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#5691 stefn1218

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    Posted 28 July 2012 - 12:21 PM

    Originally Posted by MrsFaz 

    Hi ladies! I am also a soon to be Moon Palace bride for 2013. I been reading the reviews and geesh am i glad i picked this place! I was a little hesitant because i feel like i have no control since i am in Texas but so far  my wedding coordinator has been great. I am having a June wedding so i am pretty worried about the weather and i am debating if i should change the date :( thoughts??

    I spent a LOT of time debating when to book.  We literally had three different wedding dates because I changed my mind so much....it's hard to accommodate important people's schedules, weather, capacity and price.  We have gone to different Palace Resorts twice before, once in Oct. and once in Nov.  We had perfect weather both times even though it was during "hurricane season", and the low capacity and cheaper prices were amazing.  However, during our Oct. trip there was a hurricane that hit THREE days before we got there. I was freaking out, and it was just a vacation. After that, I figured I would drive myself crazy if we didn't book during a "good weather" month.  April supposedly is tied (I forget the other month!) for being the driest month of the year. The beginning of April is high travel season but the end of April (exact date changes every year around Spring Break schedules) is considered a "shoulder" season...meaning JUST missing busy season and still get good weather. I found these links to be very helpful...hope this helps!

     

    http://www.dummies.c...nd-seasons.html  

     

    http://www.cancuncar...Cancun_Weather/ - this one is my favorite, it breaks down each month and details the positives and negatives!!!



    #5692 stefn1218

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      Posted 28 July 2012 - 12:31 PM

      Originally Posted by DSanz 

      Hey ladies,

       

      I am getting married on Nov 1 and the mad dash is a little stressful to say the least. Has anyone else booked with the new Colin Cowie packages at MP?

       

      I am trying to work, photos, video, flower changes, functions, etc. and info is hard to get.

       

      How did you all find off-site vendors?

       

      Thanks,

       

      Danielle

      Be careful with off-site vendors! MP makes you pay a hefty fee to allow them on the property!!

       

      I LOVE LOVE LOVE Del Sol Photography and have already booked them. They are one of the "approved" outside vendors so you don't have to pay the vendor fee ($263 or something redic) but you do have to pay for a guest pass for the photographers ($91/pp).



      #5693 stefn1218

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        Posted 28 July 2012 - 12:44 PM

        Originally Posted by mrsbruff2b 

        OUR PRO-PIC SNEAK PEEK IS HERE!!

         

        I would truly appreciate it if you guys could make a quick comment on the blog post!! Thanks in advance!!

         

        http://www.taitphoto...-mayan-riviera/

        Beautiful! Love the "here comes the bride" sign! Etsy I'm assuming?

         

        Quick question for you....I'm also wanting a beach ceremony and horse carriage entrance. Can guests still see the carriage from the beach? Also, everyone says it is really windy....is it so windy that you can barely hear people talking? Or just enough to keep things floating in the wind?

         

        Congrats!



        #5694 stefn1218

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          Posted 28 July 2012 - 12:52 PM

          Originally Posted by DSanz 

          Thank you Bondgirl0072010,

           

          I am starting to get a lot of information and planning items now from the MP so that is good, Now just have to make the final decisions. Does Del Sol also offer a video and streaming video package?

           

          Thanks,

           

          D

          I asked them about videographers and they replied with a really long email about why they don't like videographers...I was set on having one until I spoke to them. What I love about Del Sol is that their photos capture the story of your wedding, so it will be all captured.  The biggest selling point to me about not having one was because it is so windy, it's hard to capture everything anyways. And also that it requires a camera crew that can mess up the important photo shot moments. Send them and email and they will answer all your questions. They are incredibly helpful and SWEET.

           

          Saying that, there have been several brides who have posted amazing videos, so if you end up wanting one, Del Sol does provide a list of people they recommend. 



          #5695 stefn1218

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            Posted 28 July 2012 - 01:26 PM

            Wow, didn't realize I was dominating the board, I'm sorry! Clearly haven't been on enough the past few weeks.

             

            My FI and I spent all morning looking over reception sites, and based on our potential wedding group, I think the best location will be the Lake Terrace. I went through the different forums and reviews but didn't see much info on the Lake Terrace....any info? Is it near a crowded area? 

             

            My biggest concern right now is that we are most likely going to have more than 30 people. Anyone else in that situation? Did they make you pay extra for chairs and the champagne toast? What about all the free events, any limit on cocktail hours or private events?

             

            Also, apparently they don't confirm locations until you arrive....so what did everyone do as far as letting their guests know where to go? I was at minimum going to include it in their welcome package, so how do you print out that information if it isn't confirmed?

             

            THANK YOU ALL! This forum is literally going to keep me from going totally crazy!



