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Can you tell us which resort you were using to see if there is a possibility of someone knowing another suggestion?

 

What about leaving the resort for the wedding. An example is that MoBride got married at the Riu in Jamaica, but she took her reception to a nice Jamaican restaurant and she was EXTREMELY happy with that choice.

 

Is that an option for you? Have the ceremony and go elsewhere for the reception? Also, I wonder if they saw that you were seriously going elsewhere if they WOULD come down in price, evne though they say its non-negotiable.

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Can you tell us which resort you were using to see if there is a possibility of someone knowing another suggestion?

What about leaving the resort for the wedding. An example is that MoBride got married at the Riu in Jamaica, but she took her reception to a nice Jamaican restaurant and she was EXTREMELY happy with that choice.

Is that an option for you? Have the ceremony and go elsewhere for the reception? Also, I wonder if they saw that you were seriously going elsewhere if they WOULD come down in price, evne though they say its non-negotiable.
The hotel I am booked at is the Bucuti in Aruba. Right now I am trying to get in touch with the Renaissance to see if they have my date open.

Yeah, I guess if I have no luck with booking at another hotel, I can try looking into restaurants.

Oh, and she realized that I was serious in the end b/c she started out w/ an attitude, but in the end she was appoligizing and explaining that I am not the only person this is happening to. She told me that this is the reason why they don't like discussing the menu w/ couples untl a month before. And I asked her how people could even budget for their wedding w/o knowing the menu price and she said that she has had people cancel b/c of this. So, I just said "well that's good to know" and that I don't really know what we are even doing for our wedding at this point.

But my fiancee is calling the Ren now since he can call international....I hope there is someone in the wedding dept that can let us know if the date is open

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I am so sorry this really sucks! It seems like they are not going to make a concession no matter how much you threaten them. They are clearly used to people cancelling. I think your only option is to find another place or rent a villa. Can you have weddings on rental villas in Aruba? If so it might not be hard to find a venue and to find a company that can cater it.

 

Let us know if you need help with anything! I hope everything gets resolved. Keep us updated.

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The Renaissance is suppoed to be a REALLY nice hotel. Also, I know a lot of people who have vacationed at the Westin and absolutely loved it. Just a couple of suggestions.

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OMG, GIRLS!!!! My fiance just got off the phone w/ the WC at the Renaissance and they said that we can book there. They already put us down for that date. They have wedding all weekend but he said to call him back on Tuesday and we will finalize everything.

 

THANK GOD!!!!!! I don't know what I would have done. And thanks you so much for letting me vent to everyone, I think I would have exploded if I didn't have all of you girls to talk to.

 

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That is GREAT news! And such a quick resolution! YAAYYYYYYY!
I know I can't believe it either, I think I'm still in shock. My FI had to literally track him down over there and get his personal cell, but who the hell cares if we seem crazy LOL

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i just read all this OMG how did u stay so calm i'd have been ready to fly down and beat the shite out of them !!

 

Glad you have another hotel, you can now tell the other one tostfu.gif and then slam them on here lol other people should know that this seems to be their standard practice.

 

Glad you got it sorted thou x

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i just caught up on this entire thread and am so happy that you have a good solution whew - what a relief! that was pretty shady of them!!!

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i just read all this OMG how did u stay so calm i'd have been ready to fly down and beat the shite out of them !!

Glad you have another hotel, you can now tell the other one tostfu.gif and then slam them on here lol other people should know that this seems to be their standard practice.

Glad you got it sorted thou x
Oh you better believe I will be letting everyone know what happened to me (but once all of the plans are finalized w/ the Ren...LOL) and to think I recommended so many people to that hotel and I though they were great.....but in the end that was the most shady shit I have ever seen. And trust me, they are very luck that I wasn't down there, I could have killed someone I was so mad!! But they will get there's and everything happens for a reason :)

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