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FI and I had a long talk last night about the Royal, lack of response, rate hikes, "wedding factory", and how we shouldn't feel like we are "bothering" the WCs by asking pertinent questions once a month. He is completely convinced that we should change resorts and even called another one and spoke with their WC and held our date tentatively. He said "Boom, so how easy that was? That is how it should be"

oh so stressed! I'm so on the fence now (especially since the package is almost identical and 1200 less.....)
oh i'm sorry that you guys have to go through this sad.gif what is that resort? i think i would have changed resorts if i just started planning now due to lack of communication. i never had that problem from the beginning. do what you guys feel the best for you...i have an idea, you should totally call the Michigan office and tell them you are changing resorts and see if they will try to convince you to stay then you can ask them to be more responsive. They are just tooo busy with the weddings but in the end, it all works out!

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Hey ladies,

Wanted to share an idea with you. I decided to make a custom cake topper out of clay. I've never done anything like this before - just bought some air-dry clay and went for it. I'm pretty happy with how it came out!

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FI and I had a long talk last night about the Royal, lack of response, rate hikes, "wedding factory", and how we shouldn't feel like we are "bothering" the WCs by asking pertinent questions once a month. He is completely convinced that we should change resorts and even called another one and spoke with their WC and held our date tentatively. He said "Boom, so how easy that was? That is how it should be"

oh so stressed! I'm so on the fence now (especially since the package is almost identical and 1200 less.....)
I feel the SAME way!! We had a similar talk not too long ago and while he thinks I shouldn't have to go thru this miscommunication, he also thinks it'd be a hassle for our guests to switch hotels. (I would be MORE than happy to call their TAs myself and switch, seeing as there's no penalties to switch which I have already looked into and there isn't!) When I get it, but this is ridiculous. I was *promised* a phone call by yesterday and never got it. It's not worth the energy stressing over this. I've sent the Michigan ladies 5 emails, repetative emails at that, and I haven't gotten a dang thing back. I even emailed the people in Mexico, and after they seemed to be helpful a few weeks ago, I got nothing. frown.gif

Seriously, I am almost at the point where I just want to say screw the WHOLE wedding idea, let me just enjoy my non-refundable plane ticket trip to Mexico (and tons of margaritas at that!) and I'll try to look into something else NEXT year. I just feel bad for those guests that have booked a trip expecting to see a wedding when I'm so not into it anymore.

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i just keep reminding myself that, even though it's frustrating now, everyone always says how perfectly everything turns out and how everying this taken care of smoothly once we arrive in mexico. admittedly, my group is small and i have pretty laid-back plans, but i know it's going to be great once we're there.

 

on the other hand, it sure is hard to shell out a bunch of money to a company who contracts out sub-par service providers, especially when this is happening across the board. hmmm.

 

good luck with your decisions, ladies.

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I've been thru this thread for weeks while waiting for my contract but we are finally booked at The Royal for November 27, 2010!! I am super excited and love that there is soo much information on here! I'm adding myself to the list

 

diana&steve0304 - April 3, 2010

Shining - April 17, 2010

kimmy44 - April 21, 2010

jcooper79 - April 22, 2010

aerazo - April 23, 2010

llm78 - April 25, 2010

kimmy44 - April 28, 2010

AprilandRyan - May 1, 2010

jennie.lewis - May 7, 2010

SDbeachgirl - May 7, 2010

LynnieS - May 14, 2010

Lexibride - May 15, 2010

tutti1299 - May 15, 2010

dianep - May 15, 2010 (gran)

astreit - May 16, 2010

boolo318 - May 28, 2010

Denisema00 - May 29, 2010

Lady_Di - May 29, 2010

candicemarie - June 5, 2010

kenlyn8984 - June 10, 2010

~Stephanie~ - June 11, 2010

super19 - June 21, 2010

louise_pernell - June 25, 2010

2mckee- June 27, 2010

cinny726 - June 2010

Pattie - June 2010

Jamk32179- September 18, 2010

smckinney22 - October 9, 2010

ReidCapote - October 24, 2010

Shirley_Ken - October 28, 2010

Celine- November 5, 2010

bmlynch - November 6, 2010

Randi - November 11, 2010

Trinas79 - November 11, 2010

jesmcan - November 12, 2010

futuremrs1113-November 13, 2010

giraffexx - November 19, 2010

mslisaaragon - November 22, 2010

Jenny310 - November 27, 2010

MichaelandAraceli- December 18, 2010

 

Lisa DSO- January 1, 2011

FutureMrsYak- January 11,2011

pineapplebride - *maybe* April 2011

speedy130 - May 7, 2011

 

stevensfiance - 2010 -Royal, Cancun

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oh i'm sorry that you guys have to go through this sad.gif what is that resort? i think i would have changed resorts if i just started planning now due to lack of communication. i never had that problem from the beginning.
It's the Grand Sirenis in Akumal (south of playa del carmen). We stayed there two years ago and really liked it (heated pools and lazy river-yay!), but we dont like going to the same place twice. None of my guests have booked, thankfully so it wouldnt really be that hard, but man, all the planning and hours put in already. Either way, I will still be on here to swap ideas with you ladies. I also promised myself that if we do change, i will really let them know that the caused yet another person to change resorts so that hopefully it will make it easier for all of you other ladies.

