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Hello everyone! Doea anyone lnow the maximum occupancy for Jellyfish for weddings?? We had decided on this and then realized we may have too many people!

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Originally Posted by Smithk79 View Post

 

Hello everyone!

Doea anyone lnow the maximum occupancy for Jellyfish for weddings?? We had decided on this and then realized we may have too many people!

Not sure what the official number is, but I think the downstairs can fit about 100?  If you have more than that, you could split people up and have some upstairs (although I'm sure that's not ideal).  We're looking at about 70ish people ourselves and I don't think they'll be a problem with us all fitting.  Hope that helps!

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Thanks to everyone for the great info on here.  We have our date reserved but are still waiting on instructions on how/where to send the deposit (just a bit concerned) and to confirm a priest is available.

 

I have a few questions that I don't think have been answered here but may have been asked:

 

1- Tipping - Who do you tip and how much?  (Photographer, priest, Mayte, JF staff, DJ, etc) Or is this a taboo subject on here?  This could be a significant part of our budgeting.

 

2 - Do the prices that you get from Jellyfish for meals/drinks, etc, include taxes?

 

3 - I like the idea of full menu and have heard they will do this for smaller parties.  Does anyone know if they will do it for a party of 35-40 people?

 

4 - Where has anyone had their documents translated into spanish?  We are in Florida, U.S.  This would include a divorce decree.

 

Thanks to everyone for their past and future posts & answers.  Waiting patiently for our next email.

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Thanks to everyone for the great info on here.  We have our date reserved but are still waiting on instructions on how/where to send the deposit (just a bit concerned) and to confirm a priest is available. I have a few questions that I don't think have been answered here but may have been asked: 1- Tipping - Who do you tip and how much?  (Photographer, priest, Mayte, JF staff, DJ, etc) Or is this a taboo subject on here?  This could be a significant part of our budgeting. 2 - Do the prices that you get from Jellyfish for meals/drinks, etc, include taxes? 3 - I like the idea of full menu and have heard they will do this for smaller parties.  Does anyone know if they will do it for a party of 35-40 people? 4 - Where has anyone had their documents translated into spanish?  We are in Florida, U.S.  This would include a divorce decree. Thanks to everyone for their past and future posts & answers.  Waiting patiently for our next email.
I have a lot of the same questions. I do know you translate your documents at the DR Consulate, locations are online. Directions are pretty clear on the website, u can send everything into them, they send it back to you, translated along with your original documents, no need to actually go there as there are only a few location throughout US

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prices do not include taxes..you will be charged 16% tax on top...thats all i know lol...did people tip their photographers?? I was under the impression the fee was enough

 

quick question..for the appetizers...For example for the $35 menu it says you get ceaser salad and chorizo so do you get both or a choice of 1 or the other?? thanks ladies!

 

And its OFFICIAL!! date has been booked for January 16th...Dreams Palm Beach booked for gazebo ceremony...yay!! So glad it's official!

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Originally Posted by LindsayOO View Post

 

prices do not include taxes..you will be charged 16% tax on top...thats all i know lol...did people tip their photographers?? I was under the impression the fee was enough

 

quick question..for the appetizers...For example for the $35 menu it says you get ceaser salad and chorizo so do you get both or a choice of 1 or the other?? thanks ladies!

 

And its OFFICIAL!! date has been booked for January 16th...Dreams Palm Beach booked for gazebo ceremony...yay!! So glad it's official!

General rule of thumb: If your photographer is in business for his/herself, then the fee is enough.  If they work for a parent company, then you tip them (then the fee goes to the company, not the photographer). 

 

Tipping, I tended to go with 10% of the cost (fire dancers - $300, $30 tip).  We tipped Mayte separately from the bar/waitstaff (they also got 10% of the food and bar cost).  I think we spent about $1000 in tips total (we had Mayte, bar/waitstaff, cigar rollers, fire dancers, MC/DJ, Bus driver, I know I"m missing people....)

 

For the fixed menu, everything is a choice of one or the other, but it's all really good...

 

Congrats on booking!!  You made a great choice!!!!  cheers.gif

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Hi Venus,

 

Just a quick question for you about your quote.  I just got mine from Mayte and we're super happy with it, but I noticed that transportation was $7 instead of the $6 that I thought it was going to be and I remembered your note about that.  It's totally not a big deal because our quote was actually lower than expected, but I just wondered if your quote ended up staying at $7 or if it was changed at all.

 

So excited for november!!

 

mimi

Originally Posted by venus909 View Post

See... not to make a big deal about $1 dollar... but on the quote I just received a few days ago, she charged me $7 dollars per person for transportation.  I will definitely be asking her about that.

 

I soooo want to make sure it's clear that I'm not trying to freak anyone out or get anyone worried about pricing.  NOR am I in any way trying to say that the Jellyfish is not being fair.  I just wanted to make sure that my custom choices and the prices that I was quoted for them seemed fair.  That is all. ex,  I was quoted $420 for a cake when all I asked for was a small two tier cake to cut.  I don't want cake for all my guests (I'm having a whole sweet table), I just wanted a cake for my new husband an I to cut... I didn't think I should have to pay $420 for it.

 

I am still having my wedding at the Jellyfish no matter what.  and if I need to pay more than I expected I will gladly pay it as long as it's accurate and fair.

 

The last thing I want is everyone emailing Mayte because they are all nervous about their budget.  I am very sure they would never change prices on someone that already had a quote or a pre-invoice.

 

And lastly I apologize if I caused anyone to worry...

 

Thanks!

 

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Hello everyone!  After reading everyone great reviews of Jellyfish I decided to change my whole wedding/reception from the resort to the restaurant.  I'm really happy and excited with that decision!  :-)  Mayte seems like a real genius and every picture I have seen is amazing.  I did, however have a few questions I was hoping someone could answer (Mayte's answers are a bit confusing)....

  • Does the $500 for a ceremony set on the beach include decorations (chairs, chair bows, gazebo, etc)  If not, is there a price list for these things?  What about music for walking down the aisle? 
  • We would like a religious ceremony, would that cost extra?
  • What would the $500 for the Decoration place & tables include (table linens, center pieces?)?
  • I had read on the resorts page that we had to be on the island 3 business days (not counting Sunday, the day we arrive, or wedding day) prior to the ceremony.  Is this true for all legal DR weddings?

 

I'm sorry to be a pain and ask so many questions!  You all are too knowledgeable for your own good!  It feels so good to have a place to go to ask these questions....major weight lifted off finding this website!

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