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#2821 Bride2B1130

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    Posted 17 September 2013 - 10:12 AM

    I believe we are choosing to have ours at El Bohio if possible for the private reception.



    #2822 kweigl25

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      Posted 21 September 2013 - 06:11 PM

      I believe we are choosing to have ours at El Bohio if possible for the private reception.

      Are you having a DJ or playing your own?

      #2823 Bride2B1130

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        Posted 23 September 2013 - 07:03 PM

        We hired DJ Mannia for our private reception - we heard good things about him so we're hoping he lives up to expectations as we've got a groovy crowd.:D.  Now I'm trying to find an aisle runner and then of course I'll have to figure out what I will have to hold it down so it doesn't bunch up and make me trip!

         

        How's your wedding planning going?  We have 60 odd days and its getting a bit crazy at the moment but we are excited!



        #2824 eberry

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          Posted 24 September 2013 - 06:45 AM

          Just wondering if anyone else has experienced significant price drops since they booked and if they had any success in getting a bit of a refund?  We reserved a block of 20 rooms/40 seats last October or November, with deposits being due in January and payment in full due in April. I've been checking online, and the price has dropped from $1495 (what we paid) to $1181. We understand that it's just kind of the way the travel industry works, but it's so frustrating, especially since our "group rate" was pretty much the same as the rates that were posted online, so we never even really got a "deal". sorry... just needed to vent!



          #2825 Jenn963

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            Posted 24 September 2013 - 07:59 AM

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            Originally Posted by Jessica1005 

            Cant remember what it was called but I had my semi private at the Brazilian and I highly recommend it! And it's the only one that you don't have a set menu

             

            everyone says the Brazilian is the way to go.....will have to request that to Carolina for our semi private dinner. thank you :) 



            #2826 Jenn963

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              Posted 24 September 2013 - 08:07 AM

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              Originally Posted by eberry 
               

              Just wondering if anyone else has experienced significant price drops since they booked and if they had any success in getting a bit of a refund?  We reserved a block of 20 rooms/40 seats last October or November, with deposits being due in January and payment in full due in April. I've been checking online, and the price has dropped from $1495 (what we paid) to $1181. We understand that it's just kind of the way the travel industry works, but it's so frustrating, especially since our "group rate" was pretty much the same as the rates that were posted online, so we never even really got a "deal". sorry... just needed to vent!

              yes I am going through this as well >:D   Although our group rate was cheap...it is still cheaper now than ever before...I spoke to my agent a couple weeks ago and I UNDERSTOOD that we could get the price drop within 60 days of departure date....so if we leave Nov 4, the price had to have dropped between SEP 4 - NOV 4 but i was WRONG ....i was looking religiously every day from Sept 4 and then I discovered it was the other way around.  The price drop is from the date of booking till 60 days...so I had to have been looking for a price drop from February (when we booked) till Sept 4....and unfortunately, there never was a price drop.  :( But if i look now, there's a slight price drop of $75 per person.  But there's nothing that can be done now i guess. 

              It sucks because if your guests that have booked looked online right now, they'd feel ripped off as I'm sure you do right now....sucks....makes me think we were better off just booking last minute! but then we run into other risk factors i suppose.  (i.e not enough seats, not grouped together at hotel)



              #2827 kweigl25

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                Posted 24 September 2013 - 11:26 AM

                We hired DJ Mannia for our private reception - we heard good things about him so we're hoping he lives up to expectations as we've got a groovy crowd.:D .  Now I'm trying to find an aisle runner and then of course I'll have to figure out what I will have to hold it down so it doesn't bunch up and make me trip! How's your wedding planning going?  We have 60 odd days and its getting a bit crazy at the moment but we are excited!

                Everything is coming along. I figure I have some time until we have to make final decisions do just trying to gather info.

                #2828 eberry

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                  Posted 25 September 2013 - 04:44 AM

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                  yes I am going through this as well >:D   Although our group rate was cheap...it is still cheaper now than ever before...I spoke to my agent a couple weeks ago and I UNDERSTOOD that we could get the price drop within 60 days of departure date....so if we leave Nov 4, the price had to have dropped between SEP 4 - NOV 4 but i was WRONG ....i was looking religiously every day from Sept 4 and then I discovered it was the other way around.  The price drop is from the date of booking till 60 days...so I had to have been looking for a price drop from February (when we booked) till Sept 4....and unfortunately, there never was a price drop.  :( But if i look now, there's a slight price drop of $75 per person.  But there's nothing that can be done now i guess. 

                  It sucks because if your guests that have booked looked online right now, they'd feel ripped off as I'm sure you do right now....sucks....makes me think we were better off just booking last minute! but then we run into other risk factors i suppose.  (i.e not enough seats, not grouped together at hotel)

                   

                  Our contract (which we didn't find out about until a couple of months after we signed) gave us the option to request a price match if there was a price drop up to 100 days prior to departure - so kind of like you, I was checking every day up until the 100 day mark... after that is when it started to drop! I'm pretty sure they plan it that way so there never actually is an opportunity to get the price match.  

                  I guess it's kind of like buying a car - you can't go back to the dealership a few months after you buy it and ask for a refund because the price dropped.  

                  But I agree with you - I'm hoping that nobody who has already booked is looking online and following the current prices! And yes, maybe we would have been better off taking a chance and booking last minute. Oh well, no point in dwelling on it, i guess.

                  #2829 Bride2B1130

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                    Posted 30 September 2013 - 02:35 PM

                    *Disclaimer: I'm cross posting to get see if I can get a response*

                     

                    I sent out a question to Carolina but haven't got a response. I assume she is busy. Does anyone know the surface from the light post to the gazebo entrance. It looks like brick but I want to be sure before I click the "order" button for my aisle runner!

                     

                    Thank you!



                    #2830 FlorianChess

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                      Posted 30 September 2013 - 03:13 PM

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