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#1 JasminB

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    Posted 29 June 2012 - 06:07 AM

    I am looking at having a symbolic wedding at the Riu Palace Bavaro and want to have Pastor York do the ceremony, anyone know what Riu charges to have him there.  



    #2 johnm

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      Posted 02 July 2012 - 08:04 AM

      Book with him direct - he charges $350 but often times the resorts mark that price up. Just contact him directly and then tell the resort after you have him booked you are having him do the ceremony. Then pay him directly the day of the wedding.



      #3 SimplenSweet

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        Posted 02 July 2012 - 10:51 AM

        I too, am booking Pastor York for my wedding at the Paradisus. He told me I owe him $350 for the ceremony the day of the wedding. The Paradisus is charging me $638 for this "religious" ceremony and have stated that they will pay him the $350 out of this $638 charge. Can anyone confirm this for me? Just sounds fishy....



        #4 maridr2012

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          Posted 03 July 2012 - 06:49 AM

          Originally Posted by SimplenSweet 

          I too, am booking Pastor York for my wedding at the Paradisus. He told me I owe him $350 for the ceremony the day of the wedding. The Paradisus is charging me $638 for this "religious" ceremony and have stated that they will pay him the $350 out of this $638 charge. Can anyone confirm this for me? Just sounds fishy....

          That does sound weird.  I wanted to book him as well but he is unavailable for my date so I never got around to asking him what his fee is.  However, I have seen several  posts on here stating his fee is $350.  When I asked Paradisus how much it would be to have a Pastor do the "symbolic religious" ceremony, they told me $450. They're now trying to find me another Pastor to do the service since he can't do it.



          #5 johnm

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            Posted 03 July 2012 - 08:45 AM

            Originally Posted by SimplenSweet 

            I too, am booking Pastor York for my wedding at the Paradisus. He told me I owe him $350 for the ceremony the day of the wedding. The Paradisus is charging me $638 for this "religious" ceremony and have stated that they will pay him the $350 out of this $638 charge. Can anyone confirm this for me? Just sounds fishy....

            Did you book him on your own or through Paradisus? I booked him directly and told Paradisus it was taken care of. If you already booked him on your own you don't have to pay via Paradisus but if the resort does it for you they upcharge it. 

             

            If you booked through Paradisus I would still challenge them on the cost and hope they lower the price. The people on site are great but the salespeople will try to nickel and dime you.



            #6 SimplenSweet

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              Posted 03 July 2012 - 10:11 AM

              yeah I actually booked directly through Pastor York and he told me just to directly pay him $350 the day of the ceremony. Then, Paradisus is trying to charge me $638 for NOT using their spanish speaking guy and translator by saying this is a "religious" ceremony by using Pastory York. They are saying that I do not owe $638 plus $350, and make it sound like they are going to pay him, but I just don't trust them! I feel like the Miami coordinator (Marilyn) is trying to jip me on A  LOT of stuff.



              #7 2bmrstremblay

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                Posted 03 July 2012 - 01:13 PM

                yeah I actually booked directly through Pastor York and he told me just to directly pay him $350 the day of the ceremony. Then, Paradisus is trying to charge me $638 for NOT using their spanish speaking guy and translator by saying this is a "religious" ceremony by using Pastory York. They are saying that I do not owe $638 plus $350, and make it sound like they are going to pay him, but I just don't trust them! I feel like the Miami coordinator (Marilyn) is trying to jip me on A  LOT of stuff.

                Oh dear that isn't good at all... Isn't it laid out in a contract somewhere what the pricing would be and who it is payable too??

                #8 johnm

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                  Posted 04 July 2012 - 08:51 AM

                  If you booked with Pastor Rick direct then be very clear that you have done so and made the arrangements on your own and will not pay them anything for his services that you will pay him directly. I contacted Pastor Rick myself and didn't pay Paradisus anything for his services. Be firm and tell them that you don't want them to pay or contact Pastor Rick and that you have him confirmed already. 



                  #9 JasminB

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                    Posted 04 July 2012 - 06:43 PM

                    I contacted pastor York directly and he is available he also said 350 and to just pay him the day of the ceremony !!

                    #10 SimplenSweet

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                      Posted 05 July 2012 - 04:31 AM

                      I am contacting my WC now to be direct about this. I asked what the $638 was even for and they weren't able to give me a direct answer. I'm going to continue to push the issue.






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