GC2008 - I have pretty much second guessed everyting from doing a destination wedding, my dress, my shoes, the bridesmaids dresses, the decorations.....basically EVERYTHING. I think we get so wrapped up in wanting everything to be so perfect that we miss the point of the wedding. It is to celebrate two lives joining together, so all you really need if yourself and your fiance! Try not to get carried away with the "what ifs." Everytime a bride comes back and you hear how "perfect" everything was and what an amazing time they had, you realize everything will just work itself out! I know its hard, but just try to go with the flow!
ROYAL PLAYA DEL CARMEN BRIDES: were kids allowed for the day? ...and other questions
Posted 17 December 2010 - 01:56 PM
so has anyone started to doubt or second-guess their choice on where to have the destination wedding? ive booked the royal month ago and i find myself looking at other resorts questioning if i made the right choice. now im obsessing over Tensing Pen in Jamaica and wonder if it would have been a better choice. i think im stressing becuase 1/2 of my guests have decided to stay at other hotels, not at the royal nor the grand porto and wondering if would have been a better experience to have done it at a place where everyone would have stayed at.....looks like you book the whole property at tensing pen and about 45 guests can take over the place.
anyways, its definitely way too late to make any changes to our wedding....but just wondering if others have experienced the doubts beforehand....
Had the most AMAZING wedding at The Royal PDC on May 1, 2011
Posted 17 December 2010 - 04:56 PM
I had second guessing as well- we even went so far as to book another resort because of it. Ultimately, we stuck with our decision of The Royal and I am soooo glad we did! I can't tell you enough how amazing the resort is...we do tropical vacations every year and this has been THE BEST. It really has the "full package" - the food is excellent, the resort top notch, and the fact that it is walking distance to 5th avenue is a HUGE bonus (imagine Bourbon street in New Orleans). The way they take care of you and your wedding is the icing on the cake. I honestly believe my wedding is the best wedding I have ever gone to, and I'm not just saying that because it was mine lol. There is really something magical about that place and also looking around and seeing your two families together smiling and having fun in this beautiful place on earth.
You won't regret booking it. Stop looking at other places :-)
Oh and new brides to be..... put your wedding date in your signature at the bottom :-) (and Royal Cancun or Royal PDC)
Posted 17 December 2010 - 05:40 PM
I can't figure out how to add a signature..??
Posted 18 December 2010 - 06:53 AM
Posted 18 December 2010 - 06:57 AM
I can't figure out how to add a signature..??
Posted 18 December 2010 - 07:00 AM
AHi Suzy831, to edit your signature go to your profile page - top right corner of page. Scroll down to bottom of your profile page and click on "edit signature forum". br>
Posted 18 December 2010 - 08:52 AM
So far, I haven't second guess my choice. I picked the Royal, after 3 months of research, and I have been to PDC 3 times before, stayed 1 time at the Gran Porto (before the Royal was built). I picked it for its location, and the fact that it is adult only with a kiddy friend hotel next door. it has 7 restos is a plus because I am a very picky eater. The price of their wedding packages is reasonable too.
First of all, I am a very dominant person, so no one would stay outside of Royal, and those who got kids, I made it clear that they HAVE TO stay at the Royal or the Gran Porto. LOL
As for the countries...my FI doesn't want to be in Cuba, DR, and Jamaica (people are too poor, and there isn't much to do outside of the resort).
Married to Mr. El Khaiat on July 4th, 2011 @ Royal Playa Del Carmen
Posted 18 December 2010 - 10:25 AM
I have not posted on here for quite some time because I was going through some major issues with my family and the wedding. Basically, my Dad and a few others expressed deep concerns with going to Mexico. I understand this is silly, but they were really pushing it on me to re-think everything. I know what most of you are thinking, this YOUR wedding..which I agree with, but to not be sure if my father would be there and some of my closest friends was really difficult for me to handle. I didn't sleep for a few days, was super stressed out and just really freaking out about everything since we had some people booked, we were booked, photographer booked, etc. It took a while but we finally decided to change the location. This was a very difficult decision but it was really due to people dropping out and my worries that my own father would not be there. It's not always in my favor, but I am the type of person that likes to make othere people happy. I had already had some guilt with knowing that planning a destination wedding meant people who wanted to be there would spend a lot to go and then others would not be able to. I knew that I definitely still wanted to do a destination wedding, so we finally sat down and felt it was in everyone's best interest if we just changed everything to Aruba.
I have a lot of mixed feelings. I am sad that we will not be going to The Royal anymore because we were definitely looking forward to it, but I am happy about the new location. I found a great wedding planner who did my friend's wedding there and a beautiful location for the wedding. It is costing a little bit more than what we budgeted for Mexico but we knew that would happen. I am hoping that Kevin and I can go to the Royal PDC for our 1st. aniversary.
I just wanted to say that I still stalk this board! I have gotten so many wonderful ideas from you ladies and I love seeing all of your beautiful pictures and amazing details leading up to your wedding. I know all of you will have a gorgeous wedding there! I'm sad that I am not part of the Royal PDC bride family anymore
Even though I will still pop on here to see what all of you are up to, good luck with everything to all of you. This is a really wonderful group of ladies and I am so happy I could be a part of it.
With many happy marriage blessings,
Posted 18 December 2010 - 04:29 PM
I can understand your feelings. My father only mentioned changing venues to my once, but it was enough to make me anxious. Ultimately, what is most important is having your loved ones with you. I'm sure Aruba is going to be insanely beautiful (I'm guessing that is where you changed it from your sig lol). Have the best wedding and we will still be here to chat :-)
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