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#201 BchPlc622012

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    Posted 14 June 2012 - 06:49 PM

    For decor we had the diamond wedding package $2375, of course we applied the $1500 resort credit, which brought it to $875.  It's a little misleading because if you look at diamond package wedding photos you assume oh I'm getting the beautiful chandelier and diamond curtains with sheer fabrics.  No, you get  silver fabrics and sashes around the chair and no diamond chandelier or diamond curtains those are an additional $300 upgrade.  I definitely wanted them so I didn't mind paying that.  Just make sure you reserve that ahead of time with the wedding coordinator.  Also, think I kinda got screwed on the fabrics because again the upgrade for $300 includes these very sheer see through white fabrics which appeared that way around the aisle chairs but up above on the hoopa alter the fabrics weren't as elegant.  I also made sure they had my fabrics hanging straight across and straight down. I don't like the angle look myself which is just personal.  I had them set the chairs up at an angle instead of straight down the aisle.  We also added 4 aisle runners (2 at the alter and 2 at the beginning of he aisle that consisted of white mums in a glass vase with gems inside sitting on top of a base with a light that shines up in it).  For the ceremony you couldn't see the light but they moved those down to the private function dinner after the ceremony and the light was pretty.  I had them placed outside each square end of the table sorta bordering it if that makes sense?  You will see in photos.  Those came to a total of $300 but really make it look nice I think.  They also moved the sashes around the chairs for the ceremony around a few of the chairs at the private function.  Make sure to ask them to move those things for you otherwise they most likely won't.

     

    Our private function dinner was on the South side Lagoon side it is better for evening because you see the lights of the lagoon.  I had to be talked into this because I so wanted it on the ocean side right but really it's better on the lagoon at night.  We spent $50 per person (14 people = $700) for our private function which basically includes your buffet and them serving your drinks and having waiters specifically for you although since it's a buffet you go get your own food.  They just bring you drinks and serve your cake after you cut it.  In addition to that we upgraded our chairs to the silver tiffany chairs at $7/each ($58 total).  Since we only had 14 people I had the idea of doing a big square table so they did 4 chairs on each side except for 2 on the side for me and my husband.  We upgraded to the silver square charges $3/each ($52) and purple napkins $3 each ($52).  We had 2 beautiful centerpieces.  Each one included 3 glass vases on a mirror with candles and pink, purple, and white rose petals spread on top.  We also had an additional 6 square ivory candles (not sure how much those were) that were strategically placed just right on our table.  Plus, we opted to go for 15 or so candles around the outside of the terrace pool ($80).  I wanted the theme to be dim.  We had them put a purple light under our table which was beautiful it made the table glow! Can't remember how much that was though?  They also, at no additional cost shined a spotlight from the sky terrace down onto our table on the southside lagoon pool terrace.  

     

    We left there with a bill of about $4000 but that included $575 for before and after photography, $695 upgrade to classic photography, $300 diamond package upgrade, $700 private function cost, and the rest decorations.  That cost didn't include the diamond package ceremony cost or the $300 government fees/blood test.  

     

    Private function and ceremony decor I wouldn't change a thing.  I already had some ideas and Lily was great at helping me figure it all out.   I honestly wouldn't change anything to the wedding besides moving it up earlier to capture better colors of the ocean in pictures.  It's all about what you want.  If you can I can give you her email and you can have her email you pictures of ideas (centerpieces, fabrics, light, etc.) ahead of time to narrow things down and check prices.  Your wedding coordinator usually is supposed to put you in contact with these people but maybe you can get a head start. They sort of jam that in the 30 days right before you go down and you feel rushed.  So the earlier the better.   



