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#781 tiffandjohn

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    Posted 19 April 2011 - 05:15 AM

    Hey Ladies,

     

    Just came back from Grand Palladium last weekend. We're also another Canadian group of 50 from Toronto. Half our group stayed on White Sands, the other half in Colonial. We had the most amazing wedding! Worked with Erika for over a year. Her and her team are true professionals. We had 50 guests so we had a private reception at La Laguna. The food was really good, no complaints. We requested for menu 8, and we changed up the dessert. We hired DJ Bob who was also awesome. We had a catholic ceremony at Nuestra Senora de las Nieves Chapel.

    This resort, the ceremony, and reception definitely fulfilled our dream wedding! All our guests had an amazing time, they were sad to go home

    We're going to have our civil in Toronto this week. It's nothing special, we just want to make sure everything is legal here.

     

    Studio 67 also flew down with us from Toronto and took care of our cinematography and photography. They went above and beyond our expectations. Brian and Wanda are so talented in capturing our story. To share with future brides, here's a little highlight video of our wedding day.

     

    http://studio67blog....an-riviera.html

     

    PS-To all future Grand Palladium brides, try to provide as much detail as possible to Erika, it makes everything easier for them to get you your dream wedding!.

     

     



    #782 JND2012

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      Posted 23 April 2011 - 08:31 AM

      AHHHH Stephy those photos are so beautiful!  You look amazing!

       

       



      #783 JND2012

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        Posted 28 April 2011 - 09:35 AM

        Hey all!

         

        So planning has kind of sucked the past little while.  Our deposits are due in the next few days and a lot of our guests have been avoiding us completely.  My future in laws are creating a ton of drama (won't get into details but it really really sucks), and we're feeling really frustrated and disrespected.  We knew that with a DW that people may not be able to make it, and we have no qualms with that, we just wish that people would be honest about the situation so that we know how many people are coming, etc.  Did anyone else run into these issues?

         

        Also, I was wondering if any of your guests are using someone other than your TA?  I've had people looking online as they'd like to book later, but apparently they're having a hard time finding flights/rooms in the same hotel.  I have never traveled so I suck at this lol.

         

        For those of you who are in the final stages - would you mind sharing how much your total bill was/is?  And what you did to cut expenses that didn't affect the actual experience?

         

        Thanks ladies!



        #784 StephyD

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          Posted 28 April 2011 - 12:40 PM

          Boy do I understand what you're talking about!!!  That is the one part that really sucked in the whole planning of the wedding... We sent out STD's in May and our invitations in September.  We didn't have our final guest count until 1 month before our March wedding.  People just waited until the last minute to book... You can't push them.  I guess if they want to come, they'll book... It can be frustrating!!

           

          We sent all of our TA's information... some people still choose to book with someone else and some of our guests even booked random dates, since the price was better, instead of booking the dates on the invite.  For us... it made a big difference since we got a free trip when 15 people booked the same dates as us... Turns out we got one free and we were missing 1 person for the 2nd trip.  Oh well...

           

          Our bill at the Grand Palladium only, not including the accomodation, was 10 000$.  That's for the wedding package, cocktail reception and dinner reception.  We had 68 guests + the 2 of us + 4 vendors.  It adds up pretty quickly...

           



          #785 nicole - 20

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            Posted 29 April 2011 - 07:02 AM

            Hello Everyone,

             

            New Bride here!! Getting married December 2011 =)

             

            Since we have such a big group going, we have to do a private reception.

             

            I was wondering about a DJ. I was looking into prices for DJ BOB and they are very good. But I am wondering if this is some place that we could maybe cut costs and just use my Ipod. But is the one speaker they have loud enough?

             

             

             



            #786 rachelw29

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              Posted 29 April 2011 - 08:47 AM

              Stephy, Thank you for the fantastic review. Your pictures are beautiful!

               

              Has anyone heard what date exactly in May they are confirming dates for 2012?



              #787 StephyD

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                Posted 29 April 2011 - 09:14 AM

                EllaBaja is getting married today!!  Thinking of you girl :)  Can't wait to hear all about it!!!



                #788 rachelw29

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                  Posted 29 April 2011 - 10:20 AM

                  Congrats EllaBaja!!

                   

                  Hope you are having the most amazing day that you dreamed about!



                  #789 MissAnnette

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                    Posted 29 April 2011 - 10:47 AM

                    To anyone who can help me:

                     

                    I'm looking for a contact address for a wedding planner at the Grand Palladium Colonial. Also, I am looking for a email containing package descriptions, prices, etc offered by the Grand Palladium. Does anyone have this info? If so, could you send it to lefebvre_all@hotmail.com. Thanks in advance !



                    #790 Beth O

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                      Posted 29 April 2011 - 01:45 PM

                      Go to palladiumaddict.com or unofficialpalladium.com both websites have all the info you need for wedding info. There should be a email address for Rocio who is the head wedding planner. My son is having a vow renewal on June 9th. I found most info on there also the palladium website has info regarding prices etc.. Its www.fiestahotelgroup.com






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