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#511 FutureMrs.D

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    Posted 01 September 2009 - 05:48 PM

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    Hi Everyone,

    I am new to this board but have been reading past posts. My fiance and I are considering getting married at the Barcelo in January or February of next year. Kind of short notice, I know. I have two questions. Do you think this is just too short of notice for people to commit? We would probably be inviting 20-30 people. Also, has anyone who is travelling with Air Transat talked to their travel agent about the three new wedding packages that they are offering at the Barcelo They seem quite reasonably priced if you have 10 or 12 people flying out of the same place, etc, but I wonder if you'd get the same level of service from the people at the hotel if they're not getting all of the $$. Txs in advance.
    Hi beachbride17 and welcome!
    If I were you, I would talk to the 20-30 people you're planning on inviting and ask them if they're able to commit to attending your wedding or not...and I guess it depends on how important it is for you to have every invited guest there or not... good luck with your planning!!

    #512 Pacific

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      Posted 02 September 2009 - 12:43 AM

      Thanks so much to Eblum and Bethbride1 for all of the information, it's so helpful!

      #513 pebbles

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        Posted 02 September 2009 - 12:48 PM

        To everyone that is getting an outside photographer,
        How are you booking a room for your photographer (if from Mexico)? Do i call the resort? Do I do it on-line? My WP (Xhail) made it VERY clear(for the Palace anyway) that a "guest" at your wedding may phograph BUT NOT an outside photographer. She is just trying to cover her butt in the email since it explicitly states in the 2010 wedding packages that NO OUTSIDE photographers.

        Sabrina

        #514 kateg527

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          Posted 02 September 2009 - 01:45 PM

          Has anyone seen the work of the in house photographers at the Palace? I'm kinda curious..I've only seen the website & wasn't too impressed. They looked like snap shots that friends & family could have taken. For such a beautiful place, you'd expect more.

          #515 svetayasofiya

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            Posted 02 September 2009 - 03:00 PM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by kateg527
            Has anyone seen the work of the in house photographers at the Palace? I'm kinda curious..I've only seen the website & wasn't too impressed. They looked like snap shots that friends & family could have taken. For such a beautiful place, you'd expect more.
            Go to Weddings at Barcelo Maya

            On the ''Neverending Photos Thread'' you'll see some brides who posted photos from the resort photographer. I don't know. I don't think they are that bad. I guess it just depends what you want. I can see how people would be disappointed to be forced to use someone, but I personally don't understand this new trend in wedding photos. They are so editorial, like you are posing for Vogue magazine or something. I prefer something more real that actually looks like myself and my fiancĀ©e.

            #516 finzup

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              Posted 02 September 2009 - 04:28 PM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by pebbles
              To everyone that is getting an outside photographer,
              How are you booking a room for your photographer (if from Mexico)? Do i call the resort? Do I do it on-line? My WP (Xhail) made it VERY clear(for the Palace anyway) that a "guest" at your wedding may phograph BUT NOT an outside photographer. She is just trying to cover her butt in the email since it explicitly states in the 2010 wedding packages that NO OUTSIDE photographers.

              Sabrina
              I specifically asked my WC (Claudia) if I could bring an outside photographer if they were a guest of the hotel and she said yes. (I verified this in more than one e-mail).

              As far as booking, your photographer can book their own room or bill you, or your TA can book the room for the photographer and bill it to you...
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              -Katie
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              #517 finzup

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                Posted 02 September 2009 - 06:45 PM

                ^^ I just found out too, that if the wedding is at the palace, the photographers can stay at the tropical, colonial, or beach and still be a "guest" at the wedding...
                the only restriction is they cannot eat in the palace restaurants...
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                -Katie
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                #518 BethBride1

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                Posted 03 September 2009 - 12:16 AM

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                BethBride1...thanks for all the site information! How about the Gazebo...is that by the pool? Or where a ton of people will be at 5? Can the reception be push back a bit to give time for pictures, etc? What were your thoughts of the room top area? How many people do you think that will hold?


                Hey! Did I forget the gazebo? I guess so, it was late. haha. The gazebo is not by the pool...but it is in an area people walk by to get to the buffet & restaurants at the Palace. There are other ways to go to the dinner though, so I wouldn't think it would be crazy busy, but expect some people walking by.

                The reception time can be pushed back to give time for pictures..if you think about it, that is a major perk of a destination wedding. Most weddings I go to have a 2.5 hour gap between the ceremony & reception, but we dont have to travel around to take pictures (so it takes less time) and the guests can go back to their rooms to freshen up in between.

                The roof top can fit a decent amount of people, it's pretty big. Claudia said it was an option for us for cocktail hour and we are expecting 50 people. Your WC would also be able to verify if it's big enough for your group.

                #519 FutureMrs.D

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                  Posted 03 September 2009 - 09:55 AM

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                  Originally Posted by BethBride1
                  Hey! Did I forget the gazebo? I guess so, it was late. haha. The gazebo is not by the pool...but it is in an area people walk by to get to the buffet & restaurants at the Palace. There are other ways to go to the dinner though, so I wouldn't think it would be crazy busy, but expect some people walking by.

                  The reception time can be pushed back to give time for pictures..if you think about it, that is a major perk of a destination wedding. Most weddings I go to have a 2.5 hour gap between the ceremony & reception, but we dont have to travel around to take pictures (so it takes less time) and the guests can go back to their rooms to freshen up in between.

                  The roof top can fit a decent amount of people, it's pretty big. Claudia said it was an option for us for cocktail hour and we are expecting 50 people. Your WC would also be able to verify if it's big enough for your group.
                  Thank you so much for all of the great information BethBride1!
                  Did you post the pics you took on your website? I can't wait to see them!!

                  #520 lalazta84

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                    Posted 03 September 2009 - 01:02 PM

                    Yay! I just got an email from Gabriela that they have our date open at the Palace! June 12, 2010 at 4:00! So excited! I don't have enough points or whatever to open any of the attachments that everyone has on their posts. If any of you have ANY info at all that you could email to me it would be greatly appreciated! My email is chaseandlaurenswedding@gmail.com Thanks so much! I'm sure I will have lots of questions for everyone!!!
                    Lauren




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