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#911 sxcT

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    Posted 31 August 2010 - 08:25 AM

    Looking at those pics is very exciting but I have like 15 months to go.  Gosh I hope it flies by hehe.



    #912 jackie_c

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      Posted 31 August 2010 - 09:54 AM

      If you have it in the budget, go with the harpist.  I just got married at Beach Palace and gave them a clearly labeled CD (ie. 1. Guest Seating, 2. Bride Entrance, etc)

      and they played all the songs, all the time, sort of randomly.  They played portions over the vows, etc.  Thankfully most of the songs were either sweet or funny, so my wedding still turned out beautiful even with the Audio issues.  However, it was not what was planned and I know this could fluster other b2b's!

       

      Hope planning is going great!
       

      Originally Posted by sxcT 

      Same here...how funny.  He loved the idea of a harpist....but we are still debating on whether or not to have a soloist or just play a CD.
       


       




      #913 jackie_c

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        Posted 31 August 2010 - 10:10 AM

        I got my guests the $1500 promotion, after a bit of a battle, and an embarrassing crying breakdown at the Vacation Planning Desk in the hotel (haha, yikes) and the only ones who used the money fully were my parents who were on excursions everyday, and the people who used the room upgrades.  It was about $106/day for a room upgrade, and everyone thought it was well worth it!  Well, it's all "free" so it's pretty darn hard to be disappointed!

         

        Most excursions are about a hundred each, though some are much cheaper. 

        Here's a link to prices.  They may change slightly but it should give you a good idea!

         

         

         

        The boys used leftover dollars to buy us about 6 bottles of wine at our last group dinner together before we left the resort, and we took limo's to quite a few places, like Wet and Wild and to the airport rather than taking shuttles or paying for cabs, and these limos seated 8 comfortably and had videos playing and great music!  They were $250 (Palace Dollars) to take you 1 way, where ever you needed to go.

         

        If you have more questions, I'd be happy to try to answer them.  I'm a Beach Palace bride, but it seems most of the Palace Resorts all run on the same rules!

         


         

        Originally Posted by Banksnelson 

        I think I might have to go with the harpest too after all this talk! Sounds wonderful!

         

        Also I was wondering if anyone knew how much it is to upgrade your room and around how much the excursions are. I'm trying to figure out how much we will be able to do with the $1500. I know I want my hair and make up done so that will take up some of it too...

         

        Thanks for your help lilbuddha! Its so nice to get inside info from someone who has already been there!



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        #914 skadow

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          Posted 31 August 2010 - 11:38 AM

           

          Hey Ladies!

           

          I know a few of you are still looking for photographs and love the Del Sol style, but would prefer a more economical choice. Did you see that Matt, Owner of Del Sol is starting another company under the Del Sol umbrella called La Luna. They are almost half the price!

           

          Their website is located HERE -> http://www.lalunaphotographers.com/

           

          You should take a look; I believe some of the pictures posted on the website are of Best Destination Wedding Brides.  I wish they had a wisconsin office and they could do my AHR. It might be the only time I get the whole family together after the wedding LOL =)

           

           

           

          Jackie_c

           

          Thanks so much for posting how much it costs to upgrade a room. My FI and I decided that we could save some money by booking a standard room instead of a deluxe. This might be a great opportunity to have the best of both worlds!

           

          Also I never knew you could use Palace Dollars to rent limo’s. That’s an awesome way to burn a few extra dollars. Thanks for posting.



          #915 LaLuna

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            Posted 31 August 2010 - 11:53 AM



            Originally Posted by skadow 

             

            Hey Ladies!

             

            I know a few of you are still looking for photographs and love the Del Sol style, but would prefer a more economical choice. Did you see that Matt, Owner of Del Sol is starting another company under the Del Sol umbrella called La Luna. They are almost half the price!

             

            Their website is located HERE -> http://www.lalunaphotographers.com/

             

            You should take a look; I believe some of the pictures posted on the website are of Best Destination Wedding Brides.  I wish they had a wisconsin office and they could do my AHR. It might be the only time I get the whole family together after the wedding LOL =)

             

            WOOT WOOT!   Gracias Sara for the mention here!   La Luna is excited to show the Riviera Maya its stuff!!!

