Tensing Pen Brides?
Posted 04 April 2010 - 05:09 PM
I'm looking to connect with any brides who have gotten married, intend to get married, or already booked Tensing Pen in Negril. I'm especially interested in getting a sense of whether I should hire a wedding planner/coordinator and about how much needs to be outsourced....Help!
Posted 05 April 2010 - 05:50 PM
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Posted 07 April 2010 - 08:49 PM
Have you set a wedding date yet? I attended a wedding at Tensing Pen in 2006 so I have a good idea what to expect for ours but please let me know if you have any questions. Make sure to speak with them about the hidden costs. I just learned that chairs are $10 per person and anther $7.50 to rent covers!
Posted 07 April 2010 - 11:49 PM
I have a date in mind but until I put the deposit down I know it's all up in the air. So we're shooting for April 2011 loosely speaking. I've looked at waaaay too many Tensing wedding slide shows, so somehow I feel like I have a sense of the visual. But I always wonder when I'm looking at the pics how much was provided and how much was outsourced?
$10 per chair? What kind of chair is that?! That twice the cost of what I was quoted for gold chivari chairs in Ocho Rios! I read in another blog that they also tack on a $10pp set-up fee (??)
Are you working with a wedding planner or are you working strictly through TP?
I sent Shanique an email to request more information about the package and what else I'll have to pay for...just wondering how much she'll share w/o the deposit being put in.
If you don't mind my asking, how many people do you have coming and approximately how much is your wedding/reception (decor, flowers, food, bar, entertainment, etc.) costing you? Just the day of - not lodging or transpo or even photography. If you'd like I can PM you instead. I'm getting nervous...I'm love with TP!
Posted 09 April 2010 - 12:27 AM
1. What is the total amount that I need to pay in January for the 1 nights deposit to hold our date for April 28-May1st?
The rates go up at the beginning of the next winter season, so I am not able to quote you the rates just now.
2. When does the final money for the rooms have to be paid?
Once the deposit is paid the final balance is due upon arrival.
3. What are ALL the fees that I need to be aware of (ex. any set-up fees, rental fees, officiant fees, etc.)?
4. Do you have a vendor list that you can send me?
There is a set-up and breakdown fee of US$10.00, there is also a vendors fee of US$500.00 for each non-vendor of the resort.
5. How much is the DJ and who is he?
A DJ cost US$225.00 per hour and plays for a minimum of three hours.
6. Do you have a Steel Drum band and how much is it?
A steel drum band is available at a cost of US$350.00 per hour.
7. Is there a minimum age requirement for guests?
If you are taking the entire property then there is no age requirement.
8. If we have an overflow of guests and they have to stay at a neighboring hotel, will they still be able to come to the wedding/reception? Is there a charge for this?
No charge to come on property.
9. Do you have a menu of the dinner choices for the reception with the prices that you can send to me?
See attached file for information on wedding menus and cost, you can also visit the website for additional menus.
10. Is there a contract that I need to sign?
As things get finalized there is a contract that you sign.
Hopes this helps a little
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Posted 09 April 2010 - 10:26 AM
Looks like we have the same wedding date (hopefully)...good thing you changed your mind! (teasing)
But yes, I can definitely relate! There have been times when I've called the WC, all chipper and excited and feel like the response is (insert blank stare)! Alrighty then!
I've connected with L&J and she has also offered a lot of helpful advice. I'm thinking I'm just going to have to be that person to ask 1,000 questions and not worry about the response...if I'm getting on someone's nerves, sorry! My MIL told me to tell the WC straight up, "I need to know EVERYTHING...EVER-REE-THING... or else you'll have to pay it out of your paycheck, 'cause I'm coming with the exact amount you tell me and there's no more money anywhere else!"
Though anxious and apprehensive, I am totally in love with TP! And I'm going to employ the help of any and everybody available to make sure it's all i wish for!
Hey QueenDiva - who are you using for photographer?
Posted 09 April 2010 - 11:38 AM
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