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If anyone doesn't mind me asking, what are your guests paying approximately for the trip? I've been reading through a lot of the pages and the Royal looks quite amazing but cost is a huge issue with a lot of our guests and we're trying to keep it down as much as possible. We're looking at either a late January or April 2010 wedding. Thanks

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Here are the prices I just got yesterday from our TA - it seems a bit expensive, but we're only having immediate family and while it may be expensive, they are getting a vacation out of it! It's not JUST for your wedding :)

 

The Royal

Land only per person in a Junior ste room

3 nights

$619.00

5 nights

$999.00

7 nights

$1378.00

 

Gran Porto Real has a family ste now for 2 adts and 3 kids

3nights

$473.00 per person based on a dble and children under 12 are free

5 nights

$755.00

7 nights

$1037.00

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When I looked at a website for sunsets for June it said the sun sets at 7:30. I thought that seems a little early but maybe it does? So 5:30 for May sounds really early to me.

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I am also getting married at 4pm...I was told the sun goes down around 5:30 in may so that will give me about an hour for after ceremony pictures
Our Photographer, who lives in the area of the hotel, has told us to anticipate the sunset around 7PM. We are having our ceremony at 5PM Cocktails following immediately after, and Reception beginning around 7. I'm wishing I had planned for 4PM for the ceremony...so I think you girls will have made the best choice!

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Has anyone else on here commited to the Luxury Package? I'm a bit concerned with what I'm seeing on the Royal site now, with prices and what all is included. For some reason, the price we were quoted a year ago is MORE than what the package is now, and ... we get less stuff...should I be asking about this? Or .... since I leave in a little over a week...just suck it up and forget I even saw the new stuff?

What would you guys do?

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Shannon, so you get more stuff for less money now? Then I would definately say something! Its your wedding, get what you can get! I will have to go check that out now. What changed?

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Our Photographer, who lives in the area of the hotel, has told us to anticipate the sunset around 7PM. We are having our ceremony at 5PM Cocktails following immediately after, and Reception beginning around 7. I'm wishing I had planned for 4PM for the ceremony...so I think you girls will have made the best choice!

Oh fantastic! That totally puts my mind at ease!
I also found out yesterday that they have changed the requirements for getting married. If you have never been married before you now only need your passport, blood tests and arrival thingy from the airport. That totally saved my butt because I got all the wrong paperwork legalized and authenticated...

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Yay for 4:00! Thanks Shay that's great. You must be getting nervous, I'm nervous for you! I'm just starting out and catching up on this thread has been NUTS!

 

Maybride- if you don't mind me asking, I've been married before, do you know if I have to follow all of the old requirements with the birth certificate, etc.?

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Shannon, so you get more stuff for less money now? Then I would definately say something! Its your wedding, get what you can get! I will have to go check that out now. What changed?
Exactly...Originally, the package was $2200USD plus minister fees, plus reception fees, yadda yadda.

Then, earlier this year, they increased a lot of their packages significantly...the Luxury went from the $2200 to like...$2900 or something. At that time, I suggested to Micaela, our then coordinator that because of when we confirmed, etc, would they honor the original fee? They agreed to do that.

So currently, we are expected to pay $2200USD plus minister fees, plus reception costs, plus day passes for our photographers/video folks, plus we are paying for the photography itself.

Not only has the package price gone DOWN to $2150 (not a huge difference to the original, I know, but...) it includes:

- Professional Photography & 30 Minutes Editted videography of the ceremony (not that I would change our photographer anyways...but...had I known I'd save so much money...things may have been different)
- Spa Service for the Groom ($100 value)
- Two kinds of live music - a soloist for the ceremony and a full hour set with a trio during the reception (currently, we have only discussed the previously included 45 minute set with a mariachi)
- Reception meal for up to 35 guests for up to 3 hours (currently we're paying $50/head)
- Grooms suit pressing

All of these things were NOT included before...and...I kinda feel on one hand, I shouldn't expect them now, because...that's business....but on the other hand, if I'm going to be paying more now...and missing out on all these "extras"...well, I kinda want the extras!

Am I wrong?

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Shay no way are you wrong!! You're spending the money, you should get what is included. I know it's business, but they can't add more things to your package and charge less and expect you not to be upset!! I can't even believe the different packages they have now!! I got an email back in February and didn't even notice all of the different packages they have now.

 

Thanks for the info and go for what you deserve!

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