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My contract is directly with the Moon Palace and it states that they only guarantee day passes for 20% of your guests. That is not to say that if there are passes available they won't sell them to you...but its a huge risk to take. How do you tell a guest that they can't come in when they have travelled all the way to Cancun?

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I thought the day pass thing was that they wouldn't sell them to over 20% of your total wedding attendance...that's what is outlined in my contract with them. I don't see anything about it being in reference to the total resort capacity! Yipes!

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Nibs- Thats the way I understood ours, too... and I'm actually freaking out a little bit because within the last couple of weeks, two people told me that they would be coming, but were going to stay off grounds. Aside from FI and I, we've only got 9 people (including 3 kids) attending as MP guests.

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For the ladies who were already married at MP- did you have a tasting or just decide based on your preferences for the reception dinner? I'm trying to decide if it's worth it to print menu cards if we may end up changing our minds later on or once we get there...what is everyone else planning on doing?
Hola Ladies,

Menu Private Function

No we did not have a tasting - actually never even thought of it, nor was it really offered. Truly it is not necessary - all of the resort food is amazing you will not be disappointed!

We had a private dinner and we did print menu cards - it was a nice touch. I had them printed in English and Spanish - also a nice touch. Embrass the culture and incorporate it into your wedding.

I did add additional items to both of our menus - please see my menu email below that I sent ahead of time to my WC.

Note we had two menus - as we held a private cocktail reception and private dinner function.

Hale/Grifa Wedding #33393
Thursday Janaury 29, 2009

3pm Ceremony - Chapel

Cocktail Reception – Chapel Garden (following ceremony)

Cocktail Reception Menu
MEXICAN HORS D'OEUVRES

bolitas de queso con chipotle / cheese truffles flavored with chipotle chile
sombrero salami / salami sombrero
guacamole con totopos / guacamole with tortilla chips

sopecitos mexicanos / mexican sopecitos
quesadillas de queso y champiñones / cheese and mushroom turnover
sincronizadas de jamon y queso/ ham and cheese sincronizadas
tacos de pollo / chicken tacos

Can we also add:
* Fruta fresca rebanada / Sliced fresh fruit
VIP HORS D'OEUVRES
* nopales rellenos de cangrejo / grilled cactus leaf stuffed with crabmeat
* camaron con piña / shrimp with pineapple


Wedding Private Dinner Function – Terrace Venado

Private Function Menu (Wedding Dinner)

B.B.Q. BUFFET
fruta fresca rebanada / sliced tropical fruits
ensalada verde / green salad
ensalada de tomate / tomato salad
aderezos y crotones / dressing and croutons
ensalada de pepino / cucumber salad
ensalada de elote dorado / golden corn salad
ensalada de papa / potato salad

Can we add:
* ensalada cesar/caesar salad

***
filete de pescado a la parrilla / grilled fish fillet
camarones shish kebab / shrimp shish kebab
pollo B.B.Q / B.B.Q. Chicken
salchicha de puerco / pork sausage
top sirloin a la parrilla / grilled top sirloin
papas horneadas rellenas / stuffed baked potato
elote en trozos / corn on the cob

Can we add:
* papas al ajo/garlic potatoes
* Verduras asadas / Grilled vegetables

***
postres mexicanos variados / assorted Mexican desserts
variedad de pays / assorted pies

Can we also add:
* Fruta fresca rebanada / Sliced fresh fruit
* pastel de chocolate / chocolate cake
* café, decaf y té / coffee, decaf and herbal tea

Wishing you all the best
Laura

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Crap. So, if they do enforce this whole 20% thing, this could be bad for me!

 

Last night, I had two more people RSVP that they are staying at a different hotel, which brings me up to a total of six. I have a total wedding attendance of 22 - including Matt and I and the six staying off the resort. Has any one had experience with this? Do they really count the 20% thing?

 

Does it matter that two of them are practically babies and probably don't need daypasseshuh.gif? Now I'm freaking out a bit.

