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!
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