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#3501 Nadine2010

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    Posted 08 October 2009 - 05:28 PM

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    Hi Nadine - question for you... Do you happen to know how far in advance you have to commit to a number of guests? I have a feeling I will have several people that drag their foot on booking, or even committing to coming. Do you have any idea when you have to sign the actual contract?

    Thanks for your help =)
    I received my contract form Claudia a few days ago, and my wedding is not until August, with a request to sign it and send a $500 deposit. I did not sign the contract as there are several things on the contract i wanted to change or choose and said that i will sign it when it is changeed. As far as number of guests I am not sure when you need to commit by. As far as i understand you can make as many changes to your contract as you want even when you get to your meeting with the WC when you arrive at the resort.

    #3502 jwilke5

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      Posted 08 October 2009 - 06:24 PM

      Cool, thanks Nadine.
      Wow - i am really interested to know what the per person add-on price is now... $50 vs. $93?! Big difference! Does the $50 not include the tax/service fee maybe?

      #3503 Nadine2010

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        Posted 08 October 2009 - 08:43 PM

        I'll see if i can find the breakdown, its in this thread somewhere, It was something like $25per person extra for cocktail hour and 65? extra for dinner. I am not sure exactly on the numbers but it was quite rediculous. If you opt to not have the cocktail hour then your per person charge is less for the extra people because you only have to pay the extra for dinner.

        #3504 meldal101010

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          Posted 08 October 2009 - 10:15 PM

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          Originally Posted by Nadine2010
          I'll see if i can find the breakdown, its in this thread somewhere, It was something like $25per person extra for cocktail hour and 65? extra for dinner. I am not sure exactly on the numbers but it was quite rediculous. If you opt to not have the cocktail hour then your per person charge is less for the extra people because you only have to pay the extra for dinner.
          OK...so i don't know how to attach the documents that Cecilia sent me...so i'll write it out....and this was just sent to me last week so its for the 2010 year.

          For Cocktail Hour: Gold or Silver Menu appetizers + 1 hr international open bar = $26/person

          Reception: Siver or gold menu includes 3 hour international open bar = $48/person

          Additional Hour International open bar = $15/person/hour

          These prices don't include 10% tax and 15% gratuity.

          Hope this helps!!

          #3505 Nadine2010

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            Posted 08 October 2009 - 10:55 PM

            So approximatley $93 extra per person with tax and gratuity. It looks like Carolina24 and medal101010 both were quoted that price.

            #3506 mc5363

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              Posted 09 October 2009 - 09:15 AM

              Maybe it's $93 for cocktail hour and dinner. That makes more sense. I am skipping the cocktail hour since all the guests can drink for free at the lobby bar anyway. A lot of the brides on this forum have done that and said it worked out wonderfully. I exchanged the cocktail hour for 15 extra people at dinner since we are having 43 guests and only 20 are covered in the package. The price I was quoted for dinner was $42 + 15% service fee + 10% tax so a total of $52.50 per person. Hope that helps clarify.

              #3507 jwilke5

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                Posted 09 October 2009 - 09:16 AM

                Oh okay - wow I agree that is really high, especially if you have a ton of extra guests! I'm hoping to keep mine to 20-25 max, so hopefully it will work out for me. It definitely might be worth it to swap out the cocktail hour though.

                #3508 carolina24

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                  Posted 09 October 2009 - 12:25 PM

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                  Originally Posted by jwilke5
                  Oh okay - wow I agree that is really high, especially if you have a ton of extra guests! I'm hoping to keep mine to 20-25 max, so hopefully it will work out for me. It definitely might be worth it to swap out the cocktail hour though.
                  That makes sense about the difference between cocktail and dinner and just dinner. We're having 50 guests and a private welcome dinner so I'm trying to see if they can work something out like giving us the dance floor...will let you know ladies!!

                  #3509 mc5363

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                    Posted 09 October 2009 - 01:21 PM

                    Be persistent about what you want. It took a lot of effort and complaining, but I eventually did a cost analysis of the swaps they were giving me and the amount of revenue they were getting frommy guests and was able to get everything I asked for. It pays to be a pain:)

                    #3510 meldal101010

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                      Posted 09 October 2009 - 01:42 PM

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                      Maybe it's $93 for cocktail hour and dinner. That makes more sense. I am skipping the cocktail hour since all the guests can drink for free at the lobby bar anyway. A lot of the brides on this forum have done that and said it worked out wonderfully. I exchanged the cocktail hour for 15 extra people at dinner since we are having 43 guests and only 20 are covered in the package. The price I was quoted for dinner was $42 + 15% service fee + 10% tax so a total of $52.50 per person. Hope that helps clarify.
                      I'm going to skip the cocktail hour for sure! Hopefully they will agree to give me 15 extra people at the reception because we have anywhere from 40-55 people coming...$52 seems reasonable.




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