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#9311 deniden

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 06:04 AM



Originally Posted by maggiedinh 

A couple of questions for you ladies (I'm still trying to catch up on the forums...on page 646 so far) - sorry if this has been answered.

 

1. Are we able to transfer our hair/make-up and face saver treatment that comes in the Luxury package to other people (ex: MIL or father)?

2. Can we move the wedding photographer that comes in the package to the rehearsal dinner?

3. Has anyone opted to do the buffet (for 50+ people)? How was this? Which one did you choose?

4. Has anyone walked over to the MAC store to get your make-up done? 

5. Are the under-table lights for the beach receptions only? Or can we get them if our reception is in the central garden?

 

Thanks for your help ladies!


Sorry, I don't really know the answers to the questions... but something to keep in mind, sometimes you are better off piecing together what you want based on a smaller/cheaper package. That's what I did. I made a spreadsheet to calculate the costs based on each package, and for me and what I wanted/needed, the Classic Package was the cheapest.
 

 



#9312 Andrea434

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    Posted 29 February 2012 - 10:08 AM

    I have been working with an onsite coordinator the entire time and know they have been really strict about changing or transferring things in the packages.  We were going to do the luxury wedding but when we took out all the things we really didn't need or want it ended up being the eternal romance package.  So I will second that you should check to see if a smaller package would work.

     

    I am having the international buffet (2) at my wedding in three weeks....I will let you know how it goes.  We have a lot of football players and picky eaters coming so this seemed like the best option.
     

    Originally Posted by maggiedinh 

    A couple of questions for you ladies (I'm still trying to catch up on the forums...on page 646 so far) - sorry if this has been answered.

     

    1. Are we able to transfer our hair/make-up and face saver treatment that comes in the Luxury package to other people (ex: MIL or father)?

    2. Can we move the wedding photographer that comes in the package to the rehearsal dinner?

    3. Has anyone opted to do the buffet (for 50+ people)? How was this? Which one did you choose?

    4. Has anyone walked over to the MAC store to get your make-up done? 

    5. Are the under-table lights for the beach receptions only? Or can we get them if our reception is in the central garden?

     

    Thanks for your help ladies!



     



    #9313 marooon13

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    Posted 29 February 2012 - 12:19 PM

    Hi Ladies, 

    I am just starting the wedding planning process- we decided on the Royal but have yet to pick a date. We were looking at all of the different packages and I was just wondering what worked for everyone else. We probably will have about 40 people and want a private reception. We want it to be pretty simple- having a friend marry us, bring an ipod for the music (but will need equipment and a dance floor), bringing the bouquets, having a friend doing hair and make-up, etc. I am just wondering if it would be best to go with the Complimentary Wedding and piece together everything we want opposed to paying $4000 for the Luxury wedding. I don't want to be spending any unnecessary money that could be better used on excursions for my guests :o)

     

    Thoughts?

     



    #9314 deniden

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    Posted 29 February 2012 - 02:16 PM



    Originally Posted by marooon13 

    Hi Ladies, 

    I am just starting the wedding planning process- we decided on the Royal but have yet to pick a date. We were looking at all of the different packages and I was just wondering what worked for everyone else. We probably will have about 40 people and want a private reception. We want it to be pretty simple- having a friend marry us, bring an ipod for the music (but will need equipment and a dance floor), bringing the bouquets, having a friend doing hair and make-up, etc. I am just wondering if it would be best to go with the Complimentary Wedding and piece together everything we want opposed to paying $4000 for the Luxury wedding. I don't want to be spending any unnecessary money that could be better used on excursions for my guests :o)

     

    Thoughts?

     

     

    We have 49 people for our reception and the Classic Package was what worked out best for us, financially. It gave us everything we needed, and we just upgraded to a cocktail hour and private reception. Even with the upgrading, it was still cheaper than the Luxury Package for us.
     

     



    #9315 kellygrrrl

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      Posted 29 February 2012 - 08:36 PM

      I think even if you run the numbers, you'll find that the Free wedding package costs you a lot more, mainly due to the reception fees per guest (unless you were planning on staying in the Master room anyways).

       

      we have a much smaller group, so I didn't consider the Luxury wedding, but don't be afraid to whip out the Excel and crunch the numbers per package to see what fits best.



