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#3531 dianep

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    Posted 18 March 2010 - 12:45 PM

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    Originally Posted by JuliaR
    I'm at the Gran Porto too. We took the Free Wedding package and added on a private reception at the beach even though we have just 15 people coming. We have to pay for 20 b/c that's the minimum # for a private reception. You can upgrade to a private no problem. The decorations are supposed to be lovely and the tables are lit up at night. They are also very flexible with menu options. I chose different courses from three different menus. I just have to hope it doesn't downpour that night on the beach! I don't really want to be moved into a ballroom at all!
    julia,

    thanks for the info. we have only 12 guests coming, so we'd be in the same kind of situation. i think it would be worth the extra money though - as long as it doesn't rain! i totally agree about not wanting to be moved into a ballroom. we are, after all, planning BEACH weddings! :)

    what menus did you receive? i just have the single menu for the semi-private receptions. could you e-mail me what you have (dpinsk@gmail.com)?

    thanks!
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    #3532 duprk452

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      Posted 18 March 2010 - 01:19 PM

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      Originally Posted by Lady_Di
      Talked to Julie yesterday...she said she doesn't need the checklist 60 days before but will need it 45 days before. I guess they do things differently!



      I have the Luxury package. Do you need that?



      Just know that you will be paying $$ for them, regardless. See my $100 a person rant. It all depends on the package you get/extra hours.
      Yeah, I understand what you are saying. We have one couple who is coming and staying offsite. These are close friends of ours so we don't mind paying the extra for them at the reception. But, the e-mail to Aja I was referring to was for guests that are still booking, since the resort is full. They will stay at the gran porto, which is still free for the wedding, but my concern was for daily use at the royal. They will still want to hang out with us, but I wondered since they were a part of our wedding, and the resort is booked, would the resort offer them discounted day passes or something along those lines to be with the rest of us. I would think they would, but it is the royal that we are talking about so who knows.
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      #3533 Natalie79

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        Posted 18 March 2010 - 02:23 PM

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        Originally Posted by dianep
        what kind of experience have you ladies had with the flowers for your bouquets? i kind of want to piece together my own bouquet vs. just chosing one from their list. as long as they have the flowers available, they're able to make it, right?

        i have the classic package (at the gran porto), which comes with a semi-private reception. have any of you had to make an upgrade for your private reception? i would love to have it on the beach instead of at one the the resort restaurants. what are the options/logistics of doing this?

        i'm still waiting to hear back from my WC... going on 2 weeks now.
        Hi Diane! In regards to the flowers, I just called my WC to ask the very same question last week. What I was told is that it is extremely highly recommended to pick from their catalog. You can switch colors on any of them, but not the design. If you want to do something customized, they charge a "design fee", which could be up to $500!

        #3534 dianep

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          Posted 18 March 2010 - 02:57 PM

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          Hi Diane! In regards to the flowers, I just called my WC to ask the very same question last week. What I was told is that it is extremely highly recommended to pick from their catalog. You can switch colors on any of them, but not the design. If you want to do something customized, they charge a "design fee", which could be up to $500!
          whoa, $500!? that seems a little outrageous! ha, i just want them to through a few kinds of flowers together, but that fee would definitely sway me to just pick something from their catalog. bummer! haha, maybe they can just give me some loose flowers, some satin ribbon and i'll just tie them together! :)

          i'll still wait to see what my WC (finally) will say, but i will definitely take a closer look at the catalog to have a plan from those options. thanks so much for the info!
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          and happily ever after begins...


          wedding review (the royal and the gran porto real, playa del carmen)http://bestdestinati....ew-long-59649/

          #3535 louise_pernell

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            Posted 18 March 2010 - 05:22 PM

            I have the Luxury package. Do you need that?

            Yes. I also have the luxury package. Thank you so much.

            #3536 louise_pernell

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              Posted 18 March 2010 - 05:31 PM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by Lady_Di
              Talked to Julie yesterday...she said she doesn't need the checklist 60 days before but will need it 45 days before. I guess they do things differently!



              I have the Luxury package. Do you need that?



              Just know that you will be paying $$ for them, regardless. See my $100 a person rant. It all depends on the package you get/extra hours.


              I also have the luxury package. If you could send it to me that would be great. Thank you.
              Louise

              #3537 Lisa DSO

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                Posted 18 March 2010 - 06:43 PM

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                Originally Posted by Natalie79
                Hi Diane! In regards to the flowers, I just called my WC to ask the very same question last week. What I was told is that it is extremely highly recommended to pick from their catalog. You can switch colors on any of them, but not the design. If you want to do something customized, they charge a "design fee", which could be up to $500!
                oh my...that is hilarious! talk about milking you for every dime lol!

                #3538 jesmcan

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                  Posted 18 March 2010 - 07:32 PM

                  Hi ladies asking about flowers, I gave Zulma a picture of what I wanted when we were on our site visit and she said no problem. I would send them a picture and they will let you know the cost. I got a cascading all white orchid bouquet and it's $160 so I find the $500 to be crazy. I think that they are pulling your leg.
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                  #3539 2mckee

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                    Posted 18 March 2010 - 08:45 PM

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                    Originally Posted by stacylynn8529
                    If you pick a package that includes photography, but you want an outside photographer, do you just tell the coordinators that you don't want to use the one that's included in your package?
                    This is one of the issues we had. Our photographer is coming with us and we have the luxury package. Kimberly told me several months ago in writing that we could use the included photographer at another time on the resort...i.e. rehearsal dinner or welcome cocktails. Now, after Kimberly left, I am being told its pretty much either use it or lose it and they wont honor what I was told before, even though I have it in writing. (Ladies- this was the last straw in a long line of things like this that provoked my Grrrrr rant the other day!) The suggestion was to go ahead and use the included photograper during the ceremony and ours for the rest of it.....hmmm. May be me, but pretty sure I want our phoitographer to document the most important part of the entire day! They said we couldnt use him at any other time that day either (i.e. getting ready early, etc.) Doesnt make too much sense to me.

                    In short, yes, I think you just tell them you dont want it and you lose it. Kind of a bummer.

                    #3540 2mckee

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                      Posted 18 March 2010 - 08:46 PM

                      Quote:
                      Originally Posted by jesmcan
                      Hi ladies asking about flowers, I gave Zulma a picture of what I wanted when we were on our site visit and she said no problem. I would send them a picture and they will let you know the cost. I got a cascading all white orchid bouquet and it's $160 so I find the $500 to be crazy. I think that they are pulling your leg.
                      Awesome. Thanks for letting us know that! Think I am going to do that.




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