Welcome Back Kerri... I love everytime I read "The Royal was Perfect" Congratulations!!!!!! Can't wait to see pics!
Originally Posted by kerrimark2010
I have been back for about a week, but yesterday was my first day back to work which sucked big time! I want to go back!
The Royal was perfect! The service was phenomenal, the food was great (especially at Maria Marie and Asiana), and all of our guests had a fantastic time. Although our wedding was small (only 25), we had lots of great times (and the pics to prove it - lol).
A couple of things:
Don't worry about the weather forecast before you get there. It had actually forecasted rain the whole time we were supposed to be there, and the only time it did rain was the first day for 10 minutes. Otherwise it was beautiful. No need to stress about it.
We added several guests after we got there (last minute people that decided to go), and it was no problem. I just paid the additional fee the day before the wedding when I met with my WC Denys. No sweat. Just make sure you let your bank know you're going to be in Mexico, otherwise your debit may get declined like mine did the first time. :-)
We felt super safe the whole time we were there. We had read that worrying about crime in the border towns is like worrying about a crime wave in Chicago when you're vacationing in Key West. It's so far removed from the violent areas that it really isn't an issue. Although my husband's mother didn't go because she's terrified of Mexico, she really would have had nothing to worry about.
Nate Broshot (that's his professional name) was the most amazing photographer, and he's way less expensive than the least expensive photographer we found in Playa. He was one of the best parts of the wedding. Check out my review on him in the vendor thread.
All in all, it was the best vacation ever. I even met Randi, although when I met her by chance at the Asiana bar I didn't realize she was on the forum. We still did shots, though! :-) Glad to hear her wedding went amazingly well also - she got married after we left.
Let me know if you guys have any questions - we were on a pretty tight budget, and we certainly found ways around some of their fees. :-)
Kerri (the new Mrs. Morgan!!)