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#4801 bridetobe1515

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    Posted 19 May 2010 - 10:30 PM

    Oh right if any of you have questions on what downtown Playa has for shopping and bars please ask. We spent 2 days shopping both for wedding items and for personal stuff. We also went to some bars that were a lot of fun. They literally have almost everything down there for cheaper. I wish I wouldn't have bought so much to bring down...but you live and learn.

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    #4802 msglave

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      Posted 19 May 2010 - 10:39 PM

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      Originally Posted by bridetobe1515
      Oh right if any of you have questions on what downtown Playa has for shopping and bars please ask. We spent 2 days shopping both for wedding items and for personal stuff. We also went to some bars that were a lot of fun. They literally have almost everything down there for cheaper. I wish I wouldn't have bought so much to bring down...but you live and learn.
      Thanks for the offer-I have a couple of questions.

      1.) How much did you see the maracas for?
      2.) Did you go to Walmart or some other large store? I want to carry as least down as possible and I'm thinking that I may buy the stuff for centerpieces and buy glass vases/votives there.
      3.) Lastly, what kind of things did you see reasonably priced that you wish you would've waited for?

      Thanks for sticking around to answer our questions!!!!!!
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      #4803 bridetobe1515

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        Posted 19 May 2010 - 10:57 PM

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        Originally Posted by msglave
        Thanks for the offer-I have a couple of questions.

        1.) How much did you see the maracas for?
        2.) Did you go to Walmart or some other large store? I want to carry as least down as possible and I'm thinking that I may buy the stuff for centerpieces and buy glass vases/votives there.
        3.) Lastly, what kind of things did you see reasonably priced that you wish you would've waited for?

        Thanks for sticking around to answer our questions!!!!!!

        No problem! You ladies have been such a help, I would love to help you out with things I wasn't sure on.

        When you first walk off of the resort and go on 5th avenue you will see a ton of vendors. They all yell at you to come into their store. We were stupid and went in. I went to a couple of different guys and ended up buying mine for $3 each. They were gorgeous though. Well, the next time I went shopping I went down the street a lot further and found them for $1 each. So the key is to do a little walking and go a bit further. Seemed like the further down 5th we went the better the deals. We found them at the General Store for $1. No negotiating but you wouldn't have to because they do have the best prices.

        I actually didn't see a walmart, but I did see the MAC store. I still wouldn't recommend going in it. It was in a store with a bunch of high end items like Chanel, etc. Seemed expensive. I just bought all of my MAC makeup from home. Ok, not what you asked. So no on Walmart, but that general store and plent of other stores sold vases. Most were extremely colorful though and very pretty. I don't think that is what you are looking for though. I would pack something like your centerpieces. I actually shipped all of mine to Zulma and it only cost me $40.

        I was happy I waited on the maracas. I also bought a box of cigars which were really pricey, but they don't really come down that much on cigars. I wish I would have waited on the centerpieces. Although I was really happy with what I chose, I think it would have brought more color to the tables if I bought something in Mexico. They have sooooooooooo much! I also would have waited to buy the girls necklaces. They have such great jewelry there. I probably would have also waited for buying their special gifts and all the oot bags. I ended up buying these amazing bags for $8 each. They said Playa Del Carmen on them and they were canvas and really cute. If you haven't bought bridesmaids bags yet, those are perfect. They don't really have wedding related items there though like cake toppers, etc. So get that!

        Hope that helps, if not then ask away!

        #4804 RunningBride24

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          Posted 19 May 2010 - 11:02 PM

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          also, about the menu options, Im not sure what the luxury package has but I did the classical package and had red snapper and beef tournedo, both excellent!! I had so many good comments about the snapper I wish I would have only done that one!! As for "american" im not sure either but there isn't anything that is super weird on the menu. They have weird names but everything is very very good. I mean if us nebraska folk love it it must be good
          LOL LOVE it!! :) That's exactly what I needed, as most of my guests are from small town Nebraska. Thanks for that! And congratulations, can't wait to see pictures!

          Also thanks for the recommendation on not doing the cocktail hour. As of now I'm booked to have one but thinking I might reconsider. :)
          ~The future Mrs. Thompson~10*10*10

          #4805 bridetobe1515

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            Posted 19 May 2010 - 11:16 PM

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            Really about the cocktail hour I cannot believe it is not open bar that just seems so wrong.
            I was actually really surprised by this also, especially since they have all the hard liquor sitting out on the bar where they serve champagne. If it isn't included in your package don't pay for it! totally not worth it.

