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#851 Princess402

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    Posted 08 January 2010 - 04:07 PM

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    Originally Posted by Laura22610
    Seriously?!? That is so annoying to me! Basically, they are charging us an extra $650 for the DJ. Where does this money go to? It's not like they have to do a lot of extra work to have the DJ there. I would be perfectly happy making all of the arrangements for myself. All of the "extra" costs are so aggravating. This one especially because I *know* how much I am being over-charged!

    So, what are you going to do about music?
    So I emailed Ana back and told her that Doremixx told me they charge $650 for up to 4 hours, and using her price structure that same 4 hours would cost me $1320! I told her there was NO WAY I was going to knowingly pay double to the resort what I know the vendor actually charges, and that this was totally unfair. She emailed me back in literally like 5 minutes and asked if I could send her the price quote that Doremixx gave me, and that surely they could "work something out" for me. So, I sent her the info, and will let you know what I hear back...

    I guess I will be happy if they will honor the $650 but it kind of makes me mad at the same time because it's like if I didn't have this quote directly from the vendor you would happily rip me off and charge me double?!?!!!

    #852 rdsjcr

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      Posted 08 January 2010 - 04:08 PM

      I am going to have about 40 guests.... and I am bringing my own photographer... I can't decide which package would be the most affordable for me?? I mean the $799 would be free (and doesn't come with much) but I dont need the photos- which is part of it.... What do you guys think-- especially you guys that have already gone through this process.

      Thanks sooo much :)

      #853 Laura22610

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        Posted 08 January 2010 - 11:24 PM

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        Originally Posted by Princess402
        So I emailed Ana back and told her that Doremixx told me they charge $650 for up to 4 hours, and using her price structure that same 4 hours would cost me $1320! I told her there was NO WAY I was going to knowingly pay double to the resort what I know the vendor actually charges, and that this was totally unfair. She emailed me back in literally like 5 minutes and asked if I could send her the price quote that Doremixx gave me, and that surely they could "work something out" for me. So, I sent her the info, and will let you know what I hear back...

        I guess I will be happy if they will honor the $650 but it kind of makes me mad at the same time because it's like if I didn't have this quote directly from the vendor you would happily rip me off and charge me double?!?!!!
        I just sent Ana a similar email a couple of hours ago, however, I have not heard back from her yet. She had sent me an email saying that the DJ would be $330/hour also. (And did you notice on the Dreams website, it says that DJ's are $300/hour??) It does make you wonder what else they are charging us double for!?!

        On a better note, I am very happy because I had asked Ana if the bouquet that I posted before was included in the Ultimate Package, and she replied that it is! :)

        #854 Laura22610

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          Posted 08 January 2010 - 11:33 PM

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          Originally Posted by rdsjcr
          I am going to have about 40 guests.... and I am bringing my own photographer... I can't decide which package would be the most affordable for me?? I mean the $799 would be free (and doesn't come with much) but I dont need the photos- which is part of it.... What do you guys think-- especially you guys that have already gone through this process.

          Thanks sooo much :)
          When I was trying to figure out which package to choose, I compared all of the packages with extras that I wanted added on. Even though I don't need everything in the Ultimate Package, it still worked out to be cheaper in the long run to take that package. If you are having 40 people and want to have a private reception, it is by far more economical to go with either the Love package or the Ultimate package. The dinner and cocktail hours really add up and with those 2 packages, at least you get 20 people included! Maybe you could start with the Love package and then add up all of the other "extras" that you would want and come up with a price and then do the same with the Ultimate Package. That is how I decided. I am also having my own photographer, so I won't be using that part of the package but I was told that I could have the videographer for 30 more minutes instead. Hope this helps!

          #855 Chelsey & Travis

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            Posted 09 January 2010 - 12:43 AM

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            Welcome to the forum! I would be happy to get you caught up with info! Send me your email and I can send you all the information I have received including pictures! I know how hard it is in the beginning and I would be glad to get you started! Happy planning and welcome!!!
            Thank you so much! Our email is travisandchelsey@gmail.com

            #856 Boo

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              Posted 09 January 2010 - 06:10 PM

              We finally have November 19, 2010 booked for our reception! Whew it only took 2 months of COUNTLESS emails with Cecilia at Secrets and Ana at Dreams, but we are there! woot woo

              #857 Laura22610

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                Posted 09 January 2010 - 11:11 PM

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                Originally Posted by Boo
                We finally have November 19, 2010 booked for our reception! Whew it only took 2 months of COUNTLESS emails with Cecilia at Secrets and Ana at Dreams, but we are there! woot woo
                Congrats!!! That sounds like a lot of planning!

                #858 ourvm

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                  Posted 10 January 2010 - 09:37 PM

                  Hi everyone,
                  I am a noob and have been studying this forum for the past couple weekends. I am still catching up on this one. Thank you to those that have posted documents (I can't retrieve those - probably because I don't have any points?). I was wondering if any of you performed a site visit to this resort prior to deciding on this location? This was on the top of our list but the privacy issue is making us think twice now...

                  #859 noonie

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                    Posted 11 January 2010 - 12:38 AM

                    Does anyone have pictures of the indoor areas available for the reception?
                    If you do, could you please send them to sdeglan@hotmail.com
                    THANKS!!!

                    #860 mmontgo

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                      Posted 11 January 2010 - 09:15 AM

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                      I wish I could tell you, but I am struggling with the same decision...ours is also at 5:30. I don't think I'm going to make it any later though, because I want to have good lighting for the ceremony photos..
                      My wedding is also in May. This is what my photographer reccomended for the time:

                      Here is what we send to clients to recommend ceremony start times, for optimum light conditions.


                      if you want to consider the OPTIMAL light for photography in the evening, 30 minutes before sunset and 30 minutes after sunset, so called the "golden hour")


                      For planning the start time of your ceremony, we would like you to consider a few things:


                      If your ceremony time will be under 15 minutes, we recommend starting the wedding 45 minutes before the scheduled sunset.
                      If your ceremony time will be 20-30 min, we recommend starting the wedding 55 minutes before the scheduled sunset.




                      Check out this link to check sunset schedules: http://www.timeandda....&afl=-11&day=1




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