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ROYAL PLAYA DEL CARMEN BRIDES: were kids allowed for the day? ...and other questions


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#8221 kellygrrrl

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    Posted 24 February 2011 - 06:52 AM

    yes, it seems very odd, especially since they'll be sending you a contract with that information outlined. I also booked for May 2012 just this past weekend and was able to reserve both the gazebo for the wedding and the beach for the reception. I initially thought it may be a reference to their a la carte website not yet being updated for 2012, but the sole location it shows online as available is the beach.

     

    definitely something to investigate. please let us know how it turns out.

     

    Originally Posted by slin2011 

    Hi Ladies!  I booked our date at the Royal. We are having the ceremony at the gazebo, but when I tried to tell the WC I wanted to have my reception on the beach, she told me I couldn't reserve a beach site until closer to the wedding date (which is May 2012).  Is this the case for you other ladies that are having beach receptions?  It just seemed a little weird so I thought I would ask...thanks in advance!





    #8222 diahr

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      Posted 24 February 2011 - 06:57 AM

      Hey There... My wedding is April 1st and I am still confirming things. We have mostly everything picked out, but there has been no hard and fast date that I was made aware of from my WC.  See below.

       

      Items Finalized:

      My bouquet, hair appt, the ceremony location, cocktail hour, wedding reception, cake, centerpieces, and menu have been finalized.
       

      Outside Vendors

      My girls bouquets, makeup, photo, ceremony decoration, video

       

      Not Finalized:

      Ceremony script, music, welcome dinner, FI's bout

       

      Fellow brides and brides to be, please let me know if I am missing anything.
       

      Originally Posted by ChicagoBride2011 

      For recent brides... did the Royal "make" you finalize everything at the 45 day mark?   It seems SOOOO soon, 45 days before the wedding is only 3 weeks away for me!!!!

       

      Only 10 weeks until I leave!!!!





      #8223 diahr

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        Posted 24 February 2011 - 07:00 AM

        Hey Ladies - I just ordered my favors and placecard holders yesterday. (I know so last minute!) I thought I would share. Fyi.. The weddingchannel store is having a GREAT sale on matchbooks.  You can also find coupons for them at retailmenot.com.  You may have to try a few codes to find out which works, but I saved 15% off my order!!!



         



        #8224 Rissa519

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          Posted 24 February 2011 - 07:16 AM



          Originally Posted by Lisa DSO 



          Thank you! I had no issues; he never brought it up as being a prerequisite.


           


          Rissa, I'll post some pics from the resort photographer that came free with my package later 

           

           



           



          Originally Posted by slin2011 

          Hi Ladies!  I booked our date at the Royal. We are having the ceremony at the gazebo, but when I tried to tell the WC I wanted to have my reception on the beach, she told me I couldn't reserve a beach site until closer to the wedding date (which is May 2012).  Is this the case for you other ladies that are having beach receptions?  It just seemed a little weird so I thought I would ask...thanks in advance!



          Thanks Lisa, I would really appreciated seeing some pics from the resort photographer, it just seems that so many have used others so I was unsure if I needed to reserve an outside vendor.

           

          slin2011 - I booked my ceremony at the gazebo and the beach for my reception, and it wasn't a problem at all mine is set for 06/30/2012.

           

           



          #8225 Rissa519

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            Posted 24 February 2011 - 07:21 AM

            Lisa... thank you I would really appreciate seeing some pics from the resort photographer, I am sure they are great, it just seems so many have used other photographers!

             

            Slin2011 - I booked my wedding for 06/30/2012 with the gazebo ceremony and the beach reception, it wasn't a problem at all, so it does seem odd... who is your WC?



            #8226 JHarris

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              Posted 24 February 2011 - 11:26 AM



              Originally Posted by Rissa519 

              Lisa... thank you I would really appreciate seeing some pics from the resort photographer, I am sure they are great, it just seems so many have used other photographers!

               

              Slin2011 - I booked my wedding for 06/30/2012 with the gazebo ceremony and the beach reception, it wasn't a problem at all, so it does seem odd... who is your WC?


              Rissa -

               

              If you search for Lady Di, she has pics from the resort photographer as well. I think most people used the resort photog bc it was in their package and since it's part of the cost - might as well. But most everyone is using or bringing their own.

               

              If you book a room for your outside photog you can get away with not having to pay the vendor fee. Also - if you make them part of your wedding guest list - you can avoid the vendor fee as well. I do believe that if they're a guest they need to have a room booked.
               


              Married My BestFriend at The Royal PDC ~ June 17, 2011~


              #8227 GC2008

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                Posted 24 February 2011 - 03:14 PM

                hi guys - can some past brides tell me how many people per table they had and how many tables altogether looks best at a beach reception?



                #8228 slin2011

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                  Posted 24 February 2011 - 06:08 PM

                  I called to book the date and am working with Maritza Guzman.  I told her that I wanted to book the beach reception and she said OK...but now looking at the receipt that was sent to me for the deposit, it only specifies the reception venue.  There's no mention of a beach reception...I'm so confused.  And...Maritza is on vacation until March 1.  Boo.  So did everyone get a contract after they made their initial deposit?  All I got was a receipt of payment and I was asked to complete a form with our personal info (ie name, dob, etc).  Is anyone else working with Maritza?

                   

                   

                   

                   

                   



                  #8229 violagirl

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                    Posted 24 February 2011 - 07:15 PM

                    Hi all,


                    I'm curious about how people booked a room for their photographer...from what I'm seeing, the cost of a room for one night is almost as much as the outside vendor fee anyway.  Also, if we were to book him at the Gran Porto, would that still help us avoid the vendor fee?  Finally, how did people confirm that the fee would be waived if the outside vendor were a guest?

                     

                    I'm also a little concerned about bringing decorations through customs...I haven't been saving my receipts!  Would printed email confirmations suffice? 

                     

                    Wow, I am definitely a last-minute kind of girl.  2.5 months to go, still haven't done much of anything!  Next steps: contact the florist, ask some questions of the photographer, finalize the menu and cake (hoping I can get the Tres Leche!), and start preparing myself for a crazy bachelorette party :)

                     

                    Thanks!
                    Jen



                    #8230 kellygrrrl

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                      Posted 25 February 2011 - 06:54 AM


                      In the past, the Royal has recommended no more than 7 (ideal) to 8 (maximum) guests per table at the round tables.

                       

                      Originally Posted by GC2008 

                      hi guys - can some past brides tell me how many people per table they had and how many tables altogether looks best at a beach reception?








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