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#3151 angela040504

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    Posted 18 October 2009 - 06:06 PM

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    Melissa,
    My ceremony was at 4 and reception at 6, both outside. The weather was perfect, it was hot, but not miserably hot, no one complained and these people complained about everything. We did rent umbrellas for the reception and those helped a lot, we had one for each table. It wasn't terribly windy either, my veil kept getting blowed over my shoulder, but other than that no problems. Nothing to worry about. I'm so excited for you, I wish I was doing it all over again, I had such a great time.

    Nicole,
    Welcome back, glad to hear everything went well for you.

    Hello Pookie i am getting married at moon palace nov 13 and i was wonderin if you could give me some tips? How many people did you have? cause she is trying to tell me the tucan terrace is big enough for 70 people but it doesnt look like that to me in the pics? hope you can help! Your wedding looked beautiful!

    #3152 Woodsylou

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      Posted 19 October 2009 - 05:44 AM

      Did anyone get married at the end of July? or has been to cancun at that time? what is the weather like then?

      Also, rather than having a cocktail reception/hour, instead could we get married and then just go to one of the bars? as we're all hotel residents and all inclusive i feel like spending $400 per 10 people for drinks and nibbles is a bit of a waste of money, when we could just go to a bar and get free drinks?
      a UK bride :)

      35 fabulous people booked! 31 at The Moon Palace, 4 offsite! YAY!

      My planning thread! http://bestdestinati....k-bride-61178/

      #3153 thefuturemrslutz

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        Posted 19 October 2009 - 09:27 AM

        Quote:
        Originally Posted by Woodsylou
        Did anyone get married at the end of July? or has been to cancun at that time? what is the weather like then?

        Also, rather than having a cocktail reception/hour, instead could we get married and then just go to one of the bars? as we're all hotel residents and all inclusive i feel like spending $400 per 10 people for drinks and nibbles is a bit of a waste of money, when we could just go to a bar and get free drinks?
        I am getting married at the very beginning of August. I think both are very hot, but from what I have heard, it is very nice in the evening. You can go to History : Weather Underground and get a weather history report for your date. Just enter the day and every year you would like to check. It will even show you weekly, monthly, etc.

        I am doing a private reception, simply so I can have a some traditional aspects of a wedding reception: garter/bouquet toss, DJ/band, toasts, etc. Also, keep in mind, if you book enough rooms through the resort, you get some private functions for free! You will also have more privacy with a private function. But either way is great!! It does seem silly to pay for a wedding reception if all that is provided anyways!

        #3154 Woodsylou

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          Posted 19 October 2009 - 09:45 AM

          Great thank you! i'll have a look at that link!

          you get married the day we fly home! hope it goes really well! what have you got sorted so far? have you got many going?
          a UK bride :)

          35 fabulous people booked! 31 at The Moon Palace, 4 offsite! YAY!

          My planning thread! http://bestdestinati....k-bride-61178/

          #3155 thefuturemrslutz

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            Posted 19 October 2009 - 09:54 AM

            Oh, how fun!! I have my resort booked and that is about it! I am kind of far behind. I am working on my save the dates and website right now. My goal is to have those sent out by the end of the month. Pretty much all of my guests know, but I still want to give them a full 9 months to plan for the trip. I think we will have at least 40. I am hoping for 50 or 60 to take advantage of the free private functions! I am actually getting married at Le Blanc, but it is a Palace resort as well. I think we have the same wedding coordinators. What all have you done so far?

            #3156 Woodsylou

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              Posted 19 October 2009 - 10:17 AM

              i haven't heard of le blanc, is that in cancun too?

              well i was hoping i wouldn't have to do much, turn up, get married, done! i didn't realise i'd have to choose somewhere for the ceremony, then choose somewhere for the cocktail recpetion and then choose somewhere for dinner, plus choose colours and flowers etc etc!! it's nice to have a choice but i totally didn't expect it!!

              we've booked our trip as have our parents and our brothers and some friends. so far we have 18 confirmed, and i would imagine it will get up to about 25-30, which im really impressed with (we're all travelling from the UK, so a 11.5 hour flight, and it's not cheap!) what do you get for free and how? i know about the cocktail hour if you book a certain amount of rooms right? but do those rooms have to be booked direct? because we're doing everything through travel agents!

              I've got my dress (YAY!) and i've planned colour schemes. i designed and made my invites (I'm so pleased with them) half have gone out, the others are going out this week.

              we're having a party once we're back in the UK too, and that's all sorted. booked the venue, the DJ, the food and photographer so that's good.

              the DJ/Music at the moon palace is SOOOOO expensive compared to at home!! a DJ at home for 5/6 hours including all his equipment and lighting etc is about £250 ($380) and i see at the moon palace it's $1400!!! JEEEEEEEEZE!!! do you know if we can bring our own ipod and our own docking station and just use that?

              sorry, that was an essay!
              a UK bride :)

              35 fabulous people booked! 31 at The Moon Palace, 4 offsite! YAY!

