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#2131 Leslied

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Posted 15 February 2014 - 09:56 AM

Awesome! And another tip, to get around paying the outside vendor fee-- get your vendors rooms at the hotel. You have to book 2 or 3 nights, but it's actually a lot cheaper than paying the $500/per vendor and like $90/day for the day pass. I have 2 photographers, 2 videographers, and the DJ, so..... Yeah, def didn't want to pay all of those vendor fees!!! Your wedding is coming up quick! I'm a few weeks before you! Pretty exciting!!!

Do you know how much it costs to book 2-3 nights for your vendors? I only have the photographer (Juan Navarro) and his assistant.  Thanks :)



#2132 SarahWember

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 10:20 AM

Do you know how much it costs to book 2-3 nights for your vendors? I only have the photographer (Juan Navarro) and his assistant.  Thanks :)

For the DJ, I only had to book a single occupancy room, for the Videographer and photog, there are 2 of each of them, so booked a double occupancy for 2 nights...so a total of 3 rooms for 2 nights, but I had to bargain HARD for those 2 nights, usually it is 3, but because of the number of vendors I had, they let me get away with it. If you just have the one photographer and his assistant, you will only need one room with double occupancy for 3 nights. I am pretty sure it was like $100ish a night or less. Look fort deals online, too! So even if you end up paying $350, it's better than the $500 outside vendor plus the $160 you'd have to pay for them to be on the property that day! Much better option. I booked online right through their website. Let me know how it goes! I think it's a much smarter option if you wanna save a few bucks.


Sarah

#2133 jonescd

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    Posted 19 February 2014 - 12:57 PM

    Hi Everyone!

     

    I am getting married at the Coral and Turquesa either June 20 or 21 of this year. I have emailed the wedding department several times, and haven't received any reply, which is frustrating because all my guests have already booked their trips! I have 30 guests, but I am very curious about how the packages work. On the website it says for the Sunset package, which is for 20 people, you can pay $27 extra per person if you have more than 20 people. This comes out to roughly $1700, which sounds perfect to me, but the website says that package just offers a meal in a restaurant. Are they flexible about this at all? Do you get any sort of reception following that meal? And by "set meal" does that mean you go into the restaurant and everyone has to order the same thing? I find that pretty silly since every one of the guests has already paid for all-inclusive meals at the restaurants. I know the language barrier is to blame for a lot of the confusion on the website, but I just need to be able to ballpark how much money this is going to cost me!

     

    Thanks for any of your help ladies!

     

    Chelsea



    #2134 MrsSheppardToBe

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    Posted 19 February 2014 - 01:12 PM

    Hi Everyone!

     

    I am getting married at the Coral and Turquesa either June 20 or 21 of this year. I have emailed the wedding department several times, and haven't received any reply, which is frustrating because all my guests have already booked their trips! I have 30 guests, but I am very curious about how the packages work. On the website it says for the Sunset package, which is for 20 people, you can pay $27 extra per person if you have more than 20 people. This comes out to roughly $1700, which sounds perfect to me, but the website says that package just offers a meal in a restaurant. Are they flexible about this at all? Do you get any sort of reception following that meal? And by "set meal" does that mean you go into the restaurant and everyone has to order the same thing? I find that pretty silly since every one of the guests has already paid for all-inclusive meals at the restaurants. I know the language barrier is to blame for a lot of the confusion on the website, but I just need to be able to ballpark how much money this is going to cost me!

     

    Thanks for any of your help ladies!

     

    Chelsea

     

    You would probably be better off booking the Romantic Package (that's good for 30 guests I believe).  There are more perks - like a private reception (3 hours).  They do charge for every extra thing you add on to your wedding, so you're probably better off booking a wedding package that includes more.  With the sunset package, there probably wouldn't be a reception afterwards - I think you would just go to the restaurant for dinner and that's it.

     

    I also have approx 30 guests - and my wedding will cost around $4100.

     

    I'm doing the romantic package, but upgrading to all the perks of the paradise package.  The reason I'm not booking the paradise package is because it is good for 40 guests and I only have 25.  Doing it the way I am is saving me a few hundred $$.


    Edited by MrsSheppardToBe, 19 February 2014 - 01:14 PM.


    #2135 MrsSheppardToBe

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    Posted 24 February 2014 - 10:23 AM

    Ugh!  Still haven't heard back from the resort's DJ to confirm that he will be at my wedding.

     

    HOWEVER - With all this extra time I've had, I've been thinking more about whether I even need a DJ.

     

    My wedding reception will be 3 hours, from 7-10pm.  Half of that time will be our dinner, which leaves only 1.5 hours for dancing.  With the romantic package, I do believe it includes Ipod hookup and speakers, right?  So maybe I don't need a DJ at all.  I can just show up with a playlist of all the songs I'd like to play, and let the Ipod do the work of the DJ.  That will save me $700 right there.