       

      Originally Posted by marooon13 

      Hi Ladies, 

      I am just starting the wedding planning process- we decided on the Royal but have yet to pick a date. We were looking at all of the different packages and I was just wondering what worked for everyone else. We probably will have about 40 people and want a private reception. We want it to be pretty simple- having a friend marry us, bring an ipod for the music (but will need equipment and a dance floor), bringing the bouquets, having a friend doing hair and make-up, etc. I am just wondering if it would be best to go with the Complimentary Wedding and piece together everything we want opposed to paying $4000 for the Luxury wedding. I don't want to be spending any unnecessary money that could be better used on excursions for my guests :o)

       

      Thoughts?

       



       



      #9316 deniden

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      Posted 01 March 2012 - 05:44 AM



      Originally Posted by kellygrrrl 

      I think even if you run the numbers, you'll find that the Free wedding package costs you a lot more, mainly due to the reception fees per guest (unless you were planning on staying in the Master room anyways).

       

      we have a much smaller group, so I didn't consider the Luxury wedding, but don't be afraid to whip out the Excel and crunch the numbers per package to see what fits best.



       



       


       

      So, this is the spreadsheet I used to figure out which package would work best for me. I think I posted it before a long time ago, but I've made some updates. I also added pricing for all of the wedding extras, based upon on what my WC sent me.

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

      It's somewhat self-explanatory but...

       

      Insert your # of Real Guests & Non-Real Guests in C4 & C5.

       

      If there are extras you want that aren't normally accounted for in a wedding package (the DJ, weekend wedding charge, musical entertainment, etc) - put the cooresponding item name and pricing somewhere between A14 & A18 (insert a new row if you have to) so that it gets added into the "Plus Extras" amount for each package.

       

      As you can see, I made a section for each of the wedding packages we were considering. Underneath the initial descriptions, I added in extras that we wanted for the reception (like cocktail hour, private reception, etc) and added them under each package so that it would calculate the actual total package pricing for us and what we wanted. For example, if you don't want to upgrade to a cocktail hour or you don't have an outside photographer, you can delete that line from every package and it'll update the pricing at the top.

       

      If you have questions, let me know. :)
       

       

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      #9317 qgirl2

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        Posted 01 March 2012 - 10:53 AM

        Hey Ladies,

        I have a questions on something...we are paying for the $350.00 vendor fee for our photographers, but Ana tried to sock me with extra fees for them like cake fee of $30.00 for both, cocktail hours of $50.00 for both and the extra hour fee for $50.00 for both. I understand the dinner fee since they will be eating but the rest they will not be taking part in as they will be taking pictures. As of right now I had her take them off the guest list and I am going to deal with the onsite about this in March. Has anyone else had this experience and how did you deal with it or were you just stuck paying?

        Thanks for any info! It just seemed silly to me to have to pay for those things if I am already paying $350.00 for them to be there and they won't be eating cake, drinking and will be gone by like 9pm???

         

        Oh also if you are looking for a nice personalized gift bag, go to Vistaprint. If you look up  vistaprint coupons on google and you have never been a customer you will 50% OFF..we got canvas pags personalized for like $5.50 a piece for 20 of them! Plus we were able to get thank you note at 50% off as well! Pretty good deal when you do the comparisons!

         

        Oh can someone add me in on the list..I can not seem to figure out how to! April 27th!



        #9318 deniden

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        Posted 01 March 2012 - 11:28 AM

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        #9319 deniden

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        Posted 01 March 2012 - 11:29 AM



        Originally Posted by qgirl2 

        Hey Ladies,

        I have a questions on something...we are paying for the $350.00 vendor fee for our photographers, but Ana tried to sock me with extra fees for them like cake fee of $30.00 for both, cocktail hours of $50.00 for both and the extra hour fee for $50.00 for both. I understand the dinner fee since they will be eating but the rest they will not be taking part in as they will be taking pictures. As of right now I had her take them off the guest list and I am going to deal with the onsite about this in March. Has anyone else had this experience and how did you deal with it or were you just stuck paying?

        Thanks for any info! It just seemed silly to me to have to pay for those things if I am already paying $350.00 for them to be there and they won't be eating cake, drinking and will be gone by like 9pm???
         

         

        I just paid for them on my guest list - to be honest, I hadn't even really thought about it.



        #9320 clarissalu3

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          Posted 01 March 2012 - 12:55 PM

          Hi Ladies, I'm new to this website but SO happy that I found it. We recently decided that we are going to get married at the Royal Playa del Carmen, June 2013. So the planning has just began. I've visited this resort a few times and just LOVE it.

           

          I have been reading over the past post and gaining so much information! I have not read all of them, being that there are almost a 1000!

          I am excited to hear about every ones up coming weddings!

          Happy Planning!






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