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#1261 FranticBride2be

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    Posted 15 January 2012 - 08:51 PM

    Hey, 

    Who's your WC?

     

    You should ask for some clarification on the audio system.  I thought an audio system was when you brought an ipod and wanted to play music on their speakers.

     

    What is a domestic party?  I heard it was $15 an hour for domestic drinks to be served during dinner, I"m not sure about the cost for a separate cocktail hour though.  Did you look into having the coctail hour included in the wedding package?  We're using the infinity package, so we're just sending our guests to the lobby bar to grab drinks for 45 minutes or so until dinner starts (while we get pictures done). 

     

    I've asked Emma a couple questions, only to have the question not really answered at all.  I've had to learn to ask very specific questions, its taken time though.  As my wedding has gotten closer, Emma has been really good about giving me more information, and answering my questions more specifically. 

     

    When's your wedding date?

     

    E.
     

    Originally Posted by smokey82 

    Can someone help, i'm confused ???

     

    1) I have booked the Thai beach club for my reception and have asked if it is ok to take speakers for my ipod instead of paying for a dj. I was told that this was ok but that there is a charge of $280 per hour for an audio system. Does this mean that i have to pay $280 for every hour that i want to play my ipod on my speakers that i have plugged in?

     

    2) I have then been told that it is $25 per person for 1-2 hours for a domestic party. Does this mean they are going to charge me this on top of the $4000 i am paying to be in the thai beach club for 4 hours for drinks and to again play my ipod on my speakers?

     

    3) I asked about have a cocktail hour on the beach by the thai beach club, before going in for dinner and they have again told me of the bar and domestic prices which add up to $50 an hour for beer, fruit cocktail, soda and juice.

     

    Can anyone tell me if i have understood what they have said correctly or if anyone has any knowledge of these prices and policies?

     

    Thanks in advance.



     



    #1262 Karica

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      Posted 16 January 2012 - 04:47 AM

      Hi,

       

       

      Our Ceremony is at 2:00pm, after that we have toast, than we have a photographer for 4 hours and our dinner is at 6:00pm in one of the restaurants. After that i booked a private reception at the beach for 2 hours and i we will have private bar which i paid 25 dollars per person and we can stay there till 10pm and after probably clubbing who wants to go, and that is it. There prices are crazy and for every tittle thing you have to pay huge. If i knew about all of this i would never book them, but now is late so i have to settle with that i can get the cheapest and still manage to have some fun.

       

      Adi



      #1263 Karla Luff

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        Posted 16 January 2012 - 08:18 AM

        Hey ladies,

         

        We have our wedding booked for 1500hrs on April 24, 2012, so will be there at the same time as alot of you on this forum.  I was just wondering if anyone has a current map of the resort?  I asked Emma for one, but she hasn't responded yet.  Since it is a large resort, I would like to provide my guests with the map in order to avoid any confusion when finding places.  My fiance and I attended a friends wedding in the Dominican two years ago and almost missed the wedding because we couldn't find the gazebo.  Would like to avoid that if at all possible :-)

         

        Karla



        #1264 FranticBride2be

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          Posted 16 January 2012 - 07:39 PM

          Hey, 

           

          Sorry I know this is the tiniest picture!  We have this on our website to show guests what the general layout of the resort it.  I've been told they have shuttles that run from the lobby to the beach, and pick people up along the way.  There are several images you can search for in google (look for Grand Sunset Princess Resort Map, in Google Images).  

           

          We'll be arriving on the 25th, so we'll just miss your ceremony.  How many people do you have coming down?

           

          I hadn't thought about not knowing where to go.  I only have 45 minutes from make up ending to ceremony starting, and I've made a bet with C. who thinks I"ll be late.  I have money on being there on time so I'll have to do a dry run the day before!

           

          I hope this pictures helps a little bit, sorry its not bigger. 

           

          E. 


          Hey ladies,

           

          We have our wedding booked for 1500hrs on April 24, 2012, so will be there at the same time as alot of you on this forum.  I was just wondering if anyone has a current map of the resort?  I asked Emma for one, but she hasn't responded yet.  Since it is a large resort, I would like to provide my guests with the map in order to avoid any confusion when finding places.  My fiance and I attended a friends wedding in the Dominican two years ago and almost missed the wedding because we couldn't find the gazebo.  Would like to avoid that if at all possible :-)

           

          Karla



           

           



          #1265 FranticBride2be

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            Posted 16 January 2012 - 07:49 PM

            Hey, 

             

            Okay, how am I actually planning a wedding! I"m getting married April 28th, not April 23rd.  I don't know why I wrote this, 3's and 8's look nothing alike.  Nor are they even close to each other on the keyboard:)

             

            I was talking to a girlfriend about which centrepieces I should pick and she said because the crystal room so big, I should go with these really tall ones.  I agree, and now my mom has convinced me I should get chair sashes.  The hotel rents them for an insainely high price, so I've ordered them for .90 cents each (they're the satin ones, not the sheer ones).  I also ordered about 300 tiny starfishes that I"m going to use on name cards for showing guests where to sit, on my programs and on the tables.  I ordered a crystal starfish for my hair, so there is a running theme:)

             

            We recently had 6 people drop out:(  I'm pretty disappointed about that, but I'm glad I"m getting all the numbers finalized before we pay for certain things that are $$/per person.

