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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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$420 for a cake is definetly based on the amount of guests you have.. just gotta remember that all your communication is by email and there are language barriers.. so make sure you ask more than once on certain issues.. Mayte redid my preinvoice multiple times whenever there would be a change.  A wedding at the Jellyfish isn't as expensive as the resorts when you think about all the hidden costs resorts charge and everything you would have to bring with you (decorations, etc).  You don't have to worry about that at the Jellyfish since they do everything for you.  If you're wanting fire dancers, outside dancefloor, cigar roller, DJ Mania, etc. then you are going to be paying for a  lot of extras and your invoice will rise.

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Hello Everyone!

 

I am getting married at the Jellyfish January 2013.  I am really excited but a little concerned with the communication.  Mayte has gotten back to me but it takes a week or so for her to respond.  I just have some questions as to how people's timelines were.  I know I have lots of time, but I just want to make sure that I am organized and prepared.

 

I was wondering if anyone can help me with the following questions.

 

-Did you have to put a down payment to hold the wedding date?

 

-How far in advance did Mayte require a final head count?

 

-How far before your wedding date did you get your contract?

 

-Any other advice/tips you can share?! :)

 

Thank you so much! 

 

Darcy

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Welcome Darcy!  I know responses can be a little slow from Mayte, but as your date gets closer, she will respond faster....

 

Yes, we did have to put a deposit, it was 10% of our total cost. This is done through a wire transfer, Mayte will send you the information when you are ready...

 

Our final head count will be sent probably closer to a month before, around the same time as the resort needs all of the same information...

 

I think we got our invoice from Mayte and made our deposit some time in July or August, but I had been back and forth with her, figuring out what we wanted...(and waiting to get responses...)

 

My best advice to you is to always go with your gut, it's your wedding, after all!!!

 

Good Luck!!!

 

Originally Posted by darcybride View Post

Hello Everyone!

 

I am getting married at the Jellyfish January 2013.  I am really excited but a little concerned with the communication.  Mayte has gotten back to me but it takes a week or so for her to respond.  I just have some questions as to how people's timelines were.  I know I have lots of time, but I just want to make sure that I am organized and prepared.

 

I was wondering if anyone can help me with the following questions.

 

-Did you have to put a down payment to hold the wedding date?

 

-How far in advance did Mayte require a final head count?

 

-How far before your wedding date did you get your contract?

 

-Any other advice/tips you can share?! :)

 

Thank you so much! 

 

Darcy



 

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Thank you so much for your reply!  It makes me feel more confident to hear from a JellyFish bride!  I have started to read through this whole forum and there is so much great information! 

 

Darcy

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Hey Darcy,

 

Your DJ will provide you with a microphone. So either you go with the Jellyfish DJ or with DJ Mannia, they both provide this equipment.
 

Originally Posted by MNtoMX View Post


Mel, do you know if there is a microphone available during the ceremony and is there a charge? I am concerned that people wont be able to hear the ceremony
 



 



 

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Ladies,

 

I highly recommend DREAMS PALM BEACH for your accommodations!!! This resort is amazing, the food is to die for, the coffee shop was open ALL the time, and the staff are really friendly. And I had no complaints with the rooms either. For all the BRIDES out there, I recommend spending a little more money and getting the Preferred Club rooms. It's soooo worth it. The view, the private service, private restaurant for breakfast/lunch, and checking in ASAP via VIP lounge....sooooo worth it! :)
 

Originally Posted by cnd29 View Post



We are staying at Dreams Palm Beach.  It's about 15 minutes from the JF.  We also have a handful of guests with time shares that will stay elsewhere, and maybe get a day pass for DPB to spend a little time with us there.  That's the good thing about having it at the Jellyfish.  Guests can really stay where ever they like, so just pick a resort that works for you...



 



 

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Hi Venus,

 

My bouquet was made of Yellow Calla Lillies and it looked exactly like the picture I sent Mayte, only the bouquet looked even more amazing then the picture I sent.

 


 

Originally Posted by venus909 View Post

HI Ladies... I was hoping that some past brides can help me with some flower advice.  I sent Mayte my flower inspiration pic and she sent me back a quote.  it was a lot lower than I was expecting... which should be a good thing right :)  Well it had me thinking... How close to the original pic would my flowers look?

 

So I'm asking if any past brides that got real flowers for their weddings at the Jellyfish if you could share with me any inspiration pics along with a pic of what your actual bouquet looked like so I can compare?

 

Thanks!



 

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Awesome!  Thanks!  between your review and Jessica's I am now very confident that the bouquet will look great!  Only 4 1/2 more months to go :)
 

Originally Posted by Mel2010 View Post

Hi Venus,

 

My bouquet was made of Yellow Calla Lillies and it looked exactly like the picture I sent Mayte, only the bouquet looked even more amazing then the picture I sent.

 


 



 



 

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Hi all,

 

just curious, was wondering if anyone minds sharing if they are or did from the JF set menu? or have picked directly from their regular menu instead. And is it a big differnce in $$.  Having such a hard time deciding!!!

 

Thanks!

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