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

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Welcome back Katy and I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your puppy. I am sure your heart is broken and I feel sad for you. I know that pets are such special, loved little family members. I am glad that your wedding was wonderful and thank you so much for your review. Take care.

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I'm sure you've seen our little puppy Bentley, in my picture...well he died suddently this week and I can't tell you the overwhelming grief we are feeling.
Aww...Katy...I'm so sorry for your loss. We lost a pet this summer...and it is truly heartbreaking...but time does make it easier...a little.

xoxox

We're here if you need us!

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Katy-

 

Though I'm not a frequent BDW poster, I feel like I know you from your posts and pics. I'm sorry to hear about your puppy. My two dogs are like my children too. So, I understand.

 

I'm so glad that your wedding was amazing. You deserve it from all your hard work.

 

Veronica

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Hey Katy,

 

Thank you for posting your review. I am so sorry to hear about your puppy. I know that animals become part of the family. Time will make it easier for you and Steve. And to second Shay we are all here for you.

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Wow Gem...it sounds like, though now blissfully married, it was a bit of a hairied experience (sorry - couldn't do without a hair pun in there).

Its great you're focusing on the positives...its all you can do! I'm sure your photographs are going to be amazing...

We're planning on using the Chuppa below (we just love the look of it) and...were wondering...

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1) Did you see anyone else use this type of ceremony covering while you were there? Did it look like it offered any more privacy?

2) In your humble opinion...is it a waste of money? Should we just get married in the gazebo (the location does look pretty nice)!

There are only going to be 13 (including FI and myself) there...and...for the money for the Chuppa...I'm really starting to question if it will be worth it for 20 minutes!...the nice thing is we'll all fit under the chuppa...so there's that...

Anyways...same questions to you as I posted earlier...

Anything, besides the timing of the morning events, that you wished you had known or asked about?

Anything that the WC did automatically? Without you having to think of it...that really pleased you? pissed you off?! LOL

xo

Congrats on being a Mrs...I can't wait for my turn!
Hi Shay,

Thanks you cheesy.gif ok soo to answer your questions:

-I did see similar set-ups .. but they do not offer any more privacy because the sides are not covered, it's just 4 posts and sometimes the top... and only the bride/groom and officiant fit.. so there are still people looking all around you. If you like the flowers you can put them up on the 2 posts of the gazebo (at the entrance) and wrap the rest of the posts in white tulle for a similar look.

I'm not sure how much money it is, but the weddings that I did see on the beach were over very quickly (I'm assuming that they were legal ceremonies). If you wanted the flowers it would be extra to decorate the gazebo as well.

Since we didn't have to sign paperwork, I decided not to use a table (didn't want to block the view!) and instead of a centerpiece I got a bouquet made for my MOH. No one else had flowers just me, my husband and MOH.. and everyone was fine with that.

I don't think you'll all fit under there... none of the weddings I saw had anyone else other than the bride and groom and officiant..

but in the gazebo you will fit, and have room to spare! Also I just remembered .. they have gorgeous new chairs (the preety ones... not padded tho, and that don't need to be covered).. i forgot what they're called...anyways we used them.

We were also lucky because we used the tulle from a previous wedding .. so we didn't have to pay extra to rent that!.

The wedding co-ordinator didn't do anything special.. at all! nothing that really pissed me off.. although I do wish that she would have stepped in and took over the ceremony... because the officiant couldn't read a word! sad.gif

other than that.. i'm still here if you want to throw more questions at me...

also guys! umm I started my own biz cheesy.gif (photography!) I just feel like I finally discovered my passion so please take a sec to check out my new blog: Luxe Photography .. and let me know what you think cheesy.gif

I also posted my fav photos from our wedding day there... if you guys want to go and take a look!

ok well i gotta get back to work, talk to you later!

-ohh one more thing- they don't have anything colored at the Royal.. you'll either have to bring your own... or buy it/rent it from a store down there...

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Hi everyone-

We are back and all I can say is that it was a fairytale. I just did my wedding review...here is the link.

http://bestdestinationwedding.com/forum/t33274

Thank you to everyone for your well wished while we were gone. Please PM me if you have any specific questions. I'm sure you've seen our little puppy Bentley, in my picture...well he died suddently this week and I can't tell you the overwhelming grief we are feeling. Writing this review is the first productive thing I've done in two days. I may be a little slow getting back to you for a few days and I probably won't be checking this site too often, but I will get back to it eventually. They say time heals, but we feel like we lost our child. I am so thankful Steve and I have each other. In the end, after all the wedding festivities, it is the marriage that is the most important part!

All the best,
Katy
Katy-

I'm so sorry about your puppy! I can't imagine your grief right now. But thank you so much for taking the time to write your review! I know everything must feel very difficult right now. I, along with the other gals I'm sure, really appreciate you doing it, especially right now. Thank you so much! I'm really glad you guys have each other right now too!

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I did see similar set-ups .. but they do not offer any more privacy because the sides are not covered, it's just 4 posts and sometimes the top... and only the bride/groom and officiant fit.. so there are still people looking all around you. If you like the flowers you can put them up on the 2 posts of the gazebo (at the entrance) and wrap the rest of the posts in white tulle for a similar look.

I'm not sure how much money it is, but the weddings that I did see on the beach were over very quickly (I'm assuming that they were legal ceremonies). If you wanted the flowers it would be extra to decorate the gazebo as well.
The chuppa I posted (with either all white, or white and green fabric), with flower arrangments, is $400USD. For the extra $400...I'm thinking I could probably either just save the money for ourselves, or put it into extra flowers or tulle or whatever...

I'm still not 100% on where we'll have our ceremony...but the sensible part of me is saying, how could we NOT have it in the gazebo...it really does sound lovely...private...and still on the beach/water! Thank you very much for your honest feedback...you could have just helped to save me a bundle!

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We were also lucky because we used the tulle from a previous wedding .. so we didn't have to pay extra to rent that!.
Stupid question, but...any idea how much tulle I would need? I want a very romantic setting...so perhaps I should just leave that to Micaela to organize, and just charge me for!

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also guys! umm I started my own biz cheesy.gif (photography!) I just feel like I finally discovered my passion so please take a sec to check out my new blog: Luxe Photography .. and let me know what you think cheesy.gif

I also posted my fav photos from our wedding day there... if you guys want to go and take a look!
OMG! Those pictures are truly amazing. You look so beautiful!

Congratulations again...and thank you for all your feedback.

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Hey Shay, no problem.... as for the tulle... not sure exactly how much you need, but you definitely DO need to bring lots of photos of what you want. Zulma/Micaela are not the ones that decorate the gazebo... it's just boys that work there.. so you kind of have to be there to watch over and make sure that everything is done right. I didn't have pics.. so I had to be there... I'm sure that if gathered some photos and sent them to Zulma ahead of time with detailed instructions, she could give you a price breakdown and also make sure it's done the way you want.

 

Also the boys didn't speak english... but luckily I speak a bit..and my MOH's boyfriend is spanish! so he helped translate cheesy.gif

 

When you get there... you'll know for sure where you want to have it. You'll see the 2 entrances to the beach from the hotel.. and that's where the weddings take place.. so you'll have an easier time making the decision.. but I say gazebo 100% :P

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Ladies,

 

I'm having a hard time deciding if I should have a cocktail reception between the cermony and the dinner reception.

 

Ok, be honest: if I just send guests back in the hotel to have drinks, is that considered cheap or tacky? The Royal's price for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres is $50. I don't mind paying that much for the reception, but is the formal cocktail hour necessary?

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