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#4101 sstryker

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    Posted 27 August 2010 - 10:40 AM

    My FI has a JBL speaker & stand. It will be cheaper for us to pay the overweight fee and haul it down there ourselves than pay for their sound system...a lot cheaper!


    He thinks it's such a good idea now, but I'm sure there will be a lot of cursing while he's hauling that thing around... :)

    #4102 vlynnw

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      Posted 28 August 2010 - 12:18 PM

      Clinicalgal - sorry to hear about your fall, you looked great though on wedding day!! I have a question about the sound system though....why were you quoted such a high price for that when it's in the packet as being $390 total. 

      Veronica & Adam - May 6, 2011 - Dreams Tulum

      #4103 AchiCAp0547

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        Posted 28 August 2010 - 03:33 PM


        Okay- so I know I posted that the wedding cost around $5,000- well after checking my bill it ended up only being $4,591.33!  yippee $500 less than I thought…

        Here is the detailed bill so you know what you will and will not have to pay extra for:

        Ultimate wedding package- $2,6750 (2009 rate- we got married in 2010 but booked in 2009)

        This included:

        Services of the minister

        Wedding coordinator

        Preferential location of the room in the category reserved

        Preparation and ironing of the dress and tuxedo

        Complimentary room for the groom the night before the wedding (this was great)

        Dressing assistant (ummm???  My mother helped me here lol!)

        Use of the wedding chapel (didn’t use this)

        Additional decoration for the ceremony (I have no idea what this means, because you will see below they charged extra)

        Upgraded brides bouquet (I don’t know how it was “upgraded” but it was beautiful nonetheless)

        4 boutonnieres/corsages

        Natural floral centerpiece for dinner table

        Natural floral table bouquet for ceremony

        Caribbean music trio 45 min. (awesome)

        50 full color photo’s (we used this at our welcome/rehearsal dinner)

        Wedding photo album (pretty cool looking, it looks likes it is made out of leaves from a palm tree)

        Wedding cake and one bottle of sparkling wine for 20 guests (tres leches, it was sooo yummy!  Never did see the bottle of sparkling wine… I wasn’t drinking THAT much that I wouldn't remember!!)

        Video of the ceremony (the first copy we received was scratched, but they sent me a second video after I emailed them)

        Special gold wedding dinner party for 20 guests

        One hour gold private cocktail party (maximum 19 guests at the hotel)  (… uhh I actually just read that it was only for 19 people as I’m typing this lol)

        Turn down service

        Hairstyling for bride

        Make up application for bride (My mother used this)

        Love birds spa treatment (we had massages, and they were wonderful, and yes the spa is SO far away)

        10% discount on all spa treatments (didn’t use this)

        Honeymoon package (bottle of champagne, fruit basket, flower petals) (I think this is what they left in our room for us when we got back from the wedding)

        Late check out (I have no idea what this means, we checked out with everyone else)


        These were the additional services, I will include all of the tax so you know the correct price:

        Ceremony music $166.50 (I think this was to rent the system, speakers/microphone)

        Sound system for reception $244.20 (we had our own DJ with his own mixes, I think this was for the speakers)

        Extra cocktail hour for 12 extra people $306.00

        Extra golden menu for 14 people $1,160.25

        1 kid menu $25.50

        (I know, the amount of people doesn’t add up... whatev)

        Set up for over 20 guests (ceremony/cocktail and reception) $191.25

        Set up of wedding stuff (this is the exact wording from the bill lol) $133.88

        1 external photographer pass $90.00 ( I guess there is no tax on those!)

        1 extra boutonnier $16.65

        14 extra glass of champagne at reception dinner (which we didn’t have, urgh) $107.10

        Wedding deposit -$500

        TOTAL BILL $4,591.33


        So that’s it!  Just thought everyone would like to see the exact bill!

        #4104 AchiCAp0547

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          Posted 28 August 2010 - 03:36 PM

          oh wait... I forgot about the -$500 wedding deposit- so I guess it was around $5,000- my bad.  But we paid that almost a year in advance so it didn't feel like it counted!!  

          #4105 mimi73

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            Posted 28 August 2010 - 04:50 PM

            Thanks for the breakdown. I am making sure that I print off all my email correspondence to take with me, and then I will fine-tooth the bill once I get it.....although, who am I kidding...I may be tipsy on island drinks and sunshine the whole time :)


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            #4106 sherribritt

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              Posted 28 August 2010 - 06:09 PM

              Natalia just sent me the 2010 Wedding Guide if anyone wants me to forward it to them.


              Happy Planning,


              #4107 sherribritt

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                Posted 28 August 2010 - 06:23 PM

                Courtney, I sent the Guide to you via your email! :)



                #4108 sherribritt

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                  Posted 28 August 2010 - 06:46 PM

                  I am still on the fence between Dreams Tulum and NOW Jade Riviera Resort..Have any of you considered both resorts and, if so, what did you see as the pros and cons of each and why did you prefer one over the other?


                  Thanks! I'll be so glad when I finally choose a spot for my wedding in August of next year. I'm just so nervous about making the right choice for myself and also for my guests who will likely be spending their vacation time/money to attend my wedding.


                  :) Sherri

                  #4109 sherribritt

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                    Posted 28 August 2010 - 06:56 PM

                    Also, if any of you hired a photographer from the states to go to the resort to photograph your wedding, who did you use and about how much did it cost in all?



                    #4110 mimi73

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                      Posted 28 August 2010 - 09:41 PM

                      Any past brides do / future brides doing a signature cocktail? What types of alcohol do they have at the bar? Pretty much everything? Do they have many specialty liquor and liquers? I am trying to come up with some kind of special drink.....HELP!


                      Bride and Groom + 42 guests booked!

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