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Not sure about the vases, however, (in case you haven't thought about it) make sure you check to ensure you can bring your flowers from the US into Mexico before you leave.

 

 

Originally Posted by Crystal1880 View Post

Hey ladies. I was wondering if anybody knew if you could just rent vases from the florist at the resort. I would be bringing my own flowers, I was just not sure if they allow you to just rent the vase for the centerpiece.


 

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Unless they are synthetic of course....was thinking about live flowers.
 

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Not sure about the vases, however, (in case you haven't thought about it) make sure you check to ensure you can bring your flowers from the US into Mexico before you leave.

 

 

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Hey ladies. I was wondering if anybody knew if you could just rent vases from the florist at the resort. I would be bringing my own flowers, I was just not sure if they allow you to just rent the vase for the centerpiece.


 



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Originally Posted by Crystal1880 View Post

 

Hey ladies. I was wondering if anybody knew if you could just rent vases from the florist at the resort. I would be bringing my own flowers, I was just not sure if they allow you to just rent the vase for the centerpiece.

 

I'm pretty positive the hotel has vases you can use (prob worth an email to Louise/WC just to make sure tho). This isn't exactly the same, but we didn't bring down anything for a sand ceremony (bought a talavera vase at the PV flea market to use) & Rebeca filled two small bud vases with sand to pour (she even used blue sand in one of them) and didn't charge us extra.

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So I was looking at the prices on the website and noticed how much prices have increased from last year. Dinner/cocktail prices were raised 50% and flowers more than 50%!! I am sooooo mad. Of course, I do not have a contract guaranteeing last years prices, so we are screwed. I know, our own fault. BUT I think the percentage of increase is outrageous. No one in their right minds budgets for that much of an increase year-to-year. So all you new brides, get confirmation!!

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So I was looking at the prices on the website and noticed how much prices have increased from last year. Dinner/cocktail prices were raised 50% and flowers more than 50%!! I am sooooo mad. Of course, I do not have a contract guaranteeing last years prices, so we are screwed. I know, our own fault. BUT I think the percentage of increase is outrageous. No one in their right minds budgets for that much of an increase year-to-year. So all you new brides, get confirmation!!

 

I am so mad about this, too!!! I have been begging for a contract since October and kept getting told they were working on it or would be sending it right away and never got one. I finally got it last week with all the "new" prices and I nearly died. It was created on an excell sheet, so I know it didn't take 3 months to create.

 

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I know and you would think considering the economy that prices would not have been raised that much, but if more and more people are just going to keep getting married there then they'll just keep raising the prices. Ridiculous I know... We paid 2010 prices for the bridesmaids bouquets, which was $35 each, but would not have paid $55 each (especially for what you get as they aren't very big...but were fine for what we wanted at $35 each).

 

An option, at least for bridesmaid bouquets, is to just order 2 or 3 individual flowers per person then bring some decorate wrap and wrap them yourselves. I believe an individual flower is $9 so 3 / bouquet would be $27 then just a couple $ worth of ribbon and you save $25 / bouquet. This is what we were going to do, but then were offered the 2010 price for the bouquet so paid the little extra to not do the work ourselves, but if we had to pay the $55 we would have.

 

Also, if you want rose petals done the isle, instead of paying $55/ bag for real petals we went to a dollar store and picked some up there to bring in the colours we wanted (paid like $5 total) and did the same for the petals our flower girl dropped as she went along. Also instead of paying over $100 for colour napkins (the white ones however are included) we bought some nice paper napkins in a pretty colour that matched our wedding colours and had them put those at each setting ($6 instead of $125 I think it was going to be).

 

Just some ideas...

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I am so mad about this, too!!! I have been begging for a contract since October and kept getting told they were working on it or would be sending it right away and never got one. I finally got it last week with all the "new" prices and I nearly died. It was created on an excell sheet, so I know it didn't take 3 months to create.

 

 

They do want your business so I'd suggest negotiating the prices. If you don't feel something is worth the increase discuss it with them and see if they'll give you a better price...especially since you started planning in 2010...if they don't have their prices worked out by mid-2010 for 2011 so as to let you know their costs I say that's poor business planning and you shouldn't have to suffer.... give it a try... I always negotiate things and it usually works to some degree!

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I am so mad about this, too!!! I have been begging for a contract since October and kept getting told they were working on it or would be sending it right away and never got one. I finally got it last week with all the "new" prices and I nearly died. It was created on an excell sheet, so I know it didn't take 3 months to create.
 


They do want your business so I'd suggest negotiating the prices. If you don't feel something is worth the increase discuss it with them and see if they'll give you a better price...especially since you started planning in 2010...if they don't have their prices worked out by mid-2010 for 2011 so as to let you know their costs I say that's poor business planning and you shouldn't have to suffer.... give it a try... I always negotiate things and it usually works to some degree!



After giving  myself time to cool down, that is what I planned on doing. I went through all my old emails where I was quoted by the previous WC prices. I know if I don't say anything then I'll never know.

 

Good ideas about the bridesmaids' flowers too!

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