:30pm. The salon did an excellent job on everyones hair. I had a hairstyle in mind but with how warm it was that day, I don't think I could stand to have my hair down at all. It was 87 degrees. We then went to my room, to get ready. I had Claudia Rodriguez as my photographer. We had her come from 2pm until 9pm. Which was just enough time. She took pictures of me and my girls and my husband and his guys before the wedding. My husband and I didn't want to see eachother that day at all. Our wedding was supposed to begin at 4pm. Ana didn't come to get me until 4:20. The bridesmaids all went down to the beach at 3:55 so waiting in the room for 25 minutes alone was kinda nerve racking! But it all worked out! The minister doing our ceremony did a wonderful job. She was actually easy to understand. We wrote our own ceremony which lasted about 25 minutes. We used the sound system with our own iPod. The sound system was loud enough and the person doing our music did awesome! Then we took gorgeous pictures on the beach. Claudia did a wonderful job! We had about a 1 minute rain shower during the pictures on the beach, and then a huge rainbow after! So those pictures turned out awesome! The cocktail hour I heard was good. We never saw any of it due to picture taking. We had it on the pool deck. Which I was happy about. I considered having it on Desires terrace, but in my opinion it wasn't as pretty as the beach, I wanted a very elegant looking wedding and Desires terrace just didn't have that look. The dinner was excellent. We had the chicken and beef Tenderloin. We had to ask everyone before we left for the wedding which they preferred, because we had a sit down dinner, not the buffet. I had the table covered in white linen and brought down my own pink and orange satin table overlays. We used the 84x84 size from linens direct which fit perfectly. The only downfall was the DJ. We had DJDorremix. not very good.. I had multiple e-mails between myself and Ivan. But the night of the wedding they didn't even know our names, none of our songs, and told us they can't download any songs, which was not what Ivan told me in the e-mails. My suggestion is to bring your own iPod with your songs on it. That's what saved us. I only had our first dance and mother/son dance, and father/daughter dance on ours. So the music the rest of the night kinda sucked. They didn't have alot of the songs we requested. So just bring your own music is my suggestion. We had the DJ from 6:30 until 10:30. Which was enough time. I know other brides said that they were exhausted at the end of the night. They are right! I didn't think I would be so ready for bed! I couldn't wait! The day was perfect. Everything worked out and I stressed most of our vacation for nothing! But it is easy for me to say now that it is all over. The wedding coordinators do a wonderful job. We tipped Ana very nicely when it was all over, which I know she appreciated, but they all work very hard! Our wedding was a pricey but I wanted a VERY elegant wedding and that was exactly what it turned out to be. We had lots of people watching us on the beach which I didn't mind. Many people the next day commented on our wedding too, we were amazed how many people actually watched us that night. I never noticed any of them. I am still trying to get all my pictures together and will post them once I have it all figured out.