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#971 jackielemman

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  • Wedding Date:October 12, 2014
  • Wedding Location:Moon Palace, Cancun
  • LocationCancun, Mexico

Posted 22 December 2014 - 11:31 AM

For past brides what did you do for lighting? Who did you go through? Do you remember an est cost?
Any pics of how it was set up ?
Our reception is at 6:30pm Tucan Terrace. We wanted X effect of hanging paper lanterns but one vendor told me we would need to rent 4 sets to get that effect at $140 per set. Plus set up fee and tax. Crazy to spend 650-800 just for paper lanterns.
Just trying to get ideas to save $ to use for other things

Hey @misbosox

I used Gama Grupo for decorations and did their Disco setup. It included 4 light up columns and strings of light up lanterns to go over the reception area. It was beautiful!!! My reception was at 6:00 on the Tucan Terrace in October. I can't figure out how to add a picture but I can email you if you'd like! PM me your email address and I can send a few pictures your way!



#972 ctlind7

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Posted 24 December 2014 - 05:53 PM

Finally, time for my review! Just posted, but thought I would include it here too! If anyone needs pics, I have tons! I won't have my professional pics back for a few weeks, but many candids of different areas of the resort! 

 

Pros: Attention to detail, friendly staff, clean rooms and facility, great food

Cons: None

Booking/Reservations - 4 stars. I went through a travel agent for my groups booking (46 people, various traveling dates) We were able to secure my preferred date of 12/13/14 with the last ceremony time of 12pm (noon) about 11 months out.  Process was smooth and the contract was sent immediately.  

 

Offsite Coordinator -5 stars. My offsite was Yazmin and she was phenomenal! She responded so quickly to all emails, and even called twice before the switch over to the onsite coordinator.  Any questions I had, she had answers to within 24 hours (even faster at times) Very nice and polite and gave her opinion when asked, which was helpful since I did not do a site visit. 

 

Onsite Coordinator - 5 stars. My onsite was Joselin and she was fabulous as well! We met 2 days before the wedding to go over all the details of the big day since we didn't have a rehearsal/run-through.  We ended up added extra lighting and petals to through after the ceremony and she took care of that immediately.  I had forgotten vases for the sand ceremony, and she was quick to supply those. I had dropped off my frame we used for sand ceremony, iPod with ceremony music, and cake cutters/topper to her before the wedding and she had everything set up and looking great! She was there for the ceremony and directed the comings/goings and was there to even help me lace up my dress in my room! I couldn't believe that she was there til the very end of my reception too and made sure everything went perfectly (it did!) 

 

Welcome BBQ - Tucan Gazebo (moved there from the terrace since it started to rain (sprinkle for an hour) Food was BBQ and the shrimp kabobs were amazing! They also left decor up from an Indian wedding before so we had some fun color in the gazebo

 

Ceremony - 5 stars. 12pm Tucan Gazebo. Gorgeous, gorgeous gorgeous! We did the comp package with the white chairs and I added 2 vases of calla lilies at the front of the altar (highly suggest that!) It gave it a little extra and looked great with the ocean background. The gazebo worked great to deter from people squinting due to sunlight and helped with the lighting on pics, too! The glass walls go halfway up so they did help deter a little bit of the wind (it was windy but not terrible) 

 

Justice of the Peace - 4 stars. gave a great message and the entire ceremony took about 20 mins. Very nice and polite, my MIL thought he could have dressed a little better (white beach attire) but I thought it was fine esp being on the beach. 

 

Floral - 5 stars. did the comp package so I chose white roses and upgraded to include pink lilies and greenery for only $35 (totally worth it) For the bridesmaids, we did single calla lilies ($10 each). For the Groomsman and parents we made those out of silks before we left from silks and ribbon from Hobby Lobby and they turned out great! Traveled with them in my carry on and they made it perfectly. Added the calla lilly vases (2) and loved them. 

 

Cocktails - 5 stars. 5pm Venado Garden - did the worldwide menu and a lot of compliments on the food! They also had a signature drink for everyone ( it was red and contained the word Love in it's name, but it was potent, but GOOD!) 

 

Reception - 5 stars. 6pm-9pm Venado Terrace - had extra lighting (4 strands) from Zuninga, DJ from JSAV, Italian buffet (YUM) and Strawberry Cake (I only ate the bite that my hubby fed me, but it was good) DJ had everyone dancing all night! I don't think I sat down once but our groups are HUGE dancers. They even let one of our guests sing Sweet Caroline so that was fun. We had a lot of bystanders dancing and watching so I bet we were quite the show! ha. Golf carts were there to take guests back to the main lobby to continue the party at the Pub! 

 

Photographers - 5 Stars. We brought ours with us! They are fabulous, so can't wait to get them back to show everyone! 

 

Awe-Spa - Bridal Makeup 5 stars! Went to Sunrise salon and Mayra did my make up. I brought some MAC products with me since that's what I use and knew they used that as well. She was very glad. Told her I wanted natural but emphasis on the eyes and it came out perfect. Went with more gold tones and the make up stayed put all day and night! I would highly suggest her for bridal make up (NOTE: it was not airbrush - I tend to get too oily when airbrushed) 

Massage - 4 stars - I went to the Golf Course for my massage. It was a great massage, but it being my first time there, it was confusing on what to do first, where to go (hydrotherapy, sauna, steam, shower, etc) I kind of just followed another lady in there! But the massage portion was great! I was so relaxed after! 

