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#1141 cutierosie

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    Posted 28 October 2008 - 02:42 PM

    I have asked my WC about package #3 in terms of the lights, I will let you know what she says, but I do remember from other brides saying that the lights are not included with the IPOD.....but will post the answer here when I get it.



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Camie78
    Hi HaleGrifa,

    In response to your questions above...
    1. We wanted Chapel Garden for our private function site as it is right next to the Chapel Gazebo where we are getting married and didn't want our guests to have to haul themselves to a different part of the resort. I submitted my request for Chapel Garden and it was already taken, so we opted for our second choice which is Terrace Venado. It was available so we booked it. I too was concerned about the grass but then I remembered my sister's wedding and how everyone was spilling drinks on the dance floor and everyone was slipping around and falling (my sister-in-law actually fell so hard that she went to the ER that night) and realized that maybe grass is a safer option! LOL.

    2. Yes. This was a personal requirement from me as I did not want guests running around the resort, etc. Below is a summary of our day.
    6pm: ceremony at Chapel Gazebo
    7pm: cocktail hour at Terrace Venado
    8pm-10pm: dinner and dancing at Terrace Venado
    10pm+: disco/nightclub or another bar on the resort

    3. I found out that lighting does come with the DJ packages (1 and 2) but I was not able to get verification if lights come with the iPod packages (3 and 4). If I have the opportunity to ask my WC, I will. As for the iPod hook-ups, I am assuming that the "mixer" my WC speaks of is something similar to a regular stereo receiver. I had to buy a cord in order to hook my iPod up to the stereo receiver up at home and it was about $5 at Best Buy. The cord plugs into the headphones jack on the iPod and then hooks into the receiver. I would recommend a trip to Best Buy to pick one of those up, you can always return it. They may also have these cords at the resort. Sorry I can't provide much more information on this.

    One last thing I learned was in regard to the private function automatic backup sites in the case of bad weather. I had asked my WC if it was true that they automatically book a backup site for private functions in the case of bad weather and her response wasn't clear. I asked her to clarify this and she said that the backup sites for outdoor private functions are in the ballrooms (not in the restaurants).


    #1142 cutierosie

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      Posted 28 October 2008 - 02:45 PM

      I read in one of the reviews, that the flowers for the altar can be used for the reception. I'm pretty sure if you tell your WC they can accommodate this based on other reviews.

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      Originally Posted by SunnyBride
      Hi Laura!

      It is fun to meet someone getting married the same day! We fly in on Friday, January 23rd, and we'll be staying at Moon Palace for 8 nights. We're moving to the Aventura Spa Resort the next Saturday, and will be there for 6 nights. We wanted to make sure we stayed at Moon Palace until Saturday because most of our guests will be flying out that day. We had a family friend who is a member of the palace resorts, and has let us use their membership to book all of our guests. So far, I think we have about 40 guests that are confirmed to come. It's so exciting! What about you? When do you fly in? And how many guests?

      So you do have a wedding coordinator assigned already? I've been asking Marlyn for one, and should be getting one pretty quick - in three days, it will be exactly three months until our wedding days!

      I can't decide what to do with the music. We're bringing a CD for the ceremony, but for the private reception, I haven't decided. I had thought that we'd just go with our Ipod, but I do want some control over the lighting - has anyone had experience with this? I saw someone quote earlier that you can buy the lighting separately from the DJ, but I don't want it to be a lot of work if we do it ourselves.

      Have most of your guests paid for their trip already? We are in Calgary, in Canada, and I'm PANICKING over the Canadian dollar and the exchange rate! We are booked to pay in US funds, and our trip is getting more expensive every day! I just feel bad about our guests because it was already a lot of money to be asking them to spend, and most of them have only put down their initial deposits. Yikes.

      What are you doing for decorations in the chapel/gazebo (whichever you go with)? I was actually wondering if we could purchased flowers for the gazebo, if those same flowers could be used for the centerpieces on our tables later that night, for our private reception? Has anyone tried that?


      #1143 cutierosie

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        Posted 28 October 2008 - 02:54 PM

        I'm having my reception at the terrace venado. The terrace venado is actually not listed on the map LOL So i called mexico and they told me that the terrace venado is near the nizuc/grand moon side all the way to the right of the map past the terrace tucan.

