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#4641 Christinedrc

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    Posted 03 August 2015 - 03:02 PM

    Hi everyone!

     

    I recently got married at the Palace on June 27, 2015. We had a beach ceremony, cocktail hour on the beach, and then the reception at the Mariachi Grille. Everything was amazing! 

     

    To answer your question about the getting ready... My fiancé and groomsmen all ended up getting ready in our room and my bridesmaids and I got ready in my mother's room (which was a floor above us) since that is where I was keeping my dress anyway. It worked out well with the photographer. She went to do the groom getting ready, and then came to us before the ceremony to take "Getting ready" pictures. 

     

    Please let me know if you have any questions and I can try to answer them the best I can! 

     

    Christine



    #4642 yooyooo

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    • Wedding Date:March 23, 2016
    • Wedding Location:Barcelo Maya Palace in Riviera Maya, Mexico
    • LocationWashington DC

    Posted 03 August 2015 - 04:59 PM

    @Christinedrc

    Thanks for your input!

    My only problem is that all our guests are staying at the other hotels.. So my fiance would have to go to one of the guests rooms in the Tropical...

     

    How accessible is the Tropical from the Palace, and vice versa? Is it walking distance?



    #4643 CellineSouza

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      Posted 03 August 2015 - 06:30 PM

      Hello everyone! I had my wedding at the Barceló on July 18th. My ceremony was at the gazebo and the reception at Coral Beach, both at the Palace. My husband and I went with the Strawberry Package and my wedding coordinator was Estrella, who by the way is awesome! Everything was perfect and if I could change anything I would have added more time to the reception. As everyone always says, it went by too quickly!
      We had a total of 31 people, and everybody had a great time.
      If anyone has any questions I would be more than happy to help! I'm attaching some pictures so you guys have an idea of how my wedding was set up.Attached File  DSC02337.JPG   116.27KB   16 downloadsAttached File  DSC02294.JPG   105.39KB   12 downloadsAttached File  image13.JPG   94.08KB   11 downloadsAttached File  20150718_191336.jpg   55.93KB   11 downloadsAttached File  DSC_0257.JPG   80.3KB   12 downloadsAttached File  DSC_0208.JPG   88.35KB   13 downloads

      #4644 Christinedrc

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        Posted 03 August 2015 - 06:31 PM

        @yooyooo

        No problem! The Tropical is right next door to the Palace, so it's the closest in walking distance. If you're staying in the Oaxaca building at the Palace, it's like a 5 minute walk. I don't think it would be much of a problem at all!



        #4645 yooyooo

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        Posted 03 August 2015 - 06:42 PM

        @CellineSouza

         

        Congratulations! I LOVE your table set-up! I like how the staff could get to the guests easily. I might do something similar, or have all the tables together as a big square. 

         

         

        @Christinedrc

         

        Awesome! I'll ask for the Oaxaca building. 



        #4646 Bcari16

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        • Wedding Date:May 20, 2016
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        Posted 03 August 2015 - 07:29 PM

        Hello all!
        I have booked my wedding for March 2016. I'm so excited! I've been searching and searching for answers in this forum and found it so helpful that I decided to start posting myself.

        We chose the Mint Breeze for gazebo ceremony and the banquet room reception. We have some older guests and needed the AC and privacy. We're expecting about 20 adults and 5 children at the most.

        My new wedding planner (original one left the resort since we talked last) is Yasmin and she's pretty good at responding, but sometimes she doesn't answer all my questions fully.

        Does anyone know about the banquet rooms? Are there more than one, and if so, what are the differences? What do you think a good table arrangement is for our number of guests? I know I definitely want a small head table (just for the couple), a separate cake table, and use rectangular tables for guests... kind of like the one in the picture below (except I think our head table is a rectangular table).
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        This may be a silly question. My fiance and I will be staying at the Palace, and our other guests at other Barcelo resorts (mostly Tropical). On the wedding day, are other guests allowed to come help me get ready in my room in the Palace? Also, since I'll be getting ready in my room in the Palace, where would my fiance get ready? Does he need to go to another guest's room in the resort?

        Thanks for any and all advice!@TaraW

        My wedding is in March 2016 and I started planning a year in advance as well, being a type A personality myself! Haha

        Hi @yooyooo,

        I booked my wedding at the Palace for May 2016 using the Mint Breeze Package also! many of the previous posts state that guests were able to stay at any Barccelo Hotel and attend a palace wedding, but upon my booking I was advised that any guest who doesnt stay at the Palace will have to pay a $100 day pass fee to attend. Maybe they wont be so strict with guests assisting you on your wedding day. Happy Planning!

        Edited by Bcari16, 03 August 2015 - 07:30 PM.


        #4647 yooyooo

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        Posted 03 August 2015 - 07:52 PM

        @Bcari16

         

        Oh my goodness!! No way! 

        My wedding planner never mentioned that.... maybe your wedding planner thought you meant a different resort??? Now I'm getting nervous...... that will add up to be A LOT of money.


        Hi @yooyooo,

        I booked my wedding at the Palace for May 2016 using the Mint Breeze Package also! many of the previous posts state that guests were able to stay at any Barccelo Hotel and attend a palace wedding, but upon my booking I was advised that any guest who doesnt stay at the Palace will have to pay a $100 day pass fee to attend. Maybe they wont be so strict with guests assisting you on your wedding day. Happy Planning!

        @Bcari16

         

        Ok, I did some searching because I got nervous about the day pass.

        The wedding package pdf my wedding planner sent says, "Guests not staying at the resort and attending the wedding must pay a day pass." This statement is under every wedding package, and it doesn't mention any of the actual hotel names.

         

        On their website, the word "resort" always refers to the group of 5 "hotels" (Tropical, Beach, Caribe, Palace, Colonial) within the resort. So according to those word references, guest at any other four hotels shouldn't have to pay for a day pass since they're still staying within the resort.

         

        I'll use this to defend myself if any questions come up. No way I'm paying $100 for all 20 of my guests. That's insane.



        #4648 Bcari16

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        Posted 04 August 2015 - 10:05 AM

        @yooyooo,

         

        I thought it was insane too, especially since many other posts stated differently. I will double check with my WC ( I have been assigned Estrella!). The way it's worded does make it seem like you should be able to stay at any hotel within the resort.



        #4649 yooyooo

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        Posted 04 August 2015 - 02:05 PM

        @Bcari16

         

        When your WP has an answer for you, will you please let me know? I'm scared to even mention it to my WP (I have Yasmin).



        #4650 TaraW

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        • Wedding Date:April 15, 2016
        • Wedding Location:Barcelo Maya - Playa Azul
        • LocationVictoria, BC

        Posted 05 August 2015 - 04:50 AM

        Hi Ladies,

         

        I had already talked to my WP about the resort fee, and guests not staying there that wish to attend the wedding. It's only the ones not at the Barceló complex that have to pay. I have four people coming from a neighbouring resort (non Barceló), and they have opted to book and share a room for the night ... slightly cheaper than a day pass x4, and gives them a place to get ready after a day at the beach, and a place to crash after the wedding if they want.   

         

        I've also booked an outside photographer (playaweddings) and looking at Beso Brides or the Styling trio for my airbrush make up  .... can you say vendor fees????? *sigh*

         

         

        @CellineSouza, that's great to hear you liked Estrella! So far our communication has been great and thorough (although delayed) but you never know how that will be once you get to the resort and your wedding day comes! Beautiful dress pics as well! :) 






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