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  1. Hi Courtney- Yes, everything that you want to bring (table linens, ect) is allowed. Just make sure you tell them exactly how you want it set up and they'll be sure to do as you ask. You will have to use their services for food and beverage but you are free to bring whatever for decor. I used CP's decor company for the vases since I didn't want to pack them in my suitcase and risk them braking but I could have brought mine own if I wanted too So, feel free to bring as much decor as you like but be sure to check with Mexico customs (online) just to make sure everything you bring is permitted. For example, I read that I could bring dried flowers but customs took them from me before I entered Mexico which was a bummer. Have fun and let me know if you have any more questions!!
  2. Thanks so much Jamie! I did not have a trial but I was confident that Melissa knew what she was doing and it turned out great! I brought pictures and gave a detailed decription of what I wanted my hair to look like and she put her own touch on it and it turned out better than I had imagined! Don't stress...she will do a great job! Just do your best to let her know what you want and she'll do it for you!
  3. Dannie- I choose the complimentary wedding since I had an idea of what I wanted and it was easy to personalize the wedding with the complimentary wedding and make it your own...for example, I brought white starfish with raffia ribbon to hang on the aisle seats, then bought 2 large vases with sand and shells when I was there (Paola took care of ordering these for me) for the table at the end of the aisle. Other than that, I wanted a very simple ceremony (white was my main color so if that is something you are looking for, I would go with the complimentary wedding. Plus, when I did the math, it was less expensive to add on (violinist, ect) than the package. As for the Garden Terrace, I think that is a great option! Its in the middle of the main terrace and has lots of room for dancing, sitting, ect. What are you main concerns with a location? If you let me know that (private area, room for dancing, ect) I can give you other suggestions as well Essential0929- I would be more than happy to send you menus and other information I have....please send me your personal email address and I'll email them to you! Congrats ladies!! You will have soooo much fun!!!
  4. Paola is the best! She is such a sweetie and is extremely organized and professional. She knows what she is doing so you just need to trust that she will make your wedding exactly as you had imagined. Have so much fun!!
  5. Yeah! I'm so happy for you! You will not be disappointed...Melissa is the best! Have soooo much fun! I'm so jealous you are getting married next week....I wish I could do it all over again! Let me know it turns out!
  6. No problem! Let me know if you have any questions/concerns! Congrats on the wedding....the time will fly by and November will be there in no time!
  7. Here is juan's website: www.juanphotos.com/ You can email him at juan@juanphotos.com and he is really great at getting back to you in a timely manner. At first, I was really opposed to spending money on a photographer, but after looking at his pictures and considering that pictures are the one thing that we will have for years to come, I decided to do it! Good luck!!!
  8. That is one of my fears as well to have our wedding indoors because of the rain....the reason why we are getting married in Mexico is because of the beautiful beach! We'll all just have to cross our fingers
  9. Yes, we definitely need to stick together considering there is so few of us! I'll promise to send pictures after the wedding
  10. Absolutely! I chose Juan Navarro for my photographer since I'd read nothing but wonderful things about Juan and he was extremely responsive and professional via email. I do have to pay the $88 day pass for both him and his assistant but I think its worth it for great photos. 3 months before your wedding, a wedding coordinator from Cancun Palace will contact you via email and send you contact information for the in-house photographer called Smile Market www.smilemarket.com.mx You are more than welcome to use them OR you could hire an outside vendor. PS. The resort will say they don't accept outside vendors but they do as long as you pay for their day pass ($88 pp). I hope this helps but please let me know if you have any other questions or concerns! Trust me, I know exactly what you are going through so I am more than happy to help Take care!
  11. Yes, thank you for the review Karan! I am getting married at Cancun Palace on July 30th, 2011 and am in the process of figuring out decorations to bring with me. If you could send pictures of your daughter's wedding to my email canjal@yahoo.com I would really appreciate it as well! It would really help me picture how to decorate my wedding Thank you very much!!!
  12. I'm getting married at Cancun Palace on July 30th! Let me know if you need help with anything!
  13. Absolutely! I've been in contact with Paola for about a month and she has been pretty good about responding to my questions (I literally email her a question everyday so I’m sure she is super annoyed of me . This is what I have decided for the wedding so far: Flowers: There weren’t too many options to choose from for the flowers (Lilies and roses). So, I decided to go with white Lilies for the bride bouquet and bridesmaid’s bouquet. I had originally sent Paola a picture of the flowers (type and color) I wanted but the upgrade was a little spending. I am also ordering 2 vases of flowers for the ceremony but no flowers for the tables. I am going to bring lots of candles and table decorations instead of flowers....I wasn’t too impressed with the pictures she sent me of the flower centerpieces. Music: I purchased a violinist to play at the ceremony and gave Paola my song requests for her to share with the violinist. I also purchased a Mexican Trio for the cocktail hour because, well, when in Rome (aka Mexico)! As for the reception, Paola sent me information for audio options (DJ’s, sound system, ect). I received quotes from 2 different companies and decided to go with JSAV out of Cancun Palace since Carlos was the quickest to respond and seemed very professional. We are only having 38 guests so I decided to purchase a sound system with microphones, speakers, and an iPod holder for music instead of a DJ. The DJ’s were kind of expensive, plus we have full control of the music we want to play. I’ll let you know how that goes:) I also added on lights for the dance floor to make it more fun. Location: I choose the breeze terrace for the cocktail hour/reception. This was a difficult decision for me since I’ve never been to Cancun Palace and have no idea what the space looks like but after reading and chatting with a BDW bride who got married at Cancun Palace, she recommended this space. The only thing I’m a little hesitant about it how close it is to the rooms but she said it didn’t seem to bother her or anyone else....I guess the guests will have to get used to the loud dancing music right next to their rooms I choose the infinity terrace for our rehearsal dinner, again because of her recommendation for this space. Food: We are having the Italian buffet for the rehearsal dinner (my fiancés parent’s choice) and the BBQ buffet for the reception. I figured everyone will have lots of Mexican food while in Mexico and I love bbq so that’s why I choose the BBQ option. Well, I bet I missed something but please let me know if you have any more questions!
  14. Congrats on choosing Cancun Palace! I am getting married there on July 30th, 2011 so let me know if you have any questions or concerns! I've been in contact with Paola, the wedding coordinator, and I think I'm just about done with planning...until we meet in person when I arrive in Cancun. This has definitely been a challenge trying to plan a wedding via email AND without visiting the space/resort so it would be so helpful to talk to someone who is going through the same experience Hope to talk soon!
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