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Thanks so much for your honest answer. Sigh, I really wish I researched this more than just letting Kimberly picking the location for us.
Well to be honest as Aerzo said it is the biggest beach area. Also it has the least chance of being washed away. So for a large number of people like ours they seem to book people there automatically who have a large group.

However Aerzo is right when we went down at 5:30 and stayed till 6 when our reception would be there was virtually no one there. Which is why we decided to go ahead with the Royal afterall.

I know by choosing Mexico there is the chance of a few on lookers which I do not mind but what we saw was hundreds. Again though right now apprently is high season at the royal. Did you consider maybe having your ceremony at 5? It was still light out until about 6 and thats in November so I would assume it is still light out at that time in May.

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Hi Ladies were back from our site visit. I could not wait to post the review as soon as I got back. I just would like to mention the following is based on my personal opinion. I do not want to offend anyone and the choices they have made. So I will reiterate this review is based on my personal choice.

Note this is a reallllllyyyyyy loooonnggggggg review. Here is the link to see all the pictures I took http://theroyalwedding.shutterfly.com
The pictures include La Tortuga Hotel & Spa where we stayed and we decided in the end to do our rehearsal dinner here.
You are awesome for breaking all that down for us! AND pics! Man, we sure owe you! Thank you sooooo much for sharing all that info!

I'm sorry to hear about the crappy flight/airline sad.gif that sounds like a very unprofessional way to do business. You would think they could at least vent their complaints amongst themselves rather than air them out for everyone to hear. Not cool.

I can't believe they still do the $60/3day pass! WTF were the WC's talking about on the webinar when they said they don't do that anymore at allhuh.gif I sure wish they would get together and match up what they are telling people. That is very good news!

The food sounds and looks fantastic. Great descriptions!! I will definitely be choosing some of the same, ha!

Thanks for the maracas info, too! That is definitely something I'm interested in and one less thing to haul on the trip, whoop!

I have a couple questions about this pic, what exactly is this area? It looks like it could be a dancefloor of some sort near the beach. Which beach is it on (first, middle or gazebo beach per your review)? We planned our reception in the main garden area (thank you for all those garden pics BTW!) w/the regular dance floor, but the two wooden planks don't sound too appealing bc I know our group will need more room than that.
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Thank you, again. I can't tell you how much that helps us brides who aren't able to do a site visit. You're wonderful!!!!

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Well to be honest as Aerzo said it is the biggest beach area. Also it has the least chance of being washed away. So for a large number of people like ours they seem to book people there automatically who have a large group.

However Aerzo is right when we went down at 5:30 and stayed till 6 when our reception would be there was virtually no one there. Which is why we decided to go ahead with the Royal afterall.

I know by choosing Mexico there is the chance of a few on lookers which I do not mind but what we saw was hundreds. Again though right now apprently is high season at the royal. Did you consider maybe having your ceremony at 5? It was still light out until about 6 and thats in November so I would assume it is still light out at that time in May.
I asked for a 6 but Kimberly said it was booked. I don't know if they can do 5. I will ask her. Thanks!!

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Hey ladies, wink.gif

 

Hope you can help! We are having our ceremony on the beach at 6pm, followed by cocktail hour on the beach and then having the reception on the terrace by the gazebo. Has anyone or is anyone planning on using the lounge furniture for the cocktail hour only? I want our guests to be comfortable during that hour before they move up to the terrace, but need to figure out if its worth it to pay for the lounge furniture. I have been told that the resort can provide for 250. Also, for those that have been there.... how big is the gazebo? Thinking about hanging lanterns in there and using as our dance floor... is it big enough or too small? What is everyone else's set-up?

 

Thanks so much for your help!!

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Jesmcan -

 

Do you have the address for the MAC in playa del carmen, or how did you know where it was and where to go to find the store (sorry my questions marks are not working lol)

 

Do you think you will be getting your makeup done by them, and did their store look like a real mac store with good makeûp artists..

 

Thanks!

 

Thanks!

