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Jes0912 Moon Palace Planning Thread

2017 Brides Cancun Riviera Maya Moon Palace

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#31 jes0912

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    Posted 10 November 2015 - 09:23 PM

    @perianjay @calgarybride2015 Thanks ladies! It helps to know that others have gone through similar situations. I kept joking with John saying that as long as him and I are there, everything will be fine  :)


    I also happened to get my other wedding band in the mail today (teehehee!) I put them along together and it's super blingy...almost TOO blingy?! is that even possible?! hahahaa Let me know what you guys think  :P


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    My Planning Thread: http://www.bestdesti...lanning-thread/

    #32 acw271011

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    Posted 10 November 2015 - 10:06 PM

    @jes0912 The other ladies are completely right! I don't think there is anyone on this site that hasn't had the disappointment of cancellations or undecideds. It's frustrating for sure and just adds more stress. We went through it twice. But absolutely as long as the two of you are there, that's all that counts! You can't beat marrying the man you love in a tropical setting!


    I LOVE that skirt! It's gorgeous!!! The stacking rings are definitely NOT too blingy!! I think they look beautiful! And you can never have too much bling!!

    I said "yes" again to the love of my life at Grand Coral Beach Club, Playa del Carmen, Mexico on our 4th anniversary - October 20, 2015







    #33 bride2016

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      Posted 11 November 2015 - 06:02 AM

      Pretty! Did you just say TOO blingy?? haha it's never too blingy ;) 

      I think the stacking bands look really nice together!!


      #34 calgarybride2015

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      • Wedding Date:January 21, 2015
      • Wedding Location:Grand Sirenis Riviera Maya
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      Posted 11 November 2015 - 07:35 AM

      I didn't know you could have too much bling. I think it's gorgeous.

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      Married on 2015/01/21 at the Grand Sirenis Riviera Maya with 43 guests in attendance   :)


      Planning Thread - http://www.bestdesti...s-riviera-maya/


      Wedding Pictures http://www.bestdesti...ra-maya/page-36


      Wedding Review http://www.bestdesti...31#entry1885600



      #35 ashhtayy

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      • Wedding Date:June 7, 2016
      • Wedding Location:Azul Fives
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      Posted 11 November 2015 - 06:37 PM

      @jes0912 congratulations!

      My fiancé moved from Vancouver to Toronto so we could live together and for the exact same reasons as you and your fiancé we decided to have a destination wedding.

      Picking a resort was SO hard. Congrats on making that decision!

      Love your inspiration boards. You're so organized. Can't wait to see it play out.

      LOVE that you got your band from Winners. I work for their home office and greatly appreciate the business (LOL). But seriously, how have I not looked there for bands? I'm in a store everyday! The hunt starts tomorrow (newish Yonge and Eglinton store!!).

      Can't wait to check back in as your planning progresses. Good luck!

      Edited by ashhtayy, 11 November 2015 - 06:38 PM.

      #36 jes0912

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        Posted 11 November 2015 - 09:45 PM

        @ashhtayy Congrats to you too, your wedding is come up shortly as well! I hope you're excited! Yah choosing a resort was definitely the toughest part, we even considered the Azul hotels as well. :) I'm trying to be as organized as possible but still don't feel like we've really solidified anything as of yet. I've read your planning thread as well and wish we were a little more persistent in getting a lower rate for our guests (we ended up picking something more expensive around $2100 from Toronto and $2300 from Vancouver) 


        You should definitely check out the rings at Winners, it was on clearance and they only had one....but TBH if you're not picky about the ring being gold or diamonds, you should actually look into berricle.com which is where i bought my 2nd wedding band. They use rhodium dipped sterling silver so it shouldn't tarnish either...and they're about $50 (AND they always have coupon codes for 30-40% off) STEAL  :D :lol:



        My Planning Thread: http://www.bestdesti...lanning-thread/

        #37 jes0912

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          Posted 11 November 2015 - 11:17 PM

          Thanks Ladies! The more I look at the 3 rings together, the more I love it!  :D :lol:


          John and I have also decided to stay for 10 nights at Moon Palace, we're arriving 1 day earlier than our guests to arrange and setting everything up for our wedding, and then 2 additional nights after as our mini-moon. :)


          I've just been reading some other forums that you ladies have written and I feel like I'm missing a lot of details about the travel of our guests...

          We're working with a wedding planning group called 'The Wedding Butlers' here in Vancouver. They specialize in planning weddings as well as arranging travel for their guests.


          Here is some of the information that i have from my wedding planner:


          - Travel with Air Canada Vacations

          - Travel from Toronto approx. $2100, Vancouver $2300

          - Free room upgrade

          - 12th room free promotion, we receive reimbursement on the 12th room based on double occupancy. We receive this at the end when our guests have completed their final payment. The room price is determined by the supplies upon final payment, so for example...if they value the room at $300/night then we would receive $300 x 7=$2100 for every 12th double occupancy room booked for the whole 7 night stay

          - There's no price drop guarantee included within our booking (unfortunately...)

          - We weren't required to put down any money in order to secure our room booking; I really liked this because with all the expenses for the wedding, I don't feel like we could spare the extra money just to secure additional rooms for our guests. 


          Resort Incentives:

          - $1500 resort credit per room

          - Free private events for groups (can be applied towards cocktail party, dinner reception, welcome party, etc...)


          I've read that a lot of you ladies have received more details about the travel like priority boarding, seat reservations, compartment for brides dress, but my planner hasn't mentioned any of these details-- I've sent her an email inquiring about it, but i'm a little worried since she hasn't come to me with that information up front...

          Maybe i'm just a worry wart  :( :unsure:, hahaa. Will keep everyone posted on the details!  :)



          My Planning Thread: http://www.bestdesti...lanning-thread/

          #38 bride2016

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            Posted 12 November 2015 - 05:59 AM

            Who is your tour provider? We are flying with Air Transat and I know that Could 9 is standard for the bride & groom (Priority boarding, upgraded seats, champagne, more luggage weight allowance etc)


            #39 jes0912

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              Posted 12 November 2015 - 09:26 AM

              @perianjay the service provider is Air Canada Vacations so hopefully my wedding planner comes back with a complete list of what's included becus there must be some standard inclusions...



              My Planning Thread: http://www.bestdesti...lanning-thread/

              #40 Wafflesmom

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              • Wedding Date:January 23, 2016
              • Wedding Location:Moon Palace
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              Posted 12 November 2015 - 10:43 AM

              I'm so sorry I've missed so much on your board. Your rings look beautiful together and you got such a fpgreat price for them. I also love your legal wedding outfit idea. I'm such a sucker for tulle right now!

              As for cancellations and undecided guests, unfortunately it's a common theme among destination brides. I'm going through this now as our final payments are due exactly a week from today. People you think would be there, or even those who have placed deposits all of a sudden cancel, it gets a little disheartening after awhile

              I'm with Air Transat and our perks were pretty good. I think @calgarybride2015 flew with air Canada, she would know the perks
              My planning thread: http://www.bestdesti...anuary-23-2016/


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