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#141 Carlicardenas

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Posted 13 January 2014 - 09:33 AM

 I thought i could do meeting the florist outside but they told me they DO NOT allow real flowers inside at all :(

Every outside vendor will cost $350. The only way of getting around that is by either ordering and bring everything yourself from home (assuming all fake flowers) OR meeting your vendor offsite and picking up the flowers yourself. You can avoid the vendor fee but will have to decoration yourself as the resort's staff will not help with offsite flowers. We are just going to pay the fee.



#142 kwink

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Posted 13 January 2014 - 09:48 AM

 I thought i could do meeting the florist outside but they told me they DO NOT allow real flowers inside at all :(

 

To be honest I believe that is an idle warning but previous brides may be able to add more insight. From what I understand you can definitely bring in real flowers but they won't help you with them. But they aren't going to encourage you to go outside of them. Now I do know that they do have restrictions on decorative petals but I can't remember what it is, whether they  can't be real or the can't be fake. There are a couple of brides on this forum that have successfully avoided the vendor fee but I think its a bit of a hassle. 



#143 Carlicardenas

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Posted 13 January 2014 - 09:55 AM

 Were you or any brides warn like this too and then  there were no problems?

Yeah  the real rose petals for the ceremony is a must because they do not allowed fake since its a Green oriented resort (i think)

To be honest I believe that is an idle warning but previous brides may be able to add more insight. From what I understand you can definitely bring in real flowers but they won't help you with them. But they aren't going to encourage you to go outside of them. Now I do know that they do have restrictions on decorative petals but I can't remember what it is, whether they  can't be real or the can't be fake. There are a couple of brides on this forum that have successfully avoided the vendor fee but I think its a bit of a hassle. 



#144 kwink

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Posted 13 January 2014 - 10:10 AM

 Were you or any brides warn like this too and then  there were no problems?

Yeah  the real rose petals for the ceremony is a must because they do not allowed fake since its a Green oriented resort (i think)

 

I haven't been warned at all. Just informed that if I came in with outside flowers they would not help me set up. Which was a deal breaker for me because the last thing I want to be doing is setting up for my own wedding when it should be stress free :-/



#145 sweetjess88

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Posted 13 January 2014 - 10:50 AM

Hello ladies! 

 

I was wondering if any of you are having an issue trying to do a block room rate with the coordinators? For some reason they are telling me they cant do a block rate and i have to go though my TA? I have never heard of this before. 



#146 Carlicardenas

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Posted 13 January 2014 - 11:48 AM

I haven't been warned at all. Just informed that if I came in with outside flowers they would not help me set up. Which was a deal breaker for me because the last thing I want to be doing is setting up for my own wedding when it should be stress free :-/

true! whos your WC on site? I will assign some of the decorations to a family member/best friend :) 


 I was informed that our guests do NOT get a special rate :( so it makes no sense about room blocks. They said that they have to book as soon as possible so they will get good rates :(
 

Hello ladies! 

 

I was wondering if any of you are having an issue trying to do a block room rate with the coordinators? For some reason they are telling me they cant do a block rate and i have to go though my TA? I have never heard of this before. 



#147 sweetjess88

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Posted 13 January 2014 - 12:27 PM

true! whos your WC on site? I will assign some of the decorations to a family member/best friend :)


 I was informed that our guests do NOT get a special rate :( so it makes no sense about room blocks. They said that they have to book as soon as possible so they will get good rates :(
 

Awww... bummer. They dont even offer a discount for the Bride and groom if they have more than 10 rooms booked with their resort. Most resorts will offer some kind of special. :wacko:   Thank you for the update!!

Will you be getting your hair and makeup done by SPAZUL?



#148 kwink

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Posted 13 January 2014 - 12:50 PM

Hello ladies! 

 

I was wondering if any of you are having an issue trying to do a block room rate with the coordinators? For some reason they are telling me they cant do a block rate and i have to go though my TA? I have never heard of this before. 

 

I blocked 20 rooms (10 at Hyatt and 10 at GC) but I had to go through my TA. I received a special rate for those booking through my TA as a result. Even once all of my rooms are booked (only two more to go!) my guests will still be able to take advantage of my rate given rooms are still available at the resort no matter the resort price up until a month out.  


I blocked 20 rooms (10 at Hyatt and 10 at GC) but I had to go through my TA. I received a special rate for those booking through my TA as a result. Even once all of my rooms are booked (only two more to go!) my guests will still be able to take advantage of my rate given rooms are still available at the resort no matter the resort price up until a month out.  

 

I forgot to mention an important detail...I had to pay a deposit per room I blocked. That is why I got such a great rate. But once someone books they pay the deposit and what I paid goes back into my balance. Once all the rooms on the block are booked then we get a full refund (unless we decided to pay the deposits of some guests...which we did)


I am getting my makeup done at the spa but bringing my own hairstylist. She will be there as a guest so no vendor fee. My bridesmaids and I have natural hair so I am sure they wouldn't be able to straighten it :)

 

With a wedding package you do get free stuff like massages, dinner on beach, wedding night suite upgrade among other things which is kinda like a discount BUT no where near the other discounts resorts where offering. 



#149 sweetjess88

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Posted 13 January 2014 - 12:56 PM

I blocked 20 rooms (10 at Hyatt and 10 at GC) but I had to go through my TA. I received a special rate for those booking through my TA as a result. Even once all of my rooms are booked (only two more to go!) my guests will still be able to take advantage of my rate given rooms are still available at the resort no matter the resort price up until a month out.  


 

I forgot to mention an important detail...I had to pay a deposit per room I blocked. That is why I got such a great rate. But once someone books they pay the deposit and what I paid goes back into my balance. Once all the rooms on the block are booked then we get a full refund (unless we decided to pay the deposits of some guests...which we did)

Oh wow thats awesome... Do you mind giving me your TA information? Maybe through a private message? Maybe its just my ravel agent.. the rates she was giving me were horrible. I was getting better deals on Expedia! Thank you for all the info!


I blocked 20 rooms (10 at Hyatt and 10 at GC) but I had to go through my TA. I received a special rate for those booking through my TA as a result. Even once all of my rooms are booked (only two more to go!) my guests will still be able to take advantage of my rate given rooms are still available at the resort no matter the resort price up until a month out.  


 

I forgot to mention an important detail...I had to pay a deposit per room I blocked. That is why I got such a great rate. But once someone books they pay the deposit and what I paid goes back into my balance. Once all the rooms on the block are booked then we get a full refund (unless we decided to pay the deposits of some guests...which we did)


I am getting my makeup done at the spa but bringing my own hairstylist. She will be there as a guest so no vendor fee. My bridesmaids and I have natural hair so I am sure they wouldn't be able to straighten it :)

 

With a wedding package you do get free stuff like massages, dinner on beach, wedding night suite upgrade among other things which is kinda like a discount BUT no where near the other discounts resorts where offering. 

Oh cool! Yea havent seen to much info on how good SPAZUL is with hair and makeup. Im worried about the humidity out there. Wouldn't want my face to melt off or hair get frizzy ;)

 

I know what you mean, my aunt got married last year and they offered wayy more discounts than GCR does. She had 110 people at her wedding, im having around the same amount.



#150 kwink

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Posted 13 January 2014 - 01:03 PM

If you search for Gran Caribe Reviews...you will find brides that reviewed the Spa among everything else. Most brides seemed happy with the Spa. Most loved their makeup and were happy with their hair even though it may not have looked exactly like the picture they provided. 






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