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Good Morning Everyone! It's been awhile since I've been on here, we actually got married almost a year ago :) Anyway, I remembered how much I valued the information given to me from previous brides at Barcelo and thought I share my photos for those that were questioning, the resort, food, etc. The photos should be able to answer alot of those questions!

Congratulations to everyone!! :)

05.23.09 Monica and Kevin | Barcelo Maya | Photos by Vincent

Monica,
The pictures were great! I'm so excited to finally get there already! Can you give us the information on your gazebo decorations? I loved the hanging flowers, and would love to incorporate that into my wedding.
Thanks!

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Hi Everyone! Whew- just scanned through the past....100ish pages!! I have just recently decided on Barcelo Maya Palace for my wedding, and this is such an asset :) Thanks to all who have posted good info/pictures. I am getting married January 2011 (date not set yet), I just requested the callback on the Barcelo website a few days ago...no response yet. I will call directly soon so I can reserve a date. I am sure they are SWAMPED right now and are unable to call :) Any suggestions on this?

 

Also- did any of you go through outside agents like destinationweddings.com?

I am considering booking on my own through Apple Vacations (I have used them in the past, and was pleased) . Can I just book the wedding directly with the Barcelo coordinator? It seems that is how most of you did your weddings.

 

Thanks for the help everyone! Best Wishes.

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Hi Everyone! Whew- just scanned through the past....100ish pages!! I have just recently decided on Barcelo Maya Palace for my wedding, and this is such an asset :) Thanks to all who have posted good info/pictures. I am getting married January 2011 (date not set yet), I just requested the callback on the Barcelo website a few days ago...no response yet. I will call directly soon so I can reserve a date. I am sure they are SWAMPED right now and are unable to call :) Any suggestions on this?

Also- did any of you go through outside agents like destinationweddings.com?
I am considering booking on my own through Apple Vacations (I have used them in the past, and was pleased) . Can I just book the wedding directly with the Barcelo coordinator? It seems that is how most of you did your weddings.

Thanks for the help everyone! Best Wishes.
MrsC to be, I ended up using destinationweddings.com but I thought they were AWFUL. My experience with them has not been pleasant. I should've done my research on the forum prior to signing up with them. My guests didn't even book with the TA that was assigned to me through dw.com, as they found my TA to be surly, unhelpful, and the prices outrageous. My friends and family ended up booking through travelocity as they found the prices to be cheaper there.

With that being said, there are people on this forum that have had good results with their dw.com TA, but also a lot of TAs on this site that I'm sure will give you great service.

Good luck!!!!

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MrsC to be, I ended up using destinationweddings.com but I thought they were AWFUL. My experience with them has not been pleasant. I should've done my research on the forum prior to signing up with them. My guests didn't even book with the TA that was assigned to me through dw.com, as they found my TA to be surly, unhelpful, and the prices outrageous. My friends and family ended up booking through travelocity as they found the prices to be cheaper there.

With that being said, there are people on this forum that have had good results with their dw.com TA, but also a lot of TAs on this site that I'm sure will give you great service.

Good luck!!!!
Hi yesther- wow see I JUST signed up with them, paid the 50 bucks and I am not pleased...can you just back out? I too notice that the quotes they g ive you are WAY higher than you can find on your own regular search!! I think I am going to do this on my own, or through a travel agent that I know through the family

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Hey Stacey!

 

Thanks :) We were very lucky, the resort was bare due to the "swine flu" at the time, so we didn't have any issues with on-lookers. There were a few you can see in the photos. Our wedding ceremony was 6:45pm. The staff at barcelo actually did a pretty good job keeping people back. The ceremony only lasted 15 min anyway :)

 

Our reception was at the Palmeras Grill and the food was great!

 

Let me know if I can be any more help!

 

 

 

 

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HI Monica!!

 

I LOVED your pictures!!

 

Did you have a lot of people watching your ceremony on the walk way between the gazebo and the beach?

 

Where was your reception held?

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Yesther,

 

Thanks :) I actually hired an outside wedding coordinator- Luisa (who i highly recommend) from Weddings Riviera Maya Weddings Riviera Maya Weddings on the beach Playa del Carmen Tulum Riviera Maya and we used her florist. He did not speak any english so she translated what I wanted. The original flowers I wanted to use were priced at $150 a string, we ended coming up with a cheaper alternative, carnations that cost $15 a string. The total hanging flower set up cost us $300. I was very surprised it came out as good as it did, with the language barrier and he had never done it before.

 

Let me know if I can be anymore help and Congrats!

 

 

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Monica,

The pictures were great! I'm so excited to finally get there already! Can you give us the information on your gazebo decorations? I loved the hanging flowers, and would love to incorporate that into my wedding.

Thanks!

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Hi FutureMrs.D !

 

Thanks :) The runner was provided, if I remember correctly. Congrats to you too!!!

 

 

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Wow, your pictures are beautiful!! I just had one question for you: I'm getting married in the Palace Gazebo too.. I was wondering if they provided the aisle runner or if that's something you brought?

 

Thanks! and Congrats on your wedding!

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Elisha,

 

No trouble at all! You do have to pay $100 fee for each vendor that comes on the barcelo property. There was two photographers, so it was $200. As far as Del Sol Photography is concerned they are outstanding and I highly recommend them!

 

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SoontobeMHeikkinen, Your pictures were fabulous! Did you have trouble using an outside photographer?

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Elisha,

No trouble at all! You do have to pay $100 fee for each vendor that comes on the barcelo property. There was two photographers, so it was $200. As far as Del Sol Photography is concerned they are outstanding and I highly recommend them!
Elisha,

To the best of my knowledge the photographer rules have changed since SoontobeMHeikkinen was married. Since then we ladies have been forced to book our photographers a room for the night so they are considered a guest.
I will be trying this in April. Wish me luck!

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