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#331 Shauna253

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    Posted 16 November 2012 - 12:04 PM

    Originally Posted by allieplask 

    Thanks!  Do you know if you have to pay a vendor fee for him?

     

    No Vendor fee for DJ Kevan as he is the DJ that the resort says to use.  I went directly on his website to book him, but it was the wedding coordinators that gave me the information to book him.  There is a 3 hour minimum though.



    #332 heather1214

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      Posted 16 November 2012 - 01:37 PM

      Originally Posted by Shauna253 

      No Vendor fee for DJ Kevan as he is the DJ that the resort says to use.  I went directly on his website to book him, but it was the wedding coordinators that gave me the information to book him.  There is a 3 hour minimum though.

       

       

      Really, that's great info!  I didn't realize he was their preferred vendor!  Thanks for the heads up!



      #333 sfox4214

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      Posted 16 November 2012 - 01:55 PM

      Originally Posted by Shauna253 

      No Vendor fee for DJ Kevan as he is the DJ that the resort says to use.  I went directly on his website to book him, but it was the wedding coordinators that gave me the information to book him.  There is a 3 hour minimum though.

       

       

      I contacted him directly through his Facebook, he got back to me within a day ... he told me a 4 hour minimum ... and even though he is the DJ the resort uses, the prices are not what the resort quotes @ $150/hr. 



      #334 sfox4214

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      Posted 16 November 2012 - 02:01 PM

      Originally Posted by Kassi22 

      I should also say I take all the information with a grain of salt... My FI and I have bets on how many things will change or be changed once we get there. But hey... we aren't going to sweat it. Everything will work out!

       

       

      Haha tell me about it !! I've been told so many different things from so many different brides, vendors, TA's and WC's !! It gets frustrating, but I save everything in my emails ... so I think i'll be ok lol. I wish the planning would go as smooth as everybody says the wedding day does !! :)



      #335 nattiejamrock

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        Posted 18 November 2012 - 04:13 PM

        Hi girls, is everyone using one of the set wedding packages (ie the golden coast, etc)? I feel like theres alot of things i wouldn't use or don't pertain to my situation or plans for my wedding. does anyone know the costs for minister fees without going through one of the set packages?  It just seems like there's alot of unknown areas of where the money is going to when we sit and break down the amounts. I'm also having a hard time getting a group rate from the hotel. any one have any advice?? 



        #336 ErinLee

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          Posted 18 November 2012 - 06:07 PM

          Originally Posted by nattiejamrock 

          Hi girls, is everyone using one of the set wedding packages (ie the golden coast, etc)? I feel like theres alot of things i wouldn't use or don't pertain to my situation or plans for my wedding. does anyone know the costs for minister fees without going through one of the set packages?  It just seems like there's alot of unknown areas of where the money is going to when we sit and break down the amounts. I'm also having a hard time getting a group rate from the hotel. any one have any advice?? 

          We got our hotel and flight package through a travel agent in Calgary. They got us a package through Sunquest with Westjet flights. I've had my ups and downs with them but in the end I think it's a decent rate. We initially waited to go to Jamaica until January as I really wanted direct flights and was told the direct flights are only in effect from Christmas - April. Then after everyone had paid their deposits they said all direct flights from Calgary were cancelled and we had to take connecting flights through Toronto. So now we are taking the red-eye out of Calgary and connect in the morning in Toronto. It's definitely not ideal.



          #337 sfox4214

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          Posted 19 November 2012 - 03:34 PM

          Originally Posted by nattiejamrock 

          Hi girls, is everyone using one of the set wedding packages (ie the golden coast, etc)? I feel like theres alot of things i wouldn't use or don't pertain to my situation or plans for my wedding. does anyone know the costs for minister fees without going through one of the set packages?  It just seems like there's alot of unknown areas of where the money is going to when we sit and break down the amounts. I'm also having a hard time getting a group rate from the hotel. any one have any advice?? 

           

          Absolutely go with a TA !! I don't believe the resort will work with anyone but a TA to be honest. As far as the wedding package ... it couldn't hurt to ask ? You may want to consider getting married off site if you really want to customize your day... I was pretty skeptic about paying $18 a head for champagne and cake as well !! I can tell you ... that Tai Flora (the place the bouquet and bout come from ) only credit you $45 if you're not using them and want to purchase something else from them.  



          #338 nattiejamrock

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            Posted 19 November 2012 - 07:16 PM

            wow thats great to know about tai flora thank you!!  Are you using them? from all the reviews it seems the floral fantasies is much cheaper. I feel like the last thing I need to worry about is not hearing back from a vendor and worrying about it for so long! 



            #339 kinsellak1

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              Posted 20 November 2012 - 08:10 AM

              Originally Posted by justine416 


              There is a bar there as I heard it from my outside WC, now I'm getting married at the beach but I'm sure it's the same. I completely agree it is such a HUGE money grab.


              thanks Justine!! Happy planning!!!



              #340 Beachbaby1192

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                Posted 20 November 2012 - 09:02 AM

                I have been trying to get a response from Tia Flora since August to no avail.  I e-mailed the Beach Resort about the problems I am having.  I also said that I don't want to work with a florist who clearly has no interest in me.  The resort said I could e-mail them and she would contact Tia for me since it is there florist. I was further told that if I use someone else I have to pay the $175.00 vendor fee!  I think it is an outrage!  :( 






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