    #202 Renewing32

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      Posted 15 June 2012 - 04:39 AM

      For decor we had the diamond wedding package $2375, of course we applied the $1500 resort credit, which brought it to $875.  It's a little misleading because if you look at diamond package wedding photos you assume oh I'm getting the beautiful chandelier and diamond curtains with sheer fabrics.  No, you get  silver fabrics and sashes around the chair and no diamond chandelier or diamond curtains those are an additional $300 upgrade.  I definitely wanted them so I didn't mind paying that.  Just make sure you reserve that ahead of time with the wedding coordinator.  Also, think I kinda got screwed on the fabrics because again the upgrade for $300 includes these very sheer see through white fabrics which appeared that way around the aisle chairs but up above on the hoopa alter the fabrics weren't as elegant.  I also made sure they had my fabrics hanging straight across and straight down. I don't like the angle look myself which is just personal.  I had them set the chairs up at an angle instead of straight down the aisle.  We also added 4 aisle runners (2 at the alter and 2 at the beginning of he aisle that consisted of white mums in a glass vase with gems inside sitting on top of a base with a light that shines up in it).  For the ceremony you couldn't see the light but they moved those down to the private function dinner after the ceremony and the light was pretty.  I had them placed outside each square end of the table sorta bordering it if that makes sense?  You will see in photos.  Those came to a total of $300 but really make it look nice I think.  They also moved the sashes around the chairs for the ceremony around a few of the chairs at the private function.  Make sure to ask them to move those things for you otherwise they most likely won't. Our private function dinner was on the South side Lagoon side it is better for evening because you see the lights of the lagoon.  I had to be talked into this because I so wanted it on the ocean side right but really it's better on the lagoon at night.  We spent $50 per person (14 people = $700) for our private function which basically includes your buffet and them serving your drinks and having waiters specifically for you although since it's a buffet you go get your own food.  They just bring you drinks and serve your cake after you cut it.  In addition to that we upgraded our chairs to the silver tiffany chairs at $7/each ($58 total).  Since we only had 14 people I had the idea of doing a big square table so they did 4 chairs on each side except for 2 on the side for me and my husband.  We upgraded to the silver square charges $3/each ($52) and purple napkins $3 each ($52).  We had 2 beautiful centerpieces.  Each one included 3 glass vases on a mirror with candles and pink, purple, and white rose petals spread on top.  We also had an additional 6 square ivory candles (not sure how much those were) that were strategically placed just right on our table.  Plus, we opted to go for 15 or so candles around the outside of the terrace pool ($80).  I wanted the theme to be dim.  We had them put a purple light under our table which was beautiful it made the table glow! Can't remember how much that was though?  They also, at no additional cost shined a spotlight from the sky terrace down onto our table on the southside lagoon pool terrace.   We left there with a bill of about $4000 but that included $575 for before and after photography, $695 upgrade to classic photography, $300 diamond package upgrade, $700 private function cost, and the rest decorations.  That cost didn't include the diamond package ceremony cost or the $300 government fees/blood test.   Private function and ceremony decor I wouldn't change a thing.  I already had some ideas and Lily was great at helping me figure it all out.   I honestly wouldn't change anything to the wedding besides moving it up earlier to capture better colors of the ocean in pictures.  It's all about what you want.  If you can I can give you her email and you can have her email you pictures of ideas (centerpieces, fabrics, light, etc.) ahead of time to narrow things down and check prices.  Your wedding coordinator usually is supposed to put you in contact with these people but maybe you can get a head start. They sort of jam that in the 30 days right before you go down and you feel rushed.  So the earlier the better.   

      I love your profile pic. Your ceremony decor was beautiful. I so jealous that they aren't doing the old packages anymore. :(
      Just as stir crazy as my first wedding!

      #203 BchPlc622012

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        Posted 15 June 2012 - 06:24 AM

        Renewing32 which old wedding package did you want?  Ask your wedding coordinator that you would like to incorporate those items into the new package.  It may be more but if there is something you really like they may be able to get it exactly how you want they can pick and choose things to put in your ceremony it doesn't all have to be structured in the packages.  The aisle runners in that ceremony picture I purchased by their outside vendor Zuniga which was above and beyond what the wedding package offered.  You may want to get in touch with them to find some decor you like.  We splurged on a lot of our items but it was worth it to me.  Also, I added a few more pictures.  Trying to get more uploaded again soon!



