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#1091 amduran

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    Posted 22 October 2008 - 09:09 AM

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by DWandMJ
    Thanks a bunch, Amduran! Have you already selected your photographer? Based on the photos, the two with the blonde bride are definately more my style (David Pena). I sent Claudia an inquiry for more samples and an inquiry to request David Pena specifically. It seems to take her a week or more to respond
    Yes, I requested David Pena. I spoke to Mario (the head of photography) and he has assigned David to my wedding. It seems to me that David's photography style is more romantic and less posed. Wish me luck with my pictures! That is the only concern I have... I leave in a week exactly. I am very excited. I just wish that I could have had more planned beforehand, but communication with the WC has been extremely challenging (to say the least).

    #1092 DWandMJ

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      Posted 22 October 2008 - 01:12 PM

      Wow.... gotta love the language barrier
      Because its been taking Claudia a while to respond, I decided to call the resort in hopes of speaking directly to Mario to request David Pena, and instead managed to have to reexplain myself 4 times to the girl that answered the phone that I would like to request a specific resort photographer, and that yes, a WC had already been assigned. In the end, she's placing a note in my file, but not actually confirming anything. And I still didn't get to discuss the matter with Mario. Hhhmmpphh!

      #1093 Camie78

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        Posted 22 October 2008 - 09:22 PM

        Today I received a response from my interim WC, Pilar, on some of the questions I had. So I thought I would share...

        Q. Can a dance floor be setup on Chapel Garden? Or will there be a space for guests to dance?
        A. NO, WE DO NOT SET UP DANCE FLOOR ON AN EXTERNAL AREA AS IT IS SLIPPERY, ONLY IN BALLROOM AREA....WE LEAVE A SPACE FOR YOU TO DANCE.

        Q. Is it true that an indoor backup site is automatically reserved for outside dinners in case of bad weather?
        A. YES, THAT IS WHY WE NEED TO BOOK THE LOCATIONS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE CAUSE IT IS ACCORDING TO AVAILABILITY.

        Q. The private function menu attachment states that there is a required 40 guest minimum. Other documents state that there is a 20 person minimum for a private function. What happens if we have less than 40 guests?
        A. DO NOT WORRY, YOU CAN CHOOSE THE MENU FROM THERE.

        Q. How long is does the catholic ceremony last?
        A. NORMALLY IS 1HR

        Q. Can the cocktail hour and dinner start at half past the hour (6:30, 7:30) or must they begin on the hour (7:00, 8:00)?
        A. MOST OF THE COUPLE STARTS AT 7:00PM WHILE THE COUPLE IS IN THE PHOTOGRAPH SESSION, UNLESS YOU WANT TO JOIN THEM AT THE COCKTAIL TOO. CAN START AT 7:30PM.

        Q. Do you have wheelchairs or transportation to escort the elderly from the ceremony site to the reception site?
        A. FOR A WHEELCHAIR YOU HAVE TO CHECK IT UPON ARRIVAL WITH PUBLIC RELATIONS, WE HAVE INTERNAL TRANSPORTATION..GOLFCARTS THAT RUNS AROUND THE LOCATION.

        Q. What is the additional cost of open bar per hour during dinner/dance time?
        A. $60 USD/TABLE.

        Q. What is included with the iPod music service option (package 4)? Speakers? Microphone?
        A. YES, SPEAKERS, MICROPHONE & MIXER.

        Q. With the DJ music service (package 2), does the DJ pick all music or do we pick the music to be played?
        A. YOU CAN BRING YOU OWN CD'S IF YOU WANT PLUS WHAT HE HAS..

