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#111 Mlite83

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    Posted 26 April 2012 - 01:24 PM

     

    Originally Posted by KayCee2117 

    Hi mic813, we had 38 people attend so we did have to pay for the extra dinners but it was worth it! These people spent time and money to come celebrate with us so the cost of dinner in comparison was miniscule. One tip I can give you is to cut costs down during the cocktail hour. The resort wanted to charge us 14 additional portions for the cocktail hour appetizers (I think it was about $17 per person) but we just told them to supply enough for the 24 people portion that is included with the package - it was more than enough. There were still appies being passed around after we got back from taking photos. In my opinion, I don't think you need to buy an appy portion for every single one of your guests unless you think they will all eat quite a bit before the reception. There are just "less" appies to be shared among your guests. People don’t get their own portions – it is passed around on a big serving plate. Our guests ate it in moderation as they didn’t want to ruin their appetite for dinner. It will also depend on how many guests you have coming. For example, if you have 50 total, maybe just buy an additional 10 portions on top of the 24 included. That is just my recommendation - totally up to you of course. Hope that makes sense and can save you some $$ as things can add up quickly :)

     

    Happy planning and congrats again!

     

     

     

     

     

    Good advice regarding savings on appetizers - one more thing I was thinking about to add to the cost savings ideas -- depending on how large your wedding party is, you might not need to up the number of appies as much.  For example our wedding party (including us) is 10 people - they will miss a large chunk of the cocktail hour for photos so we aren't concerned with matching portions to number of wedding guests.  Hopefully that makes sense?



    #112 ashleyblayne

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      Posted 27 April 2012 - 07:23 AM

      Hey Mlite83...we also had to book early to keep the early booking bonuses...our deposits have to be in by May 9th...as of today we have 18 booked...YAH!!!

       



      #113 Mlite83

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        Posted 27 April 2012 - 12:27 PM

        Who are you booking with?  We are going thru Robert Q travel and with Air Transat so our early book bonus deadline is Mon. April 30, which was 6 days from when we put down our deposit so it has been crazy but we have 8 rooms (mostly doubles) booked as of this afternoon, we anticipate probably 1 more couple to book before Monday.  So exciting!!

        Originally Posted by ashleyblayne 

        Hey Mlite83...we also had to book early to keep the early booking bonuses...our deposits have to be in by May 9th...as of today we have 18 booked...YAH!!!

         

         

         



        #114 Mlite83

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          Posted 27 April 2012 - 12:53 PM

          Hey Now Jade Ladies - I'm looking for some suggestions for a February timeline of wedding events. We want a late afternoon ceremony (probably around 4) but I don't know what time to select for cocktail hour and dinner/reception??? 

           

          Please help!!  Thanks!



          #115 ashleyblayne

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            Posted 29 April 2012 - 09:06 AM

            We booked with Westjet Vacations...we were going to book Air Canada but they wanted our deposits in by April 30th and Westjet gave us till May 9th...and they gave us a better rate out of Winnipeg, Edmonton and Victoria!!!  I think we will have about 40 people booked by next week hopefully!!!



            #116 Mlite83

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              Posted 29 April 2012 - 12:17 PM

              If you don't mind - what price (approx) are guests from Edmonton flying for?  We have a friend in Edmonton and our TA has quoted almost $1900 for him (whereas our guests from Ontario are paying under $1500).  I told him to see what a TA from Edmonton could get for him even tho it would be separate from our booking, since I feel horribly that it was so much more money!

              Originally Posted by ashleyblayne 

              We booked with Westjet Vacations...we were going to book Air Canada but they wanted our deposits in by April 30th and Westjet gave us till May 9th...and they gave us a better rate out of Winnipeg, Edmonton and Victoria!!!  I think we will have about 40 people booked by next week hopefully!!!

               

               



              #117 jend

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                Posted 29 April 2012 - 12:34 PM

                Hi Mlite,

                 

                Our guests travelling from Calgary will be paying under $1700 (with our concession, it will be just over $1600).  Sorry we didn't have any prices for Edmonton, as most of our guests are from BC.  Hope this helps,

                 

                Jen
                 



                #118 Mlite83

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                  Posted 30 April 2012 - 03:40 AM

                   

                  Originally Posted by jend 

                  Hi Mlite,

                   

                  Our guests travelling from Calgary will be paying under $1700 (with our concession, it will be just over $1600).  Sorry we didn't have any prices for Edmonton, as most of our guests are from BC.  Hope this helps,

                   

                  Jen
                   

                   

                  Thanks good to know it can slightly more reasonable! 



                  #119 ashleyblayne

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                    Posted 30 April 2012 - 07:44 AM

                    Hey Mlite...we are paying $1600 all taxes included with Westjet out of all 3 ports (Winnipeg, Edmonton & Victoria)!

                     

                    Question:  Does anyone know what the prices are for passes for guests not staying at the resort.  The wedding day pass is $55 per person, but is there different pricing when it isn't for the wedding?  I have guests staying next door and they are wondering what the pricing is to come over a couple different days other than the wedding.



                    #120 ChocoTaco7568

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                      Posted 30 April 2012 - 04:08 PM

                      Hey Mlite...we are paying $1600 all taxes included with Westjet out of all 3 ports (Winnipeg, Edmonton & Victoria)! Question:  Does anyone know what the prices are for passes for guests not staying at the resort.  The wedding day pass is $55 per person, but is there different pricing when it isn't for the wedding?  I have guests staying next door and they are wondering what the pricing is to come over a couple different days other than the wedding.

                      It could potentially be the same... The wedding day pass is the same price for a 1/2 day pass(5 or 6 hours) I think a full day pass is $100 or $110, but I don't know how meals and drinks get factored in




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