Adriana

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Jesmcan -

Do you have the address for the MAC in playa del carmen, or how did you know where it was and where to go to find the store (sorry my questions marks are not working lol)

Do you think you will be getting your makeup done by them, and did their store look like a real mac store with good makeûp artists..

Thanks!

Thanks!
Adriana
i am wondering about this as well...are their makeup artists good? i have a lady from MAC from cancun who will come to the resort and charge $110 for the bride and $60 for anyone. The resort charges $60 for makeup. The only difference is the vendor fee. i am not sure if i have to pay for the vendor fee. that would suck big time!

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i finally made it!!!! i just read all 209 pages and i feel like i already know so much! thank you girls for all your information and input! it has been killing me not posting until now...but i wanted to make sure i read everything before i started posting and repeating questions/info.

 

i am hoping to get married nov 11th 2010 at the gazebo at the royal. and then have a cocktail hour, and then the reception in the ballroom. our TA has done many weddings at the royal, and has worked with the wedding coordinator many times. we haven't put our deposit down yet, because if we do right now, we miss out on a special rebate (which would be about $1000 cash back at the end). if we put a deposit down in december once the flights are out, we can still get that cash back special. so our TA is working with her, trying to figure out how to keep it reserved and getting the special. but at the moment, we are planning on Nov 11th, and the wedding coordinator does know about it.

 

we are planning on about 40-50 guests, but haven't sent the info out yet. but most the people know our plans and are eagerly waiting the info! i have gotten so much good info about photographers and dj's i feel like i already know everything i want!

 

thank you guys for everything and i can't wait to give my input and hear what you girls have to say!

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You are awesome for breaking all that down for us! AND pics! Man, we sure owe you! Thank you sooooo much for sharing all that info!

I'm sorry to hear about the crappy flight/airline sad.gif that sounds like a very unprofessional way to do business. You would think they could at least vent their complaints amongst themselves rather than air them out for everyone to hear. Not cool.

I can't believe they still do the $60/3day pass! WTF were the WC's talking about on the webinar when they said they don't do that anymore at allhuh.gif I sure wish they would get together and match up what they are telling people. That is very good news!

The food sounds and looks fantastic. Great descriptions!! I will definitely be choosing some of the same, ha!

Thanks for the maracas info, too! That is definitely something I'm interested in and one less thing to haul on the trip, whoop!

I have a couple questions about this pic, what exactly is this area? It looks like it could be a dancefloor of some sort near the beach. Which beach is it on (first, middle or gazebo beach per your review)? We planned our reception in the main garden area (thank you for all those garden pics BTW!) w/the regular dance floor, but the two wooden planks don't sound too appealing bc I know our group will need more room than that.
Click the image to open in full size.

Thank you, again. I can't tell you how much that helps us brides who aren't able to do a site visit. You're wonderful!!!!

You are so welcome! I hope I was helpful :)

The pic is the Pelicanos restaurant and that is the pier right there and the first beach area that is right next to the pier.

The reception will be very nice in the main garden area. Even though everyone can see you it still is nice because it is closed off and people can't walk around in your area.

Ya we ended up with the light up dance floor after all. You know in the garden area you may not even need a dance floor if you really did not want one.

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Hey ladies, wink.gif

Hope you can help! We are having our ceremony on the beach at 6pm, followed by cocktail hour on the beach and then having the reception on the terrace by the gazebo. Has anyone or is anyone planning on using the lounge furniture for the cocktail hour only? I want our guests to be comfortable during that hour before they move up to the terrace, but need to figure out if its worth it to pay for the lounge furniture. I have been told that the resort can provide for 250. Also, for those that have been there.... how big is the gazebo? Thinking about hanging lanterns in there and using as our dance floor... is it big enough or too small? What is everyone else's set-up?

Thanks so much for your help!!
The gazebo is really big and is so beautiful!! You can def do lanterns! I am actually doing paper ones for during our ceremony. How many people are you having. I love this area because it is a very private corner.

I am planning on usinig the lounge furniture during our reception on the beach. I think it is worth it. We got to see it on the beach and it is really nice. They set it up with palm trees and it looks beautifeul. Especially when the tikki torches are lit.

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