Just got back this Monday from my wedding/ honeymoon at the Playacar Palace...so sad to be back to reality!! For anyone who is nervous or as stressed as I was...all I can say is chill out, they are ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!! We arrived 5 days before our wedding and met with Mara our planner and she put my mind right at ease! Mara was positively the best wedding coordinator I could have possibly imagined! She was on top of everything and made sure they all my requests were met and even took my decorations to hold on to until the big day.
The night before the wedding we had a Welcome Reception on the Terrace, it was perfect! The waitstaff was EXCEPTIONAL! They took care of every guest and no one ever day an empty drink! We had the Mexican Cocktail Menu and it was very tasty! Ever after the reception was over we all sat to hang out on the couches and the waitstaff continued to dote on us and bring us bottles of Champagne and wine and anything we wanted from the bar!
The day of the wedding the boys went to the Mood Palace to golf, an outing set up by our awesome vacation planner Abigail, again another employee who was exceptional!! The girls hung out and began getting ready at two. We brought our own makeup artist and used the Styling Trio for Hair. The Styling Trio sent 2 hair stylists and they were awesome, quick, efficient and did a wonderful job!! My bridesmaids had a suite that looked down to the beach and deck where our wedding was to take place and it was so cool to see it all being set up all day! We also brought our own photographer as a guest. I bought flowers from Rivera Flores and they were beautiful! I was nervous we may be charged so I sent my brother who speaks Spanish and lives in Mexico to the florist to pick them up and everything went smooth!!
The wedding was a 6pm on the beach and again, PERFECT! Mara played my Ipad playlist for the entrances and she nailed it! The Justice of the Peace was good, but had trouble pronouncing my husbands name (Keith sounded like Kate lol, it became a joke for the weekend!). After the ceremony we did group pics on the beach and then we went into town to do couple pics and Mara took care of our guests. The cocktail hour was on the North Solarium and we had the Sushi Menu, again delicious and the bartenders had a signature cocktail that was yummy! The DJ was kind enough to play our Ipad playlist during the Cocktail Hour even though we brought a speaker.
The reception was on the Beach Deck and Mara set up our decorations perfectly (and didn't charge me for the setup!)!! We bought maracas in town as favors/table place cards and they were a hit!! Our DJ was Benji Solis from JSAV and he rocked! Kept everyone up and dancing and the night was awesome!! The waitstaff again was EXCEPTIONAL, and doted on us left and right, even offered to get us other food such as a steak that wasn't on the buffet! Make sure to tip them well because they sure do remember you!! Our cake was delicious as was the Caribbean Buffet!! The night was really just perfect!!
The waitstaff from our reception remember us all the next week we were there and were just so sweet! I was also their for my birthday and they sent up Champagne and cupcakes to my room (also did this for a guest who had a birthday while she was there!). We had a guest who had a Gluten allergy and they were sooo good to her, gave her a special card to take to the restaurants and they made sure to give her special foods to accommodate!
Al the restaurants were great! Be sure to make Hibachi reservations early!! It was great to be at such a small resort where we saw all our guests all week (We had about 60 people stay there). The Spa was also wonderful, we had a couples massage, 2 25min massages and I had two mani and padis. Loved the hydrotherapy! The trips were ok, we rented a Cameramen with 20 of our family and friends to go snorkeling, which was fun but didn't see much fish! We also took the opportunity to visit Mood Palace and Isla Murjeres Palace...Playacar was definitely the best hotel of the ones we went too!
I could go on and on about how much I loved Playacar Palace- we will def be back often!!
I will post pics soon!!!