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#3851 AllieH

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 06:09 PM

ditto what Gail said - ours was gone before we finished our formal photos. 

 

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Originally Posted by mstigger 

We did not, and not because we didn't want to........the minister they had for us was AWESOME, she did such a good job but she was gone before I could even look twice!!

 

Originally Posted by LKocelko 

Did you guys tip the officiant? If so, how much? Did you just have your groom/BM slip him some cash at the end?

 


 

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#3852 LKocelko

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    Posted 29 April 2013 - 05:10 AM

    Thanks! We're leaving so soon! I know I've asked this, but how much cash did you bring? Did you wish you brought more/less? We're having 19 guests so we're bringing $100 to the meeting with the WC for our set-up fee. I don't plano n paying her anymore for set up - this is at about the $5 pp fee. So we were thinking of another $150 - 200 in cash...? Thoughts?



    #3853 AllieH

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    Posted 29 April 2013 - 06:27 AM

    What day do you guys actually leave?

     

    I think we had about $300 total - $150 for the WC onsite meeting, and the rest for tips or miscellaneous stuff (airport food, etc). I wish we'd had about $300 after the WC fee, just in case. They do have an ATM at the resort (it's where the excursion desks are located, near the main lobby), but of course the fees are crazy.

     

    Originally Posted by LKocelko 

    Thanks! We're leaving so soon! I know I've asked this, but how much cash did you bring? Did you wish you brought more/less? We're having 19 guests so we're bringing $100 to the meeting with the WC for our set-up fee. I don't plano n paying her anymore for set up - this is at about the $5 pp fee. So we were thinking of another $150 - 200 in cash...? Thoughts?


     

    Official El Dorado Royale/El Dorado Casitas Royale Thread <---check here for all info about EDR/EDCR

    Wright Travel Agency <--for all your Destination Wedding needs! Contact the experts and reduce your stress. 

    El Dorado Royale Brides Thread <---come chat with other EDR brides

    AllieH's EDR 11-5-2012 Planning Thread <--because it was so awesome


    #3854 LKocelko

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      Posted 29 April 2013 - 06:35 AM

      Originally Posted by AllieH 

      What day do you guys actually leave?

       

      I think we had about $300 total - $150 for the WC onsite meeting, and the rest for tips or miscellaneous stuff (airport food, etc). I wish we'd had about $300 after the WC fee, just in case. They do have an ATM at the resort (it's where the excursion desks are located, near the main lobby), but of course the fees are crazy.

       

      We leave Wednesday! I don't know how that happened haha. Maybe we'll bring $200 after our $100 for the setup fee. I guess it'd be better to take out more, not needed, and then just be able to re-deposit it when we get home. I'll let the FI decide haha. I'm over decision making at this point. I just keep telling him, "I don't care. Whatever you want. You decide." Just get me to Mexico!



      #3855 AllieH

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      Posted 29 April 2013 - 06:57 AM

      WOOHOO! 2 days to go!!

       

      and totally know what you mean about the decision making.

      Originally Posted by LKocelko 

      Quote:
      Originally Posted by AllieH 

      What day do you guys actually leave?

       

      I think we had about $300 total - $150 for the WC onsite meeting, and the rest for tips or miscellaneous stuff (airport food, etc). I wish we'd had about $300 after the WC fee, just in case. They do have an ATM at the resort (it's where the excursion desks are located, near the main lobby), but of course the fees are crazy.

       

      We leave Wednesday! I don't know how that happened haha. Maybe we'll bring $200 after our $100 for the setup fee. I guess it'd be better to take out more, not needed, and then just be able to re-deposit it when we get home. I'll let the FI decide haha. I'm over decision making at this point. I just keep telling him, "I don't care. Whatever you want. You decide." Just get me to Mexico!


       

      Official El Dorado Royale/El Dorado Casitas Royale Thread <---check here for all info about EDR/EDCR

      Wright Travel Agency <--for all your Destination Wedding needs! Contact the experts and reduce your stress. 

