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#5491 Channing

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    Posted 07 July 2011 - 12:18 PM


     Good to know! Thank you!
     

    Originally Posted by clgriffi7 

    It seems like the "standard" is to have the wedding at the gazebo, the cocktail hour on the Terrace (overlooking the gazebo), and then reception either on the beach or in a ballroom.  I am not sure where the cocktail hour is if you are having your reception on the Terrace.  I think I remember a bride saying she had her cocktail hour in some garden area - but I don't know where that is...

     



     



     



    #5492 Channing

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      Posted 07 July 2011 - 12:26 PM



      Thats interesting that you were able to trade services, it must be something they allow once you're there and finalizing all the arrangements?? I have read several posts where alot of brides have swapped services or exchanged them for something else. I was trying to be proactive and I emailed Claudia and asked if I could exchange a few things and put them towards the dinner - she told me none of them were possible and that the wedding packages can't be changed.... I hope she will reconsider when I meet her in person! Like the champagne toast for example; I have 50 guests coming and the package only allows for 20- it doesnt make sense to buy to purchase more bottles when im having a cocktail hour right after- oh well...

      Originally Posted by NurseM 

      As for dessert we thought about changing it out but after we kept it and tasted how good it was I am glad we didn't, we did the cake cutting then they took our cake to their big fridge and whenever any of our guests wanted something sweet they phoned room service and had it delivered everyone loved that idea! 

       

      As for the dance floor, I wasn't going to have one as i couldn't justify the price, but then when we got there and my FI saw the dance floor for other weddings he wanted it and he is so happy we got it. We did not have a cocktail hour we traded it in for 10 extra people at dinner, that covered the cost of the dance floor. 



       



      #5493 mgl27

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        Posted 07 July 2011 - 02:26 PM



        Hi Channing,

         

        I also read about a lot of brides who have traded out services for other things.  I am hoping for the same when I arrive.  I am guessing that once we have a credit card in hand and we can show how many room nights our guests are giving thre resort (we are at 149 total nights), anything will become negotiable. :)  So I am planning on saving for everything, but hoping that we won't have to spend it all! 

         

        I also agree with the champagne toast. Our cocktail hour is immediatly following the ceremony, seems silly to buy more bottles.  I think I am just going to ask to have those bottles (however many for 20) to either just be used while we are all getting ready or delivered to peoples rooms that night.  Something...

         

         

        Originally Posted by Channing 



        Thats interesting that you were able to trade services, it must be something they allow once you're there and finalizing all the arrangements?? I have read several posts where alot of brides have swapped services or exchanged them for something else. I was trying to be proactive and I emailed Claudia and asked if I could exchange a few things and put them towards the dinner - she told me none of them were possible and that the wedding packages can't be changed.... I hope she will reconsider when I meet her in person! Like the champagne toast for example; I have 50 guests coming and the package only allows for 20- it doesnt make sense to buy to purchase more bottles when im having a cocktail hour right after- oh well...



         



         


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        #5494 Soon2BMrsS

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          Posted 07 July 2011 - 08:06 PM

          Same thing happened to me. I have read past brides have traded for things etc. So I tried asking Claudia as well, and she responded to me with the same. Keeping my fingeeez crossed though!!!



          #5495 Soon2BMrsS

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            Posted 07 July 2011 - 08:09 PM

            Wow... You girls are getting married the weekend after me. How exciting!!!! I am getting married October 21st.  We will be there from the 18th until the 25th.  It sure is getting closer and closer huh!!!!!!



            #5496 clgriffi7

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              Posted 08 July 2011 - 03:44 AM

              My wedding is November 5th, so it looks like we have the following:

              Sonn2BMrsS             Oct 21  (travel Oct 18-25)

              futuremrsroo              Oct 28  (travel Oct 26-???)

              mgl27                       Oct 29  (travel Oct 24-???) 

              clgriffi7                      Nov 5    (travel Nov 2-10)



              #5497 Channing

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                Posted 08 July 2011 - 08:49 AM

                Oh thats a good idea!!

                 

                Ya I'm going to save for the contract price and anything that we get a deal on will just be a bonus :) Maybe once you throw in a nice little tip they'll be more accomodating haha



                #5498 clgriffi7

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                  Posted 08 July 2011 - 09:20 AM

                  You would have to think that even if they won't let you trade for something else, they would at least be willing to serve it to you when you want it!

                  I was thinking that if I keep the champagne (and end up buying an extra bottle for the extra people) that I would rather have it during the reception for toasts instead of right after the ceremony.  I can see right after the ceremony being appropriate if there were not going to be a reception (for example if it were just the bride and groom or a vow renewal ceremony).

                  Originally Posted by mgl27 


                  I also agree with the champagne toast. Our cocktail hour is immediatly following the ceremony, seems silly to buy more bottles.  I think I am just going to ask to have those bottles (however many for 20) to either just be used while we are all getting ready or delivered to peoples rooms that night.  Something...

                   

                   



                   



                   



                  #5499 NurseM

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                    Posted 08 July 2011 - 10:12 AM

                    The toast thing is a bit of a scam I would say, they only use the champagne that is from the bar that you get with the all inclusive. We skipped the toast had it poured at our rehersal dinner for everyone, then at the reception we did all our toasts and with a tip from my dad for the waiters they poured everyone a glass of champagne for toasts. 

                     

                    We gave claudia a big tip and seem to get quite a few extras, before i got there i was able to trade my cocktail hour for 10 extra people, and then the mariachi band we traded for our sound system for the reception that turned into a dj with a tip to claudia. We paid for a wood dance floor and she added the lighted one instead, and put up the white flags on the beach


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                    #5500 bnwedding2011

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                      Posted 08 July 2011 - 10:29 AM

                       

                      And Nov 8th!!!! (Travel Nov 5th - Nov 12)

                       

                      I have only posted a few times...but read all the posts.  Thanks for all the info!!
                       

                      Originally Posted by clgriffi7 

                      My wedding is November 5th, so it looks like we have the following:

                      Sonn2BMrsS             Oct 21  (travel Oct 18-25)

                      futuremrsroo              Oct 28  (travel Oct 26-???)

                      mgl27                       Oct 29  (travel Oct 24-???) 

                      clgriffi7                      Nov 5    (travel Nov 2-10)


                       

                       






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