(and all other Royal Decameron Brides).
I got back one month ago today from the RDPanama for our wedding and I have to say it was more than I even imagined! I did try to go there with an open mind as I've been warned by past DW brides that things are different when you go away, but I have a hard time putting into words how wonderful our trip and experience was.
Julia was our wedding coordinator and she was amazing!!! I was a little worried as she was sometimes hard to get a hold (before hand via email) but she always came through and was great when we were there.
The dinner was spectacular (Cafe Med) decorations were beautiful as well as the fresh flowers. They do enough weddings you can tell to get all the details right.
I highly reccomend paying the extra to have the dinner and dance/reception at the Cafe Med (if that's an option) it's right by the beach and such a wonderful background.
LadyBugJ- sorry for such a delay,
to try to answer your questions, I dont' know if the food was the same as the a la carte as we never made it, but we had soup, a seafood dish (or salad for those that didn't like it) main course was beef, chicken or fish, all of which i heard was amazing and then a wonderful dessert. You also got breads to much on.
They only did table clothes, I brought my own miminal decorations. Let them know how you want tables set up they will do it no problem.
my photographer package was $320 he stayed for 8 hrs and gave us 42 pics. Gave us the option of purchasing a disc for $400 so we took that. Sebastian was his name and he was great.
We did get a room upgrade although we didn't expect it or ask for it. Beachfront Block 31 was amazing.
They decorated our room for us the wedding night with flower pedals and such. Got wine and fruit basket upon arrival in our room also (and balloons).
if anyone has other questions about the resort or tip etc.. feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org just put the royal decameron in the subject heading!