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#8181 kellygrrrl

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    Posted 20 February 2011 - 08:34 PM


    wellllllllllllll, only my mom has made some side jokes about being afraid to go to Mexico, and my entire family was there in 2004 (I also went to the royal once with my mom in 2007 and then with my now-finace in 2009). I'm pretty much working with my guests personally to help answer questions, etc, but concerns about violence in mexico aren't on their radar yet (we're still 1+ yrs out). when my mom says anything I remind her that cities like Cancun, Playa and Cozumel grew to support tourism. for the people who live there, they credit their ability to do so to those of us who visit. I really believe that those are some of the most protected areas because the government relies so heavily on people vacationing there. never once did I feel unsafe when I was in mexico, especially not in any major city (or anywhere along the mayan riviera).

     

    I remember being in greece discussing concerns about renting a moped (#1 tourist killer) and my boat captain reminding me and the other tourists that if you listen to the warnings all the time, you will never leave the confines of your home. while it was a good idea for me not to rent a scooter in that situation, the same can be said for mexico. there are things going on all over, and while you can minimize the risk, attending a wedding in mexico seems pretty innocent to me. if people don't want to come, that's fine, but I don't see the conflict there as a deterrant -- due largely to the number of native citizens who want to do nothing more than protect tourism in places like playa del carmen. I hope my guests will feel the same way.

     

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    Originally Posted by geoffnsara 





    Congrats Kellygrrrl.  I still have a lot to do myself.  Are you running into issues with your guests being scared of traveling to mexico?  if so how are you over coming this? 





    #8182 kellygrrrl

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      Posted 20 February 2011 - 08:36 PM


      I am truly sorry to hear about the rain, but it definitely sounds like the royal (and you) made the most of the situation by moving everything to pelicanos. good call on everyone's part!! : )
       

      Originally Posted by kshows03 

      Yes!  We got back Thursday evening.  It was a great trip, but I guess the funny/sad part was that out of our full week trip, the only day it rained was Saturday...pretty much the whole day.  We were able to have the wedding at the gazeebo, bu we put everyone under it, just incase the rain picked back up.  Also, the standing water on the concrete made it REALLY difficult to walk in my wedding dress.  I had to take three long breaks...it was not a graceful walk AT ALL....all you can do is laugh though.  Then instead of having the cocktail hour in the garden and the reception on the beach, they shut down Pelicanos and we had both there.  That way we were still "out side" but had a covering.  I got so many comments that it was the best wedding/most beautiful wedding/most organized event they had ever been to.....so I have to be happy with that.  It was definately memorable! =)  I will write a full review soon.  I still do not have any pictures...it's kinda sad.  With 36 guests and all the young ones were in the wedding, so the old folks were the only ones taking pictures during the ceremony and of course they haven't uploaded any of them...haha they probably don't even know how.  Hopefully we will get a few previews soon!

       

      Just as a summary...I do not regret my decion to have my wedding at the Royal...rain and all.  They were great and take care of you 100%!

       





      #8183 geoffnsara

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        Posted 20 February 2011 - 09:01 PM



        Originally Posted by kellygrrrl 


        wellllllllllllll, only my mom has made some side jokes about being afraid to go to Mexico, and my entire family was there in 2004 (I also went to the royal once with my mom in 2007 and then with my now-finace in 2009). I'm pretty much working with my guests personally to help answer questions, etc, but concerns about violence in mexico aren't on their radar yet (we're still 1+ yrs out). when my mom says anything I remind her that cities like Cancun, Playa and Cozumel grew to support tourism. for the people who live there, they credit their ability to do so to those of us who visit. I really believe that those are some of the most protected areas because the government relies so heavily on people vacationing there. never once did I feel unsafe when I was in mexico, especially not in any major city (or anywhere along the mayan riviera).

