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

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Originally Posted by ChicagoBride2011 View Post

 

Thanks Lisa, I wasn't sure if the vendor was BS-ing me or not about the candles blowing out, LOL. 

 

Haha no. The battery operated tealights look real ...definitely ask for them

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Lisa, you look like you had a great time!  I totally agree with your husband about the first dance too.

 

For those who have been to the Royal, what is the best place to have people gather the night before the wedding for drinks (on the resort)?  We aren't going to do a formal welcome dinner, but we want to offer a get together for people if they want.  What are you thoughts?

 

I have mailed out my invitations, and Saturday I have my first appointment for dress alterations!  I have been engaged for over a year now, so it is finally starting to come together and it's so exciting!

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Originally Posted by speedy130 View Post

Lisa, you look like you had a great time!  I totally agree with your husband about the first dance too.

 

For those who have been to the Royal, what is the best place to have people gather the night before the wedding for drinks (on the resort)?  We aren't going to do a formal welcome dinner, but we want to offer a get together for people if they want.  What are you thoughts?

 

I have mailed out my invitations, and Saturday I have my first appointment for dress alterations!  I have been engaged for over a year now, so it is finally starting to come together and it's so exciting!



Hi Speedy, when is your wedding day?  I just mailed my invites too?..Maybe we'll be there the same time.

 

I would say the two best locations would be the lobby or the Tequila/Cigar bar.  The Tequila/Cigar bar is outside the lobby (down the steps) it was our favorite spot to sit after dinner for a couple drinks.  It does fill up though.  The lobby has LOTS of seating too, but I saw that completely full on some nights.  If it's early you'd have no problem getting some seats/tables at either location.

 

Asiana has a nice little bar if you have a small group.  The bartenders were great there and very friendly.

 

Here's some pics to give you an idea:

 

Tequila/Cigar (outside bar)

 

 

Royal Outside bar.jpg

 

LOBBY:

 

Royal Lobby2.jpgRoyal Lobby.jpg

 

ASIANA:

 

 

Asiana1.jpgRoyal Asiana bar2.jpg

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I second JoZee's question regarding the DJ during the reception.  We are opting for the Private Reception on the beach, but $850 for the DJ is really not in our budget, plus I know what songs I want to be playing.  Has anyone used only the speaker supplied for the Reception?  Was it loud enough?  We were thinking of trying to bring some iPod docks for more sound??

 

Originally Posted by JoZee84 View Post

Randi- we almost went with the RIU's as well.  SO glad we didn't!!

 

Lisa your AHR looks like it was SO much fun! your pics are so good! Did you still do the first dance with your Hubby again? and the cutting of the cake and dance with dad?  I'm having an AHR also and I don't know if I'm supose to do it again, like are guests going to be expecting it?

 

Just wanted to through it out there I am going with Marvin also, I think anyone who chooses him won't be disappointed.  I was also told no charge if they don't have to set up any center pieces so I am also just going to have a bridesmaid or guest put them on the tables for me.  No biggie.

We are also just having an IPOD run for the reception and I wanted to know for past brides, with out a DJ how did it work out with the cutting of the cake and first dance and stuff like that?  Like who told you when it was time to cut the cake or have your dance with dad and stuff like that, or did you just decide on your own and have the music already set in an ordered time frame. 



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Hi ladies it has been a while seen I was on here and I miss you girls. We finally got our pro pics tonight and are going to go through them. I promise to share them as soon as humanely possible and finally get my review up.

 

Congrats to all the most recent brides and congrats to all the upcoming brides! if anyone has any questions or anything do PM me. Looking forward to all the upcoming weddings and I can't wait to finalllyyyyy share ours

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Originally Posted by Lisa DSO View Post

 

JoZee84,

 

We only did the cake cutting because it HAD to be cut ;-), but we did not do any of the other traditional stuff because DH said he didn't want to take away from our real first dance. I thought that was a great point, so I went with it.

 

We did play some video of the ceremony ( I used the free editor from Windows Live Movie Maker to shorten it)...people seemed to like it since most weren't at the wedding.

 

 

ChicagoBride, 

 

I noticed a pic at my reception where there was a hurricane candle, but it was unlit. For our romantic beach dinner, however, they used those little battery operated flameless tealights, so maybe it is worth requesting of your WC if you are having an outside reception (wind).

 

 

Thanks Lisa! Thats what we thought as well but we weren't sure if people would be expecting it or not, but I guess it doesn't matter what they expect or not.  Most of the time spent at our AHR is going to be dinner anyway, dancing starting late. 

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But still the question to past brides who played an IPOD.  Who told you when to have the first dance with your hubbie, and Dads and Moms and when to cut the cake and stuff like that??

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