just a few weeks before us! How exciting! I am also working with Patricia. She's been so helpful! Have you been quoted prices at Gran Porto Real? I was also thinking of staying there because it's kid friendly and so close to 5th Ave. I am also skipping the fancy chairs and centerpieces. This place is amazing! Have you taken a trip out there or are you planning to before the wedding? When do you plan on sending save the dates? I am taking engagement pictures on Sept. 30th so we will probably be sending our out by the year mark or right before it. I apologize for all the questions, I am just so excited to have found other brides that will be tying the knot right before us!"
We have gotten rates... they do not include airfare (coming from Connecticut/NY), but they seem to be pretty decent. We have a son who will be 3 and a half at the time of the wedding, so that is the reason we are choosing the Gran Porto. My husband and I were in a wedding at the Royal in Cancun this past November, and that is in the same resort group as the Gran Porto, so we are confident it will be great. I know it is not as luxurious at the Royal in Cancun or in Playa del Carmen, but we will have our whole family there, and don't need to be too fancy to have fun We were quoted $408 for a three night stay per person, all-inclusive, and $104 per person for any extra nights. This price also includes transportation to and from the airport. That is for the regular room, the Junior OceanView Suite... We wanted to stay in the Master Suite (which isn't too much more expensive) so we can have all the girls getting ready in the room the day of.
We plan on sending our Save the Dates out at least a year in advance. I have seen some great MExican inspired ones on Etsy at the store named, "calaverapress1". Also, I saw this idea and I think it would be suppper cute... you can have personalized mini maracas painted, with a tag attached which states to "Shake at the Kiss". I thought the idea was great and kinda unique.
Where are you from originally?