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#3091 Jamie5280

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    Posted 03 January 2012 - 01:19 PM

    Thanks!  I am really scared!  the first day was sooo hard and that was just the fit test!  But I HAVE to do it!  :)

     

    I am so excited that you are leaving in 22 days!!!  YAY!!!!!



    That's awesome Jamie!! I just changed my locations as of last week and we leave in 22 days! lol Insanity is awesome ENJOY! :)



     



     



    #3092 palacebride27

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      Posted 03 January 2012 - 02:41 PM

      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?? 



      #3093 coconoir1908

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        Posted 03 January 2012 - 02:45 PM

        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 

        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?? 



         



        #3094 Jamie5280

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          Posted 03 January 2012 - 02:48 PM

          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 

          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?? 



           



          #3095 coconoir1908

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            Posted 03 January 2012 - 02:58 PM

            Hola Chicas!!

             

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

            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)

             

            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



            #3096 palacebride27

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              Posted 03 January 2012 - 03:06 PM


              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 

              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 

              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!
               



               



               



              #3097 coconoir1908

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                Posted 03 January 2012 - 03:11 PM


                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 


                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!



                 



                 



                 



                #3098 palacebride27

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                  Posted 03 January 2012 - 03:32 PM

                  Thank you love!

                   

                  Originally Posted by coconoir1908 


                  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)



                   



                   



                  #3099 AlmostMrsRJF

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                    Posted 03 January 2012 - 05:32 PM

                    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 

                    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!



                     



                    #3100 AlmostMrsRJF

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                      Posted 03 January 2012 - 05:34 PM

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

                      Originally Posted by Gina Bina 

                      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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