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#931 DWandMJ

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    Posted 21 September 2008 - 11:04 PM

    Lenchika-

    I'm not really stressing. I've caught myself a couple of times starting to wig out, but I step back and breathe and try to remember how much fun this is going to be.... It would be a heck of a lot more stressful planning a local wedding. I'm taking it one piece at a time and trying put my obsessive tendencies to good use.

    If you haven't already reserved your wedding date and time, I would (personally) do that first. That will give you more flexibility if the first date and time you want are unavailable. You can submit your request via the MP website and a sales coordinator will send you an email with a contract. After the wedding date is confirmed, then I would move forward with room reservations.
    From what I understand, the "Block" is only beneficial if you book 10 or more rooms.

    We are going with tropical sounding contemporary music for the ceremony, so we will bring a burned cd. I can't convince the FI to put out the money for a videographer. We will likely bring along our camcorder and have someone in the audience videotape it. The FI has been playing with the software that came with his camera, so he can edit and add music to the footage. If it doesn't turn out, I won't lose any sleep over it. Pictures are more my worry....

    #932 Lenchika

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      Posted 22 September 2008 - 08:21 PM

      Marie - thank you for clarifying...
      I'm going to try to book in the next few weeks - honestly, I just can't wait to book! :)
      -L

      #933 mtomas5555

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        Posted 23 September 2008 - 10:13 AM

        Quote:
        Originally Posted by tyingthe.knot
        I also looking into the moon palace... not sure yet but i am planning on looking threw the rest of these suggestions.

        So I love the fan ideas I have been looking at some through theknot
        I especially like the straw fans that come in colors!

        I was also thinking about umbrellas .. they looked really pretty as well.
        Hi Tyingthe.knot! Welcome!
        The umbrellas sound so pretty!

        How are all you ladies doing? I have been MIA for a while.
        I still want to try and post pics of our suite on the Grand side.
        Hope everyone is doing well and your planning is going great!

        Melissa

        #934 HaleGrifa

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          Posted 23 September 2008 - 10:38 AM

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          Originally Posted by Myen
          Hi Ladies,

          From what I've read so far, it looks as if everyone that has had their wedding at MP has brought their own music and plugged in their ipod/laptops into the music systems. Does anyone happen to know of any reviews where the couple has booked the resort DJ? We're looking into booking the full service DJ package ($1,150) but I was just wanting to know if anyone has had any experience with using them.

          Any advice will be much appreciated.

          On an another note, I've just booked Tammara of Tamm's Photography for our wedding!

          Cheers,
          Myen
          Hello Myen

          My name if Laura and we are getting married at MP on January 29th 2009 We are booking the sound system and plugging in our mp3 players - do you happen to know if you can get lighting as well?

          We also books Tamms - We are excited to work with her and her husband!

          All the best Laura

          #935 DWandMJ

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            Posted 24 September 2008 - 12:52 PM

            Per the MP's website, outside vendors will not be permitted, however I've read about exceptions and loops holes including having the photographer be a 'guest' of yours.
            Did anyone have any trouble bringing their photog on grounds? Any tricks that worked in the event they give us a hard time about our 'guest' toting around camera equipment?

            The more I think about it, the more the idea of having the resort's photographer take pictures for only 45 minutes bothers me.

            #936 Myen

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              Posted 24 September 2008 - 03:13 PM

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              Originally Posted by HaleGrifa
              Hello Myen

              My name if Laura and we are getting married at MP on January 29th 2009 We are booking the sound system and plugging in our mp3 players - do you happen to know if you can get lighting as well?

              We also books Tamms - We are excited to work with her and her husband!

              All the best Laura
              Welcome Laura! My WP had emailed me the following price list for the DJ earlier this year:
              Package 1 - Full 4 hours DJ, Sounds & Lights ($1150 tax included)
              Package 2 - Full 2 hours DJ, Sounds & Lights ($750 tax included)
              Package 3 - Full 4 hours Self CD or Ipod Music System ($350 tax included)
              Package 4 - Full 2 hours Self CD or Ipod Music System ($200 tax included)

              It doesn't look like the lights are included with the DIY sound systems.

              We're planning to go with package 1 and perhaps arrange for the DJ to stick around longer in case the guest don't want to stop dancing (which will likely be the case).

              I am super excited about Tammara. Are you arranging a 2 nights stay for her? If so, how are you planning on booking? We were thinking of just booking through expedia.

