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#51 TammyWright

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 08:29 AM

Originally Posted by bklyngrl104 

Hi I am considering Playacar Palace for a destination wedding in the summer of 2014. Does anyone have any pictures or info they can share? Also is anyone using a travel agent that they can recommend?

 

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#52 Katiebaby25

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    Posted 14 May 2013 - 09:57 AM

    Hi Ladies!

     

    I'm brand new to the site and am also getting married at Playacar Palace next year!

     

    Did you all choose one of the Colin Cowie packages or are you going to customize it yourself? I originally thought I'd choose one of the packages but I'm not in love with any of the color schemes so I plan on fully customizing everything. Just wonderig if anyone else has experience with this.

     

    Thank you!

     

    Katie



    #53 Taraweldon26

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      Posted 14 May 2013 - 06:13 PM

      Wow! That is so special. I really wanted that date for our wedding, but we invited 350 ppl and felt guilty asking so many to travel on a holiday weekend. We are getting married in at home on valentines day in a private legal ceremony, and in Mexico on March 1, 2014. All the guests are staying at the playacar palace, but we are having the actual wedding at Xcaret! We've been to the hotel 4 times this winter and I cannot say enough good things about it. We are doing a rehearsal dinner thursday night, white party on the beach friday night, wedding saturday and brunch/pool party on sunday! I have scouted some awesome vendors down there if you need anything outside of what the hotel offers! Congrats on your wedding, and good luck!



      #54 Lbyrd0303

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        Posted 14 May 2013 - 08:02 PM

        Very excited! We just booked our wedding for 8-5-2014 at Playacar! I'm a little nervous about having enough room nights to qualify for the unlimited private events, but many of our family members have expressed interest in booking soon and we're inviting eighty people (so the anxiety is probably unwarranted). We shall see...the STDs and wedding website will be out in full force next week! Once less thing on the list. Has anyone booked their reception yet? I'm not sure if I want to put up the extra money for the Colin cowie design or just stick with the standard and add in some personalization. Also has anyone heard anything about the food? I have the buffet and plated dinner options, but I'm wondering what the best tasting options are? Does anyone know if you do a tasting as part of your early arrival before the wedding? Does anyone know about cake flavor options? Any insight would be much appreciated!

        #55 TraceyT

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        Posted 14 May 2013 - 08:29 PM

        Now you have me paranoid..... And confused.....

         

        The way westjet vacations, my TA and the resort put it to me was that westjet works with 'live space', so we cannot block the rooms. If we went with air canada we could, but they were $500 more per trip so that wasn't going to happen..... We are doing a group booking with them, so as long as we have 10 rooms booked we qualify as a group, and as long as westjet has 10 rooms available when we book (which our quote is valid until May 27th) we are supposedly good. So I guess I will know in the next two weeks.....

         

        The resort said that for the 'free rooms' that are part of the group benefit, westjet would be obligated to fulfill (credit us), based on their contract with them (which westjet gave us the option of using their group benefit or the palace resorts benefit, but not both). And then the private event benefit would be fulfilled by the resort so long as our bookings all came from one source (our TA, westjet groups, etc.) and had enough nights to qualify us. I've asked several times and this has been the same answer I've gotten each time, but I'm gonna have to ask again, just in case......

         

        How would getting a room block hold the rooms for us if westjet has already 'claimed' the rooms, wouldn't we be booking/holding twice as many rooms? I was considering blocking a few rooms after our group is confirmed, just in case there are a few stragglers who decide later that they want to come.

         

        Originally Posted by MrsTobeD 

        This is a little confusing and interesting. You need a room block if you have or don't have a package, matter of fact, every one does a package, either complimentary or paid, that is the way you can get the group benefits, you should investigate a little more since if there is not room block you have no guarantee that your guest will be able to get a room at the resort, it is a very small place. 



        #56 MrsTobeD

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          Posted 15 May 2013 - 08:47 AM

          WOW you! 4 times already??? Lucky you!!! 350 guest? WOW AGAIN. so awesome! 

           

          What type of vendors have you come in contact with? I might need a few, please do share? 

