Posted 25 June 2010 - 02:57 AM
| Originally Posted by KittenHeart |
LOL! Bad grass, I love it!
No kidding, I'm still devastated over my cake toppers
We have friends in the wedding party who have a pool so they're inviting everyone who's going to Mexico over for a meet & greet pool party. We have 50 people going to Mexico and not everyone knows each other. We're doing a Mexican fiesta theme and having Tacos, fajitas, chips & salsa, margaritas and coronas.
Ooooh! Sounds like fun! I wanna come!
| Originally Posted by daniepps |
I don't think you'll actually know how many people are coming until the final payment is due and it still may be shaky after that! At one point we had 75 confirmed but that constantly changed. We had one couple pay the deposit for their room and then cancel it and STILL haven't bothered to mention that they cancelled. In addition to that stupidity I had one couple call my TA to book a room and by the time she called them back they told her they booked straight through the hotel! The final payments for the rooms were due May 21st. I've had 3 more people book through the hotel since then and more people still saying they want to come. I've already made my payments for food at the receptions and the chairs so I told FI that if anybody else decides to come they won't be able to sit at the ceremony or have food at the reception or get a OOT bag. I can't keep making adjustments this close to the wedding because people decided to procrastinate!
Ridiculous!! I actually laughed when you mentioned them not being able to sit down. I had the same idea so I could have the chiavari chairs!! I told my MOH that we only needed x amount of chairs because the bridal party didn't need chairs and the entire time I was referring to the ceremony while she was thinking reception! I laughed forever when she said, "you're gonna make us come all the way to Mexico and we can't sit? I'm glad you got us flip flops." I thought that was hilarious.
Ok so my final payment was due to the resort on June 16th. Tiffany pressed me and told me that she had to have it by that date. I made it my business to have it to her by that date and guess what............IT'S STILL IN MY ACCOUNT! I sent her an email and she told me it had to be approved by management but she's working on it.
Don't know if they are still offering the same thing with the webinar but when we did ours (months ago) we recieved a free room upgrade for doing it. Might be something to look into or atleast ask your TA about. I didn't do it, my FI did but he said he didn't learn anything fromit that I hadn't already told him.
So is this something that they may offer in the future (before November)? I guess I should've peeled myself out of bed that day!
Buuuuutttt if I was watching my $$ spent but also wanted to do something for my guests I would totally recommend the vans into Cancun or Playa del Carmen. If you need 2 vans - so 24 people or less - it is like $220 for both round trip. I used 3 vans into Cancun and it was $336. I tipped the drivers $20 each too. But those group outings are so easy - you can do the nighttime clubbing or a daytime trip. Maybe find a place to all have lunch - do some shopping - maybe even a free museum or art gallery - then back to the hotel. Its very affordable and being driven in an air conditioned van with nice drivers made my guests feel very special!!!
I apologize before I ask cause I know you've probably been over this many times, but what company did you use for the vans/clubbing trip? I keep saying that I'm not going to plan anything away from the resort because my guests are only staying 4 days (2 of which will be wedding stuff, 1 will only be the morning of checkout). So Saturday is the only full day that's wide open for everyone and I kinda wanted them to be able to relax and enjoy the resort. But, I feel like maybe we should have options in place. Thoughts?
| Originally Posted by cjb0arder13 |
All right ladies...I feel like a bad BDW bride, because all I seem to post about are my vents!! Rest assured that I read the thread every day, I just don't always post (mostly because I'm a lazy beeyotch).
I heard from my TA today. Azul Beach will definitely have construction during my stay. They're starting in August.
They will be upgrading all of the Superior rooms, and construction will be happening most of the day.
My TA recommends me moving resorts (I agree), and Karisma has been kind enough to offer me a free candlelit dinner on the beach or a free couples massage if I move to Azul Sensatori. Never mind the fact that I would have had a free candlelit dinner anyway with my wedding package. No other perks would be offered.
I'm honestly at a loss for words right now. I do NOT want to start the search all over from square one, but at the same time I'm so angry about the situation and don't want to keep my wedding at a Karisma property because I hate the way they've dealt with this situation.
Any advice? I need wisdom!
Negotiate, negotiate, negotiate! Always threaten to the furthest point you're willing to go, IF you're thinking about changing resorts anyway (which I woudld hate for you to do). All they can do is say no.
| Originally Posted by ~Crista-Lee~ |
Thanks!!!! It's too bad I won't be able to actually meet you in November.
I'm actually in my fifth month now (19 weeks). Just about half way there!! I was shocked to find out pregnancy is technically 10 months long.
We officially rebooked today! Dreams Puerto Vallarta for April 2011. April 11th will be our wedding date. Yay!!!!!!
I know! I was looking forward to having a drink with someone from here!!
But I'm glad you're happy and everything worked out for you. Do you know the sex or do you wanna be surprised? Yeah, 10 months is weird cause everyone always says 9. Since I work at a women's hospital I always say 10 months and people look at me like I'm crazy so sometimes I have to break it down for them. Anyway, congrats again!!