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#3581 kenlyn8984

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    Posted 21 March 2010 - 02:54 PM

    hey girls,
    so originally we were going to do the luxury package, but recently changed to booking the master suite so we could get the free package. it just made more sense for us to have a nicer/bigger room plus save some money in the end just adding on what we wanted, like the 3 hr private reception, couture cake, and DJ. we are going to save like $500 in the end even with paying the extra to stay in the master suite! we weren't going to use the nails, makeup, hair, etc... so, now we have a different menu for the reception, since it's just a 3 course now.

    so i want to know if we can switch the dessert option on the 3 course for a soup instead, since we are paying $250-300 for a cake?! if so, which menu do we pick the soup of off? and i heard some of you saying you can pick a different salad or wahtever from other menus? it's soooo hard to pick this stuff when we didn't do a site visit so no clue how it looks/tastes. opinions are much appreciated!! :)) thanks!

    #3582 Lisa DSO

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      Posted 21 March 2010 - 03:10 PM

      Hi Kendra,

      I think you can only offer your guests two options from just the Main (entree) course...for the other two, you will have to select one.

      #3583 duprk452

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        Posted 21 March 2010 - 05:28 PM

        Quote:
        Originally Posted by TA Maureen
        It is true that booking through online travel sites increases the chances that you will be bumped should the resort overbook. This resort in particular is known to overbook.

        TA's do use multiple supplers as Jill mentioned and some of our suppliers have a no walk/no bump contract so booking through them is ideal, and I just recently made a booking for this resort through one of these preferred suppliers and the price was lower than what is currently avaialble online. So you are not paying more money for this added peace of mind and protection.
        If they do "bump" you, do they send you to another REAL resort or do they just shove you to the first resort they can find?
        http://tickers.Ticke....d183/event.pngBride and Groom + 24 guests booked and counting!

        #3584 hurricane

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          Posted 22 March 2010 - 12:00 AM

          Whew! My eyes are tired; I think it's taken me a good 3-4 weeks but I'm pretty sure I made it all the way through this thread! My FI and I are greatly considering the Royal PDC for May 2011 and I have to say that you ladies are the best source of information I could possibly have found - thank you and I hope once planning gets more underway I help out more as well.

          #3585 jesmcan

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            Posted 22 March 2010 - 12:31 PM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by hurricane
            Whew! My eyes are tired; I think it's taken me a good 3-4 weeks but I'm pretty sure I made it all the way through this thread! My FI and I are greatly considering the Royal PDC for May 2011 and I have to say that you ladies are the best source of information I could possibly have found - thank you and I hope once planning gets more underway I help out more as well.
            Congrats and welcome. And yes this forum is a god send :) happy planning
            The Royal PDC & Kool Beach Club 11.12.10

            #3586 dianep

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              Posted 22 March 2010 - 12:33 PM

              i FINALLY heard back from angie. she said my e-mails were going into her junk folder (what?!). anyway, i'm so happy to finally have some answers. short answers, of course, but answers nonetheless! hooray!
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              and happily ever after begins...


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              #3587 ~Stephanie~

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                Posted 22 March 2010 - 12:39 PM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by dianep
                i FINALLY heard back from angie. she said my e-mails were going into her junk folder (what?!). anyway, i'm so happy to finally have some answers. short answers, of course, but answers nonetheless! hooray!
                Seriously? Her junk email? Ok. Any answers about anything that would be helpful to us?


                So my brother is the only one that booked through a 3rd party site. I am worried he will get bumped since the resort is booked. I will be there when he checks in so I can scream!
                ~Stephanie

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                #3588 FutureMrsYak

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                  Posted 22 March 2010 - 12:54 PM

                  Is anyone else getting married in 2011? Have you heard when room rates will be out? My wedding is a little more than 9 months away and my guests still can't get room rates!!

                  My travel agent says she has booked us through the resort but can't give us a final price still...

                  Maybe I should e-mail one of the WC (Suzanna was mine but apparently she doesn't work there anymore)...but maybe they can give me like a time frame..is it weeks or months away...

                  #3589 dianep

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                    Posted 22 March 2010 - 01:08 PM

                    about half of my guests booked through expedia or whatever (i'm at gran porto). i looked at the site last night and it is really close to being full. i will be upset if people get bumped! i really really don't want to have to pay to have them as non-guests if they were booked there and it would be obviously be nice to have everyone together. i, too, was not warned about the bumping possibility.

                    i mentioned i'd let you all know about adding flowers to the cake - it's the same as what was on the excel price sheet i have. i also asked her about the tres leches cake:

                    can we specify colors to use for the cake decorations? what if we wanted to just add a couple of orange lilies instead of the frosting flowers? You can add a floral cake topper at $35 for a small one or $45 for a med., but beyond that they consider it a custom cake and would charge as such. ive heard amazing things about the tres leches cake - is this still available?
                    I asked why they no longer offer Tres Leches for the wedding Cakes even though many request it. Here is the answer. You tell me if you still want it.
                    Even though it has a wonderful taste the consistency is like a mouse or a soft pudding. They have to keep it refrigerated until the last minute and if it is hot it will turn into a puddle in a matter of minutes.

                    i also asked about switching up the flowers for the bouquet:
                    i would love to have calla lilies as a part of my bouquet. are the florists pretty strict about not including them after april? They are not available after April. They are not in season.
                    otherwise, do we just specify the colors of the flowers we select on the checklist? You can change the color of the rose in your bouquet if they have that color or the lily etc.

                    i also asked about the selection of centerpieces, as i was slightly confused by the offerings in the catalog:
                    are all the centerpieces shown included in the package? where do we show our selection for this (i don't see a space on the checklist)? The only centerpiece included in the package is the alter centerpiece. They will make that to match the bouquets that you pick.

                    about the timeline for the checklist and being in touch with an on-site coordinator:
                    You do not connect with the onsite coordinator until you turn in your completed checklist and make your full payment at about 45 days out. They we send the information to Mexico and discuss your file with your onsite coordinator and they contact you about 30 days out. You already past 60 days out and your checklist is due.

                    there were a few other things, but i think they were a little more specific. if you have lingering questions, let me know - i just might have asked them!
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                    and happily ever after begins...


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                    #3590 bridetobe1515

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                      Posted 22 March 2010 - 01:50 PM

                      Quote:
                      Originally Posted by dianep
                      i also asked about the selection of centerpieces, as i was slightly confused by the offerings in the catalog:
                      are all the centerpieces shown included in the package? where do we show our selection for this (i don't see a space on the checklist)? The only centerpiece included in the package is the alter centerpiece. They will make that to match the bouquets that you pick.
                      Diane, I did ask about the centerpieces way back when and they told me it would cost $60/centerpiece. I think that is WAY overpriced! I think most of the girls on the forum would agree, which is why you see them do a lot of DIY centerpieces, like I am.

                      I had my wedding shower yesterday! It was so much fun! It is definitely weird being on the other side after so many years of going to these things!




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