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#8791 JoZee84

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    Posted 01 July 2011 - 12:37 PM

    The day of the TTD she picked us up in the lobby and took us off location for the session.  No issues at all there. 



    #8792 JHarris

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      Posted 01 July 2011 - 03:31 PM

      Heidi -

       

      I brought our photographer down from Houston. It was all apart of his destination wedding package - so I didn't have to worry about flight and room.

       

      He stayed at the Royal - so I never had any issues with him coming into our room.

       

      The beach is public access. So the photographer can meet you guys on the beach behind the resort. The street between the gran porto and royal dead ends into the pier for ferries.

       

      I would totally have your welcome/rehearsal dinner on the Royal side. if none of your guests are staying at Gran Porto - there's no need to eat there. The food is not that great and you'll be disappointed.

       

      I would totally spring for Asiana's. I think the banquet cost is the same. =)


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      #8793 Heidi82

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        Posted 01 July 2011 - 05:33 PM

        Thanks JoZee84 - Eek! That's the same thing I'm doing - booked a room for him at the Real & put him on my guest list for the night of the wedding with a spot at a table and a meal. Thanks for the heads up! I read it in your review, but now it's crunch time and I'm trying to nail down all the little details! :)

         

        Thanks Janna - Beach being public access is good info.!  Should not have any issues there.  I think he has actually done a few weddings at the Royal so maybe he knows the ins and out of it all.  Have you gotten any of your pics yet?!

         

        I am requesting to switch my welcome/rehearsal dinner to Asiana's right now.  We don't have any guests staying at the Gran Porto.  I don't know what I was thinking...



        #8794 jenniferkuhr

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          Posted 02 July 2011 - 05:54 AM

          Quote:

          Originally Posted by JHarris 

           

          The beach is public access. So the photographer can meet you guys on the beach behind the resort. The street between the gran porto and royal dead ends into the pier for ferries.

           



          One quick warning about photos on the public beach!!!

           

          I had an earlier post about this after our engagement session in September 2010, but Playa Del Carmen has a "no vendors on public beaches" law without a special vendor permit.  The law was put into place so tourists didn't have to deal with obnoxious interruptions every two seconds while tanning to buy jewelry, sunglasses, fruit etc like in Puerto Vallarta, but professional photographers are considered vendors too!!!

           

          Basically, we ended up getting stopped by the police, questioned and then fined and told we could not take any more pictures.  (We still had amazing photos and everything was fine, just a wierd, awkward interlude with police carrying scary guns...)  Not sure if anyone else experienced this, maybe it was just their mood that day to actually enforce it...

           

          Easy fix Solutions:

           

          1.) Restrict your photos to the hotel part of the beach (we were nowhere near The Royal at the time, but made our way quickly after this happened).

          2.)  If you do get stopped, tell them the photographer is a cousin, brother, relative but NOT a vendor!!! 



          #8795 JHarris

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            Posted 02 July 2011 - 07:51 AM

            Jennifer -

             

            I think I remembered reading that! It's funny you say that because I told my photographer he needed a vendor license and to go to the Mexican Consulate to obtain one. He goes there and they tell him he doesn't need one bc he's not a certain kind of vendor.

             

            Talk about a Catch 22!

             

            Thanks for that reminder!!!

            Quote:



            One quick warning about photos on the public beach!!!

             

            I had an earlier post about this after our engagement session in September 2010, but Playa Del Carmen has a "no vendors on public beaches" law without a special vendor permit.  The law was put into place so tourists didn't have to deal with obnoxious interruptions every two seconds while tanning to buy jewelry, sunglasses, fruit etc like in Puerto Vallarta, but professional photographers are considered vendors too!!!

             

            Basically, we ended up getting stopped by the police, questioned and then fined and told we could not take any more pictures.  (We still had amazing photos and everything was fine, just a wierd, awkward interlude with police carrying scary guns...)  Not sure if anyone else experienced this, maybe it was just their mood that day to actually enforce it...

