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#6981 dimplesandsuga

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    Posted 20 August 2011 - 02:19 PM


    I'd recommend putting on your strong man pants ladies. They are giving us different stories. I explained I didn't want the band and I didn't want the cost included, I was quoted a price under $300, explained the cake and was told that I'd have to pay a vendor fee if I didn't want what was in the package for the outside vendor to come on and THEN was told to use the comp package and add on what I wanted which I was fine doing as the cost seems much less.   These folks are playing with the wrong women!  WE HAVE A FORUM!!!!

    Originally Posted by jkhowell 


    Yea, I'm pretty sure Lindsey is right. You can not swap out the whole cake thing...you would just take that hit if you didnt want to use their included cake. I htink it is what it is after you pick your package or whatever.
     



     



     



    #6982 Rick949

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      Posted 20 August 2011 - 02:44 PM

      Thanks everyone!

      I feel kind of strange being a groom on the "brides post here" - but my fiance is a full time nursing student and caregiver so I have to take the lead :)

       

      I will keep you all posted... talking about swapping out things... We decided to go with La Luna photography - and not use the adventure photo or videography. I am hoping that somehow when we get down there to use the photography session that is included in the package to be used towards a Trash the dress session the next morning, but there is no guarantee of that.

       

      Apparently when you decide not to use a service from your package - your 'electing' not to use it - so they don't have to substitute it for something or allow you to use that value towards something else. Perhaps we can swing a deal when we get down there. One thing that I am learning is that Dreams sticks to their packages and maybe sometimes they will hook someone up or do something extra.. but you have to go into this with the expectations of the preset package.

       

      We just found out that we will be the only wedding on our day, we also got the seaside grill for our reception! just like this couple had a year ago... I love this slide show  http://delsolphotogr...leries/?gal=290  - whats amazing to me is that this is a very small wedding but the photography makes it so rich you don't even notice..I have looked at this slide show at least 20 times now.



      #6983 Rick949

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        Posted 20 August 2011 - 02:52 PM

        Hey Sarah-Jane,

        Its a roll of the dice with the weather... I have been watching the webcams for the most part it looks good... I know that its HOT! HOT! not just hot!.. but here is the plus side of being late August - Most kids are going back to school and it is technically the off-season. As I mentioned before - we just found we are the only wedding that day and  looking at the webcams now - it looks quite vacated compared to May or July. Screen shot 2011-08-20 at 3.51.45 PM.png



        #6984 JordannaMarie

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          Posted 20 August 2011 - 07:26 PM

          Just booked here for Nov 10, 2012!!! Long ways away but I can't wait!!!



          #6985 JordannaMarie

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            Posted 20 August 2011 - 07:31 PM

            That's awesome!  It's so nice when people that say they will come actually BOOK!  It's one thing for everyone to love the idea, it's another thing for them to actually put some money down! 



            #6986 JordannaMarie

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              Posted 20 August 2011 - 07:38 PM

              Is it worth booking the plunge pool? I have heard mixed reviews... lots saying the water is so cold you could barely use it.  Do most of the rooms have ocean view?  Our TA is basing our package prices for our guests for the cheapest room, the Premium Deluxe Garden View.. we all have the option to go with a different room if we would like.  Just don't know which ones are worth the money!!!



              #6987 sweetmelissaann

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                Posted 21 August 2011 - 10:23 AM

                We are just beginnnig our photography search for our April 22nd wedding. Does anyone know if any of the photographers include all photos on disk for clients?



                #6988 JordannaMarie

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                  Posted 21 August 2011 - 10:44 AM

                  Just wondering if anyone knows how the location on the beach for the ceremony is?  I read some older posts saying that the location wasn't the greatest and that they were trying to find a different spot... have they done this yet?  I know that getting married on the beach will never be a "private" affair, but I would like it to feel as private as it can!  Also, do they comb the beach before the ceremony, to get rid of any seagrass??



                  #6989 dimplesandsuga

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                    Posted 21 August 2011 - 02:42 PM

                    Good job Rick!  Don't feel funny, all are welcome! I'm starting to agree with you guys on them not dropping prices, I'm just such a pain in trying to get what I want, that they basically told me to use the comp package and add on what I want. I did ask if I could use the cake that comes with it as a grooms cake instead and they said that I could because it would still be in the package and THAT'S what i did and took it as a drop in package price.  What is the difference anyway? Anyone care to elaborate on what I'll be missing from the comp package to the others?
                     

                    Originally Posted by Rick949 

                    Thanks everyone!

                    I feel kind of strange being a groom on the "brides post here" - but my fiance is a full time nursing student and caregiver so I have to take the lead :)

                     

                    I will keep you all posted... talking about swapping out things... We decided to go with La Luna photography - and not use the adventure photo or videography. I am hoping that somehow when we get down there to use the photography session that is included in the package to be used towards a Trash the dress session the next morning, but there is no guarantee of that.

                     

                    Apparently when you decide not to use a service from your package - your 'electing' not to use it - so they don't have to substitute it for something or allow you to use that value towards something else. Perhaps we can swing a deal when we get down there. One thing that I am learning is that Dreams sticks to their packages and maybe sometimes they will hook someone up or do something extra.. but you have to go into this with the expectations of the preset package.

                     

                    We just found out that we will be the only wedding on our day, we also got the seaside grill for our reception! just like this couple had a year ago... I love this slide show  http://delsolphotogr...leries/?gal=290  - whats amazing to me is that this is a very small wedding but the photography makes it so rich you don't even notice..I have looked at this slide show at least 20 times now.



                     



                    #6990 dimplesandsuga

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                      Posted 21 August 2011 - 03:02 PM


                      Hey Rick

                       

                      So are you guys going with Del Sol Photography?  After viewing that slideshow again, I'm thinking of going that way because the photographer catches things and I like what is captures vs. Adventure photography which is who I was going to go with.  Have you spoken to them yet?

                      Originally Posted by Rick949 

                      Thanks everyone!

                      I feel kind of strange being a groom on the "brides post here" - but my fiance is a full time nursing student and caregiver so I have to take the lead :)

                       

                      I will keep you all posted... talking about swapping out things... We decided to go with La Luna photography - and not use the adventure photo or videography. I am hoping that somehow when we get down there to use the photography session that is included in the package to be used towards a Trash the dress session the next morning, but there is no guarantee of that.

                       

                      Apparently when you decide not to use a service from your package - your 'electing' not to use it - so they don't have to substitute it for something or allow you to use that value towards something else. Perhaps we can swing a deal when we get down there. One thing that I am learning is that Dreams sticks to their packages and maybe sometimes they will hook someone up or do something extra.. but you have to go into this with the expectations of the preset package.

                       

                      We just found out that we will be the only wedding on our day, we also got the seaside grill for our reception! just like this couple had a year ago... I love this slide show  http://delsolphotogr...leries/?gal=290  - whats amazing to me is that this is a very small wedding but the photography makes it so rich you don't even notice..I have looked at this slide show at least 20 times now.



                       






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