 

Room - Ocean Front King - 5 stars. Loved that it stayed cool and the A/C worked! Stayed places before were it didn't seem to cool. Housekeeping was always there to clean and stock up mini bar. Also utilized room service a lot for snacks and late night binges (ha) 

 

Overall, I am so glad that I chose Moon Palace. We brought 46 people with us, so I was worried about pleasing everyone. Everyone was AMAZED. Many stayed by the pool/swim up bar and we had a blast. We did venture to Beach palace to see the clear blue water and it was worth it, just more crowded than Moon. We also parasailed and that was a blast too! I would highly suggest this resort again and I do plan on traveling back for future anniversaries! I have a few candid pics from guests, so if anyone would like photos of different areas of resorts or floral, let me know I would be happy to share! 



#973 kimiko5280

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  • Wedding Date:May 1, 2015
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Posted 05 January 2015 - 05:14 PM

For past brides what did you do for lighting? Who did you go through? Do you remember an est cost?
Any pics of how it was set up ?
Our reception is at 6:30pm Tucan Terrace. We wanted X effect of hanging paper lanterns but one vendor told me we would need to rent 4 sets to get that effect at $140 per set. Plus set up fee and tax. Crazy to spend 650-800 just for paper lanterns.
Just trying to get ideas to save $ to use for other things

 

I'm also interested in hanging paper lanterns or string lights over the reception area (Bugambilias Terrace) and got a quote of $800 total from Gama (includes set up fee and taxes) for 4 strings of either 10 lanterns or 10 light bulbs. It does seem excessively expensive for a few lights. Past or current brides, what do you think, is this worth the expense?



#974 Mikecantarell

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    Posted 12 January 2015 - 11:08 AM

    Hello girls,

     

    This was a beautiful wedding that took place at Moon Palace on 2014, it was full of great moments.

    Take a look a it

     



    #975 natalie25

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      Posted 13 January 2015 - 10:55 AM

      Hi we're getting married 30th may so excited though really not sure who to use for photography, dream art want 1500 dollars for 3 hours photography is this expensive? Anyone recommend any other photographers?

      #976 NatCarVas

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        Posted 19 January 2015 - 05:53 PM

        Hi we're getting married 30th may so excited though really not sure who to use for photography, dream art want 1500 dollars for 3 hours photography is this expensive? Anyone recommend any other photographers?

         

         Hello Nathalie,

        We got married at the Moon Palace on November 8th 2014, and went through the same dilemma, after talking to a lot of people we decided to go with Santiago and Josefina from Becker Bessonart, they did both services for us Photography and Video. It took less than a month for us to receive a package containing all pictures taken that day, edited pictures, a highlight video and a full video in all formats (Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital Copy) and we could not be happier, they were really professional, accommodating and super understanding, no matter what they always had the best attitude making our wedding not only easier but even more special.

        I do not recommend people too often but you we were in your position and this was one of the best decision we made. This is their website http://www.bbweddingphoto.com/ and here you can find some pictures and the highlight video of our wedding:

        https://www.youtube....eature=youtu.be

        http://blog.bbweddin...uardo-8-de.html

        Congrats on your wedding and we hope everything goes well,

        Eddie and Nathy.



        #977 TheBHolders

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        • Wedding Date:June 17, 2016
        • Wedding Location:Moon Palace Cancun
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        Posted 20 January 2015 - 01:55 PM

        We just hired Ivan Luckie for photos. His prices are very great! I recommend him and his communication is ASAP also. Bicoastal images was great too and I would have loved to work with them, but, my parents are paying and my mom preferred to work with Ivan. He is actually on the list for top photographers in Cancun


        So far 79 adult guests + bride and groom + 13 kids = 164 room nights. Focused on planning without stressing.

         


         
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        #978 Barbarella

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        Posted 22 January 2015 - 10:22 PM

        Hi Ladies,
        I'm getting married at Moon in May and wondering if extra lighting is needed at the Tucan Gazebo? My reception will only be in the dark for just over an hour so I'm wondering if its worth it? I'm also wondering about the flashing led lights through JSAV that you can rent for $250. Will these have any effect before the sunsets?

        #979 misbosox

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        • Wedding Date:June 23, 2015
        • Wedding Location:Moon Palace Resort ~ Cancun, Mexico
        • LocationFort Worth, TX

        Posted 25 January 2015 - 06:41 AM

        For those that got tiki torches  for either Tucan or Venado Terrace - how many did you use and who did you get them through?   Also, does anyone have any pics of that or with lights wrapped around trees?     



        #980 colleentf09

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        Posted 25 January 2015 - 09:12 PM

        I really want tiki torches and was wondering this as well! Trying to decide if we should also have string lights or lanterns hanging over the terrace. It's so hard to picture how everything will actually look!




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