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#4011 Mlite83

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    Posted 02 March 2012 - 04:45 AM

    Hi All,

     

    I'm still fairly new to this whole DW wedding planning world so excuse my ignorance :) I'm trying to get a few resorts together that I love in order to get some quotes for a winter 2013 wedding -- I have been reading lots of the boards on here and checking out individual resort websites and I think Moon Palace looks fantastic.  When I discussing it with FI he was worried about the size (i.e. number of guest rooms) at this resort compared to others.  He is wondering if the resort will be busy everywhere simply by the sheer number of people? Are the resort grounds spread out?  Friends just stayed at a different resort in January and loved it but the rooms were so far from everything they started using golf carts to get around in a more timely fashion, ha.

     

    Can anyone who has been or has booked to MP let me know their thoughts on this - we both agree that a bigger resort will offer lots of amenities tho too, and if the resort is under capacity that means our guests will have lots of choices! 

     

    Thanks in advance for helping this newbie!

     



    #4012 mrsbruff2b

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      Posted 02 March 2012 - 06:31 AM

      Like if you don't qualify for unlimited functions and you still want to do a rehearsal dinner or welcome dinner or goodbye brunch, you'd have to pay for a private function for another reservation.

       

      Originally Posted by Smoylan 



      What do you mean by 2nd dinner reservation?

       



       


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

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

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


      #4013 Smoylan

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        Posted 02 March 2012 - 08:44 AM

        Ok ;) Thats what I thought. We are 5 nights away from qualifying for unlimited functions and I'm not counting on meeting that. but we have 5 people still up in the air?  Since we are having the reception back here (with dances and speeches) Im not sure if its worth it to pay for a reception there. I guess we have to figure out costs for everything and make a decision. The costs are the most confusing part!!!!

         

        Originally Posted by mrsbruff2b 

        Like if you don't qualify for unlimited functions and you still want to do a rehearsal dinner or welcome dinner or goodbye brunch, you'd have to pay for a private function for another reservation.

         



         



         



        #4014 Smoylan

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          Posted 02 March 2012 - 08:50 AM

          I totally understand! We chose MP because kids were allowed and basically every family member and friend have kids. Yet, No one is bringing kids :)

          Ive been to a DW at the Aventura Spa Palace Resort (now 2- resorts Spa and Cove) It was large, but it gave people a chance to be on their own. My big thing is that this is everyone's vacation too! Most of my guests havent been away since their honeymoons. I didnt want people to feel pressure to eat with thr group or run into the group every day. We expected about 40 people (25 have booked) 

          Ive stayed at big resorts and I like walking, and having more options for dinner and pools and even beaches. Resorts can get small very quickly! Shuttles are available, but Im all for burning the most calories possible while on vavaction :)
           

          Originally Posted by Mlite83 

          Hi All,

           

          I'm still fairly new to this whole DW wedding planning world so excuse my ignorance :) I'm trying to get a few resorts together that I love in order to get some quotes for a winter 2013 wedding -- I have been reading lots of the boards on here and checking out individual resort websites and I think Moon Palace looks fantastic.  When I discussing it with FI he was worried about the size (i.e. number of guest rooms) at this resort compared to others.  He is wondering if the resort will be busy everywhere simply by the sheer number of people? Are the resort grounds spread out?  Friends just stayed at a different resort in January and loved it but the rooms were so far from everything they started using golf carts to get around in a more timely fashion, ha.

           

          Can anyone who has been or has booked to MP let me know their thoughts on this - we both agree that a bigger resort will offer lots of amenities tho too, and if the resort is under capacity that means our guests will have lots of choices! 

           

          Thanks in advance for helping this newbie!

           



           



          #4015 Jamie5280

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            Posted 02 March 2012 - 09:25 AM

            We chose MP because my nephews were coming and they have a ton to do there with plenty of dining options.  I tend to get sick of the same thing over and over.  However, we were debating between beach palace and MP.  I loved Beach Palace, but I thought 3 restaurants would be tiresome after a week.  Part of me wishes we would have booked Beach Palace (since we have less people going than we thought), but MP is a great resort and has tons of amenities, golf course included.  Most of our group going down did not want to venture off the property into Cancun or Playa, so that was main reason we chose MP-tons of options at the resort.  Good luck with your decision. 
             

            Originally Posted by Mlite83 

            Hi All,

             

            I'm still fairly new to this whole DW wedding planning world so excuse my ignorance :) I'm trying to get a few resorts together that I love in order to get some quotes for a winter 2013 wedding -- I have been reading lots of the boards on here and checking out individual resort websites and I think Moon Palace looks fantastic.  When I discussing it with FI he was worried about the size (i.e. number of guest rooms) at this resort compared to others.  He is wondering if the resort will be busy everywhere simply by the sheer number of people? Are the resort grounds spread out?  Friends just stayed at a different resort in January and loved it but the rooms were so far from everything they started using golf carts to get around in a more timely fashion, ha.

