Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  

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

Recommended Posts

Alright girls.....I'll try to post some pics tomorrow, I've been uploading all day and I think my husband wants a little computer time, haha!


So the Royal is frickin' amazing. Like, if it were a woman it would be a supermodel! LOL, lame but wow, I was so impressed, as were all of my guests. We had 33 guests and 2 stayed at the Gran. It wasn't a problem at all though, and everything with them coming over worked out great.


We received the room upgrade on the 3rd night (Luxury package) and had an ocean front. All of the rooms were wonderful so this wasn't a huge deal. I was so happy about everything that they probably could have stuck me in a basement and I would have been happy.


The night before dinner at Maria Maria's actually turned out amazing. We had a miscommunication and they never booked us! But the manager worked with us and we arranged tables and everyone was happy and content. We were in our own area and ordered off the menu, it worked out perfectly! We sat outside at the Cigar bar afterwards, smoked some cigars and did our drinking. Oh, I got all of our guests bubba kegs and they were a HUGE hit!!!!


I had Fernando and gang do my hair/make-up and my bridesmaids and mother's as well. Okay, Fernando was AMAZING! He was so fun and funny and numerous times had to stop what he was doing to bend over in laughter. One of my bridesmaids wasn't thrilled with her hair so they redid it no problem. I couldn't be happier, they did everything just how I asked, and better! A+++++++++++. PM me if you're considering them.


Ivan Luckie did our TTD and our wedding. Ivan is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G and so great to work with. His wife assists him and she is adorable and probably the sweetest person ever. Our TTD was challenging, since it was SOOOOO bright out and my FI (husband now I guess) has really sensitive eyes. Ivan made everything happen. My dress kept filling up with water while we were in the ocean and also kept coming undone (that's what I get for getting a cheap knockoff), and Ivan was so patient. On our drive back to the Royal I fell asleep, I was exhausted! On wedding day Ivan and his wife captured every moment I wanted! I haven't seen the pictures yet but he did show me a few on his camera and they were incredible. Plus he had to put up with all of us girls in my room for about 4 hours. He stayed through the reception and was wonderful. I couldn't be happier and would recommend Ivan to anyone looking for a photographer. PM me and I'll gladly give you his info. A+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++!!!!! I am so looking forward to the pictures!


Lili, my wedding coordinator was AMAZING. She is so caring and takes a personal interest. My mom gave her so much crap to put out on the tables, as did I, and she did it above and beyond. She even went to Wal-Mart for us. I can't say enough about her. She's adorable and sweet and I just love her. If you get Lili feel lucky because she will be like a bridesmaid for you. 


Um, the cake was awesome. I think I ate 1/2 of it. Gross. I think I gained back all the weight I lost, lol.


I saw 2 forum brides! We walked from our room to the beach, which involved going through the pool area. Everyone stopped and started clapping and cheering and hollaring for us (all positive things). I had goosebumps, it was such an amazing moment. I felt like a princess!!!!


There were onlookers at the wedding but I didn't even care. Everything was perfect!! Crap I want to write more but hubby wants the computer. 


Ask me anything you need!!!

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Congrats RunningBride!!!! So glad everything was above and beyond what you expected! Cannot wait to see your pics!! we booked Ivan for our wedding and we just LOVE him! Sounds like you had an amazing time! yay!

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Nikki everything looked amazing!!! especially you :) How was the ceremony? You did a legal one right? Did they let you change it at all or did you do it by the book? Did the minister/judge speak good english?

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites



Here we are! Jess, yes! We did legal and to tell you the truth I don't really remember much! We were going to do a sand ceremony and add something else in, but the day before Kenny bashed his head when we were swimming in a cenote so we spent the morning before the wedding in the hospital. So we didn't get to a few things we were planning on. Oh well, it all worked out.


Oh, we ha the Mexican trio at the cocktail reception and they were great! I didn't have any appetizers but heard they were good. We had a violinist playing during the wedding, and they let us choose the music we wanted. 


We didn't get an extra hour at the reception but I wish we would have. We didn't have a DJ, just used an iPod but have no complaints The wooden dance floor the resort provided was great. Ah, the food at the reception was AMAZING! 

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

OMG RunningBride! You looked absolutely stunning!! WOW!!! I Cannot wait to see your professional pictures from Ivan! OMG


We are planning on just using their sound system with our ipod too! Was the music loud enough?

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Congratulations RunningBride!  You look beautiful!  I love the hubby's gray suit.  I cannot decide what color I want the FI to be in.  I am also glad to hear that everything went well, even with a last minute trip to Walmart.  That is awesome.  I do have a few decorations for our Guest Book table and such and I was wondering if the Coordinators did it all for you with no problem, or if you had to get someone in your party to do it for you.  Sounds like your WC took care of it.  Also I was wondering if you bring your own chair sashes do they put them on for you for free?  They are $3.00 a chair.  I know it's only saving $60, but hey $60 is $60.  I just didn't want to go through the trouble to get them on my own and then they charge me anyway to put them on.  Let me know if anyone has done this!





Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Congratulations RunningBride!!  You look amazing!  I love the hubby's grey suit.  I still cannot decide between tan, black or grey for the fiance.  I am glad to hear everything went well, even with a last minute trip to Walmart.  I am suprised your WC did that, that's awesome!  I too have quite a few decorations that I want on the Guest Book table and I have a whole suitcase full of Flip Flops we will put on a table.  So you just gave the WC everything and she put it all out?  I was hoping I didnt have to get someone in my family to put it all out, but it sounds like your WC took care of everything. 


I also have a question about sashes if anyone has brought their own.  I know the Royal will provide them for 3.00 a chair but I can get them for .89 a peice.  Has anyone brought their own?  Did the WC put them out for you for free or do they charge a set up fee.  I know its not savingf that much but every bit helps.




<3 Kayla

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • Best Destination Wedding Sponsors

    Facebook Pinterest Google+ Twitter
  • Posts

    • When brides takes off her wedding dress and begins her marriage life,the first problem after wedding is to modify her name. You have a marriage license with your new last name, doesn't mean you've officially changed your name. Which aspects should be paid attention to to change the surname?
      1. Get your marriage license.
      Before you can change your name, you'll need the original (or certified) marriage license with the raised seal. Call the clerk's office where your license was filed to get copies if one wasn't automatically sent to you. 2. Change your Social Security card.
      Visit the Social Security Administration's website and fill out the application for a new Social Security card. You'll keep the same number—just your name will be different. Mail in your application to the local Social Security Administration office. You should get your new card within 10 business days. 3. Change your license at the DMV.
      Take a trip to the local Department of Motor Vehicles office to get a new license with your new last name. Bring every form of identification you can get your hands on—your old license, your certified marriage certificate and, most importantly, your new Social Security card. 4. Change your bank accounts.
      This one's a biggie, especially if you're setting up a joint bank account, or if you have one already set up. The fastest way to change your name at your bank is to go into a branch location, bringing your new driver's license and your marriage certificate. You should request new checks and debit and credit cards on top of changing the name attached to your accounts. Something to note: You might get hit with fees for requesting a new debit card. 5. Fill in the blanks
      Once you have a social security card and driver's license in your married name, other changes should be fairly easy. Some places only require a phone call; others may ask for a copy of your marriage certificate or social security card. Be sure to notify: -Employers/payroll
      -Post office
      -Electric and other utility companies
      -Credit card companies
      -Schools and alumni associations
      -Landlord or mortgage company
      -Insurance companies (auto, home, life)
      -Doctors' offices
      -Voter registration office
      -Investment account providers
      -Your attorney (to update legal documents, including your will)
      -Passport office
      -Airlines (to transfer over your miles)
    • Planning to get married? Let’s discover some great wedding venues in Bangalore. The increasing demand for the wedding venues in Bangalore makes it very difficult for both the bride’s and groom’s family to get hold of a marriage hall that is suitable for the marriage. As they say, marriages have to be organized in a grand fashion. The atmosphere and the ambiance of a wedding make it memorable for a lifetime. Though there are a plenty of wedding venues in Bangalore, there is only a handful of them that are really good, Offering the best possible experience.  Some of the most popular wedding venues in Bangalore are: THE TAMARIND TREE: Tamarind Tree has the old world charm. This is one of the best wedding venues in Bangalore that boast about its eco-friendly surrounding. Built in the middle of a few acres of garden filled with lush greenery and trees, which also includes the tamarind tree after which it was named, a pond, a stage for the band, classic looking pavilions for the guests to sit, and a lot of spaces around the area. The premise has two large kitchens with a very special fully stocked bar and a lot of space where the guests can dine comfortably. The place can accommodate up to 1000 guests. Customer Reviews : Address: 88, Kanakapura road, Anjanapura post, Avalahalli, Royal Park residency layout 2, 9th phase. JP Nagar, Bangalore 560062 THE COURTYARD HOUSE: The courtyard house is located off Sarjapur Road, the premise is a unique and unconventional property suited for various events, namely weddings. The outdoor space of courtyard house draws in people looking to get away from the traffic and noise in the city, well within the city limits. The green grass and tall trees make for great photographic backdrops making it popular for wedding events. Customer Reviews : Address: Janatha Colony, Gunjur Palya, Bengaluru 560087 RITZ-CARLTON:   The Ritz-Carlton has over 277 spacious rooms and suites and is one of the most luxurious hotels in Bangalore. Seven luxurious restaurants, the