Jump to content

airica26

Newbie
  • Content count

    55
  • Joined

  • Last visited

    Never

Community Reputation

0

About airica26

  1. Hey ladies, I am back from my wedding and it was incredible. We all made a great choice with Moon Palace. Check out my review and if you have any questions just send my a message. Erica http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/products/moon-palace-golf-spa-resort-all-inclusive/reviews/7184
  2. Hey ladies, I am back from my wedding and it was incredible. We all made a great choice with Moon Palace. Check out my review and if you have any questions just send my a message. Erica http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/products/moon-palace-golf-spa-resort-all-inclusive/reviews/7184
  3. airica26

    2013 Moon Palace Bride-to-be!

    Hey ladies, I am back from my wedding and it is incredible. We all made a great choice with Moon Palace. Check out my review and if you have any questions just send my a message. Erica http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/products/moon-palace-golf-spa-resort-all-inclusive/reviews/7184
  4. airica26

    2013 Moon Palace Bride-to-be!

    Sorry forgot the picture: I can't get the one of the dance floor thing to load but here is the really cute furniture you can rent.
  5. airica26

    2013 Moon Palace Bride-to-be!

    Just to give everyone an idea here is what I paid for additional decor from DecoCanun: Structure to outline the dance floor $450 (see picture below) Lounge Area (wicker couch, 2 small chairs and a table) $150 Wicker seating for 4 with small table $120 Tiki Torches to line the entrance $8 each Tall Tables (for around the bar area) $55 each Centerpieces (Large glass bowl with sand and shells with a large banana leaf under them) $42 each Bouquet and Boutinere $295 (I did not want roses and the resort wanted $300 for just the bouquet to be upgraded so I am using my complimentary bouquet for pedals for the flower girl's basket and corsages for the mothers) Fuschia napkins $3 each TOTAL was `$1900 This was a lot cheaper than one of the collections that the resort offered. I went a little bit crazy with the decor but you get the idea of how much things are.
  6. airica26

    2013 Moon Palace Bride-to-be!

    Hi There, Getting married there in a couple weeks. They told me that I would be contacted 90 days before but I pestered them and got everything done ahead of time. I had my locations locked down in September (getting married in April). I had to wait until I locked it down before I started making decor decisions. Any place that you have a private function should have your own bartender for the duration of the event. It appears to me that none of the reception locations are all that private as they are all sort of off pathways that guests will be walking. I was initially considering the Moon Grand Side (Grand Terrace) as it appears more secluded but it looked so big and open and I thought decorating it to look quaint would be a real task. In the end i chose Lake Terrace for the reception and cocktail hour and Bugambilia Gazebo for the ceremony. Try not to be overwhelmed. Planning a destination wedding is not as easy as everyone thinks. It is a lot of work but if you stay organized you will be good to go. I used google docs to keep track of every document I received and it is proving to be a god sent, you can even get the documents offline in case you are at the resort and don't have wifi when you need it. Happy Planning. If you have any questions please let me know. Erica Private Events MP Cocktail & Reception (Update 20.12.12) (2).pdf
  7. As far as i know you get full bar service and buffet for each private function. We have 3 private functions and got a full buffet and bar service for each one.
  8. airica26

    2013 Moon Palace Bride-to-be!

    Hi There, I too did not like all the details of the Colin Cowie collection and the price was outrageous. I decided to opt for the complimentary decor and then add what I wanted using the resort approved Decor Cancun. They have been amazing and I am getting exactly what I wanted for a great price. If you have a vision of what you want it may be easier to just tweak the complimentary decor using this company. Ask your coordinator for a contact if you are interested.
  9. I booked prior to March and I was told that I get a 1 hour cocktail and 2 hours reception. I am under the impression that you get unlimited functions but they can not be more than 3 hours per day. So you could do one every day of your stay but they are only allowed to be 3 hours all together. I was also told that it is $60 per table per hour and that includes keeping the bartender there for those hours.
  10. Thanks Speckles, very helpful. You will have to let me know how you like them.
  11. Hi Ladies, I am looking into booking my DJ. PSAV or JSAV. Anyone have any comments or recommendations? JSAV is about $200 more expensive for the exact same thing and I am wondering if they are a better choice for any reason. Also, how far ahead did everyone book their DJ and audio?
  12. airica26

    2013 Moon Palace Bride-to-be!

    Hey Charlene, They just overhauled their whole wedding department, thank goodness. They used to have a main Miami office that you dealt with that was supposed to relay all details booked to the resort in Cancun. Well this seemed to be a huge issue and last month they got rid of that structure and you now deal with a Cancun office. I think they are currently dealing with the chaos this creates and trying to deal with weddings that are in the next couple months and in the Fall so I would say keep trying and be patient and they will get back to you. If it makes you feel any better I am getting married in April and I have just locked in my locations and I think I am way too early on that one but I just want to know for certain I get what I want. I would also highly recommend you get a travel agent. I get treated very well and get very fast responses because my travel agent is on the ball and amazing. This seems to help me a great deal. Happy Planning : )
  13. airica26

    2013 Moon Palace Bride-to-be!

    I am getting married in April 2013 so we were just able to see airfare prices in May. When we were first looking in May they were outrageous ($800-900) but all of the sudden this week they plummeted and are now around $500 a person. So no one freak out if the 333 days comes around and you can see the flight prices and they are insane. I think they just like to give us destination brides a scare ; )
  14. airica26

    2013 Moon Palace Bride-to-be!

    Hi Mary, I am a crazy researcher and planner and I found Mexico the best price and Moon Palace the best bang for your buck. If you are going to have that many guests you can get a free wedding ($300 blood tests aren't included and you have to pay that), a free 7 night stay, and free unlimited functions. We are having a welcome dinner, a reception (with cocktail hour), and a rehearsal dinner all complimentary. Also, they do have decor packages you can buy but I found them outrageously expensive so I am using the resort approved Deco Cancun and found their prices very reasonable. We will be paying about $900 for our photographer, $1200 for our DJ (resort approved company), and $1200 for decor. So it is by no means free but I found Moon Palace had more reasonable prices than other resorts that were smaller, less luxurious, and charged for every little function you wanted to have. I believe you can bring in outside vendors for decor and photog and DJ but they seemed more expensive than the resort approved ones and you may have to pay a fee to bring in the outside vendor. When it all comes down to it you are paying far less than someone who gets married in a traditional way and you get a week of fun with family. Win-Win. Hope this helps a little.
×