(Closed) Destination wedding– Contract Nightmares

posted 6 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

so the contract doesnt  include specific room rates? only the link which has now changed?

one major problems with a lot of resorts in mexico is if the wedding co-ordinator or main contact changes…then policies/agreementss can change

this is a nightmare, i can see that. so im assuming the wedding package would be free due to thew room number? and the money you deposited was just to hold the rooms?

if you confirm this ill put my thinking cap on and try to think of a solution!!

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

the other problem with mexico (despite how much i love my adopted country) is that its not a litigious country. so in the US/UK you have leverage by threatening lawsuits etc…whereas in mexico they know full well you wouldnt succeed in sueing them

so you are currently locked into paying high rates for 30 rooms (so if no one comes to still have to pay?)

Post # 7
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433 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@SorayaFdez:  

If you signed it without reading it and the contract has those terms on it, it’s going to be very difficult to get out of that, unless you can diplomatically get someone’s attention over there and beg them to change it for you. An email is worth toilet paper compared to a contract that is signed….

Those rates sound insane, I hope the hotel has golden faucets and diamond tipped toothbrushes!

 Yes check out the cancellation policy and see if you can find a loophole there.

 

 

 

Post # 8
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1239 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@SorayaFdez:  can you still have your wedding there if your guests stay elsewhere?  I know how easy it is to make a mistake like that, I ended up with buffet on my contract when I discussed many times that is was set menu, and my coordinator has changed, but they said ok to changing it but I have a secret fear we will get there and they will insist on buffet.  I would forward them your emails or go above the current persons head.  Are they discounting the rate as it is a group booking?  Could you find another hotel of similar quality to stay at instead?

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2013

OMG, i hope this works out for you.  We were going to have our wedding at Playacar palace, but then the next day after we told our travel agent to book it, it all screwed up.  They wanted me to put a deposit for each and every room we planned on using for our guests on the spot.  At this point i don’t even have invitations made or rsvps in, so how would i know how many guests i would have?  They wouldn’t extend the deposit due date (due that very day) so i said no and now it’s jamaica.

please let us know how it goes.  Best of luck!

Post # 10
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2874 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@traveller:  most AI resorts say that 80% guests attending a wedding have to be staying at the hotel. and non hotel guests are an extra cost to the couple, and they also have to pay a day pass to be allowed on the property. a quick google search shows the playacar day pass as 88 dollars per person (but the info is outdated so could be more)

the good news is you arent responsible for paying for all the rooms. fingers crossed they have a good cancellation policy

then i guess youd be back to square one though. and youd need a new hotel asap. you do have 6-7 months though so its ok. have you thought about sandos playacar? its where im having my wedding and its more economical but still very nice. or the riu hotels are supposed to be lovely, though i dont know how much the costs are

if you can cancel, i think youll get better deals looking for airfare + hotel packages. they usually have a transfer too

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