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What Has Been the Most Surprising or Annoying Wedding "Upcharge"?


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#11 hclibby1982

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    Posted 29 May 2013 - 12:50 PM

    The extra fee for open bar and open bar during cocktail hour was crazy to me too!  I ended up choosing a package whee open bar was included and assumed that included cocktail hour but was then informed cocktail hour was only champagne. I'm paying the $5 extra for open bar but it seems silly since everyone is staying there and it's all inclusive. The costs for centerpieces and to rent sashes, etc is crazy high so we're bringing a suitcase full of sashes and centerpieces.



    #12 Peach

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      Posted 29 May 2013 - 01:32 PM

      The charge for a private place for the reception dinner had us questioning maybe to just get a table (there would only be 14 of us) at an a la carte. We didn't love the idea of  other people being in the restaurant but we loved the idea of paying hundreds extra when we already were paying for a package, even less!

       

      Luckily I talked to a previous bride who told me she had HER dinner out on the patio by the pool... for free! Well, as part of the package anyway. The resort never told me this was an option. So luckily I emailed and asked, and yes, that is arranged now (hopefully!). Thank goodness for this forum - else I never would have had the chance to talk to that bride, who saved me money and I think I will like the scenery and everything so much more anyway!



      #13 cdnbanker

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        Posted 29 May 2013 - 01:45 PM

        being by the pool sounds like it would be so pretty.Some floating candles would be pretty.......



        #14 JA2012

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          Posted 29 May 2013 - 02:25 PM

          I could go on and on about all the UPcharges I received for this wedding. LOL! From alcohol to decor to food to per person charges for every little thing. Calling and asking co's for quotes was nothing but a headache. OH and of course there was also the travel costs....hello???? Travel Costs?? When I go to work I don't bill them for my mileage so that seemed like the dumbest thing I ever heard...but diff strokes for diff folks I guess.

           

          The biggest shocker for me was the cost of 13 centrepieces from the florist. HA! They wanted to charge me $57 per centrepeiece. Luckily I'm creative. I ended up making them for about $10 ea. I've posted a pic below. They looked much better once I put in the floating candles on top of the water, and set them on a round mirror base with candles.

           

           

           

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          #15 heather1214

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            Posted 30 May 2013 - 06:25 AM

            Originally Posted by JA2012 

            I could go on and on about all the UPcharges I received for this wedding. LOL! From alcohol to decor to food to per person charges for every little thing. Calling and asking co's for quotes was nothing but a headache. OH and of course there was also the travel costs....hello???? Travel Costs?? When I go to work I don't bill them for my mileage so that seemed like the dumbest thing I ever heard...but diff strokes for diff folks I guess.

             

            The biggest shocker for me was the cost of 13 centrepieces from the florist. HA! They wanted to charge me $57 per centrepeiece. Luckily I'm creative. I ended up making them for about $10 ea. I've posted a pic below. They looked much better once I put in the floating candles on top of the water, and set them on a round mirror base with candles.

             

             

             

            Love those!!!  Where did you get your orchids and vases??  My wedding is over and I wouldn't change a thing, but since planning I'm obsessed with orchids!! I plan to use them in the future when entertaining!! haha  They are so pretty and would add a cheap beachy look to an outdoor bbq!

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            #16 JA2012

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              Posted 30 May 2013 - 09:57 AM

              Originally Posted by heather1214 

              Love those!!!  Where did you get your orchids and vases??  My wedding is over and I wouldn't change a thing, but since planning I'm obsessed with orchids!! I plan to use them in the future when entertaining!! haha  They are so pretty and would add a cheap beachy look to an outdoor bbq!

              Thank you!! 

              They were so easy to make. I got the darker pink flowers and the stones from Dollarama.

              And the lighter pink flowers and the floating candles (which may or may not be in the pic, can't remember) from Ikea. 



              #17 lorcas

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                Posted 31 May 2013 - 08:34 AM

                I know this isn't MUCH, but $5 per person for cake cutting? Isn't that just a stupid way to make more money off of us?

                 

                It's such a small charge in the grand scheme of things, but STILL!



                #18 moodyc82

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                Posted 31 May 2013 - 09:19 AM

                Originally Posted by lorcas 

                I know this isn't MUCH, but $5 per person for cake cutting? Isn't that just a stupid way to make more money off of us?

                 

                It's such a small charge in the grand scheme of things, but STILL!

                No I agree, I think the up charges are completely ridiculous to be honest



                #19 lorcas

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                  Posted 31 May 2013 - 09:39 AM

                  Originally Posted by moodyc82 

                  No I agree, I think the up charges are completely ridiculous to be honest

                   

                  It's pretty much because it has the word "wedding" attached to it. Makes me want to just go back and say I changed my mind. It will just be a gathering haha!



                  #20 moodyc82

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                  Posted 31 May 2013 - 09:56 AM

                  Originally Posted by lorcas 

                   

                  It's pretty much because it has the word "wedding" attached to it. Makes me want to just go back and say I changed my mind. It will just be a gathering haha!

                  LOL so true.....it's like oh it's just a family gathering






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