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#101 mehganc

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    Posted 27 March 2012 - 10:11 AM


    I tried the whole "not putting a deposit down until I know I can have the location I want" tactic, and it didn't work. I certainly agree, however, that Janessa has been very responsive. It makes me feel awful for those brides that never know when they will get a response from their planners/coordinators.
     

    Originally Posted by ShanL357 


    Hi Jenni,

     

    It's definitely helpful and reassuring to be able to talk to other brides about the Beach Palace. I've only heard good things about the weddings, service, etc. The communication at first has been very frustrating. I spoke to numerous people in the Miami office. Now I'm only speaking with Janessa. Once I filled out the paper to set the date/deposit, she has been very responsive which makes me feel better :)  It's very difficult to work over email because I don't want to be confrontationl or come off as a b****, but I just told her that the Sky Terrace was the reason I chose BP and I'd feel very uncomfortable making a deposit when the location is not guaranteed and is there anything she can do...



     



     

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    #102 KristieT

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      Posted 28 March 2012 - 06:50 AM

      Hi Laides,

       

      "We only book one wedding every other hour so there aren’t any two weddings at the same time. We only use that location for weddings so I wouldn’t worry about that"

       

      This was the reponse I recieved when inquiring about booking the sky terrace. If they only book one wedding everytwo hours i dont really see why they cant just reserve it for us but i am sure this is just to cover their a$$ if something did happend and they would have to move the location.

       

       

       



      #103 KristieT

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        Posted 28 March 2012 - 06:54 AM


        Cathy,

         

        I am flying from Calgary and my quotes have all come in around $1900 including taxes per person. So I think $1660 is about right from Montreal.

        I was also told if i wait a few months before booking that the tour companies would be more competitive with their rates..

         

        As for the 50 people. I would get in contact with one of the coordinators- just call the number on the wedding page of the website. They will put you in contact with Janessa most likely. She is very responsive and will be able to answer your questions..


         

        Originally Posted by cathy12 

        Hello ladies,

         

        I'm new to this forum and I want to have my wedding at Beach Palace in April 2013. We will be around 50 guests, so I'm afraid the resort might be small for a big group...what do you girls think?

         

        Even though it is expensive, I'm completely sold to the Sky Terrace and the lovely beach, as I was staying at ME Cancun in February and went to visit the Beach Palace...amazing! I deal with a travel agent but the Beach Palace is pricey....the cost is about 1660$ for one week (from Montreal, Quebec)...may I ask if that is that similar to your prices? 

         

        Also, as we are expecting 50+ guests, I'm wondering what the extra cost is per person, as most of the wedding packages are for 30 persons.  If anyone knows, please pass on the info, as we might be considering other resorts if this ends up being too expensive...

         

        Thanks!!



         



        #104 JenniBassler

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          Posted 28 March 2012 - 11:37 AM

          I sent my "I don't feel comfortable putting a deposit down until I receive confirmation of my ceremony location" email on Friday morning and I still haven't heard anything back one away or another. Do we think this is pretty normal? I am dealing with Charmaine from the Miami office. I haven't had any direct dealings with her myself, as my wonderful travel agent has been handling everything for me... I just thought for this I would try to handle it myself. I am trying to be positive and hope for the best if I don't hear back, or it is bad news, but I am very concerned. The terrace is why we chose Beach Palace and it makes me very nervous. My TA told me that since we have the 6PM time, that Miama told her there is no need for concern, that sunset is the main time for rooftop, but who knows. What scares me is that some brides HAVE had luck getting it booked ahead of time. I hope another bride on my date doesn't have that luck!! (sorry brides ;) )

           

          Is anyone doing the Collin Cowie complimentary package? I really like the old complimentary better, and read on another thread that it will still be availble (at an extra cost, of course). Anyone know how much? I just like the white better than that net thing on the CC package. It pops more to me. What are everyones packages??



          #105 mehganc

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            Posted 29 March 2012 - 12:14 PM


            I am no help when it comes to the complimentary package, but I can say I think your experience with securing the location is pretty standard. I cannot find my email with the direct quote, but I remember being told that since ceremonies are two hours apart, any bride is able to have a ceremony on the sky terrace. Since your ceremony is at 6PM, a bride may have a ceremony there at 4PM, but the resort will have plenty of time to take down their set-up and assemble yours. Although I know this is easier said than done, I would sincerely not worry about it. Try to focus on enjoying the planning!

             

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            Originally Posted by JenniBassler 

            I sent my "I don't feel comfortable putting a deposit down until I receive confirmation of my ceremony location" email on Friday morning and I still haven't heard anything back one away or another. Do we think this is pretty normal? I am dealing with Charmaine from the Miami office. I haven't had any direct dealings with her myself, as my wonderful travel agent has been handling everything for me... I just thought for this I would try to handle it myself. I am trying to be positive and hope for the best if I don't hear back, or it is bad news, but I am very concerned. The terrace is why we chose Beach Palace and it makes me very nervous. My TA told me that since we have the 6PM time, that Miama told her there is no need for concern, that sunset is the main time for rooftop, but who knows. What scares me is that some brides HAVE had luck getting it booked ahead of time. I hope another bride on my date doesn't have that luck!! (sorry brides ;) )

             

            Is anyone doing the Collin Cowie complimentary package? I really like the old complimentary better, and read on another thread that it will still be availble (at an extra cost, of course). Anyone know how much? I just like the white better than that net thing on the CC package. It pops more to me. What are everyones packages??



