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#1651 zoeknight20

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  • Wedding Date:May 29, 2015
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Posted 30 December 2014 - 09:52 AM

Hi All,

 

I am getting married at the Beach Palace in May next year and am in the process of costing / confirming decor, lighting, entertainment etc. I received entertainment options and me and my other half are very keen to have a mariachi band. The cheapest option is a 6 piece band for $1500 (45 mins), this seems very pricey to me. Has anyone used an outside band or been quoted cheaper for a 6 piece? Or would be good to hear thoughts on whether this is expensive as havent hired one before.

 

thanks in advance for your help! :)

 

Zoe


Me again with another question...

 

We would like to extend our reception time and were initially told it would cost $60 per table, per hour. We have now been informed it is $8.50 per person per hour (tables of 8). Not massively different but we are looking to extend by about 4-5 hours so it will make quite a difference. Would appreciate hearing what others have been quoted.

 

thank you :) x



#1652 kmk2016

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Posted 30 December 2014 - 10:05 AM

Hi All,

I am getting married at the Beach Palace in May next year and am in the process of costing / confirming decor, lighting, entertainment etc. I received entertainment options and me and my other half are very keen to have a mariachi band. The cheapest option is a 6 piece band for $1500 (45 mins), this seems very pricey to me. Has anyone used an outside band or been quoted cheaper for a 6 piece? Or would be good to hear thoughts on whether this is expensive as havent hired one before.

thanks in advance for your help! :)

Zoe

Me again with another question...

We would like to extend our reception time and were initially told it would cost $60 per table, per hour. We have now been informed it is $8.50 per person per hour (tables of 8). Not massively different but we are looking to extend by about 4-5 hours so it will make quite a difference. Would appreciate hearing what others have been quoted.

thank you :) x


I don't have advice specific to your resort, but if you have an email /quote in writing saying $60/table I would hold them to that. Simply reply to THAT email when extending your time, and give them your total expense (ie: we would like to extend our reception by 4 hours for all 4 tables at $60/table for a total of $960. Thank you)

#1653 FutureMrsGarcia

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  • Wedding Date:December 12, 2015
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Posted 30 December 2014 - 10:59 AM

Hi All,

 

I am getting married at the Beach Palace in May next year and am in the process of costing / confirming decor, lighting, entertainment etc. I received entertainment options and me and my other half are very keen to have a mariachi band. The cheapest option is a 6 piece band for $1500 (45 mins), this seems very pricey to me. Has anyone used an outside band or been quoted cheaper for a 6 piece? Or would be good to hear thoughts on whether this is expensive as havent hired one before.

 

thanks in advance for your help! :)

 

Zoe


Me again with another question...

 

We would like to extend our reception time and were initially told it would cost $60 per table, per hour. We have now been informed it is $8.50 per person per hour (tables of 8). Not massively different but we are looking to extend by about 4-5 hours so it will make quite a difference. Would appreciate hearing what others have been quoted.

 

thank you :) x

@zoeknight20

 

I also received the quote of $8.50 per person/hour to extend the reception but would find the email with the $60 and copy and paste it back to the WC.

 

Who are you using for decor? Photography?

 

I just booked Del Sol and am super excited! The reviews look amazing!

 

xoxo Jessica



#1654 pjay

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  • Wedding Date:December 15, 2015
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Posted 30 December 2014 - 12:25 PM

@tygrrlily Thank you so much for all the info!! Your wedding looked AMAZING!

I am still in talks with the coordinator at palace now. We should have about 20-30 guests so i'm assuming we won't pay for the private reception/rehearsal etc?
I'm a bit overwhelmed with everything right now, but you seem to have done an amazing job with your planning right down to the OOT bags!!

Which ceremony did you pick? My fiance seems to like the Peacock themed, but I am leaning more towards metallic sands.

Nice to see another Palace bride from Toronto on here :)


 

My planning thread :
http://www.bestdesti...e/#entry1885631

 



 


#1655 tygrrlily

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  • Wedding Date:December 19, 2014
  • Wedding Location:Beach Palace in Cancun, Mexico
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Posted 02 January 2015 - 10:34 PM

Hello ladies!  I finished part 2 of my review with a ton of pictures.  I've posted it in my planning thread here:

 

http://www.bestdesti...1914/?p=1881590

 

Let me know if you have any questions!  Cheers :)


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

 


#1656 zoeknight20

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Posted 03 January 2015 - 07:05 AM

@zoeknight20
 
I also received the quote of $8.50 per person/hour to extend the reception but would find the email with the $60 and copy and paste it back to the WC.
 
