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#8261 Bride2B22

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    Posted 04 March 2011 - 10:44 AM



    Originally Posted by diahr 

    Hello Everyone! Has anyone been able to make payments on the Royal's website yet? I still can't.. You'd think the Royal would want to actually get paid their money.

     

    27 days to the Wedding!!!


    You should call your WC and have her do it over the phone! That is what i did after having problems with their site.

     


     

     



    #8262 SBBride

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      Posted 05 March 2011 - 05:22 AM

      Hey guys~ 

      I need some help with my oot bags.  I have a few questions that maybe you guys can help me with:

       

      1.  Did anyone purchase travel mugs to put in their oot bags?  Is it worth it?  I probably won't buy the insulated ones so the drinks will get warm but it's a cute idea.   Does the Royal serve you drinks in little plastic cups? 

       

      2.  Did anyone else make room key/tip holders?   Are the room keys the size of a credit card? 

       

      3.  What else did you find useful to put in the oot bags (other than the bandaids, Advils, Tums)?

       

      Thanks for your help girls!!

       



      #8263 kellygrrrl

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        Posted 05 March 2011 - 12:59 PM


        There's a whole forum on OOT bags, what worked, what didn't, etc. - really helpful stuff. 

         

        The room keys are the size of credit cards. 
         

        Originally Posted by SBBride 

        Hey guys~ 

        I need some help with my oot bags.  I have a few questions that maybe you guys can help me with:

         

        1.  Did anyone purchase travel mugs to put in their oot bags?  Is it worth it?  I probably won't buy the insulated ones so the drinks will get warm but it's a cute idea.   Does the Royal serve you drinks in little plastic cups? 

         

        2.  Did anyone else make room key/tip holders?   Are the room keys the size of a credit card? 

         

        3.  What else did you find useful to put in the oot bags (other than the bandaids, Advils, Tums)?

         

        Thanks for your help girls!!

         



         



        #8264 JoZee84

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          Posted 05 March 2011 - 08:00 PM


           

          Originally Posted by ChicagoBride2011 

          Question for you past brides who had outside vendors for photographer/videographer...

           

          My WC said that I have to pay the vendor fee plus the cost of non-resort guest for their meal at reception.  That seems absolutley ridiculous to me and I'm super irritated! (I would be paying close to $500 extra for each vendor) =(

           

          Past brides is this what you encountered?  Were any brides able to get away with buying day passes for vendors?

           

          Any input will help, thanks ladies!  Only 7.5 weeks until I leave.

          I am having the same issue right now! I think its absurd! We are looking into booking a room at anyone of the REAL resorts at the cheapest price we can, but I don't think my photographer is even going to use it.  Its a waste of money! I also asked what if I have family members taking our photographs at the wedding that are staying at another resort not a REAL resort and they said the same thing.  We would have to pay the vendor fee plus the non REAL guest price for dinner plus another 10 for cake and champagne.  CRAZY ! I'll let you know if we get a good rate on a room for them for a night. 
           

           



          #8265 JoZee84

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            Posted 05 March 2011 - 08:12 PM


             

            Originally Posted by SBBride 

            Hey guys~ 

            I need some help with my oot bags.  I have a few questions that maybe you guys can help me with:

             

            1.  Did anyone purchase travel mugs to put in their oot bags?  Is it worth it?  I probably won't buy the insulated ones so the drinks will get warm but it's a cute idea.   Does the Royal serve you drinks in little plastic cups? 

             

            2.  Did anyone else make room key/tip holders?   Are the room keys the size of a credit card? 

             

            3.  What else did you find useful to put in the oot bags (other than the bandaids, Advils, Tums)?

             

            Thanks for your help girls!!

             

            There were some earlier brides that purchased personalized mugs and said everyone loved them and I don't think theirs were insulated.  Other things that were put in OOT bags were, reg playing cards and board game cards, hand sanitizer, disposable cameras

             



            #8266 SBBride

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              Posted 06 March 2011 - 03:33 PM

              Thanks for your help!  I decided against travel mugs so I can throw more little things into the bag. 