      El Dorado Royale Brides Thread <---come chat with other EDR brides

      AllieH's EDR 11-5-2012 Planning Thread <--because it was so awesome


      #3856 LKocelko

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        Posted 29 April 2013 - 07:49 AM

        Originally Posted by AllieH 

        WOOHOO! 2 days to go!!

         

        and totally know what you mean about the decision making.

        Woops....next Wednesday :) Wedding brain!



        #3857 Maybeachbride

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          Posted 29 April 2013 - 09:43 AM

          So I have been working with Valeria and she has been putting the set up fee included in my spreadsheet. Like she charged us $1 for each chair bow and each table runner and $10 for each center piece.  We are only having 22 people so it actually ends up being less that $5 a person.  But she has included it in our spreadsheet. 

           

          Allie did you just bring your chair sashed down in the bags or did you have the wrinkles steamed out before you went? 



          #3858 AllieH

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          Posted 29 April 2013 - 12:12 PM

          well I was curious that you were spending 10 days there before the wedding, but figured hey - party on! lol ok, so 9 days. still not bad!!

          Originally Posted by LKocelko 

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by AllieH 

          WOOHOO! 2 days to go!!

           

          and totally know what you mean about the decision making.

          Woops....next Wednesday :) Wedding brain!


           

          Official El Dorado Royale/El Dorado Casitas Royale Thread <---check here for all info about EDR/EDCR

          Wright Travel Agency <--for all your Destination Wedding needs! Contact the experts and reduce your stress. 

          El Dorado Royale Brides Thread <---come chat with other EDR brides

          AllieH's EDR 11-5-2012 Planning Thread <--because it was so awesome


          #3859 AllieH

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          Posted 29 April 2013 - 12:14 PM

          So interesting that they are charging you based on the items you are bringing. I guess this is one policy we'll never quite understand!!! but hey, as long as it works out less for every bride, how it's calculated doesn't really matter.

           

          I had steamed the chair sashes in my dryer (on the quick steam, low heat setting) before I put them in my vacuum-pack bags because they were pretty wrinkled when I got them. We didn't steam them again after we got there - just handed the bags over to the onsite WC and her team. I was pretty careful when I bagged them up after the steam cycle though, trying to prevent wrinkles (creases weren't a big deal to me). I honestly didn't notice any issues with them!  

           

          Originally Posted by Maybeachbride 

          So I have been working with Valeria and she has been putting the set up fee included in my spreadsheet. Like she charged us $1 for each chair bow and each table runner and $10 for each center piece.  We are only having 22 people so it actually ends up being less that $5 a person.  But she has included it in our spreadsheet. 

           

          Allie did you just bring your chair sashed down in the bags or did you have the wrinkles steamed out before you went? 


           

          Official El Dorado Royale/El Dorado Casitas Royale Thread <---check here for all info about EDR/EDCR

          Wright Travel Agency <--for all your Destination Wedding needs! Contact the experts and reduce your stress. 

          El Dorado Royale Brides Thread <---come chat with other EDR brides

          AllieH's EDR 11-5-2012 Planning Thread <--because it was so awesome


          #3860 mstigger

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            Posted 29 April 2013 - 04:45 PM

            That set up fee is something, for sure!!! Ours ended up being $100 and we only had 14 guests - 16 people total with us. I had chair sashes, chair hangers and fans for the ceremony which wasn't much, but I had more chair sashes for the reception and a TON of other things......pictures coming soon!!!

            As for chair sashes, mine came nice and neat and folded up so I left them. I didn't care about the creases and to be honest I can't even remember them on the chairs.....I know they were there, I saw the pics but I can't recall

            So interesting that they are charging you based on the items you are bringing. I guess this is one policy we'll never quite understand!!! but hey, as long as it works out less for every bride, how it's calculated doesn't really matter.

             

            I had steamed the chair sashes in my dryer (on the quick steam, low heat setting) before I put them in my vacuum-pack bags because they were pretty wrinkled when I got them. We didn't steam them again after we got there - just handed the bags over to the onsite WC and her team. I was pretty careful when I bagged them up after the steam cycle though, trying to prevent wrinkles (creases weren't a big deal to me). I honestly didn't notice any issues with them!  

             




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