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Originally Posted by playa View Post

 

I am having a symbolic ceremony also, we are doing the luxury package, I just got my final bill yesterday and was very suprised to see that the minister/officiant was not included in the price of the package, it is an extra $400.  I don't know if I am the only one that didn't think that would be included in the price of the package, guess I didn't read the fine details.  Just a heads up for those considering this package.

 

Yep...not included. We actually switched from the luxury to the free package because when we added things back on that we thought were important it ended up being cheaper even including the extra cost of the 5 nights in the nicer suite - mostly because the free package includes a minister/officiant. As far as I know the only other one that includes a minister if if you do the Catholic one at the Royal in Cancun...

 

Also, I just reserved my DJ the other day and DJ Doremixx is who is being reserved for us....we just said we wanted the DJ and as far as I know he is the "house DJ"

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We were told the minister or judge are included if you stay in an ocean front 4 nights or longer. However I know other brides were told it had to be the master suite level.

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Originally Posted by jesmcan View Post

 

We were told the minister or judge are included if you stay in an ocean front 4 nights or longer. However I know other brides were told it had to be the master suite level.

 

Thanks for all the great advice. So glad I asked!! We decided to ask a friend to officiate for us. I'd rather spend that $400 on something else. I think I read the luxury package twice. LOL....

 

Playa - i would save that money and ask someone. It's more meaningful than stranger. 

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Good call :) it will be very special to have a friend do it.

Originally Posted by JYD1 View Post




Thanks for all the great advice. So glad I asked!! We decided to ask a friend to officiate for us. I'd rather spend that $400 on something else. I think I read the luxury package twice. LOL....

 

Playa - i would save that money and ask someone. It's more meaningful than stranger. 



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Hi Everyone - my name is Averie and I'm from Boston. I've been working with the Royal over email for a few weeks now - getting questions answered, etc... for our potential DW there... but haven't finalized anything yet (ie. no deposit). My fiance and I have stayed at the Royal before so we know its really great! Just never thought we'd get married there!! We are also timeshare/members there.... which should help our family/close friends out who might otherwise not be able to afford it. Nevertheless, we are getting some resistance from family members. Grr  :)

 

Anyway, I wanted to introduce myself and ask:

 

Is there anyone on here getting married at the Royal Playa next Oct 2011? Or has anyone on here gotten married in Oct of a previous year? Just wondering about the weather during that time of year... 

 

 

I haven't read this entire thread yet, but I will.... 

 

then I'll have more questions!

 

:) Thanks!

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Hi Averie!

 

I am from Boston too, what part do you live in? I am getting married there on June 12, 2011.

 

It's awesome you have been there before, it is always super helpful to us when we can hear from other brides who have visited there.

 

The timeshare thing is a great idea...just so you know though, you do have to pay a fee for every person who attends your wedding and wedding related activities to come on to the resort who is not staying at The Royal or the Gran Porto. Not sure if they let you know about that yet..

 

This board is SO helpful and will really help you through all of your planning :)

 

Good luck!!

 



 

Originally Posted by averieann View Post

Hi Everyone - my name is Averie and I'm from Boston. I've been working with the Royal over email for a few weeks now - getting questions answered, etc... for our potential DW there... but haven't finalized anything yet (ie. no deposit). My fiance and I have stayed at the Royal before so we know its really great! Just never thought we'd get married there!! We are also timeshare/members there.... which should help our family/close friends out who might otherwise not be able to afford it. Nevertheless, we are getting some resistance from family members. Grr  :)

 

Anyway, I wanted to introduce myself and ask:

 

Is there anyone on here getting married at the Royal Playa next Oct 2011? Or has anyone on here gotten married in Oct of a previous year? Just wondering about the weather during that time of year... 

 

 

I haven't read this entire thread yet, but I will.... 

 

then I'll have more questions!

 

:) Thanks!



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Hi Averie and welcome! I have vacationed in Playa for the past two years (both times in October). I will admit that I got rain both times I was there. In 2008 I got 1 day of rain and a little over overcast and one perfect day (m-f). Last year I think I got 2-3 days of rain, however it only lasts a couple of hours and then beautiful perfect sunshine. I still thoroughly enjoyed it though because the rain clears quickly and it is a lot less expensive (and obviously will be for your guests). The only thing I don't like is the pools are really cold at that time of year if they are not heated (and they aren't at the Royal)- I will be dealing with this because I'm having mine in November this year, but the price really outweighs everything else and like i said, the rain is fleeting.

 

I hope this helps!

 

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Welcome Averie! we will all be here to help you answer all your questions. It feels surreal to hear someone just starting the planning when mine is just around the corner lol It goes by reallllyyyy fassttttt

 

I completely agree with Lisa. Plus the ocean is so beautiful and always warm. I myself am more of a beach girl than a pool girl so I am totally happy with it.

 

Welcome again and looking forward to hearing about your plans.

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Gosh!  I am so behind on the posts!  Work has been crazy!

 

Anyways, welcome to the new brides!!

What happened to all the subscriptions?!  That was my lifeline!  wink.gif

 

I really need to get my butt in gear and make a spreadsheet to compare the Luxury package vs. the other packages to figure out the best option!

 

Just an update on my planning...

My FI and I took our engagement pics about 3 weeks ago and we are just waiting to get them back so we can make our photo magnet STD's.  I'm also working on my wedding website so it's finished by the time the STD's arrive.  Then we can start getting people booked!

I'm really happy so far with my TA.  If anyone needs her info. just send me a PM.  I guess once people start booking we'll find out how things are going!

 

I know someone asked about the house DJ services for the Royal.  I emailed my WC a few weeks ago and asked if there was a way to book/reserve Doremixx for the reception or if it's just decided a week beforehand and she responded, "Doremixx is confirmed for your reception."  So, I guess that's taken care of!

 

This is the DJ info. she gave me:

DJ INFORMATION

DJ Service equipment:

  • 02 Speakers JBL 15â€
  • 02 Robotic Lights
  • 04 Par 64 Ledâ€s
  • DJ Booth (With Mixer Rane and Double CD player Denon 4500, or turntables)
  • Wireless Microphone (Speeches and announcements)
  • Professional DJ (He can do the announcements)
  • 02 Cold fireworks (See enclosed photo, ask to your wedding coordinator if they permit these cold fireworks)
  • Smoke machine, Bubble machine (Available only Indoors)
  • Souvenirs (Giant Balloons, balloons, light sticks, masks) 
  • Music from the 70â€s, 80â€s to the best music playing today with different genres.

 

Price: $850 USD (1-3 Hours of service)

Additional hour $150 USD

Extras Services:

 

  • Light up Dance Floor           $700 USD
  • Cold fireworks(4)                 $150 USD
  • Confetti canion(colored)  $  70 USD

 

Next step...I am in a wedding in Puerto Morales in Oct. so we are going to fit in a site visit at the Royal while we are there!  I'll post some pics (if I can figure out how to post pics by then!)

 

Also, just a tip (some of you probably already know this!) - I asked my WC if we could use the 2010 prices for our 2011 wedding since we booked in 2010 and she said yes!

 

Happy planning everyone!!

 

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July 22, 2011

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Hi Ladies!

 

Does anyone know if I use an outside florist and have someone meet him to pick up the bouquets will I still be charged a vendor fee? I was thinking about sending 2 of the groomsmen to meet him outside the hotel but I don't know if I would still have to pay the fee.

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