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#2951 Coralielush

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    Posted 01 April 2012 - 03:32 PM

    Do you have Adrian's contact information. I tried to email through a site but he hasn't responded (it's been two weeks) Thanks.

    #2952 JoanneIreland

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      Posted 02 April 2012 - 03:52 AM


      Email :  Adrian Guerra 

      Do you have Adrian's contact information. I tried to email through a site but he hasn't responded (it's been two weeks)
      Thanks.

       



      #2953 JoanneIreland

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        Posted 02 April 2012 - 04:01 AM

        Like Brenners, we did NOT do a cocktail hour either. It seemed like madness to pay for a cocktail hour at an All Inclusive resort!!

        Our ceremony was at 2pm at Playa Azul, and was done by 2:30pm. Then we had a champagne toast with our guests, it was very laid back and there was no rush, then we did group pictures.

        When everyone was ready a bus took all our guests back to the Palace lobby (I'm guessing this was about 3:30pm or 4pm when they got to the Palace). Everyone was to meet again in the lobby at 5:30pm for a bus to go back to Playa Azul for our beach reception. Most of the guests spent this time in the Carey Bar, but a few used the time to go back to their rooms for a quick nap and/or to freshen up. Myself and my hubby were with our photographer during this time doing our photo shoot and wrapped up around 5pm in front of the Palace, where most of our guests were drinking on the balcony outside the Carey bar and were able to see us finishing our shoot. They were haning over the balcont taking more pics than the photographer, LOL!

        A golf cart took myself and my husband back to Playa Azul (we actually got there before the guests so we could welcome then as they arrived), and the shuttle bus took everyone else from the Palace lobby at 5:30pm. We were welcomed with a drink, and then started our reception at 6pm.



         

        Originally Posted by Hrcahill 

        For those who have already been married there, did you think it was necessary to have a cocktail hour?  I was thinking of just sending everyone to the Carey Bar (I think it's called) at the Palace while we take pictures.  We are getting the Mariachi Band, but were planning on using them during our reception.  Any thoughts on that? 



         



        #2954 danandjamie

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          Posted 02 April 2012 - 06:07 AM

          The resort paid for our cocktail hour because we brought so many people.

           

          Looking back, if we had to pay for it I would have been disappointed. It's held on the rooftop of the Palace lobby in the BLAZING hot sun. No one really went out on the patio other than to grab a drink and run back under the awnings. If your wedding ceremony is outside your guests will appreciate the AC in the Carey Bar afterwards.  



          #2955 Coralielush

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            Posted 02 April 2012 - 11:42 AM

            Thank you! Does anyone have adrians price list?

            #2956 MexicoHereICome

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              Posted 02 April 2012 - 03:48 PM


               

              Originally Posted by danandjamie 

              The resort paid for our cocktail hour because we brought so many people.

               

              Looking back, if we had to pay for it I would have been disappointed. It's held on the rooftop of the Palace lobby in the BLAZING hot sun. No one really went out on the patio other than to grab a drink and run back under the awnings. If your wedding ceremony is outside your guests will appreciate the AC in the Carey Bar afterwards.  



              How many people did you have for the free cocktail hour? I have been debating it and I too just can't decide! I originally thought it was a necessity just because most weddings that you go to have one, but I think its silly to pay for a cocktail hour too at an all inclusive.



              #2957 Brenners

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                Posted 02 April 2012 - 04:23 PM

                Keep in mind that the Carey bar has drinks and snacks available as well so your guests can munch and drink there while you take pics after the ceremony.  That is what our guests did. 

                 

                Originally Posted by MexicoHereICome 


                 



                How many people did you have for the free cocktail hour? I have been debating it and I too just can't decide! I originally thought it was a necessity just because most weddings that you go to have one, but I think its silly to pay for a cocktail hour too at an all inclusive.



                 



                #2958 danandjamie

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                  Posted 03 April 2012 - 04:27 AM


                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by MexicoHereICome 

                  How many people did you have for the free cocktail hour? I have been debating it and I too just can't decide! I originally thought it was a necessity just because most weddings that you go to have one, but I think its silly to pay for a cocktail hour too at an all inclusive.



                  We had 71 people and they all stayed at the Palace. There is no set "criteria" on what you get for free. I'm sure it has to do with how many people you book, what hotel they book, how long they stay and what time of year it is.



                  #2959 beachbride22

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                    Posted 03 April 2012 - 04:28 PM

                    Hello!!

                     

                    I'm so excited about this website!!  I wish I would've known it was here sooner.  We're getting married at the Barcelo Palace on 4-28-12.  It's coming up so soon but I feel like there's so much left to do!  Does anyone have any suggestions about details they didn't think to do before the wedding?  I am so nervous I'm forgetting something!

                     

                    We have a guest list of 29 confirmed right now.  6 are staying at the Palace, 2 are staying at Colonial, about 16 are staying at the Beach, and the rest are staying at a timeshare down the road.  We're not having a "formal" cocktail hour either- I think it's kind of pointless since we're at an all-inclusive resort.. however since our wedding is at the Palace, does anyone know if the Beach or Colonial guests will be able to have drinks at Carey bar?

                     

                    We went with the Mint Breeze package, so we are going to need to pick and choose our extras since it doesn't come with as many extras as some of the other packages.  Are there extras anyone thinks just wasn't worth it in the end?  Or any extras anyone thinks was totally worth every penny?

                     

                    For the photography we're going with their Kodak photographer on site- we didn't want to pay the $500 to have an outside photographer.  I've heard good things about them however!

                     

                    Did anyone (or does anyone plan to) bring any extra decorations or place cards down?  My fiance suggested everyone choosing their own seats- so we're in disagreement!  I think it's nice to have assigned seating, and less chaotic.

                     

                    Any other suggestions or last minute suggestions anyone has?!  I'll take any advice :)

                     

                    Thanks!



                    #2960 danandjamie

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                      Posted 04 April 2012 - 05:29 AM

                      Pretty sure you're going to have to pay per person for your non-palace guests to drink at the Carey Bar on your wedding day. Not sure how much it is though.

                       

                      We did place cards for our reception. Letting people pick their tables could be another headache in the end. Your wedding coordinator will take your decorations and place cards before the ceremony so you won't have to worry about setting anything up.

                       

                      Have you thought of welcome bags?

                      Also, providing your guests with a schedule of wedding day events?

                      Make sure you bring cash for the minister, the mariachi band (if you decided to use them) and also for tipping (wedding coordinator, musician at the ceremony, hair and makeup people, wait staff at the reception) We just gave the tips to our wedding coordinator in separate envelopes before the day started and she took care of it.

                       

                       






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