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#101 amc83

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    Posted 23 March 2009 - 09:51 PM

    Hi Ladies,

    I just want to confirm what everyone has been told for the cost of extra people above 20 guests for the reception. I was told it would be $18/person beyond 20 people. I saw that most of the rest of you said that Candy told you it was $10/person beyond 20. If anyone has an email from Candy quoting this, that would be great if you could forward it to me at acoccimiglio@gmail.com, just so I can show her that I know she has told other people differently.

    Thanks so much ladies!

    #102 annieanddaryl

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      Posted 24 March 2009 - 12:02 AM

      Can anyone tell me a typical budget to get married here with cocktails and private reception? Any extra costs? Cake? Bouquets?

      #103 Nurse2005

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        Posted 24 March 2009 - 12:50 AM

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        Originally Posted by annieanddaryl
        Can anyone tell me a typical budget to get married here with cocktails and private reception? Any extra costs? Cake? Bouquets?
        Check out the packages on the website. I noticed the other day they changed significantly, so those of us who have ours booked will have different info. The packages include a cake and a bouquet.

        #104 annieanddaryl

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          Posted 24 March 2009 - 09:04 AM

          Thanks. The packages on the site seem quite vague to me. I would like to have a private cocktail reception and private dinner reception. I read elsewhere that it's $10 extra for cocktail pp and $25 for private dinner. Just wondering how many ppl are included in the packages.

          Also does anyone have a photo of the cake they provide? Can we choose this? I would like a 2 or 3 tier white fondant cake. Also, I would like 3 extra bouquets for my bridal party....

          #105 annieanddaryl

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            Posted 25 March 2009 - 10:13 AM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by amc83
            Hi Ladies,

            I just want to confirm what everyone has been told for the cost of extra people above 20 guests for the reception. I was told it would be $18/person beyond 20 people. I saw that most of the rest of you said that Candy told you it was $10/person beyond 20. If anyone has an email from Candy quoting this, that would be great if you could forward it to me at acoccimiglio@gmail.com, just so I can show her that I know she has told other people differently.

            Thanks so much ladies!
            Hello - is this the cocktail recpetion you are referring to or a private dinner reception? I would like to know the info too.

            #106 bclrgrl

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              Posted 26 March 2009 - 04:59 PM

              It looks as though the prices have changed.... I'm not sure if that means we all have to pay up, or just people who have not paid for the packages? It's so hard getting anything from the resort, so anything extra would be very helpful! I was quoted $10.00, for the cocktail reception, however that may have now changed? Ahhh....

              #107 Jojo

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                Posted 26 March 2009 - 05:34 PM

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                Originally Posted by cdt_seattle
                Jojo - That's roughly $170USD/ni which is the best price I've ever seen. I would love to secure that rate. I've got guests coming from Vancouver and elsewhere in Canada. Mind sending me your TA contact info?

                bclrgrl - Did your TA's rate compare to that?

                Thanks!
                Chris
                Sorry for the late reply. My TA is from Calgary Destination Weddings : Romantic Planet Vacations. Her name is Laurie. I would recommend Laurie over any of her associates.

                Nurse05 and bclrgrl rates are way better than mine. Mine was $1610 with taxes and transfer from Calgary for Nov 09. The rate are ever increasing. The sooner you book the cheaper is it. Both Nurse09 and bclrgrl booked much before I did...I was getting quite nervous when I booked because I've seen the rates go up even within the month that I was communicating with my TA. If I had to book all over again, I probably would go with a different TA. Throughout my booking process, I found that quotes from different TA can differ by CAD1000 for the same tour operator, resort, dates.

                JO

                #108 Jojo

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                  Posted 26 March 2009 - 05:53 PM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by annieanddaryl
                  Hello - is this the cocktail recpetion you are referring to or a private dinner reception? I would like to know the info too.
                  Hi annieanddaryl, are you asking for the cost of a reception in a semi-private area in a restaurant? If so, I don't know what the cost would be b'cos I'm planning on a private reception. For a private reception, I'm quoted $25 pp for a minimum of 50 ppl. If you have less than that number, you'd have to pay for 50 pp.

                  For a cocktail hour, it is $10 pp, no minimum number of ppl. It will be a private event for the cocktail hour.

                  For the ceremony itself, I was quoted $10 pp over 25 ppl.

                  Does that help?

                  I'm suprise to see the changes in wedding packages. bclrgrl, they should honour their prices quoted to us before the changes. They better...otherwise, I will have a huge fit.

                  Re. getting an email from Candy, it's a slow and tedious process. I've only ever received 3 from her. It's not at all this painful with co-ordinators at other resorts, but I chose this one b'cos it'd be cheaper for my guests.

                  #109 Nurse2005

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                    Posted 27 March 2009 - 01:21 AM

                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by bclrgrl
                    It looks as though the prices have changed.... I'm not sure if that means we all have to pay up, or just people who have not paid for the packages? It's so hard getting anything from the resort, so anything extra would be very helpful! I was quoted $10.00, for the cocktail reception, however that may have now changed? Ahhh....
                    I called the resort regarding the changes in the packages and prices, she said that if the contract is signed we get the price and package we put the deposit on.

                    #110 Nurse2005

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                      Posted 27 March 2009 - 01:32 AM

                      Hey Jojo...our wedding is in 4 weeks and we booked in January, So only about 3 1/2 months before travel. This is why we got a good deal. We just picked the week we wanted to go and waited until the prices came down low enough, it's such a huge resort that we knew if we waited there would still be rooms. I also told my TA the lowest rate I had seen on the internet, and they matched it.




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