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#11 mswhatever

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    Posted 19 February 2010 - 01:16 AM

    I wrote to the WC asking her to explain the major differences between the Pearl and Caribbean packages. Here is her response:

    "There are 2 key elements that will determine what package offers you the
    better deal.

    (1) Cost of the package versus amenities included:

    (a) Caribbean Package is USD2000.00 for 8 persons and USD50.00 for
    attendees over 8.
    (B) Pearl Package is USD2400.00 for 8 persons and USD20.00 for
    attendees over 8.


    (2) Private Reception:
    (a) Caribbean Package - private reception is an hourly venue rental
    fee of USD100.00 per hour.
    (B) Pearl Package - private reception is USD45.00 per person (we are
    removing an hourly charge and introducing a per person fee)


    Hypothetically speaking, if we are working with 36 persons, the cost for the
    wedding plus the reception would be:

    - Caribbean USD3500.00
    - Pearl USD4280.00

    So, the Caribbean package would actually work out cheaper in the end.

    Let me know what you think!

    Nina Morales-Lewin
    Wedding Manager

    The Point, Lucea
    Hanover
    Jamaica W.I.
    Phone: (876) 619-0000 * 633-9900-9 (ext: 8251)
    Fax: (876) 620-0001
    www.fiestahotelgroup.com"

    #12 tiffandmarv

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      Posted 22 February 2010 - 06:20 PM

      mswhatever,

      thanks for sharing this email. As I was becoming totally confused AGAIN. But it sounds like if you were quoted (like in my case) an old wedding package price, they will still honor it but you should still check your situation to see what package works out best for you.
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      Bride & Groom + 56 Booked for Jamaica!!!

      #13 mswhatever

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        Posted 22 February 2010 - 06:41 PM

        Quote:
        Originally Posted by tiffandmarv
        mswhatever,

        thanks for sharing this email. As I was becoming totally confused AGAIN. But it sounds like if you were quoted (like in my case) an old wedding package price, they will still honor it but you should still check your situation to see what package works out best for you.
        I completely agree with your assessment. The WC did confirm that if your have a confirmed wedding date with an old package, the new pricing will not effect you. I do not plan to switch.

        #14 tiffandmarv

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          Posted 22 February 2010 - 09:56 PM

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by mswhatever
          I completely agree with your assessment. The WC did confirm that if your have a confirmed wedding date with an old package, the new pricing will not effect you. I do not plan to switch.


          I here ya; based on your email you are much better off with what you have in place already. I'm so glad, I booked and have an email with confirmed pricing at the old rates too. As I expect 50-60 guests those new rates would have destroyed my budget!
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          #15 luv2sun

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            Posted 01 March 2010 - 11:47 PM

            So happy they are honoring the old prices too!

            #16 Khloe

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              Posted 04 March 2010 - 11:56 PM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by luv2sun
              So happy they are honoring the old prices too!
              Quote:
              Originally Posted by mswhatever
              I wrote to the WC asking her to explain the major differences between the Pearl and Caribbean packages. Here is her response:

              "There are 2 key elements that will determine what package offers you the
              better deal.

              (1) Cost of the package versus amenities included:

              (a) Caribbean Package is USD2000.00 for 8 persons and USD50.00 for
              attendees over 8.
              (B) Pearl Package is USD2400.00 for 8 persons and USD20.00 for
              attendees over 8.


              (2) Private Reception:
              (a) Caribbean Package - private reception is an hourly venue rental
              fee of USD100.00 per hour.
              (B) Pearl Package - private reception is USD45.00 per person (we are
              removing an hourly charge and introducing a per person fee)


              Hypothetically speaking, if we are working with 36 persons, the cost for the
              wedding plus the reception would be:

              - Caribbean USD3500.00
              - Pearl USD4280.00

              So, the Caribbean package would actually work out cheaper in the end.

              Let me know what you think!

              Nina Morales-Lewin
              Wedding Manager

              The Point, Lucea
              Hanover
              Jamaica W.I.
              Phone: (876) 619-0000 * 633-9900-9 (ext: 8251)
              Fax: (876) 620-0001
              www.fiestahotelgroup.com"
              That is so weird she told me that she would still honor the 100per hour for the private dining area because we already booked that. But I could switch to the Pearl package to save money. I would ask her about that. I made her write me an email with the cost breakdown so even if they try to switch things when we get down there they wont be able to, I have it all in writing. So by switching we are saving about 200 and gaining a lot more amenities with the Pearl package.

              Where are you having the private dining venue at?

              #17 mswhatever

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                Posted 05 March 2010 - 01:24 AM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by Khloe
                Where are you having the private dining venue at?
                We are booking The Blue Lagoon.

                #18 luv2sun

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                  Posted 05 March 2010 - 02:54 AM

                  We have booked the Blue Lagoon @ $100/hr. She said they would still honor the price we were quoted with the old rates.
                  Definitely good to bring any prices quoted printed out with you so there isn't a problem when you're there! I've already started my folder.

                  #19 mswhatever

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                    Posted 05 March 2010 - 06:58 PM

                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by luv2sun
                    We have booked the Blue Lagoon @ $100/hr. She said they would still honor the price we were quoted with the old rates.
                    Definitely good to bring any prices quoted printed out with you so there isn't a problem when you're there! I've already started my folder.
                    I agree with you. My budget is around the old prices and any changes now would mean I might have to give something up. I will definitely be bringing my email, just in case.

                    #20 tlogan00

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                      Posted 06 March 2010 - 11:38 PM

                      I'm happy that they decided not to charge you the additional $400.




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