        #1094 amduran

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          Posted 23 October 2008 - 08:56 AM

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by DWandMJ
          Wow.... gotta love the language barrier
          Because its been taking Claudia a while to respond, I decided to call the resort in hopes of speaking directly to Mario to request David Pena, and instead managed to have to reexplain myself 4 times to the girl that answered the phone that I would like to request a specific resort photographer, and that yes, a WC had already been assigned. In the end, she's placing a note in my file, but not actually confirming anything. And I still didn't get to discuss the matter with Mario. Hhhmmpphh!
          Marie -
          Don't get worried if you can't get them to commit anything now. They are really focused on weddings happening in the next few weeks (which I am very grateful for). I know that as a bride it is VERY difficult to be patient. They will not really work with you an exact details (i.e. photographer assigned) if you are too far out. You are better off making sure that the note is put in your file and then when you get closer, following up on that. I am very grateful that they are paying closer attention to me now that my wedding is around the corner. Everyone is going to get the attention they need before the time comes. This is something that was reiterated over and over again when I met with the weddings department at the Moon during my site visit. This is a well-oiled machine that they have down there. Trust me, it is very frustrating not getting answers ASAP... but I have confidence everything is going to turn out great.
          Good luck!!
          Alex

          #1095 HaleGrifa

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            Posted 23 October 2008 - 09:31 AM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by Camie78
            Today I received a response from my interim WC, Pilar, on some of the questions I had. So I thought I would share...

            Q. Can a dance floor be setup on Chapel Garden? Or will there be a space for guests to dance?
            A. NO, WE DO NOT SET UP DANCE FLOOR ON AN EXTERNAL AREA AS IT IS SLIPPERY, ONLY IN BALLROOM AREA....WE LEAVE A SPACE FOR YOU TO DANCE.

            Q. Is it true that an indoor backup site is automatically reserved for outside dinners in case of bad weather?
            A. YES, THAT IS WHY WE NEED TO BOOK THE LOCATIONS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE CAUSE IT IS ACCORDING TO AVAILABILITY.

            Q. The private function menu attachment states that there is a required 40 guest minimum. Other documents state that there is a 20 person minimum for a private function. What happens if we have less than 40 guests?
            A. DO NOT WORRY, YOU CAN CHOOSE THE MENU FROM THERE.

            Q. How long is does the catholic ceremony last?
            A. NORMALLY IS 1HR

            Q. Can the cocktail hour and dinner start at half past the hour (6:30, 7:30) or must they begin on the hour (7:00, 8:00)?
            A. MOST OF THE COUPLE STARTS AT 7:00PM WHILE THE COUPLE IS IN THE PHOTOGRAPH SESSION, UNLESS YOU WANT TO JOIN THEM AT THE COCKTAIL TOO. CAN START AT 7:30PM.

            Q. Do you have wheelchairs or transportation to escort the elderly from the ceremony site to the reception site?
            A. FOR A WHEELCHAIR YOU HAVE TO CHECK IT UPON ARRIVAL WITH PUBLIC RELATIONS, WE HAVE INTERNAL TRANSPORTATION..GOLFCARTS THAT RUNS AROUND THE LOCATION.

            Q. What is the additional cost of open bar per hour during dinner/dance time?
            A. $60 USD/TABLE.

            Q. What is included with the iPod music service option (package 4)? Speakers? Microphone?
            A. YES, SPEAKERS, MICROPHONE & MIXER.

            Q. With the DJ music service (package 2), does the DJ pick all music or do we pick the music to be played?
            A. YOU CAN BRING YOU OWN CD'S IF YOU WANT PLUS WHAT HE HAS..
            Thanks so much for this information.

            It is such a huge help to have direct info from the hotel.

            Some more questions

            1. Chapel Garden - Are you having your reception there? This is where we hope to have ours.
            - Dance Floor - so there will be an area to dance - I am just concerned about my guests being on the grass all night.


            2. Are you having your Cocktail Reception in the same location as the Reception?


            3. With the DJ Package 4 - does lighting also come with this?
            - we are planning on using our ipod for the music and purchasing package 4
            Are there specific hook ups that we require in order to plug into their system?

            Thanks again

            #1096 HaleGrifa

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              Posted 23 October 2008 - 09:33 AM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by amduran
              Marie -
              Don't get worried if you can't get them to commit anything now. They are really focused on weddings happening in the next few weeks (which I am very grateful for). I know that as a bride it is VERY difficult to be patient. They will not really work with you an exact details (i.e. photographer assigned) if you are too far out. You are better off making sure that the note is put in your file and then when you get closer, following up on that. I am very grateful that they are paying closer attention to me now that my wedding is around the corner. Everyone is going to get the attention they need before the time comes. This is something that was reiterated over and over again when I met with the weddings department at the Moon during my site visit. This is a well-oiled machine that they have down there. Trust me, it is very frustrating not getting answers ASAP... but I have confidence everything is going to turn out great.
              Good luck!!
              Alex
              Thanks for the photog info.