        #204 KristieT

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          Posted 15 June 2012 - 06:26 AM

          Originally Posted by BchPlc622012 

          For decor we had the diamond wedding package $2375, of course we applied the $1500 resort credit, which brought it to $875.  It's a little misleading because if you look at diamond package wedding photos you assume oh I'm getting the beautiful chandelier and diamond curtains with sheer fabrics.  No, you get  silver fabrics and sashes around the chair and no diamond chandelier or diamond curtains those are an additional $300 upgrade.  I definitely wanted them so I didn't mind paying that.  Just make sure you reserve that ahead of time with the wedding coordinator.  Also, think I kinda got screwed on the fabrics because again the upgrade for $300 includes these very sheer see through white fabrics which appeared that way around the aisle chairs but up above on the hoopa alter the fabrics weren't as elegant.  I also made sure they had my fabrics hanging straight across and straight down. I don't like the angle look myself which is just personal.  I had them set the chairs up at an angle instead of straight down the aisle.  We also added 4 aisle runners (2 at the alter and 2 at the beginning of he aisle that consisted of white mums in a glass vase with gems inside sitting on top of a base with a light that shines up in it).  For the ceremony you couldn't see the light but they moved those down to the private function dinner after the ceremony and the light was pretty.  I had them placed outside each square end of the table sorta bordering it if that makes sense?  You will see in photos.  Those came to a total of $300 but really make it look nice I think.  They also moved the sashes around the chairs for the ceremony around a few of the chairs at the private function.  Make sure to ask them to move those things for you otherwise they most likely won't.

           

          Our private function dinner was on the South side Lagoon side it is better for evening because you see the lights of the lagoon.  I had to be talked into this because I so wanted it on the ocean side right but really it's better on the lagoon at night.  We spent $50 per person (14 people = $700) for our private function which basically includes your buffet and them serving your drinks and having waiters specifically for you although since it's a buffet you go get your own food.  They just bring you drinks and serve your cake after you cut it.  In addition to that we upgraded our chairs to the silver tiffany chairs at $7/each ($58 total).  Since we only had 14 people I had the idea of doing a big square table so they did 4 chairs on each side except for 2 on the side for me and my husband.  We upgraded to the silver square charges $3/each ($52) and purple napkins $3 each ($52).  We had 2 beautiful centerpieces.  Each one included 3 glass vases on a mirror with candles and pink, purple, and white rose petals spread on top.  We also had an additional 6 square ivory candles (not sure how much those were) that were strategically placed just right on our table.  Plus, we opted to go for 15 or so candles around the outside of the terrace pool ($80).  I wanted the theme to be dim.  We had them put a purple light under our table which was beautiful it made the table glow! Can't remember how much that was though?  They also, at no additional cost shined a spotlight from the sky terrace down onto our table on the southside lagoon pool terrace.  

           

          We left there with a bill of about $4000 but that included $575 for before and after photography, $695 upgrade to classic photography, $300 diamond package upgrade, $700 private function cost, and the rest decorations.  That cost didn't include the diamond package ceremony cost or the $300 government fees/blood test.  

           

          Private function and ceremony decor I wouldn't change a thing.  I already had some ideas and Lily was great at helping me figure it all out.   I honestly wouldn't change anything to the wedding besides moving it up earlier to capture better colors of the ocean in pictures.  It's all about what you want.  If you can I can give you her email and you can have her email you pictures of ideas (centerpieces, fabrics, light, etc.) ahead of time to narrow things down and check prices.  Your wedding coordinator usually is supposed to put you in contact with these people but maybe you can get a head start. They sort of jam that in the 30 days right before you go down and you feel rushed.  So the earlier the better.   

          YES PLEASE SEND ME HER EMAIL> I WOULD LOVE TO GET AS MUCH INFO AS I CAN NOW>
          THANKS SO MUCH!!



          #205 BchPlc622012

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            Posted 15 June 2012 - 06:52 AM

            Lily's email is lily@decocancun.com.  Also, you may want to check out their website www.decocancun.com



            #206 Renewing32

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              Posted 15 June 2012 - 07:19 AM

              Renewing32 which old wedding package did you want?  Ask your wedding coordinator that you would like to incorporate those items into the new package.  It may be more but if there is something you really like they may be able to get it exactly how you want they can pick and choose things to put in your ceremony it doesn't all have to be structured in the packages.  The aisle runners in that ceremony picture I purchased by their outside vendor Zuniga which was above and beyond what the wedding package offered.  You may want to get in touch with them to find some decor you like.  We splurged on a lot of our items but it was worth it to me.  Also, I added a few more pictures.  Trying to get more uploaded again soon!

