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


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#1191 Maybride2009

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    Posted 08 May 2009 - 01:16 PM

    I might have to re route everyone too for my pushed back july wedding...my mom's TA said that air transat is canceling for June too so my july 3rd flight would be their first in 2 months...so I am not really comfortable with that.
    If they cancel again I am going to re route my guests too

    #1192 TightyWhitey

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      Posted 08 May 2009 - 02:02 PM

      I can't believe they're also canceling June! This just reinforces my belief all these cancellations have to do with money and not people's 'health'.

      July 3rd is cutting it close. I hope you work something out soon, especially since you've already rearranged everything.

      ETA: Looks like they stopped flights until June 19th, although this time they're offering refunds for those booked between June 1st and June 19th. WTF! Why aren't they consistent with their policies?!?!?

      http://www.cbc.ca/co....o-flights.html

      #1193 Maybride2009

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        Posted 08 May 2009 - 02:37 PM

        Quote:
        Originally Posted by TightyWhitey
        I can't believe they're also canceling June! This just reinforces my belief all these cancellations have to do with money and not people's 'health'.

        July 3rd is cutting it close. I hope you work something out soon, especially since you've already rearranged everything.

        ETA: Looks like they stopped flights until June 19th, although this time they're offering refunds for those booked between June 1st and June 19th. WTF! Why aren't they consistent with their policies?!?!?

        Transat extends Mexican flight ban till June 19
        I totally agree that it is about money. Luckily my mom got her original price instead of the July price.

        It IS cutting it close...I am going to come up with a back up plan just in case. i am glad it is only to June 19th so far...gives me a tiny tiny bit of breathing room.

        #1194 Kriswim

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          Posted 08 May 2009 - 04:20 PM

          I am finishing up my review. Just have to upload it!!! I used the resorts. Funever. They can email you their website and you can look at pictures if you ask them. They were great!!!!!!
          **Shannon** 40 people BOOKED! (but only 23 made it b/c of the Swine flu Pandemic )

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          My Wedding Review: http://bestdestinati....-w-pics-43618/

          #1195 shining

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            Posted 09 May 2009 - 02:19 AM

            I can't wait to read your review and see pictures!! Reading all of these postings has been very helpful in planning. Thanks to everyone for sharing all the details!

            Did you have your reception on the beach?
            -Katey

            #1196 kimmy44

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              Posted 09 May 2009 - 11:24 AM

              Glad to finally start seeing some good news on this thread again! I hope everything works out for you Maybride2009. Hi Katey, I think quite a few brides have/are having receptions on the beach and I haven't heard complaints of sand blowing in food (it's windy there but not that windy , you can also choose the garden area or the ballroom, but in the garden you need to finish by 10pm, on the beach you can go untill 11pm.

              Kim

              #1197 Maybride2009

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                Posted 09 May 2009 - 11:59 AM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by kimmy44
                Glad to finally start seeing some good news on this thread again! I hope everything works out for you Maybride2009. Hi Katey, I think quite a few brides have/are having receptions on the beach and I haven't heard complaints of sand blowing in food (it's windy there but not that windy , you can also choose the garden area or the ballroom, but in the garden you need to finish by 10pm, on the beach you can go untill 11pm.

                Kim
                Thanks Kim..I hope so too!

                I just wanted to chime in about the beach reception. I am having mine on the beach and was told that it is not usually too windy..yes breezy but not usually windy...they also told me that if I need to move it they have other areas that are often available.

                #1198 TightyWhitey

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                  Posted 10 May 2009 - 11:18 AM

                  I'm hoping one of the recently married ladies can chime in on how the symbolic/religious ceremony was performed?

                  Thanks!

                  #1199 LSUangel25

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                    Posted 14 May 2009 - 02:27 PM

                    Hey All! Alan and I are finally back and we had the BEST TIME EVER!

                    Leah - It was so good to meet you! You looked AMAZING!

