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#11 Matt Adcock

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    Posted 09 August 2012 - 09:59 AM

    Originally Posted by Travelbugg 

    Hi there,

     

    Anyone on here aware of there is any 'green space' at the resort?  It looks like a beautiful spot, and i love the idea of a private wedding on the terrace.  However, i'd like options to have photos done around greenery and foliage as well as the beach.  Thanks 

     

    Hi Travelbugg,

     

    This green space is located just a few steps away from the hotel. It's a great area for cool pictures and even has a few mayan ruins. Check out these images:

     

     

     

     

     

     

    You can also view the slideshows here:

     

    Dylis + Victor

    Lisa + Dan

    Jamie + Mark

    Miruna + Silviu

    Megan + Shawn

     

    Hope you enjoy them :)

     

    Best wishes and happy planning!!



    #12 Renewedbride

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      Posted 08 September 2012 - 10:59 PM

      Hello everyone! I've been planning my destination wedding since June and have just recently chosen to have my wedding at Playacar Palace in June. I've spent countless hours pouring over the various forums before deciding on PP, and I've received many great ideas from the women on the site. Do any of you guys know if the hotel is finished with their updates/ renovations?

      #13 thatpiscesgirl

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        Posted 02 October 2012 - 08:08 PM

        Is Del Sol the Playacar Palace preferred photo vendor?, that is included in the packages?



        #14 dwbride2014

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        Posted 07 October 2012 - 12:06 PM

        I also am torn between Playacar Palace & Moon Palace. I think we are going to go towards Playacar Palace because of the location to 5th ave (right outside the resort) and the fact that Cozumel is just a short ferry ride away. That way guests have other things to do offsite. We went on vacation to Sun Palace in April 2010 and had an amazing time! We actually saw a wedding on the beach there and it planted the seed to us having a destination wedding ourselves.

         

        The best part is that Palace resorts let you visit their sister resorts for free for the day. From what i've been reading, Moon Palace is more like its own little community so there is no need to leave the resort. I have also heard that they have several weddings a day there (not sure how they are spread out or timed) and I personally want something a little smaller and more intimate. Plus, Playacar Palace has one of the best beaches in the area (or so I've been told). Moon Palace has a more rocky beach and that is a big deal breaker for me.



        #15 AmandaPierson

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          Posted 07 October 2012 - 05:05 PM

          I'm getting married (somewhere) in Mexico over labor day weekend 2013!  I went to both Playacar Palace and Moon Palace over labor day weekend (2012) and reallllllly didn't like Moon Palace.  It was SO huge and full of drink people and never ending winding pools.  Playacar just has the one pool and is a lot more centralized and calmer, and significantly smaller (Moon has almost 2500 rooms whereas Playacar has around 220).   I went to Cozumel Palace as well and absolutely adored it!  It's gorgeous, new feeling, and just perfect.  Only problem is that all my guests would have to connect to get to Cozumel when they can fly direct to Cancun airport.

           

          Playacar was still doing a lot of renovations when we were there last month!  They said at the hotel it would be done in November but that seems to be incredibly close if they're really going to add pool space with swim up rooms AND finish the spa.  That's the thing making me nervous- I'd hate to go if the pool was being torn up since it's the central part of the hotel!  Anyone have a better sense of when they'll be done for sure?

           

          Also, has anyone stayed at the Royal Cancun?  That's the other hotel I'm considering besides Playacar Palace!!



          #16 GenieBelle

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            Posted 08 October 2012 - 10:59 AM

            I am getting married in 3 weeks at Playacar Palace. I will let you know when I get back, when things will be done, as far as construction..(or get as much info about this as I can!)

            Anyone need specific info or pics let me know, I can scope out..!

             

             

            The only struggle I still have (cutting it down to the wire) is, Should I get a DJ? I have one lined up and have to pay the deposit in the next few days, he is the prefered vendor for PP

            JSAV...Very costly for what he offers, this is my dilema...I am bringing in a few buckets of callalillies to wrap myself from a local florist stop for my bridesmaids and bouts and put a bunch in vases from the local store. Saves me a few hundred, So I may use that savings to just go ahead and do the DJ.

             

            I have found that its really not "cheaper" to do a destination wedding than doing a semi-DIY back home...so if anyone things its less money or hassle, its not seeming that way to me, at least.

