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#1 nattiegams325

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 10:21 AM

Hi all, my date is set for Dreams Riviera Cancun and I just got my contract a couple days ago. 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? Past brides-how much did you negotiate? Did you do it yourself or have an event planner from home do the dirty work? :-)

#2 bicoastalimages

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    Posted 21 March 2014 - 10:40 AM

    Hi all, my date is set for Dreams Riviera Cancun and I just got my contract a couple days ago. 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? Past brides-how much did you negotiate? Did you do it yourself or have an event planner from home do the dirty work? :-)

     

    @nattiegams325 We have had brides go through similar experiences in the past with their resorts. I think especially if you were given a quote prior to this in writing in an email you should feel confident to go ahead and bring it up with them noting it as a "mistake" and you would like it corrected :)

     

    I really don't feel as if you should be too nervous or worried about the wording. Try bringing it up with them and then go from there. 

     

    Hope you get it sorted out & if you have any questions feel free to drop us a line!



    #3 jackshayne0123

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    Posted 21 March 2014 - 11:50 AM

    Don't be shy or nervous about asking for what you want! Especially if they gave you another quote and you have it in writing, it's only right they honor that. I'm no good at confrontation and negotiating either, but I find through email is always much easier! Just say you were quoted X previously and you would appreciate that price be honored. If they still give you a hassle.......BE FIRM!! Don't be nervous, you are their client and the bride! :)



    #4 TAkathy

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      Posted 21 March 2014 - 08:30 PM

      I need to be brutally honest with you - this was a QUOTE - not a contract.  Quotes are subject to change at any time.  The prices reflects in them are only locked in when a contract is signed and deposit is made.  

       

      This is very common within the industry.  You can ask whatever you wish and maybe they will work with you.  But the fact is, it was several weeks ago that you received the first numbers and they are always subject to change.  Most likely this information was relayed in within the text of the quote.


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      #5 nattiegams325

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      Posted 22 March 2014 - 04:38 AM

      Thank you for your input, but no where in the text did it say anything about prices being subject to change. Also at the top of the budget planner was "February 2015." The words "quote" was never used as this was the official budget planner I was sent which they send all new brides. I am hoping they will honor this. We'll see!

      Edited by nattiegams325, 22 March 2014 - 04:39 AM.


      #6 dreamweddings

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        Posted 22 March 2014 - 11:01 AM

        Thank you for your input, but no where in the text did it say anything about prices being subject to change. Also at the top of the budget planner was "February 2015." The words "quote" was never used as this was the official budget planner I was sent which they send all new brides. I am hoping they will honor this. We'll see!

        Hello nattiegams325,

         

        I also say feel free to send them back both quotes and let them explain to you, why the sudden change of pricing.  As long as it wasnt stated anywhere in the first quote then they should adjust it.

         

        its very important to communicate with your chosen resort, always in order for them to answer all question that are unclear to you.


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