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

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Thank you! You look pretty, too! We pretty much bolted from the Royal, too... We left the day after for our honeymoon :)

Originally Posted by missbizzybee View Post

Congratulations!  Your dress is beautiful!!!  Wish I ran into you; we got married a week before, but we only stayed through Monday, the 14th!

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While our guests were being seated, we used: "Quando, Quando, Quando"- Michael Buble and Nellie Furtado, "Lucky"- Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillat, "Better Together"-Jack Johnson

 

Family walked down to "Make You Feel My Love"-Adele, and I walked down to "Somewhere Over the Rainbow"-Israel Kamakawiwoʻole. Our recessional was "Happy Together"-The Turtles.

 

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Originally Posted by LuckyGal4 View Post

I've got a question for brides who have already got married... I am trying to figure out my music for the ceremony but I am not sure how that is set up. Do they have speaks on the beach? Do I need to put my music on my IPOD or burn it to a CD?

Also what did everyone use for the bridesmaids to walk down the aisle as well as yourself? I have the cocktail hour and reception figured out as I hired a DJ but I just thought about the acutal ceremony. Thanks!!!

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Originally Posted by queenoftheu View Post

 

While our guests were being seated, we used: "Quando, Quando, Quando"- Michael Buble and Nellie Furtado, "Lucky"- Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillat, "Better Together"-Jack Johnson

 

Family walked down to "Make You Feel My Love"-Adele, and I walked down to "Somewhere Over the Rainbow"-Israel Kamakawiwoʻole. Our recessional was "Happy Together"-The Turtles.

 

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I'm walking to Somewhere Over the Rainbow as well! It makes me teary eyed every time I hear it, which probably isn't good but I can't imagine walking to anything else!

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I totally got weepy when we were actually putting our music together before we left imagining it, but I am a big cry baby anyway! I totally started crying while I was waiting to walk down the aisle :)

Originally Posted by mae1564 View Post

I'm walking to Somewhere Over the Rainbow as well! It makes me teary eyed every time I hear it, which probably isn't good but I can't imagine walking to anything else!

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Hello, Fellow Brides!   First of all, congratulations to everyone who got married in May!  I browsed through some photos, and you ladies look absolutely stunning!!!   I just returned from our INCREDIBLE wedding at The Royal PDC on May 12th and honeymoon around the Riviera Maya and feel like I have SO much to report on!  If I could relive our wedding in Playa ten times over again, I would!  There was so much love, happy tears, laughter, hugs, kisses, dancing, partying, meaningful exchanges of well-wishes, etc.  We had a huge audience for both the ceremony at the Gazebo and at the reception at Pelicanos Beach; it was so nice to have strangers come up to us, telling us how touched they were by our wedding vows (some even re-telling the story of how we met in high school) and what a ball we were having at the reception.  For all the future brides, I can't stress how important it is to take a step back with your husband during the reception to soak it all in because time sure does fly! In summary, we had the following:
  • Wednesday - Dinner at Maria Marie, Cocktails at the Tequileria & Cigar Bar, Dancing in Downtown PDC at Mandala
  • Thursday - Private Catamaran for 26 people including half-day of Snorkeling, Dinner at Spice, Cocktails at the Tequileria & Cigar Bar, Dancing in Downtown PDC at Coco Maya (here are pictures of the catamaran/snorkeling tour: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.178323835630675.36469.100003591791826&type=3)
  • Friday - Welcome/Rehearsal Cocktail Hour for 70 guests at the Sol and Mar Ballrooms (international open bar, hot & cold hors d'oeuvres), Dinner at Asiana, Dancing in Downtown PDC at Blue Parrot (also watched the fire show)
  • Saturday - Wedding Ceremony at the Gazebo, Cocktail Hour at the Gazebo Garden, Reception at Pelicanos Beach, After-Party at Coco Bongo
  • Sunday - Farewell Brunch at Pelicanos Restaurant

