| Originally Posted by scrappinsensation |
Thank you ALL so much!!! You guys are great and have offered me some great tips! Part of my problem is that I am a perfectionist and want to pick the PERFECT hotel. I keep thinking that so-and-so would like to see the Ruins, so I want to pick something in the Riviera Maya, but then I see a hotel with a sports bar and pool tables and think - that is SO up my FI's family's alley! I get too wrapped up in satisfying everyone! I am going to follow the wonderful tips you guys have offerred so far... Thanks a MILLION!!
This is too overwhelming... please help!
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Posted 08 July 2008 - 03:58 PM
It seems that almost all resort coordinators are very slow in responding, so again, going off resort would help with this, but it won't be cheap.
Posted 08 July 2008 - 04:03 PM
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Posted 08 July 2008 - 11:16 PM
| Originally Posted by scrappinsensation |
I have been on this forum for about a month now, and I am even more confused now than before! There are SO many options! I've AT LEAST narrowed it down to Cancun or Riviera Maya (and that's only b/c I stay off the other forums!). But there are SO many choices! Everytime I read a review I want my wedding there! This is so overwhelming. I need Our wedding is a year away, but I'm already stressing and crying - and I'm usually not that emotional! Can you guys post some suggestions on how I can start this journey. Do I need a TA, a separate wedding coordinator from the one the resort offers, do I just start emailing hotels to get price quotes? My priorities are:
I have my own wedding coordinator in Riviera Maya, if I didn't I would have chose H10 Punta Coral Ocean By H10, it's very affordable (avg $850 for 5 nights AI/airfaire), modern, family friendly and I've read fabulous reviews. I can't use the resort now because they do not allow external wedding coordinators But I too refuse to marry on the beach. But the wedding coordinator there is Karla and she answers every single email and goes above and beyond!
I also looked at Blue Bay Esmeralda ($800-950 for 5 nights) in Riviera Maya Hotel Playa del Carmen - Riviera Maya - Mexico - BlueBay Grand Esmeralda . Cecilia is the wedding coordinator there. She offered to put down a wooden deck on the beach for the wedding ceremony.
Grand Sunset Princess, Grand Sunset Princess hotel Mexico, Princess Hotels & Resorts, Promotions, Meetings, online reservation Riviera Maya, again ($1000 for 5 nights) also a new hotel.
El Cid Marina El Cid Resorts | Mazatlan & Cozumel Mexico Hotels & Resorts is another resort in Riviera Maya ($1000+/-) This resort is cool because there are waterfalls, slides, and a cliff jump in the adult pool. There are also only 200 suites I believe. So if you're looking for something more intimate that is the place. They have an awesome jetty you can marry on. This didn't work for us again because they won't work with my wedding planner and my group of 50 is too large but I have gorgeous pics of the jetty if you want them. This is also pretty new.
I highly recommend checking these hotels out on tripadvisor.com, you can read all the traveler reviews but most importantly look at the pictures actual vacationers take. I also are looking for a NICE hotel that is affordable and family friendly and not wanting to marry in the sand. I am here if you have any other questions.
Posted 09 July 2008 - 01:49 PM
I am waiting till after we do a site visit to choose but I've narrowed my list down to:
(oh and I also don't want to get married on the sand so that really limits our choices)
El Dorado Royale (adults only - so that won't help you)
Barcelo Maya Palace (kids are allowed, pretty gazebo but I heard its not very private)
Moon Palace (kids allowed, lots of gazebos, I think its the priciest on my list)
Gran Bahia Principe Tulum (kids allowed, cheaper than the others, and very nice gazebo)
Dreams Tulum (kids allowed, Dreams has good wedding packages, but no gazebos off the sand .. I just liked the spanish chapel, but all my guests probably won't fit so this is last on my list)
Dreams Cancun has an awesome gazebo I'm just really concerned about how windy it will be (I hate the wind, I get so annoyed with it and I want to keep my long hair down) ... I also didn't want to be in the strip of Cancun. I like the idea of a more isolated area
Posted 09 July 2008 - 01:53 PM
I would definitely contact a TA. Mine specializes in weddings and honeymoons!
We are getting married on the Tulum side in the beautiful gazebo!
Posted 09 July 2008 - 02:57 PM
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