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#461 katelynn

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    Posted 18 November 2010 - 01:47 PM


    The minister fee is $200.

     

    The meal is $25 per person pass 16 people

     

    The gazebo rental is $500 for 2 hours....we are doing it from 830-1030, however if you want a bartender down there is $15 per person. We are just going to pay the bartender and bring down some booze and mixes, we did this in Cuba and got a bottle of rum for like $5-10 as I cant see paying that much for a bartender. If you want to reserve the gazebo you have to email Beverly to let her know.
     

    So...even will all of this its cheaper then the $1500 package, which worked out nice for me.

     

    I also got a quote from Jans today and its amazing so I thought I would share!

    6 bouts, 3 crosages, 3 bm, my bouquet is only $220...I think I might also ask about centrepieces as it might be better than lugging them down!

     

     

    Originally Posted by keriltz 

    Ya my TA said she doesn't want to get into the wedding stuff, which is understadable and she gave me the email info and that's it.  I will wait to see what Beverly or her assistant say about the free wedding package as we don't need much. 

     

    Katelynn - Did she say how much the gazebo rental and the minister fees are with the free wedding package?



     


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    #462 lsmith211

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      Posted 18 November 2010 - 01:53 PM

      akua420 - I was told the same thing, but I emailed Beverly today and she responded with this:

       

      Good afternoon Leah:
      Please be advised that it is not too late to make the change to the free package. Please find the attached of what is inclusive.  
      The package can be upgraded to suit your requirements.  


       

      And the free package has almost everything we need except the minister fees, and bridal bouquet AND it's $10 cheaper per person for the meal!

       

      Definitely worth emailing her.



      #463 akua420

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        Posted 18 November 2010 - 03:25 PM

        I just emailed Beverly back again and said that numerous brides have said there is still a free package and asked for details.  Also I emailed the spa about a hair appointment, and its already booked the entire day, so I don't have anywhere to get my hair done. And the package states that hair is included in it.  So yeah, I don't know what I am going to do now.  I can't do hair, I suck at it.  Great, now I'll have crap hair for the wedding.  I'm trying not to be stressed, but I"m getting there.  What else won't happen beacuse I didn't know and didn't book it!  Will I get the supper, or will they say "Sorry we're all full, you'll have to eat at the buffet?"  This is ridiculous.  If the hair is included in the package don't you think MAYBE she should have told me to book it?  If it wasn't for this site I wouldn't have known AT ALL. 

         

        FML.

         


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        #464 lsmith211

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          Posted 19 November 2010 - 07:10 AM

          Brutal akua!  I would write them back and say that you have it included in your wedding package, and that you are getting married!  Maybe they'll be able to squeeze you in??

          I'm going to have to try to book appoinments for my bridesmaids hair - I wasn't worried about it, cause with only one wedding a day at the resort I didn't think it would book up...  Who goes on vacation down south and books a hair appointment when it isn't for a wedding????

           

          One thing my TA told me - print off every email you got from Beverly and take them with you - if there are any issues when you get down there, you'll have everything in writing...... 



          #465 keriltz

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            Posted 19 November 2010 - 07:41 AM

            Katelynn do you have a contact for Jan's for the flowers?  I was quoted $400 from the place the resort goes with and that's only for 4 bout and 3 bm bouqets and mine.  Let me know.  Thanks

             

            Originally Posted by katelynn 


            The minister fee is $200.

             

            The meal is $25 per person pass 16 people

             

            The gazebo rental is $500 for 2 hours....we are doing it from 830-1030, however if you want a bartender down there is $15 per person. We are just going to pay the bartender and bring down some booze and mixes, we did this in Cuba and got a bottle of rum for like $5-10 as I cant see paying that much for a bartender. If you want to reserve the gazebo you have to email Beverly to let her know.
             

            So...even will all of this its cheaper then the $1500 package, which worked out nice for me.

             

            I also got a quote from Jans today and its amazing so I thought I would share!

            6 bouts, 3 crosages, 3 bm, my bouquet is only $220...I think I might also ask about centrepieces as it might be better than lugging them down!

             

             

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by keriltz 

            Ya my TA said she doesn't want to get into the wedding stuff, which is understadable and she gave me the email info and that's it.  I will wait to see what Beverly or her assistant say about the free wedding package as we don't need much. 

             

            Katelynn - Did she say how much the gazebo rental and the minister fees are with the free wedding package?



             





            #466 jenandmark

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              Posted 19 November 2010 - 07:59 AM

              What???  You have to book your hair appts before you even go?  I would of assumed since it's included in the package, they would have it blocked off for you already... ugh...good to know!!!  


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              #467 missy&eric2011

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                Posted 19 November 2010 - 08:25 AM

                A question that just came to me that i don't know if any of you ladies have already confronted...though it sounds like most of you are now going with the free package...

                 

                Do you let Beverly know if you would like to utilize a different florist as opposed to the 'contracted' Tia Floral and then does the resort pay the florist you chose?  We are going with the Blissful Love package and that includes bouquets, floral decorations, etc...if the resort has already contracted Tia Floral...how do I go about changing that?! 



                #468 futurejohnson

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                  Posted 19 November 2010 - 08:40 AM

                  Does anybody know what kind of chairs are supplied for the gazebo ceremony and what they look like if you don't rent chair covers/ties?



                  #469 ChrisBC25

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                    Posted 19 November 2010 - 09:44 AM

                    @missyanderic- you can email her to double check but I emailed her asking if there were any fees for using outside vendors and she said no.. So you should be ok as long as you let her know, if u hear anything different let me know cause I am also doing the blissful package

                    #470 missy&eric2011

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                      Posted 19 November 2010 - 12:52 PM



                      Great...I will do that!  Thank you! 

                      @missyanderic- you can email her to double check but I emailed her asking if there were any fees for using outside vendors and she said no.. So you should be ok as long as you let her know, if u hear anything different let me know cause I am also doing the blissful package






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