Originally Posted by Ashleyd11111
Hi Ladies!! I am getting married at Moon Palace January 17th, 2014. I am already overwhelmed! Very overwhelmed with the reviews that I have read from 2012. Brides getting married within the next few months, have you been able to lock your ceremony and reception location? The location is what is stressing me out. I do not want to wait until I get there to secure my location or have it changed on me at the last minute. Anyone having their reception at the Caribbean Terrace? I really want my reception there, but it isn't private so I don't know if that means we have to share the bar with other guests outside the wedding? Anyone have information on this location?
Here is a link to the private event locations. Hope this is helpful to anyone curious about the various locations!
Getting married there in a couple weeks. They told me that I would be contacted 90 days before but I pestered them and got everything done ahead of time. I had my locations locked down in September (getting married in April). I had to wait until I locked it down before I started making decor decisions.
Any place that you have a private function should have your own bartender for the duration of the event. It appears to me that none of the reception locations are all that private as they are all sort of off pathways that guests will be walking. I was initially considering the Moon Grand Side (Grand Terrace) as it appears more secluded but it looked so big and open and I thought decorating it to look quaint would be a real task. In the end i chose Lake Terrace for the reception and cocktail hour and Bugambilia Gazebo for the ceremony.
Try not to be overwhelmed. Planning a destination wedding is not as easy as everyone thinks. It is a lot of work but if you stay organized you will be good to go. I used google docs to keep track of every document I received and it is proving to be a god sent, you can even get the documents offline in case you are at the resort and don't have wifi when you need it.
Happy Planning. If you have any questions please let me know.