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#1201 ChipmunkRN

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    Posted 31 August 2011 - 12:31 PM

    Wow thank you so much for the info! we are just about to sign our contract and I was concerned about the outside vendor issue we want to use an outside photographer as well. Thank you!



    #1202 gonzaloNunez

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      Posted 31 August 2011 - 12:37 PM

      I have the experience in Moon Palace as external photog, that if you get a room for him/her, you won`t have any problem in using the external photog.

      For the trash, I recommend Puerto Morelos it is very close to the resort. .. and of course a Cenote.

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      #1203 krsmith

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        Posted 01 September 2011 - 12:54 AM

        Hey Ladies!

         

        So after writing Lizzie a more "pushy" email, she got back to me RIGHT AWAY!!! I was in shock! Here is what I wrote (her response is in blue):

         

         

        Hola Lizzie!

          "Thank you for the attachments, however not many of my questions were answered! I understand that we do not get an on-site coordinator assigned until 90 days before. However, I have talked with many other Moon Palace brides who have gotten married there earlier this year and even brides-to-be that are even further out from their date than I am, and many of them have been able to reserve their locations and have their specific questions answered by someone (whether it is their on-site coordinator or not). Some future brides that are farther out from their day than I am have said that they have been told their preferred locations are not available for their day!    That being said, I would like to at least have either Tucan Terrace or Venado Terrace put on hold for our private reception location. The other event locations are not as important and can wait.   We have available Tucan Terrace, I already put it on hold however we do not guarantee location until 90 day before the wedding.    Like I stated in my previous email to Janina, the 90 day mark happens to land right in the middle of the holiday season which is not only a busy time in itself, but also a very busy time for me at work. There are also things I would like to order and get done in advance to make sure I can get them on time and not have to worry about shipping around the holidays. I know you must appreciate being organized and prepared as you are in the wedding industry!   If you could please answer my questions below, or forward them to someone who can I would very much appreciate it. I will highlight the more pressing questions that I need answered more immediately.   Thank you so much for your time and effort. I really appreciate your help in alleviating some of my stress!   Kelly Parker"  
         
         
        She sent me a few more attachments I pretty much already had, but did at least get a few things I wanted answered. Again her responses are in blue and mine are in red:
         

         

         

        Immaculate Conception Package

         

        * We are in the final stages of our Pre-Cana and are getting ready to submit our paperwork to our diocese. Is there anything you need from us?  at the meeting time on the onside wedding cordinator please bring all the documents  

        ok

         

        * Because the Catholic ceremony is not legal in Mexico and we must do the legal part in our hometown, can we do it after we get back home if we chose instead of before we leave?  If you mean legal in church yes it is,  that´s why we are request all documents 

        I meant legal in the United States.

         

        * Will you be sending us information of what we need to choose for our ceremony (readings, songs...etc)? Please find enclosed the planner of the wedding ceremony.

        ok thank you

           * We would like to do the Lasso ceremony during the mass. Is that that included?   

         

         

        * Will we need to provide our own Lasso?  Yes. Ok

         

        * What is included in your standard decor for the Chapel (as well as aisle bases)?    Please find enclosed some pictures.

         

        * Since we have paid for the flowers used for the aisle bases (and since they will not be used again and likely to be thrown out), why can't they be moved to decorate the reception location?  There are  included ( like the pictures)  however there are inlcuded just for the ceremony. If you want buy other ones it is possible moved to the reception location. Will there be alter flowers we can have moved to the reception? I will attach a picture from a Moon Palace bride who used her ceremony flowers for her cake/guest book table.

         

         

        * What songs does the solo harpist (included in our package) play in the ceremony?  They have a program, if you like a special song please let me know and I will let him know. Ok

         

        * Instead of the included bridal bouquet, can I use those flowers for decor for our cake?  It is possible, would you bring your bridal bouquet? I am planning on making my bouquet with Real Touch flowers at home and bringing them with me.

         

        * We would like to have a private reception instead of a dinner reservation for 35 people. Can we use that reservation for a different event?  Not, the dinner reservation is just for the wedding day and it is in a restaurant. Ok

         

        Wedding Day

         

        * I don't want wrist bands to be in our pictures, Can we take off our wrist bands on the day of the wedding without being charged a fee for us and our guests?  Yes, onside wedding cordinator will cut it before the wedding ceremony (just bride and groom) after the party you need to go at reception in order to get the new ones.  Ok.

