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#11 becks

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Posted 25 February 2008 - 01:59 PM

Hi Diana! By the way, I mentioned to FI yesterday that there was another Paradisus couple in the NY area. We should grab a drink some night if you are up for it.

We are going with the "Wish" package - it's for 6 people, so everyone else is a +$, but it includes the minister, gazebo, ceremony music, basic bouquet, cake, etc.

So, we used that as our starting point and went from there.

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Posted 25 February 2008 - 02:10 PM

Oh, one other thought...

I love a nice glass of champagne/sparkling wine. The house sparkling at the Paradisus is... um... awful. The per bottle price for the "premium" sparklings is about $100 per bottle.

However, they will allow you to bring your own booze - there's a $10 per bottle corkage fee. We'll be making a run to a liquor store or Costco to pick up some decent champagne at a decent price.

I'm trying to get a quote from Costco. If I hear anything, I'll be sure to let you know.

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#13 Diana79

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    Posted 25 February 2008 - 02:28 PM

    Hi, Becks!!! great idea, let's meet!!! i live in brooklyn and work in lower manhattan - fulton st..what about you??
    it would be great to share ideas and so on...beacuse i have just started planning and going crazy. esp..dont know what to do with photographer..
    i also booked Wish package for now...we only anticipate about -3-5 couples to travel with us...
    well, let's def. meet!! i like the idea!

    #14 nenamono

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      Posted 25 February 2008 - 02:33 PM

      Yeah! I'm so happy a new Paradisus thread was started.
      Me and my Fi are in the NY area also, if you guys get together let us know.
      I've noticed that the Paradisus keeps changing the "recommended" photogs. When I first started planning they had 3 to choose from, when I put the deposit down with the Paradisus they were using Claudia Photo (which is who I booked with) and now they are using this other company Mexican Wedding Photos that you guys mentioned. Too much to keep up with LOL. I booked with Citlalli from Claudia Photos who is reviewed on BDW a lot of girls have been happy with her. I wasn't in awwee when I saw the photos online either but after seeing some of the girls wedding photos from Citlalli I felt that I made the right choice. They were gorgeous.
      We opted to go for the Fantasy package there was a lot of stuff in the other packages we just didn't want and Perla told us its easiest to just add to the Fantasy or Wish. We are estimating around 40 guests (12 booked so far YEAH, our friends and family are the biggest procrastinators LOL). Invitations just went out today so hopefully that will motivate more to book. Which reminds me I have to post photos when I get home.

      #15 Diana79

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        Posted 25 February 2008 - 02:43 PM

        can you please give me links on Claudia Photos? maybe i can ask Perla if i can use her as well??
        thanks:)

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        Posted 25 February 2008 - 03:00 PM

        I haven't made any decisions regarding photogs yet. But there's some sort of connection between Claudia and mexican wedding photos - I think MWP is Claudia's husband or something.

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        #17 nenamono

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          Posted 25 February 2008 - 03:04 PM

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by Diana79
          can you please give me links on Claudia Photos? maybe i can ask Perla if i can use her as well??
          thanks:)
          Claudias link is Claudia Rodriguez, Photographer, Cancun & Riviera Maya their are a couple photogs who work with her.
          You might be right Becks Claudias husband does videos so this might be a new website.
          If you like Claudias work I say it doesnt hurt to ask Perla.

          #18 MissyR

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            Posted 25 February 2008 - 03:22 PM

            If you choose to bring someone from outside I would say just put them on your guest list and pay the day fee..

            #19 Diana79

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              Posted 25 February 2008 - 04:15 PM

              thanks for info, i will check out Claudia;s work and will talk to Perla...i took a quick look and liked it better than MWP...

              #20 neen

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                Posted 25 February 2008 - 07:43 PM

                hi everybody...thanks for getting a new thread started Melissa!

                diana - FI and I just went for a site and Becks and her FI were there the weekend before...have you read through the reviews?

                we are going with the fantasy package and we're likely to have at least 100ppl...our guest list is getting a bit out of control!!!

                we are going to go with claudia rodriguez for photo. mexicanweddingphotos is part of her company, she's just a bit pricier so Perla and Elisa now suggest her assistants (Citrella, etc)...and yes, her husband is the videographer. let me find the package info she sent me and i'll post it. we're waiting on the her general contract to come through before put down our deposit, but she's holding our date for us. I'll post the contract too once it comes through.

                i wanted to mention something that Perla and Elisa told me while we were there and I don't think anyone else has brought up. We didn't like everything in any of the buffet menus (and we're going with a buffet) so they said we can mix and match whatever we want from the different buffets to basically create our own buffet menu the price will stay the same ($60pp). They didn't specify exactly how many salads, veggies, meats and desserts we could have because it'll depend on our selection, but I think its good to know you have that option.




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