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#521 mochamakes3

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    Posted 24 November 2010 - 05:27 AM

    Don't worry, that is the most weddings they will have in a day. Sometimes I check the availability on their website to see how many other weddings are the same day as ours.
     

    Originally Posted by Mssanders111111 



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    Originally Posted by nabreu7 

    I agree! I know that Moon Palace will make my wedding perfect and what I want. I do believe they only have 1 wedding an hour so I have a feeling that they will cater to all there brides. This isn't there first rodeo and from reading all the reviews on past weddings, I have heard nothing but great news and all the brides seemed happy and pleased. So don't stress, Destination Weddings are suppose to be stress free and that is why many of us our doing this. :o)


    I didnt even know it was that many wedding a day OMG!!! So there will be like 12 Brides walking around at any given time. OH my cant handle this
     





    #522 cgeris

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      Posted 24 November 2010 - 10:31 AM

      It sounds like the resort is large enough that you wouldn't really notice.  None of the reviews I have read mentioned anything about running into other bridal parties!
       

      Originally Posted by mochamakes3 

      Don't worry, that is the most weddings they will have in a day. Sometimes I check the availability on their website to see how many other weddings are the same day as ours.
       

      Quote:
      Originally Posted by Mssanders111111 



      Quote:
      Originally Posted by nabreu7 

      I agree! I know that Moon Palace will make my wedding perfect and what I want. I do believe they only have 1 wedding an hour so I have a feeling that they will cater to all there brides. This isn't there first rodeo and from reading all the reviews on past weddings, I have heard nothing but great news and all the brides seemed happy and pleased. So don't stress, Destination Weddings are suppose to be stress free and that is why many of us our doing this. :o)


      I didnt even know it was that many wedding a day OMG!!! So there will be like 12 Brides walking around at any given time. OH my cant handle this
       


       




      #523 JLR1726

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        Posted 24 November 2010 - 10:45 AM


        how do you check the website to see how many wedding they are having the same day?
         

        Originally Posted by mochamakes3 

        Don't worry, that is the most weddings they will have in a day. Sometimes I check the availability on their website to see how many other weddings are the same day as ours.
         

        Quote:
        Originally Posted by Mssanders111111 



        Quote:
        Originally Posted by nabreu7 

        I agree! I know that Moon Palace will make my wedding perfect and what I want. I do believe they only have 1 wedding an hour so I have a feeling that they will cater to all there brides. This isn't there first rodeo and from reading all the reviews on past weddings, I have heard nothing but great news and all the brides seemed happy and pleased. So don't stress, Destination Weddings are suppose to be stress free and that is why many of us our doing this. :o)


        I didnt even know it was that many wedding a day OMG!!! So there will be like 12 Brides walking around at any given time. OH my cant handle this
         


         




        #524 kyndall

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          Posted 24 November 2010 - 12:01 PM

          I am having my wedding in April and went to a wedding in Cabo in September.  I felt fine.  I think the other places can get pricey if you want a lot of people there.
           

          Originally Posted by Nlindseth 

          I am beginning my hunt for a destination wedding location. I am debating between the Dominion Republic, the Bahamas and Mexico. I am little concerned about traveling to Mexico with all the crime, etc. Has another recently had a wedding there? If so, any concerns or comments??





          #525 kyndall

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            Posted 24 November 2010 - 12:03 PM

            Can anyone post pictures of the Grand Terrace/Terrace mar?  I dont see it on the list the WC sent me.
             

            Originally Posted by Bride KSmith 


            Yes its the same. I love it. It was one of my top choices for reception locations. Quote:

            Originally Posted by JennW818 


            Do you know if the Grand Terrace is the same as the Terrace Mar?  That's what I think too.  Definitely looks more private.  My ceremony is at dolphin beach.  It's like a 10 min walk to the Grand Terrace.  Do you think it's okay to ask my guests to walk that far?  I really love the pictures I've seen of it, but I don't know if that's rude.
             

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            Originally Posted by msredd3129 



            Quote:
            Originally Posted by JennW818 

            Okay, so I need some opinions.  The only locations open for my reception are the Bugambila Terrace and the Grand Terrace.  I'm not really crazy about either of them.  Which do you think is better?



            I prefer the Grand Terrace over the Bugambila Terrace...looks more private!


             

             



            #526 Bride KSmith

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              Posted 24 November 2010 - 02:33 PM



              Can anyone post pictures of the Grand Terrace/Terrace mar?  I dont see it on the list the WC sent me.
               

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by Bride KSmith 


              Yes its the same. I love it. It was one of my top choices for reception locations. Quote:

              Originally Posted by JennW818 


              Do you know if the Grand Terrace is the same as the Terrace Mar?  That's what I think too.  Definitely looks more private.  My ceremony is at dolphin beach.  It's like a 10 min walk to the Grand Terrace.  Do you think it's okay to ask my guests to walk that far?  I really love the pictures I've seen of it, but I don't know if that's rude.
               

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by msredd3129 



              Quote:
              Originally Posted by JennW818 

              Okay, so I need some opinions.  The only locations open for my reception are the Bugambila Terrace and the Grand Terrace.  I'm not really crazy about either of them.  Which do you think is better?



              I prefer the Grand Terrace over the Bugambila Terrace...looks more private!


               

               

               




              #527 Mssanders111111

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                Posted 26 November 2010 - 04:04 PM



                I like this alot!! I love when people post pic it helps bring it all together!thanks guys and keep posting

                Originally Posted by Bride KSmith 



                Can anyone post pictures of the Grand Terrace/Terrace mar?  I dont see it on the list the WC sent me.
                 