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Thanks a lot- this is really helpful because I would also like to subsitute a few items due to food allergies...initially I was going to have everything on the menu stay put and just stay clear of stuff that I can't have, but I can only imagine someone eating shrimp and then coming up to give me a congratulatory hug/kiss and then spending the night in the ER!

 

How far in advance were you able to make these requests- did you do it through your onsite WC or one of the Miami ladies?

 

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Hola Ladies,

 

Menu Private Function

 

No we did not have a tasting - actually never even thought of it, nor was it really offered. Truly it is not necessary - all of the resort food is amazing you will not be disappointed!

 

We had a private dinner and we did print menu cards - it was a nice touch. I had them printed in English and Spanish - also a nice touch. Embrass the culture and incorporate it into your wedding.

 

I did add additional items to both of our menus - please see my menu email below that I sent ahead of time to my WC.

 

Note we had two menus - as we held a private cocktail reception and private dinner function.

 

Hale/Grifa Wedding #33393

Thursday Janaury 29, 2009

 

3pm Ceremony - Chapel

 

Cocktail Reception – Chapel Garden (following ceremony)

 

Cocktail Reception Menu

MEXICAN HORS D'OEUVRES

 

bolitas de queso con chipotle / cheese truffles flavored with chipotle chile

sombrero salami / salami sombrero

guacamole con totopos / guacamole with tortilla chips

 

sopecitos mexicanos / mexican sopecitos

quesadillas de queso y champiñones / cheese and mushroom turnover

sincronizadas de jamon y queso/ ham and cheese sincronizadas

tacos de pollo / chicken tacos

 

Can we also add:

* Fruta fresca rebanada / Sliced fresh fruit

VIP HORS D'OEUVRES

* nopales rellenos de cangrejo / grilled cactus leaf stuffed with crabmeat

* camaron con piña / shrimp with pineapple

 

 

Wedding Private Dinner Function – Terrace Venado

 

Private Function Menu (Wedding Dinner)

 

B.B.Q. BUFFET

fruta fresca rebanada / sliced tropical fruits

ensalada verde / green salad

ensalada de tomate / tomato salad

aderezos y crotones / dressing and croutons

ensalada de pepino / cucumber salad

ensalada de elote dorado / golden corn salad

ensalada de papa / potato salad

 

Can we add:

* ensalada cesar/caesar salad

 

***

filete de pescado a la parrilla / grilled fish fillet

camarones shish kebab / shrimp shish kebab

pollo B.B.Q / B.B.Q. Chicken

salchicha de puerco / pork sausage

top sirloin a la parrilla / grilled top sirloin

papas horneadas rellenas / stuffed baked potato

elote en trozos / corn on the cob

 

Can we add:

* papas al ajo/garlic potatoes

* Verduras asadas / Grilled vegetables

 

***

postres mexicanos variados / assorted Mexican desserts

variedad de pays / assorted pies

 

Can we also add:

* Fruta fresca rebanada / Sliced fresh fruit

* pastel de chocolate / chocolate cake

* café, decaf y té / coffee, decaf and herbal tea

 

Wishing you all the best

Laura

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I think you should be fine because kids 4 and under are free so I don't see how they can count them towards your 20% total...Do you think that the other RSVPs that you'll get will be people staying off property?

 

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Crap. So, if they do enforce this whole 20% thing, this could be bad for me!

 

Last night, I had two more people RSVP that they are staying at a different hotel, which brings me up to a total of six. I have a total wedding attendance of 22 - including Matt and I and the six staying off the resort. Has any one had experience with this? Do they really count the 20% thing?

 

Does it matter that two of them are practically babies and probably don't need daypasseshuh.gif? Now I'm freaking out a bit.

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We went with the Mexican Hordourves (I have no idea how to spell that word LOL) and it was DELICIOUS!! We just had the cocktail party - no sit-down dinner - and it was amazing.

 

Also another route to go w/ the day pass thing is to see if your guests would want to stay at another "Palace Resort" in Cancun. I believe if you are staying at one, you can go to any of the others for free....at least that's how it was when we were there last year. And some of them are cheaper.....something worth checking into at least.

