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#31 chevy14

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    Posted 29 January 2010 - 12:56 PM

    Thanks Lisa, very, very helpful! Tilly, from what I have been told, the lobster dinner at any time is a $18 CUC charge.

    #32 Barrierunner

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      Posted 29 January 2010 - 02:54 PM

      Maybe it is 15CUC/person and if you want lobster it is an additional 18CUC/person on top of the 15CUC if you dine at 6:30. And If you dine at 8:30 it is only 15CUC for those eating off the proposed menu, and only 18CUC for lobster...could that be right?
      I'm confused! Does anyone have the clear answers to this? I've emailed Yahimara so many times with this, I think we are confusing each other.

      Also Yahimara told me that the cake cannot be served after the ceremony. There is a list of hor dourves to choose from and it is 10CUC/person if you want to serve something with the champagne.

      #33 Barrierunner

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        Posted 29 January 2010 - 08:17 PM

        Ok so I emailed Yahimara and questioned her about the private dinner at 8:30 since her email yesterday stated that there was a charge but one of her previous emails she sent when I first contacted her stated that it was free. She is now saying that it is free depending on how many guests, so now I'm waiting to confirm with her what is meant by that. Nothing seems to be clear and if I didn't bring up the previous email, she wouldn't have said anything. Check and re-check all of your email correspondence, pricing seems to change depending on the day.

        Another thing that bothers me is that when I confirmed with her that the wedding package is 700CUC, she responded that the prices will be going up and she doesn't have them right now but it is no longer 700 CUC and I should expect to pay more. I emailed her back and stated that I booked my ceremony before this price increase so I shouldn't have to pay more and she then said that it was ok and I would get it for 700CUC. Ladies make sure you follow up with her, like I said before you don't want to get to Cuba and be presented with a bill that has all these extra charges!

        #34 Tilly in the Sun

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          Posted 29 January 2010 - 08:49 PM

          Barrierunner it looks like we are going through the same thing. In our early emails from Sept Yahimara stated the 8:30 private dinner was free, and in the email I got yesterday she is now saying there is a charge. I sent her a copy of the earlier email where she said it was free and now I am waiting to hear back from her.

          In the early emails I was also quoted 700CUC for the ceremony so this is something else I am going to have to clarify with her. Like you said, the last thing any of us want is to get down there and be bombarded with all these 'extra' fees.

          It's not okay to keep adding hidden costs to things, so we all need to make sure we bring all copies of any correspondance we have with the resort.

          #35 Barrierunner

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            Posted 02 February 2010 - 04:57 PM

            Hi, I finally heard back and the dinner is free at 8:30. We only have to pay 18CUC/person for the lobster. Thank goodness that is finally clear! ;-)
            How is everyone else doing with their planning?

            #36 AlexsBride

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              Posted 02 February 2010 - 05:21 PM

              Wow, all this price confusion would drive me crazy! Ladies, you're so patient!! This kind of thing is normal though...I used to live in the Dominican Republic and the same kind of thing happened there. It's great advice to hang onto all your emails and even print them off and bring them in a binder with you to the resort so that you have a leg to stand on in case there are any discrepencies in the prices!
              Mom to two beautiful girls, Izzy and Delilah and about to marry their Daddy! :)

              #37 truelove4life

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                Posted 04 February 2010 - 11:33 PM

                Is the dinner at 8:30 private or public?

                #38 Barrierunner

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                  Posted 06 February 2010 - 12:24 AM

                  The 8:30 dinner is private. :-)

                  #39 truelove4life

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                    Posted 07 February 2010 - 12:45 PM

                    thanks Barrierunner!
                    i think I am going to go with the private and free dinner at 8:30. that seems like the most worthwhile, price wise.
                    so many decisions!!!!

                    #40 Tilly in the Sun

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                      Posted 18 February 2010 - 11:10 PM

                      Does anyone know how many people can be seated at the tables for dinner? We're going through a trial seating plan and we weren't sure of the numbers at each table, and if they are round or rectangle.

                      Also, has anyone heard what colours they have available for chair sashes etc?




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