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#481 skadow

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    Posted 08 April 2010 - 11:35 PM

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    I ended up doing the same thing. I originally signed up for the Sapphire package and after thinking about it made more sense to change to the complimentary packaged. Also if you pick a package you have to go with the flowers in the package and really can't change anything. If you want different flowers you have to pay $180 extra on top of your package!...
    What extras did you guys get? How did prices look when you built your own package vs. a predesigned one?

    Do either or you have a spread sheet of addons and prices you selected?

    #482 Jackie22

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      Posted 08 April 2010 - 11:41 PM

      Prices of Optional Services
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      Plus you have to remember there is still a bunch of things included in the complimentary package.
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      The stuff I'm adding on is what I listed in my post above (Mexican trio, cocktail hour...)

      #483 Jackie22

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        Posted 08 April 2010 - 11:46 PM

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        Hi ladies! i havent been writing on here because we have our engagment party this weekend, so ive been doing all the planning for that...i did place a big order through vista print for a bunch of stuff for the wedding...when it gets here ill let everyone know it is...also I think I found my wedding dress, its a maggie sottero and its beautiful, im trying it on one last time on saturday before the party and if i still get the huge smile on my face like i did the first time i tried it on then im going to buy it...love all this exciting stuff :)


        Have fun at your engagement party!!!

        #484 Jackie22

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          Posted 11 April 2010 - 01:56 PM

          For all you brides that got married at Aventura Spa/Cove Palace and did a private dinner, what was your favorite item on you buffet dinner menu

          I'm trying to put together my menu and really want to pick yummy/outstanding food. I heard they are pretty flexiable and let you sub different dishes from different menus for your buffet.

          Thanks!

          #485 skadow

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            Posted 11 April 2010 - 05:33 PM

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            For all you brides that got married at Aventura Spa/Cove Palace and did a private dinner, what was your favorite item on you buffet dinner menu

            I'm trying to put together my menu and really want to pick yummy/outstanding food. I heard they are pretty flexiable and let you sub different dishes from different menus for your buffet.

            Thanks!
            I'd love to know which buffet menu you guys choose too. There are serveral I like as well. The French one looks good, so does the BBQ one.

            #486 CristiandJamie

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              Posted 11 April 2010 - 08:15 PM

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              Originally Posted by skadow
              What extras did you guys get? How did prices look when you built your own package vs. a predesigned one?

              Do either or you have a spread sheet of addons and prices you selected?
              I think it was almost $1000 in savings doing the complimentary package then adding on:

              $505 - Photos with CD
              $377 - DVD
              $180 - BMs flower (ordering 1 bouquet and split 3 ways)
              $94 - Flower for mom and grandma (corsages)
              $300 - Civil ceremony cost
              $136 - Carriage ride
              $32 - flower for hair

              Total: $1624

              The package was $1925 plus $300 for ceremony = $2225

              Plus I would have still have to pay for a lot of the stuff above (flowers, CD of photos) so with package and all of the above it would be $2689... there is the $1000 savings.

              I could still add a little decor at the ceremony and still come under.
              Cristi & Jamie
              http://img.weddingco...er/7nhul9k2.png32 guests including Bride and Groom... and counting

              #487 amywuts

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                Posted 11 April 2010 - 09:55 PM

                I hate to be the downer, but just something to think about if you do a complimentary package and do the add-ons. On all of the prices it says "starting price." Not sure what more they will charge for certain items, but it would be worth a phone call to get more specific prices on everything based on how particular you are in what you want.

                #488 FutureMrsRell

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                  Posted 12 April 2010 - 09:42 PM

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                  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! :-)
                  So, if our whole group booked through a TA back home, do we still qualify for the free stuff I was really bummed in the beginning because I thought for sure we didn't since we booked through a TA, but now your notes about this have me interested! Please, do tell!!!! =)

                  #489 CristiandJamie

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                    Posted 12 April 2010 - 09:42 PM

                    Actually I told Dulce my onsite WC on what items I wanted to add on and I was quoted the same price as what was on their site. I printed off the email with the information just in case so they cant change their minds.

                    The best thing to do is check with your onsite coordinator and check on the add ons and if there is any extra cost. I think that the price for the flowers could vary depending on your bouquet and type of flowers... As if you are requesting something special or out of the ordinary than that might cost you more.
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                    #490 CristiandJamie

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                      Posted 12 April 2010 - 09:50 PM

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                      Originally Posted by FutureMrsRell
                      So, if our whole group booked through a TA back home, do we still qualify for the free stuff I was really bummed in the beginning because I thought for sure we didn't since we booked through a TA, but now your notes about this have me interested! Please, do tell!!!! =)
                      Does your TA have a group contract with Aventura Spa? I would check with the TA back home to see if she can work with them. Today I sent Dulce an email about only having 9 rooms and over 30 room nights to check on the free cocktail reception, she said that I would qualify since I have over 30 room nighs with my contract.

                      Are you working with someone from the Miami office? You could possible conference the TA and the WC from Miami on the phone to see if they can work something out. It's worth a shot.
                      Cristi & Jamie
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