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#791 txbrideinmexico

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    Posted 13 April 2013 - 06:00 PM

    Just an FYI - you cannot choose to skip the $5 a head "champagne toast" fee. I tried to, considering I'm paying $10 per person for a cocktail hour that has not cocktails, but champagne, and champagne is on the open bar menu. I know it's a small fee but it's just another way that we've felt tricked in this process. Anyway, I wanted to make you guys aware. My WC told me it was mandatory and to think of it as a fee for people setting up our tables and chairs... umm what? That's a service fee... why are you calling it a champagne toast?

     

    Ugh... can't wait to work with my onsite coordinator... Hopefully she is better than Claudy...

     

    /end rant.



    #792 Billandstina

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      Posted 13 April 2013 - 08:25 PM

      I swear they keep messing with me too on this exact thing! And they're charging me $20/person over 20 guests for the ceremony which I THOUGHT covered the champagne toast so I didn't say anything about that being outrageous...then I thought the cocktail hour was $10 and was open bar plus 3 cold appetizers. I've now been told that only covers champagne and 3 appetizers and if I want open bar it's $15 per person...UMMMMM...there are so many things greedy and wrong with this!! What the heck is the $20/person "ceremony" fee for?? Unfolding a chair?? And why at an all inclusive should we be paying extra for open bar instead of just champagne! SOOOO irritated and my final checklist is due in about 24 hours.

      #793 Emily11386

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        Posted 14 April 2013 - 05:43 AM

        I know how you guys feel! Dealing with this resort has been challenging and irritating, at best. I finally made our final payment (was waiting on Claudy to fix the issues with the bill), so hopefully I get my onsite coordinator (Elizabeth Sotelo) soon. And today is our legal day! Exciting! We decided it will be myself, my fiancĀ©, and my son. :)
        May 10, 2013 at The Gran Caribe Real/ Royal Cancun
        33 adults (including bride & groom) and 3 kids booked!

        #794 MOrdonez

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          Posted 14 April 2013 - 08:41 AM

          Just wondering, from those that are using outside vendors for your flowers. Are you paying an outside vendor fee? 

          I want to get my bouquet and boutonniere from and outside vendor.....and I know as long as I go pick the flowers up I should be fine.....What have you girls experienced so far with this?

          Especially those of you getting your final billing.



          #795 ncalvar

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            Posted 14 April 2013 - 09:06 AM

            @Mordonez.......I'm using an outside florist for all my flowers and I'm not paying an outside vendor fee. They told me he can drop everything off downstairs at the lobby. He just can't set it up.....I only have 5 tables so I'm ok doing it myself! I much rather set vases down on tables myself and keep $350!

            #796 Emily11386

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              Posted 14 April 2013 - 09:27 AM

              Posted Image Posted Image We are legally married now! 20 days until we leave for Mexico!
              May 10, 2013 at The Gran Caribe Real/ Royal Cancun
              33 adults (including bride & groom) and 3 kids booked!

              #797 MOrdonez

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                Posted 14 April 2013 - 12:34 PM

                Originally Posted by Emily11386 

                Congrats!!!!! The next 20 days are going to fly by!


                We are legally married now! 20 days until we leave for Mexico!


                #798 MOrdonez

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                  Posted 14 April 2013 - 12:39 PM

                  Originally Posted by ncalvar 

                  @Mordonez.......I'm using an outside florist for all my flowers and I'm not paying an outside vendor fee. They told me he can drop everything off downstairs at the lobby. He just can't set it up.....I only have 5 tables so I'm ok doing it myself! I much rather set vases down on tables myself and keep $350!

                  Thanks for the info ncalvar! 



                  #799 Emily11386

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                    Posted 14 April 2013 - 12:55 PM

                    My florist told us that if he was just meeting us in the lobby with flowers they wouldn't charge us the vendor fee, but since he has to set up our centerpieces we have to pay it.
                    May 10, 2013 at The Gran Caribe Real/ Royal Cancun
                    33 adults (including bride & groom) and 3 kids booked!

                    #800 MOrdonez

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                      Posted 14 April 2013 - 02:37 PM

                      Originally Posted by Emily11386 

                      My florist told us that if he was just meeting us in the lobby with flowers they wouldn't charge us the vendor fee, but since he has to set up our centerpieces we have to pay it.

                      Thanks!






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