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AllieH-

 

Be sure to remind your guests that are staying off the property that there is a fee to get on the resort for your wedding.

 

A $72 fee per person is assessed for guests wishing to attend the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception dinner on the wedding day; and a fee of $95 per person, per day is assessed should guests want to attend any other functions you have planned throughout the week on resort property.

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AllieH-

 

Be sure to remind your guests that are staying off the property that there is a fee to get on the resort for your wedding.

 

A $72 fee per person is assessed for guests wishing to attend the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception dinner on the wedding day; and a fee of $95 per person, per day is assessed should guests want to attend any other functions you have planned throughout the week on resort property.


 

Also, have them consider transportation costs as well to and from the resort... I met other wedding couples who had guests miss the wedding due to transportation issues. :( 

 

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That's a good point. I will remind them that they'll need to set up their own shuttle to/from the resort, that taxis aren't necessarily easily available. 
 

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Also, have them consider transportation costs as well to and from the resort... I met other wedding couples who had guests miss the wedding due to transportation issues. :( 

 


 

you bet - we've already told them they'll have to buy day-passes for the day of the wedding. I get they have timeshares they need to use, but then they also miss out on spending the rest of the time with everyone. meh, can't please everyone!!!! 



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AllieH-

 

Be sure to remind your guests that are staying off the property that there is a fee to get on the resort for your wedding.

 

A $72 fee per person is assessed for guests wishing to attend the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception dinner on the wedding day; and a fee of $95 per person, per day is assessed should guests want to attend any other functions you have planned throughout the week on resort property.



 

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Regarding the Day Pass:

 

I was told by my wedding planner (who's name is escaping me, I'm sorry) that guests ONLY had to pay the day pass IF you had a free wedding dinner. Since we paid for our reception, our off-resort guests came in for free the day of our wedding. My cousin and her hsuband ended up staying at a different resort because all the rooms were filled at EDR and they DID NOT have to pay when they came. I would make a point to ask my wedding planner about this because it could definitely save your guests some money! This might be somethign they don't go out of their way to tell you but you should be aware!

 

Regarding being Dumped:

 

I have to say I feel better seeing that this happened to more than just me. I waited until my guest list was finalized before asking anyone to be a part of my bridal party because I didn't want to pressure anyone or make them feel bad if they couldn't come for whatever reason. The last text that I got from my bridesmaid who dumped me was that she had just ordered her bridesmaids dress...and I haven't heard from her since. That was two years ago. Who has a story to beat that???? lol (btw I know she's fine and there was no crazy accidnet or anything...she just backed out and didn't have the guts to tell me.)

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Cvantine - thanks for the heads up about the day passes. I will ask our wedding planner about that (Natalia is who I'm working with). We aren't sure if we're going to do a private dinner/reception or just go with the free one at this point. 

 

seriously? 2 years later, nothing? wow... I guess I'd much rather have the confrontation than someone just disappearing. 
 

Originally Posted by Cvantine View Post

Regarding the Day Pass:

 

I was told by my wedding planner (who's name is escaping me, I'm sorry) that guests ONLY had to pay the day pass IF you had a free wedding dinner. Since we paid for our reception, our off-resort guests came in for free the day of our wedding. My cousin and her hsuband ended up staying at a different resort because all the rooms were filled at EDR and they DID NOT have to pay when they came. I would make a point to ask my wedding planner about this because it could definitely save your guests some money! This might be somethign they don't go out of their way to tell you but you should be aware!

 

Regarding being Dumped:

 

I have to say I feel better seeing that this happened to more than just me. I waited until my guest list was finalized before asking anyone to be a part of my bridal party because I didn't want to pressure anyone or make them feel bad if they couldn't come for whatever reason. The last text that I got from my bridesmaid who dumped me was that she had just ordered her bridesmaids dress...and I haven't heard from her since. That was two years ago. Who has a story to beat that???? lol (btw I know she's fine and there was no crazy accidnet or anything...she just backed out and didn't have the guts to tell me.)



 

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Cvantine-

 

We are paying for a rehearsal dinner the night before the wedding and a reception and our WC, Valeria with Lomas, informed me of those prices, since we had a few people that were considering staying at another resort. Perhaps this is something they initiated after your wedding?
 

