I just sent Joanis an email, so I will let you know what she says about it. I mean it's not like they have to do anything extra for it and I have seen tons of people's pictures with a sand ceremony so I can't imagine it costing or costing that much.
Also, on the $250 for decoration set up, I found a loophole. If you are having Zuniga decorate or bring flowers for you, they said they would do small decoration set up for you (since they already charge a set up fee for their items). I asked to have favours put, napkins, candle holders and fans, and they are doing my center pieces and they said they wouldn't charge me anything extra... I am not saying it would happen to everyone, but it would be good to talk to Zuniga and see if they could help you out.
Originally Posted by Mca1116
If I were you I would just check with your wedding coordinator about the cost. When I had Beatriz she told me the fee was for them to set it up, so I said I would just have one of my guests set it up for me before our ceremony started and she told me that was not allowed. So we just decided against it.
Just an FYI... She also told me it was $250 to setup any decorations at the reception. I'm not having anything fancy just a centerpiece and I was like I'm not paying $250 for them to put a bowl of flowers on the table. I'm just going to ask my FI sister to take care if that for us. She said the only thing they didn't charge for was putting the place cards out.
I also have a new wedding coordinator So maybe she will tell me something completely different!
It does feel like they try to nickle and dime you, but I mean, I am having a "free wedding" so I guess I can't blame them. I am just trying to find loopholes for all of this You may want to ask your coordinator if they can give you a second microphone since the ceremony only comes with one microphone and it seem you are having more than one person singing... But it would be so lovely if you have someone sing
Originally Posted by Renewing32
Wow, it totally seems like they try to nickel and dime you for everything. My best friends want to be bridesmaids and they are singers, so i thought about just having them sing a song during the sand ceremony instead of reading anything. Figured it would be just as nice.
I wish I had someone that could do the ceremony for me.. but what can you do. I am going to try and follow a threat on the DIY, but I will post it once I am done This is the thread
That is RIDICULOUS! WHAT set-up?! We're also going to have my FI's brother-in-law officiate, so there is literally NOTHING extra for them to do. And our ceremony is on the beach, so it's not like there is any extra clean up if we spill!
Also, when I was reading through the DIY threads on this someone wrote that they also used sand from the beach but forgot there are sometimes chunks of rocks and shells....so her sand got clogged going in. Just a heads up, maybe strain it or something before the ceremony?