Are there any current or past Melia brides that are doing their ceremony at the Melia and reception at the Jellyfish? I am just starting to plan for next April, and I am really confused - in order to book and confirm a date at the Melia, did you have to book your room first?? This seems crazy to me, as the rates are still way too high, but I don't want to miss out on the date I want. I should qualify for the free wedding package, so I shouldn't be sending them any money. Any ideas?
As for the Jellyfish, I haven't heard back from Mayte but it seems like she's quite busy right now. The prices on the Jellyfish website seem quite high, and yet many people are saying it was cheaper than the hotel. My biggest concern is the 'cocktail hour' and the open bar. The appetizers seem quite expensive, is there a package or anything you could get? And the open bar, is there any negotiation about that price? $10-$20 per person per hour is excessive if I have 40 people for 4-5 hours!
Any tips are greatly appreciated, sorry for the long post!