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#1521 KCDawn

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    Posted 25 June 2012 - 09:06 AM

    Originally Posted by newloves1975 

    I might just have to copy that and use it on my invites!
    I wanted to make passport invite so bad but last min I switched to pocket folds. I just didn't think I would have enough time to make the passport ones.
    Even though my mom isn't helping me financially she flipped when I put something about the $100 fee on the website. I had to change it and just state that a day pass is required. She would totally lose it if I wrote that on the invites. But if it was up to me I would!

    Go for it!  I'm still working on the passports so fingers crossed I can find the time this week to finish designing them and they turn out halfway decent!  I understand not wanting to put anything about an additional charge on an invitation but I think it would be way worse for your guests to be surprised with a $100 per person charge when they show up to your wedding.  If you're not upfront with them about it it could turn out badly.  For us, that seems to be the thing that keeps people from going to another hotel. 



    #1522 beachbride2013

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      Posted 25 June 2012 - 09:24 AM

      Originally Posted by newloves1975 

      Thanks! I already have a wedding website with a bunch of info. I don't know if people are actually looking at it or not. Right after I sent out the save the dates my travel agent mailed travel info to everyone with a quote that was good for about a month (I think). No one took advantage to the lower price except for my parents and siblings. TA never mailed out the new quote once the price went up. She also will price match so if a guest finds a cheaper price on any site she will match it.
      Did you use a TA? My problem is I can't lock in a price unless I block off rooms, I can't fill 10 rooms so that isn't an option.


      I didn't use a TA. I normally book my own vacations so I did it myself this time too. I did get a few quotes from different TA's and it was all the same prices/packages I already found on my own through apple, etc. I did ask them if they did payment plans and suggested those TA's to the guests who asked about paying for it or who I knew would be interested. We had a few friends who actually did the payment plan and were happy to have that option and not put it on a credit card.

      Do you have close friends whom you are inviting to your wedding and hoping they will come? If you are close to them, after you send out invites you could verbally speak to them about it, like ask them if they think they would be able to come, ask if they have any questions, etc. I had a few friends that I literally had to hound about it. I felt bad, but they kept putting it off and I was worried the hotel would be booked or prices would go to high. I kept stressing that to them and they all were booked. Thank goodness bc shortly after the hotel was booked.



      #1523 KCDawn

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        Posted 25 June 2012 - 11:16 AM

        Our ceremony is officially switched to the beach location!!!  Just got our updated contract back from Valeria.  Thanks for your help girls!

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        #1524 beachbride2013

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          Posted 25 June 2012 - 12:38 PM

          Originally Posted by KCDawn 

          Our ceremony is officially switched to the beach location!!!  Just got our updated contract back from Valeria.  Thanks for your help girls!


          Yeah!!!



          #1525 CriCri

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            Posted 25 June 2012 - 01:13 PM

            Originally Posted by KCDawn 

            Our ceremony is officially switched to the beach location!!!  Just got our updated contract back from Valeria.  Thanks for your help girls!


            Wowwwwwwwwwww!! Congratulation, welcome to the Secrets Maroma *Beach* brides!!  :-D

             

            I'm sure you will happy to be on the beach and now .... what are you thnking for your shoes/sandals/bare foot/Wedge ?



            #1526 CriCri

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              Posted 25 June 2012 - 01:15 PM

              Originally Posted by dsr322 

              Can we get spa credit if me we opt not to use the massges that come with the ultimate package?


               I have exchange the Swedish massage included in the Ultimate package for the hair style and make up trial for the day before the wedding.



              #1527 KCDawn

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                Posted 26 June 2012 - 03:52 AM

                Originally Posted by CriCri 


                Wowwwwwwwwwww!! Congratulation, welcome to the Secrets Maroma *Beach* brides!!  :-D

                 

                I'm sure you will happy to be on the beach and now .... what are you thnking for your shoes/sandals/bare foot/Wedge ?

                 

                 

                Thanks!!!  I'm really excited!  I think I'm going to get wedges for the ceremony and wear the heels I already have for pictures, which we're doing before the ceremony.  Now I have to shop for ceremony sandals!



                #1528 amberh1884

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                  Posted 26 June 2012 - 07:29 AM

                  Hi Ladies!  I have a quick question for the brides that have already gotten married at SMB.  I am bringing my chair sashes and fans with me to the resort.  Did any of you do this as well?  And, did you just have someone in your wedding party put the sashes on the chairs so you didn't have to pay a set-up charge?  Also, if anyone has had a cocktail hour with appetizers can you let me know if it was worth it?  We can not decide if we really want to have one or not.  Thanks ladies!!  Amber



                  #1529 KCDawn

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                    Posted 26 June 2012 - 08:02 AM

                    Originally Posted by CriCri 


                     I have exchange the Swedish massage included in the Ultimate package for the hair style and make up trial for the day before the wedding.

                     So they still only gave you a discounted credit even though you exchanged a spa service for another spa service?  Or did you just ask to swap it like that?  I was hoping to exchange the hair style and makeup for another service, maybe a manicure and pedicure, but wasn't sure how they would handle the credit.



                    #1530 beachbride2013

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                      Posted 26 June 2012 - 08:08 AM

                      Originally Posted by amberh1884 

                      Hi Ladies!  I have a quick question for the brides that have already gotten married at SMB.  I am bringing my chair sashes and fans with me to the resort.  Did any of you do this as well?  And, did you just have someone in your wedding party put the sashes on the chairs so you didn't have to pay a set-up charge?  Also, if anyone has had a cocktail hour with appetizers can you let me know if it was worth it?  We can not decide if we really want to have one or not.  Thanks ladies!!  Amber


                      I brought chair sashes, maracas, centerpieces, menus, a ton of led candles, etc. I brought a lot! Cecilia went to my room before the wedding and grabbed it all. The hotel set it up for us. I wanted my bridal party with me, and did not feel comfortable asking them to set up our stuff for us. We had 20 guests, and 3 tables set up, plus 35ish sashes total. The cost was minimal and well worth it. If you bring your own sashes, be sure to bring enough for the ceremony and the reception. They won't have time to rush to move them and I would imagine you are more likely to get a deal on the cost if you make it easier on them.






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