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#9231 qgirl2

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    Posted 01 February 2012 - 09:32 AM

    okay everyone I have Ana as my WC and honestly she seems to be not willing to work with you on anything. She told me I had to have the flowers delivered to the security gate? Anyone else have this issue? If not who is your WC as I want them!

     

    Also anyone have the photographer from the resort included in their package take the cocktail hour instead of the ceremony. Meaning your outside photographers did the ceremony and during the cocktail hour the resort photographer managed that? Again she told me flat out no.

     

    It seems like everytime I try to switch the tiniest thing she says nope.

    Wondering if I should try to switch to another girl..any body have another girl who is easier to deal with?

    I would appreciate it!

     



    #9232 Andrea434

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      Posted 01 February 2012 - 10:23 AM

      I do know they do not sub things out on the packages.  Why do you even have to tell her that though?  You can hire an outside photographer and just tell the resort photographer to hang back or take a break when they get there.  I can't imagine they would fight you on that on the day of.
       

      Originally Posted by qgirl2 

      okay everyone I have Ana as my WC and honestly she seems to be not willing to work with you on anything. She told me I had to have the flowers delivered to the security gate? Anyone else have this issue? If not who is your WC as I want them!

       

      Also anyone have the photographer from the resort included in their package take the cocktail hour instead of the ceremony. Meaning your outside photographers did the ceremony and during the cocktail hour the resort photographer managed that? Again she told me flat out no.

       

      It seems like everytime I try to switch the tiniest thing she says nope.

      Wondering if I should try to switch to another girl..any body have another girl who is easier to deal with?

      I would appreciate it!

       



       



      #9233 kellygrrrl

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        Posted 01 February 2012 - 02:41 PM

        I have Ana as well, and lately it hasn't been as bad with 'no' as it has with the extra costs. want a custom cake with different flavors on each tier? that's another $100 ($300 total for the cake). want a certain bouquet that looks like one that's $170? nope she says it's $220.

         

        honestly, I'm keeping the majority of my plans secret becuase I don't want to get locked into something before I'm working with the on-site coordinator. I know that certain decisions need to be made up-front so things can be ordered, but we haven't discussed details like my external photographer or my plans for hair and makeup (and flowers).

         

        I think the on-site coordinators will be more flexible and accomodating whereas the off-site ones are tied more closely to the rule book. at least, that's what I'm hoping. ; )

         

        Originally Posted by qgirl2 

        okay everyone I have Ana as my WC and honestly she seems to be not willing to work with you on anything. She told me I had to have the flowers delivered to the security gate? Anyone else have this issue? If not who is your WC as I want them!

         

        Also anyone have the photographer from the resort included in their package take the cocktail hour instead of the ceremony. Meaning your outside photographers did the ceremony and during the cocktail hour the resort photographer managed that? Again she told me flat out no.

         

        It seems like everytime I try to switch the tiniest thing she says nope.

        Wondering if I should try to switch to another girl..any body have another girl who is easier to deal with?

        I would appreciate it!

         



         



        #9234 tunaandocean

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          Posted 01 February 2012 - 10:03 PM

          My WC used to be Patricia Romero but now it's just switched to Ana. 


          Who is your wedding planner? Just curious. I left ana a message but in a previous message she said any delivered flowers will be considered and outside vendor fee..Who did you speak to on the phone?



           


           

           



          #9235 qgirl2

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            Posted 02 February 2012 - 10:33 AM

            Well I think I made the mistake of asking ana questions I think you are right I will just discuss there things with my Onsite WC and leave them be for now. I thin I get her in March..like 6 weeks before or something. Good plan..
             

            Originally Posted by kellygrrrl 

            I have Ana as well, and lately it hasn't been as bad with 'no' as it has with the extra costs. want a custom cake with different flavors on each tier? that's another $100 ($300 total for the cake). want a certain bouquet that looks like one that's $170? nope she says it's $220.

             

            honestly, I'm keeping the majority of my plans secret becuase I don't want to get locked into something before I'm working with the on-site coordinator. I know that certain decisions need to be made up-front so things can be ordered, but we haven't discussed details like my external photographer or my plans for hair and makeup (and flowers).

