MARRIED!!!!!!!!!! Will post pictures soon! Alejandra was the coordinator. She was tough to get ahold of in the months before, but when I titles my emails as URGENT, she responded. Once there, she was very accommodating. I changed my flowers a few days before the wedding and changed the cake the morning of- and although the cake was pushing the limits and we were lucky to get it changed, we were very thankful. I brought my own photographer from Slate Photographics based out of Edmonton www.slatephoto.ca BEST INVESTMENT EVER!!!!!!! I got my hair done at the resort and it turned out better than what I could have done myself, so I was happy. I did my own makeup- 2 keys to that were a good primer makeup base and then a fix spray to set it for the day- and boy did it last perfectly! We met all of our guests- 27 of us in total and did family, guest pics @ 2, then the guest went down to the beach for 4pm and the ceremony started at 4:30. Awesome! We had the male minister and he spoke very clear and the vows they had prepared for us were perfect!! We had initially wanted to write our own vows, but this was almost as good! The new gazebo area they have set up was perfect! I loved it more than the original gazebo. Our CD for our ceremony music was a CD-RW, and it wouldn't work... so be sure your cd is just a CD-R.... Luckily, that was the biggest problem of the day, but they had back up music which suited our style just great- nobody knew that it wasn't our music until we told them. We hung out at the beach so everyone could get their photos of us, then our guests had an hour or so to go back to their rooms- change into long pants for dinner, etc. We used the time for photos of the 2 of us. I made the mistake of thinking our dinner was at 6:30..... but it was really at 6.. So luckily we got everyone together and the restaurant was really accommodating (they say they will cancel the reservation if you are more than 10 mins late) so luckily we had some guest who showed up early- my mom, to make sure everything was set up as I wanted it! Our dinner was at La Fondue. EVERYONE raved about the dinner- and we heard numerous times that it was the favorite dinner of the whole time at the resort. We had the Princess salad, onion soup, chicken fondue and petit fours for dessert- yum!!! The portions were very large and the waiting staff was awesome! We timed it so we cut the cake and it was served right before the dessert which was really a bunch of little chocolates and cream puffs. We got the chocolate cake and it was so moist and delicious! Not at all like the cakes they served at the buffets which we often found dry. We were more than impressed with La Fondue and so were our guests! I think the timing really depends on the restaurant- we had our own private area and didn't feel rushed at all. We didn't get out of La Fondue until 9:30 and at that point met our guests at the sports bar. We went to the bar in the courtyard for a few mins where we had a first dance with the live band, then took a couple night photos on the middle boardwalk in the centre courtyard. For the crowd that's more into clubbing, the disco would be the place to go, but we were more about chilling and visiting. We had one guest that wasn't staying at the resort- he had no trouble getting in that day, and they didn't even charge him for a day pass- they gave him a wristband and he got all inclusive for the day. The next morning, we did a "trash the dress" session with the photographer and those are some of my favorite photos! Again, those will be posted soon! Our overall stay at the resort was very good. We were more than happy with the service, we felt safe and secure, and the November explosion definitely did not impact our stay one bit! My husband got his open water SCUBA certification while we were down there (we stayed an extra week after our guests left) and the resort instructors were awesome. The beach was great and there were more than enough pools to accommodate the a full resort- along with the lounge chairs too! We went to 5th ave in Playa Del Carmen a few times- if you're looking to buy anything there, be up on your bartering skills!!! Shop around, and walk out if you don't get the lowest price possible! We stayed in in a swim-out suite and couldn't have been happier with our choice. The size of the resort made it tough for some of the older guests, but not too many complaints there... I enjoyed all the walking because it helped me justify resort eating. LOL. No one got sick- we drank bottled and unbottled water at the resort and of course yummy drinks, too! Hope this info can help a few of you. Let me know if you have any specific questions. Congrats and good luck to all!!!!