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#15981 JennyBenz

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    Posted 06 February 2013 - 07:20 AM

    Hello lovely ladies!! First off- very warm wishes & lots of love being sent to those who have recently left or are getting close to their wedding date!!! I see this is a popular time for our forum, I can't wait to see how everything turns out for TKUZMA, DANICA, CHRISTINE!!

    Rachel- Welcome back and congratulations =D Can't wait to read your review & see pictures!!!

    Hi Everyone!

     

    My fiance and I are getting married at AS on 6/15/13!  I've been busy reading the pages and pages of all the useful information on here.  Has anyone had any experience (good or bad) with the DJ's offered through Lomas.  I saw that there are two different options DJ All Music and/or Mega DJ?  Are these to be booked with your coordinator?  I already have an email out to my coordinator but thought I would come here for any tips and/or advice!  Any past experiences or tips would be greatly appreciated!

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    Originally Posted by JMK923 

    Hi Brides!

     

    Wondering if anyone has recently booked DJ Doremixx? I read through some of the threads on here, and it looks like some previous brides back from early 2012 were able to book him and pay the outside vendor fee. However, I asked my WC Lynda and she said that they do not permit outside DJ services. What's this all about? Any input would be helpful! Thanks!!

     

    Originally Posted by birdie1119 

    We were thinking of doing an outside DJ too but were not sure if we should just pay the fee or if we could book him a room for three nights. Has anyone or is anyone planning on booking a room for the outside DJ?


    #15982 karyc

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      Posted 06 February 2013 - 08:41 AM

      Has anyone had an issue with needing to pay a day pass fee for an outside vendor for a day prior to the wedding? My DJ wants to meet with us a few days early (which I appreciate) and the resort is telling me I need to pay a day pass for that which strikes me as outrageous since I am already paying $800 to have him provide his services. To me, one of those "services" is the initial consultation. I'm frustrated and am wondering if anyone else has run into this...
       



      #15983 MK0386

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        Posted 06 February 2013 - 10:16 AM

        Has anyone had an issue with needing to pay a day pass fee for an outside vendor for a day prior to the wedding? My DJ wants to meet with us a few days early (which I appreciate) and the resort is telling me I need to pay a day pass for that which strikes me as outrageous since I am already paying $800 to have him provide his services. To me, one of those "services" is the initial consultation. I'm frustrated and am wondering if anyone else has run into this...  

        My DJ wants to meet prior as well. It's something I didn't even mention to my WC. There is no way I'm paying for a day pass for him to meet me for a 30 min meeting in the lobby. You are absolutely right that the meeting is part if his service which we you (we) are already covering in the vendor fee. Who's your WC? I think I'm going the route of "easier to ask forgiveness thatpn permission" and I'm not going to mention it and ill just "tell" my on site coordinator when I get there vs "asking" now and risking them telling me I have to pay a fee. Since you already mentioned it to your WC I would just be firm that you refuse to basically "pay twice" since you are already paying a vendor fee. I will probably run into a similar issue with my photographer since I'm doing my TTD pics the day after the wedding....

        #15984 Nena Martinez

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          Posted 06 February 2013 - 10:33 AM

          Originally Posted by murmel 

          As far as i know the maximum is 2 weddings per day, and they cannot use the same locations. (Ie. Same beach gazebo or reception location) so make sure to reserve your locations ASAP.

          Good to know that!!! THANK YOU!!! =) I am a 2014 bride, hoping to reserve my date by this friday!! Happy Planning!!



          #15985 JennyBenz

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            Posted 06 February 2013 - 10:39 AM

            Hey ladies-

            I completely agree with you both- it's ridiculous that they make you pay an outrageous fee that goes in their pocket for nothing and still want you to dish out another $100 for a 1/2 hour! Honestly, would the resort even know that you are meeting them in the lobby for a meeting? I feel like the lobby space is SO big that every employee is working like crazy helping guests to check in that no one will stop and say "wait a minute, are those guests having a meeting and if they are, did they pay for this?" Just my opinion- Also, in order to avoid all these issues & extra fees we just booked our outside vendors a room for 3 nights- which came out to less than the $800 fee the resort wanted us to pay. If it's not too late you might want to do that. My DJ is meeting with us the day he should be checking in, so that way he can check in and also have the meeting with us while he's a guest there- headache avoided ;)

             

            Originally Posted by karyc 

            Has anyone had an issue with needing to pay a day pass fee for an outside vendor for a day prior to the wedding? My DJ wants to meet with us a few days early (which I appreciate) and the resort is telling me I need to pay a day pass for that which strikes me as outrageous since I am already paying $800 to have him provide his services. To me, one of those "services" is the initial consultation. I'm frustrated and am wondering if anyone else has run into this...
             

