Hey future brides this forum was really instrumental in helping me ease the anxiety for my wedding so I felt it was only fair for me to post my review!! My wedding date was July 11th 2013. We arrived July 9th to check out everything and give us a chance to familiarize ourselves to the resort. Like others have said, the resort is much further out than all of the other resorts. Itâ€™s a nice ride and the entrance after seeing other resorts, the entrance was pretty grand. Upon arrival we were greeted with a cool towel and a drink (just like in the movies). We checked in and our baggage was immediately taken by the baggage guysâ€¦.(I think it helped that we were in the exclusive club). We had a hotel rep walk us to the exclusive clubhouse, during our walk we were able to check out a wedding in progress. Our room was very nice..building 1, which was all the way by the beach. We had guest in building 6 which was between the beach and the main building and guests in building 3 which was next to the spa (they hated that building because it was far from the beach and had a leak @ 2 a.m. while asleep). The weddingâ€¦. Remember the weather in July is HOT and tropicalâ€¦no 3 piece suitsâ€¦no dark colors!!! I said that because there was a wedding before us that was at 4 p.m. and those poor groomsmen were soo hot!! The wedding was beautiful. We had the gold package which meant we got professional onsite photographers for the wedding and a video of the ceremony. Remember 3 selections of songs for the ceremony (I didnâ€™t know that)â€¦1 for the bridal party, 1 for the bride, 1 for after the ceremony and walking back down the aisle. We used fake flowers for our ceremony purchase for $5 a pack on ebay!! The WC did our ceremonyâ€¦I couldnâ€™t remember a thing we said. I got dressed in the wedding pavilion because they didnâ€™t have a room for me. I didnâ€™t want to get dressed in my room because it was so far from the actually wedding area. After the ceremony, there is wineâ€¦and picsâ€¦this is where you can cut costsâ€¦if you donâ€™t want a reception, donâ€™t do itâ€¦especially if you have an early ceremony. Give guests a chance to freshen upâ€¦the food at the reception is plentyâ€¦and they can grab some snacks at the buffet if they are really hungryâ€¦But really reception food and the dinner was a lot of food. I love the 3 piece band. The WC decorates the reception area while we were taking pictures after the wedding. So if you do cut out the after ceremony drinks make sure to give the WC time to decorate the reception area. We had our reception at the portfornio terrace which was upstairs. It was odd because the entrance to the Italian restaurant was there as well, so you will get people peeking into your wedding. The view was magnificent. The food was awesome, we had steak and shrimp and the cake was crooked (ours was) and they said our ceramic cake topper was too heavy for the cake. No one got food poisoning in our group from the wedding, but there was a huge 60 party wedding the day after where a bunch of people got sick. I think a lot had to do with the fact that our party was so small they didnâ€™t have to prepare the food that much in advance. Overall it was a wonderful experience and Iâ€™m glad I had a destination wedding.