         

        * I would like to get my hair done for the wedding. When am I able to schedule my appointment and who should I call?  please let me copy to Karla Estrada from Spa services she will help you. Ok thank you.

         

        We are having Del Sol come and photograph our wedding. Can we please get 2 day passes for them?

        Yes, it is possible pleae note:

        Outside vendor services (photography, florists, decor companies, audio visual companies, entertainers, etc) are not permitted on permises. we will provide our couples with a variety of in-house services to choose from. A penalty fee of $388 USD will be charged per vendor per event to the couple´s Wedding bill. Palace Resorts will not be claimed responsible for any such required services. Ok

         

         

        * What does the driver of the horse carriage typically wear?    

         

        We are putting together invitations now. Can we finalize/hold cocktail hour/reception location and times so I can put them on our invitations?   

         90 day before the wedding we can confirm the location at the mome

        Ok

         

        * After our ceremony we would like to have a cocktail hour. 

         

             * Can we have the Mexican Trio or Mariachi play during the cocktail hour?  

         Yes please find enclosed the private event document where you can find the prices. Thank you

         

        Will you send me all the options for appetizers for the cocktail hour and buffet options for the reception?

        Yes, please find enclosed it.  Thank you

         

        * At this point, I don't think we will hire a DJ. What are our options for music and what is the pricing?

        please contact to Mauricio Moncada from PSAV at mmoncada@psva.com Ok

         

        Can we release "Wish Lanterns" during our reception? (They flame retardant and biodegradable)

        Could you please send us a pictures?

        Please see attached

         

        * Can you send me a list of cake options?

         

        * What would standard decor/setup for tables at the reception be? 

         

        * Do you provide printed menus to place on each setting at the reception since we will not know what the menu is until we meet with you? 

        I´m sending the menu, please select them and if you like a printer menus we need asked for a quote to our vendor. Ok. I will just choose in advance and print them at home. Thank you

         

        * Will you provide a Complimentary room for guests to leave their belongings in or to freshen up in close by the reception?   It is subject the availability. Ok

         

        * Do you have anything that we could use (basket/tray) to place Pashminas in at the reception?  please let me ask and I will let you know Thank you

         

         

        General

         

        We are putting together Pre-Travel Brochures. Can you send me any information that my guests might find useful/helpful to know about the area/resort?

        you can asked for brochures at Miami offece with Janina Mendoza   Ok 

         

        * Do you have a Resort Map that I can use for my brochures or Out of Town Bags?

         

        Please find it enclosed  Thank you

         

        * Is there anywhere we could possibly play a photo slide show during the rehearsal dinner (even if it is not private)?

        Yes it possible, please contact to Mauricio moncada in order to get a quote

        Ok

         

        * Will you send me the list of what we can use our "Vacation Dollars" on and any rules/limitations on using  them?

        please find it enclosed

        Thank you

         
        Hope any of this helps! If anyone wants any of the info/attchments let me know and I will post them on here! 


        #1204 mrsbruff2b

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          Posted 01 September 2011 - 06:22 AM

          Thanks for posting this krsmith!!

           

          What was the price for the mexican trio @ cocktail?  And did you receive the quote about playing a slideshow from Mauricio yet?
           

          Originally Posted by krsmith 

          Hey Ladies!

           

          So after writing Lizzie a more "pushy" email, she got back to me RIGHT AWAY!!! I was in shock! Here is what I wrote (her response is in blue):

           

           

          Hola Lizzie!

            "Thank you for the attachments, however not many of my questions were answered! I understand that we do not get an on-site coordinator assigned until 90 days before. However, I have talked with many other Moon Palace brides who have gotten married there earlier this year and even brides-to-be that are even further out from their date than I am, and many of them have been able to reserve their locations and have their specific questions answered by someone (whether it is their on-site coordinator or not). Some future brides that are farther out from their day than I am have said that they have been told their preferred locations are not available for their day!    That being said, I would like to at least have either Tucan Terrace or Venado Terrace put on hold for our private reception location. The other event locations are not as important and can wait.   We have available Tucan Terrace, I already put it on hold however we do not guarantee location until 90 day before the wedding.    Like I stated in my previous email to Janina, the 90 day mark happens to land right in the middle of the holiday season which is not only a busy time in itself, but also a very busy time for me at work. There are also things I would like to order and get done in advance to make sure I can get them on time and not have to worry about shipping around the holidays. I know you must appreciate being organized and prepared as you are in the wedding industry!   If you could please answer my questions below, or forward them to someone who can I would very much appreciate it. I will highlight the more pressing questions that I need answered more immediately.   Thank you so much for your time and effort. I really appreciate your help in alleviating some of my stress!   Kelly Parker"  
           
