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Hi borgesn aka Confused Amateur Bride ;)  Trust me, we've all been there!!! LOL The package prices are on the barcelo website,  http://www.barcelo.com/BarceloWeddings/en_GB/mexico/barcelo-maya-beach-resort/wedding-packages.aspx This was the email I received when I emailed the Barcelo inquiring about booking my day:

To book your wedding, please follow the next steps: 1. Once you have selected your wedding date ask for availability and email the following information to your wedding coordinator:

* Wedding date and time * Type of wedding (Legal or Non-legal) * Name and last name of Bride and Groom. * Wedding package. * Number of wedding guests. * Hotel where the Bride and Groom will be staying at.  

2. The wedding coordinator will put your wedding date ON HOLD. (Meaning that the date and hour is just ON HOLD, NOT CONFIRMED)

3. Once you have a date on hold for the wedding, you will have two months to e-mail us a copy of the Reservation Manifest/Invoice from the Tour Operator (confirmation must include name of Bride & Groom, arrival - departure dates and time, name of Tour Operator Company) and we will confirm the wedding date.

4. You will start the wedding arrangements with your Wedding Coordinator. I look forward to hear from you soon and I remain at your disposal for any additional information you may require. 

I think they understand that your guest count is just estimated, and from what i've read from everyone who has already been married there, the coordinators are great, i get emails every couple of weeks asking me to make my next step/set of decisions, and then i've been told once you arrive, the following day you have a meeting with your coordinator, she runs through everything you've discussed, finalize numbers, and then you're set. 

It's really overwhelming at first, and even going through this forum can be really overwhelming, but just ask questions, and if you can get a travel agent who does a lot of weddings that also helps, as they can let you know what to expect. 

Every says trust your coordinator, they do SOOO many weddings, they know what they're doing! 

Hope that helps! 

Hi Heidilynn! Thanks so much for your response! Ok so I see the prices for the packages but I don't see the price if I go over. For example, the strawberry package offers dinner on the beach for 15. How much is it per person after that? Maybe I'm just not seeing it?

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Originally Posted by borgesn View Post

 

 

Hi Heidilynn!

 

Thanks so much for your response! Ok so I see the prices for the packages but I don't see the price if I go over. For example, the strawberry package offers dinner on the beach for 15. How much is it per person after that? Maybe I'm just not seeing it?

I can't remember where I found it, but I do know if you go over 15 people on the strawberry passion it's $65.00 per person. 

We're doing the Strawberry passion, because we want to get married on the beach and have our reception on the beach, and it's the best option as the mint breeze doesn't have the outside option. 

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Originally Posted by borgesn View Post

 

Thank you! How many people are you having?

We only have 18 people including me and my fiance as of right now. Deposits are due by July 31st, so people still have time, plus after July they can still come, but just might not get the same flight as us. I don't honestly expect too many more, maybe 10 more max. 

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We only have 18 people including me and my fiance as of right now. Deposits are due by July 31st, so people still have time, plus after July they can still come, but just might not get the same flight as us. I don't honestly expect too many more, maybe 10 more max. 
That's a perfect size. I'm hoping mine will be no more than 30. :) thanks for all your help. :) I need it!!!!

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Thanks so much for the photos! I'm not overly concerned about what it looks like, I was just curious, and wanted to know what to expect. We too will just be requesting that our topper goes on top :) Thanks again FireyNurse, you're very helpful and a great resource for the rest of us!! 
No worries!! I'm happy to help out in any way I can!
I can't remember where I found it, but I do know if you go over 15 people on the strawberry passion it's $65.00 per person.  We're doing the Strawberry passion, because we want to get married on the beach and have our reception on the beach, and it's the best option as the mint breeze doesn't have the outside option. 
The cost used to be listed under extra services (left hand side before you click on packages) but that fee isn't up anymore. For 2012 it was also $65 per person over 15. We had 22 and felt that $65 for a full private surf and turf dinne on the beach with 3 hours of drinking was well worth $65! The other main extra charges we incurred were for extended the reception, the cost is on the extras, it's $12 per adult to drink to extend the reception, which again wasn't something we thought was overcharged. We extended 3 hours and after that STILL went to the disco!
That's a perfect size. I'm hoping mine will be no more than 30. :) thanks for all your help. :) I need it!!!!
We had 22 and after being on here and hearing sizes of some people's parties we wondered how much of a "party" we'd have with just 22 people but it was an awesome time and it was a great amount of guests for us! Happy Planning everyone!

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Chanelhall5, is sounds like everything worked out perfectly!  I love the lanterns that were hanging, we're those there or did you bring them with you? I am so torn on where to have the reception.  I really want to have it outside since that is what I have always envisioned but I'm afraid it will be too hot since it is in July.  I know some people will say no big deal we are at a beach, but I'm afraid others might complain or be uncomfortable....  
Hi Kristina, I am also planning on marrying in July. Calling TA tomorrow to have her book our rooms, can't take the wait any longer. I'm going to shoot for July 12th. What is your date and how did you select a time. The WC Aurea emailed me about a week ago and said the 12th is available but I forgot ask about time. I'm afraid later times won't be available. Also, did you decide on your reception. I'm in the same boat. Will it be too hot and is it worth the money??? I look forward to hearing from you!

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Hi Everyone, I am getting married June 6th 2014 at the Barcelo Maya Palace Resort! I am very, very excited! (Just to introduce myself to this thread) Happy planning to all of the current/future brides and a special thanks to all the brides who have given so much information!

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TTD SESSION QUESTION: I'm in the process of booking my photographer and can't decide when I should book the TTD session. My plan was to book a room for 2 days in order to avoid the vendor fee and do the TTD the next day HOWEVER I'm not sure if my fiancé and I will be up for a photo shoot the day after partying all night for the wedding. So I figure well maybe I can book it for a day later BUT how will that work as far as the resort's outside vendor fee. Will I only have to pay for a day pass for him to return or will I be stuck paying the $500?

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Hey Ladies - Can't believe it is almost a month since I left for my wedding.  It was a wonderful experience and I have

 

one big suggestion to those that like to dance: budget the cost of an additional hour for the reception. 

 

Thankfully we did budget time, though I would have been so sad if we had to stop after the 3 hours.  The time flew even with them serving food during toasts and our dance, per our request to keep things moving. 

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