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#451 CristiandJamie

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    Posted 19 March 2010 - 03:16 PM

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    Originally Posted by nicdeb928
    thank you so much! you did a great job explaining
    Glad I could help! :-)
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    #452 NaM

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      Posted 19 March 2010 - 03:31 PM

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      Thanks NaM for the pictures and I love the views! Also it's good to know about the stairs since we do have Jamie's grandparents attending. They can get around but might be a little rough walking up and down stairs. Do they have an alternative route for people that are handicap or for older people so they dont have to walk up and down the stairs?
      Yes, there are alternative paths but they are longer. I believe you can get a gold cart too if you need it. I know there is one that goes from side to side which was nice. But everywhere along the beach/pool area there aren't long stairs...just lots of stairs all over the place if that makes sense. Like one step here on step there....
      Wasn't too much of an issue but something to think about.

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      Originally Posted by Jackie22
      Hello,
      Here is Dulce's answer to the carriage.
      Horse Drawn Carriage: $136
      How long are we in the carriage if we are staying on the adult side but getting married on the family side?
      [Dulce Oliva Pazos Hernandez] the carriage is waiting for you in the room , so, when I will pick you up there, the carriage take you around the resort and finally get to the wedding gazebo.

      NAM: I'm getting married in the same gazebo as you, do you think the guest could see me arrive in the carriage from where the gazebo is and where the stairs are and the carriage would have to drop me off? I don't want to get the carriage and no one sees me in it. Thanks!

      Cristi: hahah, don't feel bad I email Dulce weekly too, I was just telling my fiance...this lady is going to hate me by the time I get down there. :)
      The carriage will not pull straight up to the gazebo...so it won't be that moment where you step off of it and start walking down the aisle. I think your guests might be able to see you at some point but it wouldn't be for an extended period of time and then you'd still have to walk down. I think the walk from the stairs will still have to be your enterance. BUT like I said, I didn't even look into this as an option so it's only my assumption. I think you should get there and get a feel for it and then decide!!

      #453 CristiandJamie

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        Posted 19 March 2010 - 04:28 PM

        NaM or any other past brides... I have a question for you. I have 9 rooms booked through my contract so far with 42 room nights and we have two others that are booking another method totaling another 12 nights = total 54 nights... We will have more than 10 rooms booked but not through our contract. Since I dont have 10 rooms through my agreement but have well over the amount of room nights... shouldn't I be qualified for the free cocktail reception? I've asked Dulce she just mentioned the number of rooms and not the nights (wasnt very clear)... dont you think I should be able to negotiate that when I get there $600 isnt too bad but think I should qualify since our group is bringing in more money just with the room nights than if folks did the minimum of three nights and only having 10 rooms.... (10 rooms; 3 nights = $11k in profit for them with 2 people where as we are bring in $5k alone with just me and my FI not including anyone else.. we are staying 10 nights in concierge level room).

        Just my thought...
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        #454 NaM

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          Posted 19 March 2010 - 05:16 PM

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by CristiandJamie
          NaM or any other past brides... I have a question for you. I have 9 rooms booked through my contract so far with 42 room nights and we have two others that are booking another method totaling another 12 nights = total 54 nights... We will have more than 10 rooms booked but not through our contract. Since I dont have 10 rooms through my agreement but have well over the amount of room nights... shouldn't I be qualified for the free cocktail reception? I've asked Dulce she just mentioned the number of rooms and not the nights (wasnt very clear)... dont you think I should be able to negotiate that when I get there $600 isnt too bad but think I should qualify since our group is bringing in more money just with the room nights than if folks did the minimum of three nights and only having 10 rooms.... (10 rooms; 3 nights = $11k in profit for them with 2 people where as we are bring in $5k alone with just me and my FI not including anyone else.. we are staying 10 nights in concierge level room).

          Just my thought...
          Definitely fight for it! If you have a TA ask them to move the extra rooms to your group booking too, we did this and while it was a process it paid off. We even had 2 people cancel after we were already there which lost us 6 nights and ASP gave us our unlimited events even though we didn't qualify for it.
          When you're in your meeting with Dulce, an accounts lady can come in and talk to you about the booking to get it all sorted. It'll be easier to deal with when you get there because then you will know definite numbers and what you would like and also there will be less of a communication problem.

