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#1 jenv

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    Posted 02 February 2010 - 10:04 PM

    hey ladies ,

    so i am going to visit the resort i am hoping to get married @ which is the grand palladium in the mayan on the 14th.
    just wondering what are so good questions to ask.. i have a list of them but i might be missing some so any qestion will be good.

    thank jen

    #2 Chill Bride

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      Posted 03 February 2010 - 07:39 PM

      Can you share your list of questions as well?

      Mine are very basic like food, how many guests can stay there, ceremony location, reception location, alcohol, costs, etc...

      #3 carolina24

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        Posted 03 February 2010 - 09:35 PM

        Here were mine:

        Rooms--do we and/or the guests get upgraded because of the wedding? If guests are not staying at the resort, is there a fee for the day of the wedding (daypass)?

        Private Functions--how can we do a welcome dinner, rehersal dinner, farewell brunch? Do we reserve tables at a restaurant or do we pay per person for a private event?

        Photography--how long does it last, can we see examples of photogs work, how much is an extra hour? can we ask for specific shots (first kiss, ring exchange, etc)? When do we get the pics back?

        Music--what is included with the dj (dance floor, lighting)? is there music playing before ceremony (while guests are being seated)? do you provide a sound system for the ceremony (incase its hard to hear over the wind/waves)?

        Flowers--what is included in the package? when/how do i pick the bouquets? when are they delivered? can you design my bouquet from an inspiration pic?

        Ceremony--What is the wording? is it in spanish or english? can we change the wording or make our own? can people hear the ceremony at the location we choose (sound system)? is the location closed off or can other resort guests come and go as they please? how is the site decorated..flowers, flowy fabric, what type of chairs are used?

        Reception--What is on the menu? Can we change or modify items? Do we do a tasting? Can we choose the cake flavor, decoration, style? What locations are available for the reception? How is it decorated (flowers, lighting, table linens, centerpieces)? How many people per table/logistics? Where are the bathrooms? Is this a private area..wedding guests only?

        Beauty--What are the spa prices? Do we get a group/bridal discount? How far in advance to we schedule appointments? how many girls can you accomodate at a time?

        Wedding Package--can we exchange things (no video for extra photog time, etc)? do we get credit for things we dont use? can we bring outside vendors? is there a fee for this?

        RAIN PLAN--Make sure they SHOW you the different location options you can use if it rains. This was a deciding factor when we where choosing between 2 resorts!!!

        Hope this helps ladies :)

        #4 jplovesme

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          Posted 03 February 2010 - 09:51 PM

          location/weather: have them show you alternative sites in case weather is bad (but u have a decent month during their best season)

          If you're ordering a wedding package, ask to get the names of the vendors that come with it (photographer, entertainment, florists,etc) so you can research their work. or maybe they have videos of their past weddings, besides the ones posted on their web sites? or they'll have samples/photos of the resorts' vendors' work.

          OOT bags -- will they deliver the bags to designated guests' rooms? what are their fees for that service?

          Keep posting questions! I'm sure there's another thread here with more questions somewhere ...

          #5 carolina24

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            Posted 03 February 2010 - 10:17 PM

            i had to repost because it didnt go through the first time...hope it helps :)

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