            #4806 msglave

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              Posted 20 May 2010 - 03:11 AM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by bridetobe1515
              No problem! You ladies have been such a help, I would love to help you out with things I wasn't sure on.

              When you first walk off of the resort and go on 5th avenue you will see a ton of vendors. They all yell at you to come into their store. We were stupid and went in. I went to a couple of different guys and ended up buying mine for $3 each. They were gorgeous though. Well, the next time I went shopping I went down the street a lot further and found them for $1 each. So the key is to do a little walking and go a bit further. Seemed like the further down 5th we went the better the deals. We found them at the General Store for $1. No negotiating but you wouldn't have to because they do have the best prices.

              I actually didn't see a walmart, but I did see the MAC store. I still wouldn't recommend going in it. It was in a store with a bunch of high end items like Chanel, etc. Seemed expensive. I just bought all of my MAC makeup from home. Ok, not what you asked. So no on Walmart, but that general store and plent of other stores sold vases. Most were extremely colorful though and very pretty. I don't think that is what you are looking for though. I would pack something like your centerpieces. I actually shipped all of mine to Zulma and it only cost me $40.

              I was happy I waited on the maracas. I also bought a box of cigars which were really pricey, but they don't really come down that much on cigars. I wish I would have waited on the centerpieces. Although I was really happy with what I chose, I think it would have brought more color to the tables if I bought something in Mexico. They have sooooooooooo much! I also would have waited to buy the girls necklaces. They have such great jewelry there. I probably would have also waited for buying their special gifts and all the oot bags. I ended up buying these amazing bags for $8 each. They said Playa Del Carmen on them and they were canvas and really cute. If you haven't bought bridesmaids bags yet, those are perfect. They don't really have wedding related items there though like cake toppers, etc. So get that!

              Hope that helps, if not then ask away!
              Thanks. That helps a TON! Were the maracas 1.00 each(for one) or 1.00 for 2(one pair)? Thanks for the tip of walking further down. As far as the centerpieces, are you saying you're glad you mailed them or do you wish you had bought them in Mexico? I'm not buying any special makeup. I'm going to bring my Mac from home as well. At least I know how great it looks with my complexion. Thanks for sharing the tips for the BMs gifts.
              The Royal Playa del Carmen 12.11.10 / 46 people + bride & groom attended!!!!!
              Our keycard holders w/ template & pics
              www.jadicaandraveyn.com

              #4807 Lady_Di

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                Posted 20 May 2010 - 09:06 AM

                Thanks so much for writing the review so quickly!!! How was the weather? HOTTT?

                Julia, that is an AMAZING picture by the beach! Did you guys rent a car and drive to Tulum? I can't believe you actually climbed over the fence. Haha. Was it closed or something?

                #4808 beachbum1285

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                  Posted 20 May 2010 - 09:59 AM

                  Hey girls! Just wanted to say we're back from our Royal Cancun wedding/honeymoon and had an amazing time. The week went by waaay too fast and I wish we could have stayed a few more days. All you girls in PDC should have no problems if you get the same treatment I did. :)

                  I'll be posting my review soon.
                  ~Stacy

                  #4809 RunningBride24

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                    Posted 20 May 2010 - 10:32 AM

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                    Originally Posted by beachbum1285
                    Hey girls! Just wanted to say we're back from our Royal Cancun wedding/honeymoon and had an amazing time. The week went by waaay too fast and I wish we could have stayed a few more days. All you girls in PDC should have no problems if you get the same treatment I did. :)

                    I'll be posting my review soon.


                    YAY Stacy!Welcome back!!! Congratulations on being a Mrs!!!!! :) I can't wait for the review/pictures!
                    ~The future Mrs. Thompson~10*10*10

                    #4810 Lisa DSO

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                      Posted 20 May 2010 - 11:11 AM

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                      Originally Posted by candicemarie
                      I'm gonna post a thread about this in the OOT section, but I wanted to share it w/my fellow Royal/GPR brides first in case any of y'all needed any maracas
                      Candicemarie you are awesome!!! I have been looking everywhere to because I don't want the hassle of getting to Playa and running around getting 80 maracas haahah, thank you so much!!!

                      LisaD - you are a smart woman for ordering invites. Although I am happy the way they turned out I think for sanity reasons its better to let the professionals do it lol
                      Me and my dreams....last night I dreamt that I met the lady who is doing the invites and she put the wrong background on it (I love starfish and I was like "noooo, it's supposed to have starfish!") I'm such a weirdo




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