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#1161 LAURENANDBILL

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    Posted 14 March 2009 - 06:06 PM

    Wow that wedding guide is good..its amazing they dont send to everyone!! They should send to all brides

    #1162 yamille

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      Posted 14 March 2009 - 09:02 PM

      Ok. I need to breathe. I missed a lot the past few days. Thanks all you ladies for posting your stuff.

      It is so helpful!!!!!!!!!!

      #1163 robinbood

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        Posted 15 March 2009 - 11:44 AM

        Hi Everyone!

        I know it can be stressful, being far away from the resort/wedding site, but just know that the site is so beautiful-that the tablecloths, etc. add to the beauty, but don't make it (vs. if you were having a local wedding hall reception)!

        As to deciding on the flowers, centerpieces, etc., they really are able to do quite a bit, but it is up to you to decide what you want. Keep in mind that local tropical flowers are cheaper (so orchids end up being cheaper down there than callalillies- the reverse is true up north).

        I chose my and BM bouquets and the cake from pictures Perla sent me- a combination of pictures actually (style of one bouquet picture, but with the color of another), and I sent her the picture of the type of arch I wanted from a picture I saw online. Perla had told me that they can make/match anything, so any pictures from the knot.com, etc. are fair game :). We chose the tablecloths and had a food and cake tasting when we were down there. I had a florist up by me do a mockup of the centerpieces and sent the pictures to Perla. She confirmed their florist could match them.

        As for pricing, we at first thought the reception would be cost prohibitive, and were even planning to have the reception off site! But then I told Perla our budget, we reviewed what we wanted, and she came back well within our range! Had I used that approach from the beginning, I would've saved my DH and me a lot of early on grief (but it all ended up wonderfully in the end :) ).

        And remember, they do have tons of weddings every week, so the response time via email tends to be "manana". Sending one list vs. several separate emails is a better way to go, and having the subject read "Response needed", or something like that, works well. Once you are there, they are completely attentive. Hope this helps! Your weddings will be wonderful.

        #1164 MissyR

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          Posted 15 March 2009 - 11:49 AM

          That is a great brochure.. wish we would have had thatt!

          Robinhood - you hit the nail on the head. It's not about what they have available in terms of centrepeices etc. - any picture is fair game. You can get exactly what you want. We sent Perla two pics of a cake - I said I want this style (pic 1) but this colour (pic 2). It was identical. Let her know your price point (if you have one!) going in..

          #1165 egsarah

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            Posted 15 March 2009 - 01:09 PM

            Thanks girls. I've calmed down a lot since yesterday. I'm just going to start sending pictures and getting quotes that way. Thank you so much for all your advice and well wishes!

            #1166 MissyR

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              Posted 15 March 2009 - 04:46 PM

              YAY! That's what we're all here for.. and everyone inevitably goes through it.. probably the one downside to planning a DW!

              #1167 LAURENANDBILL

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                Posted 16 March 2009 - 08:00 AM

                Missy and robin thanks for all your advice!! You girls rock!!
                After my wedding i will be able to hopefully give as much advice to new brides that you girls have!! :)

                #1168 cac239

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                  Posted 17 March 2009 - 12:12 PM

                  Somebody on here gave me the idea of Flowers by Julietta and she seems to have very good prices and is great at getting back to you. If anybody wanted to try and make their own centerpieces she can even get bulk flowers. If you had her deliver the arrangements/flowers there would be a 300$ fee from the Paradisus but you could always go pick them up and save the 300$.

                  Just a thought for those unsure of what they are going to do about flowers.

                  #1169 cac239

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                    Posted 17 March 2009 - 12:12 PM

                    Somebody on here gave me the idea of Flowers by Julietta and she seems to have very good prices and is great at getting back to you. If anybody wanted to try and make their own centerpieces she can even get bulk flowers. If you had her deliver the arrangements/flowers there would be a 300$ fee from the Paradisus but you could always go pick them up and save the 300$.

                    Just a thought for those unsure of what they are going to do about flowers.

                    #1170 FutureMrsC

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                      Posted 17 March 2009 - 12:51 PM

                      I wondered if anyone could post the romance calculator attachment. I never got one from Perla and I'd like to try and do a little figuring to see where I'm at.

                      Thanks girls :)




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