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#4091 FireyNurse

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    Posted 25 June 2013 - 05:54 PM

    Hello everyone, I am on step 2, choosing the menu and cake.  Does anyone have a photo of the cake that came with their strawberry passion package? The one that feeds 10 people. I imagine it's one tier and very basic, which i'm totally fine with, just curious to see how some of them turned out.  Thanks! 

    Posted Image That's our cake, it's not a fabulous pic of the actual cake but you can see how the icing was done. We didn't request anything be done except put our topper on and that's what turned out. We had 22 guests and not a single person had cake, they LOVED the dessert and were stuffed from dinner! We asked the coordinator if the cake could be put in the kitchen and brought to our room the next day, they asked a specific time to send it and we said 2pm. They sent it on a tray all set with small plates and everything. We later ate some with the group when we all met up in the lobby bar one evening. But even then it wasn't all gone so we kept it in the fridge in our room and had delicious cake for the remainder of our stay! Posted Image Here is a second picture as well, it's less close up and you can see the size better.

    #4092 TiarraBeautyJ

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    Posted 25 June 2013 - 07:18 PM

    cvincette & amcoletta I sent you the welcome book to your email :) and here is our wedding website kaelaandjoel.ourwedding.com

    Hi, I am very interested in being sent the welcome booklet. Can you send it to my email address TiarraJonesR@gmail.com? Thanks

    Tiarra

    February 14th 2015 *A celebration of Love*

    Isla Mujeres

    "And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love."


    #4093 Svetlanka22

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      Posted 26 June 2013 - 06:53 AM

      Originally Posted by cvincent84 

       

      Oh good one! Your bouquet looks gorgeous! I want to do the same thing, all white flowers. How much did you pay for this bouquet? 

       



      We didn't  pay any extra money, it was included in Strawberry package



      #4094 Kristina610

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        Posted 26 June 2013 - 07:19 PM

        Has anyone done a fishing trip with the hotel.  My FI and his groomsman want to go deep sea fishing and I know in the past when we went there was a company at the hotel that did it.  I was just wondering if anyone has done something like this and had any recommendations.



        #4095 borgesn

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          Posted 26 June 2013 - 09:58 PM

          Hi Ladies, I would like to get married at Barcelo July 2014 as well but I'm REALLY lost! I guess I need to know what the process is for booking a date. Do I book the wedding first and then the room later on? Also, does anyone know the 2014 prices pp for mint and strawberry package after you exceed limit? Sincerely, Amateur Bride :)

          #4096 borgesn

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            Posted 26 June 2013 - 10:17 PM

            Hello fellow destination brides! I have recently chosen the Barcelo Maya Palace as our destination wedding location, leaving April 30th next year!!! ! I am in the early stages of panning and am waiting for my destination travel specialist to get back to me with the next steps. I have a few questions for anyone willing to take the time to answer.... Has anyone upgraded the mint breeze package to move the reception to the beach? I really want to have both the ceremony and reception on the beach. I was looking at the sunset package, but since we are expecting 40+ people to attend, the extra charge p/p after the first 15 people is a little high. Are there any prefered beach locations that are recommended for the ceremony? What kind of flowers come with the mint package? My vision for the wedding is mostly white and/or creams with s few pops of colour for the bridesmaids dresses. It they are tropical flowers, can I have them changed to all white, or does that require an extra charge? What kind of music is included in the package? Do they play for the ceremony and reception? Can I sub the cake or photographer and save the money (we have a photographer friend hopefukly coming down) or do we get charged even if we dont want them? How are the photographers at the resort if we do end up using them? Has anyone chartered a boat for their group? My fianc© wants to rent a boat for everyone as a thank you for them coming... Thank you all so much! Any information is greatly appreciated. I really don't know what to do next :)



            #4097 borgesn

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              Posted 26 June 2013 - 10:22 PM

              Ok this is how bad I am at this. It's my first time posting and I totally do not know how to even comment or reply. Lol. That being said, I want to get married July 12th 2014 at the Barcelo but I don't even know what the first step in booking is! Do I need to know which packet I'm choosing? How much is the deposit? Do I just book wedding and book rooms later? How accurate do I need to be with estimated guest count? Lastly, ( for now) how much is it pp for mint and strawberry package? Oh and has anyone else had their reception outside during July? Will it be too hot? Sincerely, Confused Amateur Bride

              #4098 FireyNurse

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                Posted 27 June 2013 - 05:13 AM

                Has anyone done a fishing trip with the hotel.  My FI and his groomsman want to go deep sea fishing and I know in the past when we went there was a company at the hotel that did it.  I was just wondering if anyone has done something like this and had any recommendations.

