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#1 VancityBride

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    Posted 05 April 2011 - 04:44 PM

    Heyy everyone.. Im hoping that you guys can help me.

    I just received a ton of information today from the WC. They provided me with lots of menus but didnt specify what menus are for what. Im wanting to do use the royalty package that includes dinner for 38 guests, but my problem is that were probably having around 50 p...pl attend. Im wanting to have our reception in one of the gala rooms, she did mention that there is an extra cost for that.. but didnt say how much. Does anyone know how much extra its going to be? Also, What menu can i use for the gala room??
    Am i allowed to have a buffet?? Is there booze included??
    Im just sooo confused.. hope someone can help :P



    #2 takelly

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      Posted 09 April 2011 - 03:04 PM

      Congratulations on your upcoming wedding!  We are getting married at the Grand Sunset Princess on October 21, 2011.  I haven't yet received the details from the WC but I would love to hear more about your plans.  I will also let you know what I find out. 



      #3 VancityBride

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        Posted 11 April 2011 - 08:32 AM

        Wow your is not too far away!! Hows your planning??? My is going great..i pretty much have everything picked out for what i want now i just need to make it happen..lol   I dont have a dress yet but that ill start looking for soon. I didnt realize how hard it would be to plan a wedding over email..haha  But as ive been reading they all seem to turn out perfect.

        How many ppl do have coming? Where are you doing you reception??



        #4 takelly

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          Posted 11 April 2011 - 04:12 PM

          You are much further ahead than us!  We are just at the initial stages and I agree, planning over email can be very challenging.  So far we have 22 confirmed guests but I think we will finish around 30.  I haven't decided on the reception as all I have to go by is the website so far!  I am dying to know my options.

           

          Did you join the Facebook group (Grand Riviera Princess Weddings)?  I requested to join over a week ago but haven't received a response yet.

           

          What date are you getting married?



          #5 VancityBride

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            Posted 12 April 2011 - 09:19 AM

            Yes i know i a little too organized i think.. lol  I think im just soo excited and i dont wanna be stressed about it. I just wanna have everything done. Our wedding isnt till April 2012. Its not booked yet cause im still just getting a little info before i confirm.I just recieved another email regarding the gala room and im sooo confused. Im trying to figure out how they can adjust the royalty package to what im wanting. Cause that package has everything we want, except the fact that ill have over 40 ppl attending. So ive asked how that works for pricing. She told me that it would be $70pp which includes open bar, but so now im going to pay $2500 for the package and then $3500 for dinner?? It confuses me. I wonder if they can adjust the price of the package because im not using the a la carte resturant. I think in my next email in just going to tell her what i want and then just ask for a price. I think that might be a little easier..well i hope ne ways :(

            There are alot of options for the receptions. The beach party is a little expensive, but if thats that your into the reviews on it are amazing. There is also the gala rooms, and there are a few options for the as well. Elizabeth sent me a ton of menus and info. I can send the info that i have received to you if you would like.

            And yes i did join the FB group..it took a while for me as well to be accepted.



            #6 takelly

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              Posted 12 April 2011 - 10:18 AM

              Thanks ~ I would love it if you could forward me the menus and info that you have recevied - tammy897@hotmail.com.  Silly me thought a destination wedding would involve less planning!  My to do list says otherwise :)

               

              I think your approach on asking for a quote on what you want is a good one.  I had heard that they don't like to alter their standard wedding packages but you never know until you as!



              #7 VancityBride

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                Posted 12 April 2011 - 10:27 AM

                Ok i will send you what i have received.

                 

                And yes i think thats the best way to go about this now. Ive just sent her a email asking if the will adjust the package price or credit me because i wont be using there dinner package options. So i guess will see what she says. I dont think they will.. but its worth a shot.

                And then i also just asked for her to give me an estimated price on what it would be for the royalty package with a buffet dinner in a gala room with domestic open bar. ill let ya know what she says.

                 

                I also asked how it works for outside vendors to come in for that day. Cause i found a photgrapher that i love!! But im not sure how that works.. do we have to pay a day pass or anything? Also, im probally using and outside vendor for my centerpieces and stuff. I was planning on bringing my own, cause the hotel charges about $50/per centerpiece and i think thats only for flowers. So i thought that it might be cheaper for me to bring my own. But then a gf of mine that just got married in Mexico in Nov told me about this florist company out there that also does even deocrating. So im just waiting on a quote from her as well. It might be worth it for me to pay a little extra to have exactly what i want.. you know what i mean? :)



                #8 takelly

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                  Posted 12 April 2011 - 11:08 AM

                  I know exactly what you mean!  Thanks for the email. I am just going through all of it now and would love to know more about your photographer as well.

                   

                  I do see what you mean about it being unclear.  I don't see the prices anywhere for the gala rooms but I do see that alcohol is included for 4 hours in the menu prices!  We were going with the Royalty package as well but it would be interesting to see what they charge separately for each of these items.  That way you can see exactly what kind of a savings you actually get with one of these packages or if it is worth it to just customize your own. 

                   

                  I have also heard great reviews about the beach party so we are still considering that option.  Our group size is only around 30 but if the customized package is around the same price as the Royalty package, why not?  We were considering doing the dinner at one of the a la carts but then we need to worry about what to do after that.

                   

                  So many things to plan....



                  #9 VancityBride

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                    Posted 12 April 2011 - 11:16 AM

                    Yah everything is a little unlcear right.. good, i thought maybe it was just me..lol. And your right i wonder what it would cost to costomize your own package.. but with that i can see it being a little stressful, espescially having to deal with it all by email. With your reception.. the only thing that im not a fan about it that you only get the use of the resturant for 1hour and 30min (So i have heard) and its not totally private. And then where do you have your first dance and stuff. Thats why i like the gala rooms cause you get it for 4 hours and its private. But everyone is different, so what every makes you smile that day is all that matters. 

                    Have you booked and confirmed your date yet???? 

                     



                    #10 takelly

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                      Posted 13 April 2011 - 11:40 AM

                      Yes, we booked for October 21, 2011 but I am currently working on trying to change the time of the ceremony.  That is the wonderful thing about this forum!!  I connected with another bride who was getting married on the same day and she let me know that she had a schedule change.  Now if only the WC would email me back :)  Planning from afar is stressful.

                       






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