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#2941 TinaM2b

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    Posted 17 August 2009 - 05:27 PM

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    Thanks Nibsmom

    It certainly is going to be extremely helpful as I am in the UK trying to organise a wedding at a venue I have never been to!!!!!! think from what people have said on here that we have made the right choice though.

    Rach x
    We had never been there before our wedding either and it was an amazing choice for us! They are so good at what they do, our day turned out better than I could of expected. We had a couple little things go wrong but if you cover all the things with them as suggested by other MP brides, your day will be amazing.

    In response to another post, we spent all 11 days at MP and were so glad we did. We took some of the tours and were never bored with the place. I could of stayed longer when we were leaving.

    #2942 JSimMCP

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      Posted 17 August 2009 - 09:00 PM

      Great idea about flowers! Thanks

      #2943 Jodimichelle

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        Posted 17 August 2009 - 09:26 PM

        Jsim- Welcome!!

        Nina.. thanks again for your information. I am still trying to figure out a great honeymoon place!

        To the rest of the girls who posted their reviews recently thank you.

        When did you start really planning your weddings?? What do you start with? Actual wedding stuff..

        I am getting a littl stressed out.. and my fiance is like just relax everything will work out.. But shouldn't i have somewhat of an idea??

        ahhh

        Jodi
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        #2944 angelalanahung

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          Posted 18 August 2009 - 03:13 AM

          Hi,

          Does anyone know how much it costs to upgrade to a 2 tier cake in the Moon Palace?

          I have no clue what their standard cake looks like, I would be grateful if someone could post a pic of it.

          Many thanks!

          #2945 mrssharkey2be

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            Posted 18 August 2009 - 04:28 AM

            Thanks Nibsmom - I realised that you had already posted it after I had asked the question!!!!! should really spend more time looking thru this forum first!!!! thanks anyway - the song I (we) have chosen for signing is about 4 minutes long so that should be fine.

            TinaM2be - thanks for the re-assurance - its nice to know that you are not the only one in that boat!!!!!! Im sure that I will be asking more and more questions as the time goes on.

            Here's a quick one for anyone!!!! Is it worth upgrading to the different packages for the wedding or just stick with the complimentary one - and then upgrade a few needed items!!!! I am looking at using the tucan gazebo if possible as I think that looks lovely - is this the best choice or is another one better!!!! I just dont want it to look too bare

            Sorry for the neurotic questions - Im sure i will calm down soon!!

            Cheers

            Rach xxx

            #2946 Eureaka

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              Posted 18 August 2009 - 09:13 AM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by Jodimichelle
              Jsim- Welcome!!

              Nina.. thanks again for your information. I am still trying to figure out a great honeymoon place!

              To the rest of the girls who posted their reviews recently thank you.

              When did you start really planning your weddings?? What do you start with? Actual wedding stuff..

              I am getting a littl stressed out.. and my fiance is like just relax everything will work out.. But shouldn't i have somewhat of an idea??

              ahhh

              Jodi
              I also stayed at MP for the entire trip. We were there for 10 days total and I also could have stayed longer! The day after we returned from the trip I was ready to go back because there is so much to see and do. It's really a personal preference though. If you do want to go to another resort, but want to stay with Palace resorts, I believe Sun Palace (located on the main strip) is adults only.

              As for what to start with planning wise, (after Save-the-Dates and invitation list) I would just start thinking about what you want your day/trip to look like. Most of the details can't be done until you have your final count, but you can think of things like colors, cocktail/reception options, how long your trip will be, out of town bags, music, etc. You don't have to go straight to formal decisions either. We had a pretty laid back wedding in Mexico, but I know for the AHR I spent a lot of time just browsing the internet and keeping notes of what I liked/disliked.

              #2947 Eureaka

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                Posted 18 August 2009 - 09:27 AM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by mrssharkey2be
                Thanks Nibsmom - I realised that you had already posted it after I had asked the question!!!!! should really spend more time looking thru this forum first!!!! thanks anyway - the song I (we) have chosen for signing is about 4 minutes long so that should be fine.

                TinaM2be - thanks for the re-assurance - its nice to know that you are not the only one in that boat!!!!!! Im sure that I will be asking more and more questions as the time goes on.

                Here's a quick one for anyone!!!! Is it worth upgrading to the different packages for the wedding or just stick with the complimentary one - and then upgrade a few needed items!!!! I am looking at using the tucan gazebo if possible as I think that looks lovely - is this the best choice or is another one better!!!! I just dont want it to look too bare

                Sorry for the neurotic questions - Im sure i will calm down soon!!

