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  1. We did not send out formal invites. They were just unnecessary and I didn't want to pay for them. I sent a postcard STD 1 year in advance. About a month later I sent an email "invitation" with resort details and the form to book their rooms and RSVP. (And my Travel Agent followed up with another email after mine) I don't regret the decision at all, although I do hope my guests aren't like "where the hell is my formal invite?!?!" What sucks is my SST says "formal invite to follow" because I bought them and mailed them before I decided against actual formal invites. Ooops.
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  2. Thanks ladies! I'm a planner by nature and wanted to think of a tentative wedding date when I got engaged. I'm a goal setter so nailing down a deadline is important to me because it gives me something to work towards. Thanks for the advice! As much as we want everyone there you ladies and some of the forum posts have helped me realize that sometimes that isn't an option. I think I'll be okay as long as my immediate family and his immediate family are there. Doesn't mean that I won't miss other people, but I'm willing to get married as long as those people are there. The reason that I wa
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  3. Hey Dia! I always love reading your blogs! You definitely need to not worry about anyone else but yourself and your groom! I'd clear the date with your family who must be there, but other then that you are not going to please everyone, its impossible. I'd say pick a time that works for you, your fiancé (obviously) and your parents and from there whoever else can make it, can make it. Even your bridal party I'd hold off on asking or determining until closer to the time. Things may come up and some of your bridal party members may or may not be able to make it. It seems to be a common trend with
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  4. Amazing product , a must have for keeping your precious wedding album . Maybe you can display a sample at Bridal Expositions in your area for more marketing.
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  5. Hi Ladies. We are considering to have our wedding in this October at Hyatt Ziva but we haven't never been there before. I really like the overlooks gazebo but it seems like it has been changed a bit. I sent my request and received email with packages but when I asked to send me pics of venues nobody get back to me yet. I'm so confused. Please, guys if you know or have any pics of venues that they offering could you please share with me. I also, wanted to ask which travel agency you are guys working with? Thank you I advance Zayana
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  6. Hi Happiegerl, I'm not sure where you're getting your price list from which might clarify some of these issues. The hotel quoted me $1200 for the largest LED dance floor that they have - I think it is also listed at that rate in the DJ Encore package that was provided. Chairs are provided for ceremony and reception - and I think they're actually nice, just might need a chair sash on them. If you want to get chairs from the decoration company because you don't want to use the hotel provided ones (which, by the way, are brand new as the resort is brand new so they're in almost mint con
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  7. Thank You soooo much for responding!! I will look into that!!!
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  8. I was married at Now Larimar April 2013 and honestly I couldn't have hoped for it to have gone any better. The resort isn't too small and isn't too big and all my guests were very pleased. We had 20 people stay with us for the full week. We all booked preferred rooms and I enjoyed the perks of being able to go to the castaways for meals. The private pool, wasn't as fun as the main pool but it was nice to go there for some down time. The beach is amazing and I love the fact that you don't have to wear wrist bands like you have to at other resorts in Punta Cana. The wedding cordinator was w
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  9. This whole forum is advice!!! I say just do a forum search for each topic you're unsure of and you'll be sure to find answers.
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  10. Hola Belinda!!! Sii yo siempre escribo en inglés porque todo mundo aquí así lo pone jeje, pero si me han contactado varias novias mexicanas y que no viven aquí o así... Para que me entiendas mejor, usaré tus números jajaja para las preguntas. 1. Nosotros nos contactamos directamente con el hotel y hemos hecho todo con el coordinador de ahí que se llama Arturo Ruiz, el nos ha ayudado a todo lo relacionado con el hotel. No tengo idea de qué sea eso de Lomas weddings la verdad nunca lo había escuchado! Pero una amiga nuestra que vivía en Mty se fue a Playa de wedding planner y trabaja en una ag
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  11. (I don't know if it's necessary to post in english in order for other brides to understand my Q&As, but if it is, I can translate my post later..) Hola Andrea! mucho gusto.. Antes que nada, no sabes el gusto enooorme que me dió encontrar tu blog! (la verdad fue mi prometido el que lo encontró y me pidió que revisara lo que has posteado) Te platico un poco de nosotros, mi prometido y yo somos de Mty también, tenemos 27 años y si Dios quiere tenemos fecha para casarnos en el AzulFives el 30 de enero 2016. Apenas estamos iniciando todo el proceso de planeación, y venimos llegando de l
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  12. This looks the option to post a review for a vendor that's already listed. What if you want to write a review for a new vendor that is not listed?
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  13. I sent you an PM to your email address. Let me know if you receive it
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  14. I can relate as I'm on a planning frenzy driven by my type A personality.
