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  1. Hi there! Sorry for the delay in responding. I hadn't checked the forum in some time. I'll be sure to check back more frequently! LisaandJeff - we still had a "grand entrance". Once the cocktail hours were over and people gathered to take their seats, the bridal party, parents and grandparents stayed back at the Terrace. The DJ then announced family first, then bridal party (each couple did something funny/cute when they were announced ) and finally the traditional "now introducing for the first time as husband and wife....". We went straight into a dance which got everyone on their feet and then sat down for speeches and a wedding slideshow. Bride2B2012- i want to say MP was about a 10 minute cab ride from Sun Palace. The resort offers shuttles a few times a day to their affiliated Palace resorts ( i want to say every 2 hours or so) but we cabbed it for the TTD pictures. The Sun Palace beach was incredible - white powder sand beach and turquoise waters. The beach at MP was the only disappointment although I was prepared for that ahead of time and i frankly didn't have a lot of time to spend on the beach with all the wedding preparation I was focused on. We still enjoyed our time on the beach - played beach volleyball and just laid out on the chairs a couple of times. Our guests primarily stuck to the pool though. The service was incredible whether at the beach or the pool. The only caveat is, i didn't see many people actually in the water...The seaweed is noticable but it's combed a few times a day. Burlia - the MP was the PERFECT spot for a wedding. We just went back to a different resort on vacation last month and my family couldn't stop comparing our resort to MP saying it didn't even come close. You have unlimited access to the other Palace resorts - you can plan a day trip to the Sun Palace or Beach Palace resorts to enjoy their beaches. But MP puts on an amazing wedding and i can guarantee you, your guests wont lack for things to do, see, and eat. We had all ages there and everyone found something to do. Also, the roof top at the Carribeno restaurant had an amazing view - you can ask about using that space for the reception? I hope that was helpful. Please let me know if you have anymore questions!
  2. The spa and golf credits were a promotion the resort was running at the time of our wedding. Each room got a $150 spa credit and $150 golf credit. Have you checked the MP website to see what they are currently running?
  3. Thanks to everyone for all of the nice messages!! Navi2010, I ordered 110 cups. I doubled the special, which at the time was buy 25 cups and get 30 free. (2x55=110 cups for $115 with tax ). Here's an excerpt from another post where I commented on the flowers: There were limited colors for this special but I was undecided between two colors and Very Berry happened to be one of them and was part of the special. As far as how many to get, I think every single person (43 not including DH and I) grabbed a handful of petals. You want a couple of good pictures and you can get that from just a few people throwing them right in front of you. If you have more questions you should call them directly. I spoke with someone there and she was very helpful and patient and explained how many cups I should get. I gave the flowers to Val at our on-site meeting and explained that i wanted a few scattered on the aisle and in the gazebo. She said the aisle would be hard to do b/c the wind might scatter them but on the stairs and inside the gazebo would be better. As always, I listened to what Val said:) We didn't have flower girls. The petals were there before people arrived at the gazebo. I had the rest sprinkled on the reception tables. We felt 110 cups was the perfect amount. If you have flower girls you can change your allocation of petals (less on tables, etc) or simply order more.
  4. I think the Tucan Terrace can easily fit up to 60 people. It doesn't look so at first, but they do a good job of seeing up the area to maximize the space. We had 45 people including hubby and I set up with 5 tables and 1 table for just the two of us. Of the 5 tables, one had 10 people, one had 9 and the other three had 8. If you look at my review, there's a good picture of the Terrace right after they set it up and with some shifting, another table could have easily fit. Also, although a lot of my guests danced, there were quite a few who were saddled up by the bar or just enjoying the scenery by the beach or at the tables. We never had the sense the "dance floor" was overcrowded.
  5. Bronze 8584-thanks for your kind words! I posted a few more pictures of my hair. See the link below. http://s664.photobucket.com/albums/v...%20Day%20Hair/
  6. Thanks SouthernSweetie! The actual wedding costs were not that much primarily because we got the unlimited private functions. The lanterns were done through a vendor of Moon Palace. Their no vendor policy applies to outside vendors that are not contracted with the resort. The DJ (JS Audio Visual) and Zuniga (company who did the lanterns) are contracted with the resort. Our biggest costs were the DJ and florist.
