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#1981 rae12vb

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    Posted 07 July 2011 - 08:59 AM

    Hmmm...My wedding is the end of August and my WC told me that it was about 75 at night for dinner.  I chose a dinner on a terrace but you're making me think that I should have picked indoors.
     

    Originally Posted by Bojanglesgirl 

    Thank you JLR1726!  that helps out a lot.  We are looking to have dinner indoors, late July early august is too hot to have dinner outside!



     


    Getting Married at Moon Palace 8-23-11!!!


    #1982 onourway

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      Posted 07 July 2011 - 10:16 AM

      Hello ladies!

       

      I wanted to chime in about not hearing from anyone at MP.  I don't really understand hwo they expect us to plan this whole affair, especially with a budget, without any cost sheets.  My bridesmaids have asked about hair and makeup scheduling because I offered to pay for that as part of my gift.  I hope we can get us all in that day!  So, I was wondering if you all can help me feel ok about this with answering a few questions:

       

      1.  How many people are planning or have purchased a package versus going a la carte?

      2.  How many were able to reserve their first choice locations?

      3.  Did anyone use the onsite photographer since it's changed to Smile?

      4.  How much did you spend on extras or unexpected expeditures?  I'm wondering what I've missed on my list.

      5.  How many used MPs decorations, used your own or bought from outside vendors?

       

      from what I hear in the reviews, everyone is happy in the end with their MP weddings.  I guess I need to relax and remember that they do this all day, everyday.  Just kinda hard to let go....



      #1983 Bojanglesgirl

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        Posted 07 July 2011 - 10:35 AM


        1.  I am purchasing the Sapphire Package, and writing in my contract that our resort $ are to be used for this package (i.e now we get it for free)

        2.  I am also writing in my contract the locations I want for ALL my "private functions" including the wedding and reception.  (This has been sent back to the team in Miami and I'm just waiting to see what they write back)

        3.  We are going to chance it with the in house photographer, since photos and videos are included in our package.  We also decided to add an additional package (since it only come with photos and video of the ceremony) this way we won't have the in house photographer and an outside photographer.  Recent views for them have been positive. 

        4.  Not sure what else we are missing.  Still waiting the contract to come back.

        5.  We are not sure about the decorations with our package since it comes with some but we will have more than 35 guests so I'm waiting to see how much they will charge, especially since we will have enough people/rooms for the unlimited free private events.  (If it helps any I did put a statement that 45 days prior to travel a "rough estimate - itemized of all costs for the wedding will be e-mailed to the bride and groom")

         

        Hope that helps!
         

        Originally Posted by onourway 

        Hello ladies!

         

        I wanted to chime in about not hearing from anyone at MP.  I don't really understand hwo they expect us to plan this whole affair, especially with a budget, without any cost sheets.  My bridesmaids have asked about hair and makeup scheduling because I offered to pay for that as part of my gift.  I hope we can get us all in that day!  So, I was wondering if you all can help me feel ok about this with answering a few questions:

         

        1.  How many people are planning or have purchased a package versus going a la carte?

        2.  How many were able to reserve their first choice locations?

        3.  Did anyone use the onsite photographer since it's changed to Smile?

        4.  How much did you spend on extras or unexpected expeditures?  I'm wondering what I've missed on my list.

        5.  How many used MPs decorations, used your own or bought from outside vendors?

         

        from what I hear in the reviews, everyone is happy in the end with their MP weddings.  I guess I need to relax and remember that they do this all day, everyday.  Just kinda hard to let go....



         


        Waiting on Palace Resorts to sign our contract.

        #1984 mochamakes3

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          Posted 07 July 2011 - 11:58 AM


          I still haven't taken the time to do our review from our wedding in April because I want to include some of our pro-pics, but here are my answers:

           

          1. We chose the comp package so that we would only pay for what we wanted and not be limited.
          2. I was able to reserve our first choice locations about 6 months in advance and was in contact with the Cancun coordinator at that time.
          3. We used palace $ for our video and are glad we have it, but would have been upset if we had paid actual money. My parents did photo shoots with the Smile Market people and although they were good, they weren't great. We used wonderful photographers from home that enjoyed 5 nights at MP so we did not pay any vendor fees.
          4. Since we didn't upgrade very much at the resort, we only spent the following $300 for civil ceremony, $130 for horse and carriage, $28 for additional copies of certificate, $250 for speakers and technician, and my mom spent about $250 on two floral arrangements and two wrist corsages for the mothers.
          5. I brought almost all of our decor. I bought chair sashes and table runners for less than $80. I made real touch bouquets for BM and boutonnieres for GM. I had a real touch bouquet for myself, but at the last minute I had MP bring it to the florist so she could incorporate fresh roses. I spent about $300 on real touch flowers to get exactly what I wanted.

           

          Let me know if I can help any more. It is tough to make selections, but pretty much if you ask for a quote on specific items, they will provide them. From this forum, I had a better idea of what I wanted and based my budget on that. I also decided in advance that I would not spend over a certain amount.

           

          Originally Posted by onourway 

          Hello ladies!

           

          I wanted to chime in about not hearing from anyone at MP.  I don't really understand hwo they expect us to plan this whole affair, especially with a budget, without any cost sheets.  My bridesmaids have asked about hair and makeup scheduling because I offered to pay for that as part of my gift.  I hope we can get us all in that day!  So, I was wondering if you all can help me feel ok about this with answering a few questions:

           

          1.  How many people are planning or have purchased a package versus going a la carte?

          2.  How many were able to reserve their first choice locations?

          3.  Did anyone use the onsite photographer since it's changed to Smile?

          4.  How much did you spend on extras or unexpected expeditures?  I'm wondering what I've missed on my list.

          5.  How many used MPs decorations, used your own or bought from outside vendors?

           

          from what I hear in the reviews, everyone is happy in the end with their MP weddings.  I guess I need to relax and remember that they do this all day, everyday.  Just kinda hard to let go....



