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#5281 sarcrook

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    Posted 19 January 2011 - 07:43 PM

    Wow..that's high!!  Those are per person????  Yikes! 

     

    I would FOR SURE book the Master Suite..I've seen it - it's amazing.  BUT - I believe if you book the Honeymoon Suite they will upgrade you to the next level - which is the Master Suite!  I would double check with your WC but that is what I was told..
     

    Originally Posted by SharonMydung 

    Hello I am using Destination weddings as well.  I had a great coordinator at Destination wedding until they placed me with someone else.  The lady that I am using currently at Destination Wedding is quite expensive, my guests are not happy.  Instead of giving them the best pricing, she quoted really high so they all book their trips through Bookit.com.  I am having about 50-60 guests coming to our wedding and about 40 of them have booked their trip through Max.Holley at bookit.comThe pricing is about 2000-2500 including airfare flying from San Jose California into Cancun for about 5-7 nights.  My wedding coordinator at destination weddings was quoting my guests around 3k to 4k.  We booked our trip through her but was informed if we canceled our trip then they would cancel the website that we have as well.  I am still confused on which room to book, either preferred plunge pool, Honeymoon suite, or Master Suite.  Thanks:)





    #5282 SharonMydung

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      Posted 19 January 2011 - 07:46 PM

      I believe the beginning of March it gets darker around 4 ish so you will not be able to enjoy the sun longer.  The weather is beautiful and it's a wonderful time to go. 



      #5283 SharonMydung

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        Posted 19 January 2011 - 07:51 PM



        From what the coordinator is telling me, if you bring an outside DJ or photographer it will cost you $500 for the day pass.  If they have other ppl with them it will be an additional fee but not $500.  I think it's quite insane, everything just adds up soooo quickly.  If you find an outside vendor, just email the coordinator and ask her if those people are on their approve list. 

         

        Hope this help

         

        Sharon

        Originally Posted by TigerLily 

        Can anyone tell me the vendor policy at DRC? I'm wondering about the photographer and DJ. I know the resort only works with certain ones...do you contact these vendors directly or does the WC do that?  What if you choose someone that the resort doesn't work with-can you bring in outside vendors (and how much does the resort charge)? I don't want to wait too long before choosing.

         

        I'm totally confused! Any advice would be helpful. I'm getting married this December and it might be Dec before the coordinator replies back! lol

         

        Oh and also, do you pay them directly or throught the resort?

         

        Thanks!





        #5284 SharonMydung

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          Posted 19 January 2011 - 08:02 PM


          Thank you for this information, it was very helpful.  Do yo have any pictures from your wedding?  Did you use any outside vendors?

           

          Thanks:)
           

          Originally Posted by Chelsey & Travis 

          I purchased my tulle on Ebay here: 

          PAST BRIDES....my colors are turquoise and orange. I am torn about chair sashes! I kind of want turquoise ones...are the chairs too plain with just the white covers? And..does anyone how much the resort charges for the chair sashes? I realize we can get them cheap online, but I am trying to minimize suitcases. With all the OOT bags and such....I feel like I have everything except the kitchen sink!


           




          #5285 SharonMydung

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            Posted 19 January 2011 - 08:10 PM



            The 2000-2500 is for two sorry I didn't specify.  That includes airfare and about 5-7 days at the resort.  I think Bookit pricing is the best I've found so far.  I have been emailing the coordinator regarding the free upgrade from a Honeymoon suite to the Master suite and this is her reply:

             

            "

            I received your mail, we are reviewing  January´s and February´s weddings, I ´ll contact you within the first week of February, while I review your information. Thank you,"

             

            They must be extremely busy down there.  I am nervous about the whole reception and cocktail hour too.  I emailed about replacing the cocktail hour and adding more guests to towards the reception and she said that she cannot tweek anything from the package. 

             

            I will have about 60 guests, don't want to pay xtra for that cocktail hour........

              

             

            Originally Posted by sarcrook 

            Wow..that's high!!  Those are per person????  Yikes! 

             

            I would FOR SURE book the Master Suite..I've seen it - it's amazing.  BUT - I believe if you book the Honeymoon Suite they will upgrade you to the next level - which is the Master Suite!  I would double check with your WC but that is what I was told..
             

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by SharonMydung 

            Hello I am using Destination weddings as well.  I had a great coordinator at Destination wedding until they placed me with someone else.  The lady that I am using currently at Destination Wedding is quite expensive, my guests are not happy.  Instead of giving them the best pricing, she quoted really high so they all book their trips through Bookit.com.  I am having about 50-60 guests coming to our wedding and about 40 of them have booked their trip through Max.Holley at bookit.comThe pricing is about 2000-2500 including airfare flying from San Jose California into Cancun for about 5-7 nights.  My wedding coordinator at destination weddings was quoting my guests around 3k to 4k.  We booked our trip through her but was informed if we canceled our trip then they would cancel the website that we have as well.  I am still confused on which room to book, either preferred plunge pool, Honeymoon suite, or Master Suite.  Thanks:)


             




            #5286 sarcrook

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              Posted 20 January 2011 - 06:08 AM


              You are so welcome!  I just love it..I think it's so fun, fresh..and different.  Also...WAY less expensive!! 

