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#2671 vancouverpetunia

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Posted 01 July 2015 - 07:52 PM

@DinaQtobe Cute idea! Thanks for sharing :)

@jessiker05 It is kinda dinky, isn't it? Maybe it's just one of a few? I'll have to ask... I'm renting some lights through Love & Lace Wedding Decor. I'm not sure if I even checked with the resort, but $400 per pole to string them on seems indicative of outrageous pricing all around for lighting :(


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#2672 AmandaRockZie

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Posted 07 July 2015 - 01:38 PM

I have really enjoyed reading all these posts and I am taking lots of notes. 

I am getting married on 5-21-2016 and reception is on the Tequila Terrace.

 

I have been trying to make a budget plan and was wondering about any extra small or hidden fees you can across. I read somewhere that there is a delivery fee per welcome bag as well as a gratuity fee for delivering. Also I know to add a tax and tip on all the (extra) stuff but is tip and tax included on the set price for the 25 people? 

 

I have grabbed a few names of photographers from your posts and one DJ but I know some of you used an outside florist. Can anyone share a florist recommendation? Thank you all. 



#2673 KRP87

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Posted 08 July 2015 - 05:04 AM

@AmandaRockZie welcome! Tax and tip is not included in the package price.  Do you have a budget sheet?  It lists each item broken out and shows what the tax and tip would be.   If you don't, I can email it to you!



#2674 AmandaRockZie

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Posted 08 July 2015 - 01:07 PM

I tried to make my own but I would love what you have. Thank you 

 

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#2675 jessiker05

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Posted 16 July 2015 - 05:52 AM

Hi all,
 

I noticed in the 'Wedding Book' under 'Additional Fees related to ceremonies' it says: 
"Set up
- Banquet chair with white cover $5 usd, 
- Deluxe Set Up/Ceremony per person $15 usd (customized chair, bow or tropical flower), 
- Wedding Gazebo from $350 usd"
 

Does anyone know if this means they charge you extra to set up the chairs that are included in the Divine Pkg, and also tie the chair ties on, and not sure what the Gazebo charge is?! Is none of the setup included in the $3300 you pay for the package??!!


Me again..

 

Also, from the 'Wedding Book' when you get to the food it says: "Please choose 4 options of the following menu. If you selected the “Eternity” or the “Divine” package." Does this mean choose 4 Hors D'oeuvres, 4 Appetizers, 4 Soups, 4 Mains and 4 Desserts?  I'm confused how many of each to choose!

 

Thanks in advance!  :) 


Jessica


#2676 ashlynm88

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Posted 18 July 2015 - 08:42 AM

@jesiker05 I'm pretty that set up for ceremony/reception for up to 25 is included in the divine package total already. Then if you have any amount over 25 guests, you would have to pay the extra per chair and bow décor for the ceremony, along with cocktail hour and reception dinner. As for the menu, I think you choose 4 hors d'oeuvres either hot and/or cold or sweet. I am unsure how to choose the rest of the menu as far as apps and dinner options. I will need more clarification on this as well.

I was also wondering if buffet option was available for the divine package, especially if we have a larger guest like. Does anyone know about this?



#2677 vancouverpetunia

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Posted 18 July 2015 - 10:26 AM

@jessiker05

 

Regarding the lighting, I had to email Juan Carlos about a few things, so I asked him to clarify. He replied last night. I asked: "Is the included lighting that you show below just the one light? Or are there more? Do you think this is enough lighting?" His response was: "We will setup enough lighting on the Terrace in case you don’t want to pay for the special/décor illumination. No worries." Ha ha. I think I will just go with it and hope for the best. 

 

Answers to your questions in red below:

 

Hi all,
 

I noticed in the 'Wedding Book' under 'Additional Fees related to ceremonies' it says: 
"Set up
- Banquet chair with white cover $5 usd: I believe it is $5 per extra chair if you are over 25 guests.

- Deluxe Set Up/Ceremony per person $15 usd (customized chair, bow or tropical flower): Not entirely sure on this, but they definitely charge you extra to set up bows, etc. We aren't doing that so I haven't looked into it all that much.
- Wedding Gazebo from $350 usd": This was confusing to me as well. I believe this is if you do not get a package, it would cost you $350 for the gazebo (and I don't know if I would call it a gazebo, more like an arch). It is included with white draping in the Divine pkg for sure and I think also Eternity.
 

Does anyone know if this means they charge you extra to set up the chairs that are included in the Divine Pkg, and also tie the chair ties on, and not sure what the Gazebo charge is?! Is none of the setup included in the $3300 you pay for the package??!!

 

 


Me again..

