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#951 skadow

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    Posted 02 September 2010 - 11:43 AM


    I wonder if the TTD can be paid for in Vacation Dollars. That might be cool.
     

    Originally Posted by jszy10 

    FYI -- Yesenia just wrote me back in response to my concern about price changes and this is what she told me...

     

     

    "As of September 1st, we will be using the new photography packages. Certain photography packages will be able to be paid with the vacation dollars. However, we can still honor the old prices but you will not be able to use the vacation dollars for payment."

     

     

    Sooo...I may still go with them after all....ugghh!!! I don't know!!!





    #952 sgray

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      Posted 02 September 2010 - 11:50 AM


      That's interesting, I received an email from my WC yesterday about photo prices and the promo dollars stating that the promo dollars cannot be used for photography... Here is what Wilma wrote:

       

       

       

      ** The prices regarding photos and DVD have changed; the Wedding Planner that I sent you has the current prices for those services.

       

      ** Thank you for the guest list

       

      ** Regarding the $ 1500, this promotion applies for Wedding Collections, it doesn’t apply for extra charges, if you have the Complementary Package, you can use this promotion for Spa Services, Tours and/or Golf. For further information, you can see our website regarding this promotion.

       

      ** Please find attached our Private Events Wedding Planner

       

      If you have more questions regarding your wedding, feel free to email me J

       

      Best Regards

      Wilma

       

      I replied to her stating that the new photo website indicates the promo dollars CAN be used. Haven't heard back yet..

      URGHHH...can we just get a straight answer?

      Originally Posted by jszy10 

      FYI -- Yesenia just wrote me back in response to my concern about price changes and this is what she told me...

       

       

      "As of September 1st, we will be using the new photography packages. Certain photography packages will be able to be paid with the vacation dollars. However, we can still honor the old prices but you will not be able to use the vacation dollars for payment."

       

       

      Sooo...I may still go with them after all....ugghh!!! I don't know!!!





      #953 skadow

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        Posted 02 September 2010 - 11:54 AM

        I just went to http://www.palaceres...om/products.php. It lists that TTD CAN NOT be used with Promo Dollards =(

         

        However...as sgray stated. It says you CAN use them on the Wedding Packages. These people need to hire us to do their stuff. I think they are confused.



        #954 sgray

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          Posted 02 September 2010 - 11:55 AM

          As long as there are no children in your party, you can choose either side as long as it is available. 
           

          Originally Posted by sxcT 

          And 1 more question...

           

          Does it matter which resort you sign the contract for?  Spa vs Cove

           

          When do you actually have to pick the wedding and reception site?  I have seen a lot of pictures of the gazebos and reception areas but I am not sure if that is all of them.  Am I obligated to stick to one side if that is the side I am signing the contract for??

           

          Thanks!! 





          #955 sgray

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            Posted 02 September 2010 - 12:00 PM

            skadow, I agree. All of these changes are confusing. I thought I had it all together a few weeks ago....APPARENTLY NOT. 

            I just went to http://www.palaceres...om/products.php. It lists that TTD CAN NOT be used with Promo Dollards =(

             

            However...as sgray stated. It says you CAN use them on the Wedding Packages. These people need to hire us to do their stuff. I think they are confused.





            #956 Banksnelson

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              Posted 02 September 2010 - 01:18 PM



              Originally Posted by skadow 

              Lil ...

               

              Tad of a rant but what annoys me is that all the brides on this site say there are a ton of options to choose from once you are down there. Centerpieces that are not in the PDF’s they sent. D©cor options. Ect.

               

              Why, oh why, cant them PDF the darn document and send it to us! This way I would be able to figure out what I can plan on handling down their and what I should bring. I have been making a lot of assumptions and I do not like working that way. In today’s technological world, PDF’s and computer files shouldn’t not be that outrages to expect.

               

              Also…I to thought the wedding planner would be a tad more pro-active. If I did not know about this site, I would have never thought to ask her about Dj’s and such. I would have assumed they would take care of contacting me with what optional services I need…then created a quote/budget.

               

              I SHOULD NOT HAVE TO HUNT DOWN EMAIL ADDRESS FOR PEOPLE I AM GIVING MONEY TOO!

               

              I am not impressed with their organizational skills so far.



              I totally agree!! It is stressful! I am afraid I am going to miss out on something bc I didnt know about it ahead of time. Or end up spending more money then I am planning on because I dont have all my options to figure out. But Im sure it will all work out ok. I was hoping that they might be more helpful once it got closer to my date but you seem way more organized and planned then I am so I guess I should just start figuring it out on my own too!



