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#2131 cutierosie

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    Posted 20 April 2009 - 05:46 PM

    I have posted a very long and detailed Moon Palace Beach Wedding Review with lots of pictures and planning information here:

    http://bestdestinati...om/forum/t41146

    Enjoy!

    #2132 chocolatedrop04

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      Posted 21 April 2009 - 02:20 PM

      Hey guys,

      Has anyone booked any of the new wedding packages? If so, which did you choose?

      #2133 Jodimichelle

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        Posted 21 April 2009 - 08:29 PM

        Quote:
        Originally Posted by chocolatedrop04
        Hey guys,

        Has anyone booked any of the new wedding packages? If so, which did you choose?

        hey... I just signed my contract and I too am so confused as to which package i would like. Packages represent the color choice??

        We plan on having a big group, so right now we have the "free package."

        I hope someone can help us out on this topic!


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        #2134 starfish007

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          Posted 22 April 2009 - 01:42 PM

          According to the WC at MP Punta Cana, the different packages differ not only in color of decor but in flower types. The more expensive packages include some orchids whereas the less expensive packages have just a tropical mix of flowers. In addition, the more expensive packages include a soloist for the ceremony.

          I have officially reserved my date (yeah!) and for right now, we are going with the complimentary package until we decide. MP is supposed to be putting together a list of add-ons with prices, which is what I'm waiting for in order to decide. Keep me posted on your progress ladies!

          #2135 Camie78

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            Posted 22 April 2009 - 10:28 PM

            Hi Ladies,

            I want to quickly pass along a couple things I have learned in the last few days from Lily, my AWESOME WC. Sorry for the ginormous post but I think you will find the information valuable.

            I posted awhile back that I was going to ask MP if they would comp the cocktail hour even though I did not have the 10 minimum rooms booked under my group contract (as many of our guests booked through Travelocity, Orbitz, etc). I found out today that they honored their rooms and gave us the cocktail hour for free. Lesson here is that it never hurts to ask as it saved us $600.

            Since my guests booked through online travel sites, they did not get transportation included in their trip. I asked how much a cab was and she stated that a cab ride to the resort is around $50. I thought this was out of control since it is only 5 miles and didn't really believe it until I read a couple older posts on the forum and it seems to be true. Lily also provided me with an alternative for our guests where MP will coordinate a pick up time with their van and it would be cheaper. The contact at MP to coordinate this is Luis Villeda at lvilleda@palaceresorts.com. Sorry I don't know the rates, I just sent this info on to our guests.

            Bargain shop when you are picking out flowers. I asked how much a bouquet of calla lilies would be for my bridesmaids and they told me $180. I thought was insane so I asked how much a MUCH smaller bouquet would be (with maybe like 5 calla lilies) and she said $60. My advice here is to press a little harder as they will always start off with the more expensive recommendations.

            They sell bags of flower petals for $35/bag. We have 25 guests and they recommended 2 bags and we intend to have our guests throw them in the air and have the photographer take a picture with them falling. Shires (I believe) posted her picture several pages back and I fell in love with the idea.

            MP offered us different cake filling options. Lily told us that our cake would be vanilla sponge cake and can be filled with vanilla, lemon, fruit, or strawberry. I wasn't expecting that at all...

            Lily also reminded us that we get breakfast in bed the day after the wedding and asked us to provide her with our personal menu. I thought this was pretty cool.

            I asked Lily if they cutoff all wedding party bracelets and she stated that only the bride and groom will have their bracelet cutoff.

            I asked if our wedding would follow the new wedding packages that they have online and she stated that MP will honor all old wedding contracts and the new packages are only for new brides.

            I asked if they provide umbrellas on the gardens or terraces for the private cocktail hour and/or dinner and she stated that they rent them for $25/umbrella.

            I asked if the red carpet can be removed from the Catholic Chapel and she stated that it can be removed without any issues.

            I asked how long the Catholic ceremony is and she stated that a complete mass is 50 minutes, Rite of matrimony and communion is only about 35 minutes, and only rite of matrimony is 30 minutes.

            One of our guests called American Airlines today to verify if there was a checked baggage fee from US to Mexico and there isn't. That's just plain awesome.

            #2136 Betsy

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              Posted 22 April 2009 - 10:39 PM

              There is also a little bottle of wine delivered to your room the day of your wedding, with 2 strawberries, one with white chocolate, and the other w/ dark chocolate (aka the bride and the groom) and on the plate it says Congratulations or something written in chocolate sauce..........I have a pic of it on here somewhere.......
              And breakfast in bed the next day is awesome! We ordered mimosas and they were SO good!

              #2137 soon2bemsleblanc

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                Posted 22 April 2009 - 10:46 PM

                Great tips Camie!! I just got my first email from Lily and I'm so excited to be working with her.

                Our 50% deadline is Friday so I'm keeping my fingers crossed everything comes together as planned. So far, things have been pretty calm, except for some of my guests complaining about the airport transfers being too expensive.

                I'm definetly going to take your advice about the flowers. $60 is way more affordable than $180, thats for sure! I'm also going with rose petals to throw...I love the pictures that CutieRosie just posted from her wedding. I was going to buy them from Michaels but then read about them being harmful to the environment and I don't want that.

                That's awesome about AA....we are flying Delta and I'm not sure they have the same policy.

                You will be in Cancun so soon....you must be so excited!!
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                ~Mr. and Mrs. and 18 Guests Booked~

                #2138 soon2bemsleblanc

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                  Posted 22 April 2009 - 10:50 PM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by Betsy
                  There is also a little bottle of wine delivered to your room the day of your wedding, with 2 strawberries, one with white chocolate, and the other w/ dark chocolate (aka the bride and the groom) and on the plate it says Congratulations or something written in chocolate sauce..........I have a pic of it on here somewhere.......
                  And breakfast in bed the next day is awesome! We ordered mimosas and they were SO good!
                  That sounds so romantic! And I can never say no to a mimosa!!!
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                  ~Mr. and Mrs. and 18 Guests Booked~

                  #2139 nibsmom

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                    Posted 23 April 2009 - 12:14 AM

                    mrsleblanc - You got a contact from you WC already? My wedding is only five days after yours....maybe I will be getting one soon tooo!! Eeps! So excited!

                    *and my dress came in today* YAY!

                    #2140 soon2bemsleblanc

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                      Posted 23 April 2009 - 10:49 AM

                      Yes, you should be getting your contact soon. Lily sent me a bunch of info. I picked up my dress the other day too...is it wrong to want to try it on like everyday
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                      ~Mr. and Mrs. and 18 Guests Booked~




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