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Hi girls!! i am just starting my wedding planning andwould like to know the reasons why you chose BP for your special day.I am torn between HR Cancun, Beach Palace, Azul Fives, Azul Senzatori, Now Sapphire...so many options!!! I need a gorgeous beach, a great hotel and great food at an affordable rate. I am from Peru and destination weddings are not that popular over here, so one main concern are my guests budgets. Thanks for your oppinions!!

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@@Sophiebride - I chose BP for a lot of different reasons!  To name a few - I liked the skydeck, I'd never been to Cancun but always wanted to go, they have great wedding packages, the beach is big and beautiful, there are rooftop pools, and the hotel is close by the airport (about 20 mins away)!  I ended up being more than overjoyed at how our wedding turned out.

 

The only other hotel I've been to from your list for a wedding is Azul Fives in Playa del Carmen.  This hotel is quite a bit more laid back and secluded than Beach Palace, and is about 45 to 60 minutes away from the airport.  The resort has a few pools around the property and also a really nice beach.  The property is very very big, and the "hotel" is spread out into quite a few different villa-like structures.  The thing I didn't like about Azul Fives is that the resort was so spread out that it was sometimes hard to find where your guests where.  The things I did like: Azul Fives also has a stunning skydeck, and you can have both your wedding and your reception on the deck.  Contrast that with BP where you're not allowed to have your reception on the sky deck.  As far as I know prices are reasonable at Azul Fives as well.  Another thing I like about Playa del Carmen is the downtown area that is a short cab ride away - there is great shopping and fantastic night life.

 

Even though I make Azul Fives sound great, I didn't even consider it for a couple of reasons.  One - I didn't want to have the same wedding as my friend!  Two - my friend who had her wedding at Azul Fives says she will never ever ever stay at an Azul resort ever again (yikes!).  She had her engagement ring stolen from her hotel room, and apparently nobody from hotel management cared and said there was nothing they could do about it.  This is just one person's story, though.  I'm sure there are plenty other happy endings!

 

Overall I think there are positives and negatives about each place, you just have to choose what feels right for you and your guests!

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@@Sophiebride - I chose BP for a lot of different reasons! To name a few - I liked the skydeck, I'd never been to Cancun but always wanted to go, they have great wedding packages, the beach is big and beautiful, there are rooftop pools, and the hotel is close by the airport (about 20 mins away)! I ended up being more than overjoyed at how our wedding turned out.

 

The only other hotel I've been to from your list for a wedding is Azul Fives in Playa del Carmen. This hotel is quite a bit more laid back and secluded than Beach Palace, and is about 45 to 60 minutes away from the airport. The resort has a few pools around the property and also a really nice beach. The property is very very big, and the "hotel" is spread out into quite a few different villa-like structures. The thing I didn't like about Azul Fives is that the resort was so spread out that it was sometimes hard to find where your guests where. The things I did like: Azul Fives also has a stunning skydeck, and you can have both your wedding and your reception on the deck. Contrast that with BP where you're not allowed to have your reception on the sky deck. As far as I know prices are reasonable at Azul Fives as well. Another thing I like about Playa del Carmen is the downtown area that is a short cab ride away - there is great shopping and fantastic night life.

 

Even though I make Azul Fives sound great, I didn't even consider it for a couple of reasons. One - I didn't want to have the same wedding as my friend! Two - my friend who had her wedding at Azul Fives says she will never ever ever stay at an Azul resort ever again (yikes!). She had her engagement ring stolen from her hotel room, and apparently nobody from hotel management cared and said there was nothing they could do about it. This is just one person's story, though. I'm sure there are plenty other happy endings!

 

Overall I think there are positives and negatives about each place, you just have to choose what feels right for you and your guests!

Omg that's awful. Did she have insurance? I'd be furious!

 

 

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@@calgarybride2015 - Nope she hadn't gotten it insured yet - not sure why.  She was LIVID though.  I didn't even bring my engagement ring down to Cancun with me for my wedding.  I got a fake CZ made on Etsy and used that, hah!  I took my real wedding band though since I wouldn't have been as heart broken if that had gotten lost/stolen.

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@@calgarybride2015 - Nope she hadn't gotten it insured yet - not sure why. She was LIVID though. I didn't even bring my engagement ring down to Cancun with me for my wedding. I got a fake CZ made on Etsy and used that, hah! I took my real wedding band though since I wouldn't have been as heart broken if that had gotten lost/stolen.

I feel you. I brought mine but it stayed in the safe the entire time except the wedding day. I was super nervous. I typically don't travel with anything that looks expensive. I feel so awful for her.

 

 

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We're back from our wedding at Beach Palace and it went really well! I wrote a review in my planning thread. Zaray was AMAZING and I just loved her. We were fortunate enough to have the perfect weather for our day :)

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Hi everyone!

 

My fiance and I are getting married on June 17 at Beach Palace. We're having our ceremony on the Sky Wedding Deck and the cocktail hour and reception on the Sky Bar South. I'd love to hear what brides have used for photographers, lighting, and AV.

 

We took at look at the recommended photographers and AV the hotel sent us. We're not crazy about DreamArt's photos. We don't know which items in the JSAV and PSAV packages are necessary (Do we need four speakers or are two sufficient? Where do the 8 LED lights and consoles go? What are trusses?). And we're not sure what we need to get for lighting on the Sky Bar. 

 

Any insight you could provide would be greatly appreciated!  :)

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