If you call ahead of time, the restaurants will section off a part of the restaurant to accommodate your guests.  I think since we had a pretty big guest list, the resort was VERY accommodating to us and made sure we were well-taken care of and that our guests were happy.  I can help answer any questions on this and get more specific.   In order to help our guests communicate, we invited everyone to a Facebook Group Page for our wedding and added each event to the page.  It served as a great forum for everyone (who left wifi on their phones while turning cellular data off) to follow what we were up to, any changes to scheduling, for guests to get in touch with one another, to ask questions, etc.  As our guests arrived, they simply logged onto the page to see what the latest and greatest was...could see the latest status update as "We are currently at Pelicanos Restaurant - come and meet us, and we'll be drinking at the pool after!" or "Come to Room 991 to pick up your Welcome Bag & Brochure!"  Finally, I had custom drawstring bags made with a design I created in Adobe Illustrator (says "I partied like a pinata and got smashed!") filled with various travel goodies I get for free at my job at Johnson & Johnson (i.e. Aveeno sunblock, Neutrogena face wash, Clean & Clear body wash, Korres makeup, Bandaids, Neosporin, Benadryl, etc.).  I also made welcome brochures outlining the wedding week timeline (among other things) to help guests navigate their way through the week. Our guests mentioned the Facebook Page and Brochures were a HUGE help (not to mention they loved the bags & goodies and used them at the beach)! I will definitely share our professional photos and video when those come in, but my uncle/godfather sent our family a pretty good summary of our wedding along with some photos from family/friends' cameras/phones (see attached).  One of the many highlights of our wedding was when my husband, Mark, did the garter removal (and a ridiculously-inappropriate accompanying dance) to his song-of-choice: Rick James' "Super Freak"...I just love that someone captured this on video because this is what I have to live with every night! http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=3206432476591&set=o.224700187636439&type=3&theater We also had an incredibly meaningful ending to the night with our last song ("We Are Young" by Fun): http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=3205231406565&set=t.100003591791826&type=3&theater Anyway, more to report on later, but just wanted to check in and let all the future brides know that everything will be wonderful!!!  You are getting married at a beautiful venue (all of our guests were so impressed with the venue selection) where fun is absolutely guaranteed.  My biggest word of advice is to have your day-of timeline buttoned up and to meet with your DJ, wedding coordinator, photographer, videographer to go through every last detail of the timeline.  If you ladies need any help with anything or would like me to send over any files, I would be more than happy to help!!! :) Enjoy all the planning because life will seem so suddenly incomplete when it ends!  Jenn

Thank you for such good info and advice.I will be setting up a Facebook group soon! I can't open the attachments. Can you send to me at iamlatanya at gmail dot com?

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Originally Posted by queenoftheu View Post

 

Hi, Ladies!

 

I just posted my review with some pictures! Check it out!

 

http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/products/the-royal-in-playa-del-carmen-all-inclusive-spa-resort/reviews/6207

 

 

I already got married but I love your review! I love love love your bouquet - never seen one like it before. And loved your centerpieces. Oh, and I'm glad you posted pictures from the cocktail hour. Ours was moved there too and I had no idea what it looked like, lol! It looks like we had similar weather on our wedding days, and you are right - the A/C and the close bathrooms for the ballrooms were definitely a huge plus!

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Thanks MissBizzyBee!! Usually I wait till the last minute to pack but I knew with as much stuff as I was taking, I thought it might be a good idea not to procrastinate!! I found that those ZIPLOCKS really do work well when packing just some FYI that I got from another Bride on here!

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Hi Lucky,

 

Thanks for sharing you pictures of STUFF to come down with you!

 

I'll have to take a picture tonight of one of my bags. Everyday I have a new package of stuff I ordered online...my FI thinks I have issues!

 

We get legally married tomorrow at the courthouse. Nervewrecking and exciting at the same time! This is all really happening!

 

My mom has the remainder of my stuff (aka oot bags), my veil, and three dresses I am bringing down! CRAZiNESS!!!

 

Can't wait to hear about everyones wedding celebration! I kinD of wish I was staying at PLAYA so I could meet some other BDW brides!

 

Also, my MOH is flying from singapore to tokyo to dallas to cancun! Maybe she'll be on your flight Luckygal!!

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I am completely in the same boat as you! I have an excel spreadsheet of all the packages I'm expecting so that I keep up with what's coming. :)  I'm guessing we'll fill up at least 3 extra luggages of wedding stuff. =T I am only bringing 2 dresses though, so you got me beat! :) 

 

 

Originally Posted by SparksFly View Post

Hi Lucky,

 

Thanks for sharing you pictures of STUFF to come down with you!

 

I'll have to take a picture tonight of one of my bags. Everyday I have a new package of stuff I ordered online...my FI thinks I have issues!

 

We get legally married tomorrow at the courthouse. Nervewrecking and exciting at the same time! This is all really happening!

 

My mom has the remainder of my stuff (aka oot bags), my veil, and three dresses I am bringing down! CRAZiNESS!!!

 

Can't wait to hear about everyones wedding celebration! I kinD of wish I was staying at PLAYA so I could meet some other BDW brides!

 

Also, my MOH is flying from singapore to tokyo to dallas to cancun! Maybe she'll be on your flight Luckygal!!

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