           
          She sent me a few more attachments I pretty much already had, but did at least get a few things I wanted answered. Again her responses are in blue and mine are in red:
           

           

           

          Immaculate Conception Package

           

          * We are in the final stages of our Pre-Cana and are getting ready to submit our paperwork to our diocese. Is there anything you need from us?  at the meeting time on the onside wedding cordinator please bring all the documents  

          ok

           

          * Because the Catholic ceremony is not legal in Mexico and we must do the legal part in our hometown, can we do it after we get back home if we chose instead of before we leave?  If you mean legal in church yes it is,  that´s why we are request all documents 

          I meant legal in the United States.

           

          * Will you be sending us information of what we need to choose for our ceremony (readings, songs...etc)? Please find enclosed the planner of the wedding ceremony.

          ok thank you

             * We would like to do the Lasso ceremony during the mass. Is that that included?   

           

           

          * Will we need to provide our own Lasso?  Yes. Ok

           

          * What is included in your standard decor for the Chapel (as well as aisle bases)?    Please find enclosed some pictures.

           

          * Since we have paid for the flowers used for the aisle bases (and since they will not be used again and likely to be thrown out), why can't they be moved to decorate the reception location?  There are  included ( like the pictures)  however there are inlcuded just for the ceremony. If you want buy other ones it is possible moved to the reception location. Will there be alter flowers we can have moved to the reception? I will attach a picture from a Moon Palace bride who used her ceremony flowers for her cake/guest book table.

           

           

          * What songs does the solo harpist (included in our package) play in the ceremony?  They have a program, if you like a special song please let me know and I will let him know. Ok

           

          * Instead of the included bridal bouquet, can I use those flowers for decor for our cake?  It is possible, would you bring your bridal bouquet? I am planning on making my bouquet with Real Touch flowers at home and bringing them with me.

           

          * We would like to have a private reception instead of a dinner reservation for 35 people. Can we use that reservation for a different event?  Not, the dinner reservation is just for the wedding day and it is in a restaurant. Ok

           

          Wedding Day

           

          * I don't want wrist bands to be in our pictures, Can we take off our wrist bands on the day of the wedding without being charged a fee for us and our guests?  Yes, onside wedding cordinator will cut it before the wedding ceremony (just bride and groom) after the party you need to go at reception in order to get the new ones.  Ok.

           

          * I would like to get my hair done for the wedding. When am I able to schedule my appointment and who should I call?  please let me copy to Karla Estrada from Spa services she will help you. Ok thank you.

           

          We are having Del Sol come and photograph our wedding. Can we please get 2 day passes for them?

          Yes, it is possible pleae note:

          Outside vendor services (photography, florists, decor companies, audio visual companies, entertainers, etc) are not permitted on permises. we will provide our couples with a variety of in-house services to choose from. A penalty fee of $388 USD will be charged per vendor per event to the couple´s Wedding bill. Palace Resorts will not be claimed responsible for any such required services. Ok

           

           

          * What does the driver of the horse carriage typically wear?    

           

          We are putting together invitations now. Can we finalize/hold cocktail hour/reception location and times so I can put them on our invitations?   

           90 day before the wedding we can confirm the location at the mome

          Ok

           

          * After our ceremony we would like to have a cocktail hour. 

           

               * Can we have the Mexican Trio or Mariachi play during the cocktail hour?  

           Yes please find enclosed the private event document where you can find the prices. Thank you

           

          Will you send me all the options for appetizers for the cocktail hour and buffet options for the reception?

          Yes, please find enclosed it.  Thank you

           

          * At this point, I don't think we will hire a DJ. What are our options for music and what is the pricing?

          please contact to Mauricio Moncada from PSAV at mmoncada@psva.com Ok

           

          Can we release "Wish Lanterns" during our reception? (They flame retardant and biodegradable)

          Could you please send us a pictures?

          Please see attached

           

          * Can you send me a list of cake options?

           

          * What would standard decor/setup for tables at the reception be? 