        The terrace venado is very pretty, right in front of the ocean, my only concern was whether it would be too small for my expected 60 guests. I would have liked some room for a lounge etc....

        By the way, have you obtained a price on a lounge set up?


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        Originally Posted by HaleGrifa
        Hello - Can't believe that it is 3 months this week!!!

        We arrive on the 24th of January with most of our guests. Some of our other guests are flying in later that day or on Monday. We have 28 in total - they are paying their last installment this week! Our trip is in Cdn dollars.

        My WC is Kalena - I was given her name a few weeks ago. I contacted her via phone and we chatted for a bit - she is very nice. I just sent my email and Wedding Event Info form in this morning. I am keeping my fingers crossed that she will begin to work with me.

        We just put our request in for the self-dj option for four hours. I have asked about lighting . . . We are also completing the CD for the ceremony.

        Decor - I will determine once we arrive - I just want to reserve our locations and take it one request at a time.

        Chat soon
        Laura


        #1144 HaleGrifa

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          Posted 28 October 2008 - 05:17 PM

          Hi Sunny Bride

          Where are you planning on having your ceremony & cocktail hours & reception?

          Thanks
          Laura

          #1145 HaleGrifa

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            Posted 28 October 2008 - 05:20 PM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by cutierosie
            I'm having my reception at the terrace venado. The terrace venado is actually not listed on the map LOL So i called mexico and they told me that the terrace venado is near the nizuc/grand moon side all the way to the right of the map past the terrace tucan.

            The terrace venado is very pretty, right in front of the ocean, my only concern was whether it would be too small for my expected 60 guests. I would have liked some room for a lounge etc....

            By the way, have you obtained a price on a lounge set up?
            Thank you - I think I found it based on your post.

            We have also requested the Terrace Venado - like you we love the location.

            Yes, I have requested info on the loungs set-up, but have yet to hear back from our WC.

            Lets keep each other posted . . .

            Thanks
            Laura

            #1146 Camie78

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              Posted 28 October 2008 - 07:17 PM

              Does anyone know if MP accepts packages? I read on their website that they do not accept packages and I'm hoping that the website is outdated and it isn't true...

              #1147 DWandMJ

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                Posted 28 October 2008 - 08:47 PM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by Camie78
                Does anyone know if MP accepts packages? I read on their website that they do not accept packages and I'm hoping that the website is outdated and it isn't true...
                I'm venturing to guess that the website is not outdated. By receiving packages, they become liable for anything that could happen to the contents. Imagine if half the people that get married there were to send down a package ahead of time, they would have no place to store anything and keeping track of whose is whose would be a bear...
                It also lines up with them being able to turn a greater profit. If you can't bring everything you want down with you, you'll likely spend more on other services/products they have to offer.

                #1148 annouska

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                  Posted 29 October 2008 - 03:29 AM

                  Hi there,

                  I emailed Maribel requesting the Hot pink standard linen and David pina as the photographer. She e-mailed me back and said that only white table clothes and white napkinks comes as standard linen no other colours. Thats not what the attachment said that I have seen about standard decor on here or that I have been sent by other Moon Palace brides on here.

                  I find it very strange because it had white, sky blue. green and hot pink as standard colours.

                  #1149 ErikDaGenErik

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                    Posted 29 October 2008 - 03:41 AM

                    have a great trip amduran! thank you for all the docs and pictures you've provided us. looking forward to reading your review when you return MARRIED!!! =)

                    #1150 ErikDaGenErik

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                      Posted 29 October 2008 - 03:42 AM

                      Quote:
                      Originally Posted by annouska
                      Hi there,

                      I emailed Maribel requesting the Hot pink standard linen and David pina as the photographer. She e-mailed me back and said that only white table clothes and white napkinks comes as standard linen no other colours. Thats not what the attachment said that I have seen about standard decor on here or that I have been sent by other Moon Palace brides on here.

                      I find it very strange because it had white, sky blue. green and hot pink as standard colours.
                      that is very odd that they don't have any colors! are they expecting you to pay extra

                      how did you choose David Pina as the photographer? Do you have links to his site or samples of his photographs?




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