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#11321 SarahPoliachik

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    Posted 02 May 2013 - 08:47 AM

    Hi Ladies

    Does anyone have the following information that they could send me via email. I need the Silver Menu Options for appetizers/dinner AND the Dreams of Love Wedding Package Inclusions.   I haven't been able to reach Lorena in over a month and I would like to complete my wedding planner document. My email is sarahpoliachik@gmail.com  

    Thank you in advance for your help.  

     

    Sarah


    #11322 MrsShoreytobe

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      Posted 02 May 2013 - 09:00 AM

      I watched this video last week, amazing :)



      #11323 loripanori

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        Posted 02 May 2013 - 09:23 AM

        We just had our wedding recently, so I have a lot of the prices handy.  It was one thing I struggled with in the planning, so I'll put all the info here in case it helps anyone.  We had 24 adults, 1 child over 6, and 5 children under 6 (infants).

         

        Ultimate wedding package was $2,999 (no extra tax or fees)

        (Anything I list as included below was included in the ultimate package but may not be included in the other packages)

         

        Photographer - We had package #3, this included 6 hours of coverage and 100 pictures (+50 from the ultimate package, so 150 pictures total) = $999 + 11% tax = $1,108.89.  

         

        Flowers:

        • Brides bouquet - included
        • Groom's boutonniere - included
        • Additional boutonnieres for groomsmen, parents, etc. - 2 are included, extras were $20 each
        • Coursages - 2 are included, extras were $35 each
        • Bridesmaids bouquets - $80 each
        • Flower girl baskets with petals - $25 each
        • Centerpieces - 2 are included, additional were $80 each
        • Decoration of cake with flowers - $40 

        *  Prices of the bridesmaids bouquets and centerpieces will vary depending on which you choose.

        *  All flowers have 11% tax on top of these prices.

         

        Food & Beverage: 

        • Dinner - Included for 20 people, additional adults are $48 each.  Children over 6 are $24 each, children under 6 are no charge.
        • Champagne - included for 20 people, each additional bottle is $40 (I'm not sure how they determine how many people per bottle, but we had 4 extra adults and paid for one extra bottle).
        • Cake - Included for 20 people, extra is $4 per person.  We were charged for 30 people, so they included the children/infants here.
        • Extra hour of reception - $15 per person, adults only.
        • Credit received for not having an official cocktail hour - $400

        *  All charges in this category have a 11% tax and a 15% service fee (e.g. For the $48 per person dinner charge you will pay $60.48).

         

        Music:

        • Mexican Trio - included
        • Sound system to play Ipod, CDs, etc. - $180 per hour (You will be charged for 1 hour to have the sound system for your ceremony, even if it is used for less than an hour).  
        • DJ - $300 per hour (minimum is 2 hours, you can use the sound system for the first hour of your reception during the dinner, and then hire the DJ for 2 hours if you like) 

        * All prices in this category will have 11% tax added.

         

        Additional Decor: 

        • Paper lanterns - $10 each
        • Tiki torches - $15 each
        • Bamboo poles with 12 lanterns hanging - $150
        • Lights under tables - $30 each
        • Light-up dance floor - $580

        * All will have 11% tax added

         

        Legal ceremony

        There was a charge of $500 + 11% tax (so $555) for the extra items required for the legal ceremony (blood test, translation of the marriage certificate, etc).

         

        ** One thing to note is that the resort gives you your final prices/bill for the wedding in US Dollars, but then actually bills your credit card in pesos.  Either the conversion rate of the hotel and our bank was different, or there was a foreign transaction fee or something of the sort worked in, but the amount billed to our card was about $300 higher than what we signed and agreed to at the hotel.



        #11324 Eyeball17

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          Posted 02 May 2013 - 09:32 AM

          Please let me know if you get a response from one of the other coordinators.  I am a planner and wanted to have everything finalized early.  Now I am at the two week mark and need answers!



          #11325 loripanori

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            Posted 02 May 2013 - 09:36 AM

            In case it helps, here is an excel file showing the differences between the 3 packages.

