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#71 JodJ

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    Posted 03 April 2009 - 01:15 AM

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    I have a question about your wedding. I'm a little frustrated b/c like you said there really isn't a lot of information out there about this resort and I'm just now finding out about some extra costs. 1) How many people did you have? We have about 70 people that are coming and if the reception is just in one of their restaurants how is it going to accommodate all of us? I can't believe they charge $18 per person for open bar and $39 for food when it's an all-inclusive.

    AARGH!!!
    Bicky11- I have a question for you since you were just at Sandos. I noticed recently from the pictures on tripadviser.com that the beach seems to have erroded away. How was it when you were there? It seems that they had to put a bunch more sandbags out and that the beach was much shorter. What did you think of it?
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    #72 JodJ

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      Posted 03 April 2009 - 01:17 AM

      Haha I just thought of another question. What did you and your family and friends do after your reception? Was there a night club there that everyone could go to go dance?
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      #73 Bicky11

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        Posted 03 April 2009 - 12:00 PM

        Hey guys...with respect to the beach-it was really nice-some of it yes has eroded away due to the hurricanes and such-there are some sandbags up but what they really do is act as barricades to the huge waves...a few days we were there there were 8 foot waves and a really strong rip tide that would pull you out. The bags are good cause the kids kind of play behind them and cannot get sucked out that way. The beach is really nice-get there early in the morning if you want to get chairs on the beach. Sand is beautiful there- I heard they had to import it from China after all the storms they were hit with-not sure if that is true or not but it is almost white, soft, really fine sand.

        With respect to the reception-there were 32 of us in total and we had ours at the international buffet. I have heard that when you have a large group they will do a private reception for you as larger groups are hard to accomodate-I heard you have to have over 40 people and then it is free but if you want a private reception for less than that number you then have to pay for it. Maybe email Lupita and ask her as I am not too sure about that. With 70 people going you should have at least 18 rooms so you should be able to get quite a discount off your wedding if not get it for free. We went with the most basic legal package and then added flowers. I had 4 flower girls, 3 bridesmaids, 3 groomsmen, 1 ring bearer and a corsage for my mom and his as well as his boutinneir (sp?) and my boquet and the total cost for all our flowers was $335 USD.
        We got our wedding for the $500 USD as we saved the $350 for having over 7 rooms or whatever it is you needed. Our costs were as follows:

        $500 wedding (legal package)
        $335 flowers for whole party
        $40 translator

        Then we had to pay $70 judge's transportation
        $220 blood tests
        $80 for my hair
        For a total of $1245.00 USD. We did not get a photographer or hire a band. There is live entertainment every night outdoors and we all just grabbed tables there, watched the bands and had our drinks and enjoyed the weather. Family had really good cameras so we saved costs there. No matter which package you get they do not include flowers for anyone other than the bride and groom so if you have a wedding party at all you may want to consider the costs for flowers for everyone. There is a golf cart that will go right to the bride's room to pick her up and the wedding party and they take you right to the wedding hut. The guys just have to walk it which is no big deal. They got our music right. We had one song for the guys entrance, one for all the girls, one for the signing of the documents and one for when we exited and it worked perfectly. Then you go up to the wedding hut which is right behind where the ceremony is (right there) and they have champaigne for the adults and apple juice for the kids. You can do your toasts or whatever there, then go off for your pics and whatever then go to your dinner location. Hope this info helps. If you have any more questions feel free to send them to me on facebook as I dont go on this site very often. Thanks and good luck!

        #74 bryonandkiuana

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          Posted 09 April 2009 - 09:06 PM

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by JodJ
          Haha I just thought of another question. What did you and your family and friends do after your reception? Was there a night club there that everyone could go to go dance?
          Hey there...I talked with WC & she said that an alternative for after your reception is to rent out the night club on site for $280/hour which includes all drinks & the dj for all your guests (not per person). But it's only available until 10:30pm. At the time, the club is open to ALL. hope that helps.