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  15. Hey Ladies, I will be getting married at the HRPC on Oct 3rd 2015. To help with the save the dates dilemma I would suggest using appycouple it acts as both an app and a website. We sent it out to our guests already and they can rsvp and there is a link to book their rooms!! Since the resort releases all extra rooms 60 days in advanced, my guests will have until 60 days prior to my wedding to book their rooms. So 2 months is right where you want to be @btam. I am going to wait until 2 month before the wedding to finalize my list and see if I am eligible for any of the group perks
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  17. I sent out my save the dates about 10 months in advance. I think the rule of thumb is as soon as you have a date narrowed down, order them and send them out! That gives people tine to save money for the trip! On another note, I found out that you can only have 20% of your guests NOT stay at the Hard Rock. So if you have 20 guests only 4 can stay elsewhere! I thought that sucked. I'm still going in August for a site inspection and will get an idea of the costs so I will let you know what I find out. I'm budgeting about 10k just to be safe but I want to do excursions and cocktail hours
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  19. Hi Maggie! I'm getting married at the HRH Punta Cana May 1, 2015. We are doing a site inspection trip at the end of August. I don't know about nearby resorts, but if you try to search it on a map, look for the Moon Palace. You may already know that, but I looked for weeks before I realized. Have you decided which collection you are going to have? Are you planning to visit beforehand? If not, is there anything you would like me to check on while I am there? Feel free to PM me tknittle1218@yahoo.com.
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  20. Where did you get your bags? Love them! We are doing the same thing.
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  21. LOVE!! the goodie bags!
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  22. Very cute I love the seahorse bags!
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  23. These are very cute! I might copy the "Too much sun... too much fun"
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  24. @girlinthecity97 your ring is EVERYTHING
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  25. Sorry you had to go through this. What you have written is very honest. We do not force our clients to book with certain resort chains but because of our volume we are able to get better discounts than the other agencies. With Karisma Hotels & Resorts, we are Diamond Level 5 so we get really great perks and amenities.
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  26. Its not rude at all,you are simply reminding people that its your day and to not post anything from your wedding.
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  27. We’re getting married May 27-2015 at Royalton White Sands in Montego Bay! Suuuuuper excited.
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  28. I am planning my own wedding for Jan 2015 at the Gran Porto Real in Playa Del Carmen... And Also have been to a wedding 2 years ago in the Riveria Maya area.. It is absolutely beautiful there... She was married at the Barcelo Tropical Resort and the wedding was beautiful and we had a fantastic time! My bit of advice would be to start the planning early... Our wedding isn't until 01/2015 and I've got the resort, photographer, videographer, and DJ all booked! It's NEVER too early!! Also, don't be afraid to look up outside vendors for services--but DO check with your resort and ask what
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  29. There are some great points here, and everything is true! Picking your date is stressful, and it's upsetting when people try and tell you what to do and complain about the dates you want. We went through the same thing, my MIL sent us her vacation calendar and all the trips she was taking for the next 18 months, the very first week we got engaged! We had to plan our wedding around her vacations!! That was a hard pill to swallow. Of course we wanted her there, how could she not be? But telling us we had to work around HER????? I was so mad. It still kinda stings, to be honest. I really wanted t
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  30. Thanks hun! My problem is that I'm such a perfectionist by nature that sometimes it's hard for me when things don't go as planned. My fiancee has definitely gotten me to loosen up a lot and he also told me that as long as our parents and siblings are there that's all we pretty much need. We decided on having an at home reception so I think i'm more comfortable with the fact that everyone might not be able to make it.
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  31. Dia you are definitely not crazy! As much as we brides love the idea of destination weddings, other people just do not love them as much! I definitely went into this thinking as long as my parents and my fiancés parents and our sisters can be there then we will be happy. Anyone else is just icing on the cake! Honestly you are going to be soo consumed with your wedding day and all the people THAT did make it to celebrate with you that you won't even notice the people who aren't there (or so this is what people have said but I can only imagine to be true). That's not to say they aren't important
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  32. I can relate on the choosing the date! We were originally going to do it April 2015, then got pushed back to january/february 2015, then December 2014 and now it is officially moved to November 11th, 2014. Talk about stressful. Trying to pick a date went on for a week, trying to make sure the nearest and dearest could make it and we still have some people complaining but I've learnt there are always going to be a bunch in the pack no matter what date you choose. I just made sure immediate family could make it and those I wanted to be my bridesmaids and even then, one may not be able to make it
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  33. Congrats girl!!!! can't wait to see how your wedding turns out! keep us up to date!
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  34. Hi Lilgabri03 - I'm the same way re research, constantly thinking about my guests, creating spreadsheets that map out the pros, cons, and price differences etc...so much so i think DF was going to consider taking back the ring (j/lk)! LOL So that I would stop obsessing and bugging him, he suggested we price our top pick hotel/air against the top all-inclusive/air. The hotel/air price/person was only cheaper by <$100 so the all-inclusives we liked won once factoring back in the cost for meals etc... for the guests during their stay. A friend got married in PR in November and had the
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  35. Well, with Dreams Riviera Cancun it might not just be that the bride and groom get a free room. You can earn up to 3 free rooms depending on how many rooms you book through the block. This is given to you as a refund so some brides and grooms have divided up the $$ and given it back to the guests. Another thing to consider is that a group block is not just for the freebie or amenities. It is so your rooms are blocked so that they are available to your guests. I am sure you have read about brides freaking out 6 months before their wedding because the resort sold out (6 months BEFORE!) a
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  36. Congrats!!!! I love how detail-oriented you are!!! Keep up the amazing work.
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