               

              Originally Posted by SharonMydung 

              Wow the pictures are gorgeous, I love it.  I believe I will be doing this as well:)  Thank you sooo much for the wonderful idea.

               

              Sharon





              #5287 sarcrook

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                Posted 20 January 2011 - 06:19 AM


                WOW...$2000 - $2500 is for two???!!!  That is an AMAZING deal!!!  What are your dates?  Well...you are flying from California..so that's probably a short flight.  We are flying from Michigan.

                 

                So you did use Destination Weddings or you used Bookit?  Did you work with a Travel Agent from Bookit?  That is a GREAT deal...

                 

                We were planning on using Apple Vacations through our Travel Agent - I'll have to watch both sites to see where the deals are!!  ;)

                 

                Another Bride said their WC said the same thing about the Cocktail Hour.  I can tell you I will be raising all hell if she told me it's what I can do and then is gonna tell me that I can't.  I sent an email to her to see if she'll verify it on paper! 

                 

                Also..you can make a Website on The Knot.com - I've started ours there and it is very simple!! 

                 

                 

                Originally Posted by SharonMydung 



                The 2000-2500 is for two sorry I didn't specify.  That includes airfare and about 5-7 days at the resort.  I think Bookit pricing is the best I've found so far.  I have been emailing the coordinator regarding the free upgrade from a Honeymoon suite to the Master suite and this is her reply:

                 

                "

                I received your mail, we are reviewing  January´s and February´s weddings, I ´ll contact you within the first week of February, while I review your information. Thank you,"

                 

                They must be extremely busy down there.  I am nervous about the whole reception and cocktail hour too.  I emailed about replacing the cocktail hour and adding more guests to towards the reception and she said that she cannot tweek anything from the package. 

                 

                I will have about 60 guests, don't want to pay xtra for that cocktail hour........

                  

                 

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                Originally Posted by sarcrook 

                Wow..that's high!!  Those are per person????  Yikes! 

                 

                I would FOR SURE book the Master Suite..I've seen it - it's amazing.  BUT - I believe if you book the Honeymoon Suite they will upgrade you to the next level - which is the Master Suite!  I would double check with your WC but that is what I was told..
                 

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by SharonMydung 

                Hello I am using Destination weddings as well.  I had a great coordinator at Destination wedding until they placed me with someone else.  The lady that I am using currently at Destination Wedding is quite expensive, my guests are not happy.  Instead of giving them the best pricing, she quoted really high so they all book their trips through Bookit.com.  I am having about 50-60 guests coming to our wedding and about 40 of them have booked their trip through Max.Holley at bookit.comThe pricing is about 2000-2500 including airfare flying from San Jose California into Cancun for about 5-7 nights.  My wedding coordinator at destination weddings was quoting my guests around 3k to 4k.  We booked our trip through her but was informed if we canceled our trip then they would cancel the website that we have as well.  I am still confused on which room to book, either preferred plunge pool, Honeymoon suite, or Master Suite.  Thanks:)


                 

                 




                #5288 sarcrook

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                  Posted 20 January 2011 - 06:38 AM

                  Does anybody have a recent price list for the Hair Salon..and/or their contact? 

                   

                  I have 8 BM's and would like to give them an idea of how much an updo is..

                   

                  Thanks!!



                  #5289 amlambert

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                    Posted 20 January 2011 - 07:05 AM

                    Yes, Definitely!  I spoke with veronica and complained.  My TA also called the manager of sales who was supposed to call the general manager.  I would complain as much as possible to get things changed.  Its total BS for them to change things at the last minute for people who have already made arrangements.  I have emailed the new DJ she said we have to use and he hasn't responded yet. 
                     

                    Originally Posted by sarcrook 

                    ATTENTION ALL BRIDES...

                     

                    We should send an email to our WC's and the General Manager regarding the Doremixx news...

                     

                    Maybe if we swamp them with emails they'll rethink??!!  It's worth a shot..right??????????





                    #5290 sarcrook

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                      Posted 20 January 2011 - 07:18 AM

                      I couldn't agree more.  I sent an email - and included the manager at the resort.  I asked how/why would they take away such an asset to their Destination Weddings. 

                       

                      I would be SO mad if I had them booked...I for sure would want for something in return for the inconvenience!!!!!!! 

                       

                      That is awesome..we have to keep complaining..obviously something happened because we can't even pay for them to come in from the outside.  We just have to keep emailing so they have no choice but to settle on an agreement!!  It's terrible..I just can't believe they would take something away completely..not a good move.

                       

                      It has to be fixed!!

                       

                      We all know their is no way their DJ will be like Ivan!!!!!!!!!!!!
                       

                      Originally Posted by amlambert 

                      Yes, Definitely!  I spoke with veronica and complained.  My TA also called the manager of sales who was supposed to call the general manager.  I would complain as much as possible to get things changed.  Its total BS for them to change things at the last minute for people who have already made arrangements.  I have emailed the new DJ she said we have to use and he hasn't responded yet. 
                       

                      Quote:
                      Originally Posted by sarcrook 

                      ATTENTION ALL BRIDES...

                       

                      We should send an email to our WC's and the General Manager regarding the Doremixx news...

                       

                      Maybe if we swamp them with emails they'll rethink??!!  It's worth a shot..right??????????


                       





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