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#291 Rose13

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    Posted 06 October 2009 - 06:30 PM

    I'm checking this resort out as a possibility. I'm kind of concerned since its new we can't get any people experiences....what do you all think?

    #292 Tifuhhknee

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      Posted 06 October 2009 - 09:15 PM

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      Did you girls see the gazebo yet? They put chairs in front of it. I guess it did help the look some. Look on facebook.
      I feel like the gazebo looks a bit like something you'd see in sci-fi spacey stuff. Can't wait to see pics from all the brides getting married there now/soon. I have plenty of time to decide on a resort, but would love to just pick one ASAP. Hoping the on beach arch (or however they will do it) looks a little less... futuristic?
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      #293 ebernard4985

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        Posted 07 October 2009 - 09:13 AM

        Has anyone decided on a package yet? I don't know what to do about them. I am leaning towards the free package and customizing what I need but I am worried that the cost will add up VERY quickly. I do not want to select a package because there is so much I do not need that comes with it (hairstyling, photography, toasting flutes....). I asked Ana if they can substitute items and she said they could not. The only substitution that would be allowed is getting rid of the cocktail hour and adding additional people to the dinner. What are the rest of you doing If you already received a quote could you share what is included in it? Thanks!!!

        #294 Rose13

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          Posted 07 October 2009 - 10:06 AM

          I emailed her but haven't heard back. Can u only have twenty people or can you do more at cocktail hour and dinner?

          #295 tracyann

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            Posted 07 October 2009 - 11:13 AM

            Rose13-
            I actaully met with Ana earlier this week- what she told me was that if you had more than 20 people, the prices were $26 for the cocktail hour and then $46 for the dinner, so basically $72 per person over the 20.

            We decided to go with Dreams, right now I am just waiting for a confirmation for my date!


            Tracy

            #296 tracyann

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              Posted 07 October 2009 - 11:36 AM

              I almost forgot- for the extra person- don't forget the 25% % 10% (grat & taxes I believe) so the grand total after all that is about $92.00 per person after the 20.

              #297 ChristineR13

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                Posted 07 October 2009 - 03:18 PM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by ebernard4985
                Has anyone decided on a package yet? I don't know what to do about them. I am leaning towards the free package and customizing what I need but I am worried that the cost will add up VERY quickly. I do not want to select a package because there is so much I do not need that comes with it (hairstyling, photography, toasting flutes....). I asked Ana if they can substitute items and she said they could not. The only substitution that would be allowed is getting rid of the cocktail hour and adding additional people to the dinner. What are the rest of you doing If you already received a quote could you share what is included in it? Thanks!!!
                I am getting married this November 2nd and decided to do the free package but will have to pay $799 since I didn't book an Ocean Front room or higher. It's a small wedding on the beach and since we aren't doing any extra dinners, they said that they would make reservations (even though they don't take reservations) for us at one of the restaurants we pick to make sure we can get seated all together and that would be our wedding dinner. No extra costs since we are eating at one of the included restaurants. By far, it's the cheapest for us. We also got married at city hall in Chicago this past September so that we don't have to go through all the legal stuff and blood work there. Our guests won't know the difference since the ceremony is exactly the same, just not legal.

                #298 EmmaGaussoin

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                  Posted 07 October 2009 - 04:31 PM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by ChristineR13
                  I am getting married this November 2nd and decided to do the free package but will have to pay $799 since I didn't book an Ocean Front room or higher. It's a small wedding on the beach and since we aren't doing any extra dinners, they said that they would make reservations (even though they don't take reservations) for us at one of the restaurants we pick to make sure we can get seated all together and that would be our wedding dinner. No extra costs since we are eating at one of the included restaurants. By far, it's the cheapest for us. We also got married at city hall in Chicago this past September so that we don't have to go through all the legal stuff and blood work there. Our guests won't know the difference since the ceremony is exactly the same, just not legal.
                  About how many people will be in your wedding. I am asking because I too would like to do the free package and hopefully get dinner reservations. I just would like to know how large of a party they will do that for. Thanks!

                  #299 Laura22610

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                    Posted 07 October 2009 - 08:28 PM

                    [QUOTE=tracyann;1013281]Rose13-
                    I actaully met with Ana earlier this week- what she told me was that if you had more than 20 people, the prices were $26 for the cocktail hour and then $46 for the dinner, so basically $72 per person over the 20.

                    We decided to go with Dreams, right now I am just waiting for a confirmation for my date!]/QUOTE]

                    Did you see any of the places to have the reception. Where were they and what was nice?? How about the beach ceremony...did you see where that would be set-up?




                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by ebernard4985
                    Has anyone decided on a package yet? I don't know what to do about them. I am leaning towards the free package and customizing what I need but I am worried that the cost will add up VERY quickly. I do not want to select a package because there is so much I do not need that comes with it (hairstyling, photography, toasting flutes....). I asked Ana if they can substitute items and she said they could not. The only substitution that would be allowed is getting rid of the cocktail hour and adding additional people to the dinner. What are the rest of you doing If you already received a quote could you share what is included in it? Thanks!!!
                    I am having the same problem. I don't need photography or hairstyling either...I had asked about substitutions she said that we could probably get more video instead of photographer if we went with most expensive package. Did she say how many extra people you could get for dinner instead of the cocktail hour? I worked out all the prices on paper...I am thinking that we will probably have about 40 people and it was way more expensive to get everything individually. I think that I will probably end up with one of the packages but I am not sure which though.

                    #300 Laura22610

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                      Posted 07 October 2009 - 08:30 PM

                      Quote:
                      Originally Posted by ChristineR13
                      I am getting married this November 2nd and decided to do the free package but will have to pay $799 since I didn't book an Ocean Front room or higher. It's a small wedding on the beach and since we aren't doing any extra dinners, they said that they would make reservations (even though they don't take reservations) for us at one of the restaurants we pick to make sure we can get seated all together and that would be our wedding dinner. No extra costs since we are eating at one of the included restaurants. By far, it's the cheapest for us. We also got married at city hall in Chicago this past September so that we don't have to go through all the legal stuff and blood work there. Our guests won't know the difference since the ceremony is exactly the same, just not legal.
                      Congratulations! I can't wait to see your pictures!!! I think you will be the first on here to get married at DRC!




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