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#6241 colleenandclint

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    Posted 17 May 2011 - 05:08 PM



    I'm curious about this too.  I can't remember the pricing/rules for a semi-private rehearsal dinner.  It seems some brides have just chanced it and it worked out but i'm nervous to chance it. any suggestions???

    #6242 jkhowell

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      Posted 17 May 2011 - 05:10 PM

      I was wondering the same thing about the rehersal dinner?? Does anyone else plan on having one with outt paying all the extra cost? Also, do you actually get to reherse too?


      ANother question for you brides, do you have to pay extra per person after 20 ppl for the alcohal/bar?? And if so does anyone know this cost?



      Bud and Jackie
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      #6243 jmac

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        Posted 17 May 2011 - 07:10 PM

        Hey All,


        New to this forum and still trying to figure out which resort to book! Im down between this resort and the Now Jade. Any one have any insight on differences and how to choose? This has been so stressful! Im hoping everything else is easy peasy after this :)



        #6244 chrissyandrob

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          Posted 17 May 2011 - 07:17 PM

          Well last August I was quoted $12 pp plus tax and gratuity and this was to have a private event -meaning close the restaurant for our group since its so bug. Now they are telling me that it's $15 per person, not private and we can't show our slide show! I asked my TA to get involved and if she can't do anything I was going to email the GM. I have all of this in writing from them!


          Everything else is going great, just this welcome dinner is becoming a pain!!!!!


          Yes you have to pay after 20 people but its one cost for food and alcohol.



          68 booked- June 12th!!!

          #6245 Lupita

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            Posted 18 May 2011 - 07:17 AM

            Jmac- Welcome to the forum! 

            #6246 bondgirl0072010

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              Posted 18 May 2011 - 07:22 AM

              Welcome jmac!

              Originally Posted by jmac 

              Hey All,


              New to this forum and still trying to figure out which resort to book! Im down between this resort and the Now Jade. Any one have any insight on differences and how to choose? This has been so stressful! Im hoping everything else is easy peasy after this :)




              #6247 aimeelaco28

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                Posted 18 May 2011 - 09:15 AM

                welcome to the forum!

                #6248 Missy1

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                  Posted 18 May 2011 - 09:50 AM

                  You have a 50 percent chance of working something out with one of the restaurants without paying the additional cost. I had read that some brides just slipped the manager $100 and it all worked out...that was not the case with us. First we went to the concierge the day we got there to see if something could be arranged...we didn't need private, we just wanted to have 30 of all seated in the same section of one of the restaurants. The only one that was available was the Asian one but half of our guests, including ourselves had eaten there the night before so we didn't want to eat there agian so the conciege suggested we talk to our wedding coordinator to see what she could do...she was no help, she suggested that we go to the restaurant at 3:30 - 4:00 when the managers would be they and speak to one of them. We went to El Patio first and the manager immediately shot us down and told us absolutely not, they don't do reservations. So we went next door to Bordeaux and after some persuading they said they could do it but no kids are allowed at that restaurant... no good for us as there were toddlers in our wedding party. So, on a whim I had my mother in law go back to El Patio and offer them $100 to do it. She came back in 5 minutes and said they could do it. I was ecstatic! We went back to the pool and beach and told all of our guests to meet at El Patio for 8. Around 6:30 I got back to my room only for my fiance' to tell me that the manager from El Patio had called our room,  my mother in law's room and finally my sister in laws room to tell them that there had been a mistake and that since the hotel was at capacity they could no longer accomodate our party...I was beside myself and my fiance' was livid. He went downstairs after speaking with several different managers and they end up offering us the seaside grill instead. Mind you, I still had to go get my 35 guests at the lobby all waiting outside of El Patio to tell them we had been screwed at to follow me to Seaside Grill. And the real kicker in all of this is, when I looked into El Patio when gathering my guests, there was hardly anyone in the restaurant and when we returned to the lobby 2 hours later, the restaurant was completely empty. So....my suggestion, if you definitely want to have a welcome/rehersal dinner pay for it per person so your guarenteed it...if not no promises can be made. We learned that very quickly at the resort, if its not paid for , no matter what anyone guarentees you, its not a definite...and thats with dinners, spa appointments, excursions, EVERYTHING!  And there's not a whole lot you can do about it..your kind of at these peoples mercy and they can very easily go from telling "absolutely" to "sorry can't do it."

                  #6249 ssapper

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                    Posted 18 May 2011 - 09:54 AM

                    Just wanted to give a heads up to any new brides planning their weddings at DRC. I was just told that DRC is requiring all outside vendors to sign a contract and agree to release a % of their pay to the resort for each wedding they are contracted for at DRC. I'm devastated about this as I was really hoping to use an outside photographer for my wedding. I've been trying to get a response from Ana in regards to this new outside vendor policy but she has been avoiding the question. I'm going to try and call her this afternoon to get an official in writing response.


                    Just wanted to give everyone a heads up. Has anyone else had problems with this recently???



                    #6250 chrissyandrob

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                      Posted 18 May 2011 - 10:12 AM


                      Thank you for your comment!!! I decided to pay for our welcome dinner bc I was worried about that happening to us as well! Since we have over 60 people that would be a logistical nighmare!


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