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#1 nattiegams325

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Posted 19 March 2014 - 08:20 PM

Hi all, my date is set for Dreams Riviera Cancun and I just got my contract today. I see that prices I was given in writing 2-3 weeks ago have increased by $150-300 in my contract. Does anyone have experience negotiating? I'm not confrontational, even via email haha, and I don't want to piss off the wedding department before I even start planning! But I do think they should honor their written promise.

Anyone have advice on wording, experiences with negotiating at DRC or any other resort, or things I should ensure are in the contract?

#2 Sarahop81

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    Posted 19 March 2014 - 08:26 PM

    I'm not surprised that would happen.  I would just email them and say something along the lines of, "Hello,  Most of the contract looks just fine. However, I think there might be a typo.  I noticed the price on the contract is slightly higher than the price I was quoted previously.  Would you be able to update that for us?"   It's Mexico, everything is negotiable.  And they do try to mark-up as many things as they can.  And we're all human so it could be an honest mistake too.  As long as you ask kindly, it should be fine.  Just start off the email being nice.  Nobody could be mad at you for asking them to give you the price you were quoted.   

     

    I negotiated with my location over email.  I am waiting for my contract, but I have saved all my emails just in case this happens.  They deal with a lot of people and I can see how it would be easy to overlook pricing on some things.  Just make sure they have the times, food, decoration details in there.  And make sure the pricing includes all taxes and fees at the end.  Good luck!  



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      Posted 21 March 2014 - 08:14 PM

      Welcome to the forum, nattiegams325, and Congrats on your upcoming destination wedding!!! Sarahop81 is right - it's important to watch the details of your communications closely - great advice for getting it corrected too.

       

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      #4 ChristienEarnest

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        Posted 04 April 2014 - 01:03 AM

        It would help if you had something in writing but if not, they still may be accomodating.

        #5 KathyandEthan

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        Posted 11 May 2014 - 12:07 PM

        I would defiantly say something to them. As long as you say it nicely i don't see how they can get mad.






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