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#211 DianaKeelon

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    Posted 19 March 2011 - 12:56 PM

    @corbeil

     

    Thanks for your review! It was very helpful! We are getting married in November!  I'd love any pics you could send me dianaambler@hotmail.com

    We have an Air Transat package as well and you mentioned that for the palapa you had to pay the beach menu for everyone. How much did it cost per person?

     

     



    #212 corbeil

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      Posted 20 March 2011 - 11:38 AM

      @DianaKeelon -  the palapa is $11050 to rent and $350 per person for the menu and you get open bar for 4 hours. There is an additional upgrade if you want the surf n' turf or the lobster but I can't remember what it is. I though it was expensive expecially because we are in an all inclusive restaurant, but we were really happy that did it. We had a wonderful time.



      #213 Kbodchill

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        Posted 21 March 2011 - 01:49 PM

        @MJKH: WIth the presidential package, the palapa upgrade is included. With the Platinum, it is not.



        #214 Lesleyf

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          Posted 22 March 2011 - 03:00 AM

          Hi Everyone

          Am so glad I found this forum. My daughter Danielle  is getting married at GS on 15th July and as she is busy finishing her law degree me and the bridesmaids (her sisters) are busy working out all the things we have to do before her big day. There are a total of 38 of us coming out for 2 weeks beg 6th July and are now all getting really excited.

          We have just booked the Palapa for the reception and Aroceli has proposed we have the wedding at 4pm and the reception at 6pm.

          Do you think these times are good - does it allow time for photo's - and also is there still plenty of sunshine at that time of day or does it tend to cloud over (sorry seems a silly question but its one my daughter as asked).

          Also we were planning on using the onsite photographer but after reading some of your threads - am a little worried.  Does anyone have any good experiences with the onsite photographer????? or should we really look outside???

          Be grateful for any advice/ info that anyone has.

           

          Thanks

          Lesley 



          #215 Lesleyf

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            Posted 22 March 2011 - 03:25 AM

            Hi Everyone

            Am so glad I found this forum. My daughter Danielle  is getting married at GS on 15th July and as she is busy finishing her law degree me and the bridesmaids (her sisters) are busy working out all the things we have to do before her big day. There are a total of 38 of us coming out for 2 weeks beg 6th July and are now all getting really excited.

            We have just booked the Palapa for the reception and Aroceli has proposed we have the wedding at 4pm and the reception at 6pm.

            Do you think these times are good - does it allow time for photo's - and also is there still plenty of sunshine at that time of day or does it tend to cloud over (sorry seems a silly question but its one my daughter as asked).

            Also we were planning on using the onsite photographer but after reading some of your threads - am a little worried.  Does anyone have any good experiences with the onsite photographer????? or should we really look outside???

            Be grateful for any advice/ info that anyone has.

             

            Thanks

            Lesley 



            #216 donnaalec11

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              Posted 22 March 2011 - 11:30 AM

              hi there

              @kbodchil  i have booked the platinum package through the GS and the palapa is included with menu for 10 people and extra for additonal guests. I have to pay extra if i want lobster as well. I was originally having the gold package but the palapa is not included so i upgraded.



              #217 Melaina

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                Posted 22 March 2011 - 04:24 PM

                We had our wedding and reception at the same time, and the sun starts to go down by 5:30 p.m. We found that we had enough time for photos, but the photographer we brought in was fast (he's a news photographer during the day). You could always do shots before the wedding, or the next day if you don't have enough time.

                 

                I wouldn't recommend that on-site photographer, but you've probably already seen my comments about that. The photos we got are basically useless. Also, there are a few different photographers who run out of the same shop -- so perhaps one of the other photographers were better? We had the female, but I know there is a male, too.

                 

                Have fun -- it's a beautiful place to have a wedding!
                 

                Originally Posted by Lesleyf 

                Hi Everyone

                Am so glad I found this forum. My daughter Danielle  is getting married at GS on 15th July and as she is busy finishing her law degree me and the bridesmaids (her sisters) are busy working out all the things we have to do before her big day. There are a total of 38 of us coming out for 2 weeks beg 6th July and are now all getting really excited.

                We have just booked the Palapa for the reception and Aroceli has proposed we have the wedding at 4pm and the reception at 6pm.

                Do you think these times are good - does it allow time for photo's - and also is there still plenty of sunshine at that time of day or does it tend to cloud over (sorry seems a silly question but its one my daughter as asked).

                Also we were planning on using the onsite photographer but after reading some of your threads - am a little worried.  Does anyone have any good experiences with the onsite photographer????? or should we really look outside???

                Be grateful for any advice/ info that anyone has.

                 

                Thanks

                Lesley 



                 



                #218 Kbodchill

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                  Posted 23 March 2011 - 02:14 PM

                  @Donnaalec: I double checked my paperwork and you're totally right! I knew Aracely had written " +11 050 pesos rent beach/palapa + menu" but that was written on my "Gold ceremony" paper. Sorry about that MJKH!



                  #219 Kbodchill

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                    Posted 23 March 2011 - 02:21 PM

                    @Corbeil: Thanks for the wonderful review! I enjoyed reading about your experience! I have only two questions, really: Overall, were you happy with how things turned out (sounds like you were :) ) And how did your guests like the experience?

                     

                    PS. I saw your other post! Love the mugs and the shot glass! Am so frustrated that I can't download anything... arghh!!!



                    #220 corbeil

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                      Posted 24 March 2011 - 07:31 AM

                      @Kbodchill: yes overall I really enjoyed the wedding. I was really happy that we rented the palapa, I think that really made the experience for us. All of our guests really enjoyed the wedding location and the palapa as well and the dinner was great. Personally I wondered if I could have done things differently (like an outside photographer or rented the palapa for 1 more hour), but that is always hindsight. I really did think that it was beautiful!

                       

                      I am sure you will have a wonderful experice!






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