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I can't believe I haven't seen this thread before! We are leaving for the Barcelo in just 40 days! YUP I am SO excited! Our wedding is November 28th, 2012 at 3pm at the Palace Gazebo!

 

We have 26 people booked, most staying at the Colonial and a few at the Palace. We will be staying two weeks at the Palace! We have the Strawberry Passion package because we wanted the reception on the beach. I forget all the choices we made for our reception food but the main meal is Surf and Turf, I know that much! Our coordinator is Victoria and she's been good so far.

 

We also booked Juan Navarro, we loved his work since the day we first saw it and he is super reasonably priced! We also booked PlayaWeddings to do videography after seeing their videos and hearing from several past destination brides who didn't have their day filmed and wished they had. Here's a tip for getting around the $500 fee (as we were going to have to pay $1000 because of the two vendors), go to Barcelo.com and sign up for mybarcelo, they send out deals every so often and you can book your vendor two nights at any of the 5 resorts there (we booked the Beach for our two photogs) and we saved ourselves $400 by doing it this way! The rooms were each $297 total for the two nights - much more manageable than the $500 for them to be there for the day!

 

I have the centrepiece emails and the menus as well if anyone wants them I can send them to you if you give me your email. Because I am done all the planning process with the coordinator already if you have any questions about the process of that let me know and I can try to help out!

 

I am SOOOOOO excited our wedding is getting so close! 

 

Happy Planning Palace Brides! 

 

 

 

FieryNurse,

 

If you would not mind emailing the centerpiece and menu options..Heather.Fitzgerald83@yahoo.com. We are planning an August 2014 wedding at the Palace and are in the baby step phase of planning. ( I just emailed the coordinator but have trolled the websites for months and we also switched from Punta Cana to Riviera Maya!)

 

Can anyone offer any advice as to a time line of when fees are due? Deposits, Final payment (form of payment)when people should book etc? I am VERY nervous to send money away to no mans land so to speak...

 

We want to have the save the dates out by November 2013, Invitations out by Jan 2014, Final head count by April 2014... Am I being unrealistic? Luckily the Hubby-to-be is in the travel industry and will coordinate all travel arrangements for our guests. We have a tentative list of 100 to "invite" realistically may only have 50 show, but are planning a budget for a 100 guests so we can breathe... 

 

How was the experience from other brides? How were the family dynamics? Were you surprised that so many guest came/did not show? Were any of your guests offended at their travel costs?

In the end I know this is about us, but I want to hear it from he experienced so to speak.

 

Is my anxiety creeping through your screen? worried2.gif

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FieryNurse, If you would not mind emailing the centerpiece and menu options..Heather.Fitzgerald83@yahoo.com. We are planning an August 2014 wedding at the Palace and are in the baby step phase of planning. ( I just emailed the coordinator but have trolled the websites for months and we also switched from Punta Cana to Riviera Maya!) Can anyone offer any advice as to a time line of when fees are due? Deposits, Final payment (form of payment)when people should book etc? I am VERY nervous to send money away to no mans land so to speak... We want to have the save the dates out by November 2013, Invitations out by Jan 2014, Final head count by April 2014... Am I being unrealistic? Luckily the Hubby-to-be is in the travel industry and will coordinate all travel arrangements for our guests. We have a tentative list of 100 to "invite" realistically may only have 50 show, but are planning a budget for a 100 guests so we can breathe...  How was the experience from other brides? How were the family dynamics? Were you surprised that so many guest came/did not show? Were any of your guests offended at their travel costs? In the end I know this is about us, but I want to hear it from he experienced so to speak. Is my anxiety creeping through your screen? :worried2:
Did you get my email?

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I just confirmed our wedding date at the Barcelo Maya Palace as well for June 12th, 2014! Yay! Hopefully the hard part is done? :)

 

FireyNurse...if you wouldn't mind sending me the information as well I would REALLY appreciate it! If you could send it to blueair1@gmail.com...Thanks so much for everyone's help! LOVING this website...I have SOME pricing information for the Tangerine and Strawberry (the one I'm going with) package if anyone needs that!

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Hi there!

 

I just got married there two weeks ago and they have two beach locations: one is directly on the beach with, and the other location is the coral locations.  You are elevated off the beach overlooking the ocean, this is where I had my ceremony and recepion.  I felt as though it was more private than the beach but just as beautiful as far as the view.  :)

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Hello Ladies!

 

We will be getting married on Nov 6, 2013 at the beautiful gazebo! We are going with the strawberry package and expect 30 guests (25 are already booked).

 

I just received prices and selection for cocktail hour and thought some of you may be interested.

 

The tables are tall cocktail tables and there is no charge for that.
The prices below include one hour of open bar. If you want to add an extra hour it will cost an additional $11-$14 per person depending if you want premium alc or not.

It will cost approx $26-30 per person depending on the menu and type of bar for a 2 hour private party.

