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Does anyone have any information on the reception locations?? Does it vary with the packages?? Is this wedding planning supposed to be this stressfulhuh.gif I can barely take it anymore sad.gif

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Joie, the fee for an outside photographer is $300, which I believe actually goes to the photographer on site (not to Barcelo) since were aren't using their services. Might have to be paid in cash too (not sure). You can also have your photographer stay over night as a guest and then they do not have to pay the fee. Not sure if it would be cheaper to pay for a night for them or the $300.

 

As for reception locations, from talking to my WC (gabriela), I understood the the Sea Breeze package is only in the banquet room, no other options. If you want a reception

on the beach, by the pool, or in an open air grill, you must pay for the Under the Stars or higher package.

 

I originally really wanted the Under the Stars, but you need to pay $6o per person instead of $20 for the Sea Breeze. We are probably going to have 50-60 people that could turn into an extra $2000 or more. So, for now I have the sea breeze package reserved. I might change it when I see the new 2010 prices. But, I'm guessing they will be even more expensive. Hope this helps!

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I think there is also food and ceremony differences between the Sea Breeze and Under the Stars package. I'm not really sure of them, I think 4 vs 5 course meal maybe.

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Joie and Amy...all the above is absolutely correct!!! It boils down to cost and location. If you're willing to pay $60 per person past 10 or 15 guests I believe it is, then you'll have the option of being outdoors...else, to keep cost down, you'll be in a banquet room. Really depends on how many guests you're expecting and of course what's important to you! We're only planning on having 30 guests, so we don't mind paying an extra $1,000 and have our reception be outdoors. I'm also pretty sure that when you make that decision, even if it rains or it's uncomfortable for guests to be outdoors, they will move the party inside but the cost of $60 will remain the same. Also, the $300 for the outside photographer is correct. We're having ours spend the night, so that fee will be waived. I pretty much just repeated what Harv0136 said, LOL. I'm sorry...what is your name? I think I remember asking you at one point, but I forget sad.gif

 

Sandra

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Does anyone have any pictures of the banquet room set up for the Sea Breeze package? Also, I have heard conflicting comments... some say there are windows, some say there aren't..... We are going to be too many people to have it outside and I also hear in Feb. it's quite cool at night so we'll be going with the banquet room. I just wish I could see some pictures...

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thank you everyone for all of your help!! We are not expecting too many people (20-30) for our wedding, but I love the idea of an outdoor reception.

 

As for the weather, I have been to Mexico in February (Cancun area) and it did cool off at night, but if you keep moving/dancing/drinking, it is tolerable.

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thanks Sandra and Harv, you've both been so helpful! That STINKS if weather is bad, we still have to pay the 60/person! ugh sad.gif and very good to know about the photographer...that'll be my next big decision! Does any have the WC Xhail, thats who i got assigned and have never heard of her, so just curious. yay, can't wait to hear how all our 'big' decisions work out!

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