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#1381 pebbles

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    Posted 26 March 2010 - 11:10 AM

    Hi Laura!
    That's a good question about giving a tip to the WC. I never even thought about that. I leave April 4th to Mexico and wedding is on the 10th....any thoughts?

    Sabrina


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    Random question for past and future brides...did you tip and or are you planning to tip the WC's and if so how much?

    On the travel agent we did end up booking with a travel agent and she was able to get us about 30% off of the book rates for the rooms and guests booked their own flights. I think it varies so much depending on time of year, etc. Normally I book everything online, but especially the older folks loved having a ta to call/harass!


    #1382 pebbles

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      Posted 26 March 2010 - 11:17 AM

      Hi Bonnie,
      Just an FYI - I have an outside photographer (Claudia) and we just booked a room for her. Xhail my WC indicated that as long as they are considered a "guest" they can be there.

      hope this helps!
      Sabrina


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      Thanks! and I love your pics! Except Del Sol is a bit over my budget.
      That is what I heard about at both of the resorts (The Barcelo and The Ocean Turquesa), and it tunes out that as long as u book a room for the vendors, they usually let them in. However, I guess I really need to sort this out.


      #1383 NRLanders

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        Posted 26 March 2010 - 11:34 AM

        Pebbles, did you book a room for your photograhper at the Palace? I need to book my photographer a room but I was hoping I could book him at the Beach/Caribe.

        #1384 sfrench0621

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          Posted 26 March 2010 - 12:32 PM

          Thanks- I had read that but was wondering if anyone else had used them.

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          sfrench0621- When I posted this question breens provided a very useful review in the first paragraph above.


          #1385 MrsC-to-Be

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            Posted 26 March 2010 - 12:41 PM

            Is anyone having their guests stay at the caribe/beach/etc, while you and your fiance are staying at the Palace?

            I asked my WC at the Palace (Victoria) and she said its best that everyone book with the Palace, something about how the Palace has top shelf drinks/etc?

            If thats the case, I could just have the wedding/reception at the Caribe or something, and still just have a room at the palace

            #1386 sfrench0621

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              Posted 26 March 2010 - 12:54 PM

              I am having my wedding at the Palace and booked the photographer at the Beach. I told Claudia and she said it would be fine.

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              Pebbles, did you book a room for your photograhper at the Palace? I need to book my photographer a room but I was hoping I could book him at the Beach/Caribe.


              #1387 CaraW

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                Posted 26 March 2010 - 02:21 PM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by MrsC-to-Be
                Is anyone having their guests stay at the caribe/beach/etc, while you and your fiance are staying at the Palace?

                I asked my WC at the Palace (Victoria) and she said its best that everyone book with the Palace, something about how the Palace has top shelf drinks/etc?

                If thats the case, I could just have the wedding/reception at the Caribe or something, and still just have a room at the palace
                That's correct, the Palace always serves premium drinks. All of our guests are staying at the Palace, but if people aren't picky about what they drink they might be alright with staying at one of the other resorts.

                Cara

                #1388 Christabella

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                  Posted 27 March 2010 - 01:55 PM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by MrsC-to-Be
                  Is anyone having their guests stay at the caribe/beach/etc, while you and your fiance are staying at the Palace?

                  I asked my WC at the Palace (Victoria) and she said its best that everyone book with the Palace, something about how the Palace has top shelf drinks/etc?

                  If thats the case, I could just have the wedding/reception at the Caribe or something, and still just have a room at the palace
                  The problem with having guests stay at other places is that they can't access the Palace pool. We ran into the situation that everyone is staying at the Palace but two couples (who don't know each other). This means that everyone will be hanging out at the palace pool but those people. We are now going to have to try to move the group to the beach or another pool making 50 people accomodate 4 people.

                  #1389 michelle2011

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                    Posted 27 March 2010 - 02:06 PM

                    We are having all our guests stay at the Palace. We didn't want the separation. But then we are only having around 22 people with us :o)

                    #1390 yesther

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                      Posted 27 March 2010 - 09:22 PM

                      Hi everyone! I am back from my wedding, which was on March 20th, and wanted to give everyone my full review! It may be a long one, so brace yourselves! I got so much helpful information from this thread, I thought I would give back. So, if you have any questions, please PM me and I will do my best to get back to you with the answers!

                      Date: March 20, 2010
                      Time: 5 p.m.
                      Number of guests: 35 (including two children ages 1 and

                      Let me first start off by saying that I was SUPER excited to get out of Chicago. The weather was bleh, and I needed to get away and enjoy some sun and some time on the beach! I was all ready to go and was eagerly awaiting my first drink by the water. Apparently, the Cancun airport had other ideas for me....

                      We left on Tues the 16th and to be honest, I was nervous about taking my dress and my husband's suit down there... We ended up checking two bags (free for the first bag, score!) and then carrying on our wedding clothes and one carry on bag filled with our wedding shoes, my jewelry and wedding essentials I didn't want to take a chance with.

                      We arrived a little earlier than our scheduled time. We deplaned and then were met by the LONGEST line of all time. My husband and I kept laughing about how the people at the airport must have been surprised, b/c they were NOT equipped to handle one plane going through customs, let alone three. We spent nearly and hour waiting in the line to get our passports stamped. Suck!

                      After that, we waited to get our bags, and then were greeted by the longest snaking line I've seen in a long time. We were in a line that was curving around multiple baggage checks all to get our bags checked before we left the airport. I had a ton of things that I was putting in our welcome bags and when they asked me about it, I simply replied, "por mi boda" and they smiled and waved me through. Phew! Crisis averted!

                      We made our way out of the airport and met the Lomas/Funjet travel guides who were taking us to the airport. We were in a van with 10 other people and had to make one stop before we got to Barcelo. If I had to do it all over again, I would arrange for transport directly to the hotel. From what I gathered, from my friends that DID do their transportation that way, the price difference was negligible and they got to the hotel much quicker than we did. I think all in all we arrived in Cancun at 12 p.m. and didn't get to the resort until 3 p.m.




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