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  1. Thanks ladies for all of your kind words, well as far as the reception decor, I opted for the "free" set up, I had my own chair sashes (50) which were used at the ceremony site and the reception, and I had 10 table sashes. I actually got them from another bride on Project Wedding.
  2. Hey Ladies, I got married on 3/19/10 at MP and just put up my review w/ pics, so check it out in the wedding review section.
  3. Hey ladies, I just put my review w/pics in the wedding review section, enjoy!!!
  4. SUMMARY Room Block: Nizuc Side Mexico Wedding Coordinator: Kalena Arroniz Ceremony: 3/19/10 Playa Capilla Beach 4:00 p.m, Reception: Verranado (I think that was the way you spell it) Terrace Overall Experience: Simply perfect!! CHECK IN: Our check-in time was 3:00 p.m., we arrived at noon. They greeted us with a carnation and a wet cold towel. The bell hop got our bags and took us to a table where the check in took place. We were unable to get a room until about 2:30pm. So, we basically ate at the buffet restaurant in the Nizuc lobby and wondered around the resort until then. The rooms are beautiful, they are all renovated, we had a king sized bed, with an Ocean View, #6124. There was a big flat screen TV, with a fully stocked bar. We found out that room service is included and it is 24-hour. In the Nizuc lobby they had a coffee/ snack bar that was open from 6am-1am, which was great for when we came back from Andromeda Disco! They offered coffee, tea, hot coco, virgin margaritas, different sandwiches, and desserts. All of the staff at the resort was very nice, and polite, they were very helpful (we did a lot of tipping). Steam Dress/Suit: The wedding department sent someone to our room to get the dress and suit and took care of that, I think in total it cost $52. They got the dress back to me the day before the wedding. Meeting w/ Wedding Coordinator: When we met with Kalena she was very pleasant and sweet. She went over EVERYTHING, and was very thorough. I had my own planning binder with all emails and everything wedding related with me. She showed me every option possible regarding the ceremony setup, reception, flowers, cakes, photo packages, EVERYTHING. We went with the free ceremony on the Playa Capilla Beach and a reception with a menu that I had already sent her. Kalena gave me a break down of the costs. At our meeting, she asked us to choose from a breakfast menu for our wedding breakfast the day after the wedding and the time the breakfast should be delivered to our room. At the meeting, we went over the details of the ceremony, i.e. who was the maid of honor, bridesmaids, groomsmen, so that she would know how to time their entrance. She also let us know that my wedding ceremony was set to begin at 4:00 p.m. I had to be out the door by 3:45 (arrive at my room) and the guests should be at the wedding location by 3:40. Kalena gave me a map of the resort and marked where the wedding and reception would be, I asked for copies of this and she made 20 copies so that I could distribute them to my guests. Since we were having a private reception on the terrace, the cost per table is $400 (and each table fits 10). We did two round tables and had a small table for the bride/groom. We asked to extend the reception by an hour, so they added an extra $120 to the total. The only issue we had was that one of our guests is a DJ and asked to dj the reception. We emailed Alex, the DJ person, to ask if there was a charge for him to DJ or if there are special stipulations, after several emails back and forth it was decided that our DJ would bring most of his equipment and Alex would provide the speakers. After several more emails from our DJ asking for the cost of the speakers, Alex would not put down a price, just that he would provide speakers. Once we got to the resort they tried to charge us $850 for the speakers, and I quickly nipped that in the bud!!! After some haggling, we got the cost down to $178 for two large speakers. We did not add any flowers or special decorations, as I brought my own. We also opted for the Horse drawn carriage for my entrance, which cost $136. At the meeting, we took a small suitcase, with the following items for her to use: 1. Guest Book w/ pen 2. Champagne Glasses for the bride and groom 3. Petals (I bought about 160 cups of white w/ purple petals) 5. Thank you cards 6. Well wish card book 7. 50 Lavender chair sashes 8. 10 Lavender Table Runners 9. 20 small candles 10. 4 medium sized Hurricane glasses 11. Small glass bowl 12. 2 packs of Lavender (thick) napkins 13. 