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#1681 jengullage

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    Posted 18 May 2013 - 06:14 PM

    Hi Alyn, I saw you said you are doing Mayan pearl! Me too!! What has been your experience with flower options for extra bouquets? What colour have you gone with for the package?

    #1682 HeatherLynn83

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      Posted 19 May 2013 - 05:54 AM

      We just have our date so far and the 2:00 time slot given to us. We haven't chose a packages or time for dinner or anything. But yes I guess that leaves time for photos without rushing and people can do their own thing for awhile. And yes I agree I would just have guests all meet up at one of the bars. I know it would be nic fohave a private area with cocktails but can't really justify paying when drinks are free at resort.

      #1683 Crystel

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        Posted 20 May 2013 - 12:48 PM

        Not sure how it works, I asked for my date and time back in February. At that time, they said we can't confirm 100% since the 2014 calendar is not open yet. But we took a note of your date and will let you know when the calendar opens so we can take your down payment. They emailed me back in April to say there's already someone at 3 we can offer you 1 o'clock......Let me tell you I wasn't impress ! Why didn't they tell me that in February ??? Oh well...lots of frustration but I'll go with that...can't do much !

         

        So the plan is to have the ceremony 1:00 to 1:30 then pictures from 1:30 to 3:30 and hang around till dinner which will be early I guess...and I'm having a cocktail after dinner that's why I didn't really want to have one before and after !! The thing is...people will be drunk before diner because there's so much time to kill !! I'm still not happy with my time, I don't understand why we can't do it later :(



        #1684 Soon2BeMrsW

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          Posted 20 May 2013 - 01:16 PM

          Hello girls,

           

          I am strongly considering having my July 2014 wedding at this resort.  I've heard many good reviews from people that have been to this resort in the past, including a friend who was married there back in 2009.  I've looked at the wedding packages that are available and I am leaning towards the Mayan Pearl package.  Although I love the look of the tulle and the pearls, I don't really care for having everything in all one colour.  Does anyone know if you can mix and match colours from the packages, or substitute different kinds of flowers?  If not, I'm thinking of just doing white, and then getting my flowers from an outside vendor to add a pop of colour. 

           

          I'm also curious about what the dinner options are like.  I've heard that you have to have a private reception, if you have more than 40 people.  I'm guessing we'll be closer to 50 guests, so we probably won't have a choice. Does anyone know if you can still have your dinner in one of the buffets, if you have over 40 guests?  It wouldn't be my first choice, but I also don't want to spend an arm and a leg to eat dinner at an all-inclusive resort.  It seems kind of silly to me.

           

          Last question (for now), does anyone know much about the poolside reception (cocktails only) by the las rocas location?  I would love to do something like that, but I can't seem to find much information about it.  Also, if anyone has any pictures of a poolside reception in this location, I'd love to see them. :)



          #1685 jengullage

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            Posted 20 May 2013 - 04:32 PM

            Hi "soon to be mrs w"! I am also doing the Mayan pearl package now and I have asked Vanessa lots and lots of questions about it. What she said was that you have to choose one of the colours listed and yes it does all have to be in that colour you choose (I chose white). You also have to "use" everything that is in this package- so the flowers you have to "use" but you can order extra bouquets in different colours and flowers (which is what I'm doing / giving the maid of honour my white lilies and ordering a coral bouquet of a different flower for myself (not sure what kind yet). There is however, one of the Karen bussen packages (I think it's the most expensive one) that allows you to mix and match ANY of the decoration/flowers and I think you can mix the colours too (but not 100% sure on that tho). You can also bring extra decor in your colours to add to the stuff already included in the package (ie we are having coral and turquoise maracas, sand ceremony in those colours, star fish for tables in white, fans in turquoise, name tags etc). But you can't take away items that are in the package (ie you must use the centre peices) But if you happen to be told different from what I was told can you please share that with me? :) it's best to get as much info from as many ppl as we can so we can take advantage of all that is offered to us :)! My wedding is in 7 weeks yay!

            #1686 brownsugarbride

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              Posted 20 May 2013 - 09:31 PM

              I am still trying to decide on resorts in the RM and Grand Palladium seems to be getting great reviews! One issue seems to be that they do a lot of weddings per day.  Does anyone have any sense of whether there is a limit to the number of weddings per day at the resort?



              #1687 Carlota1981

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              Posted 21 May 2013 - 01:48 AM

              Hello Brownsugarbride !! I asked the same to my planner and she told me that the maximum is 2 weddings per day. But dont worry about that because Vanessa (WC) told me that although there are 2 brides gettin married the same day,you are not going to see the other wedding as times/locations are different

              #1688 brownsugarbride

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                Posted 21 May 2013 - 03:52 AM

                Originally Posted by Carlota1981 

                Hello Brownsugarbride !!

                I asked the same to my planner and she told me that the maximum is 2 weddings per day.
                But dont worry about that because Vanessa (WC) told me that although there are 2 brides gettin married the same day,you are not going to see the other wedding as times/locations are different

                 

                Thanks Carlota---this is great to know! So many lovely resorts, and only one wedding! LOL



                #1689 alyn

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                  Posted 21 May 2013 - 09:19 AM

                  Hi, I haven't decided yet which colour to go for with the package.  I'm thinking either the pink one or the orange one.  As far as flowers go, I am finding the ones from their website quite expensive.  I have been looking around for outside vendors and or DIY projects to see if there are less expensive options/alternatives.  Have you decided what colour you will be going with? 



                  #1690 alyn

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                    Posted 21 May 2013 - 09:24 AM

                    Originally Posted by jengullage 

                    Hi Alyn,

                    I saw you said you are doing Mayan pearl! Me too!! What has been your experience with flower options for extra bouquets? What colour have you gone with for the package?

                    Hi, silly me (I'm new to this), I tried to reply but it went somewhere else....so you may see my response twice on this thread....I am leaning towards orange, but haven't yet decided.  Have you decided what colour option you will be going with?  As with the flowers, I am finding the options on the GP website quite expensive, so I am looking around for either DIY projects or for outside vendors that provide alternatives at a lower cost.  The mayan pearl package does include the brides bouquet, groom's boutanniere, and ceremony decorations, but I would really love to have my bridesmaid and grooms men have flowers and boutannieres as well.  Will you be decorating your reception as well (ie, centerpieces?)






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