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#2891 honey740

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    Posted 06 August 2009 - 03:46 PM

    I hope those were the free ones! Nibsmom, I saw them on Friday night when we had our rehearsal dinner. they were done in between the Moon grand and Nizuc side.

    #2892 nibsmom

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      Posted 06 August 2009 - 05:21 PM

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      wow that is really expensive for the fireworks! I wish that the old packages were still available. It is strange how if you want certain colors then it is cheaper, but then I looked and the only difference I could see was the solo music during the ceremony. I wonder if I wanted the green without that if I could get the lower price?

      I also wonder if the fireworks you saw were the new package or if the people paid for them through the pyro company. If you all had the old package then why would someone who got married when you got married want the new? I am so excited that they take care of everything though... I want as little stress as possible!

      nibsmom I LOVE the pic of your bridal party on the checkerboard... where is that? Your bridesmaid dresses are awesome too where did you get them?
      I think the package you used depended on when you booked - maybe if someone booked their wedding more recently they would have gotten a newer package? Not too sure on that one!

      The checkerboard is right next to the Tucan Gazebo. I saw it and was like - I gotta get some pics on that!

      I got the bridesmaid dresses at David's Bridal. It's this dress:
      David's Bridal - Sleeveless chiffon short dress with satin beaded straps.
      in Watermelon. It's a great color for the beach I think! The beading didn't look tacky at all. In the pictures, it looks a little weird, but in person it looks much better!

      #2893 nibsmom

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        Posted 06 August 2009 - 05:23 PM

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        I hope those were the free ones! Nibsmom, I saw them on Friday night when we had our rehearsal dinner. they were done in between the Moon grand and Nizuc side.
        Oh, then they were different! I saw them on Saturday night during my reception. I have no idea where they went off, but we were on the wayyy end of the Sunrise side.

        They probably were the ones that came with a package. I think the packages come with the three shells, right? Not sure!

        #2894 nibsmom

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          Posted 06 August 2009 - 05:26 PM

          Oh, and also, I think if you're nervous about going with a package, you could just go with the free one and add everything on. That's what we did. I put a cost breakdown in a reply somewhere in my review.

          And, I would imagine they wouldn't limit you to a certain color. That would be weird - I wouldn't that it would be a good wedding business direction, LOL. I would hope you'd be able to say you want the 'green package, but in pink' or something like that! I would ask your WC!

          #2895 slapsappyhappy

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            Posted 06 August 2009 - 07:01 PM

            Ladies these are the new packages:

            Complimentary Package:
            Wedding ceremony location
            *Justice of the peace or minister
            White Avant-garde chairs
            Bridal Bouquet of Roses or Lilies
            Matching Groom’s Boutonniere
            Wedding Cake for 35 guests
            *Blood analysis included for civil ceremony
            Domestic champagne during ceremony
            Dinner reservations for 35 guests
            Breakfast in bed the morning after the wedding
            Personal "My Palace Weddings Website"
            CD System available for the ceremony
            Wedding Planner
            Witnesses if required
            Honeymoon Package2

            *A Government/Administrative fee of $300.00 usd will apply to all civil ceremonies

            Applies to new bookings only

            Sapphire Collection(amber and ruby collections are same cost just different color bases, flowers, and aisle decorations)
            Wedding Ceremony Location
            *Justice of the Peace or Minister
            White avant-garde chairs
            Chairs of aisle walkway draped in cobalt blue satin
            Crystal bases with seashells for aisle
            Hydrangeas and Iris silk flowers provided for aisle d©cor
            Sapphire Collection Bridal Bouquet
            Matching Groom’s Boutonniere
            Themed wedding cake with natural flowers
            Two themed natural flower arrangements for judge’s table with cobalt blue runner
            *Horse drawn carriage for Bride's arrival
            Photography Package A
            Fireworks Display after ceremony
            DVD of wedding ceremony
            Champagne during ceremony
            Blood analysis included for civil ceremony
            Dinner reservations for 35 guests
            Breakfast in bed the morning after the wedding
            Personal "My Palace Weddings Website"
            CD system available for ceremony
            Wedding Planner
            Witnesses if required
            Honeymoon Package

            Collection Cost 2009: $1875.00
            Collection Cost 2010: $1925.00

            Emerald Collection (amethyst rose and diamond are same price just different color bases, flowers, and aisle drapes)
            Wedding Ceremony Location
            *Justice of the Peace or Minister
            White avant-garde chairs
            Crystal bases with river rocks for aisle
            Chairs of aisle walkway draped in peridot green satin
            Green cymbidium silk orchids provided for aisle d©cor
            Emerald Collection Bridal Bouquet
            Matching Groom’s Boutonniere
            Themed wedding cake with natural flowers
            Two themed natural flower arrangements for judge’s table with peridot green satin runner
            *Horse drawn carriage for Bride's arrival
            Photography Package A
            Fireworks Display after ceremony
            DVD of wedding ceremony
            Champagne during ceremony
            Blood analysis included for civil ceremony
            Dinner reservations for 35 guests
            Breakfast in bed the morning after the wedding
            Personal "My Palace Weddings Website"
            CD system available for ceremony
            Soloist for ceremony
            Wedding Planner
            Witnesses if required
            Honeymoon Package

            Collection Cost 2009: $2,300.00 USD
            Collection Cost 2010: $2,375.00 USD



            I def do not need a soloist during the ceremony. I am contemplating getting fake flowers for the bridesmaids and me having the fresh, but I want to know what flowers each "collection" includes. What is the honeymoon package I could not find it anywhere? What do you think has anyone seen these decorations? Is it worth getting a color package to get the decor or just go with free?