            #5696 mrsbruff2b

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              Posted 28 July 2012 - 03:20 PM

              Thanks!! We should be getting all our pro photos next week (I will be updating here and on my review)~

               

              To answer your questions:

              Yes, guests can hear all your music and see the carriage from the beach.  The carriage ride is about 1 min. (If you choose to get married at Tucan Gazebo, the ride is a tad longer because the carriage has to loop around.

               

              YES it was windy. I personally went around asking people for their opinions the whole time and was hoping that it wasn't so windy so that I could keep my hair down.  But the general consensus was that you should have your hair up (so I put mine down at the indoor reception).

               

              I had my hair UP for the ceremony (with only two wisps of hair on the side) but as you can see in my photos, it go blown all over the place.  With the humidity, my hair stuck to my face.  If I could go back, I'd put it all up even though I HATE putting my hair up.  Also my chapel length veil was really annoying because of the wind during the ceremony (I anticipated this) but made for nice photos later. 

               

              You can hear the officiant and the music but you won't hear guests talking during the ceremony.  If you plan to read your own vows, they will hand you the mic~

               

              Originally Posted by stefn1218 

              Beautiful! Love the "here comes the bride" sign! Etsy I'm assuming?

               

              Quick question for you....I'm also wanting a beach ceremony and horse carriage entrance. Can guests still see the carriage from the beach? Also, everyone says it is really windy....is it so windy that you can barely hear people talking? Or just enough to keep things floating in the wind?

               

              Congrats!


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

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

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


              #5697 mpweddingplan

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                Posted 28 July 2012 - 05:00 PM

                Wow, didn't realize I was dominating the board, I'm sorry! Clearly haven't been on enough the past few weeks. My biggest concern right now is that we are most likely going to have more than 30 people. Anyone else in that situation? Did they make you pay extra for chairs and the champagne toast? What about all the free events, any limit on cocktail hours or private events? Also, apparently they don't confirm locations until you arrive....so what did everyone do as far as letting their guests know where to go? I was at minimum going to include it in their welcome package, so how do you print out that information if it isn't confirmed? THANK YOU ALL! This forum is literally going to keep me from going totally crazy!:smile105:

                We are going to have 50 guests for the wedding. There is no extra charge for chairs or champagne. The 30 person limit is ONLY for the included dinner reservation (which we are using for our rehearsal dinner). It does not apply to anything else. There is no limit on the number of guests that can attend the ceremony at all. Most locations can easily hold 100 people. If you are going to have enough people to get 75 room nights, you will qualify for unlimited free private functions. Meaning you can hold a private reception party after the wedding. With the unlimited free private functions, you are limited to 3 hours per day for free. Meaning you may have a 1 hour cocktail hour and 2 hour private reception for free. After the 2 hours, if you would like to extend your reception, it's $60 per table (8 guests) per hour. You can indeed confirm your locations in advance. It just takes some persistence. We locked in the locations for our ceremony, cocktail hour and reception over a year ago. But we had to fly to Moon Palace and meet with a wedding coordinator in order to do it. If you make phone calls, send emails, and keep at them, they will let you book your locations. Once you get in touch with someone on the property, things will begin to move along.

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                #5698 coconoir1908

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                  Posted 28 July 2012 - 06:07 PM

                  Hola ladies, I hope that all is going well in the land of DIY & wedding planning!! For those that were recently married CONGRATS!!! Our professional pics are back from Ivan Luckie & now uploaded on our "totally revamped website." Check us out at: www.TheWrights4-21-12.com Password: 4EverMore Happy Planning!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

                  #5699 stefn1218

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                    Posted 28 July 2012 - 08:30 PM

                    Thank you MrsBruff2B and MPWeddingPlan!

                     

                    MPWeddingPlan: I was worried about the capacity because for the new Colin Cowie packages it says that they include seats for 30, champagne for 30, etc....Are you going with one of the older packages? I wish we could have! I'm worried that this is another new expensive change...OMG your wedding is SO CLOSE! Good luck with everything!



                    #5700 mpweddingplan

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                      Posted 29 July 2012 - 08:50 AM

                      Thank you MrsBruff2B and MPWeddingPlan! MPWeddingPlan: I was worried about the capacity because for the new Colin Cowie packages it says that they include seats for 30, champagne for 30, etc....Are you going with one of the older packages? I wish we could have! I'm worried that this is another new expensive change...OMG your wedding is SO CLOSE! Good luck with everything!:cheer2:

                      Yes, we booked our wedding and signed the contract back in Feb 2011, long before the Colin Cowie packages existed. My have things changed at Moon Palace in 18 months. We are using the older complimentary package and adding all the optional services we desire. Sorry for the possibly misleading answer. I didn't even consider the new packages and their rules. Yes, we leave next Monday for Cancun. Very excited.




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