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LMichelleB

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About LMichelleB

  • Birthday 09/21/1987

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    Maryland

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  • Wedding Date
    February 20, 2015
  • Wedding Location
    Beach Palace
  1. @@Danielle1 I don't mind! The plated dinner was not an extra cost to me because we did not book the 75 roomnights to qualify for the free reception (we only got the free cocktail hour). The cost for any 2 hour private event is $55 per person (you can choose buffet or plated) and then $8.50 per person for each additional hour. However if you do book enough roomnights for the free 2 hour reception you do have to pay a charge if you want a plated dinner (I think it is $55 per person ). If you are planning to have a very large group then the buffet is probably a better fit. The plated dinner wou
  2. @@FutureMrsGarcia we didn't have any of the buffet menus, here is the plated menu we had: Grilled vegetables over garden greens with soy vinaigrette Crab bisque with brandy Stuffed chicken breast with seafood and coriander sauce White chocolate tulip filled with seasonal tropical fruits Both the sky bar and Palenque terraces are nice. Both were windy but that was because it had been windy for the first 4 days of our trip and only about 70 degrees. The last few days were not windy at all and it was 85 degrees. You just have to hope that the weather is in your favor, lol. I would suggest
  3. @ I'll admit that this was my first time at an all inclusive, so I really didn't know what to expect. After reading a lot of mixed reviews about the hotel food I've come to the conclusion that it may just depend on when you stay at the hotel and who happens to be the restaurant chef at the time. I thought maybe I was being picky but everyone in my group agreed that the Tequila restaurant dinner was pretty bad (we had dinner there twice); breakfast was mediocre. The hotel was fully booked but Tequila was never full, however Wok always had a wait and they had much better food. We ate at the Sky
  4. @@Wafflesmom thank you so much! I think all of our guests were just happy to be there and to see everybody so we were able to overlook the issues for the most part. However, I don't know if anyone would want to stay there again (especially considering the price). Le Blanc on the other hand is insanely nice. It's the perfect place for a honeymoon and relaxation. I also saw two weddings while I was there and they were really nice.
  5. Hi All! We just got back from Cancun last night. Our wedding was great and we had an excellent vacation. Still waiting on my wedding photos of course, so we don’t have many pics yet. Here is my review of everything, hope this helps! Airport transportation Our travel agent booked Lomas Travel for our transport to and from the hotel. This was basically a nightmare. It was way too confusing and too much work involved. We had to find a rep at the airport, then stand in line to get our vouchers and then wait for a shuttle. It would have been much faster and easier to just get a cab. On top of
  6. @Wafflesmom @@LauraM @TheBHolders I will definitely post a review after the wedding. Here is the link to one review that I found on here: http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/reviews/r/3723-moon-palace-golf-spa-resort-all-inclusive/. She said the DJ was great, but was an hour late so they ended up getting a refund. I have seen several others, but I can't remember which thread they were on. I have not seen any reviews that complained about the DJ services (just the one above that said her DJ showed up late). The rates go up every year and the owner told me that their 2015 rates are not avai
  7. @tygrrlily We have Rebeca and so far she's been really helpful! I think they just added this new electricity fee a few months ago for weddings in 2015, so you were able to avoid it. They're also raising the vendor fee for photographers back up to $800, but luckily I was able to lock in at the old $400 rate. We were going to use an outside vendor for the DJ, but over $1000 in fees is just crazy so we're using PSAV. Their owner has been really great and responsive. JSAV would have cost us about $1000 more than PSAV is charging us! They are way overpriced.
  8. @@tygrrlily thanks so much for the pic! I was already thinking of getting the 2 strings of lights and the underlights for the tables. Our DJ package includes lighting for the dance floor so hopefully this combo will be enough for us. We were just assigned to our onsite coordinator today! We're getting close
  9. @@Kari26 there is a 25 person minimum required to have a private reception on the terrace. We are expecting 22 guests and we are having the private reception on the terrace because we have agreed to pay for the minimum 25 people. With less than 25 people, you are required to have a plated dinner, they won't let you have a buffet dinner. The cost is $55 per person for a 2 hour event and an extra $8.50 per person for each additional hour. Keep in mind that Beach Palace seems to change their policies VERY frequently, so by the time 2016 rolls around I'm sure this information will be out of date.
  10. @@LauraM We have 22 guests and my WC told me that we can have the private reception, but we will have to pay for the minimum 25 people (we only qualify for the free cocktail hour). It seems that the WCs give out different info depending on who they're talking to which is highly annoying. Of course, if you have way less than 25 people I understand why paying for 25 would be a total waste of money.
  11. Thanks @@LauraM ! I have never been to BP so that's helpful. I know it gets dark by 5:30 there so the lighting will be very important for my reception. Luckily our DJ package does include some lighting already so I'm hoping I don't have to spend some crazy amount of money for extras. My budget is quickly being blown to pieces
  12. @FutureMrsGarcia How many guests are you having at your wedding? If you have less than 25 total then the plated dinner is actually mandatory (no extra cost).
  13. @@kather2008 (or anyone else who can answer this ) I will also be having my cocktail hour and reception on the Palenque terrace. Can you tell me what lighting and decor options you chose for your reception? We only have about 25 guests so I want to much sure we have the right amount of lighting and make good use of the space. Thanks!
  14. @@tygrrlily Everything looks so great! It sucks that it rained but it looks like your wedding and reception turned out beautifully and I love your pictures! I see that you used a couple of outside vendors; did you have to pay the vendor fees for all of them? I am using an outside photographer and possibly an outside DJ so any tips on getting the cost down would be greatly appreciated!
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