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Thanks. They charge a lot for them to set up decorations. Seems to be an unnecessary cost. How goes everyone feel about sending them a photocopy of credit card? I feel a bit uneasy about this.

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@@laurag85 - who is charging you to set up decorations? Your Beach Palace wedding coordinator, or the outside vendor?  I'm curious because my BP WC didn't charge us anything to set up decorations.  Granted, that only consisted of a few favors, our guestbook, a sign, and a couple of baskets of flip flops.  The rest of our decorations (including centerpieces) were one of the Beach Palace collections.

 

I didn't love the idea of providing my credit card information on the authorization form or giving them a photocopy of my card.  But at some point they do have to charge your card and need your information.  I think the photocopy is to ensure the information and your signature per the cc authorization form matches back to an actual valid credit card.  I have had no issues regarding cc fraud since I provided them a photocopy back a few months ago.  However, I did call my cc company ahead of time and told them the specific $ amount of the charge that was to be coming through...and also mentioned that I would be in Mexico from x date to y date so they would allow any of those transactions through as well...but nothing outside of that period!

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@@stephygirl there's a $200 set up fee for decorations not provided by them. What did you do in the evening after your meal? We would like to stay on the terrace for further drinks and dancing but apparently dinner reception is only 2 hours. There's so many hidden costs! Who was your wedding coordinator?

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I hope I don't end up paying that setup fee.. that's ridiculous. When I had asked them they said they would do it for free unless there's a lot to setup and if so, it would be a small fee. I will have to reconnect with them regarding this because I definitely don't want to be paying that. I don't have much for them to set up.. only a few frames and just have them put out my centrepieces and a few small things.. Everything else is being rented by Zuniga and they are responsible for the setup of the items as that is already baked into the price i'm paying them.

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@@jj575757 - For the rehearsal dinner, BP set up the tables with white tablecloths.  If I recall correctly our WC (Zaray) gave us the option of different table napkin colors, but we just went with the standard white.  I'm sorry to say we don't have any pictures of the tables from the rehearsal dinner.

 

For our wedding reception, we ordered the "Metallic Sands" decoration package.  BP set everything up on our behalf and we did NOTHING other than drop off our favors (we had multiple favors) and guest book with the WC.  We also emailed our WC telling her how and where we wanted everything set up.  She did it all perfectly.  See some pictures below! I have a lot more pictures but am having a hard time figuring out which ones to post!  

 

This is also the first time I've ever posted pictures so I hope it works - but here was our reception!

 

 

 

 

 

i love your photos! Your BM dresses are gorgeous!! Where did you find them? And i love your hair down. How did you find it 1) in the heat and 2) with your veil? It's what I would like to do but I'm worried it's going to be really hot. Also, how did hubby find it being in a suit? Was he overly warm?

 

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@@laurag85 - Yikes that's a steep price!  You should be able to extend your reception.  Originally they had only booked our reception from 6pm to 8pm, and I didn't realize it.  So the day we got onsite and met our WC i FREAKED out when I realized it was only two hours.  We wanted it to last as long as possible - and 10pm is the latest they'll let you go on the Palenque. But....of course that came with a catch.  We had to pay for extra time for our lighting and for our DJ.  Overall the incremental cost wasn't that bad, although we would have shelled out for the extra time even if it were bad.  So in the end our wedding reception was from 6 to 10pm and it was the perfect length for us.  At the end of our reception I grabbed the mic and told everyone to meet up at the Sky Bar with their swimsuits on.  Pretty much everyone went up to the sky bar and we partied there until really late - it was so fun!

 

@@acw271011 - Thank you so much!  I was originally worried about the BM dresses, but I loved how the color popped against the ocean!  My BM's got them from Nordstrom's - they were Laundry by Shelli Segal dresses.  I can't find them at Nordstrom's anymore but they're still available certain places online (note we removed the gold chain because I didn't like it, hah!):  http://www.belk.com/AST/Main/Belk_Primary/PRD~150025995S24119SU/Laundry+by+Shelli+Segal+Tulip+Hem+Maxi+Dress+with+Chain+Belt.jsp?navPath=Women/Shop/Dresses/Casual

 

1) As far as hair down - I have very fine and very straight hair that does NOT like to hold a curl. That's why I went with a dutch braided side ponytail, with a curly tail.  The braided side ponytail was great because it kept my hair off my face and I stayed nice and cool.  The curls fell out pretty quickly though...but that's not unusual given my hair type.  I didn't wash my hair the night before, but the stylist I went to at BP INSISTED that she wash it...so probably part of the reason my curls didn't stay in!  Oh well, it turned out fine overall!  

