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#41 pdcbride09

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    Posted 27 February 2009 - 07:02 PM


    Did they give you an option to decorate the reception area I was informed by Lupita that they do not decorate the dinner area, but wondered if you brought anything to decorate the tables, or if they even really need it

    #42 Jodimichelle

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      Posted 05 March 2009 - 09:32 PM

      Hello..I am new to this particular forum... I was on the Moon Palace forum because my fiance decided to go with the Palace resorts until a family friend had recommended this resort! So now we need to make a decision...
      We plan on getting married July 2010... it is awhile away but the year mark is coming quickly...

      Sbertling- Congrats I am happy to hear everything went well for your wedding!

      I tried contacting the resort by email and I have not received a response back yet.. I am hoping to call them tom.. I just want them to send me information on their resort. Do they send information? Did anyone receive a video? I would like to have my ceremony on the beach and have my reception outdoors as well.. does anyone know if that is possible...

      Okay well I will be flopping back in forth between forums..

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      #43 jordanandkeri

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        Posted 06 March 2009 - 03:16 AM

        So we are all booked for November 11th,2009 at 11am for our wedding at the Sandos, Is anyone else getting married that week(so we can know more people)
        Thanks so much,
        Jordan and Keri
        PS..if you need a great travel agent I have one that got us a super deal on the rooms!

        #44 JodJ

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          Posted 07 March 2009 - 04:17 AM

          Hi Jodi! The travel agent will send you any kind of information that you need- you just need to know what to ask for. I say a video of the resort on utube, I wasnt able to look at it because I am at work right now and it is blocked :) There is a video of a wedding at the resort earlier on in this thread though.
          You can definatly have your ceremony on the beach, and you can also have your reception on the beach or near the pool for an extra cost (500 USD). It is free to have it at one of the restaurants.
          Happy Planning!

          We are looking to share a photographer during the week of June 6th to June 12th in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

          #45 pdcbride09

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            Posted 07 March 2009 - 12:55 PM

            not only is there a $500 "site fee" to have it on the beach OR by the pool, there is an additional charge of $39 p/p for the food and I believe another $15 per person for the open bar. So a lot more money you will have to spend versus the free option. PLUS you have to have 40 people minimum to have it on the beach/pool. We really wanted it on the beach, but that is a lot of extra money to tack on on top of the package fee. But if you have it, go ahead! Wish we did!

            #46 Jodimichelle

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              Posted 07 March 2009 - 02:54 PM

              Hi Girls....thanks for the information. It is a lot to think about considering the fact it is "extra" to have it outdoors...Someone else told me (Kaitlyn) that it is considered a private event. Ahh.. I am going to call them now.

              How's planning going for you guys? PDCbride 09- Your wedding is coming very soon!! How exciting....and Jodj your follows right behind.. !!

              Thanks again!!

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              #47 Jodimichelle

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                Posted 07 March 2009 - 03:29 PM

                Ok so just TRIED contacting the sales department which is a toll free number based in Texas..and to my surprise.. the communication was off.. I honestly couldn't understand her nor could she understand me. She told me to send her an email and the email was sent back to me because it wasn't the right one. ALL I WANTED WAS A BROCHURE AND or VIDEO SENT TO ME..OR AT LEAST some information about their resort and now I am just frustrated~
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                #48 pdcbride09

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                  Posted 09 March 2009 - 12:06 AM

                  Hey JodiMichelle,

                  I don't know what number you are trying to call, but I have Lupita's number, or the number that is included in her signature line, However, it's an actual Mexico number/info. To dial Mexico from the US you have to dial 011 first

                  Guadalupe Porras C. | Groups & Weddings Planner
                  Sandos Playacar
                  Beach Resort & Spa
                  Tel. + 52 984 877 4040 Ext. 4209 | Fax +52 984 877 4059
                  Hoteles en Lanzarote. Resorts en Cancºn ? SANDOS HOTELS & RESORTS

