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#381 ChristinaP

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    Posted 21 October 2009 - 09:53 AM

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    Originally Posted by GoCubs!
    Hi girls - I just returned from my wedding at the Grand Palladium and everything far exceeded my already high expectations.
    Congratulations. Can't WAIT to see some pictures posted.

    My questions for you:

    - Did you have your make-up done at the resort? If so, were you happy with it? (In other words- did it totally melt of your face?)

    - Where was your reception, and do you know if all the private receptions start at 7:00?

    - Which company is DJ Bob with? I am looking in to DJ's right now, and only have prices from one

    Thanks for sharing. Post some pictures for us soon!

    #382 GoCubs!

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      Posted 22 October 2009 - 09:09 AM

      Christina - I did my own make-up so I can't comment on the spa's ability to do it. My reception was at La Laguna. La Laguna and El Azul are pretty much identical, I just felt like La Laguna was more on the pool and prettier. It ended up being a good choice b/c there is an air-conditioned bar in the White Sands lobby that my guests all cooled off in between the ceremony & reception (it was the hottest/muggiest day of the week - BRUTAL). I'm pretty sure that all private receptions are 7-11pm - that's basically the time I was told and I thought that was a good time so I never tried to change it. DJ Bob is his own company Wedding DJ We paid $450 for 4 hours and he was worth every penny.

      #383 tammikins

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        Posted 23 October 2009 - 07:59 PM

        has anyone been talking to Rocio lately? I've tried getting a hold of her by e-mail, and she doesn't reply. I tried asking my travel agent to email her - hasn't replied to the TA either. I tried calling - she's never in the office and neither is her assistant.

        I know other brides say communication is sketchy, but everything is organized when you get there... well thats a little comforting, but there are some things we need to know before we leave home for the wedding. Sorry, just needed to vent, this is frustrating

        #384 Lexico

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          Posted 23 October 2009 - 10:54 PM

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          Originally Posted by Ashleykmorgan
          I was married at the Palladium in June so I will share with you what my costs were, as far as I know not much has changed since then, but again, I cannot be sure as costs with Mexico weddings change all the time. Your options for reception are:

          1. Reserve space in one of the restaurants for your group, everyone will have to have the same dish, you will need to tell Rocio in advance what this dish is. You cannot have dancing or music here, and it will not be private, they will section off space for you. As far as I know, there is no additional cost for you to do this.

          2. If you want a cocktail hour it is to take place immediately following your ceremony, the cost for this is 15-20$ per person, depending on if you do just beverage service or appetizers and beverages. This will take place where your ceremony took place, not after dinner.

          3. If you want a private reception with a dance you have two options, neither one are on the beach, it will be Gran Azul or La Laguna, they are beautiful areas overlooking the pools, Laguna is on the Riveira side of the resort, Azul is on the Colonial/Kantenah. This will cost you a per plate fee depending on the menu choice, but I believe minimum is 45 or 50$ per person. If you want music you can bring an ipod and use their speakers, which alot of brides do, or you can hire a dj. You can have this reception from 7pm-11pm.

          I think I answered all of the questions, I know Rocio takes quite a while to respond, and it is super annoying waiting for answers, but trust me once you get down there she has it all under control. Below is a link to my professional pictures from del Sol, you can see the ceremony and reception site and tons of other stuff. I got married in the Garden Gazebo and had my reception at La Laguna with a dj.

          ..:: Pictage | Registration ::..
          Ashley, I'm just reminiscing about all the hard work and planning I put into planning my GP Mexico wedding and came across your post. Our wedding was cancelled back in May b/c of the H1N1 and we got re-routed to Jamaica (as our flights into Mexico were cancelled) Everything worked out great, but It wasn't Mexico!! I hope you had a fantastic week, and a fabulous wedding day! Congratulations!!!
          Lexi

          #385 ChristinaP

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            Posted 25 October 2009 - 02:51 PM

            Tammikins,

            I e-mailed her last week to tell her to confirm a private reception so I can book a DJ, and have not heard back yet. I don't know when you tried phoning her, but I was able to reach her no problem when I phoned on a Saturday morning. Maybe try in the morning before the weddings start for the day?
            Good luck. Let us know how it goes.

            #386 ChristinaP

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              Posted 27 October 2009 - 06:15 PM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by tammikins
              has anyone been talking to Rocio lately? I've tried getting a hold of her by e-mail, and she doesn't reply. I tried asking my travel agent to email her - hasn't replied to the TA either. I tried calling - she's never in the office and neither is her assistant.

              I know other brides say communication is sketchy, but everything is organized when you get there... well thats a little comforting, but there are some things we need to know before we leave home for the wedding. Sorry, just needed to vent, this is frustrating

              Did you hear from Rocio yet? I just heard back from Ariadna (it says she is WC assistant- don't know if she replaced Erica, or if they have another team member).

              #387 GoCubs!

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                Posted 28 October 2009 - 01:59 PM

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                Originally Posted by ChristinaP
                Did you hear from Rocio yet? I just heard back from Ariadna (it says she is WC assistant- don't know if she replaced Erica, or if they have another team member).
                When I was there for my wedding the week of Oct. 11-18 Rocio was on vacation. I worked with Erika and Ari - Ari is just new b/c they added another person. Business must be booming if they are expanding the team...

                #388 tammikins

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                  Posted 28 October 2009 - 03:27 PM

                  Hi Everyone!
                  Yes, I got a reply from Erika, Rocio is on vacation, don't know for how long.... But poor Erika is getting 1000+ emails per day from us crazy brides! Now I feel bad for complaining. It must be so hard to keep up with the emails, the people that are having their wedding those days and having to do it all in your non-primary language. On a whole other tangent... any brides who have had their wedding already, I was wondering how the cake and flowers were? Do you get to pick? Do they look nice?

                  Thanks!
                  T.

                  #389 ChristinaP

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                    Posted 28 October 2009 - 05:44 PM

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                    Originally Posted by tammikins
                    Hi Everyone!
                    Yes, I got a reply from Erika, Rocio is on vacation, don't know for how long.... But poor Erika is getting 1000+ emails per day from us crazy brides! Now I feel bad for complaining.

                    T.
                    Don't feel bad for complaining- we know they are busy, but sometimes it's hard to wait for a loooong time for a little answer when it's coming up on crunch time. I am sure they are used to all us crazy brides anyways :) who need to know everything right now

                    #390 BrideNov2009

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                      Posted 03 November 2009 - 11:23 PM

                      Hi everyone!

                      I leave Saturday November 14th to November 21st. We are doing the private reception and have hired DJ Bob as well. I will let you know how things go when we get back. We are very excited : )




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