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Oh no! that is so rubbish!

How many guests are you having?

I had my heart set on DRC and it was out of my family and friends price range. So they are staying in a different resort and are just coming to resort for the wedding.

Im only having 25 guests so it works, but if you have a lot of guests it can work out a lot more expensive

Just an idea :)  
 

Originally Posted by marilili View Post

I"m so so so bummed!  My TA gave me a range for group booking that is not what I expected and the rates are way higher than the range I had set!!! I think I am going to have change resorts!  right now it seems that my guest will pay about $210 a night and children $70/night!!  What is everyone guest paying?  Any input would be great...because right now all I can think of is switching to Dreams Cancun where it is cheaper!

 



 

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PRICES, MENUS, FLOWER OPTIONS, BELOW!

 

Hey ladies, here are ALL of the attachments I've received.  Flowers, menus, spa prices, etc....sending the attachments through email is clogging up my inbox and taking way too much time! PLEASE DIRECT ALL BRIDES TO THIS THREAD FOR INFO!!!!!

 

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BOUQUET INC.pdf

buffet menu.pdf

Dinner Menu Love Pkg.pdf

CATALGO CENTROS DE MESA.pdf

Dinner Menu Ultimate Pkg.pdf

Dreams Menu 2011.pdf

Gold Appetizers.pdf

lista precios dreams ingles.pdf

Platinum Menu.pdf

Silver Appetizers.pdf

Wedding Cakes.pdf

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Hi Girls!!   I'm getting married June 3rd.  I've talked on the phone with Evangelina a few times before and so had my travel agent, and this is basically what she has said about the packages:

 

They can only trade EQUAL things: 

**a flower bouquet for more boutineers or a centerpiece

**cocktail hour (food and drinks) for more people at reception (food and drinks)

 

She said in the past maybe brides have traded stuff out but they do not allow that.  She made a big deal that the Mexican Trio is it's own entity.  If you don't want it. you don't have to have it, BUT you get nothing back for not using them. 

 

The other thing I talked in length with her was about using outside vendors.  They are really strict about this--No outside vendors--I think the way around this with photographers or hair or makeup artists is to get them a room for the night and make them "guests" at your wedding.  The really hard one is the DJ--I don't know if there is a way around using the resort DJ.

 

She also told me there is no "credit" for the photots.  It's just something you get with the package, and if you choose to purchase something more, you just get the extra photos that come with the package. 

 

After talking to her, I decided to go with the  "Love" package (the middle one) because when it all boiled down I wanted stuff outside of the Utimate Package more than the stuff in it (like music and a photo package).

 

I am going to "trade" the bouquet and boutineer for an extra flower arrangement on the table (I made a brooch bouquet for myself and shell bouquets and boutineers for everyone else), and I am NOT having the cocktail hour so we added 10 guests to dinner.  I am paying for the $999 photo package and still deciding between the DJ or the sound equipment).

 

My TA told me at the beginning if you plan it a certain way, you can spend less money on a wedding, but if you go with all the "stuff" you'd have here, it's the same inflated wedding industry prices you'll find anywhere else.  That was good advice, and she's right.  We are trying so hard to keep our costs down, so we are making as many things as we can ourselves.  Hopefully witht he "6th room free" we won't have to spend too much on our room.

 

I was feeling SO aggitated at first, but once I just accepted things the way they are it's been a little easier to "swallow" the pricies and find creative ways around things.  I'm a total DIY/bargain hunter so I just have been trying to use those skills where I can (dress/shoes/centerpieces/OOT bags/wedding party gifts).  All in all, it's still going to be so much less expensive than a big wedding in Sarasota, FL, and SO much more fun!

 

That all being said, if you want to try to see what you can get out of them, I'm all for that!  LOL.  I did try to pull the "another bride got to use..." and she basically said well that was before and this is now.  But I jsut wanted to let you know my experiences and my decision to just give into "it is what it is".

 

GOOD LUCK!!!  xoxo

 

 

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A couple things to help you out with making decisions.  Last that I checked the resort doesn't allow you to bring in external vendors, photographer/DJ, unless they are part of your wedding party.  Therefore if you wanted to have an external person you would have to book a room for them for the night.  As far as booking these the wedding coordinator can handle if you let them know. 

 

Menu for silver/gold reception are a couple pages back.  I would suggest reading through this forum (maybe start in the 700's) as it's a great tool and will give you alot of information about the resort and other questions you may have.

