Hi ladies, brides, brides-to-be and advisers...
I'm a newbie to the site, and have been reading and re-reading posts and discussions for a few weeks, trying to take it all in. This site seems to answer every possible question and is filled with invaluable information, so thanks to all in advance!!
I'm newly engaged, and I must say...already overwhelmed!! I'm not usually one to stress, but the idea of narrowing down a resort option has my head swimming. I feel that once that decision is made, things will come (a little) easier. Any insight on the most efficient way to search and weed out possibilities? So far, I feel as though I am running in circles.
We have decided we are interested in the Riviera Maya/Cancun general area, and definitely would like an all inclusive resort. We are likely to be expecting between 40-75 guests (adults and children) and would prefer venues that allow for private (or at least semi-private) ceremonies/receptions/etc. At this point, these are the only decisions we have come to...oooh what a long way to go!!
I have been trying to compile a chart/spread sheet with various resorts and the amenities they provide, in an effort to compare my options side-by-side. Some categories I have been trying to include/compare are, for example,
- All inclusive? (with notes highlighting anything NOT included e.g. room service, top shelf drinks, mini bar)
- Relative size of resort (are shuttle services needed to travel across resort) (# of guests accommodated for wedding ceremony)
- Number of Restaurants (and types)
- Number of pools
- Distance from nearest airport
- Wedding ceremony location choices (ie. gazebo, beach, etc)
- Nearby excursion/tour options
There are a few other categories I am interested in comparing, but you get the idea. I was curious if any other brides have managed to create a similar chart or method of comparison??? (I can't be the only type-A, planning nut out there, can I? lol) Or does a chart like this exist on the internet anywhere?
Any advice, tools, charts or insight you can provide would be GREATLY appreciated!!!
Thanks so much ladies!