When asked if I can bring my own decor, I received the response:
"Yes, you can bring your own decor, but the set up is done by the resort and they charge $200 per table." From this, I assume we are not allowed to set it up ourselves. Otherwise, I'd be out there in my bridal gown. I
I was originally having a civil ceremony and was told that the authorization form now replaces the contract. I was just a little skeptical at first because some Moon Palace brides were still signing contracts.
On another note, does anyone know if there is a restaurant at Beach Palace that has an outdoor area? I was told that there is no such thing, but I could have swore I read at one time of a bride reserving such a space for dinner reservations. I've also seen a picture of an outdoor restaurant on the Beach Palace website.
Also, my ceremony is at 5PM. We are having a private cocktail hour and then using our dinner reservations because we only have a party of 23 (I'm being cheap because most of our budget is being used for our guest's travel expenses). I really want to be able to attend our cocktail hour, so I requested for the cocktail hour to begin an hour after our ceremony ends. The wedding planner set our cocktail hour to begin at 6PM. Does anyone have any thoughts on this decision? Should I ask for it to begin at 6:30 instead? I believe our photographer said that pictures after the wedding will take 60-90 minutes, and most of our guests will be involved in pictures. I obviously don't want to pay for an empty cocktail hour.
I sincerely appreciate any advice.
Originally Posted by shan0487
I will ask Janessa the same thing! I am getting married at Sun palace, but I'm assuming she will tell me the same thing, if she told both of you $200! I will just have someone I know do it for me, or otherwise I may as well just rent their stuff, because $200 is outrageous!
I did not sign a contract either and I was wondering the same thing- Have they done away with wedding contracts? My wedding is symbolic, so I figured that was why!
I will ask her as she is my contact for Sun Palace and let you know what she says- I don't understand how they could go from $65 to $200! That is nuts!