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

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Does anyone else worry about rain (or worse a hurricane) as much as I do? I mean, I am grateful that it would be moved into a ballroom (i think?), but well, the whole purpose it to be outside on the beach lol.

I do, of course - I imagine every bride does on their big day! I think that even if it rains in Mexico, it's usually brief and not like rain here (well, where I am, not sure about everyone else!). I figure it's not worth it too stress too much - if I were having a stateside wedding I would DEFINITELY be worrying b/c there is so much more of a chance of rain - weather is just one of those thing that every bride worries about!


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Hi everyone! I just got back from a week's stay at the Royal in PDC.

We witnessed 3 weddings during our stay.. one in the lobby garden (Mexican, local wedding) with like 100 guests.. it rained (spitted a bit) around 6h30, everyone went into the lobby for about 25 mins and when it was over, everyone went back outside.. not much harm done.

Another wedding was on the beach (near the beach entrance, beside the pool).. VERY close to all the beach chairs, no intimacy, in front of everyone.. if you want to get married on the beach.. you might want to rethink this one since the location isn't that great! Prepare to have everyone watching and possibly walking behind, etc.

The last wedding was very small in the gazebo. Less traffic in this area (at the end of the large courtyard near the beach, but not on it). This was my favourite set up by far! I'm attaching pictures to give you an idea of the way things look... I hope it helps a few of you.

Tips and advice:

- Get up early (6h30 max) to reserve chairs on beach and at pool

- Try to sit on the left side of the pool when facing beach or else you get shade all afternoon on the right side of pool (jacuzzi side)

- Restaurants are amazing, you will eat like queens and kings..

- Say NO to the sales meeting the first morning (they will say it's not timesharing but it is.. we were stuck there for 3 hours because they wanted us to be club members and they will deal you down but they lie lie lie so just refuse and don't get sucked in like us.)

- Do order room service it is absolutely yummy, especially breakfast (beats the buffet hands down). You can order bottles of wine or sparkling wine with room service no problem

- Very windy in the evenings, bring long sleeved shirts, especially if you want to eat at Pelicanos restaurant, which has no wind protection, it's all open

- 5th Avenue is 2 blocks away from the hotel. Coco bongo + other clubs are within a 5-min walk

- The shows SUCK, they are cheesy and corny and not worth it... plus they only start at 9h45 (a bit late).

- If you're a light sleeper and go to bed early, ask for your room to be far from the lobby.. the music and shows are so loud until at least 11pm so don't expect to sleep easily at this time

- Activity team at the beach is amazing.. Rosario, Adam and Oscar will stand out.. they get points if you give them good comments on your checkout survey, the employees get days off if they have enough points

- Asiana restaurant is amazing. The restaurants across the street at Gran Porto Real are good, but the service is one notch down from Royal.. but it can be different to go over there.

I guess that's about it.. if any of you have more questions, feel free. I'll try to check back in this thread often to help out! :)

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THANK YOU!

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My brother (who is gay) gave me bride and groom koozies yesterday, a BEAUTIFUL wedding day card for our mother, and about 20 options for menu cards, invitations, etc (he's taking care of all of that for me). I love it so much! Yay for gay brothers! lol

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Hey ladies, I'm a little confused about the paperwork needed (neither of us has ever been married)...do you still need the apostille if you have not been married before?

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Hey ladies, I'm a little confused about the paperwork needed (neither of us has ever been married)...do you still need the apostille if you have not been married before?
Nope, all you need is your passport and tourist visa.

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Nope, all you need is your passport and tourist visa.
I got the same info from my WC, but she also told me that I should bring certified copies of our birth certificates "just to be safe".

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I got the same info from my WC, but she also told me that I should bring certified copies of our birth certificates "just to be safe".
Good to know, thanks.

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Does anyone know if they do any live webcam service for the ceremony?
i had never even thought of this, but what a FUN idea! i'm really hoping now that they do. even if my dad won't travel to mexico (the man just won't go ANYwhere!), and some of my best friends can't make it (too busy popping out babies!), they could at least see the ceremony on their computer screens! :)

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does anyone know that we have to pay for non resort guests regardless? we have 35 people coming and the package is for 35 people. four of them are non resort guests. i'm really hoping that they're covered in the package. i am going to be pissed if they are not because we will have more non resort guests coming. i emailed the WC so i'll hear back in a day or two.

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