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#2791 TheWolferts

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    Posted 18 September 2012 - 10:10 AM

    What is EDR quoting you for the outside vendor fee? What about DJ Doremixx?

    Originally Posted by jnitschke 


    Has anybody asked about this yet?  Just wondering.  Originally I wanted DJ Doremixx, but he raised his prices and EDR raised their outside vendor fee making them more expensive.  But, one of my best friends and her husband would never be able to afford coming- they already work 2 jobs each and can barely pay their bills... but if I give them that room then maybe they could swing it.  



    #2792 Feb2013

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      Posted 19 September 2012 - 08:23 AM

      Totally agree with you... the other day I was showing my FI the gifts I got for our mothers and my MOH, he showed like maybe a total of 5 secs of interest and then it was gone! LOL!

      Originally Posted by AllieH 

      hehe don't get me wrong, I love that he finally has some responsibility and pressure related to the wedding. and I love that he's taking it so seriously, and wants to make sure all of our guests have fun. but if I had gone on and on about wedding colors, cake choices, dresses, etc. he would have had the same reaction!! lol



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        #2794 jnitschke

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          Posted 19 September 2012 - 09:01 AM

          Originally Posted by TheWolferts 

          What is EDR quoting you for the outside vendor fee? What about DJ Doremixx?


          The outside vendor fee is $800 and DJ Doremixx is charging $900 for just the basic 3-4 hours of DJ-no extras like the dance floor.

          Where as the EDR DJ rate was $1500.00 for the same thing... personally I think its ridiculous that they charge so much, when obviously the rate doesn't need to be so high.

           

          ... although I might not need a DJ after all... people are dropping like flies... Instead of the 30-40ppl I was thinking it might be closer to 15.. sigh... stupid life happening to people. Even though, I really want fun and dancing I feel like it might be forcing things if it's just US, our parents, and a handful of friends.  I might just change it to dinner on the beach or something. 

           

          ...but I could just be counting my eggs before they're hatched too.  We haven't even sent out the formal invitations yet.  Some of my "maybe" people may still surprise me.  I'm trying to stay positive.  It's funny because, before I started planning all of this I didn't even want a big party.. and now I'm sad I might not get one.

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          #2795 TheWolferts

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            Posted 19 September 2012 - 09:45 AM

            We chose Doremixx because all of the approved vendors on EDRs list were at least $2k each. They must have decreased prices since people were using outside vendors.

            Originally Posted by jnitschke 


            The outside vendor fee is $800 and DJ Doremixx is charging $900 for just the basic 3-4 hours of DJ-no extras like the dance floor.

            Where as the EDR DJ rate was $1500.00 for the same thing... personally I think its ridiculous that they charge so much, when obviously the rate doesn't need to be so high.

             

            ... although I might not need a DJ after all... people are dropping like flies... Instead of the 30-40ppl I was thinking it might be closer to 15.. sigh... stupid life happening to people. Even though, I really want fun and dancing I feel like it might be forcing things if it's just US, our parents, and a handful of friends.  I might just change it to dinner on the beach or something. 

             

            ...but I could just be counting my eggs before they're hatched too.  We haven't even sent out the formal invitations yet.  Some of my "maybe" people may still surprise me.  I'm trying to stay positive.  It's funny because, before I started planning all of this I didn't even want a big party.. and now I'm sad I might not get one.



            #2796 mrendic

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              Posted 19 September 2012 - 10:09 AM

              Originally Posted by chiquita8302 

              Thanks, Mrendic!

               

              Super helpful!!

               

              I've heard about using the girls flowers for the centerpieces... My only question was how to pull it off without coming off tacky? Did you go put them in at the end of the cocktail hours like before the entrance... or what did you do to make it not-so-obvious?

               

              I love the idea of the menu wtih the wrap around it. :) Great job with everything.

               

              Lastly... It wasn't a huge pain lugging down vases? Thats another thing I was wondering about!

               

               

               

               

              Well I had my mom take the bouquets and set everything up before the rest of the group arrived, no one really paid attention. I had my parents and parents in law bring some things so we didn't have to worry about everything, so it wasn't a huge deal. I'm pretty sure the resort rents vases and I think they would place the flowers for you, but I'm sure it's a ridiculous cost! 
               


              #2797 jnitschke

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                Posted 19 September 2012 - 10:39 AM

                Did anyone include a card with cost/payment info on the resort?  How did you word it/what did it look like?



                #2798 chiquita8302

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                  Posted 19 September 2012 - 11:11 AM

                  Thanks, Allie. I would feel better about that than paying a stupid vendor fee. Ugh... where is my money tree when I need it!

                  Hi Chiquita, I totally think you can book a room for the DJ, and then have a single guest pay their half of the double rate for a room to themselves. at the end of the day, EDR doesn't care who is IN the rooms, only that the DJ (or other vendor) is a guest at the resort for the 3 day minimum. so you'd list the DJ on your rooming list...



                  #2799 chiquita8302

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                    Posted 19 September 2012 - 11:12 AM

                    Thanks, Allie. I would feel better about that than paying a stupid vendor fee. Ugh... where is my money tree when I need it!

                    Hi Chiquita, I totally think you can book a room for the DJ, and then have a single guest pay their half of the double rate for a room to themselves. at the end of the day, EDR doesn't care who is IN the rooms, only that the DJ (or other vendor) is a guest at the resort for the 3 day minimum. so you'd list the DJ on your rooming list...

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                    #2800 chiquita8302

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                      Posted 19 September 2012 - 11:19 AM

                      I am guessing that if you're paying for the room for the DJ, that no additional people coudl use that room. I'm thinking of it just in terms of an empty spot in a room, but i'd rather pay the double occupancy rate for the Dj and have my grandmother pay the double occupancy rate, and have the DJ go home and she'd get her own room... tahn to pay $800 for the fee and have her pay for a single... Although maybe... because you'd be paying for someone to eat all those meals and he wouldn't be... so it's certainly worth considering...

                      Originally Posted by jnitschke 


                      Has anybody asked about this yet?  Just wondering.  Originally I wanted DJ Doremixx, but he raised his prices and EDR raised their outside vendor fee making them more expensive.  But, one of my best friends and her husband would never be able to afford coming- they already work 2 jobs each and can barely pay their bills... but if I give them that room then maybe they could swing it.  






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