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#2111 TinaM2b

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    Posted 15 April 2009 - 11:07 AM

    Originally Posted by drtracy
    Good luck at hitting your mark! What kinds of events are you hoping for on Saturday? We are doing a private dinner on Thursday then the reception on Friday but I really don't know what other events might be good...
    Our wedding is Saturday at 2:00 so that is the day we were going to do the reception and then a couple hours later a cocktail hour and dance event.

    #2112 TinaM2b

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      Posted 15 April 2009 - 11:24 AM

      Originally Posted by Betsy
      And I don't think they are allowed to talk about it/or ask/or anything. We just left $$ at the bar, and I got my WC a card thanking her and put the money in there and dropped it off with her before we left.
      We were planning on tipping everyone. I think I read about it on TripAdvisor. Someone recommended taking a lot of ones for tipping because it is hard to get change for dollars. We plan on taking a couple hundred ones with us for cleaning staff, bar, dining, etc.

      Betsy, Do you mind posting or PMing me with what amount you tipped the WC. This is something I just haven't been able to figure out how much. Even though we haven't started working with one, we know how much they do to make everything so perfect for your wedding day. We were planning on giving her an OOT bag and a Thank You card/money.

      #2113 cutierosie

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        Posted 15 April 2009 - 05:44 PM

        Hi everyone,

        I just had my beach wedding at the Moon Palace and it was absolutely gorgeous. I am working on my review right now and will post pictures that people took of our wedding with my review. I am taking my time to post the review because nobody has posted a review of a beach wedding, so I want to make it detailed and make sure I post pics. For those that are getting married there, you made an Excellent choice, I checked out many other resorts while there, and this one is absolutely the best for Weddings!! They have a mastery over weddings!

        P.S. Tina, I brought my wedding coordinator a welcome gift (Jewelry, and a wedding favor), and on my way out I gave her a card and $60 dollars and two wedding favors for her assistants, I am also going to send her pictures of the table set up that she wanted. I didn't know how much to tip, but it was the only money I had left on my way out, I feel guilty because I wanted to give her more. I also tipped every server at the reception 100 pesos and the DJ 200 pesos each. I also tipped every server at the rehearsal dinner 50 pesos each (there were about 4-5 of them)

        #2114 NJ Hunnie

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          Posted 15 April 2009 - 05:47 PM

          CutieRose, I can't wait to hear it all. Did you use their photographer?

          I am getting married there 4/2010.


          #2115 cutierosie

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            Posted 15 April 2009 - 05:59 PM


            I actually used Del Sol Photography, they are outside photographers based out of the Riviera Maya. Their pictures are absolutely gorgeous and they were just voted top 10 photographers in the world!!! They were excellent to work with, they arrived early (both of them Sol and Matt). Sol took pictures of me while I was changing etc and pictures of my dress, shoes, bridesmaids getting ready. Matt took pictures of the groom and groomsmen getting ready. They worked really well together, they are very friendly, and their work speaks for itself. Check them out here: del Sol Photography

            I know that the Moon has a no vendor policy, but if they are your guests, i.e. they either purchase a day pass (9 am to 11pm) for 100 bucks around per person, or they stay there for a night, they will not have a problem. I actually got them a room because two photographers were coming and I wanted to make sure that they didn't encounter a problem. If you are getting a pass for your photographers just make sure you give your WC in mexico their name so they don't have a problem getting into the resort etc. My photographers were not harassed and had a good time enjoying the room. We treated them as our guests and had place seatings for them etc.

            I didn't want to go with the resort photographer because while their pictures were nice, I liked Del Sol's pictures better, and unlimited pictures, and a slideshow, and 6 hours of coverage in order to cover the getting dressed portion of the wedding.

            Anyway, I highly recommend del sol, in fact, I found them in this forum and they have a link here of all of their work at different resorts in the Riviera Maya. http://bestdestinati...com/forum/t4276

            I honestly can't recommend them enough, they were great, Sol even helped me try to put on my eyelashes LOL

            #2116 Jodimichelle

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              Posted 15 April 2009 - 06:07 PM

              Originally Posted by TinaM2b

              Don't worry, We down here in Texas hear it is only on the borders. We have heard from a couple of our guests traveling from the Northeast that the stories up there make it sound horrible throughout Mexico. All the violence is from Mexico City upwards to the borders not in the tourist areas and it is no where close to Cancun.

              I hope this helps!
              Yes I know I have been reading about it and I know it isn't near MOON, but it is very frustrating to hear others concerned-lol
              24 Rooms Booked!

              #2117 chocolatedrop04

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                Posted 15 April 2009 - 06:43 PM

                Can't wait to read your review cutierosie!

                #2118 Camie78

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                  Posted 15 April 2009 - 07:36 PM


                  I heard back from my WC today about the type of marriage certificate copy (Zerox or certified) and she stated that they just need 1 Zerox copy.


                  #2119 Camie78

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                    Posted 15 April 2009 - 07:51 PM

                    THIS JUST IN...

                    My WC emailed me a map of MP which includes all 3 sides: Sunrise, Nizuc, AND Grand. There really is a Grand side - mystery solved!




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                    #2120 laceydawn04

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                      Posted 15 April 2009 - 07:53 PM

                      cutierose- I can't wait to read your review! I am getting married on 4/30/09 on the beach and am so excited to see your pics! I haven't heard of or seen much of the weddings actually on the beach!

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