             

            Can anyone who has been or has booked to MP let me know their thoughts on this - we both agree that a bigger resort will offer lots of amenities tho too, and if the resort is under capacity that means our guests will have lots of choices! 

             

            Thanks in advance for helping this newbie!

             



             



            #4016 LurkerDan

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              Posted 02 March 2012 - 02:26 PM

              Does anyone know if there are certain room types only available at one or the other sides of the resort, or certain bed configurations at one or the other? Specifically, I am curious about the "Deluxe Resort View", the cheapest option (with king or 2 beds), and the Superior Deluxe Ocean View rooms. We blocked the Ocean View rooms but I want to know if someone choosing the Resort View rooms will be forced to be far away from us or can still be in the same section of the resort.

              #4017 ladydi1844

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                Posted 02 March 2012 - 03:02 PM

                Oh boy 2 days and i am a complete wreck....literally lol . im not going to bore u with all my ailments but need help with the important stuff. i need to burn the cd for my ceremony cd and my husband just informed me that you can't burn itunes songs onto a disk????? is this true. anyone know what i can do? thanks guys

                #4018 coconoir1908

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                  Posted 02 March 2012 - 05:45 PM

                  Hey Ladydi,

                   

                  Your files/songs should be saved on your computer.  With that being said, you can find the songs you want and send them to your CD.  Hope this helps
                   

                  Originally Posted by ladydi1844 

                  Oh boy 2 days and i am a complete wreck....literally lol . im not going to bore u with all my ailments but need help with the important stuff. i need to burn the cd for my ceremony cd and my husband just informed me that you can't burn itunes songs onto a disk????? is this true. anyone know what i can do? thanks guys


                   



                  #4019 CafeDelMar21

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                    Posted 02 March 2012 - 07:47 PM

                    WOW. I am gone for 3 weeks and everything is changed:

                     

                    1. I no longer know who my WC is because Ivis is gone and I haven't been contacted by anyone.

                    2. Now, apparently, I have to pay $200 to bring my own stuff.

                    3. MP has a "bad history" since there have been 2 deaths, 1 murder and a possible rape, and my family doesn't feel safe.

                    4. It seems I can't book my reception location in advanced unless I have guest numbers settled.

                     

                    This sucks.

                     

                    I do have a question. For the ladies booking with Mara floral, are they considered and "outside vendor"? Are they going to make me pay 2 room nights (same as the photographer) to get them to do the floral arrangements for the wedding?

                     

                    Sigh. I wanted a resort wedding because it seemed easy, but it just keeps getting harder and harder. 



                    #4020 Mlite83

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                      Posted 02 March 2012 - 07:57 PM


                      Thanks ladies - I definitely see the advantages of large resorts and having lots to do.  FI father is into golf (as our some of the groomsmen) so I can see MP being a hit for that reason with the boys. 

                       

                      @Smoylan - I was wondering about the Spa and Cove resorts too but thought that the Spa had less "beach" as it was rocky/lagoon like whereas MP has the traditional tropical beach that I want people to enjoy since, like you, I want our guests to have a great vacation all around, not just our wedding.

                       

                      Originally Posted by Smoylan 

                      I totally understand! We chose MP because kids were allowed and basically every family member and friend have kids. Yet, No one is bringing kids :)

                      Ive been to a DW at the Aventura Spa Palace Resort (now 2- resorts Spa and Cove) It was large, but it gave people a chance to be on their own. My big thing is that this is everyone's vacation too! Most of my guests havent been away since their honeymoons. I didnt want people to feel pressure to eat with thr group or run into the group every day. We expected about 40 people (25 have booked) 

                      Ive stayed at big resorts and I like walking, and having more options for dinner and pools and even beaches. Resorts can get small very quickly! Shuttles are available, but Im all for burning the most calories possible while on vavaction :)
                       



                       

                       

                      @Jamie5280 - I definitely agree with the idea of more restuarant options - I think after a week of the same few restuarants you would be looking forward to getting home and having more options!  Food is factoring into our choice so thanks for pointing that out :)
                       

                      Originally Posted by Jamie5280 

                      We chose MP because my nephews were coming and they have a ton to do there with plenty of dining options.  I tend to get sick of the same thing over and over.  However, we were debating between beach palace and MP.  I loved Beach Palace, but I thought 3 restaurants would be tiresome after a week.  Part of me wishes we would have booked Beach Palace (since we have less people going than we thought), but MP is a great resort and has tons of amenities, golf course included.  Most of our group going down did not want to venture off the property into Cancun or Playa, so that was main reason we chose MP-tons of options at the resort.  Good luck with your decision. 
                       



                       



                       






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