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#3091 Avens

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    Posted 24 May 2012 - 05:13 PM

    We bought cake decorations...but they wilted in the fridge. If there are specific instructions - make sure they are clear! The chef was so choked.

     

    I feel like we were piggies, we had a two tier cake with 33 of us, and we ate at least half! (and some more the next day :D) Everyone loved the cake, it was so yummy!!
     



    #3092 melcrna80

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      Posted 24 May 2012 - 06:48 PM

      Thanks for the replies! I think my guests will be 50/50 as far as eating goes! Lol

      #3093 melcrna80

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        Posted 24 May 2012 - 06:48 PM

        I was just thinking for pics and stuff

        #3094 melcrna80

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          Posted 24 May 2012 - 06:53 PM

          We wan to do a sand ceremony... Any experiences/ ideas greatly appreciated! :)

          #3095 JoanneIreland

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            Posted 25 May 2012 - 05:00 AM

            We bought our cake topper with us. Everyone was stuffed from dinner and too busy dancing and drinking to care about wedding cake, but it was nice to still have one for photos :

             

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            Bring an inspiration pics with you!



            #3096 melcrna80

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              Posted 26 May 2012 - 05:28 AM

              Joanne your cake was really cute!!

              #3097 nicole80

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                Posted 27 May 2012 - 09:19 PM

                Hey fellow Barcelo brides!!

                I'm getting married November 7, 2012 and we are emailing back and forth with our WC. Only thing is, we can't decide on a ceremony venue. What do you ladies think...Palmeras Beach or Playa Azul? Any thoughts?

                 

                And to Joanna: those are AWESOME cake toppers! Love them :)



                #3098 Avens

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                  Posted 28 May 2012 - 11:41 AM

                  Originally Posted by nicole80 

                  Hey fellow Barcelo brides!!

                  I'm getting married November 7, 2012 and we are emailing back and forth with our WC. Only thing is, we can't decide on a ceremony venue. What do you ladies think...Palmeras Beach or Playa Azul? Any thoughts?

                   

                  And to Joanna: those are AWESOME cake toppers! Love them :)


                  Our wedding (pictures are on my planning thread) we did the ceremony at Playa Azul, and reception at Playa Palmeras.  In my opinion - it was perfect.

                   

                  Playa Azul is really pretty, its at the end of the beach so there are far less people, there was a bit of a breeze because it was more open (for a late afternoon wedding). It also gave us some time for pictures etc, while everyone bussed back to the Palace.

                   

                  We were initially going to have the reception there to - but it is quite a trek from the Palace, and I'm glad we didn't have it there - as I forgot a ton of stuff in our room (guest book, pashmina etc.). I have also heard that it can get more windy there in the evenings, and sad in food etc. has been an issue.

                   

                  Playa Palmeras was a perfect reception ship, its located right in the no mans land between the Tropical and Palace - so it was literally 5 minutes back to our rooms in the palace (which was very handy for running back to get forgotten items).  A few of our older guests retired a bit early, and they were able to just walk back quickly.  The beach and walk ways really slow down at night, so you rarely saw anyone walking past. It is more sheltered, so we didn't really have an issue with wind.

                   

                  I wouldn't want to have my ceremony there, as in the daytime - its right in the middle of the action.  The Palmeras buffet is open during the day, so people are always going to get food, there are loungers all around you (and in that exact spot during the day normally) and people swimming in the ocean in front of you, pool behind you - just a lot of activity. If you were having a later wedding (5 or 6, Palmeras would probably be okay).

                   

                  That is my opinion!



                  #3099 nicole80

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                    Posted 28 May 2012 - 02:19 PM

                    Thanks for the info. I was wondering what package you chose? we are trying to decide between the Transat Euphoria or the Bliss package we have about 40 people.



                    #3100 MexicoHereICome

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                      Posted 30 May 2012 - 03:02 AM

                      Do any past Brides know if we have to purchase a day pass for the D.J. or get a room for him like the Photographer? Basically other than the electricity fee does Barcelo punish us for choosing an outside vendor? Thank you in advance. Happy planning!






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