| Originally Posted by soon2bePowers |
I leave tomorrow morning at 7:00am!!!
My mom and step-dad arrived at the Valentin on Saturday and said the place is amazing! They said it is currently very hot and humid. The food has been fabulous, the beach is amazing and the staff is wonderful! We can't wait!! I will post pics and a review when I return. We are gone for 10 days!!
Valentin Imperial Maya Brides?
Posted 13 June 2009 - 07:58 PM
Posted 13 June 2009 - 08:02 PM
| Originally Posted by JLRJEN |
I'm getting married on December 12 at the Valentin. We looked at EDR and VIM. We chose VIM. My fiance and I paid $2200 total for seven nights including airfare, taxes, and transfers. If you take out the airfare and transfers, it works out to about $215/room/night including taxes.
Gotta love low season!
Posted 18 June 2009 - 12:33 AM
Congrats to everyone who just got married at the VIM! Congratulations on your wedding!! I'm looking for opinions... my fiancee and I were all set to get married at the Catalonia Royal Tulum, even booked our trip, secured the date with the wc (who has been awesome!!) but our tour operator has now cancelled our flights twice and no longer fly the day we need so we are considering other options. It is hard because we have been to that resort before and feel very comfortable with it, honestly we are a bit nervous to be looking elsewhere.
The Valentin works for the day we want to go, is an awesome price right now (for the girls asking round trip incl air and transfers from Toronto, Canada it is $1200 right now pp!- I have heard that dreamdays.com is a great website for low nightly prices if you want a reference) and looks beautiful. That said, I am pretty nervous about the problems everyone seems to be having with the wc and changing wedding dates etc.
I would love advice on whether this is a place I should consider or whether I should stick to my comfort zone and find a way to make our original place work.
Posted 18 June 2009 - 01:58 PM
Posted 18 June 2009 - 06:44 PM
We just got back yesterday and things have been a bit crazy at home!!
I haven't had a chance to write up a review but I will be doing that soon.
Here are my quick thoughts. The resort was AMAZING, wonderful atmosphere, awesome food, I really could go on and on and on! We met many people on excursions and such that had stayed at the Valentin previously (one couple brought kids with this time, another one has a routine of always trying the newest resort), everyone said the Valentin was the best resort they had ever stayed at!
Wedding department, the day we got there we met with Adrainna (I am sure I did not spell this correct). She was wonderful. We also has some interactions with Lupita (not that great). The wedding went GREAT, I would not change a thing. They did everything we asked and we had a blast!! I am very type A and the lack of communication was hard for me to deal with. In the end literally everything was able to be arranged the day we arrived. We brought down fans, chair bows, sand ceremony, ipod, guestbook with sign, shoes optional sign, cake topper, starfish for the tables. They put all of this out and then returned it the next day.
The cake was amazing and was just like the starfish cake!
Let me know if you girls have any questions, I took TONS of pictures and should get them loaded soon!
Posted 18 June 2009 - 10:53 PM
Posted 19 June 2009 - 07:38 PM
I have currently asked for options for cakes (though I am awfully fond of the starfish cake I have seen on here), beach set-ups, and flowers. When I get a reply, I will post as much as possible on here or email them to whomever wants them.
Posted 19 June 2009 - 08:05 PM
Posted 19 June 2009 - 08:08 PM
Posted 21 June 2009 - 10:06 PM
Extras the Valentin gave us (for no charge). This was all Ariadna's (very hard to say, we called her Arey) doing. Lupita was not helpful and not happy Arey gave us all of this.
Sound system-we didn't plan on using it because of the prices they had given us. During out 1st meeting Arey just explained the ceremony and mentioned the sound guy. We said will he be their the whole time? She said yes for the ceremony, cocktail, and his equipment will be at the dinner. We gave him our ipod and used his speakers/microphone.
Chair covers-we thought there was a per chair price. They didn't charge us anything.
Centerpieces-Arey called these her surprise for us (Lupita was not happy she gave us these). They were fish bowls with water that matched our colors and then big shells in them.
**If you haven't booked yet we have seen some really cheap prices!! In the St. Louis Post Dispatch 5 nights including air for a week in August is $700!!
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