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#221 Tanya Marie

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    Posted 20 August 2011 - 11:29 AM

    I don't know the name of the florist but I only bought the calalillies for my centerpieces there. All bouquets m bouts. I ordered from the hotel. Tanya

    I am getting married in the Playacar Palace in June 2012. What was the name of the outside flower vendor you used and did you order before you left or once you got there?

    Thanks!

    Taylor


    Happily Married after an AMAZING wedding at the Playaca Palace in Playa del Carmen, MX!!!

    #222 Tanya Marie

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      Posted 20 August 2011 - 09:05 PM

      Ok Ladies, since so many of you are PMing me asking me the same questions about set up, decoration, and locations, I created an album in my shared site for all of your BDW girls...please feel free to look through all of the pics, but the basics are under the album "for my BDW Girls" let me know if you have any questions:

       

      <3 Tanya

       

      Site Name: Piero & Tanya's Wedding Photos
      Site URL: http://pierotanyasweddingphotos.shutterfly.com/
      Site Password: mexico
       

      Happily Married after an AMAZING wedding at the Playaca Palace in Playa del Carmen, MX!!!

      #223 sharkyak

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        Posted 21 August 2011 - 12:25 PM

        Hi Tanya,

         

        Thanks for posting the pictures! After the ceremony did you take more wedding pictures? What did you do with the guests? Did you do a cocktail hour/hourdorves before dinner? Were round tables of 10 your only option of tables? Or did they have square tables to choose from? For the table runners on the round tables, what length did you order?  I see you had a serperate table for your guest signature book. Is that at the North Solarium?

         

        I appreciate you always checking and answering questions from everyone! I'm a bit surprised the resort isnt a little more detailed on their website with some of this wedding stuff!

         

        Thanks,

        Shannon

         



        #224 Tanya Marie

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          Posted 23 August 2011 - 08:28 AM


          Yes, we did take pictures after the ceremony.  I had a cocktail hour, some guests stayed and watched us take pics and some went to the cocktail hour. As far as I know, they only have round tables. To be honest, I have no idea what size the runners were, I bought them on ebay and didnt care what size LOL..Yes the guest book, was right at the entrance of the North Solarium,.
           

          Originally Posted by sharkyak 

          Hi Tanya,

           

          Thanks for posting the pictures! After the ceremony did you take more wedding pictures? What did you do with the guests? Did you do a cocktail hour/hourdorves before dinner? Were round tables of 10 your only option of tables? Or did they have square tables to choose from? For the table runners on the round tables, what length did you order?  I see you had a serperate table for your guest signature book. Is that at the North Solarium?

           

          I appreciate you always checking and answering questions from everyone! I'm a bit surprised the resort isnt a little more detailed on their website with some of this wedding stuff!

           

          Thanks,

          Shannon

           



           


          Happily Married after an AMAZING wedding at the Playaca Palace in Playa del Carmen, MX!!!

          #225 RMBride2B

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            Posted 23 August 2011 - 12:24 PM



            I more than likely will be using Flores Riviera Maya. They are located close to our resort. Their website is floresrivieramaya.com. Kurlyks used them for her bouquet (see somewhere in previous posts). I contacted Marvin from Maya Diseno and Flores Riviera Maya with a photo of what I want my bouquet to look like. Maya Diseno would have cost me $180 and Flores Riviera Maya quoted me $130, so.... I'm going with Flores. I know the price seems hight for a bouquet, but I did want particular color orchids in mine (which supposedly they'll need 4 to 8 weeks to import) that is not native to Mexico.

             

            Originally Posted by trw26 

            I am getting married in the Playacar Palace in June 2012. What was the name of the outside flower vendor you used and did you order before you left or once you got there?

            Thanks!

            Taylor



             



            #226 LennyJune2012

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              Posted 23 August 2011 - 04:59 PM

              Hi Taylor,

               

              I'm thinking of getting married at Playacar last week of June too.  Good to know June 30th is already booked.  Did you book your date yourself or did you go through a travel agent?  How far have you gotten in the process?  I think we've narrowed down our research to 2 resorts....we'll need to decide very soon and send the save the dates. :)

              Thanks!



              #227 tabby2011

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                Posted 04 September 2011 - 07:49 AM

                Ok Ladies...

                 

                This is what I have found out so far from my contact person in Playacar Palace.  Hope this will help! (These are questions that I asked and  answers I got from the Hotel).

