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The Royal Cancun Wedding

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#1 RoSean

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    Posted 04 July 2007 - 10:12 AM

    The Royal Cancun is one of the resort I'm looking into for my wedding in June 2008.

    Would love to hear feedback on this resort from anyone planning or had their wedding there.


    #2 Martha

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      Posted 21 July 2007 - 01:00 AM

      FYI. A friend of mine got married here in April. It was AWFUL! Well, the wedding was beautiful, but what they encountered was horrible. When they all arrived, they were overbooked so they send 90% of guests to a sister resort (that was not as nice). They debated with them for almost FIVE hours over this and it was a no-go. The bride had to get ready on her wedding day AT the salon because she got moved to the other resort.

      They had to wait 20 for the bride's mother and brother to arrive from the other resort to the Royal on the wedding day and the WC did NOT want to wait! She was seriously going to start w/o them! The bride put her foot down and refused to go anywhere until her mom and brother were there! Could you imagine The reason they were late? The shuttle they had pick them up was late. Had they all ended up at the Royal together, this would not have happened.

      In other words, get room blocks if you are gonna stay here.

      The wedding ended up being gorgeous and the reception was fun!

      #3 RoSean

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        Posted 22 July 2007 - 09:52 AM

        Thanks for the feedback Martha. I think I'm almost 95% sure that my wedding we'll be at Dreams Cancun instead.

        #4 sondez

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          Posted 01 September 2009 - 10:13 PM

          I just had my wedding at the Royal on August 22, 2009. We went with the $700 Romance Wedding option. We planned the whole thing in 2 months. We were very pleased overall with the coordinator, the wedding ceremony and reception. We opted to be married right on the beach. By the way there is definately a beach. I don't know why people say there is no beach-- that had me freaked out for a while till I got there.

          WebForm1 has a webcam directly facing right were they put the wedding huppa on the beach. So friends and family back home can tune in and watch your wedding live. They also offer 2 gazebos if you don't want sand between your toes. The food is OUSTANDING. Totally tasty and beautifully presented. They even print your names on the special wedding menus. The appetizers during the cocktail hour, the dinner and the cake and coffee were incredible. We had the shrimp and snapper. So, so, good. But really all the food at the hotel was first class. The cake was the best I ever tasted. We got the pineapple filling at first I wasn't sure about my choice but when I tasted it, I waw blown away. They even sent the rest of the cake to our suite afterwards upon our request. The wait staff was incredibly attentive and friendly. Such personalized service. The rooms are decorated with red rose petals upon arrrival and again on your wedding night. Plently of sparkling wine in your suite, the whole time. Patty Hernandez was my coordinator, she speaks english and she is very professional. Be specific and you will get what you want. Also, the hotel grounds give you amazing photo opportunities. The lobby, the beach, the suite, the sunset-- it is all perfect. We went with a local photographer in cancun: Luz Maria Avila. Luz Maria Avila
          She is very well priced, very professional, very courteous and above all she is very fast. We had our musical photo CD, the hi resolution CD with all 150 images edited (some sepia, b&w) and 150 printed proof album (4x6) ready to take back to NY within 3 days. She did amazing work in such a short time frame. She was able to "zap" out virtually all the bikini-clad spectators on the beach to give us amazing pictures.

          Cons: No kids are allowed--since it is an adults only resort. This means no flower girl or ring bearer. The bridal bouquet was much larger than I requested and my 2 bridesmaids bouquets were not what I wanted. The stargazers were in the middle of the bouquet--squashed, and surrounded by pink roses that looked a little bit damaged (perhaps from the heat). The groom's boutinniere was nice though. For the flowers I would recommend you bring pictures and tell them you want exactly what's in the picture or just go with one of their options, exactly. Don't tweak their arrangements because you won't get what you want. I wanted a huppa made of bamboo like in the picture they sent me with 3 turquoise colored piece of flowing fabric. On the day of, they said they only had 1 piece of fabric becuase the huppa was too big...bla bla bla. I only found out because I was able to see the huppa from my suite balcony while I was getting dressed. At least I got my money back for the turquoise fabric ($15). The decor was still beautiful just not exactly what I wanted. Lastly, be careful with the guest service people asking you to take the free real club tour over breakfast. Opt out. Sure you get 2 pareos, a beach bag and a tee shirt but we lost 3 hours of our vacation trying NOT to buy a time share.

          Overall, I would recommend this hotel for a wedding in Cancun. I got married at 5pm so my wedding was shaded by the hotel. This was good because it wasn't so hot in the shade but I would have preferred the sun for the pictures. 4:30pm would have been perfect. The water takes on an amazing turquoise greenish blue color in the sun. The flowers were the biggest thorn in my side but they still photographed beautifully. I really liked the photographer as well. The food is the biggest selling point for the hotel as is the service and attention. Not to mention truly elegant grounds. If you want to see pictures email me. Sondez@aol.com. Mention this thread in the subject line.

          #5 xxoosandyooxx

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            Posted 01 September 2009 - 10:53 PM

            sondez- i am planning my wedding at the sister hotel (Gran Caribe Real) since they have the chapel.

            What appetizers did you have for your cocktail hour?
            Also was cake decor nice like the pictures?

            Thanks .. any information or advice is appreciated.

            #6 Carolyn

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              Posted 05 September 2009 - 09:39 PM

              I had my wedding at the Royal in Cancun June 2009. It was one of my best day of my life. You will see the link below with my full review. Did I have some problem yes but nothing that wasn't within reason.

              #7 cublica82

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                Posted 07 September 2009 - 01:20 PM

                does anyone have pics of the our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic chapel weddings at the gran caribe real? has anyone had or planning their wedding there too?

                #8 CHELSIEG

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                  Posted 29 September 2009 - 12:47 AM

                  Theres pics on the website of the chapel

                  #9 tdaigz

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                    Posted 03 October 2009 - 07:27 PM

                    Hey Everyone -

                    It seems that a few here have been considering the Gran Caribe Real for the Chapel. Has anyone had any luck contacting the Church - to get things booked and ready? We are unsure of what we actually need to get married here. We were told by the Real Resorts wedding coordinators that we must contact the church directly and were given their email. Been emailing to no response. Any tips?

                    Thanks Everyone!

                    #10 cublica82

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                      Posted 04 October 2009 - 11:22 AM

                      I highly recommend using a travel agent to contact resort and book. I had trouble contacting on my own. When I have a question she contacts the resort for me and sometimes they take a little while to respond but they always get back. I just booked the chapel through my agent with no problem. I recommend getting married back home first legally and then have the church wedding there. It's easier and cheaper that way. U also need precana classes at home through the church then u send the certificate with your baptism certificate to the priest over there. Like I said I would use a travel agent so she can send all the documents for you and tie up all the loose ends! Hope this helps

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