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#11 mochamakes3

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    Posted 25 August 2010 - 05:19 AM

    Fabulous tips Ravywedding. You seem to have lots of details.

     

    Just a few more:

    If you want a bunch of lounge chairs together, make sure to reserve them with a towel before Breakfast.

    Book any spa treatments ahead of time via email.

    Arrange your trips as soon as you check in.

    Last time I was there, the Japanese restaurant was the best. Especially the deep fried queso.



    #12 msjesslee

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      Posted 11 October 2010 - 12:04 AM

      I'd like to know what people chose for their wedding menu & what they recommend at MP. 

      Did you create menus? Or did the resort have a menu out? 



      #13 alison15

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        Posted 11 October 2010 - 05:28 AM

        They have set menus but will allow you to substitute 1 items from another menu.  We went with Tex-Mex and I do not recommend it.  Look for items that do well in chafing pans.  The Italian might be best b/c lasagna does well in those pans?  The only thing I liked was the fish.  The chicken was cold, the steak did not look good and the ribs looked good but I wasn't about to attempt to eat those in my dress.  There was also calamari in a marinara that guest said was good but once again I was not going to attempt due to my dress. 

         

        We had the Superior Hors D'dourves for our cocktail hour and those were great! Everyone loved it. I wish I had eaten more there.  Attached below are menus.  Maybe other brides can give tips on what buffets they used and if they were good.

         

         

         

         

         

         

        Originally Posted by msjesslee 

        I'd like to know what people chose for their wedding menu & what they recommend at MP. 

        Did you create menus? Or did the resort have a menu out? 

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        #14 alison15

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          Posted 11 October 2010 - 05:45 AM

          A few more tips from my stay

           

          Go during the down season.  We were there in October with beautiful weather. The resort was at 12% capacity our first day (a Tuesday) and by the weekend they couldn't have been more than 40% capacity.  We never had to wait to get into restaurants and always had servers nearby to wait on us.  Getting into the spa wasn't even an issue.

           

          If you send your gown to be steamed and you don't want your groom to see it prior to the wedding specify a different room for it to be sent to. They promised it would not go to my room but rather on Saturday morning to our hospitality/dressing room in the Nizuc section.  Instead it was dropped off to our room Friday night when my groom was headed back.

           

          Everyone loved the Italian place by the golf course and the Caribbean restaurant in the Grand Moon. My favorite was the brick oven pizza in the Sunrise section. 11-4 everyday, Margarita, Mexican, Hawaiian and Pepperoni, all of it was delicious!

           

          If a bartender offers you a "paralyzer" decline. 

           

           



          #15 msjesslee

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            Posted 11 October 2010 - 11:05 AM

            Thanks Alison15. I wasn't even thinking about my dress!! So smart. I think I'll take your advise for the cocktail hour. Thanks again!

            #16 CynLovesLuis

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              Posted 17 October 2010 - 12:42 PM

              this is wonderful...thank you:)

               

              Originally Posted by Ravywedding 

              I guess its all future MP brides that are reading this?

              Well, my date is 4.4.2011, but I have found a few things that seem to be helpful...not necessarily top 5 but things that seem good to know (hope I'm not hijacking the thread).

              Obviously, I can't take credit for any of this...I wish I could give credit to the multitude of brides that I have gathered this info from, so sorry!

              If anyone else has tips and such they've found helpful, please post!

               

              Make sure you tell your wedding coordinator at your meeting that you have someone coming with the day pass, so that your guests don’t have trouble getting inside the property, essentially they put them in a list at the entrance of the resort where the security guard is protecting the gate. They ask for your name in order to enter the resort.

               

              - If your guests request king size beds they will most likely be more spread out and further away because there are only so many king rooms per section.

               

              • Get a list of all the confirmation numbers and emailed it out to everyone so they can keep for the records and double check that their dates are correct. (Turns out a couple of people had made some mistakes when booking and they were able to fix this in time.) 
              • Get a couple of sets of walkie talkies. It helps to keep track of key people in your party because the resort is huge.
              • If people have blackberries, use them! A lot of us were on the AT&T network and we used our blackberry to keep track of each other.

              • Give everyone an itinerary with all the events. If you don’t know exactly what you want to do, just set up a meeting time at the lobby bar and then decide what you want to do for dinner when you are there.

