Mario was my coordinator and when I arrived we had an appt with him the next day to go over everything. Once you get to the Beach Palace they are more willing to work with you. I had told Mario that I wanted the white draping along the brown. The Chandelier was rented through Zuniga. The one from Gama was a little more expensive but bigger. I figured for the 20-30 min i'd just go with the smaller and cheaper one. That was $150.00
My flowers were from Maya, I paid the vendor fee of $500.00 ( they tried switching it to $800.00) but i fought that since they originally had quoted me $500.00) I love flowers and I splurged, my centerpieces were $300.00 and they were worth every penny. They were so beautiful and I used the same ones from my ceremony and then they switched them to my reception.
I never saw the Maya team, everything was always done, and done beautifully. I'm so thankful since days prior to the wedding I would message Marvin about meeting up, or when i was able to see him and he never responded, but he had everything under control.
I rented the tiffany chairs from Zuniga and I was under the impression that like my flowers, the chairs were going to be switched from ceremony to reception. However that wasn't the case and to be honest I didn't realize until I saw the pictures the next day. So, for anyone that does rent Tiffany Chairs make sure that they confirm that they will do this. It's kinda of annoying now that I think about it.
I rented paper lanterns, white silk tablecloths and lighting under the tables from Zuniga. I brought my own pink glitter tablecloth for our sweetheart table and let me tell you, it was worth it. The prices they wanted for me to rent was ridiculous.
I had my hair done at the spa by Minerva and she did an amazing job. I was going to do my own hair and last minute decided to make an appt and do an up-do. I showed her a picture of what I wanted and it wasn't like the picture it was better but very similar. I used my resort credit on this.
I would suggest that if you have a larger group to assign table seats. I originally had a seating chart for 50 people but people were added at the last minute and I didn't know until they showed up to the welcome dinner the night before so I had Mario print out "reserved" signs, but he didn't make enough for our bridal party so when we did our grand entrance, I had to move people around. That was fixed quickly.
I rented a photo booth and it was a hit. Highly recommend it.
I used PSAV - rented just the equipment and brought a cd with all the songs on there and that worked perfectly.
Before I signed the contract, Beach Palace had told me that when we reached the 75 room nights, our nights were complimentary and that I could use that towards extra wedding services. Later on during the process they had told me that they didn't do that any longer. I'm so thankful to have had a travel Agent that fought this since she had the email and they ended up honoring it. They didn't give me the whole credit since they added taxes and our upgrade on it but it paid for almost the entire wedding.
I truly feel like I had my fairytale wedding, Everyone is still talking about how great it was. I wish I can go back, and I wish it was longer. The hotel did an amazing job and everything was organized beautifully. All future brides, relax, get the basics done and the rest your coordinator will take care of.
Welcome dinner Food: Mexican
Cocktail hour: Asian d'hvores ( BOMB, from what all my guests said)
Wedding Dinner : ( Italian, not going to lie, wasn't my favorite but my guests loved it, especially the fish)