              My planning thread! http://bestdestinati....k-bride-61178/

              #3157 TinaM2b

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                Posted 19 October 2009 - 11:01 AM

                Welcome to all you new MP brides!!!

                If you will look in my review (link below my siggi pic), I used David Pena. I also originally looked into Tamms Photography but they were already booked for my weekend. I love artsy photography and this is the one area I would of changed and that has been a big issue after the wedding. (I've shed many a tear, as a matter of fact). Don't get me wrong, David's work was good but it wasn't outstanding or artsy in any way. I had asked for some specific things, and he wasn't able to provide that. I did see where he did some of the things I asked of him for another bride, Honey, one week later. I guess he went and figured it out the week following our wedding.

                Looking back I should of found a destination Photographer from the outside to document the main nights of the event and all day of the wedding. We probably should have also done a trash the dress session (I had talked to Claudia about this but we chose not too due to budget). I didn't feel we got any good photos (the quality I demand) from the event. It has been such a sore subject, DH and I are just now, four months later, going to go through our photos from the day of the wedding and hopefully find something we can blow up to a canvas size. I was so upset and disappointed, I couldn't even look through our photos until recently and I had to stop looking through other peoples on this thread that did what we should of done.

                A bit of advise to all of you. If you know in advance some part of your wedding is going to be important to you, make sure you do it even if it pushes your budget. I knew that photography was THAT but I let our budget and DH talk me out of this part of it and it has turned out to be the BIGGEST mistake.

                Fortunately, The rest of our wedding was so perfect, and I am now married to best friend and love of my life. I just don't have any great photos to document our great time.

                #3158 thefuturemrslutz

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                  Posted 19 October 2009 - 11:06 AM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by Woodsylou
                  i haven't heard of le blanc, is that in cancun too?

                  well i was hoping i wouldn't have to do much, turn up, get married, done! i didn't realise i'd have to choose somewhere for the ceremony, then choose somewhere for the cocktail recpetion and then choose somewhere for dinner, plus choose colours and flowers etc etc!! it's nice to have a choice but i totally didn't expect it!!

                  we've booked our trip as have our parents and our brothers and some friends. so far we have 18 confirmed, and i would imagine it will get up to about 25-30, which im really impressed with (we're all travelling from the UK, so a 11.5 hour flight, and it's not cheap!) what do you get for free and how? i know about the cocktail hour if you book a certain amount of rooms right? but do those rooms have to be booked direct? because we're doing everything through travel agents!

                  I've got my dress (YAY!) and i've planned colour schemes. i designed and made my invites (I'm so pleased with them) half have gone out, the others are going out this week.

                  we're having a party once we're back in the UK too, and that's all sorted. booked the venue, the DJ, the food and photographer so that's good.

                  the DJ/Music at the moon palace is SOOOOO expensive compared to at home!! a DJ at home for 5/6 hours including all his equipment and lighting etc is about £250 ($380) and i see at the moon palace it's $1400!!! JEEEEEEEEZE!!! do you know if we can bring our own ipod and our own docking station and just use that?

                  sorry, that was an essay!
                  YEP! Le Blanc is in Cancun...it is Moon Palace's sister resort. You should check it out! WOW you are really on the ball!!! How did you make your invitations? I would love to see pictures!! Did you send out save the dates as well?

                  Yes, it's cool that you get to pick out all those things. Once you pick those items, I think it gets as easy as you want to make it. I just emailed my travel agent about the free parties and stuff. I bet if you use a travel agent, you don't get to take advantage of those "perks."

                  Yes, the DJ is soooo expensive. You can definitely bring your own ipod and ipod dock if you wish. I think you can rent the docks there as well!

                  I'll let you know what I find out about the TA situation. Maybe someone on here can answer that question as well.

                  #3159 TinaM2b

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                    Posted 19 October 2009 - 11:15 AM

                    Woodsylou,

                    We took the approach that we didn't want to do much once we got to MP. We had a three hour session with our wedding coordinator the day after we arrived (Monday), and never worried much about it after that point.

                    If you don't want to make decisions on things like location, flowers, etc., just pick a package and ask your WC to make those decisions for you.

                    Nibsmom brought and used their IPOD and docking station during part of their wedding. I think she talked about it a few pages ago. We brought ours but only used it in the room and at the pool. We rented the music system ($400), because we had a group of over 40 people the day of the wedding.

                    #3160 TinaM2b

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                      Posted 19 October 2009 - 11:32 AM

                      Quote:
                      Originally Posted by Fabi
                      Here is a link for photos and video from the Moon Palace Photographers Weddings
                      This is the first time I have seen this site..... Very cool. Several of the brides in the video are brides that inspired me when we were planning our wedding.

                      Way cool!!




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