          Originally Posted by Taraweldon26 

          Wow! That is so special. I really wanted that date for our wedding, but we invited 350 ppl and felt guilty asking so many to travel on a holiday weekend. We are getting married in at home on valentines day in a private legal ceremony, and in Mexico on March 1, 2014. All the guests are staying at the playacar palace, but we are having the actual wedding at Xcaret! We've been to the hotel 4 times this winter and I cannot say enough good things about it. We are doing a rehearsal dinner thursday night, white party on the beach friday night, wedding saturday and brunch/pool party on sunday! I have scouted some awesome vendors down there if you need anything outside of what the hotel offers! Congrats on your wedding, and good luck!



          #57 MrsTobeD

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            Posted 15 May 2013 - 08:54 AM

            Now I am a little clearer, WestJet, the airline, is also a TA and is holding rooms on their end so you can not put a hold on rooms on your end, meaning that WestJet is already holding a group rate for you. Am I clear now? 

             

            I did not know WestJet was a travel agency too! 

             

            I am using a TA, we are having a room block and I am getting all the resort benefits. So I think that by going with WestJet you are missing out. 

             

            Now you mention, IF WESTJET has the 10 rooms available. What about if they don't? 

             

            Do you have a contract with WJ already? I hope not! 

             

            Why dont you request to talk to a TA through the info that Tammy provided in a previous post? 

             

             

            Originally Posted by TraceyT 

            Now you have me paranoid..... And confused.....

             

            The way westjet vacations, my TA and the resort put it to me was that westjet works with 'live space', so we cannot block the rooms. If we went with air canada we could, but they were $500 more per trip so that wasn't going to happen..... We are doing a group booking with them, so as long as we have 10 rooms booked we qualify as a group, and as long as westjet has 10 rooms available when we book (which our quote is valid until May 27th) we are supposedly good. So I guess I will know in the next two weeks.....

             

            The resort said that for the 'free rooms' that are part of the group benefit, westjet would be obligated to fulfill (credit us), based on their contract with them (which westjet gave us the option of using their group benefit or the palace resorts benefit, but not both). And then the private event benefit would be fulfilled by the resort so long as our bookings all came from one source (our TA, westjet groups, etc.) and had enough nights to qualify us. I've asked several times and this has been the same answer I've gotten each time, but I'm gonna have to ask again, just in case......

             

            How would getting a room block hold the rooms for us if westjet has already 'claimed' the rooms, wouldn't we be booking/holding twice as many rooms? I was considering blocking a few rooms after our group is confirmed, just in case there are a few stragglers who decide later that they want to come.

             



            #58 MrsTobeD

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              Posted 15 May 2013 - 09:00 AM

              Now I am nervous and feeling behind, I haven't even decided in STD's (insert giggle and weird face here 

              Very excited! We just booked our wedding for 8-5-2014 at Playacar! I'm a little nervous about having enough room nights to qualify for the unlimited private events, but many of our family members have expressed interest in booking soon and we're inviting eighty people (so the anxiety is probably unwarranted). We shall see...the STDs and wedding website will be out in full force next week! Once less thing on the list. Has anyone booked their reception yet? I'm not sure if I want to put up the extra money for the Colin cowie design or just stick with the standard and add in some personalization. Also has anyone heard anything about the food? I have the buffet and plated dinner options, but I'm wondering what the best tasting options are? Does anyone know if you do a tasting as part of your early arrival before the wedding? Does anyone know about cake flavor options?

              Any insight would be much appreciated!


              #59 theresad18708

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                Posted 15 May 2013 - 09:00 AM

                 

                 

                Just finished the Save the Dates and order them as magnets from Vista Print!! They should be going out in the beginning of June!!



                #60 MrsTobeD

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                  Posted 15 May 2013 - 09:25 AM

                  You too? I am really feeling behind, what about all the time that I thought I had to plan? 

                  Originally Posted by theresad18708 

                   

                   

                  Just finished the Save the Dates and order them as magnets from Vista Print!! They should be going out in the beginning of June!!

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