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#2181 TATrisha

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 06:43 AM

EmmA, I added you to the bridal roll call.  There will be a ton of May brides in a few short months.  It just takes awhile because packages aren't out in all places yet.  But Superlawer87 is getting married the day after you.


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#2182 shannonmarie

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 07:01 AM

Originally Posted by EmmA1025 

KJRAZZLE

  i was in the same boat as you! I think my post was right before yours on here about the price lol I also have set a budget of 10-12k max. We already hired an outside photographer so im hoping that we will still be ok with everything. Its all the add-ons that hike the final cost up so much! The actual packages arent bad is flowers, centerpeices, dj that add up. Does anyone on here know about the dj situation? Like since i wont be needing the photographer from the package can i have dj time insteaD?

I don't know from experience yet, but I hear that they don't let you swap anything out. They do sometimes let you swap out if its something in the same category. For example, she's allowing a lot of us to swap the live music included in the divine package for 2 hours of DJ time. It's doubtful that she'll let you swap the photography for the DJ. I asked her if we can swap out the airport transfer for anything since we won't be needing it as we are traveling with other people and would like to ride with them. She said no... I think it's kind of like a use it or lose it type deal.


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#2183 Mlite83

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    Posted 02 April 2013 - 07:17 AM

    Originally Posted by annettea1021 

    omg I cant wait to hear the details when you get back. I'm still in the process of attempting to book my wedding date... Pilar is just so S L O W with responding I've been emailing with her since late February. I attempted to book April 12 and she got back to me 2 weeks later telling me the locations i was requesting were booked and so I emailed her right away for availability for other dates and she has yet to respond and its not about to be a week... I dont know if I'm just getting too anxious but I'm beginning to think maybe I should look into another resort...


    Just call Pilar at the resort if you are trying to get your date and spots reserved - that is what we did and it was so much easier.  We called once to get availability during our planned week of travel and then called back a couple days later to book.  She held the booking for 2 weeks (or until we put down our deposit) - again so much easier to do in real time than email! 



    #2184 ironman

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      Posted 02 April 2013 - 08:51 AM

      Originally Posted by annettea1021 

      omg I cant wait to hear the details when you get back. I'm still in the process of attempting to book my wedding date... Pilar is just so S L O W with responding I've been emailing with her since late February. I attempted to book April 12 and she got back to me 2 weeks later telling me the locations i was requesting were booked and so I emailed her right away for availability for other dates and she has yet to respond and its not about to be a week... I dont know if I'm just getting too anxious but I'm beginning to think maybe I should look into another resort...

      We had the same problem at first, but then our travel agent just phoned her and we got confirmation within 24hrs. So much easier than waiting for email, it's worth the long distance fees!



      #2185 ironman

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        Posted 02 April 2013 - 09:11 AM

        Originally Posted by 1dutchie 

        Hello ladies! How exciting! We are getting married on the 16th of January 2014! What did you ladies decide on for your ceremony and reception? Happy planning!!

         I'm exactly a month before you on December 16! We didn't get our first choices for that day, but I think they'll still be great. We're at the Pergola, Orange Lounge and Castaways.



        #2186 1dutchie

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        Posted 02 April 2013 - 11:35 AM

        Originally Posted by ironman 

         I'm exactly a month before you on December 16! We didn't get our first choices for that day, but I think they'll still be great. We're at the Pergola, Orange Lounge and Castaways.

        Woo hoo! That's exciting! We had a hard time deciding between the Pergola and the Beach. We ended up choosing the beach because that is where we had our first date.. Cheesey I know! hahahah


        ~46 Guest Booked~ plus Bride, Groom & our 2 boys!

         


        #2187 EmmA1025

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          Posted 02 April 2013 - 11:46 AM

          yes annetta the communication is really sucky! If you are working with a travel agent you should let them know and they can contact the resort directly it would be much easier! Or if anything i would just buy a phone card and call the resort myself at least just to make sure your date is confirmed..



          #2188 EmmA1025

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            Posted 02 April 2013 - 11:49 AM

            tlseege, what is the bridal roll call? Also, i was just wondering what do they do as far as decorations and moving everyone around if there is more then 1 wedding on the same daY?? I hope we dont feel rushed or forgotten about!



            #2189 KJRAZZLE

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              Posted 02 April 2013 - 11:58 AM

              Originally Posted by EmmA1025 

              KJRAZZLE

                i was in the same boat as you! I think my post was right before yours on here about the price lol I also have set a budget of 10-12k max. We already hired an outside photographer so im hoping that we will still be ok with everything. Its all the add-ons that hike the final cost up so much! The actual packages arent bad is flowers, centerpeices, dj that add up. Does anyone on here know about the dj situation? Like since i wont be needing the photographer from the package can i have dj time insteaD?


              Yeah we're bringing our own photographer (my BFF is a professional photographer), so that is covered for us also. I'm nervous about the cost of flowers too, we're thinking of trying an outside vendor for that. I've seen a few posts on here that there are some good cheap florists who will deliver to the hotel, fingers crossed that will help. I'm not sure about the dj time though.



              #2190 TATrisha

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              Posted 02 April 2013 - 12:34 PM

              Originally Posted by EmmA1025 

              tlseege, what is the bridal roll call? Also, i was just wondering what do they do as far as decorations and moving everyone around if there is more then 1 wedding on the same daY?? I hope we dont feel rushed or forgotten about!

               

              Page 2 of this thread.  It lists all the brides in date order so that you can group together with them to share stories, experiences, and even vendors such as flying in photographers.

               

              And there is usually mulitple weddings on the same day and it won't affect you at all.  It's a well oiled machine that they are running down there.


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