Originally Posted by DinaQtobe
Picking the resort was the hardest part for us. I started to feel like every resort looked the same, offered the same things - it was honestly overwhelming. Eventually I started looking through websites of various photographers in the Riviera Maya. It gave me a great idea of what the big day would look like if I chose to go with each resort. Ultimately I fell in love with the photos at the Now Sapphire. Once I saw those photos I could hardly even look at any other resort. It made the decision easier.
Good luck with picking your resort - it really is the hardest part. But once you have that picked and your trip is booked, it's all smooth sailing from there!
Dina, couldn't agree more! Moreover, the packages are like comparing apples to oranges sometimes (it seems anyways); trying to balance "well this one includes my makeup, this doesn't bla bla bla!" lol!!! I also adore the sapphire and it is definitely one we are looking into. I've kept your key idea in mind that looking at wedding pics can help with that decision.
I've definitely found that to be helpful! Seeing a video or stream of photos of an entire wedding day helps to see "yes, this is how I would also love mine to go"
Originally Posted by AnaSteele58
The Riu resorts have a package called "Caprice" for $2500 or $2600 and it includes 40 people. So far its the only one I've seen that includes a semi private event for that many people. We are also considering using Wicky's, a restaurant 3-4 blocks from Royal PDC/Gran Porto in Playa del Carmen. Meals start at $45/each and the place is gorgeous. Hope this information helps.
Absolutely, you're right, and I was happily surprised with that capacity thank you! My fiance continues to assure me we won't have 50, it will indeed be more like 35 to 40 lol. I always go on the side of caution though :)Thank you!
Originally Posted by Yazmin De La Mora
We know that to pick up the location and the decor will be the 2 most difficult parts to define on a wedding. But when an all inclusive is too big you can have multiple weddings per day. Other AI penalize you for more than 300 usd if you are not using their vendors (and bring your own ones) and other ones do not let you bring any, so it is important to consider all the above points before making a such an important decision. There are tons of all inclusive resorts in the area but there are only a very few that are enough private for weddings, if privacy is what you are looking for.
Perhaps like Dina says, you can take a look of the different photos placed by the photographers here and that will help you to have an idea.
Indeed! The barcelo bavaro deluxe website indicates no outside photopgraphers are allowed...I emailed them to clarify this, as we were going to bring our two photographers as guests? How silly is that, the surcharge from resorts for outside vendors! Sheesh!
And I guess I should have been a bit more specific about the type of privacy. Really, we don't want a completely private one, but the idea is to have in a gazebo, semi outside/inside area where we won't be bothered kind of thing if that makes sense!
Thank you guys so much for your feedback, means so much!