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#961 jennib31

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    Posted 03 October 2009 - 10:38 AM

    The TA is out of town unfortunitly. I am putting my mind at ease because it is jsut not possible for me to find $6K right now. The wedding is in June so I was expecting more time. I feel comfortable with your deposit (they can keep it and apply it to the f&b and extra services later)

    Also - did they give you a decent rate on the casita? I got the free ceremony but now we got the bill for the 7 nights at the casita for $5,000. I wish she could cut me a better deal seeing as I am bringing those 84 room nights in June!

    Sorry if I am being a nervous nelly - I thought the process would be different. I am a wedding planner at a hotel in Chicago and our process for room blocks is very different.

    #962 brigopens

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      Posted 03 October 2009 - 10:41 AM

      Quote:
      Originally Posted by jennib31
      When everyone made a room block at the hotel - did you have to put down $5,000 in order to hold the block? We have 84 room nights held and they are requiring 18 room nights to be paid for. That is $6,480! Why cant they hold the rooms until we start getting some reservations? I am so overwhelmed with the costs - I jsut paid a photographer, invitations and dress and don't have an extra $6K! HELP!
      We had everyone book their rooms (and air if desired) through a travel agent. We didn't put down any money to hold rooms, simply paid our own deposit for our portion of the stay and wedding.

      It is a huge resort, and while there's no way to guarantee that it won't sell out, you should be safe. If you have responsible guests who are going to commit to coming and book soon, I wouldn't give them any money except for your own deposit.

      Whatever you do, don't let it ruin your weekend. You can figure it all out on Monday!
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      #963 Mandy

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        Posted 07 October 2009 - 05:51 PM

        Quote:
        Originally Posted by brigopens
        We had everyone book their rooms (and air if desired) through a travel agent. We didn't put down any money to hold rooms, simply paid our own deposit for our portion of the stay and wedding.

        It is a huge resort, and while there's no way to guarantee that it won't sell out, you should be safe. If you have responsible guests who are going to commit to coming and book soon, I wouldn't give them any money except for your own deposit.

        Whatever you do, don't let it ruin your weekend. You can figure it all out on Monday!
        We did the same thing, only my mom ended up helping everyone book their rooms. It's not that big of a deal if people end up in different buildings. We even had people book different levels of rooms, so my guests were all over the place!

        #964 jennib31

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          Posted 10 October 2009 - 10:29 AM

          The process continues... My TA is working with Valeria about the rates for the Casita and the prepayment of $6K. If all else fails we will loose the deposit and go elsewhere. We figured out it was $30K in rooms revenue, $2,500 in the wedding private party and then the extras worth $1K for hair, flowers, vendor fee etc. I am in the business and with all the brides I deal with and negotiate with, I expect to be given some wiggle room. I'm not asking the world but I dont have $6K to prepay either!

          I'll keep you all updated!

          #965 BagLover21

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            Posted 14 October 2009 - 09:13 AM

            hey guys,

            we are booked for august 7, 2010 at EDR. we are expecting between 60 and 70 guests. we're so excited!
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            Born: Jasmin Mia Allen on November 21, 1979
            Married: Jasmin Mia Hodge on August 7, 2010
            El Dorado Royale ResortRiviera Maya, Mexico
            www.mywedding.com/jasminanddarius2010

            #966 jennib31

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              Posted 16 October 2009 - 02:08 PM

              Congrats BagLover21! I am getting pretty excited too. We have an update on the cost situation and Valeria was able to work some magic and get us a lower deposit and a fair price on the casita. We are thrilled to have some wiggle room and can take a deep breath. I asked for the contract ASAP for the rooms so our guests can book away!

              Thanks for your support :)

              #967 Laur13

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                Posted 19 October 2009 - 07:49 PM

                Has anyone picked their flowers from the Lomas site yet? I am not finding any that I love...does anyone know if they will work with you on the type of flowers I want? Any help would be great!! Our wedding is July 16th 2010 and we are so excited!!
                Thanks,
                Lauren

                #968 EDRBride2009

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                  Posted 19 October 2009 - 08:43 PM

                  I picked a bouquet that I kinda liked, and then asked Valeria to add certain flowers. Of course, I haven't seen them yet, but it was no trouble to add or take away certain flowers from the bouquets.

                  Quote:
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                  Has anyone picked their flowers from the Lomas site yet? I am not finding any that I love...does anyone know if they will work with you on the type of flowers I want? Any help would be great!! Our wedding is July 16th 2010 and we are so excited!!
                  Thanks,
                  Lauren


                  #969 jennib31

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                    Posted 20 October 2009 - 03:49 PM

                    HI everyone!

                    I wanted to show off my "Save the Date Passport" Please let me know what you think! If anyone is based in Chicago like me, the woman who made them for me is here and would love your business! PM me for more infomration!

                    Jennifer

                     

                     

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                    #970 EDRBride2009

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                      Posted 20 October 2009 - 07:22 PM

                      Your Save the Dates look great! Good job




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