             

            Easy fix Solutions:

             

            1.) Restrict your photos to the hotel part of the beach (we were nowhere near The Royal at the time, but made our way quickly after this happened).

            2.)  If you do get stopped, tell them the photographer is a cousin, brother, relative but NOT a vendor!!! 



             


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


            #8796 deniden

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            Posted 02 July 2011 - 02:21 PM

            Hi ladies!

             

            So, I think I have my flowers and centerpieces designed by Marvin! They are gorgeous!

             

            With my wedding package with the Royal, I get a bouquet, boutenniere, and a decoration at the altar... what do they normally do with the decoration at the altar? Put it on the sweetheart table? What have you ladies who hired Marvin done? Did you tell your WC and cancel your bouquets from them, etc? Did you have Marvin design something for the sweetheart table and altar?

             

             

            Thanks!

            Denielle



            #8797 JHarris

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              Posted 03 July 2011 - 08:49 AM

              Hi Denielle -

               

              Congrats!! That is super fantastic. =)

               

              This is what I did. I used the resorts bouquet, boutonniere and alter centerpiece. Then I used Marvin for the table centerpieces, bridesmaid bouquets, mothers corsages - wrist, fathers boutonnieres, groom's & groomesmen boutonnieres. The resort boutonniere went to our officiate who is a good friend of ours.

               

              For the alter centerpiece they may ask you where you would like to put it after the ceremony. If you have a specific location in mind you can just tell them. I asked them to move the alter centerpiece and to put it on the same table as decoration for the escort cards. On that table we had my bridal book and our engagement book, plus escort cards, extra maraca favors and wedding programs. It worked out pretty well.

               

              Then for the cake table we put my bouquet and the bridesmaid bouquets on it.

               

              When I had contacted Marvin, he told me he wouldn't do the alter centerpiece bc the resort has a specific clause that only their florist does it. Perhaps that rule has changed now but since you're already paying for it in your package - why not use it?

               

              The alter centerpiece is beautiful. They did a great job on mine. Which reminds me! I need to upload pics and do my review!!!

               

              Here's a picture of my alter centerpiece and resort bouquet:

               

              Resort Bouquet: Pic 1 is wedding day and Pic 2 is day after, I wanted to capture the crystal bead on the handle



              Hi ladies!

               

              So, I think I have my flowers and centerpieces designed by Marvin! They are gorgeous!

               

              With my wedding package with the Royal, I get a bouquet, boutenniere, and a decoration at the altar... what do they normally do with the decoration at the altar? Put it on the sweetheart table? What have you ladies who hired Marvin done? Did you tell your WC and cancel your bouquets from them, etc? Did you have Marvin design something for the sweetheart table and altar?

               

               

              Thanks!

              Denielle



               


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


              #8798 JHarris

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                Posted 03 July 2011 - 09:32 AM

                Congrats to Jennifer and Bonnie this week!!!

                 

                Can't wait to hear how it went for you both!!

                 

                Okay - I've been a little remiss in getting my review out there, but I also believe pictures are worth a thousand words. So in the meantime - I'll just show you some pics and add words later!!

                 

                Below are some pics from our Romantic Dinner on the Beach in front of Pelicanos. Main entree was lamb: it was so good and looked amazing. Dessert was a lime cheesecake- yummy!

                We even had a violin player! She was very sweet and not instrusive at all. I think she played for about 10-15mins. The moon was almost a full moon that night and it just illuminated everything. We started dinner around 6:30-7pm. Perfect timing with the sunset.

                 

                Enjoy!!

                 

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                #8799 JoZee84

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                  Posted 03 July 2011 - 03:58 PM

                  Hi ladies just wanted to share some of the prof. pics from Blue Lens

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                  #8800 JoZee84

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                    Posted 03 July 2011 - 04:03 PM

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