                 

                1. I am bringing traditional decorations for my ceremony and reception and wanted to know how that process works.  Is there a charge/fee to set up our decorations and if so, what is the charge? We want to bring our own sashes for the ceremony chairs, our own flowers for the ceremony, our own crystal candle holders for the reception, flowers, linen, table runner, napkins, diamond confetti etc... How does work?  I want to make sure I know what I am looking at as far as charges are concerned and limit the surprises. Please advise.  :) :)

                (HOTEL ANSWER) If we assign a staff to assist in the placing of all the above, there is a charge of $80.00 usd per staff.

                 

                2. As far as the DJ is concerned, will he/she do announcements?  A intro announcement "Please welcome Mr and Mrs Jackson" kind of thing, and speech and cake cutting announcements etc...? (HOTEL ANSWER) The usually have a MC for this it is apart from the DJ.

                (ME TO YOU) ***THIS IS NOT TRUE. I TALKED TO THE DJ AND HE SAID THAT HE WILL INDEED TO THAT FOR THE RECEPTION!!!***

                 

                3. Are there any pictures of the Riviera Ballroom so I can get an idea on the colors of the ballroom and match my decorations? I found some pictures but they didnt really help much. :)  (HOTEL ANSWER) Attached is one of the ballroom in a banquet set up. It is a very nice ballroom. (ME TO YOU)***I HAVE THEM ATTACHED FOR YOU GIRLS***

                 

                4. We would like to hire the DJ for 4 hours and party the night away in the Riviera Ballroom until 12am and want to make sure that it is 100% ok.  We are willing to pay extra for the additional hours. (HOTEL ANSWER) As long as it is in the ballroom, there is no problem. Do you already have a supplier in mind or would you like us to send our in house?

                 

                5. Will the hotel provide us with votive candles or do we have to buy those our self? (HOTEL ANSWER) The hotel does not have them; you’ll have to bring them.

                 

                6. If my husband and I come visit the hotel in November 2011, is there anyone that can show us the Riviera Ballroom, Cielo Bar Terrace etc...? Sure, let me know and I’ll make arrangements for one of our Sales Managers to conduct the site inspection.

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                1. Is there draping available to put up in the Riviera Ballroom?  White draping with lights?  If so, are there pictures we can see and are there different packages we can choose from to see what we like and how we like it etc...  Also what are the prices on those?

                (HOTEL ANSWER) It is available, and I’d recommend checking with our in house decoration company. The contact is attached.

                 

                2. Does the hotel offer a Cigar Roller or Cigar Station for the Reception where our guest can go and pick their cigars and have a good time with?  If so, what are the options and prices?  Do we get that through you or have to get that our self from an outside vendor?  How does the process work on this? (HOTEL ANSWER) We do offer a cigar Roller. Let me check on the current rates and I’ll let you know.  (ME TO YOU)***ITS AROUND $1057 FOR 1 HOUR INCLUDING 50 HAND ROLLED CIGARS FOR YOUR GUESTS.  THE GUY IS BILANGUAL AND ORIGINALLY FROM CUBA AND WILL WEAR A REAL CUBAN OUTFIT TO SET THE MOOD.  HE IS ALSO ABLE TO TO MAKE THE CIGARS ANY SHAPE YOU WANT! :)

                 

                3. Does the hotel offer a chocolate fountain station with fruit?  If so, what are the packages and prices? Do we get that through you or have to get that our self from an outside vendor? How does the process work on this? (HOTEL ANSWER) We do have it available, you will find the information on the private events file that I’m attaching.

                 

                4. Does the hotel offer ice sculpture?  If so, again what are the packages and prices?  What sculptures are available?  Where can I see them? Do we get that through you or have to get that our self from an outside vendor? How does the process work on this?

                (HOTEL ANSWER) We do offer ice sculpture, again, sent me what you are looking for and I’ll check with the chef

                 

                5. Does the hotel offer a candy station?  If so, again what are the packages and prices?  Do we get that through you or have to get that our self from an outside vendor? How does the process work on this? (HOTEL ANSWER) I’d recommend getting it thorough our in house decoration company.

                 

                6. We were originally going to get the Amethyst Collection but we do not need the photography and videography so we got the complimentary package BUT we would like to copy the Amethyst package.  We would like to copy the Silver Avant Chairs, the table linen, the table runner, the silver base plate, white top plate etc... and at the ceremony would like to copy the Chuppa linens, the crystals hanging behind us, the sashs, the runner... everything.  Is that possible?  That is very important to me this part as well... since my wedding colors are based on these colors i saw on the palace website.   Please advise on this! :) 

                (HOTEL ANSWER) It is possible, but honestly, this is going to end up adding at the end. I definitely would suggest getting the Amethyst package.