              #8267 diahr

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                Posted 06 March 2011 - 03:34 PM

                Hey Bride2B22! Hope all is well. My WC sent me a cc auth form to do a payment. Yeahhh that was on Thursday and they still have not posted the payment. Ugh!
                 

                Originally Posted by Bride2B22 




                You should call your WC and have her do it over the phone! That is what i did after having problems with their site.

                 


                 

                 



                 



                #8268 melsramey

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                  Posted 06 March 2011 - 11:41 PM



                   

                  Originally Posted by JoZee84 


                   

                  I am having the same issue right now! I think its absurd! We are looking into booking a room at anyone of the REAL resorts at the cheapest price we can, but I don't think my photographer is even going to use it.  Its a waste of money! I also asked what if I have family members taking our photographs at the wedding that are staying at another resort not a REAL resort and they said the same thing.  We would have to pay the vendor fee plus the non REAL guest price for dinner plus another 10 for cake and champagne.  CRAZY ! I'll let you know if we get a good rate on a room for them for a night. 
                   

                   


                  I am also having the same issue, I had read on this thread that if you book an outside vendor such as a photographer a room at the Royal or Gran you can avoid the overpriced outside vendor fee.  Well the Royal must be catching on to this and they are determined to continue to charge their outside vendor fee.  I told Anna, my coordinator, that we have hired Ivan Luckie as our photographer and  that I will be paying for his room at the Gran so him and his assistant can be a guest at our wedding.She then replied that they know he is from the area and since he is from the area they are going to charge us the outside vendor fee even if we pay for his room!!   I was so pissed when I read that, there are 35 people that are coming to the resort because we choose to have our wedding there, and we are going to pay for him to stay at their resort and they still want to charge the outside vendor fee.  I probably shouldn't have told her that he was going be our photographer and just added a room in his name, but I didn't so now we have to pay the stupid vendor fee.  My TA is trying to do what she can to have this fee waived, I will let you all know if she is able to have the fee waived or not
                   

                   



                  #8269 Bride2B22

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                    Posted 07 March 2011 - 05:53 AM


                    OMG they are ridic......mine just took my info over the phone and did it right then an there! How are the last minute planning going?? your wedding is soooo soon!!! are you having a DJ, Photog?? Details please lol
                     

                    Originally Posted by diahr 

                    Hey Bride2B22! Hope all is well. My WC sent me a cc auth form to do a payment. Yeahhh that was on Thursday and they still have not posted the payment. Ugh!
                     



                     



                     



                    #8270 ChicagoBride2011

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                      Posted 07 March 2011 - 09:41 AM



                      Originally Posted by melsramey 



                       


                      I am also having the same issue, I had read on this thread that if you book an outside vendor such as a photographer a room at the Royal or Gran you can avoid the overpriced outside vendor fee.  Well the Royal must be catching on to this and they are determined to continue to charge their outside vendor fee.  I told Anna, my coordinator, that we have hired Ivan Luckie as our photographer and  that I will be paying for his room at the Gran so him and his assistant can be a guest at our wedding.She then replied that they know he is from the area and since he is from the area they are going to charge us the outside vendor fee even if we pay for his room!!   I was so pissed when I read that, there are 35 people that are coming to the resort because we choose to have our wedding there, and we are going to pay for him to stay at their resort and they still want to charge the outside vendor fee.  I probably shouldn't have told her that he was going be our photographer and just added a room in his name, but I didn't so now we have to pay the stupid vendor fee.  My TA is trying to do what she can to have this fee waived, I will let you all know if she is able to have the fee waived or not
                       

                       



                      Wow this is crazy!  I was told before that if they were a guest of a Real resort there would be no vendor fee.

                       

                      I truly do not understand the outside vendor fee.  It's just extra money in the Royal's pocket for no reason.  Like you said we and our guests are giving the hotel thousands of dollars.  I'm doing my best to get around this and have not mentioned the names of my vendors to WC.  It seems the onsite coordinators are more lenient with the rules and fees so I'm hoping once I get down there I won't be charged.

                       

                      Another idea I had was just buying them day passes, it may work out cheaper. Did any past brides get away with this?

                       


                      Had the most AMAZING wedding at The Royal PDC on May 1, 2011





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