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#1 Cruzin09

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    Posted 05 April 2008 - 02:19 PM

    If you are staying at an AI does it cover alcohol (and dinner) at the wedding--if all guests are staying at the AI resort? Im thinking..tables on the sand or something like that where you are not in a section of a restaurant. I also read someone brought their own alcohol? maybe this was not an AI resort, but i was just curious why you would do that..? I know that a lot of the hotel wedding packages include dinner/drinks or champagne or something for a certain number of people and then after that is per head. what im asking is...for that set number of people (i think some say for 20) is it included? Im a little confused...thanks!

    #2 Hartyt509

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      Posted 05 April 2008 - 02:30 PM

      I think it depends on the resort. My friend got married at Riu and she had everything in as she was AI. I'm staying at Dreams also AI but having to pay extra!! go figure

      You need to check with the resort as i think everywhere is different!! sorry

      #3 amyh

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        Posted 05 April 2008 - 02:49 PM

        It really depends on the resort. From what I've seen, they do charge a set up fee (per person) for a private event. Some brides just made reservations for their group at a restaurant w/in the hotel in order to save this cost.

        You should inquire w/ in your resort (or resorts) you are considering).

        #4 foxytv

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          Posted 05 April 2008 - 03:10 PM

          We are having our rehearsal dinner at one of the restaurants at our AI resort. Not a private dinner, so it's free (included).

          But our reception will be on the beach -- so it's $2500 for a buffet dinner, open bar, etc for 3 hours.

          Just b/c it's an AI does NOT mean that you will not have extra costs for your wedding and reception. Usually you WILL have added costs, it seems, unless you have a very small group and do one of the free wedding packages.

          Our reception will end up costing us about $3500 and the wedding will be about $600.

          #5 MissyR

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            Posted 05 April 2008 - 09:47 PM

            We are at an AI and are paying per head for food and drink for our private reception,,

            #6 Cruzin09

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              Posted 06 April 2008 - 09:04 PM

              Ok, got it now. thanks everyone

              #7 Ana

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              Posted 06 April 2008 - 10:37 PM

              We're getting married at Dreams and the drinks and food are included. They are charging us a $28pp set up charge to put everything together plus allocate wait staff exclusively for our group. Out of all the AIs I researched Dreams were the only ones doing this. Most AIs charge you for both food + drinks separately if you want a private dinner.

              #8 Hartyt509

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                Posted 07 April 2008 - 07:51 AM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by Ana
                We're getting married at Dreams and the drinks and food are included. They are charging us a $28pp set up charge to put everything together plus allocate wait staff exclusively for our group. Out of all the AIs I researched Dreams were the only ones doing this. Most AIs charge you for both food + drinks separately if you want a private dinner.
                Lucky you! I'm at Dreams Cancun and its costing me a bomb, nothing is included most things are extra! lol maybe i picked the wrong Dreams lol

                #9 Bride010101

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                  Posted 07 April 2008 - 10:27 AM

                  I agree it is very resort dependent... but even w/in the resort it is dependent on what and how much you want.

                  From my research at least, a lot of the AIs have a base "free" package and the options to upgrade to larger packages or to upgrade what you want. I know a few brides here have stuck w/ the free package, brought some stuff from home and had beautiful weddings.

                  At RIU they have a free option for dinner - but the catch is that it is semi-private and limited to 50 people. Some people are happy with that (we are!) but some people would rather have a private reception with separate tables and centerpeices and what not. So RIU has different options for private things... but at an additional fee.

                  We are doing the free, semi-private dinner the resort offers... then paying $10/person for a reception on the beach (to keep the bar open).




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