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Super Stressed - Beach Palace Or Grand Coral Beach Club?

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I'm hitting the point where I'm so super stressed about this whole planning. We are trying to balance so many different factors, and I'm finding it hard to come to a good decision. Up until now, I was pretty set on Beach Palace and am still moving forward with that. The problem with Beach Palace is apparently availability is limited - so what happens if they run out of rooms? We're going to reserve a block of 10 rooms, but we may need more than this. We also don't want to reserve more right now because we are putting the deposit down for each person, and if we don't fill them, we're out that money. I'm also still afraid the costs might be a bit high for my guests. I think we got a great rate for the place, but I do wish it were $100-$200 less. I'm also worried about things like guests booking outside of our block, etc. because that will impact any perks we get as a wedding. Palace also has really high vendor fees and I know I'd want to bring in outside sources for photography, videography and maybe flowers. We'd also have to pay extra for things like extending our reception, etc. It seems like they nickel and dime you everywhere on resorts.

 

I've also been considering going off resort because we can get more for our money. I recently found the Grand Coral Beach Club in Playa del Carmen and I think it's a fantastic beautiful venue and I'm considering it now for a Thursday (they have great Mon-Thurs) promo. The reviews here are all good. We would save on things like vendor fees, but we would have to hire a wedding planner probably which might offset that. This would probably help alleviate some stress for me though. Our guests would stay in Playa del Carmen, and we'd have less stress as they wouldn't be pressured to book with us and could even stay at a different resort. My fiance is adamant on is golf/green fees being included because his family and friends play, but that really limits our choice because most of the golf resorts are pricier which is a factor for my family and friends. And ideally, i still would like to have most of us stay in the same hotel so I'm very torn.

 

AHH - any advice? Any suggestions on resorts or venues or anything I'm missing?  I tried to talk to my fiance about this but he got stressed after 10 minutes, and I'm like this has been me for the last month! And I thought destination wedding planning was supposed to be easier? ^_^

 

 

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Hi everyone

 

I'm hitting the point where I'm so super stressed about this whole planning. We are trying to balance so many different factors, and I'm finding it hard to come to a good decision. Up until now, I was pretty set on Beach Palace and am still moving forward with that. The problem with Beach Palace is apparently availability is limited - so what happens if they run out of rooms? We're going to reserve a block of 10 rooms, but we may need more than this. We also don't want to reserve more right now because we are putting the deposit down for each person, and if we don't fill them, we're out that money. I'm also still afraid the costs might be a bit high for my guests. I think we got a great rate for the place, but I do wish it were $100-$200 less. I'm also worried about things like guests booking outside of our block, etc. because that will impact any perks we get as a wedding. Palace also has really high vendor fees and I know I'd want to bring in outside sources for photography, videography and maybe flowers. We'd also have to pay extra for things like extending our reception, etc. It seems like they nickel and dime you everywhere on resorts.

 

I've also been considering going off resort because we can get more for our money. I recently found the Grand Coral Beach Club in Playa del Carmen and I think it's a fantastic beautiful venue and I'm considering it now for a Thursday (they have great Mon-Thurs) promo. The reviews here are all good. We would save on things like vendor fees, but we would have to hire a wedding planner probably which might offset that. This would probably help alleviate some stress for me though. Our guests would stay in Playa del Carmen, and we'd have less stress as they wouldn't be pressured to book with us and could even stay at a different resort. My fiance is adamant on is golf/green fees being included because his family and friends play, but that really limits our choice because most of the golf resorts are pricier which is a factor for my family and friends. And ideally, i still would like to have most of us stay in the same hotel so I'm very torn.

 

AHH - any advice? Any suggestions on resorts or venues or anything I'm missing?  I tried to talk to my fiance about this but he got stressed after 10 minutes, and I'm like this has been me for the last month! And I thought destination wedding planning was supposed to be easier? ^_^

Hello tygrrlily,

 

We are independent wedding planners in the Rivera Maya, and we are suggesting the following.  First of all you may want to consider bringing in a travel agent and hiring a planner.  Since you were thinking of booking the beach palace in Cancun.  How about considering the playacar palace which is actually the sister hotel.  in this way your fiancee will be happy with golfing benefits and you will be happy finding your off resort location near by. And the rest of your friends and family can stay at nearby resort if they choose to. 

 

Hope this help. Destination wedding are a lot fun :)

 

Feel free to reach out and we will be happy to help.

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Thank you!! After all that stress, we finally decided to go with Beach Palace our original venue and are hopefully booking it and locking it down tonight!

Thank you for all your help

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I would do beach palace.  We are one of Palace Resorts top travel agency so we can help block rooms for you.  With a room block you can earn great amenities and also have a security of knowing your rooms are blocked off for your group.

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Thank you!! After all that stress, we finally decided to go with Beach Palace our original venue and are hopefully booking it and locking it down tonight!

 

Thank you for all your help

 

Congrats on getting your location! One stresser removed! I think it's a beautiful resort but yes - these resorts do seem to nickel and dime you for everything.

 

I'm curious about the Grand Coral Beach Club that you found. Did they send you any info that you would be willing to share, or did you just work through the website? I looked it up quickly and you're right - it's really nice!!

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Hey I know you didn't go with Grand Coral Beach, but do you have a contact person for their weddings? I'm pretty Internet savvy, and I have called the beach club but the person did not speak English and the number on the website is for their condos apparently. A name, email, phone number would be so appreciated!!

 

Thanks!!

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Great choice in choosing a Palace Resort! I am a member and have never had a bad experience with Palace! Have a wonderful wedding and the best advice I can give you is relax. The planning process can be a challenge and they can be slow to respond but Palace always pulls through in the end!

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Hey I know you didn't go with Grand Coral Beach, but do you have a contact person for their weddings? I'm pretty Internet savvy, and I have called the beach club but the person did not speak English and the number on the website is for their condos apparently. A name, email, phone number would be so appreciated!!

 

Thanks!!

Hey LisaAnthonyPoppy,

 

We are wedding planners in the Riviera Maya and assist you with all the information you need regarding the Grand Coral Beach club , please just send us an email at weddingsinplayadelcarmen@@gmail.com  

 

Its interesting because you called while i was doing a tasting with another bride at the beach club, and the waiter who didnt speak English called me to come help and by the time i got there you had hung up.

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Hey LisaAnthonyPoppy,

 

We are wedding planners in the Riviera Maya and assist you with all the information you need regarding the Grand Coral Beach club , please just send us an email at weddingsinplayadelcarmen@@gmail.com  

 

Its interesting because you called while i was doing a tasting with another bride at the beach club, and the waiter who didnt speak English called me to come help and by the time i got there you had hung up.

 

 

Thank you Joyce! I knew you were the right person for her to contact!

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