Barcelo Maya Palace Brides
Posted 26 September 2009 - 10:12 AM
I want to get the Strawberry package because I want an outside reception but a lot of things on this package; I don't need!
Since I want to upgrape de flower centerpieces it will bring the cost up.
Posted 26 September 2009 - 12:37 PM
We were so excited for our wedding a the Barcelo Palace next April and still are excited, but we are so fed up with the WC and how their first response is NO we can't do that or to do what we pretty much consider over-charging on basic stuff has gotten us quite frustrated!
I wish that i had the general managers email, because we are very very upset!
The 2 biggest things are I think that the strawberry passion package is for an outdoor beach reception...I understand the extra charge because they do not have kitchen right there...but to say they are going to charge 66 per person plus a site fee of 3500 which is 175 per person for the first 20 people for an open air grill or one of the a la cartes that is already closed on Saturday night seems out of control.
Secondly my friend got married at the RIU 2 months ago...there was no extra charge for bringing in someone to do her hair or makeup, the WC set up group dinner reservations in advance, they delivered the guests bags for free, and overall made them feel as though they wanted their business...all these extra vendor charges and no photography charges that they are putting in to place to make extra money I think is price gouging!
Yes we are still getting married there and I am sure they are not going to change for us because another 1000 brides want to get married there next year. But by the time you add up all their fees it would have been much cheaper to get married in Denver! That wasnt my dream though I have always wanted a beach wedding.
i just hope that the WC starts working with the brides and realizes that we all had a choice when we picked the Barcelo and we have a choice up until the day we bring our guests there.
Posted 26 September 2009 - 04:01 PM
Posted 26 September 2009 - 05:22 PM
Posted 26 September 2009 - 06:16 PM
| Originally Posted by harv0136 |
Hmmm...I e-mailed Adrian and he gave me a price of $200 for just the brides make-up. He didn't say anything about travel fees so maybe that was included. I also have a hard time spending $200 on make-up plus the day pass. I don't wear a lot of make-up to begin with but that being said I don't even really know how to do it for my wedding day. I'm thinking about just bringing my bridesmaids to MAC and them showing us how and buying all our make-up from them. I'm really not too picky and can't justify the $300!! Not sure what to do.
Posted 27 September 2009 - 10:13 AM
Posted 27 September 2009 - 10:13 AM
Posted 27 September 2009 - 10:58 AM
From looking at other resorts it seems the average price is around 3000 for the first 15-20 and then $18-30 per person for a beach reception food/beverage
So I am just shocked that they want all this money even for the open air grills/a la cartes
We are bringing 75 people so it is becoming very very expensive for us on top of the cocktail hour (which no we dont have to have, but people love when you are taking your photos) and we would like to have a 4th hour of reception, but there is an additional charge per person for that as well so I think we are only going to do 3 hours of reception which I do think should be enough
Posted 27 September 2009 - 01:12 PM
Posted 27 September 2009 - 01:18 PM
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