 

 
 

 

COCKTAILS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CANAPÉS
 
 
 
 
OPEN BARS
 
 
 
 
HOME PAGE
 
 
 
 
Price per person
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CANAPÉS (6 PCES. PER PERSON)
2013
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1 MEXICAN
 
$16.50
 
 
Guacamole with nacho chips
 
 
 
 
"Pico de gallo" salsa with nacho chips
 
 
 
 
Crispy chicken tacos
 
 
 
 
Mexican meat balls with "chipotle" chile pepper sauce
 
 
 
 
Huitlacoche mushroom "quesadillas"
 
 
 
 
Spanish sausage "sopecitos" (fried tortilla with refried beans, onions & Spanish sausage)
 
 
 
 
Beef tacos
 
 
 
 
Tope shark "empanadas"
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2 CARIBBEAN
 
$18.50
 
 
Green mango "souskaï"
 
 
 
 
Seafood "ceviche"
 
 
 
 
Fried banana
 
 
 
 
Cured cod "acras"
 
 
 
 
Breaded shrimp with coconut
 
 
 
 
Chicken squewers with curry
 
 
 
 
Pork tenderloin squewers with green banana
 
 
 
 
Stuffed crabs
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3 INTERNATIONAL
 
$18.50
 
 
Cream cheese & nuts
 
 
 
 
Parma style ham with melon
 
 
 
 
Smoked salmon
 
 
 
 
Fish fingers with coconut
 
 
 
 
Terriyaki beef brochettes
 
 
 
 
Spare ribs BBQ
 
 
 
 
Shrimp tempura
 
 
 
 
Chicken livers with bacon
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
4 INTERNATIONAL
 
$51.00
 
 
Beef medallions with green peppercorn sauce
 
 
 
 
Duck foie gras
 
 
 
 
Giant shrimp on ice
 
 
 
 
Chicken satay with spicy peanut sauce
 
 
 
 
Smoked salmon mousse
 
 
 
 
Lamb cutlets Provençale
 
 
 
 
Sweet & sour lobster medallions
 
 
 
 
Beluga caviar canapés
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
5 DRY SNACKS
 
$14.00
 
 
Green Olives
 
 
 
 
Pretzels
 
 
 
 
Assorted nuts
 
 
 
 
Potato chips
 
 
 
 
Guacamole
 
 
 
 
Assorted Sauces (mild, hot, tomato)
 
 
 
 
Tortilla chips
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Hello Ladies!

 

We will be tying the knot on Nov 6, 2013 at the beautiful gazebo! We are getting the strawberry package and expect 30 guests (25 booked so far).

 

I just received prices and selection for cocktail hour hor dourves and thought some of you would be interested.

 

Cheers!

 

 

 

The prices below include one hour of bar. Then if you want another hour it's just $11 or $14 per person depending on whether you do a premium bar or not.
The tables are tall cocktail tables and there is no charge for that.
 
That would run approx $25-30 per person depending on the menu and type of bar for a 2 hour private party.
 
 
 
 

 

COCKTAILS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CANAPÉS
 
 
 
 
OPEN BARS
 
 
 
 
HOME PAGE
 
 
 
 
Price per person
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CANAPÉS (6 PCES. PER PERSON)
2013
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1 MEXICAN
 
$16.50
 
 
Guacamole with nacho chips
 
 
 
 
"Pico de gallo" salsa with nacho chips
 
 
 
 
Crispy chicken tacos
 
 
 
 
Mexican meat balls with "chipotle" chile pepper sauce
 
 
 
 
Huitlacoche mushroom "quesadillas"
 
 
 
 
Spanish sausage "sopecitos" (fried tortilla with refried beans, onions & Spanish sausage)
 
 
 
 
Beef tacos
 
 
 
 
Tope shark "empanadas"
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2 CARIBBEAN
 
$18.50
 
 
Green mango "souskaï"
 
 
 
 
Seafood "ceviche"
 
 
 
 
Fried banana
 
 
 
 
Cured cod "acras"
 
 
 
 
Breaded shrimp with coconut
 
 
 
 
Chicken squewers with curry
 
 
 
 
Pork tenderloin squewers with green banana
 
 
 
 
Stuffed crabs
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3 INTERNATIONAL
 
$18.50
 
 
Cream cheese & nuts
 
 
 
 
Parma style ham with melon
 
 
 
 
Smoked salmon
 
 
 
 
Fish fingers with coconut
 
 
 
 
Terriyaki beef brochettes
 
 
 
 
Spare ribs BBQ
 
 
 
 
Shrimp tempura
 
 
 
 
Chicken livers with bacon
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
4 INTERNATIONAL
 
$51.00
 
 
Beef medallions with green peppercorn sauce
 
 
 
 
Duck foie gras
 
 
 
 
Giant shrimp on ice
 
 
 
 
Chicken satay with spicy peanut sauce
 
 
 
 
Smoked salmon mousse
 
 
 
 
Lamb cutlets Provençale
 
 
 
 
Sweet & sour lobster medallions
 
 
 
 
Beluga caviar canapés
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
5 DRY SNACKS
 
$14.00
 
 
Green Olives
 
 
 
 
Pretzels
 
 
 
 
Assorted nuts
 
 
 
 
Potato chips
 
 
 
 
Guacamole
 
 
 
 
Assorted Sauces (mild, hot, tomato)
 
 
 
 
Tortilla chips
 
 
 
 

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hello ladies, any recommendations for hair and make up artist.  could you also include prices please. thanks.
The package included my hair and makeup at the Barcelo spa and I used it for my wedding day and had not a single issue. They did my hair, my bridesmaid and maid of honour as well as my flower girl and her mom and all the hair styles were amazing! My makeup was just what I asked for, they use all Mac makeup too!

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Hi Ladies,

 

Does anyone know what this banquet room is called? I want to tell our guests in our wedding program where the reception is supposed to be!

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