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#231 amynjoe

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Posted 08 June 2009 - 08:18 PM

Does anyone have any information on the reception locations?? Does it vary with the packages?? Is this wedding planning supposed to be this stressful I can barely take it anymore

#232 harv0136

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    Posted 08 June 2009 - 09:11 PM

    Joie, the fee for an outside photographer is $300, which I believe actually goes to the photographer on site (not to Barcelo) since were aren't using their services. Might have to be paid in cash too (not sure). You can also have your photographer stay over night as a guest and then they do not have to pay the fee. Not sure if it would be cheaper to pay for a night for them or the $300.

    As for reception locations, from talking to my WC (gabriela), I understood the the Sea Breeze package is only in the banquet room, no other options. If you want a reception
    on the beach, by the pool, or in an open air grill, you must pay for the Under the Stars or higher package.

    I originally really wanted the Under the Stars, but you need to pay $6o per person instead of $20 for the Sea Breeze. We are probably going to have 50-60 people that could turn into an extra $2000 or more. So, for now I have the sea breeze package reserved. I might change it when I see the new 2010 prices. But, I'm guessing they will be even more expensive. Hope this helps!

    #233 harv0136

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      Posted 08 June 2009 - 09:16 PM

      I think there is also food and ceremony differences between the Sea Breeze and Under the Stars package. I'm not really sure of them, I think 4 vs 5 course meal maybe.

      #234 Sandra&Mario

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        Posted 09 June 2009 - 12:02 AM

        Joie and Amy...all the above is absolutely correct!!! It boils down to cost and location. If you're willing to pay $60 per person past 10 or 15 guests I believe it is, then you'll have the option of being outdoors...else, to keep cost down, you'll be in a banquet room. Really depends on how many guests you're expecting and of course what's important to you! We're only planning on having 30 guests, so we don't mind paying an extra $1,000 and have our reception be outdoors. I'm also pretty sure that when you make that decision, even if it rains or it's uncomfortable for guests to be outdoors, they will move the party inside but the cost of $60 will remain the same. Also, the $300 for the outside photographer is correct. We're having ours spend the night, so that fee will be waived. I pretty much just repeated what Harv0136 said, LOL. I'm sorry...what is your name? I think I remember asking you at one point, but I forget

        Sandra

        #235 svetayasofiya

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          Posted 09 June 2009 - 07:04 AM

          Does anyone have any pictures of the banquet room set up for the Sea Breeze package? Also, I have heard conflicting comments... some say there are windows, some say there aren't..... We are going to be too many people to have it outside and I also hear in Feb. it's quite cool at night so we'll be going with the banquet room. I just wish I could see some pictures...

          #236 amynjoe

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          Posted 09 June 2009 - 10:18 PM

          thank you everyone for all of your help!! We are not expecting too many people (20-30) for our wedding, but I love the idea of an outdoor reception.

          As for the weather, I have been to Mexico in February (Cancun area) and it did cool off at night, but if you keep moving/dancing/drinking, it is tolerable.

          #237 Oklahoma Bride

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            Posted 10 June 2009 - 09:34 AM

            Hi I am trying to get in touch with the wedding coordinator Barcelo Maya Palace & I am having no luck! Does anyone know who I would need to call?
            Thanks!

            #238 svetayasofiya

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              Posted 10 June 2009 - 10:02 AM

              Just send them an email and they usually get back to you within a week (if not faster)....

              #239 Oklahoma Bride

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                Posted 10 June 2009 - 10:59 AM

                Ok thanks I have tried, but they have not replied yet it's only been a couple of days though!

                #240 joie1987

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                  Posted 10 June 2009 - 04:54 PM

                  thanks Sandra and Harv, you've both been so helpful! That STINKS if weather is bad, we still have to pay the 60/person! ugh and very good to know about the photographer...that'll be my next big decision! Does any have the WC Xhail, thats who i got assigned and have never heard of her, so just curious. yay, can't wait to hear how all our 'big' decisions work out!




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