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@@jh0510038 - I think as long as you have your email they will honor it.  Now that I'm thinking about it some more he only said the package price would be locked in for me by paying in full by the end of the year.  I am sure the prices of everything else will go up to the 2015 rates.  I need to rework my estimates now with the new numbers. 

 

Does anyone have a budget sheet from the resort?  I can't seem to get my hands on one.  I think if i even got an old one I could update it and use the new pricing to figure things out. 

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@@JaxBchKay I have the budget sheet with 2015 rates if I can get your email I will send it.  I can't figure out if I can post it on here.

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I was so upset when Juan Carlos emailed me saying that the 2015 prices went up and would apply to my wedding.  I booked last February and specifically asked then if I booked at this price then would they honor it if the prices went up since they prices for 2015 weren't available yet.  I was told when I booked by Anel that the price would be honored.  I asked Juan Carlos if they would honor the 2014 price since that is what I was promised and he said they would only honor it if I paid the package balance by December 31st.  I went ahead and paid it since it will save several hundred in both the increase and the tax. Just frustrated. 

 

I did get the Bluetooth Bose speaker that I asked for from my fiance for Christmas so I have that now for our music for the cocktail hour and the reception.  I realized the other day that I only have 4 months left and I'm starting to freak out just a bit.  I have so much left to do.  How is planning coming for everyone else?

 

 

Jaxbchkay:

 

I've been MIA but I am back now that my wedding is right around the corner as well...  As far as the 2015 pricing that is exactly what I was told about it.  I booked my wedding in January 2014 and they still told me I had to pay 2015 pricing unless I paid for the package price by Dec 31st.  Anything and I mean anything can happen so we were not too comfortable with this.  I'm not worrying myself over it.  

 

As previously stated Ramon also quoted me ridiculous pricing for the flowers basically $1250 a centerpiece and I believe $125.00 for bridesmaids bouquets (something like that) I wanted tall centerpieces for my reception.  I ended up going with Maya Floral.   I ordered 3 tall centerpieces with Lilies, orchids and roses for $195 each and 3 bridesmaids bouquets for $85 each plus taxes and delivery fee totaled with the vendor fee.  I believe it was no more than $1387.00 even with the resort vendor fee I paid way less than what the resort quoted me.  Not to mention I sent both men pictures of what I wanted the same pic.  Plus,Marvin (Maya Floral) will deliver and set things up the the way I requested.  With my wedding package I get my bouquet, 3 boutineers and 3 corsages so it all works out.  Tealights are included with my centerpieces from maya floral.

 

The only thing I am buying myself are bringing with me: Table cloths, charger plates, napkins, programs, menus and seating cards, 24 flameless tealights and sashes.  I am upgrading the to the Tiffany chairs.

 

We also went with DJ Movil because he had great reviews and to be honest out of response times.  He's been the absolute best.  Within a couple hours he was contacted, we were quoted, contract was sent & signed by us, payment invoice sent to us.  Contracts signed by DJ, finalized and confirmation of date & time booked was received.  His response turn around time was extremely commendable.  I know he'll take care of everything related to music all my how he quickly he responded.  We booked him for 4 hours.   Not to mention he provides two spotlights for lighting lol.  Those coupled with my tea lights and the tealights I plan on bringing should cover it.  

 

I plan on buying favors when we arrive to the resort because I've been to mexico a few times and the little boutiques are inexpensive to purchase things and I don't have to worry about customs and overweight luggage.  

 

I'm trying to make this as simple as possible on myself we are already in paradise, I trust that they know what they are doing and unless something completely out of this world happens I know I'll be satisfied.  My first fitting is January 17th and I'm super excited about that.

 

 

 

 

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For the reception, are we allowed to pick if we want round tables vs a long rectangle table? Is there extra charge to change?

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For the reception, are we allowed to pick if we want round tables vs a long rectangle table? Is there extra charge to change?

 

 

You can choose which tables you want to use.  I'l going with the long tables. I had to email Ramon to get measurements so I am sure there is no charge for these

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Happy new year ladies!  

 

I'm just a few weeks away and it's crunch time!  

 

For those doing a night time reception on the terraces, are you going with the extra lights or no lights?  I asked Ramon several times and he has reassured me that the standard lighting is sufficient; however, I'm concerned it might still be too dark.

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Happy new year ladies!  

 

I'm just a few weeks away and it's crunch time!  

 

For those doing a night time reception on the terraces, are you going with the extra lights or no lights?  I asked Ramon several times and he has reassured me that the standard lighting is sufficient; however, I'm concerned it might still be too dark.

 

I looked at some brides pictures and it looked dark. Juan Carlos mentioned using Italian lights, but I still haven't seen any pictures of these. I was going to bring fairy lights and was told that it cost $150 per pole to rent poles to hang them to.

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@@erobin223 I have a picture from Juan Carlos of the lighting that is provided. Let me know if you'd like it and I'll email it along. I can't post pictures for some reason unless I'm starting the thread.... even though I have more than 150 posts :( 

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