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@@tygrrlily Hmmm I wonder if the one that is titled catalogo nuevo is directly from Zuniga, which prices are higher the one titled 2014 or nuevo?  Could you email me the nuevo catalogue I would really appreciate it.  My email is sandyycaza@yahoo.com. :)  

 

I've just sent it! That's the weird thing. There's no real consistancy. Some of the prices are the same, then others are higher in either one book or the other - it's not across the board. The string of 10 white lights, for example, is $150 in the 2014 and $100 in the nuevo, but the tiffany chairs are $6 each in the 2014 and $7 each in the nuevo.

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@@tygrrlily thanks!! I'm going to look at both and compare. When you find out from your planner which one is the one palace uses please let us know.  Hard to figure out a budget when the prices are different.

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Hi @@NicoleLV!

 

I have just a few more questions though, is that a sweetheart table you had? We don't want to do a seating chart but if we sit at a round table then we want to sit with our MOH, BM, and parents and were trying to figure out how to manage that. A sweetheart table would solve that problem!

 

 

Yes, that is the sweetheart table (and we really liked it!). Our reception was fairly small - we had 37 people total - so we only had 5 other tables. They all surrounded us, and were easily within earshot if we raised our voices.

 

It looks like you got the lounge pieces also? Was that from Zuniga? It looks different from the picture they sent me, but the description they had with the picture didn't match what was in the pic. Make sense?

 

 

Yes, that was the lounge seating for 20 from Zuniga. I don't know who was sitting in the lounge furniture when they counted, but it was closer to sitting 8 comfortably. Though to be honest - even though it looked great - nobody ever really sat in them. Once the dancing started, we ended up moving them from their location in the pictures, to the side near the reception tables and finally got some butts in the seats.

 

 

Who was your onsite WC and when did they initially contact you? Yesterday was our 1 month mark, and Marisol was our off-site coordinator. She is not the best at communicating, so who knows if she'll even hand our stuff over to the on-site coordinator until the last minute. Our final invoice was promised last week and I've since received 2 emails saying it will be sent 'tomorrow'.

 

Our on-site coordinator was Maria Rebeca (she went by Rebeca). She was absolutely fantastic after the frustrations of working with our off-site coordinator. Our experience matched much of what is echoed on these boards: The on-site coordinators generally have their stuff together. It went from 48-hours with no response (with our off-site coordinator), to Rebeca shooting off three emails in a row to nail down specifics.

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@@tygrrlily (and anyone else who is interested),

 

Here is an album with some decor/setup pictures my dad took. We went pretty minimal with decor since it would keep the cost down (and the lagoon/ocean really should be the star). The overhead lanterns, and the lanterns in the pool really made for an elegant reception.

 

https://picasaweb.google.com/111685510399941930123/BeachPalaceDecor?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCJWG7qWf073JQA&feat=directlink

Thanks so much for sharing. Everything looked beautiful. I just received a quote from Zuniga but it's been hard to visualize the space and how much lighting is needed for the space. This helps tremendously.

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@@chrisandcassie - Hey Cassie, can you tell me more about the "basic band" you booked? How much was it and what did it entail? My WC just sent us a form of the entertainment, but I don't see anything called that - just mariachi, soloists and guitar


@@tygrrlily thanks!! I'm going to look at both and compare. When you find out from your planner which one is the one palace uses please let us know.  Hard to figure out a budget when the prices are different.

 

My planner just sent me all of these dropbox links with the brochures. The decor ones she sent me were the Zuniga 2014 v2 one and one for Gama 2014 (another company - they seem more expensive). Did you get anything about centerpieces or their entertainment?

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Hi Ladies,

 

I am getting married on August 31st at Beach Palace. I am having a indian wedding and 5 events! I want to do a cocktail/snack get together on the first day on the Infinity terrace. Have any of you done any events on the infinity terrace or have any pictures of it? I don't remember how big it is and I am having a hard time planning the decor for it.

 

I appreciate any help:)

Thank,

Renal

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@@kokobellaa - I'm doing a site visit end of June! I plan on taking pics and measurements so I'll post here afterwards for sure :)


@@Bella Rios - Glad to hear your wedding went well!! Can't wait to hear more details and see the pics. Not sure if you meant to post a link or some pics, but none showed up

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For those of you who have already gotten married at BP, when did you get assigned your on-site coordinator?

 

I'm starting to get worried bc our wedding is on the 13th and it's been over a week since Marisols last "I'll email it tomorrow" emails concerning our final balance. I feel like there is so much to do that they told me would be done with the Onsite coordinator but I still have yet to receive one!

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@@tygrrlily. Cassie asked me to answer this one...

can you tell me more about the "basic band" you booked? How much was it and what did it entail?

 

When we arrived at the resort, we were planning to just use a playlist on our computer for both the cocktail hour and reception. We happened to see/hear the band when we attended the Chef's Dinner on Wednesday night and Cassie immediately knew she wanted them for our reception. I inquired with our on-site coordinator the next morning and she gave us further details.

 

The group is "Basic Band" (such a horrible name for a band) and included 5 members. They have a huge playlist of popular songs (we saw their ~200 song playlist during the karaoke night on Thursday) It was ~$900USD/hour, which included 45 minutes of playing time and a 15 minute break. That said, I don't know if they took a break or not, since we were down taking pictures for most of the cocktail hour.

 

We hadn't budgeted for a band at all, so it was quite a game-time splurge on our part. When we walked into the cocktail hour and they happened to be playing "Stand By Me" - one of Cassie's favorite childhood songs - we knew we made the right choice (plus, a lot of our guests commented on how great it was). It would have been amazing to have them for the entire reception...but at $4500 for the night, I would have had to get a 2nd job when we returned to the states!

 

Hope this helps.

 

Chris 

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