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Originally Posted by prettypigpig View Post
Azul Sensatori is the top pick of my TA for family resort. Paradisus is an adult only..so..no kids and little monsters...
I am looking at the Barcelo Maya Palace and OCEAN TURQUESA...so far ....can't make a decision!
I'm positive that Paradisus is family-friendly....I just double checked tripadvisor and the second review was talking about their 'family vacation'

Let us know what you decide!!!

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I posted this on another thread - a girl on here before actually went down to the Riviera Maya and checked out a bunch of the resorts there. She ended up choosing the Grand Palladium - she said it ha the best of everything.... so she did get married there and was thrilled! ( I know I am biased becasue that's where I am going but I thought you should know...)

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Well, we have check the price of their wedding package too! It is nice to have a nice location without spend a fortune. In addition, we have to consider our guests' budget too. Paradisus does look nice...I wonder how much are their wedding packages?

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You should hire a wedding planner I hired Andrea Garcia andrea_weddings@hotmail.com,

She can recommend you other options depending to your style, there are a lot of hotels hidden, small hotels with more privacy, I've seen pictures of weddings that are the bride and groom in the mittle of the ceremony and behind them is a lot of people in swimsuit

It looks terrible!!!

I'm getting married at Amarte Maroma Amarte at Maroma Bay | Mexico Yucatan Peninsula is a really beautiful hotel with just 50 rooms and an awesome beach

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Originally Posted by cjb0arder13 View Post

Picking the resort is THE hardest decision to make, in my opinion. Honestly, I started looking back in Septemer '09, and just picked a resort three weeks ago!

In the end, I told my TA what I was looking for (price, good food, good beach, service) and then had him list out his recommendations, and the pros and cons of each. He had only good things to say about Azul Beach, which cemented my decision.

Are you working with a travel agent? That might be a good place to start. Many times, they've either been to all the resorts you're interested in, or have had clients stay there, etc. There are tons of fabulous travel agents on this forum!

Good luck!!! I totally feel your pain wink.gif

 

cjb0arder13

 

Yes well when we first got engaged (a couple of weeks ago) we went to a TA and were going to start planning for 2013 but decided against it, now with so much time i feel that i would be wasting my TA's time so early with questions :(

 

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Hola Ladies,

 

Congrats on your upcoming wedding!!!

 

Our absolute favorite AI family-friendly places to shoot at for location, access, service and image making awesomeness are the following:

 

Now Jade

Melissa + Ethan - Photos by Melissa

Taylor + Jonathan - Photos by del Sol Associate

 

Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun 

Claire + Michael - Photos by Matt Adcock

Penney + Philip - Photos by Sol Tamargo

Viet + Kim - Photos by del Sol Associate

Kelly + Ron - Photos by Sol Tamargo

Ursula + Scott - Photos by Sol Tamargo

Carlos + Sandra - Photos by del Sol Associate

Terry + Yamille - Photos by Matt Adcock

Jennifer + Keith - Photos by del Sol Associate

Tracey + Frank - Photos by del Sol Associate

Greg + Stephanie - Photos by del Sol Associate

 

Playacar Palace

 

Michelle + Adam - Photos by Sol Tamargo + Juan Jose

 

Iberostar Paraiso Complex

 

Palka + Joe - Hindu Wedding and Reception  - Photos by Sol Tamargo

Monica + Jean Pierre - Photos by Melissa

Karis + Heath - Photos by del Sol Associate

Christina + Daniel - Photos by del Sol Associate

Cary + Gail - Photos by del Sol Associate

 

RIU Resorts

 

Kit-ming + Wayland - Photos by Juan Jose

Alice + Ian - Photos by Matt Adcock

Autumn + Joseph - Photos by Sol Tamargo

Vanessa + Robert - Photos by del Sol Associate

 

Sandos Playacar

 

Beverly + Jordan - Photos by Juan

Melissa + Jason - Photos by Melissa

Susan+Michael - Photos by Matt Adcock

Jessica + Richard - Photos by del Sol Associate

 

Grand Palladium Resorts

 

Shannon + Cody - Photos by Jonathan

Christine + Dennys - Photos by Jonathan

Ashley + Nathan - Photos by Matt Adcock

Jasmin + Steve - Photos by Juan Jose

Sabrina + Rui - Photos by Sol Tamargo

 

Barcelo Maya Resorts

 

Carla + Craig - Photos by Jonathan

Mireya + Ryan - Photos by Melissa                 

Raquel + Jay - Photos by Sol Tamargo

Lindsay + Darcy - Photos by Jonathan

Kristen + Ashley - Photos by Melissa

Nichole + Jamison - Photos by del Sol Associate

Joanna + John - Photos by del Sol Associate

 

Blue Bay Grand Esmeralda

 

Amy + Brian - Photos by Jonathan

Michelle + Jason - Photos by del Sol Associate

Tate + Natalie - Photos by del Sol Associate

 

Do know that the magic of the Riviera Maya is that enjoyment is guaranteed and that all of the little pieces of the puzzle always fall into place for great memories!

