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Maya Riviera Wedding- Please help!

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#1 bumblebee_287

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    Posted 04 April 2009 - 01:06 PM

    Hi! I'm Lori, and this is my first post. My weddding date is Oct 3rd (I know its hurricane season then, but having lived in Savannah, GA and Charleston SC all my life- I'm not run off by hurricanes). I am having SO much difficulty picking a resort. Any advice from those married in the Maya Riviera region would be greatly aprreciated. I only have about 8 guests coming, and chose a destination wedding to dodge the planning and stress coupled with my inability to make a decision. I definatly want my wedding in this region, and it has to be at an allinclusive resort (my dadwon't go anywhere else). My fiance has requested "a beach like the ones you see on the Travel Channel" whhich has led my closer to the Maroma beach area. The quality of the resort beaches (sand texture, water color and clarity, and ability to do minor snorkeling are priority. My fiance has never been out of the country ( I have been 6 or 7 times to the Caribbean and Mexico alone) so it is SO important not to disappoint him. I fell in love with El Dorado Royale, but I'm more of a fun loving, margarita girl than a romantic, uppity food girl (alhtough quality of food is very important- I wasn't impressed with the Palace resort food last time I went to Cancun). I don't want outside vendors, I want to keep it simple, and I want vibrant mango and magenta tropical flowers, so if your know of a the perfect resort for me...PLEASE help!! Thanks!

    #2 Jeremy Herman PhotoVideo

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      Posted 04 April 2009 - 01:11 PM

      Welcome to the forum and good luck with your planning Bumblebee!


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        Posted 04 April 2009 - 01:26 PM

        welcome and good luck..there are so many different choices..you will find tons of great stuff on here..

        #4 Nic Dragomire

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          Posted 04 April 2009 - 02:51 PM

          i loved the Barcelo property, but when you said no outside vendors... that busted my idea. the photogs there are absolute hacks. might as well give a point and shoot to a friend!

          however, the property is amazing and sounds like a good fit for you.

          #5 Maya28

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            Posted 04 April 2009 - 09:27 PM

            Hi Lori! I am also a Riviera Maya bride. I will be married 22 May 09, at Aventura Spa Resort. You will find this site very helpful. There are many DIY brides on this site so if you need help with anything...just ask...someone will point you in the right direction.

            Congrats and Welcome!!

            #6 MomentsThatMatter

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              Posted 04 April 2009 - 09:59 PM

              Congratulations Lori! Best of luck with your plans. There are lots of great resorts in the area. We were recently at Caribe Del Mar... they have a great beach and fantastic dock and walk way out into the ocean.
              Lincoln & Lori @ Moments that Matter Photography
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              #7 ~Stephanie~

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                Posted 05 April 2009 - 11:36 AM

                Hi Lori, to the forum! If the quality of beach is an issue be sure to read reviews on Tripadvisor too. I also love the El dorado Royale but have read that it is one of the many beaches that is suffering from beach errosion. (Some resorts are putting really ugly huge sandbags just out a short distance in the water). I would suggest THe Royal Playa del Carmen, you can bring in outside vendors with a small fee and the beach is gorgeous! Good Luck with your planning!

                Our wedding websitewww.mywedding.com/stephanieandmichaelbailey

                #8 *Casey*

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                  Posted 05 April 2009 - 12:29 PM

                  Hi Lori... to the forum and CONGRATS!!!

                  #9 dinogomez.com

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                    Posted 05 April 2009 - 01:18 PM

                    Welcome to the forum and congratulations!! You've come to the right place; here you can find all the info you need for a fun, smooth and successful planning!! Enjoy!!!

                    #10 michellepicksbrent

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                      Posted 05 April 2009 - 04:27 PM

                      Welcome to the forum Lori! You have come to the right place to help pick the best wedding location for your DW! Best of luck and happy planning!!

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