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jlwedding-

sorry for the delay, but I know that our friends who are shooting our wedding are starting to include actual wedding package prices along with their destination expenses but they might work something out...

another idea would be us! :) I don't know if you caught that we are wedding photographers too...but after we get married in august we are going to be marketing ourselves much more toward destination weddings...

we recently saw that another photographer posted an offer to the BDW brides to shoot a number of destination weddings for free with expenses covered...so we might do something like this...i don't know if other brides would be excited for something like this, but if we didn't have friends in the industry, it would be a dream come true for me! photography is just too important to me to not make sure that we have great pictures that tell our story and we love forever...also aric and i have been talking about how we can best give back to the BDW brides, so the thought of doing something like this came up, and we know we'd get some beautiful pics out of it...but i don't know i guess we will see...

for us photography was obviously the first priority, and unfortunately, we also felt the pain of trying to find a good photographer to document our destination wedding...most "good" ones that are marketing themselves for destination weddings are too expensive and we have read some resort photographers are leaving many couples with a wish that they had hired someone else...thus we were really worried when we started planning our wedding... we were lucky because we have friends in the industry that are willing to help in the situation but not all couples have someone like that...

anyway, we will see...but let us know if we can help you ourselves or maybe help you find someone :)

--->what is everyone doing for flowers? is anyone doing something other than the onsite flowers?? this is driving me crazy!!
Do you have pics? lisa.wieland@abbott.com love to see them

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Hola Ladies,

Menu Private Function

No we did not have a tasting - actually never even thought of it, nor was it really offered. Truly it is not necessary - all of the resort food is amazing you will not be disappointed!

We had a private dinner and we did print menu cards - it was a nice touch. I had them printed in English and Spanish - also a nice touch. Embrass the culture and incorporate it into your wedding.

I did add additional items to both of our menus - please see my menu email below that I sent ahead of time to my WC.

Note we had two menus - as we held a private cocktail reception and private dinner function.

Hale/Grifa Wedding #33393
Thursday Janaury 29, 2009

3pm Ceremony - Chapel

Cocktail Reception – Chapel Garden (following ceremony)

Cocktail Reception Menu
MEXICAN HORS D'OEUVRES

bolitas de queso con chipotle / cheese truffles flavored with chipotle chile
sombrero salami / salami sombrero
guacamole con totopos / guacamole with tortilla chips

sopecitos mexicanos / mexican sopecitos
quesadillas de queso y champiñones / cheese and mushroom turnover
sincronizadas de jamon y queso/ ham and cheese sincronizadas
tacos de pollo / chicken tacos

Can we also add:
* Fruta fresca rebanada / Sliced fresh fruit
VIP HORS D'OEUVRES
* nopales rellenos de cangrejo / grilled cactus leaf stuffed with crabmeat
* camaron con piña / shrimp with pineapple


Wedding Private Dinner Function – Terrace Venado

Private Function Menu (Wedding Dinner)

B.B.Q. BUFFET
fruta fresca rebanada / sliced tropical fruits
ensalada verde / green salad
ensalada de tomate / tomato salad
aderezos y crotones / dressing and croutons
ensalada de pepino / cucumber salad
ensalada de elote dorado / golden corn salad
ensalada de papa / potato salad

Can we add:
* ensalada cesar/caesar salad

***
filete de pescado a la parrilla / grilled fish fillet
camarones shish kebab / shrimp shish kebab
pollo B.B.Q / B.B.Q. Chicken
salchicha de puerco / pork sausage
top sirloin a la parrilla / grilled top sirloin
papas horneadas rellenas / stuffed baked potato
elote en trozos / corn on the cob

Can we add:
* papas al ajo/garlic potatoes
* Verduras asadas / Grilled vegetables

***
postres mexicanos variados / assorted Mexican desserts
variedad de pays / assorted pies

Can we also add:
* Fruta fresca rebanada / Sliced fresh fruit
* pastel de chocolate / chocolate cake
* café, decaf y té / coffee, decaf and herbal tea

Wishing you all the best
Laura

Hi Laura, I had not even thought about coffee!! how much did they charge you for the addition of coffee?

Thanks for your help!

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