         

        I remember being in greece discussing concerns about renting a moped (#1 tourist killer) and my boat captain reminding me and the other tourists that if you listen to the warnings all the time, you will never leave the confines of your home. while it was a good idea for me not to rent a scooter in that situation, the same can be said for mexico. there are things going on all over, and while you can minimize the risk, attending a wedding in mexico seems pretty innocent to me. if people don't want to come, that's fine, but I don't see the conflict there as a deterrant -- due largely to the number of native citizens who want to do nothing more than protect tourism in places like playa del carmen. I hope my guests will feel the same way.

         

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        That makes me feel better thank you and I do agree with you too.  So I just need to help them realize that as long as they dont wonder off the resort they are safe.  But you know how some people are. 



        #8184 ChicagoBride2011

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          Posted 21 February 2011 - 06:16 AM



          Originally Posted by kshows03 

          Yes!  We got back Thursday evening.  It was a great trip, but I guess the funny/sad part was that out of our full week trip, the only day it rained was Saturday...pretty much the whole day.  We were able to have the wedding at the gazeebo, bu we put everyone under it, just incase the rain picked back up.  Also, the standing water on the concrete made it REALLY difficult to walk in my wedding dress.  I had to take three long breaks...it was not a graceful walk AT ALL....all you can do is laugh though.  Then instead of having the cocktail hour in the garden and the reception on the beach, they shut down Pelicanos and we had both there.  That way we were still "out side" but had a covering.  I got so many comments that it was the best wedding/most beautiful wedding/most organized event they had ever been to.....so I have to be happy with that.  It was definately memorable! =)  I will write a full review soon.  I still do not have any pictures...it's kinda sad.  With 36 guests and all the young ones were in the wedding, so the old folks were the only ones taking pictures during the ceremony and of course they haven't uploaded any of them...haha they probably don't even know how.  Hopefully we will get a few previews soon!

           

          Just as a summary...I do not regret my decion to have my wedding at the Royal...rain and all.  They were great and take care of you 100%!

           


          SOOOO glad to hear things went well depsite the rain!   Great outlook by just laughing it off, unfortuneately the weather is the one thing us brides can't control!


          Had the most AMAZING wedding at The Royal PDC on May 1, 2011


          #8185 kellygrrrl

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            Posted 21 February 2011 - 08:21 AM

            and honestly, the royal is two blocks from playa's main avenue, and they're completely safe there, too. I think the only questionable danger would be renting a car and driving way out somewhere far from tourist destinations which seems unlikely. once you're at the resort, you never want to leave. : ) 

             

            Originally Posted by geoffnsara 





            That makes me feel better thank you and I do agree with you too.  So I just need to help them realize that as long as they dont wonder off the resort they are safe.  But you know how some people are. 





            #8186 Kate112

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              Posted 21 February 2011 - 10:35 AM

              Hi ladies

               

              Kshows, sounds like you had a super time despite the weather, I have just picked where to have our private reception and have decided to have it on the beach, so I have found it reasuring to here that the royal accomodated you with the weather, I was wondering what would happen if the weather was bad. Congratulations, can't wait to see some pics, sounds like you put a lot of effort into making it a lovely day x



              #8187 Amina684

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                Posted 21 February 2011 - 11:02 AM

                Hello Royal Brides! I am new to this website and forum and was so excited when I found this thread! A lot of great information on here! I am looking to get married at The Royal in February 2012. I spoke with Angie today to get some basic information and I have also been working with destinationweddings.com Just wanted to introduce myself and say that I appreciate everyone's input and advice! Look forward to hearing some more! -Amina



                #8188 rosieposie

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                  Posted 21 February 2011 - 02:30 PM

                  congrats kshows!

                  can't wait to read your review and see your pix!



                  #8189 edub007

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                    Posted 21 February 2011 - 02:38 PM

                    I am flying my photograhpers down for the wedding and we are having a TTD session at Tulum. I am so excited! I'm glad to hear it is worth:)



                    #8190 JHarris

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                      Posted 21 February 2011 - 03:54 PM

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