Originally Posted by Cvantine View Post

Regarding the Day Pass:

 

I was told by my wedding planner (who's name is escaping me, I'm sorry) that guests ONLY had to pay the day pass IF you had a free wedding dinner. Since we paid for our reception, our off-resort guests came in for free the day of our wedding. My cousin and her hsuband ended up staying at a different resort because all the rooms were filled at EDR and they DID NOT have to pay when they came. I would make a point to ask my wedding planner about this because it could definitely save your guests some money! This might be somethign they don't go out of their way to tell you but you should be aware!

 

Regarding being Dumped:

 

I have to say I feel better seeing that this happened to more than just me. I waited until my guest list was finalized before asking anyone to be a part of my bridal party because I didn't want to pressure anyone or make them feel bad if they couldn't come for whatever reason. The last text that I got from my bridesmaid who dumped me was that she had just ordered her bridesmaids dress...and I haven't heard from her since. That was two years ago. Who has a story to beat that???? lol (btw I know she's fine and there was no crazy accidnet or anything...she just backed out and didn't have the guts to tell me.)



 

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Regarding being Dumped:

 

I have to say I feel better seeing that this happened to more than just me. I waited until my guest list was finalized before asking anyone to be a part of my bridal party because I didn't want to pressure anyone or make them feel bad if they couldn't come for whatever reason. The last text that I got from my bridesmaid who dumped me was that she had just ordered her bridesmaids dress...and I haven't heard from her since. That was two years ago. Who has a story to beat that???? lol (btw I know she's fine and there was no crazy accidnet or anything...she just backed out and didn't have the guts to tell me.)

 

 That is horrible! I am so thankful for my other friends that have came through and made this so special for me. I felt bad at first but now... I am happy I made the decisions I did! I am sorry that happened to you sad.gif

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Our wedding is officially booked!!!! WOOHOO!

 

Natalia did confirm that if we pay for a private dinner the day of the wedding, the day pass fee is waived. If we do the free wedding, with no private dinner, it's $72pp for 8 hours. For any other day it's $80. And she said that 80% of the wedding guests needed to be booked at the EDR (which isn't an issue for us, but could be for some). 

 

You may want to ask again about that since you are paying for a reception. Us brides gotta stick together :) 
 

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Cvantine-

 

We are paying for a rehearsal dinner the night before the wedding and a reception and our WC, Valeria with Lomas, informed me of those prices, since we had a few people that were considering staying at another resort. Perhaps this is something they initiated after your wedding?
 



 



 

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Originally Posted by TheWolferts View Post

Cvantine-

 

We are paying for a rehearsal dinner the night before the wedding and a reception and our WC, Valeria with Lomas, informed me of those prices, since we had a few people that were considering staying at another resort. Perhaps this is something they initiated after your wedding?

 

We were told about this rule when we booked also, so it is not a NEW rule but it may be something they are enforcing differently now. Or they might just not want to tell you that there's a loophole if you upgrade your reception because they would rather charge you =)

 

Even though we were initially told that people would have to pay to come onto the resort for our wedding and reception dinner, we were then told that since we were paying for the food at the reception, they wouldn't have to pay the entrance fee. It's something worth asking about! It makes sense if you think about it - obviously they want to charge you to go into an all inclusive if there's a "free" wedding reception because they assume that you're going to be eating their food and drinking their booze (not to mention using the facilities). But you should point out that if you are paying for a rehearsal dinner/wedding reception and you are counting that person into your guest list and paying for them, then why should they have to pay twice?

 

Good luck w this! Can't hurt to ask =)

 

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Ooh! Good thing I save *everything*. Here is a quote from an e-mail that my wedding coordinator, Carolina Miranda, sent me a week or so before the wedding.

 

"I also received your other email where you tell me about the extra people coming, no problem at all, I have added 34 people and when you arrive at the resort you can advise the on site wedding coordinator if your friend Maria will come to the resort so you can pay for her extra meal.
 
In regards to the day pass, they will not pay day pass on the wedding day since you will have the private event, however, if they wish to come on any other day the cost of the day pass is 80 USD."

 

I can forward you guys the original e-mail if anyone wants it!

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