                 

                7. We will definitely have the 75 rooms nights and want to get private functions such as the 

                - Welcome Cocktail hour on May 19th @ 6-7 ish

                - Welcome Dinner Party on May 19 @ 7-9 ish

                - Cocktail hour on our wedding day May 20th at 7pm after the ceremony which we reserved for @ 6pm

                - Reception Dinner at the Riviera Ballroom for 4 hours until 12am

                - Breakfast Buffet the morning after the wedding May 21st @ 9am

                - Farewell Dinner Party on the 24th of May

                (HOTEL ANSWER) It is important to keep in mind that if, by 3 weekss prior to your wedding, you haven’t reach teh 75 room nights, we’ll charge for the private functions.

                When do we decide where we want these events held at and at what time and what kind of food?  This is also very important since we are sending all of our guest an updated itinerary before the wedding and again another itinerary in our guests welcome bags... so i want them to be as exact as I can, I really do not want to wait 30 days prior to the wedding for these decisions.  Please advise on this! :) (HOTEL ANSWER) I can send you the menus so you can start deciding as well as the planners for you to review.

                 

                8. We have welcome bags that we have for each of our guests.  Each bag is for a particular person because our bags include T-shirts with the correct size.  If we have the name of the guest stapled on each bag can the hotel deliver the bags for you at the time the guest checks in?  If so, what is the fee and how does it work?  Does the bellboy take it up or will it be in the room waiting?  How does the hotel make sure they are all delivered?  Also very important since the T-shirts are being used for a group photo later on the week. :)  Please advise. (HOTEL ANSWER) We can deliver them to the room when you want us to, please consider there is a charge of $3.00 usd per room

                 

                9. We are having flowers made our self... how do we get these flowers to the wedding coordinator the day off?  We set up a specific time to meet at the lobby? (HOTEL ANSWER) We’ll get you in touch with your weeding coordinator a month prior to your wedding, you can coordinate with her. Please consider we have a charge of $80.00 usd per staff for the set up.

                 

                10.  The DJ that the hotel offers:  Does he and is he willing to play different kind of music mixed with his music if we provide it to him through a ipod?  Has he done that before? (HOTEL ANSWER) Yes, it is possible, you’ll find the information on the file attached.

                 

                 

                 

                 

                 

                 

                 

                 

                 

                 

                 


                7. Table Linen: Does the hotel only offer white table linen for free or do you also have regular ivory table linen for free as complimentary? (HOTEL ANSWER) We have both colors and they are included if you are having the unlimited private functions.

                 

                ALSO IF ANYONE IS INTERESTED IN DRAPINGS INSIDE OF THE BALLROOM ... HERE ARE SOME PICTURES OF EXAMPLES BUT IGNORE THE BLACK WALL THAT WALL IS ACTUALLY WHITE. :)

                 

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                I hope that helps... :)

                 

                -Tabby

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                #228 samnicolerangel

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                  Posted 06 September 2011 - 11:40 AM

                  Oh wow!  I am getting married on 11/11/11 at Playacar Palace also!  Our ceremony is at Nuestra Senora Del Carmen Church and cocktail hour will start at 5:00 PM in the Cielo Bar.  Our reception is from 6:00-10:00 PM in the North Solarium.  Where are your events? 


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                  #229 tabby2011

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                    Posted 06 September 2011 - 11:53 AM

                    Hi Sam,

                     

                    Not 100% sure yet but most likely a beach ceremony @ 6pm or maybe a different area at the hotel.

                    Cocktail at the Cielo Bar @ 7pm.

                    Reception in the Riviera Ballroom from 8-12am with the drapings that i put up in my previous post.

                     

                    We are also having a welcome cocktail hour and a dinner the night before (not sure where yet) and we will also have a newlywed breakfast the day after and a farewell dinner a couple days later for all of the guests that are still there... :)

                     

                    -Tabby :)



                    #230 samnicolerangel

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                      Posted 06 September 2011 - 12:07 PM

                      Can you e-mail me the information and attachments you posted to samnicolerangel@gmail.com?  I am getting married on 11/11/11 and am trying to find as much information as possible!  Thanks a million!!!!!!!!!


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