Ritz-Carlton spa, and tastefully appointed meeting spaces make it ideal to host marriage occasions. Customer Reviews : Address: 99, Residency Road, Shanthala Nagar, Ashok Nagar, Bengaluru 560025 BALAN FARM CONVENTION CENTER: Balan farm is a green, wooded island of peace and serenity nestled quietly in the busy rapidly developing JP Nagar. Neighboring the Brigade Millenium Apartments and L&T South city it spreads across two acres of an old orchard retaining the ancient fruit-bearing trees and landscaped gardens. Balan Farm convention center JP Nagar has over 10,000 sq ft of the tiled canopy without any walls blocking and it makes for a really good view. Customer Reviews : Address: 99/4, Nataraja Layout, JP Nagar 7th Phase, Bengaluru 560078 HYATT MG ROAD: Hyatt a 5 Star hotels in Bangalore is located on MG Road. The guest rooms are colorful with a great view of the city, this makes it an ideal place for private ceremonies with 2300 sq ft of meeting and event space. The Hyatt MG road, Bangalore also has restaurants like the Pink Poppadom, Liquid Lounge, and Bar. Customer Reviews : Address: 1/1, Swami Vivekananda Road, Someshwarpura, Ulsoor, Bengaluru 560008 BUNGALOW 7 Bungalow7 offers a unique setting for a wedding, pre-wedding and post-wedding functions. The place hosts a variety of public and private events all within a stunning heritage setting of central Bangalore. Customer Reviews : Address: 7, Hall Road, Richards Town, Bengaluru 560005 GAYATRI VIHAR MANTAPA: Gayatri Vihar is one of the most luxurious wedding halls situated on Palace ground. It boasts of a massive one lakh sq ft area which can easily accommodate up to 5000 guests. The ambiance of the place makes it ideal for community gatherings and private parties. Customer Reviews : Address: Jayamahal Palace Ground, Bengaluru 560080
    • My best friend is getting married with his long-term girlfriend next month. As a best friend, I want to give them the best present they would ever receive on their special day. I am planning to buy them plane tickets and book them for a one week trip abroad. However, I am torn between Ukraine ski trip and a tour to Lima, Peru. My best friend loves skiing and his future wife is a chef, so I presume she would want to experience a Peruvian taste. Now, I am confused. Which is which? I would appreciate it if you guys will leave a comment to help me out with this. Suggesting a way better idea which will accommodate the two activities for the soon-to-be wedded couple is a big help too. Thanks!    
    • Hello all!! I'm getting married next week. Every arrangement has been done by my sister for my special day. When I joined in an MNC I was troubled with severe headaches and as per my colleague's instruction, I took an appointment in a nearby eye clinic. And after an eye examination in Toronto, the eye specialist diagnosed hypermetropia in me. And the doctor prescribed eyeglasses for me. The doctor suggested me to wear eyeglasses during the working time. But I used to wear it sometimes not every day. Then I was troubled with severe eye strain and headache and mom was scolding me to wear eyeglasses every day. I thought of saying goodbye to eyeglasses forever. I'm planning for a Lasik eye surgery soon before my marriage. I don't know whether I'm eligible for Lasik eye surgery. I'm tensed about its recovery time and its complications. Can someone help me by sharing your views?  
    • In the 2017 bridal fashion week, many styles of wedding dresses were gradually popular. From serious bling to regal capes and fun and flirty short numbers, ByCouturier've got all the hottest wedding dress trends you need to know. Allover Sparkle
      Over-the-top sequins, tonal beading and metallic embellishments turned the Bridal Fashion Week runways into a glittery affair. Perfect for evening nuptials under the stars, this trend is daring but sophisticated. Pro tip: If you're rocking a gown with lots of sparkle, keep your accessories minimal and let your glitzy frock do all the talking.  Bold Ball Gowns
      If you're looking to make a dramatic entrance, a classic ball gown is for you—and we saw plenty of them. Take a cue from long, lace sleeves, or get glam with an embellished strapless bodice. No matter the details, this voluminous style is sure to turn heads.  Captivating Capes
      Not into veils? A full-length bridal cape or shorter capelet is the perfect alternative: It still adds movement to your gown, but feels fashion forward. Plus, this trend is an easy way to pull off a mid-wedding outfit change. Wear a cape or capelet for a more formal look during your ceremony, then whisk it away to hit the dance floor at your reception. Short, Sassy Dresses
      Whether you show off your legs (and a killer pair of heels) in an embellished mini or opt for a more conservative midi-length number, a wedding dress with a flirty hemline is a chic way to mix it up. Not willing to give up your dream ball gown? Change into a shorter frock to spice up your reception or after-party.  Plunging Necklines
      The deep V-neckline is a must-try for two reasons: It flatters your upper body (even if you're busty!) and elongates your frame. A plunging V with scalloped lace is ultra-feminine, while a sleek V plays up the inherently sexy vibe of a curve-skimming silhouette. Just make sure you have fashion tape handy the day of to avoid any wardrobe malfunctions. 
      Skinny Straps
      We love this trend for two reasons: A gown with barely there straps has all of the sex appeal of a strapless neckline, plus added support. We call that a bridal fashion win. 
  • Topics