 

There is a bride on this site who went to the resort and took great videos of the whole property which can help answer your location questions.  It is posted on You Tube and has like 11 different videos.

Hope this helps a little bit or I may be late with information as I'm catching up on pages.

Originally Posted by BnH2013 View Post

SOOOO many things to think about!!! Im all over the place!!! Im trying to get a handle on the food options... Gold Menu??? If anyone has that, that would be wonderful! simstar969@hotmail.com

 

Music... Im choosing my ceremony songs now.... Now, do I use the included DJ??? Or another DJ?? And if so, which one??? And how do I go about booking them?? And how much more does this cost?

 

Reception... Where do I have mine? Does anyone have any pics? Im up to about 30 people aswell.

 

Photography... Im getting the Ultimate package... Is that Adventure Photos? Anel? Because I like those pics! Im so confused.

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Happy planning Newbride2013! Good luck!!!



 

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Hi Tiffany,

 

Thank you for posting all these files.

I don't know how to open them, can you please email torilvv@yahoo.com . Thanks!

 

 

Originally Posted by TiffanyRobert View Post

 

PRICES, MENUS, FLOWER OPTIONS, BELOW!

 

Hey ladies, here are ALL of the attachments I've received.  Flowers, menus, spa prices, etc....sending the attachments through email is clogging up my inbox and taking way too much time! PLEASE DIRECT ALL BRIDES TO THIS THREAD FOR INFO!!!!!

 

thewave.gif

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

BOUQUET INC.pdf

buffet menu.pdf

Dinner Menu Love Pkg.pdf

CATALGO CENTROS DE MESA.pdf

Dinner Menu Ultimate Pkg.pdf

Dreams Menu 2011.pdf

Gold Appetizers.pdf

lista precios dreams ingles.pdf

Platinum Menu.pdf

Silver Appetizers.pdf

Wedding Cakes.pdf

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Thank you so much for this! I just emailed my TA to see if I can trade my cocktail hour for 20 extra people. Hopefully it'll work out, by my math, its about equal.

Can you post pics of your "brooch bouquet"? I'm intrigued.

Also, how else are you saving money, sch as, with your OOT bags?

I'm bring stuff to make centerpieces, chair sashes and table overlays. I'm always looking for ways to save a little  here and there.

 

Thanks again,

Kate

Originally Posted by mrskatieperry View Post

Hi Girls!!   I'm getting married June 3rd.  I've talked on the phone with Evangelina a few times before and so had my travel agent, and this is basically what she has said about the packages:

 

They can only trade EQUAL things: 

**a flower bouquet for more boutineers or a centerpiece

**cocktail hour (food and drinks) for more people at reception (food and drinks)

 

She said in the past maybe brides have traded stuff out but they do not allow that.  She made a big deal that the Mexican Trio is it's own entity.  If you don't want it. you don't have to have it, BUT you get nothing back for not using them. 

 

The other thing I talked in length with her was about using outside vendors.  They are really strict about this--No outside vendors--I think the way around this with photographers or hair or makeup artists is to get them a room for the night and make them "guests" at your wedding.  The really hard one is the DJ--I don't know if there is a way around using the resort DJ.

 

She also told me there is no "credit" for the photots.  It's just something you get with the package, and if you choose to purchase something more, you just get the extra photos that come with the package. 

 

After talking to her, I decided to go with the  "Love" package (the middle one) because when it all boiled down I wanted stuff outside of the Utimate Package more than the stuff in it (like music and a photo package).

 

I am going to "trade" the bouquet and boutineer for an extra flower arrangement on the table (I made a brooch bouquet for myself and shell bouquets and boutineers for everyone else), and I am NOT having the cocktail hour so we added 10 guests to dinner.  I am paying for the $999 photo package and still deciding between the DJ or the sound equipment).

 

My TA told me at the beginning if you plan it a certain way, you can spend less money on a wedding, but if you go with all the "stuff" you'd have here, it's the same inflated wedding industry prices you'll find anywhere else.  That was good advice, and she's right.  We are trying so hard to keep our costs down, so we are making as many things as we can ourselves.  Hopefully witht he "6th room free" we won't have to spend too much on our room.

 

I was feeling SO aggitated at first, but once I just accepted things the way they are it's been a little easier to "swallow" the pricies and find creative ways around things.  I'm a total DIY/bargain hunter so I just have been trying to use those skills where I can (dress/shoes/centerpieces/OOT bags/wedding party gifts).  All in all, it's still going to be so much less expensive than a big wedding in Sarasota, FL, and SO much more fun!