             

            Cheers!
            matt
             



            #916 sxcT

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              Posted 31 August 2010 - 01:27 PM

              Thanks for sharing this info.  I can't see the price list but your post helped a lot.  Never knew they had limos and you could use the vacation dollars for them.  Great idea!!
               

              Originally Posted by jackie_c 

              I got my guests the $1500 promotion, after a bit of a battle, and an embarrassing crying breakdown at the Vacation Planning Desk in the hotel (haha, yikes) and the only ones who used the money fully were my parents who were on excursions everyday, and the people who used the room upgrades.  It was about $106/day for a room upgrade, and everyone thought it was well worth it!  Well, it's all "free" so it's pretty darn hard to be disappointed!

               

              Most excursions are about a hundred each, though some are much cheaper. 

              Here's a link to prices.  They may change slightly but it should give you a good idea!

               

               

               

              The boys used leftover dollars to buy us about 6 bottles of wine at our last group dinner together before we left the resort, and we took limo's to quite a few places, like Wet and Wild and to the airport rather than taking shuttles or paying for cabs, and these limos seated 8 comfortably and had videos playing and great music!  They were $250 (Palace Dollars) to take you 1 way, where ever you needed to go.

               

              If you have more questions, I'd be happy to try to answer them.  I'm a Beach Palace bride, but it seems most of the Palace Resorts all run on the same rules!

               


               


               


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              #917 sgray

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                Posted 31 August 2010 - 02:39 PM


                Hi There!

                I am  2010 bride. I am three months and three days away. I recently received email from the planner and the resort photographer. I have a different coordinator than I was assigned when I booked in February. I now have Wilma. And the resort is now using a new company for photography(

                I feel like the only brides on this thread are ones that arent getting married till next year :( we havent had any recent ASP brides on here to write us reviews, answer questions, get us excited....where are all the ASP brides for 2010?!?!  im getting married there in 10 weeks from today, wish I had a bride from here going before me so i could hear about it and get last minute questions answered...you 2011 brides are sooooo ahead of the game! good for you ladies :) in a few weeks ill be posting my planning thread that ive been working on over the past few months, and I will also write a review when I get back...i promise to help you ladies with any info I can :) 

                 

                10 weeks!!! 42 people booked!!! = good times ahead :)





                #918 jszy10

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                  Posted 31 August 2010 - 03:21 PM

                  Thanks Nicole and Deb!!!  I'm sure this goes for everyone here, we are so excited to see your pictures and hear your reviews when you both get back!!



                  #919 skadow

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                    Posted 31 August 2010 - 03:22 PM


                    Wow I had no idea you could use your dollars on that. I am finding out all sorts of stuff today. In that download the photographer and the limo is not listed. I wish they would put out a comprehensive piece that lists everything.
                     

                    Originally Posted by sgray 


                    Hi There!

                    I am  2010 bride. I am three months and three days away. I recently received email from the planner and the resort photographer. I have a different coordinator than I was assigned when I booked in February. I now have Wilma. And the resort is now using a new company for photography(www.palaceresortsweddingphotos.com). AND, the vacation dollars can be used toward photography packages. This is new info to me. Were you aware of this? I want to be able to view the vacation indulgences file above...but I guess I don't have enough points yet.

                     

                    I will post my review when we return too. This site had been so helpful!


                     




                    #920 jszy10

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                      Posted 31 August 2010 - 03:37 PM

                      uugghh...the prices seem to be quite a bit higher than the ones listed in my initial package!?!

                       

                      Photography A: my list - 295, listed on site - 500

                      CD of photography: my list - 158, listed on site - 400

                      DVD: my list - 377, listed on site - 550

                      TTD: rate from Yesenia - 160, listed on site - 490

                       

                      If this is the photographer and his new rates, I just went from thinking I was spending $990 to 1940!! Ahhh!!!  I at least have an email from Yesenia about the TTD price, but the other prices are on a print out I took from the website.  It does state "2010-2011 prices"?






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