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#101 MaisieGirl

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    Posted 13 June 2012 - 07:14 PM

    I recently received an email with some pdf's from the resort. It included (1) the wedding package booklet (2) the pictures of flowers and wedding locations (3) the menu selection. I just received this last week, and the price of the unforgettable package was 1050$. There was no mention of 3500$. Although there was no mention of prices for any extras, such as the "non included flowers."

     

    Has anyone received any pricing lists for the extras....vendors, non-included decorations and flowers, and added events (i.e. rehersal dinners etc.)???



    #102 charlong

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      Posted 14 June 2012 - 10:39 AM

      I am trying to get prices of extras. I actually called the resort and talked to the wedding coordinator. She was very helpful, the only thing however is that the e-mail she gave me to directly deal with her does not seem to work. She told me to send pictures of what I wanted, etc, because I do not want tropical flowers or colors for my wedding, and she said they will look at the pics and see what they can do.

       

      I will post when I hear back. If I don't hear back within a week, I will be picking up the phone and talking to them once again.

       

      FYI-reception can be held outside.



      #103 saucypantalon

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        Posted 18 June 2012 - 10:13 AM

        I received this pricing for extras back in February.

         

        Musical

        Piano Usd 120 ( 2 hours)
        Local trio Usd 150 ( 2 hours)
        Saxo Usd 300 ( 2 hours)
        Speaker with wireless microphone Usd 300 ( 3 hours)
        Dj Services Usd 400 ( 4 hours)
        Trio of Piano, Saxo and Bass Usd 500 ( 2 hours)
        Musical Band Usd 1,600 ( 4 hours for 12 musician)
        Singer with piano Usd 600 ( 2 hours)
        Flowers
        Flowers Up-grade up to Usd 30
        Bridesmaid Bouquet Usd 25
        Boutonnier Usd 10
        Corsages Up to 15
        Bracelet Up to 15
        Flowers necklace up to Usd 15
        Hair's flowers Usd 12
         



        #104 Peach

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          Posted 19 June 2012 - 05:55 AM

          I am looking for some advice from brides who have booked. Did you have to send in a deposit, or fill any forms in or anything? It is making me nervous that I haven't yet. I got an email saying our date was open, and we could decide on whether a symbolic ceremony with reverend, catholic ceremony, or legal jp ceremony. I said symbolic, and asked if we need to pay the fee she mentioned ($200) now or at arrival, with the package we choose... I got an email back, saying it is all due upon arrival and meeting with coordinator. Okay. Then I emailed back asking if we need to put a deposit down to hold our date or anything, and the email reply I got back said no.

          Am I missing something? Is our date now confirmed? I am not panicking - I know that different places do things differently, but I am just worried that we will show up and they will have no idea we are supposed to be getting married or anything (although I read about that happening to a bride on tripadvisor... apparently everything turned out fine anyways, which is reassuring).

          So I just wanted to know, what was everyone else's experience like when booking?

          Thanks for any light you can shed on this!
           



          #105 charlong

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            Posted 20 June 2012 - 04:55 PM

            Simona who is the wedding coordinator told us that we pay when we arrive and we pay the minister 200USD cash to him!

             

            That is all that I have been told and all I can do. If you have been in touch with them and you have a confirmation e-mail, that should do it, or so we all hope. But I agree, yes it would make sense to put a deposit down so you know for sure they know you are coming on your reserved date..



            #106 Peach

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              Posted 20 June 2012 - 05:34 PM

              Okay, at least you got the same response that I did! 

              I think it was a confirmation email... I was just told the same thing you were. So hopefully that is good? I didn't have to give any information or anything... Not a form to fill out or anything. Did you have to give some information?



              #107 StephG2013

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                Posted 21 June 2012 - 08:01 AM

                Originally Posted by Peach 

                Okay, at least you got the same response that I did! 

                I think it was a confirmation email... I was just told the same thing you were. So hopefully that is good? I didn't have to give any information or anything... Not a form to fill out or anything. Did you have to give some information?

                Hi Peach,

                 

                I gave my name and my fiance's name to book our date that was it. There was no official form or anything and i also e-mailed to confirm the date after to make sure. I just e-mailed the coordiantor again last week and heard back from her. Looks like it's a new one from when i initially e-mailed in February. I'm going to write her back and ask her to confirm my date once again just to be safe.



                #108 Peach

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                  Posted 03 July 2012 - 12:47 PM

                  Originally Posted by StephG2013 

                  Hi Peach,

                   

                  I gave my name and my fiance's name to book our date that was it. There was no official form or anything and i also e-mailed to confirm the date after to make sure. I just e-mailed the coordiantor again last week and heard back from her. Looks like it's a new one from when i initially e-mailed in February. I'm going to write her back and ask her to confirm my date once again just to be safe.

                  Good idea. Thanks for the help!