             

            I think the on-site coordinators will be more flexible and accomodating whereas the off-site ones are tied more closely to the rule book. at least, that's what I'm hoping. ; )

             



             



             



            #9236 ChicagoBride2011

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              Posted 03 February 2012 - 06:27 AM



              Originally Posted by qgirl2 

              I have a question about flowers. I would like to use Marvin for my centerpieces and bouquet and some other bulk flowers(my mom's best friend is a florist and is putting together the bridesmaids and the boutonieres and decorating the beach area) Has anyone else used Marvin and not been charged a vendor fee for using him? And if so when and how? Marvin is stating that if delivered to the lobby the resort will charge me the $300.00 frickin fee which is ridiculous! Please let me know how you did it with avoiding the fee as many of you on here have used him and stated that you avoided a fee.

              Thanks!



              I used Marvin for my centerpieces, bouquets, and boutanaires (sp?).  We met his delivery person in the lobby to avoid the fee.  The problem with doing it that way is that you'll have to have someone set-up the centerpieces for you, if you want the resort to do it then you get slapped with the fee.  The bellboys helped us load the centerpieces onto luggage carts and wheeled them to my aunts room, then when she was ready to put them out for me she called the bellboys again and they wheeled the carts onto the beach for her.  We got VERY lucky that these bellboys were willing to be so helpful! 

               

              I got really sick of dealing with my off-site coordinator so I didn't really tell her much, then when I got down there I told my onsite coordinator this is what we are doing.  The off site coordinators will tell you no and try to charge you for everything however the onsite ones are much, much more flexible with things.  It was easy for us to do it that way since we were not relying on the resort for much and used outside vendors for alot of things.


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


              #9237 hilly1gh

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                Posted 04 February 2012 - 03:38 PM

                Hi Ladies,

                 

                I just ordered business cards from VistaPrint that I am going to hole punch and tie around the maracas for the reception.  I'm so excited..  I think they'll look great!  Thank you to all those brides who posted this idea.  I would never have thought of it without you!

                 

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                #9238 queenoftheu

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                  Posted 04 February 2012 - 05:13 PM

                  I did my boudoir photoshoot this afternoon, and it was AMAZING! I cannot wait to get my pictures, and my honey is going to be totally surprised when he sees them! If any of you have been thinking about doing one, I totally recommend it!



                  #9239 qgirl2

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                    Posted 05 February 2012 - 11:24 AM

                    I am okay with a guest putting everything out. I am fortunate enough that my mom's best friend is a former florist and wedding coordinator and if going to make alot of the stuff for us to save us big money. He will be in charge of the tables and flowers and has offered to do it all for us!

                    As of now I am just going to keep my mouth shut with Ana and not really go into any more details to avoid the"no's" and the costs. I think I will just wait to speak to the onsite at the wedding about the photographer. I am sure they will say not a big deal. Thanks so much for all your feed back! Makes going through all this alot easier!
                     

                    Originally Posted by ChicagoBride2011 



                    I used Marvin for my centerpieces, bouquets, and boutanaires (sp?).  We met his delivery person in the lobby to avoid the fee.  The problem with doing it that way is that you'll have to have someone set-up the centerpieces for you, if you want the resort to do it then you get slapped with the fee.  The bellboys helped us load the centerpieces onto luggage carts and wheeled them to my aunts room, then when she was ready to put them out for me she called the bellboys again and they wheeled the carts onto the beach for her.  We got VERY lucky that these bellboys were willing to be so helpful! 

                     

                    I got really sick of dealing with my off-site coordinator so I didn't really tell her much, then when I got down there I told my onsite coordinator this is what we are doing.  The off site coordinators will tell you no and try to charge you for everything however the onsite ones are much, much more flexible with things.  It was easy for us to do it that way since we were not relying on the resort for much and used outside vendors for alot of things.



                     



                    #9240 JessicaAnne

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                      Posted 06 February 2012 - 10:42 AM

                      Ok former brides...we are finalizing Menu's and decided that buffet style is easiest to accomodate various dietary restrictions of my honey's family....has any tried the Mexican or Yucatan and what did you like or not like about them?  Thanks!!! 

                       

                      Also, has anyone asked if it's possible to mix and match?  Both look really good, but having part of each would be heavenly!

                       

                      Thansk!






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