Paradisus Riviera Brides - POST HERE!
Posted 01 July 2008 - 08:19 PM
In terms of price - we went with a TA for a number of reasons - convenience, a guaranteed rate with direct flights (not always the case with expedia) and other perks associated with package deals. All in all it was a much better decision for us.
Grand Palladium was an option for us as well - in all honesty - we loved it but the thought of being one of 5 or 6 weddings in a single day was not appealing to us at all - we found that the resort was just too big ... It is a beautiful resort and it's got a really nice gazebo - it just wasn't the feeling we wanted..
Posted 02 July 2008 - 10:26 AM
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Posted 02 July 2008 - 10:42 AM
Cannot wait to hear details on the food, music etc.!
Posted 04 July 2008 - 11:09 AM
What are you girls planning? We are prob going to be having around 50 guests. Will it seem like I'm being cheapo though if we don't have a dinner thing? I don't think so- but I would love some input.
Posted 04 July 2008 - 11:40 PM
Posted 05 July 2008 - 01:07 PM
Do you mean an airfare surcharge or a fee for over $20 ppl at your reception? I know with each package it is based on a certain amount of ppl and then you add on after that. Right now we are booked with the fantasy package and it's up to 20 but we are anticipating between 40-50 so it's an extra per person but can't tell you exactly how much right now. I forgot. It may be $20-$25..
As far as guests booking-I just sent out my STD's so that hasn't started yet. They will book thorugh our travel agent or on their own. We are budgeting with that estimated number of ppl (40-50) and will have everything figured out when we do RSVP's from formal invites. (I haven't even started that yet) We got that general number form the people that say that they will be there no matter what. Our real close fam and best friends. But the reality is that you just don't know until they actually book. It could only end up being 20 ppl!
We are not getting any sort of group discount aside form what our TA can get. Maybe we could save some $$ if we booked through the Paradisus (not sure) but I can't be in charge of all that. My year is too crazy with school/internship/other wedding planning stuff and I didn't want to be in charge of everyones vacation basically- or charged a fee if people changed their minds!
I don't know if I was much help to you but there it is.
Posted 05 July 2008 - 05:52 PM
| Originally Posted by JackieK |
Hey girls! My travel agent just informed me that there is a surcharge per guest over 20 guests. Is this correct? If so, anyone know how much? Now I'm feeling panicked! Also, how did you go about your guests booking? Did you ask who was and was not going so you could get a general number? How do you get a group discount if everyone is deciding at different times whether they are attending or not? I'm kinda confused on this process.
Posted 07 July 2008 - 11:31 PM
Thanks for the answers to my questions. That definitely does clarify quite a bit. I have not contacted the Paradisus yet to book a date for the wedding but I will do that this week. Is the contact information just on the Paradisus resort's website. You ladies have been great! Thanks for all of your information!!
Posted 08 July 2008 - 02:46 PM
| Originally Posted by JackieK |
the one with the lowest price quote (by far) is also asking me to get legal names and credit card numbers of all guests attending
We did not book a block of rooms. I don't think the resort is that big that people need to be that close to each other. When I looked at how it was set up it didn't look like you could be that far away from each other even if you wanted to be, but I guess it depends on your group and how many people you have. We are expecting only 25-30 guests to book.
Posted 08 July 2008 - 03:36 PM
In terms of resort layout - it is certainly not huge but rooms may not be within super close vicinity of one another. THey are within a five min walk - we were there in November and got a tour which didn't take all that long.
In terms of using a TA - our TA got us a group rate through Air Canada Vacations - that information was provided to our guests through our STDs and wedding website - we had to pay deposits for 10 people to guarantee the rate (Which was fine for us!) and then everyone else books through the TA. When they book they pay $250 each deposit with their full legal name (on their passport) and the balance is due in Oct.
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