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Congrats!!!! Can't wait for the review.

 

 

Originally Posted by DiamondGirl View Post

Hello Ladies!! I'm back from my honeymoon. My wedding at MP went better than I imagined. We just got back last night and have yet to get settled. I'm already back at work....Ugh!! hissyfit.gifLOL For you ladies getting married at MP, you need not to worry. Stay tuned for my review very soon.



 

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We just got back from our wedding October 15 and did the reception dinner reservation at El Caribeno with 15 guests... and we LOVED it! I actually think a private event would have been an unneccessary expense given how perfect El Caribeno was for our group. The restaurant atmosphere was perfect for a reception. They set us up in front in the elevated part of the restaurant and all the other resort guests were down below, so it felt private to us. We had a separate bride-groom table and a cake table. The best part was a piano player palying music all through the reception, and he also played special songs for our first dance and our dances with parents. There was a large area that was good for dancing near the piano. It felt so special and we do not regret skipping out on a private function. Of course we were there during low season so it might have been different if the restaurant was full of people. The food was just okay but we found that didn't bother us at all.

Originally Posted by mrsbruff2b View Post

 

Ladies with parties over 10 people, what are you thoughts on these restaurants?  I've heard some from Arrecifes and La Gondola, any other input?   Manglar ( International) up to 35 people Arrecifes (Brazilian) up to 35 people Palapa Delfines (Steak )up to 35 people
Bugambilias ( Mexican) up to 35 people Buffet & up to 24 people a la carte La Gondola ( Italian) up to 35 people buffet & up to 24 people a la carte
Palapa Barracuda ( steak ) up to 24 people ( w/set menu) Palapa Fragata ( seafood) up to 35 peope (w/set menu) El Caribeño ( seafood) up to 30 people ( w/ set menu)

 



 

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Thank you so much for this!! I am so glad to hear that the piano player allowed you to do your first dance.  I was afraid that I had to forgo this kind of thing. =)
 

Originally Posted by erinandchad View Post

We just got back from our wedding October 15 and did the reception dinner reservation at El Caribeno with 15 guests... and we LOVED it! I actually think a private event would have been an unneccessary expense given how perfect El Caribeno was for our group. The restaurant atmosphere was perfect for a reception. They set us up in front in the elevated part of the restaurant and all the other resort guests were down below, so it felt private to us. We had a separate bride-groom table and a cake table. The best part was a piano player palying music all through the reception, and he also played special songs for our first dance and our dances with parents. There was a large area that was good for dancing near the piano. It felt so special and we do not regret skipping out on a private function. Of course we were there during low season so it might have been different if the restaurant was full of people. The food was just okay but we found that didn't bother us at all.

 



 

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Has any past brides used Alex Marrufo from JSAV for a DJ or heard anything (it's the DJ that MP recommends)?  I just don't want to pay for any more rooms for outside vendors and would really like to have a DJ.  Any information would be helpful.

 

Also, thank you for the comments about the room nights.  Although there is still discussion about it my TA is fighting hard for us, so I will update ya'll when I find out the final verdict and if they give us our credits.

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Unfortunately, it does not.  You need someone to stay a minimum of 3 nights for it to count towards the room nights.  At least that's what it says in my contract.  :)
 

Originally Posted by JLR1726 View Post

does anyone know if you purchase a room night for an outside vendor, will that night count toward your group booking and incentive?

 

thanks!!

Jess



 

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So it's $568.00 for the Ipod setup. That is supposed to cover the ceremony and extended cocktail hour.  And I can't use my resort vacation dollars towards it.  Since we are only having a dinner, we will not need 4 hours of music, as required in order to have a DJ from the resort.  Yet, outside vendors are not allowed unless a room is booked for them.  Oh and there's a huge hurricane that has the potential to ruin my wedding.  Today is not a good day.

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(((BIG HUGS))) I would be stressing out too!  I am putting positive thoughts out there for all the girls getting married out there in the next few days/week!!! 

 

I thought the I-pod set up was cheaper?  :(  But I see that you decided on the extended cocktail hour, so that will be really fun for you guys!!!

 

Again, praying for you guys!!!!
 

Originally Posted by Kristibear View Post

So it's $568.00 for the Ipod setup. That is supposed to cover the ceremony and extended cocktail hour.  And I can't use my resort vacation dollars towards it.  Since we are only having a dinner, we will not need 4 hours of music, as required in order to have a DJ from the resort.  Yet, outside vendors are not allowed unless a room is booked for them.  Oh and there's a huge hurricane that has the potential to ruin my wedding.  Today is not a good day.



 

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Thank you Jamie, you are so sweet.  I thought the Ipod was cheaper too, but they are charging for the ceremony and the cocktail hours.  I just found out that a DJ is $130 per hour with a minimum of 4 hours.  That totals $520.  So a DJ is cheaper?  I am getting further clarification on this and will let you know.

 

Originally Posted by Jamie5280 View Post

(((BIG HUGS))) I would be stressing out too!  I am putting positive thoughts out there for all the girls getting married out there in the next few days/week!!! 

 

I thought the I-pod set up was cheaper?  :(  But I see that you decided on the extended cocktail hour, so that will be really fun for you guys!!!

 

Again, praying for you guys!!!!
 



 



 

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group bookings are for 3 or more nights.  cry.gif

Originally Posted by JLR1726 View Post

does anyone know if you purchase a room night for an outside vendor, will that night count toward your group booking and incentive?

 

thanks!!

Jess



 

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