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#11 BillysBride

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    Posted 25 September 2007 - 02:32 PM

    How exciting! Getting to actually SEE the spot you'll be married in. I'm so jealous! Congrats on finding your place.
    Savannah

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    #12 lbberger

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      Posted 26 September 2007 - 06:41 PM

      hi! i was so glad to read about your site visit! i am planning a march wedding in cancun/riviera maya and we are planning our site visit for later next week. i would love any advice or suggestions you may have.

      what other hotels did you look at? it seems like all the riviera maya hotels are all inclusive and i really don't want that for the wedding. did you find many that weren't all inclusive? it was interesting what you said about deciding cancun instead of the riviera maya~we are headed that way as well. did you look at the westin or the omni in cancun? did you schedule appointments with the hotels or just show up? did you rent a car? are you have a rehearsal dinner at a restaurant or hotel? is the hotel providing airport transportation? when is your wedding?? so many questions, i know, whatever help is greatly appreciated.
      my friend also suggested the fiesta americana. i would love pictures if you could email me. almond777@aol.com

      thanks!!!!
      lauren

      #13 melglnh2o

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        Posted 27 September 2007 - 10:54 AM

        Hi Lauren,

        Thanks for your questions and welcome to the site. For our site visit, I made appointments at all the locations. I would definitely recommend it because some places probably won't let you in the resort without an appointment plus it just makes it easier on you. We looked at the following places:

        Fiesta Americana Condesa - Cancun
        Paradisus Riviera Cancun - Puerto Morelos
        Blue Parrot - Playa del Carmen
        Omni Puerto Aventuras - Puerto Aventiras
        Occidental Grand Xcaret - Xcaret

        The person who we contacted at each place to set up appointments are as follows:

        FAC - Rivas Geraldine [grivas@posadas.com]
        PRC - Gpos.-Elisa Amora Hernandez [romance.paradisus.riviera.cancun@solmelia.com]
        BP - Paula Riquelme [paula@blueparrot.com]
        OPA - Emmanuelle Florin [emmanuelleplaya@prodigy.net.mx]
        Emmanuelle can also help you with the Omni in Cancun. She is extremely nice and helpful.
        We did not set up an appointment for OCX because we were staying there.

        We rented a car from Easy Way Rental Cancun Car Rental, Rent a car in Cancun, Playa del Carmen Easy Way Car Rental This place seems a little shady but we got a decent car at a good price. It is located off-site from the airport. I would definitely recommend a car if you are going from place to place.

        As for the rehearsal dinner, there is a great Italian restaurant on the property that we were thinking of using but we may decide to go off the property for variety. So the jury is still out on that one.

        I sent photos of FAC to your email address. If there is anything else you need, please don't hesitate to ask. Good luck with your planning.

        Regards,
        Melissa

        #14 Adamsgrrl

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          Posted 27 September 2007 - 11:09 AM

          Congradulations on picking your site!!

          Can I ask, what was wrong, or what didn't you like about the Paradisus? We're getting married there in Nov and I just want to be prepared.

          Thanks!
          monika

          #15 melglnh2o

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            Posted 27 September 2007 - 11:23 AM

            Monika,

            The grounds of Paradisus were beautiful!!! We actually liked that place the best from looks alone. There was also a small wedding going on when we were there. I have some pictures if you are interested. I really like the terrace area and the "aisle" down to the beach. I think it will be a beautiful place to have a wedding but we just didn't feel it. I think it felt a little too quiet for us, well not actually for FI and me, but for all the guests that will be coming. Also, we want to be married in a church and there was not one close enough and it would have been a logistical nightmare to transport everyone back and forth to the church.

            Best of luck with your wedding. It really is a lovely place.

            Melissa

            #16 Adamsgrrl

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              Posted 27 September 2007 - 11:28 AM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by melglnh2o
              Monika,

              The grounds of Paradisus were beautiful!!! We actually liked that place the best from looks alone. There was also a small wedding going on when we were there. I have some pictures if you are interested. I really like the terrace area and the "aisle" down to the beach. I think it will be a beautiful place to have a wedding but we just didn't feel it. I think it felt a little too quiet for us, well not actually for FI and me, but for all the guests that will be coming. Also, we want to be married in a church and there was not one close enough and it would have been a logistical nightmare to transport everyone back and forth to the church.

              Best of luck with your wedding. It really is a lovely place.

              Melissa
              Thanks Melissa! I feel much better now!! Actually, we're getting married in a church in Playa about 20 minutes (with no traffic) away... but I can see if you have 80 guests that would be a nightmare.

              Thanks again!
              Monika

              #17 lbberger

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                Posted 27 September 2007 - 11:56 AM

                this info is AWESOME! thanks so much melissa! ~lauren

                #18 Emmanuelleplaya

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                  Posted 08 October 2007 - 04:42 AM

                  Hello ,
                  there is a palapa style huge church located at the entrance of puerto aventuras at less then 5 minures from hotel BArcelo GArden .
                  for transportion i recommend you to use paradise tours , they are based at teh omni puerto aventuras hotel and provide great service at great prices for wedding transfers in that area , the owner name is STUART and his email is :
                  Paradise Transport and Tours <office@paradisetours.info>

                  good luck and all the best !
                  Emmanuelle Florin
                  Wedding Planner
                  emmanuelleplaya@prodigy.net.mx




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