@yycbride2016, that makes no sense when you think about it. If you qualify for the free package why should you have to pay for it? my understanding was if you didn't qualify for the free package it was in fact the silver package and you would have to pay that THEN the upgrade fee for the palapa.
here is my breakdown, which may not help anymore if policies changed. Were these prices she quoted in the packages you were sent? if not, I would fight that! Prices below are the approximate price I paid in Canadian, but I converted these prices over a year ago so it's safe to assume they changed
Free package (was silver otherwise)
upgraded to the palapa $980
cocktail hour $8.45 per person for the 1 hour x 41 (kids under 12 free)
extend reception by 3 hours (so had 6 total) $8.45 per person per hour x 41
dinner was buffet bbq $32 per person x 39 (2 had dinner included in day pass, kids under 12 free) The 10 included in the package do NOT count when you upgrade so I had to pay for everyone but as said this included all extras for them - chairs, toast/appies, etc.
2 passes for mexican friends to come on resort $100 ish x 2
Mexican Trio for cocktail hour $375
4 tables/20 chairs for cocktail hour $100 (didn't end up getting these so they refunded money)
10 lighted chinese lanterns for reception $100 (she didn't end up charging me for these, but worth the cost)
4 bridemaid's bouquets (then used as centerpieces) $32 x 4 (I had this price quoted, the base price in their catalogue is higher)
5 boutoineires $18 x 5
(mine and groom's included)
upgraded my flowers to larger size $42
chair ribbons $1.95 x 45 (you have to include cost for yourself and bridal party as well, as they need chairs at the reception lol)
hair trial $125
wedding hair $140
wedding makeup $85
petals for isle $18
golf chart shuttle all day $85
DJ $59/hr x 6 hours
Then I had the $500 USD deposit deducted before I paid.
Wedding bill before deposit was around $63000, I had to pay for the spa items on their own
All in all I believe I paid around $5500 Canadian.
Edited by calgarybride2015, 24 August 2015 - 08:15 AM.