Carlota1981-- You are too funny but I think I am becoming addicted as well
Welcome to the forum Newmrskassner!!! You will see how helpful is this!! I am addicted!! lol
Jengullage, you are welcome. I told to my friend to send some pics of his room at Royal Suites so I will post them here when he sends me. You can write to the mail of Antonio Parrado (he is not only Spanish but also he is from my city), that you can find at Palladium Addict I think. He is the manager of White Sand, Riviera and Royal Suites. Explain him you are returning to the GP and you are getting married there. Maybe this could help. I did not meet him personally when I was there (I met Banessa Burque, the manager of the 2 other sections, and I discovered as well she is from a town 20 km from mine) but my elder sister did (she was there last year) and she told me he is adorable.
Good luck! And ask me whatever you need!!
I cant belive how near is now your wedding! You are the next!!!
Norma, thanks for the pics. I am getting at beach gazebo and I love to see thousands of photos there!! For another hand I am not able to see if photos are at La Laguna or Gran Azul. It is too dark for me, I can see the difference just because there is the swimming pool/ trees behind. Maybe other brides could able to say sth.
Heather, at the beggining we booked El Gran Azul because it was nearer from the gazebo beach and the Sports Bar (where the appetizers and cocktails will be served). But I finally changed my mind for two reasons. One because Vanessa told me that inside are all equal but in her opinion La Laguna is more beautiful.
The second reason was because I did read some opinions of other brides that got married there and they finally chose La Laguna as well because they saw it is more apart from the "possible noise" of the hotel guests.
We have finally changed place and we will do the dinner at La Laguna. I have also seen more photos from outside when it is dark and it seemed more beautiful having the swimming pool with lights.
About your ceremony at 2pm I see your worries about this as you have mentioned it in some ocassion. Some ideas:
1) Have you considered the option to change the day? Maybe one/two days before or later it is available the ceremony at 4pm.
2) Or have you considered to change location for your ceremony? Just for giving you ideas about this.
As you are asking us our opinion I will give you mine, maybe 4 hours (you are getting married at 2pm between the ceremony and pics with your guests imagine you use one hour) it is too much. Your guests are flying to Riviera Maya for your wedding so if you leave them alone so many time... I do not know...
3)if you prefer not to pay for a private cocktail or cocktail+appetizers, why do not just do it "public"? After your photos you could go to take some cocktails to an open bar and then at 7pm the supper.
You could make pics with all the guests, etc at the beach and other locations, then your guests go to a bar and you continue making photos with your alredy husband and then later you could reach them at that bar. In this way, they are not going to be "alone" so many hours. I think is great you take time to be alone with your husband or you stay with your guests all the time, I think you just have to find the middle point between one thing and the other.