          #75 bryonandkiuana

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            Posted 09 April 2009 - 09:10 PM

            Does anyone have information about the Sandos4u club? I'm wondering if it's worth it to have all of our guests sign up the free card. I guess it can't hurt. I'm also wondering why wedding groups aren't automatically upgraded to the VIP package!

            We're excited about our website.... check us out & post yours too. I'm always looking for new ideas to keep everyone excited as I am about our upcoming nuptials!!

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            #76 jrprice24

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              Posted 13 April 2009 - 08:07 PM

              Hi Everyone! I am also new to this site, but I have lots of answers to many of your questions. We are getting married January 2010 and our prices STILL aren't out. Frustrating but the travel agent and WC seem to think it will all be ok. The WC needs to know 2 months prior to the wedding.

              I started with being in contact with the WC from Sandos Caracol d/t a misunderstanding. He sent me the flower pics- if any of you want me to include the pics, just let me know.

              I have been in contact with Lupita, the WC at Playacar, and she can take up to a week or so to respond. I was a little annoyed with this when I started looking but I think it is just b/c they run on "Mexican Time". I have personally talked with 2 other Playacar brides and they were very complimentary of her and their experiences for their stay. As I have been planning it keeps concerning me that I don't have a resort yet but my TA told us that we probably won't book until July or so- 6 months before the wedding. She is thinking that prices won't be out much before then.

              I also have prices for additional things like photo packages, flower prices, etc.- again if anyone is interested. Let me know.
              I am now Mrs. Rohwedder!!

              #77 jrprice24

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                Posted 13 April 2009 - 08:20 PM

                Bicky11- What did you figure out for flowers? I am interested in heading to town for flowers also, but it kind of worries me.
                I am now Mrs. Rohwedder!!

                #78 bryonandkiuana

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                  Posted 14 April 2009 - 07:41 PM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by jrprice24
                  Hi Everyone! I am also new to this site, but I have lots of answers to many of your questions. We are getting married January 2010 and our prices STILL aren't out. Frustrating but the travel agent and WC seem to think it will all be ok. The WC needs to know 2 months prior to the wedding.

                  I started with being in contact with the WC from Sandos Caracol d/t a misunderstanding. He sent me the flower pics- if any of you want me to include the pics, just let me know.

                  I have been in contact with Lupita, the WC at Playacar, and she can take up to a week or so to respond. I was a little annoyed with this when I started looking but I think it is just b/c they run on "Mexican Time". I have personally talked with 2 other Playacar brides and they were very complimentary of her and their experiences for their stay. As I have been planning it keeps concerning me that I don't have a resort yet but my TA told us that we probably won't book until July or so- 6 months before the wedding. She is thinking that prices won't be out much before then.

                  I also have prices for additional things like photo packages, flower prices, etc.- again if anyone is interested. Let me know.
                  I would like to take a look at the price list that was provided to you for the additional items. Please post it. As well as the flower pics!

                  #79 jrprice24

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                    Posted 15 April 2009 - 09:00 PM

                    Below I tried to attach the flower information, if it doesn't come through just let me know.
                    Hope this helps!


                    Here is the request for the additional information. It think someone has posted this exact information earlier in the thread. Lupita mentioned that these prices are for 2009 and they will probably change for 2010.



                    **Flowers

                    This is the update pricing list for flowers:
                    Boutonni¨res, since 15 USD each
                    Children boutonni¨re since 10USD
                    Bridal bouquet: since 50 USD
                    Bouquet for Bride's maid since 35 USD each
                    Corsage since 20 USD each
                    Flowers arrangements for the table since 45 USD
                    Archway since 220USD
                    Gazebo with tul = since 220USD **no flowers included.
                    Flowers for cake since 35USD
                    Bags of petals 15USD (big)

                    ** Prices can change without notice**

                    **Pictures

                    Photography prices: 2009
                    10 photos = 150USD (no CD, no photo album)
                    20 photos = 270USD (no CD, no photo album)
                    ** 30 photos = 450 USD
                    **60 pictures = 650 USD
                    ** 90 pictures = 850 USD
                    ** 120 pictures = 1100 USD
                    **Note: prices include print pictures & pictures in a CD ROM & a Caribbean photo album.
                    IMPORTANT: PICTURES IN THE CD ARE THE SAME PRINTED PICTURES, NUMBER OF THESE PHOTOS DEPENDS ON THE PACKAGE THAT YOU CHOOSE.

