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#2611 AudEv2012

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    Posted 03 October 2011 - 01:05 PM

    We are having our reception on April 12th at the Palmeras Grill.  Gabriela told us if we could guarantee 80 guests (we have a large group) then she would be willing to give us the grill under the mint breeze option.  I don't know if it's because we are getting married during a busy week (Easter break) or if they try to keep the grills for larger groups, but it seemed like numbers were the ticket for getting the grill. 

     

    We were also concerned about the extra cost per person under the Strawberry package.  Seems like a lot of money, particularly with a large group! 

     

    Originally Posted by Cheepers 

    Hey Ladies :)  I have booked the Palace for April 25th and I'm pretty excited.  Does anyone know what package you are required to purchase in order to have your reception in one of the grills though?  I really want to do the mint breeze package so that I don't get dinged $66 extra per person above the 15 included in the strawberry passion package .... but the only issue is that I don't want to use a banquet room.  Has anyone else had this kind of conversation with their WC?  Having a hard time getting responses back.  Thanks!



     



    #2612 AudEv2012

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      Posted 03 October 2011 - 01:06 PM

      We are having our reception on April 12th at the Palmeras Grill.  Gabriela told us if we could guarantee 80 guests (we have a large group) then she would be willing to give us the grill under the mint breeze option.  I don't know if it's because we are getting married during a busy week (Easter break) or if they try to keep the grills for larger groups, but it seemed like numbers were the ticket for getting the grill. 

       

      We were also concerned about the extra cost per person under the Strawberry package.  Seems like a lot of money, particularly with a large group! 

       

      Originally Posted by Cheepers 

      Hey Ladies :)  I have booked the Palace for April 25th and I'm pretty excited.  Does anyone know what package you are required to purchase in order to have your reception in one of the grills though?  I really want to do the mint breeze package so that I don't get dinged $66 extra per person above the 15 included in the strawberry passion package .... but the only issue is that I don't want to use a banquet room.  Has anyone else had this kind of conversation with their WC?  Having a hard time getting responses back.  Thanks!



       

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      #2613 LynnP

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        Posted 04 October 2011 - 07:41 PM

        Hi there. I actually just spoke with my WC; Claudia, about this, she said you must have the Strawberry package or higher...to have your reception on the beach or in one of the pool side Grilles. Otherwise the others are in the banquet rooms or in one of the al a carte restaurants. I even asked about doing the mint and asked what the charge would be if possible to 'upgrade' to a grille or beach, NOT an option, I guess, it has to be Strawberry, and yes any guests over the 15 included in the Strawberry pkg are an extra $60-some per person. I was debating , myself, to try to save some $, its getting so expensive, but If it helps, I have heard all wonderful things and I have been to Barcelo a number of times.  It is such a beautiful place, We had our hearts set on the grille (to be outside) so we are sticking with the Strawberry pkg.   Sorry I don't have better news for you, but I just spoke with her about this a few days ago actually, so I hope it helps clear up some planning decisions for you. Best wishes & Happy Planning fellow Brides.  



        #2614 Meggers7484

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          Posted 05 October 2011 - 09:12 AM

          Hi Val!

           

          Sorry for the late reply... I'm not opn here as much these days! Thanks for the compliment! I ordered them from Zappos.com. They have a ton of bridal shoes on there. I got the wedges because of the sand factor. I'm quite short so I didn't want to be overwhelmed by my dress so heels were a must. Even with the wedges, walking in the sand in my tight dress wasn't the easiest but I didn't have any near falls or anything like that. Definitely wouldn't go with stilettos if your cermony is on the beach - that would be a disaster, especially at Playa Azul where the sand is softer and deeper than the other beach locations.

           

          I hope this helps!



           

          Originally Posted by valsalerno 

          Meggers- Your pics are gorgeous!  I also loved your bridal shoes, and was wondering who made them.  Most people assume that I will go barefoot, but if I'm spending so much money on a dress, then I want to wear some heels!  Do you have any advice regarding wearing heels?  Was it weird to wear them on the sand?  Thanks so much for sharing! 



           



          #2615 Brenners

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            Posted 11 October 2011 - 03:56 PM

            Question for Barcelo brides who have already been married there:  How did your receptions wind down?  Was it graceful and there was a plan to head to another area of the complex or did the Barcelo staff start cleaning up around you so you felt that you needed to get the heck out of dodge?  Also, if you brought your own decorations, did the Barcelo staff take care of putting them together and getting them to you at a later date or did you have to assign friends/family to assist with getting them cleaned up after the reception?  Thanks in advance!



            #2616 JoanneIreland

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              Posted 11 October 2011 - 03:58 PM


              Great questions, anyone know?

              It's been pretty quiet on here, wondering if Barcelo is quiet on the wedding front or if other brides don't know about this site?

              Anyone leaving soon?
               

              Originally Posted by Brenners 

              Question for Barcelo brides who have already been married there:  How did your receptions wind down?  Was it graceful and there was a plan to head to another area of the complex or did the Barcelo staff start cleaning up around you so you felt that you needed to get the heck out of dodge?  Also, if you brought your own decorations, did the Barcelo staff take care of putting them together and getting them to you at a later date or did you have to assign friends/family to assist with getting them cleaned up after the reception?  Thanks in advance!



               



              #2617 Brenners

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                Posted 11 October 2011 - 04:00 PM

                I have four months to go and am starting to get into panic mode so these random questions are just popping up now.  I am just beginning to realize how much I have to do still!
                 

                Originally Posted by JoanneIreland 

                Great questions, anyone know?

                It's been pretty quiet on here, wondering if Barcelo is quiet on the wedding front or if other brides don't know about this site?

                Anyone leaving soon? 

                 



                 



                #2618 JoanneIreland

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                  Posted 11 October 2011 - 04:39 PM


                  I only have 3.5 weeks to go and am so nervous!!
                   

                  Originally Posted by Brenners 

                  I have four months to go and am starting to get into panic mode so these random questions are just popping up now.  I am just beginning to realize how much I have to do still! 

                   



                   



                  #2619 Brenners

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                    Posted 11 October 2011 - 06:17 PM

                    Hang in there!  I know you will have an amazing day! 

                    I only have 3.5 weeks to go and am so nervous!! 

                     



                     



                    #2620 419Soon2BBride

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                      Posted 12 October 2011 - 11:31 AM

                      I have narrowed down my photographer choices to Claudia Rodriguez or Sascha Gluck. Has anyone used either of them before.  They are both extremely personable through email, and I like each style.  I am having a tough time deciding!






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