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#1601 Naturalbeauti30

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Posted 29 August 2014 - 03:24 PM

Hi everyone. It's been 3 weeks since my wedding at the Beach Palace on August 8 and I wanted to come back and let everyone planning know how amazing everything turned out. Like many of you, I experienced some of frustration with my off-site coordinator and didn't hear from my on-site coordinator until about 3 weeks before our wedding date. So of course, I was somewhat nervous about how everything would turn out, not to mention that weather bug forecasted rain for our entire stay.

I was completely worried for nothing! Beach Palace is a wonderful resort. The service is great and they are very accommodating to their guests. The weather was amazing and our on-site coordinator Rebeca was beyond amazing! From our first contact by email, she was on top of everything. She was flexible with me and made sure I got everything that I wanted for the wedding.

We traveled with about 30 guests, so nothing too huge. We used the complementary reservation that came with the wedding package to have a welcome dinner in the Tequila restaurant on Thursday night. It turned out great. We chose to distribute our OOT bags after dinner. We played a few games and just allowed people to meet and greet. They can set up either outside or inside the restaurant if you chose this as an option.

Oh, and Before dinner, we had a quick rehearsal with everyone from the wedding party so there would be no confusion about what to do the day of.

Our ceremony was at 4pm that Friday. The wedding was great...slightly overcoats during the ceremony so it wasn't blazing hot like it was during our rehearsal the day before. The day of the wedding I chose to relax and have a massage and pedicure to have some time alone. The spa is nice, therapists were good, and I used my room credits so only paid for the taxes. I went back to my room where my girls were having hair and make-up done. Both my hair stylist and MUA were wedding guests so I can't comment on the services at Beach Palace for that. The coordinator checked in throughout the day and gave me a quick update on how everything would run. I stayed in the room until she called for me to come up to the Sky Terrace for the ceremony. The ceremony was great and lasted no more than 25 minutes I guess. My father performed our ceremony so MIT might have had a little more than the typical vows.

We transition down to the Sky Bar which they set up with the cocktail hour on one side and the reception on the other side. Our photographer took group photos with our guests during a portion of he cocktail hour and then we went down to the beach with the wedding party for more photos.

I splurged and used Del Sol photography and they were worth every dime! They fit in perfectly and we had an amazing time with them. I can't wait to see the pictures.

For decor, I used Zuniga for lighting and a few other things and then brought a few additional elements of my own including table runners, starfish, a head table sign, and candles. I gave my items to my coordinator the day before and she set all of this up for us.

I used JSAV for DJ services and some lighting around the dance floor. I know there were some mixed reviews but the DJ we had was thheeeeeee best! Prior to the wedding, they send you a link to a website where you select up to 100 songs you want played and even pick songs to put on a do not play list. They played pretty much all we asked for and took requests from the kids and guests who asked for a few things. You even have a choice in if guests can make requests. So, they're not the worst option if you're hoping to avoid the extra fees. We really enjoyed them.

The cocktail hour and reception food was great. Just a little heads up that you don't have to go with the menu exactly as it is. I made a few requests for substitutions and the coordinator was completely fine with it. We had the tres leche cake and it was great. Got lots of remarks from guests.

Overall our experience was great. There were 3-4 weddings the weekend of mine and none of the brides had any complaints that I spoke to. You get different colored wristbands as the wedding couple/honeymooners so it was cool chatting with other newlyweds while we were there.

I've rambled on long enough but please let me know if you want to know anything else. I'll try to post a few pics from guests in the gallery.

I wish you all the best with your wedding plans. Know that you made a great choice in Beach Palace. We visited Moon Palace and felt like Beach Palace was a much better experience for our wedding ceremony and stay.

#1602 tygrrlily

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Posted 30 August 2014 - 06:09 AM

@Naturalbeauti30 - Yay, glad to hear your wedding was awesome! Would love to see pics if you're able to post any

 

Is Tequila restaurant the buffet?


Married December 19, 2014 at Beach Palace Resort in Cancun, Mexico

 

My Planning Thread - http://www.bestdesti...-resort-121914/

 

My Wedding Review

Part 1 - http://www.bestdesti...1914/?p=1881197

Part 2 - http://www.bestdesti...1914/?p=1881590

Part 3 - http://www.bestdesti...1914/?p=1881861

 


#1603 llevasseur

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    Posted 02 September 2014 - 12:45 PM

    @llevasseur let me know if you didn't get them!

    Got it - thanks!



    #1604 Amber2686

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    Posted 02 September 2014 - 06:41 PM

    So I've read a lot of posts of people asking for various vendor info lately.... thought I'd share what I have.

    JSAV is the current palace approved DJ.

    Tania Tagle is an amazing Cancun make-up artist (not a palace vendor)
    some of the buffet options are attached
    the palace spa prices
    some info about photo-booth rental/cigar rolling...

     

    Hope this helps some of you! I know I was certainly very thankful when my WC finally started sending me info!

