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#21 Matt Adcock

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    Posted 07 January 2015 - 11:44 AM

    Hello future brides! We're so excited to see you here planning ahead and hope we can assist you with your questions and inspire you with ideas for the upcoming nuptials. 

     

    Moon Palace (and Palace Resorts in general) are very professional in their approach to weddings, they definitely know what they are doing. There are so many resorts to choose from it can be very difficult to decide, you just have to go with your gut and what makes you go WOW, like each of your wedding day choices. 

     

    Wedding at Iberostar

     

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    Wedding at private villa Hacienda del Mar

     

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    Wedding at Secrets Maroma

     

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    Wedding at Dreams Riviera Cancun

     

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    Wedding at Cabanas la Luna

     

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    Wedding Xcaret Park

     

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    Wedding at Grand Sunset Princess

     

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    Wedding at Blue Venado (we are featured vendors at this venue, we LOVE it!)

     

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    Wedding Isla Mujeres Zamas Beach

     

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    Wedding set-up at Paradisus

     

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    Just a taste of some of the magical places in the Riviera Maya where one can wed. Have you chosen your venue? Happy planning! 



    #22 IvanLuckiePhotography

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      Posted 07 January 2015 - 04:21 PM

      I would  be so glad to help on anything you need, venues, tips, dresses, trash the dress, etc! PV message me if you need help or advice!

       

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      #23 Christie77

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      Posted 14 January 2015 - 02:57 PM

      Why hello ladies!!! So happy I found this site. I'm just at the beginning stages of starting to plan so the info provided here by other brides is freakin awesome!! We haven't set our date yet....we will sit down this weekend to confirm a date that falls somewhere in April 2016-June 2016. I figured next step will be to contact a travel agent. I think we'll go with Wright. After that Save the Dates... then who the hell knows! Ha! So much to do. I haven't even tried on any dresses yet..... :huh:



      #24 ChocolateBride

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        Posted 17 January 2015 - 08:15 AM

        Hey Y'all!!

         

        I'm sooooo happy I found you! TheBHolders thanks so much for creating this post!! I can't wait to get started on this crazy rollercoaster ride with you!  I feel like I'm now part of a cool sisterhood :wub:

         

        I'm pretty much in the same boat as Christie77, our date has not been finalized yet.  I struggle between April& August 2016.  The main issues are budget and temperature!   I can't have it too hot cause if the sun looks at me I melt on cue! The expression Sweating Buckets is a HUGE understatement! And we need enough time to save save save!  What I have in my mind and what our budget is demanding are two hugely different points of view lol!  I'm working hard on not fretting too much though.  So beyond those two points, our main focus is to locate a great Destination TA.  Anyone in the Toronto area who can suggest one? 

         

        We've decided on the Beach Palace in Cancun Mexico due to all the positive reviews, but mainly because of their Sky Bar & Terrace!  Not only do you get a view of the beautiful turquoise colored sea but it's private!!  No fears of me spotting, at the corner of my eye, that random Speedo wearing sunbather strolling through the ceremony!! :ph34r:   I swear, the mere thought causes me to wake up in a cold sweat! lol

         

        In terms of planning, that's pretty much it for us (really me cause my FI has no concept how much work this is going to be and out of the two of us, I'm the planner!)  I've got a Pinterest Board chock full with ideas and inspirations, but I can't proceed until I find the TA that'll give me a concrete idea of how to proceed.  So ladies, if anyone has any suggestions I'm all ears!

         

        Thanks in advance and Happy Planning! :D



        #25 Wafflesmom

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        Posted 17 January 2015 - 10:17 AM

        Hi @ChocolateBride! Congrats on your engagement and welcome to the destination bride sisterhood Wedding planning has been fun so far but I say that with still a year ahead of me. April may be better temperature-wise if you're worried about heat wouldn't it?

