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Originally Posted by mrsnova View Post

 

I keep seeing things about filling out a spreadsheet that their WC sent? What is this?

 

It has not only been difficult (I have to have my travel agent send the email to get a response) to get my questions answered, but my WC has not starting any planning with me. My wedding is March 1st and it feel like there is still plenty of time but I am seeing a lot of brides on here already having locations and certain details planned and can't help but feel  I am behind! The only concern I have is another wedding will be on the same day I will not have first pick of locations..

 

I emailed my WC so we will see!

 

Who is your WC? Ill admit in the early stages the responds were a little slow but once my TA contacted her with my reservations everything has been smooth. She emailed me right away with the spreadsheet and we have begun planning. Maybe you should try to contact another WC? I am getting married in May.

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Anyone having a symbolic wedding, is the "Justice of the Peace or Non denominational Minister" the person who will perform the ceremony? The cost was included in the price of the wedding package, but I'm confused because I've read past bride say they had a friend or had to hire someone for $300 to do the ceremony. Can anyone clarify this for me?

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Originally Posted by chrisdior View Post

 

 

Who is your WC? Ill admit in the early stages the responds were a little slow but once my TA contacted her with my reservations everything has been smooth. She emailed me right away with the spreadsheet and we have begun planning. Maybe you should try to contact another WC? I am getting married in May.

My WC is Jacqueline. The only responses I have got have been through my TA. My reservations were forwarded to her several weeks ago and I chose my wedding package a couple weeks ago. In the last email she did say that we would talk about locations when we starting the wedding planning. Just not sure when that will be :). When did you start your planning process? Who is your WC?

 

On a side note: I have to say it is so nice to be able to talk things through and ask questions on this forum:) Makes it a lot less overwhelming! Thanks girls!

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Originally Posted by chrisdior View Post

 

Anyone having a symbolic wedding, is the "Justice of the Peace or Non denominational Minister" the person who will perform the ceremony? The cost was included in the price of the wedding package, but I'm confused because I've read past bride say they had a friend or had to hire someone for $300 to do the ceremony. Can anyone clarify this for me?

According to the wedding packages document that was sent to me by my WC; all packages Blueberry Dream and above include the Justice of the Peace or Non Denominational Minister in the price of the package. Maybe they had the Coconut package and/or maybe (depending on when the posting was) it has changed since then?

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Playa Azul

Playa Palmerus

Playa Coral

 

Are the three main beach locations.  If you search this thread - you'll find lots of information and pictures about them. I found even googling them found lots of photos. If you look at my planning threat - there should be some photos of Playa Palmerus for the reception and Playa Azul for the ceremony.

 

Originally Posted by missfreckles View Post

Hey Everyone,

We just put our date on hold for April 30, 2013.

We are staying at the Barcelo Maya Palace

Sorry to ask a question that is probably been asked a few times on here.

What are the locations for the ceremony and reception on the beach?

I have heard of Playa Azul a few times, and Coral Beach.

Does anyone have photos of these locations?

As we are not doing a site visit it would be so helpful.

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There is a JoP for the ceremony, and its $300.  It is included in your total price, but you need cash to pay him.  If you have a friend or family member that can do it, just let your coordinator know and you saved yourself $300.

 

Originally Posted by chrisdior View Post

Anyone having a symbolic wedding, is the "Justice of the Peace or Non denominational Minister" the person who will perform the ceremony? The cost was included in the price of the wedding package, but I'm confused because I've read past bride say they had a friend or had to hire someone for $300 to do the ceremony. Can anyone clarify this for me?

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In my opion

 

We used Playa Azul for the reception - it was perfect. It's far down the beach so you don't get as many gawkers.  I saw lots of weddings at Playa Coral, and while the backdrop is gorgeous - it seemed very "in the middle of things".  They would block off the sidewalk for brides to walk down the aisle, and you'd get a back log of people waiting, and walking by.  You can still go take pictures on the rocks at Playa Coral after your ceremony, my sunset photo is there.

 

During the evening, I found it was always busy at the Coral beach too - as its right beside the restaurants - however you're usually not paying to much attention to them. :) It is also a smaller site - if you have a lot of people.

 

I originally was going to have both at Playa Azul - the reason I didn't was that everyone was staying at the Palace, and it's quite far from the hotel.  We were at Playa Palmerus and it was fabulous - we forget things in the room, people got cold and wanted sweaters - and it was a 5 minute walk away.

 

Photos are in my planning thread if that helps.  In my opinion, it was nice have the ceremony further away and more private, then be closer for the reception. 

Originally Posted by chrisdior View Post

A few questions (again... cheesy.gif)

 

-First, I'm having a location dilemma!! Since I have not been able to do a site visit I would appreciate any advice.

 

I originally requested Coral Beach for ceremony and Playa Azul for reception. I emailed my photographer for advice and he suggests I flip the locations around.

 

My DJ package includes a projection screen and light up dance floor. Can anyone tell me if I will have enough room for this at Coral Beach if I decide to change the reception location? I'm nervous will the amount of people (estimating 40-50) and setup I won't have enough space. I would prefer everyone to be comfortable and not be squashed together.

 

Anyone else think the locations are better flipped than what I originally requested? It's hard to make decisions based on pictures.

 

-Q2, Does Barcelo allow any type of wish lanterns? I've seen pictures from past brides but I'm not sure if they have changed there rules? I know a lot of other resorts have banned them.

 

-Q3, I'm getting married in May, anyone suggest what month I should mail out the invitations. I recently sent out STD's in June. Also, what should I make the RSVP month? I don't know how long in between I should send them out. I don't want to be constantly sending people mail about my wedding and have people overwhelmed.

 

Thanks ladies!

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For those who had live music at the ceremony which options are there and were you happy with it?  I know it is included in the package I am just debating if I want to do the live music or not because I have certain songs in mind for at least when the wedding party and I walk down the aisle. Thanks!

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