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#1 TheFutureWagners

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    Posted 30 July 2010 - 08:11 AM

    Ok so I have everything booked @ The Royal in Cancun and now I have a few guests who are making me second guess things. My wedding will now be in May (no spring breakers), and while I know Cancun itself is known for its trashy clubs, we assume there will be few instances of guests going off site since our resort is a fabulous all-inclusive.

     

    They have made comments about how trashy Cancun is and how they wouldn't pick there to go on their own vacations but that "I guess that's what you wanted.."

     

    And it is making me nervous. I've never been there but please, provide any feedback you can to this. It is upsetting :(



    #2 Andi

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      Posted 30 July 2010 - 08:25 AM

      really?! how annoying.

       

      Remember this is your wedding and try not to listen to what everyone else is saying. It is not up to your guests where you should get married.

       

      Sure Cancun is a "party" town, but really only if you choose to seek that out. ,something tells me that the guests of the Royal are not your average "spring breaker" type of people. Don't second guess yourself, stick to your guns on this.

       

      You guys chose the location for a reason, try to remember those reasons and don't listen to others. If it is too "trashy" for them, well then maybe they shouldn't attend!



      #3 c+j

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        Posted 31 July 2010 - 07:08 AM

        I was just there (marrried 7.23.10 at RIU Palce Las Americas), and I have been to Cancun 3 times in the last 4 years, I have also been to Cabo, Puerto Vallarta, Cozumel....Cancun is the best by far, the best resorts and beaches.  Believe me the people that choose to come to your wediing will be RAVING about the place. My coworker was married at the Royal 2 years ago, and she said she has never been anywhere more beautiful, she went to Domincan Republic for her anniversary and said she wished she would have simply returned to Cancun. 



        #4 Smidge

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          Posted 31 July 2010 - 07:56 AM

          We heard many of the same comments from our guests, especially about their wanting to make a vacation out of attending the wedding.  My daughter was married south of Cancun at the Fairmont Mayakoba, and our guests were very happy with the resort.  They told us they would have picked the location for their own vacations, and some said they were coming back!  Two bought time shares in the area (!). and many stayed beyond the days that included the wedding events.  

           

          The Fairmont development is a bit isolated, but our guests seemed to enjoy that feature.  The food was fabulous, the beach and pools were lovely, and the eco-firendly grounds were gorgeous.  A taxi into Playa del Carmen was less than $20, and several of our guests spent at least one evening there, although most were quite happy spending their time at the Fairmont.  The services offered by the Fairmont's events office allowed us to avoid the cost of a wedding planner or travel agency, and we contracted with local vendors for the decor, ceremony and entertainment.  Let me know if you want for info.   

           

          A good reason for selecting the Riviera Maya for a wedding site is that flights into Cancun are generally inexpensive, and flight times are reasonable from just about anywhere in the US.  Don't be put off by online room rates as your guests will receive a reduced block rate as attendees for your wedding.  Contact the events offices at the resorts you like and see what you can negotiate, including extending the rate beyond the usual day before to night after package.  A good place for searching various locations is under the hotel reviews on tripadvisor.com.  Search your city/region, and there is usually a live map that will show you the locations for the resorts reviewed on the site.  These won't be wedding reviews, but you can learn more about the resorts.



          #5 SDSteph

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            Posted 31 July 2010 - 08:05 AM

            Guests are going to find something to complain about no matter what you do.  You can't please everyone with your decisions.  If you change anything change it for you and your FI. 

             

            Good luck sweetie


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            #6 carolina24

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              Posted 31 July 2010 - 09:51 AM

              awww it makes me so sad to hear that people would call cancun trashy!!  I've been to Cancun 3 times in the past 3 years and i LOVE IT!! the resorts are amazing, the different colors of the water, the beaches, i could go on and on and on.  like steph said...you will always have someone complaining about something.  but i can assure you that when FI and I got engaged, we immediately knew that we'd get married in cancun..it's an amazing place and you won't be dissapointed!!



              #7 prettypigpig

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                Posted 31 July 2010 - 10:02 AM



                Originally Posted by TheFutureWagners 

                Ok so I have everything booked @ The Royal in Cancun and now I have a few guests who are making me second guess things. My wedding will now be in May (no spring breakers), and while I know Cancun itself is known for its trashy clubs, we assume there will be few instances of guests going off site since our resort is a fabulous all-inclusive.

                 

                They have made comments about how trashy Cancun is and how they wouldn't pick there to go on their own vacations but that "I guess that's what you wanted.."

                 

                And it is making me nervous. I've never been there but please, provide any feedback you can to this. It is upsetting :(



                The Royal Cancun would make your local Sheraton/ Westin even local Fairmont chateau with super old decor and small rooms looks trashy!

                People always find smth to complaint, it is your day, so it is your call!

                The Fairmont Mayakoba is ranked #1 in the region!  The Royal Cancun and PDC got top luxury resorts awards in 2010.  You can even have a bottle of Petrus 1986 at the Royal Playacar by Occidental. 


                Bonnie

                Married to Mr. El Khaiat on July 4th, 2011 @ Royal Playa Del Carmen


                #8 lalanyc

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                  Posted 31 July 2010 - 11:48 AM

                  WOW, I can't believe anyone would say that!!!  trashiness is dictated by the people. A couple could have a trashy wedding in Beverly Hills!  Maybe your guests are projecting their own fears about themselves!!   Don't let them get you down.  Make them eat their words when they're wowed by what a great experience your wedding will be.



                  #9 TheFutureWagners

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                    Posted 31 July 2010 - 01:51 PM

                    Thanks guys! Seriously this made me feel SO much better- we think The Royal is phenomenal and can't wait but I got really concerned. To me, luxury is luxury right? 



                    #10 prettypigpig

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                      Posted 31 July 2010 - 02:24 PM



                      Originally Posted by TheFutureWagners 

                      Thanks guys! Seriously this made me feel SO much better- we think The Royal is phenomenal and can't wait but I got really concerned. To me, luxury is luxury right? 



                      Yeap. You are right! Luxury is luxury! 

                      100% agree with Lalanyc too! 


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                      Married to Mr. El Khaiat on July 4th, 2011 @ Royal Playa Del Carmen





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