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#501 pjmendoza

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    Posted 01 March 2012 - 03:11 PM

    Tabby 2011

    I have a list that Wilma emailed me. You can do excursions. Send me your email address and I'd be more than happy to forward to you.

     



    #502 RMBride2B

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      Posted 06 March 2012 - 06:53 AM

      Yes, I just got the updated information for 2012 with more pics, etc of the new packages as well. I can forward my email I got from Janessa in the Miami office. It has a whole bunch of attachments that may help you answer your questions.



      #503 RMBride2B

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        Posted 06 March 2012 - 07:23 AM

        I haven't been on here in awhile, but welcome all new Playacar Palace brides and congrats!! I just have a question for those that have already been married here, with about 20-25 people do you find it necessary to have the $300 sound system (yes, its now $300 ) for a ceremony on the beach? I'm just fed up with the resort not backing down on this new price. When I booked there was no charge for the sound system. I've told them this 3 times, but they will not back down since its set by the outside vendor (JSAV?). My wedding is in less than 3 months now and this price came out of nowhere and I don't feel I should have to pay it as I reserved my wedding in Feb 2011. I just don't think its fair business practice. So, I know that the sound system will be useful, but do you think I HAVE to have it? I just want to say screw the whole sound system and be done with it at this point. I'm not giving my money to the JSAV crooks thats for D***n sure! 

         

        Also, what is everyone doing as far as the ceremony set up? I currently have the comp set up from before Colin Cowie came along, but I'm really liking the white pergola's in the package, though the resort won't let us rent the pergola only. I'm thinking I may contact the vendor they use for decor and see what they have to offer. Anyone contact Zuniga/decocancun vendor and have photos and quotes?



        #504 vazworld

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          Posted 06 March 2012 - 06:34 PM

           

          Hi RMBride2B,

           

          I had asked Wilma the same question about the sound system.

           

          Q: Are we required to have a microphone for the ceremony? If we do the ceremony without the microphone, could the 20 guests be able to hear us? 

          A: Unfortunately, if you don’t rent the sound system, the only people who will be able to listen to the minister will be you, so I do recommend you to rent the sound system for your ceremony which is 300usd including the speaker, microphone, the mixer to connect your iPod or CDs and the operator who will be in charge to play your music during the ceremony, in this way everybody will be able to listen and also enjoy the music you would like to have for the special moments as the arrival of guests, your entrance, during the ceremony and the recessional. You can think about it and let me know later.

           

          I got an outside vendor referral from a former Playacar Palace bride.  His name is Julian Molina from Mood Events Services and here is the price list:

           

           
          For the ceremony you will need:
          1 Speaker
          1 Wireless Microphone
          1 Technician
          Prelude, processional and recessional music
           
          Price: 150 dlls.
          The price I am giving you is in United States American Money, dollars, it is a flat rate, tax included and no hidden fees or extra charges. Transportation, setup for both events are included.

           

          As for the ceremony setup, I'm planning to go with the basic complimentary package and rent the brown tiffany chairs from the hotel (USD 10 each, without transportation fee).  I'm still waiting to hear back from Wilma if she can get draping for the huppa.  Apparently the old huppa and drape are too old to be reused... Zuniga is pretty expensive for me even though their tiffany chairs are only $7 each, they charge USD 250 on top for transportation and loading fee. So unless you are renting lots from her, then I rather rent from the hotel since I'm paying for "$65 decoration setup fee" anyway.

           



          #505 nmk146

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            Posted 07 March 2012 - 08:16 AM

            Could someone please send the e-mail from Wilma saying that the set up fee is $65?   They just told me $200 per table and $100 for the ceremony.I'm kind of freaking out.

             

            Thanks,

            Nicole

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            #506 RMBride2B

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              Posted 07 March 2012 - 10:31 AM

              I think I'm still just going to go without one or look for a speaker (bose or something) and wireless microphone to bring with us, if its small, light and cheaper. We are having a mariachi band play for the ceremony, so I'm not too concerned about the music part. Also, our dj is attending as our guest, so I think I may ask him about a speaker system for the beach, but will Wilma approve the outside vendor for the sound system?

