Originally Posted by KD79
you mentioned that you only had to book your photographer for one night...how did you manage this? Right now I am looking at $500.00 for two nights and the room will likely be empty the second night.
Thank you, K
We just paid the $300 fee to the on site photographers, it worked out cheaper than getting a room for him.
Originally Posted by Avens
Aww I'm sorry you had a poor experience Clean! As someone above said, definitely can't wait to read everyone's reviews and hopefully avoid some of the issues you had, and take advantage of the good stuff!
Ya im sure some of it could have been avoided if the wedding planner had better comunication with us. Scott was mad thinking that I was the one running late.
Originally Posted by cjb0arder13
Ack! Clean...that totally sucks!!! I am so sorry you had all of those issues .
Honestly, if I have one recommendation that I would give above all others, it would be to have your wedding on a weekday. If your guests are already all down there, then it doesn't really matter if it's on a Saturday. Like I said, my wedding was on a Monday, and was the only wedding on that day for the Palace. Obviously, most peeps here already have their wedding day booked, so don't stress out and panic and think you have to change it. But if you haven't already picked...try going for Monday thru Thursday. You'll have the planners all to yourself for the day.
Playa Azul is really the only "private" beach location. It's down at the very end. We did have a few lookie-loos, but I didn't notice them because I was focused on my hubby. All of the other beach locations, as well as the gazebo at the Palace, are right smack dab in the middle of everything. People walk by to get to the buffets, so you'll have lots of action going past your wedding. It's up to you to decide if you care or not; I'm a pretty private person and hate being the center of attention, so Playa Azul was the best location for me. The gazebo is absolutely beautiful, though.
Michelle...we got upgraded to Premium club for booking our guests at the Palace. We were originally booked at another resort (Azul Beach) but there was construction going on there, so we switched. I don't know if brides & grooms automatically get upgraded...I would ask your TA. It was nice, though, having free room service, free internet, and our own separate check in/check out.
Yes, color-coordinated table-runners are also included. You'll get one flower center-piece, and a fruit center-piece. I thought the table looked beautiful. As soon as I get pics, I'll post 'em!
Our wedding was on a monday at 4:00pm. There was still at least one other wedding that day, like I said before there was 140 weddings for the month of Jan
As for our guests when I talked to scott after he said everyone was there 20min early and that the wedding planner had just put too many chairs out and thought some guests were late. She should have asked scott but instead called me and said none of our guests were there, which wasnt true. Everyone was waiting around in the hot sun for a good 20min before she left to get me.