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#1 KellyandMatt08

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    Posted 23 August 2007 - 01:29 PM

    I'm having my wedding on a Thursday night rather then on a Fri/Sat, because I thought that there was a discount associated with it. The discount we received was only on the food and beverage minimum.

    The minimum on a Saturday is $6,000.
    15% off for Friday
    30% off for Sun-Thursday

    So I assumed with the 30% off there would be a discount on the price of food as well. As it turns out there isn't, its just on the minimum. I could've just had the wedding on a Saturday because I'm going to end up spending that much on food as it is.

    I could've had the wedding at home on a Saturday at $65 a plate or on a Friday at $55 a plate.

    Am I wrong for thinking that the food would've been discounted as well?

    #2 MikkiStreak

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      Posted 23 August 2007 - 01:32 PM

      I don't know from experience, but from what I've seen- most reception facilities discount the price of the rental facilities for having non-Saturday night events. Every place I've looked at does, anyway...

      Have you tried negotiating with them to get discounts or freebies thrown in? Also, are you using a wedding coordinator? Most facilities will be more generous when someone is using a WC, because they want the repeat business a WC can bring them...

      #3 KellyandMatt08

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        Posted 23 August 2007 - 01:46 PM

        So are you saying that you've seen discounts on the facilities not food?

        I'm working with the WC at the resort. I don't know why I didnt think about this, I guess I just assumed.

        I also thought we would get less ppl coming so when I booked it, that minimum didnt really matter.

        #4 TATrisha

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        Posted 23 August 2007 - 03:40 PM

        I would say you'd only get a discount on facilities. Obviously each resort can make their own rules... but food typically costs the same, as does the help who makes and serves the food. People don't typically get paid less on weekdays (unless weekends are overtime).
        They discount facilities because making some money is better than no money.

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        #5 ~Melissa~

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        Posted 23 August 2007 - 07:42 PM

        Hmm I don't know but I think I would be upset either way... my guess is they misinformed you.

        There's no going back though, right? you booked this place for sure?

        #6 KellyandMatt08

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          Posted 24 August 2007 - 07:07 PM

          We were told we can change the date if we want. The WC told me they have 16 weddings booked for next May. As of now, ours is the only one on that Thursday. We are just going to keep it the same... Maybe getting her FULL attention for the day will be the "discount" :P

          #7 CourtneyV

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            Posted 24 August 2007 - 10:06 PM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by KellyandMatt08
            We were told we can change the date if we want. The WC told me they have 16 weddings booked for next May. As of now, ours is the only one on that Thursday. We are just going to keep it the same... Maybe getting her FULL attention for the day will be the "discount" :P
            I agree, it'll be nice to have her full attention. :) I haven't heard of discounts on food either, as mentioned, because the food and service will always cost the same for them. I would have never thought of a Sun-Thurs discount though, smart thinking!
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