           



          #1985 onourway

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            Posted 07 July 2011 - 03:46 PM

            Good thinking bojanglesgirl.  Pat and I just jumped in and scheduled the date and signed the contract they sent over.  I never thought about adding to it.


            mochamakes3 - I'm so jealous!!  I can't believe you were able to reserve everything 6 months out!!  Awesome



            #1986 Bojanglesgirl

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              Posted 08 July 2011 - 10:24 AM

              Hi ladies I'm desperate for some help!

               

              So this week my TA and the MP people have been working on our wedding contract.  Today I get the "ok" from the travel agent with dates and prices and all that fun stuff and she tells me to go online and to make sure our date is booked . . .

               

              I go online and it says there are NO weddings to be booked that day!

               

              i've already called Lisa, I actually go a person on the line but it was NOT her.  Apparently Lisa is supposed to be "calling me back" but we know how long that will be. . . .

               

              Am I going mad/bridezilla like here or is this just CRAZY?!?!?!

               

              I have already posted about this on their facebook page but shocking NO response. 

               

              Anyone have any issues like this or am I the only "lucky" one?


              Waiting on Palace Resorts to sign our contract.

              #1987 rae12vb

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                Posted 08 July 2011 - 10:40 AM

                To the ladies that have gotten at MP that used the ipod set up.

                 

                1. Were you and your hubby introduced by the tech?

                 

                2. did they request a specific play list?  Meaning....a list for dinner....a dancing list.....etc?

                 

                Thanks!


                Getting Married at Moon Palace 8-23-11!!!


                #1988 alison15

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                  Posted 08 July 2011 - 10:52 AM

                  I did the Ipod with a tech.  We were introduced to him briefly between cocktail hour and the reception.  I had everything on the playlist separated out so Wedding Party Arrival song was it's own list, Father Daughter dance-separate list, Dinner music-separate list, etc.  And then I just told him what order I wanted everything in so we announced the wedding party, then went straight into our first dance, then father/daughter, mother/son and then we had dinner. Cake Cutting-separate song.  Then dancing.  We did not do bouquet toss or garter throw and I just let him know that too.  We actually ran out of music on our play list, we were just shy of 3 hours of music on our list and thought that would be enough but it wasn't.  However he had an laptop full of music so we used 2-3 songs off of his computer. 



                  #1989 kyndall

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                    Posted 08 July 2011 - 10:54 AM

                     

                    1. We chose the complimentary package.
                    2. I was able to secure the ceremony location when we signed our contract which was about 11 months ahead of time.  I secured our function location about 5 months out.
                    3. We used the palace money for the videographer.  It would not have been worth what we paid if it was our real money.  We brought a photographer who stayed 4 nights so there was no problem with an outside vendor.
                    4. I added bouquets, boutonni¨res, corsages for the moms, flower pedals, alter flowers, cake, and a sound tech.  I don’t remember how much all this was.  I know I did it all through Moon Palace because I didn’t want to bother having to meet someone else for flowers.  Buying from them is still cheaper than a US wedding.
                    5. I brought table centerpieces for the rehearsal dinner but they told me they would blow away.  They replaced them free of charge.  I brought chair ties, three hurricanes, collapsible vases (I put the bouquets in them for centerpieces at the wedding), three hurricanes, and three floating candles.

                     

                    And really don’t stress about anything.  The part I was most worried about was making sure I had functions at the locations I wanted.  The location was most important to me.  They sent us menus, flower choices, cakes choices, etc before we left but we picked everything when we got there.  I only booked the sound tech person before hand. 


                    Originally Posted by onourway 

                    Hello ladies!

                     

                    I wanted to chime in about not hearing from anyone at MP.  I don't really understand hwo they expect us to plan this whole affair, especially with a budget, without any cost sheets.  My bridesmaids have asked about hair and makeup scheduling because I offered to pay for that as part of my gift.  I hope we can get us all in that day!  So, I was wondering if you all can help me feel ok about this with answering a few questions:

                     

                    1.  How many people are planning or have purchased a package versus going a la carte?

                    2.  How many were able to reserve their first choice locations?

                    3.  Did anyone use the onsite photographer since it's changed to Smile?

                    4.  How much did you spend on extras or unexpected expeditures?  I'm wondering what I've missed on my list.

                    5.  How many used MPs decorations, used your own or bought from outside vendors?

                     

                    from what I hear in the reviews, everyone is happy in the end with their MP weddings.  I guess I need to relax and remember that they do this all day, everyday.  Just kinda hard to let go....



                     



                    #1990 rae12vb

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                      Posted 08 July 2011 - 10:57 AM

                      That was very nice of him!  Thank you for the info.  I need to start working on our lists asap.  Did you buy all of your songs off of itunes?

                      Also, by introduced I mean....Did he announce you and your hubby and the wedding party??
                       

                      Originally Posted by alison15 

                      I did the Ipod with a tech.  We were introduced to him briefly between cocktail hour and the reception.  I had everything on the playlist separated out so Wedding Party Arrival song was it's own list, Father Daughter dance-separate list, Dinner music-separate list, etc.  And then I just told him what order I wanted everything in so we announced the wedding party, then went straight into our first dance, then father/daughter, mother/son and then we had dinner. Cake Cutting-separate song.  Then dancing.  We did not do bouquet toss or garter throw and I just let him know that too.  We actually ran out of music on our play list, we were just shy of 3 hours of music on our list and thought that would be enough but it wasn't.  However he had an laptop full of music so we used 2-3 songs off of his computer. 



                       


                      Getting Married at Moon Palace 8-23-11!!!





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