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#891 sxcT

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    Posted 25 August 2010 - 12:51 PM

    Hello ladies.  I have to admit that I only started about 10 pages back.  I started reading from page 1 but realized some things may have changed in the past 2 yrs so I wanted some fresh info.

     

    Questions:

     

     - Has anyone brought in an outside photographer?  The photographer I want to use has only been there once and she said they "made an exception" for her that day.  What is the latest policy?  I plan on buying the day pass and treating them as guests.  Why should they have a problem with that.

     

    - How long did it take for weddings@palaceresorts.com to respond to your first inquiry?  Im anxious to make sure we get the date we have picked.  I plan on picking up the phone and calling but I wanted to hear your feedback first.

     

    - I am still a NOOB so I cant see the attachments with the spa prices.  How much is it for just hair?  One of my BMs is a prof make-up artist so I only need my hair done.

     

     - Did anyone who had their wedding on the SPA side have to tell any guests that they were not allowed to bring their children?  If so, how was that received?  I like the fact this resort has an adults only and family option so our guest can do as they wish.  But if I like the gazebo on the SPA side a lot better than I want to be able to pick that and not get crap from anyone.

     

    Thanks in advance for answering.  You girls are all so great.

     

    I will be reading backwards thru this thread but I was hoping to get these questions answered now.  I have 450 days until my wedding so plenty of time LMAO!!! 



    #892 jszy10

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      Posted 25 August 2010 - 01:18 PM

      Welcome!!!!  Reading the entire thread can be overwhelming...I thought it was worth it though -- definitely time consuming!!

       

      A lot of girls have just gotten a guest pass for photographers and been fine. I had a travel agent find out about my date, but it still took quite a few days to find out.  I'm sure you will be fine, especially this far out!  I worried too about my date being available, and I was about as far out from my date as you are now! They do open up dates to a few brides, so even if someone else has you're date, you should still be fine to get it.  I wouldn't worry.

       

      I have the spa and beauty salon price lists.  Email me at jszy10@hotmail.com and I can send them both to you!!

       



      #893 lilbuddha

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        Posted 25 August 2010 - 04:25 PM



        Originally Posted by jszy10 

        Ok...you don't have to sit through a 90 minute time share presentation to get your $1500 vacation dollars right!?!?!?!  Someone on their facebook today said she did...I hope to god that's not the case!!



        We got to use the credits this July when we went and I promise there was no presentation at all.  They were very cool about using them. The only suggestion I would make because we ran into some trouble was this...was drop a little note/e-mail etc. to your guests telling them to book spa appointments and tours as soon as they get there (no joke).  We waited a day and found some of the tours booked up 3 days in advance.  So if there is something that they really really want to do like swim with the dolphins (super popular) they should book that as soon as they get there.

         

        Other stuff like room upgrades etc. super easy but my fiance was a little bummed he couldn't zipline.  I personally cheered inside


        Mia & Pauly May 5th, 201163 guests + bride & groom.....and counting.

        #894 sxcT

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          Posted 25 August 2010 - 04:35 PM

          I sure hope they keep this promotion going all thru next year.  I've told some ppl about it already so I hope we all get to enjoy it.







          We got to use the credits this July when we went and I promise there was no presentation at all.  They were very cool about using them. The only suggestion I would make because we ran into some trouble was this...was drop a little note/e-mail etc. to your guests telling them to book spa appointments and tours as soon as they get there (no joke).  We waited a day and found some of the tours booked up 3 days in advance.  So if there is something that they really really want to do like swim with the dolphins (super popular) they should book that as soon as they get there.

           

          Other stuff like room upgrades etc. super easy but my fiance was a little bummed he couldn't zipline.  I personally cheered inside





          #895 jszy10

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            Posted 25 August 2010 - 04:50 PM

            The promotion states on the website that it is good if you book by November 30, 2010 and travel through December 23, 2011.

             

             

            The woman I spoke to to get the spa/salon menus told me that it is strongly encouraged to book your spa/salon appointments BEFORE you go, because of how busy it is with the 1500 promotion.  Here is her info to book!!

             

            Vanessa Sanchez

            vasanchez@palaceresorts.com

             

             

            I was told today that you can't book tours until you arrive though, so I will definitely book my tours AS SOON as we arrive.  We will be there for 10 days, so I am hoping that we can do the things we want to!! We definitely want to zipline and swim with the dolphins!



            #896 angelov321

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              Posted 26 August 2010 - 06:43 AM

              Thanks for your help ladies!!! Im so excited to hire the harpist! I feel like its gonna sound and look so elegant. YAY!!!



              #897 Christina Marie

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                Posted 26 August 2010 - 10:44 AM

                It will trust me, and make sure to get lots of pictures of him, so you can look back at it, later down the road.. I wish we had more pictures of that.. I was lucky enough to have that as an option for my ceremony.. Good Luck with the Planning and what also helped me alot was reading the Destinations and Weddings Honeymoon Magazine.. It was a great help..Lots of great ideas



                #898 sxcT

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                  Posted 26 August 2010 - 11:15 AM

                  I picked that magazine up as soon as I was engaged.  Love it!!!
                   

                  Originally Posted by Christina Marie 

                  It will trust me, and make sure to get lots of pictures of him, so you can look back at it, later down the road.. I wish we had more pictures of that.. I was lucky enough to have that as an option for my ceremony.. Good Luck with the Planning and what also helped me alot was reading the Destinations and Weddings Honeymoon Magazine.. It was a great help..Lots of great ideas





                  #899 jszy10

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                    Posted 26 August 2010 - 02:45 PM

                    I'm excited to hire the harpist too!! My fiance actually picked that..he thinks it will be very romantic :o)



                    #900 jszy10

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                      Posted 27 August 2010 - 04:33 AM

                      Are the keys for the rooms swipe cards?? I was thinking about making key holders but one bride said some resorts have actually keys with something attached that wouldn't fit in them. 






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