                    Here's my review of the Royal (sans swine flu comments...so over it!):

                    1. We arrived on Wed 5/6. The reception (Armando) knew exactly who we were and whisked us off to Anna, the concierge. We were welcomed with champagne and Anna told us right away that they would be upgrading us from a beach-front walk-out to the swim-up suite...yay! After discussing the details of the resort (which we already knew since we stayed there last year) we were off to our room. We walked in and we had a letter waiting for us with champagne, fruit and chocolates!

                    2. The swim-up suite was awesome! We had about 16 other guests staying at the resort and it was the perfect location for some tanning, swimming, volleyball and the swim-up bar!

                    3. We met with Lilia on Thursday morning to go over all the final details of the wedding. I also met Zulma and had heard so much about her (all good)...they were all so sweet and cute! We confirmed with Lilia when the photographer would be arrive on Saturday, the cake, the flowers and I gave her all the favors and decorations that I wanted to be set out at the reception.

                    4. Friday night came around and we had planned a "rehearsal party" at the Blue Parrot. Anna was so great in helping us coordinate this! We had 20-ish people coming to the Blue Parrot and we wanted to pay for the tab without starting a tab at the bar (so random people wouldn't put drinks on our tab). She called the Blue Parrot and organized with them how many people would be coming, at what time and who we needed to speak with. It worked out perfectly!

                    5. WEDDING DAY! Pre-Wedding: I had my appointment set for 1pm on Saturday. Alicia did my hair...I brought some photos for her to go off of. The back (low bun) looked beautiful! The front was a little too slick looking for me...but with the wind and heat it ended up holding all night so that's a good thing. I also got lilies to put in my and the BM's hair...they looked awesome.

                    Lilia brought all the flowers to my room just after my hair was done. They were perfect. I asked them to add some light purple roses that were in the BM's bouquets to my bouquet and it turned our beautiful!

                    All the girls were in my room getting ready when Cesar (the photographer) showed up. He was AWESOME! He took well over 1000 pictures for the 5 hours we had him. He showed us some of the pictures to make sure we liked what he was doing. I can't wait to see them! We had a full moon the night of our wedding and we were lucky enough to get some photos on the beach.

                    6. Ceremony: We had a religious ceremony in the gazebo and decided to do the JOP when we get home (we have one friend that is a judge and another that is ordained...online!). Pastor Kiko Flores was amazing. We hadn't met him until the ceremony, but he acted like he'd known us forever. He was very sincere and the ceremony was beautiful. We also got a guitarist for the ceremony and from what I remember (and the video I've seen) he did a great job! :)

                    After the ceremony we had paid to have a champagne toast...that was worth it because everyone loved it! We took two group photos...1 in front of the gazebo and 1 on the beach. Let everyone leave to go to the reception except family and wedding party. Took another 30 minutes of photos. Then it was off to the reception!

                    7. Reception: We chose the garden for our reception. I love the beach, but also worried about dancing around in the sand for hours. The set-up was awesome. We had 5 tables surrounding the dance floor, bar in one corner, cake/guest book in another corner, buffet (RB2...) off to the side, DJ to the other side and we had a small/sweetheart table to ourselves. I was worried that we'd have to end by 10pm (technically those are the rules), but I wasn't told that when I booked the garden. We started the reception immediately after the ceremony at 6:30pm, dinner around 7:30pm after we arrived and did our last dance at 10:30pm. The DJ was there until 11:30pm...we had Issac and he was so great! We brought our iPod with a reception playlist including our first dance, my dance with my mom (the swine flu kept my dad home) and our last dance. Our cake was delicious and beautiful (we got the Tres Leches).

                    8. What else do add? We left too early and Funever Photos is just going to email us when the proofs are ready. Then we'll pick our 100+ photos to keep...digitals and an album. I'll post again when they're ready!

                    If you have any questions let me know!

                    Michelle

                    #1200 trentlaw

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                      Posted 14 May 2009 - 02:55 PM

                      Congratulations Michelle!!! We leave Tuesday for a May 23rd Wedding. We have 115 coming (we only lost 9 with the swine flu). Any advice you would have (or anybody has) would be appreciated...




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