Our wedding was held on August 17th at the Hard Rock Hotel Cancun.
We had an amazing time! I couldn't have asked for a better experience. Everything was better than I could have imagined. I'll list and review some things...but if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.
The hotel itself was great. The food was wonderful, the drinks were plentiful, and the staff was very helpful...I have not complaints about the hotel...other than...the lobby bar is in the middle of the hotel. Since this is not an adults only resort, there were kids everywhere...including the bar area. Also, the discotheque does not open until 11:30 at night...which by that time most everyone was tired from all the activities during the day. Other than that...everything else was pretty great!
The actual wedding day was so easy! They handled everything and I didn't have to worry about anything. Cintya is so very sweet and made sure everything went perfectly. I also had a friend be in charge of getting everyone down to the beach in time for the wedding...this helped a lot. I went with the complementary package and just changed a few of the details. First off I got rid of that gold tree branch thing. I went with hot pink roses for all of my flowers...including the ones in the vase at the alter. I changed the gold vase to a clear glass vase as well. The flowers were beautiful and I was really happy with the quality of my bouquet, the bridesmaids bouquets, and the groomsman's boutonnieres.
The reception was held on the Breeze Terrace on the 3rd floor instead of the planned Infinity Terrace. Cintya said it would be better so we went with that and she was right. Everything was set up beautifully. You have your own personal bar and bartender. It was a buffet dinner, but it was tastefully done and I have no complaints. We chose the Mediterranean Buffet and the food was delicious! The only thing I changed on the menu was the fig tart to a fruit tart. One thing to consider...I had a hard time deciding if I wanted to spend the money to set up an ipod speaker system...I believe it is $395 for just 2 hours. I decided against it and I'm glad I did. There was another wedding reception just below us with a loud DJ and all. We were able to listen to music and I didn't have to pay for it. So, you may want to check if there will be other receptions going on at the same time and what their music situation will be. I don't believe we would have been able to hear ours with the one below us going on as well.
We used the hotel's affiliated photographer from Ocean Photo Studio. I was a little worried about using them without knowing which photographer we were going to get and seeing their personal work beforehand. I went with the deluxe photography package for $1,755. I am still waiting on getting my pictures and video back. However, in the meantime they sent me some pictures so that I could use them for our home reception.