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#801 MrsAlmaguer2011

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    Posted 13 July 2011 - 07:08 PM

    JBean:

     

    That is great!! we will have to meet for a quick hello sometime while we are down there! because I'm sure we will both be busy bees!!

     

    As far as wedding package, I am a little confused. I qualify for the complimentary package, but I also was looking into "unforgettable" package that includes dinner for 25 people. I guess there really was not point in trying to qualify for the "complimentary" package if it doesn't include what I need.

     

    I love your centerpieces idea. That's a great way to cut costs!

     

    How many people are coming down for your wedding?
     

    Originally Posted by JBean 

    I'm getting married the day before you! 

     

    Are you doing a wedding package? Our package includes 25 ppl, private reception on the Mexican Terrace. As far as I know, we only have to pay extra for any one over 25 people. She hasn't mentioned anything to me about drinks, so I'm assuming it's included. 

     

    We are also skipping the DJ and using the bridesmaids bouquets as centrepieces to save costs.
     



     



     

     


    #802 MrsAlmaguer2011

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      Posted 13 July 2011 - 07:12 PM

      So far the negotiations with me are slim to none, and I agree about some of the things the packages include.

       

      I think cutting the cocktail hour is fine! I mean, if you want it, then do it, but i don't think it's necessary. Everyone can go to the same bar, it would practically be the same thing.
       

      Originally Posted by MrsJohns2be 


      I completely agree. I thought the same thing ... the more people booking rooms for several nights the bigger break you would get. My FI and I chose to have a DW to save money but I might as well have a wedding in the states bc i do not see how I am saving. Does anyone feel in the packages they include unnecessary services that you are already paying some how? Are they negotiating with anyone or giving anyone breaks? I am trying to figure out how to cut costs, any suggestions I would love to hear.

       

      So far I am excluding flower centerpieces and just having the boutineer for groom and just having boutquetsfor me and my girls . I am thinking of possibly cutting out the cocktail hour and I was thinking while I take pictures the guests can go to restaurant or bar since its all inclusive then meet for the private reception at a certain time.What does anyone think of this idea? OK or bad? I just cant believe how much they charge for appetizers, alcohol, cake, champagne and dinner per person after the amount included in the package when it is already all inclusive. My guests love to dance so I need to have a DJ. What decorations are you bringing and how are you getting them there? They charge for every little thing. How else can you save money?

       

      Thanks Ladies!!!!

       

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      #803 JBean

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        Posted 14 July 2011 - 09:41 AM

        We have exactly 25 right now, but we're expecting about 35.

         

        MrsAlmaquer - $300??? I had heard $100. We are also having an outside photographer. Dear god I hope it's not $300 - that's RIDICULOUS!
         

        Originally Posted by MrsAlmaguer2011 

        JBean:

         

        That is great!! we will have to meet for a quick hello sometime while we are down there! because I'm sure we will both be busy bees!!

         

        As far as wedding package, I am a little confused. I qualify for the complimentary package, but I also was looking into "unforgettable" package that includes dinner for 25 people. I guess there really was not point in trying to qualify for the "complimentary" package if it doesn't include what I need.

         

        I love your centerpieces idea. That's a great way to cut costs!

         

        How many people are coming down for your wedding?
         



         

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        Brad & Janine - November 10th, 2011.
        Valentin Imperial Maya, Riviera Maya
        Bride & Groom + 29


        #804 cvan8765

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          Posted 14 July 2011 - 10:13 AM

          I am so glad I am not alone on this.  I am really happy with the service and the hotel so far, but I am being overwhelmed with the extra cost of things for the wedding.  We expect to have approx. 50 people attending all staying at the hotel.  It is very frustrating especially knowing what other hotels that are comparable comp. for their brides.  I am trying to just suck it up and move forward, but I agree that it is def overboard. 



          #805 JBean

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            Posted 17 July 2011 - 02:34 PM

            Does anyone know if they allow synthetic rose petals, or if you have to use real ones for the isle runners? 


            Brad & Janine - November 10th, 2011.
            Valentin Imperial Maya, Riviera Maya
            Bride & Groom + 29


            #806 NikkiT1021

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              Posted 17 July 2011 - 10:09 PM


              They're 3 cylindrial vases on the table in varying sizes. I will post a pic tommorow :)

              Originally Posted by MrsAlmaguer2011 

              I would love to use your glass vases and orchids. Floating candles too, but those i'm not too worried about. What type of vases are they?

               

              Thanks!!
               



               

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              #807 MrsAlmaguer2011

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                Posted 18 July 2011 - 11:23 AM

                Yes she quoted me $300, I am not happy about it!
                 

                Originally Posted by JBean 

                We have exactly 25 right now, but we're expecting about 35.

                 

                MrsAlmaquer - $300??? I had heard $100. We are also having an outside photographer. Dear god I hope it's not $300 - that's RIDICULOUS!
                 



                 



                 

                 


                #808 NikkiT1021

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                  Posted 18 July 2011 - 12:36 PM


                  I was quoted $300 as well. 

                  Here is a picture of the vases:



                  Yes she quoted me $300, I am not happy about it!
                   



                   

                   


                   



                  #809 MrsAlmaguer2011

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                    Posted 18 July 2011 - 01:33 PM

                    These are perfect!! how many do you have? I would love to use them! are those orchids real or fake?
                     

                    Originally Posted by NikkiT1021 


                    I was quoted $300 as well. 

                    Here is a picture of the vases:

                    IMG_7037.JPG
                     



                     



                     

                     


                    #810 JBean

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                      Posted 18 July 2011 - 03:17 PM

                      I thought it was $100?!?! I was never told this by her, but I thought it was listed somewhere in this thread. $300 is ridiculous!!  I might as well just pay for the photographer to stay overnight - it'll probably be cheaper!!
                       

                      Originally Posted by NikkiT1021 


                      I was quoted $300 as well. 

                      Here is a picture of the vases:

                      IMG_7037.JPG
                       



                       



                       


                      Brad & Janine - November 10th, 2011.
                      Valentin Imperial Maya, Riviera Maya
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