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DanandJamie, your pictures are awesome!!!!

Did you guys extend your reception time past three hours? It looks like yall had a blast!!! I love the sky lanterns, where did you guys get yours?  I am thinking about doing that, but not sure if its more of a hassle, what are your thoughts?

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Lol.  You made a handsome groom and tell your wife she was gorgeous!  msnwink.gif
 

Originally Posted by danandjamie View Post



I'm the groom, but thanks cheesy.gif

 

You're going to have a great time. The resort is hands-down the best all inclusive I've ever been to. 

 

-Dan



 

 

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OMG!  It is so funny that you mentioned the walkie talkies as my FI was wanting to buy some at Target last week!  I will have to tell him that you recommend them.  He is pretty much looking for any excuse to buy them! 
 

Originally Posted by Avens View Post

It really was great.  All of my guests can't stop talking about what an awesome time we had.  The only ones that I sensed any less than awesomeness from, were the ones that stayed at the beach. 

 

Because they were so far away, it was harder to coordinate with them.  Plus the palace really is quite a bit nicer.  I know when we booked, there was about $300 difference - totally worth it.

 

What we did, and seemed to work - is set a general time for breakfast, and whomever wanted to could show up. Then set a general meeting point on the beach/pool (we were beach people) so people know where to look.  Then just let everyone know when your wedding appointments are, so they aren't worried about meeting up with you then.

 

Honestly, if you can find some cheap walkie talkies, do it.  We wished many times we had them.

 

In general, the older generation seemed to sit together (parents, their friends that came, grandparents) and they sat at the pool a few times and the younger (our friends and siblings) sat at the beach, as we were all into snorkeling and such.

 

We NEVER had a problem, finding a spot with enough chairs for 10-15 at each location. Lots of times we wouldn't head to the beach until 11, or even after lunch.

 

People kept saying the hotel was at capacity, it never seemed like it. Always lots of room at the beach, buffets, even making reservations the afternoon of usually wasn't a problem.
 



 



 

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Walkie - Talkies - Best idea EVER! Thank you SOOO much! 

 

I was trying to figure out how we could communicate between the two parties to make sure the guys are doing what they should be where they should be, and as we won't have our cell phones I was thinking all hope was lost! We are officially buying walkie talkies! LOL!!

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DanandJamie, your pictures are awesome!!!!

Did you guys extend your reception time past three hours? It looks like yall had a blast!!! I love the sky lanterns, where did you guys get yours?  I am thinking about doing that, but not sure if its more of a hassle, what are your thoughts?

 

Yes, we extended the reception to 4 hours. Well worth it in my opinion. By the time we did introductions, dances, dinner, toasts & cake we only had 1 1/2 hours left! They let you decide about 30 minutes before your reception is scheduled to end.

 

We got the skylanterns here: http://www.justartifacts.net/flskyla.html

We kept it a surprise from everyone until the end of the reception. I'm glad we did it.

3 things to keep in mind when it comes to skylanterns though

  1. Depending on how many guests you have, they can take up a lot of room in your luggage. We had 70 guests so we brought 75 to be safe (you can save on lanterns if you buy one per couple). It basically took up a whole suitcase.
  2. The weather has to be perfect. No rain & absolutely no wind. We got lucky. If the weather was bad we were going to give them out so guests could light them on a better night. Also, practice on a few at home so you can help everyone out at the reception. It takes longer than you think to get them going.
  3. Bring as many lighters as you can to the reception. Each lantern takes 30-60 seconds to actually light. If you only have a couple of lighters, people will be waiting around.  Matches will not work,

 

Hope that helps.

 

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Here is a photo the wedding coordinator sent me.  If just email your coordinator an ask her! Mine sent me a ton of photos!  This one is Palmerus beach.

 

Palmeras Beach 1.JPG
 

Originally Posted by ANGELA2013 View Post

Can anyone please post a pic of the flower arch? I would love to see what it looks like, we are torn between that and a huppa.



 

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Hi gals!!

 

So i'm getting married at Barcelo Maya Palace 2012, and I am wondering if everyone is having the same trouble as I am. Firstly, I can not get a hold of my WC to answer some questions, so I am going to go here and see if any Brides will have any answers!! Thanks for your help ladies!!!

 

Question 1.) For those gals who are getting the Strawberry Package, do you know if 15 is the max and then it's $66.00 US per additional guest, do you know if this is true, and what does this cover, I am so confused, since the package is expensive enough, why add on 66 for additional people?

 

Question 2.) I would like the strings and I have read it's 5 US per string, but does any bride know how many strings are needed for the trees for Playa Azul

 

Question 3.) When they say they decorate the table,( we have only one table at Playa Azul) does anyone know what that includes, because I just bought some place card holders, then I realized maybe they will provide that??

 

 

I think that's all of them {for now at least :)) }

 

 

Thanks in advance for anyone who is able to answer one or all of these questions!!!!!

 

 

Alison

 

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Hi Macker,

 

It's their super busy season right now, so it'll likely be tricky to get an answer. They're having up to 4 weddings a day! So be patient. You can also try calling directly, that might get a faster response. I know everyone says this, and you never believe it before your wedding - but any questions etc. you have are answered in the hour or two meeting when you get to the resort.  You can change your mind and pick whatever you want then.

 

Yes, the package includes 15, then everyone extra is $66.  We had 33, so we paid for 18 extra people. You are paying essentially to have the reception on the beach. Thats the difference between this package and the next one down.  I think you also get "nicer" choices for food and such. 

 

We added on the extra people (18), an extra hour, a cocktail hour, 3 centrepieces, a bigger cake, the huppah with flowers (I think that was it) and our total was about 5700.  Honestly, for a wedding - especially one so awesome, it was worth every penny.

 

Our site at Palmerus beach was fully decorated with lights.  I'm guessing it only costs more if you want extra lights?  That is probably something you can decide when you have your meeting with the coordinator at the resort.  See what is included already.
 

They don't provide place card holders. They will set them up for free though.  Just remember it can be windy, so they need to hold up!

 

Originally Posted by Macker View Post

Hi gals!!

 

So i'm getting married at Barcelo Maya Palace 2012, and I am wondering if everyone is having the same trouble as I am. Firstly, I can not get a hold of my WC to answer some questions, so I am going to go here and see if any Brides will have any answers!! Thanks for your help ladies!!!

 

Question 1.) For those gals who are getting the Strawberry Package, do you know if 15 is the max and then it's $66.00 US per additional guest, do you know if this is true, and what does this cover, I am so confused, since the package is expensive enough, why add on 66 for additional people?

 

Question 2.) I would like the strings and I have read it's 5 US per string, but does any bride know how many strings are needed for the trees for Playa Azul

 

Question 3.) When they say they decorate the table,( we have only one table at Playa Azul) does anyone know what that includes, because I just bought some place card holders, then I realized maybe they will provide that??

 

 

I think that's all of them {for now at least :)) }

 

 

Thanks in advance for anyone who is able to answer one or all of these questions!!!!!

 

 

Alison

 



 

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