Awe.... you are so keen! wow, I wish I had your skills as I am desperately seeking .... not Susan, but a Fairy Godmother to help me start wedding planning from scratch! We are moving the date back to last week in May which helps, but it is still going to be a challenge.
We did not like the HRH Cancun for many reasons. It is a hotel, not a resort, and we were bored of the dining choices by the 3rd day. There were some positives like the amazing photographer we hired to do a mini engagement shoot.... Vincent of Pixan! He is the highlight of our trip and we are hoping we will still be able to use him in the DR... it is yet to be determined! The staff, service, and beach were excellent, however the details that surrounded having a wedding there, ranked very low for us. It was very disheartening to say the least, which now has turned into frustration.
The website and brochure photos of the hotel are amazing but in person, the same photos look very different. Room size was very small for the two of us without decorations and wedding gear. To book the suite was going to cost us a ridiculous amount for what you get. I know the HRH brand is top notch as I have stayed in HRH in Las Vegas for a week and in Panama for a week and absolutely loved them. I should have known from the lack of information from Brides on BDW that it isn't an ideal wedding venue if looking for a romantic, intimate, and affordable wedding.
I think Wedding's are a new addition to their brand, and probably better suited to the newer Resorts in Punta Cana or Mayan Riviera. For us, the HRH Brand is not even a consideration for our day. They cater to a very niche market and it is not us. I am all up for a good party and celebrating, but it is "our day" and the lasting memory would have haunted us... lol! It is loud, rooms are dated, not really an area on beach or hotel for a semi-private ceremony, everything had a price attached to it and time limits to outdoor areas. There are a few more concerns and dislikes we had, but it isn't necessary to put on blast, as I know the HRH does what they are known for, very well.
How is your wedding planning coming? I will take any tips, pointers, or suggestions you may have as I need all the help I can get now! lol...
I am almost done my project and will have some time off... so I will be addicted to Etsy, Pinterest, BDW, and the KNOT!
Thank you kindly for noticing and reaching out. It is very sweet of you and comforting!
Happy Wedding Planning to you....