                  Here is some info she sent me regarding having a private event, flowers, music, photography and restaurant choices:

                  [I]For private events these are the new prices for this coming 2009, i'll work with these prices at least until July 2009.
                  Private events are not included in your "All Inclusive" package, so they have additional charges because you will have a reserved area just for your whole group of guests. Available time is from 6.30 pm to 10:30pm. Place: beach or pool area far away from the beach.
                  Site fees= 500USD on the beach (minimum number 40 people)
                  Site fees by the pool= 400USD (minimum number 40 people)
                  menu charge per person = since 39USD per person
                  open bar = since 18 per person
                  Music.. DJ= 50USD per hour
                  15% service and 10% taxes (of the total amount of the event)

                  This is the update pricing list for flowers:
                  Boutonni¨res, since 15 USD each
                  Children boutonni¨re since 10USD
                  Bridal bouquet: since 50 USD
                  Bouquet for Bride's maid since 35 USD each
                  Corsage since 20 USD each
                  Flowers arrangements for the table since 45 USD
                  Archway since 220USD
                  Gazebo with tul = since 220USD **no flowers included.
                  Flowers for cake since 35USD
                  Bags of petals 15USD (big)

                  ** Prices can change without notice**

                  Photography prices: 2009
                  10 photos = 150USD (no CD, no photo album)
                  20 photos = 270USD (no CD, no photo album)
                  ** 30 photos = 450 USD
                  **60 pictures = 650 USD
                  ** 90 pictures = 850 USD
                  ** 120 pictures = 1100 USD
                  **Note: prices include print pictures & pictures in a CD ROM & a Caribbean photo album.

                  (She quoted me $150 to bring in an outside photographer!)

                  Video= 30 min edited in DVD price is 650 USD

                  The options for music are these, prices are per 45min:
                  Mariachi: 420USD
                  Trio 320USD
                  Saxophonist 250USD
                  Steel drum players 450USD
                  DJ 50USD

                  #49 pdcbride09

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                    Posted 09 March 2009 - 12:07 AM

                    These are our Restaurant choices:
                    A la carte restaurants: Oriental, Gourmet or Steak house.. open time at 6pm (Groups with more than 15people have a set menu (same food for everybody)
                    Italian or Mexican buffet .. open time at 6:30pm (Reserved area for the whole group)
                    **microphone is not allowed.
                    ** children are not allowed in Gourmet restaurant.[/I]

                    no more than 30 attendant you can get a dinner reservation in one of our a la carte restaurants, more than 30 attendants, your dinner will be reserved in one of our specialty buffet restaurants.
                    We don't include any kind of decoration inside our restaurants.

                    I also asked her about doing a cocktail hour after the ceremony while we are taking our pictures, this is what she said:

                    We can organize one cocktail hour right after the ceremony on the beach. the additional charge will be 15USd per person. plus the 15% service

                    I asked her what was included in the cocktail hour, and she stated that it's drinks only, no appetizers. Which is ridiculous when all you can drink is included in your entire stay..so we decided not to do that and someone as well stated that their guests just went to the sports bar there..which is fine w/ us.

                    Hope this helps out a bit. I just want to know what the restaurants look like. One bride said that you don't need the tables decorated because it's so dim? don't quite remember. Lupita as stated above, does not provide decorations for the restaurant..just want to know if that's even necessary to do that??

                    #50 Jodimichelle

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                      Posted 09 March 2009 - 07:37 PM

                      PDCBRIDE- First what is your name?!?

                      Second, Thanks so much for the information you provided me. I am beginning to think this place is unreasonable. If it is an all inclusive place, why must we pay extra for our guests to drink? and for the Menu? It doesn't seem right. Not only woudl we be having a wedding there, but 97% of our guests would be staying there.. so what is this craziness with their prices. It is making it a lot easier to choose which resort....

                      30 min video? seriously? AND an additonaly fee for cocktail.....

                      I am just gettin annoyed..I really hope that when it comes down to booking something could be arranged.. Discounts or something....
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