| Originally Posted by Lady_Di |
Regarding, DJ Ivan, I get a dance floor, the works and 4 hours of his service. I believe if you book through the resort, then the same price is ONLY for his services without the dance floor. Don't quote me on this so I guess the only way to find out is to contact him directly.
It is $10pp for the cocktail hour for real resort guests and $20 for non guests.
We are not doing OOT bags because we are splurging on other stuff.
Did he actually say that anyone who books him directly won't have to pay the vendor fee? I emailed him last night and he said that we do have to pay the vendor fee because we booked him directly. I would like to get bottom of this.
| Originally Posted by beachbum1285 |
For my OOT bags, I figured once those individual people get there, then we'll give them their bag at that time. I have so many people coming at staggered times and days, and there's no way I'm paying $5 for them to give a bag that I can do myself. My fiance and I were thinking we could play like dumb big kids and leave it at their door, knock, and run real fast. Dumb, by fun.
| Originally Posted by dianep |
i think i'll just have my OOT bags at the front desk - i've heard there's no charge to have them handed out to guests upon their arrival.
i know we're on several of the same threads, so i can't remember if i've seen you on the TTD thread. there are several pictures of TTD sessions. i'm hoping to do mine in a cenote nearby. what an amazing look and surrounding for pictures! something so exotic about them!
my FI isn't excited about the TTD, so we'll see if i get him into a cenote fully dressed. if i can get a few pictures even at the beach, i'll be fine, but i'm hoping for a cenote!
If it's not too personal, how much did you pay for Ivan? It sounds to me that because you all booked before the change, you got a cheaper rate. Because of that, they want as much money from you as possible (which probably still is still less expensive to the $850 we are paying plus I think $700 or $750 for the dance floor.) This is my opinion to why they are making you pay the extra $100. This policy of paying the vendor's fee if you book directly was probably made so that The Royal makes money. Basically, if you book him direct and pay no vendor's fee then the resort gets nothing (and we ALL now how they feel about getting as much as they can!). Now, since the new price list in December, they are all working together, overcharging us and splitting the profits. I am booking through him and don't have to pay the extra fee but-hell-I'm paying about $1600 for him and the floor.
Beachbum & Diane P.,
I do think I'm going to hand the OOT bags out. That way, I won't have to check with everyone to make sure they got their bags or if everything was in them. Beachbum, I love the knocking and running! Too funny!