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#2031 gannonham

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Posted 08 May 2014 - 08:51 AM

 

If you choose to get different chairs for the ceremony and reception, do you pay for them twice??  Any ideas??

I paid $2 per chair to have ours relocated.

 

Also, is the dance floor included in the Divine package?  No.  Or do you have to pay extra for it?  Yes.  What about the speakers that will be needed for the DJ?  These were included in my DJ fee, but I went with an outside vendor.  Is that extra too??  

 

Has anyone used their VIP upgrades from the preferred club suites up to the Govenors suite?  We currently have the Gov Suite booked for our stay, but if we're able to get that as the free upgrade, we'd most certainly like to do that since the cost difference is so severe.  The Governer's Suite is not included as an upgrade

 

Answers above in red.  Hope this helps :)



#2032 tcaurie07

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Posted 08 May 2014 - 09:04 AM

1 more question for now... 

 

Has anyone had their cocktail hour in the same location as their reception?  Curious if this is a problem for the resort to get everything set up.  



#2033 gannonham

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Posted 08 May 2014 - 09:10 AM

Yep, this is what we did.  We had our ceremony on the Tequila Beach and our cocktail hour + reception on the Tequila Terrace.  It worked out perfectly and our guests appreciated not having to relocate to 3 different places.



#2034 tcaurie07

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Posted 08 May 2014 - 10:55 AM

Were there lights provided for the reception?  I see in some photos that there are hanging strung lights... curious if this is something we need to plan for or if it's automatic? 



#2035 vanessav53

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    Posted 08 May 2014 - 03:21 PM

    @tcaurie07 the hanging strung lights are $800 ( YES $800!) and they are extra.


    @GingerJ228 - Absolutely! I will keep my eye out for you when I get down there. I'll just keep going up to people asking if they are Jackie!! HA HA

     

    It will be nice to meet you after all these months talking to each other



    #2036 DinaQtobe

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    Posted 09 May 2014 - 03:11 AM

    Can anyone shed some light on what kind of hidden costs there might be??  I have read a bunch of the posts and see things like speaker rentals (which I would have assumed would be included in the cost of the DJ?), dance floor rental??  Is the dance floor not included in the cost of the different wedding packages?  I'm a little lost and also not sure how to navigate this site yet to figure things out!  Any help is greatly appreciated!!  Would love to see someone's budget sheet, if possible!!  THANK YOU!!!!


    Hi Ladies! 


     

    Also, is the dance floor included in the Divine package?  Or do you have to pay extra for it?  What about the speakers that will be needed for the DJ?  Is that extra too??  

     

    If you do not upgrade anything there should be no hidden fees.  If you have hired a DJ then you will get speakers through them and it should be included in their cost.  We did not hire a DJ and the rental of speakers was $130/hr.  Speakers are included for the ceremony, but not the reception.

    As for the dance floor: a space is cleared for "dancing" for your reception, which is included in the package price, and is what I would call a dance floor.  The dance floor cost that you see is likely for a light-up dance floor.  This is something extra and not necessary in order for your guests to dance (though it does look pretty cool).

    We had our cocktail hour and our reception in the same location - it can be done and is wonderful! :)



    #2037 GingerJ228

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    Posted 09 May 2014 - 03:50 AM

    Were there lights provided for the reception?  I see in some photos that there are hanging strung lights... curious if this is something we need to plan for or if it's automatic? 

     

     

    The lights are $800 to rent and if you bring your own (they are super cheap to buy) they still charge $500 to set up.  I was goign to bring my own but its not worht the hassle to save the $300



    #2038 vanessav53

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      Posted 09 May 2014 - 04:21 AM

      @tcaurie07 I am having my ceremony on the beach, my cocktail hour on the pool terrace and my reception on the beach terrace.

      I think there is an extra set up charge for that but my parents really wanted it that way so that's what we did.



      #2039 GingerJ228

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      Posted 09 May 2014 - 08:26 AM

      @tcaurie07

       I had to pay an additional fee to have cocktail hour at a different location than my reception.  It was $500 for the rental fee location and $350 for the private bar set up. 



      #2040 tcaurie07

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      Posted 09 May 2014 - 11:02 AM

      @tcaurie07 the hanging strung lights are $800 ( YES $800!) and they are extra.


      @GingerJ228 - Absolutely! I will keep my eye out for you when I get down there. I'll just keep going up to people asking if they are Jackie!! HA HA

       

      It will be nice to meet you after all these months talking to each other

      Thank you!!!  $800 is RIDICULOUS for $12 lights!!!  haha  oyyyyy


      @gannonham...I saw your wedding while I was there and it was so nice!!!!!


      FYI...If your wedding colors are sapphire blue, I donated all of my wedding satin chair sashes, satin napkins, silver picture frames, diamond table scatter, faux candles, to the wedding center for the use of other brides....just ask Juan Carlos, I left him 2 large boxes of wedding decorations.

      Any recommendation on where to buy chair sashes and napkins??






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