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#5641 Meeks

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    Posted 30 November 2013 - 05:29 PM

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    I believe it is now 2500$, I'm expecting 50-70 guests so a privTe reception made the most sense.
    I chose outdoor for the main reason that I can have an indoor reception anywhere right? Lol

    Thats true. Plus indoors would boring since you are going to be at an amazing beach resort! And wait 2500 to have a private reception? Thats the same cost as package. I might go with the gazebo with DJ that will be 500. We probably wont do open bar because that seems too expensive! I think Vinnette said 25 pp. Have you read the marriage requirements. I just want to confirm if the 7 night stay is required for the romance package. I hope not.



    #5642 STemple

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      Posted 02 December 2013 - 09:25 AM

      Thats true. Plus indoors would boring since you are going to be at an amazing beach resort! And wait 2500 to have a private reception? Thats the same cost as package. I might go with the gazebo with DJ that will be 500. We probably wont do open bar because that seems too expensive! I think Vinnette said 25 pp. Have you read the marriage requirements. I just want to confirm if the 7 night stay is required for the romance package. I hope not.

      I believe only the free package requires a minimum stay :)

      #5643 Meeks

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        Posted 03 December 2013 - 10:15 AM

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        I believe only the free package requires a minimum stay :)

        Hey Just so you know.. I spoke to Vinnette and she told me that all the packages require a 7 day stay! I was very shocked!   -__- and not very happy about that. I find the smallest things to throw me off! So after speaking with her and deciding on a menu and the Gazebo after party we might go with the unforgettable package. I'm still waiting for her email that she owes me from since yesterday. ugh. But the unforgettable package is like only $770! The only difference is that there isn't the 3 day stay on your anniverary, the pictures go from 25-15 pictures, and there isn't the canapĀ©s which I believe are little hors d'oeuvre, oh and no couples massage which i'm sure is less than 200 so my fiancĀ© and I can just do that whenever we want. Plus i'm going to do a gel manicure and pedicure before I leave for my unnecessary 7 night stay at the gran bahia, so I don't need the manicure that comes with the Romance extravaganza package.  I'm going to email Vinnette right now, and hopefully she gets back to me, Id rather call but I don't have a phone card on me and I'm at work.



        #5644 SWOK

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          Posted 27 December 2013 - 04:43 PM

          Hello all!

          I just got back form my wedding at secrets wild orchid in December 2013 and it was amazing!

          http://www.bestdesti...2013/?p=1820664

          trust me, it was all be perfect and don't stress! good luck planning!

          #5645 WesnKris

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          Posted 30 December 2013 - 08:27 PM

          Hello all!

          I just got back form my wedding at secrets wild orchid in December 2013 and it was amazing!

          http://www.bestdesti...2013/?p=1820664

          trust me, it was all be perfect and don't stress! good luck planning!

          Congrats!!!


          ~WesnKris

          :wub:  :wub:  :wub:


          #5646 pandahugs

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          Posted 02 January 2014 - 07:03 PM

          Hi all!! I am back and I got engaged on Christmas eve!! After visiting my parents and extensive talks, I think we are all set to go ahead and do a DW elopement or very private wedding with only my parents in attendance, and doing an AHR after. Definitely seems like the best of both worlds. 

           

          However, problem I am coming across in booking the wedding package is that once there are 2 guests, they automatically classify it as a ~wedding~ and many times there is a large price diff between the elopement and wedding packages! T&C requires 2 witnesses anyway, what's the difference between having my parents stay at the resort on their own accord and just "showing up" at my wedding as witnesses? Anyone else have experience with this?



          #5647 RaynDrop

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            Posted 04 January 2014 - 10:12 PM

            Hi all!! I am back and I got engaged on Christmas eve!! After visiting my parents and extensive talks, I think we are all set to go ahead and do a DW elopement or very private wedding with only my parents in attendance, and doing an AHR after. Definitely seems like the best of both worlds. 

             

            However, problem I am coming across in booking the wedding package is that once there are 2 guests, they automatically classify it as a ~wedding~ and many times there is a large price diff between the elopement and wedding packages! T&C requires 2 witnesses anyway, what's the difference between having my parents stay at the resort on their own accord and just "showing up" at my wedding as witnesses? Anyone else have experience with this?

             

            I can't really help with your elopement/wedding question..

             

            but 

             

            YAY for getting engaged :)


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            #5648 megthomson

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            Posted 04 January 2014 - 10:18 PM

            Quote: Originally Posted by pandahugs go_quote.gif Thanks Rayn!! I heard back and they said since October is a slow month it'd be no problem! Now the only other thing I'm wondering is if it's totally odd to have the wedding at the end of our week there? I know it takes two days to process our application for marriage, but we would be flying down Saturday the 4th then leaving the 11th (am shooting for our ceremony on the 10th). Like how terrible/strange is it to basically have the honeymoon first then the wedding? Keep in mind it is just the two of us anyway   I don't see a problem with your plan,... if you two are okay with doing your honeymoon before the ceremony that I say go for it!!     We will be at the resort for a week before our wedding which is 5 days before any of our guest...     We might end up leaving the resort a couple days earlier then what we have booked and do a cruise instead (I am working on the details to see if it will work out) but right now  we are booked at the resort for a week after our wedding but so are some of our guest - so if we end up just staying at the resort we are sort of doing the same thing    I am glad  your date worked out!!



            You will be more relaxed after your honeymoon to do wedding!

            #5649 pandahugs

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            Posted 05 January 2014 - 12:10 PM

            I can't really help with your elopement/wedding question..but YAY for getting engaged :)

            Thanks girl!! Heard back from the WC, she said she can offer my parents same rate as us so that'll be nice. Figured if they stay for a few nights they'll get to experience dinner there and we can just do dinner as newlyweds on our own :)

            You will be more relaxed after your honeymoon to do wedding!



            Thanks I hope that's how it works out!!!

            Edited by pandahugs, 05 January 2014 - 12:10 PM.


            #5650 RaynDrop

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              Posted 05 January 2014 - 12:30 PM

              Thanks girl!! Heard back from the WC, she said she can offer my parents same rate as us so that'll be nice. Figured if they stay for a few nights they'll get to experience dinner there and we can just do dinner as newlyweds on our own :)


              Thanks I hope that's how it works out!!!

               

              Wohooo -- it is all coming together for you!!


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