i have to say my favourite is Chongs advice: don't let FI boss me around just cause he is paying for the wedding LOL! Thanks for the support!! I wanted to comment on the fact that a lot of our prices are all over the map but I'm Canadian too so I do think our rates have been comparable. I asked my TA about it and as there is so much more volume of business on the American side there are more deals to be had, especially the bride and groom stay free promo, if you qualify that's amazing! Our guests out of Toronto are paying 1540 for the week for jr jacuzzi suites, we are going Wed to Wed, April 20-27 over the Easter long weekend. Our BC guests were quoted 1770. The only problem I have now is that we only have 30 reserved seats on the plane and have 25 guests booked already. Stressful! This means we can only book one or two more rooms as after that our seats on the plane run out and any more guests can't get that package. Guests are on their own after that, having to take a different flight & will cost more to stay at the resort. Well, the most important people are already coming, by family and closest friends, so anyone else who makes it down there is a bonus! Also we are going to have a good sized AHR party, so everyone else can come to that! Thanks for the advice and listening it helps me stay sane!
I will keep you posted on what we are doing for our honeymoon, I'm still not sure. It's 1540 pp for FI and I plus 1245pp for the 2nd week. I'm trying to see if switching resorts the 2nd week will bring down the cost. fingers crossed!
also you are right, positive attracts positive, so it's great we are all here to support each other.
Amanda, we are having mojitos as our signature drinks and it's FREE. I guess it's already available at the resort so no special liquor is required...
Originally Posted by amandamarieb
Wow. I wish this was the case for me. I am having my wedding on the sky deck and so guests get a welcome drink.(They told me only champagne which is fine.) Then we are having the free cocktail party and the listing denotes "signature cocktail" but every time I send a recipe to my WC she goes to Loams for a quote. very time its been $3 or $4 per drink. When I askd her what would be included (thinking the drinks I chose are too exotic) she tells me only champagne. Now I know that wasn't the case with Amy K but I know they make up their rules as they go along. It's just frustratig because I am having my menus designed and printed as we speak. I have so much to do that I have settled on champagne...but I would love to have a real alcohol drink at the cocktail recepetion because now it's only wine, beer and soft drinks.
I was told NO. I also wanted to ship some boxes in advance but it is HIGHLY NOT RECOMMENDED. The resort is not responsible if the boxes get lost. I don't want to take that chance...
Originally Posted by amandamarieb
Have any past brides shipped anything to the resort? I have 70 OOT bags that I just don't think I can bring. On top of everything we need for the week, all of the baby's stuff and my dress I just can't imagine carrying it all. I wish I had someone to bring them for me but that doesn't work out. FI's MOm suggested DHL. Thoughts?
Thanks. We are so excited about our mojito!!!
Originally Posted by taylorwd
We had a signature cocktail served to our guests at the ceremony site immediately following the ceremony, and the best part is that it was free! I was never clear as to why it was free, but you should ask. Other brides I talked to said theirs was free as well. We included the recipe for our drink on our details sheet and they made it no problem. AmyKH had a tasting of some cocktails she was considering once she got down there, as I recall, and didn't send hers ahead of time.
That is expensive... $25 per bottle? Luckily we are pretty flexible
Originally Posted by JaimeCF2BR
This doesn't answer your question, but it reminded me of something else I wanted to mention to you girls.
During our site visit in March, the onsite coordinator told us we can bring our own champagne/wine for a $25/bottle corking fee. This sounds outrageous, but if you insist on having Veuve, Dom, etc. for your toast (like my FI!)...it could actually turn out cheaper to bring your own. Just another tip.