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#421 jaccat15

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    Posted 21 May 2010 - 10:01 AM

    Ooo that stinks - I'm sorry you have had a bad experience. I've had a good experience so far with her. Since we booked, my communication has been limited since I am meeting with her next weekend and there really isn't a lot to talk about 5 months out.

    I know when I saw her in March, she said her busiest months were coming up for May-June so maybe she has just been extremely busy with those weddings? She is the only WC but she said since it is so crazy, the resort is giving her 2 assistants to get through the craziness.
    When is your wedding date? If it isn't within the coming 2 months, that is probably why she isn't so quick to get back to you. I've heard the bulk of the planning happens the month before even up to 2 days before - so I wouldn't stress if your wedding isn't for a while.

    I would try and take a deep breath and relax - everything is going to work out :)

    #422 jaccat15

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      Posted 21 May 2010 - 10:50 AM

      I have a question about the "Honeymoon package" included in the Ultimate package - does anyone know what this consists of?
      We are thinking of staying for a few days more after the weddign so I'm thinking we would take advantage of that.
      any info is helpful!

      #423 mlynnea

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        Posted 24 May 2010 - 11:23 AM

        Quote:
        Originally Posted by jaccat15
        I have a question about the "Honeymoon package" included in the Ultimate package - does anyone know what this consists of?
        We are thinking of staying for a few days more after the weddign so I'm thinking we would take advantage of that.
        any info is helpful!
        Here is what comes with the honeymoon package. It's straight from the SMB website. If you purchase a wedding package, this is included:
        Champagne on arrival
        Fresh flowers and exotic fruit platter in room upon arrival
        Champagne breakfast in bed the first morning after arrival
        Tension Release Massage for two in our couple massage suite (25 minutes)
        Choice of either a European Facial or a Salt Glow Scrub body treatment for two (25 minutes)
        Private beachfront dinner one evening- upon return from dinner you will find a romantic candlelit bath. (includes a bottle of wine and dinner for two)
        Private petit fours each evening at turn down service
        Earn Free Nights towards a first anniversary return stay

        I don't know if this has changed, or if you have to talk to someone to set this up once you're there, but we didn't get all of the stuff listed above when we were there.

        #424 arizonabride

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          Posted 24 May 2010 - 11:28 AM

          Actually, I asked Cecilia about the honeymoon package that's included & it's not the same as the one on the website. Here's what's included with the complimentary honeymoon package that comes with the wedding packages:

          This complimentary package includes:

          * Welcome letter
          * Fresh fruit
          * Bottle of sparkling wine
          * Special turn down service
          * Champagne breakfast in bed (Reservations must be made in advance with concierge)
          * 15% discount on all spa treatments

          #425 *Linds*

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            Posted 24 May 2010 - 11:28 AM

            I just got back from SMB for our honeymoon and it is AMAZING!!!!! You girls have nothing to worry about when it comes to the location you have chosen! You will have the time of your lives!
            Loving married life! <3

            #426 jaccat15

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              Posted 24 May 2010 - 11:53 AM

              Thanks ladies!
              I spoke to my TA and she said since we are booked in a Preferred Club Ocean View room, we will get the below complimentary:
              Champagne on arrival
              Fresh flowers and exotic fruit platter in room upon arrival
              Champagne breakfast in bed the first morning after arrival
              Tension Release Massage for two in our couple massage suite (25 minutes)
              Choice of either a European Facial or a Salt Glow Scrub body treatment for two (25 minutes)
              Private beachfront dinner one evening- upon return from dinner you will find a romantic candlelit bath. (includes a bottle of wine and dinner for two)
              Private petit fours each evening at turn down service
              Earn Free Nights towards a first anniversary return stay

              if we were to just have booked a regular room, we would have only received the basic package, which i still think is ok since the massages and stuff are also included in our wedding package - can't go wrong either way!!!!

              We just decided that instead of leaving the Tuesday after our wedding, we are going to stay until Friday and relax :) yayyy!

              #427 jaccat15

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                Posted 24 May 2010 - 11:57 AM

                I'm going to meet with Cecilia on Saturday morning and here is the list of questions I have for her - maybe you guys can give me some answers before I go:

                Welcome Bags
                -We are including a bottle of sunscreen – if we ship this before hand, will it get stuck in customs?
                -What is the best carrier to use to ship items? Ups, Fed ex or DHL?

                Bonfire
                Music option
                o Can we bring an i-pod docking station?

                Getting Ready
                -Hair and makeup appointments needed
                o When to schedule?

                Music for ceremony
                - Harpist from lobby?
                - Other options?

                Reception
                •Table #’s – do we need to bring?

                Dinner
                o Entr©e options – we would like to have 2 options at least to offer our guests – what is the charge for this?

                #428 jlerv

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                  Posted 24 May 2010 - 06:49 PM

                  jaccat15,
                  I would be interested to hear what Cecilia says about your questions. I'm also planning on adding a bottle of sunscreen to our welcome bags--did you order yours in bulk? I believe that you can bring an ipod docking station because I let Cecilia know that that's what we'd be doing for music at the bonfire and she didn't oppose it.

                  #429 jaccat15

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                    Posted 25 May 2010 - 11:00 AM

                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by jlerv
                    jaccat15,
                    I would be interested to hear what Cecilia says about your questions. I'm also planning on adding a bottle of sunscreen to our welcome bags--did you order yours in bulk? I believe that you can bring an ipod docking station because I let Cecilia know that that's what we'd be doing for music at the bonfire and she didn't oppose it.
                    I'm def going to bring the docking station :) thanks!
                    Yes, we bought 45 bottles and will give one per bag. I have a family friend who works for a retailer so we got them at a nice discount. I'm guessing we can always have each of my family members carry 10 bottles each down with us in the luggage if shipping wont work - I really dont want it to get stuck in customs!

                    #430 jaccat15

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                      Posted 26 May 2010 - 10:39 AM

                      Hi ladies! i just wanted to let you know Cecilia emailed me back with some answers to share:

                      Welcome Bags
                      - We are including a bottle of sunscreen – if we ship this before hand, will it get stuck in customs?
                      - What is the best carrier to use to ship items? Ups, Fed ex or DHL?
                      Answer: The only things that can get stuck are sea shells and items from nature. It is best to ship FedEX

                      Bonfire
                      Music option
                      o Can we bring an i-pod docking station?
                      Answer: Yes, and we will provide an extension cord

                      Getting Ready
                      - Hair and makeup appointments needed
                      o When to schedule?
                      Answer - 1 month before

                      Music for ceremony
                      - Harpist from lobby?
                      - Other options?
                      Answer - Guitarist, Saxaphonist are also available - all for $550/hour plus 11%tax


                      Dinner
                      o Entr©e options – we would like to have 2 options at least to offer our guests – what is the charge for this?
                      Answer - there is not charge to offer options but Secrets needs the guests choice in advance with table # and seat assignment.

                      We aren't really liking that for dinner - my parents want to be able to offer our guests a Fish, Chicken or Beef dish. I'm going to try and work on maybe offering a Surf and Turf and Chicken option if I can and speak to Cecilia about it on Saturday.
                      What is everyone else doing ofr dinner options?




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