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Wedding In Mexico

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#1 Lposos

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  • Wedding Date:May 18, 2018
  • Wedding Location:Generations Riviera Maya

Posted 10 January 2017 - 07:04 AM

Hi ladies,

Could any past brides provide me with their experience on their wedding in Mexico. For instance the resort they chose as well as pros and cons. I am so overwhelmed and I do not even know where to begin.

Thank you!

#2 OttawaBride2017

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  • Wedding Date:January 12, 2017
  • Wedding Location:Platinum Yucatan Princess
  • LocationOttawa, Ontario

Posted 18 January 2017 - 05:48 AM

Hi there,


Seems like you already started your search last month.  First thing is to narrow down your search by looking at a price range, what amenities you'd like to have at the resort (club, buffet, no reservations for a la carte dinner, what kind of style you want the resort to look, close to a city, how the beach is, etc.


A destination wedding planner/ travel agent could help with narrowing down your resort.

I booked with a Canadian destination wedding planner, Julie Thiverge, who is trilingual (English, French, and Spanish) and she helped greatly.


Just married at Platinum Yucatan Princess and loved it! Adults only but were allowed to get an escort for the children to our private ceremony on the rooftop.  The semi-private dinner that came with our wedding package was also only for adults but if I paid for private, then children would be. That's the only con.



I am getting married in April 2018. But I am having trouble on the resort to use. So far I've narrowed down my choices to azul five, generation riviera maya, el dorado casita, moon palace and secret Maroma beach. Have any booked their wedding at any of these resorts? I love the karisma resorts but I do not see that they offer promotions. For instance palace resort offers free events, or upgrades for booking a certain amount of rooms. If anyone has another advice on other resort hotels I should look at please let me know


#3 lovelovelove

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  • Wedding Date:July 10, 2017
  • Wedding Location:Grand Palladium in Mexico

Posted 22 January 2017 - 01:27 PM

I had a hard time narrowing it down to a resort too.


Here's what did it for me:


1) My fiance's niece has a nut and dairy allergy (sort of serious)

2) My fiance's mother was very strongly concerned about the quality of the water.


Those two things, coupled with the fact that I knew I wanted my wedding in Riviera Maya and not Cancun or anywhere else in Mexico (considered San Miguel de Allende, but there is no beach there and I got altitude sickness at the end of my stay there, vomiting, etc.), made it really easy to narrow it down to Grand Palladium in Mexico.


Grand Palladium is really careful about the dietary allergies and they are so, so transparent about their water system.


Hope that helps, sorry I couldn't be more helpful!

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#4 CarlaAlegre

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    Posted 07 March 2017 - 07:02 AM

    I had my wedding celebration in Riviera Maya, Grand Palladium Resort & Spa and ibe had a great celebration.
    Everything was perfect, from the wedding ceremony to the reception, flowers! All the guest had a great time and the Resort is amazing. There is always something going on, you never get bored. Riviera Maya beautiful with some nice places for excursions close to the Resot like Xcaret, some cenotes and something you can't miss out, Tulum, well known because of its beaches 
    Graciela Pacheco, the weddings manager in Riviera helped us in everything we needed and the wedding planning was easy. Her email contact is:


    #5 Sweetness14

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      Posted 31 May 2017 - 09:41 AM

      Hi ladies,

      Could any past brides provide me with their experience on their wedding in Mexico. For instance the resort they chose as well as pros and cons. I am so overwhelmed and I do not even know where to begin.

      Thank you!

      . The easiest way is to definitely work with a destination wedding travel agent. Most of them have questionnaires that can help you choose the right fit. They also help to possibly get discount rates and promotions that you wouldn't get with booking directly with the resort

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      #6 Sweetness14

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        Posted 02 June 2017 - 06:59 AM

        Hi ladies,

        Could any past brides provide me with their experience on their wedding in Mexico. For instance the resort they chose as well as pros and cons. I am so overwhelmed and I do not even know where to begin.

        Thank you!

        . My experience with having my wedding in Mexico was awesome. I would do it all over again. The pros is definitely the cost and having those who mean the most to you have a mini vaca with you. I felt like I had a 4 day wedding because of all the things we did. The con for me was bringing all those suitcases because I bought all my own decor except flowers

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        #7 nankleiner

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          Posted 06 June 2017 - 06:47 PM

          I got married January 2017 at Grand sunset princess. We had about 60 people. We gomarried at the sunset gazebo.We had dinner at one of the buffets as our group wss too large for one of the restaurants. After dinner we went to the beach for cocktails and mingling/ dance. From there we went to to disco and partied the rest of the night away. The resort is big and very beautiful. I felt there was something for everyone. Our wedding planners name was Lizeth. She was great and got back to me fairly quickly. I have a feeling they are all great there was a wedding every day at that resort and we stayed for 2 weeks! For the beach cocktails i wasn't sure if there would be music or if we could bring a little cordless speaker as we did not want to $800 for a dj for only a coupme hours. But there was some background music so it was nice. It felt intimate which is what i was wanting. Overall we had a perfect day, i felt calm and relaxed and didn't worry about a thing i just enjoyed the day!
          The only real con was sunwing. Upon arrival they made us gather in an area to get our room keys and then we had to find our room in the dark. It was a ling day of travel and was the last thing we wanted. But other then that it was great. It was also close to playa del carmen and they offeres shuttles to and from for like 2 dollars.
          I hope this helped!

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