              We have hired an outside photographer for 2 nights and no longer truly require the photography included in our package

              BUT . . . . we don't want to just give it us as it has been paid for . . . therefore I am requesting that we use it for our Welcome Dinner.

              Has anyone had experience with this?

              Thanks again
              Laura

              Is any bride using the photos included in their package for another time.

              #1097 HaleGrifa

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                Posted 23 October 2008 - 09:53 AM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by SunnyBride
                Hi HaleGrifa,

                Congrats on your wedding! I'm getting so excited as the day gets closer.

                We are getting married at 4:00 PM on the 29th. I had asked the resort who my wedding coordinator was, and was told that it's Marlyn, but the more posts I read, the more it seems like she might not actually be the WC, she's just the contact until I actually get one assigned? Do you have one yet?

                I have asked for the Tucan Wedding Gazebo, because I kind of like the idea of a longer pathway to walk on, and we're not having a Catholic ceremony. Do you have yours booked yet?

                We were going to have a cocktail party on the Sat or Sun that everyone arrives as a 'meet the wedding group', and then on our wedding day we'll just have the private function. I don't know locations or anything like that for the private functions yet (I've asked Marlyn, so I'm just waiting). Do you know where your function is?

                Are you planning on having it indoors or outside?
                Hello Canadian Bride.

                Wow I can't believe that we are on the same day!

                When do you arrive and depart? How many guests do you have? Did you book through MP or a TA - cost? Are you honeymooning at the MP?

                We are getting married at 3pm on the 29th - but hoping to change the time to 4pm (either way it does not matter, but we would like to move it back)

                Our plan is as follows, although not set in stone:

                Ceremony - 3pm (or 4pm) Chapel Gazebo
                - We are currently assigned to the Tucan Gazebo - which I am ok with, but would prefer the Chapel. We are having a Civil Ceremony with the Deluxe Package. I have requested through my WC to have the Chapel and she is going to confirm with me once we begin planning.

                Cocktail Reception to follow the Ceremony - maybe Chapel Garden or a Terrace

                Terraces- Do you know of any info on these? We would like to select something close the Chapel and the Grand Side.

                Reception to Follow - Chapel Garden or Terrace

                We are unsure about using the Garden - as there may be other weddings in the background (although I heard this never happens) As well, I wonder about being on the grass for sitting and dancing? (shoes)

                We are doing a round table set-up with also the lounge set-up incorporated.

                Does any Bride have experience with the lounge set-up?

                We hope to extend the reception - but unsure of the cost. Based on that we will determine when we will head to the Disco.

                Music - What are you doing for this? We are bringing our ceremony music and reception music on an IPOD (we will burn the ceremony music on a cd - as I have read that this is a must)

                We have tonnes to chat about!!

                Where in Canada are you? We are in Niagara Falls, Ontario.

                Happy to meet you - Laura

                #1098 jlwedding

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                  Posted 23 October 2008 - 01:03 PM

                  Hello all, Hoping you can help! We are planning on getting married in Nov '09 - app 100-120 guests - want an outdoor ceremony and private reception. We are having a hard time choosing between the resorts in Cancun (have to be kid-friendly)... can any of you provide some insight into why you choose Moon Palace over some of the other places? It looks beautiful - but would love any thoughts! Many thanks.

                  #1099 KBMD12309

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                    Posted 24 October 2008 - 12:48 PM

                    Has anyone seen Dez lately. She was suppose to go to MP for a site visit last month and she never came back!

                    #1100 nibsmom

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                      Posted 24 October 2008 - 06:06 PM

                      Hey everyone! I am hoping to book the 2:00pm slot on July 18th at MP! I'm so excited! I've been trying to find a good travel agent who works with the MP and will be able to get us a good deal for our guests...any one have any suggestions??

                      Did anyone book their wedding date before finding a TA? Is that allowed?? I'm so confused! Sorry if someone's already posted this info!!




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