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#3871 Geral

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    Posted 04 November 2012 - 05:06 PM

    Hiii

     

    In our case we went with the free wedding. You only need to pay I guess it was 20% of the total amount to get your spot garanteed. In our case we only had to pay 50 dollars and the rest we paid it there.

     

    Another thing that really helped us was to set up a coference call with Chandlyn. She was even able to do it on a Saturday morning. She went through all our questions and then we sent her an email confirming everything.

     

    Hope it helps



    #3872 FutureKeese22

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      Posted 13 November 2012 - 05:34 PM

      I am going with the free wedding as well and I was told I didn't have to pay for anything or put a deposit down. I was told I could pay when I got there. I even have an email confirming this and my date. Anyone else agree?

      #3873 JayKay

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      Posted 13 November 2012 - 09:18 PM

      We did the free wedding and thats correct.  We didnt pay anything up front and just payed for everything during our meeting with the wedding planners.

      Originally Posted by FutureKeese22 

      I am going with the free wedding as well and I was told I didn't have to pay for anything or put a deposit down. I was told I could pay when I got there. I even have an email confirming this and my date. Anyone else agree?


      #3874 kdaly

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        Posted 14 November 2012 - 08:24 AM

        Yes, this is correct.  I'm getting married April 2013 and this is what i was told many times with the free package.



        #3875 SarahJ

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          Posted 14 November 2012 - 11:27 AM

          Kdaly...what day are you getting married? I think we established we are out there at the same time didnt we! :o) I've got a countdown app on my phone and todays is 5 months and 6 days exactly til the big day...i'm starting to get really excited now :o) but still got so much to sort out and pay for (thats the down side!) haha....



          #3876 SarahJ

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            Posted 14 November 2012 - 11:31 AM

            Hey everyone, can anyone tell me about tipping please ? The ladies that had their hair and makeup done at the salon did you tip at the trial or just on day of your wedding or both ? Also what is the norm for waiters and bar staff etc ? Regarding the rooms can someone tell me if all the rooms are just with 1 king size bed or whether there are rooms with 2 double beds in for non-couple guests? Thanks :o)



            #3877 JayKay

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            Posted 14 November 2012 - 12:50 PM

            There are rooms with king beds and rooms with double beds.  We had some guests in both set ups.

             

            We usually tipped the bartenders a buck of two, usually left a few bucks in our room for our housekeepers, the waiters we gave  a bit more if the service was good.  I didn't have a hair trial done, but I did tip when I had my hair and makeup done at the salon.  And just a note about that, they add the tip to the bill and charge it to your room.  They wont accept any cash or other method of payment from the salon, just an FYI.

            Originally Posted by SarahJ 

            Hey everyone, can anyone tell me about tipping please ? The ladies that had their hair and makeup done at the salon did you tip at the trial or just on day of your wedding or both ? Also what is the norm for waiters and bar staff etc ? Regarding the rooms can someone tell me if all the rooms are just with 1 king size bed or whether there are rooms with 2 double beds in for non-couple guests? Thanks :o)



            #3878 SarahJ

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              Posted 16 November 2012 - 01:46 AM

              Thanks JayKay.  So did you request the different rooms before you arrived at the hotel through your tour operator or can we sort when we arrive?

               

              Thanks for the heads up regarding tips...I'm always unsure and end up tipping far too much! So when you say the salon dont accept cash, does this include tips then? and instead they ask you if you want to leave a tip and you say yes and tell them how much, say $20 and they add to your room bill or do they just automatically charge you a tip? I'm having a hair and make-up trial the day before my wedding so do you think I should tip both days or i'll be able to get away with just tipping on the day of my wedding?



              #3879 JayKay

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              Posted 17 November 2012 - 10:45 AM

              Our travel agent requested it for us.  For example, she knew my two brothers were sharing a room so put on there to make sure they had 2 beds, not one ect.  I would think you want to do this before you arrive, especially since you will be there in April which is peak season.  I don't know what tour company you are going through, but we all ended up with side by side rooms except for myself and husband (we were two floors up from everyone else, but still in the same area). I suppose you could take your chances when you get there that you will be able to switch, but I don't know if it will be possible as they are usually full capacity.  If you are using a travel agent mention it to them and they should be able to request specific room configurations.

               

              Yes, they don't accept cash for tips either.  We had to add our tips on to our bill and it was charged to our room. It was sort of like getting a restaurant bill, and you can write in the amount you want to tip on the bill, and its charged to your room, and you pay at checkout.  I believe the hair trial is included for free so you wouldn't get a bill that day so I would assume you just tip once when you get your hair/makeup done for the wedding.

              Originally Posted by SarahJ 

              Thanks JayKay.  So did you request the different rooms before you arrived at the hotel through your tour operator or can we sort when we arrive?

               

              Thanks for the heads up regarding tips...I'm always unsure and end up tipping far too much! So when you say the salon dont accept cash, does this include tips then? and instead they ask you if you want to leave a tip and you say yes and tell them how much, say $20 and they add to your room bill or do they just automatically charge you a tip? I'm having a hair and make-up trial the day before my wedding so do you think I should tip both days or i'll be able to get away with just tipping on the day of my wedding?



              #3880 SarahJ

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                Posted 18 November 2012 - 11:47 AM

                Thanks JayKay, that helps alot. As the time gets nearer the more issues are springing to mind and I'd like to get them all sorted before I go so I can relax! I bet none of our guests have thought to request separate beds! That could be interesting for the lads that are sharing!!! Ha ha, I'll let evety1 know they should speak to the tour operator before they travel. Thanks for the explanation regarding tips, I understand now. :-) would you say $20 is a fair tip for having my hair & makeup done? And $20 each for the 2 wedding co-ordinators? Do we need to tip the photographers too? :confused:




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