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#4141 jesmcan

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    Posted 19 April 2010 - 11:48 AM

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    Anyone know what the central beach location is like? This is where my WC says that my reception will be located.
    I actually like this area of the beach the best. The only thing is that its right in the middle of the walkway to go from the beach to the resort so there are a lot of people walking by. I would def do a later wedding like a 5pm reception because everyone goes to dinner than that way you wont have as many people walking in out right next to your wedding.
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    #4142 Lisa DSO

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      Posted 19 April 2010 - 01:29 PM

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      Liers, liers pants on fire lol I saw them with my own eyes, I just could not get close enough to the wedding to take pictures. I did not want to be intrusive.
      Ugghhhhh this is the problem it is so hard because it seems like everything constantly changes. For example supposedly now its not an orange candle. Either way I still think the basic set up is beautiful and it is all anyone needs.

      Remember there is also a walmart down there so if you don't want to lug stuff down you can always pick up some stuff there.

      Also by the way about the weddings yes the Royal has multiple weddings a day.
      Poop. I knew they had several weddings a day, but I didnt think they would be inconsiderate enough to stagger them over each other! that is super lame

      #4143 ChicagoBride2011

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        Posted 19 April 2010 - 01:55 PM

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        wow, 84 weddings this month! The Royal is THAT popular.

        I guess I am going to have some strangers standing around for my ceremony on the beach. I am not going to stress about it!

        Our reception is at the garden so wonder how much traffic in that area.

        Does anyone know what cocktail hour consist? I know it includes the cold cocktails but what about drinks? Is it open bar?

        ChicagoBride, can you tell me why you don't recommend Gran Porto? The majority of our guests are staying there.
        Yeah 84! That's why they can do whatever they want!
        I wouldn't stress, it is what it is and it's not going to ruin your day.

        There are 2 gardens, the gazebo garden is more quiet but I really like the main garden, it is the center of the resort though.

        I wouldn't recommend it based on the restaurant experiences that we had. Our famly can be quite critical so I don't want to be the one to tell them to stay there and then then have a bad experience. We are only recommending The Royal..which was fabulous I really don't have one bad thing to say about it from a vacation standpoint.

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        #4144 jesmcan

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          Posted 19 April 2010 - 01:56 PM

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          Originally Posted by Lisa DSO
          Poop. I knew they had several weddings a day, but I didnt think they would be inconsiderate enough to stagger them over each other! that is super lame
          Ya I know you would think right.

          When we were there in November there were three on the beach, a gazebo wedding and a garden wedding all at the same time.

          I agree with Chicago the biggest hassle would be having to listen to the music from the other wedding. Hopefully everyone has dinner a the same time and than maybe the music wont be noticeable if its going on at the same time?
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          #4145 ChicagoBride2011

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            Posted 19 April 2010 - 02:12 PM

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            Well this was the very reason for us why we made the decision to not have our reception at the royal.

            But what about if you want to go to the beach are there weddings taking up the whole beach area?

            Also was it a pain to get beach chairs or pool chairs because it was so crowded?

            Sorry last questions I swear lol any recommendation on the best times to go to dinner? With such a big group I would like to be able to recommend all these thing to all our guests.

            We actually are very late eaters so how are the restaurants around 8pm?
            Well we never saw daytime weddings on the beach. The earleist we saw anything was the 4pm ceremony times, and the beach clears out around 6pm.


            Yes, it was difficult to get beach and pool chairs. What we did was put a pair of flip flops and a towel on chairs on our way to breakfast so we had them. We only were on the beach one day because there was never any chairs and were at the pool the rest of the week. As long as you secure chairs by 10am you should be fine for the pool. Also around 4 pm you can snag pool chairs, it seems around that time the morning people leave and new people come for the last couple hours of sunlight.

            We went to dinner at different times and never had an issue with getting a table which we were really surprised about, we usually ate between 7 and 8:30. Asiana seems to be one of the more popular ones and it is delicious! We ate there 3 times!

            Hope this helps! Feel free to ask me anymore questions that you have.

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            #4146 ChicagoBride2011

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              Posted 19 April 2010 - 02:14 PM

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              Poop. I knew they had several weddings a day, but I didnt think they would be inconsiderate enough to stagger them over each other! that is super lame
              Yes it was a HUGE surprise to us! You would think that if someone reserved a beach reception then it would be off limits to everyone else.

              I'm glad that we did the site visit and witnessed everything first hand instead of being surpsied on our wedding day. At least this way I'll be mentally prepared!

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              #4147 Lady_Di

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                Posted 19 April 2010 - 02:28 PM

                BOo, i was hoping that the beach would clear out around 4pm. Ah, that's fine.

                Question, how do we handle it for our guests that don't have anything to do between the cocktail and reception? I think I read something that a bride almost had to pay for her guests getting food/drinks from the royal when they weren't guests. Are they supposed to tell if the person is a guest of the royal or not?? I would hate to tell the guests to not go to a bar/restaurant to get something in between the cocktail/reception. There is probably a 30 min window between cocktail/reception for my wedding.

                #4148 LynnieS

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                  Posted 19 April 2010 - 02:44 PM

                  Lady Di,
                  I am running into the same problem and starting to get really mad about it. Long story short, a huge miscommunication happened so now I have a 2pm wedding with a 6 pm reception with a cocktail hour. I also have non-royal guests. Michel at the resort told me the people would have to pay for a day pass or leave the property for the three hour break. . . arghh, makes me more mad just thinking about it. But for my royal guests I put in my itinerary to take some time for themselves (ie nap, drinks at the bar etc).
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                  #4149 dianep

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                    Posted 19 April 2010 - 02:54 PM

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                    Lady Di,
                    I am running into the same problem and starting to get really mad about it. Long story short, a huge miscommunication happened so now I have a 2pm wedding with a 6 pm reception with a cocktail hour. I also have non-royal guests. Michel at the resort told me the people would have to pay for a day pass or leave the property for the three hour break. . . arghh, makes me more mad just thinking about it. But for my royal guests I put in my itinerary to take some time for themselves (ie nap, drinks at the bar etc).
                    a big BOOOOOOO for miscommunications! what happened? what a bummer to have such a gap between your ceremony and reception! is there anything they can do about it? could you have your ceremony later (if you wanted to)? if the miscommunication was their fault, i would definitely request that the resort takes care of the day passes for your guests so they can stay on the premises. ugh. is your WC doing anything to try to help?
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                    #4150 Lady_Di

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                      Posted 19 April 2010 - 03:08 PM

                      oh wow, lynnie, i will be pissed if that happened to me!! =(




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