    Laura,

     

    Unfortunately I am not able to access these links (because I am new to the site and have not posted 150 times). Would you be willing to e-mail these pdf's to me? I would really appreciate it! Awitt@mclennan.edu


    @esahunnie - Thank you so much for the in depth review! I'm going to take note of all your tips, and make sure to keep all of my paperwork in line. I can't beleive they sent your guests elsewhere. I'd be so so upset by that too. I'm glad your wedding otherwise seems like it went well

    Do you have any pics of your Pure reception tables? That was my fave of the collections

     

    Also, you said your reception went to 11:30. Did you pay extra to this time? I was told they only go til 11

     

    Thanks!


     

    With Palace resorts if you get over 75 room nights you get "free" events. Otherwise, depending on your room nights you get certain events free like a cocktail or dinner. Otherwise, you have to pay per person for a private reception. I think it's about $80/person if I remember correctly for the cocktail hour and 2 hour reception.

     

    We have about 105 room nights so far, so we qualify for the free events and won't have to pay the per person fee. We are paying for upgrades and to lengthen our reception though

     

    So the price really ranges, depending on how many guests you have.

    Tygrrlily,

     

    I am considering booking at this resort, largely because of the free events you can earn for booking 75+ nights. I am wondering, though, if each event is only free for 30 people since that is the number included in most wedding packages? Do you know if we would have to pay the per person fee for each person beyond 30?



    #1605 tygrrlily

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    Posted 02 September 2014 - 07:13 PM

    Laura,

     

    Unfortunately I am not able to access these links (because I am new to the site and have not posted 150 times). Would you be willing to e-mail these pdf's to me? I would really appreciate it! Awitt@mclennan.edu


    Tygrrlily,

     

    I am considering booking at this resort, largely because of the free events you can earn for booking 75+ nights. I am wondering, though, if each event is only free for 30 people since that is the number included in most wedding packages? Do you know if we would have to pay the per person fee for each person beyond 30?

     

    No, if you qualify for free events for 75+ room nights, then you don't have to pay extra for the food/drink above 30. I was confused about that before too. You DO have to pay for an extra chair at the wedding ceremony though.  That only includes 30


    Married December 19, 2014 at Beach Palace Resort in Cancun, Mexico

     

    My Planning Thread - http://www.bestdesti...-resort-121914/

     

    My Wedding Review

    Part 1 - http://www.bestdesti...1914/?p=1881197

    Part 2 - http://www.bestdesti...1914/?p=1881590

    Part 3 - http://www.bestdesti...1914/?p=1881861

     


    #1606 Amber2686

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    Posted 02 September 2014 - 07:33 PM

    No, if you qualify for free events for 75+ room nights, then you don't have to pay extra for the food/drink above 30. I was confused about that before too. You DO have to pay for an extra chair at the wedding ceremony though.  That only includes 30

    That is great news, thank you!



    #1607 kokobellaa

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    • Wedding Date:August 31, 2014
    • Wedding Location:Beach Palace

    Posted 04 September 2014 - 09:15 PM

    Hello Ladies,

     

     I just got back from my dream wedding at Beach Palace. I have no words to describe how wonderful it was, so don't worry about a thing..just enjoy the planning and let it all fall together. I have many people to thank and a long review to write. I'm leaving for my honeymoon saturday then I will get more time to write, so give me a few days:).

     

    I'll attach a few pix for you guys.

     

    Renal



    #1608 Naturalbeauti30

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    Posted 05 September 2014 - 03:53 AM

    @Naturalbeauti30 - Yay, glad to hear your wedding was awesome! Would love to see pics if you're able to post any
     
    Is Tequila restaurant the buffet?

    Hi @tygrrlily! Sorry for the delay. Yes, Tequila is the buffet restaurant. It's the largest space they have available.

    I posted a few pics in my gallery too, but hopefully this works and you can view them here.

    Attached Files



    #1609 tygrrlily

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    Posted 05 September 2014 - 06:48 PM

    Hi @tygrrlily! Sorry for the delay. Yes, Tequila is the buffet restaurant. It's the largest space they have available.
    I posted a few pics in my gallery too, but hopefully this works and you can view them here.


    thanks for the pics! Did you have to pay for your white drapery for your ceremony? My coordinator is trying to make ua pay for it now but I know most other brides got it complimentary

    Married December 19, 2014 at Beach Palace Resort in Cancun, Mexico

     

    My Planning Thread - http://www.bestdesti...-resort-121914/

     

    My Wedding Review

    Part 1 - http://www.bestdesti...1914/?p=1881197

    Part 2 - http://www.bestdesti...1914/?p=1881590

    Part 3 - http://www.bestdesti...1914/?p=1881861

     


    #1610 mariak

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    Posted 06 September 2014 - 05:11 PM

    @tygrrlily We were asked if we wanted extra sashes on the altar, we specifically said no. To the best of our knowledge, that was the complimentary decor!
     
    We'll have to round up some pictures, but here are a couple that can help visualize our decor:
     
    Reception:
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    Candy Bar (with buffet tables in the background):
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    *The chocolate candy got a little soft. However, the humidity made for the absolutely softest, chewiest Swedish Fish ever!
     
    View of the Reception area from the terrace:
    https://lh5.googleus...13 14.10.48.jpg
     
    @misbosox: We went with the Mexican buffet (since we were in Mexico) and all of our guests seemed to absolutely love it! The chicken mole was my favorite.



    Did you bring your own candy or was it supplied by the hotel?




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