 

I am happy to help in any way I can : )

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Our wedding is May 12, 2012 and we started working with our TA in March of 2011. It might seem like it is very far away, but it's pretty important to at least select your venue so you can start giving guests an idea of how much it will cost, you can look at your budget, and it ensures that you can book the locations for your ceremony, reception, etc. By deciding on our location a little over a year out from our wedding, we got our first choice locations on all of our events, but I have heard from many other brides that waited longer, that they ended up having to settle for locations that werent optimal. We also made sure that we reserved our photographer, videographer, and DJ asap because they book up quickly. I have seen some threads on this board where brides are 18 months out and have already reserved their locations. If you were to wait too long, you may find that you dont get the locations you like.

 

Another thing that is good about reserving you room block far in advance is that the room prices aren't technically out, so the resort has to quote you a price and stick to it. If the price were to ever be lower than what you were quoted once the room rates actually come out then you would be credited, but they quoted our rates lower, so our guests got a better deal.

 

So while it may be too early to pick our dinner entres or flowers, deciding on a location and your vendors is important to do as early as you can.

 

After we reserved all of our locations in April 2011, we didnt talk with our TA or WC for a couple of months, but it was nice knowing that we got our dream locations and excellent vendors locked in!

 

Originally Posted by leighastrudwick View Post

 

 

cjb0arder13

 

Yes well when we first got engaged (a couple of weeks ago) we went to a TA and were going to start planning for 2013 but decided against it, now with so much time i feel that i would be wasting my TA's time so early with questions :(

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by TheWolferts View Post

Our wedding is May 12, 2012 and we started working with our TA in March of 2011. It might seem like it is very far away, but it's pretty important to at least select your venue so you can start giving guests an idea of how much it will cost, you can look at your budget, and it ensures that you can book the locations for your ceremony, reception, etc. By deciding on our location a little over a year out from our wedding, we got our first choice locations on all of our events, but I have heard from many other brides that waited longer, that they ended up having to settle for locations that werent optimal. We also made sure that we reserved our photographer, videographer, and DJ asap because they book up quickly. I have seen some threads on this board where brides are 18 months out and have already reserved their locations. If you were to wait too long, you may find that you dont get the locations you like.

 

Another thing that is good about reserving you room block far in advance is that the room prices aren't technically out, so the resort has to quote you a price and stick to it. If the price were to ever be lower than what you were quoted once the room rates actually come out then you would be credited, but they quoted our rates lower, so our guests got a better deal.

 

So while it may be too early to pick our dinner entres or flowers, deciding on a location and your vendors is important to do as early as you can.

 

After we reserved all of our locations in April 2011, we didnt talk with our TA or WC for a couple of months, but it was nice knowing that we got our dream locations and excellent vendors locked in!

 

 

 

 

I have emailed our TA 9 different resorts that we like but havent heard back from her. After looking more into it I am starting to worry about the prices ugh!

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Maybe it'd be better if you gave your TA a list of features you had to have, a list of nice additional features, and a price range you are comfortable with and are comfortable having your guests pay. We did that with ours, so she didnt even show us properties that fell outside that range. Also, the TA will likely have different prices than you are able to find online doing your own research as the TA's company might be running a promo or the TA might know if the resort is running any sort of promo that brings it within your price range. Our wedding is at the El Dorado Royale in Riviera Maya, Mexico and without the 20% off for all of our private events, a $1,500 discount on our suite, and 20% off for all of our guests, I dont think we could have managed to have the wedding at the resort.

 

Having a DW can be pricey, but it would definitely cost more to have the same wedding in the States. We are serving filet mignon with a lobster tail which is only $32 pp at EDR versus in the states the same meal was $110 per person and that didnt include drinks! We are having our dream wedding at EDR and we definitely couldnt have done that in the States.

 

 

 

Originally Posted by leighastrudwick View Post

 

 

I have emailed our TA 9 different resorts that we like but havent heard back from her. After looking more into it I am starting to worry about the prices ugh!

 

 


 

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