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Royal PDC Bride September 2010

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Hello Friends,

Just thought I would share a bit of information with all of you soon to be Royal PDC Brides or soon to be! I have been planning my wedding since November of 2009 and my wedding is just around the corner. I am so excited!!!

First off let me just state I am not having a large wedding. 15 people max. I wanted something really intimate which is great because I can put a lot of time into the details.

First, when I booked my reservation, I booked through the 800 line with a lady named Violetta. She is soo amazing. She was so helpful and nice, we now chat on a monthly basis to keep up with each other.. She has actually became a friend and made all the reservations for all of my guests. She was listed as the contact person on my invitiations. Top notch service and she alone sold me on The Royal. If all the service is like this, I am excited!


Wedding coordinators- This was really sketchy in the beginning. I was not happy at all but went with the flow because I know these people can make things happen overnight. However, we want answers right? I mean we are Brides planning from across the world. Anyway, I finally had to contact a manager about the service who transfered me to a nicer, more helpful coordinator. Her name was Aja. Just as I was getting my info to her, I got an email stating the Royal has heard what Brides wanted and transfered ALL the coordinators to Mexico to make it easier for is. I got an email from my new coordinator there and she was very fast and nice about getting back to me. My info will be transfered to the lady onsite once we are 30 days away. I cant wait because I just want to make sure the color of my flowers is exactly what I want.


Semi private- or private reception- I really wanted my reception at Chefs Plate but they do not let you book groups there after 3pm to accomodate thier regular guest, so I have settled for Maria Maries which has received rave reviews. There are limited times for all of the restarants when it comes to groups. Just an FYI. I am the only wedding on my date and the only had the 6pm slot open. So they dont overbook which is great. Just be negotiable with what you want.


Legalities- My Fiance and I opted to get or marriage legalized in the US instead of Mexico so we are having the smbolic ceremony. We will have a small courthouse wedding and our fancy mexico wedding. Yay two dresses! One Sex in the City wedding and one in Paradise! I really was not pro on the whole blood test thing in Mexico. Frankly I dont much care for needles let alone in another country. I think you just have to take your marriage certificate with you if you decide this option works best.


Beach set up- Make sure to ask your coordinators to send you the different pictures of how they can set up the beach. I opted for a smaller set up with the spray of flowers hanging above us rather than on each side. Its really pretty and there are at least 4 options.


Photos- I looked at alot of the photographers on here but after speaking with my coordinator, reading reviews, and talking with Violetta, I am going with Funever photos. They have a very professional reputation, dress professionally and do great work. I plan to have an outline of exactly what I want for them in advance. For example, my wedding is at 5pm on the beach. I want to start photos at 3:30 in my room, meet my Groom for pictures at 3:45 and get a lot of great photos before our ceremony. From there, we will have photos during, after, and at our semi private reception.


Food- Request that your coordinator send you the menu choices. You can mix them up. For example, I have chosen 4 courses and have given my guests a choice of seafood stuffed chicken or the beef with wild murshroom sauce. All the other components will be the same. I am bringing place cards that will distinguish what each guest is eating.


Gifts- Since we arew having a small group I was able to get some really nice beach bags for the ladies with their custom monogram on them. Inside the couples each have a new pair of Reef flip flops and the guys have visors. There is alos a map, and a personalized thank you note hand written.


Question for anyone that can help me- Does anyone know how the ceremony is lined up? What the minister says? How many peieces of music I will need? This is the only info no one can seem to help me with.


I still have a few small things to do but overall, the Royal makes this really easy. I just encourage all brides that are planning to be patient and know that these people can literally make it all happen overnight so dont stress. June and July are super busy months for them. Out of all their Royal resorts, they were planning over 130 weddings in June and even more in July. So as much as we think we are the only people getting married, these coordinators have a lot on thier plates. I hope this info helps any of you out there planning. Feel free to email or PM me. I am happy to help!

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