Thank you Nsousa and Brenners,
I think I'm split between Barcelo and Dreams Riveria. I do like the options of Barcelo and it appears that people can pick a resort to fit their budget and since they are staying at one of the five resorts, there is no additional fees. I saw on their website that it says no outside photographers allowed. Nsousa, I'm pretty sure you have checked this area out. Is the resort photographer of good quality and do they also have videography? I just want to be able to meet all the needs of my guests (the families, party folks, and those on limited budgets) while still have a fabulous wedding. Playa de Carmen is within a reasonable distance for people to go out at night. I also do not want to exceed $12,000 (total to include our airfare/hotel for a week). I would expect at least 50-70 guests and would look at one of the more expensive packages.
I guess I will start reviewing the most recent post (6 months to present) of the boards for Barcelo Place and Dreams Riveria. Thank you both!