When I was planning our wedding at The Excellence Riviera Cancun I spent a lot of time researching information on this forum. I thought I would pay back the favor because the website was SO HELPFUL!
In short, this was the most perfect wedding day! If you have chosen this hotel to have your wedding at, relax and enjoy!!! Our wedding day was perfect! Ramon was wonderful! Everything was exactly as we requested it.
Here is the overview of the wedding day. Sorry that it is so long! Hopefully you will find it useful!
Since we have booked the wedding in November, I had been communicating with the Excellence Wedding Coordinator, Ramon. He was always prompt with his e-mails (usually 3-4 days to respond) and always answered the questions consistently. I have read a lot about brides hearing different things each time they talk to their wedding coordinator however, this was never the case with Ramon. Before we left for Mexico, I printed off all of our e-mail communication because I was so concerned that details might be lost or forgotten, however when my fianc© and I met with Ramon (the day after we arrived) he had all the details written down. He even had my notes about the cake that I wanted (I was very specific). He showed us where everything would be held, and did a quick “rehearsal”, just so we would know what to expect.
We had a small wedding party. I had a maid of honor, and we had 11 guests attending. We just wanted a small wedding and decided to have a larger “At Home Reception” back in Canada.
I chose to bring my chair ties with us because we could purchase them for about $1.90/chair tie online, and we would have to rent them for $5/chair tie there. They did not charge us anything to put the ties on the chairs at the wedding or at the reception.
We also brought fans to the wedding, that I purchased online, they had our names and wedding date scripted on them. We thought they would be nice to cool down our guests, however the breeze off the ocean was cooling enough. I gave them to Ramon and he ensured that they were displayed beautifully on the chairs at the wedding ceremony for all the guests.
I spent the morning of the wedding at the spa. Karen was the lady who did everything for me that day. She did my manicure, pedicure, hair and makeup. She was an absolute perfectionist. She did the most beautiful job on my hair and makeup. I was a little worried because I had a hair dresser back home do a trial run of my hair and the result was awful, but Karen did the most amazing, perfect job.
We brought a friend to do our photography before, during and after the wedding, however, the wedding package we chose (The Excellence of Love package) included the resort wedding photographer and 24 pictures.. The resort photographer did a lovely job and had the 24 pictures that were part of our package printed off for us, as well as including a disk with all the photos on them 2 days after the wedding. He also showed us the other pictures that he took at the time. In total, he had an additional 160 pictures (digital copies) to sell to us for $130. He did a nice job, however we decided against the additional photographs, because we had our own photographer.
The wedding itself was perfect. The bouquet that I requested (fuscia gerbera daisies) was beautiful. The weather was sunny and gorgeous. The beach was the perfect location for a bare foot wedding. The Minster who was there for our vows read them out to us perfectly (we made a couple small changes to them before we went). The moment was lovely and my husband and I will never forget that day.
The reception after the wedding was lovely. We were able to choose from the selection of meals for our dinner. The food was okay, but the dessert was to die for! I requested a small 2 tiered cake with vanilla on top and chocolate on the bottom tier, with fondant icing on top. Ramon ensured that it was made exactly the way we asked! The cake was so, so yummy that we asked to have the leftovers sent to our room! ☺
The wedding was perfect. I could not have asked for a better wedding. Ramon made our day flawless. Everything went seamlessly. My husband and I would not have changed nothing.
I would recommend this resort to any bride who was thinking of a Destination Wedding. Relax and know that ‘your day’ is completely under control and you don’t have to worry about anything!
I hope you wedding day goes well!