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Congratulations!!!! Thank you sooooo much for the info :) I'm sure you put a lot of ladies at ease, especially me, I'll be getting married in July-chapel for the ceremony and albatros terrace as well for the reception. I hope you decide to put up pics, would love to see the details.

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you're going to love it! the terrace as well as teh chapel is beautiful.


Oh- they served drinks to everyone as they came into the reception area.  The drinks were called Cassandra's. I loved it.

My friend's got a kick out if it and kept ordering the drink:) it was delicious:)

 

Good luck with everything and let me know if I can help with anything.


I tried posting pics, but didn't work out.


Send me your email and I will gladly send you some pics.

 

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Hi ladies! I'm getting married at the Gran Caribe on July 26th, ceremony at the chapel and reception on the rooftop terrace with the green carpet. Will anyone be getting married around the same time as me? Do you have any backup plans in case there is rain? 

 

I also want to know if anyone has prices of how much it costs to upgrade rooms, or even upgrade to the Royal?

 

Happy planning everyone!

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Hi Karen972 :)

I'm actually getting married July 22nd-4 days before you, I'm also doing the chapel and the albatros terrace, I'll be bringing down my centerpieces and contacted Marvin for flowers so waiting for a response. We'll be arriving on the 18th.The ceremony will be at 4pm, we're lucky to have a close family friend who will  be ordained in May so we'll be the first couple he marries. The cocktail hour will be after and the reception will be at 6pm.Have you decided on food,cake or centerpieces? Would love to hear your plans. :)

 

As far as upgrading...not to sure, I'm working with a travel agent for my guests and I.

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Oh awesome! Sounds like you've really got everything planned! Where is your reception going to be? My ceremony is at 1pm and we're bringing a photographer down so we want a lot of time for pictures, then reception will follow at about 6! As far as centerpieces, I may just bring my own, and for food I'm thinking the royal seafood salad and beef fillet with chocolate shell for dessert. How about yourself? For music I have my cousin coming who is a DJ, but I really want the cold fireworks that everyone seems to talk about when they hire the DJ. I also really want to upgrade to the royal for a few nights! What kind of centerpieces are you bringing down? I read on here that someone brought their own in from a florist, meeting them down the street. I wonder if they will charge you the $300 vendor fee if you bring it in yourself instead of having it delivered!

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Hi Ladies,

 

I will be getting married on August 13 in the chapel as well.  Question about centerpieces.....do they not provide any sort of centerpiece at all? or are we forced to bring down our own or order from the catalog...I just do not want to carry too much with me or pay $80 per centerpiece for a reception that will only last three hours...feedback.gif  

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Karen972..If you can wait...I believe you may get a cheaper rate to upgrade....if you upgrade when you are checking in...simply because they will want to fill up the better rooms (more$$ for them)  I heard this from some of the staff the last time I was at the Royal in Playa del Carmen...wink.gif...if you decide to wait...ask what it will cost to upgrade now just to make sure you will be getting a better rate...its Mexico you can haggle a lil bit...!

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I'll be having the reception on the terrace with the green carpet. That's great that your DJ and photographer are taken care of...we're going with the resort DJ and most likely the light up dance floor, as for photography we're kinda slacking, I'm going to try and contact Ivan Lucky, I've heard really good things about his photography. We're doing the avocado salad for appetizer, I originally was going to have the beef fillet with mushroom and chicken stuffed with seafood but I think I'm changing the chicken, we asked the WC what it was stuffed with and it's salmon shrimp and something else...after I heard that it didn't sound that appealing,so most likely the jumbalaya rice with shrimp. Dessert-I'm thinking just plain cheesecake maybe-not to sure.

I can send you a pic of the centerpiece, I'm doing lanterns with 3 different size candles in it, got them at ikea,(I love candles but had to think about the wind factor) showed friends the ccenterpiece and they couldn't believe it was all for less than $25. Two small white circular vases which I'll have to get orchids to put in them and a photo frame which will have my dog's pic with the table # (had to incorporate my lil girl somehow :) And river rocks surrounding the centerpiece. My colors are black white and light pink.

I'm pretty sure that you don't pay the outside fee as long as they don't enter the resort so you can meet them-couple of brides did that.

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