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#321 JKWedding2012

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    Posted 13 September 2012 - 11:26 AM

    We are getting married in early December and will not be doing an official wedding. Do we need to bring anything special from home or do anything before we leave.

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      #323 Rpc51

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        Posted 15 September 2012 - 07:29 PM

        Does anyone know if a small group of 10 can have a private reception? What is the cost?



        #324 Nicolew412

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          Posted 17 September 2012 - 07:19 AM

          I believe you have to pay the private function cost, which I forget what that exact amount is. Also, you have to pay $50.00 per person for the private function as well.

           

          Depending on how many room nights your guests booked, you may be able to receive the private reception/function free.



          #325 Nicolew412

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            Posted 17 September 2012 - 07:24 AM

            Does anyone know how quickly Beach Palace fills up? I know it's among the smaller resorts, and I'm a little worried because I opted out of doing a group contract (and blocking off rooms) because I know my guests prefer booking flight + hotel together on outside websites (due to cheaper pricing and convenience). I'm just a little worried that if some of my guests book later next year, there may be no rooms available.

             

            Please let me know your thoughts on this. Also, what has your experience been using the $1,500.00 resort credit to upgrade your room to a ocean view? I've been telling me guests to book a cheap, lagoon view room because of that resort credit.

             

            Thanks guys,

             

            Nicole



            #326 LPerry

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              Posted 17 September 2012 - 06:41 PM

              Originally Posted by JKWedding2012 View Post

              We are getting married in early December and will not be doing an official wedding. Do we need to bring anything special from home or do anything before we leave.


              We followed the rules we saw in the Wedding Packet that said you had to be legally married in the US w/a legitimate marriage license...but they never asked us for it. But things seem to be pretty inconsistent - so you might want to have it w/you just in case. I was told you couldn't have the symbolic ceremony unless you were already legally married. We got married at our home the week before we went to Mexico and brought our license that had been recorded by the county with us. And the person who did the real ceremony at home also did the symbolic ceremony in Mexico.



              #327 LPerry

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                Posted 17 September 2012 - 06:44 PM

                Originally Posted by Nicolew412 View Post

                Does anyone know how quickly Beach Palace fills up? I know it's among the smaller resorts, and I'm a little worried because I opted out of doing a group contract (and blocking off rooms) because I know my guests prefer booking flight + hotel together on outside websites (due to cheaper pricing and convenience). I'm just a little worried that if some of my guests book later next year, there may be no rooms available.

                 

                Please let me know your thoughts on this. Also, what has your experience been using the $1,500.00 resort credit to upgrade your room to a ocean view? I've been telling me guests to book a cheap, lagoon view room because of that resort credit.

                 

                Thanks guys,

                 

                Nicole


                Nicole...

                We had this problem. The hotel was completely booked when we got there and couldn't use any of our credits towards a room upgrade. We ended up getting A LOT of wine with ours. I also went to the spa and got a massage and my hair/makeup done. My suggestion, if you end up having a lot of credits is to get a nice bottle of wine w/every meal. We didn't realize until our second to the last day we could have done this. We ended up taking a bunch home with us - which ended up costing us more at the airport b/c my bag was so heavy.



                #328 LPerry

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                  Posted 17 September 2012 - 06:46 PM

                  Originally Posted by Rpc51 View Post

                  Does anyone know if a small group of 10 can have a private reception? What is the cost?


                  We had one, and we only had 10 people with us. It was nice..food was good, had great bar service. It didn't cost us anything b/c we had enough rooms booked to get it for free.



                  #329 LPerry

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                    Posted 17 September 2012 - 06:52 PM

                    Originally Posted by Rpc51 View Post

                    Does anyone know if a small group of 10 can have a private reception? What is the cost?


                    Sorry Rpc...I hit submit too soon.

                    But I opted to use mine as a welcome cocktail on the first night everyone was there together. You can also use it as a cocktail reception after your ceremony. But if you're taking photos, you might not get to enjoy it. That's why I had mine the night before. After the actual wedding, we all went up to the sports bar to cool off and have drinks....then we had a group dinner at the steak restaurant. We had a large table set up outside and it was really nice.

                     

                    If you want a private reception...I believe it's $400 a table to set up. I didn't want to spend that since it was such a small group. You'd end up getting really the same kind of service if you eat at one of the restaurants.



                    #330 Nicolew412

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                      Posted 18 September 2012 - 08:45 AM

                      Originally Posted by LPerry 


                      Nicole...

                      We had this problem. The hotel was completely booked when we got there and couldn't use any of our credits towards a room upgrade. We ended up getting A LOT of wine with ours. I also went to the spa and got a massage and my hair/makeup done. My suggestion, if you end up having a lot of credits is to get a nice bottle of wine w/every meal. We didn't realize until our second to the last day we could have done this. We ended up taking a bunch home with us - which ended up costing us more at the airport b/c my bag was so heavy.

                      Yea, I figured that would be a problem. I know you mentioned you only had a group of about 10. I plan on having 30 guests, so about 15 rooms. I didn't do the group block. If my guests don't book till February 2013 or later (wedding is in July 2013) do you think they'll have any issues getting a room? I know some of my guests are slackers when it comes to actually booking their trips (last minute!), but I don't want them to not be able to get a room at all! A little nervous about not having the blocked off rooms :( What do you think? How far in advance did you and guests book your trip before wedding?

                       

                      I appreciate all your help!!!






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