I emailed Mercy again last night just as a follow up.....fingers crossed on a reply.
I referenced these two links to find out which one was correct...
http://www.amresorts.com/media/QRG/qrg_nolpc.pdf - this one that states last modified on April 17 2012 and states a DJ is included...
We have booked Phil Steingard from Ontario... I am so excited :-)
I thought for sure he would be booked but luck was on my side!
I was on the phone with him for over an hour last night planning everything out... he is like a wedding planner as well. He spends a lot of time in DR shooting weddings so he knows A LOT of the in and outs of it all...
I also read that the 24 pictures you get in the package is just ok.. nothing special.
I never though about bring my ipod dock.... even got a satellite radio dock that I could use. Hrmm something to thing about.
I did hear great things about DJ Mannia also.. lighted dance floor.. props ..and awesome music. But think they are approx. $900.
From what I found you do get a private reception with The Now to Eternity and Divine packages
â€¢ The Now to Eternity & Divine Wedding Packages includes:
â€¢ Use of banquet rooms and facilities.
â€¢ Hors dâ€™oeuvres and cocktails for one hour (for 25 guests staying in the hotel), either the Silver or Golden dinner Menu (for 25 guests staying in the hotel)
And yes you can get Castaways:
â€¢ Castaways - Max 200 guests
â€¢ Beach - Max 500 Guests
â€¢ Pool Side - Max 100 Guests (buffet style only)
â€¢ Ballroom - Max 1000 guests ( can be divided into 8 sections)
I want pool side but not sure I want buffet... and not sure I can have a dance in that location. The beach is also another option...
Our twins will be 18 months old at the time so I don't plan on taking them to the disco haha, so we want the private dinner/dance :-)
Our ceremony is at 6pm on the beach, where we eat and dance is not something I am going to stress over.. We are going to make it fun where ever it is.
Once I get the info on what package includes what I can then make final decisions on what I really want for the extras. It may be cheaper to go with the "free" wedding and add on what I want.
We are traveling April 20 to the 27th. I do have most of my guests travel ling April 22 to 29 though from Newfoundland.
Wedding is April 24th at 6pm on the beach
Trash the Dress session is April 26 at the Majestic Elegance...