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#1 SophiaS

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Posted 27 June 2014 - 09:02 AM

Hi Everyone,  I've been on the hunt for a resort in the Riviera Maya for the past two weeks and have been getting stressed because we can't settle on one.  I was so glad when I came across this site yesterday.  I have been reading everyones reviews for different resorts that we are considering.  I will probably be sending direct messages to people with questions.. I hope thats okay.  



#2 acw271011

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Posted 27 June 2014 - 09:06 AM

Congrats and welcome! You'll find a wealth of information here that should help you make a decison, and you'll find past and present brides are more than willing to share!

 

Do you have a travel agent yet? I see you're in the US. The owners of this site - Wright Travel are destination wedding specialists and have tons of experience with the various resort chains. They'll have information on special perks that might be available to groups at specific resorts as well, and can advise you on all the aspects of planning your wedding! I would highly recommend that you read some of the resort reviews and see what past brides have said about their experience with different resorts. That may help you narrow it down a little.

 

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

 

 

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#3 dreamweddings

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    Posted 27 June 2014 - 09:35 AM

    Hi Everyone,  I've been on the hunt for a resort in the Riviera Maya for the past two weeks and have been getting stressed because we can't settle on one.  I was so glad when I came across this site yesterday.  I have been reading everyones reviews for different resorts that we are considering.  I will probably be sending direct messages to people with questions.. I hope thats okay.  

    Welcome to the forum SophiaS  you have come to the right place.  I agree with acw271011, a travel agent is good start and they can give you pros and cons of each hotel you prefer. then help you to narrowed it down.

     

    Happy Planning


    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!
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    #4 Moments That Matter

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      Posted 27 June 2014 - 12:48 PM

      Welcome to our forum community, SophiaS, and Congrats on choosing our incomparable Mayan Riviera for your destination wedding!!!

       

      Our whole area is amazingly beautiful, so you'll be a Winner, regardless of which one you choose for your wedding venue. Here is a link to some resort reviews you may find helpful (in case you haven't already seen it) Mayan Riviera Resort Reviews

       

      Here's an example of what I am talking about when I say "amazingly beautiful!" .........enjoy :)

       

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      wishing you happy research, and all the best with your plans - cheers!!! team MTM :)


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      #5 jennifernoel1

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      Posted 15 July 2014 - 06:40 PM

      Congrats and happy planning

      #6 linaco80

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        Posted 16 July 2014 - 05:57 AM

        Congrats!!!

        I went with my fiance and visited 13 resorts..yes 13.

        I think you should have clear many things like the budget that your guests can afford and also your budget, If you want to go for a better resort but it will be too expensive for your guests think of that for your honeymoon, now if that is not an issue then go with it. I ended choosing the Karisma chain after I realized how gorgeous they can put weddings together and their food is just amazing. Many and all resorts there are amazing, consider location and how new/old it is, the person who you would work with. My second choice was Dreams Tulum and my third was WOW Shaphire (Ramon is amazing)

        Good Luck with your planning :)


         
        Check my planning thread: http://www.bestdesti...-planning-tips/
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        #7 melisbriones

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          Posted 17 July 2014 - 02:12 AM

          I was also looking for venues for a vow renewal/ wedding in Riviera Maya in May 2015, but after I settled on a venue and was about to sign the contract we decided on Cabo (since airfare is cheaper and more convenient for our families) but you should check out El Cid Marina and Spa. The wedding coordinator responded quickly and answered all the questions I had. She was great and the resort/wedding packages were totally affordable and nice! Good luck! 



          #8 Lalachka

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          Posted 17 July 2014 - 09:08 AM

          Hi Sophia & everyone,

           

          I am also a newbie bride getting married in May 2015.

          We got engaged on Christmas in Tulum and loved it down there so much we want to get married there!

           

          Like Sophia I am also having a hard time figuring out which resort to choose.

           

          We stayed at Gran Bahia Principe Akumal in December and loved it!  I looked at their wedding packages and am not keen on the idea of having the reception at one of the restaurants while other hotel guests are also there so we have ruled it out..

           

          I have been doing lots of research but there's so many nice resorts it's really hard choosing one (especially if you are indecisive like me, lol)

           

          If anyone has any suggestions please do share! :)



          #9 dreamweddings

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            Posted 17 July 2014 - 10:30 AM

            Hi Sophia & everyone,

             

            I am also a newbie bride getting married in May 2015.

            We got engaged on Christmas in Tulum and loved it down there so much we want to get married there!

             

            Like Sophia I am also having a hard time figuring out which resort to choose.

             

            We stayed at Gran Bahia Principe Akumal in December and loved it!  I looked at their wedding packages and am not keen on the idea of having the reception at one of the restaurants while other hotel guests are also there so we have ruled it out..

             

            I have been doing lots of research but there's so many nice resorts it's really hard choosing one (especially if you are indecisive like me, lol)

             

            If anyone has any suggestions please do share! :)

            Hello Lalachka,

             

            its really interesting to see most of our Canadian brides, love the Grand Bahia hotel , but surprisingly they have their wedding at off resort locations.  

             

            this maybe something to consider depending on your budget.

             

            Happy Planning


            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!

             

            This is where I will be posting all videos about most common question about Destination wedding

            :)  https://www.facebook...64036763874450/

            Dream Weddings Riviera Maya
            weddingsinplayadelcarmen@gmail.com
            http://www.dreamwedd.../Home_Page.html

            Happy Planning!
            Joyce


            #10 linaco80

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              Posted 17 July 2014 - 06:11 PM

              @Lalachka my #2 choice was Dreams Tulum... Resort is gorgeous, cleans and gorgeous beach
               
              Check my planning thread: http://www.bestdesti...-planning-tips/
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