bksweetheart, I messaged you my email address.
For everyone else, the taxes at Beloved regarding the reception prices include 11% federal tax and 15% service tax. So the $45 I was quoted per person for our reception actually turns out to be $56 per person.
For Planner 1, Alejandro had mentioned them in one of our first emails I believe, but never said anything about having to use them. I thought they were just an option. Turns out, they're the Beloved's preferred vendor, so Alejandro cc'd them on one of our emails and that's how our correspondence started. They charge 11% tax for everything. Before I got an email from them, I actually googled them and sent a message for them to contact me anyway, so you can always do that if Alejandro doesn't put you in touch with them right away.
Hope that helps!