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#1 HerreraNovia

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    Posted 30 April 2014 - 09:25 AM

    Hello Everyone!!!
     

    Ahhhh I am recently engaged and starting the process of planning.  As of right now I already feel overwhelmed! Right now we have 13 months and counting. The hardest thing for both me and my fiancé thus far has been choosing a place.

     

    So far this is what we started off with:

     

    Barceló Maya Palace - Recommended but after doing research it was not for us

    Dreams Riviera Cancun - Loved the venue through pictures but we had a concern about the privacy and packages

    Private Beach Clubs: Blue Venada & Grand Coral: Still Deciding on these

    Occidental Grand Xcaret - I am currently researching this one and of course I am loving it.

     

    Does any have any thoughts on this OGX?

     

    I really want an island feel and am in LOVE with the Palapas Gazebo although someone mentioned that is right near the pool area and again the issue about privacy becomes a concern. Not so much for me but for my fiancé. In his words: I really don't want to have a wedding where in the photos are people with speedos and bikinis photo bombing our ceremony! hahahah Cant stop laughing about this comment however it's very true.

     

    Any thought anyone??

     

    With open arms and much appreciation...a overstressed bride to be....Tina

     



    #2 AllieH

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    Posted 30 April 2014 - 09:29 AM

    Hi Tina - welcome to BDW!!!

     

    I don't know much about the resort you're looking at, but you may want to try the RM MX section on the forum.

     

    Good luck and happy planning!


     

    Official El Dorado Royale/El Dorado Casitas Royale Thread <---check here for all info about EDR/EDCR

    Wright Travel Agency <--for all your Destination Wedding needs! Contact the experts and reduce your stress. 

    El Dorado Royale Brides Thread <---come chat with other EDR brides

    AllieH's EDR 11-5-2012 Planning Thread <--because it was so awesome


    #3 HerreraNovia

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      Posted 30 April 2014 - 09:33 AM

      Thank you Allie,

       

      I will try that! :)



      #4 PixanPhotography

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        Posted 30 April 2014 - 09:40 AM

        Hello Tina and welcome to the forum, its a great place to find so many resources that will help you along the way in making all the little decisions. Here at Pixan Photography we have shot at all the above locations, and each of them has there own special charm, OGX is exquisite and makes for fantastic photographic opportunities. All of the hotels you have mentioned I would highly recommend and have lots of insider tips for each of them, plus great ideas for photography in each location, if you want more location specific images for any of the resorts or just have any questions don't hesitate to get in contact and I will be happy to help you.

        Happy Planning, 

        Jacqueline 

         

        http://romyandalex.p...tml#/slideshow/

        A slideshow for one of our weddings at Xcaret.



        #5 HerreraNovia

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          Posted 30 April 2014 - 10:24 AM

          Wow Jaquilene! What an amazing wedding that was! Thank you so much for sharing! Have you done any at the Occidential Grand Xcaret? For some reason the Palapa Gazebo keeps calling me! Your photos are very nice!



          #6 acw271011

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          Posted 30 April 2014 - 11:17 AM

          @HerreraNovia  Congratulations and welcome to BDW!

           

          You will find a virtual fountain of information here that will help you through each step of your DW planning. The Riviera Maya is truly a beautiful place to get married!

           

          I agree with @AllieH - check out the resort reviews section of the site. I'm sure you will find some information on the resorts you're researching.

           

          Do you have a travel agent yet? That is definitely something that will help you with your location decision. TAs have information on perks, group rates and tips that will help you plan your DW. Wright Travel, the owner of this site, are destination wedding specialists and have access to all of the special details to make yours and your guests' experience a wonderful one! Definitely check the review of their services in the vendor review section.

           

          Good luck and happy planning!


          I said "yes" again to the love of my life at Grand Coral Beach Club, Playa del Carmen, Mexico on our 4th anniversary - October 20, 2015

           

           

          http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/topic/78874-acw271011-so-this-is-not-a-planning-thread-but/

           

           

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          #7 chrystal87

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            Posted 30 April 2014 - 12:16 PM

            The Royal helped me with a wedding planner and travel agent. You might want to search for those. That really helped me organize everything and answer questions. 13 months will be a good amount of time. I planned mine since December 2012 and we get married this June :)  Personally the hardest part so far is getting a for sure confirmation from the guests



            #8 dreamweddings

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              Posted 30 April 2014 - 07:47 PM

              Hello Everyone!!!
               

              Ahhhh I am recently engaged and starting the process of planning.  As of right now I already feel overwhelmed! Right now we have 13 months and counting. The hardest thing for both me and my fiancé thus far has been choosing a place.

               

              So far this is what we started off with:

               

              Barceló Maya Palace - Recommended but after doing research it was not for us

              Dreams Riviera Cancun - Loved the venue through pictures but we had a concern about the privacy and packages

              Private Beach Clubs: Blue Venada & Grand Coral: Still Deciding on these

              Occidental Grand Xcaret - I am currently researching this one and of course I am loving it.

               

              Does any have any thoughts on this OGX?

               

              I really want an island feel and am in LOVE with the Palapas Gazebo although someone mentioned that is right near the pool area and again the issue about privacy becomes a concern. Not so much for me but for my fiancé. In his words: I really don't want to have a wedding where in the photos are people with speedos and bikinis photo bombing our ceremony! hahahah Cant stop laughing about this comment however it's very true.

               

              Any thought anyone??

               

              With open arms and much appreciation...a overstressed bride to be....Tina

              Hello Herrera Novia,

               

              Congrats on your engagement and welcome to the forum, you have come to the right place to help you with your decisions and get ideas for your wedding.  As a wedding planner in the Riviera Maya we have plenty of private place to recommend to you.  If privacy its important for your wedding, you might consider having your guests at of the resorts you mentioned and taking your wedding to a private location.

               

              Te owners of the page are travel agent you may want to contact them too.

               

              Feel free to reach out and and we would be happy to help.  


              Dream Weddings Riviera Maya- We pay attention to your wishes and coordinate closely with you to ensure your wedding or event is planned to perfection! Supporting you brides and help you feel less overwhelmed during the wedding planning process.

              Have fun the best is yet to come!

               

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              Happy Planning!
              Joyce


              #9 bicoastalimages

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                Posted 01 May 2014 - 06:32 AM

                Hola @HerreraNovia,

                 

                So so so many decisions! Private beach clubs are pretty awesome and can give you complete flexibility to customize your wedding exactly the way YOU want it while also having privacy.

                 

                Here are just a few images of a wedding we recently shot at Grand Coral Beach Club (Joyce of @dreamweddings was their Wedding Planner). If you're interested in having a non-resort wedding you can always try running your vision past a wedding planner here in Mexico to see what they can dream up for you and what options are out there. We just visited another new non-resort venue yesterday to do photos for them and the place was INCREDIBLE!

                 

                For the entire album of Susan & Andy's awesome non-resort destination wedding click here or visit our website for a little more destination wedding inspiration!

                 

                Happy planning :)

                 

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                #10 pddcmc

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                Posted 01 May 2014 - 06:04 PM

                @HerreraNovia - That was very difficult for us too. The things that were most helpful were our TA, this site, and reading reviews on tripadvisor.com and applevacations.com! We are marrying at Dreams Riviera Cancun, from what I understand there are 2 beaches (if you're in to that) that you can marry at: the south beach is more private than the north beach.


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