        As a fellow Canadian bride, I love my destination wedding planner. The travel agent I use is from BC but I know she's travelled to Toronto recently for a bridal show. If you're interested, please let me know. She's really great at replying right away and has tons of contacts. She travels every month to Mexico and Dominican Republic to meet and greet with a lot of resorts and their wedding department. I was impressed that my resort wedding coordinator knew her by name, and assured me I was in good hands! So far all of my guests and I have been very impressed with her services. Since you're considering Beach Palace, the company has great contacts with Palace Resorts so this could be helpful to you.

        And as a fellow Palace bride, I can help you with that too. There's a great forum on Facebook for Palace brides that you may want to join. With this forum and that one, you'll be in great hands!
        My planning thread: http://www.bestdesti...anuary-23-2016/

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        #26 Wafflesmom

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        Posted 17 January 2015 - 02:03 PM

        OMG!!! Wafflesmom please please please send me her info! My heart is beating so fast right now it's insane lol!  I just found the Palace Reorts Brides Group and asked to join the group!  Thank you so much! I can't believe you were able to reach out like this, you're special day is in less than a week! You're awesome!  Thank you soooooo much!


        @ChocolateBride I wish our wedding was less than a week. We're actually getting married in 2016 so less than a week, plus a year lol. My wedding coordinator is:

        Susan Gill
        Destination Wedding Specialist
        Ph: 778.578.7555 x 2002
        Fax: 1.877.343.3866
        Toll Free:1.877.978.7555
        susan@lizmooreweddings.com

        There's a contact for on their website, www.lizmooredestinationweddings.com. You can go there if you like or contact Susan directly. They have a number of destination wedding specialists. Let me know if you need anything else
        My planning thread: http://www.bestdesti...anuary-23-2016/

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        #27 Christie77

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        Posted 21 January 2015 - 12:07 PM

        Hi Ladies!!

         

        Just an update... We chose April 1, 2016 as the date. I know April fools day but what the hell....sounds like the best date ever to me. :wub: We decided on Occidental Grand Xcaret as we fell in love with it in November on vacation (also where we got engaged).

         

        Babs at Wright Travel is my agent, and she's awesome! Supper responsive, and really friendly. I guess next up is Save the Dates. I really like the passport style so I need to do a little research on those.

         

        How's everyone else progressing?



        #28 TheBHolders

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        Posted 21 January 2015 - 01:41 PM

        We just hired Ivan Luckie as our photographer. I am so excited to be working with him.


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

         


         
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        #29 MissAmber26

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        • Wedding Location:Hyatt Ziva Cancun
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        Posted 22 January 2015 - 07:07 PM

        Hello and Congrats! I'm in the process of doing a contract for April 2016 at Beach Palace. I was originally set on having our wedding in Jamaica, but I couldn't find a resort that had everything I wanted (non-beach venue) AND was kid-friendly. I love the rooftop venues at Beach Palace and the lovely beach. It has EXCELLENT reviews, is affordable, and I love that it's safe enough for you to leave the resort and walk around/ ride the bus (unlike Jamaica). Once we have a date locked in and rooms blocked, I'll start working on our website and STD's. I'm thinking about using paperless post.com for that and sending them out in April (a year's notice). I think we will send the invitations in the fall. Family and friends seem to be very excited about our destination wedding so we're expecting a good turn out, but you never know. We will have at least 30 people for sure.

         

        I see that some of you ladies are very on top of things. My mindset is "but I have so much time to do that"! I'm sure the time will past fast though. Y'all will be my motivation to plan things early. 

         

        Happy Planning!


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        #30 Wafflesmom

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        Posted 22 January 2015 - 07:30 PM

        Hi @MissAmber26! Congrats on your engagement

        Have you looked at the re Moon Palace in Jamaica? I've seen pics of it and it looks really nice but not sure if it meets your criteria.

        Beach Palace is gorgeous, the rooftop ceremonies look so beautiful. A bride just posted her review and pics from her December 2014 wedding which you might find useful. Just search beach palace planning thread, her username is tygrrlily.

        I used paperless post too and it was so handy. Plus, you can track who received the invitation and guests can RSVP right away without costing you or them extra.

        Good luck in your planning and I hope you have fun doing it. Feel free to ask questions or vent if needed lol
        My planning thread: http://www.bestdesti...anuary-23-2016/

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