Spring Break wedding... too many college parties?
Posted 04 October 2008 - 12:30 PM
Posted 04 October 2008 - 01:33 PM
| Originally Posted by christina276 |
I want to have a wedding near Cancun or Playa del Carmen, and it needs to be during Spring Break because so family members who are teachers and people with kids can attend, but I'm worried about there being too much of a college party scene. Any one been there during that time? Is the "partying" consolidated to the hotel zone in Cancun? Would Playa Del Carmen be safety away from that? Any advice?
Posted 04 October 2008 - 05:26 PM
Posted 05 October 2008 - 08:18 PM
Posted 05 October 2008 - 08:29 PM
| Originally Posted by manders757 |
Just make sure you are not in the center of Cancun and that your hotel doenst accept spring breakers.
From everything I've heard I would stay away from Cancun, and also playa del carmen. I've heard Playa has also become quite the party zone in the past few years as it's got a good selection of bars. I would recommend looking in the area between cancun and playa (the resorts that pop to mind are Moon Palace and Paradisus) or south of Playa. Also look for resorts that are "family friendly" (like have kids programs and stuff like that) or if the thought of tons of spring break kids scares you then maybe adults only resorts? I don't think that most university students looking for a party go to adults only resorts as they are geared for couples. Finally, I think the more expensive the resort is the safer you are. I'll assume you are looking for 5* as that is what most brides do, and that alone helps because many spring breakers will go to the 4 or 4.5 star resorts, although some are richer and can afford the 5*
Another thing to keep in mind is that I know in Canada spring breaks vary by province, it can be anywhere from the first week of march to the last week of March (I know this for a fact as we were inviting teachers from 3 different provinces! One was 1st week of march, one was 3rd, one was the last week!) I'm not sure how it is in the U.S.
Posted 05 October 2008 - 10:59 PM
Posted 05 October 2008 - 11:04 PM
Posted 05 October 2008 - 11:11 PM
I wouldn't expect them do turn away college kids, afterall, they're paying customers too. Maybe some resorts do, but you can't let what other guests are doing get to you - just be prepared. If possible, have your ceremony and reception in a secluded location, away from crowds.
Ya know, some people don't like being booked with large groups (aka wedding groups!), since they tend to be loud too... just keep that in mind!!
Proud Mama to Evelyn Eileen since June 8, 2010
Posted 06 October 2008 - 08:43 AM
Avoid the Oasis resorts...they are HUGE for student travellers and are pretty much all partying during those times.
Posted 06 October 2008 - 09:08 AM
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