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Cancun Riviera Maya Planning Tips

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#1 MissFrench

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Posted 24 January 2015 - 05:55 AM

I'm curious to hear when other couples are arriving to their wedding locations prior to a symbolic (non-legal) ceremony. 

We are having a Saturday wedding and have been planning on arriving Wednesday.  I have been under the impression that we'd meet with the WC on Thursday morning.  Most of our guests are arriving on Thursday and now I'm contemplating if we should arrive on Tuesday for an extra day of planning time, scoping out the resort, and possibly meeting with the WC a day or two earlier. 


I'd love to hear your plans.  Thanks!

#2 smileitseb

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  • Wedding Location:Dreams Riviera Cancun
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Posted 24 January 2015 - 06:15 AM

@MissFrench Our wedding is Sunday and arriving Thursday. Most of our guests are arriving Friday!

58 guests plus bride and groom
Ceremony: Gazebo
Reception: Pool Deck

#3 LauraM

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Posted 24 January 2015 - 06:17 AM

Our wedding is Friday. We're arriving Monday. Most of our guests are arriving before us. We're only getting there so early b/c everyone else is, and we want to spend time with them. I don't think you need to add another day to your trip (unless you want to of course). I've heard that the WC meetings/final planning is quick and easy.

#4 Mrsktobe

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Posted 24 January 2015 - 07:17 AM

We arrive on the Wednesday and our wedding was the rolling Tuesday

#5 hellosassypants

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Posted 24 January 2015 - 08:54 AM

Our wedding is on a Friday and we are arriving on a Wednesday.


April 17, 2015

Gran Caribe Real (Cancun, Mexico)

Including Bride & Groom: 22 guests (19 adults & 3 children)

#6 acw271011

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  • 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 24 January 2015 - 08:59 AM

We arrive Saturday for our renewal on Tuesday

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







#7 TinkerSofi

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  • Wedding Location:Azul Fives Playa del Carmen
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Posted 24 January 2015 - 09:17 AM

We arrive on sunday and the wedding is on thursday. I'm not sure if this is a good or a bad thing. My main concern is trying to to burn in all those days :S 




#8 LisaAnthonyPoppy

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Posted 24 January 2015 - 10:48 AM

Wedding is on Tuesday in PDC. Flying in on Friday. Meeting with WC on Sun. Staying 8 nights total.

#9 beckys98

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Posted 24 January 2015 - 01:55 PM

We just booked our flights this morning! Wedding is on Thursday and we are actually arriving on Sunday, but not checking into the resort until Monday. We are staying with family on Sunday night. I assume we'll do the wedding coordinator meeting on Tuesday morning. 


Our guests' arrival is all across the board! Some are also coming on Sunday, some are coming each day after. 

#10 kellymiller

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  • Wedding Location:Dreams Palm Beach Dominican Republic
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Posted 24 January 2015 - 02:17 PM

Our wedding is on Friday and we arrive Sunday pm. The resort has a three day prior to wedding rule, so we apparently had to be there by Monday. The previous times I have flown my ears take a while to pop so we decided to arrive late Sunday night so we can just go to bed and not worry about my ears. The later time flight was also cheaper :)

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