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#661 sfrench0621

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    Posted 24 September 2009 - 09:38 AM

    I am definitely doing Strawberry Passion. I haven't decided if the reception will be on the beach or in the open air, but the whole reason for the DW for me was to be on the beach! The one thing that does scare me as well is the extra $66/person, but I figure if my guests are willing to pay to come to the wedding I can splurge a bit for the perfect reception. I'm estimating we won't have more than 30 guests, so an extra $1000 isn't too bad. I really do like the option of the French restaurant as well.

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    Originally Posted by FutureMrs.D
    Hi Ladies!! I need some help... I'm wondering what wedding package everyone is going with??

    I had initially decided on the Strawberry Passion package because of the outdoor private reception..but now I'm having second thoughts.. What I'm concerned with is 1) that the package only covers the cost of 15 guest and then it's 66$/pp extra, which could definitely add up... and 2) I'm debatting if it would be better to have the reception indoors, in an air conditionned location, making sure everyone is comfortable and not too hot... but then I would have to compromise on the beauty of the surroundings... I've heard that it gets really windy at night, so I definitely don't want my guests eating sand with their supper! ;-) Or do I go with my original plan to have the reception in one of the open-air restaurants, like the Palmeras Grill... !!! I just don't know what to do....

    What are all of you doing??


    #662 harv0136

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      Posted 24 September 2009 - 11:29 AM

      Does anyone know what days of the week the french restuarant is available? What about the other ala cartes, can they be used for weddings too? Thanks!

      #663 nschacht

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        Posted 24 September 2009 - 03:56 PM

        Hi
        I am new to forum- I am getting married at the Barcelo Palace- what was the spot for your reception? How did you get the lighted dance floor? and one more question - Did your flowers come with your package or from the barcelo or did you use somone else?

        #664 t&kJanuary2010

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          Posted 25 September 2009 - 12:23 PM

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          Originally Posted by vlynnw
          I'm also debating with this as well. I at first thought I would like the mint breeze because it includes 20 people plus it's more cost efficient, as I really don't need a lot that's included. Then I asked about having my reception in the French restaurant after seeing Erin's great pics! Xhail said I could do that but would have to upgrade to strawberry passion which I was considering because my dream was to not have a banquet room. Currently I think I'm going to stick with Strawberry Passion but if something comes up and I need to cut costs I'll return to the mint breeze package. I can't say I'm much help as I'm having a lot of trouble with this decision myself!
          Xhail said you can do the French rest?? How many people are you expecting? We have 50 and we were told no to the French rest...even though we were willing to pay extra.
          Planning to do the open-air restaurant with the Strawberry Passion.

          FYI...I hear it is warm in May even in the outside restaurant. Keep that in mind...maybe others can offer their experience. Good Luck!!

          #665 t&kJanuary2010

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            Posted 25 September 2009 - 12:25 PM

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            Originally Posted by harv0136
            Does anyone know what days of the week the french restuarant is available? What about the other ala cartes, can they be used for weddings too? Thanks!
            Not sure about the days...I was just told your party has to be under 30 for the ala carte restuarants. We are going back and forth about this now with my WC.

            #666 t&kJanuary2010

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              Posted 25 September 2009 - 12:26 PM

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              Originally Posted by sfrench0621
              I'm pretty sure to do either the open air restaurants or beach reception you must go with Strawberry Passion package.
              FYI...I have been told the same!

              #667 harv0136

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                Posted 25 September 2009 - 12:56 PM

                Okay good to know...thanks ladies! I know I will have 30 people for sure but I may get to 40...so the ala cartes might not be an option for me. Oh well.

                #668 harv0136

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                  Posted 25 September 2009 - 01:59 PM

                  Has anyone had their make-up done at the resort? I am thinking about contacting Adrian (who Erica had) but am curious if the resort is good then maybe I could save some $$. How much is the resort make-up too? I am getting Mint Breeze package so it won't be included. Thanks!

                  #669 Sandra&Mario

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                    Posted 25 September 2009 - 10:03 PM

                    I've contacted Adrian and got all the scoop. The cost of makeup would be $150 for the wedding day. If you want a trial, say for your rehearsal/welcome dinner, that would be $75. His travel cost is $25. Definitely a bit pricey as is. But that wouldn't be the only costs involved. A day pass would have to be paid to Barcelo to have him come into the resort, unless he is snuck in some how. That is another $90. All of that money for makeup? I mean, it is for my wedding and I will be photographed! But, it all just adds up, I'd have to choose what's most important to me and us. I haven't heard anything about their spa as far as makeup is concerned. I have no problem bringing my own and getting myself done up, but with my nerves and excitement, I may end up with eyeliner all over the place, haha.

                    #670 Barefoot in the Sand

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                      Posted 26 September 2009 - 12:45 AM

                      I got on the OOT bag forum and found a great welcome book. The template was fantasitc and they sent it right to me. The bookds that it fits are on sale for 50% off at Hobby Lobby this week.




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