              • If you can, plan your wedding during low season. All the restaurants are willing to accommodate larger groups then. 
              • Forget the bubble machine. It is too windy.

              • Bring lots of change for tips
              •Use a picture sharing so you can get access to everyone’s pictures. phanfare - All your photos and videos. For life. is great and allows you to download hi-res pictures.
              • Give the photographer direction on what type of pictures you are look to get.
              • If you are told to go to the Mercado 28 for Mexican items, don’t bother. I found the prices to be very high there as well. (Even for mini tequila bottles).
              • Make a list of the things you are giving your WC and include very clear directions on where and how you want things placed.
              • If you want to add a little something more to the d©cor, use DECO and rent some furniture. We created a cute “clubby” feel with the furniture.
              ʉۢ Get a list of all the confirmation numbers and emailed it out to everyone so they can keep for the records and double check that their dates are correct. (Turns out a couple of people had made some mistakes when booking and they were able to fix this in time.)

              • Get a couple of sets of walkie talkies. It helps to keep track of key people in your party because the resort is huge.
              • If people have blackberries, use them! A lot of us were on the AT&T network and we used our blackberry to keep track of each other.

              • Give everyone an itinerary with all the events. If you don’t know exactly what you want to do, just set up a meeting time at the lobby bar and then decide what you want to do for dinner when you are there.

              • If you can, plan your wedding during low season. All the restaurants are willing to accommodate larger groups then. 
              • Forget the bubble machine. It is too windy.

              • Bring lots of change for tips
              •Use a picture sharing so you can get access to everyone’s pictures. phanfare - All your photos and videos. For life. is great and allows you to download hi-res pictures.
              • Give the photographer direction on what type of pictures you are look to get.
              • If you are told to go to the Mercado 28 for Mexican items, don’t bother. I found the prices to be very high there as well. (Even for mini tequila bottles).
              • Make a list of the things you are giving your WC and include very clear directions on where and how you want things placed.
              • If you want to add a little something more to the d©cor, use DECO and rent some furniture. We created a cute “clubby” feel with the furniture.
              • If you decide to use starfish for place cards, buy extra. I had tons and we had them everywhere at the reception.

              • Consider renting a car. We wanted to personally pick up our parents and buy some things in Cancun, so it was very convenient to have it there. (Rent online before you get there because it is a lot more expensive there.) Consider renting a car. We wanted to personally pick up our parents and buy some things in Cancun, so it was very convenient to have it there. (Rent online before you get there because it is a lot more expensive there.)

              - If interested in purchasing a live band, religious ceremony, minister, tuxedo or a private dinner function please contact your wedding planner at least 70 days prior so she can confirm these services.
              Palace Resorts no longer allows packages to be shipped directly to the property.

              In the terrace area, we are able to accommodate buffet and cocktail menus. In our Ballroom areas any menu can be served included plated dinners.

              There is also a Taco place on the Grand side that has THE BEST food I had at the Moon. They were simple tacos, but they were really yummy!

               

              Are we able to reserve the restaurant area for our included wedding dinner prior to our arrival? 
              Upon the interview with the onsite wedding planner, the couple will receive a list of all restaurants and times which are available for their wedding dinner.





              #17 CynLovesLuis

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                Posted 17 October 2010 - 12:44 PM



                does anyone have the info for the spa/salon to reserve?

                Originally Posted by mochamakes3 

                Fabulous tips Ravywedding. You seem to have lots of details.

                 

                Just a few more:

                If you want a bunch of lounge chairs together, make sure to reserve them with a towel before Breakfast.

                Book any spa treatments ahead of time via email.

                Arrange your trips as soon as you check in.

                Last time I was there, the Japanese restaurant was the best. Especially the deep fried queso.





                #18 CynLovesLuis

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                  Posted 17 October 2010 - 12:45 PM

                  and does anyone know if we can make reservations WITHOUT actually having people's rooms booked? or do we have to reserve iwth a room number>



                  #19 mochamakes3

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                    Posted 18 October 2010 - 10:40 AM

                    The salon contact is renunez@palaceresorts.com.  I don't think you need room numbers because we've been provided her address without knowing our room. Her name is Reyna Nunez Olivera.



                    #20 alison15

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                      Posted 18 October 2010 - 11:48 AM

                       You do need a booking confirmation number to book  the salon.  You will not have a room number until you arrive. 






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