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Ok so I heard back from Aja and it seems that there was a mix up and that I will not be charged the 400$ sunrise surcharge. So no worries! All I can say ladies is be sure to double check your invoices when they come in.
Phew!! Thanks for clarifying for us!

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Zulma's last words to me were, just tell all the girls on the forum to be patient. She was on top of everything anqd completely organized. You girls will not be sorry you chose these hotels to be married in. Lots to do since we just got back today but feel free to ask me any questions and I will try and answer any I can. =)
Thank you so much for posting this! Can't wait to read your interview and see your pics!

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and, if you're having your reception on the beach too, they use tables that are lit from underneath and tiki torches. i'm looking forward to my reception after it's started to get dark out.

I was told that it costs extra for the tiki torches?

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Also before my wedding I was told on this forum I could not do a sand ceremony if I was having a legal wedding, but I confirmed with Zulma that I could do it as long as I did not reference god, as in Mexico they do not mix god with the legal ceremonies.
My WC told me I could do a sand ceremony.

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I thought we could only pick one thing for everyone unless there was a veggie sub? Is this not the case?
My WC said we could do two different entrees. We just need to mark the place cards.

Sorry to hear about the debit card. Did your money get returned yet?

Also, for ladies who planned to use Tiffany chairs-Jesmcan, I know you were-
my WC said she doesn't think they are available anymore. You might want to check with the resort.

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Also, for ladies who planned to use Tiffany chairs-Jesmcan, I know you were-
my WC said she doesn't think they are available anymore. You might want to check with the resort.

uuggghhh of course lol well you know from what the other ladies have said I think I am just not going to sweat it for now lol. I think everything changes daily. When it get closer to my date I armed with my e-mails that have everything in writing. What can we do you know smile72.gif

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Welcome to the board! Here's a link of sunset times in October...

http://www.timeanddate.com/worldcloc...&afl=-11&day=1
That's for that!!!!!! :)

Thanks to all you girls for the welcome! I read through a TON of the board and it's been so so so incredibly helpful! And I fully feel all the rage about the WC's! The wonderful Jess got me in touch with my TA and I couldn't be happier. BTW - YES, ordered the dress! It gets shipped May 21st!! AHHH!!! :)

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Jesmcan you are such an asset for us brides to have on this forum! We're lucky to have you! Thanks for the info and I'll email them to see what price they'll quote me. Thanks again!!
AH! You're getting married one day before me! Congratulations!!!

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Ok so I heard back from Aja and it seems that there was a mix up and that I will not be charged the 400$ sunrise surcharge. So no worries! All I can say ladies is be sure to double check your invoices when they come in.
Good Deal! Phew!

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I was told that it costs extra for the tiki torches?

My WC said we could do two different entrees. We just need to mark the place cards.


Also, for ladies who planned to use Tiffany chairs-Jesmcan, I know you were-
my WC said she doesn't think they are available anymore. You might want to check with the resort.
Ok well, I thought the tiki torches were included too!
Good to know about the entrees I guess, is the entree the only thing you can have your guests chose on or will they do more than one salad and desert?

And I just asked Zulma earlier this week about the Tiffany chairs, they are still available, so not sure what that is about!

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For those that have a long wait in between the cocktail and reception or just reception I would suggest going to a bar off the resort. Just in case it sounds like the royal is pretty crazy and strict with outsiders.

Maybe you can appoint someone to take the outsiders group to hang out. About two blocks away is a really fun bar called the Tequila Barrell. They always have $1 beers and 2 for one specials. Of course right up the street is othe bars to but this one has a really fun atmosphere during the day.

Tequila Barrel Sports Bar and Grill in Playa del Carmen Mexico

This is also just a thought but maybe you could contact the bar and ask them if you have a big group they could cut you a deal to have an open bar for a few hours or maybe the first 5 drinks on you. I know it is not ideal but just a thought. It may be sort of akward to ask guests to have to leave the premises and than on top of that have to pay money to go kill time.

For any older guests and wine lovers there is also SUR Steak House - Playa del carmen Sur steak house

Beware though this place is pricey but the food and drinks and above all the atmosphere are amazing.

Finally my favorite place of all La Tortuga Hotel & Spa Playa del Carmen - La Tortuga Hotel Spa - Playa del Carmen Riviera Maya Mexico

It is only a block a way, I know many of you have heard me talk about it. They have an amazing bar and it is just a little oaisis in the middle of playa. They are always willing to negotiate with a big group so def call them tell them what you are willing to spend and I am sure they can arrange something.

We are doing our first look here and pictures with our bridal party. We were engaged here and I cannot tell you how amazing the service and staff are here.

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I was wondering how your dad decided on La Tortuga for the second part of his stay, now I know :)

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Hi girls, as you can see I am a vendor now as well as a member here on BDW :) I started my own blog ( Destination Inspirations) specifically for inspiring those planning a destination wedding.

I wanted to personally thank you girls because it was you guys that really helped me come up with this idea. You guys help inspire me daily and I can't wait to see all your amazing weddings :)

So thank you again
Congratulations!! I'm glad you were able to get everything squared away with your new venture, let me know if there's anything I can ever do to help!


Congratulations to all of the upcoming brides, your weddings will be beautiful! Try not to stress, I know it's easier said than done, but believe me, it's not just the royal that is slow to respond, it's every resort. And all of the resorts have the policy changes, price changes, vendor changes, etc.... just remember the reason you chose the royal in the first place and have faith that everything will come together. I know it's stressful planning from another country and not being able to take care of things in person, but as a former destination bride, I promise, everything does come together once you arrive in paradise. :) The wedding coordinators really do know there stuff and take good care of you!

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Hi Girls,

I don't post much anymore but I keep up to date on all the postings! I just wanted to say that I am coming up on my 1yr anniversary this Sunday!! OMG! I can't believe how fast time flies. I wish I was back in Playa on the beach - what a wonderful place. I am so glad we got married there! I had experience with both hotels (staying at the Gran & getting married at the Royal). I know its been a yr and lots has changed, but feel free to ask me any questions!

Good luck to everyone!

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I was wondering how your dad decided on La Tortuga for the second part of his stay, now I know :)



Congratulations!! I'm glad you were able to get everything squared away with your new venture, let me know if there's anything I can ever do to help!


Congratulations to all of the upcoming brides, your weddings will be beautiful! Try not to stress, I know it's easier said than done, but believe me, it's not just the royal that is slow to respond, it's every resort. And all of the resorts have the policy changes, price changes, vendor changes, etc.... just remember the reason you chose the royal in the first place and have faith that everything will come together. I know it's stressful planning from another country and not being able to take care of things in person, but as a former destination bride, I promise, everything does come together once you arrive in paradise. :) The wedding coordinators really do know there stuff and take good care of you!
Awwww thanks Jill blush2.gif Ya know you know about La Tortuga lol

Jill is my amazing TA smile159.gif

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Yes, I try not to worry about non communication...they do really take care of you when you arrive!

 

my onsite WC(Lili) contacted me last night and let me know that we will be meeting when we arrive that Thursday. I had emailed my WC and requested to schedule a meeting with the onsite coordinator so we could do our TTD on that Friday and Lili emailed me to confirm.

 

They are just so busy so bear with them. They WILL contact you if not, ask your US WC to do it for you. Julie has been a godsend!

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