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#1881 COLCUBA

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    Posted 11 March 2009 - 02:53 AM

    My contract is directly with the Moon Palace and it states that they only guarantee day passes for 20% of your guests. That is not to say that if there are passes available they won't sell them to you...but its a huge risk to take. How do you tell a guest that they can't come in when they have travelled all the way to Cancun?

    #1882 nibsmom

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      Posted 11 March 2009 - 10:46 AM

      I thought the day pass thing was that they wouldn't sell them to over 20% of your total wedding attendance...that's what is outlined in my contract with them. I don't see anything about it being in reference to the total resort capacity! Yipes!

      #1883 DWandMJ

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        Posted 11 March 2009 - 03:42 PM

        Nibs- Thats the way I understood ours, too... and I'm actually freaking out a little bit because within the last couple of weeks, two people told me that they would be coming, but were going to stay off grounds. Aside from FI and I, we've only got 9 people (including 3 kids) attending as MP guests.

        #1884 HaleGrifa

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          Posted 12 March 2009 - 10:47 AM

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by Dana_C
          For the ladies who were already married at MP- did you have a tasting or just decide based on your preferences for the reception dinner? I'm trying to decide if it's worth it to print menu cards if we may end up changing our minds later on or once we get there...what is everyone else planning on doing?
          Hola Ladies,

          Menu Private Function

          No we did not have a tasting - actually never even thought of it, nor was it really offered. Truly it is not necessary - all of the resort food is amazing you will not be disappointed!

          We had a private dinner and we did print menu cards - it was a nice touch. I had them printed in English and Spanish - also a nice touch. Embrass the culture and incorporate it into your wedding.

          I did add additional items to both of our menus - please see my menu email below that I sent ahead of time to my WC.

          Note we had two menus - as we held a private cocktail reception and private dinner function.

          Hale/Grifa Wedding #33393
          Thursday Janaury 29, 2009

          3pm Ceremony - Chapel

          Cocktail Reception – Chapel Garden (following ceremony)

          Cocktail Reception Menu
          MEXICAN HORS D'OEUVRES

          bolitas de queso con chipotle / cheese truffles flavored with chipotle chile
          sombrero salami / salami sombrero
          guacamole con totopos / guacamole with tortilla chips

          sopecitos mexicanos / mexican sopecitos
          quesadillas de queso y champi±ones / cheese and mushroom turnover
          sincronizadas de jamon y queso/ ham and cheese sincronizadas
          tacos de pollo / chicken tacos

          Can we also add:
          * Fruta fresca rebanada / Sliced fresh fruit
          VIP HORS D'OEUVRES
          * nopales rellenos de cangrejo / grilled cactus leaf stuffed with crabmeat
          * camaron con pi±a / shrimp with pineapple


          Wedding Private Dinner Function – Terrace Venado

          Private Function Menu (Wedding Dinner)

          B.B.Q. BUFFET
          fruta fresca rebanada / sliced tropical fruits
          ensalada verde / green salad
          ensalada de tomate / tomato salad
          aderezos y crotones / dressing and croutons
          ensalada de pepino / cucumber salad
          ensalada de elote dorado / golden corn salad
          ensalada de papa / potato salad

          Can we add:
          * ensalada cesar/caesar salad

          ***
          filete de pescado a la parrilla / grilled fish fillet
          camarones shish kebab / shrimp shish kebab
          pollo B.B.Q / B.B.Q. Chicken
          salchicha de puerco / pork sausage
          top sirloin a la parrilla / grilled top sirloin
          papas horneadas rellenas / stuffed baked potato
          elote en trozos / corn on the cob

          Can we add:
          * papas al ajo/garlic potatoes
          * Verduras asadas / Grilled vegetables

          ***
          postres mexicanos variados / assorted Mexican desserts
          variedad de pays / assorted pies

          Can we also add:
          * Fruta fresca rebanada / Sliced fresh fruit
          * pastel de chocolate / chocolate cake
          * caf©, decaf y t© / coffee, decaf and herbal tea

          Wishing you all the best
          Laura

          #1885 nibsmom

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            Posted 12 March 2009 - 11:03 AM

            Crap. So, if they do enforce this whole 20% thing, this could be bad for me!

            Last night, I had two more people RSVP that they are staying at a different hotel, which brings me up to a total of six. I have a total wedding attendance of 22 - including Matt and I and the six staying off the resort. Has any one had experience with this? Do they really count the 20% thing?

            Does it matter that two of them are practically babies and probably don't need daypasses? Now I'm freaking out a bit.