           

          * Do you provide printed menus to place on each setting at the reception since we will not know what the menu is until we meet with you? 

          I´m sending the menu, please select them and if you like a printer menus we need asked for a quote to our vendor. Ok. I will just choose in advance and print them at home. Thank you

           

          * Will you provide a Complimentary room for guests to leave their belongings in or to freshen up in close by the reception?   It is subject the availability. Ok

           

          * Do you have anything that we could use (basket/tray) to place Pashminas in at the reception?  please let me ask and I will let you know Thank you

           

           

          General

           

          We are putting together Pre-Travel Brochures. Can you send me any information that my guests might find useful/helpful to know about the area/resort?

          you can asked for brochures at Miami offece with Janina Mendoza   Ok 

           

          * Do you have a Resort Map that I can use for my brochures or Out of Town Bags?

           

          Please find it enclosed  Thank you

           

          * Is there anywhere we could possibly play a photo slide show during the rehearsal dinner (even if it is not private)?

          Yes it possible, please contact to Mauricio moncada in order to get a quote

          Ok

           

          * Will you send me the list of what we can use our "Vacation Dollars" on and any rules/limitations on using  them?

          please find it enclosed

          Thank you

           
          Hope any of this helps! If anyone wants any of the info/attchments let me know and I will post them on here! 


           


          Married: 20/06/12 - Our 11 year anniversary~

          Wedding @: Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort (Cancun, Mexico)

          Honeymoon @: Le Blanc Spa Resort (Cancun, Mexico)


          #1205 krsmith

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            Posted 01 September 2011 - 09:00 AM

            No Problem!!

             

            This is what the cocktail hour is:

             

             

            Cocktail party after ceremony (Palace guests, non –group booking)   *From 10 to 20 $ 400 usd *From 21 to 30 $600 usd *From 31 to 40 $ 800 usd *From 41 to 50 $1000 usd Above prices are for 1 hour of cocktail reception ,including open bar and hors d³euvres.   And for the music:  
            Live Music . Must be required 30 days in advance to verify the availability   *Mariachi Starting Price $523.00 usd ( prices varies from resort) *Mexican Trio Starting Price $439 usd ( prices varies from resort *Classical Duet Starting Price $523.00 usd (prices varies from resort) *Classical Trio Starting Price $1,191usd (prices varies from resort *Soloist during ceremony (flute, saxophone, violin, Pipe) $ 397.00 usd (prices varies from resort) *Harpist $ 450.00 usd (prices varies from resort) *Jazz trio $ 836.00 usd (prices varies from resort)   Seems a little steep to me....they must have raised their prices! I haven't contacted Mauricio yet though. I will be doing that soon though! 

            Originally Posted by mrsbruff2b 

            Thanks for posting this krsmith!!

             

            What was the price for the mexican trio @ cocktail?  And did you receive the quote about playing a slideshow from Mauricio yet?
             



             



             



            #1206 ChipmunkRN

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              Posted 01 September 2011 - 09:09 AM

              could you either post or send a PM of the cake options, the resort map and the food options for the cocktail hour.

              Thanks!



              #1207 Jamie5280

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                Posted 01 September 2011 - 09:19 AM

                Hi girls!

                 

                I am going to try to introduce myself one more time....  We finally got our wedding date reserved!  It is now official!  May 30th, 2012!!!

                 

                I am pretty excited, who better to share with than you ladies! 



                #1208 eldiexs

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                  Posted 01 September 2011 - 09:51 AM

                  Hello Jamie:

                  Congratulations for your reservation!

                  May is great month for get married :)

                  Diego



                  #1209 kris10kay

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                    Posted 01 September 2011 - 10:07 AM



                    woo hoo! It is such a relief to get your date reserved!! GL planning :)

                    Originally Posted by Jamie5280 

                    Hi girls!

                     

                    I am going to try to introduce myself one more time....  We finally got our wedding date reserved!  It is now official!  May 30th, 2012!!!

                     

                    I am pretty excited, who better to share with than you ladies! 



                     



                    #1210 coconoir1908

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                      Posted 01 September 2011 - 11:26 AM


                      Congrats Jamie5280!  That's a big check check check mark

                      Hi girls!

                       

                      I am going to try to introduce myself one more time....  We finally got our wedding date reserved!  It is now official!  May 30th, 2012!!!

                       

                      I am pretty excited, who better to share with than you ladies! 



                       




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