Hi there! Sorry for the delay in responding. I hadn't checked the forum in some time. I'll be sure to check back more frequently!
LisaandJeff - we still had a "grand entrance". Once the cocktail hours were over and people gathered to take their seats, the bridal party, parents and grandparents stayed back at the Terrace. The DJ then announced family first, then bridal party (each couple did something funny/cute when they were announced ) and finally the traditional "now introducing for the first time as husband and wife....". We went straight into a dance which got everyone on their feet and then sat down for speeches and a wedding slideshow.
Bride2B2012- i want to say MP was about a 10 minute cab ride from Sun Palace. The resort offers shuttles a few times a day to their affiliated Palace resorts ( i want to say every 2 hours or so) but we cabbed it for the TTD pictures. The Sun Palace beach was incredible - white powder sand beach and turquoise waters. The beach at MP was the only disappointment although I was prepared for that ahead of time and i frankly didn't have a lot of time to spend on the beach with all the wedding preparation I was focused on. We still enjoyed our time on the beach - played beach volleyball and just laid out on the chairs a couple of times. Our guests primarily stuck to the pool though. The service was incredible whether at the beach or the pool. The only caveat is, i didn't see many people actually in the water...The seaweed is noticable but it's combed a few times a day.
Burlia - the MP was the PERFECT spot for a wedding. We just went back to a different resort on vacation last month and my family couldn't stop comparing our resort to MP saying it didn't even come close. You have unlimited access to the other Palace resorts - you can plan a day trip to the Sun Palace or Beach Palace resorts to enjoy their beaches. But MP puts on an amazing wedding and i can guarantee you, your guests wont lack for things to do, see, and eat. We had all ages there and everyone found something to do. Also, the roof top at the Carribeno restaurant had an amazing view - you can ask about using that space for the reception?
I hope that was helpful.
Please let me know if you have anymore questions!