  7. TonyandTricia, we couldn't find any rules against transporting the petals either. I even asked the vendor at flyboynaturals and she wasn't sure although she had said that she hadn't heard from any customer about problems at customs in Mexico. We lucked out because the petals were with my husband when we went through customs...i got the red light and he got the green. Tthe petals are freeze dried so that they look and feel just like real petals but they've been preserved. not sure if you can replant them. I'd suggest separating them into different suitcases so that if for some reason one of you gets the red light and they give you a hard time, you don't have to worry about all of your petals being together. They come in a plastic bag or bags depending on how many you purchased and they're light. Ultimately, my experience with customs was a non-event. They opened my suitcase and once I mentioned wedding in Mexico, they shut the suitcase back up and said congratulations. Your wedding is just around the corner!! Best of luck with your last minute details. You are going to have the time of your life!!
  8. Thank you! Bronze, I printed out the hairstyles from the links below and took them with me to the salon. You might have to sign onto the knot.com to view them. As you probably read, i had to have the hairstylist redo my hair because i wanted more volume. So just work with them but a picture will give them a basic guide. Let me see if I have a good picture of my hair and I'll post that. In the meantime, i've attached the links for my inspiration below. Weddings Gowns Gifts, The Knot &&specific+detail=updos Weddings Gowns Gifts, The Knot Weddings Gowns Gifts, The Knot Hair Styles & Haircuts Hairstyles: Eva Mendes Updo Hairstyle Eva Mendes Updo Hairstyle
  9. TonyandTricia, we had mixed messages too but ultimately wrote our own vows from A to Z and the officiant had no problems reading it. We didn't get confirmation from our wedding coordinator until two weeks before we left to MX that it would be no problem to write our own vows. I don't know why there are mixed messages but we weren't going to be subjected to pre-scripted vows. JSimMCP, the resort offers to put OOT bags in your guests' rooms for $3 per delivery. We didn't want to #1) pay $3 for each room delivery and #2) take down a separate suitcase for OOT bags so we distributed as many as we could the week before we left for MX and brought down about 5 for guests we wouldn't get a chance to see beforehand.
  10. Thanks! My viel is a white catherdral--90". I got it from David's Bridal. Regular price is $69 + tax.
  11. FOR SALE! I have an extra veil that's identical to the one i wore. I forgot to bring mine down to Mexico so a girlfriend purchased the same one for me and brought it down with her when she came on Thursday. It's never been worn and it's still hanging in my closet. I paid $75 for it but will sell it for $50 plus shipping. See link to pictures on siggy. PM me if you're interested.
  12. FOR SALE! I have an extra veil that's identical to the one i wore. I forgot to bring mine down to Mexico so a girlfriend purchased the same one for me and brought it down with her when she came on Thursday. It's never been worn and it's still hanging in my closet. I paid $75 for it but will sell it for $50 plus shipping. PM me if you're interested.
  13. FOR SALE! I have an extra veil that's identical to the one i wore. I forgot to bring mine down to Mexico so a girlfriend purchased the same one for me and brought it down with her when she came on Thursday. It's never been worn and it's still hanging in my closet. I paid $75 for it but will sell it for $50 plus shipping. PM me if you're interested.
  14. Lady Di, I doubled the order for the petals (25 cups + 30 free = 55 cups * 2 = 110 cups). I spoke with someone from Flyboy because I bought the petals a week before we left for MX and wanted to make sure I still had time. She said she hadn't heard anything negative about customs but if it made me feel better she could split the order into two bags just in case. We put the bags in 2 suitcases that were both checked. In Mexico, I got the red light so they searched the luggage I was wheeling but the petals were in the suitcases my husband was wheeling. I don't know what would've happened if my luggage had the petals. It seemed like they were pretty low-key especially once I told them we were getting married. They opened my suitcase, started to search and I confirmed the contents were primarily candles and centerpieces and they just smiled and said congratulations and didn't unwrap or undo anything. It's really luck of the draw once you get to Mexico in terms of whether you get the green light or red light (where they search your luggage). In a last second decision once I got the red light I gave my husband one of the baggages I was carrying and told the guys that it belonged to my husband and they didn't say anything. That left 1 piece for them to search. Hope that helps. Good luck!
  15. The reception was free! That's why we didn't care if some tables only had 8 people versus 10. I didn't expect the reception to be included so that was an added bonus.
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