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#321 CassBob09

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    Posted 20 July 2009 - 11:57 AM

    Ayla,

    I was wondering the same thing about a private reception. So far Rocio seemed adament about needing 40 people. We only have 25 to 30 and are told we have to have it in one of the restaurants: Mexican (adelita), Mediterranean (Mare Nostrum) or Italian ( Portofino ). I'd think if we were willing to pay then they'd let us...perhaps not. There is a nice terrace off the Italian restaurant that seems like it could give more privacy than being "roped off" inside the other restaurants.
    Also we only get to choose 1 meal for everyone...I sure hope all 30 people have the same tastes...seems silly we can order normally from the menu...what happens if we just all showed up as if it were any other night to one of the restaurants, we'd be able to order anything right?
    Also it's becoming aggrivating not hearing back from the resort in a more timely manner. We've got just over a month to go and it takes a week to hear back from them

    #322 ChristinaP

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      Posted 21 July 2009 - 09:48 PM

      FutureMrs.D- My TA was told that as of last Thursday (she was back and forth with Rocio throughout the day) there are no dates available for the month of April. That could have been just for the Thursdays and Fridays for the month of April, but that is what we need as our flights from Calgary depart on the Saturdays (with the 4 day rule for brides and grooms).

      I am not sure what day you would need, as I am not sure when flights go out of New Brunswick. We have guests coming from Newfoundland, and I think their flights would arrive on the Monday- not sure if it the same everywhere in the east or not.

      We are now holding out for a date in May instead.

      To be continued...

      #323 Ayla

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        Posted 24 July 2009 - 09:20 AM

        Hi, CassBob09, I didn't meet with Rocio, and Erica didn't mention anything about a minimun number of people. It really sucks that we have to choose one menu! If you want to try to just show up at a restaurant make sure you make a reservation for a restaurant for your large group with guest services!!!! I'm not going to try that, I would hate to have anything go wrong on THE day!

        On the other hand, I sent out my save the dates, mine alone are about 30, but i'm sure about 10 of those can't make it and surprisingly 2 people I expected to come might have become recession casualties :-[ I'm trying to get my fi to extend his list (currently - no joke - only 5 people) but he prefers a small wedding. I set up my wedding website (Welcome to Ayla and Oleg's Wedding page!) using Joomla and the RSVP portion using Fabrik (I'm a web developer - but this took almost no coding at all). The RSVP part is not published yet, going to wait until I send out the official invites - message in a bottle that I'm putting together to cut costs. And then I'll wait :) Oh and I need to find a dress! :)

        #324 ChristinaP

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          Posted 27 July 2009 - 03:07 PM

          My TA just heard back from Rocio this morning...date is set for May 13, 2010 @ 2pm. Still holding out for a 4 pm time instead, but just happy to have a date at the resort we wanted!

          #325 Ayla

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            Posted 28 July 2009 - 08:35 AM

            Congratulations on setting the date! :)

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by ChristinaP
            My TA just heard back from Rocio this morning...date is set for May 13, 2010 @ 2pm. Still holding out for a 4 pm time instead, but just happy to have a date at the resort we wanted!


            #326 Tisha316

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              Posted 28 July 2009 - 11:20 PM

              so ladies how did your weddings gooo? Was it in the budget and beautiful!?

              #327 tammikins

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                Posted 28 July 2009 - 11:27 PM

                Hi Everyone,
                Sorry, but I kinda have to vent here. I have my wedding booked for Dec 22, 2009. 22 people booked so far. I've been in contact with Rocio a fair bit about things over email - I'm sure you all know how she is; sometimes she'll reply within an hour other times she'll take like a week. Well I've been trying to ask her about having the reception at La Laguna (I'm not sure if I even have enough people for this) and its like she ignores the emails pertaining to this topic!! I've got replies from her to emails I sent after the one asking about La Laguna. I don't want to be annoying and send the same email many times (which I already kind of did - over a period of over 2 weeks or so), but I don't know what else to do. Has anyone else had this kind of "selective responding" from her? any ideas on what to do?

                Tamara

                #328 ChristinaP

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                  Posted 29 July 2009 - 05:37 PM

                  Tammikins- You are not alone! In regards to responses via e-mail, I am pretty sure that everyone experiences this (read back on this thread and you will feel very validated). One thing I do also know is that many people have this same type of response times from WC's everywhere- not just at the Palladium. One bride put it very well on one post- she said that everything will work out, you just have to be patient and realize that these WC's do this many times every day. My TA even had the same problems when we were trying to confirm a wedding date- the first time we tried, there were back and forth e-mails throughout the day on the same day the request was sent. When we had to change the month of my wedding and sent out another request, it took more than a week and several e-mails to get a response just to confirm a date so we can book our trip. I hope this makes you feel better?

                  As for finding the information you need- there is definitely answers to your question on this thread...somewhere. I would scroll through when you have time, and I am sure you will find the info you need from other brides.

                  Happy Planning!

                  #329 hanna

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                    Posted 30 July 2009 - 10:32 AM

                    Ya, Rocio is choppy in her responses.. but just know she is always super busy with brides that are coming in that week... so when your wedding gets closer, she is better about responding..

                    Here is what I got from her for our June 5, 2009 wedding:
                    "In regards to the number of guests for the private reception.. if the minimum
                    of people for a private event it`s 25 guests... but if the number is less than 25 people and you want still to go for the private reception I will need to charge for the 25 even the final head count it`s less than that."

                    #330 tammikins

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                      Posted 30 July 2009 - 03:46 PM

                      Thanks Hanna, Thats exactly what I was looking for! How was your wedding?




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