             



            #106 mehganc

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              Posted 29 March 2012 - 12:40 PM

              Fellow Beach Palace brides, I'm here once again asking for assistance (I promise to pay it forward whenever I have the opportunity though.)! I was just preparing to send my linen rental contract back for my ceremony/reception linens...and I'm second guessing myself. I have asked my fiance on this matter, and he has declared himself a neutral party. I don't want to ask my best friends or family because I don't want everyone to know what our wedding will look like before they even get there. With that being said, our decor is nautical-themed with navy blue, muted aqua blue, light pink, and white as our primary colors. For our ceremony, we are using the canvas blue and white striped chair sleeves depicted below on white chivari chairs.

               

              Do you think the light pink chair sleeves would work alternated between the striped sleeves, or should we go with the white chair sleeves, also depicted below? Another option would be to leave every other chair without a sleeve.

               

              I want our ceremony to be nautical, yet romantic...I just don't want the pink frills to be "too much."Other decor will be limited to a natural archway with white fabric, rose petals or seashells lining the aisle, and possibly a white platform aisle runner. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated! BTW, these chair sleeves are all available for rental from wildflowerlinens.com...they have a great selection if you're in the market!

               

               

               

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              #107 KristieT

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                Posted 29 March 2012 - 02:01 PM

                 

                Ceremony Time-

                 

                I am a temporary hold on 6pm but the sun is supposed to set at 7:18 on that day. Janessa has assured me that there is enough time but the photographers I have been in touch with have the oppostie opinion.  If the weddings starts on time, 20min, plus hugs etc after words we are looking at only 30min for the photos. Beach Palace only offers the  4pm or 6pm time slot.

                 

                What is everyone else doing? Any suggestions?

                 

                 

                 



                #108 KristieT

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                  Posted 29 March 2012 - 02:05 PM



                  Mehgan- This is totally your preference! I think the chairs are beautiful on their own but  I also think the pink is very romantic! Whatever you decide it will look great!

                   



                   

                  Originally Posted by mehganc 

                  Fellow Beach Palace brides, I'm here once again asking for assistance (I promise to pay it forward whenever I have the opportunity though.)! I was just preparing to send my linen rental contract back for my ceremony/reception linens...and I'm second guessing myself. I have asked my fiance on this matter, and he has declared himself a neutral party. I don't want to ask my best friends or family because I don't want everyone to know what our wedding will look like before they even get there. With that being said, our decor is nautical-themed with navy blue, muted aqua blue, light pink, and white as our primary colors. For our ceremony, we are using the canvas blue and white striped chair sleeves depicted below on white chivari chairs.

                   

                  Do you think the light pink chair sleeves would work alternated between the striped sleeves, or should we go with the white chair sleeves, also depicted below? Another option would be to leave every other chair without a sleeve.

                   

                  I want our ceremony to be nautical, yet romantic...I just don't want the pink frills to be "too much."Other decor will be limited to a natural archway with white fabric, rose petals or seashells lining the aisle, and possibly a white platform aisle runner. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated! BTW, these chair sleeves are all available for rental from wildflowerlinens.com...they have a great selection if you're in the market!

                   

                   

                   

                  Canvas_Navy_with_White_Stripe_Chair_Sleeve_cc800.jpgCavali_Pink_Chair_Sleeve_cc800.jpg Cotton_Pique_White_Chair_Sleeve_cc800.jpg



                   



                  #109 mehganc

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                    Posted 29 March 2012 - 02:14 PM

                    Ceremony Time- I am a temporary hold on 6pm but the sun is supposed to set at 7:18 on that day. Janessa has assured me that there is enough time but the photographers I have been in touch with have the oppostie opinion.  If the weddings starts on time, 20min, plus hugs etc after words we are looking at only 30min for the photos. Beach Palace only offers the  4pm or 6pm time slot. What is everyone else doing? Any suggestions?

                    Our ceremony is at 5PM. When we booked a few months ago, she said there wasn't any other weddings that day, but this time was the latest we could schedule it. I would just ask again if 5PM is available. Persistence sometimes pays off.

                    #110 mehganc

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                      Posted 29 March 2012 - 02:31 PM

                      Our ceremony is at 5PM. When we booked a few months ago, she said there wasn't any other weddings that day, but this time was the latest we could schedule it. I would just ask again if 5PM is available. Persistence sometimes pays off.

                      Also, have you considered doing photographs before the ceremony? I know its a matter of personal preference, but the 'first look' trend has certainly caught on...my best friend did it last year, and I thought it worked perfectly. The bride and groom had a chance to interact when they saw each other the first time, and they got amazing photos of the moment. They then had plenty of time to do shots with the bridal party before the ceremony. Also, this allowed more time with their guests at the cocktail hour and reception.




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