            #1886 Dana_C

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              Posted 12 March 2009 - 11:42 AM

              Thanks a lot- this is really helpful because I would also like to subsitute a few items due to food allergies...initially I was going to have everything on the menu stay put and just stay clear of stuff that I can't have, but I can only imagine someone eating shrimp and then coming up to give me a congratulatory hug/kiss and then spending the night in the ER!

              How far in advance were you able to make these requests- did you do it through your onsite WC or one of the Miami ladies?

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by HaleGrifa
              Hola Ladies,

              Menu Private Function

              No we did not have a tasting - actually never even thought of it, nor was it really offered. Truly it is not necessary - all of the resort food is amazing you will not be disappointed!

              We had a private dinner and we did print menu cards - it was a nice touch. I had them printed in English and Spanish - also a nice touch. Embrass the culture and incorporate it into your wedding.

              I did add additional items to both of our menus - please see my menu email below that I sent ahead of time to my WC.

              Note we had two menus - as we held a private cocktail reception and private dinner function.

              Hale/Grifa Wedding #33393
              Thursday Janaury 29, 2009

              3pm Ceremony - Chapel

              Cocktail Reception – Chapel Garden (following ceremony)

              Cocktail Reception Menu
              MEXICAN HORS D'OEUVRES

              bolitas de queso con chipotle / cheese truffles flavored with chipotle chile
              sombrero salami / salami sombrero
              guacamole con totopos / guacamole with tortilla chips

              sopecitos mexicanos / mexican sopecitos
              quesadillas de queso y champi±ones / cheese and mushroom turnover
              sincronizadas de jamon y queso/ ham and cheese sincronizadas
              tacos de pollo / chicken tacos

              Can we also add:
              * Fruta fresca rebanada / Sliced fresh fruit
              VIP HORS D'OEUVRES
              * nopales rellenos de cangrejo / grilled cactus leaf stuffed with crabmeat
              * camaron con pi±a / shrimp with pineapple


              Wedding Private Dinner Function – Terrace Venado

              Private Function Menu (Wedding Dinner)

              B.B.Q. BUFFET
              fruta fresca rebanada / sliced tropical fruits
              ensalada verde / green salad
              ensalada de tomate / tomato salad
              aderezos y crotones / dressing and croutons
              ensalada de pepino / cucumber salad
              ensalada de elote dorado / golden corn salad
              ensalada de papa / potato salad

              Can we add:
              * ensalada cesar/caesar salad

              ***
              filete de pescado a la parrilla / grilled fish fillet
              camarones shish kebab / shrimp shish kebab
              pollo B.B.Q / B.B.Q. Chicken
              salchicha de puerco / pork sausage
              top sirloin a la parrilla / grilled top sirloin
              papas horneadas rellenas / stuffed baked potato
              elote en trozos / corn on the cob

              Can we add:
              * papas al ajo/garlic potatoes
              * Verduras asadas / Grilled vegetables

              ***
              postres mexicanos variados / assorted Mexican desserts
              variedad de pays / assorted pies

              Can we also add:
              * Fruta fresca rebanada / Sliced fresh fruit
              * pastel de chocolate / chocolate cake
              * caf©, decaf y t© / coffee, decaf and herbal tea

              Wishing you all the best
              Laura


              #1887 Dana_C

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                Posted 12 March 2009 - 12:03 PM

                I think you should be fine because kids 4 and under are free so I don't see how they can count them towards your 20% total...Do you think that the other RSVPs that you'll get will be people staying off property?

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by nibsmom
                Crap. So, if they do enforce this whole 20% thing, this could be bad for me!

                Last night, I had two more people RSVP that they are staying at a different hotel, which brings me up to a total of six. I have a total wedding attendance of 22 - including Matt and I and the six staying off the resort. Has any one had experience with this? Do they really count the 20% thing?

                Does it matter that two of them are practically babies and probably don't need daypasses? Now I'm freaking out a bit.


                #1888 Betsy

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                  Posted 12 March 2009 - 12:19 PM

                  We went with the Mexican Hordourves (I have no idea how to spell that word LOL) and it was DELICIOUS!! We just had the cocktail party - no sit-down dinner - and it was amazing.

                  Also another route to go w/ the day pass thing is to see if your guests would want to stay at another "Palace Resort" in Cancun. I believe if you are staying at one, you can go to any of the others for free....at least that's how it was when we were there last year. And some of them are cheaper.....something worth checking into at least.