               

              I was planning on renting from the resort as well for table runners and some lighting. But, I'm glad you told me about the $250 transportation fee from Zuniga! I think I'll just ask Wilma if they will add more fabric to the huppah and see how much extra it will cost. Which brings me to my next question, did she say that we can't use the old huppah with the white drapes? I hope they replace the fabric because honestly I'm not really liking the Comp. Colin Cowie huppah. Does anyone else think it looks a little drab? I hope she'll replace the fabric...
               

              Originally Posted by vazworld 

               

              Hi RMBride2B,

               

              I had asked Wilma the same question about the sound system.

               

              Q: Are we required to have a microphone for the ceremony? If we do the ceremony without the microphone, could the 20 guests be able to hear us? 

              A: Unfortunately, if you don’t rent the sound system, the only people who will be able to listen to the minister will be you, so I do recommend you to rent the sound system for your ceremony which is 300usd including the speaker, microphone, the mixer to connect your iPod or CDs and the operator who will be in charge to play your music during the ceremony, in this way everybody will be able to listen and also enjoy the music you would like to have for the special moments as the arrival of guests, your entrance, during the ceremony and the recessional. You can think about it and let me know later.

               

              I got an outside vendor referral from a former Playacar Palace bride.  His name is Julian Molina from Mood Events Services and here is the price list:

               

               
              For the ceremony you will need:
              1 Speaker
              1 Wireless Microphone
              1 Technician
              Prelude, processional and recessional music
               
              Price: 150 dlls.
              The price I am giving you is in United States American Money, dollars, it is a flat rate, tax included and no hidden fees or extra charges. Transportation, setup for both events are included.

               

              As for the ceremony setup, I'm planning to go with the basic complimentary package and rent the brown tiffany chairs from the hotel (USD 10 each, without transportation fee).  I'm still waiting to hear back from Wilma if she can get draping for the huppa.  Apparently the old huppa and drape are too old to be reused... Zuniga is pretty expensive for me even though their tiffany chairs are only $7 each, they charge USD 250 on top for transportation and loading fee. So unless you are renting lots from her, then I rather rent from the hotel since I'm paying for "$65 decoration setup fee" anyway.

               



               



              #507 Maii

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                Posted 07 March 2012 - 11:14 PM

                Thanks for posting. Can you please let me know the contact details for the outside florist?

                #508 vazworld

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                  Posted 08 March 2012 - 07:15 PM

                  To RMBride2B:My fiance is a local dj and I was told you can't plug the wireless mic to the bose speaker... something to do with input and output. But anyway, I just realized I need to pay for 2 people's pass for the outside vendors as he's bringing an assistant. Even with the discount of $130 just for the ceremony, it'll end up $312! In that case, I'll have to rethink if I should just have the hotel's sound system for $300.

                   

                  Are you getting the mariachi band from the hotel?

                   

                  Here's what I got from Wilma regarding the drape:

                   

                  Q: What is the measurement of the huppa? I may also try to get the fabric myself if it's cheaper to do so.  Do you also rent out the other huppas from other Colin Collections? I'm trying to check which option is the most cost effective.

                  A: The price to rent the (old) structure is 400usd and the price to rent the fabric is 80usd, in case you bring your fabric we will be in charge to set up this on the huppah and we just need to consider an extra charge of 100usd as decoration set up fee. What I can figure out is that we can fit the white fabric in the new complementary structure of Colin Cowie, we are waiting for all of this stuff so as soon as I get it, I can see and I can let you know if you need the other huppah or with the one you have now is enough. What do you think?
                   

                  In other words, she will confirm with me if I can just rent the white drape from the old package at USD 80 and keep the new huppa structure.

                   

                  To Maii:

                  Outside florist contact is Laura and her email is premiumflores@gmx.es.

                   

                  I like the fact that she will give you ideas and be able to work around your budget. She has no minimum, which is great! She can replicate the bouquet as shown below (in different color) for USD 65 and the reception centerpieces in baby's breath (10 of them in different sizes) for USD 356.

