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ROYAL PLAYA DEL CARMEN BRIDES: were kids allowed for the day? ...and other questions

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Anybody have any definite info on the NO outside vendor policy? No one at the resort is getting back to me. I am going to have to start reserving things (photographers, videographers, etc) in the next few months if I plan on having a wedding in Jan 2010. Would still like to stay at this resort because of its location, but may look outside the resort for the reception.

 

So if anyone knows anything inform us.

 

Can we start a boycott thread like Tammy did with the Karisma resorts and their no outside vendor policy which was eventually abolished.

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I just received info from a WC yesterday and they said that my photographer would be allowed, but it would cost an extra $100. This is technically to cover a day pass. I am hiring Cecilia Dumas and I know that she has recently photographed weddings there, as soon as this past May. I don't think you have anything to worry about. smile72.gif

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I just received info from a WC yesterday and they said that my photographer would be allowed, but it would cost an extra $100. This is technically to cover a day pass. I am hiring Cecilia Dumas and I know that she has recently photographed weddings there, as soon as this past May. I don't think you have anything to worry about. smile72.gif
Cecilia photographed our wedding in May there. Well at the Gran Porto though. Back then they didn't charge any outside vendor fee or day pass. Argh, it makes me angry that they are putting in all these new fees! We had guests from other resorts and they did not have to buy a day pass if they just wanted to attend the ceremony and reception. I wonder if that rule has changed as well.

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I just heard back from Patty today regarding the use of an outside photographer, and she said there was a $100 as well... I was not told that I could not use an outside photographer. Yaay!!! elefant.gif

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Who are the WCs now at the RPDC? I have tried contacting Micaela and Zulma. If there is someone more responsive please forward me their contact.

 

Thanks!

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Who are the WCs now at the RPDC? I have tried contacting Micaela and Zulma. If there is someone more responsive please forward me their contact.

Thanks!
Patty, I believe, is the only other WC onsite (plus their respective assistants).

I know it feels like forever in between correspondence, but try to remain patient. They ARE running on Mexico time, and that, in our world, is a whole lot more laid back and slow! Plus, they ARE really busy, and getting busier...

I am positive that you'll hear something back soon. Contacting a new WC might just delay the process, as they won't be familiar with you (though I'm not sure HOW familiar your current WC would be either).

Just trying to be a voice of reason here...I know its frustrating, but, you WILL hear from someone. We're all sort of sitting in the same boat, awaiting our next delicious piece of correspondence!

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Hi girls (and new guy!)! Sorry I've fallen off the face of the earth lately- I've been swamped at work and I go on an international trip on the 14th! AAAAHHHH!

 

Have any of you been able to negotiate a group room discount? I'm totally confused. I called the hotel's toll free number and there was a prompt for groups... just cause I'm nosy, I pushed it and got a woman named Denisse who said that group rates are available for people with over 8 rooms! Sounded strange, so I sent Denisse's info and email address to my TA to investigate. It took about a week and a half to get a response, but Paty emailed (not Denisse) my TA saying that there are no discounts available...

 

first off- what is different from working with the hotel discounts and the wedding ones?

 

second- Paty was working with me in the beginning and then seemed to pass me off to Micaela. Why is Paty getting involved again? Is she my coordinator or is Micaela?

 

I KNEW things were going too smooth!!! AAAHHHH!

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New guy here :)

 

PM Antonia. She said she dealt directly with the hotel and got a better rate by doing so. She had 100 people so maybe that gave her more leverage.

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We had 23 people and our group rate came out to be about $40.oo less, per person, per week. Not anything that was worth some of the hassle we had to go through. Next time I go on a group vacation, I would just tell everyone that they are on their own. I'm not jumping through a bunch of hoops for $40.00!

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