Oh and it's looking like it would be about 400.00 less per person for our guests (also a 5 star)

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FI and I had a long talk last night about the Royal, lack of response, rate hikes, "wedding factory", and how we shouldn't feel like we are "bothering" the WCs by asking pertinent questions once a month. He is completely convinced that we should change resorts and even called another one and spoke with their WC and held our date tentatively. He said "Boom, so how easy that was? That is how it should be"

 

oh so stressed! I'm so on the fence now (especially since the package is almost identical and 1200 less.....)[/quote

 

Sorry to hear about all of that. We almost switched as well, but ended up deciding that as we had heard that everything always comes out really great and the resort is beautiful and well priced for that level of hotel, we would stay. (We also looked at Excellence resorts, The Royal Hideaway and Iberostar Grand Hotel Paraiso- they were all way more for our guests to travel and stay at.) The communication is pretty sketchy for everyone, but I am hoping that they will kick it in gear about 2 months out. I agree with calling and telling them you are seriously considering leaving. Good luck- I know it will be beautiful and what you want no matter what you decide!

 

That being said, Trip Advisor just came out with the top 10 luxury hotels and The Royal PDC is one of the top ten for all of Mexico and the Carribean!! Which is great for our guests to see.

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It's the Grand Sirenis in Akumal (south of playa del carmen). We stayed there two years ago and really liked it (heated pools and lazy river-yay!), but we dont like going to the same place twice. None of my guests have booked, thankfully so it wouldnt really be that hard, but man, all the planning and hours put in already. Either way, I will still be on here to swap ideas with you ladies. I also promised myself that if we do change, i will really let them know that the caused yet another person to change resorts so that hopefully it will make it easier for all of you other ladies.

Oh and it's looking like it would be about 400.00 less per person for our guests (also a 5 star)
whatever you guys decide! good luck!

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Originally Posted by Lisa DSO View Post
FI and I had a long talk last night about the Royal, lack of response, rate hikes, "wedding factory", and how we shouldn't feel like we are "bothering" the WCs by asking pertinent questions once a month. He is completely convinced that we should change resorts and even called another one and spoke with their WC and held our date tentatively. He said "Boom, so how easy that was? That is how it should be"

oh so stressed! I'm so on the fence now (especially since the package is almost identical and 1200 less.....)[/quote

Sorry to hear about all of that. We almost switched as well, but ended up deciding that as we had heard that everything always comes out really great and the resort is beautiful and well priced for that level of hotel, we would stay. (We also looked at Excellence resorts, The Royal Hideaway and Iberostar Grand Hotel Paraiso- they were all way more for our guests to travel and stay at.) The communication is pretty sketchy for everyone, but I am hoping that they will kick it in gear about 2 months out. I agree with calling and telling them you are seriously considering leaving. Good luck- I know it will be beautiful and what you want no matter what you decide!

That being said, Trip Advisor just came out with the top 10 luxury hotels and The Royal PDC is one of the top ten for all of Mexico and the Carribean!! Which is great for our guests to see.
that's way cool! here's the link...

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Travelers...147237-cLuxury

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YEY I finally got some answers today after threatening to cancel and go some place else. Geez.

 

I got an order of the ceremony. I am doing symbolic but for those that were wanting an idea here it goes...

 

1. - OPENING PRAYER

2. - 1 ST READING (MARK 10: 6-9)

3. - REFLEXION ON THE SCRIPTURE

4. - 2 nd READING (1 st CORINTHIONS 13: 4 – 8a)

5. - MEDITATION

6. - PRAYER FOR THE RINGS (YOUR HEARTS)

7. - VOWS:

I GIVE YOU THIS RING

WEAR IT WITH LOVE & JOY

I CHOSE YOU TO BE MY WIFE

TO HAVE & TO HOLD

FROM THIS DAY FORWARD

FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE

FOR RICHER OR FOR POORER

IN SICKNESS & IN HEALTH

TO LOVE AND TO CHERISH

AS LONG AS WE BOTH SHALL LIVE

AMEN.

 

YOU MAY INSERT YOUR SAND CEREMONY HERE IF YOU SO CHOOSE

8. - BLESSING: IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER, SON & HOLY SPIRIT.

9. - DECLARATION OF MARRIAGE.

10. - PRESENTATION TO THE CONGREGATION (GUESTS) AS MR. & MRS.

11. - SIGNING OF MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE BY BRIDE & GROOM & WITNESSES.

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