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#1761 KylieD

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    Posted 05 June 2013 - 01:37 PM

    Hello!

     

    I am brand new to this forum and am loving all the information I'm reading so far. I have a few questions I'm hoping someone can answer for me.

    1. Is it okay to bring in an outside photographer to the resort? I've asked my wedding coordinator a few times, but she doesn't seem to answer that question in her emails. I have someone picked out, but I don't want to book him until I know the resort allows it.

    2. Does anyone know the cost of the day and/or night pass guests have to purchase to attend the wedding if they're not staying at the resort? Do they have to purchase both passes or is there one specific for weddings that they can buy for both day and evening? It seems strange they would need to buy 2 passes.

     

    Thank you!!!!



    #1762 brebuisson02

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      Posted 05 June 2013 - 03:43 PM

      Hi Carlotta,
      Will you be at the resort before your guests arrive? If so you could meet them in the lobby when they arrive (if you know around what time they will be getting there at) to hand them their OOT bags in person .. Or like normas09 said possibly ask Vanessa if they could make an exception to hand them out a little bit later. What are you all putting in your OOT bags?? I'm just starting to think about mine & will start putting them together this summer .. I'm excited!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

      Hi KylieD & Welcome!
      To answer your questions .. I am pretty sure outside photographers are allowed; do you mean you want to bring your own from home or you want to book one from mexico?? I am flying out my photographer & they were fine with that because he will be staying at the resort for the week.. but I'm almost positive that other photographers from mexico are allowed too. As for the day/night passes .. I'm not too sure how much they cost but I'm curious as well because I may have a couple  guests staying at a different resort that would need the passes for our wedding day. If you hear of anything let me know.. & I'll do the same!
       



      #1763 newmrskassner

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      Posted 05 June 2013 - 07:51 PM

      Hello Brides to Be!!

       

      I am just in the beginning stages of planning my wedding as we just got engaged 2 weeks ago (while at the Kantaneh!).  We are planning a wedding there next May (2014), and I do have a question for you all.  I live in the United States, and I was wondering if any of you know of a travel agency that will do the things that I have seen some of you Canadian ladies have found offered; such as set up a wedding website or act as a liaison between you and the resort.  I did a little bit of searching online, but was not able to find something like this offered.

       

      I am learning so much from all of you.  Thank you for sharing all of your information!!

       

      Congratulations!!

      Sommer



      #1764 jencadiz

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        Posted 06 June 2013 - 04:57 AM

        Hi Carlota! I was also wondering if you are having a meeting up event that evening? For example we are going to have an informal cocktail gathering at one of the bars (perhaps Churchill/Hemingway) and you could give the info and time to your guests before the trip. Then you could distribute them there. KylieD, Outside vendors are allowed without a fee. You may need to include them in the guest count for dinner though (since generally you need to provide a meal for them). We are bringing in an outside photographer and it is not an issue, but you will need to let your coordinator know so that they can meet them in the lobby on the day of. -Jen

        #1765 Carlota1981

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        Posted 06 June 2013 - 05:42 AM

        Thanks for your advices girls!! Yes we will arrive 2days before our guests that are all staying at Palladium. Fi and I have planned to wait for them drinking cocktails at the lobby. 

        At the time they arrive they have to go directly to one of the buffets to dinner so, will be they "umconfortable" being with the OOT bag at the "hand" until they go to sleep? 

         

        Norma, I had asked that to Vanessa but she told me no exception. 

        Bre, inside the OOT bags I am just putting some "funny" things: coloured sun glasses for the pools/sea (so they have not be worried of loosing the expensive ones), "chinese" fans (in Spanish we call this "pay pay" but I have no idea of how to say this in English), mini cards, flower hairpin.. (you can see the photos at the right side of the computer screen where it says "recent images in this thread")

         

         

        Welcome to the forum Kylie!!! I I am bringing several vendors at there are no fee for this but things have changed at GP with the new wedding packages and costs. I suggest you to write a mail to your planner in which the only thing you are asking her is about the photographer. Which is your WC by the way?

        About the pass or night cost I think it was sth around 40usd for the pass, I remembered it was cheaper one type of pass. Sorry to not be helpful !



        #1766 KylieD

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          Posted 06 June 2013 - 08:47 AM

          Originally Posted by newmrskassner 

          Hello Brides to Be!!

           

          I am just in the beginning stages of planning my wedding as we just got engaged 2 weeks ago (while at the Kantaneh!).  We are planning a wedding there next May (2014), and I do have a question for you all.  I live in the United States, and I was wondering if any of you know of a travel agency that will do the things that I have seen some of you Canadian ladies have found offered; such as set up a wedding website or act as a liaison between you and the resort.  I did a little bit of searching online, but was not able to find something like this offered.

           

          I am learning so much from all of you.  Thank you for sharing all of your information!!

           

          Congratulations!!

          Sommer

           

          Originally Posted by jencadiz 

          Hi Carlota!

