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#1 Dovibanana

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    Posted 22 January 2011 - 01:17 PM

    I just got engaged a month ago and I am starting to look at sites in Riviera Maya to have a wedding in January 2012. I am currently in med school and have no time to plan and also a very slim window of opportunity to have a wedding. My best friend got married at Dreams Cancun and it was beautiful. She told me she got all her ideas on this site and that people were very helpful. Dreams Tulum is obv an idea but I'd like to see pics and hear from others who had had their weddings there. I want all inclusive and somewhere my guests can afford to stay that is very nice as well. Anyway, any suggestions, pictures and ideas would be more than helpful!

    #2 ChantelleS

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      Posted 25 January 2011 - 05:47 PM

      I am looking too!


      I am VERY new to wedding planning and completely lost on this.  I have decided I am getting married the week of November 19-26 in the Mayan Riveria and thought I had a hotel picked out but, due to a terrible travel agent, I am back at square 1.  :(


      I am looking at the Barcelo Tropical or the Grand Palladium.  Has anyone been there?  Any other suggestions? I am hoping for 40-60 guests, private dinner, afternoon wedding on the Thur or Fri. 



      #3 summafool1

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        Posted 25 January 2011 - 06:23 PM

        I have been to the grand palladium and would highly recomment it...i was there last april and i absolutely loved it...its a big resort (3 in one).. it was great...if you have any questions at all just let me know...i have lots of pics from there too (not wedding pics tho) lol....also if u want to know an answer to every question u can possibly think of on the palladium...join palladiumaddict.net....i got all my info and questions answered there before i went...im sure they have section for weddings also :)

        #4 Shay12

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          Posted 27 January 2011 - 03:11 PM

          Im right here with you! Need to decide.... But every time I read a review, I fall in love with that resort. My list of 5-6 is constantly changing!

          The Palace resorts seem to have the best incentives for bride and groom.

          When I think of my wedding I think of glamour.... I dont know if that is going to go well with my cheap guests.

          Im looking for somewhere that is nice but affordable.

          My top 5 today:


          Gran Caribe Real

          Cancun Palace

          Barcelo Mayan Palace Deluxe

          Gran Sunset Princess

          NOW Jade

          #5 Dovibanana

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            Posted 29 January 2011 - 11:39 AM

            NOW Jade is up there on my list, saw a review and it looks spectacular. It's tough bc every resort I love I know will be too much for most of my guests :(

            #6 Shay12

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              Posted 31 January 2011 - 02:36 PM

              What is your budget for your guests? Are you talking with a travel agent yet? I have talked to a few but they want a date and a resort... and that is what I cant decide.

              A few pointers that I have gotten from travel agents is

              to go September - October (off season)

              Moon Palace (I'm assuming along with all palace resorts) is the most $$$

              That's pretty much it. Not much help so I guess I'm on my own. I just keep reading reviews and comparing complimentary packages along with bride and groom incentives.

              I think I will call a few of the resorts to see what they say. I need a spread sheet to keep track of all these pro's and con's.... 

              Just think this is only the begining!!! yikes

              #7 Dovibanana

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                Posted 12 April 2011 - 01:59 PM

                Hey Shay12, any luck with picking a place? I am still torn. I keep looking at all the reviews posted on here by brides and most of the places I liked based on their websites (like Moon Palace) look awfully drab in real life. My fiance likes Royal Playa del Carmen which looks nice. Well hope your hanging in there. I haven't made any progress!

                #8 takelly

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                  Posted 13 April 2011 - 11:48 AM

                  Congratulations ladies!  I found the hardest part was to pick the resort :)  I ended up going with the Grand Sunset Princess.  My TA arranged a great deal for 30 people and my guests are definately working within a budget.  Everyone is so exicted and feedback on the resort pictures has been great.  Now if only October would hurry up and get here :)

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