2 CD’s of music for the ceremony I asked Kalena to have some petals for our flower girl to throw, and the guests to toss at the end of the ceremony. When we had our meeting Kalena informed us that they had split our guests up between the Sunrise and Nizuc sides. I asked that all of the guests be put on the Nizuc side and she made it happen. The resort is HUGE, so some of my guests were near us in the 6000’s and others were still on the Nizuc side, but in the 7200’s…..and that was a far walk. WEDDING COORDINATOR DURING WEDDING: Kalena (with her assistant, forgot her name, sorry!) stayed at our wedding the entire time, she directed the ceremony, made sure everything was in order, she had her assistant help out with the petals and making sure I got out of the carriage ok. She did an outstanding job. DAY PASSES: We had 2 guests that stayed of site and they had no problem getting onto the resort or to our room and the wedding. SALON SERVICES: As you know from the pictures, I am African American, my stylist was very nice, but she did not do a thorough job. She blow dried my hair and that was it. It was “straightâ€, but not smooth. I asked her to put it in pin curls because my mother was going to style it. By 3pm my mom ended up having to curl my whole head, so that truly was a waist of $42. I had a 9am appointment and was out by 10am. THE CARRIAGE & CEREMONY ENTRANCE: The horse and carriage along with Kalena arrived at my room about 3:40 to pick up me, my father, and our flower girl. Kalena took my mother and MOH to the ceremony in the golf cart. It was like a fairy tale, riding around the resort in the carriage. People were taking pictures of us and video. It was beautiful, all of my guests were surprised and said it was a nice touch. Kalena called our carriage driver and gave him the okay to come around the corner. BOUQUETS: We opted to take the free bouquet/boutonnière, we got the white lilies. Kalena stated that they could wrap my bouquet with Lavender ribbon. When she arrived with my bouquet my mouth dropped…..it was simply beautiful! Kalena made sure to place the groom’s boutonnière on his suit. CEREMONY: This was held on 3/19/10 at 4pm at the Playa Capilla Beach. I did not give Kalena any specific instructions as to the huppa setup, but it was beautiful! She used the chair sashes on the end chairs and 4 table sashes; she wrapped those around the huppa posts. It was really nice. The ceremony went smoothly, our justice of the peace was a little Mexican man, and he did a great job. His English was great and he said a short poem. We had to sign 3 different forms as well as our 4 witnesses and we also had to do fingerprints. The ceremony lasted about 25-30 minutes from start to finish. I gave Kalena 2 CD’s with 5 songs on it for the ceremony and it worked really well. They had 2 people manning the stereo system, the song for the signatures did not last long enough, so they played an instrumental to a nice slow song, and nobody even realized that my song was over. At the end, we did a champagne toast and glasses were handed to all of the guests and they gave our flower girl a glass of sprite. Kalena lined our guests up and gave everyone a handful of petals. The guests threw them as we walked down the aisle. Resort Photographer: Enrique A++++++ I was a little scared because after reading reviews on this site, all you read is to get an outside photographer, well this was not originally in my budget and I am happy that I went with my gut feeling. He was great, he engaged everyone, fun, he even told me to just do what I wanted and be a “divaâ€! He asked me if there were any shots that I wanted in particular, and I got pics with my MOH, my daughter, specific family and a great group shot. I think my pics came out really nice. I received the photo book about 3 days after the wedding, and it is beautiful! I also got his CD, with about 250-300 pictures on it. I paid $505. Reception: Our reception was at 6-9 pm, which we thought gave people time to go grab a drink, and allowed us to take pictures, but stay close……well besides the old people; everyone was late to the reception. We had it buffet style and there was so much food!! We had our own bartender and he was very nice. Our attendant/waiter was on the ball, he was re-filling drinks, taking plates, he thought of everything. The food was great and the setup beautiful. The tables were decorated beautifully….but it was super WINDY! I am surprised that nothing fell over! Our cake was vanilla with vanilla frosting; they put a lavender ribbon around the bottom….it tasted really good! We also had a couple of other desserts like Tiramisu and strawberry napoleons. The fruit cocktail was really good because it was fresh fruit. Photos, Marriage License: We picked up all of our decorations, marriage licenses, and pictures on Monday (our wedding was on a Friday, so that was