                  #109 StephG2013

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                    Posted 16 July 2012 - 12:03 PM

                    Hi Everyone,

                    I thought I would update those of you who are still on this planning forum about my planning process. It’s been a bit of a nightmare the last few weeks but things are looking up once again! I have my dress, my shoes, my jewellry, all the bridesmaids dresses and shoes, my fiance's suit and all his groomens attire and my invitations are just about done!

                     

                    Initially we had planned on travelling with Air Canada as at the time I was looking into prices they were the only airline flying out of Ottawa. I picked my wedding date and sent out my save the dates based on the information I had with Air Canada. Two weeks ago I was finalizing my invitations however I needed my final pricing information before I could print the last few pieces and finish assembly. When my travel agent contacted Air Canada we were informed that they changed their flights. We would now be arriving at the hotel close to midnight and returning early morning which was a major let down for me. I was really upset about this change however after searching more online I realized it was our only option and I decided we would go ahead with this flight anyway. My travel agent called them for a few final details before I went ahead with sending my invites and they happen to just realize that they no longer had any superior rooms available. They had quoted us prices on rooms they did not have I just couldn't believe how unorganized they were and how little they cared about my business. I was about ready to give up but my travel agent convinced me to consider flying with Air Transat out of Montreal. I was hesitant about this option as it would mean my guests would need to incur additional costs for parking and hotel in Montreal. After a few days thinking about all the options, changing my wedding date with the hotel and discussing with family and friends we decided Air Transat was our only option if we wanted to keep this hotel.

                     

                    I am now booked with Air Transat and I couldn't be happier with my decision and I feel 100% confident that everything will work out. They are holding 22 rooms for me and my guests and all I had to do was give a deposit for my Fianc© and I. And the best part...there is no penalty if now everyone books one of the 22 rooms. I will never ever again book Air Canada for a group. They are rude, unhelpful and unorganized and to be honest I don’t think they really care if they can help you or not. For any brides flying with Air Canada...I hope your experience is better than mine. For any of you still deciding who to fly with, I highly recommend Air Transat. I'm now ready to finish my invites and hope to send them out next week!

                     

                    On a side note: The wedding coordinator seems to be responding quickly lately. I heard back from her within an hour of requesting to change my wedding date and my travel agent was able to speak to her on the phone.



                    #110 Peach

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                      Posted 16 July 2012 - 12:52 PM

                      Oh no!
                      I am glad that things turned out okay for you, but what a nightmare!

                      When is your wedding date, out of curiosity?

                       

                      I am really worried now. We are travelling with Air Canada... They are the ONLY ones that come from Calgary. None of us live in Calgary, it is just the closest airport... still hours away. So it is REALLY our only option. WestJet sometimes goes, but we do not know yet. So we booked with Air Canada. Now I am worried.

                      I hope it is okay. I will keep my fingers crossed.

                       

                       

                       

                      Originally Posted by StephG2013 

                      Hi Everyone,

                      I thought I would update those of you who are still on this planning forum about my planning process. It’s been a bit of a nightmare the last few weeks but things are looking up once again! I have my dress, my shoes, my jewellry, all the bridesmaids dresses and shoes, my fiance's suit and all his groomens attire and my invitations are just about done!

                       

                      Initially we had planned on travelling with Air Canada as at the time I was looking into prices they were the only airline flying out of Ottawa. I picked my wedding date and sent out my save the dates based on the information I had with Air Canada. Two weeks ago I was finalizing my invitations however I needed my final pricing information before I could print the last few pieces and finish assembly. When my travel agent contacted Air Canada we were informed that they changed their flights. We would now be arriving at the hotel close to midnight and returning early morning which was a major let down for me. I was really upset about this change however after searching more online I realized it was our only option and I decided we would go ahead with this flight anyway. My travel agent called them for a few final details before I went ahead with sending my invites and they happen to just realize that they no longer had any superior rooms available. They had quoted us prices on rooms they did not have I just couldn't believe how unorganized they were and how little they cared about my business. I was about ready to give up but my travel agent convinced me to consider flying with Air Transat out of Montreal. I was hesitant about this option as it would mean my guests would need to incur additional costs for parking and hotel in Montreal. After a few days thinking about all the options, changing my wedding date with the hotel and discussing with family and friends we decided Air Transat was our only option if we wanted to keep this hotel.

                       

                      I am now booked with Air Transat and I couldn't be happier with my decision and I feel 100% confident that everything will work out. They are holding 22 rooms for me and my guests and all I had to do was give a deposit for my Fianc© and I. And the best part...there is no penalty if now everyone books one of the 22 rooms. I will never ever again book Air Canada for a group. They are rude, unhelpful and unorganized and to be honest I don’t think they really care if they can help you or not. For any brides flying with Air Canada...I hope your experience is better than mine. For any of you still deciding who to fly with, I highly recommend Air Transat. I'm now ready to finish my invites and hope to send them out next week!

                       

                      On a side note: The wedding coordinator seems to be responding quickly lately. I heard back from her within an hour of requesting to change my wedding date and my travel agent was able to speak to her on the phone.






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