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The new Paradisus Playa del Carmen (La Perla and La Esmeralda)

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#391 maylin6282013

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    Posted 11 April 2013 - 11:16 AM

    Originally Posted by nathanjenna 

    We are getting married here May 4th. We will have 3 children as part of the wedding party, limiting where we can have our rehearsal dinner. They have suggested The Market. We went to the resort a couple months ago, but I don't remember The Market. Did anyone do their rehearsal there? Does anyone have anything to say about how it is, or have any pictures?? Thanks!


    Hi NathanJenna

    Congrats !!! The Market is right next to the Gabi to the left closer to the Esmeralda side and yes they allow children .  i am also having it there but i am serving family style not buffet  , i have a ton of pictures so if you want send me a private message and i can send you what i have .

    good luck !


    #392 Ana Lopez

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      Posted 12 April 2013 - 04:10 AM

      Does any else feel its unfair that Paradisus charges $70 per person once you surpass the 24 people allowed with the Aqua and Chill Out Chic package ?? They should be glad more people are going to stay the hotel.

      #393 newlyengaged13

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      Posted 12 April 2013 - 09:47 AM

      Originally Posted by happilyeveraftr 

      I ended up cancelling a little more than a month before my wedding was booked at Paradisus La Perla and if it within 30 days I think you lose the $500 deposit but if it's more than that you get your refund I can check my papers for you if you like. I still have all the contracts that were sent to me. I feel like in the end I made the best decision by doing this not that I don't think brides shouldn't get married there as I said it's a beautiful resort and I wish all the brides the best in their wedding planning but for me it was the right decision for what I wanted. I found a place called the Grand Coral Beach club it's a private beach club and only 5 minutes from the Paradisus.


      The main reasons I changed my mind was that I felt like the wedding planning at Paradisus was overwhelming for me, that the place did not care they were getting my business and wanted to go above and beyond or at least meet me half way to ensure I had the best wedding day possible. I am not a overly picky bride but communication is key when organizing your big wedding day but it would take 3 days to a week at times to get a response I would have to email constantly just asking if someone could please respond to me. At times I would call and I would get their answering machine when I wanted to speak with someone. The other reasons I changed my mind had to do with all the extra added costs to have my wedding there. Everything that I wanted was adding up and I felt like I had no options at personalizing my wedding to get what I wanted. When I first started looking at getting married in Mexico I looked at Dreams Rivieria and a few other resorts and to be honest with you Paradisus was the only resort that charged $1000 for every vendor. It's a huge cost to eat up as a bride. They are not good with negotiating there if I asked other wedding planners at other hotels they would come back to me and offer solutions or even cut some costs down but Paradisus would not. I cannot say enough good thing about the Grand Coral Beach club. I hired a wedding planner and changed my venue there. We had the private beach which was great for our wedding day and we had the reception at the Beach club after. It was beautiful there at night all of my guests raved how they never attended a wedding such as ours they loved the venue. It was so private and secluded and we had a wonderful time. How many guests are you planning on having? Our wedding was more small and intimate so it worked out nicely for us. We had the venue until 11 PM and it was great. We got a 3 course meal, cocktails and appetizers, dessert and 5 hours open bar. The chef is great to play around with the menu as well. The great thing about picking a place like this is that you have no rules. You get to personalize your wedding how you like. So picking a florist, DJ, cake etc it can all be done if you want and there is no outside vendor fees to do so. I did not want to use Blue Lens from Paradisus and because it was an extra $1000 to bring my own photographer in so I considered using them but when I got the pricing back from them the costs per packages were not worth the cost of getting a photographer I wanted for my wedding.


      If you do book with Paradisus I would make sure I have everything in writing I am good with keeping my emails as a few times they would go back on something they already quoted me or promised me. Just be careful it's all about costs there to protect yourself just have everything in writing as a back up. It's hard to plan a wedding in Mexico and I don't usually take the time to come on here and write these messages but as a recent bride I REALLY want a bride to not go through the stress I did. I wish I had someone educate myself when I was planning mine. It's very stressful. If you want to see pictures of the Paradisus hotel let me know I did stay there for a week I just didn't get married there. I can email them to you.

      I would love to see pictures of your venue at the Beach club.  Can you PM them to me or email them to me?  It can give me a basis of comparison.  Thanks

      #394 imnotarunner

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        Posted 12 April 2013 - 09:48 AM

        Originally Posted by Ana Lopez 

        Does any else feel its unfair that Paradisus charges $70 per person once you surpass the 24 people allowed with the Aqua and Chill Out Chic package ?? They should be glad more people are going to stay the hotel.

        i'm with ya girl. it's ridiculous isn't it?

        #395 Jessica Kazn

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          Posted 13 April 2013 - 09:24 AM

          Hi girls,


          I'm going to the resort on April27th till April30th, is anyone getting married on those days?

          I am going to meet with everyone on that weekend. Has anyone gone there before the wedding to finalize things?

          What should I prepare prior to going there?



          #396 nathanjenna

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            Posted 13 April 2013 - 09:53 AM

            I will be arriving on the 30th for our wedding, May 4th. The sight visit is really helpful! Come with all your ideas (I brought my laptop to show them pictures of my ideas).

            #397 Jessica Kazn

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              Posted 13 April 2013 - 03:13 PM

              Thank you!

              #398 HarborLiving

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                Posted 14 April 2013 - 06:56 PM

                Hiya ladies!!! Just checking in :). Leaving for Mexico in 4 weeks for our May 11th wedding... Soooo exciting!

                #399 imarunner

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                  Posted 15 April 2013 - 01:16 PM

                  I'm getting married on the 27th

                  #400 imarunner

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                    Posted 15 April 2013 - 01:38 PM

                    Jessica Kazn - I'm getting married on the 27th!

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