 

That all being said, if you want to try to see what you can get out of them, I'm all for that!  LOL.  I did try to pull the "another bride got to use..." and she basically said well that was before and this is now.  But I jsut wanted to let you know my experiences and my decision to just give into "it is what it is".

 

GOOD LUCK!!!  xoxo

 

 



 

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Thank you so much for this! I just emailed my TA to see if I can trade my cocktail hour for 20 extra people. Hopefully it'll work out, by my math, its about equal.

Can you post pics of your "brooch bouquet"? I'm intrigued.

Also, how else are you saving money, sch as, with your OOT bags?

I'm bring stuff to make centerpieces, chair sashes and table overlays. I'm always looking for ways to save a little  here and there.

 

Thanks again,

Kate

Originally Posted by mrskatieperry View Post

Hi Girls!!   I'm getting married June 3rd.  I've talked on the phone with Evangelina a few times before and so had my travel agent, and this is basically what she has said about the packages:

 

They can only trade EQUAL things: 

**a flower bouquet for more boutineers or a centerpiece

**cocktail hour (food and drinks) for more people at reception (food and drinks)

 

She said in the past maybe brides have traded stuff out but they do not allow that.  She made a big deal that the Mexican Trio is it's own entity.  If you don't want it. you don't have to have it, BUT you get nothing back for not using them. 

 

The other thing I talked in length with her was about using outside vendors.  They are really strict about this--No outside vendors--I think the way around this with photographers or hair or makeup artists is to get them a room for the night and make them "guests" at your wedding.  The really hard one is the DJ--I don't know if there is a way around using the resort DJ.

 

She also told me there is no "credit" for the photots.  It's just something you get with the package, and if you choose to purchase something more, you just get the extra photos that come with the package. 

 

After talking to her, I decided to go with the  "Love" package (the middle one) because when it all boiled down I wanted stuff outside of the Utimate Package more than the stuff in it (like music and a photo package).

 

I am going to "trade" the bouquet and boutineer for an extra flower arrangement on the table (I made a brooch bouquet for myself and shell bouquets and boutineers for everyone else), and I am NOT having the cocktail hour so we added 10 guests to dinner.  I am paying for the $999 photo package and still deciding between the DJ or the sound equipment).

 

My TA told me at the beginning if you plan it a certain way, you can spend less money on a wedding, but if you go with all the "stuff" you'd have here, it's the same inflated wedding industry prices you'll find anywhere else.  That was good advice, and she's right.  We are trying so hard to keep our costs down, so we are making as many things as we can ourselves.  Hopefully witht he "6th room free" we won't have to spend too much on our room.

 

I was feeling SO aggitated at first, but once I just accepted things the way they are it's been a little easier to "swallow" the pricies and find creative ways around things.  I'm a total DIY/bargain hunter so I just have been trying to use those skills where I can (dress/shoes/centerpieces/OOT bags/wedding party gifts).  All in all, it's still going to be so much less expensive than a big wedding in Sarasota, FL, and SO much more fun!

 

That all being said, if you want to try to see what you can get out of them, I'm all for that!  LOL.  I did try to pull the "another bride got to use..." and she basically said well that was before and this is now.  But I jsut wanted to let you know my experiences and my decision to just give into "it is what it is".

 

GOOD LUCK!!!  xoxo

 

 



 

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For some reason it wont allow me to open the attachments, i think i have to post over 100 posts to do this?????? Would you mind emailing them to me sarah-jane@twinkledust.co.uk that would be great! Thank you !

Originally Posted by TiffanyRobert View Post

 

PRICES, MENUS, FLOWER OPTIONS, BELOW!

 

Hey ladies, here are ALL of the attachments I've received.  Flowers, menus, spa prices, etc....sending the attachments through email is clogging up my inbox and taking way too much time! PLEASE DIRECT ALL BRIDES TO THIS THREAD FOR INFO!!!!!

 

thewave.gif

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

BOUQUET INC.pdf

buffet menu.pdf

Dinner Menu Love Pkg.pdf

CATALGO CENTROS DE MESA.pdf

Dinner Menu Ultimate Pkg.pdf

Dreams Menu 2011.pdf

Gold Appetizers.pdf

lista precios dreams ingles.pdf

Platinum Menu.pdf

Silver Appetizers.pdf

Wedding Cakes.pdf

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