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#311 Erika LoveJones

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  • Wedding Date:November 9, 2013
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  • LocationCancun, Mexico

Posted 11 September 2012 - 02:03 PM

My wedding is at 4pm, but my wedding is in November.  I think 6:30 is perfect for a July wedding!



#312 nursebrooke

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    Posted 11 September 2012 - 03:52 PM

    Hello all!!

     

    So I am feeling so frustrated and wondering if anyone else is feeling the same. My budget is getting blown out of the water due to the trickery of the resort adding up ridiculous costs. And the most annoying part is I cannot get the same answer-EVER!!!!! Ugh. I initially got an information packet that had costs and then the new coordinator (since the closed the Miami office) sent me new info with inflated prices. I read from a fellow bride on here that the outside vendor fee was no longer but the information says $500 per photographer. Thats ridiculous. There are also vague lines in the information packet such as "additional cost may apply for outside private events" or "additional cost may apply for music outside" I just wish I could nail down a cost and have some definite answers.

     

    Also has anyone else contacted Zuniga for prices? I initially wanted to do the pearl shimmer package but when you break it down it seems like a huge cost for basically some decorations and then if you use the resort credit you are out all of that. I am so confused.

     

    As far as PSAV does anyone know if we have to pay additional costs to use them? And do any of you have their information yet??

     

    Thanks girls!!!


    Life is better with your best friend, that's why I am marrying mine <3


    #313 melmelly

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      Posted 11 September 2012 - 04:54 PM

      Hello all!! So I am feeling so frustrated and wondering if anyone else is feeling the same. My budget is getting blown out of the water due to the trickery of the resort adding up ridiculous costs. And the most annoying part is I cannot get the same answer-EVER!!!!! Ugh. I initially got an information packet that had costs and then the new coordinator (since the closed the Miami office) sent me new info with inflated prices. I read from a fellow bride on here that the outside vendor fee was no longer but the information says $500 per photographer. Thats ridiculous. There are also vague lines in the information packet such as "additional cost may apply for outside private events" or "additional cost may apply for music outside" I just wish I could nail down a cost and have some definite answers. Also has anyone else contacted Zuniga for prices? I initially wanted to do the pearl shimmer package but when you break it down it seems like a huge cost for basically some decorations and then if you use the resort credit you are out all of that. I am so confused. As far as PSAV does anyone know if we have to pay additional costs to use them? And do any of you have their information yet?? Thanks girls!!!

      I am in the same boat.. My wedding is for may 11,2013. All the prices do add up..i did have contact zuniga.. She send me pictures but no prices.. I am going to look for pictures that i want and send to her. To see if i get any prices! Then they tell me there is a 500 fee for photographer. But then confuse on all the post that states there is no fee..?:confused: The worst part is you dont know what budget to work with? As the music its pricely.. But i did not get any info on psav?

      #314 Nicolew412

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        Posted 12 September 2012 - 08:39 AM

        I was told directly that Ocean Photo Studio's is there preferred photographer. If you use them, there are no day pass fees. If you go with an outside photographer there is a $91.00 day pass fee- but the $500.00 outside vendor fee does NOT apply anymore. I was told this same answer multiple times, so maybe just email your planner once more and confirm. I'm actually going with Ocean Photo Studio because the Pearl Shimmer package I purchased comes with a a photo session with them, so that was the easiest thing for me to do.

         

        As far as the outside reception/private event costs- my sales coordinator broke this down for me. I undestand that you have a group contract correct? So if you earn enough hotel nights through that, then you get the private reception/cocktail hours at NO additional costs. You won't have to pay the $30.00 outside fees etc...

        Those extra fees only apply if you don't qualify for the private functions/cocktail hours.

         

        When I asked my planner about music, she only send me a info packet for JSAV. I read on this forum that PSAV is cheaper, so I emailed her for info on them. She hasn't gotten back to me. I'd love to use PSAV for music, DJ, etc...because JSAV had quite expensive :(

         

        Hope that helps! I'm a little worried about the $300.00 fee per reception table for decor. But I'm only planning on 30 guests, so I'm fitting 1200 into my budget for reception tables. It would be a joke if I had to pay an additional $30.00 per guest to do an outside dinner. That's not happening. lol so hopefully they stick to their word.

         

        - Nicole



        #315 LPerry

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          Posted 12 September 2012 - 09:14 AM

          Book it as late as you possibly can! My wedding was at 3:00pm on 7/28 and I was dripping sweat under my dress. Also, the photos will be better if the sun is not directly overhead. I'm squinting in all of my pictures. It is the ONLY thing I would have done differently.

           

          Originally Posted by Nicolew412 

          Quick question-

           

          What time did you guys book your ceremony for? I originally chose 4:00 p.m. but after contacting Del Sol Photography they suggested 6:00 p.m. for a July wedding, so I contacted my planner and she changed it to 6. The photographer told me the pictures would be beautiful at sunset, and with a 20-30 minute ceremony 6:30 would be a perfect time to go down to the beach and take pictures.

           

          Just curious what you guys decided.

           

          Also, I asked my planner to send me the music services brochure. She only sent me JSAV, however I've read on these forums that PSAV is an alternative that Palace Resorts used to offer and they're cheaper. I asked my planner to email me their brochure, but she hasn't gotten back yet. I am dead set on having a traditional type of reception, and would love to have a dance floor, dj, music, etc...but the costs are adding up quick :( I'm  hoping PSAV is considerably less money, and will help me afford at least a DJ.

           

          Let me know what you guys are doing as far as music goes.

           

          Thanks!
           

          - Nicole



          #316 Nicolew412

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            Posted 12 September 2012 - 09:18 AM

            Thank you LPerry! I will stick with 6:00 p.m. then! Your advice helped me confirm my decision :-)

             

            Congrats on your wedding! I bet it was everything you dreamed it would be.

             

            - Nicole



            #317 KristieT

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              Posted 12 September 2012 - 10:28 AM

              Hi Ladies,

               

              I have been in contact with Lily from Zuniga. She has sent me a price list so I could have an idea what the costs were looking like. The file is too big for me to attach. If you send me a PM with your email i can email it to you.

               

              -Kristie



              #318 KristieT

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                Posted 12 September 2012 - 10:29 AM

                As for Wedding Times i strongley suggest you look up the sunset time for your wedding date and talk to your photographer.

                I am getting married May 15 2013 and the sun will be setting at 7:20pm. I have my ceremony planned for 6pm.



                #319 Nicolew412

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                  Posted 12 September 2012 - 12:01 PM

                  nicolew412@gmail.com :-)



                  #320 brebon21

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                    Posted 12 September 2012 - 05:29 PM

                    I signed a group contract and reserved 40 rooms. I had to pay my stay in full in order to do that. I was given a booking code, and people can call or use my online link to book. Every 15 days, I get an update of who booked so I can keep track of room numbers. My Wedding is May 24, and I am going with the 4pm time. I am using fine are studio as a photographer. I am also bringing in DJ Mania for music. I have not discussed food/decor/locations yet. I am just to busy with school and don't have time to worry about all that yet. I am doing the complimentary package. I am expecting 80-100 people, so I was assuming I would have to pay extra for food, cake, tables etc..? But I am not sure. I also believe I have to pay extra to extend the time of my reception. I want it to be at least 4 hours with a 1 hour cocktail party. I am not familiar with Zuniga...is it necessary to contact her? I am bringing a lot of my own decor. And again I was told there was a set up fee, but I am going to fight that. I was able to negotiate price lower than expedia/travelocity etc...so people actually want to use my code. This is a very confusing and frustrating process. I'm hoping the experience gets better.






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