Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
PVBride2010

Does Dreams PV really charge a fee for outside vendors???

Recommended Posts

A few months back, I had received some information from WC-Rebecca about video, photo, DJ etc. She stated that these are the vendors that are contracted through the hotel but if I wanted I could hire outside vendors, no problem. She didn't mention anything else.

I recently contacted Rebecca about the details of purchasing the day passes for outside vendors and she attached a file that stated that there is a day pass charge, $500 deposit for property damage, and a $500 surcharge for hiring an outside vendor. I totally agree with paying day pass & $500 deposit BUT a $500 surcharge! I am just a little pissy that she didn't mention anything about a surcharge!

For any ladies that has been married @ Dreams PV, please give me some info on how they went about outside vendors. I am attaching the document she sent me. Please let me know if this is normal procedure or something outrageous!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hmmm... We did not have to pay for our outside photographer, but I would have to defer to the girls who are getting married there in 2010 for a better answer.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

yeah we didn't have to pay either but maybe rules have changed for 2010 or 2011?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

AHHH! I am really stressed out. I just called Rebecca to clarify this issue (I couldn't wait for her email response) & she stated that yes it is new for 2010, so brides beware! She is going to contact me back to see if they will not charge me due to the fact that I set up my contract for my 2010 wedding in 2009. If you happen to be getting married at Dreams this year, please contact the WC about this issue, so there are no suprises!

I am just one of them people that likes to fully understand the money being charged, & when someone tells you about fees for $500, it's a little stressful. I should mention each additional 50 guests, the price rises by $500. I even told her I might consider having my ceremony, reception someplace else considering she never disclosed this new info to me nor contacted me about the new charges. Hopefully I am not going overboard!!!!! I am so grateful for this website. I attached the document she sent me.

 

 

DreamsPolicies.pdf

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jess View Post
yeah we didn't have to pay either but maybe rules have changed for 2010 or 2011?
Jess did they make you get a day pass for your photographer?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Quote:
Originally Posted by PVBride2010 View Post
For any ladies that has been married @ Dreams PV, please give me some info on how they went about outside vendors. I am attaching the document she sent me. Please let me know if this is normal procedure or something outrageous!
I'm afraid it's true. And Dreams PV was one of the very last "hold-outs" - meaning, it was, to my knowledge, the only HOTEL which allowed us to come-in free of charge. ALL the other hotels I know of (Marriott, Flamingos, etc.) make extra charges on top of the actual costs - and, actually, when you do the math, I do believe they are still cheaper than most of the hotels out there. We (us coordinators/florists) were expecting Dreams PV to come out with this policy any day and I'm actually surprised it took them as long as they did. sad.gifsad.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It's so funny that you mentioned this because I just got the same attachment from Rebeca last night and my FI almost flipped out! We are expecting to have between 80 to 110 so our fees are going to go through the roof. We are talking between $1,000 to $1,500!!!!! Looks like we'll be using their DJ and Photographer.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If you booked in 2009 Veronica did you get Rebeca to promise the 2009 rates and rules? Because I asked her back in the summer if I would need to pay a fee for my photog to come on site and she said no in an email (which I keep a copy of) and she also said I would get the 2009 rates bc I booked so early in 2009 for a 2010 wedding. Did she do anything like this for you?? Maybe that is how you could get out of paying the $500.

 

And like Mischka said, unfortunately it is their way of trying to keep the business in house!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I just read the document for providers and am mad enough to spit nails. I have been VERY supportive of that hotel, to the point where I didn't even mention on here the horrible screw-up they did on one of our weddings last october - I imagine other coordindators are mad as well - be interesting to see the fall-out from this.....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

All I can say is she better not try to charge me an extra $500 to bring my photog on site when she said last year there would be no charge bc honestly $500 to let him walk around is STUPID. I mean what could she really do if I just bought him a day pass and he was part of the "wedding party" but just liked to take photos?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  


  • Best Destination Wedding Sponsors



    Facebook Pinterest Google+ Twitter
  • Posts

    • It’s been years... and I’m now searching for the same in Montego Bay or Negril. Did anyone ever have any luck finding? 
    • Hello, I'm new to this site. I got engaged already and get married by next year. I have some doubts regarding our dating destination. Hope you will help me. Thank You!
    • Hello everyone,
      Well, this upcoming valentine's day is special for me because I got engaged and planning to spend the day with my fiance. I'm planning to give her an ethical jumpsuit.

      Other than that I have been searching the internet for some nice discounted coupons and searched among my friends and found different sites. Now, we are looking forward to that wonderful day. We searched a lot and found out, Escape The City. Orangeville is a great place for a day trip or weekend gateway from Toronto.
      Theatre Orangeville is offering a weekend package that includes 2 tickets to a Live performance at the theatre, Premium Overnight Accommodations at Best Western Plus Orangeville Inn and Suites and $75 Downtown Wine and Dine Voucher which is valid at select Downtown restaurants, and Free Entry to the scenic Trails & Bridges of Island Lake.

      We are so excited and eagerly waiting for that day.
      If anyone has got any other suggestions for the venue, kindly share your thoughts/ideas.
      Thank You!
       
    • Please tell me, the best wedding venue in Saskatoon, SK.
    • Hey everyone! Like the others here, I'm interested in wedding reception, venue and all related steps & stuff. Starting with my first and the most important note is that we're international couple and we need to think of bilingual wedding. So the first thing we need to think of is whether it will be interpretation or 2 different venue coordinators, sermons and stuff? What is your experience, what could be the best and affordable solution? From googling the issue I've found this Interactio app team ( describing possible solution here  http://blog.interactio.io/case-study-weddings )Basically they offer to hold the venue in the main language, additionally providing simultaneous interpretation online to other quest's mobile phones. Looks like really easy and creative idea. What about the others? How did you solve this kind of obstacle? Any additional advises would be very welcomed here  
  • Topics

×