Originally Posted by Andrea434
I have enjoyed seeing everyones pictures on here and reading about your weddings. I have a couple of questions that I am sure some of you could answer.
1. When would you recommend making contact with the local florist in Playa for a March wedding? Is there just Marvin or are there others? What is their contact information?
2. What is the average amount spent on the OOT bags....my fiance and I were thinking about $50. Too low or too high?
3. Has anyone done a catamaran excursion? We will probably have about 70 guests and would like to hear your opinions on them if you have done it.
I am sure I will think of so many more but I just love this website and all the ladies that have shared their planning tips and ideas!
Congratulations to all you summer brides, my fiance and I saw about 3 take place there in late may and they were all gorgeous!
Hi Andrea! Welcome to the Royal Playa Del Carmen forum!
Here's my best shot at your questions:
1.) I just went with the vendors at The Royal (except photographer, we are using Ivan Luckie...he is AWESOME!!). Our whole rationale was to limit the stress as much as possible and the hotel does a great job coordinating all the vendors they use, from what I can tell. Having too many people to contact and set up contracts with is stressful! Let your Royal Wedding Coordinator do that!
2.) We have 80 people coming, so we're figuring about 40 bags. $10 a bag already puts us at $400...so we will try our best to stick to $10 to 20. If you have far less people you can be more extravagant, its up to you.
3.) Yes! We are doing a "Rehearsal Catamaran" the day before on board the Catamaya for about 75 people. It includes a steak/lobster lunch and snorkling, as well as open bar. SO excited!!! The point of having a DW was to get our two families to "bond" since they live so far away, and we thought an adventure like this would be perfect. Every wedding I've been to that had little events leading up to the big day were my most memorable, everyone really gets to know one another and party! So fun!