Hi Brides and Grooms,
I keep reading that everyone is using Marvin for flowers. I went to PDC in January and found Floreria Sac-Rah by Angeles and Silvia really close to The Royal. I don't think there is a link to Marvin, so this may be another florist option for those looking. I have attached a pre-wedding centerpiece the florist put together as a sample, the centerpiece is actually on The Royal's ballroom table with their table clothe. The orange runner (it's actually a chair bow! 89 cents) is mine, I plan on crossing two orange runners. They quoted me $35 per centerpiece versus $90 - $100 at The Royal per centerpiece. They require a 50% deposit and seemed really flexible. That same day I put the down payment and have everything in writing from them. They mentioned that they sometimes do flower arrangements for The Royal. It was worth paying the outside vendor fee for us since we have a large party attending our wedding. However, I wish I wouldn't have told my WC about having this outside vendor and wish I could just have my mother and aunts pick up the centerpieces from the shop or meet the florist outside the resort. Anyway hope this info helps!
If I had a dollar for every change so far, or unkept promise, or "No" I could pay for my wedding AND Honeymoon!! I am really surprised at all the awesome comments about weddings at THE Royal, because the experience has made me want to run to the courthouse and forget the wedding, LOL!!! I can't imagine that there isnt some basis for all the Love for THE Royal, and recently they have really been trying to work with us to make things run smoothly, thank goodness!
Marvin IS Expensive, but not as expensive as THE Royal...and keep in mind, flowers that are pricy here, are even more so there...I really wanted Peonies in my bouquet, but at $20 stem (and $2-300 for a bouquet), I'm over it...it's in my hands for an hour or so, and THAT'S IT!
The DJ is expensive too, waaay more than here...but maybe that's because we have so many friends that spin in clubs so I'm out of touch?
The Bottom line: The location is AMAZING, the drinks will be flowing (to take the edge off), the beach is GORGEOUS, and (most of) your friends and family will BE THERE....everything else is just fluff. :-)
Originally Posted by RGWedding
I just got married at the Royal on 12/4. I agree with EVERYTHING you said.
About the flowers, I got my bouquet and sweetheart table centerpiece from the Royal and they were BEAUTIFUL! The bridesmaids bouquets and 5 guest table centerpieces I got from Marvin. I paid $55 for each bridesmaid bouquet and they were pretty. I paid $55 each centerpiece and they were nice but they were ORANGE!! They were suppose to be HOT PINK! My poor husband who waited in the lobby for hours (misunderstanding about arrival time of flowers) had no choice but to accept them since our wedding was 2 hours away.
Even though the Royal price is higher I would go with them. If there is a mistake the coordinator takes care of it. With Marvin you are stuck with what he brings and you have to have someone wait for him in the lobby and then display the flowers for you. From my experience, not worth it.
Originally Posted by qgirl2
It is interesting you say that about Marvin because a few of the girls on here experienced the same problem with the flowers not being the correct colors. I am also going to look into the woman that may be doing lounge furniture for us because I believe she does centerpieces as well..plus then since I am already paying an outside vendor fee she can deal with the set up an take down and no one is forced to sit and wait for the flowers. I would love to see your review so I can avoid the issues you had(sorry for those) as I feel the Royal is kind of getting to strict with all of their restrictions. Also I will look into the royal florist as well..some of their centerpieces weren't so horrible and we are thinking all roses any ways to keep down costs and make it romantic...orchids are out...too expensive!