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#1 MrsK

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 07:38 PM

My fianc© and I stayed here on our first trip together and loved the resort! It just feels right to go back there now and marry my  wonderful man :) 

 

I'm hoping to connect with some other brides that are planning their wedding here as we'll, we can share tips and such! 



#2 DiggityDawn

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 12:10 PM

I went to a DW at the occidental a few years ago. Unfortunately, they did it in November... and there is always that chance for a hurricane in November... and that's what happened. It rained the entire time we were there except for the first night and the last morning. My friend's wedding had to be moved inside because of the weather. It was at the bottom of the grand lobby stairs next to that river/stream thing that runs through the front of the resort. From my understanding, this is the only location they have for inclement weather and while their lobby is beautiful, my friend was heartbroken because there was absolutely NO privacy at this location. And the speakers for the ceremony blasted the minister and their vows all over the lobby. At the end they shuffled the bride and groom into a gondola on the stream and they disappeared around the corner whilst the entire resort was watching and yelling. Keep in mind, the hurricane kept the inside lobby very busy during our stay. I would just keep this in mind, as my friend was very unhappy about the whole thing and having the entire resort be a part of her ceremony. 

 

Other than that, from my perspective as a guest was that it was a decent resort. I liked the jungle atmosphere of it, you can tell it's an older resort because of the landscaping being mature. The pool was great, but I never really made it to their beach cove thing cuz of the weather. The nice part about this place is it's right next door to Xcaret which we all loved! Back then you got a free pass to xcaret when staying at the occidental, but they don't do that anymore I've learned.

 

Congratulations and goodluck on your wedding! It's a beautiful resort.
 



#3 MrsK

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 09:03 PM

Thanks for the reply. That's something I definitely didn't think about! We are getting married in January, so we'll cross our fingers and hope for the best.



#4 MrsK

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 09:03 PM

Thanks for the reply. That's something I definitely didn't think about! We are getting married in January, so we'll cross our fingers and hope for the best.



#5 MrsK

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 09:03 PM

Thanks for the reply. That's something I definitely didn't think about! We are getting married in January, so we'll cross our fingers and hope for the best.



#6 MrsK

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 09:03 PM

Thanks for the reply. That's something I definitely didn't think about! We are getting married in January, so we'll cross our fingers and hope for the best.



#7 Marni

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    Posted 27 February 2013 - 04:43 PM

    Hi there,

     

    We are just about to book our wedding at the Occidental Grand Xcaret and I would love to connect with you to share tips and planning advice!  Let me know if you'd like to exchange email addresses to keep in touch.  I love that you have been there before and have chosen to go back for your wedding!  That makes me feel better about our choice, as we made our decision by going off of photos on websites and brochures.  It looks beautiful and I think our party will have a good time there.  When is your wedding?

     

    Hope to hear back from you!



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      #9 MrsK

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      Posted 04 April 2013 - 10:47 AM

      Originally Posted by Marni 

      Hi there,

       

      We are just about to book our wedding at the Occidental Grand Xcaret and I would love to connect with you to share tips and planning advice!  Let me know if you'd like to exchange email addresses to keep in touch.  I love that you have been there before and have chosen to go back for your wedding!  That makes me feel better about our choice, as we made our decision by going off of photos on websites and brochures.  It looks beautiful and I think our party will have a good time there.  When is your wedding?

       

      Hope to hear back from you!

      I sent you a PM with my email, hope to be in touch with you :)



      #10 Jaimee Weiss

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        Posted 24 July 2013 - 04:58 AM

        Hi ladies! I'm currently in Riviera Maya doing site visits. We were originally dead set on Dreams Riviera Cancun but after seeing the Occidental yesterday we believe we're going that way and most likely going back for a food tasting before we head back to NY. I'd love to share emails with any OGX brides to chat about our upcoming weddings!! We're getting married August 2, 2014 - please pm me! :-D (I will post tons of pictures I took at the breathtaking OGX when I get back to NY)




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