| Originally Posted by arhoyaltres |
YES IT IS!! I am so excited. I'm trying to work on my planning thread and get all of the last minute things done since we head out bright and early Thursday.
Secrets Capri - "Official Thread"
Posted 01 December 2008 - 07:08 PM
Posted 05 January 2009 - 03:28 PM
Posted 05 January 2009 - 03:41 PM
We are just meeting up after everyone eats on their own. That way they can go where they want and sit in smaller groups so the service wont be as slow. Not that service is slow, but when you have a large group it takes longer to eat, ya know?
Posted 05 January 2009 - 06:08 PM
Posted 05 January 2009 - 06:25 PM
Posted 22 January 2009 - 01:31 AM
Posted 22 January 2009 - 12:34 PM
Also, I belive DPA is a bit south of Playa del Carmen, but not quite to Tulum. One thing you should consider is the travel time from the airport to DPA. Its about 25-35 minutes from the airport to Secrets. It would be about 45 mins to an hour (Im guessing) to DPA. That is another reason we choose Secrets - its a quick trip from the airport.
Let us know if you have any other questions at all!!
Posted 01 March 2009 - 01:50 PM
Does anyone have information on how the beach ceremony is? Do they rope off a section or is it generally less crowded at certain times of the day?
Also, any recent feedback regarding the WC Alejandra?
Posted 01 March 2009 - 02:05 PM
Also, what do you think about setting up the grass area behind the gazebo and before the beach area for the ceremony?
Posted 02 March 2009 - 12:26 PM
I would agree with the reviews that say the resort is great. We had a great time, everyone was nice, food was good, etc.
Gazebo - yes, it is right by the pool. But...if you have a wedding at 5pm or later, there are very, very few people still at the pool and by that time, they have all migrated towards the pool bar (which isnt like right next to the gazebo). The thing that bothered me about the gazebo (Im not sure if this is every gazebo or just Secrets) is that your guests sit outside the gazebo, which is 3 or 4 steps down from where you are. We only have 15 people in our guest chairs (2 BMs, 2 GMs, us 2, and our own officiant standing at the front leaves only 15 guests in chairs) so it didnt seem very intimate. They are outside in the sun, and you are in this large gazebo.
Beach - they dont section off part of the beach for the wedding, but the site is way off to the side. Its near the hammocks, which they take down if there is a wedding. There aren't any chairs over there, so I dont think sunbathers would be an issue. See post #6 for a map of where that is - bottom left on the map. I saw a wedding on the beach during my site visit and there werent many on-lookers.
The other option - the grassy area. Actually, there are 2 grassy areas - one between the north wing and the taco bar, and one between the gazebo and the south wing (look at the map in post 6).
I dont have pics of the grassy area set-up by the gazebo, but that is where we are getting married so I will have some pics in a month!
Unless the "only 1 wedding a day" is a new policy, I dont think that is accurate. RaShunda just got married there about 2 months ago and posted her review, which you should read! They had 2 weddings that day and it was a bit of a mess (although everything turned out beautifuly, it was a hassle for her). Maybe after that, they made the policy 1 wedding a day.
Oh - this might be helpful - the pace of the resort is similar to this: wake up, have breakfast, by the pool or ocean mid-morning, eat lunch, lounge some more, go in about 4pm. It seemed like by 4pm, 90% of the guests had gone inside to nap or shower or get ready for the evening. So if your wedding is after 5, I dont think you will have tons of random people watching you.
Group Dinner - the Italian place has a private room for 20-ish. At other resaurants, we saw a few tables that were pulled together for groups of 12 or so. I think the general policy is that they dont have the space to accomodate larger groups than that, but I never looked into it so you should ask.
I've never heard of the "Capri Terrace" but I know they just made some name changes (the names of the rooms just changed company wide I think). Maybe it's the deck area? Do you have any other info about it?
The WC - yes, she has some bad reviews. Yes, Ive had some issues with her. I think it comes down to your personality. If you are a control freak, I think you would be less stressed if you had your wedding somewhere that has a top-notch WC. If you are more laid-back, fine with Mexico time and Mexico ways, you will be fine.
My main issues with her: I will email 3 questions, and she will respond with 2 answers so I have to re-email her; the time it takes her to respond varies greatly from 1 hour to 1 week; a little bit of a language barrier, but really not too bad; she doesnt keep great notes, so she will ask you several times what cake you want or something.
Things I really like about her: she was great in person, she has a "yes, we can make it work" attitude, she is flexible.
Ok, I hope that helps! Let us know if you have any other questions!!
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