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#1991 MayanLily

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    Posted 02 February 2010 - 04:00 PM

    Jaccat, I got super frustrated last week and just picked up the phone and called her. Thought I'd have to leave a msg but she answered and was super nice! Answered everything I asked (i felt put on the spot and couldn't think of nearly as many questions as I wanted! LOL)
    Aly

    #1992 avong1228

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      Posted 02 February 2010 - 04:10 PM

      I've decided to go with Ivan Luckie. He's local and fits in my budget. I was originally going to fly someone down which surprisingly wasn't that much more but after weighing all the options I decided it would be less stressful and a lot of girls on the board have used him before. Big check!

      I thought about calling too but I really want things in writing. I rather have some kind of back up just in case!

      I may have asked this already but what is everyone doing for centerpieces? I thought I would bring my own stuff but the more I think about it, the more I don't want to lug more things. I am already bringing my own chair bows, table runners, OOT bag stuff and of course all my clothes and dress. We are going on our honeymoon right afterwards so need to pack for 2 weeks! But, I don't want to pay the outrageous prices either!! Champagne taste on a beer budget! Story of my life!

      #1993 avong1228

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        Posted 03 February 2010 - 06:02 PM

        Question about photographer ... if you fly someone in, do they have to stay a minimum # of nights for you not to have to pay the outside vendor fee?

        #1994 laurenvuitton

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          Posted 03 February 2010 - 07:09 PM

          As long as they are staying in the hotel.. no outside vendor fee :) Who knows that could change ha

          #1995 MayanLily

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            Posted 04 February 2010 - 05:12 PM

            Finally! My travel package has been booked with my TA!!! Oct17-24 Already have 4 people put deposits down to come with us :) This might be the most exciting day I've had since the engagement LOL now I can focus on what seems to be everyone else's woes ... getting ahold of cecilia! Still confused about what romance package I will do. Think I'll wait to hear from everyone in this forum and copy them!

            Welcome back Keli :)
            Aly

            #1996 laurenvuitton

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              Posted 05 February 2010 - 04:58 PM

              HI Ladies - had my appendics taken out the other night so no dress shopping for me, so bummed! I am doing ok just in a lot of pain... hope everyone has a good weekend.. ill be off work next week and bored so ill prob be posting a lot on the board :)

              Lauren

              #1997 avong1228

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                Posted 05 February 2010 - 06:05 PM

                Lauren, sorry to hear that. Hope you are feeling better!

                #1998 Steve&Julia

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                  Posted 06 February 2010 - 01:10 AM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by MayanLily
                  What photographer Must be a relief!
                  Can someone tell me the best way to get Cecila to call them, I am waitng for her to send me a customized wedding package.
                  I am waiting for her to give me an idea of center pieces that are cheaper. Not sure if my last comment went throught but to all of you who are doing welcome bags, Cecila told me when we spoke its $4 per room for each bag a bell boy puts in a guest room. I THINK THATS A BIT MUCH.

                  also i dont understand why i its $10 more per person for an open bar...ITS ALL INCLUSIVE hotel.. makes no sense to me.

                  I have hotel, 15 rooms booked, 5 more are still being held by my TA with our quote, my flights are bought (luckly last years for super cheap) now they are about $300 more.

                  Dress is in my house waitng to be altered, ewwww so much to do no idea about first dance
                  Jewels

                  #1999 jaccat15

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                    Posted 06 February 2010 - 01:54 PM

                    i haven't heard from anyone at Paradisus since January 20th. I've decided that this is not a good indication of how things are going to go and from what i've been reading this place seems like more work than it's worth. I'm sorry but NO ONE should have to beg them to get in touch like this. Every other resort that I am in touch with gets back to me within hours or a day - not weeks!
                    I've decided even though I gave them a deposit, I may be canceling and moving our wedding to a resort who actually wants our business.

                    #2000 avong1228

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                      Posted 06 February 2010 - 05:02 PM

                      I got an email from Cecilia today!!! She answered all my questions but of course I had 50 more.

                      I am not paying $4 a bag for OOT bags to be put in peoples rooms. I am having a welcome reception and have asked her to just set a table up and I'll place them there and people can grab them then.

                      I know its frustrating not to hear back but what I've heard from past brides is that they are slow at first as they have weddings that are closer in date that they put priority on and as your date gets closer, the communciation is much better.

                      I'm undecided on centerpieces as well. I sent her a pic of what I want but if I'm over budget, I may just bring floating candles and have them set up bowls with water which is $15 each.

                      My fiance and I had a hard time understanding all the costs at an all inclusive too. It seems ridiculous but from what I hear that its the same at all hotels as its a private event and the staff waiting on your event is just for you for that time. I don't like it either but what can we do??

                      I've also changed my mind again about my photographer. I am now back to flying someone in. I'm so indecisive!!




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