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COngrats!! so glad to hear everything was perfect!!!! I have just hit the 2 month mark!!!! awww cant believe how fast time is flying but my wedding will be at The Royal in Cancun!!!... Im hoping to visit the one in Playa one of the days im there... :o) cant wait for pics/review

Originally Posted by kellygrrrl View Post

all right, ladies, I'm back! and it was so much fun - everything was exactly what I'd wanted. it was my third time to the Royal and I can't wait to go back.

 

it's going to take some time to compile all the thoughts I have floating around, but if you have any questions (mainly about the experience of being there), please don't hesitate to reach out, either on here or via PM. I'll stay in touch over the coming months and will continue to check in here, as long as things don't get too crazy with the house we're building.

 

the wedding planners are true professionals. I understand the frustration of people not getting back to you but just know that it all will be worked out, the royal staff is SUPER accomodating, and they really help you once you're there. they are swamped because they're working on as many as 10 weddings per day. it sucks when yours isn't the priority, but when you're there, you are, and you won't have to worry about a thing. it's the downside of destination weddings, but if you can make it through, it's all worth it. even when I was at the resort, I only saw my consultant (Denys) for about 20 - 30 mins, although honestly, that was all we needed and I didn't want to take time from my vacation and guests. we reviewed the details, she asked a few questions, and everything was executed flawlessly.

 

few other things I would have done differently:

 

* take time to unpack. we switched rooms the day of the wedding (NIGHTMARE!! but our own fault), and I spent our entire vacation searching for things. when you get there, agree to meet with your guests later the same day and take some time for yourselves to enjoy being there and organize all your things to make it all easier.

* if you're a type A planner, don't forget the Xanax. there was an element of stress with everyone there that had me running room to room to coordinate, and I was just a bit freaked out about all that was going on. it's A LOT, even just to talk to people for several days prior to the biggest day of your life. I frequently woke up in the middle of the night for no particular reason and was kind of running as soon as the sun was up. net/net, it's not necessarily the world's most relaxing time, but I am really glad I had all that time with everyone. it's one of the things I wanted most out of our wedding.

* we did the world's greatest day trip to Tulum with Yuca Treks. it was a private tour (they can accomodate up to 12 people), and just my immediate family opted to go. the stress level was lower because we were away from most of the guests, and it was soooo nice to get out and see something unique to the area. we visited the ruins, snorkeled in a cenote, and spent time at one of the most gorgeous beaches I've ever seen. initially, I was concerned about spending 8am - 4pm out of the resort, and although it caused me to lose an entire day prior to the wedding, I wouldn't have traded it for the world. people rave about Yuca Treks on TripAdvisor, and I can completely understand why. I'd strongly recommend it if you're considering an excursion (or even just a break for the family). seriously one of the best things we did. http://www.yucatreks.com/

 

also, there wasn't a single drop of rain in our 10 days at the resort. I think the crazy weather patterns ended with April. fingers crossed for everyone whose weddings are coming up!!

 

I'll save my more resort-specific points for reviews, both here and on TripAdvisor. again, please don't hesitate to reach out with questions. best of luck! in the end, it's all worth it. : )

 

-kelly

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 you won't need them due to the breeze coming in off the ocean. even if it's warmer, it will provide plenty of movement. I recommend everyone getting married and/or having a reception outdoors has a backup plan for the wind. trust me, it will be there!

 

if you're really concerned about the heat, you could always move indoors to the air conditioned ballrooms. I bet you could even decide that when you're down there, as long as someone hasn't already planned a reception there.

 

Originally Posted by SparksFly View Post

Does anyone know if the hotel provides electric fans for outdoor private receptions?
My mom is worried that at the end of June it will be so hot and stuffy.
Thanks!!

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Hey Kelly Do you remember around what time it's started to cool down? My ceremony is at 5pm and I am afraid my guests are going to be dying in the heat. Thanks

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 I think you'll be absolutely fine at 5pm. our ceremony was at 5:30, and it was well cooled by the time people started to gather at 5 - 5:15. I brought paper fans and cool-off towelettes, and no one needed either. just have a wind plan because that's when it starts to come in off the ocean. every day we checked it was pretty gusty. I ended up bobby pinning my bangs back and holding my chapel length veil in my hand (along with the bouquet - hopefully it turns out alright in the pics ; ). my MOH fixed me once during the ceremony, which was fine. I'm sure it will be great! : )

 

Originally Posted by SparksFly View Post

Hey Kelly
Do you remember around what time it's started to cool down? My ceremony is at 5pm and I am afraid my guests are going to be dying in the heat. Thanks

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kellygrrl,

So glad to hear everything was awesome! I can't wait to see pictures! Thanks for the little tips. I can't wait to read your review

Originally Posted by kellygrrrl View Post

all right, ladies, I'm back! and it was so much fun - everything was exactly what I'd wanted. it was my third time to the Royal and I can't wait to go back.