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by Bride KSmith 


                Yes its the same. I love it. It was one of my top choices for reception locations. Quote:

                Originally Posted by JennW818 


                Do you know if the Grand Terrace is the same as the Terrace Mar?  That's what I think too.  Definitely looks more private.  My ceremony is at dolphin beach.  It's like a 10 min walk to the Grand Terrace.  Do you think it's okay to ask my guests to walk that far?  I really love the pictures I've seen of it, but I don't know if that's rude.
                 

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by msredd3129 



                Quote:
                Originally Posted by JennW818 

                Okay, so I need some opinions.  The only locations open for my reception are the Bugambila Terrace and the Grand Terrace.  I'm not really crazy about either of them.  Which do you think is better?



                I prefer the Grand Terrace over the Bugambila Terrace...looks more private!


                 

                 
                 
                 



                #528 MRR16

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                  Posted 26 November 2010 - 04:08 PM

                  I like it a lot too. Does anyone know if there is an ocean view from this terrace at all?



                  #529 mochamakes3

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                    Posted 27 November 2010 - 07:55 AM

                    So I'm going to vent and then ask you girls what you suggest I do. First, we are Palace members, so when I have always been dreaming of a MP wedding since the first day I set eyes upon this resort. Second, as soon as we got engaged, I made a group booking using our membership rates so that we could take advantage of the group benefits. Third, as soon as I told my MOH that we had placed a group block she started comparison shopping online, and reporting back that she could find a better rate.

                     

                    Last night, I was talking to my MOH and asked if she had booked her trip. She told me, yes, with Signature vacations. I asked her why she didn't use the group booking, and she replied because it was cheaper. Umm.... thanks.  Of course,  she also tried to complain that is was so difficult to find someone who would spend $2K to join her. Sorry, you're single. I've been there. But if you refuse to even try to date, I can't help you. If you want to find a partner, it won't happen without you at least trying. So she saves $200 and we could end up spending another $4000 after having to pay for our private dinner and not qualifying for 7 comp nights.

                     

                    My question to you girls, is how do we get people to book with our group even though it could be more expensive than other deals that are available out there? Do you think MP would be able to find us better deals on flights to compensate? Can any other members provide a list of membership perks that might make our group booking more attractive?

                     

                    BTW we didn't use a TA because we are all traveling different dates from different cities.



                    #530 Bride KSmith

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                      Posted 27 November 2010 - 08:19 AM


                      Try to negotiate with the wedding department. I had originally booked with a travel agent, but my aunt is a member so we got a quote throught the membership department. The reality is that my TA offered a much better deal for our guest. The room rates were cheaper, transfers were included, etc.Because my family members want to book under my aunts membership I did a second contract with the membership wedding coordinator. She was able to combine the rooms of both bookings to count toward my room nights. When it all breaks down I am not getting anything extra for have a member wedding contract. They do offer the 20% off of wedding packages but I am doing the complimentary package so that doesn't help me at all.

                       

                      You have to keep in mind that this is your wedding not hers. Your guest are spending a lot of money and traveling very far to be apart of your special day. Not only that but she is spending considerably more to come as a single. If it is more affordable for her to book seperately I think you should be understanding of that. I dont think it is reasonable to expect your guest to pay more so that you can save money (something that I had to tell myself lol). Contact the membership department to see if you can get them to count her room in your group booking. Also try to find her a roommate (another friend or relative who is a single).

                       

                      I have two friends staying off sight because it is cheaper for them. That means that I may not make my room nights, and I may have to pay more. I also have to buy day passes for them to get onto the resort. In the end I rather pay more to have them there, than to make the trip unaffordable for them. It is my wedding so it is my financial responsibility.

                       

                      If she can rebook under your group (get a refund from the other company) offer to pay the $200 dollar difference. That makes thigns easy for your MOH and is much cheaper than you paying for a private event. But first I would try to negotiate with MP get them to match the rates of the TAs. Most importantly try not to get worked up, the funny thing about planning things is that often dont go as planned :)
                       

                      Originally Posted by mochamakes3 

                      So I'm going to vent and then ask you girls what you suggest I do. First, we are Palace members, so when I have always been dreaming of a MP wedding since the first day I set eyes upon this resort. Second, as soon as we got engaged, I made a group booking using our membership rates so that we could take advantage of the group benefits. Third, as soon as I told my MOH that we had placed a group block she started comparison shopping online, and reporting back that she could find a better rate.

                       

                      Last night, I was talking to my MOH and asked if she had booked her trip. She told me, yes, with Signature vacations. I asked her why she didn't use the group booking, and she replied because it was cheaper. Umm.... thanks.  Of course,  she also tried to complain that is was so difficult to find someone who would spend $2K to join her. Sorry, you're single. I've been there. But if you refuse to even try to date, I can't help you. If you want to find a partner, it won't happen without you at least trying. So she saves $200 and we could end up spending another $4000 after having to pay for our private dinner and not qualifying for 7 comp nights.

                       

                      My question to you girls, is how do we get people to book with our group even though it could be more expensive than other deals that are available out there? Do you think MP would be able to find us better deals on flights to compensate? Can any other members provide a list of membership perks that might make our group booking more attractive?

                       

                      BTW we didn't use a TA because we are all traveling different dates from different cities.






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