             

            Originally Posted by MK0386 


            My DJ wants to meet prior as well. It's something I didn't even mention to my WC. There is no way I'm paying for a day pass for him to meet me for a 30 min meeting in the lobby. You are absolutely right that the meeting is part if his service which we you (we) are already covering in the vendor fee. Who's your WC?

            I think I'm going the route of "easier to ask forgiveness thatpn permission" and I'm not going to mention it and ill just "tell" my on site coordinator when I get there vs "asking" now and risking them telling me I have to pay a fee.

            Since you already mentioned it to your WC I would just be firm that you refuse to basically "pay twice" since you are already paying a vendor fee.

            I will probably run into a similar issue with my photographer since I'm doing my TTD pics the day after the wedding....


            #15986 MK0386

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              Posted 06 February 2013 - 10:47 AM

              Hey ladies- I completely agree with you both- it's ridiculous that they make you pay an outrageous fee that goes in their pocket for nothing and still want you to dish out another $100 for a 1/2 hour! Honestly, would the resort even know that you are meeting them in the lobby for a meeting? I feel like the lobby space is SO big that every employee is working like crazy helping guests to check in that no one will stop and say "wait a minute, are those guests having a meeting and if they are, did they pay for this?" Just my opinion- Also, in order to avoid all these issues & extra fees we just booked our outside vendors a room for 3 nights- which came out to less than the $800 fee the resort wanted us to pay. If it's not too late you might want to do that. My DJ is meeting with us the day he should be checking in, so that way he can check in and also have the meeting with us while he's a guest there- headache avoided ;)

              I thought the same thing- "will anyone even really know??" I haven't been there but I assume the only way anyone would know is if there is like a locked gate at the entrance lol. I have considered booking rooms for my DJ and photographer as well. Are your vendors very local? I guess I just thought it would be funny to book a room for a local, but it does technically present a cheaper loophole. Who is your DJ and photographer? We are using DJ Doremixx and Samuel Luna for photos.

              #15987 Missy Taddonio

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                Posted 06 February 2013 - 12:07 PM

                Hi! I am going to book a room for the DJ as well- it does seem really weird especially because they will only be checking in for one day but whatever as long as it saves us money we are ok with that! It is actually not coming out to that much cheaper because it will be a single person in the room but does save a little bit!
                 



                #15988 RachelTX

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                  Posted 06 February 2013 - 04:26 PM

                  Originally Posted by MK0386 


                  I thought the same thing- "will anyone even really know??" I haven't been there but I assume the only way anyone would know is if there is like a locked gate at the entrance lol.

                  I have considered booking rooms for my DJ and photographer as well. Are your vendors very local? I guess I just thought it would be funny to book a room for a local, but it does technically present a cheaper loophole. Who is your DJ and photographer? We are using DJ Doremixx and Samuel Luna for photos.

                  There actually IS a locked gate at the entrance!  All guests have to check in with a "guard" of sorts before being allowed up the drive to the front of the resort.  So...I would definitely just be firm with your WC that the outside vendor fee covers the day pass, but I don't know that I wouldn't mention it to anyone because they might not be able to make it on to the property otherwise.  



                  #15989 MK0386

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                    Posted 07 February 2013 - 06:14 AM

                    There actually IS a locked gate at the entrance!  All guests have to check in with a "guard" of sorts before being allowed up the drive to the front of the resort.  So...I would definitely just be firm with your WC that the outside vendor fee covers the day pass, but I don't know that I wouldn't mention it to anyone because they might not be able to make it on to the property otherwise.  

                    Haha well good to know! At least that does make me feel safe. Thank you for the info! Yes, I will just be firm. Ultimately, as brides we are bringing them a ton of business... I'm not letting them walk all over me.

                    #15990 JMK923

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                    Posted 07 February 2013 - 08:53 AM

                    Well, I heard back from my WC Lynda about having DJ Doremixx at our wedding. She said "At the moment, we have honored those brides that have booked with him before this policy changed for weddings in 2013 – but no further exceptions are being permitted after this year. This news was a little bit of a bummer! But, hopefully DJ All Music offered by Lomas Travel will be just as fun. Just wanted to share this information with any other 2014 brides who were looking into booking an outside vendor for a DJ.






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