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Its so much fun to see all of our guests have been upload their pictures of the wedding but after viewing them our biggest tip we can give you is do not let the WC tell the guests that it is ok to stand and go anywhere to get pictures or a better view. It was really distracting saying our vows with our guest walking behind the officiant, some of them actually waived at us (lol) and this is how most of our ceremony pictures look, how do you crop out a person I sure hope our photographer figured it out.

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Its so much fun to see all of our guests have been upload their pictures of the wedding but after viewing them our biggest tip we can give you is do not let the WC tell the guests that it is ok to stand and go anywhere to get pictures or a better view. It was really distracting saying our vows with our guest walking behind the officiant, some of them actually waived at us (lol) and this is how most of our ceremony pictures look, how do you crop out a person I sure hope our photographer figured it out.
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Thanks for the advice!! I will definetly make note of that. Beautiful photos though, but it is a little distracting with guests wondering through them.... lol. You looked amazing!

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Thanks!!! I wish I knew that tip I am one of those people who once I start to laugh there is no stopping me so I had to bite my lip when our guests were waving at me while saying our vows.

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I believe they have a kids club. We met a family from Canada with two young daughters (around 7 or 8 years old) and they went to the kids club. I think the kids can go there as long as they/ their parents please until 4 or 5pm? I may be incorrect on the time, as we will not be having children at our wedding. We did walk past and see the kids club though. there were also a lot of kids playing on the beach as well!

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Sorry, I do not believe there are any children's pools. Definitely not while I was there.

We did have two 1 1/2 year olds with us though, so they loved the activity pool. It has a shallow area which is about 1 1/2 feet deep, so they were able to play in there a lot.

They also used the kids club, although we stayed with them. It has a bunch of indoor toys in an air conditioned area, which is just what they needed. It also has a swing set outside.

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I did not see a kids pool either we had several kids in our group the youngest being 2 and they had a great time in the pool it was shallow enough for them. Also everyday we got chairs by the swing bar so the kids could go in the lagoon area it was perfect for kids. They did have a kids club but none of the kids went.

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Hi ladies,

 

A bunch of questions for ya (sorry, I know this is a long list!):

 

1) Playa Del Carmen - How far away is Playa Del Carmen? Are there cabs at the resort to take you there, and how much is it each way?

 

2) Airport Transfer - Any recommendations on airport transfer companies? We can have one included in our package right now for $40 return, but it stops at other resorts along the way.

 

3) Day Trips - Does anyone have a list of excursions that the resort offers? I'm trying to get something like a newsletter out to our guests so they can budget for the trip. Did you have any favorite day trips or ones that you'd recommend not going on?

 

4) WC - We were assigned Yuritzia as our coordinator when we booked, but I haven't heard from her at all. I saw that a lot of people had trouble getting a hold of their WCs. We've only been talking to Paloma so far. Am I just supposed to wait until 3 months before our date to hear from Yuritzia?

 

5) Custom Maracas - We're thinking of doing custom maracas as a wedding favor. Ajua, a restaurant and wedding planning company in Playa Del Carmen will make them for about $6 each. Are there other places that do custom maracas?

 

6) Out of Town Bags - We want to do some gift bags for people when they arrive. Those who did them, what did you put in them, did you ship all the stuff to Mexico, or just bring it in your luggage, and did you get the hotel to distribute the for $2 a piece?

 

Whew. Sorry about my ton of questions. I'm still trying to read and catch up on all the info that is on this thread..... there is a lot :)

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I will answer what I can!

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Hi ladies,

 

A bunch of questions for ya (sorry, I know this is a long list!):

 

1) Playa Del Carmen - How far away is Playa Del Carmen? Are there cabs at the resort to take you there, and how much is it each way? Its about 30 minutes or so and yes there are cabs that will take you I am not sure how much though.

 

2) Airport Transfer - Any recommendations on airport transfer companies? We can have one included in our package right now for $40 return, but it stops at other resorts along the way. We used American Express it was part of our package we did setup a private transfer (so no stops) and it was $75 for the 2 of us. The van we used to get to the resort held 12 people so if you have a group of 12 you will go directly to ther resort.

 

3) Day Trips - Does anyone have a list of excursions that the resort offers? I'm trying to get something like a newsletter out to our guests so they can budget for the trip. Did you have any favorite day trips or ones that you'd recommend not going on? I have a list of excursions on our website you can copy not sure if they are offered by the hotel though I got them from tripadvisor. Jennifer & Kyle - wedding website by mywedding.com

 

4) WC - We were assigned Yuritzia as our coordinator when we booked, but I haven't heard from her at all. I saw that a lot of people had trouble getting a hold of their WCs. We've only been talking to Paloma so far. Am I just supposed to wait until 3 months before our date to hear from Yuritzia? We we able to get a hold of Yuritza from time to time but she really does not respond until around 2-3 months until your wedding.

