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Our *free* beautiful beginnings tables are *free*- 8 of them, not just one, I pushed to get it all booked and paid for to alleviate this stress- maybe that comes with the 3hr dinner reception, I dont know.

I encourage you to move up the chain in WCs if yours is not giving you adequate answers, and as per my attorney FI, get it all in writing.

You really have the right to not have this be such a stressful procedure. Set your budget and ask them to help you work within it. Once I was invoiced and paid, the stress has gone down 100%

(PS Super cute kitty!)
Everything she says in writing is not what I want to hear. Not sure how I would get in writing what Im looking for?!

Also with the free package you do not get 8 free tables. The "free package" is for the bride and groom and two guests for free, its also stated in the wedding package info.. Everyone else you must pay for unless you make it to 10 rooms. Which I think is how they make a lot of their money on the "free" packages. Im done stressing about it. Literally. I dont really care what Monica (WC) has to say. Were doing the basic half hour reception then dinner and dancing!

Im not super stressed. More annoyed than anything really.

Thanks about our kitty! We totes love her to pieces!

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These high prices somewhat defeat the purpose of a destination wedding and saving money. How are you ladies dealing with the changes in the wedding packages and prices?
I believe it also, the cost totally defeats the purpose. Just my thought.

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It doesn't work, i've asked for a new wedding coodinator for Turks and Caicos and they said Monica is the only one sad.gif
Monica is def the only one for T&C and IMO you do not need another one. You will want to be free of her two months before. She is costantly contacting me etc. And like they said "carefree". literally means carefree. so dont fret it. Once you get there the wedding planner plans everything! And its all set.

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I'm worried about the end cost, I'd like to know how much everything is up front so i can budget for it. We're trying to buy a house too so knowing how much we can spend on the wedding is a necessity... it's annoying with all the changes too- martha stewart and her collections don't appeal to me.

The "carefree" wedding isn't turning out to be so carefree.
Yes this is def. frustrating me as well!

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Its a shame, isnt? The bad vibe? They are supposed (and I think it will be true once we get there) to be the best at DWs... Our WC told me that each guest will get a card to their room letting them know where to be and when for the wedding and reception (a nice touch)... they have so many options and am told really make everything perfect. We are paying for all up front, and not going with a big chunk of change so hopefully there are no upcharges/major changes.

 

For us, it is much cheaper than a wedding and reception in a metropolitan area. Just securing a reception venue (without a bit of food or drink) can be 20-30ks... We are using a lot of the budget to pay towards the guests trips.

 

For a dinner of filet, shrimp and mahi mahi, with a private location on the beach at sunset - with a private bar, waiter service, tip and tax included, linens, centerpieces, wedding cake, pineapple baked alaska (mmm), and set up for the music is worth 60pp... We could easily spend that going out to dinner and drinks on a Friday night easy.

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Its a shame, isnt? The bad vibe? They are supposed (and I think it will be true once we get there) to be the best at DWs... Our WC told me that each guest will get a card to their room letting them know where to be and when for the wedding and reception (a nice touch)... they have so many options and am told really make everything perfect. We are paying for all up front, and not going with a big chunk of change so hopefully there are no upcharges/major changes.

For us, it is much cheaper than a wedding and reception in a metropolitan area. Just securing a reception venue (without a bit of food or drink) can be 20-30ks... We are using a lot of the budget to pay towards the guests trips.

For a dinner of filet, shrimp and mahi mahi, with a private location on the beach at sunset - with a private bar, waiter service, tip and tax included, linens, centerpieces, wedding cake, pineapple baked alaska (mmm), and set up for the music is worth 60pp... We could easily spend that going out to dinner and drinks on a Friday night easy.
OoO I totally know what you mean. I was born and raised in Connecticut. And moved to SLC a year ago to be with FI. ANd I always always always wanted the huge CT wedding with all of the bells and whistles. But its too expensive $130 a head! With a minimum of usually 200 guests. Right there is $26,000.00 that includes nothing else! Even with all 3 of our receptions.. its cheaper than that. So Im happy with what we are doing. And I know once we get there the Wedding planners are amazing. Everyone I have spoken to says dont sweat anything. It all gets taken care of! So Im trying not to worry about anything. I do know to deliver OOT bags by Beaches is $5 per room. Which Im fine with. I want my guests to be greeted with them when they arrive to their room. So will see!

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I do know to deliver OOT bags by Beaches is $5 per room. Which Im fine with. I want my guests to be greeted with them when they arrive to their room. So will see!
They charge us $5 per room to deliver our gifts!?!?!

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Wow...they charge a deliver fee to rooms! I might just have them give the welcome bags when people check in but will they charge for that too? I just got an email back from Monica about the tables and here was her response.

 

"additional table costs they start at $100 for the Beautiful Beginnings and go up depending on the actual theme you choose"

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They charge us $5 per room to deliver our gifts!?!?!
Yup! It may even be more but Im pretty sure $5 a room!

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Wow...they charge a deliver fee to rooms! I might just have them give the welcome bags when people check in but will they charge for that too? I just got an email back from Monica about the tables and here was her response.

"additional table costs they start at $100 for the Beautiful Beginnings and go up depending on the actual theme you choose"
They dont charge if you deliver them, no. Yah so you get one table and all the rest there is a fee. Thats what I was trying to say but I guess other people are getting different stories! SO if you book an $1800 package the tables themselves could be close to $600 or more! Thats what I was told. And that wasnt just went MS came around either!

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You may want to have your guests meet you at one of the bars at a certain time and personally hand out the bags and thank each client- it'll have more of a personal touch plus their hands won't be full already with their luggage (to do it at check in) !

 

The additional cost is for the decorated tables- if you want plain tables ( just set up with a standard table clothe and dinner service -if you are doing a meal-no center piece ) there is not an additional charge.

 

If you want the floor length table cloth and the decorated table according to theme there is an additional fee.

 

HTH!

 

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Wow...they charge a deliver fee to rooms! I might just have them give the welcome bags when people check in but will they charge for that too? I just got an email back from Monica about the tables and here was her response.

 

"additional table costs they start at $100 for the Beautiful Beginnings and go up depending on the actual theme you choose"

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