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

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Hi fellow Royal brides,

It's been a while since I've been on the website...I'm one of those brides that isn't doing a whole lot of extra planning and just enjoying the stress free easiness that comes with a destination wedding. That being said...it is now Nov 7th, and my big day is coming FAST! (DEC 2). I've got some questions I'm hoping all you experienced BDW forum girls can answer... I'm going with the Luxury Package and was wondering if anyone that has already done this or some of you girls that might have the answers can help...

 

1) How much is it for day pass? Back when I first got on this site, I thought it was $100 - now it looks like it is $195 for the full day!! Seems steep..just wondering if anyone else got quoted less recently. I'm flying in a photographer, but he is staying at another hotel.

2) For the hairstyle and makeup included at the spa - do they have a lot of good make up to use or should I be bringing in my own? And for my hair, if I want a flower in it, do they supply that?

3) What is the Men's Face Saver?...

4) Did you find you needed extra decorations for the Gazebo or the beach reception? If so...does it cost quite a bit more to add to it?

5) Has anyone used the harpist during the wedding? I'm trying to decide if i want that or maybe the violin or saxiphone - any feedback? Also on this - how long do they play? Is it at the beginning of the wedding and then we use our own music for the actual wedding?

 

I know I probably have SO many more questions!! But guess I will go with this for now. Thanks girls!!!

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Jesmcan-

 

When you go on your site visit, can you find out one thing for me please? When we had our food tasting, the portions they were bringing out to us to taste were pretty small. I had asked the waiter if the portion he was bring to us was a sample size for us because of the tasting, or if it was the real size of what each guest would be recieving during the wedding. Well, i dont think he understood my question so i did not recieve a clear answer. I feel as though he had said the size is what each guest would recieve. Is there anyway you can find out about the portion size and confirm?

 

Thanks so much!

Adriana

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Jesmcan-

When you go on your site visit, can you find out one thing for me please? When we had our food tasting, the portions they were bringing out to us to taste were pretty small. I had asked the waiter if the portion he was bring to us was a sample size for us because of the tasting, or if it was the real size of what each guest would be recieving during the wedding. Well, i dont think he understood my question so i did not recieve a clear answer. I feel as though he had said the size is what each guest would recieve. Is there anyway you can find out about the portion size and confirm?

Thanks so much!
Adriana
Hey Adriana,

Ya no problem I will definetly ask this question. Pretty important to know :)

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Hi Ladies,

 

It's been forever since I've checked in but it looks like everyone's planning is going smoothly (besides the lovely price increases!). We now have 52 people booked and still have 50 more that need to RSVP, so exciting! JESMCAN: If you still have the catamaran packages would you mind emailing them to me at k44@hotmail.com, enjoy your site visit, very, very jealous!!!!!!

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Has everyone been told the same information that the beach reception can last until 11PM at night. i am curious how strict they are with this rule, or if you are able to extend your party and just pay the charges per person.

Thanks!
I got told the same thing...i am having a garden reception and the latest is 10pm. sad.gif oh well!

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I have only been in contact with Angie Hayes, who I don't believe is my WC. When do they assign you your WC at the Royal. I wasn't sure how to get in contact with them.
they usually assign you one when you contact the Royal...what they have now is that they assign one from U.S. then about 14 days before your wedding, a WC from the Royal will contact you. Hope that will help.

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1) How much is it for day pass? Back when I first got on this site, I thought it was $100 - now it looks like it is $195 for the full day!! Seems steep..just wondering if anyone else got quoted less recently. I'm flying in a photographer, but he is staying at another hotel.
2) For the hairstyle and makeup included at the spa - do they have a lot of good make up to use or should I be bringing in my own? And for my hair, if I want a flower in it, do they supply that?
3) What is the Men's Face Saver?...
4) Did you find you needed extra decorations for the Gazebo or the beach reception? If so...does it cost quite a bit more to add to it?
5) Has anyone used the harpist during the wedding? I'm trying to decide if i want that or maybe the violin or saxiphone - any feedback? Also on this - how long do they play? Is it at the beginning of the wedding and then we use our own music for the actual wedding?

I know I probably have SO many more questions!! But guess I will go with this for now. Thanks girls!!!
There is a discounted day passes for your wedding guests if they mention they are with your wedding. Your photographer will have to pay $100 (vendor fee) and you would have to pay $60 for a non resort guest for your reception if you are feeding him only if you go over 35 people.

i am interested about the makeup part...maybe jesmcan can answer this when she comes back from her site visit? :)

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Hey Everyone!

I am brand new to this site, but am so glad I found it! We are currently booked at the Royal PDC for July 4th, but just heard some things about it that werent great..... Privacy on the beach during the ceremony and reception being the major thing, (speedo man standing behind the ceremony in front of the ocean, anyone??) along with getting "bumped" to a mediocre resort 20 miles south. For those of you that have been there, is the privacy issue that big of a deal to you? Or was I misinformed? We are currently looking at other places and TA's, but would really love to know that this isnt that big of a deal. Thanks for any help or advice you have!!
Privacy is a non issue if you get married at a late time. Our wedding was at 5:00 and we had NO issues! There is security there making sure no one busts up in the middle of everything & most of the people there are respectful. They will go out of their way to avoid bothering you during your special day!

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Thanks everyone!! I ended up spending some time looking at Elizabeth Medina's website yesterday and the pics of the weddings at The Royal are BEAUTIFUL!! I didnt see a single speedo! :) Unfortunately, she is booked. What photographer is everyone planning on using?? The one included with the packages or did you go out and find your own? Thanks for the help!
Use Del Sol! I just got married at the Royal on Oct24 and they saved my wedding!! It looked like it was going to rain, so we thought about moving the wedding inside and the photographer told me NO! Stay outside, the weather moves in the opposite direction! He was right, thank God for him! He and his assistant were wonderful!

del Sol Photography

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I got told the same thing...i am having a garden reception and the latest is 10pm. sad.gif oh well!



they usually assign you one when you contact the Royal...what they have now is that they assign one from U.S. then about 14 days before your wedding, a WC from the Royal will contact you. Hope that will help.



There is a discounted day passes for your wedding guests if they mention they are with your wedding. Your photographer will have to pay $100 (vendor fee) and you would have to pay $60 for a non resort guest for your reception if you are feeding him only if you go over 35 people.

i am interested about the makeup part...maybe jesmcan can answer this when she comes back from her site visit? :)
I was worried about makeup and hair too. They had tons of makeup and everything came out great! All of my bridesmaids had their hair and makeup done there as well. They were all impressed (we are pretty picky people).

If any of you have questions, let me know. The Royal was the best decision we could have made! Our guests were all very impressed. We are all already making plans to go back next year!

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Use Del Sol! I just got married at the Royal on Oct24 and they saved my wedding!! It looked like it was going to rain, so we thought about moving the wedding inside and the photographer told me NO! Stay outside, the weather moves in the opposite direction! He was right, thank God for him! He and his assistant were wonderful!

del Sol Photography
aww, i want to see your pictures! will you be writing a review sometime soon? :)

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