We have 2 "kids" also (ages 8 and 15) - and 1of those kids is family and so to make it easier on our family and friends from the onset FH and I said we will be welcoming of everyone so our week with family and friends will be in a family friendly resort - I truly believe that Dreams Riviera Cancun is fantastic for families + those without a family. We loved that it was newer (rebuilt Oct09), close to Cancun to go to a club and close to Playa to go clubbing and shop, at the same time some of the older folk can go for a stroll on the beach and you arent at the next resort within a few steps... so yes we love our decision!
We were allowed kids for the day at the beach at Secrets Maroma - why I wouldnt recommend it? We have to pay day passes for about 50 people our guests arent staying there (we are moving the day before the wedding to Secrets Maroma, hence 1 week at DRC and 1 week at Secrets). We did after months of negotiation get some of the cost included in that figure (extra decor, etc.), but man was it stressful and it is more expensive than keeping it all in one spot! Thankfully FH supported me in the decision to push forward and book Secrets Maroma, but without us being able to do so financially and my Mom contributing about 1/3 of the wedding cost I dont think we could have done it.
I am sure the wedding day will be amazing and special just by the people who surround us and ultimately because of that special man that we all get to walk down the isle to - although I am super excited to have it at Maroma - from conversations with previous brides here locally I would doubt that any of us would actually even notice all those details on the day of - I am just going to be a ball of cloud nine emotions regardless!
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