              #957 jszy10

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                Posted 02 September 2010 - 05:44 PM

                It clearly says on the website that those packages with a $ sign next to them are available for Vacation Dollars.  Print it out if you have to.  I speak with Yesenia and she is very helpful.  Sometimes it is helpful to go right to the sales rep.  My wedding coordinator doesn't answer my emails, I think because it is too far away from my wedding date to care!?  My WC is Dulce.



                #958 nicdeb928

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                  Posted 02 September 2010 - 07:48 PM

                  Hi ladies...so in 8 weeks, i leave for Mexico! woo hoo!

                  @sxct - It doesnt matter if you sign the agreement with the spa or cove side, also you can pick to have your ceremony on one side of the resort and your reception on the other, as long as they are available and as long as you dont have kids involved, in that case cove side only..I believe that they dont really let you start reserving locations till 2-3 months before...

                   

                  @jszy10 - dont tell your wc anything about hiring a photographer...the only time you mention their name is when you are providing the resort with your wedding guest list, at that time you tell them that you need to purchase day passes for guests that are staying at other resorts...also, keep in mind when choosing between the resort photographer and an outside vendor, that your photographer is very important, his work will be the only visual reminder you have of your important day...so who is the photographer that the resort uses...can you see his work? can you read reviews? can you go on a website and view updated pictures of his? these are all imortant questions to ask yourself...

                   

                  @banknelson-- relax and try not to stress! remember that is the whole reason why people have destination weddings....so they can stay away from the stress and drama! everything will work out and be beautiful...once you get off that plane and walk onto the beautiful resort, youre not going to care about the lil things, bc its just going to be so beautiful....when youre staring at palm trees and crystal blue water, who cares what color linens the tables have :)



                  #959 jszy10

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                    Posted 03 September 2010 - 03:31 AM

                    Thanks Nicole...I think we have been so worried about staying in our budget (because of having an AHR) that we forget those things sometimes...  Now I just kind of feeling like I don't know what to do.  I am checking out some of the girls' pictures that got married this summer and used him... 



                    #960 lilbuddha

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                      Posted 03 September 2010 - 05:03 AM

                      Skadow,

                       

                      I am with you 100%.  When we did our site inspection Yazmin took us into her office and started showing us swatches of table clothes...tons of them and I was overwhelmed because I hadn't gotten that far in planning.  There were a lot more options then are contained in an e-mail. And if you don't ask for certain items they aren't sent to you.

                       

                      What she did say was that if you send pictures of floral arrangements (centerpieces bouquets etc) that you like or even table settings that you like she can get you a quote and replicate it.  So I recently send her an e-mail with a bunch of different options because I know nothing about floral costs except that they are expensive.  Knowing how much flowers cost will dictate what we can spend on other things.

                       

                      Also if you did not go with one of the complimentary cakes I was told by Yazmin that they can make any cake you ask for free of charge unless they need to purchase something special for it.  (ie: cake topper etc) so I just sent her a pic of the cake we wanted. (hopefully that works out)

                       

                      The free events really helped our budget and we are not have an AHR.  Which I am fine with especially since this destination wedding has ballooned up... 

                       

                      I am so grateful for all of you guys in this process.  Especially all the resent updates of price changes.  It really lets me know that it is probably better to lock in prices and contracts early so they magically go up on us.

                       

                      Originally Posted by skadow 

                      Lil ...

                       

                      Tad of a rant but what annoys me is that all the brides on this site say there are a ton of options to choose from once you are down there. Centerpieces that are not in the PDF’s they sent. D©cor options. Ect.

                       

                      Why, oh why, cant them PDF the darn document and send it to us! This way I would be able to figure out what I can plan on handling down their and what I should bring. I have been making a lot of assumptions and I do not like working that way. In today’s technological world, PDF’s and computer files shouldn’t not be that outrages to expect.

                       

                      Also…I to thought the wedding planner would be a tad more pro-active. If I did not know about this site, I would have never thought to ask her about Dj’s and such. I would have assumed they would take care of contacting me with what optional services I need…then created a quote/budget.

                       

                      I SHOULD NOT HAVE TO HUNT DOWN EMAIL ADDRESS FOR PEOPLE I AM GIVING MONEY TOO!

                       

                      I am not impressed with their organizational skills so far.




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