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#1061 MissJali

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    Posted 08 March 2013 - 07:51 AM

    Originally Posted by Reign14 

    But TRivera is right, the rooftop cannot be used for the reception because there is no food allowed. Sounds like even if you do cocktail hour there, you can only have drinks, no oer d'oeuvres. Not 100% about that but I think that's what I read.

    It doesn't seem like it's worth it unless you use the rooftop for the ceremony. It's definitely more a private option. I wanted to do my welcome dinner up there, no way I'm spending $500 extra and I can't have food up there. I fell in love with the pier from the first time I ever stood on it and once i saw they could do the ceremony there, the beach was no longer an option.



    #1062 Mary123

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      Posted 08 March 2013 - 08:00 AM

      Originally Posted by Reign14 

      As an alternative to the ballroom in case of rain, I keep hearing about something called the Palapa on the beach. Ask the WCs about that. Apparently it's a covered space near the beach but is not completely indoors. From reading on this forum, only one bride has said she used it and it's not a space typically used for receptions but they let her use it b/c it started raining during her beach reception. FYI the ballrooms are fully indoors and the only other reception space that's not is Bar Higuey. There are plenty of pictures of the ballrooms in this thread. Although I haven't seen a pic of the Palapa, the bride that used it said it was very nice.

      Thank you very much for the respose! I will find out about Palapa as it sounds like a great option.



      #1063 Mary123

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        Posted 08 March 2013 - 08:20 AM

        Hello, I don't have anyone in my wedding who i would like/or who would want to act as MC. So, i would like to hire a local MC. Does anyone have any feedback? Are local MCs good and do they speak good enough English? They are somewhat expensive but i think it might be worth to pay.

         

        Thank for all of the posts!!!!!



        #1064 Mary123

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          Posted 08 March 2013 - 09:38 AM

          Originally Posted by stoledo 

          hello

          I am new to this forum, I am getting married at the Barcelo Palace Deluxe on May 3, 2013, will be a church wedding at 18:00. I am using the package strawberry.

          I am very sad and angry, that I decided to make my reception on the beach and when we had coordinated almost everything, Marlene tells me that, for the hour of the reception and will be dark and I need to add the light package, which costs approximately $ 2. 000 (two thousand dollars) .... this is crazy, I can not pay this much money for only 3 hours of daylight at the beach. plus we're already paying $ 15 extra for having the reception on the beach.

          Can anyone advise me on another location for the reception, I do not like the idea of ​​having dinner in a closed room and Marlene tells me the bar higuey already booked on that date.

          appreciate your advice.

          xoxo

           

          I asked for the reception on the beach but they told me i will not pay anything extra to have it on the beach (i will reconfirm though). Adding lights to the reception is additional $2,000? This is outrageous!



          #1065 Reign14

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          Posted 08 March 2013 - 11:05 AM

          Originally Posted by Mary123 

          I asked for the reception on the beach but they told me i will not pay anything extra to have it on the beach (i will reconfirm though). Adding lights to the reception is additional $2,000? This is outrageous!

           

          Mary,

           

          You may have been given the beach option for no extra charge because you originally requested Bar Higuey and it is booked on your date. I've heard of brides saying that they got a beach wedding included as an accommodation for some other shortcoming (i.e. their original reception space was not available due to double booking, conventions, etc.)



          #1066 natalieblev

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            Posted 08 March 2013 - 11:16 AM

            Originally Posted by Mary123 

            Hello, I don't have anyone in my wedding who i would like/or who would want to act as MC. So, i would like to hire a local MC. Does anyone have any feedback? Are local MCs good and do they speak good enough English? They are somewhat expensive but i think it might be worth to pay.

             

            Thank for all of the posts!!!!!

            The DJ package from the hotel has MC options if that is what you are going with. You can get the dj with or without. 



            #1067 Mary123

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              Posted 08 March 2013 - 12:28 PM

              Here are the rates that i got from Lianny. It seems like everyone is getting different rates.

               

              Dj 708usd x 3 hours ---Extra hour:US$236.00

              Speakers

              Dj Setup

              DJ

              Wireless Microphone 1

               

               

              Dj Full $ 1300usd x 3 hours ---Extra hour: US$433.00

              Speakers

              Speaker Stands

              Dj Setup

              DJ

              MC

              Wireless Microphone 1

              Flashing Device 2 lights DMX 512 Console

              Fireworks 2

               

              Flowers:

               

              Bridesmaid bouquet: US$30.00 each

              Boutonniere: US$20.00

              Corsage: US$20.00

              Petals: US$20.00

               

               

              Decoration:

              Tiffany Chairs: US$12.00

              Garden Chairs: US$10.80

              Color napkins: US$3.00

              Charger plates (silver, gold)US$ 7.00 each

              Second sash for the chairs: US$7.00 each

              Par led lights: US$61.20 each

               

              Entertainments:

              Cigar Roller—Attached packages

              Crazy hour—30 mins, 6 characters US$1326.00

              Fire show—US$612.00



              #1068 Parrish

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                Posted 08 March 2013 - 12:54 PM

                Stoledo I am also having a beach reception on May 4th, 2013 which we are not starting until 7pm. I was told that regular lighting would be included for no extra cost. I would have to pay more if I wanted colored lighting. I am paying the extra money per person to have the beach reception. We are having to pay about a thousand for a dance floor if we want it. As far as the palapa on the beach I was told that they did it for one bride because they double booked her for another location and that they had to make it up to her. They said they will not hold my reception there and not to worry that they will make the beach beautiful. I also do not want the ballroom and bar higuey is booked. I know it is frustrating, but I am trying not to worry and just figure it out when I get there and I will be as happy with how it all turns out just how everyone has been! Good luck!

                #1069 Mary123

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                  Posted 08 March 2013 - 01:10 PM

                  The dance floor is expensive and I am thinking of having the natural dance floor, just the sand. I told the guests that shoes are only required if it rains and we are moved to the ball room. 



                  #1070 nykat57

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                    Posted 10 March 2013 - 11:50 AM

                    Hi Mary,

                     

                    I noticed "Fireworks 2" included in the second DJ package.  What exactly is that?  Is it real fireworks (like in the sky) or those two sparklers at the end of the dance floor that I saw in a video?

                     

                    I'm curious.






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