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#1 beachbridezilla

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    Posted 28 October 2012 - 08:22 AM

    Hi, everyone!  Well, we've made the important decision to host our wedding at the Gran Porto Real in Playa on April 13, 2013.  We're staying at The Royal, but the times/locations that we wanted to host the ceremony and reception were unavailable so we decided to move it next door.  This option has actually worked out quite nicely as it gives our budget concious guests another option without having to pay for a day pass or other fees for the wedding day.  I'm wondering if anyone has had a similar experience?  I have so many questions... and am tired of paging through the 900+ pages on The Royal forums to find a post on the Gran once every couple pages.  ;)  Is there another forum that I'm missing to help provide some info?  We're hosting the ceremony at 6p at the Gazebo, and the cocktail and private reception on the beach immediately following the reception.  I have so many questions (menus, decor, vendors, which beach is best, etc, etc.) and am wondering if there is anyone out there struggling with the same?  Would love to get together to share ideas/info!  As of now we have 35ish guests and think we'll end up somewhere between 50-60 total.  Most guests as of right now will be staying at The Royal.  Help!



    #2 beachbridezilla

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      Posted 28 October 2012 - 09:12 AM

      Okay, just found a more specific Gran Porto forum (Gran Porto Real Brides - Post here!!) and asked my questions there.  Hoping to hunt down you fellow Porto brides out there!  =)



      #3 mae1564

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        Posted 28 October 2012 - 12:04 PM

        Hi! I might be able to help with a couple of your questions, I just had my wedding at the Royal last week :) I had a few guests who stayed at the Gran Porto and I believe their wedding rules are the same for the most part. Let me know if I can help!



        #4 beachbridezilla

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          Posted 28 October 2012 - 02:56 PM

          That would be great!  I hope your wedding was perfect!! I definitely have a few questions for you.  ;)  Were you happy with The Royal? Where did you have the ceremony and reception?  How many guests? Did you use a local photographer?  I look forward to hearing more about how everything went for you!



          #5 mae1564

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            Posted 29 October 2012 - 09:01 AM

            Originally Posted by beachbridezilla 

            That would be great!  I hope your wedding was perfect!! I definitely have a few questions for you.  ;)  Were you happy with The Royal? Where did you have the ceremony and reception?  How many guests? Did you use a local photographer?  I look forward to hearing more about how everything went for you!

            My wedding was beyond perfect. Of course there were hiccups along the way, but none of that mattered in the end :) I was beyond happy with the Royal. They are really there for you, to make sure you are happy, and want to make your day special. I had my ceremony at Pelicanos Beach which is a little seperated from the rest of the "busy" part of the beach. I actually didn't have my reception at the Royal, I moved it to a private location about 4 blocks away at a restaurant called Wicky's. It was cheaper for us, and I had A LOT more control. I'm happy to elaborate more about that if you want. Our group including us was a total of 15. I did use a local photographer Juan Navarro, and he was amazing! I researched a lot and he had some of the best prices and came with great recommendations from other brides.

             

            I am more than happy to share any and all info I can, I know how nerve wracking it can be to plan from so far away.



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              Posted 29 October 2012 - 06:09 PM

              Wonderful recap of your wedding, mae 1564! so happy to hear how much you enjoyed it and how smoothly it all went - Well Done :) Its sure to put a lot of brides' minds at ease, who are forming their own plans from so far away, and see how well yours went !

               

              So glad you chose one of our local professional photographers, Juan Navarro - an excellent choice -  who delivered such satisfying results for you !

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              #7 Beach girl

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                Posted 18 November 2012 - 07:42 PM

                Hi I am also getting married at Gran Porto on April 17th I have a lot of the same questions as you do. Hopefully we can help each other

                #8 TammyWright

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                Posted 19 November 2012 - 07:29 AM

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                #9 Swingonastar

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                  Posted 12 February 2013 - 09:23 PM

                  Hi Everyone!

                  We are planning our wedding at the Gran Porto Real or the Royal for February 2014. I was just wonder about what North Beach is like and if it is a nicer beach for the ceremony? Also I was wondering if we stay at the Gran Porto Real can Gazebo at the Royal?? we are just starting to plan so any info and pictures would be much appreciated :)



                  #10 TammyWright

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                  Posted 28 March 2013 - 11:21 AM

                  Hello Gran Porto Brides & Grooms,

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