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In an email that DRC sent me, Veronica says that he offers the exact same services at the exact same rate :-)
 

Originally Posted by BrookeAshlea View Post

wAS ANYONE TOLD THE PRICE OF VISUAL SOUND?? IS IT THE SAME AS DJ DOREMIXX?

 

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APRIL 03, 2011



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Here is a picture of the chair sashes I ordered from wedding linens direct - I believe they are the crystal organza?

 

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Originally Posted by ashleybyers View Post

Hi!! I'm getting married in like 34 days!! Does anyone have any pictures of there chair sashes? I think im going to order mine from wedding linens direct



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I know how you feel, it was SUPER frustrating at the end trying to really get a fix on our budget. However, if it makes you feel better when we got down there and were given our price breakdown from them, it was less than I was quoted and budgeted for :) I had the same problem with them not responding, try and get your TA to really push on them to give you some responses.
 

Originally Posted by ursula View Post

Hi Ladies, My wedding is May 7th and we leave May3!! 3 months away now! : )  It's great to hear that DRC is finally working on their communication issues, its gives me some hope but I have to say that I haven't been a bride that has emailed the resort a lot, in fact, I haven't really emailed them at all.  My whole trip and contract has been set up my awesome TA.  but in the past 2 weeks I felt that I should start getting the details together and I really wanted to know about this whole DJ issue and the $500 day pass.  Well its been over 2 weeks now and NOTHING! I got a email telling me "Please allow me prepare a resume about your wedding and we can see all the details" and that's it.  I don't understand what kind of resume she's getting together since I haven't decided on any details other that my locations for the wedding day.  It's really frustrating because I feel as though I've not "bothered" them in all theses months, over a year now, since i decided on DRC and I'm still not getting any kind of response.  I would really like to have a final budget together by the end of this month. 

Ok, thanks for letting me vent! :-/

 

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congratulations, your wedding is right around the corner.  From the information that I've gathered so far, you don't need to pay $500 for an outside vendor fee anymore, only a day pass which is arorund 55-60 dollars per person.  You will need to email your WC the outside vendor's info so that she may have them sign some kind of contract.  How many guests are you having at your wedding?  Are you bringing anything down there with you?

 

Once again congrats:)
 

Originally Posted by rach2011 View Post

I am glad to hear that some people are beginning to have better communication with the resort WC's, but that seems to be on a case by case basis depending on who you have as a WC.  We have Ana and are having long delays in responses.  Oh, and by the way, our wedding is in less than 3 weeks (Feb 20).  If it weren't for all of the reviews stating how this is basically par for course, meaning that communication is horrendous up front and then they miraculously pull it all together in the end, I would be worried.  Sigh…why does it have to be so difficult?  But I guess I have to remember that one of the reasons that we chose a destination wedding was so we wouldnâ€t have to plan for months and months and months.  We are arriving on Feb 16th, so hopefully we will have plenty of time to put it together.  If they would just resolve this darn DJ situation! 

 

Anyway, 19 days and counting.



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Do you know what the pricing for Dj Doremixx is?  I read a few reviews on here that DJ Julian Molina is as good and he has basically everything Ivan has.  Not sure if they are around the same price.

 

I haven't even shop for dresses yet.  I ordered one online and didn't like it too much.  Will have to sell that one and find another one.

 

 

 

 

Originally Posted by sarcrook View Post

Really???  Don't have to pay the $500??!!  Thank GOD - that was insane!!  So we can bring in a DJ and don't have to pay $500??  P H E W !!!

 

I went dress shopping for my first time today - got some idea's..it was an interesting experience.  Seems surreal that I'll ever find a dress!!

 

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Originally Posted by SharonMydung View Post

I am sooo happy and excited for everyone.  My colors are orange and sage.  I just found out from Veronica the coordinator that we do not have to pay the $500 resort fee any longer for an outside vendor.  The only fee you pay for the them is the day pass fee.  Just send your coordinator their info b/c she needs to contact them and have them sign some kind of contract.

 

I was reviewing the pricing for Claudia Rodriguez for photography and goodness, i can't believe how expensive she is.  I might use Janine's photographer from New York; Nick, his photos are so beautiful.

 

By the way, does anyone know how much Ivan charge for DJ'ing? 

 

Unfortunately I am still looking for my Dress, gotta lose some weight too.  I just started the p90x so I hope that works lol.  Have you guys found your dress yet?

 

Sharon


 


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I used DJ Doremixx, but the resort set the pricing, not the DJ. So you might have to pay the rate the resort charges which is 300 per hour not including the fees

Originally Posted by SharonMydung View Post



Do you know what the pricing for Dj Doremixx is?  I read a few reviews on here that DJ Julian Molina is as good and he has basically everything Ivan has.  Not sure if they are around the same price.

