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OMG girls, I am so sad right now!  I may start crying!!!  My contact for the Palace Resorts said that as of 2012 NO OUTSIDE VENDORS are allowed!!  What am I going to do?  I am not impressed one bit with "smile photography" who is the vendor through the resort.  I had my heart set on Juan Navarro!  This seriously changes everything.  Photos are SO important to me and now they are saying we don't even have a choice, we have to use theirs?  OH MY!!!!  Have any of you heard different?? crybaby2.gif

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Palacebride27

 

Please don't cry!  If you have read post from 2010-2012 Palace Resorts have been saying this for ages.  However, we brides prevail!!!!1

First and Foremost they implemented an Outside Vendor fee (which is steep), nonetheless they made sure they will recoup some cost.

Second, many of us to avoid using "their in-house folks" reserved a room for our photogs (I did this along with a few other brides here.)

 

At some point we have to work around (although unfortunate) because the lack of consistency, information etc is still something to be desired with Palace Resorts.
 

Originally Posted by palacebride27 View Post

OMG girls, I am so sad right now!  I may start crying!!!  My contact for the Palace Resorts said that as of 2012 NO OUTSIDE VENDORS are allowed!!  What am I going to do?  I am not impressed one bit with "smile photography" who is the vendor through the resort.  I had my heart set on Juan Navarro!  This seriously changes everything.  Photos are SO important to me and now they are saying we don't even have a choice, we have to use theirs?  OH MY!!!!  Have any of you heard different?? crybaby2.gif



 

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OH NO, I am sooo sorry!!!  I have not heard of that "officially", but they did try to tell us that when we signed our contract, so what we are doing is buying a room for our photog for the night, and I had MP put in the our contract that we could have an outside photog if we bought the room.

 

However, they say this all the time to everyone.  I had to fight to get them to put it in my contract.  I am sure you can still get Juan, but you may have to get him a room for sure!
 

Originally Posted by palacebride27 View Post

OMG girls, I am so sad right now!  I may start crying!!!  My contact for the Palace Resorts said that as of 2012 NO OUTSIDE VENDORS are allowed!!  What am I going to do?  I am not impressed one bit with "smile photography" who is the vendor through the resort.  I had my heart set on Juan Navarro!  This seriously changes everything.  Photos are SO important to me and now they are saying we don't even have a choice, we have to use theirs?  OH MY!!!!  Have any of you heard different?? crybaby2.gif



 

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Hola Chicas!!

 

I pray that everyone had a blessed, safe and awesome holiday season.  Happy New Years and Weddings to All cheers.gif

No big projects (my DIY days have been long over and DIY with drawl finally gone.)  However; today I did send out the Reminder postcards that I created & posted a while back.  With the final payment being Feb 3rd I wanted to get these babies out early this week (today's mail ;-)  FI and I expect that some will not make their final payment which will result in their loss of deposit and room nights.  Right now we average 90 room nights and agreed that if somehow we go lower than 75 that we would extend our stay at MP versus going to LeBlanc (uggh), but if it will save cost then we both agree we will do it.

 

So, shortly after Feb 3rd I will know our final headcount and will begin to order our wedding/reception decorations and a few final things for our OOT bags.  So things for me are pretty relaxing wedding wise.  I will go sometime this month to have my first fitting (LOL) however; I'm afraid that my beer may have caused me to gain a few pounds (reluctant to way myself & smile as I drink a beer) stupid.gif

 

FI finally decided (after much back and forth) to order his suit from Studio Suits so I should be able to post in a few weeks.  Otherwise, our dog Cesar (pictured below) is 8 pounds now and gearing up to come home on the 21st...  Okay my fellow brides & dog owners could have warned me about the cost I would spend (given my Type A self) on toys, blankets etc...  but I'm loving it.

 

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Smooches

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Oh girls~ you are so great!  I have been so sad allll day long.  Looking at pictures from smile market and being so unhappy... And they arent even my pictures.  I will find out for sure about getting him a night!  Just curious, I know mine will be different, but what how much is ONE night running for you?
I do get to actually speak to someone on the 11th from the resort!!!  We are at almost 4 months exactly till our wedding!!  So excited!

Originally Posted by coconoir1908 View Post

Palacebride27

 

Please don't cry!  If you have read post from 2010-2012 Palace Resorts have been saying this for ages.  However, we brides prevail!!!!1

First and Foremost they implemented an Outside Vendor fee (which is steep), nonetheless they made sure they will recoup some cost.

Second, many of us to avoid using "their in-house folks" reserved a room for our photogs (I did this along with a few other brides here.)

 

At some point we have to work around (although unfortunate) because the lack of consistency, information etc is still something to be desired with Palace Resorts.
 



 



 



Originally Posted by Jamie5280 View Post

OH NO, I am sooo sorry!!!  I have not heard of that "officially", but they did try to tell us that when we signed our contract, so what we are doing is buying a room for our photog for the night, and I had MP put in the our contract that we could have an outside photog if we bought the room.

 

However, they say this all the time to everyone.  I had to fight to get them to put it in my contract.  I am sure you can still get Juan, but you may have to get him a room for sure!
 



 



 

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I think (last I checked) it was approximately $380 (for 2 people) as my photog has an assistant.  I recall it being about $192 pp for 1 room night (basic room)

Originally Posted by palacebride27 View Post


Oh girls~ you are so great!  I have been so sad allll day long.  Looking at pictures from smile market and being so unhappy... And they arent even my pictures.  I will find out for sure about getting him a night!  Just curious, I know mine will be different, but what how much is ONE night running for you?
I do get to actually speak to someone on the 11th from the resort!!!  We are at almost 4 months exactly till our wedding!!  So excited!



 



 



 

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Thank you love!

 

Originally Posted by coconoir1908 View Post


I think (last I checked) it was approximately $380 (for 2 people) as my photog has an assistant.  I recall it being about $192 pp for 1 room night (basic room)



 



 

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According to our wedding group contract, the only bookings that qualify towards the group perks are with our travel agent or the resort directly with our group number.
 

Originally Posted by CafeDelMar21 View Post

I have a question that I'm not sure is common knowledge or was already answered:

Do we have to book all the guest rooms through the same travel agent (or the hotel itself) in order to be able to get the group perks?

My fiance and I decided yesterday that we are going to stay at the Moon Palace but we don't have dates yet. But yay!!

Thanks in advanced!



 

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Congrats!  This thread and others on the site has been so helpful!  I hope it helps you too!
 

Originally Posted by Gina Bina View Post

Just booked Moon Palace for August 3rd 2012! Super excited, didn't want to wait for 2013 summer so I hope 6 months notice is enough for our friends and family! I'll be on here looking for tips....Hoping to get a good photographer and interested in anyones knowledge of dancing at night at Moon palace that we can just go to after dinner?



 

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Yes it is!  I'm so excited!  I'm definitely feeling like a bride now! Less than 6 months to go!
 

Originally Posted by summer12 View Post

Alright Ladies- THIS is OuR YEaR!!!!!!!  Bring on 2-0-1-2rockon.gif



 

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