 

Also, from the 'Wedding Book' when you get to the food it says: "Please choose 4 options of the following menu. If you selected the “Eternity” or the “Divine” package." Does this mean choose 4 Hors D'oeuvres, 4 Appetizers, 4 Soups, 4 Mains and 4 Desserts?  I'm confused how many of each to choose!

You get 4 hors d'oeuvres (mix & match from cold, hot and sweet list), 1 appetizer, 1 soup, choice of 2 mains (which needs to be somehow communicated to staff as to who gets what - either seating chart or different placecards), 1 dessert.

 

Thanks in advance!  :) 


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My planning thread: http://www.bestdesti...2016/?p=1893268

 

My Now Sapphire review: http://www.bestdesti...riviera-cancun/


#2678 jessiker05

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Posted 18 July 2015 - 06:12 PM

@vancouverpetunia Thanks so much for all the info! :)


Jessica


#2679 JaxBchKay

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Posted 20 July 2015 - 04:32 AM

Hi all,
 

I noticed in the 'Wedding Book' under 'Additional Fees related to ceremonies' it says: 
"Set up
- Banquet chair with white cover $5 usd, 
- Deluxe Set Up/Ceremony per person $15 usd (customized chair, bow or tropical flower), 
- Wedding Gazebo from $350 usd"
 

Does anyone know if this means they charge you extra to set up the chairs that are included in the Divine Pkg, and also tie the chair ties on, and not sure what the Gazebo charge is?! Is none of the setup included in the $3300 you pay for the package??!!


Me again..

 

Also, from the 'Wedding Book' when you get to the food it says: "Please choose 4 options of the following menu. If you selected the “Eternity” or the “Divine” package." Does this mean choose 4 Hors D'oeuvres, 4 Appetizers, 4 Soups, 4 Mains and 4 Desserts?  I'm confused how many of each to choose!

 

Thanks in advance!  :) 

I created the excel budget sheet that really helps with some of the questions - if you send me your email address I am happy to share it with you.  For my wedding it was really close to the final total Juan Carlos came up with.

 

Like others said the charges apply to additional people over the 25 included.  If you bring your own sashes - they charge $1 per chair to tie them (plus tax so it's really $1.16 per chair).  Then they charge a fee to move the chairs from the ceremony to the reception if you want to do that.  I rented the nicer Tiffany chairs but I didn't want to have to rent an additional 30 chairs (at $10 per chair) so I paid $2 per chair (with tax $2.32) to move them from the ceremony to the reception. 

 

For the menu - you choose Hors D'oeuvres for your cocktail hour - you can choose a total of 4 from the hot, cold or sweet options.  For dinner you can choose one appetizer, one soup, two entrees (that people can pick from) and one dessert.  I didn't want soup so they let me pick an additional appetizer to replace that. 


@jessiker05 - I had my reception on the Tequila Terrace and didn't purchase any additional light.  I had battery operated tea lights down the table but that's it.  The light was fine - there are big windows and lights on inside plus a couple of outside lights - and your DJ will have some lights so it works out perfectly.  I can send you some pics if you want.


Edited by JaxBchKay, 20 July 2015 - 04:29 AM.


#2680 jessiker05

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Posted 20 July 2015 - 06:40 AM

I created the excel budget sheet that really helps with some of the questions - if you send me your email address I am happy to share it with you.  For my wedding it was really close to the final total Juan Carlos came up with.

 

Like others said the charges apply to additional people over the 25 included.  If you bring your own sashes - they charge $1 per chair to tie them (plus tax so it's really $1.16 per chair).  Then they charge a fee to move the chairs from the ceremony to the reception if you want to do that.  I rented the nicer Tiffany chairs but I didn't want to have to rent an additional 30 chairs (at $10 per chair) so I paid $2 per chair (with tax $2.32) to move them from the ceremony to the reception. 

 

For the menu - you choose Hors D'oeuvres for your cocktail hour - you can choose a total of 4 from the hot, cold or sweet options.  For dinner you can choose one appetizer, one soup, two entrees (that people can pick from) and one dessert.  I didn't want soup so they let me pick an additional appetizer to replace that. 


@jessiker05 - I had my reception on the Tequila Terrace and didn't purchase any additional light.  I had battery operated tea lights down the table but that's it.  The light was fine - there are big windows and lights on inside plus a couple of outside lights - and your DJ will have some lights so it works out perfectly.  I can send you some pics if you want.

@JaxBchKay Thanks for all this info.. About the chairs, does this apply to the basic (included) chairs too? - I don't understand why you would have to pay to move them to the reception, how else is everyone going to eat dinner - standing up?! lol. That's a stupid unnecessary expense.

 

I'm also on the tequila terrace, I'm starting to feel better about the lighting situation from people reassuring me that it'll be enough. I would love to see some pics though!  :)


Jessica





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