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Skadow - I'll probably invite everyone to everything but I've already decided that everything except the wedding day will be tagged as optional. Almost like a "Here's where we'll be if you care to join." I don't want our guests to feel like I am planning their vacation, but I also want to do some special things so that the celebration is more than just one day.

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How do you know where your reception is already?  I was told we weren't able to do that until closer to the actual date?  I'm also getting married in April.
 

Originally Posted by mochamakes3 View Post

I reserved Bugambilias Gazebo for the ceremony and Bugambilias Terrace for the cocktails and reception dinner. I figure if we don't reach the 75 nights I can always just move the dinner somewhere else. I want the dinner to be held at the Moonlight Terrace because it is right outside my parents' room, but it is booked. SO hopefully, it opens up and we can move there. Once our numbers get higher and more definite I will probably book more private events. I figure it's better to reserve and cancel instead of end up with somewhere we don't want.



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That is exactly what I am doing! I am going to be making "agenda" and letting people know that the rehearsal dinner is optional and if you do not want to attend they can let us know. I have so many people going so it will be a massive event every night

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Kyndall and Blue&Starfish Bride,  All I did was tell my contact in Miami that I wanted to reserve private functions and she had the Cancun WC send me an email. I then requested the sites from her. I'm glad I did it since my first choice is already taken.

 

Kyndall - what is your date?

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Very true indeed...where is the Bugambilias Terrace..do you have pictures?

Originally Posted by mochamakes3 View Post

I reserved Bugambilias Gazebo for the ceremony and Bugambilias Terrace for the cocktails and reception dinner. I figure if we don't reach the 75 nights I can always just move the dinner somewhere else. I want the dinner to be held at the Moonlight Terrace because it is right outside my parents' room, but it is booked. SO hopefully, it opens up and we can move there. Once our numbers get higher and more definite I will probably book more private events. I figure it's better to reserve and cancel instead of end up with somewhere we don't want.



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Hello ladies!

 

I'm doing the complimentary package and haven't decided yet on any of the extras.  Is anyone here NOT planning on hosting a cocktail hour/reception after the ceremony? My party is going to be less the 35 people so we were planning on just using the dinner reservation that is available with the complimentary package.  Haven't decided yet about the cocktail hour -- I was debating b/c technically since MP is all inclusive everyone in the party should be able to drink for "free" anyways at any MP bar....what are your opinions on just heading to one of the bars at the resort after the ceremony instead of paying for a cocktail hour? 

 

We are planning a full reception when we get back home (for about 150-175 family/friends) so we're trying to cut our costs at MP since most people won't be there.

 

Any help would be great!

 

Thanks!

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Hi Ladies,

 

My wedding cordinator at the Aventura Palace sent me this package as well. After I inquired. I don't know why they don't post it on their site.

 

Our MAYAN Wedding Package includes the following:

§         Location

§         Symbolic ceremony arrangements

§         Mayan Shaman to perform ceremony

§         Floral crowns for bride and groom

§         Mayan music with pre-Hispanic instruments with a sacred conch shell is performed before and during the ceremony.

§         Floral and candle arrangements for altar

§         Fruits of the season for Mayan offerings

§         Sacred drink “Balche†for bride and grooms toast offering

 

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TOTAL COST: $1,000 dlls

 

The prepaid regarding your wedding collection is not part of this ceremony, so in case you would like to have the Mayan ceremony you also need to pay the 1,000 usd.

 

Let me know what you think

Best Regards

Wilma

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