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Hi Mrsjdh2b

 

Could you send me the lists i will pm my email addy thanks :-)

 

I dont like the colours on the other packages but diamond seems to suit me but not sure whether it would be cheaper to do comp then add some if the things i like on!

 

Have any of you had pressure to have an at home wedding from Family members? Future MI trying to bribe us with this and doesnt seem to realise its a big day and we have picked mexico because its what we want nothing to do with money or anything else! So annoyed! Ha

 

mellisa

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We picked the complimentary package since you cannot change ANYTHING on the packages.

There is a lot more flexibility when you do it that way.  

 

We are having a AHR.  My future father in law has offered to take care of everything because I felt the same way about money.

People think that just because we were having a destination wedding it was cheap!

Our AHR will be on Sept 10th and will just be heavy appetizers all night.   We will have a tent and dancing.  Even though I didn't want it we're excited to celebrate with the 180 people that couldn't come to Mexico!

 

Originally Posted by Mellisay123 View Post

Hi Mrsjdh2b

 

Could you send me the lists i will pm my email addy thanks :-)

 

I dont like the colours on the other packages but diamond seems to suit me but not sure whether it would be cheaper to do comp then add some if the things i like on!

 

Have any of you had pressure to have an at home wedding from Family members? Future MI trying to bribe us with this and doesnt seem to realise its a big day and we have picked mexico because its what we want nothing to do with money or anything else! So annoyed! Ha

 

mellisa



 

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Hey rae12vb,

I looked at his stuff. He does really good work. I made my FI sit down last night and we decided it will more than likely be between him or Octavio Montes. His work is really good and his prices are pretty good to for both prints and digital. Question for you though, have you spoken to Ismael on the digital negatives? Does he to any touch ups or is it just the raw photos that you get on the dvd? That's one question that I wanted answered prior to making our choice. Are you going to do a TTD with him as well?
 

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Have you looked at Ismael Pacheco's photographs ?  We're using him. He was $1000 and I really liked his photos.  Since he was so cheap I didn't mind paying the $300 for the room.  Now I can use that room for something else I guess.  

I was going to do the $1500 packages with smile market so it worked out better for me.

Ismael gives the CD with all of the negatives and is there for 7 hours.  He's done a few weddings there.  They are on his website.
 



 



 

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Hi Mellisay123

 

I can definitely send you the other stuff I got from Lizzie, it just says what you get with the comp package and then the private events stuff. Basically shows pictures of where you could have a reception/cocktail hour and what decorations they offer. These are the "extras" that you can pay for. But I'll let you know when I get the other stuff.

 

As far as getting flack from family or friends about having a wedding in Mexico, we did at first. People were concerned about the costs. When we broke it down for them that for around $2200/couple they could have a 5 night vacation with all the food, drinks both alcoholic and non, plus the resort credit people stopped grumbling. There are still a few "good" friends that are moaning but I just told them if they couldn't afford to make it then it was fine we understand and they could attend the AHR later. (Granted these few people are the types that won't commit to saving any money and complain every month they are broke but still come to work wearing a new outfit to work every Monday.) So I have just decided to stick to saying that when these individuals complain. My FMIL and FFIL were both disappointed that we weren't getting married in a church and there were several harsh comments made to us about it. But my response was it's our wedding and what closer way to be with God than to be out in the world that he created. Ha!  We also explained to our families that this was our wedding and this was what we wanted. My FI's brother married a couple of months ago and they had a huge wedding. The bride was meeting people for the first time in her wedding dress due to his parents inviting so many people. We didn't want that. For us this special/intimate day is to be spent with people that have supported us in our "dating" relationship and will continue in our marriage, not people that our parents do business with or that are there just to enjoy a party. This is easily resolved with a destination wedding because really all the people that will come are ones that truly want to be there to celebrate our special day with us.

 

Just remember it's for you and your future hubby not for everyone else. This should be day just for you guys and what you want. Hopefully it gets better for you!
 

Originally Posted by Mellisay123 View Post

Hi Mrsjdh2b

 

Could you send me the lists i will pm my email addy thanks :-)

 

I dont like the colours on the other packages but diamond seems to suit me but not sure whether it would be cheaper to do comp then add some if the things i like on!

 

Have any of you had pressure to have an at home wedding from Family members? Future MI trying to bribe us with this and doesnt seem to realise its a big day and we have picked mexico because its what we want nothing to do with money or anything else! So annoyed! Ha

 

mellisa



 

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mrsjdh2b-

 

Do you have Lizzie's contact info? Its been forever since I email Janina and she said she FWD to Lizzie. Dan tried to call Janina to follow up, but I guess she is out of the office until the 15th.

 

 

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Well ladies it appears that this department is pricing outside vendors even higher!! Lizzie said it would be $388 for us to bring in a different photographer. I even asked her about David Pena who supposedly shoots for Smile Market. But on a brighter note she does seem to be answering more quickly than the Miami office. So I don't know....guess we shall discuss and see if it's worth bringing in an outsider for the money. I really like Octavio's pictures so I might just have to buckle down on the finances just to bring him in.
 
She sent me a form to fill out with our travel arrangements, to pick out the cake, flowers and where we would like to have the cocktail hour, private event and breakfast menu. I'm going to fill out as much as possible. We are pretty positive that we will have the 75 room nights to get the unlimited private events but I don't want to put that down just yet. You never know what could happen.
 
Anyways I hope this helps you ladies and guys out some.
 
Hi Lizzie!

Thanks for sending this information. We are very excited to start making some plans for the big day!  We will start looking through it and making some decisions. I do have a few questions for you.
 

1. How soon do you need to have our travel plans for us to start making plans? I will email our travel agent and see if she has a reservation number for us to get started.   Your wedding is on June, 90 day before we´ll contact you in order to planning all the details. 

