Wedding Date: November 11, 2022 ~ Resort: Royalton Riviera Cancun ~ Photographer: Quetzal Wedding Photo ~ Videographer: About Time Wedding Films ~ Bridal Salon: White Traditions Bridal Boutique ~ Tux Salon: Carl's
Why did you choose Romance Travel Group?
A friend suggested a travel agent since we were doing a destination wedding and I found them on Pinterest.
What led you to choose a destination wedding?
We love to travel and wanted to share that experience with our families.
How did you select the resort? What were the deciding factors?
A big reason was I have been to a Royalton before and it was wonderful. We picked this one mainly due to the beautiful Gazebo. I knew I wanted to get married in it!
Were there any objections from your wedding guests about your decision to have a destination wedding? If so, how did you handle overcome those?
Some where just afraid of the unknown because a lot of our guests have never traveled out of the country. Also money...they were a little worried it was going to cost a lot.
What were some of your biggest fears about having a destination wedding?
The weather! LOL! More than anything, I wanted to get married in the Gazebo. I would have been so sad if it rained. I also worried that they would not capture the theme I was going with. :-)
How did you come to decide on your wedding date? Is there meaning behind it?
I thought that 11/11 was such a magical number also 11+11=22 so I knew I wanted 11/11/22.
Did you invite guests in a unique way, like a themed save the date or announcement party?
We did a themed save the date it looked like a boarding pass. They loved it.
Describe what it was like working with the wedding coordinator at the resort? What went well? Any challenges?
We had the best wedding coordinator. She answered all my questions and even covered details I didn’t even think of. She covered it all. I think the only challenge is the waiting process and unknowing until meeting her the day before.
Tell us about your wedding dress – How did you find it? Who went shopping with you? How do you feel wearing your dress?
We went to White Traditions in St Charles MO. I had all my bridesmaids and my mom come with me. I knew I wanted boho themed. I felt amazing wearing it. It was light weight and perfect for the beach.
Describe the booking process for your guests. Did they find that to be easy to navigate?
They did find it extremely easy to book. No one had any complaints.
What were some of your biggest fears or things you worried about as your wedding date drew near? How did you get through this?
I was just worried my guest would not have fun. Or they suddenly would not be able to make it.
Tell us about how you chose your bridal party and asked them to stand up with you.
My bridesmaids were my best friends and my fiancé’s sister and Ryan had his best friends.
Describe the meeting you had with the onsite wedding team when you arrived at the resort.
It was good. She went over all the details and what to expect. It calmed all my nerves.
Were your guests wowed by the resort and the all-inclusive concept? What was their reaction upon arrival?
They were definitely wowed. Most of them have never been to an all inclusive before. They were amazing at everything.
How easy/difficult was it to travel with your wedding dress? Did you carry-it on, where did you store it? Did you get a lot of comments at the airport?
I bought a garment bag that folds up. It was super easy to travel with my dress was a material that doesn’t wrinkle so it was super easy to travel with. It was my carry on. Ryan traveled with his suits in a garment bag as his travel on bag. No issues at all.
Tell us about your wedding – did you have a traditional wedding with a cocktail hour, dinner reception and dance? What was different about a destination wedding compared to a wedding at home?
We did have a traditional wedding. With a cocktail hour and full reception on the beach. It was just our closest friends and family. If we did a wedding back home we would have had a lot more people and not as intimate.
What was the best part of having a destination wedding?
It was like a vacation and party with the closest friend and family.
What is your most favorite memory of your wedding experience?
My wedding ceremony getting to say I do to my soul mate.
In what ways did Romance Travel Group make the planning less stressful for you?
They made booking so easy and answered any questions my guests had they made the whole process super easy.
What would you do differently? What advice would you give to couples just starting the planning process?
I would have probably have reserved more rooms on the adults only side for my wedding party but they all had a wonderful time anyway. I would also recommend staying a few days after the ceremony because days leading up we had a few meetings and weren’t able to really relax till after the wedding so staying 7 days was amazing.
What surprised you the most about having a destination wedding?
Just the amount of support everyone was so willing to help.
Would you recommend Romance Travel Group to other couples who are considering a destination wedding?
YES!! I would definitely. I actually wrote a wedding review on a Royalton Brides Facebook page saying how this group has made it so much easier for us. And helped so much with the booking process.
Is there anything Romance Travel Group could have done to make the experience even better?
No. It was amazing I appreciate the help so much. I could not have done it without this group!
Ready to take your destination wedding to the next level? Of course you are! Keep reading to learn more about this very special wedding offer!
Complimentary Sky Wedding
If you’re looking for a truly remarkable wedding experience, you’re sure to love a Royalton Sky Wedding! Here, you and your guests can enjoy the wedding festivities on your very own private rooftop terrace, surrounded by breathtaking views of the sand and sea. Now, what could be more romantic and memorable than this? Currently available at participating Royalton Luxury Resorts when you confirm your wedding with us!
FREE Anniversary Stay
Want to celebrate your wedding anniversary in paradise? Royalton Luxury Resorts makes it easy! This exclusive offer provides you and your new spouse with a 3-night anniversary stay when your wedding group books a total of 45+ room nights.
