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#1171 kunrau

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Posted 25 August 2015 - 04:42 AM

Hi All,

 

I haven't booked the hotel yet or anything. I've fairly certain I'll go with this hotel now and called them yesterday but they don't take 2017 bookings until January of 2016. I was hoping to book it in earlier as I wanted to send out my save the date cards more then a year ahead of time so people can start saving and can book well ahead of time.

 

i'm wondering if I should just send out save the dates with a ballpark date on it (2nd - 9th February 2017 for example) then people can book that week and we'll get married on a day that week.

 

Has anyone else had this issue? 

 

Thanks,

Kat



#1172 TATrisha

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Posted 25 August 2015 - 10:46 AM

Hi Trisha,

 

For your outdoor dinner and dance, where did you have the dance?  I heard from another bride that if you have the poolside reception, you have to rent a dance floor somewhere else?

 

We danced on the concrete right next to the pool.  

 

And the weddings that I've photographed at this resort also did the same thing.  


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#1173 Maggietron

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Posted 26 August 2015 - 12:26 PM

I still haven't had confirmation from the resort that they received my "Wedding Wishes" document, so my travel agent is going to try to light a fire under them to get them to acknowledge it. I don't care about any of the minor details, but I would like to know where my dinner and reception will be held!



#1174 JoannaBanana

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    Posted 26 August 2015 - 12:36 PM

    We danced on the concrete right next to the pool.

    And the weddings that I've photographed at this resort also did the same thing.

    I've witnessed the same when I stayed there this past June.

    My Planning Thread (Grand Sirenis 05.12.16)http://www.bestdesti...-grand-sirenis/<p>


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    #1175 Maggietron

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    Posted 27 August 2015 - 01:27 PM

    Hi again, I received a wedding wish list today from the hotel and noticed it said that it costs $450 dollars to make the pool reception area private? Has any one else has to pay that as well as the drinks per hour? And if so is making the pool reception area private optional or compulsory?
    Thanks Ladies

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    My travel agent finally got them to email me today, they said they had received my "wedding wishes" and sent me a bunch of links to google drive documents, including a new "Wedding wishes" form that now has that fee on it to privatize the reception. Hopefully I won't have to pay it.



    #1176 deecol

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    Posted 27 August 2015 - 02:22 PM

    How much is the fee?


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    #1177 calgarybride2015

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    Posted 27 August 2015 - 02:25 PM

    @Maggietron, I wouldn't pay it. That I would fight tooth and nail!


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    #1178 Maggietron

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    Posted 27 August 2015 - 02:35 PM

    How much is the fee?


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    $250 up to 29 people, $450 for 30 or more.



    #1179 deecol

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    Posted 27 August 2015 - 02:44 PM

    @Maggietron Ugh.  This resort just keeps adding on ridiculous fees... photographer fee, now this...

     

    Because the US/Can dollar exchange rate isn't bad enough already...


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    #1180 calgarybride2015

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    Posted 27 August 2015 - 03:47 PM

    I'd try to get them to honor the rates that were in place when you got your wedding wish list. Seems unfair they can keep tacking stuff on. Weddings are such a money grab :(


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