Just so you know - I was in the same boat as you after my fiance and I did a site visit and checked out both the Suites and the Grand. We already have our wedding date and the free wedding package set at the Grand for June 9, 2012 and after visiting the Suites, we were considering moving our wedding there since it seemed like more of a "fun/party" resort than the Grand, but the WC at the Suites said all of the dates were already taken for June 2012 so we have to keep our date at the Grand. I am actually happy we are staying with the Grand now because I think the wedding site is a lot better and more private than the Suites. Also like you said, I also think it is cheaper if you are getting the free wedding package.
Just my opinion - but I hope that helps! Also, if you are planning for June 2012, you should probably try to secure your date ASAP because I think they fill up fast!
Best of luck!
Originally Posted by Leah22
Hello Everyone! I might be an Iberostar bride. I was ready to book at the Half Moon, but my growing guest list is making me think twice about their high price tag. I'm trying to decide between the Grand and the Suites for my wedding in June 2012. We will have a group of around 40-50 and there will be some really young kids in our group, but I spoke to Angellie (the PR manager) and she said that kids could come to the ceremony and private reception.
Did anyone in this forum consider the Suites? I will definitely stay at the Grand, but I can't decide which location is better for the wedding. With the Grand's free package and paying $1750 for the private reception, I think it may still be cheaper than the Suites (they charge $1900 for the package (non-legal), $800 for a private reception and $18 pp over 8 people)...even if I need to pay for some of my guests' day passes who are staying at the Suites or the Beach resort ($50 each) I think the Grand may still come out to be cheaper. Does this logic make sense?
Has anyone looked at the 2 resorts to compare ceremony sites? I just don't want to get married in a crowded area where 50 on-lookers are standing around in their bathing suits. And I know the reception choices are different as well. Is the Grand just much better than the Suites?