Hello Brides To Be!
I had my wedding at Barcelo Maya Palace on January 30, 2010. It was a beautiful day and a gorgeous wedding. Because I received such great advice and help from this forum, I wanted to be sure to add my pics from our big day as a way to say thank you. I hope they help with envisaging what your day will look like. It was stressful for me before arriving at the hotel as I didn't have much communication with the coordinators, but they find you once you get there and then take care of everything. So here is the link:
The photos are taken by family members in addition to the professional photographer that belonged to the hotel. We also ordered a DVD, so there was a videographer on site recording everything. I cannot highlight how great it is to have a DVD. Pictures can caputure a lot, but a DVD help you relive the moments!
For your information we had our wedding at 3pm. If I could change one thing about the day it would be to change the ceremony to an earlier time. Even with just 15 guests, I felt completely rushed to beat sundown...as I was trying to get in as many photos in as possible. I did have a few logistical problems on our day with my coordinator and the golf carts, but luckily my wedding party shielded me from it.