                    Video= 30 min edited in DVD price is 650 USD

                    **Private Events

                    For private events these are the new prices for this 2009, i'll work with these prices at least until July 2009.
                    Private events are not included in your "All Inclusive" package, so they have additional charges because you will have a reserved area just for your whole group of guests. Available time is from 6.30 pm to 10:30pm. Place: beach or pool area far away from the beach.
                    Site fees= 500USD on the beach (minimum number 40 people)
                    Site fees by the pool= 400USD (minimum number 40 people)
                    menu charge per person = since 39USD per person
                    open bar = since 18 per person
                    Music.. DJ= 50USD per hour
                    15% service and 10% taxes (of the total amount of the event)

                    **Music

                    The options for music are these, prices are per 45min:
                    Mariachi: 420USD
                    Trio 320USD
                    Saxophonist 250USD
                    Steel drum players 450USD
                    DJ 50USD
                    I am now Mrs. Rohwedder!!

                    #80 jrprice24

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                      Posted 15 April 2009 - 09:26 PM

                      Hmmm, so it doesn't look like it went through.If you want the flower pics, send me a msg and I'll have to email you. Sorry
                      Below I tried to attach the flower information, if it doesn't come through just let me know.
                      Hope this helps!


                      Here is the request for the additional information. It think someone has posted this exact information earlier in the thread. Lupita mentioned that these prices are for 2009 and they will probably change for 2010.



                      **Flowers

                      This is the update pricing list for flowers:
                      Boutonni¨res, since 15 USD each
                      Children boutonni¨re since 10USD
                      Bridal bouquet: since 50 USD
                      Bouquet for Bride's maid since 35 USD each
                      Corsage since 20 USD each
                      Flowers arrangements for the table since 45 USD
                      Archway since 220USD
                      Gazebo with tul = since 220USD **no flowers included.
                      Flowers for cake since 35USD
                      Bags of petals 15USD (big)

                      ** Prices can change without notice**

                      **Pictures

                      Photography prices: 2009
                      10 photos = 150USD (no CD, no photo album)
                      20 photos = 270USD (no CD, no photo album)
                      ** 30 photos = 450 USD
                      **60 pictures = 650 USD
                      ** 90 pictures = 850 USD
                      ** 120 pictures = 1100 USD
                      **Note: prices include print pictures & pictures in a CD ROM & a Caribbean photo album.
                      IMPORTANT: PICTURES IN THE CD ARE THE SAME PRINTED PICTURES, NUMBER OF THESE PHOTOS DEPENDS ON THE PACKAGE THAT YOU CHOOSE.

                      Video= 30 min edited in DVD price is 650 USD

                      **Private Events

                      For private events these are the new prices for this 2009, i'll work with these prices at least until July 2009.
                      Private events are not included in your "All Inclusive" package, so they have additional charges because you will have a reserved area just for your whole group of guests. Available time is from 6.30 pm to 10:30pm. Place: beach or pool area far away from the beach.
                      Site fees= 500USD on the beach (minimum number 40 people)
                      Site fees by the pool= 400USD (minimum number 40 people)
                      menu charge per person = since 39USD per person
                      open bar = since 18 per person
                      Music.. DJ= 50USD per hour
                      15% service and 10% taxes (of the total amount of the event)

                      **Music

                      The options for music are these, prices are per 45min:
                      Mariachi: 420USD
                      Trio 320USD
                      Saxophonist 250USD
                      Steel drum players 450USD
                      DJ 50USD

                      I am now Mrs. Rohwedder!!




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