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#1031 joannehunter

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 07:04 AM

Hi all,

 

Me and my Fianc© have had 0ctober 17th 2014 confirmed and around 30 quests have book and confirmed so far.

 

We booked through Thomson in the UK and went for the Platinum package. We have had all of the documentation sent through as was thinking of upgrading to the presidential package as with this you automatically get the palapa and Presidential suite on your wedding night. Looking through the presidential package we already have a lot of the upgrades in our Platinum package through Thomson and the upgrade seems a lot of money to pay when we already have half of this. Has anyone else found this and did you find any way around paying two large amounts?

 

Also has anyone gone against the Cocktail hour?

 

Is there a bar in the Palapa or do we need to cater so that drinks do not run out?

 

Sorry for all the questions.



#1032 bettyuff

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    Posted 09 September 2013 - 08:37 AM

    jypsejenny..... I´m mexican, my city is 3.5 hours away by car. I have the presidential package, because im having 80 quests .



    #1033 jypsejenny

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      Posted 09 September 2013 - 09:18 AM

      jypsejenny..... I´m mexican, my city is 3.5 hours away by car. I have the presidential package, because im having 80 quests .

      Wow 80 guests that will be great!

      #1034 Oilersbride

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        Posted 09 September 2013 - 10:18 AM

        Quote:
        Originally Posted by joannehunter 
         

        Hi all,

         

        Me and my Fianc© have had 0ctober 17th 2014 confirmed and around 30 quests have book and confirmed so far.

         

        We booked through Thomson in the UK and went for the Platinum package. We have had all of the documentation sent through as was thinking of upgrading to the presidential package as with this you automatically get the palapa and Presidential suite on your wedding night. Looking through the presidential package we already have a lot of the upgrades in our Platinum package through Thomson and the upgrade seems a lot of money to pay when we already have half of this. Has anyone else found this and did you find any way around paying two large amounts?

         

        Also has anyone gone against the Cocktail hour?

         

        Is there a bar in the Palapa or do we need to cater so that drinks do not run out?

         

        Sorry for all the questions.

         

        You get an open bar for your time at the palapa. it is a national open bar and you can upgrade it to international or premium. we are having an open national bar as part of the cocktail hour. the palapa is located fairly far from the rest of the resort and we are paying the extra to have the golf cart service for five hours (basically an hour before our wedding ceremony to the start of the reception to be able to take our guests to the wedding area and to have for us to go around to different places on resort for pictures). we have the presidential package so I am not sure what you have outlined in the platinum through the travel agency but you should clarify what you get included as far as drinks go. we are paying extra per hour to have them earlier than the start of our reception plus they are only there for four hours so we are extending it for an extra hour to have them until 11 pm.



        #1035 FtMacBride

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        Posted 09 September 2013 - 10:24 AM

        Quote:
        Originally Posted by Oilersbride 
         

         

        You get an open bar for your time at the palapa. it is a national open bar and you can upgrade it to international or premium. we are having an open national bar as part of the cocktail hour. the palapa is located fairly far from the rest of the resort and we are paying the extra to have the golf cart service for five hours (basically an hour before our wedding ceremony to the start of the reception to be able to take our guests to the wedding area and to have for us to go around to different places on resort for pictures). we have the presidential package so I am not sure what you have outlined in the platinum through the travel agency but you should clarify what you get included as far as drinks go. we are paying extra per hour to have them earlier than the start of our reception plus they are only there for four hours so we are extending it for an extra hour to have them until 11 pm.

         

        Just wondering how much it is costing to have the Palapa for an extra hour?  Do you have to pay extra to have the dj as well for the last hour?  I know we get the dj for 4 hours total. Does this include the ceremony if we have music or is it just the reception?



        #1036 Oilersbride

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          Posted 09 September 2013 - 12:49 PM

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by FtMacBride 
           

           

          Just wondering how much it is costing to have the Palapa for an extra hour?  Do you have to pay extra to have the dj as well for the last hour?  I know we get the dj for 4 hours total. Does this include the ceremony if we have music or is it just the reception?

           

          i think we have the dj for three hours and the bar service for four.

           

          we figure it is around $50 an hour to have the DJ there longer and the open bar (national) is around $180/hr. the DJ at reception is separate from the ceremony to my understanding.

           

          i think you could choose to have the DJ stay and no bar or have the bar and no dj.... the palapa is near the disco so we wanted the DJ until it opened at 11:00 pm then everyone could go to the disco or use the cart service from the disco back to the main resort.

           

          i didn't inquire if there is additional charge if you just want to take up the space of the palapa without any additional services (bar/dj).



          #1037 joannehunter

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          Posted 10 September 2013 - 03:04 AM

          Thank you for your responses and help :)

           

          Just to clarify, you pay for the bar in the Palapa by hour?



          #1038 Oilersbride

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            Posted 10 September 2013 - 06:55 AM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by joannehunter 
             

            Thank you for your responses and help :)

             

            Just to clarify, you pay for the bar in the Palapa by hour?

             

            anything outside of what is included in your package is additional charges by the hour.  Because we have the presidential package we have four hours of bar service and food included in the package.  Our reception is going to be from 6-11 pm so we have had to pay for the additional hour of bar service from 10-11pm.  As well since we are having our ceremony at 2:00 pm we are paying for the bar service to start at 2:00 pm until 6:00 pm separately so our guests can drink while we are going to take pictures. I could send you an extras list if you don't have one already. it lists the items that cost in pesos per person or item or hour depending on what it is. i should clarify that our estimate of $180 /hr is based on 45 guests that we have to pay for (we only have 36 guests confirmed officially right now but that number is likely to go up).



            #1039 joannehunter

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            Posted 12 September 2013 - 03:49 AM

            Thank you that's really helped :) The package through Thomson is for 10 guests so we will be paying a lot in extras for the rest of the guests. So we are probably best to upgrade to the presidential package

            #1040 victoria23

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              Posted 12 September 2013 - 09:15 AM

              Thank you that's really helped :) The package through Thomson is for 10 guests so we will be paying a lot in extras for the rest of the guests. So we are probably best to upgrade to the presidential package






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