             

             

             

             

             

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            #11326 TaraLynn770

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            Posted 02 May 2013 - 09:39 AM

            Thank you Lori and Savs all your information was helpful and beautiful pics Savs!



            #11327 MrsShoreytobe

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              Posted 02 May 2013 - 09:46 AM

              Originally Posted by loripanori 

              In case it helps, here is an excel file showing the differences between the 3 packages.

               

               

               

               

               

              Hey lori can you email them to me? kpoirier@ualberta.ca :)

               

              Can't see links yet

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              #11328 AnaSteele58

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                Posted 02 May 2013 - 09:50 AM

                We just had our wedding recently, so I have a lot of the prices handy.  It was one thing I struggled with in the planning, so I'll put all the info here in case it helps anyone.  We had 24 adults, 1 child over 6, and 5 children under 6 (infants). Ultimate wedding package was $2,999 (no extra tax or fees) (Anything I list as included below was included in the ultimate package but may not be included in the other packages) Photographer - We had package #3, this included 6 hours of coverage and 100 pictures (+50 from the ultimate package, so 150 pictures total) = $999 + 11% tax = $1,108.89.   Flowers:

                • Brides bouquet - included
                • Groom's boutonniere - included
                • Additional boutonnieres for groomsmen, parents, etc. - 2 are included, extras were $20 each
                • Coursages - 2 are included, extras were $35 each
                • Bridesmaids bouquets - $80 each
                • Flower girl baskets with petals - $25 each
                • Centerpieces - 2 are included, additional were $80 each
                • Decoration of cake with flowers - $40 
                *  Prices of the bridesmaids bouquets and centerpieces will vary depending on which you choose. *  All flowers have 11% tax on top of these prices. Food & Beverage: 
                • Dinner - Included for 20 people, additional adults are $48 each.  Children over 6 are $24 each, children under 6 are no charge.
                • Champagne - included for 20 people, each additional bottle is $40 (I'm not sure how they determine how many people per bottle, but we had 4 extra adults and paid for one extra bottle).
                • Cake - Included for 20 people, extra is $4 per person.  We were charged for 30 people, so they included the children/infants here.
                • Extra hour of reception - $15 per person, adults only.
                • Credit received for not having an official cocktail hour - $400
                *  All charges in this category have a 11% tax and a 15% service fee (e.g. For the $48 per person dinner charge you will pay $60.48). Music:
                • Mexican Trio - included
                • Sound system to play Ipod, CDs, etc. - $180 per hour (You will be charged for 1 hour to have the sound system for your ceremony, even if it is used for less than an hour).  
                • DJ - $300 per hour (minimum is 2 hours, you can use the sound system for the first hour of your reception during the dinner, and then hire the DJ for 2 hours if you like) 
                * All prices in this category will have 11% tax added. Additional Decor: 
                • Paper lanterns - $10 each
                • Tiki torches - $15 each
                • Bamboo poles with 12 lanterns hanging - $150
                • Lights under tables - $30 each
                • Light-up dance floor - $580
                * All will have 11% tax added Legal ceremony There was a charge of $500 + 11% tax (so $555) for the extra items required for the legal ceremony (blood test, translation of the marriage certificate, etc). ** One thing to note is that the resort gives you your final prices/bill for the wedding in US Dollars, but then actually bills your credit card in pesos.  Either the conversion rate of the hotel and our bank was different, or there was a foreign transaction fee or something of the sort worked in, but the amount billed to our card was about $300 higher than what we signed and agreed to at the hotel.

                Thank you for the breakdown! The information about the dollar/peso is definitely good to know.

                #11329 AnaSteele58

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                  Posted 02 May 2013 - 10:05 AM

                  For those that received a "credit" for not having a cocktail hour- What did your guest do while you and your hubby were off taking pictures? Also, based on previous posts, is it safe to assume the Seaside Grill is free IF your reception is after 6-6:30????

                  #11330 AnaSteele58

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                    Posted 02 May 2013 - 10:05 AM

                    For those that received a "credit" for not having a cocktail hour- What did your guest do while you and your hubby were off taking pictures? Also, based on previous posts, is it safe to assume the Seaside Grill is free IF your reception is after 6-6:30????




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