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#2941 dana

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    Posted 24 August 2010 - 06:57 AM

    Vlvetter-That's okay, I feel the less you inquire the better. I know that one past bride they told her she had to pay a per person fee if she had it at chili's and wanted a sit down dinner, but she did the buffet and it was included in the price. She was the only person that I know of that had pay per person. I'm just going to wait for them to contact me, it should be in the next week or so and then go from there. I hate money, it causes so much stress!

     

    I had the fact sheet since I booked last november and there is no mention of a per person fee so we'll see. I actually booked a 2009 package so I'm not sure how that works either.

     

    Stephanie-We didn't do a group rate b/c everyone would have had to travel and stay the same amount of time. I let everyone book seperate through my travel agent. This worked great for me and I had no stress with the booking process. The only down side I learned from this forum is that when you book the group rate, people like to procrastinate to book and then sometimes you can lose the deposit or the group rate. I have about 10 procrastinators at least and I'm not stressed about it at all.



    #2942 dana

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      Posted 24 August 2010 - 07:00 AM

      Virginia-I ordered the acrylic tumblers from discountmugs.com last night and the are going to come in by the second week in September so I'll let you know how they are. I know you were looking at ordering them too.



      #2943 *Linds*

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        Posted 24 August 2010 - 07:02 AM

        private beach receptions now!?!? That would be awesome! Their beach is beautiful!


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        #2944 *Linds*

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          Posted 24 August 2010 - 07:05 AM

          Dana- several brides have been actually married on the beach but you are right in so far no beach receptions....

           

          During the day they set up food, buffet style on the beach sometimes, I would imagine it would be a similar set up for the reception. Honestly, as neat as it would be, if you are looking to save money, I really don't think it would be worth anywhere near $65/pp!


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          #2945 vlvetter7

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            Posted 24 August 2010 - 07:05 AM

            Good point Dana. Interested to see how it all works out for you!

             

            Stephanie - to add onto what Dana said about the group rate - we have a 9 night/10 day block that our rate is valid for. Basically how it worked was we did a 3 night block and the rates were valid for the three nights before and the three nights after, however, some of our guests have decided to come down earlier and our TA was able to confirm the same rates for those additional nights as well...so, I guess it just depends on your TA and their "connections"

             



            #2946 vlvetter7

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              Posted 24 August 2010 - 07:07 AM

              Linds you're back! Glad to hear your opinion...I was thinking $65 per person sounded a bit steep!

               

              Dana - can't wait to hear about the mugs. We're definitely getting mugs, again, just have no idea how many to order because we have no idea how many people are coming! Keep me posted.



              #2947 dana

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                Posted 24 August 2010 - 07:25 AM

                Sorry, I meant no brides had the reception on the beach not got married on the beach. I know lots of brides have done that.



                #2948 vlvetter7

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                  Posted 24 August 2010 - 09:35 AM

                  So I emailed Riu again with some of my outstanding questions - just to clarify - and I got a response back from Nancy...below is the question I posed followed by her response...sorry for the long post in advance.

                   My Question:

                  1. The 2011 Caprice package costs $2300 for a symbolic ceremony and includes a semi-private receptino for all our guests at one of the resort restaurants, yet only cake and sparkling wine for 40 guests. What happs if I have mroe than 40 guests? Is there an additional fee above the $2300? What restaurant will the reception be at? Are there choices?

                   

                  Nancy's response:

                  1. The cost of the Caprice Package is $2540 usd for a symbolic ceremony and yes this includes cake and sparkling wine for 40 people.

                  In oprder to have cake and sparkling wine for more than 40 you could pay 15 usd per extra person (above the 2450).

                  We have 2 optinos of restaurants for the dinner: Botafogo and Chillis. I am attaching the menus.

                  Just bare in mind that this menus and the prices are subject to change and also you will pick your choices about 2-3 months prior to the wedding date.

                   

                  My questions:

                  2. What is the number of guests that must book in order to be guaranteed a private reception with no additional cost per guest? For example, I know if I have a minimum of 45 guests that I am able to pay $20 extra per person to guarantee a private reception from 7pm to 11pm. Is there a magic number that automatically allows for a private reception with no additional charge per person?

                  3. On the other side, what happens if I only have 30 guests? Am I still able to have a private reception? If so, what would the bost per person be in this case?

                   

                   

                  Nancy's response:

                  2 and 3 - If you want a private dinner you have to pay extra (20 USD) on the restaurants  and approx (65 USD) on the beach , we don’t offer free private dinners, sorry there's no magical number. The minimum that you have to pay is 45 people. So if you are having a 30 guests wedding you will pay for 45 guest in order to have your dinner as private.
                   

                  My question:

                  4. The only way to have a DJ is to have a private reception at the resort or to rent out the Yucatan Disco following our semi-private reception, correct? What is the cost to have a DJ for both scenarios? Is that cost on top of the $20 extra per person as mentioned in #1 above? If I book the DJ for the private reception at the resort, must I still pay the extra $20 charge per person?

                   

                  Nancy's response:

                  4.- Yes the only way to have a DJ is to have a private reception or to rent out the Yucatan Disco. The cost of DJ is 1200 USD.
                  The 20 usd per person that you will pay for the private reception is for the rent of the restaurant with regular menu  any other extra has charge as the DJ.



                  #2949 Staicy2000

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                    Posted 24 August 2010 - 10:50 AM

                    thank you girls for the answer



                    #2950 *Linds*

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                      Posted 24 August 2010 - 02:37 PM

                      We had sooo much extra cake but it was sooo delicious! We took it back to our room and put it in the fridge to have for a few late night snacks! It was awesome!!!


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