I've never been to the Barceló before but have heard great things about the place. We've been to Playa/Riviera 3 times in the past years just never ventured to this hotel. Any PROS/CONS I should know about? I'm getting more excited but nervous since we've never been there before.
Yea, it was a LONG read. A lot of good information! I would stop and then panic that I was missing something important so I kept reading lol..
WE were in the same boat as far as the packages. There's so many little silly things that we could careless about in the Strawberry Package but wanted an outdoor wedding. I HATE the charge for guests over 15 also. We are looking at having roughly 60 guests. Originally, we thought we would maybe have 25ish so we weren't worried about the extra charge but now it's kind of lame lol.
What turned you of with the beach weddings? I am worried that people are going to be standing around and its going to be all weird.
I'm in the same boat as far as decorations, I can't decide if I will go through the hotel or do my own. My WC has been pretty fast at responding which has been really nice. It kind of goes in waves with responses. I'm hoping he sends me pictures of the ceremony and reception sites soon so I can plan a little bit more. I feel like time is lying by.
I've read a lot of reviews that say to either bring additional lights or pay to have lights when having an outdoor wedding, I guess it gets pretty dark. Another thing I am worried about is how windy and cold it will be.
Are you having a dance floor?
I have no bad things to say about this resort. We had a great time and there was always something to do. However, I am getting worried about our wedding because the resort and airline put a stop sale in place for the exact dates that our guests were supposed to travel. There is some sort of event going on that has reserved/bought out the majority of the resort. The problem is, no one will tell me or my agent what it is. This also means that we can't have any last minute guests or anything because no rooms are available.
I heard back from my WC last night about having the mint package and just paying an upgrade fee to have an outdoor venue. He came back saying that they could do it for $30 USD per person. But I am guessing that that only includes the venue upgrade and NOT the food upgrade. I'm waiting for him to clarify that so I'll let you know in a few weeks LOL!
The beach wedding was what I wanted originally but they basically set you up on the most popular part of the beach. So basically there are people tanning all around you, children running circles.....I feel like it just takes away from what is meant to be a special moment. Oh and if there is some sort of aquaeorobics going on then all that noise travels too.
My WC also mentioned that if they have the linens and stuff that I want to use on site then they are already included in my price. If I am wanting something that they don't have, they will have to rent from an outside source. So again I'm hoping he will get back to me and let me know what my options are.
I thought about the lights too. Will have to look into it a little bit. As for cold, it all depends. When we were there they went through a crazy cold snap the entire week so people were even wearing scarves and sweaters during the day.
I'm not spending the money on the dance floor. Since we are doing it inside one of the open air grills, their floors are just fine for dancing. No need to spend that extra money.