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#761 bmelko

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    Posted 11 October 2012 - 10:07 AM

    Originally Posted by khunt29 


    Have you completed the "Wedding Planning Form" yet? It was like an 8-10 pg document, where you detail everything on it. I'll attach mine here, so you can see what I mean...after I sent it to Pilar, she replied with the answers to the questions I asked, and then attached the invoice as a pdf.  We received this planning form from our wedding planner at Blue Petal, not from Pilar.

     

     

     

     

    That's a really good questionnaire for your wedding.. it covers a lot of information. I'm curious to see what Pilar tells you regarding some of the answers you've provided. 

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    #762 khunt29

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      Posted 11 October 2012 - 10:08 AM

      Originally Posted by kleelee 

      Who are you using? How much is the fee to go off the resort for flowers???
       


      I saw this from another poster, months ago- worth a shot?  I might email her as well to see if she's still doing it. I think the Alex person this bride is referring to was a phoographer or something...

       

      "Alex also recommended a friend of her's who is also a florist to do our flowers, Juliana. The prices for flowers at the resort is outrageous, so I began emailing Juliana some pics of what I wanted & she said she could do it. Juliana is based out of Cancun but will travel to surrounding areas (Playa del Carmen, Puerto Morelos)  to do your wedding. When I arrived at NOW Jade, Juliana came to meet us - she brought samples of the flowers she had in the colors I wanted (coral, white and green). She was very professional and did a beautiful job on the flowers for a very low price. 10 boutenierres, 3 wrist corsages, 4 bridesmaid bouquets, 1 bridal bouquet and 2 centerpieces and the rental of 9 vases and a basket for only $200 USD!!  NOW Jade wanted $65 for one bridesmaid bouquet?! In the end we saved close to $800 using Juliana and the flowers were so beautiful, my bridesmaids are still talking about them!! :)  NOW Jade's florist did not like that we ventured out to get our own florist, but there is no clause saying you can't. Also, when I told Pilar the price she said "I don't blame you". Perhaps now, NOW Jade will re-evaluate their prices for flowers. Highly recommend Juliana:  floreria_paraiso@hotmail.com"



      #763 ChocoTaco7568

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        Posted 11 October 2012 - 10:12 AM

        Originally Posted by shannonmarie 

        Thank You Kristen! I did get that planning form but I did not realize I needed to go ahead and send it back to her already! I've started filling it out but I'm not sure of all the details! I'm so stressed with not knowing how many guest we will have! It can be anywhere from 20-50 and that's such a wide range. I'm hoping for no more than 40 bc the price gets pretty high!! Do you think I should fill it out the best I can and send it or it it ok to wait?

        The wedding planning form is due back to Pilar 45 days prior to your wedding



        #764 khunt29

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          Posted 11 October 2012 - 10:14 AM

          Originally Posted by bmelko 

          That's a really good questionnaire for your wedding.. it covers a lot of information. I'm curious to see what Pilar tells you regarding some of the answers you've provided. 


          Her response addressed a few things, but didn't answer quite a bit, so we have to go back to her: 



          #765 khunt29

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            Posted 11 October 2012 - 10:15 AM

            Originally Posted by ChocoTaco7568 

            The wedding planning form is due back to Pilar 45 days prior to your wedding


            Yep, that's correct- but our wedding planner at Blue Petal asked us to do it last week, so we did....was really hard, this far out, but we did our best :)



            #766 kitkat863

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              Posted 11 October 2012 - 10:18 AM

              Originally Posted by khunt29 


              Ok, thanks!  It was a shock to get the invoice with all the add-ons :)

              We have 40 people coming, can I ask you- did you spend the extra cost to increase the wedding cake and cocktail hour appetizers?  I know the divine pkg includes up to 25 ppl only, I just wonder if it's worthwhile to increase those things- especially the cake, when everyone gets dessert already!

               

              Thanks!

              Kristen

              I only had 17 people there for our wedding but I would say do not increase the cake...not worth it and there is more there for 25 people anyways. I didn't even get any of the food at the cocktail hour because we were off doing stuff or just too busy talking with people but I have heard that there is enough food there for about double what they say so I would think you shouldn't have to increase the food for the cocktail hour. Once you talk to Pilar it will ease your mind I promise! I didn't get charged for a good bit of extras that she told me I would. Final suggestion - no on the cake; probably no for the cocktail hour also!



              #767 shannonmarie

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              Posted 11 October 2012 - 10:29 AM

              Originally Posted by ChocoTaco7568 

              The wedding planning form is due back to Pilar 45 days prior to your wedding

              Thanks :) I read that on the form. I was just wondering if I needed to send it earlier.

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              62 guest booked, plus Bride and Groom!


              #768 shannonmarie

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              Posted 11 October 2012 - 10:30 AM

              Originally Posted by khunt29 


              Yep, that's correct- but our wedding planner at Blue Petal asked us to do it last week, so we did....was really hard, this far out, but we did our best :)

              Thanks again Kristen. What is Blue Petal?


              62 guest booked, plus Bride and Groom!


              #769 shannonmarie

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              Posted 11 October 2012 - 10:34 AM

              Another question Kristen **sorry!**

               

              What was Pilar response about the difference between the religious vs non-religious ceremony?


              62 guest booked, plus Bride and Groom!


              #770 khunt29

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                Posted 11 October 2012 - 11:16 AM

                Originally Posted by shannonmarie 

                Thanks again Kristen. What is Blue Petal?


                Blue Petal Destination Weddings is the Canadian counterpart to Wright Travel, who hosts this website, I think?  I got the name of the company from a rep at Wright Travel, they are located in Vancouver.  We signed our contract with them in January, and then Blue Petal (was previously owned by Mason Horvath Travel) was sold to another travel agency, so in July, our wedding planner left us and we were assigned to a new one!  It's been bumpy, but we're happy overall.  I'm a little bit Type A (as you can tell from my planning form LOL), so it's been really hard to plan/trust from afar, as we are located in Ontario.   I keep hearing that once we get to the resort, everything just falls into place, so I'm holding onto that!






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