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#31 JaimeLynne

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    Posted 18 June 2007 - 09:27 PM

    Man, I'm starting to get bummed. I don't think we'll be able to come close to the 36 people necessary for the minimum takeover...

    ~ Jaime & Martin ~
    "Rain or Swine! 2-0-0-9"

    We had 24 people attend our wedding in Las Caletas, Mexico on May 24th, 2009!

    We all stayed at The Marriott in P.V., and Honeymooned at The Royal Plantation in Ochos Rios, Jamaica!


    #32 MikkiStreak

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      Posted 18 June 2007 - 09:48 PM

      Hey Jaime, they have a link also for general pricing if you can't do the buyout. When I emailed Adam, I also asked about that because from our initial headcount, I see about 13 rooms that could be booked, which is still 5 short of the 18 minimum. From what I saw, the general pricing for a Standard room was the same as the individual price for the breakfast/bar package.

      I'm curious what it would be like without a buyout tho---- would prices increase for wedding things? Would there be time limits? How would it work for doing a reception around the pool if there were non-wedding guests who wanted to swim, etc...?

      Hopefully we'll hear back soon and get a better feel for all of these options...

      Also, don't worry yet---- we really only thought there would be about 20 people with interest in going with us and we've had 40 people say they are planning to attend. Granted, you never know and it could go either way, but I think people will surprise you!

      #33 JaimeLynne

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        Posted 18 June 2007 - 09:56 PM

        Thanks Maria - so far we've only got 12 people in our immediate family who we're pretty sure would go. Past that, we can't really count on anyone - especially for a room bookout. That is a good idea about checking out individual rooms. They do get pretty expensive by themselves tho - unless it's the standard room. Hmmm... It will be interesting to see what Adam has to say about that. I know, we can just combine our weddings - then we'd have enough!

        ~ Jaime & Martin ~
        "Rain or Swine! 2-0-0-9"

        We had 24 people attend our wedding in Las Caletas, Mexico on May 24th, 2009!

        We all stayed at The Marriott in P.V., and Honeymooned at The Royal Plantation in Ochos Rios, Jamaica!


        #34 MikkiStreak

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          Posted 19 June 2007 - 10:19 AM

          You'd provide the artists, we'd have the musicians--- what an ecclectic sounding party that would be!!! :)


          Jackie-
          One more question: Is there a cancellation period for the room block? Like at most hotels, you pay a deposit and if you cancel before a certain timeframe you can get part/full refund of the deposit... Or, do you pay the deposit at the same time you sign a contract for the room block and then you're just locked in?

          #35 PVBride

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            Posted 19 June 2007 - 12:08 PM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by MikkiStreak
            Jackie-
            One more question: Is there a cancellation period for the room block? Like at most hotels, you pay a deposit and if you cancel before a certain timeframe you can get part/full refund of the deposit... Or, do you pay the deposit at the same time you sign a contract for the room block and then you're just locked in?
            You pay the deposit ($5,000) at the same time that you sign the contract, and you are locked in.

            Also, if you only fill 18 rooms, there is a chance that some other rooms will be occupied by time-share owners. PF's owner assured me that they are used to this situation, and allow privacy on the wedding night. I'm not sure if you can do a wedding there without either a partial or full takeover, though?? Hmm..I never asked that question. Either way, I think you will be surprised at how many people decide to join you!

            #36 m&d2011

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              Posted 15 July 2008 - 10:31 PM

              Ohhh...I'm loving this hotel, but i don't know how my guests feel about not being all inclusive...and I'm also scared of not booking all the rooms...

              #37 Danielle

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                Posted 21 July 2008 - 10:36 AM

                This was such a helpful thread, I think I have found my location!
                Warmest Regards,

                Danielle

                #38 Danielle

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                  Posted 23 July 2008 - 10:17 AM

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                  Jaime,

                  I was so excited to hear that you are considering Playa Fiesta - we are SO happy with our decision to have our wedding there!

                  The $1660.23 is PER COUPLE.(Forgot to mention that above!) It includes:

                  -5 Nights Accommodations for 2 guests
                  -Daily Open National Bar for 2 guests
                  -Daily Breakfast Buffet for 2 guests
                  -2 Thirty Minute Massages*
                  -10% House Service Charge
                  -17% Tax

                  *$15 service charge

                  Airline Tickets have averaged about $450.00 each round trip. So far, we have 22 rooms booked, and our guests keep commenting on the great rate!

                  I am happy to answer any questions you may have! Ask away!
                  So the flight was not included in this price (1660.23)? So, the 450.00 for the flight is in addition to the 1660.23 for lodging?
                  Warmest Regards,

                  Danielle

                  #39 JaimeLynne

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                    Posted 23 July 2008 - 11:20 AM

                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by Danielle
                    So the flight was not included in this price (1660.23)? So, the 450.00 for the flight is in addition to the 1660.23 for lodging?
                    Keep in mind that the $1660.23 was for 1 couple (2 ppl). Also, I'm sure flights have gone up since last year (when this post was started) so you will probably want to check into that. Lodging may have also gone up (I think hotels and such generally go up %10/yr).

                    Hope this helps! It really is a beautiful location :)

                    ~ Jaime & Martin ~
                    "Rain or Swine! 2-0-0-9"

                    We had 24 people attend our wedding in Las Caletas, Mexico on May 24th, 2009!

                    We all stayed at The Marriott in P.V., and Honeymooned at The Royal Plantation in Ochos Rios, Jamaica!


                    #40 kisa

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                      Posted 23 July 2008 - 09:25 PM

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                      Originally Posted by JaimeLynne
                      Cool, I will try that out - thanks! :)

                      We were thinking mid to late June but after I saw what the rainy season is like there we were thinking we may need to reschedule... I'd like to make it so that family can bring their little ones once school is out. I have some family in Boston tho, and I think they don't get out until later there (maybe late June?).

                      We are thinking of doing the 18 room block w/National Open Bar & Breakfast. When I had checked into it before (probably 6 months ago) I don't think they offered the Open Bar option, so that is great and saves a lot of money!!

                      I emailed Adam 2 nights ago. I think last time it took him a few days to get back to me, which is fine. I'm sure they're busy with a wedding or something.

                      I just hope that we can fill the 18 room requirement for the room block! I wonder what we would do if we couldn't... I am really set on this location so that would bum me out if we could go just because we don't have enough people!!!

                      Jaime - June is rainy season. Many planners have advised against it. FYI




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