                  #1889 lawieland

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                    Posted 12 March 2009 - 01:16 PM

                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by casey+aric
                    jlwedding-

                    sorry for the delay, but I know that our friends who are shooting our wedding are starting to include actual wedding package prices along with their destination expenses but they might work something out...

                    another idea would be us! :) I don't know if you caught that we are wedding photographers too...but after we get married in august we are going to be marketing ourselves much more toward destination weddings...

                    we recently saw that another photographer posted an offer to the BDW brides to shoot a number of destination weddings for free with expenses covered...so we might do something like this...i don't know if other brides would be excited for something like this, but if we didn't have friends in the industry, it would be a dream come true for me! photography is just too important to me to not make sure that we have great pictures that tell our story and we love forever...also aric and i have been talking about how we can best give back to the BDW brides, so the thought of doing something like this came up, and we know we'd get some beautiful pics out of it...but i don't know i guess we will see...

                    for us photography was obviously the first priority, and unfortunately, we also felt the pain of trying to find a good photographer to document our destination wedding...most "good" ones that are marketing themselves for destination weddings are too expensive and we have read some resort photographers are leaving many couples with a wish that they had hired someone else...thus we were really worried when we started planning our wedding... we were lucky because we have friends in the industry that are willing to help in the situation but not all couples have someone like that...

                    anyway, we will see...but let us know if we can help you ourselves or maybe help you find someone :)

                    --->what is everyone doing for flowers? is anyone doing something other than the onsite flowers?? this is driving me crazy!!
                    Do you have pics? lisa.wieland@abbott.com love to see them

                    #1890 cutierosie

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                      Posted 12 March 2009 - 06:40 PM

                      Quote:
                      Originally Posted by HaleGrifa
                      Hola Ladies,

                      Menu Private Function

                      No we did not have a tasting - actually never even thought of it, nor was it really offered. Truly it is not necessary - all of the resort food is amazing you will not be disappointed!

                      We had a private dinner and we did print menu cards - it was a nice touch. I had them printed in English and Spanish - also a nice touch. Embrass the culture and incorporate it into your wedding.

                      I did add additional items to both of our menus - please see my menu email below that I sent ahead of time to my WC.

                      Note we had two menus - as we held a private cocktail reception and private dinner function.

                      Hale/Grifa Wedding #33393
                      Thursday Janaury 29, 2009

                      3pm Ceremony - Chapel

                      Cocktail Reception – Chapel Garden (following ceremony)

                      Cocktail Reception Menu
                      MEXICAN HORS D'OEUVRES

                      bolitas de queso con chipotle / cheese truffles flavored with chipotle chile
                      sombrero salami / salami sombrero
                      guacamole con totopos / guacamole with tortilla chips

                      sopecitos mexicanos / mexican sopecitos
                      quesadillas de queso y champi±ones / cheese and mushroom turnover
                      sincronizadas de jamon y queso/ ham and cheese sincronizadas
                      tacos de pollo / chicken tacos

                      Can we also add:
                      * Fruta fresca rebanada / Sliced fresh fruit
                      VIP HORS D'OEUVRES
                      * nopales rellenos de cangrejo / grilled cactus leaf stuffed with crabmeat
                      * camaron con pi±a / shrimp with pineapple


                      Wedding Private Dinner Function – Terrace Venado

                      Private Function Menu (Wedding Dinner)

                      B.B.Q. BUFFET
                      fruta fresca rebanada / sliced tropical fruits
                      ensalada verde / green salad
                      ensalada de tomate / tomato salad
                      aderezos y crotones / dressing and croutons
                      ensalada de pepino / cucumber salad
                      ensalada de elote dorado / golden corn salad
                      ensalada de papa / potato salad

                      Can we add:
                      * ensalada cesar/caesar salad

                      ***
                      filete de pescado a la parrilla / grilled fish fillet
                      camarones shish kebab / shrimp shish kebab
                      pollo B.B.Q / B.B.Q. Chicken
                      salchicha de puerco / pork sausage
                      top sirloin a la parrilla / grilled top sirloin
                      papas horneadas rellenas / stuffed baked potato
                      elote en trozos / corn on the cob

                      Can we add:
                      * papas al ajo/garlic potatoes
                      * Verduras asadas / Grilled vegetables

                      ***
                      postres mexicanos variados / assorted Mexican desserts
                      variedad de pays / assorted pies

                      Can we also add:
                      * Fruta fresca rebanada / Sliced fresh fruit
                      * pastel de chocolate / chocolate cake
                      * caf©, decaf y t© / coffee, decaf and herbal tea

                      Wishing you all the best
                      Laura

                      Hi Laura, I had not even thought about coffee!! how much did they charge you for the addition of coffee?

                      Thanks for your help!




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