                Cheers

                Rach xxx
                Hello! Congratulations on selecting the Moon Palace for your wedding! You won't be disappointed! :)

                The packages are really personal preference. I know many of the recent brides who just got married at MP had the old packages. When it came time to select packages, I went through the list of add-on services, added up the total cost of the ones I liked and wanted, and then compared it to the packages. For us, it ended up being a better choice to just get the free package and add-on.

                As for the gazebos, they are all beautiful. I know during the planning process I wanted someone to pick "one" that they liked, but really, they are all pretty. I personally think Tucan is the quietest as it is the furthest from Sunrise (I think the busiest part of the resort). I also wanted this gazebo, but ended up with Bugamibilias. Looking back, I'm glad I got this one because I had the horse and carriage ride. We stayed in the Moon Grand section and this allowed a long ride to the gazebo through the resort. :) The Tucan gazebo would had only been a 2 minute ride. The chapel gazebo is nice because it is surrounded by the water, but wouldn't have worked for us because it has glass around it. My husband (so fun to say that!) does not do well with heat so the ocean breeze was a huge plus!

                As for bare looking - I was also worried about this because we didn't select any flowers for inside the gazebo. However, looking at my pictures we are surrounded by palm trees, sand, and the ocean. While most weddings require decorations, being married in such a beautiful location is a huge plus because the natural scenery is already there for you! One suggestion if you don't have flowers, try to place your bouquet in a spot that it will be in the pictures with the flower side facing out. I did this without thinking and it looks nice in the pictures!

                #2948 Eureaka

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                  Posted 18 August 2009 - 09:31 AM

                  Yikes! Sorry for a million posts! This time I have a question because I'm kind of STUCK!!! I'm having my AHR on the 28th and I can't decide what to do with my hair!! At MP I had it all up due to the heat and wind, but now I'm not sure if I should have it up again in a similar style or switch it up completely and have it down?? I know this is an AHR question, but I was hoping to hear everyone's opinions here as well. Today we are suppose to get our Chinese take-out boxes for our favors. Fun! :)

                  Thanks in advance :)

                  #2949 TinaM2b

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                    Posted 18 August 2009 - 12:42 PM

                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by Jodimichelle
                    Jsim- Welcome!!

                    Nina.. thanks again for your information. I am still trying to figure out a great honeymoon place!

                    To the rest of the girls who posted their reviews recently thank you.

                    When did you start really planning your weddings?? What do you start with? Actual wedding stuff..

                    I am getting a littl stressed out.. and my fiance is like just relax everything will work out.. But shouldn't i have somewhat of an idea??

                    ahhh

                    Jodi
                    Jodi, I think your FI is just like most others. I heard the same thing continuously and lots of chuckles when this forum would give me another idea of something!! This forum is good for that!! HA!!

                    The first thing I did was start a notebook. I found a pretty sprial 3 X 5 one and I put about 5 tabs through-out it and made sections. After the wedding, DH and I got a lot of little chuckles from all the stages I went through from planning till the end. It had everything from picking out a resort to working with the TA to emails to send out to guests, to the lists of things to bring with us on the trip.

                    The second thing is read all the reviews of the resort you can find. I got so many GREAT tips from them.

                    One thing I learned on this forum that saved me tons of time and stress is I only sent out one set of STD / Invitations back in October/November. We worked out a deal with our TA for our July wedding that people had to put deposits down by December and had till April to pay for their wedding. (they could also cancel by the same date if need be and get their money back) . It was great to have it all done early.

                    #2950 TinaM2b

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                      Posted 18 August 2009 - 12:51 PM

                      Quote:
                      Originally Posted by mrssharkey2be
                      Here's a quick one for anyone!!!! Is it worth upgrading to the different packages for the wedding or just stick with the complimentary one - and then upgrade a few needed items!!!! I am looking at using the tucan gazebo if possible as I think that looks lovely - is this the best choice or is another one better!!!! I just dont want it to look too bare

                      Sorry for the neurotic questions - Im sure i will calm down soon!!

                      Cheers

                      Rach xxx
                      Rach, This is just my opinion and an interesting question. It will be interesting to hear from other brides on this.

                      I think you get better service from the WCs if you have a package that you pay for. In a couple reviews from people that had the free packages, it seemed that their wedding coordinators didn't pay them as much attention for the entire day.

                      We had a paid package and added a couple extra things... IPOD music rental, upgraded cake and little for an upgrade to the photo package. Our total cost for package and extras was approx, $3,000 USD. Our wedding coordinator was with us from 1:30 ish before our 2:00 wedding till around 10:00 at night. The only time we didn't see her was during the downtime between our wedding and when our 5:00 cocktail party started. A couple other brides that went with free packages stated they barely saw their WC after the wedding and one had some items disappear. Our WC took care of our every need and even gathered all our extra items for us to pick up when we picked up our photos several days later. We didn't have to worry about any of it.




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