              I did contact her and she sent me some prices for some of the items I'm interested in. i just have to decide what I want.
              Just as stir crazy as my first wedding!

              #207 BchPlc622012

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                Posted 15 June 2012 - 12:44 PM

                Hey guys!

                 

                Check out some of my new pictures.  There is a picture on there of our table setting for our private function dinner.  Actually, the professional pictures makes it look like it's out of a magazine or something.  The is going down in the background.  It was probably around 7:30-8:00ish? 



                #208 nursebrooke

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                  Posted 15 June 2012 - 07:46 PM

                  Originally Posted by BchPlc622012 

                  Hey guys!

                   

                  Check out some of my new pictures.  There is a picture on there of our table setting for our private function dinner.  Actually, the professional pictures makes it look like it's out of a magazine or something.  The is going down in the background.  It was probably around 7:30-8:00ish? 

                  Thank you so much for all this great information!!! And Congrats :)

                   

                  So my questions are...were you happy with the smile market photography? I wanted an outside photographer but the photography is included in my package and if I don't use them I just lose out on the money which is a real bummer. So just trying to figure out if it is worth it. Did you do any music? Either the DJ or iPod option? I booked for 6 pm but am worried I will run out of time with the time limit on music being 10 pm. Your private dinner was on the South terrace? Is it the sky terrace? Were you charged an outside vendor fee for the decorations by Zuniga? Or is that their provider? I love the look of your tables at the dinner!!!


                  Life is better with your best friend, that's why I am marrying mine <3


                  #209 BchPlc622012

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                    Posted 16 June 2012 - 07:06 AM

                    Hey nursebrooke,

                     

                    The people at Smile Market were really nice to deal with.  They did everything we paid them for.  The only maybe negative would be I didn't personally feel that our photographer gave us the most creative poses.  Prior to going to Cancun I did a lot of research and saw many wedding pictures at the Beach Palace.  I felt our pictures were average compared to everyone elses.  I still need to post my beach shots so you can see.  Honestly, I think part of the reason our pictures looked great was because the weather was great and the sky was beautiful that day.  You will see when I post the pictures.  Plus, the moon was out so she tried to capture shots with the moon in the background and use the moon to do certain poses.  I'm sure the quality of the photographer you get, since everyone is different, could have to do with the outcome.  If you see my pictures and you still like them I can get you my photographer's name.  Can you use the pictures from smile market (32 shots I believe is included) plus bring in your outside photographer to take some photos?  Otherwise, like you said you will lose it. 

                     

                    We brought our own IPod docking station but it ended up being too small so the music was not loud at all.  But then again it was a small group (14 people) so it was soft background music.  I personally would have rather had louder music though if I could do it over again, I mean I wouldn't spend the money to pay for their sound system but I would buy a bigger docking station.  We put together 3 hours worth of music to play so we wouldn't run out.  We were able to do our 3 dances (first dance, father/daughter, mother/son) during our private function.  The nice thing was we took the IPod docking station back to Kohl's to get our money back when we got back.  ;)


                    OK so the sky terrace is the terrace only weddings are on.  However they will let you do cocktail hour up there but not private function. 

                    So we had our private function at the pool terrace (the level down from the sky terrace).  Ours was on the Southside Lagoon side. 

                     

                    We were charged I think $150 from Zuniga for a set up fee, transportation fee, etc.  It wasn't considered an outside fee.  The fee may vary depending on the amount of stuff they bring for you. 

                     

                    Hope that information helps!  I will try to post more pictures so you can get more of an idea on the photography.



                    #210 KristieT

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                      Posted 20 June 2012 - 12:38 PM

                      Hi Ladies,

                       

                      Does anyone know if Beach Palace charges for drinks for the wedding receptions? I have heard about this at other resorts but there has been no mention about drinks to me thus far...






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