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#1 Gail

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    Posted 22 November 2008 - 12:39 PM

    We are planning for June 09- so i really need to make a decision soon. I have been looking for 6wks and have myself more confused and stressed than ever. Any suggestions please. Riviera maya
    Must allow kids
    trying to get price down for guests
    activites for diff age groups
    great pool/beach
    most guests mid 30's-like to party
    few teenagers
    gazebo ceremony
    Thanks
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    #2 Shannond4156

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      Posted 22 November 2008 - 03:00 PM

      Hi Gail. I think everyone goes through the same thing. I would suggest finding a good travel agent and talking to them about your wedding and they can suggest places. I've been to a couple resorts in the area and we picked one I have never been to for our wedding. We wanted to keep costs down but still have the option of a nicer resort. We picked the Barcelo because it had a couple resorts in one. It's funny, we made that decision to cut down with costs but so far about 30 people have booked and they have all booked at the luxury resort so I guess in the end I maybe shouldn't have worried about it as much as I did. There are some great travel agents on here who can help you!

      #3 Ryan's girl

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        Posted 22 November 2008 - 08:37 PM

        Choosing the resort is definitely the hardest thing that we had to do so far. Our priorities for choosing a resort were pretty much the same things that you listed. We chose the Iberostar, mainly because it offers several resorts in one to meet different peoples price needs and also because they do only one wedding per day (2 things that were important to me).

        We staretd by spending a lot of time just looking through books/reviews and then we narrowed it down to our top 5 favourite resorts. From there we found ourselves a good travel agent and got info and pricing from her. I would recommend narrowing it down to a few resorts that you really like and then get a TA to find pricing, etc. Good luck!
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        #4 Angela139

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          Posted 23 November 2008 - 01:48 PM

          Hi Gail,

          Have you tried tripadvisor? The site has all kinds of first-hand reviews on resorts, and provides so much helpful information! You can also search the resort reviews for only those reviews by brides and guests at weddings, which I found really, really helpful when I was trying to make a decision.

          Good luck with whatever you choose! :)

          #5 coppergoddess13

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            Posted 23 November 2008 - 07:40 PM

            I ended up at the Grand Palladium Resorts. The only thing that it doesn't quite meet on your list is that its 15 minutes away from Playa, and the nightclub on site is not supposed to be that great. However, it meets a lot of your other requirements- I was also trying to keep costs low for my guests, the resort has several gorgeous pools, and there is 1.5 miles of private beach.

            I would definitely look at trip advisor reviews- they can be useful in the decision making process. Good luck!

            #6 Opice34

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              Posted 23 November 2008 - 08:01 PM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by Gail
              We are planning for June 09- so i really need to make a decision soon. I have been looking for 6wks and have myself more confused and stressed than ever. Any suggestions please. Riviera maya
              Must allow kids
              trying to get price down for guests
              activites for diff age groups
              great pool/beach
              most guests mid 30's-like to party
              few teenagers
              gazebo ceremony
              Thanks
              I was looking for exactly the same things you are! We just got married at the Hilton last week and it was perfect!

              Here's my review:
              http://bestdestinati...om/forum/t32648


              Also - here's my full review of all the hotels we visited in Cancun! Good luck!

              http://bestdestinati...om/forum/t13912

              #7 sunstarsmoon

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                Posted 23 November 2008 - 08:26 PM

                Welcome to the forum. It took me about 2 weeks to finally find the perfect spot for my wedding. I did alot of reading on the reviews here, trip advisor and even Debbies caribbean reviews. Good luck in your search
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                #8 Gail

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                  Posted 24 November 2008 - 12:45 PM

                  Thanks for all your input, you guys are great. I loved cancun, we have vacationed there the past 3 years with friends so wanted something diff for wedding. Narrowed bet Palladium/ iberostar tucan or del mar. So any insight into those/contrasts/pros/cons/ that would be great.
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                  #9 MsSunshine

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                    Posted 24 November 2008 - 01:00 PM

                    The best way to start off is check with a travel agency. They can give you a few resort recommendations based on your budget and interests. Check out Iberostar Paraiso Lindo, Dreams, and RIU Yucatan. They are kid friendly. I believe Iberostar has more things to do for children. RIU Yucatan is close by to 5th Ave (Playa Del Carmen) for night life and shopping. Good luck!




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