2. On the number of attendees, I have an estimation right now, when do you need final numbers to see if we qualify for the unlimited private functions? I believe that we will have enough to cover the 75 nights.  we need the final number 90 day before the wedding 

3. Can we fill the form out and email it back to you or do we need to fax it?   by email will be wonderfull 

4. How easy will it be for make changes later if we need to add people, if we decide to stay at the resort longer, if we want to change our wedding package?  it is easy, 90 day before the wedding we need to have it definite, all about the rooms contract or wedding contract is necesary contact to Janina Mendoza from Miami office. 

5. Can you send some pictures (other than what are on the website) from a diamond collection wedding and what decorations are included in that? I'm trying to decide if I would like to change it based on the decorations that are offered versus using the natural beauty of the resort.   sure!! please find enclosed a Diamond collection there you can find all the details about it. 

6. We are trying to decide what to do about a photographer. Is David Pena the photographer that you use for Smile Market? If so can we request him? He's one that we have on our top list. If not and we decide to hire him we would just need to purchase a day pass for him and his assistant?    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

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Here ya go!!I hope that it helps.

 

LIZZIE MIS PARRA
GERENTE DE VENTAS Y PLANEACION BODAS
SENIOR WEDDINGS CONSULTANT
CEDIS | KM.21 CARR. CANCUN-PUERTO MORELOS | CANCUN, QUINTANA ROO C.P.77500

( (998) 193.20.10 EXT
* lmis@palaceresorts.com

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mrsjdh2b-

 

Do you have Lizzie's contact info? Its been forever since I email Janina and she said she FWD to Lizzie. Dan tried to call Janina to follow up, but I guess she is out of the office until the 15th.

 

 



 

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6. We are trying to decide what to do about a photographer. Is David Pena the photographer that you use for Smile Market? If so can we request him? He's one that we have on our top list. If not and we decide to hire him we would just need to purchase a day pass for him and his assistant?    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


I wonder what this means... like .. if we DO hire an outside vendor, that's the fee we will pay?

 

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Yes that's what it means. Which leads me to my next question......for you ladies that are using Marvin for your flowers...how are you going to manage this and not pay the extra $388? I really want to use him rather than MP for the flowers. They are soooo expensive for what you get.
 

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I wonder what this means... like .. if we DO hire an outside vendor, that's the fee we will pay?

 



 

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I asked Janina these questions and she has responded.  Several still do not have concrete answers so I will be redirecting them to the "pre wedding arrangement department" as well.  Hope it helps!!  Her answers are blue, my comments are red.

 

 

1) Do all packages (including complimentary) include the arbour for a beach ceremony?  (Yes the complementary includes a white arbour) attach is the picture of the complementary and Ruby.

Is there a choice of what color? They included two options in the PDF files, both have ribbons and flowers on the arbour and some more decor for the beach.  One for $290USD and the other was $770USD.  I'll be sticking to the complimentary white arbour.

 

 2) We were interested in POSSIBLY doing the Ruby Package but were wondering how much would it cost to reflect the wedding in the photos on the website?  The one in the website is an upgrade package, attach is the info. To make it look like the photos, it's $1767USD on top of the collection cost. This includes Huppah, 10 Tiffany/Chivari chairs, 10 red chair sashes, 2 judge's table flower arrangements, 1 small box flower arrangement, petals for the aisle, bridal bouquet and groom's boutonniere.

Can we substitute, say photography package A for a musician instead? (SorryL unfortunately we do not substitute items)

Are there better photos of the Ruby Package?  For photos please contact our photo agent, her name is Katya she will be more than gladly assisting you with your request; her email is smweddingphotos1@gmail.com.

Also visit our photo website www.palaceresortsweddingphotos.com

 

3) We want a beach ceremony, do you provide an aisle runner (if I plan on wearing heels/wedges for the day)? Yes we provide the runner, attach is the pic.

 

4) For a symbolic ceremony, can we see the vows and review the words or make small changes? Attach is a sample, yes you can make small changes but you have to notify your onsite wedding planner.  The words are religious, I am still inquiring about a more "secular" option as we have guests with many varying beliefs.

 

5) What music will the musician(s) play?  Can we specify? Yes you can request your special songs. J

 

6) We are having two friends take our photos; they will also be guests at the resort, is this okay? As long they stay at the resort as guests yes, please notify this to your onsite wedding planner.

 

7) 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 the onsite wedding planner will take care of this J she will remove the bands for the pictures, no fee as long the wedding planner is the one who remove the bands.

 

8) Are the mosquitoes bad in June? (J Hard to predict, I was there last month and I did not have a problemJ)

 

9) Does "ceremony" include cocktail hour? (No, attach are the prices for the events and prices)

Or is this complimentary with the 3 night booking?  All weddings are required 3 business days prior, including complementary wedding package. They didn't really answer my questions here.

And can the musician(s) stay for cocktail hour? (Yes but is additional)

Are there different rates? Depends of the type of musician, this has to be request with the wedding planner so she can request a quote from the musicians I will forward this question to the coordintator.

 

10) How much for a private reception? (Attach is the info) $400 per table of 10.

 

11) If we use the dinner reservations for a reception, where will it be held? Is a dinner reservation at one the restaurant not a private function. They will arrange tables and chairs to be together in one area so everybody can seat together, however the restaurant will be open to other guests. Max 35 guests for a dinner reservation, if you have more you have to purchase a private event.

Do we choose the restaurant? The planner will give you options for you to select.

 

12) Can we use outside vendors? (I am not sure about the wish laterns, this will be with the planner) sorry we do not allow outside vendors. We have our own vendorsJ.

 

13) Is there a separate room the groom can stay in the night before the wedding? You can purchase an additional room for that night.

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