          I was also wondering if you are having a meeting up event that evening? For example we are going to have an informal cocktail gathering at one of the bars (perhaps Churchill/Hemingway) and you could give the info and time to your guests before the trip. Then you could distribute them there.

          KylieD,

          Outside vendors are allowed without a fee. You may need to include them in the guest count for dinner though (since generally you need to provide a meal for them). We are bringing in an outside photographer and it is not an issue, but you will need to let your coordinator know so that they can meet them in the lobby on the day of.

          -Jen

           

          Originally Posted by caseylynndavis 

          Hi Kylie!

          You can definitly bring your own photographer...we are bringing one from home.  Vanessa told me there was no outside vendor fee for her just this week.

          Casey

           

          Originally Posted by Carlota1981 

          Thanks for your advices girls!! Yes we will arrive 2days before our guests that are all staying at Palladium. Fi and I have planned to wait for them drinking cocktails at the lobby. 

          At the time they arrive they have to go directly to one of the buffets to dinner so, will be they "umconfortable" being with the OOT bag at the "hand" until they go to sleep? 

           

          Norma, I had asked that to Vanessa but she told me no exception. 

          Bre, inside the OOT bags I am just putting some "funny" things: coloured sun glasses for the pools/sea (so they have not be worried of loosing the expensive ones), "chinese" fans (in Spanish we call this "pay pay" but I have no idea of how to say this in English), mini cards, flower hairpin.. (you can see the photos at the right side of the computer screen where it says "recent images in this thread")

           

           

          Welcome to the forum Kylie!!! I I am bringing several vendors at there are no fee for this but things have changed at GP with the new wedding packages and costs. I suggest you to write a mail to your planner in which the only thing you are asking her is about the photographer. Which is your WC by the way?

          About the pass or night cost I think it was sth around 40usd for the pass, I remembered it was cheaper one type of pass. Sorry to not be helpful !

           

          Thank you so much ladies for all your responses and help! I'm super excited about joining this forum and hearing all your great ideas and pieces of advice! Great news about the photographer and even better if there isn't a fee! My wedding coordinator is Grace - she is usually good at answering questions, but takes a long time to reply.

           

          That would be wonderful if the pass is only $40 usd! I was thinking it would be a lot more. If anyone else has looked into this and can confirm, please let me know.



          #1767 normas09

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            Posted 06 June 2013 - 12:24 PM

            Hi Sommer,


            Congratulations and welcome to the forum!! I'm getting married in May 10, 2014. When are you thinking about getting married?

             

            My TA is Stacy Evos, from A Girl's Gotta Go. I found her on weddingwire (she has great reviews) and she has been super helpful. Apart from helping with travel arrangements, I know she also can act as a coordinator but I think it's for a fee. Not sure what it is though. I would recommend getting in touch with her to find out more--- her phone number is 

            Hello Brides to Be!!

             

            I am just in the beginning stages of planning my wedding as we just got engaged 2 weeks ago (while at the Kantaneh!).  We are planning a wedding there next May (2014), and I do have a question for you all.  I live in the United States, and I was wondering if any of you know of a travel agency that will do the things that I have seen some of you Canadian ladies have found offered; such as set up a wedding website or act as a liaison between you and the resort.  I did a little bit of searching online, but was not able to find something like this offered.

             

            I am learning so much from all of you.  Thank you for sharing all of your information!!

             

            Congratulations!!

            Sommer

             



            #1768 jengullage

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              Posted 06 June 2013 - 04:28 PM

              Welcome to all the new ladies in this forum! Carlotta- I agree giving your OOT bags to your guests during your cocktail party or a welcome dinner would be the best in your scenario. Everyone will all be there and you won't have to hunt anyone down. So easier for you! I have a question for Chrestena and any other bride that had gotten married already here or anyone who might have the answer to this: - we are planning our reception timeline and I was wondering how much time in between courses would be a good amount of time to get a speech in as we want to intersperse the speeches with dinner (at least a few of them).

              #1769 newmrskassner

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              Posted 06 June 2013 - 06:17 PM

              Normas09 - I have a request (e-mail) in to the wedding department for any day in the last week of May at the 4pm time slot.  I am waiting to hear back from them.  How long does it typically take before I should try to contact them again?  I don't want to drive them crazy already, but I also don't want to lose out on that week!   :)
               



              #1770 jengullage

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                Posted 07 June 2013 - 12:57 PM

                Hey everyone,

                 

                Does anyone have any examples of prices of what bouquets are going to cost?? On the website it says that for a tropical bouquet-something like what Chrestena had, was going to cost $500....that seems completely outrageous to me and I am having such a hard time figuring out what to do.  

                 

                I chose the mayan pearl package in white-so it comes with a white bouquet, but I was going to give that to my maid of honour and get a tropical one for me since you can't substitute, but for $500 I can't justify it.  Anyone have prices from them for this stuff??






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