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Who's NOT getting screwed by their resort?

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I feel your pain as well. I have wanted to change my resort many a times, but at this point am just sucking it up. From everything I've heard/read on here, any Dreams or Riu that you choose is a good choice. And like Yari said, Las Caletas. I think those brides are like die-hard fans for that place!

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thanks everyone for your responses. we were initially against dreams because i really don't want to see any other brides on MY wedding day (i'm so selfish like that!), but we may have to reconsider. you've all given such great feedback...i'll start looking into your suggestions now!

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Neen - changing your resorts can also be a bitch! Are the issues that you are having major ones? Are they with the resort itself, or with the guests? So far, it seems to be a money issues (jeez, aren't they all?), which is a resort issue. But I wonder if they can work with you in any way. Knowing that they are losing you and your guests might make them a little more flexible.

 

Although, we all know that isn't always the case! I am sorry you are having such drama. Picking the resort was the hardest choice we made and I still waiver on if it was the best. I kinda even wish we chose Mexico instead of Jamaica!

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thanks everyone for your responses. we were initially against dreams because i really don't want to see any other brides on MY wedding day (i'm so selfish like that!), but we may have to reconsider. you've all given such great feedback...i'll start looking into your suggestions now!
I FEEL YOUR PAIN!! My first choice was the Paradisus. Loved the idea that I would be the only bride for that day. Still, I didn't feel at ease until I saw it for myself and talked to the WC in person. So I flew down in January and was amazed at how expensive it was getting! And despite what I read in other posts they are NOT willing to negotiate. Instead, the prices kept getting higher. I agree, the resort is nice but not that nice to make up for the outrageous costs. Especially considering many other resorts I saw during my site visits included items for free. So, I changed to Dreams Tulum. I asked and there will only be a another bride getting married 5 hours before my wedding so I don't think it will be a problem. Sorry, wish I had better news but the Paradisus ( in my opinion) is NOT the paradise it claims to be.

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dreams tulum or cancun are great options...also have you thought of not going during high season? rates are great around may and so is the weather.

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i'm looking into Dreams Tulum and also Dream Puerto Aventuras (since it'll be open for winter 09) now...will see what happens.

 

Despite the cost, everyone is really excited about having our wedding during high season so it'll be a sunny escape from the cold weather in NY/DC/Colorado.

 

for those wondering, the Paradisus is beautiful and a great option...just not for us since we have sisters with 3, 4, and 6 kids! i haven't let them know yet that we're dropping our date and forfeiting the $500 deposit...we just made the decision this morning so i'm giving it 24hrs before totally dashing the plans i already had in place.

 

again, loads of thanks for all the suggestions and feedback! elefant.gif surprisingly, i'm excited to be starting the process again now...i just wish all the resorts replied to me in 1.2 seconds pokestick.gif

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I chose the Bahia Principe because although the price for the wedding is stiff, the price for the vacation is very low compared to every where else. i figured I'd rather pay more for the wedding than have our guests bail out over additional costs.

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I chose the RIU because it was one of the most affordable options for my guests. Also, the prices for the wedding extras (arch, flowers, etc) are sorta high, but at least the dinner itself is included.

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Hey Neen - Sorry to hear about the problems that you are having. We had signed a contract with the PRC and went for our planning visit, after sending STDs and some guests booking the resort, and were really disappointed with several things, the greatest being the service, but one of them being the nickel and diming that you are talking about. By the time all was said and done, we would have paid $10K for our 40 person reception, and we decided that we could spend that much at a resort with better service, so we moved it to the Moon Palace. At first we were concerned that it was a "wedding factory" but then we just decided that if they do 5 weddings a day, they know what they are doing and it is a big enough resort that it wouldn't really matter.

 

Good luck with whatever choice you make...

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