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#31 motoroats

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    Posted 17 March 2013 - 10:31 AM

    Hi Melissa, congrats on your wedding! I'll be getting married there on Jan 27 (If Carolina would ever let us book the wedding....) and we wanted to do a symbolic ceremony, we didn't realize that we had the option of doing a renewal of vows vs a wedding ceremony, the price difference is out of this world!! 

     

    With the Silver package, were you able to pick from any of the colours? And were you able to get those colours for decorations for your reception? Do they do the ceremony any different than a wedding ceremony? I also don't want people to be able to tell that we're already married. Can you give me a bit of information, what extras did you include? How many guests? What was the overall cost of the ceremony?

     

    Thanks for your help!



    #32 Jenn963

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      Posted 18 March 2013 - 06:44 AM

      CABARA123; ya now that has me confused lol all along I've thought it was for 20ppl. Hmmm will have to reconfirm. And we are from Toronto. You?



      #33 cabara123

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        Posted 18 March 2013 - 07:10 AM

        Hey Jen! We are from Guelph! So not too far away! lol.  Yeah if I hear anything different about the # of guest included I will let you know, or if you hear back first from Caroline.  How long are you guys staying at the resort for? 



        #34 Melissa Epple

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          Posted 18 March 2013 - 07:46 AM

          Congatulations!! :) I don't know if I can help too much, we actually had a civil ceremony and did the crystal wedding package. But with the silver wedding package you do get to pick your colors for the ceremony. Once you are actually down there you will have a meeting with Carolina and she has a book that you will go through to pick flowers, chair sashes, and all your extras including colors and you can pretty much choose anything you want. You will choose your cake style (round or square) you can add flowers to the cake as well. They do also offer centerpieces for your dinner reception, they are pricey though. I ended up bringing my own down with us and I just had her set everything up. we had 27 people with us and our wedding package was $1525 we added on the beach party for three hours which was $300 and $15pp for open bar along with some upgrades on flowers, cake flowers and extra boutonni¨res for the guys and I think our total cost for the wedding was $3000 or just under. Sorry I couldn't help a whole lot, but good luck with everything! and congrats again! :)

          #35 Jenn963

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            Posted 18 March 2013 - 04:29 PM

            Originally Posted by cabara123 

            Hey Jen! We are from Guelph! So not too far away! lol.  Yeah if I hear anything different about the # of guest included I will let you know, or if you hear back first from Caroline.  How long are you guys staying at the resort for? 

            yes do let me know please! I only have the silver package for 20 ppl max and then the other packages by karen bussen (waves of love, ocean pearl etc..) they are for 8ppl max.  $20 per person above the max.  I havent heard of this 50 ppl max but even if it was true, i know we are not gonna get that many ppl anyway.....We are staying at the resort for 1 week and my fiance and I wanted to hop over to Turks n Caicos for an extra 5 days but it's looking like it's too expensive (go figure)....So we may just stay an extra 5 days but at a different resort "adults only" preferably. :) Who are you using as your travel agent?



            #36 eberry

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              Posted 19 March 2013 - 05:16 PM

              Congatulations!! :) I don't know if I can help too much, we actually had a civil ceremony and did the crystal wedding package. But with the silver wedding package you do get to pick your colors for the ceremony. Once you are actually down there you will have a meeting with Carolina and she has a book that you will go through to pick flowers, chair sashes, and all your extras including colors and you can pretty much choose anything you want. You will choose your cake style (round or square) you can add flowers to the cake as well. They do also offer centerpieces for your dinner reception, they are pricey though. I ended up bringing my own down with us and I just had her set everything up. we had 27 people with us and our wedding package was $1525 we added on the beach party for three hours which was $300 and $15pp for open bar along with some upgrades on flowers, cake flowers and extra boutonni¨res for the guys and I think our total cost for the wedding was $3000 or just under. Sorry I couldn't help a whole lot, but good luck with everything! and congrats again! :)

              Hi Melissa Epple.... congrats on you recent wedding! When you say the beach party cost you $300, what does that include? A dj and dance floor? Thanks!

              #37 Melissa Epple

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                Posted 19 March 2013 - 05:48 PM

                Thank you! :) The $300 was for the DJ for 3 hours, which they do have their own music but you can also bring your iPods or CDs and they will play your music for you. Since it was windy the night of our wedding our party was moved inside to the convention centre, so Im not 100% sure if they put a dance floor out on the beach or if it would just be the sand. I do know that they set up tables and chairs for you though as well. Since the beach ( or convention centre ) is so far away from any of the bars you pretty much also have to include the 15$ per person for drinks as well on top of it.

                Hi Melissa Epple.... congrats on you recent wedding! When you say the beach party cost you $300, what does that include? A dj and dance floor? Thanks!



                #38 Jenn963

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                  Posted 20 March 2013 - 05:54 AM

                  @eberry: hey,  this is what I got from Carolina, hope this helps: 

                   

                   

                  Private beach party:

                  ·        Private Bar during 3 hours: US$ 15 per person

                  ·        Dj services, you have two options, is not the same,

                  ¼  Sound system and someone form our staff taking care about the equipment: US$ 300 (available during 3 hours)

                  ¼  MC, Professional DJ, DJ Booth, Sound System, Wireless Microphone, Robotic Lights, and White Balloons. US$ 550, (available during 3 hours and pay cash only).

                   

                  Prices for light up dancing floor. (Pay cash only)

                  ¼  White Wood dance floor, 12” x 16”: US$470.

                  ¼  Lighted Dance floor, 12” x 16”: US$640

                   

                  The private dinner on the beach and ceremony on the beach, will depend from the weather conditions, if we were to change the party and/or the ceremony to an indoor place, the decision should be taken minimum between 4 and 5 hours before the event, once we change the location to an indoor place, is not possible to moved again to the outdoor place.



                  #39 eberry

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                    Posted 21 March 2013 - 05:10 PM

                    Thanks for the info, Jenn963!

                    #40 cabara123

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                      Posted 22 March 2013 - 07:29 AM

                      Does anyone know if there is a sand service available, or is this something you need to bring yourself?  And what are you ladies thinking about giving out as like a wedding favor to your guests?






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