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Originally Posted by panaey View Post

 

Thank you for the information!! Getting anxious trying to figure out if we will even be able to afford it. For the ones who had the ceremony and reception at the jellyfish.....how far in advance did you book your hotel? Did you tell them about the wedding at JF? Were you required to stay a certain numebr of nights and were you able to get group discounts? We are looking at a few resorts there, undecided but eveyone seems to be saying Majestic. I liked the looks of Barcelo but we don't have any kids coming.

we booked both the hotel and jellyfish in june of 2012 for march 2013 wedding. my travel agent set up a room block and we were still listed as bride/groom even though our wedding isn't at the resort. we had a 3 night minimum. not sure if this is resort policy? they don't really do  very many discounts since the resort is so busy and so many people get married there. we will be getting some money back based on how many rooms are booked but not exactly sure how much or how that works. i am just looking at it as a bonus!

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We booked our hotel (Majestic Elegance ) and Jellyfish in July 2012 for December 2012...just less than 5 months out. We had a 2 week time frame we wanted and were flexible within those 2 weeks

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Hi Paney - I just had my wedding at the Jellyfish and Mayte is really good about recommending what the best thing to do is for open bar, cocktail hour, dinner and after dinner drinks. Just tell her you don't want to spend a ton and what you are thinking of for timing and she can help you out. I believe our drink bill was split up by: cocktail hour, dinner drinks - wine and beer, and then open bar for 3 hours. it ended up being really reasonable and was cheaper than just having open bar from after the ceremony til the end of the night. I believe we also ended up getting an hour for free, as we paid at our meeting for everything and we stayed til 1am and she never asked for more money or charged us.

 

The Jellyfish is definitely more than having a wedding at the resort but it is the best decision we ever made. But your money goes a lot further. You get what you pay for and more and everything is personalized to what you want. After seeing weddings at ther resort, I am so glad we had our wedding here....and our guests were too!

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we had our ceremony and reception at the Jellyfish. Our reception probably started around 7pm and went til 1am and the dance floor and bar were on the beach. It was perfect! Very well lit and had tons of lounge seating and lanterns/lights hanging. I wouldn't have had it any other way.

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Thank you for the info CFK2013, Mayte seems pretty great so I am sure she'll work with a budget! I am curious if I read the brochure right...... $1500 for set up of ceremony/reception and decorations if under 50 people?

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Hello everyone,


So I leave for DR in 5 days!!!  I am just doing some last minute budgeting and trying to figure out who and how much people will be tipping?

 

Any direction is greatly appreciated!

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Hey Jenn! I'm leaving in 5 days as well! My wedding is next Friday. What resort are you staying at and when is your meeting with Mayte? 

 

I have yet to figure out tipping, but plan on working out the finances this weekend... yikes!

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Originally Posted by panaey View Post

 

Thank you for the info CFK2013, Mayte seems pretty great so I am sure she'll work with a budget! I am curious if I read the brochure right...... $1500 for set up of ceremony/reception and decorations if under 50 people?

does anyone know what the charge is for over 50 people? 

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There is a 2013 brochure, I would go off of that. But that sounds about right.

 

We had 60 people and I think we were charged $100 extra dollars for the 10 extra people. Honestly, she works with you and your money definitely goes a lot further there then if you had it here. In the end, I am pretty sure we got a lot more than what we paid for.

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