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#1211 Caterina

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    Posted 02 July 2012 - 11:30 AM

    Hi Shannon, We were 36 at the wedding And it was at La Laguna (private supper)! So we paid 60$ / person for the supper as it was private And we had a DJ! If you Want to Have a semi private supper you CAN go to one of A la carte restaurant with no extra cost! I highly recommend Gonzalo Nunez as a photographer!

    #1212 DaryaB

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      Posted 29 July 2012 - 05:29 AM

      Hey ladies, are you picking out your flowers and cake ahead of time or are you going to decide on those when you get to GP?

      #1213 DaryaB

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        Posted 31 July 2012 - 03:02 AM

        Another's question... Can anybody recommend a videographer? Some of my family and friends won't be able to make it so I thought they'd love to have a video. Thanks!

        #1214 Laura2013

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          Posted 31 July 2012 - 03:27 AM

          I am strongly considering Elite Media Concepts. Another bride recently used them (for her videographer and DJ) and posted her video, it was really really good. It is listed somewhere under the Iberostar discussion on this site . If you can't find it let me know and I can post the link when I have more time... They are pricey though. I emailed them for prices and they got back to me that day.

          #1215 claire0701

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            Posted 31 July 2012 - 06:38 AM

            Hi DaryaB,

            I plan on choosing cake/flowers when we arrive.  Lots of the other brides highly recommend the mexican style cake so I think we'll go for that one :)

            We have just booked Gonzalo Nunez as our photographer and I'm ridiculously excited about it

            #1216 soltamargo

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              Posted 31 July 2012 - 10:25 AM

              Hola Novias Palladium,


              Congrats on your upcoming wedding!!!


              We've had the privilege of telling numerous gorgeous wedding stories at the Grand Palladium Complex. Our latest one took place a few months ago....








              We loved the parasols and reception venue as it is nice and intimate, great for small groups!!! Plus, Vanessa, the Wedding Coordinator, was very accommodating.


              Let me know if you have any questions.


              Happy Planning :) 

              #1217 Mikecantarell



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                Posted 07 August 2012 - 10:44 AM

                Hello DaryaB,


                We have captured a lot of special moments on video at Grand Palladium, you can take a look at our site, here are some examples of some weddings done here, If you have any doubt, don't hesitate to contact us.


                #1218 Mikeycelle

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                  Posted 21 August 2012 - 08:53 PM

                  Originally Posted by claire0701 

                  Hi everyone,


                  We have finally booked our GP wedding after over a year of deliberating! The big day is not untill next July but we are eagerly counting down the days!  First of all thanks for all the amazing information, pictures and advice ... I don't know if I could have booked a destination wedding without this forum!


                  What do you think of our timing ideas?


                  Catholic ceremony in church 4.00-5.00

                  Photographs                          5.00-6.30 (Do you think this is too long?)

                  Dinner (Portofino)                  6.30-8.30

                  Cocktails                                8.30-10.30 (Please help with location suggestions)


                  My other question is regarding the $20 set up fee, does this still apply to church weddings as there won't be any set up of chairs etc, although we would still like champagne for all our guests?  We will have 40 guests.

                  Hi  claire0701,


                  I just went over my schedule with Vanessa, our coordinator. We're getting married in April 19, 2013. We're also having a Catholic wedding at Nuestra Senora de las Nieves.

                  Catholic Ceremony                                             4:00- 5:00 PM

                  Photos with family and friends                            5:00-6:00 PM

                  Cocktails at Las Rocas Bar ( by saltwater pool) 6:00-7:00 PM    entertainment by Mariachi band while we continue with picture taking. My photographer said enough picture taking time is essential  for the perfect photos to choose from.

                  Dinner and dancing at La Laguna                       7:00-12:00 AM

                  After party at Sunset Blvd  (optional)                   12- 2 AM

                  We wanted to do a rehearsal dinner with Father Jorge who will be officiating the wedding the night before the wedding but Vanessa said that Fr. Jorge lives 2 hours away from GP. So we're going over the Liturgy with our parish priest in NY. The processional and recessional, the readings and responsorial psalm, and Filipino traditions of the coin, veil and cord ceremony. I have a big wedding party! All in accordance to the Filipino wedding traditions which is very similar to the Spanish traditions.

                  1 matron of honor

                  4 bridesmaids

                  1 flowergirl

                  1 ringbearer

                  1 coin bearer

                  1 biblebearer

                  2 veil sponsors

                  2 cord sponsors

                  2 mothers candle ceremony

                  1 best man

                  4 groomsmen

                  2 godparents

                  4 offertory (bread,wine, flowers, fruit basket)

                  180 guests were invited. 68 people expressed they are planning to come to Mexico. More will follow I'm sure!

                  My main concern is finding a quartet to play at the Mass. Vanessa DOES NOT recommend Hits Band. They played at GP with one less musician. Another instance, they were very late.She gave me Shine Band and Musicancun to contact. I have yet to contact them. Happy Planning!

                  #1219 Mikeycelle

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                    Posted 21 August 2012 - 08:59 PM

                    Originally Posted by DaryaB 

                    Hey ladies, are you picking out your flowers and cake ahead of time or are you going to decide on those when you get to GP?

                    Hi DaryaB,


                    I got in touch with my coordinator Vanessa and she sent me a flower price list and pictures of floral arrangements by Casa Narcisso. The cakes in GP are ok judging from the desserts in the restaurants. I'm getting a custom cake from Dolcet Cakes. I need to stay on budget and get the flowers I really want for the best price and they have really beautiful arrangements for $50! The tall arrangements are $100 and up.Have your coordinator send you a list and pictures of flowers and cakes. Make sure they're exactly what you want.

                    #1220 Mikeycelle

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                      Posted 21 August 2012 - 09:09 PM

                      I booked with DJ Doremixx!! I hope everything turns out well! The pics and video look great. We look forward to meeting with you!

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