a quick turn around)! The restaurants were very tasty, my husband and his parents said they didn’t like the food (they only eat fish). The other 19 guests had no problems with the food. We ate and ate….. And drank and drank. We also visited the resort disco, Andromeda, it was fun. They played great music, but there were a lot of drunken St. Patty’s day spring breakers! We went there a couple of nights to dance off all of the food we ate. We also went to Wet N’ Wild, which is the resorts water park. We had fun, because our Palace wristband included the entry price and all drinks and food. They also run a free charter bus throughout the day to Wet N’ Wild, Sun Palace and Cancun Palace in downtown Cancun and back. Another person on the bus said that this is the first year that they did the charter bus. Overall, I, along with all of my guest, loved the resort. They showed us great customer service and the wedding department was thorough. Although they do several weddings a day/week/month, not once did I feel like a number or just another couple getting married. They took care of every detail and personalized the experience. ***Oh yeah- before we left we downgraded our room to a deluxe, when we arrived they upgraded us to the ocean view deluxe room. The room had a fruit tray in the room and a bottle of champagne on ice for free! And Moon Palace offers free international calls, so that was definitely a plus!!!Thanks Moon Palace! I had a lot more pictures in the original post, but it limited me to 10.
  5. tiffani1980

    Moon Palace Cancun 3/23/10

    Congrads!! I got married on 3/19/10 on the beach, and it was really windy!!!
  6. We just got married there on March 19th and had our reception on the terrace that started with a "V", I can't remember the name, but it was ocean front and beautiful. But there were people on their room balconies watching us, which wasn't bad and people walking by dancing to the music. It was REALLY windy, I mean really windy. Our wedding was on the Playa Capilla beach and it was beautiful, but windy. All of the locations are not very private, so there were random people watching the wedding and taking pictures.....but it was fun.
  7. Hey everyone!! I am back from my March 19th wedding at MP and it was fabulous!!! There is nothing to worry about, they might not answer every question right then, but when you get there you will be pleasently surprised. They were very detailed, just make sure that you bring copies of all of your correspondence and make sure you have price quotes on all services. Me and my guests had a great time. I will be posting a review with pictures by Friday in the wedding review section, so check it out this weekend. Oh, and I didn't bring my own photog, and ours was named Enriq ( I think) and he was great and my pictures were beautiful.
  8. Congrads! My friend got married there in May at the same gazebo, it was a tight fit for the guests, but the wedding was beautiful. That resort was so nice!!
  9. Well, we are having our reception in about 40 days on the Tucan Terrace. I have not read any particular's about any one location, sorry I could not help more.
  10. Help! I am still not very clear on this. Do we need to have our birth certificates apostilled? Our birth certificates are certified copies that have the "official" stamps on them, do we need to do anything else to get married at MP?
  11. Ladies! I need some help/clarification about if we need an apostillate document attached or something to our birth certificates. I got mine and FI's and they are certified with the "official" stamp on them, to get married at MP do we need to do anything else to those documents? SOmeone please shed some light on this!!
  12. j081717- I can't wait to see your invites! After reading through mostly all of the reviews about MP, I have never heard of any other photogs.....I'm getting scared!
  13. FutureMrsMoulten- I'm sorry about your bridesmaids! I am only having one, but FI's best man dropped out last month and he said that he doesn't mind being up there alone! People who love and care about you (and who can afford it!) will be there to help celebrate, don't worry about the others!
  14. Hey Rob! Congrads, and it is great to see a groom involved in the planning! FruitCrush- I am assigned Kalena, she has been very nice and somewhat helpful. But it is coming down to the last 3 months, and she has not responded to my emails quickly, she did "de-brief" me in an email about 2 months ago, stating that she is busy with her Nov. Dec. and Jan. brides. But she will make sure that the bride has the wedding of her dreams. I don't think we have anything to worry about, it is just hard to let go!
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