Thanks for all the info! This has definitely been a great help!! I'm sure I'll have more questions as I get closer!
Originally Posted by Bride2B22
I Cant even remember what the cold foods were for the cocktail hour! I didnt choose anything specific....i basically said I wanted a cocktail hour, chose the time and location and nothing else.....they took care of everything else.....I beleive there were a good amount of choices tho!
As far as menu, I had already been at the resort last year when we got engaged, so i had a pretty good idea of how the food was! and also reading reviews on here! I really took a chance on this......BUT i really didnt have any doubts that the food would be delicious!!!
The priest goes over everything! he tells the readers when to go....he actaully speaks to them before the ceremony starts just to let them know when they have to go up......and the 3 readers go up one after the other...... He will tell you when you meet with him the flow of the entire mass......and will indicate (both on the meeting and during the ceremony) when the gifts have to be brought up....... Trust me, he is so easy going, and explains everything, answers all questions during the meeting............
I turned in all of my forms, final choices, final payments to my WC, she needs to revise everything before she can turn you over to your onsite WC......they say 45 days, but really i sent over all of my stuff a little less than a month before the wedding.......actually my wedding was 6/21 and i think i sent everything either the very end of May or the very begining of June.......remember, if you need to add additonal guests (and trust me, no one will really book that last minute as prices will be ridiculous!!) you can still add them after you turn in all of your final docs.....you'll just have to work with your onsite WC durinng that last month to make any changes......
I really did not give or recommend anyone staying anywhere else other than the Royal or the Gran Caribe..........These guest will not be allowed at the hotel any earlier than about 30 minutes before the ceremony starts.............we had 4 people who booked (without telling me!) at another hotel.....remember the fees for cocktail hour, reception, etc double when it's a non Real resort guest!!! think about your budget! ..............if you do have non real resort guests, you dont need a day pass for them the day of the wedding......they'll just have to come in 30 mins before.........
This is the way i presented it to my guests,,,,,,,,why would you want to stay at another resort when the purpose of a destination wedding is to spend some amazing days together bonding, getting to know each other.............the 4 people who i had that did not stay on the hotels, were pretty disappointmet and we only saw them during the wedding! that's all!!! they missed out on so much fun!!!
Thanks Vanessa C! I'm going to look into two options, and maybe do the same of send the menu options with the invites! When are you arriving in Cancun, Tuesday or any earlier?
Originally Posted by Vanessa C
Hi Nadennec, my WC is Claudy. No, they did not charge extra for having 2 menu choices. I chose the Mexican Menu and the typical chicken or beef....I figured it would at least give them some options! I couldn't deal with picking one meal for all my guests...thats not fair to them..