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#2631 *JillD*

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    Posted 03 April 2009 - 09:32 PM

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    Jilly! ~waves and XOXO!~

    Ladies, my experience with all of the salon ladies was excellent. I thought I had to have Christian since I had heard great thing about him. He was in a class when I was there so I had one of the other stylists as did my sister and they were excellent!

    Don't stress it always works out for the best!
    Can I marry my husband at Dreams again?!
    paula XOXOXO!! I miss you so much! Is it time yet to put on our dresses and have that beer??

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    Originally Posted by kiki317
    Hey ladies- i have a quick question- how long does it take them to serve the dinner. I mean, with all the soup and salad and all that stuff- do they just bring it out one after the other or will we have time to get up and dance in between courses?
    I think this may be a stupid question but i figured i'd ask :)

    Thanks,
    Kristen
    We squeezed in a couple of dances, but they do try to keep things moving. we just wanted to get our dances in during dinner so that after dinner we could just dance and party!

    #2632 Kate82

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      Posted 03 April 2009 - 10:55 PM

      that is insane! this is getting more expensive than I thought. I can't believe they charge cocktail AND dinner reception separately!

      I have the buffet menu for the Ultimate package if anyone is interested. I am not sure how to attach it to my post. PM me if you would like me to send it to you.

      #2633 bbpacco

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        Posted 03 April 2009 - 11:15 PM

        I will only have 16 people including ourselves, and am getting the ultimate package, will they give me any credit for 4 people?? Does anyone know?? thank you~

        #2634 dc22173

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          Posted 03 April 2009 - 11:43 PM

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          I will only have 16 people including ourselves, and am getting the ultimate package, will they give me any credit for 4 people?? Does anyone know?? thank you~
          I do not think that they will but it does not hurt to ask. We are only having 18 people to include one child and when I told Cecilia she did not adjust the price of my package at all. I was able to trade some of the options I was not using for other things that I wanted but that was it.

          #2635 mc5363

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            Posted 04 April 2009 - 09:31 AM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by bbpacco
            I will only have 16 people including ourselves, and am getting the ultimate package, will they give me any credit for 4 people?? Does anyone know?? thank you~
            I know...it is definitely crazy how much it runs you when you go above the 20 people included. So far, we have 48 people confirmed, so we decided to skip the cocktail hour. From what I hear, the beach where the reception will be set up is behing the Tower and there is a lobby bar in there. I figured while we took pictures, our guests could have drinks there. If you skip the cocktail hour, they will also give you 15 more people for dinner, so that covers 35 in total.

            #2636 mc5363

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              Posted 04 April 2009 - 09:33 AM

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              I will only have 16 people including ourselves, and am getting the ultimate package, will they give me any credit for 4 people?? Does anyone know?? thank you~
              I would definitely try to have them give you a credit or include some more upgrades in your package. Sometimes you really have to make a case and fight your point, but if you are persistent, I have found that they usually accomodate your requests.

              #2637 mc5363

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                Posted 04 April 2009 - 09:47 AM

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                Originally Posted by sunitam
                hey! can you please tell me what kind of trades they gave you?? they are so unfair with giving us all different trades and telling us different things! if you could share your email, I'd really really appreciate it!!

                thanks! sunita
                Sure! Below are the trades I was offered:
                1. Photographer for Gazebo Decorations
                2. The Mexican Trio during cocktail hour for the sound system for the ceremony
                3. Make up for a Manicure
                4. Cocktail hour for 15 more people for dinner

                I felt like these trades were unfair because the cost of what was originally included in the package was more than the trade they offered me in every case. So I did a cost analysis where I showed the three columns: original cost, the cost of what they gave me for a swap and the difference. Collectively, the trades they offered me were worth over $1k less than the original offerings. I was able to use that to negotiate extending my reception for an extra hour at no additional cost. For example:

                Original Swap Variance
                Mexican Trio Sound System for Ceremony
                $560 $180 $380

                Hope this helps! If you need me to send you the price lists, send me your email. I don't have enough points to post.

                #2638 Kate82

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                  Posted 04 April 2009 - 10:59 AM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by mc5363
                  I know...it is definitely crazy how much it runs you when you go above the 20 people included. So far, we have 48 people confirmed, so we decided to skip the cocktail hour. From what I hear, the beach where the reception will be set up is behing the Tower and there is a lobby bar in there. I figured while we took pictures, our guests could have drinks there. If you skip the cocktail hour, they will also give you 15 more people for dinner, so that covers 35 in total.
                  Wow, they gave you 15 more people for dinner? that's nice! when I asked, they said no. How did you get them to give you 15 additional dinner?

                  #2639 Kate82

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                    Posted 04 April 2009 - 11:10 AM

                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by mc5363
                    Sure! Below are the trades I was offered:
                    1. Photographer for Gazebo Decorations
                    2. The Mexican Trio during cocktail hour for the sound system for the ceremony
                    3. Make up for a Manicure
                    4. Cocktail hour for 15 more people for dinner

                    I felt like these trades were unfair because the cost of what was originally included in the package was more than the trade they offered me in every case. So I did a cost analysis where I showed the three columns: original cost, the cost of what they gave me for a swap and the difference. Collectively, the trades they offered me were worth over $1k less than the original offerings. I was able to use that to negotiate extending my reception for an extra hour at no additional cost. For example:

                    Original Swap Variance
                    Mexican Trio Sound System for Ceremony
                    $560 $180 $380

                    Hope this helps! If you need me to send you the price lists, send me your email. I don't have enough points to post.
                    Wow, you had really good trades! When I asked for additional people for dinner in exchange for cocktail, they said no...

                    #2640 Cassondra2009

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                      Posted 04 April 2009 - 11:34 AM

                      Quote:
                      Originally Posted by mc5363
                      Sure! Below are the trades I was offered:
                      1. Photographer for Gazebo Decorations
                      2. The Mexican Trio during cocktail hour for the sound system for the ceremony
                      3. Make up for a Manicure
                      4. Cocktail hour for 15 more people for dinner

                      I felt like these trades were unfair because the cost of what was originally included in the package was more than the trade they offered me in every case. So I did a cost analysis where I showed the three columns: original cost, the cost of what they gave me for a swap and the difference. Collectively, the trades they offered me were worth over $1k less than the original offerings. I was able to use that to negotiate extending my reception for an extra hour at no additional cost. For example:

                      Original Swap Variance
                      Mexican Trio Sound System for Ceremony
                      $560 $180 $380

                      Hope this helps! If you need me to send you the price lists, send me your email. I don't have enough points to post.
                      Thats great advice. I emailed Claudia last night to ask for a few trades. If she declines, I will use your method to fight it. Thank You!




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