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@kfracassi to add to @@lauralane feedback on reception locations, you can also have a beach reception with a tent, this cost $1200 though. I was considering this at one point then switched to the pier. I'll figure out how to post a pic of the beach tent set up once I find that email. 


@@AllieH her quote did seem subjective, however  I really needed to know what I was in for with the amount of decor that I might bring. I know for sure it will be cheaper than the memorable moments package so I'm good! Thanks for the head's up. 


@@AllieH did you use the professional makeup artist and hair stylist on site for your wedding? Would you recommend it? 

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they've gotten better with the $5pp being a more consistent quote recently. I wanted to pull my hair out over the set up fee quotes I got during my planning - some of them were simply outrageous, so I stopped asking and just dealt with it onsite. 

 

I had my hair done in the El Dorado Casitas Spa. we did both the trial and the day-of. it came out pretty close to what I wanted, and I was happy with it. No way I could have done an intricate undo like that. And it didn't move all day/night...not in the wind on the beach or the heat of dancing and partying. A friend did my make up for me. 

 

 

 


@@AllieH her quote did seem subjective, however  I really needed to know what I was in for with the amount of decor that I might bring. I know for sure it will be cheaper than the memorable moments package so I'm good! Thanks for the head's up. 


@@AllieH did you use the professional makeup artist and hair stylist on site for your wedding? Would you recommend it? 

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Thanks everyone. I think I'm pretty much set on beach ceremony, and then have my reception at the pier. The pictures are beautiful. Now I just have to actually put a deposit down. Have any of your girls gone to the brides dress rehearsal. My fiancee and I want to go, but I think we may have to put down the deposit first and then go on the dress rehearsal afterward. Has anyone done that? I know it kind of defeats the purpose, but I don't really have any other option.

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Thanks ladies!  This has been tremendously helpful!  So the $5 fee is per person, not per item.  I also had no idea that the pre-planning coordinator was different than the onsite wedding coordinator.  

 

I got kind of annoyed when I was told there was going to be a $5/pp charge to bring my own table numbers, particularly because 1)  I said that we would set them up and take them down  2) Lomas doesn't offer table numbers, so it seems ridiculous that we would be charged for using our own and 3) they're tiny table numbers!

 

That being said - have you run the numbers on bringing your own stuff?  We're anticipating 50 to 75 people, which means between 8-10 tables.  Once you consider the actual cost of materials, plus paying the airline baggage fees (at least 2-3 bags for just decor), how much could actually be saved?  I guess I also think a lot of it is kind of a hassle to bring, but if we could save a significant amount of money it could be worthwhile.

 

So I guess the question is... do I try to get them to give me a quote for setting up everything, and then use that to figure out if I want to bring my own stuff?  I'm slightly terrified that I would haul all this stuff down there and then they'll tell me it's $1000 to set it all up.

 

they've gotten better with the $5pp being a more consistent quote recently. I wanted to pull my hair out over the set up fee quotes I got during my planning - some of them were simply outrageous, so I stopped asking and just dealt with it onsite. 

 

I had my hair done in the El Dorado Casitas Spa. we did both the trial and the day-of. it came out pretty close to what I wanted, and I was happy with it. No way I could have done an intricate undo like that. And it didn't move all day/night...not in the wind on the beach or the heat of dancing and partying. A friend did my make up for me. 

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@@ChiTiff --- I'm also planning to bring my own centerpieces for my tables. I was going to ask how much would the set up be. I actually wanted to avoid the fee by having a few of my bridesmaids set it up. Do you know if that's possible?

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@@hanaefaith @@ChiTiff I already asked my WC this and the answer is NO. The resort will have to do all of your set up. They do not allow family members/friends to set up decor. Regardless a couple hundred dollars to set up for your entire week or weekend of set up outweighs their vendor's prices for flowers. My TA has done a ton of weddings and says this is the route many brides have to take because all of the extra charges can cause you to double your budget

 

 

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The more I look at the flowers, the more I realize how much they overprice them. I've read talicea7812's blog (Azul Beach) where she actually used an outside vendor for flowers, but had her fiancee pick them up outside of the resort so they didn't have to pay the outside vendor fee. Has anyone else done this before?

 

I feel like, I'm in Mexico, I'm surrounded by beautiful flowers, I'm not going to go extravagant with anything because of that. But, I would like nice bouquets without paying an arm and a leg...

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Hey Ladies - Not sure if you noticed, but Lomas Travel has raised the prices on the food menus (so far that's the only change I have noticed), pretty significantly sometime this week.  For example, we had selected the "Pick and Choose" Dinner Menu with Steak & Lobster, which was originally priced at $26/pp.  Now it's $33/pp. 

 

Since we paid our deposit BEFORE the price increase, I believe we are locked in at the previous rate, but I e-mailed my WC to confirm.  Additionally, the language at the bottom of the document says that "prices cannot be guaranteed until a full deposit is paid", which I interpret as meaning that the prices are confirmed once you pay the deposit.  So you may be exempt from the increase as long as you confirmed your food choices already.

 

Does anyone have a copy of the Weddings and Banquet Menu PDF prior to the change saved to their hard drive?  If so, do you mind e-mailing it to me?  My e-mail address is tiffany.sanders@@gmail.com  

 

Thank you!

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I heard from my WC, and as long as you paid the deposit prior to the price change, they will honor the old price.

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