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#261 mvee1025

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    Posted 05 March 2013 - 06:39 PM

    Well ladies, I had a very lengthy conversation with Mercy today and I have to say they are not budging on anything. Here's the scoop: It is 500 for the photography company not per person. This does not include any meals. For florists and dj's they do not have the 150 vendor fee. Instead, the services you enlist from them will be compared to what the hotel would charge you. They will then charge you 25% of that amount. Example Dj quotes you 1500, same service through the hotel is 3000 (includes an increase in local tax of 18%) they would charge you 750. If you are bringing an outside priest, they do not charge you a vendor fee or the 25%. The other way around this is to tell the WC you want a certain vendor to perform a service. Larimar will enlist them but will markup their services to reflect rates from the hotel. I also learned that each Now resort is individually owned so writing to the am resorts Will do you no good. I have some thinking to do. I hope I can make it work but to be honest I feel like janking all the business away from them :(

    #262 sms01

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      Posted 05 March 2013 - 07:06 PM

      Hello ladies,

       

      I am considering getting married at Now Larimar next January. I have learned so much about this hotel  thanks to this website! I am planning on having a Catholic ceremony,  does anyone know if Catholic ceremonies can be performed at this hotel? 



      #263 sms01

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        Posted 05 March 2013 - 07:17 PM

        Hello ladies,

         

        I am considering getting married at this hotel next January. I want to have a Catholic ceremony. Is anyone also planning on having a Catholic ceremony or know someone who's had one at this hotel? 

         

        Thanks!!!



        #264 chrisdeluca

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          Posted 05 March 2013 - 07:39 PM

          @Donna Hewitt- Your wedding looked great, you looked amazing!!! Can't wait to see more :)
          -what did you do for music during the ceremony?

          -I thought i read somewhere that there was a room in the spa the wedding party could get ready in?

          -How long did you get the bridal suite for?

          I think it's ridiculous that they charged you for decorating and than took your decortations...brutal. Hope your friend is ok.



          #265 AnaSteele58

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            Posted 06 March 2013 - 03:54 AM

            Well ladies, I had a very lengthy conversation with Mercy today and I have to say they are not budging on anything. Here's the scoop: It is 500 for the photography company not per person. This does not include any meals. For florists and dj's they do not have the 150 vendor fee. Instead, the services you enlist from them will be compared to what the hotel would charge you. They will then charge you 25% of that amount. Example Dj quotes you 1500, same service through the hotel is 3000 (includes an increase in local tax of 18%) they would charge you 750. If you are bringing an outside priest, they do not charge you a vendor fee or the 25%. The other way around this is to tell the WC you want a certain vendor to perform a service. Larimar will enlist them but will markup their services to reflect rates from the hotel. I also learned that each Now resort is individually owned so writing to the am resorts Will do you no good. I have some thinking to do. I hope I can make it work but to be honest I feel like janking all the business away from them :(

            Wow. What a bummer. What if you are bringing your own Minister/Priest/Pastor/family member? Probably would be okay if they were guest...I suppose.

            #266 jennifer8913

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            Posted 06 March 2013 - 07:44 AM

            Originally Posted by Donna Hewitt 

            @Jennifer - I've traveled quite a bit and I would say that I felt extremely safe there - airport is nice and open, lots of employees around to help out - We were on a bus through our package, and they were excellent... The drive to the hotel is about 20-30 minutes.

             

            The guys went with a Dominican they found working at the resort... He was their escort and there was a group of them... So they felt safe, you may not want to be wondering around at night with just two girls or anything...

             

            @Jesswins - We had a 4 year old, a 2 year old and an infant... They all had a wonderful time!  There is a kiddie pool there for them, but I would also suggest bringing floating thing - water wings and tubes... My niece never got out of the water - The kids club looked awesome - Always had things going on... and the staff were all great with the kids!  I'm sure your daughter will have the time of her life!


            Thanks Donna!!! Makes me feel a lot better! :)


            "ever thine ever mine ever ours"~ Ludwig von Beethoven, and more famously by Mr. Big!

            Now Larimar 8/9/13; I married my best friend! 29 of my closest friends and family celebrated with us! Couldn't have wished for anything better :)


            #267 SusanMike2013

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              Posted 06 March 2013 - 08:14 AM

              Originally Posted by chrisdeluca 

              @Donna Hewitt- Your wedding looked great, you looked amazing!!! Can't wait to see more :)
              -what did you do for music during the ceremony?

              -I thought i read somewhere that there was a room in the spa the wedding party could get ready in?

              -How long did you get the bridal suite for?

              I think it's ridiculous that they charged you for decorating and than took your decortations...brutal. Hope your friend is ok.

               

              My sister booked the bridal suite for half the day and was given the times of 9am to 2pm



              #268 chrisdeluca

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                Posted 06 March 2013 - 01:47 PM

                @SusanMike2013- how much was the suite for half day?



                #269 SusanMike2013

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                  Posted 06 March 2013 - 03:30 PM

                  I am not sure of the price.. sorry.

                  My sister told me she would take care of it when I asked.

                  Just sent her a BBM to see if she will tell me :-)



                  #270 SusanMike2013

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                    Posted 06 March 2013 - 03:32 PM

                    $150 for half a day....






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