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#1771 kerrib

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    Posted 17 May 2011 - 08:58 PM

    m1984,

    CONGRATS!! Hope it is everything you have been planning and hoping for!! Can't wait for your review. Are you doing a planning thread, too?

    I don't get married until August, but let me know how the sound quality turns out and I would consider splitting the cost with you. We are expecting 65 guests, want to make sure it will be loud enough for the ceremony and reception. I read a bunch of reviews but couldn't make a good decision based on what I read.

    HAVE FUNNNN!!!!!!!
     

    Originally Posted by m1984 

    hey guys!!

     

    we are flying out this saturday and i am officially excited!! our wedding is on may 24th and i think as of today, everything has officially been taken care of! just waiting for the day to come now!

     

    i'm not sure if this is the right thread to post in, but here goes. as my fiance and i are not big on dancing, we opted to bring a sound system that also acts as a microphone to be used during the ceremony as well as the toasts and speeches during dinner. it is a stand alone item that is used for outdoor events. http://www.ionaudio....cker-2010-model - also known as the blockrocker!

     

    we will also use it at our bonfire. we figured this is much cheaper than getting the dj and sound system. the most important thing for us was the microphone. i am trying to find out if any brides that will be there after our wedding who would like to buy it from us for their use. figured i'd  try to make my money back as well as save someone else the hassle of lugging one of these things down. we purchased it for  $140 and would like to get that back. i think it's fair as it will have only been used twice and you save on the troubles of bringing it there, and also $20 that it costs to ship it as a second luggage. if anyone is interested, please let me know!!

     

    if no one is interested, i hope this at least serves as a good alternative for the brides who are in similar situations, just want a good mic option for both the ceremony and the dinner.

     

    thanks and happy planning.



     



    #1772 Crystal1880

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      Posted 19 May 2011 - 07:36 AM

      Hi ladies.. I read a review on Trip Advisor that a bride was recently married at the resort and they tried charged her a fee for the waiters at the reception. Has anybody else heard anything about this? I would assume that the waiters are included in the fee..

      #1773 sarahinlove

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        Posted 19 May 2011 - 11:14 AM


        Hi Crystal,

         

        I have NEVER heard of that! It says that a "dinner party" is included. Obviously that should include wait staff! Maybe she hadn't bought a wedding package...?
         

        Originally Posted by Crystal1880 

        Hi ladies.. I read a review on Trip Advisor that a bride was recently married at the resort and they tried charged her a fee for the waiters at the reception. Has anybody else heard anything about this? I would assume that the waiters are included in the fee..


         



        #1774 xoamdxo75

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          Posted 19 May 2011 - 12:18 PM

          Yea, I would like to know more about that. My only thought like you mentioned is that maybe a wedding package was not bought and everything was a la carte.

           

          Originally Posted by sarahinlove 


          Hi Crystal,

           

          I have NEVER heard of that! It says that a "dinner party" is included. Obviously that should include wait staff! Maybe she hadn't bought a wedding package...?
           



           



           



          #1775 Dreams2011

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            Posted 19 May 2011 - 02:23 PM

            No, they are included (or at least were when we were there in January, but they seem to change things on a wim)... unless maybe that bride wanted extra waiters or if that was for having them stay longer than the allotted reception time....??



            #1776 Dreams2011

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              Posted 19 May 2011 - 02:24 PM

              You could send a private message to the person who left the review on tripadvisor to inquire.... I've done that many times.



              #1777 BarbieBrideU

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                Posted 19 May 2011 - 04:38 PM

                Hi Ladies

                On the suject of getting different prices from Esman, I think I have everyone beat!! I just HAVE to vent!!

                 

                I sent him a picture of the bouquet and centerpieces i wanted, and he came back to me with an extra $75 for my bouquet, and $75 each for my centerpiece, which is fine

                 

                Fast forward a couple weeks and I made a color change to the centerpiece and he asked for the picture again (why he doesn't keep important things like this on file I don't know...) and emails me that the cost is $300 for my bouquest and $350 EACH centerpiece!!! I think i had a heart attack!!!!!! That's is so insane! I wrote him a stern email back (I didn't want to seem absutely livid- which I was!!!) asking why i was quoted this then and now this insane price!!!!!! I am now scrambling getting an outside person to do it for me. How ridiculous.

                 

                Thank God my wedding isn't until February! I couldn't imagine if this happened a month before!!!  I'm definitely going to much more tough with him than I was originally, because I never had a reason to be on the defensive, until now. Geez louise....



                 



                #1778 sarahinlove

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                  Posted 20 May 2011 - 11:04 AM


                  Oh my goodness! An EXTRA $300! That seems SO ridiculous! Isn't the included bouquet worth like $90 or something already?

                   

                  I'm so curious... can you post the picture here? I'd love to see this $300 bouquet and $350 centerpiece! I mean, its Mexico, there are flowers everywhere, its not like its Northern Canada in the wintertime!
                   

                  Originally Posted by BarbieBrideU 

                  Hi Ladies

                  On the suject of getting different prices from Esman, I think I have everyone beat!! I just HAVE to vent!!

                   

                  I sent him a picture of the bouquet and centerpieces i wanted, and he came back to me with an extra $75 for my bouquet, and $75 each for my centerpiece, which is fine

                   

                  Fast forward a couple weeks and I made a color change to the centerpiece and he asked for the picture again (why he doesn't keep important things like this on file I don't know...) and emails me that the cost is $300 for my bouquest and $350 EACH centerpiece!!! I think i had a heart attack!!!!!! That's is so insane! I wrote him a stern email back (I didn't want to seem absutely livid- which I was!!!) asking why i was quoted this then and now this insane price!!!!!! I am now scrambling getting an outside person to do it for me. How ridiculous.

                   

                  Thank God my wedding isn't until February! I couldn't imagine if this happened a month before!!!  I'm definitely going to much more tough with him than I was originally, because I never had a reason to be on the defensive, until now. Geez louise....



                   



                   



                  #1779 Crystal1880

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                    Posted 20 May 2011 - 05:03 PM

                    Well I received an e-mail saying that Esman is turning over all wedding coordination to Elane ( I think that is her name). So I guess we will now be dealing with her.. So frustrating dealing with all these different people..:-(. I am sure everything will still turn out fine..

                    #1780 BarbieBrideU

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                      Posted 20 May 2011 - 05:19 PM

                      I just got an email too! That Esman is no longer there.. I can't say it's surpriseing, but at least that explains the crazy change in price!

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