          #455 CristiandJamie

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            Posted 19 March 2010 - 05:38 PM

            NaM - that is good to know and I will definitely fight for it. Now we have until mid April until the deadline to book through our TA so we might end up having 10 rooms but I always like to be prepared just in case we don't hit the 10 room minimum. I talked to the coordinator in Miami, Melissa Gomez, and she said they go by the room nights vs. just the number of rooms. She told this to me over the phone so I dont have it in writing... It sounds like Dulce is very accommodating so hopefully we will be good to go when we meet up with her in person.

            It is harder to just communication via email vs. phone but it should all work out in the end! :-)
            Cristi & Jamie
            http://img.weddingco...er/7nhul9k2.png32 guests including Bride and Groom... and counting

            #456 CristiandJamie

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              Posted 21 March 2010 - 02:22 PM

              For those that had used the dinner reservations for after the wedding... did they put you off to the side in a semi private area? We only have 20 to 25 people attending and not sure if I want to go all out on a private event with dancing, etc... but I do want to have our dinner to be somewhat private.

              Also did you any of you play music during the dinner reservation or is there back ground music that the restaurant plays?

              We are going to have a cocktail reception in which we will bring our Ipod but not sure what to do about dinner... also for those brides that havent gotten married yet what do you plan to do?

              Thank you!
              Cristi & Jamie
              http://img.weddingco...er/7nhul9k2.png32 guests including Bride and Groom... and counting

              #457 amywuts

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                Posted 22 March 2010 - 12:28 AM

                Hi girls

                So this unlimited events thing is completely new to me. I haven't heard a word about it till now. What is the deal with this? Based on how many nights/rooms you and your guests book, we may be eligible for a non-fee based reception or something? Please fill me in!

                #458 marymason

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                  Posted 22 March 2010 - 03:03 AM

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                  Hi ladies! okay, so im back... after being intially overwhelmed by this site but im sad to see that now it seems like the site has grown quiet Im getting married at ASP this November 10th...is anyone else getting married there this year? lets start offering each other helpful suggestions and information...I set the ceremony for 3pm, is that a good time to get enough sunlight in with pictures? I originally figured I would get married in the North gazebo b/c i dont want children there but Im not sure if that will be too far if I have the cocktail hour and reception over on the south side? any suggestions on that..also we're planning on there being around 50 guests and we all like to have a good time :) I read good things about having the cocktail hour at Pandero Terrace and the reception on the roof of Mundaco...does anyone have any thoughts on these places? thank you so much for any help and as time goes by, any information i collect I will definitely share with you guys :) so excited! Nicole
                  Hi we booked the cove gazebo for 3pm on Nov 11. Are you going with one of the packages we are looking at about 50 pp as well. We thinking of of using the mundaca terrace but Dulce said there is a $12 per person set up fee do you have any other suggestions for 50 pp with no set up fee. We are trying to decide if we are going with a package because we wanted to hire a proffesional photograper and we don't need the horse and carrige since our guests can't see it. But we like the decor options so we are trying to figure out if it cheaper to take the free package and add on the extras flowers soloist larger cake etc any ideas from future and past brides are greatly appriciated

                  #459 angelov321

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                    Posted 22 March 2010 - 10:29 AM

                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by amywuts
                    Hi girls

                    So this unlimited events thing is completely new to me. I haven't heard a word about it till now. What is the deal with this? Based on how many nights/rooms you and your guests book, we may be eligible for a non-fee based reception or something? Please fill me in!
                    If your guests book a minimum of 75 room nights, you get unlimited private functions. This means that you can have a dinner rehearsal, reception, cocktail hour etc for free. The catch is: your guests have to book through your contract. So if yo have a TA, then direct all booking inquiries to them or you can also have the ladies in Miami book it also. Ive been dealing with Yesenia and shes been good with helping me out.

                    #460 angelov321

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                      Posted 22 March 2010 - 10:31 AM

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                      Originally Posted by marymason
                      Hi we booked the cove gazebo for 3pm on Nov 11. Are you going with one of the packages we are looking at about 50 pp as well. We thinking of of using the mundaca terrace but Dulce said there is a $12 per person set up fee do you have any other suggestions for 50 pp with no set up fee. We are trying to decide if we are going with a package because we wanted to hire a proffesional photograper and we don't need the horse and carrige since our guests can't see it. But we like the decor options so we are trying to figure out if it cheaper to take the free package and add on the extras flowers soloist larger cake etc any ideas from future and past brides are greatly appriciated
                      If you have 50ppl coming im sure you qualify for atleast one private function. You should check that out because if you do qualify you can definitely book Mundaca. Who are you considering for a photographer? Im getting married the day after you at 4:00 :)




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