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

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Tell me about it. My wedding is April 16th and that weekend has been completely booked for a while now.... and a lot of my procrastinating friends and family are now screwed and have to stay somewhere else... even Gran Porto is completely booked that weekend! I don't know why it is so busy there in April...  ugh.
 

Originally Posted by diahr View Post

Hey Royal April Brides!!! I have some critical information - The Gran Porto and the Royal are SELLING OUT!!!! My TA called me today and let me know that she is unable to book any more standard rooms for the Gran Porto or the Royal.  All that is left for the weekend of my wedding (April 1st) are the $700+ a night rooms (yowsa!) For my guests that didn't book, they are now scrounging around. Please let your guests know that April is a very popular time to visit the resorts and you don't want them to miss out.

 

I must add, I don't know if the selling out thing is exclusive to my TA.  I am assuming that she wouldn't book anyone else for the Royal because she didn't want to risk them being "bumped" to another resort so check with your TA's.  I am a little disappointed with my TA becasue I feel like she should have warned us that the Royal and the Gran Porto were reaching max capacity. 

 

PrettyPig - You were on the ball for all those people waiting for their tax refunds to book!



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My wedding is May 1 and my TA also contacted me last week to let me know that Fri and Sat are almost sold out except for the higher category rooms.

 

I just looked at Fri and Sat are completely sold out, all room categories!!!   The Gran Porto is also sold out for Friday night!!  I'm going to go cry now...

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April-May-June-July are very popular months.

Like I said there is another Real resort in the town, if not there are 3 Real Resorts in Cancun, 60 min of car ride.  There are also other resorts in the same area, it is just extra cost, since they charge more for non-Real resort guests.

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Our ceremony is on beach with reception in the garden the day after yours! We also went with the free wedding, just seemed more flexible, one of my bridesmaids is a hair stylist and the other is a makeup artist which definately helps.

 

our photographer will be staying at the resort so like the other ladies have mentioned, that will "by-pass" the $350 vendor fee. depending on whether you're doing first look photos or not, 1/2 hour might not be enough and 2 hours after the ceremony might be too much.....

 

i asked about the tres leches cake too, but was told they cannot do it for outdoor receptions during that time of year as it will melt. i did read some time ago that a bride was told she couldn't have it prior to her wedding, but requested it upon arrival and got it.....i figure it doesn't hurt to ask when we get there, but in case, I'm going to choose another flavour that i'd be ok with too.

 

i've heard great things about the beef and the paris chocolate shell   =)

 

hope this kinda helps! See you there~~

 

 

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Originally Posted by violagirl View Post

Wow, what an incredible amount of helpful info to be found here!  My fiance and I are booked at the gazebo for the wedding,cocktail hour and reception on May 21.  We decided to go with the free wedding, as it didn't seem like much more money to pay the extra for the hotel, given the cost of the wedding packages...also, we wanted to choose our own photographer, bouquet, cake, etc, and didn't really want the options that came with the wedding packages.

 

I'm very lucky to have three guests (one is family) that are professional hair stylists...so, no worries there.  Also, I plan to do my own makeup (I have been researching and shopping for several weeks already :) But, the one outside vendor issue I haven't seen addressed on this forum is the photographer. 

 

Does anyone know, will we have to pay the $350 vendor fee to use an outside photographer?  Has anyone had any luck adding their photographer to the guest list, or finding another way around the vendor fee?

 

With the photographer--how have people divided up the time?  We have a four-hour package with Blue Lens Caribe.  I was thinking a half hour before the wedding, the wedding, 1-2 hours after and then 1 hour of the reception.  Anyone have suggestions on how to best use the photographer?

 

Also, what have people experienced as far as guests staying outside of the The Royal?  Can guests staying at the Gran Porto get into the The Royal, or is it true that all individuals not staying at The Royal can only come in for the wedding and reception?  If my family and members of the wedding party can't get in, it will be pretty daunting to not be able to get ready together.

 

Last, any thoughts on the food choices for the reception? We are having a private reception, and I'm just wondering if anyone has recommendations for the menu?  I keep reading about a cake--tres leches--but this does not seem to be on the menu. 

 

Sorry for the long list questions.  And I'm sure there are more to follow :) 

 

Jen

 

 

 



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Anyone knows about the fact that a beach reception cannot be done if you have less than 20 guest?.. This is upsetting to me considering I have about 15 confirmed and my dream adn reason for a DW is a beach ceremony AND reception...Anyone had these issues???? Thaks

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Hi! My fiance and I are getting married at the Royal on May 4, 2011 - I have been planning for months and just found this site! Just wanted to introduce myself :) A quick question - does anyone know a good place for an after party? Our reception is done around 11 and knowing the crowd of people we've got coming, we're going to need to send them somewhere fun!

Thanks,

Liz

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I ran into this issue with wanting a private reception. I heard on the forum that you can pay for the extra people, i.e. just pay the fee for the extra 5 people.  Maybe this will work for you?? Check with your WC.

 

Originally Posted by Labebita911 View Post

Anyone knows about the fact that a beach reception cannot be done if you have less than 20 guest?.. This is upsetting to me considering I have about 15 confirmed and my dream adn reason for a DW is a beach ceremony AND reception...Anyone had these issues???? Thaks



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I hadnt thought about that ..... that seems like a good idea.. Thanks :o)
 

Originally Posted by diahr View Post

I ran into this issue with wanting a private reception. I heard on the forum that you can pay for the extra people, i.e. just pay the fee for the extra 5 people.  Maybe this will work for you?? Check with your WC.

 

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Originally Posted by Labebita911 View Post

Anyone knows about the fact that a beach reception cannot be done if you have less than 20 guest?.. This is upsetting to me considering I have about 15 confirmed and my dream adn reason for a DW is a beach ceremony AND reception...Anyone had these issues???? Thaks


 


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Hey Ladies - Is anyone planning a group excursion? Where to? And are you planning to pay a % for your guests? I am thinking about doing a group excursion to  Xel-ha / (and / or Tulum).  I want to do this two days after our wedding but I have mixed fillings since one of my MOH's (yep, I have 2!) is leaving the day after our wedding.  Any suggestions?

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Hi ladies, it's been pretty quiet on here lately!

 

I thought I'd share the most recent day pass prices that I received from my WC:

 

 

THE ROYAL Playa del Carmen
Day Pass per person USD
From
To
 Normal Price
Day  of the wedding
If buy more than passes for same person different day.
09:00 a.m.
05:00 p.m.
$85.00
$64.00
$51.00
12:00 p.m.
05:00 p.m.
$65.00
$49.00
$40.00
09:00 a.m.
11:00 p.m.
$105.00
$79.00
$63.00 

 

 

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