     

    Is anyone else doing this?  Let me know what your opinions are! 



    #2136 Leslied

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    Posted 25 February 2014 - 02:52 AM

    Ugh!  Still haven't heard back from the resort's DJ to confirm that he will be at my wedding.

     

    HOWEVER - With all this extra time I've had, I've been thinking more about whether I even need a DJ.

     

    My wedding reception will be 3 hours, from 7-10pm.  Half of that time will be our dinner, which leaves only 1.5 hours for dancing.  With the romantic package, I do believe it includes Ipod hookup and speakers, right?  So maybe I don't need a DJ at all.  I can just show up with a playlist of all the songs I'd like to play, and let the Ipod do the work of the DJ.  That will save me $700 right there.

     

    Is anyone else doing this?  Let me know what your opinions are! 

     

    We have the sunset package and are paying additional costs for the outdoor reception.  We're paying to have the sound system so that we can listen to our ipod during the 3 hours.  We're very much into music and wanted this so that we could listen to the music we love during our meal and afterwards.

     

    I'd say save the cost of a DJ if the sound system is already included in your package.  That way, you can manage your own music and listen to what you want during the 3 hours.   Not to mention, save some costs!!

     

    Good luck :)  


    For the DJ, I only had to book a single occupancy room, for the Videographer and photog, there are 2 of each of them, so booked a double occupancy for 2 nights...so a total of 3 rooms for 2 nights, but I had to bargain HARD for those 2 nights, usually it is 3, but because of the number of vendors I had, they let me get away with it. If you just have the one photographer and his assistant, you will only need one room with double occupancy for 3 nights. I am pretty sure it was like $100ish a night or less. Look fort deals online, too! So even if you end up paying $350, it's better than the $500 outside vendor plus the $160 you'd have to pay for them to be on the property that day! Much better option. I booked online right through their website. Let me know how it goes! I think it's a much smarter option if you wanna save a few bucks.

     

    Thanks for letting me know.  I'll take a look at that.  I only have my photographer and his assistant...



    #2137 MrsSheppardToBe

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    Posted 25 February 2014 - 09:06 AM

    We have the sunset package and are paying additional costs for the outdoor reception.  We're paying to have the sound system so that we can listen to our ipod during the 3 hours.  We're very much into music and wanted this so that we could listen to the music we love during our meal and afterwards.

     

    I'd say save the cost of a DJ if the sound system is already included in your package.  That way, you can manage your own music and listen to what you want during the 3 hours.   Not to mention, save some costs!!

     

    Good luck :)


     

    Thanks for letting me know.  I'll take a look at that.  I only have my photographer and his assistant...

     

    Yeah I think I will save that cost.... $700 is a lot of money, and based on the reviews I've read on the resort's DJ I don't think I'm missing out on a lot.  The sound system is included with my package so why not take advantage of that?!



    #2138 Jeanetta H

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    Posted 28 February 2014 - 10:20 AM

    Ugh!  Still haven't heard back from the resort's DJ to confirm that he will be at my wedding.

     

    HOWEVER - With all this extra time I've had, I've been thinking more about whether I even need a DJ.

     

    My wedding reception will be 3 hours, from 7-10pm.  Half of that time will be our dinner, which leaves only 1.5 hours for dancing.  With the romantic package, I do believe it includes Ipod hookup and speakers, right?  So maybe I don't need a DJ at all.  I can just show up with a playlist of all the songs I'd like to play, and let the Ipod do the work of the DJ.  That will save me $700 right there.

     

    Is anyone else doing this?  Let me know what your opinions are! 

    I am doing this too! Ana said the resort provides someone to help with the equipment so I dont see why I need a dj if we already know what songs we want to play. Money saved :)



    #2139 Jeanetta H

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    Posted 28 February 2014 - 02:00 PM

    Ladies,

    Where is everyone having their reception? We were thinking of having it in the ballroom. Just for the air conditioning and extra privacy. Opinions?



    #2140 SarahWember

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    Posted 28 February 2014 - 02:06 PM

    Ladies,

    Where is everyone having their reception? We were thinking of having it in the ballroom. Just for the air conditioning and extra privacy. Opinions?

    Ours is on the lobby terrace. We really, really love the idea of it being outside, but I can see that you'd want more privacy. I heard that you can have your reception in the garden terrace which is SUPER private, but it's extra to have it there and is sort-of something "special" that you'd have to arrange with the hotel. I think I heard that on this thread, actually. I don't know, might be worth inquiring about.


    Sarah




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