                   

                  View RAMO NUBE ROSAS.jpg in slide show View OVERALL LOOK.jpg in slide show

                   

                   



                  #509 RMBride2B

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                    Posted 09 March 2012 - 10:51 AM


                    A couple of months when I found out about the Colin Cowie changes, I asked her if we could keep the original structure with the drapes and she said yes. I'm gonna reconfirm this with her though. If you reserved your date before the colin cowie changes, I would remind her of this because she may not end up charging you for it. 

                     

                    christalredd12/13/11

                    Hi Wilma! My name is Christal and my fiance and I are scheduled to be married...

                     

                    Wilma Zahoul Olguin
                    12/14/11

                    to me


                    Good morning Christal, Don’t worry, if you are interested on the complimentary package you can keep this package without any new change, you can keep the huppah with the white drape as the attached picture J If you have any question, do not hesitate to contact me J Best Regards 

                     

                    WILMA ZAHOULCOORDINADORA DE BODASWEDDING COORDINATORPLAYACAR PALACE / COZUMEL PALACEFRAC. PLAYACAR BAHIA DEL ESPIRITU SANTOESQ. ABRAIRA DE ARRIBA PLAYA DEL CARMENRIVIERA MAYA, Q. ROO, MEXICO CP 77710( (011. 52. 984) 873 4960  |  EXTENSION 4604

                     

                    Also, yes we're getting the mariachi through the resort (I'm splurging on that :) ) And thanks for looking into the Bose speaker, I think I'll just do without then. I just do not want to give JSAV any of my money at this point (just for the principal that it was free at the time I reserved the wedding). I'd rather use that money elsewhere. What else are you doing for the ceremony decor? Like aisle decor and such.

                     

                    Quote:

                    Originally Posted by vazworld 

                    To RMBride2B:My fiance is a local dj and I was told you can't plug the wireless mic to the bose speaker... something to do with input and output. But anyway, I just realized I need to pay for 2 people's pass for the outside vendors as he's bringing an assistant. Even with the discount of $130 just for the ceremony, it'll end up $312! In that case, I'll have to rethink if I should just have the hotel's sound system for $300.

                     

                    Are you getting the mariachi band from the hotel?

                     

                    Here's what I got from Wilma regarding the drape:

                     

                    Q: What is the measurement of the huppa? I may also try to get the fabric myself if it's cheaper to do so.  Do you also rent out the other huppas from other Colin Collections? I'm trying to check which option is the most cost effective.

                    A: The price to rent the (old) structure is 400usd and the price to rent the fabric is 80usd, in case you bring your fabric we will be in charge to set up this on the huppah and we just need to consider an extra charge of 100usd as decoration set up fee. What I can figure out is that we can fit the white fabric in the new complementary structure of Colin Cowie, we are waiting for all of this stuff so as soon as I get it, I can see and I can let you know if you need the other huppah or with the one you have now is enough. What do you think?
                     

                    In other words, she will confirm with me if I can just rent the white drape from the old package at USD 80 and keep the new huppa structure.

                     

                    To Maii:

                    Outside florist contact is Laura and her email is premiumflores@gmx.es.

                     

                    I like the fact that she will give you ideas and be able to work around your budget. She has no minimum, which is great! She can replicate the bouquet as shown below (in different color) for USD 65 and the reception centerpieces in baby's breath (10 of them in different sizes) for USD 356.

                     

                    View RAMO NUBE ROSAS.jpg in slide show View OVERALL LOOK.jpg in slide show

                     

                     



                     



                    #510 novbride

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                      Posted 12 March 2012 - 10:53 PM

                      Hi Ladies!

                      I've been super busy with work lately, so I haven't been on this site for a while.  I forgot all about it, until we started planning our next trip to Playacar :)  We are thinking about going back in November!  If anyone has questions or wants to see pictures, please feel free to PM me.  I have tons of pictures, but don't want to post them all publicly.

                       

                      If you want to see a super funny clip from our wedding, the link is below.  Don't worry - it won't happen to you - I just have that kind of luck... :) But, I'm glad it happened because it certainly made the wedding unforgettable! (FYI - none of this video was shot by Playacar Palace photographers.  It was all taken by family members.)

                       

                      http://www.youtube.c...h?v=2bAk6AFRT2M






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