I am super new to this site! We are getting married July 2015, I have sent out my invites and am just waiting for people to confirm. I am waiting on the wedding planner to get back to me.. Has anyone booked that incredible resturaunt with the jungle views for a reception? Also how does it work when using an outside source for wedding decorations?
Welcome to our little planning thread! I'm not sure which one is the restaurant so I can't give you any useful info.
As for outside sources with decorations, be careful, if some other vendor comes to set it up they charge an $800 fee per vendor. We're renting a few things from a lady that I heard from here. She's meeting us outside somewhere in Playa and we're bringing things in as if I had brought them from home. The hotel still charges a set up fee, but to give you an idea of how much money we save compared with going with Lomas: We want string lights across the terrace, Lomas charges somewhere around $200 per string, with 13 bulbs each and I will be paying $15 per string, with 25 bulbs. Even with the set up fee there's no comparison. Then we're trying to keep flowers to a minimum because that's another money pit and using fake flowers where necessary. I heard that the set up fee gets arranged when we get there (which is a bit nerve wrecking at least for me that I like to know how much everything will cost) but i goes to a max of $5 per person.
On totally unrelated notes. Our guest list pretty much jumped in the last few days ahaha! We went from expecting 30 people to pretty much everyone say they were coming last minute, so we're at around 47 including us. Sadly, only 3 people away from getting our third free person because many are booking on their own but at least we get a free cocktail party! yay!