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ROYAL PLAYA DEL CARMEN BRIDES: were kids allowed for the day? ...and other questions

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Who on here (besides Daphne & myself) are getting married Oct 09?

 

I have heard the same thing about the dance floor. But I would hate to take the chance and not get it. I am most excited about the light up dance floor.

 

TW thanks for the pics! If you think of anything else we should know, please let us know.

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Hey ladies,

My fiance and I are also planning on having out wedding at the real resorts. I've been in contact with Angie who is the coordinator from the Gran. We were thinking of having the wedding there since it would be a little easier for guests with children and then going across the street to the Royal for an additional week for the honeymoon.

Do you know what the if any restrictions are about using outside vendors in the resorts?

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Hey ladies,
My fiance and I are also planning on having out wedding at the real resorts. I've been in contact with Angie who is the coordinator from the Gran. We were thinking of having the wedding there since it would be a little easier for guests with children and then going across the street to the Royal for an additional week for the honeymoon.
Do you know what the if any restrictions are about using outside vendors in the resorts?
Hi,

Congrats and welcome to the club of brides for The Real resorts :)

To use outside vendors there is a $100 fee plus you have to pay for them as a guest. But even with the fee you save so much money! Especially with the DJ. And the photography they offer is really just personal taste. We went with another photographer again a lot less expensive and in my opion a better portfolio.

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We also went with a vegetarian option for one of our guests.

She had the tomato salad with grilled zucchini, the cream of spinach soup, the linguini with dried tomato sauce and for dessert, she had the same as the other guests (strawberry pie).
Thanks Tighty for all the winderful pics of the food! everything looked amazing. I was wondering if you noticed with a sit down did they give the guests plenty of time to eat? The last three wedding that we have been to with a sit down dinner we went to get a drink came back and our plates were gone before we finished eating.

This is why we were thinking buffet but it is so much more expensive so we are going with the sit down and I was just curious.

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Who on here (besides Daphne & myself) are getting married Oct 09?

I have heard the same thing about the dance floor. But I would hate to take the chance and not get it. I am most excited about the light up dance floor.

TW thanks for the pics! If you think of anything else we should know, please let us know.
Hi there. Um yah, I'm using DJ Ivan and want the light up dance floor too. I'm praying that somehow I end up with it. He quoted me $450 for it but i sooo don't want to pay for it. Michelle (WC) says if there is one left over and it hasn't been removed from the property i can use it. I guess i'll have to wait and see. I have been exceptionally nice and sweet to the DJ, maybe he'll cut me a break, ha! smile72.gif

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Great info so far on the food and DJ, also thanks for letting me know about the night show at xcaret. I speak Spanish and so do some of my guests, but not all, so I will have to think about that some more.

 

Question for the ladies who have had their wedding - how has the timing worked for the reception? 3 hours is for the dinner and dancing, not the cocktail hour, right? So together it is 4 hours or 3? Did people extend the time out? My wedding ceremony is at 4pm, and I think it shouldn't last longer than 30 min, but what did people do after? Straight to cocktail hour or took a break/did pictures? What time did the reception start, then dinner and how long did the dinner last? I am trying to figure out dancing time b/c I want more than 1-1.5 hours of dancing, and so any insights are appreciated.

 

I am also booking Ivan as the DJ, no light up dance floor for me unless it comes free. I can't afford it with everything else. Also the packages had changed since the last time I received a quote. It is hard to keep everything straight! I have kept all my emails and confirmed that we get what was quoted, but man it is just so much work to get something that was promised and then you have to watch out for every charge they "could" get you for. Once again for those who have gotten married - any tips on what should be in writing before heading to the resort for the wedding? Were there any charges that you did not know about ahead of time? I am really excited for the wedding, just trying to make sure I understand the total cost....I guess that is what I get for being a financial analyst :)

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I am also booking Ivan as the DJ, no light up dance floor for me unless it comes free. I can't afford it with everything else. Also the packages had changed since the last time I received a quote. It is hard to keep everything straight! I have kept all my emails and confirmed that we get what was quoted, but man it is just so much work to get something that was promised and then you have to watch out for every charge they "could" get you for. Once again for those who have gotten married - any tips on what should be in writing before heading to the resort for the wedding? Were there any charges that you did not know about ahead of time? I am really excited for the wedding, just trying to make sure I understand the total cost....I guess that is what I get for being a financial analyst :)
Hi girls,

I am also planning a wedding at The Royal in July 2010 and curious about the DJ option. Questions below if anyone knows the answers that would be awesome!!

1) If you do not go with a DJ, is there a sound system to hook up an Ipod to? Also, what is the "standard" dance floor that comes with your package if you do not book a DJ?

2) What are Ivan's rates? with and without a dance floor?

THANKS!!

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Hi Dcheung I live in Branford CT! Congrats on your very soon to be here wedding.

I am still in the early stages of planning but I did do some research on shipping as well. Like you said a lot of people said stuff gets lost. Did you consider asking any family members or friends to maybe help you bring stuff down?
Cool! I'm in Stamford,CT. Congrats to you too! Yeh - I'll probably end up doing that but i feel bad. Probably my only option!

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Cool! I'm in Stamford,CT. Congrats to you too! Yeh - I'll probably end up doing that but i feel bad. Probably my only option!
I know what you mean you do not want to inconveniance people. If not what about shipping down maybe a month before and see if the WC could old everything for you. That way you can 1 insure the package in case it does not arrive. If it does arrive wooohooo nothing to worry about and it is there when you get there.

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Hi girls,

I am also planning a wedding at The Royal in July 2010 and curious about the DJ option. Questions below if anyone knows the answers that would be awesome!!

1) If you do not go with a DJ, is there a sound system to hook up an Ipod to? Also, what is the "standard" dance floor that comes with your package if you do not book a DJ?

2) What are Ivan's rates? with and without a dance floor?

THANKS!!
Hi Ajn714,

There is a sound system included in the ceremony and than it says 4 hours of recorded music in the Ultimare Luxury Wedding Package. So not sure if they can just move the sound system from the ceremony to the reception but I really cannot see why not.

Ivans rates are:

DJ Service from 1 to 4 hours:

02 Speakers JBL 15â€
02 Robotic Lights
04 Par 64 Ledâ€s
DJ Booth (With Mixer Rane and Double CD player Denon 4500, or turntables)
Wireless Microphone (Speeches and announcements)
Professional DJ (He can do the announcements)
02 Cold fireworks (See enclosed photo)
Smoke machine, Bubble machine (Indoors)
Souvenirs (Giant Balloons, balloons, serpentines, light sticks, veils, masks)
Music from the 70â€s, 80â€s to the best music playing today with different genres.
Price: $650 4 hours

Additional hour $ 100

Light up Dance Floor $ 550 per event - fits up to 60 people
$750 for a ligt up dance floor for 100 people

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