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#31 Julie H

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    Posted 01 December 2009 - 02:34 PM

    Yes Amber did say they will comp the $15 half hr reception and put that towards the 3hr seated dinner so it ends up being $60.

    #32 Tifany

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      Posted 01 December 2009 - 02:57 PM

      Ooh, that's nice. Thanks Julie for letting me know that! :)

      #33 JuneWeddingDreams

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        Posted 01 December 2009 - 04:50 PM

        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?
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        #34 Tifany

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          Posted 01 December 2009 - 06:44 PM

          Well, I'm not going to purchase any themes, and, instead, do some DIY centerpieces or table runners just so I can have the reception I originally wanted. :)

          #35 JuneWeddingDreams

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            Posted 01 December 2009 - 06:48 PM

            Tifany - great idea...its a great way to make it your own too! I would love to see your centerpieces when you get them completed! Good luck with your DIY projects - looks like you have a really good head start and lots of time to plan!
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            #36 futuremrsgoodrich

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              Posted 01 December 2009 - 10:21 PM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by NYCBridetoBe1909
              I should have been more clear, I am doing a two hour cocktail reception, and tables are NOT included for that, hence the $100 extra cost. For the sit down dinner, they are included in the cost.

              And yes, as my fiancee and I are both attorneys, I second mrsgoodrich, get EVERYTHING in writing, email is best. I can't tell you how valuable it was to be able to reforward an email (with a time and date stamp) where they gave me misinformation. In retrospect, the email threads are comical, but I noticed that I would ask a direct question, and Sandals would respond with a non answer. Example, I asked if there would be an ipod dock provided and Sandals said "they reccommend I bring my own." Which doesn't really answer my question as to whether they have them there or not. When pushed, they admitted they did, but I Had to ask directly three times. They are well trained there to promise as little as possible in writing, probably to avoid nightmare brides like me!
              LOL, I have to respond to NYCbridetobe... regarding my Fis direct questions and my when I flaky answers, he always says, "just the facts maam" LOL... same with Sandals/Beaches

              #37 kelly1214

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                Posted 03 December 2009 - 12:31 PM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by futuremrsgoodrich

                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.
                It doesn't work, i've asked for a new wedding coodinator for Turks and Caicos and they said Monica is the only one

                #38 Girasole

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                  Posted 03 December 2009 - 06:43 PM

                  I am getting married @ Turks & Caicos also. I haven't gotten many answers from them on things...my travel agent has answered more questions for me. Makes me a little nervous.

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                  #39 MTWEST

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                    Posted 04 December 2009 - 12:16 AM

                    Hey Ladies,

                    I appreciate all the info, I will be requesting everything in writing. My TA has gotten many answer from Amber, but I want it from her directly.

                    Regarding the tables, I was told that the centerpieces were $100 a piece, but its like paying for tables. 5centerpieces 5tables = $500.00. I will not be purchasing a MW package, we have beautiful beginnings, I will not be charged for extra tables. I totally agree the purpose of doing a DW is to save money. It makes no sense to charge $75.00 pp for food at an all inclusive resort. Well to save money I am bring my own decorations for wedding/reception and photographer. I trying to figure out my flower situation.

                    Ladies lets not get stressed, this is our day and we should enjoy planning. Stand your ground, Dont settle and be persistant. This forum is awesome! Lets stand strong and united, so we can have a cost efficient dream wedding.

                    Ms.Tiffany
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                    #40 kelly1214

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                      Posted 05 December 2009 - 05:00 PM

                      Quote:
                      Originally Posted by Girasole
                      I am getting married @ Turks & Caicos also. I haven't gotten many answers from them on things...my travel agent has answered more questions for me. Makes me a little nervous.

                      Chrissy
                      Don't be nervous... I've heard from other brides that it's hard to get answers from the Miami WC. Just be happy if she calls you the right name (she emailed me and called me my travel agent's name even though my name is in my email address!) Others have said once it gets closer to the time of your wedding, they seem to communicate better.

                      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.




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