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I think it depends on when you booked. The rates changed at some point to $300/vendor now. If you were quoted the $100 keep those emails and use them! At some point they may try to go back and tell you it is $300. Treat those emails like gold!


I booked in December and I was also told $100 for an outside vendor in Jan 2010. I am going to email the wc again and I will let you know what they say.

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The vendor rate is listed in your contract, that is the rate they will honor. The rate depends on when you booked your wedding.
It is listed under policies and restrictions. My fee is $100 but I feel terrible for those of you who have to pay $300. What a large increase!!

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Don't know if this has been addresssed in this thread yet, but does the Royal/Gran allow us to bring our own linens? Or use an off-site wedding coordinator to bring in flowers, linens, lighting, etc? I thought I saw that we need to pay $100 per vendor not from their resorts...

Or do you ladies know if the resort has other linens available besides white?
I asked my wc about the flowers and she said I could bring my own. I did not ask about linens and lighting. Hope this helps a little.

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Thank you for the advice Candice!! That is a great idea, having a friend ordinated in your state to do it! There isn't too much involved for him to do that right? My FI's uncle can legally marry us, but I'm afraid other people would find out if we did it with him....

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Yay, i love the cakes too!! I wonder if we can decorate our cake that comes with the luxury package or replace the cake with cupcakes without an extra charge?

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Good idea! WOnder if different cake choice (other than the one from our package) is extra. Compiling a list of questions for the WC. I'm also thinking of getting an event coordinator to deal with all this for me. It's still far in advance, and I'm already starting to get stressed over these details, and waiting for info.

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For those asking about the outside vendor fee, I was told that if you signed your contract before December 8, then you have a $100 fee, otherwise it went to either $300 or $350...not sure which one. It says on your contract that you signed.

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She said that customs is very particular about what is allowed through and what isn't. She said you should definitely not send any sort of sea shells because you will never see them again. She said that if they don't approve of something they will send it back to you and who knows how long that will take.

I talked to my shipping coordinator here at work and she said she sends packages to Mexico a lot through work. She said that if you fill out the correct paperwork for customs and detail how much everything in the box is worth then you shouldn't have any problems. I have lik 40lbs in towels here that I just can not bring in a suitcase, so I have no choice. I also want to ship my centerpieces since they are glass and fragile. I'm going to do it anyway and hope for the best. They did say to send everything a month early as long as you contact the wedding coordinator and they know it is coming.
I'm in love with these escort cards.

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php...page=&includes[]=tags&includes[]=title

Do you think I'll have a problem bringing them through customs considering the comment above about shells? Would you be worried about it or go for it?

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Good idea! WOnder if different cake choice (other than the one from our package) is extra. Compiling a list of questions for the WC. I'm also thinking of getting an event coordinator to deal with all this for me. It's still far in advance, and I'm already starting to get stressed over these details, and waiting for info.
The main issue is with the Michigan WCs. If you start asking questions early then you shouldn't need an event coordinator. I am almost done with everything and I don't need an outside coordinator. I think it's a waste of money, IMO. I started my planning in advance so that helped.

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I'm in love with these escort cards.

starfish escort cards or wedding favors by crescentmoonpaper[]=tags&includes[]=title

Do you think I'll have a problem bringing them through customs considering the comment above about shells? Would you be worried about it or go for it?
I think it is a hit and miss. I've read some brides were able to bring them in Mexico, regardless. If you want to try and risk it then go for it but have a backup plan. I wanted to bring in shells for decorations but decided not to.

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