(Closed) Getting married in Riviera Maya, MX

posted 8 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 3
Bee
916 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2010 - Al Cielo / La Laguna

WOOT!  Another RM bride right here!

Our travel agent is doing all the booking for us so we will see what kind of perks we will get.  We are not doing a tasting or anything like that.  We know the food is good based on reviews.

Another thing to put in the bags are the metal travel mug things.  (I hope you know what I mean.)  They are only a couple $$ at walmart and will keep your guests drink cold plus not having to use any of the resorts small cups.

Post # 4
Member
4 posts
Wannabee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I am too!  Getting married in Riviera Maya, at least!  :o)  Have you all been to bestdestinationwedding.com/forum ?  Great destination wedding site! 

Also, where in Riviera Maya?  I’m getting married just north of Playa del Carmen, and am honestly going to pick up all things for the Out of Town bags at the Walmart/Costco that they have there!  

Is it totally crazy to put a 6-pack of beer for the in-room refrigerator in the bag?  (non AI resort!)

Post # 5
Bee
916 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2010 - Al Cielo / La Laguna

@sosayiWe are looking at Xph-ha beach (just south of Playa) for the ceremony and then possibly the blue parrot VIP terrace for the reception.  Where are you having your ceremony and reception?

I love the idea of the 6 pack in the bag!  Get some of the local favs like XX or Sol.

Post # 6
Member
4 posts
Wannabee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Getting married at the Fairmont Mayakoba!  Ceremony on their beach, and reception at their beach palapa restaurant just steps away!  SO excited!  Just figured it out this weekend.

I saw reviews of Blue Parrot and it looks great!!!  And, when I was in Playa last weekend for a site visit, the downtown beach was HUGE, gorgeous, and not at all crowded!  I bet it’ll be fabulous in December!

Yes, I love me some Sol!  Or Pacifico!  :o)  Also, debating on maracas for the Out of Town or as favors?  You can get them quite inexpensively on 5th Avenue downtown, a few dollars a pair (or less if you buy bulk, someone I know got 80 for $40)?  Any other “Mexico” themed ideas?  Of course doing all the “basic” Out of Town ideas (sun screen, h2o, etc.), but wanted some local flair! 

Post # 7
Bee
916 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2010 - Al Cielo / La Laguna

@sosayi: We are doing Mexican candy.  I have a friend from Monterey who is helping me pick it out.  Other than that we are doing flip-flops in our wedding colors for those who want to match the bride at the reception Wink, hand sanatizer, stainless steel mugs (since we are in an all inclusive and wanted our guests to have nice drink containers), underwater cameras and a couple other things we are still nailing down.

Who is your photog?  We book Sol of Del Sol.  <3!  

Are you guys having a videographer?  We are looking at one company but have not seen a lot of reviews.

Post # 8
Member
4 posts
Wannabee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Oh, Del Sol!  That is my top choice, and I’ve been talking to them…. BUT.  We just found out our resort has an “approved” photog list, and anyone not on that list has an extra fee. Sooooo we are trying to decide on what to do…. I’m not sure I really like any of the approved ones, as I love a more photo-journalist style of shooting, and they’re more of the cheesy, staged photo types…. decisions, decisions.

How did you decide on Sol over Matt?  I was still wavering on that!  :o)

As for a videographer…. would you believe neither of us is interested one?!  Scandal, I know!  Did you ask Del Sol who they’ve worked with before?  That would be my best suggestion!

 

 

Post # 9
Bee
916 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2010 - Al Cielo / La Laguna

The Sol over Matt decision was WAYYYY hard.  They both rock but after stalking their blog for about 3 months we decided that we liked some of the angles Sol got in her photos a little bit more than Matt.

At first we were not going to get a videographer but after hearing over and over again from brides that they don’t remember 1/2 of the day and they wished they had gotten one we are bitting the bullet and hiring one.

Post # 11
Bee
916 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2010 - Al Cielo / La Laguna

I love the luggage tags.  We are sending out “get people excited” packages to the guests who are going with us and in there we are going to include flip flop luggage tags.  They have some really cute ones at Micheals Craft store.  Another bee on there told me about them but i can’t remember who now.  (Sorry to whoever told me!)

As for favors we are doing Christmas ornaments because our wedding is in December and we thought it would be awesome for out guests to have a ornament to take home and hang on their tree.

Post # 12
Member
1901 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We are planning an elopement to RM and staying at Secrets Maroma Beach. I’m looking at Sascha Gluk for photography. His work is amazing and he’s very reasonably priced. I think I’ve found a makeup and hair person as well. Everything else is with the free package you get when you book a week in a preferred level room. We didn’t want to bother with all the legalities of the Mexican marriage, so we are doing the legal thing here a day or two before.

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