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Just got engaged a month and a half ago, and we are planning a wedding for December 2014 in the Mayan.  I have narrowed it down to 2 resorts: Iberostar Tucan and the Grand Sunset Princess...how on earth did everyone decide on which hotel to go with? I am feeling so overwhelmed right now!!

 

 

 

 

Any planning tips or advice would be greatly appreciated, as I am feeling rather clueless right now! THANKS!

 

Picking your resort is a very hard decision! One thing that might help is considering whether your guests will want to leave the resort to explore Playa Del Carmen at all, or if you think they'd be happy staying around the resort most of the time. The Iberostar Tucan is in an area called Playacar, which is a 15 minute walk or a 5 minute, $7 cab ride into town. The Grand Sunset Princess is a 20 minute, $25 cab ride into town.

 

I'd also have a look at recent Tripadvisor reviews for both places to get an overall feel of both resorts. Hope that helps a little bit!  :)

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Thanks, I have done some research and although the Grand Sunset Princess wedding packages sound more appealing, I am really leaning towards the Iberostar, just based on the beach and reviews on the ocean and the more "Mexican" feel of the resort.  Still waiting on pricing for DJ/after party type reception for after dinner to see if they have reasonable prices 

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Welcome to our forum community, WinnipegBride and ashleylynn89, and Congrats on your upcoming dw in our incomparably gorgeous Mayan Riviera!!!

 

Wpg used to be our hometown - so we're quite familiar with the attraction heading south for a winter sojourn to the tropics - haha Now we're based in Playa del Carmen, so luxuriate in as much summer warmth as we can wish for :)

 

To help you out with deciding on which resort is best for your Big Day, here are some resort policies from our website - to help you narrow it down : http://www.momentsthatmatterphotography.com/resort-policies/

 

If photography is important to you, we always advise our wedding couples to invest in a professional wedding photographer - who has the knowledge, experience, expertise, motivation and equipment to create superior results! After all, when all the cake is gone, party is over, and guests have gone home, what's left is your memories and the photos that have the power to take you right back to all those precious "moments that matter"!

 

There are numerous choices of professional photographers in our area - all of whom will deliver your Wedding Day Love Story in an amazing way that you'll treasure for the rest of your lives! The key is to find the one whose style resonates with you and touches your heart - That's The One for you :)

 

Best of luck with all your plans + decisions - cheers!

 

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Wishing everyone a Very Merry Christmas, and Loving + Happy New Year - Cheers!!!

team MTM :)

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We just got our wedding video from our wedding back in May! Our friend did it for us, so we told him he could take his time with getting it to us.

 

We were married in Tulum on May 22nd, 2013. Although I was a 2013 Canadian bride, I still wanted to share this with all my fellow Canucks!  :)

 

 

Here's a blog post with some more info about our venue and our friend that did the video: http://loveandrum.com/marry-me-katy-mikee-in-tulum

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We just got our wedding video from our wedding back in May! Our friend did it for us, so we told him he could take his time with getting it to us.

 

We were married in Tulum on May 22nd, 2013. Although I was a 2013 Canadian bride, I still wanted to share this with all my fellow Canucks!  :)

 

 

Here's a blog post with some more info about our venue and our friend that did the video: http://loveandrum.com/marry-me-katy-mikee-in-tulum

 

Katy!! i love the video! Amazing wedding! 

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Here is a question I haven't seen...probably because it hasn't been much of an issue...

 

My question is this..now that our dollar isn't at parity...how are you dealing with conversion rates? all my costs (hotel/photographer etc) are all invoicing me in USD. I am stuck paying an extra 760 for some services just in conversion costs!!! 

 

I am a newbie to international shopping, what is the best way to pay these? Credit card is out because they charge an extra 2.5% on top of the conversion.....

 

I would love your ideas and what you are doing!

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@@kaleighMCL - Cash baby!  LOL    Actually I'm very nervous about carrying that much cash with us but we're going to try our best to pay off everything beforehand and bring only the necessary amount.  Worst case, I'm thinking if we have to maybe some traveller's cheques but I've never used them.

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You would still be paying the conversion amount though? is the hotel letting you settle up down there? i'm just finalizing all my details and would not want to carry that much in cash - but i also don't want to pay an extra 2.5% by using my credit card....i feel like such a newb

 

@@kaleighMCL - Cash baby!  LOL    Actually I'm very nervous about carrying that much cash with us but we're going to try our best to pay off everything beforehand and bring only the necessary amount.  Worst case, I'm thinking if we have to maybe some traveller's cheques but I've never used them.

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