posted 4 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 2
1282 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Quany76:  If you are sure that you want to upgrade certain things then I would go ahead and tell the resort, so they can plan accordingly. If it works out that the upgraded package is cheaper, then do that. Since your wedding isn’t until May 2015, you have plenty of time to make changes. Maybe you can look into getting wedding insurance if you are worried about losing the larger deposit should your situation change for some reason. Or ask the resort directly whether you can upgrade on short notice when it gets closer to your wedding date. 

Post # 4
789 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Quany76:  with regards to the airfare issue, I’m a little confused. Is your TA booking your flight and resort separately and as such, they didn’t give you a complete quote? Every time I’ve travelled to PC, including for our own Destination Wedding last month, we always booked a package that included airfare+hotel+transfers. It is your TA’s responsibility to give you a complete quote on the airfare and hotel plus cost and options for transfers if they are not booking as a package.

In terms of the wedding package, I assume you mean ceremony and any reception you were thinking of having. It is standard practice for the wedding coordinator (WC) at the resort to need a confirmation of the bigger items that need to be planned for your wedding. For example they need to know whether you’re having a symbolic ceremony or legal ceremony as the legal one requires a judge. They also need to know what location on the resort you want the ceremony to take place, if you want a reception, dinner and drink packages, etc.

In your case, since the airfare has now come up as an unexpected expense, I would re-evaluate whether you want the basic decor package or the upgraded since the price will now make a significant difference. You’ll have to make the decision and let your WC know so that she can ensure the decor items are available and reserved for your wedding. Keep in mind that many resorts in PC have multiple weddings per day and if another bride books the chairs/sashes, etc that you want, you’ll be out of luck. 

Just a little tip, we went with the basic decor package for our wedding and it was still very beautiful. You’ll be in a place with absolutely breathtaking natural scenery and you don’t really need to add anything further to it. 

If you have any questions, feel free to PM me.

Post # 6
6 posts

Quany76:  I know for us we are doing the room block before flight information is available, which is usually 10 1/2 months before the date. We’ve traveled to Mexico before so we had a ballpark idea of what we wanted to keep the rooms around to allow to stay under the budget we wanted for our guests. 

Post # 7
13 posts
  • Wedding: January 2017

Do you have a credit card that offers miles or does a close friend or family member? Maybe you can get there for free by doing that. That is my plan … luckily my wedding is 2 years out and we have plenty of time to save the miles. I’m also recomending this to our guests. 

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