 

5) Custom Maracas - We're thinking of doing custom maracas as a wedding favor. Ajua, a restaurant and wedding planning company in Playa Del Carmen will make them for about $6 each. Are there other places that do custom maracas? We got maracas at the hacienda (sp?) at the resort they were not personalized but they were cheap and they all said Mexico on them. Not sure of anyone who personalizes them.

 

6) Out of Town Bags - We want to do some gift bags for people when they arrive. Those who did them, what did you put in them, did you ship all the stuff to Mexico, or just bring it in your luggage, and did you get the hotel to distribute the for $2 a piece? We gave out bags with our logo on it we put a photo album, postcards, asprin, pepto, info on the local areas, excursions, invite to welcome dinner, pens, note pad, goggles for kids, coloring book, bug wipes. We decided to give the bags to our guests when we first saw them.

 

Whew. Sorry about my ton of questions. I'm still trying to read and catch up on all the info that is on this thread..... there is a lot :)

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I will also try and answer what I can

Originally Posted by Jananaz

Hi ladies,

 

A bunch of questions for ya (sorry, I know this is a long list!):

 

1) Playa Del Carmen - How far away is Playa Del Carmen? Are there cabs at the resort to take you there, and how much is it each way? Its about 30 minutes or so and yes there are cabs that will take you I am not sure how much though.

Yup, 30 minutes. There are cabs, and there are also collectivos. The collectivos drop you off right by 5th Ave and they cost $2 per person each way.

 

2) Airport Transfer - Any recommendations on airport transfer companies? We can have one included in our package right now for $40 return, but it stops at other resorts along the way. We used American Express it was part of our package we did setup a private transfer (so no stops) and it was $75 for the 2 of us. The van we used to get to the resort held 12 people so if you have a group of 12 you will go directly to ther resort.

We used Cancun Valet. It was $165 for a 10 passenger van. It worked out absolutely perfect! Also, when we were there they used a multitude of different transportation to get to the resort. When we arrived there must have been a large amount of people arriving because they had a greyhound bus. From what we heard, it stoped four times before getting to the resort. However, on the way back to the airport, had we not arranged for our own trasnportation we would have had the 12 passenger van mentioned above.

 

3) Day Trips - Does anyone have a list of excursions that the resort offers? I'm trying to get something like a newsletter out to our guests so they can budget for the trip. Did you have any favorite day trips or ones that you'd recommend not going on? I have a list of excursions on our website you can copy not sure if they are offered by the hotel though I got them from tripadvisor. Jennifer & Kyle - wedding website by mywedding.com

My husband and I did Xel-ha, by ourselves though, not through the resort. We really enjoyed that.

 

4) WC - We were assigned Yuritzia as our coordinator when we booked, but I haven't heard from her at all. I saw that a lot of people had trouble getting a hold of their WCs. We've only been talking to Paloma so far. Am I just supposed to wait until 3 months before our date to hear from Yuritzia? We we able to get a hold of Yuritza from time to time but she really does not respond until around 2-3 months until your wedding.

Yup, this is Yuritizia for ya!!! She actually didn't respond to us barely at all, including the three months before the wedding! However, when we got there, she had every single email I had written her and was very organized. If I ever needed immediate assistance or verification of something I had my TA contact her. That seemed to work much better.

 

5) Custom Maracas - We're thinking of doing custom maracas as a wedding favor. Ajua, a restaurant and wedding planning company in Playa Del Carmen will make them for about $6 each. Are there other places that do custom maracas? We got maracas at the hacienda (sp?) at the resort they were not personalized but they were cheap and they all said Mexico on them. Not sure of anyone who personalizes them.

yup, all I know of are the ones at the hacienda, and those aren't customized.

 

6) Out of Town Bags - We want to do some gift bags for people when they arrive. Those who did them, what did you put in them, did you ship all the stuff to Mexico, or just bring it in your luggage, and did you get the hotel to distribute the for $2 a piece? We gave out bags with our logo on it we put a photo album, postcards, asprin, pepto, info on the local areas, excursions, invite to welcome dinner, pens, note pad, goggles for kids, coloring book, bug wipes. We decided to give the bags to our guests when we first saw them.

DO NOT SHIP TO MEXICO!!!! The packages are never promised to get there and there is nothing you can do about it. Definitely pack it in your suitcase. Now, I went a little over board on our OOT bags, so I didn't want to pay the $2 a piece, so I delivered them myself.

Whew. Sorry about my ton of questions. I'm still trying to read and catch up on all the info that is on this thread..... there is a lot :)

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