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Isla Mujeres Palace Resort Review

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#1 ajs3531

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    Posted 28 June 2009 - 08:23 PM

    We got married at the Isla Mujeres Palace Resort on June 20 and it was absolutely perfect!

    Resort : A+
    This is the smallest of the Palace Resorts (about 65 rooms). To get there you fly into Cancun then it’s 20 minute ride to the ferry dock and another 20 minute ferry ride (gorgeous!!) and finally a 10 minute cab ride to the resort. Sounds like a pain but it really wasn’t that bad – all 35 of our guests including 4 kids and 2 babies made it just fine. I cannot say enough good things about the staff at the resort. They were so kind and responsive it was unbelievable. The resort was small enough that it was easy to keep track of everyone and felt more like we rented our own private villa on the beach instead of a jumbo hotel. I’d say the only drawback is the beach which isn’t the best even though they have someone out there raking seaweed every morning! You can jump in the ocean off the dock or there are a ton of great beaches on the island which aren’t too far since it’s only 8 miles long by 1 mile wide!

    Wedding Coordinator: A++++++
    Rebeca was once of the best things to happen during our wedding. I seriously bugged her with emails probably every day for months before the wedding and she was always so patient and responsive. When we met her at the hotel it was like meeting a friend and she exceeded all expectations. She worked her tail off the day of the wedding, got there early, stayed late etc. We really appreciated her and it I honestly didn’t have to worry about anything – she got every detail right to the point I didn’t even check out the area before the wedding and just trusted her and it was all perfect.

    Photographer: A
    We haven’t seen pics yet but I’m assuming they’ll be great! We hired Claudia Rodriguez just a few weeks before the wedding. I originally was just going to have a friend take photos but last minute decided I Needed one of those little fancy slideshows and luckily Claudia was available. She showed up on time, stayed out of the way and was really nice to work with. There are a couple shots I know we didn’t get, like one of the whole group, which I’m kinda bummed about. I’d given her a list but in hindsight I should have mentioned the must have’s to her.

    Flowers: C
    I got the free roses that came with my package and they were, well, free : ) I had debated the flowers and my advice to anyone else would be to splurge.

    Hair & Makeup: A
    My sil did my makeup which turned out just great. I had a lady in the salon (Rosie) do my hair and up until the time I was sitting in the chair still couldn’t decide if I wanted it up or down. It was SO hot that day I decided to go up and loved how it turned out. Rosie barely spoke any English so it was great I had pics.

    Music: B
    We hired the harpist for $400 and I couldn’t have even told you if he was there or not! I didn’t hear any music although a couple of my guests said he was great so who knows. We had the ipod for the reception and in hindsight I would have just used it for the ceremony also

    Ceremony: A
    The setup was breathtaking – just like I’d imagined it. To be honest, this was such a blur I barely remember any of it! I think there was just so much buildup and it was SO hot that it felt more dreamlike than anything else. We did the symbolic ceremony (we’d gotten legally married the day before we left for Mexico) and the officiant was nice but I’d only met her about a minute before it started. The sun was beating down on our guests and I was very happy I’d done the fans. I brought parasols which the WC lined the aisles with but no one told the guests they were to use them to block the sun! Oh well. The best part of the ceremony was the kiss at the end. My poor hubby was drenched in sweat by the end: )

    Reception: A
    We paid the extra $10 per person to have the reception set up on the beach and it was perfect. Our WC even made a kids table that was absolutely adorable. We chose the Mayan buffet and it was so good. I do wish I had reminded someone to have me drink waster during the night because I kept having glass after glass of champagne and could have used some waters in there! We did some impromptu speeches that were very touching and just ended up dancing on the beach into the night – perfect.

    Overall I would highly recommend Isla Mujeres Palace Resort and would be happy to answer questions for anyone planning wedding there!

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    #2 msmoodyr

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      Posted 29 June 2009 - 12:45 PM

      Nice!! glad you had a great experience!!

      #3 DTHSLove

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        Posted 29 June 2009 - 02:07 PM

        Great review glad it all worked out for you...

        #4 *Nadine*

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          Posted 29 June 2009 - 04:10 PM

          Looks fantastic and I love how you took your hair down for the reception :) Gorgeous!

          #5 beach2009

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            Posted 30 June 2009 - 11:53 AM

            Congrats on a beautiful wedding!
            I love your floral curtain, so pretty. What type of flowers?

            #6 BlakleyBrideToBe

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              Posted 01 July 2009 - 03:34 PM

              Thanks for the review! Congrats on a beautiful wedding!

              #7 Jen_S

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                Posted 01 July 2009 - 03:41 PM

                Congrats sounds like the perfect wedding!!!
                Our Honeymoon In Ireland!!

                #8 Shinbinea

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                  Posted 01 July 2009 - 03:46 PM

                  Congratulations! It sounds like everything went perfectly!

                  #9 MonicaL

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                    Posted 01 August 2009 - 12:20 PM

                    Oh my goodness, I am so glad you posted this review. We are getting married at IMP on 09/09/09 and I was considering the harpist. I was not sure on the added $400, but now I am pretty sure we will not worry about him. Every review I have heard about the weddings at IMP have been top notch. Even Rebeca, WC, has been on me every step of the way. We are so excited!! :) Congrats to you and your new future!!!

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