 

I haven't even shop for dresses yet.  I ordered one online and didn't like it too much.  Will have to sell that one and find another one.

 

 

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I know I'm a little late but REALLY?! They're not charging the $500 outside vendor fee anymore? Yaaayyy!! I hope this is really the case. I just sent Ana an email yesterday about some other things so I guess I'll wait before asking her about this. I worry cause it seems each coordinator gives each bride different info. We're on tight budget and would really like to get rid of cocktail hour for extra dinners (which is what I just emailed about) so we'll see what she says. I've heard of a bunch of brides doing this but recently I know someone on here said her coordinator told her no.

 

Does anyone know if you can do that? Trade in cocktail hour (have everyone meet at a bar instead) and have 30 dinners instead of 20? An extra 10 dinners instead of cocktail hour is mostly what I've seen on this forum...

 

Sharon, where did you order your dress from? I haven't gone dress shopping yet but I've been looking online alot. I know its risky but some of the dresses or so much cheaper!  That stinks about your dress- I take it there are no refunds? I'm sure you'll find something soon!

 

Ashlynn, thanks for posting that-I'll have to check out that website for our chair sashes.

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Thanks, and yes, I am glad the day is almost here.  We are having 35 guests.  We are bringing down all of our OOT stuff, as well as various decorations for the tables.  We actually got the pricing on centerpieces today and my fiancee said we can buy the stuff here, buy a suitcase, haul it all down there and still end up cheaper, PLUS we still own it.  So, we may be bringing more :-) Haha, if we could only pack a DJ.

 

Originally Posted by SharonMydung View Post


congratulations, your wedding is right around the corner.  From the information that I've gathered so far, you don't need to pay $500 for an outside vendor fee anymore, only a day pass which is arorund 55-60 dollars per person.  You will need to email your WC the outside vendor's info so that she may have them sign some kind of contract.  How many guests are you having at your wedding?  Are you bringing anything down there with you?

 

Once again congrats:)
 

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Originally Posted by rach2011 View Post

I am glad to hear that some people are beginning to have better communication with the resort WC's, but that seems to be on a case by case basis depending on who you have as a WC.  We have Ana and are having long delays in responses.  Oh, and by the way, our wedding is in less than 3 weeks (Feb 20).  If it weren't for all of the reviews stating how this is basically par for course, meaning that communication is horrendous up front and then they miraculously pull it all together in the end, I would be worried.  Sigh…why does it have to be so difficult?  But I guess I have to remember that one of the reasons that we chose a destination wedding was so we wouldnâ€t have to plan for months and months and months.  We are arriving on Feb 16th, so hopefully we will have plenty of time to put it together.  If they would just resolve this darn DJ situation! 

 

Anyway, 19 days and counting.


 


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Beginning this year, Dreams revised their contracts with external vendors.  Apparently the new contract was a bad deal for some vendors and Doremixx refused to sign, and therefore cannot provide services at DRC anymore.  Not sure what his direct rates where because previously you had to book through the resort and pay their $300/hr rate.  DJ Molina from Mood Event Services is also supposed to be good and he quoted me $650 for up to 5 hours (same price for anything less).

 

The resort is trying to push their new preferred DJ.  I haven't read any reviews on him yet, but we are likely going to use him.  They are making some concessions to make it appealing.
 

Originally Posted by SharonMydung View Post



Do you know what the pricing for Dj Doremixx is?  I read a few reviews on here that DJ Julian Molina is as good and he has basically everything Ivan has.  Not sure if they are around the same price.

 

I haven't even shop for dresses yet.  I ordered one online and didn't like it too much.  Will have to sell that one and find another one.

 

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by sarcrook View Post

Really???  Don't have to pay the $500??!!  Thank GOD - that was insane!!  So we can bring in a DJ and don't have to pay $500??  P H E W !!!

 

I went dress shopping for my first time today - got some idea's..it was an interesting experience.  Seems surreal that I'll ever find a dress!!

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by SharonMydung View Post

I am sooo happy and excited for everyone.  My colors are orange and sage.  I just found out from Veronica the coordinator that we do not have to pay the $500 resort fee any longer for an outside vendor.  The only fee you pay for the them is the day pass fee.  Just send your coordinator their info b/c she needs to contact them and have them sign some kind of contract.

 

I was reviewing the pricing for Claudia Rodriguez for photography and goodness, i can't believe how expensive she is.  I might use Janine's photographer from New York; Nick, his photos are so beautiful.

 

By the way, does anyone know how much Ivan charge for DJ'ing? 

 

Unfortunately I am still looking for my Dress, gotta lose some weight too.  I just started the p90x so I hope that works lol.  Have you guys found your dress yet?

 

Sharon


 

 


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