                Some of the older men in our group went fishing on our trip and they said it was good and they really enjoyed it. I believe it was $100 or so per person. Not exactly sure who they booked with but it was someone on site, there are tons of tour operators on site at the resort!

                #4099 Heidilynn

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                  Posted 27 June 2013 - 07:42 AM

                  Originally Posted by borgesn 


                  Ok this is how bad I am at this. It's my first time posting and I totally do not know how to even comment or reply. Lol. That being said, I want to get married July 12th 2014 at the Barcelo but I don't even know what the first step in booking is! Do I need to know which packet I'm choosing? How much is the deposit? Do I just book wedding and book rooms later? How accurate do I need to be with estimated guest count? Lastly, ( for now) how much is it pp for mint and strawberry package? Oh and has anyone else had their reception outside during July? Will it be too hot?

                  Sincerely,
                  Confused Amateur Bride

                  Hi borgesn aka Confused Amateur Bride ;) 

                   

                  Trust me, we've all been there!!! LOL

                  The package prices are on the barcelo website,  http://www.barcelo.c...g-packages.aspx

                   

                  This was the email I received when I emailed the Barcelo inquiring about booking my day:

                   

                  To book your wedding, please follow the next steps:

                  1. Once you have selected your wedding date ask for availability and email the following information to your wedding coordinator:

                  * Wedding date and time
                  * Type of wedding (Legal or Non-legal)
                  * Name and last name of Bride and Groom.
                  * Wedding package.
                  * Number of wedding guests.
                  * Hotel where the Bride and Groom will be staying at.
                   

                  2. The wedding coordinator will put your wedding date ON HOLD. (Meaning that the date and hour is just ON HOLD, NOT CONFIRMED)

                   

                  3. Once you have a date on hold for the wedding, you will have two months to e-mail us a copy of the Reservation Manifest/Invoice from the Tour Operator (confirmation must include name of Bride & Groom, arrival - departure dates and time, name of Tour Operator Company) and we will confirm the wedding date.

                   

                  4. You will start the wedding arrangements with your Wedding Coordinator.
                  I look forward to hear from you soon and I remain at your disposal for any additional information you may require. 

                   

                  I think they understand that your guest count is just estimated, and from what i've read from everyone who has already been married there, the coordinators are great, i get emails every couple of weeks asking me to make my next step/set of decisions, and then i've been told once you arrive, the following day you have a meeting with your coordinator, she runs through everything you've discussed, finalize numbers, and then you're set. 

                   

                  It's really overwhelming at first, and even going through this forum can be really overwhelming, but just ask questions, and if you can get a travel agent who does a lot of weddings that also helps, as they can let you know what to expect. 

                  Every says trust your coordinator, they do SOOO many weddings, they know what they're doing! 

                   

                  Hope that helps! 



                  #4100 Heidilynn

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                    Posted 27 June 2013 - 07:44 AM

                    Originally Posted by FireyNurse 




                    That's our cake, it's not a fabulous pic of the actual cake but you can see how the icing was done. We didn't request anything be done except put our topper on and that's what turned out. We had 22 guests and not a single person had cake, they LOVED the dessert and were stuffed from dinner! We asked the coordinator if the cake could be put in the kitchen and brought to our room the next day, they asked a specific time to send it and we said 2pm. They sent it on a tray all set with small plates and everything. We later ate some with the group when we all met up in the lobby bar one evening. But even then it wasn't all gone so we kept it in the fridge in our room and had delicious cake for the remainder of our stay!



                    Here is a second picture as well, it's less close up and you can see the size better.

                    Thanks so much for the photos! I'm not overly concerned about what it looks like, I was just curious, and wanted to know what to expect. We too will just be requesting that our topper goes on top :)

                     

                    Thanks again FireyNurse, you're very helpful and a great resource for the rest of us!! 






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