Who are you using for decor? Photography?
 
I just booked Del Sol and am super excited! The reviews look amazing!
 
xoxo Jessica



Thanks for your reply Jessica! Annoyingly they just quoted $60 per table over the phone so will probably have to go with the new quote of $8.50.

Not sure on decor yet but was going to go with the in house photographers DreamArt. I see quite a few brides have gone with Del Sol, are Del Sol more reasonable or have better photos?

All very exciting!! Xx

I don't have advice specific to your resort, but if you have an email /quote in writing saying $60/table I would hold them to that. Simply reply to THAT email when extending your time, and give them your total expense (ie: we would like to extend our reception by 4 hours for all 4 tables at $60/table for a total of $960. Thank you)


Thanks for your advice, sadly it was only confirmed at that price over the phone so I will question it but may have to accept the $8.50 pp price. Thanks again! X

#1657 Wafflesmom

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  • Wedding Date:January 23, 2016
  • Wedding Location:Moon Palace
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Posted 03 January 2015 - 01:56 PM

@zoeknight20 and @FutureMrsGarcia double check your wedding contract to see what they quoted you to extend your reception. Mine says an additional $65USD for additional hour of staff. Hopefully it will say $60 there for you. I'm a moon palace bride but it should be the same for all palace brides right?
My planning thread: http://www.bestdesti...anuary-23-2016/

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#1658 tygrrlily

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Posted 05 January 2015 - 11:10 AM

Hi ladies

 

I just posted Part 3 of my review which deals with extending the reception, offsite coordinator, Zuniga, etc.

 

Link is here in my planning thread:

 http://www.bestdesti...20#entry1881861

 

This is what I wrote about extending.  We paid $60/table to extend per hour (2014 price?) and we thought it was worth it:

 

Beach Palace gives you a 3 hour cocktail + reception - this was way too short for us.  So we paid extra to extend our reception by 4 hours.  They quoted us at $60/table per hour to extend and we paid an extra $960 total which in our books was well worth it.  I think they messed up a bit because originally it's supposed to be 8 people per table but we had 10 at each + our head table.  This was lower than what I had estimated - we had calculated one more table and thought we'd be paying for 5 tables (40 adults).  Obviously I didn't question this :).  We are really glad we extended our reception because it gave made our reception feel like the wedding receptions we were used to going to at home.  I know we could have moved over to the public sports bar, but we liked having the privacy, DJ and open bar and lighting, etc.  One importnat thing for my husband and I is that we still wanted to maintain certain traditions and have our wedding feel like a wedding even though it was destination.  That's why we decided to keep things like entrances, speeches, seating plans, the first dance, etc.  It also really distinguished our wedding from our other private events.


@perianjay - Thanks!  We actually went with the Complimentary ceremony and I just added my own decorations.  If you look at my signature, click on part 2 of my review and you can see pics

 

I'm a bit cheap and didn't want to pay thousands for the ceremony though the collections are beautiful :)


Edited by tygrrlily, 05 January 2015 - 11:08 AM.

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

 


#1659 pjay

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Posted 05 January 2015 - 12:42 PM

Thanks so much @tygrrlily for uploading all of this. Your review is so thorough and helpful. I am thinking of doing something very similar with the ceremony as well. I've been trying to get my coordinator to give me options of add on's, but haven't really heard much back from him at all.. I think it's time to get a new coordinator.

I want to do basic and maybe upgrade the chairs. I'm also thinking of bringing my own bouquets/boutonnieres.

 

It's been a bit of an overwhelming experience so far with just firming up all of the little details, but this forum has helped me a lot! I'm also on the hunt for a photographer right now so that should be fun!


 

My planning thread :
http://www.bestdesti...e/#entry1885631

 



 


#1660 FutureMrsGarcia

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Posted 05 January 2015 - 05:02 PM

@zoeknight20  I reviewed my wedding contract and it says that they charge $65/table per hour to extend private events. This actually works out to $8.12 per guest. This may seem like a minor difference but we are planning on 80 guests and extending our reception 4 hours so it will come out to save us hundreds of dollars. I emailed my WC with this info so hopefully the change will be honored. I would review your contract and see if it says the same!

 

To all the palace brides I have to give rave reviews about working with Latin Asia Cancun for my decor so far! I researched them independently online and on Pinterest and fell in love with their work and THEN found out they are a Palace preferred vendor. They provide all decor from flowers, furniture, lighting, centerpieces etc. The communication thus far has been flawless and the options they have put together for me look great!  :)






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