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5/4/12 Reviews Part 1 (Re-post)

I don't see the first part of my reviews.  The post is there, but when you click on it, it is blank.  I'll give it another try...

We had a fabulous day!  And this would not have been possible without you Knotties!  Thank you to all of you, especially the marrieds who stuck around to give us some great advice based on their experiences!

 

I know I gave a lot of A’s to my vendors, but I had no major issues with most of them.  They all showed up, which was a big fear of mine.  My reviews are a little long, but I tried to include all of the details that may (or may not) be of interest to you. 

 

Delta (A)

We flew non-stop from Detroit to Vegas.  Our flights left on time and arrived on time.  Many of our guests flew Spirit, and they seemed to have a lot of issues.  I’m glad we paid a little more for our flights and flew Delta since we had no issues with them.

 

Palms (B-)

This was the first (and probably the last time) I will stay at the Palms.  We booked a Grand Suite for five nights, and got an awesome deal thanks to a friend of ours.  We paid $99/night on the weekend, while the rack rate was hovering around $550-600/night for Friday and Saturday.  We were also able to secure a very affordable room block here for our guests, which most of them took advantage of.  Our suite was nice with a living room, bedroom, 1.5 baths, and a nice view of the strip.  It was in the Palms (older) Tower, so not necessarily the most modern room, but it was fine for us.  The bed was so comfortable!

 

However, during our wedding weekend Diddy, Flo Rida, and 50 Cent hosted parties at the Palms.  This was also Cinco de Mayo and the Mayweather v. Cotto fight weekend.  The night of Diddy’s party was insane.  They had no method of crowd control, and people were gathered near our tower elevators on the casino floor – I assume waiting to get into Rain.  We had to push our way through the crowd to our elevators – it was crazy.  Thankfully the next night they had barricades and police on the casino floor, which made getting back to our room a breeze.  We also heard a lot of noise in our room from Rain, but it really didn’t bother us since we were so exhausted by the time we got back to the room each night.

 

The day we were leaving the elevators weren’t working due to a fire alarm the night before.  We had to take the service elevator, and for that, they comped our resort fees for our entire stay.

 

On the plus side, I like the fact that the casino is small.  Navigating your way through here around is typically a breeze.  If you go on Senior Thursday, watch out for the people with walkers and wheelchairs – they are everywhere!

 

Next time I think we will stay on the strip, as it is more convenient and will cut down on cab fares.  The Palms does have a free shuttle that runs every 30 minutes and takes you to Caesars – I forgot their operating hours though, but I think it ends at 8pm?

 

Fit for a Bride (A)

We shipped my dress and FI’s suit to Debi via UPS.  She called immediately upon receiving.  She dropped everything off the day before the wedding at the Bell Desk.  Our garments looked fabulous!

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Re: 5/4/12 Reviews Part 1 (Re-post)

  • I've had similar experiences at Palms.  They want to be the trendy 'place to be' and court celebrities but they end up doing a bad job of it.  Any time I've been there and there's been a special event it's been a nightmare.  On the plus side, I played craps with Nelly once, so it is kind of cool not knowing who you'll run into, but generally not worth the hassle.

    Married old Las Vegas hag groom - June 2011

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  • we played roulette with Brandy's little brother Ray J - the one that did the sex tape with Kim Kardashian and the one who was dating Whitney Houston when she died. No one knew who he was except me and he got in trouble for wearing a hoodie (hood up) and was not impressed - then i read that later that night he got kicked out of the nightclub for fighting lol. I noticed a crazy amount of lucite platform heels with incredibly short shorts in that place.... lol
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  • In Response to Re: 5/4/12 Reviews Part 1 (Re-post):
    [QUOTE]we played roulette with Brandy's little brother Ray J - the one that did the sex tape with Kim Kardashian and the one who was dating Whitney Houston when she died. No one knew who he was except me and he got in trouble for wearing a hoodie (hood up) and was not impressed - then i read that later that night he got kicked out of the nightclub for fighting lol. I noticed a crazy amount of lucite platform heels with incredibly short shorts in that place.... lol
    Posted by torontozombielover[/QUOTE]

    Yeah, if there was an opening in the Palms little shops area, a stripper shoes and hooker dress business would make millions on Fri/Sat! lol

    Married old Las Vegas hag groom - June 2011

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  • We really couldn't pass up the deal we got on the hotel.  No celebrity sightings...I was only able to get a picture of 50 Cent's Lamborghini. 

    I will say there is some great people watching at the Palms - the first time I've been able to recognize "working girls" versus all of the other scantily clad women there.  That was hilarious to watch. 
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    [QUOTE]the first time I've been able to recognize "working girls" versus all of the other scantily clad women there.  That was hilarious to watch. 
    Posted by easullins[/QUOTE]

    One was hanging around the craps table with me, my father in law and brother in law one night, we had a good roll, she went staright to the one with the most chips and said I'm your good luck charm LOL.  He was like my wife is my good luck charm but thanks.

    Married old Las Vegas hag groom - June 2011

    Getting married in Vegas? Start here! [click]

  • In Response to Re: 5/4/12 Reviews Part 1 (Re-post):
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: 5/4/12 Reviews Part 1 (Re-post) : One was hanging around the craps table with me, my father in law and brother in law one night, we had a good roll, she went staright to the one with the most chips and said I'm your good luck charm LOL.  He was like my wife is my good luck charm but thanks.
    Posted by vegasgroom[/QUOTE]

    LOL!
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