A Discount for Additional Guests
Another perk? Yes, please! Here’s the scoop: if you’re planning to have at least 50 guests attend your destination wedding, you’ll receive 30% off the added guest fees. The more the merrier, right?
Free Cocktail Hour
This complimentary sky wedding offer also includes a FREE cocktail hour, served with hor d’ oeuvres and open bar for all of your guests. Things just keep on getting better, now don’t they? 😉
Couples qualify for the above perks when they book a wedding package at any of Royalton’s Luxury Resorts (excludes Cuba resorts). Below are some properties we think you’ll love:
This new Royalton Luxury Resort destination wedding offer is for new wedding groups booked through Romance Travel Group. The travel window is from now through 2021 – so be sure to reach out to a wedding specialist for more info. We look forward to helping you plan your big day under the sun!
Please contact us for additional terms & conditions.
Looking for some ideas for your next trip? Then, check out this brand-new luxury hotel, located on one of the dreamiest spots in the Caribbean!
Royalton Grenada Resort and Spa is a breathtaking new family resort situated on two white-sand beaches in Tamarind Bay, Grenada. The area offers peaceful ocean views and an upscale luxury that’s hard to beat!
The newly-introduced property features 269 gorgeous rooms and suites equipped with Royalton’s signature DreamBed, a fully-stocked minibar, rain showers, and a balcony or terrace. In addition, guest can enjoy the property’s five gourmet dining concepts, along with six bars and lounges, a spa, and an entire range of watersports and activities.
Just like all of Royalton’s fabulous properties, Royalton Grenada is no different. Here, each and every guest will receive the hotel collection’s signature All-In Luxury experience which provides visitors with 24-hour room service, all-inclusive food and drink, unlimited free calls to the U.S., complimentary non-motorized water sports, WiFi, daily beach parties, and so much more!
From Italian and Indian, to French and International cuisine, Royalton Grenada knows their way around the kitchen! Treat your taste buds to fresh and eclectic flavors for a culinary journey you’ll never forget. Dining experiences range from buffet-style, to a la carte dining, lounge areas, coffee shops, and fine dining. Mmm!
Royalton properties do a wonderful job entertaining your kiddos. In fact, daily activities and nightly entertainment are just another perk of their All-In Luxury package! Here, families are invited to take their children to the clubhouse kids club for supervised games, or hit the beach for plenty of non-motorized watersports (think snorkeling, kayaking, sail boating, and an on-site splash park). We promise, no one will go bored, here!
At the Royal Spa, guests will feel refreshed and renewed after a variety of spa treatments and therapies. This wellness facility features a hydrotherapy circuit along with several other massage, body and facial treatments. In addition, Royalton Grenada has an extensive menu of fitness and wellness classes, taught by certified trainers and instructors. From spin class and yoga, to beach bootcamp, you’ll be in good hands!
Can you see Royalton Grenada in your future? Then, click here to learn more about this brand-new Caribbean retreat!
Private beach, overwater bungalows, and all-inclusive luxury? There’s so much to love about this dreamy new property!
Situated on an unspoiled private beach next to some of Antigua’s most breathtaking waters, here, you can relax in complete harmony while you soak in the ambiance that surrounds you. Royalton Antigua is nestled perfectly on Deep Bay, which is beneath the historic Fort Barrington.
Coming to you this summer, Royalton Antigua is offering the very first overwater bungalow experience in the area. Here, guests will have the chance to live in upscale luxury in their very own overwater suite, while enjoying picture-perfect views of the Caribbean Sea in the distance. The adults-only Chairman Bungalows include one master bedroom with a sitting area, dining room, swim-out plunge pool, over-water hammock, and the highest level of luxury and service available. Need we say more?
When you hear “all-inclusive luxury,” what sort of things come to mind? Luxurious bedding? Gourmet dining? Attentive service? Well, you’ve got it! Royalton’s signature All-In Luxury experience provides visitors with elegantly styled rooms, room service, and all-inclusive food and drink from sunup ‘till sundown. A few other highlights of this concept include a premium crafted DreamBed, unlimited free calls to the U.S., complimentary non-motorized water sports, WiFi, daily beach parties, and so much more!
Feast on gourmet cuisine from across the globe while you indulge in local international delights in a variety of casual and luxurious settings. Snag a signature cocktail and mingle around the property at numerous on-site bars and lounges, or treat yourself to coffee and dessert at a nearby café. Later on, you might decide to take advantage of the property’s 24-hour room service in the comfort of your own suite, while you watch the Antigua sunset from your private terrace.
The Royal Spa
At The Royal Spa, guests will feel refreshed and renewed after a variety of spa treatments and therapies. This wellness facility features a hydrotherapy circuit along with several other massage, body and facial treatments. Each and every one of its treatments showcase proven healing practices to ensure complete relaxation, rejuvenation and restoration when you’re there. In addition, the highly-trained staff is dedicated to their practice, so you can rest assured knowing you’re in great hands!
Anyone else hearing the overwater bungalows calling their name?
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