              #937 HaleGrifa

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                Posted 25 September 2008 - 10:03 AM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by Myen
                Welcome Laura! My WP had emailed me the following price list for the DJ earlier this year:
                Package 1 - Full 4 hours DJ, Sounds & Lights ($1150 tax included)
                Package 2 - Full 2 hours DJ, Sounds & Lights ($750 tax included)
                Package 3 - Full 4 hours Self CD or Ipod Music System ($350 tax included)
                Package 4 - Full 2 hours Self CD or Ipod Music System ($200 tax included)

                It doesn't look like the lights are included with the DIY sound systems.

                We're planning to go with package 1 and perhaps arrange for the DJ to stick around longer in case the guest don't want to stop dancing (which will likely be the case).

                I am super excited about Tammara. Are you arranging a 2 nights stay for her? If so, how are you planning on booking? We were thinking of just booking through expedia.
                Hello

                Thank you for the dj info - I think we are going to go with Package 4 - as we are doing our own music. I have read that you can book the lighting seperately. When I request the sound system I will enquire about the lighting.

                I am going to check with my WC as I am hoping to being booking stuff now, as I am at the 3 month point soon.

                Are you having a private function? We are and are planning either the chapel garden or one of the new terraces.

                We are very excited about working with Tamms - we are book them 2 nights, the night before the wedding and the night of the wedding. We are having the 'honeymoon/ttd' shots done the next day. What a great package, far better then the hotel add ons.

                I may book them through CAA (our current travel provider-they have already booked the entire wedding group) Or if I can get a better price through another provider I will. Have you received any quotes yet? What are your plans?

                Great to chat
                Laura

                #938 Myen

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                  Posted 25 September 2008 - 10:50 AM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by HaleGrifa
                  Hello
                  Are you having a private function? We are and are planning either the chapel garden or one of the new terraces.

                  We are very excited about working with Tamms - we are book them 2 nights, the night before the wedding and the night of the wedding. We are having the 'honeymoon/ttd' shots done the next day. What a great package, far better then the hotel add ons.

                  I may book them through CAA (our current travel provider-they have already booked the entire wedding group) Or if I can get a better price through another provider I will. Have you received any quotes yet? What are your plans?

                  Great to chat
                  Laura
                  Hey Laura,

                  My plans are to host an indoor private function in the Ballroom Carey. I believe that there is a 10:00pm time restriction with all of the outdoor venues so the ballroom gives us an opportunity to party and dance the night away!

                  We're doing the same thing with Tamm's in that we're booking her a night's stay the day before and the evening of the wedding and doing the TTD/honeymoon shoot the day after. I'm planning on booking her accomodations through expedia as it comes out to $365/night, which is cheaper than what the resort charges at $380/night.

                  I hadn't realized that you were a fellow Canuck. I'm in Calgary!

                  #939 sg1307

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                    Posted 25 September 2008 - 01:37 PM

                    Sorry ladies, but I'm sure this questions has been answered, but I can't seem to find it..but, how much is it to have a private reception?

                    #940 Myen

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                      Posted 25 September 2008 - 03:52 PM

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                      Sorry ladies, but I'm sure this questions has been answered, but I can't seem to find it..but, how much is it to have a private reception?
                      Hi,

                      Here is the info that I had recieved from my WP:

                      Cocktail party after ceremony (Palace guests, non-group booking)
                      - From 10 to 20 $400.00 USD
                      - From 21 to 30 $600.00 USD
                      - From 31 to 40 $800.00 USD
                      - From 41 to 50 $1000.00 USD
                      Above prices are for 1 hour of cocktail reception, including open bar and hors d'oeuvres.

                      Private wedding function.
                      - $400.00 USD per table of 10 guests.
                      - Includes standard d┬ęcor. (Tablecloth and napkins).
                      - Event includes function space, menu, 2 hours of open bar service.
                      - Buffet and platted dinner services require a minimum of 20 guests.
                      - Platted dinner is offered in indoor areas only.
                      - Additional hour of staff service is $60.00 USD, per table.

                      Day pass for non-Palace wedding guests
                      - 2008.- $ 81.00 p/person (not including private functions)
                      - 2009. -$84.00 p/person (not including private functions)

                      Children 4 years of age or older will be considered towards the private function attendance. The corresponding fees listed above would apply.

                      Hope this helps!




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