 

2) My veil didn't mess up my hair at all, thankfully!  I bought veil weights from Etsy so that my veil wouldn't flop around in the wind too much - they worked pretty well because I didn't notice it flapping around.

 

3) Hubby decided upon a 3-piece suit (he's crazy). I just posed this question to him and he said "I was fine but heat rarely bothers me.  So I might not be the best case to use as an example.  I'd say it depends on the guy."  From my recollection, he was sweating, but not overly much so. I was probably sweating just as much (actually probably more) in my wedding dress.  He DID buy a linen suit and a linen shirt - which is a lighter fabric overall.  Our groomsmen had linen shirts and linen pants.  One of them is a sweat-er and it looked like he had jumped into the pool by the time our ceremony was over!

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@@laurag85 - Yikes that's a steep price!  You should be able to extend your reception.  Originally they had only booked our reception from 6pm to 8pm, and I didn't realize it.  So the day we got onsite and met our WC i FREAKED out when I realized it was only two hours.  We wanted it to last as long as possible - and 10pm is the latest they'll let you go on the Palenque. But....of course that came with a catch.  We had to pay for extra time for our lighting and for our DJ.  Overall the incremental cost wasn't that bad, although we would have shelled out for the extra time even if it were bad.  So in the end our wedding reception was from 6 to 10pm and it was the perfect length for us.  At the end of our reception I grabbed the mic and told everyone to meet up at the Sky Bar with their swimsuits on.  Pretty much everyone went up to the sky bar and we partied there until really late - it was so fun!

 

@@acw271011 - Thank you so much!  I was originally worried about the BM dresses, but I loved how the color popped against the ocean!  My BM's got them from Nordstrom's - they were Laundry by Shelli Segal dresses.  I can't find them at Nordstrom's anymore but they're still available certain places online (note we removed the gold chain because I didn't like it, hah!):  http://www.belk.com/AST/Main/Belk_Primary/PRD~150025995S24119SU/Laundry+by+Shelli+Segal+Tulip+Hem+Maxi+Dress+with+Chain+Belt.jsp?navPath=Women/Shop/Dresses/Casual

 

1) As far as hair down - I have very fine and very straight hair that does NOT like to hold a curl. That's why I went with a dutch braided side ponytail, with a curly tail.  The braided side ponytail was great because it kept my hair off my face and I stayed nice and cool.  The curls fell out pretty quickly though...but that's not unusual given my hair type.  I didn't wash my hair the night before, but the stylist I went to at BP INSISTED that she wash it...so probably part of the reason my curls didn't stay in!  Oh well, it turned out fine overall!  

 

2) My veil didn't mess up my hair at all, thankfully!  I bought veil weights from Etsy so that my veil wouldn't flop around in the wind too much - they worked pretty well because I didn't notice it flapping around.

 

3) Hubby decided upon a 3-piece suit (he's crazy). I just posed this question to him and he said "I was fine but heat rarely bothers me.  So I might not be the best case to use as an example.  I'd say it depends on the guy."  From my recollection, he was sweating, but not overly much so. I was probably sweating just as much (actually probably more) in my wedding dress.  He DID buy a linen suit and a linen shirt - which is a lighter fabric overall.  Our groomsmen had linen shirts and linen pants.  One of them is a sweat-er and it looked like he had jumped into the pool by the time our ceremony was over!

 

Thanks! That's a huge help!! I looked around at the Shelli Segal dresses - quite a few really pretty ones! I'm going to go looking for veil weights I think. Another bride here also got them. I think it just might be a worthwhile investment.

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Hi Everyone! I've been a little MIA for the last few weeks... but now I have a slight concern. My cocktail hour was supposed to be on the Palenque Terrace and my reception on the Sky Bar South. My wedding coordinator is now telling me that both will be on the Sky Bar South. I will have 90-100 guests. I told her that I didn't think there was room on the Sky Bar South and she said that they do 10 tables of 10 people each on one side and then cocktail on the other.  Do you girls think there will be room for that? Also, I kind of liked the idea of having the cocktail hour somewhere different and then moving to the reception. Does anyone have thoughts on that?  They also moved my Welcome Party location... so I feel like I'm getting the short end of the stick.

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@@Danielle1 I'm so sorry to hear about your concerns! Did Yanet provide an explanation as to why they keep moving your party location?

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@@Danielle1 What?! I'm supposed to be having my cocktail hour and my welcome dinner on the palenque terrace. I'm going to be so upset if mine is moved as well because i've already printed my itineraries with that information. Did she happen to mention why she has changed your locations?

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