             

            I am using Cecilia Dumas for my photographer, her website speaks for itself. Can't wait!!

             

            -Genie



            #17 dwbride2014

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            Posted 10 October 2012 - 03:48 PM

            Originally Posted by GenieBelle 

            I am getting married in 3 weeks at Playacar Palace. I will let you know when I get back, when things will be done, as far as construction..(or get as much info about this as I can!)

            Anyone need specific info or pics let me know, I can scope out..!

             

             

            The only struggle I still have (cutting it down to the wire) is, Should I get a DJ? I have one lined up and have to pay the deposit in the next few days, he is the prefered vendor for PP

            JSAV...Very costly for what he offers, this is my dilema...I am bringing in a few buckets of callalillies to wrap myself from a local florist stop for my bridesmaids and bouts and put a bunch in vases from the local store. Saves me a few hundred, So I may use that savings to just go ahead and do the DJ.

             

            I have found that its really not "cheaper" to do a destination wedding than doing a semi-DIY back home...so if anyone things its less money or hassle, its not seeming that way to me, at least.

             

            I am using Cecilia Dumas for my photographer, her website speaks for itself. Can't wait!!

             

            -Genie

             

            Any information you can share Genie would be excellent! 

             

            What made you pick playacar palace? Are you using the Colin Cowie packages or are you doing your own thing? I also am on the fence about using a DJ but if our guest lists gets bigger, I think i am going to go for it- the more people you have the more they want to dance :) Were there any other photographers you looked at before deciding on Cecilia Dumas?

             

            I love that you are doing your own flowers! I think thats a great way to save $$ and you know exactly what you are getting.

             

            Enjoy these last few days and have a wonderful wedding! Congrats!



            #18 GenieBelle

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              Posted 11 October 2012 - 10:02 AM

              Hi DW Bride 2014

              Thank you we are so excited!!

              I picked Playacar Palace because of the location (close to lots of things but out of the hussle bussle of Cancun (party alley)), its size, its practically 5 star ambiance (people are coming from afar and I want them to get the best experience they can for their $)..Also the reviews are spectacular.

              I picked Cecilia because she is so super nice and accomodating and has a great portfolio that her photos are like a sequence of a love story and not just

              "ok, now you pose with your arm this way and his arm this way and look to the left, then to the right"...it natural and beautiful and she didnt nickle and dime me "per hour" it was all about getting the day captured. Be aware of the day pass for a photog if you bring them in its $91 for them plus $91 for any additional assistant..not too bad.

              Colin Cowie was such a toss up for me because while its awesome and includes a lot, its not sooo much more stuff than the complimentary but its $3500 for some runners and chair covers and beads, I ordered paper lanterns in various sizes in my colors online for $1 each (to hang from chuppah), and runners, chair sashes from Tableclothfactory.com..made my own bunting for the table under the chuppah that is included with the complimentary, grabbing flowers from the flower mart down the street and vases from Walmart  (also down the street- I love how simple and clean a huge bunch of calla lillies looks with a ribbon tight around it), I am keeping it colorful and simple. People won't remember a brown chair vs a white chair, but they will remember dancing the night away so we got the DJ. Our budget is $5000 (not counting the airfair/hotel and my dress) I think we will be there!!

              I am ordering the wish lanterns this week. I will let you know how they work out at the resort. I didnt ask permission because its over the ocean, so it wouldnt be a "fire hazard"

               

              Happy Planning gals!!!



              #19 dwbride2014

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              Posted 16 October 2012 - 04:46 PM

              Originally Posted by Renewedbride 

              Hello everyone! I've been planning my destination wedding since June and have just recently chosen to have my wedding at Playacar Palace in June. I've spent countless hours pouring over the various forums before deciding on PP, and I've received many great ideas from the women on the site. Do any of you guys know if the hotel is finished with their updates/ renovations?

              I just heard from my destinationweddings.com rep that the construction is scheduled to be complete by Dec 2012. They are bringing the spa on site (YES!) and are expanding the pool to have swim-up access rooms. All good things but unfortunate for GenieBelle :(



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              Posted 17 October 2012 - 07:15 AM

              we will also be down there early dec. for our BDW event...we are hosting some private events so will let you know if anything looks unfinished.  TA Wendy, TA Babs and TA Teresa will also be down.


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