Originally Posted by NurseNurse0101
Well I will say I have stayed at the Riu Yucatan in Feb and the weather is phenomenal! Yes yes ... the price difference, ridiculous! We are planning on doing a beach ceremony as well, no idea what beach but I guess I will have choices later on. and then we also opted out of the appie/cocktail hour, why buy something you already have paid for with the resort! We aren't going to have a DJ, I think we will just ask a friend do manage the music etc on ipod... it was all just too expensive. If we end up in a banquet hall I am buying the lightup dance floor! LOL. But if it works out to have it at the beach grill then I think we would forgo the dance floor.
I have heard good things about the palace beach grill as well, being more upscale. I just doing want to be escapading around the resort all day.... lots of people get married down at the Caribe side I think its the Azul beach? But its SO far....
In planning this did the wedding coordinator contact you and have you choose things? or how does it work?
Best Moments, is that part of the resort? If you don't mind me asking how much do you think its gonna cost for that?
I feel like we have the same worries, its hard to stay in budget. Also, my finace and I are switching to the Excellence Playa Mujeres for our honeymoon the second week, but we chose the Barcel³ for the wedding to make the price point comfortable for our guests
Im excited for you!!!!
Have you been in contact with one of the wedding coordinators yet? Once you are, they should start sending you each step at a time, I believe there are 8 steps in the planning process (ceremony, music, cocktail hour, reception, flowers and decoration, photography, etc...) Mine has sent me many photos of my options from beach locations, centerpieces, huppa options, banquet room set up photos, flowers. If you ask for photos they are usually good about sending them. I have found the planning to be very easy and low stress!
Best moments is not part of the resort but they have an agreement with the resort so they do not require you to pay a vendor fee for them to come in for the day. Here is the website: http://thebestmoments.com.mx/. They will email you the current prices if you send them a message. I think I am paying around 350 for a trial run and day of makeup and hair but this was one of the more expensive packages and there are others to choose from.
Playa Azul was my second choice for the ceremony, it is a beautiful beach. My fianc© and I have been to Barcel³ Maya before and it is absolutely gorgeous, you will love it!
If you want me to email you any photos let me know, I will see what I have!