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#1 Roseanna4

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    Posted 10 April 2008 - 07:59 AM

    Hi all!
    New to the site, and very excited to be here. I have been so overwhelmed with the thought of planning my wedding, that I've been putting it off for months! We are planning on getting married at the end of January in the Cancun area. We have signed a contract with Moon Palace, but now I’m having second thoughts. I would appreciate any opinions or suggestions anyone could offer! Keep in mind we have to stay at a place that allows children.

    Simply by the pictures I've seen, Moon Palace looks to be my first choice.
    The wedding gazebo looks beautiful! And I love the idea of the free wedding package where we can add only the options we want. However, the nightly rates are on the higher side, and I want to be sensitive to my friends and family that are attending.

    Riu Yucatan also looks beautiful, and the nightly rate is more affordable than the Moon. However, the wedding packages are much more expensive and don’t seem to include as much. The upside is they can accommodate up to 50 guests where the Moon Palace only up to 35. (We already have 31 people coming, and would love to invite more!)

    Thanks reading this!! Again – I would so appreciate any advice or resort suggestions! I’m so confused! :)

    #2 katrina

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      Posted 10 April 2008 - 08:07 AM

      hi roseanna,

      i'm getting married at the yucatan in july. the moon palace is gorgeous! but i love the yucatan for its lushness and it's affordability. the number one thing in planning my wedding was making sure that everyone i want there would be there, so in my opinion, the riu yucatan is a great price for what you get. that being said, the wedding packages are not a bargain, i agree with you! but here's a thread with some pics and there's also information in there that i received from the wc.
      http://bestdestinati...g.com/forum/t27



      #3 Mrs D To Be!

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        Posted 12 April 2008 - 09:28 AM

        We were initially wanting to get married at Le Blanc but have now chose Moon Palace because:

        1 its child friendly. alot of our guests have children so we wanted them to have a great time too
        2 Moon Palace is massive beyond belief! Means everyone can stay there, but the chances of everyone bumping into each other constantly during their 14 day break there are slim!
        3 Their wedding package is fantastic! Horse and carriage for the father of the bride and the bride?! How great!!
        4 For what your getting, its not hugely expensive
        5 Its pretty near the airport - I've been told its only 10-20mins away

        Hope this helps - although I know I'm going to bias for Moon Palace! :)

        #4 Roseanna4

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          Posted 17 April 2008 - 07:52 AM

          Thanks so much for the info! I'm with you - I have decided to go with Moon Palace. It is a little more expensive, but I really love it! Good luck with your wedding planning! :)

          #5 Mrs D To Be!

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            Posted 17 April 2008 - 12:50 PM

            you too! I see your wedding is before mine, so I'll get to see your review!! woo hoo

            #6 Dez921714

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              Posted 17 April 2008 - 03:48 PM

              Hi there! I'm getting married at the Moon Palace the weekend before you!!!

              They can accomodate more than 35 people. The private dinner they give you with the packages are for up to 35 people, but you can add on a reception or a coctail reception if you want, and they can definately do more than 35! We'll probably have 50-75 people.

              They are a bit expensive, but I feel it's worth it. We told our guests that they don't HAVE to stay at the Moon Palace, but to make sure the price difference is worth it. We're covering the day passes for our guests for the day of our wedding, but if they want to hang out other days at our resort, we want them to know it'll cost just under $100 each.

              Plus, make sure you guests know that if they stay 3 or more nights, certain excursions are actually included. Let me know if you have any questions. There are other Moon Palace brides on here too. Betsy just got back and I'm pretty sure someone else just got married there.

              Good luck!!!
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              #7 Betsy

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                Posted 17 April 2008 - 03:54 PM

                I just got back from the Moon Palace and it was the most beautiful resort! Everyone catered to us and helped us with anything we needed! We traveled with 2 small children and it was definitly the easiest vacation we had with them. We actually did run into people from our group a lot - there was 50 of us - by the pool, restaurants! The resort is massive but they have golf carts and a bus that runs every 10 minutes to take you from one end to the other. I definitly would give you the advice to go there. Everyone agreed that they all got there money's worth and more by going there. And the wedding coordinators were wonderful! If you have any questions just pm me and I'd be glad to help!




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