 

it's going to take some time to compile all the thoughts I have floating around, but if you have any questions (mainly about the experience of being there), please don't hesitate to reach out, either on here or via PM. I'll stay in touch over the coming months and will continue to check in here, as long as things don't get too crazy with the house we're building.

 

the wedding planners are true professionals. I understand the frustration of people not getting back to you but just know that it all will be worked out, the royal staff is SUPER accomodating, and they really help you once you're there. they are swamped because they're working on as many as 10 weddings per day. it sucks when yours isn't the priority, but when you're there, you are, and you won't have to worry about a thing. it's the downside of destination weddings, but if you can make it through, it's all worth it. even when I was at the resort, I only saw my consultant (Denys) for about 20 - 30 mins, although honestly, that was all we needed and I didn't want to take time from my vacation and guests. we reviewed the details, she asked a few questions, and everything was executed flawlessly.

 

few other things I would have done differently:

 

* take time to unpack. we switched rooms the day of the wedding (NIGHTMARE!! but our own fault), and I spent our entire vacation searching for things. when you get there, agree to meet with your guests later the same day and take some time for yourselves to enjoy being there and organize all your things to make it all easier.

* if you're a type A planner, don't forget the Xanax. there was an element of stress with everyone there that had me running room to room to coordinate, and I was just a bit freaked out about all that was going on. it's A LOT, even just to talk to people for several days prior to the biggest day of your life. I frequently woke up in the middle of the night for no particular reason and was kind of running as soon as the sun was up. net/net, it's not necessarily the world's most relaxing time, but I am really glad I had all that time with everyone. it's one of the things I wanted most out of our wedding.

* we did the world's greatest day trip to Tulum with Yuca Treks. it was a private tour (they can accomodate up to 12 people), and just my immediate family opted to go. the stress level was lower because we were away from most of the guests, and it was soooo nice to get out and see something unique to the area. we visited the ruins, snorkeled in a cenote, and spent time at one of the most gorgeous beaches I've ever seen. initially, I was concerned about spending 8am - 4pm out of the resort, and although it caused me to lose an entire day prior to the wedding, I wouldn't have traded it for the world. people rave about Yuca Treks on TripAdvisor, and I can completely understand why. I'd strongly recommend it if you're considering an excursion (or even just a break for the family). seriously one of the best things we did. http://www.yucatreks.com/

 

also, there wasn't a single drop of rain in our 10 days at the resort. I think the crazy weather patterns ended with April. fingers crossed for everyone whose weddings are coming up!!

 

I'll save my more resort-specific points for reviews, both here and on TripAdvisor. again, please don't hesitate to reach out with questions. best of luck! in the end, it's all worth it. : )

 

-kelly

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Ok, so I have been on this forum for what seems like forever now. My boyfriend and I have been talking about getting married for over a year and have known for about 9 months that it was going to be in April 2013 at the Royal PDC (after we attended a friends wedding there and fell in love with it). And now...

 

WERE FINALLY ENGAGED!!!

 

Let the planning begin (or continue, whatever). Now we can book at least!! 

Just emailed the Royal and TA Wendy Hicks who I have heard nothing but good things about. Can't wait!!!

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Congrats! We are getting married in June 2013. We are also working with Wendy and she has been great!! We booked our room and our wedding package so now the serious planning begins!!

Originally Posted by marooon13 View Post

Ok, so I have been on this forum for what seems like forever now. My boyfriend and I have been talking about getting married for over a year and have known for about 9 months that it was going to be in April 2013 at the Royal PDC (after we attended a friends wedding there and fell in love with it). And now...

 

WERE FINALLY ENGAGED!!!

 

Let the planning begin (or continue, whatever). Now we can book at least!! 

Just emailed the Royal and TA Wendy Hicks who I have heard nothing but good things about. Can't wait!!!

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congrats!! you'll love wendy. she pops in on the forum every now and again. : ) planning a year in advance should secure you all the best stuff. book with the Royal and your photog asap. we adored Del Sol - just throwin it out there. ; ) http://www.delsolphotography.com/blog/index.php

 

Originally Posted by marooon13 View Post

Ok, so I have been on this forum for what seems like forever now. My boyfriend and I have been talking about getting married for over a year and have known for about 9 months that it was going to be in April 2013 at the Royal PDC (after we attended a friends wedding there and fell in love with it). And now...

 

WERE FINALLY ENGAGED!!!

 

Let the planning begin (or continue, whatever). Now we can book at least!! 

Just emailed the Royal and TA Wendy Hicks who I have heard nothing but good things about. Can't wait!!!

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So we are in the process of picking out a photographer. I feel like after booking our date and our hotel stay that should be our next priority. Did any of you book a room for the photographer? How did that work/turn out? Or just pay the vendor fee.

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Originally Posted by clarissalu3 View Post

 

So we are in the process of picking out a photographer. I feel like after booking our date and our hotel stay that should be our next priority. Did any of you book a room for the photographer? How did that work/turn out? Or just pay the vendor fee.

 

We paid the vendor fee.

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