            #2896 tiffani1980

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              Posted 06 August 2009 - 11:23 PM

              I am getting married in March 2010, and everyone that is coming keep sending me news reports of all of the gang/drug violence in Mexico.....is anyone else dealing with this? I want everyone to be safe and not have to worry about anything once we arrive, I called our TA just to let her know my guests concern, and she basically put it to me like this: most of the violence is near the border of the U.S.( about 1200+ miles away, so would you worry about stuff going on in CHicago if you are in Los Angels? I had to relay this to my guest, and I am trying to keep them calm.Anybody else dealing with this??

              #2897 honey740

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                Posted 07 August 2009 - 09:09 AM

                Moon palace is like a mile from the main road and is off the strip, so you won't even have to deal with shady vendors on the beach like you do on the strip. It is VERY secure. Every time you leave and enter, even on an excursion, they record who is coming and going. There is no way anyone could make it in there unnoticed. Besides, there is nothing going on in the tourist section drug/violence-wise. People will always make excuses for why they can't come or try to make you feel bad about your choice. This is YOUR day. If people choose not to be there, tell them they'll be missed and then move on with your planning. You can't control everyone. That was the hardest part about planning the dest wedding, just focusing on myself and the people that were coming and people that were supportive.

                #2898 nibsmom

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                  Posted 07 August 2009 - 09:59 AM

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                  I def do not need a soloist during the ceremony. I am contemplating getting fake flowers for the bridesmaids and me having the fresh, but I want to know what flowers each "collection" includes. What is the honeymoon package I could not find it anywhere? What do you think has anyone seen these decorations? Is it worth getting a color package to get the decor or just go with free?
                  Hmm...we never knew about the honeymoon package, so we never really got our stuff. Our WC told us about it late Thursday afternoon, and we left on Sunday morning, with wedding stuff Friday and Saturday, so we didn't get to do a lot of it. Pretty much, you go check in with one of the honeymooners desks in the lobby right when you get there. They arrange a special dinner for you (I think in a resturant), you get a honeymooners tshirt (they only had one size when we were there, so I didn't get a shirt), and there are a few other little things like flowers and champagne in your room upon arrival and stuff that they organize for you. It's nothing really special, at least I don't think so.

                  It's really up to you if you want to go with the package or go with the free ceremony. We picked the free because we didn't want to spend a lot, but Matt ended up wanting to offer a full on dinner at our reception, so that was quite a bit of added expense. If we would have bought a package and the dinner we would have ended up spending closer to 4500 instead of closer to 3000, which made a big difference for us. I would have loved to have all the extras they threw in with the packages, but in the long run, the wedding was still gorgeous and I got to add in everything I wanted.

                  If you like the colors and decor, go with a package. Otherwise, you could go with a free one and pick out and pay for renting your own linens and decorations (or you could buy them in the states and bring them with - just SAVE your receipts!), and end up spending about the same as you would have if you purchased a package.

                  We made a big excel spreadsheet with all the packages and what they offered, then put together a column next to everything with all the things the free package offered, and all our wished for add ons next to the package columns, and then did a side by side comparison to see what was the better choice for us. Once it was all laid out in front of me, it was pretty clear which things mattered and which package I should go with!

                  #2899 nibsmom

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                    Posted 07 August 2009 - 10:06 AM

                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by tiffani1980
                    I am getting married in March 2010, and everyone that is coming keep sending me news reports of all of the gang/drug violence in Mexico.....is anyone else dealing with this? I want everyone to be safe and not have to worry about anything once we arrive, I called our TA just to let her know my guests concern, and she basically put it to me like this: most of the violence is near the border of the U.S.( about 1200+ miles away, so would you worry about stuff going on in CHicago if you are in Los Angels? I had to relay this to my guest, and I am trying to keep them calm.Anybody else dealing with this??
                    This is a tough one. If you look around the Mexico subsections on the forum, you can find tons of threads about this stuff all on its own! I had a few guests get worried about this stuff, but really not many. I pretty much told them the same thing - that the violence is centered so far away from Cancun that it doesn't matter. Also, Cancun is a very touristy area and there are lots of police around and plenty of secure places you can go. You'll see just as many tourists as you do Mexicans.

                    The Moon Palace is very secure and fenced in, and they take the security of the resort seriously. Your reservation is checked a few times before they even let you through to the lobby. Also, at one point when we were there, something was going on, because there were MP employees riding the lobby to lobby busses with pictures of someone's license - apparently someone did something wrong! It's very safe. I never once felt unsafe at the resort!

                    It's also just common sense. You're at a very safe resort. If you choose to go wandering off on your own off the resort into back alleys or whatnot - that's an unsafe decision. If you stick to the resort, guided tours, or trips to the Cancun mall where there is plenty of security - you'll be fine. Just don't put yourself in a bad situation, ya know?

                    #2900 slapsappyhappy

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                      Posted 07 August 2009 - 07:07 PM

                      that is a great idea to make the excel spreadsheet. I am happy to hearthat Moon Palace is safe. I am already getting complaints about the safety issue because people (including my FMIL) are already protesting about Mexico, saying we should go to the DR instead (like that is the safest place on earth, lol!) I wonder if they have pictures of each of the different decorations available or if everyone getting married now is still on the old packages.

                      I want DETAILS DETAILS DETAILS, lol. It is funny because I am such a planner that micromanages and needs to know NOW and this is the kind of thing you have to be patient and let them contact you when they get a chance...I downloaded the files with the bouquets, ceremony locations, and cakes but that is all old information so now I want the new information, lol! Meanwhile I am still stuck on firming a date and what colors to have, boy oh boy...




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