             

            Hows everybody's planning going?  



            #1266 smokey82

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              Posted 17 January 2012 - 03:19 AM

              Does the resort offer centrepieces?

               where did you get pictures and prices for them?



              #1267 Karla Luff

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                Posted 17 January 2012 - 01:17 PM

                Thanks for the map FranticBride! I'm sure 45 min's is plenty of time to make it to the ceremony.  The trolley is supposed to pick you up 5-10 min's before the start time, so you'll be good.

                 

                I believe we have 38 booked right now and a 4-6 more still considering.  I'm guessing the resort is going to be pretty busy during our stay, with all the weddings.  Should make for a good time at the disco :-)

                 

                Karla



                #1268 FranticBride2be

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                  Posted 17 January 2012 - 09:08 PM


                  Hey, 

                   

                  Yes they do.  I had such a funny time with trying to figure out the centrepieces.  I asked what the options were, I was told option a, option b, or option c.  I thought they were all pretty bad, so I asked if there was anything else they could offer, and they said no.  So I sent the WC a picture of something I had found online, and asked if that option was available, and yes low and behold, it was.  It turns out that with a little insistence, almost anything is possible.  The centrepieces I ended up getting aren't similar to the one I emailed her asking about (that option would have been wayyy out of my price range), but there were more options then what they originally said.  Because I chose the crystal room (which is really white and simple), I had to go with something pretty big for the centrepieces.  Its tigerlilies (white and orange, small changes were possible, the white flowers were originally pink roses, but that doesn't go with my orange theme at all) on the bottom, and then stems and greenery and bird of paradise at the top.  I didn't describe that very well, but it actually looks really nice.  Its not what I would normally go for, but I think it will add the right amount of colour to the room.  

                   

                  I also went out the other day and bought orange satin chair sashes, am in the middle of making name cards for the tables, bought a couple hundred tiny starfish to put on the tables, name cards, in bouquets... , and then for programs, I just bought orange paper fans.  I have a stamp that I"m using to put the program information right inside the folding fan, so that once the fan is open, they'll see all the information right on it.  I"m also going to try to dedicate them to specific people so it will say their table numbers too. 

                   

                  I"ll have to ask Emma if they can help me move the chair sashes from the ceremony gazebo to the crystal room.  I only have like 45 minutes max between the end of our ceremony and the beginning of the reception, so I"ll need all the help I can get getting the room decorated!

                   

                  Yikes

                  Originally Posted by smokey82 

                  Does the resort offer centrepieces?

                   where did you get pictures and prices for them?



                   



                  #1269 lucasdrotar12

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                    Posted 19 January 2012 - 03:14 AM

                    I choose the symbolic package, for $1500 and the extra's keep piling up.  I feel the same if I would have known all the extra charges I definitly would have looked somewhere else.  My ceremony starts at 4:00 and then we have the photographer booked for the basic photo package.  My fiance and I have decided we would like to book a sunset catamarain for an evening cruise before supper at 9:00.  After that I think we will check out the live entertainment in the lobby, and maybe the disco.  I was going to book the cocktail hr after the wedding but we are staying at an all inclusive, why should we have to pay for drinks..................are guess have no problem running to one of the bars to pick up drinks.................plus I want everyone to stick around for pictures.  How has communication with the wc been?  We are leaving in 2 days and I haven't talked to her in 3-4 months................. 

                     

                    Originally Posted by Karica 

                    Hi,

                     

                     

                    Our Ceremony is at 2:00pm, after that we have toast, than we have a photographer for 4 hours and our dinner is at 6:00pm in one of the restaurants. After that i booked a private reception at the beach for 2 hours and i we will have private bar which i paid 25 dollars per person and we can stay there till 10pm and after probably clubbing who wants to go, and that is it. There prices are crazy and for every tittle thing you have to pay huge. If i knew about all of this i would never book them, but now is late so i have to settle with that i can get the cheapest and still manage to have some fun.

                     

                    Adi



                     



                    #1270 FranticBride2be

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                      Posted 24 January 2012 - 05:30 PM

                      Hey!

                       

                      Well we sent out a note to all our guests asking for their menu choices.  I'm glad I sent it out when I did, because it turns out 10 people dropped out.  It was pretty unfortunate, but I'm happy to get my actual set numbers.

                       

                      I emailed Emma last week asking a bunch of questions, and she hasn't gotten back to me.  I expect that, but its always frustrating:)  I've asked to make a ton of changes to bouquets and things, so maybe its taking time to get in touch with the florist!

                       

                      E. 






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