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Dreams Tulum/ Riu Palace Riv Maya / Playacar Palace

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#1 fluffykim

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    Posted 04 June 2014 - 11:25 AM



    Newbie here.  Very Excited.  Doing a site visit to the 3 above in August of this year. 


    Our criteria are in order:


    1.  Beach

    2.  Beautiful swimmable water

    3.  Kid friendly

    4.  Ceremony and Reception on Beach



    anyone have any personal experiences on the 3?


    anyone have a resort we didnt think of?


    I dont want cancun or the iberostars.  I dont like having THAT many people on top of me for my wedding.


    Thanks and congrats to all!

    #2 CierraG

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    • Wedding Date:April 22, 2015
    • Wedding Location:Dreams Tulum

    Posted 05 June 2014 - 04:02 AM

    We chose Dreams Tulum because of the beach and the we really wanted ceremony and reception on beach. Tulum is gorgeous and we couldn't be happier with our choice. They are kid friendly as well. We are getting married there next April. We also liked that every 6th room booked is FREE meaning we get that credit towards our stay or our wedding which is awesome. The ground are gorgeous and have a true Mexican feel which I wanted. It is small enough but not too small that we can hang out with our guests and not get lost like in large resorts trying to find friends. There are so many options and Dreams Tulum is one of them.Good luck!

    #3 acw271011

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    • Wedding Date:October 20, 2011
    • Wedding Location:We tied the knot in Runaway Bay, Jamaica and renewed our vows in Mexico on our 4th Anniversary
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    Posted 05 June 2014 - 08:23 AM

    Welcome to BDW and congrats on preparing for your DW!


    I would highly recommend that you read the resort reviews section and see what past brides have said about those 3 resorts. As well, do a search through the forums for those 3 resorts and do some reading. It's almost a guarantee that you'll find comments and information from past and present brides and what they have experienced in terms of dealing with the wedding coordinators, outside vendor fees, availability of locations, menus, etc.


    This site is a fountain of information and it's well worth taking some time to read through what is here!


    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







    #4 fluffykim

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      Posted 05 June 2014 - 09:15 AM

      We are looking April 2016...so I am very much going to be watchign and reading for your wedding next year!


      Are you hiring outside photographers or dj?  makeup? etc?



      #5 TheBHolders

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      • Wedding Date:June 17, 2016
      • Wedding Location:Moon Palace Cancun
      • LocationPennsylvania

      Posted 05 June 2014 - 01:37 PM

      We stayed at RPRM in December, food is great, service amazing. The rooms... Meh. Mold on everything and very strong mildew smell. The resort is beautiful though. However, my room always felt damp and I had a hard time sleeping on damp sheets. I saw two weddings at the gazebo... They were small and intimate, but the gazebo is RIGHT next to the pool. And very noisy from the pool music and activities. It's also next to the gym/spa so there will be passerbys. I didn't see any beach weddings. I was looking into Riu Palace Mexico, people I know that's stayed there has had no complaints. Bit for my wedding I voted Playacar Palace
      I was also looking for fees for playacar palace. I'm unable to find any topics on them. Especially the fees for a wedding over 30 people. I know the outside vendor fees are 800

      So far 79 adult guests + bride and groom + 13 kids = 164 room nights. Focused on planning without stressing.




      #6 Nybride525

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      • Wedding Date:May 1, 2015
      • Wedding Location:Riviera Maya
      • LocationNew York

      Posted 05 June 2014 - 02:41 PM

      We considered dreams but all the resorts had our date booked. Then we were going for hardrock but the rooms seemed small and the beach eh...so we picked now jade...rooms are 700sq ft and we will have 2 kids with us and then send them with relatives a few nights so accommodations were imp to is...beach looks nice and jacuzzi on the balcony lol. Prices were comparable. Hardrock does offer great benefits when you have more then 75 room nights...unlimited private events which can save tons if you are doing welcome dinner, rehearsal, and wedding.,..plus every so many rooms you get one night and resort credit per room


      #7 Moments That Matter

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        Posted 07 June 2014 - 01:10 PM

        Those are all great choices, fluffykim, as you can see from these magical wedding "moments that matter" Linc captured at each one......enjoy!


        Dreams Tulum .......with more at the album link here: Dreams Tulum Wedding Album



        RUI Palace Riviera Maya.......album link here: RUI Palace Riviera Maya Wedding Album


        Playacar Palace ......with more at the album link here: Playacar Palace Wedding Album



        So as you can see, you'll have a gorgeous venue, whichever one you choose - Cheers!!! team MTM :)




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