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#1301 nsbride2010

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    Posted 08 December 2009 - 04:24 PM

    Ou true, I forgot about that forum Erin!

    See, for me, the music/dancing wasn't huge, since we will just crash the disco... but I can see how pissed off one would be if they were planning to have that...

    YEAH, the wedding cake fee. UM, thought that was included? I just hope that they honor the packages we had with them.

    My TA told me that they ALL charge a setup fee, but most just include it in the paclage price that they list i.e. Majestic Colonial and such. And he told me that they really only are obliged to honor what was in our contract (read: package). So, in his opinion the extras are fair game, but to check with the WC. Unfortunately, there are no WC's writing back to us, so how are we supposed to clear this up?

    FI and I are thinking about upgrading our package, and just changing our ceremony from Civil to Symbolic, since we have charges now that we weren't expecting to have to pay! FML....
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    #1302 PynkLemonade

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      Posted 08 December 2009 - 04:58 PM

      The music/dancing is kind of a big deal to me. I wanted to have my first dance with my husband on the terrace for my guests to see, as well as my dance with my dad. I am not going to be able to have those moments at a disco. We all plan on going to the disco too but it's just those other moments that mean alot to me. What is the point of having a audio equipment rental if you can play music? What the point of being able to rent a video screen if there is nothing to hear on it, that's where I am confused.

      I guess I'll just wait and see what the outcome is. I picked a package so I am hoping the $15 dollar setup fee per guest doesn't apply. I can deal with the 3 hour limitation I guess

      #1303 nsbride2010

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        Posted 08 December 2009 - 05:02 PM

        Yeah I'm wondering about the setup fee with the bigger packages too... like say you pick the ultimate wedding package... is the setup fee included? That could make a difference!

        Misty I totally getcha about the dance thing... we just decided to do the first dance and that stuff at our AHR (since it is only a week after FI and I get back)... what they have written there just doesn't make much sense! I hope that they still allow people to hire an outside DJ, since on another thread a girl was telling me her resort changed their policy and no longer allows outside DJ's or something... but she can still have hers since it wasn't in effect when she booked.

        What a nightmare ladies!
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        #1304 PynkLemonade

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          Posted 08 December 2009 - 05:29 PM

          Yeah, I picked the Ultimate Package to avoid all these necessary charges, so that's why I am so upset. I am flying my own photographer out there and don't even need there damn 50 pictures that come with package, I just needed the dinner and cocktail hour covered! Ugh, I am going relax before I ruin everyone's day around me, because that's just how mad I get. I tend to get to a point where the next person that pisses me off gets the outburst really meant for the person that initiated the emotion, where in this case is DREAMS, and I can't curse in spanish but I might as well sit here and learn how too!!

          #1305 nsbride2010

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            Posted 08 December 2009 - 05:49 PM

            with ya on that Misty... I get really emotional really fast, and it is one of my biggest downfalls. I am going to see if I can switch to the ultimate package as well. Looks like we will be doing a symbolic ceremony now... argh!! I don't want the photos either... just some of the other sh*t.

            I need a break from wedding stuff before I lose my mind in anticipation for what the WC will say!
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            #1306 ebredhawk

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              Posted 08 December 2009 - 06:00 PM

              has anyone asked specifically about music on the terraces yet?

              i bet they are just getting flooded with emails from everyone now. i'm keeping my fingers crossed that everything will be okay, but i do have a back-up plan thank goodness!

              #1307 lrdavis23

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                Posted 08 December 2009 - 06:00 PM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by nsbride2010
                Ou true, I forgot about that forum Erin!

                See, for me, the music/dancing wasn't huge, since we will just crash the disco... but I can see how pissed off one would be if they were planning to have that...

                YEAH, the wedding cake fee. UM, thought that was included? I just hope that they honor the packages we had with them.

                My TA told me that they ALL charge a setup fee, but most just include it in the paclage price that they list i.e. Majestic Colonial and such. And he told me that they really only are obliged to honor what was in our contract (read: package). So, in his opinion the extras are fair game, but to check with the WC. Unfortunately, there are no WC's writing back to us, so how are we supposed to clear this up?

                FI and I are thinking about upgrading our package, and just changing our ceremony from Civil to Symbolic, since we have charges now that we weren't expecting to have to pay! FML....

                Nat, I checked out some other resort packages last night and they do all have a set-up fee , but it is included if you purchase a package, so I am really hoping that this is the same case for Dreams. now instead of getting the free package I too will be upgrading my package to avoid paying the set-up fee
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                #1308 Jocy

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                  Posted 08 December 2009 - 06:07 PM

                  ebredhawk - i have asked my WC (Carolina) specifically about the music on the terraces and haven't heard back yet. Naturally I'm panicking because we have paid for an outside DJ to come in so i am going to be raging if we can't use him. Not to mention ruining my dream wedding reception!

                  I've also asked about every single price discrepancy in the new list. The set up fee being the most significant addition to their price list!

                  I even sent a second email today to check she got the first email. No response to either.

                  I checked the Dreams forum and i don't think anyone has posted anything about this on there. But then again...i didn't post anything there either.

                  This is extremely frustrating!

                  #1309 lrdavis23

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                    Posted 08 December 2009 - 06:11 PM

                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by PynkLemonade
                    The music/dancing is kind of a big deal to me. I wanted to have my first dance with my husband on the terrace for my guests to see, as well as my dance with my dad. I am not going to be able to have those moments at a disco. We all plan on going to the disco too but it's just those other moments that mean alot to me. What is the point of having a audio equipment rental if you can play music? What the point of being able to rent a video screen if there is nothing to hear on it, that's where I am confused.
                    (
                    The dancing and music was also really important to me too, so I'm still hoping they allow it on the terrace, they never actually say you can't have music on the terrace, so the update brochure is still not clear
                    Married June 18, 2010 @ Dreams Punta Cana

                    #1310 xxashleyxx007

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                      Posted 08 December 2009 - 07:30 PM

                      OK soooo I just spoke to Sharron. She said that the only place they dont allow music/dancing is in the restaurants (like before I imagine). So for the private receptions at the the terraces you can dance and have music. Also, the set up fee per person is waived for the Ultimate package.

                      This is the answer I got from her:

                      "We do allow music and dancing on the terrace and the set up charge is included, you do not need to hire a dance floor." She is speaking about the Ultimate package here.

                      Hope that helps girls.




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